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Letting his creativity take over as he worked with the materials set in front of him, Jordan Hurn worked on fashioning a sculpture of a clock at the Teen Sculpture Workshop. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle.

Teens turned artists with a little molding

WASSAIC — Teenagers, some of whom are patrons at the NorthEast-Millerton Library in the village of Millerton, joined others who are patrons at the Amenia Free Library, in an exercise of creativity in collaboration with The Wassaic Project artists’ group a few miles south in the town of Amenia.

With encouragement from artist Nicole Dyer, the local teens ages 13 to 18 were given the space to let their creativity take shape as they participated in the Teen Sculpture Workshop at The Wassaic Project on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

The workshop was the second of two sessions with Dyer organized by the two libraries; the first session was held on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Starting at 5 p.m. that day, the teenagers spent a rainy evening under the cover of the Maxon Mills porch in the hamlet of Wassaic. 

Equipped with the materials necessary for sculpting, they fashioned handmade creations, sculpting clocks, boomerangs, doors and other items with encouragement from the workshop’s artist and the library directors.

— Kaitlin Lyle

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