Art for the family

Casey Spencer '17

With 180 days of school, there are so many activities and events that can take place throughout the year. There are talent shows, musicals, sport games, and so much more. One of the many events that the National Art Honor Society hosts throughout the year is Family Art Night.

Family Art Night was held January 20 at Washington Township High School and is an event where students and other people in the community can come to learn a step by step process of how to make a painting. This year’s painting could be seen on the many flyers advertising the event.

“Anyone can do it if you know how to hold a paintbrush”, said National Art Honor Society member Marissa Salamoni ’17.

The event consisted of painting along with refreshments and door prizes. Some members of the National Art Honor Society walk around the event in order to provide tips to the painters while some members sat at tables demonstrating the step by step process.

“Everyone’s painting turns out unique to their personality”, Salamoni said.

There is a lot of effort that goes into planning Family Art Night for the National Art Honor Society members and its advisor, Ms. Sybil Cohen.

“We have to make sure we have all the necessary supplies”, said Salamoni.

The supplies that the members use throughout the events are paintbrushes, canvases, and paper towels. The members of the National Art Honor Society are also responsible for setting up the tables and the necessary materials before people start to arrive for the event.

“The purpose of Family Art Night is to let out the inner artist in everyone”, Salamoni said.

There are so many events that take place in those 180 days of school at Washington Township, the National Art Honor Society hopes that next year more folks will set aside Family Art Night and take the opportunity to indulge that artistic side they may have never realized they had.