ArtStream interviewed ArtStream participant, Marti to discuss what she loves about ArtStream classes. Marti shares her experience of virtual and in-person classes and tells us some of the most important things she’s learned from ArtStream.
ArtStream (AS): Things are very different right now. What is it like to be doing ArtStream from home?
Marti: I like ArtStream both ways (in person and online)
AS: What activities do you like best at ArtStream?
Marti: I did Musical Theatre (class). I love it! We sing and we dance in a group. I meet new people at ArtStream.
AS: How did you hear about ArtStream?
Marti: My mom told me about ArtStream.
AS: How did you get started at ArtStream?
Marti: I went to a social group and it was fun. I met my cheerleading friends, and they belong to ArtStream and I wanted to go as well.
AS: What is your favorite part of ArtStream?
Marti: I like singing the most, but I also like dancing. I love to sing Moana’s song.
AS: I like Moana’s song, too.
Marti: We have something in common!
AS: How does ArtStream make you feel?
Marti: ArtStream makes me excited to see friends. I like the friends there. It is good to sing and dance and I can be brave. I love acting and performing. I have been doing it since high school. I also like performing with my friends.
AS: What would you tell some who isn’t sure if s/he will like ArtStream?
Marti: ArtStream is fun and you should try it if you like to be in theatre. It’s important.
AS: What are the most important things you learned?
Marti: The most important things I learned are musical theatre, social group, acting and performing.
AS: What do you enjoy most about acting with ArtStream?
Marti: My favorite part is musical theatre, especially singing “Over the Rainbow.” I have no trouble singing at all. I like performing my favorite characters. My singing voice is my vocal chords and my alto chords. It makes me happy to sing.
AS: How would you describe ArtStream to someone who has never heard of it?
Marti: With my ArtStream friends we do group things. It’s all about performing as a group. ArtStream is fun, you should try it, because it makes me feel happy. It makes me excited. I like the friends there. I like Positively Speaking, it is fun. Because it is important to learn. I like practicing my speaking as a group.