About a dozen students in the Creamery After School Art Program have sent ornaments for the Christmas tree in the nation's Capitol. Suki Strong, art instructor, had each young artist make three ornaments.
Tie-dyed coffee filter angels are for trees located inside buildings, as are pinyon pine cones decorated with beads. Snowmen ornaments are made of aspen slices with eyes made from Anthracite coal from Somerset, hats from old socks and recycled yarn and beads. They are large enough for the Christmas tree placed in front of the U.S. Capitol. A final design uses disks which are the "donut holes" left from cutting an oval matte. Scenes from Colorado and state information are depicted on the two disks that slide together. The students will select their favorite ornaments to send to Washington, D.C.
Students in the Creamery Arts Center After School Art Program come from Hotchkiss K-8, Blossom Valley School, Crawford School and the North Fork Community Montessori School. The students, who range in age from six to 13 years, worked for three weeks on the ornaments.blog comments powered by Disqus