Telling Stories: Imagination and Storytelling in Art

For Fall 2023, we will focus on how artists and illustrators use their imaginations to tell stories and express their feelings! Kids will learn about exciting artists and artworks, plus work with a range of artistic materials in a fun and creative atmosphere—all taught by Ball State art education students.

Classes are open to kids in grades 1-6.

Classes will be held Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Sept. 23Art education classroom - teacher instructs the classroom of child painters
  • Sept. 30
  • No class Oct.7
  • Oct. 14
  • Oct. 21 Homecoming-- Classes start at 10:15
  • Oct. 28
  • No class Nov.4
  • Nov. 11
  • Nov. 18: Final Celebration where you can view your child’s work and visit the teachers

Classes are held in the Art and Journalism Building, easily accessed off Riverside Avenue on the Ball State campus. View map

Cost is $35 for the first child and $25 for each additional sibling. Pay via debit card, Visa, or Mastercard.

Ask a Friend to Join

If your child would like to share this experience with a friend, download our information flyer

Download information FLYER

On the first Saturday:

Between 8:45-9:20 a.m. on Sept. 23 come to our information table on the first floor of the Art and Journalism Building near the Ball State Bookstore. There you will receive information about your teacher and classroom assignments. A brief information session for parents will be held at 9:40 a.m.

We are anticipating parking to be a little challenging on this first Saturday morning.  Parking is free in meter spots on Saturdays, but if the AJ lot is full, please see this map and consider parking in the R2 lot to the north.

Register now through Sept. 20

Click on the grade levels for each one of your children. Click “add to cart” for each child.

Registration is now closed

Registration for Fall 2023 is now closed.


Contact Dr. Michael Prater by email: or call 765-285-5853. Leave a message with your phone number if he is not immediately available