Published Dec. 22, 2013, in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star
Under the direction of Julia London-Meddles and other River City Art Association members, seven Juniors and 47 Brownies from Girl Scouts of Central Indiana troops 745, 787, 1215, 1401, 1907, 1940, 2204 and 3163 participated in workshops on Sept. 7 in the Girl Scouts Service Center in Fairbanks Park, Terre Haute.
RCAA sponsored the workshops to educate Girl Scouts about badges associated with the arts and to help them complete requirements needed to earn their respective badges.
In a drawing workshop, the fourth- and fifth-grade Juniors were tutored by Mike Bender, Monty Jones and Don Turner on how to sketch a still life.
Each Junior also made a portfolio of their artwork.
In the painting workshop, the second- and third-grade Brownies collectively created a wall-size mural of redbirds in leafy-green trees using their arms, hands and a wooden bird stamp.
Under the direction of Debbie Anderson, each Brownie also personalized a bird-shaped lawn stake.
Photographer and RCAA member Josh Spidel captured the creative moments of the two-hour workshops.
This was the second year RCAA conducted the workshops in conjunction with its annual Fall Juried Exhibition in the Girl Scouts facility.
Incorporated in 2008, RCAA’s mission is to establish an art association open to the general public to promote, support and enhance an appreciation of the visual arts in the Wabash Valley through art exhibits, demonstrations, seminars, study groups and workshops.
For membership and meeting information, contact RCAA president Todd Stokes at 812-232-0048.