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Youngsters’ artwork limited only by their imaginations

April 5, 2019 GMT

LAUGHLIN — Youth at the Laughlin Library got their clay on during Art Club on March 26.

Art club typically takes place the fourth Tuesday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. and is put on by Mindy Munro, the library’s youth services specialist. It’s free to attend, and every month brings a new project.

At the most recent club meeting, it was working with modeling clay.

“I like to introduce them to different art mediums they might not be familiar with, or something they might not have at home,” Munro said. “However, a lot of kids are familiar with Play-Doh, so they are familiar with the concept.”

Participants spent the hour coming up with all sorts of creations. Abbie Owens made a cat and Joseph Murray decided to make a dinosaur and turtle. It really came down to their own creative minds.

Beads and buttons were available to add to their creations.

Munro said the cool thing about modeling clay is the youngsters get to keep their creations for a long time because of the hardening aspect it has.

Sandy Owens, Abbie’s mom, said she has been bringing her to the library for the past four years. She said she likes it because it allows her daughter to be creative, social and learn from other adults.

Munro has taught Abbie how to paint and even how to work safely with scissors. She even bought left-handed scissors just for Abbie.

“It’s a good program, and the library is a big benefit to our community,” Sandy Owens said.

Besides art, the Laughlin Library offers Lego Club every Wednesday and a science program once a month.

For a full list of events and activities, go to www.lvccld.org or grab a physical calendar copy at the library.