PSU Offers After School Arts Program Beginning April 4

March 7th, 2011 by Adam

The Spring 2011 season of Afterschool Arts is now accepting registrations for children, grades K-6 to attend art classes sponsored by the PSU Art department. Afterschool Arts, in partnership with Plymouth Park & Rec, is an ongoing arts education program at Plymouth State University and an arts advocacy initiative of the Art Education Program for Plymouth area school children providing diverse art making activities. The program is open to children of all abilities.

This semester’s theme is “The Arts of Latin America” and children will be exploring the arts and crafts of Latin American countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru and many others through hands-on activities. We will explore pottery, basketry, mask making, painting, textiles, yarn painting and many others types of experiences.

The class for children grades K-3 meets Mondays, April 4-May 9, 3:30-5 p.m. and the class for children, grades 3-6 meets Wednesdays, April 6-May 11, 3:30-5 p.m. Children in grade 3 can chose either Monday or Wednesday’s class or attend both classes.

The instructor is Sarah Heidenis, an artist and art teacher at Waterville Academy and the Hunter School. She earned her degree in art education from Plymouth State. Sarah will be assisted by PSU Art Education students.

A $25 fee will cover the cost of all materials and healthy snacks. Classes will meet at 311 Draper & Maynard Building.

Interested families should return the registration form with payment by April 1.

For more information about this program, contact Bill Haust, Art Education Coordinator at 535-2649.