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Saturday morning art classes for youngsters

Sept. 18, 2009

KALAMAZOO--The Western Michigan University Frostic School of Art is opening its doors to young artists in the community this fall, offering Saturday morning art classes to area children.

The new SMArt program--for Saturday Morning Art--is being unveiled by the WMU Art Education Program in its new lab school beginning Oct. 10. Classes will continue each Saturday through Dec. 5. The deadline to enroll is Oct. 5 or until classes fill.

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Saturday Morning Art program

SMArt is open to young people ages 7-18 who enjoy art and wish to develop their talents. Through exciting lessons and projects, participants will explore a wide range of contemporary and traditional art mediums in a safe and encouraging learning community. Seven weeks of art instruction will be topped off with a public exhibition of students' work in the Frostic School of Art galleries.

Classes will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. each Saturday in the Frostic School of Art studios in south Kohrman Hall on the University's main campus. Overseen by Dr. Bill Charland, associate director of the Frostic School of Art, classes will be taught by advanced-level, pre-service teachers from the Art Education Program. The registration cost is $35 per child.

For enrollment information, contact Charland at william.charland@wmich.edu or visit the Saturday Morning Art program online. The Frostic School of Art is fully accessible to people with disabilities.

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

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