Afterschool arts classes at Ice House
Visual arts are on the class schedule for the Morgan Arts Council's (MAC) youth afterschool programs this spring at the Ice House. Classes begin the week of February 19, extend for nine weeks and all conclude with a group art exhibition on Friday, April 20. Registrations are now being taken.
Jane Ping teaches a Trash Art class on Tuesdays for students nine and above. "This class raises recycling to the level of art with topics like papermaking and found object sculpture," said Mary Hott, MAC's Executive Director. On Thursday afternoons, Ping's class is Beginning Printmaking for children from six to ten years old.
On Wednesdays, Julia Robey once again teaches the popular Arts and Crafts Sampler for ages four to eight. "We'll be working on different projects," said Robey, "from scrapbooking to jewelry making." On Mondays, Robey introduces a new class in polymer clay arts for ages eight and older.
"MAC has not forgotten its youth theater program," assured Hott as she presented the all-visual art spring classes. "The spring play, A Secret Garden, has a large youth cast and we plan a two week theater camp this summer."
Hott also announced preliminary plans for a shorter theater camp in Paw Paw in August.
All classes in the spring afterschool program are held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ice House. "Before the end of the term, we'll have several newly renovated classrooms available for the afterschool program," said Hott.
Call 258-2300 for more information. Scholarships are available to cover partial tuition and snacks and materials are included in the costs.