I love to paint, draw, and most of all dance. This year I’ve been making a lot of work based on a theme. The theme is called Honey, which is a movie that really inspires me and it is about dance.

I’ve been learning new painting techniques, practicing my drawing skills, and also choreographing dances and creating props for performances.

I like making art because it’s fun and it makes me feel good. Bright colors brighten my day and dark colors help me express a dark mood.

My dream is to raise money by selling my artwork and to use the money to someday build my own dance studio based on the way AS220 Youth works. I want it to be a safe place for young people to come in off the streets and dance.

Julia Goncalves Visuals