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Creativity unleashed at open art studio

Fisher center hosts budding artists weekly

January 13, 2013
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

There are no bounds to how far the creativity can go at the weekly kids open art studio Saturday mornings at the Fisher Community Center.

Children ages four to 12 are invited for the free program and can take advantage of paints, clay and other art supplies in the studio to create whatever project they choose.

"There's no real structured thing," said local artist Jordan Denato, who helps run the program of the Central Iowa Art Association. "They can work on whatever they want."

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Alexia Perez, 5, works on an art project Saturday morning during the kids open art studio at Fisher Community Center.

Last week, 5-year-old Alexia Perez worked on a clay project and she came back and was working on macaroni art Saturday with her parents.

"It just give them ideas to grow up and be creative," said Rod Arment, Alexia's dad who was also working on a piece of art himself. "She really likes all the paints."

Denato said he is impressed weekly with the creativity displayed as the kids come up with their ideas from scratch.

"They do a really good job," Denato said. "They are really creative."

The studio is open from 10 a.m. to noon the first four Saturdays each month and every other Saturday during the summer.

For more information on the program call the CIAA at 641-753-9013.



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