Leesville has a large and unique arts department, offering classes that teach drawing and painting as well as theatre and chorus. Natalie Landsberg, junior, is one of the many talented students interested in visual arts.
Landsberg was first inspired to do art by one of her childhood friends.
“[My friends]’s actually been an artist for a really long time, like actually taking art classes and doing more professional art, so I was slightly jealous, and I was like, ‘well I’m gonna doodle too,’” said Landsberg.
Her inspiration for art stayed with Landsberg until high school, where she began taking her first art class. In this class, she completed one of her most prized pieces.
“In art class, we were assigned a project to do a bunch of patterns on a shape, so, I came up with a butterfly and I just put a bunch of patterns in the wings. I took a really long time on it, and she even gave me an extension because she thought it would turn out really well, and it did, so there was a butterfly and a flower underneath and patterns in the wings,” said Landsberg.
While Landsberg doesn’t intend on pursuing art as a career, she plans to continue using art in her daily life, “it’s really fun for me, and I think it’s kinda relaxing, If I’m bored, I’m going to draw something, let my feelings out.”