‘I'm excited for the future that PI helped me build!’
Whenever I had any questions about anything, like my career path or what I could do with art, the instructors at PI were always there for me. And getting advice felt real and empathetic. They understood what I was going through, and getting guidance from active artists was always reassuring. The fact that the instructors were active in the art field was the most obvious to me when I worked on my portfolio. They actually helped me to get to a point when everything clicked, and I produced 3 works I loved, one after the other, that I ended up actually using for my portfolio.
Another thing I got from PI is confidence and independence. The open sessions on Saturdays, where I could learn freely and explore different types of art, were perfect for discovering what I like and what I’m good at. Finally, since I’m planning on double majoring or at least having a minor in college, having the college credits ready from PI will be a lifesaver. Already having met some of the graduation requirements with these credits, I’ll have more freedom in scheduling my courses. At PI, I was able to reach a higher level of productivity than I thought was possible for me.
– Krystal Kang / SAIC, Fashion Design