Children’s Art Center hosts “Schools Out” program

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 11, 2005

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DEMOPOLIS-The Demopolis Children’s Art Center held its first “Schools Out” program Friday Oct. 7.

The children, who were out of school for teacher in-service day, enjoyed a day of arts, which included creating statues of themselves. Normally, the “Schools Out” program plays host to 25 students, but because of the time and work involved in this weeks art project the field was limited to eight.

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Though the project was a lot of work, the results prove it was worth it. The statues can be viewed in front of the art center. They will also be on display at this years Christmas on the River celebration and then the students will be able to take them home.

The statues are made of plywood ad held up by a metal post. Each student laid on a piece of plywood in a position of his or her choice. Doug Sanders then cut out the silhouettes of each student and the students painted and designed their own statue.

Artists included: Hunter Lewis, kindergarten, Wesley Allgood, kindergarten, Madison Allgood, first grade, Emily Garrett, first grade, Emily Vick, first grade, Caroline Vick, second grade, Vince Moseley, third grade and Conner Cain, sixth grade.

The Children’s Art Center offers the “Schools Out” program for children ages kindergarten through eight grades whenever schools are closed. Ride by and check out the center’s works of art.