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SFA's children's art workshop rescheduled

September 16, 2008 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Creative Arts Saturday workshop for area 6- to 12-year-olds that had to be cancelled Saturday, Sept. 13, because of Hurricane Ike has been rescheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

Under the guidance of Stephen F. Austin State University art education majors and Assistant Professor Marsha Blount, participants will learn proportions for drawing a face and create monochromatic self-portrait watercolor paintings.

The class is the first of the monthly Creative Art Saturdays that Blount and her students will be offering throughout the fall semester. Future classes, each with a different emphasis, are scheduled for Oct. 11, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6.

The $10 registration fee for each session covers the cost of materials and benefits the Art Education Association. 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."