On Saturday local street artist Zac Abbott graced us at the library with a screen printing workshop for the kids...the kids were a little crazy because they were so excited and they absolutely loved it! One of the things I love most about my job as Art Program Coordinator is connecting these kids with our fabulous local artists and exposing them to materials or methods they may never have the opportunity to try. I was also very fortunate to have the assistance of Anita Singh who was a high school art teacher in Oman and now teaches lessons locally.
It's always a special treat to see those children who are a little more reserved come out of their shell, which was totally due to the energy and joy that Zac exudes. He even let them screen print directly onto the sweatshirt he was wearing...of course there were several handprints involved and many high-fives. Though there was ink everywhere and it was sometimes difficult to keep 15 kids from inadvertantly inking one another, they left a very, very happy group.
AIRdirondack Art Project