JMU Summer Program Welcomes Young Artists

From: Public Affairs

May 27, 2008

HARRISONBURG A wide curriculum of summer courses awaits young artists who want to study new forms or hone skills at James Madison University's Summer Art Education Program. The School of Art and Art History sponsors the courses, which are taught by qualified art educators.

Students can enroll in classes such as animation, ceramics, ancient art, visual communication and printmaking that will meet June 16-19 and/or June 23-26.

Sessions are grouped for children ages 6 to 8 and ages 9 to 12.

Courses for students in grades 7 and 8 include printmaking, ceramics, fantasy sculpture, experimental drawing, digital photography, 3D, collage and visual journals.

Morning classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions run from 1 to 4 p.m. in The Studio Center at 106 Grace St. Check http://www.jmu.edu/map/ for the center's location. The fee for each class is $60 per student.

For more information, including brochures with registration forms, call Valerie L. Smith, Summer Art Program coordinator, at 540-246-2406.

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