Young artists' summer work displayed
CROWLEY – Area children were able to express themselves very creatively this summer with the help of the Crowley Art Association (CAA), and their creations were on display at The Gallery as the CAA honored the young artists.
The CAA’s annual Children’s Workshops were once again a hit as children from the area spent a week at a time learning and creating art in various forms.
Instructors this year were Robert Baxter, Machelle Booty and Susan Brammer.
Baxter’s always-popular “Adventures in Art” workshop let students learn how to create art with various media. One day the class drew, another it painted and another still it created sculptures.
Baxter added a special touch to his “Adventures” workshop, as he devoted one of the classes in his week to having the students give back to the community. Each of his two classes chose a Crowley organization to give back to and created a piece of art for the group.
One class chose Southwind and the group created a magnificent 5 by 10-foot abstract painting. The other class chose the Crowley Fire Department, with each of the 10 students having 8 minutes total to create and paint a fire truck.
Brammer’s class, “Arts and Crafts,” gave younger artists the chance to learn and create on a slightly smaller scale, but still the art they created was very similar as they too created sculptures and painted and drew.
For those who looked for a different form of art to create, Booty’s “Acting” class was offered. She was helped in instructing by Zaner Cluse.
The Children’s Workshops are offered each summer with several local artists offering their time to instruct local children. Some classes vary in media used and taught, while others are more specific. The classes are taught over the course of a week.
At the end of the summer, the CAA hosts a cookie and punch reception for the young artists and allows them to not only show off their art to family and friends, but then take it home, and also awards their participation with certificates.