REACH into Your Creativity
“Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.”
― Brenda Ueland
This past week at Talent Search/Project REACH I had the pleasure of meeting the students and catching them in their prime.
There were multiple workshops going on, such as: Dance, Art, Carpentry and Music/Chess.
That week was also Spirit Week, and it had been Wacky Wednesday when I went in to photograph the students.
I was able to see young minds at work, which is such a sight because these kids really are the future of the communities we reside in.
The dance workshop was a complete blast, it was like walking into a room that was labeled “Creativity”. The girls never stopped moving, coming up with ideas for their dances within a snap of a finger.
You could see the hard work they were putting into the routine, which is for their end of the summer ceremony.
In the Art workshop, the students were expressing themselves through various forms of art; Some of which involved creating pieces with aluminum foil and markers.
Others were using paper, clue and wire pipe cleaners.
Even just paper and a sharpie. Expression has no limits.
Then over in the Carpentry workshop things got super serious.
Students were working to create a tool box out of planks of wood using real tools.
Unlike what most adult perceive of students/children, they were beyond mature and knew exactly how to handle themselves around tools that aren’t exactly the safest.
They were really enjoying themselves, maybe even enough to bring forth future Carpenters.
In the Music and Chess room, it was relaxing.
You had students laughing and playing tic tac toe.
Other sitting around tables playing chess, may the best “Queen” win.
Over at the computer, there were students Dj’ing which was by far the most important part. They’re the ones keeping the fun, lighthearted mood. Without music you’d be stuck in an awkward silence, no body likes that, especially not kids trying to have fun.
Here are a few images of the Project Reach’ers who participated in Wacky Wednesday: