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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Friday, March 13, 2009

Arkansas Arts Center Museum School Offers Classes at New, Additional Locations

LITTLE ROCK, AR) – The Arkansas Arts Center Museum School is offering a variety of classes and workshops held at Wildwood Park for the Arts and Maumelle Arts Council. These programs are created to increase the art educational opportunities for children and adults who live inconveniently far from the Arkansas Arts Center. Museum School Satellite Classes are sponsored by the Dorothea Lawrence Gilbert Fund for Art Enrichment and Outreach.

Workshops and classes offered at Wildwood Park for the Arts include A Blast of Color!, Sunprint Making, Making Nature with Nature and The Experience of Pastel Painting.

A Blast of Color! will introduce children ages 6-9 to color mixing and painting techniques. This workshop will be held Saturdays, April 4 and 11, and tuition is $42.

Sunprint Making with photographer John Bridges will teach children ages 6-9 how to develop prints using UV light and water. This workshop will be held, Saturday, May 4, and tuition is $35.

Making Nature with Nature, a bookmaking workshop with Terri Hayes for teens, will be held Saturdays, April 4, 11 and 18, and tuition is $75.

The Experience of Pastel Painting with Dr. Mary Ann Stafford will instruct adult pastel painters of all skill levels through demonstration, lecture and individual help. This class will be held Thursday – Saturday, April 30- May 2, and tuition is $139.

Classes offered at the Maumelle Arts Council include Creative Explorations for Ages 10-14. In this eight-week visual arts course, Dr. Mary Ann Stafford will instruct students in a variety of media including drawing, painting, collage and print-making. This class will be held Mondays, March 30- May 18, and tuition is $124.

To obtain a class schedule or to register, call (501) 372-4000 or visit www.arkarts.com. To receive up-to-date Museum School information, text ARTCLASS to 79704. Subscribers receive notification when the class schedule is available online, registration reminders, new class information and more.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Contact: 501-372-4000

Location: Wildwood Park for the Arts—20919 Denny Road, Little Rock, AR 72223

Maumelle Arts Council—14421 Frontier Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72113 Museum School Sponsored by: The Dorothea Lawrence Gilbert Fund for Art Enrichment and Outreach; Marcus Worth Logue and Richard M. Logue, M.D. Memorial Gift; Cindy and Greg Feltus; Thomas & Thomas, LLP; Trinity Foundation; Rebsamen Fund; City of North Little Rock

Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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