Art Club, Language Lab and French Club hosts Painting Social

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Alfonso Sintago, Language lab Director, Mayya Kabbash, French Club President, and Michael J. Schmelter, Director of the Art Club, respectively, pose with event welcome sign. Photo// Erica Turnbull

On Thursday, November 21, a collaborative event between the Art Club, Language Lab and French Club was held to give students a chance to blow off steam while the semester is winding down. Attendees were given a canvas and all the paint they could need during the painting social.  A demonstration was held that gave step by step instructions on how to paint the Eiffel Tower, but all were encouraged to paint whatever inspired them. Students of any skill level were encouraged to participate, and beautiful works of art soon filled the room. 

Photo// Erica Turnbull

“This was the first time I’ve ever come out to something like this. I was very pleasantly surprised. Everyone was very welcoming and I had an awesome time painting and getting to engage with other students. Plus free pizza!” said Andrew Kotulak, University of Michigan-Dearborn student and attendee.

Calming french music was played as attendees worked. Food was also provided, including pizza, pop, fruit, and french desserts. The event was so popular among students that more pizza was ordered an hour after the event started.

Towards the end of the event, attendees walked about and complemented each other on their work, pointing out unique aspects of each painting. Each student walked out with their canvas and a huge smile, after making wonderful memories throughout the evening.

A huge thank you to Alfonso Sintago, Language lab Director, Mayya Kabbash, French Club President, and Michael J. Schmelter, Director of the Art Club, for putting together the event. Their generosity and warm spirits helped cultivate a friendly, inviting atmosphere for all, and gave the perfect opportunity to relax before finals.

Photo// Erica Turnbull

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