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DULUTH - In this latest edition of College Connection, we take you to Lake Superior College where students are incorporating art into their associates degree – and we're not just talking stick figures on a piece of paper.
"It's definitely kind of relaxing kind of activity – if you want to put it that way," said Nate Beaulieu, a student at LSC,
Beaulieu may be mostly about sports, but he's a perfect example of what many students are like at LSC – getting a well-rounded liberal arts associates degree through a splash of art.
"Dude, don't judge me. Try it out yourself. You'll have fun, ya know," Beaulieu joked, talking about anyone who says a sports guy can't go art.
Beaulieu's artwork of pottery is part of walls of student art on display at the community college Wednesday who chose to take an elective in artIt's an offering LSC school officials say is unique in Minnesota and also a way to develop better students.
"This is an outlet to discover some other parts of yourself that you may not discover," said Hanna Erpestad, dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences department.
That discovery is exactly what happened to Sarah Beth Castro, a student at the college.She said she's hoping to study psychology after leaving LSC.She never thought she would explore art, but she said she's glad she did because she plans to use it on the job.
"There's art therapy -- forms of art therapy. So that would be interesting to explore," Castro explained.
It's a one–of–a–kind experience for anyone attending Lake Superior College, that's creating not only fantastic art but better members of society.