KAYSVILLE -- Artist Camille Grimshaw of Salt Lake City sat on the concrete outside of Creekside Elementary drawing a character from the new, soon to be released, Disney Pixar movie "Brave."
Children and adults gathered around to watch her form the character with intense colors.
Grimshaw is one of many artists who shared their talents with attendees at the school's Kaleidoscope: Arts Night.
"Every year we have an arts night," said Karie West, art specialist at the school. "We rotate having a different focus on the arts. This year it is visual. We are celebrating the visual arts."
Each class did some form of art before the event that was on display throughout the school. All types of artists from a book illustrator, to technology and computer graphics, to photography, chalk art, balloon art, pottery, caricature, cookie art, origami, and sculpture were available for students to learn from.
Grimshaw had help with her sidewalk artwork, as students stopped to watch. She placed chalk out and marked off places in the background for the students to color.
"Kids helped do the background. One little girl wanted pink," Grimshaw said as she pointed out a small spot on the concrete canvas.
Grimshaw gave parents a tip for helping their children do sidewalk art this summer.
"If the children think they can't draw, do bubble letters and let them color them different colors and then blend them," she said.
Grimshaw said her art should be noticeable outdoors for at least a week, but it will eventually be gone.
"You have to think of this as a performing art," she said. Artists who perform music or act eventually have to leave the stage.
Book illustrator Sherry Meidell showed her audience the steps she takes to create the art for a child's book. Many of the books the West Bountiful artist has illustrated were on display including "Dr. Welch and the Great Grape" written by author Mary Lou Carney and "Emma Jo's Song" by author Faye Gibbons. Meidell uses watercolors to create her pictures.
Nine-year-old Bailey Griggs was chosen to help with Meidell's demonstration.
"Look somewhere and keep looking there," instructed Meidell as she began a character drawing of Bailey. "Always try to catch the personality of a person."
"She is wearing a black shirt, but an artist can choose any color," Meidell said as she chose to color Bailey's shirt green.
Seven-year-old Fletcher Anderl was standing beside his dad when his name was drawn to win a piece of pottery during a pottery demonstration.
Fletcher loved the colorful bowl he received and proudly showed it to his friends.
"The bowl is made out of clay," he said, adding that this was probably his favorite part of the evening events.
His dad Connor Anderl said he was sure it was his children's favorite event because they left and kept coming back.
Alexandra Checketts, 11, had her face painted and sparkles added.
"I like pictures and stuff," she said. "I liked photography."
Florencia Tellechea, 10, held a caricature of herself, which even included the freckles on her face. She said she liked the art event.
"I like it because there are a lot of different things here for different personalities," she said.
"And you can just be you," added Alexandra.
Seated in the lunchroom making a starfish with eyes, Sophie Marshall placed the starfish on her iced cookie.
"We get to be creative," said the fifth-grade student, adding she liked watching the potter spin pottery.
Her younger sister Berit Marshall won a pot with a lid during the pottery demonstration.