Rylee Black-Treblas colored in her mandala with shades of purple and blue during the Ormond Memorial Art Museum’s free, family art night on Friday, Feb. 2.
The Daytona Beach resident plans on giving it to one of her favorite teachers at R. J. Longstreet Elementary School in Daytona Beach.
“I like doing art because it can give me ideas, like good thoughts,” Black-Treblas said.
With the goal of showing people the museum is more than a place to simply look at art, but to also create your own, the family art nights are usually held on the first Friday of the month.
Linda King, who led the class, has been a staff member with OMAM since 1998. Through it all, what’s continuously encouraged her through is how children generate ideas and make art free of restrictions or boundaries.
“First of all, I love kids,” King said. “I love working with them because they’re creative and full of spirit and ideas. I like getting to them while they still think they can do anything.”
Ormond Beach resident Lisa Blevins just started homeschooling her daughter Elizabeth a few days before the family art night, so she said she decided this would be a good hands-on learning opportunity.
The night’s craft of mandalas, which is a a geometric figure that is associated with spiritual or relaxing purposes, correlates to the art show on display, “Mandalas: 4 Artists Enter the Circle.” The work of Jorge Fernandini, Dan Gunderson, Paul Heussenstamm and Sherrill Schoening is featured at the exhibit, which closes March 4.
The museum at 78 E. Granada Blvd. is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and noon to 4 p.m. on the weekends. Call 676-3347. Visit ormondartmuseum.org.