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Art Education Students Craft Christmas Ornaments

December 4, 2012

Christmas stockings, dinosaurs, Disney characters, crosses and manger scenes are all part of the big batch of hand-made ornaments on sale in early December at Mississippi College.

It’s become an annual tradition for MC art education students. Proceeds will help them raise money to attend the National Art Education Association’s annual convention in Fort Worth, Texas March 7-10, 2013.

Hundreds of workshops, seminars, panel discussions and prominent guest speakers are what’s in store next spring for convention-goers from the visual arts community in all 50 states.

A future high school art teacher, Mississippi College student Hannah Winston of Memphis had a blast creating the ornaments that will soon wind up on somebody’s Christmas tree.

“We got to make and paint the ornaments, which was a lot of fun since we don’t always get the opportunity to make things like that,’’ Winston said. “I enjoyed spending time with all the other art majors.’’

Mississippi College student Caroline Wyatt of Petal says she’s thrilled to be part of the team crafting the unique ornaments that will open doors for them to attend the Texas conference.

The ornaments are on sale at the campus cafeteria for MC faculty, staff, students, alumni and the general public. Hours are 11 a.m. -1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. through December 7. The ornaments sell for $5 each.

 Art education professor Stephanie Busbea serves as organizer of the Christmas ornament project each year at the Christian university.

For details, contact Dr. Busbea at 601-925-7712 or busbea@mc.edu

Photo: MC art education student Hannah Winston of Memphis and table of Christmas ornaments on sale.

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