What to Do Wednesday: Art Club

December 06 2017
Category: Campus Life

This week’s #WhatToDoWedneday is all about Elmira College Art Club, a fun student organization to join regardless of your art background.

“Art Club is open to any student, regardless of skill,” said club president Isabela Gonzalez ‘18.

Staying true to their slogan for the year, “art appreciation,” the students emphasize that the club is not just for art majors or people with high levels of drawing or painting skills, but for anyone who loves art or wants to expand their knowledge of art. 

This year, the students visited the Corning Museum of Glass to admire all of the carefully sculpted glass artwork. The club also enjoys hosting events such as paint-alongs with Bob Ross and an on-campus black-light Badminton tournament. For people who enjoy DIY projects, the club does several of these activities including crayon art, baking and decorating cookies, and painting pumpkins. 

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Students also complete community service through Art Club in unique ways like face painting at events. This year, they painted faces at the Trick-or-Treat for the Kids Halloween event on campus. The funds raised during the event helped children through UNICEF and the Children’s Miracle Network of Arnot Ogden Medical Center.

Art Club meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., in the George Waters Gallery with prepared activities. Attend a meeting if you need a study break or want to meet people who share the same love for art. 

“Our club is a great place to relax from the stress of classes or homework and have fun creating art with friends,” said Isabela.