Local Children Turn Scraps Into Art
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:
- Mountain View Elementary 2nd - 5th grade
- Hoover Elementary Kindergarten - 5th grade
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 more of the baskets, click here and scroll through the photo gallery. Fantastic work by all students and kudos to Tonya Gainey for her enthusiasm and dedication!