Lauryn Welch: Painter, Performance Artist
Hey guys, my name is Lauryn, and I’m an artist, but I love learning about pretty much anything. Physics, Politics, Magic The Gathering, I am a sponge, it doesn’t matter what it is. I also really like exchanging information with other people and sharing what I’ve learned.
I was a TA for Professor Lieu in her drawing class at Rhode Island School of Design and it was a dream, it was an amazing experience. It was a little awkward at first because I was only a year or two older than the other students, and I felt like I was a student. But I found that having that similarity with the students helped me empathize and communicate with them. Multiple times during the semester they would be pulling all-nighters, and I would be pulling all-nighters, and during breaks we would sit in the corner and just take a 20 second power nap. It ended up being a good bonding experience which helped in critiques later.
I ended up making friends from that class, so it was rewarding in multiple ways. I hope the same can happen with us, and I can’t wait to see the art that you make.