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Stockdale High seniors connect with fellow students through virtual art class

Posted at 9:42 AM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 12:42:12-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — As a part of her school’s Associated Student Body, Stockdale High School senior Brianna Kong wanted to keep school spirit alive for her fellow students despite the pandemic.

“We really, we’re just trying to keep them engaged and as ASB, our job is just to be there for them and have school spirit when no one else is," said Brianna.

Brianna and the rest of ASB decided to make “Fun Friday” videos for students and their families. They chose to make a virtual art class and they wanted to get other students involved too.

“I thought it would be really cool if we could just feature some of our art students, or, you know, our Mustangs, and not just have it be our ASB leaders," she said.

So she reached out to her fellow senior Mier Fu. Watch the above video to see a few of the pieces that Mier has made.

Mier started doing art when she was around six years old, and has taken classes and entered contests ever since. She said she wanted to share her passion with others.

“I just wanted people to enjoy my painting and to enjoy what doing art feels likes, like that feeling [of] finishing something you did all by yourself. I wanted people to enjoy that feeling," said Mier.

Mier created an online art class video and uploaded it to the Stockdale High YouTube page.

“I really like art and, [I] think art is this great thing for everyone to look at, so I really hope that, like, people just enjoy art with me," she said.

And Brianna said the video was such a hit, they just might have to do it again.

“Given the feedback on Mier’s painting video, I think we might continue something like that and maybe feature some other art students at our school," said Brianna.

The two friends say they hope these videos bring positivity to their fellow students each week, one brush stroke at a time.

“If this video can bring a smile to one kid’s face, then that’s enough," said Brianna.

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