5.4.7 Arts Center is host to kids' art classes this month and next.

Thursday morning the 5.4.7 Arts Center was the setting for a Kids’ Summer Art Classes experience. The word of the day was resistance, according to teacher Ann Dixon. She instructed the children to draw a picture of their home in crayon and then paint it with water colors. The crayons then resisted the water colors thus teaching the children what resistance means in art form.
Kids Summer Art Classes started June 7 and will run till July 26 this year. Classes are free although donations are always accepted to assist with supplies. Organizers have requested that participants R.S.V.P  by phone or by messaging them on their Facebook page so they can make sure they have enough supplies on hand. Classes start at 10:30 a.m. each week.
“Attendance has been spectacular with about an average of 35 kids each week and many volunteers” said organizer Stacy Barnes.
Summer art classes have been offered for the last 10 years, fulfilling part of the mission of the arts center to provide opportunities for art activities for children in the community.
Other opportunities coming up include ceramic classes scheduled for Mondays, July 2, 9, and 16 for $60 which includes all supplies needed. Those who want to attend should registration at the 5.4.7 Arts Center. Registration and more information can be found on the center’s website, Facebook event page or by calling.
There is no special plans for the center on July 4th but the lawn will be open for people to sit and watch the fireworks as it has been the past few years.
The center welcomes any suggestions for classes or events and organizers are always looking for new ideas for classes that people would be interested in taking.
Those with ideas may email sbarnes@547artscenter.org or call 620.723.2600.