Art during coronavirus: students of all skills turn towards art to combat quarantine boredom
By Eliza Barr '21
The pandemic-induced quarantine consists of long days with less-than-thrilling work, and no difference from the feeling of a Monday to a Saturday. Boredom has slowly been seeping in as Westport students reach nearly two months since social distancing began. Yet one thing has saved experts and newcomers alike from the seemingly endless quarantine boredom: art. With more time on their hands, students of all skill levels are turning towards creating.
For Diana Hoffman ’21, art has always been a hobby, growing up in classrooms packed with easels and art teachers mulling around the room, peering over student’s shoulders. But with classes online, Hoffman finds herself adjusting to a totally different way of learning art.
“It’s definitely more difficult having art class online,” Hoffman said. “It’s usually nice to be surrounded by other artists and teachers while I work on my art.”
Despite this, Hoffman has found her Honors Studio Art class to still be engaging, with assignments and check-in dates keeping the students active.
“Overall I think that the art teachers have done a great job keeping us busy and engaged with creative projects,” Hoffman said.