Kyle's ART 180 Journey
"ART 180 told me to never give up and to never lose my creativity."
"My program leader, Jasmine, gave me a lot of great advice about pursuing my dreams. She told me to never give up and to never lose my creativity." -Kyle Brisset, 13
This is Kyle's first year being a part of ART 180! Kyle performed at the Really BIG Show this year, and loved getting to express himself through dance in front of so many people. “I love to dance,” the Fairfield Middle School 8th grader says. “I like the process of creating new moves.”
Kyle enjoyed other kinds of creating during the “Meaning of Wellness” program led by Jasmine Coles and John Gammon. The program, affiliated with Communities in Schools of Richmond, focused on sharing personal stories that explore happiness through dance, song and community.
ART 180 gave Kyle plenty of room for exploration. He liked making papier-mache masks and being able to decorate them with no assigned template. “My mask was black, blue and red… and it had a pearl at the top. I was trying to create a ninja.”
Kyle told his ART 180 program leaders about his passion. “I want to be a video game designer,” he says. “There is a lot of art involved in making video games. Jasmine gave me great advice about pursuing my dreams. She told me to never give up and to never lose my creativity.”
While Kyle hopes to attend Full Sail University, in the meantime he will continue to enjoy “meeting new friends and making new things that help out other kids” at ART 180.