Quest Elementary School will host its first Art Night


Quest Elementary School will host its first Art Night on Oct. 22. There will be a number of stations that students and their parents will be able to take part in for spin art.

Courtesy of Dana Wilkins

It’s a night that promises to be fun for Quest Elementary School students and their families.

The school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is putting on the first Quest Art Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22.

“We’re planning on it to be very hands on, an event that all of the family can be included,” Quest PTO President Dana Wilkins said. “Moms and dads can participate.”

There will be no charge to take part in the event, which will feature several different stations for students and their families to rotate to and from. However, there will be a request for donations to help fund a project that will make the school unique.

“We are hoping to create a rock garden in front of Quest,” Wilkins said. “It’s inspired by the book, ‘Only One You’ (by Linda Kranz) so the kids can create a unique rock, just like them.”

In addition to a rock painting table, there also will be spin art, a sensory bubble painting station, sand art and a station to make tissue paper fall crafts. The plan also is for there to be a local student on hand to have a station with step-by-step instruction on how to draw.

“We’re kind of excited for that,” Wilkins said. “It will be different pictures, so the kids can stay (there) if they wanted and families can draw together.”

With so many different stations, the hope is that there will be something for everyone to enjoy and participate in the event.

Food will be on sale so that it also can be a fun night out for families.

“It’s our first time,” Wilkins said. “I’m really excited. I hope it goes well. … We’re all hoping it sparks imagination and that the students and the parents will really get into it.”