Valentine’s Day art brings a little love to campus

Kanz Bitar, Staff Reporter

Painting Valentine’s Day love in the cafeteria is on Wednesday’s after school agenda as Student Council is hosting its 3rd annual canvas painting, with students being given the chance to donate their work to local nursing homes.

“We’ve actually done this for a couple of years now,” senior STUCO member Emma Lindley said. “So each year we hold this canvas painting event to paint something valentines themed which is going to be taught by Mr. (Jeb) Matulich and you can pay to keep yours if you want but if not, it’s going to be donated to a local nursing home.”

Senior Shivani Desai has enjoyed her experience at the event for the last three years and recommends anyone who can to go. 

“Canvas painting has been really fun,” Desai said. “It’s relaxing getting to paint, and it’s for a good cause. In the last two years, Mr. Matulich shows us a tutorial on how to paint a Valentine’s themed thing, but I usually do my own thing and stress out because I mess up every time. I wanted to go this year because I’ve been going the last three years, but I have rehearsal after school so I can’t. But I definitely recommend going, it’s a lot of fun and it’s for a great cause.”

The event is free if students choose to donate their canvas painting, but it’s $5 if they keep it for themselves.

“I participated in the Valentines canvas painting my junior year, which was last year,” senior Megan Ward said. “I want to go again this year, because I found the event to be very enjoyable. I like being able to paint a cute Valentines themed painting for a good cause. I am looking forward to seeing the new canvas painting design for this year. It’s helpful to follow along with the art teacher and create a unique painting you probably would not create on your own. Additionally, I enjoy art, DIY crafts and Valentine’s day, so this event is a perfect combination of them all.”