Thursday, July 12, 2012

Art class offers break at day camp

Valley Arts Council President Rich DiCarlo teaches basic drawing techniques to students in the Derby, Ct. Park and Recreation Department's summer day camp program at Bradley Elementary School. The class meets once a week.

The theme of the day Tuesday was "emotion." DiCarlo encouraged the 50 students in the class to draw happy, sad, and mad faces.

They finished the class by creating self-portraits. DiCarlo said he was impressed at how well the children were able to capture themselves on paper.

This budding artist, Jackson Kellogg, 8, of Derby, proudly shows off his self-portrait.

Photos by Patricia Villers

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