By Leighton Van Wagner, Staff Writer
The arts council helped students embrace the transition to autumn with its first-ever Paint and Sip event. On Sept. 20, art teacher Erin Straine led students in painting a fall-themed portrait. The Friday night artistic activities were accompanied by Broad Street Dough Co. doughnuts and apple cider.
Students paid $10 to attend the event, which was held in the upstairs innovation space. Under Straine’s guidance, students and faculty painted a close-up portrait of a pumpkin with a spooky nighttime background.
Fifteen students from all grades came together to participate in the event. Junior Madison Marchetti had a positive first Paint and Sip experience. “I was able to listen to music, talk and paint with all my friends, so overall it was a really fun experience,” Marchetti said.
The arts council’s mission when organizing the Paint and Sip was to expand the community’s participation in artistic activities. “We did this event because we wanted to find more ways for people not usually involved in arts at Trinity Hall to be involved in a stress-free environment,” senior arts council chair Annabelle Kaeli said.
The event’s organizers agreed that the Paint and Sip was successful in providing a relaxing and creative outlet for students.