|Wednesdays on Beartooth News at Six Weekly look at individuals, groups and organizations going "above and beyond" to better the community|
Class Act: Kids Make Tic-tac-toe
Some local kids brushed up on their X's and O's today at a paint summer camp.
Campers picked their paint and grabbed a brush to decorate their very own Tic-tac-toe pieces and board at the Painted Pot as a summer camp activity. Each child was careful to choose a unique theme.
Dylan Reicher: "I want to paint pumpkins and squirrels."
Ava Reicher: "I might just paint different colors. Like just different colors like red, pink or blue.”
Others chose their favorite movie themes to cover the clay.
Timmy Cuddy: "I'm gonna paint Darth Vadar and Luke Skywalker on my game pieces and then I think I'm going to do the Jedi Force symbol on this."
For 12 year old Megan Cuddy the experience was near and dear to her future aspirations.
"I like painting. I want to be an artist when I grow up."
Megan is going to be a 7th grader at East Helena Middle School next year, and says she actually prefers picking up a pencil instead of a paint brush.
"I don’t have a lot of painting stuff so, but normally I paint or draw people or horse or that kind of thing."
But today, Megan is excited to dive into another creative outlet. And she isn’t the only aspiring artist at camp. Five year old Ava Fryburg says she loves art as well.
"I want to be an artist when I grow up."
After the kids finish their boards, class facilitator, Brianne Harrington will place the pieces in the kiln and fire them up. The campers colorful creativity makes these kids a Class Act.
The firing process takes about 4 days so the campers will be able to start playing Tic-tac-toe on their boards this weekend.
Story by Kelley Smith, Beartooth NBC.
Sponsored by Sylvan Learning Center of Helena.
Copyright ©2013 Beartooth Communications Company. All Rights Reserved