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Southeast Student Activities Council hosts caricature event

Monday, October 16, 2017

Southeast students had the opportunity to take a midterm break and get a free caricature drawing from 11 2 p.m. in the University Center Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Free caricatures, which are exaggerated portraits drawn in a cartoon-like manner, were being illustrated for any Southeast student who was interested. These caricatures gave students a good laugh and something tangible to take home with them.

The event was held by the Student Activities Council. Member Ayshia Gray said this is their first year doing caricatures.

“We’ve been trying to think of activities that students want to do,” she said. “For this one they can go home and hang it up in their dorm.”

Freshman Turner Homes said he liked being able to come to this event to see his friends and meet new people. This was the first event Homes has been to hosted by SAC, and it made him realize he would like to come out to more events. He said his artist made his facial features “pop.”

Sydney Dittlinger and Kaylee Backfisch pose with their Caricature in the UC on Oct. 11.
Photo by Madison Little

Freshman Molly Gasior saw this event in the Engage in 8 booklet and wanted to see what it was all about.

“It was really cool because I've always seen them in amusement parks, but I never actually stopped to look at one so it was neat,” she said.

Gasior was pleased with her finished product. She said it looked pretty similar to her facial features.

High school students Sydney Dittlinger and Kaylee Backfisch were able to attend this event because they are dual credit students at Southeast. They saw this event on Southeast’s website and wanted go because they thought it would be neat to get their own caricature.

Junior Lauren Grabow said the artist drawing her caricature was very eccentric and had a natural way of getting her to laugh to show all of her facial features. Grabow said she was worried it was going to be awkward, but the artist made her feel comfortable.

“I like how she emphasized my smaller features like my beauty marks,” she said. “They are tiny so I didn’t expect her to notice.”

She enjoyed the anticipation for the final product and getting to socialize with her friends most of all.

Lauren Grabow poses with her Caricature in the UC on Oct. 11.
Photo by Madison Little

Gray said this event had a great turnout, as the line for getting a caricature increased over time.