LAND O' LAKES
- Some artists learn about painting and pottery during art classes in school.
But one home schooled boy is finding other ways to perfect his art.
"Just being yourself and being creative," said 12-year-old Severt Beattie.
Beattie has a passion for painting.
"Sometimes I just want to be creative," said Beattie.
Beattie got inspired by art after discovering a family member was once a famous artist.
"My great grandpa was an artist. He has some really cool pictures he's made," said Beattie.
Beattie hits the books hard when he is getting home schooled. But often times, extra-curricular classes, like art class get overlooked.
"It makes me feel enjoyable and happy because I like all the colors," said Beattie.
Instead of coloring at home, Beattie attends a home school art class offered by the Land O' Lakes Arts (LOLA) organization.
"I love coming here because I can just be creative and make anything I want," said Beattie.
LOLA program director Wendy Powalisz offers the classes once a month to students of any age.
"They are all learning at different levels and they are project based learners," said Powalisz.
And after Beattie attends a few more of LOLA's art classes, he hopes to better his craft, one crayon at a time.
"The best part is probably coloring everything," said Beattie.