Gourd art comes to Rogers

RogGourdArt The Rogers Library recently hosted an Environmentally Friendly Art Program for Kids where the star of the day was gourds.
Instructor Marjorie Fedyszyn, above, leads a group of children in a “Paint It Green” program featuring “Gourd Art.” She explained that gourds come in many shapes, sizes, colors and textures. (Photos by Aaron Brom)

Children at Rogers Library sift through a box of gourds that they could choose to decorate.

Children at Rogers Library sift through a box of gourds that they could choose to decorate.

Josh Barras uses a scouring pad to clean off his gourd before painting it. Rogers Library hosted “Gourd Art” as part of an Environmentally Friendly Art Program for Kids.

Josh Barras uses a scouring pad to clean off his gourd before painting it. Rogers Library hosted “Gourd Art” as part of an Environmentally Friendly Art Program for Kids.

Instructor Marjorie Fedyszyn shows “Gourd Art” participants how to decorate gourds using not just paint and markers but colored pencils.

Instructor Marjorie Fedyszyn shows “Gourd Art” participants how to decorate gourds using not just paint and markers but colored pencils.

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