ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Fourth graders from North Douglas elementary school got the chance to try something new on Tuesday.
The Umpqua Valley Arts Association opened it's doors to students from Drain.
The kids spent the morning learning about all different types of art, but they also got to try their hand at a few projects.
From Native American button blankets to plaster masterpieces, the kids got to let their creativity roam free.
Officials with the Art Association say it's important to make sure that art still plays a part in children's lives. "Our goal is always to bring art to kids, and that's something that's been cut from schools in almost every region of the state, and Douglas County in particular," said Kathy Henderson of UVAA.
Students said they enjoyed the chance to try their hand at something new that they don't get to do at school. Kirsten Olp, told KPIC News, "You don't get to mess with plaster and play with it."
But it wasn't just about the hands on artwork.
Students also got to tour the facility and learn a little about the works on display.
Makayla Johnston said, "What I think was most special about the day, was that we got to see all those paintings and pictures."
As a whole, students said they enjoyed the whole experience and that's exactly what Henderson says officials with the Art Association were hoping for. "Offer them an art experience to build their confidence about being creative, and that art isn't for someone else, it's actually for everyone. You can learn a lot when you expand your mind and bring art into your world," she said.