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Promoting literacy through arts and crafts

The WQLC worked with Get Art at Mill Dam Park on Saturday, where children could design a cover for their own books and then continue writing and drawing the story, if they pleased. Pictured, Owen Thomas works hard on his book about tractor pulls.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
SHAWVILLE Sept. 8, 2018
Budding writers and artists were putting their skills to work Saturday morning as they set out on their own creative ventures – by designing and producing picture books.
Art in the Park saw 22 children and eight moms descend upon Mill Dam Park, in an effort to promote literacy skills and education by the Western Quebec Literacy Council (WQLC).
Working with Get Art’s Kate Aley, children had the chance to work with their parent or guardian to create their own unique story, complete with a copyright slip to add authenticity to their masterpieces.
While the initial plan was to have the authors decorate just the cover of their books, everyone quickly went beyond that, diving headlong into their adventures with tales of farm animals, tractor pulls and much more.

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