young artists can put pen to paper and brush to canvas in hands-on
classes starting Feb. 1 at The University of Southern Mississippi.
Arts School, sponsored by the College of The Arts and Partners for
the Arts, will host the Young Artist Program through April in the
George Hurst Building.
has two objectives: to offer classes to children in the community,
kindergarten age through grade 12, and to give art education majors
at Southern Miss the opportunity to practice their chosen trade.
and graduate art education majors will get an inclusive teaching
experience through this program before heading out to do student
teaching or producing art," said Elizabeth Leal, program director
and assistant professor of art at Southern Miss. "The young
students will explore a large variety of media by working on projects
such as painting, ceramics, drawing, papier-mâché and
designed for younger enrollees, will be held from 9-10:15 a.m. each
Saturday. The second session, for the older students, meets from
is $100 per child or $90 per student if more than one family member
is participating. All art supplies are provided. Some financial
aid is available if applicable.
or for more information, call the Community Arts School at (601)