FAYETTE, Iowa (January 4, 2013) – Fayette County elementary school students can shake off the cold this winter by exercising their creativity on Saturday mornings at Upper Iowa University, Fayette.
"This program will bring creative experiences and a lot of fun to area children" said UIU Art Professor John Siblik. "The idea for the Saturday art program at Upper Iowa came about through my past experiences and a personal desire to make available rich visual arts opportunities to the young people of Fayette County. Furthermore, in conjunction with the Art Department and School of Education at UIU, I feel we can create valuable learning experiences for UIU students studying art education. Our art education majors will be prepared with a complete curriculum unit and are really looking forward to being involved with this program."
The Saturday art program will be presented as one-hour art classes on the Fayette campus at the Edgar Fine Arts Building, Rooms 302 and 307 on January 26, February 2, 9, and February 16.
Students will have the chance to work with a variety of materials, including drawing, painting, printmaking and clay. "The main objective of this program is to foster the development of a better understanding and appreciation for the visuals arts and that these children carry this appreciation with them into the future," said Siblik. "Just as important, the program will give students an opportunity to express their creative inclinations."
To register for classes or find out more about the program, contact Siblik at 563-425-5241 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $15 registration fee.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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