Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Art Pays off for Nebraska Girl Scouts

Nebraska's North Platte Telegraph reports that Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska teamed up with local artists to learn how to use various artistic skills, culminating in the "artVenture" event with proceeds from the auction going to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which helps girls attend camp, said Jennifer Schall, fund development specialist for the Girl Scouts. 130 pieces of art from Girl Scouts as well as the artists were up for auction Saturday.

Girl Scout Elizabeth Earnest, 16, of Benkelman, said she worked with Ray Walters on her line drawing of a girl on a park bench.

"It took about two weeks to do, I've always liked feathered hats that ladies used to wear and the fancy dresses," she said. "I learned how to take solid lines out of a picture and make it look more realistic."

The program, which area leaders began to work on in the fall of 2011, helped girls learn art skills, and acted as a fundraiser.