STORY AND PHOTOS BY KELLY FAULKENHAM CORRESPONDENT
Even the youngest among us enjoy picking up a paint brush and creating works of art that make us all smile.
For a group of 51⁄2 year olds (and, yes, the 1⁄2 matters) enrolled in a week-long Art is Creation camp, each day held something new and different.
Animal masks were on the agenda June 21 and by the time they were all done, there was a zoo full of youngsters roaring like tigers, quacking like ducks and trumpeting like elephants behind their colorful creations.
Enthusiastic and having a lot of fun, face-painter Antonia Pineiro was also on hand adding her special touch that was obviously much loved by those who had the opportunity to have art added to their own face.
Founded by Regina Wise, Art is Creation is a non-profit organization with the desire to involve more youth in opportunities through experiences in art related initiatives.
Left, Bryks Chiapco is just getting started on his duck mask. Above, Antionia Pineiro “The Face Painter” working on her latest penguin masterpiece on Maggie Williams face.
Left, Cole Bruton begins to very carefully cut out his mask. Above, Kyla Husebo created a lion mask and gave a growl when asked what sound it makes. Right, Regina Wise shows Hayli Williams the technique to using a sponge brush