Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Everson Museum of Art Puts New Twist on Old Breaks

Winter break for elementary school kids is about a comfortable couch and a few good cartoons. Volunteers at the Everson Museum of Art are trying to change that. And surprisingly, kids can’t get enough of it.

Everson is hosting “Take a Break” art classes until Friday. The classes are free, and each day’s art project has a little twist. This morning is was sculptures with recyclable materials.

8-year-old Sarah Stowell, in the class with her younger sister Laura, proudly showed off her sculpture and promised she would be back tomorrow

The classes try to break up the mundane days of Winter break, but Amy Goodall, manager of Education and Community Partnerships, says it’s just about getting messy and having fun.

“Parents don’t want the mess in their houses, and the kids love it…I keep having to turn kids away because the classes fill so quickly”.

The classes continue Thursday and Friday from 10-12, but if you can’t make it this break, don’t worry. Goodall says "Take A Break" will be back for spring break in April.

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