Get creative with Student Studio!

By Ronnie Finley Creative outlets are a vital part of the student experience. They promote relaxation and self-expression, and they lighten the weight of academic stress and sleep-deprivation. With Student Studio, volunteers help children expand their creative capacities and find a passion for the arts. Volunteers get to channel their own artistic energy while offering children the resources and support they need – double win!  Sarah…

Why art matters to me

By Ronnie Finley My brother has Asperger syndrome and lacks the communication skills we often take for granted. Looking at Sam, you would never know. Nevertheless, it is difficult for him to start a conversation or use words to articulate his feelings. Sam speaks through a different medium: art. I was eight. Sam was five. Sam was crying and I didn’t…

Nurture Your Creativity

By Ronnie Finley Every child deserves to find their creativity. But does every child have an equal chance to do so?  By constructing artistic spaces within local elementary schools, Student Studio exposes youth to creative expression. Student Studio is a student-run program, with senior Jess Kaplan painting its picture as Program Manager. Jess hopes Student Studio will use community support to…