Rhein Center Staff Presents Free Daily ARTrageous Pages

Posted on June 06, 2014

Beginning Monday, June 9, and continuing every day throughout the Chautauqua summer season, the Rhein Center will offer ARTrageous Pages, free drawing, writing and doodling prompts for all ages.

These pages are available from the front porch of the Rhein Center and can be enjoyed anywhere, any time.

Two Rhein Center staff members, Mallory Kiley and Lydia Schneider, who are also both art majors at Kent State University, are credited with developing the idea of offering daily art prompts. 

“They’ve really embraced the challenge of offering a low-stress creative nudge to anyone who wants to be inspired in the arts,” said MaryAnn Kelmer, director of the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts.

Every day there will be three new ARTrageous Pages, including a Daily Doodle, Word Play and Skill Builder.

A Daily Doodle is a daily creative drawing idea that encourages free-form drawing and creative expression.Prompts such as “draw your favorite candy as a flower” and “complete the jungle scene” will appeal to doodlers of all ages. A Word Play is a daily writing prompt for using words that describe, explain and categorize an item. A Skill Builder provides inspiring daily instruction in drawing, design and color theory.

Kiley is a senior majoring in art education and hopes to be an elementary school art teacher. She loves to paint, draw and scrapbook. Her favorite medium is ink, and she is looking forward to learning more about ceramics and stained glass at the Rhein Center this summer. She is a life-long Lakesider and loves reading books on the dock. Kiley is also a barista at Lakeside Coffee & Cream.

Schneider is a sophomore majoring in crafts with a concentration in metal and jewelry. She has worked in a variety of media, including paper, paint, glass and metal. Schneider has her own business called Precious Jewels by Lydia. She is also fond of sewing and has created many prom dresses and several costumes. Schneider hopes to continue to grow as an artist and inspire others.