4-H members work to expand artistic skills _lowres

Photo provided by Leanna Cupit -- East Feliciana 4-H members participated in Arts Day July 20 at the East Feliciana Extension Office in Clinton. The youth created name banners, necklaces, sewing, and creating food art. Showing off their art, from left, are Kaylee Blankenship, Ashley Pugh, Gigi Cartwell.

4-H offers more than the traditional ideas of raising animals and growing gardens. Ten 4-H members from East Feliciana experienced the arts side of the 4-H program July 20 at the extension office in Clinton.

These fourth- through sixth-grade members, along with a junior leader helper, completed a variety of activities related to visual arts, sewing, performing arts and food art.

The youth completed a camp-style name banner made from twine and buttons. They sewed their own drink coaster from hand towels and fabric. They ended the day by creating an edible necklace from a variety of cookies, pretzels and gummy snacks.