Year 11 student Sascha Muller may have only arrived at BSSC for the start of second semester, but she has already made the most of her time and is enjoying an array of subjects that include English, Psychology Units 3-4, Outdoor Ed Units 3-4, Further Maths, Art General and Studio Art Painting & Drawing.

It was the range of Visual Art subjects and the freedom to create that enticed her to move to Bendigo Senior midway through the year.

“I grew up in a very creative, art-loving family which helped cultivate my love of art,” Sascha explains. “Art is like breathing—it’s such a big part of my everyday… I couldn’t imagine life without it.”

While saddened that she can’t utilise the school’s art facilities because of remote learning, Sascha is seeing the time as a positive.

“It’s giving me a chance to really develop my skills in life drawing and painting, which is something I love doing,” she says. “It’s been a pretty tough road for everyone. I’m finding it really difficult to stay focused on the computer all day, especially in my theory-based classes… not to spend all day drawing and reading.”

While not one to plan too far ahead, Sacha knows she wants to have a future in the visual arts and would love to study in Berlin after she graduates from BSSC, “for the creativity and thriving art communities there”.

“For now, I’m just really looking forward to 2021, having only a few subjects and really focusing on developing my folio and personal art creativity,” Sascha says. “I’m also looking forward to hopefully being back on campus and able to utilise the school’s resources and great art program.”