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Kids exploring creative side with 'Art at the Park'

Posted at 10:20 AM, Sep 25, 2020

PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) — Future artist Imtiaz Husaie really likes to paint and draw but "Art at the Park" has taught him to appreciate sculpting too.

When it comes to art, the instructor says it's not about capability, but using your imagination and creativity.

"This is a pot, I am trying to smooth it out, the teacher says that if I do that I can actually put stuff inside it," said Husaie.

Getting kids engaged in the process is a top goal, the thinking process as well as the artistic process and of course, having some fun.

"Early literacy is super important at this age, reading to the kids and I thought this was a good place to start. There is not a lot of programs for this age," said artist Megan McDonough of Art at the Park.

The program is for toddlers up to early elementary school kids. They first read a book, discuss it, then pick an element to create.

"I just love watching the kids create. We teach them how to hold a paintbrush, we say art is not about what it looks like, it's about how you create and the process of it," said McDonough.

The pieces of art are showcased on Facebook. After art class is over, the kids get to play at the park.

Art at the Park takes place every Thursday at Halleck Park in Papillion at 10 a.m. When the weather changes, the class will move indoors to Hy-Vee Shadow Lake.

To learn more about Art at the Park, click here.

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