WHS welcomes creativity club


Photo courtesy of "The Blue Diamond Gallery"

“Create, Inspire, Give.” This is a new motto to look for this year at WHS. With her creation of Creativity Club, junior Joette Brinker has a plan to bring people together through the passion of art.

“Basically, our mission is to use any creative means, any creative skill or idea to help people,” Brinker said.

Students coming together and sharing ideas or artistic skills with each other to enhance creative freedom is only one part of Brinker’s vision. With a goal to bring people together, Creativity Club is in the works of planning activities to help out the community and WHS.

“We haven’t done anything so far because we are still very much in process,”  senior Jolie Newman said. “But one activity we do have planned is a drive where gift boxes are put together for underprivileged children and we will be decorating the boxes for them.”

Brightening people’s day is a key aspect of Creativity Club. In fact, Brinker’s inspiration for making this club happen was sparked when she herself turned a friend’s frown upside down with her very own artwork.

“One day in Spanish class we had a sub, so we didn’t have much work to do,” Brinker said. “I was just doodling and drew a picture of an eye. I was having a really good day, so I kind of just wanted to pay it forward. I was looking around the room and I’m like, ‘Oh, my friend is right there. I’m gonna give it to her just to make her happy.’ She took it, and the next day I got an email from her saying that she had been having a really bad day that day and just getting that drawing helped her.”

Even though Creativity Club is an art club, the expectations for skill are not high. A passion for creating things or even just helping the community is all you need. As Brinker would say, you don’t have to be Picasso to join. Additionally, in the past, art clubs have come and gone. With the interesting and meaningful purpose behind Creativity Club, these girls hope for longer lasting members and wouldn’t mind the club continuing for the school years ahead.

“[Students can expect] a positive environment where everyone is welcome no matter if you have no experience with art or if you’re very skilled,” Newman said. “Even if you don’t have the skills to bring, we still welcome ideas as long as you’re willing to participate and put forth the energy. We want as many people as possible.”