BALLINGER – Creativity was flowing during Art Camp held by the Mid-West Texas Art Guild at the Do-Art Studio last week.

BALLINGER – Creativity was flowing during Art Camp held by the Mid-West Texas Art Guild at the Do-Art Studio last week.

The camp was filled to capacity with 20 young art lovers, from all over the state. Jean Hensley, who headed up the camp along with other Guild members, called the turn out “fantastic.”

The campers enjoyed painting, learning about famous artists, drawing and doing a study in color. They also used a variety of paint mediums, including water color and acrylic.

On Thursday, Hensley led the campers in an abstract art exercise, which required the campers to use different colors of paints, and either put it on the page with a piece of cardboard, or drizzle it. Then, a clean sheet of paper was applied with pressure, and the end result was an abstract painting.

“This is really fun,” said Elizabeth Minzenmeyer of Rowena.

On Friday, the campers were able to show their paintings and artwork during Show Off Day.

All of the campers were able to put their own “paw print” on the Runnels County mural that the Guild members are painting.

Artist Tom Orsak, who has designed and painted much of the mural with other members, was on hand to help during the abstract art exercise.

“I want to do this,” he said as he helped London Reyes of Houston with her painting.

Overall, Hensley said the camp was a huge success this year.

“They have done really, really well,” she said. “All of them wanted to be here.”