“I did not have a direction as an artist; I doodled aimlessly but I never stepped out of my comfort zone or expanded my abilities as an artist,” admits 15-year-old artist by the name of vuloxii. “I never had enough money for art supplies, and it frustrated me that I was stuck with pencil and paper.”
In primary school, vuloxii heard about BT BAF and how it helps young talents from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. She joined the LAA program for basic art lessons and followed it up with the 10 Square Youth program which provides exposure to different types of art and creation. This is her third year as a BT BAF beneficiary.
“The teachers at LAA and 10 Square Youth guided me through my journey and taught me techniques that have significantly improved my work,” she says. “They are easy to talk to; I didn’t have difficulty voicing my opinion or asking questions. They are also great artists who helped me develop my ideas and push me in the right direction.”
Vuloxii intends to pursue animation after she graduates from 10 Square Youth. “Animation may seem difficult, but it is rewarding in the end. I love how artists create something and bring it to life with animation. Being able to manipulate my creation gives me a sense of excitement and enthusiasm no matter how difficult it might be. I want to be able to hone my skills when I graduate from 10 Square Youth and use them to help me in my journey.”