‘Club on the Go’ packets introduce master artists

Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck (BGCNN) volunteer Ann Vaden was thrilled when she received photos of Heather and John Headley’s work on a project she had designed to introduce children to the artist Henri Matisse.

Vaden has taught art in classrooms for over 25 years and began working with the club’s after-school program at Lancaster Primary School last December. Each month she focused on a different artist’s paintings. After teaching a little about the artist, she then encouraged children to create their own masterpieces. Before the schools closed, her students had created Henri Rousseau jungles, Georgia O’Keeffe flowers and Claude Monet water lilies.

“The kids were so enthusiastic that I hoped to find a way to continue…

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