Art classes offered again

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Students looking to fill their summer have another chance to sign up for art classes through the Summer Enrichment program.

The Totally Kids program and art instructor Lana McFadden are re-opening classes, including clay sculpting and charcoal drawing, to interested students in the sixth through 12th grades.

After a poor initial response, McFadden wants to work with students to re-schedule the classes for August. She needs at least six students to hold a class.

Among the options is a poster-making class, useful for students interested in designing an entry for the Hayden Centennial Committee's poster contest.

Organizers are looking for posters reflecting the centennial theme "Honor and celebrate the past, imagine the future." Designs must incorporate any or all of the following elements: agriculture/ranching, mining, vistas/landscapes/river, wildlife, railroad and historic structures.

McFadden will work with students step by step, helping them communicate their ideas through silkscreen, computers and other techniques.

The posters will be used for promotion associated with centennial events in 2006. The entry deadline is Oct. 1.

Students also have the opportunity to learn techniques for drawing with charcoal and sketching for watercolors.

Those looking to bring home a creative art piece may be interested in learning the fundamentals of ceramic clay, where students will explore building clay objects on a potter's wheel and other techniques.

McFadden also is offering a class about sculpting clay. Students will create a three-dimensional portrait using clay, fabrics and other materials.

The classes are three hours long, held two to three days a week. The cost is $30, and classes will be held in the Hayden High School art room.

Call McFadden at 276-4866 or Caroline Gregory at 276-7216.

-- To reach Tamera Manzanares, call 871-4204 or e-mail tmanzanares@steamboatpilot.com.

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