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From learning about light and shade to modeling raptors in clay (using a live model!) to metalsmithing to creating their own comics, this year's Art of Summer students engaged in an array of challenging and fun activities. "I'm just amazed at the sophistication of their work," said Program Coordinator and Teaching Artist Betina Fink. The fact the program drew twice as many students as expected is another measure of its success. "We have lots of teens coming back year after year," explained Betina "and this year we also included kids aged 8 to 12 for the very first time." As the Art of Summer wraps up, participants are displaying the fruits of their labor in the TDS Gallery through August 30th. Even exhibition has been part of the discovery process. In the last week, students â€˜learned by doing' as they curated and mounted their own exhibit. Guided by TDS Exhibition Council Acting Chair Kathleen Velo, students studied professional practices as part of a guided tour of the Etherton and the Temple Galleries. Velo encouraged the teens to employ their newfound know-how in designing and installing their own exhibition. Come savor their unbounded creativity.