Small Town Times - Page 9

Litchfield Students Enjoy Day with Professional Artists By: Allison Varah “My favorite part was making my UFO in my Acrylic painting, it was just fun to paint,” Sofie Adrian (foreign exchange student from Denmark) states. Our students traveled to Halsey Thursday to create. The whole time students were working alongside professionals who are at the top of their field in four different areas: Pottery, Mixed Media, Acrylic Painting, and Drawing. This is the fourth year Litchfield students have taken part in this amazing opportunity. Students gifted in art from across the conference area were invited to spend the day exploring different types of art and unique techniques. Roberta Barnes from Stapleton and Rosalea Gift from Thedford spend time every year writing grants to the Nebraska Art’s Council in order for this event to take place. Tessa LeFever states, “My favorite part was the mixed media workshop; I learned how to utilize different materials such as shoe polish and tin foil to create a work of art.” The event takes place at Halsey National Forest at the 4-H lodge, every year there are different subject areas and different professionals ready to share their trade. We are also grateful to our school for sponsoring the student’s individual fee for lunch and the transportation. It is a rare opportunity to get out of school to make art all day but one that will not soon be forgotten by all who participated. Following are photos of students creating clay “bent” houses with Artist Linda Lacy. Students creating mixed media abstract pieces with Susan Hart and student’s acrylic painting with Patsy Smith. All of these artists continue to show professionally all over the state and world. Page 9 Photos by: Allison Varah