Art Teachers on Art


Oakton’s 2D Art Work Photo by Omiisha Cheella

Omiisha Cheella, Staff Writer

       Art is subjective. Everyone experiences it differently. Have you ever wondered what an art teacher’s thoughts on art are?

       Ms.Chough, a 3D art teacher at Oakton, expresses how she experiences art. To her, art is, “An individual’s creativity. It’s a form of expression. A way to be creative, imaginative, and escape. It’s to tell a story and express it with imagery that people wouldn’t be able to with words.” 

       When asked about how art changed her perspective on life, she says, ”Art helps you see the world through a different lens. It makes you dull from reality and into the imaginative part of life,” Art is, “a means of life. Can’t have life without art.” Definitely true. What is life without art?

        If Ms.Chough could say anything to someone who says they can’t make art, she would say, “Anyone can make art. Those who think they can’t, if they try they will.” Art comes in many forms and is different to any other kind of self expression. If Ms.Chough could describe Oakton as art, it would be, “Modernism with, maybe, a splash of contemporary, and a little bit of classic.”

        Overall, art is self expression and is relatable. “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for,” Georgia O’Keeffe.