Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Art Wednesdays at the Library

Today, Bennie Johnson Wood, artist and teacher, started the first of her three Wednesday art classes that she is holding at the library for children 8-12 years old.  It was a colorful success with 16 students creating beautiful pictures with Magic Markers.  The class was fun but the students took their artistic work seriously as the picture with Kate and Fernando shows. Melody Vasquez, Bennie Wood’s assistant, was by their side to encourage them.
If your child missed today’s class, don’t worry.  There are two more classes coming up. But please hurry and register your children as seating for the classes is limited!  We unfortunately had to turn away some children today because they hadn’t been registered and there wasn’t enough room for them.  The classes are free but there is a $5.00 registration deposit which will be refunded to you after your child has completed the class. 
The April 6th class will be held at 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. and the painting medium to be used will be crayons but this won’t be the typical crayon coloring-within-the-lines project.  (In fact, I know a couple of grownups who want to audit this class and may be petitioning Ms. Wood to teach an adult crayon painting class!  Why should the kids get to have all the fun?)
The last of the Wednesday Art Classes will be on May 4th at 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. and Ms. Wood will be teaching the children how to use colored tissues and Plexiglas to make a stained glass look.
These classes are made possible for your children by a grant funded by the Arts Council Northeast and the Texas Commissions on the Arts.  The library’s 50th Birthday Committee has also made contributions to help fund the supplies for these classes.  We thank each of them and Bennie Johnson Wood for their ongoing support and efforts in helping bring the beauty and appreciation of art into our lives and the lives of our children.    

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