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DAP completes outdoor art-science series


August 14, 2020

Charity Smith/Daily Globe Cousins Keely, Maddy and Vivian McRae paint watercolor notecards using leaf impressions as their grandmother Cindy McRae watches during the final DAP outdoor art and science class, which was held in Riccelli Park in Hurley. DAP artist Peg Sandin looks in.

HURLEY - The Downtown Art Place completed its outdoor art and science classes for children on Thursday with a study of trees at Riccelli Park in Hurley.

The series of classes was coordinated by Sue Spaete, a retired Wakefield kindergarten teacher. She said she wanted to do a series of outdoor classes which integrated both art and science for children. Each class in the series had a different theme - insects, birds, shoreline and trees - and the classes - taught by local artists and naturalists - took place in local parks on Tuesdays and Thursdays in early August.

The program was praised by...

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