Creative Cats’ Valentine’s Day projects.

B2SB: Creative Cats

By Brittany Anderson
Web Content Contributor

One of the most exciting parts of being in college is connecting with peers that share your common interests. The easiest way to achieve that? Join a club! Here at Texas State, there are over 400 organizations to be a part of on campus: from political, religious, academic, recreational, leisure and more, the possibilities of how you get involved are endless.

One organization that stands out from the rest is Creative Cats. They’re Texas State’s first all-inclusive art club whose focus is on creating an artistically stimulating environment where students from all majors and walks of life are welcome to engage with others through art projects, creative thinking and personal achievement. They organize themed activities to mix up meetings, and host a variety of other events such as outings and socials.

Creative Cats members sitting at tables while working on cards
Being in a club like Creative Cats will never feel like a chore. Photo by Giselle Kowalski.

You don’t need to be an artist or art connoisseur to be a part of Creative Cats; all you need is your imagination and an appreciation of art as a form of therapy. The mission is to offer a unique way to manage the everyday stresses of life by encouraging self-care in an expressive way. It’s really that simple: a typical meeting consists of making art while listening to music and hanging out with new friends. Sound fun, relaxing or both? It might just be what you need to help take your mind off of things. Whether you still draw stick figures or can hang with the likes of Bob Ross, there is a place for you here.

A Creative Cats member making a card with an avocado
When in doubt, make an avocado. Photo by Giselle Kowalski.

Creative Cats meetings are held from 5 to 6 p.m every other Tuesday in UAC room 405. The first meeting of the fall semester will be on September 10. There is a $20 semesterly membership fee that goes towards providing art supplies, and you must be actively enrolled at Texas State to join the organization. You can follow them on Twitter and Instagram for updates and to keep up with meetings and events. For more information, you can contact them at creativecatstxst@gmail.com.

Two Creative Cats members holding up their Valentine’s Day cards
Creative Cats members show off the art they made during their Valentine’s Day meeting. Photo by Giselle Kowalski.

Getting involved on campus is one of the best ways to get out of your comfort zone, meet new people and broaden your horizons. Don’t be shy: with so much opportunity to explore old and new interests, you’re bound to find your niche. You’ll thank yourself later for putting in the effort of making your college experience so fun. All you have to do is go to the first meeting.

Featured image by Giselle Kowalski.

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