PRINCETON, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – The Princeton Public Library is continuing to appeal to a larger audience, this time by introducing the first-ever Art Club for middle and high school students.
According to the library, the club is for teens who want to explore different art mediums and share their artistic abilities with their community.
Ben Broyles, a longtime employee of the library who will be running the art club program, says the focus of each month’s meetings will depend upon the interests of the participants.
“The main focus of the club is just to try and broaden the members’ abilities and also let them try out new mediums of art,” Broyles explained. “If they don’t like drawing with pens and papers, they can practice, and if they’ve only done a little work with color pencils, then we can teach them to paint. Whatever they are interested in, I’m going to have those interests run the club.”
In addition to painting and drawing, Broyles says he also wants to introduce participants to sculpting, pottery, etc.
While Broyles wants to focus on exposing community members to new art forms, he also wants to draw more teenagers to the library’s other programs.
“We’d love for people to come out and experience this,” said Director of the Princeton Public Library Sheena Johnson. “We offer special programs for adults and a ton of things for children, so we are driving to push the teen audience to receive as much programing as the others. I think it’s great for the library to offer an assortment of programming for people in the community, so they can experience many different things, whether it’s different forms of art, different books or different ways of thinking. We want to offer things they aren’t normally exposed to.”
The Art Club is not requiring registration. Those who want to participate can show up at the first club at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 27.