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Released January 24, 2003

ART CLASSES LOOK FOR ART IN YOUNG ARTISTS

HATTIESBURG – Budding young artists can put pen to paper and brush to canvas in hands-on classes starting Feb. 1 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Community 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.

The program 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.

"Undergraduate 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 printmaking."

Session I, designed for younger enrollees, will be held from 9-10:15 a.m. each Saturday. The second session, for the older students, meets from 10:45 a.m.-noon.

The program 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.

To register or for more information, call the Community Arts School at (601) 266-4985.

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