Topic: College of Fine Arts

January 17, 2008

Ball State University's Department of Art will host children's art classes to explore children's book illustrations.

Classes are limited to 20 students, who will learn about the artwork of story illustrations, the ideas they communicate and the methods used by artists and illustrators. The students also will explore a variety of 2- and 3-D art-making techniques.

Students will learn how to produce work that is expressive. Projects will require critical thinking and creativity, too, said Mary Carter, assistant professor of art.

Classes will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, from Feb. 16 through April 5, in the Art and Journalism Building on the Ball State campus.

Classes are taught by art education majors and are open to any child enrolled in first through eighth grade.

Fees are $35 to enroll the first child and $25 for additional siblings. The fee includes all the materials needed for the classes. Classes are grouped by age level and are age-appropriate.

Spaces are filled upon receipt of payment with a completed registration form. There are two ways to register. Mail a completed registration form found on (select children's art classes) with payment postmarked by Feb. 8, or come to the walk-up registration on Feb. 16 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Art and Journalism Building.

If a student needs special accommodations, contact Carter at 765-285-5676 or