WMU News

Community invited to take part in Family Art Day

March 7, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University Department of Art has spring fever and wants others in the community to catch it.

"Spring Fever" is the theme of the art department's Community Family Art Day program from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in Room 1103 of Sangren Hall. A wide range of art activities is planned for the whole family.

Art education students will present art activities for children aged 7-13 and their parents, including the making of giant bug sculptures using recyclable materials. Materials will be provided, but parents may want to bring clean plastic containers, interesting boxes or other items for their child to work with.

Other activities include taking an experimental nature trip indoors and looking for spring things. Participants will be able to "paint" flowers, insects or other spring life with tissue paper.

Free parking is available in front of Sangren Hall, and the building is accessible to people with disabilities. There is no charge for the event.

For more information, call Candice Schilz in the art education program at (269) 387-2450.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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