‘Young Picassos’ Display During May at Barnegat Library

May 09, 2018

Last fall, the Barnegat Township Recreation Department launched a new program for children interested in learning about art. Known as “Young Picassos,” the class drew approximately 30 children from ages 5 and older for fall and spring. They capped off the year by having their art on display for May at the Barnegat branch of the Ocean County Library.

“We had an opening reception on May 3, and many students with their families enjoyed sharing their works with their families as they dined on fine cookies and sparkling cider while listening to classical music,” said instructor Patty Clark Brescia. “It was an evening celebrating the arts on a local level.”

Brescia said that in the class, the children learned not just drawing and painting, but also art history.

“I talked about how Monet used color and Van Gogh used art to express his feelings,” said Brescia. “I also spent some time on the works of Georgia O’Keeffe. I went over what it was that made these people great artists.”

She said that after some classes when the youngsters completed their creations, they didn’t sign their works.

“I wanted the parents to guess which one their child created,” said Brescia. “We’re looking to start (the program) up again in the fall.”

For more information on the exhibit, call the branch at 609-698-3331. E.E.

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