Creativity rules at Hamilton High School

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Jannelly Herrera is the new art teacher at Hamilton High School. She enjoys challenging her students to think in ways their other classes don’t. Courtesy photo

Thomas Werton once said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Creativity is something everyone has inside them in their own way.

It is important that people utilize their brains in a variety of ways, including thinking creatively. Last week, students in Hamilton High’s art class were challenged to study composition art to find out why people are prone to specific visual elements, whether that be through art or in their day-to-day lives.

Jannelly Herrera, the new art teacher, is guiding students to become creative and have their own identity involving art. Herrera has been teaching art for 14 years, but she said what truly inspired her to work in the field was her high school art teacher.

She said she originally took band but decided to shift subjects.

“I really enjoyed all the cool things I got to do, and it challenges you in a way other subjects don’t necessarily do,” Herrera said. “You start to think in a different way, and I hope to be able to do that with my students.”

Students at Hamilton said they are lucky to have a class that offers them creativity in an academic setting with a teacher like Herrera who is passionate about what she does.