Youth Arts Wows & Inspires

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Visit the Black Swamp Arts Festival's Youth Arts supported by the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club.

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Katie Beigel, chair of the Youth Arts committee is taking the area in a greener direction by having kids use materials in new ways. Paper hats will be adorned with the young artists own creations instead of the silk flowers.

"It's important to teach kids that art can come from anywhere. you don't need to go and buy a bunch of stuff to be creative," Beigel said.

The Youth Arts theme fits with an overall Festival emphasis on reusing, reducing, recycling, and repurposing. "We're showing that arts can have a function more than "just something you put on the fridge," Beigel said. "There are so many things that can be used to make new projects. The Festival is a coll place to do that. There's no lesson plan, no state standards to meet, the only goal is to have fun, be creative, and try new art experiences. Unleashing creativity is always the focus. When you're teaching art, you're teaching the motor skills, but also provide time and space to think about it." 

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