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Family Art Night draws crowd of Pleasanton students and parents

Updated: May 8, 2023

Pleasanton Elementary School third-graders gather around the check-in tables to make name tags for themselves at the Family Art Night on March 7. More than 100 attended the event. (Photos by Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)

Despite the cold, rainy weather outside, the Tuesday night before spring break saw more than 100 Pleasanton students, parents, teachers and helpers gather for Family Art Night.

Pleasanton district art teacher Julie Laver said that more than 65 elementary school students signed up to participate, bring parents, grandparents and other family members with them. In addition, several high school art club students were there to help manage tables with supplies for different art projects.

Students and their families moved from table to table, occasionally visiting the "hot glue" table to have an older student glue things together for them.

In the school's art room, several students worked on making tie-dyed t-shirts wearing protective aprons and gloves.

Stephanie Mitchell and her son Nathaniel discuss optimal placement of eyes for his sock puppet project.

Danny and Jada Looney work with their daughter Willow to make the perfectly decorated mask.

Instructor Jackie Hill teaches her students how to fold t-shirts for a beautiful tie-dyed product.

Tables in the PES gym saw plenty of activity as students and their families moved from one art project to another.

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