WIU Art Department Offering Free Art Classes in Downtown Macomb
October 12, 2012
MACOMB – Western Illinois University art education students will be teaching free art classes to area students in grades 1 – 12 in October and November.
The classes are made possible by a grant from the Performing Arts Society.
The classes will be held on Sundays from Oct. 21 – Nov. 18 at the West Central Illinois Arts Center in downtown Macomb. Grades 1-3 and 4-6 will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. Grades 7-9 and 10-12 will meet from 2:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Classes being offered include:
• Grades 1-3: Exploring Ceramics and Modern Art – Students will work in ceramics, watercolor, color pencil and crayons while developing fine motor skills and creative thinking skills.
• Grades 4-6: Exploration of Color Through New Media – Classes will include dying t-shirts, dying paper, watercolor pencil, logo designs and self portraits.
• Grades 7-9: Color Art – Watercolors will be used during the first two weeks to create two-dimensional art, including stained glass and typography paintings and crayon art will be completed in the second two weeks.
• Grades 10-12: Street Art – Students will investigate the evolution of street art from the streets to the museum and students will use non-traditional media, such as spray paint, wheat paste, mosaic tiling and silk screening.
To register for the classes, contact Assistant Professor Ta-Teh Ku at Tfirstname.lastname@example.org.