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Art Sampler day teaches youth to mix old and new

Youngsters will get a lesson in what to do with those broken

crayons Saturday during Art Sampler day at the Creative Arts Center.

Budding Picassos from 2 to 6 will create art works and tour the

art center and gallery beginning at 10:30 a.m., said Alejandra


Biolatto, the center’s senior recreation leader and gallery director.

Under the theme, “Recycle Art,” instructors will give tips on what

to do with old crayons, old magazines and other items around the



“It will show children you don’t have to spend a lot of money to

make something beautiful,” Biolatto said.

They will make sun-catchers by grating crayons and putting them

between wax paper, which is heated to make the wax melt. When hung in

a window, the colorful patterns are seen as the sun streams through.

There will be three stations with different projects. One inside

the gallery, another messier one on the patio, and a clay project in

the pottery studio.


While inside the studio, participants will watch a demonstration

of throwing a clay pot.

“That always gets oohs and aahs from the little kids,” Biolatto


Children must be accompanied by an adult, and the charge is $5 per


The arts center is at 1100 W. Clark Ave.

Register by stopping at McCambridge Recreation Center, 1515 N.


Glenoaks Blvd., or call 238-5378.


Singer/songwriter Jon Baston of Glendale will showcase his

repertoire of country, folk and ballad songs during a free concert at

8 p.m. Saturday at the ThetaSound Studios Coffee House, 1309

Riverside Drive in Burbank.

For reservations or more information, call 955-5888.

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