By Starla Pointer • Staff Writer • 

Children dig into art

Dig into Art is part of the summer reading program, Dig into Reading. The reading program also includes family programs from 2 to 3 p.m. each Wednesday in the McMinnville Community Center; and other activities at the library itself.

This time, Carol Garcia of the library taught Dig into Art participants how to turn small clay flower pots into windchimes.

First, they painted each pot, then turned it upside down, like a bell. Then they strung the pots onto cords, separating them with knots and ceramic beads that would serve as ringers when the pots sway in the wind.

“See mine?” John Mullis asked, swinging his chime to make it ring.

John painted each of his pots in a different color, making one look like the beach, one like the ocean and another all-yellow, the color of his favorite fruit, the banana.

“I do a little art,” he said. “I want to get very good at it.”

The next Dig into Art session, featuring abstract painting, will be offered Thursday, July 18. Cost is $2 per child 8 to 12 years of age. Pre-registration is required, with limited space available.

For registration and more information, call the library at 503-435-5562.



Yea Carol, she is a wonder asset to the library, I met her while volunteering at the library. She is an artist and her ideas for children's projects is fantastic, she is truly wonderful. Carol's interactions with the children and the parents is great to watch, parents should take their children check out the projects set up for this summer for their children, they will be pleased, believe me.

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