Local Children turn Scraps into Art

Posted on March 15, 2007 by Soft Star Elves There have been 0 comments

When Art Instructor Tonya Gaineystopped by looking for leather scraps - we had no idea what a treat she and her students had in store! Fifty-four students from local Corvallis-area schools poured their artistic energies into creating beautiful leather baskets like the one photographed here! The students participated from:

Tonya and her students wove in many local ingredients-- including Oregon native Myrtlewood bases donated by family-owned Myrtlewood Mystique Gallery in Philomath. (Fun store to check out :-). Students sculpted the beads to top off their baskets which were then baked and hardened. Beads were made in a variety of decorative shapes, animals (snakes, salmon, penguins, cats....) or objects of art to crown their basket. If you would like to see all of the baskets, click here. Fantastic work by all students and kudos to Tonya Gainey for her enthusiasm and dedication!


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