Popular Children’s Art Workshop returns with new name

TEMPE, Ariz. - One of the Valley's most popular art education programs for children returns this fall with a new name. Classes in the Eleanor A. Robb Children's Art Workshop 2002commence on Sept. 14 and registration is now open.

The workshop series presented by ASU's Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts has for years given children a chance to discover their creative side. It is now named in honor of Eleanor A. Robb, a longtime supporter of the workshops who recently made a major donation to the program.

The 10-week workshop series, taught by art education students from the Herberger College's School of Art, attracts between 300 and 500 children every fall. Class teachers are art education majors working toward their certification to teach art.

Classes are held every Saturday for 10 weeks and cater to two age groups. Five to nine-year-olds participate in Creative Expressions classes, which enable them to work in many art media. Ten to 15-year-olds choose from specialties that include photography, drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, crafts and sculpture.

Participation in the 10-week program costs only $35 per child. Classes begin on 
Sept. 14 and run through Nov. 16, when the children present an exhibition of their work to the public. Parents can enroll their children in either a 9-10:30 a.m. class or an 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. class.

Parents wishing to enroll their children in the Eleanor A. Robb Children's Art Workshop 2002 should call (480) 965-6981 or pick up a form at the Herberger College School of Art on ASU's main campus. Demand for the program is high, so early registration is recommended.

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