Since spring, the "Second Saturday Community Art" program has been underway in the Brentwood Darlington neighborhood in the Portland Moose Lodge.
"Today we're making printed T-shirts with kids," smiled artist Zea Westcott. "With this simple printing process, each kid can make their own unique design."
She showed how to make a "stamp" by carving into a piece of foam, using a pencil. "Then we put ink on it and turn it over, and then we can stamp the design onto the fabric," Westcott explained. "I love that the kids get to do something fun, and take something home, and be able to say 'I made this' as they show off their project."
Portland Moose Lodge 291 Business Manager and Administrator Daniel Barrett was all smiles as he watched the art projects take place.
"Our devotion is toward family and kids," Barrett said. "We want to make sure that families have a place to go in the community, and here, it doesn't cost them anything to participate."
What kind of art projects will there be on the second Saturday morning of each month? Head to the Portland Moose Lodge, at S.E. 52nd Avenue at Flavel Street, and find out.