By Sabinah Lopez, age 16
We started class with Julian, our makerspace workshop leader. The first activity was a warm-up that was about your own perspectives and perspectives of others. We had to color a sheet of paper and cover all the white parts, which seemed nearly impossible. Julian told us to find at least 5 shapes or images and we then switched to do the same with our partner’s paper. For the second activity, Julian asked us where, what, and who makes us feel happy and supported. The project was to use colors that coordinated with what makes you happy and paint them where you feel them.
I enjoyed the activity because there was no wrong way to execute it. It could be neat or messy, planned out or just in the moment, but it was completely up to you.