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SFA to offer children's drawing class

December 1, 2008 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Area 6- to 12-year-olds may register for an art class offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main Street in downtown Nacogdoches. The class is a part of the monthly Creative Art Saturday program.

Participants will view the Texas Modernists exhibition currently on display in the Ledbetter Gallery of the art center and then use pastels to create an automatic drawing while listening to the music of Igor Stravinsky.

"The students' artwork will be their response to the rhythms and patterns they hear in the music being played," explained Dr. Marsha Blount, SFA assistant professor of art education.

Blount and Mark Turner, associate professor of elementary music education, will teach the class. The $10 registration fee covers the cost of materials. Parents may pre-register at The Cole Art Center during normal hours (12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday) or by e-mailing Blount at blountmarsh@sfasu.edu. Class size is limited to 20.

"We ask that parents escort the children to and from the classroom that is on the second floor of the center," Blount said. "Parents are also welcome, but not required, to stay."