Second year for Coutts summer art camp

Youth enjoyed exploring their artistic side at the Create @ the Coutts three-day summer art camp this week.
There were classes for two age groups.
The younger students met in the mornings and explored the world of printmaking.
They learned to make prints through heliograph, using the sun, as well as using styrofoam to make etchings from which they made prints.
In the afternoon the older students came in to paint. This year they were painting folding chairs. They used the style of pop art to paint their chairs, with each student coming up with his or her own ideas.
“This is a big recycle project,” said teacher Sherry Hermreck.
She said she gets the paint from the E-Waste facility at the Butler County Landfill and puts it into bottles, then the chairs were something she purchased a while back.
“We’re kind of repurposing and recycling stuff,” she said.
The work created by the children will be displayed in the Museum from July 22 through Aug. 1, Tuesday through Friday. A special reception for families and the public will be held during First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1.
This is the second year the Coutts Art Museum has held the camp. The camp was partially funded by a grant from the Central Kansas Community Foundation.

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