by Paula Coughlan
ELBURN/SGâ€”Six-year-old Adam Wold showed an artistic side early on, said his mother, Jenny Wold of Elburn.
â€œHeâ€™d make things from what he rummaged from our recycling bin,â€ she said. â€œHe created string set ups in his room to slide things on and open doors.â€
One such creationâ€”a castle made from egg cartonsâ€”is among Adamâ€™s art that is on display at Sugar Grove Public Library through Friday, June 25, along with works by other students of The Art Room.
Because of her sonâ€™s talent and interest in art, Adamâ€™s mom enrolled him in classes at The Art Room, in the instructor Jeaneatte Rehmelâ€™s Elburm home.
An acrylic painting of a lion is one of Adamâ€™s creations in The Art Room display at the library this month. He said his teacher helped him with the details.
â€œI was supposed to draw it inside a cage, but I wanted him outside,â€ he said. â€œSo Miss Jeannette had me look at pictures to see what it was like where lions live.â€
Adamâ€™s parents display more of his art in the familyâ€™s house. Moving his hands over a colorful painting of a pirate ship shooting at a boat, Adam told how Rehmel helped him create this piece.
â€œMiss Jeannette explained that I needed to make the boat being fired on smaller, so that it would seem far away,â€ Adam said. â€œMy hardest part was drawing the cannon so it would look like it had turned sideways so it could aim at the boat.â€
Adam is particularly proud of the ladder he had drawn up to the crowâ€™s nest. He said it was â€œone of the harder things to get the way I wanted it.â€
His ship painting will be on display at another art show at the Sugar Grove Public Library in late fall.
Another painting he did at The Art Room, of a lighthouse, features beams of light glowing at the top, on a dark sky-blue background, showing Adamâ€™s love for color.
In a follow-up to his lion painting, Adam is currently working on a painting of a gazelle.
â€œIâ€™m going to keep drawing animals that live in the same place,â€ he said.
thru Friday, June 25
Sugar Grove Public Library,
125 S. Municipal Drive
Featuring works by students
of The Art Room
The public may view the display
during regular library hours:
Tue.â€“Thu., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri. and Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Photo: An acrylic painting of a lion is among Elburn 6-year-old Adam Wold’s creations on display at the Sugar Grove Public Library this month. A student of The Art Room in Elburn, Adam plans to produce a series of wild-animal paintings. Courtesy Photo