Once a week for the past five weeks, students at Central Elementary School have had a chance to try their hands at several different forms of art during the school’s Arts at Central program.
A group of local artists are teaming with Central to bring various art forms — which the school could not provide on its own — into the school for the students to enjoy including woodworking, origami, crochet, charcoal and chalk drawing, dance, drama, singing and crafting.
Principal Lisa Smith said the idea behind the program was to bring things to the students that they might otherwise never see.
“I wanted our children to have an opportunity to be exposed to different types of art that we don’t always have time to do in the school system,” Smith said. “We thought we would try it for six weeks and see how the children responded and how the artists responded, and I think everyone has had a good time.”