Art Camp Held at Riverdale Academy

Members of Riverdale’s Beta Club and members of the faculty and staff pitched in to conduct an Art Camp this summer.  Dr. Robert Peters said it was a cooperative effort with the school board.

Peters said Dr. Diane Newton, Director of Federal Programs for the school board, brought him the idea. Red River Art Instructor Jeff Edwards conducted the sessions.  Dr. Peters was most appreciative, “I want to thank Dr. Newton, who provided the money, the suggestion and the teacher; Mr. Edwards for being a great teacher; Mrs. Cason for marshaling her Beta Club to assist and the Beta Club members for responding; the parents who entrusted their children to us; and the kids who did an admirable job in representing Christ, their families and Riverdale Academy. It was a personal pleasure for me to share with the kids each day.”

Amanda Cason is the Beta Club leader at Riverdale.  She got many of her members to help out with everything from running errands to doing a little art themselves.  Just about everyone got in there and got their hands dirty!

The Journal visited on the last day and observed an array of art created during the week.  The students worked with several media including clay.  Student Jo Jo Shaver said he liked the clay, “I learned how to mold clay.”  Edwards introduced the students to various techniques including painting and art crafts.

This was Riverdale’s first Art Camp and Dr. Peters said they are ready to do it again.  “I know the kids enjoyed it,” he said, “And we want to do it again next summer.”


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