Topic: College of Fine Arts

September 14, 2007

Ball State's Department of Art will host children's classes to explore how fantasy and make-believe images are used in myths and stories of cultures around the world.

Classes are limited to 20 students, who will be taught painting, sculpting, narrative illustrations and more.

All classes are age-appropriate to benefit the child. Students will learn how to produce work that is expressive. Projects will require critical thinking and creativity, too, said Mary Carter, assistant professor of art.

Children will be immersed in projects based on topics such as the movie "Monsters, Inc.," Greek myths and heroes from American popular culture.

Classes will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 22 through Nov. 17. Classes will be in the Art and Journalism building on the Ball State campus.

Classes are taught by art education majors and are open to any child enrolled in first through eighth grade.

Fees are $35 to enroll the first child and $25 for additional siblings. The fee includes all the materials needed for the classes. Classes are grouped by age level.

Spaces are filled upon receipt of payment with a completed registration form. There are two ways to register. Mail a completed registration form with payment postmarked by Sept. 15 or come to the first day registration on Sept. 22 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Art and Journalism building.

If a student needs special accommodations, contact Carter at 765-285-5676 or

By Jennifer Regnier