Hello, my name is Jade Perry, and for my capstone, I taught an art mini-course with my friend and classmate Nicholas. Our capstone was created to diversitize and help participants develop their interest in art. In our mini-course, we worked with Traditional & Digital Art by giving tips on our art pieces. My lessons were focused on traditional art. I took a group of nine middle school students and let them draw to their whatever they wanted. The mini-course wasn’t made to feel like an actual class, only gave them a category and let them go from there. I can’t say that the kids will end up becoming a modernized version of Picasso, or if they’ll even remember this course, but I can say that they changed a bit, and I got to know them a lot more than I expected to. When I think about how I helped my community, I think that I simply helped some of the kids develop an interest in it or just gave them a place to sit and do what they enjoy. My goal was never to make them perfect, or turn them into full-time artists, I just wanted to share my interests and give them an outlet, which is something that a lot of schools in our city lack. I want to start these kids off in hopes that they’ll progress and maybe even teach a course themselves later on down the line.