Beauty Around Us: Art About the Environment.

For Fall 2022, we will focus on how artists are inspired by nature and the spaces around them. 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. 24Art education classroom - teacher instructs the classroom of child painters
  • Oct. 1
  • No class Oct. 8
  • Oct. 15
  • Oct. 22
  • Oct. 29
  • No class Nov. 5
  • Nov. 12
  • Nov. 19: 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. 24 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. 22

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

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Registration for Fall 2022 has 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