A Picasso in the Making

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When Riverhead High School freshman Jazmine Kasprzyk started sketching in elementary school, she never imagined that she would be selected to attend a prestigious arts program one day — but that’s just what happened. 

Kasprzyk was recently informed that she was hand-picked, based on a portfolio submission, to attend the New York State Summer School of the Arts Visual Arts Program at SUNY Fredonia. During the monthlong program, she will have the opportunity to expand her artistic talents by taking classes in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media. She will also earn a full high school credit. 

“I am looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone,” said Kasprzyk.

Kasprzyk, who enjoys sketching images of people, is a member of her school’s art club and gay-straight alliance.