Art students make creative carvings

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield High School art club member Sarah Miller proudly displayed her pumpkin carving during the club’s Creative Carving event on Oct. 27.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield High School art club member Emily Hrina carved Jack Skeleton from “Nightmare Before Christmas” on her pumpkin during the club’s Creative Carving event on Oct. 27.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield High School art teacher and art club advisor Kate Antal helped Canfield High School art club member Ella Mitchell carve her pumpkin at the club’s Creative Carving event on Oct. 27.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

Students in the Canfield High School Art Club put their artistic pumpkin carving skills to the test during Creative Carving on Oct. 27. The club met in the art room with CHS art teacher and club advisor Kate Antal to let their creative juices flow.

The students got creative with their pumpkins, as they designed and carved an owl, a rib cage, a scary face, “Scooby Doo,” stars and moons and Jack Skeleton from “Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Creative Carving is the club’s first project, and they have more activities planned.

“This is our first project of the year, and we have many more planned. We are doing artist apron painting soon, we are having a T-shirt design contest and we have Greg Moring, the YSU Art Department chair coming to speak to our students about careers in art. In December, we are also partnering with Ashley Circle Nursing Home in Austintown to start an art pals program, which is like pen pals. We are going to send them art which they can display there and they are going to send us art which we can display here,” Antal said.

According to Antal, all art students are welcome to join the club.

“The Art Club is where students can come and have fun and create extra art - more art than they do in the classroom. The students will also have volunteer opportunities in the community,” Antal said.

When the students finished their creative pumpkin masterpieces, they took them home to display them on their porches just in time for Halloween.

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