NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Area children may register for one of two age-appropriate art workshops to be offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art from 10 a.m. to noon on two consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 26 and March 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

First through fourth graders will meet on Feb. 26, and fifth through eighth graders will meet on March 5. In both sessions, participants will learn about forest pathogens; examine how local and national artists have depicted pathogens in "The Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Art," which is currently on display at The Cole Art Center; and create an original artwork that represents a pathogen they find interesting.

Classes will be taught by SFA art education majors under the guidance of Dawn Stienecker, SFA lecturer of art education.

Registration for each class is $5 and covers the cost of the materials and refreshments. Parents may pre-register by e-mailing Stienecker at and providing the child's name and age.