KIPP King Collegiate High School
San Lorenzo, California
My passion is architecture.
Years ago, I watched a television show where the main character was an architect. Qualities that I noticed in the job were the many considerations that one had to put in material, spacing, and more. What stood out from the job was the connotation, the feeling of home, that one wanted to leave behind. In my personal life, I often see my parents doing construction projects. While these projects are not grand, the act of repairing the house and occasionally building structure for the garden is indeed intriguing to me. Architecture to me is not to complicate the surrounding, but to blend in with it and still remain unique.
Attending The Crucible Youth Summer Art Camp, I will be able to have a hands-on experience building things. While I do still enjoy small crafts such as origami and folding hundreds of star papers, I would love to expand my range of projects. Thus, my passion for architecture and skills will be developed at CYSAC. It is a vision of mine that I am able to express my interest and views through projects.
Veronica has a strong capacity for geometry and the ability to visualize objects without actually seeing them. I believe that she would be a strong candidate for The Crucible Youth Summer Art Camp. I want Veronica to be able to pursue subjects out of the normal high school curriculum and out of normal high school environment. She needs to break out and try new things; it is incredibly important for her.
This summer, thanks to Wishbone, I took a one week course at The Crucible; Youth Intro to Welded Sculpture. While some may think that welding is extremely dangerous and difficult, it actually is not at all. Being safe was simple; wear gloves and protect your eyes. There is absolutely nothing to fear. Also, the techniques were straightforward, so much that I got down the basics on the very first day.
Beyond the welding and cutting, the most challenging part was designing sculptures. My personal experience in designing sculptures was challenging as I usually think small; that was a mistake as welding is a quick process. A recommendation that I would give to students is to think outside of the box. Sculptures do not have to be smooth or perfect, nor are one’s ideas restricted by materials. Creation is endless.
In closing, I will take this memorable experience into the future. From meeting new people and to learning how to advance through creative challenges, I had a wonderful time at The Crucible with Wishbone's support.
I am thrilled to be attending Crucible Art Camp this summer! Without support from Wishbone and my teachers, I would not have been able to receive this opportunity. I hope to take this challenge to build my character and to explore more in Design. Furthermore, I am looking forward to working with other creative artists and to develop welding techniques. During my one week at Crucible, I will be actively involved, and I will expand my knowledge to develop my comprehension of design concepts.
Thank you all for your fundraising efforts this year! We are happy to fund the remainder of your campaign!
|Wishbone General Fund
Sending Veronica to The Crucible Youth Summer Art Camps will cost $750.
|Room & Board
|Mentoring & Guidance