Reused art: CTAC’s Art Explosion week is underway | Community


The Chisholm Trail Arts Council kicked off a week full of creative arts with students on Monday.

Three groups of students will rotate each day this week throughout the day, including groups from 3rd to 5th and Kindergarten to 2nd grade, and a class from 6th to 12th grade.

Darcy Reeves, executive director, said this year’s theme was “reorientation.”

“We asked each of the teacher artists who have material they can reuse,” Reeves said.

On Monday, classes reused multiple materials ranging from magazines to metal to reusing milk jugs for planters, as well as learning the art of macrame with Stephanie Jeffords.

“The rings that hold the macrame are from the jelly cans,” Reeves said.

According to Reeves, students in grades three to five will repurpose magazines by folding and weaving them into bowls, as well as a class in using metal art to create pictures.

Artist Jana Oakman began teaching students how to create art from brushes.

“Reuse some brushes using patching,” Reeves said. “Create a character from an old paintbrush.”

From Kindergarten to Grade 2, students will learn a little painting, like a starfish, from Elgin’s Ruth Crittendon.

The CTAC will continue throughout the week to complete some of their projects which need to sit and dry before the students finish.

Students will learn from a variety of artists throughout the week, including pottery lessons on Tuesdays with Adam Heilman from Anadarko High School.

For more on the art explosion of the Chisholm Trail Art Council, check out future editions of The Duncan Banner.


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