Budding artists paint winter scene during WHS art fundraiser

Wendi Countryman, left, and her daughter, Joanna, paint a winter scene during a fundraiser in support of Wheatland High School’s art program last week.



WHEATLAND –Children as well as adults tried their hand at painting during a fundraiser in support of Wheatland High School’s art program last week.
Under the tutorage of art and digital media teacher Dylan Hancey, participants painted a picture of a winter scene with the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, and incuded evergreens and snow in the foreground.
“Having paint nights are pretty common,” Hancey said. “I just wanted to capitalize and get the community involved in doing some art work as well as raise some funds.
Wendi Countryman brought her daughter, Joanna, 6, to the event.
“We needed some mother-daughter time,” Wendi Countryman said.
Joanna was busy painting the sky for her picture using black and blue paint.
“Mommy just thought I would enjoy painting,” she said.
Hancey said the fundraiser helps in purchasing supplies for art classes at the school.
“Paints, brushes, glazes for the ceramics – everything that we go through each year – just replenishing our stocks,” Hancey said. “We do painting, we do oil paints with acrylics, watercolors, ceramics, photography – it starts adding up when you have 20 to 30 students.

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