After-school program brings out the artist in students
As the school day winds down on Tuesday afternoon, several students at Marlinton Elementary School let out their creativity during the Pocahontas County Arts Council after-school program.
Coordinated by Cynthia Gurreri, the program offers students an opportunity to release their energy and creativity into art projects of all shapes, sizes and mediums.
ﾓWe have weaving, clay and drawing projects,ﾔ Gurreri said.
During the month of March, students have made woven potholders and ceramic frog houses among many other clay creations.
Gurreri said she will add a new medium to the program when it moves to Hillsboro Elementary School for the month of April.
ﾓI didnﾒt get into my bathroom science here, but I will do some down there,ﾔ she said. ﾓThat includes bathroom fizzies and soap making, along with the pottery and basic drawing and weaving.ﾔ
Kay Gillispie and Erin Lore assist Gurreri with the pgroam. Mary and Arthur Kreft will join the team at HES every Tuesday evening.
Gurreri said the arts council hopes to continue the program next fall and plan to include Marlinton Middle School and Pocahontas County High School.
The after-school programs were made possible by the Pocahontas County Arts Council and the Snowshoe Foundation.