Day: March 23, 2013

Family Art Day


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Butterflies returned to the Art Junction today.

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Families came to the Art Junction on Saturday, March 23, 2013 to participate in creating clay butterflies and to help celebrate the return of spring.

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Our weather was still very winter-like, but our thoughts turned to spring and the renewal that will return to north-central Ohio soon.

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Families worked together to create butterflies from air-dry clay.

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Everyone had the opportunity to add paint to their creation as well.

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Crayola® Air-Dry Clay is a natural earth clay which air-dries to a hard solid. It can be used it to make clay sculptures, decorative items or plaques. No baking or firing needed. Easy clean-up. Minimal shrinkage.

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You can use most traditional clay sculpting techniques with Air-Dry Clay, such as coil, slab, pinch, score-and-weld.

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A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect which includes moths.

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Butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight.  Some, like the Monarch, will migrate over long distances. A few butterflies eat harmful insects. Culturally, butterflies are a popular motif in the visual and literary arts.

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Everyone enjoyed the creative process of making a butterfly today.

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Maybe you can join us for a class, workshop, gallery opening or our next family art day.