WMU News

Free thanksgiving art program for community's children

Nov. 14, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- WMU art education students will use their art teaching skills to share with children from the Kalamazoo area during "A Harvest of Hope" on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 1103 of Sangren Hall.

Art making activities based on the ideas of thanksgiving and hope will be provided for children ages 7 through 13. The program and all needed art materials are free. Parents are encouraged to participate as well. Activities will include making paper cranes based on the story Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, a mobile from found natural objects to celebrate the wonders of nature, a collage of things we are thankful for, and a weaving to represent what our hands can provide.

The program is sponsored by the WMU Department of Art. It is intended to help art students prepare for teaching careers while providing a healthy and enjoyable art experience for children and parents from the community. Free parking is available outside the Sangren Hall in the parking lot north of the building off of North Dormitory Road. Advanced registration is not required. Call Dr. Candice Schilz at 616 387-2450 for information or directions.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 616 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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