Work created by students in the winter season of Art Fridays can be seen in “Charcoal, Pencil, Paint,” an exhibit on display through June 1 at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

The Art Fridays program focuses on middle-school students, with most students between ages of 10 and 14. Students in the winter session included Eden Bailey, Hadessah Bobeda, Orin Catron, Ilalli Catron, Aurora Fee, Caroline Gardner, Levi Green, Jozalyn Hulet, Barbara Lawson, Shelby Mavity, Finley Miller-Morgan, MaKenzie Moore, Paige Powell and Kaylee Seifert.

“My goal for the drawing classes was for the young artists to sketch using theirs eyes and hands as tools for examining and understanding a subject rather in focusing on finished works of art,” said drawing instructor Marcy Kenyon. “I think all the students learned more about drawing and improved.”

“I would say that the kids had a lot of fun learning to explore and express themselves with paint,” painting instructor Eileen Hearne added. “They were a joy to work with, and very inspiring!”

The exhibit, hosted by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, will be on display through June 1, available to view from noon to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

• The spring Art Fridays session will run May 3 to 17 and focus on creating works for the Nye Beach Banner Project. Three additional art camps are being scheduled for July as well. For more information on visual arts youth learning opportunities from the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, call 541-265-6569 or email

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