Hi my name is Chloe Weng and I attend Mountain View High School. I enrolled in Freestyle Academy this year and I am in the class of 2022. I began taking an interest in art when I was about seven years old. Through weekly art classes, I started building up my foundation and my passion for art grew. My interests were always changing when I was younger, but they were all related to art. I first found myself loving jewelry and wanting to make my own pieces. I would spend hours every day placing tiny beads onto a string; I remember how proud I felt showing my parents the first bracelet I ever made. Through art, I learned how to be patient and learn from mistakes in order to find what felt right for me. Art allows me to let my creativity run wild and make my imagination tangible. I am grateful to be a part of Freestyle and I am excited to apply my learning to my art and daily life as I expect I will learn life skills as well. I think it will be fun and interesting to be in an environment filled with people who share similar interests and values to mine.
Ten months later, I can confidently say that I have learned numerous valuable skills at Freestyle Academy this year. I would be lying if I said this year was a breeze; there were a number of times where I felt incredibly lost with all of the new material and applications I was being introduced to. However, as we were assigned more and more projects, I found myself becoming more comfortable with the software, and I was even able to use my knowledge to solve problems I would have considered impossible some time ago. I feel more prepared and even more impatient to see what I will be able to come up with during my last year at Freestyle!