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Enrollment begins for summer arts classes

April 18, 2008

Herberger College at Large & for Kids has opened enrollment for its summer camps, classes and workshops.

The program, which is part of ASU Herberger College of the Arts, offers classes for aspiring artists – from serious high school arts students to adults and kids preschool to teen. Aspiring artists of all ages are encouraged to express themselves through classes in art, digital art, dance, music and theater. ASU employees and their family members receive a discount.

Peggy Balaberda, systems analyst for the Applied Learning Technology Institute, studies digital art to experiment with her creativity.

“I’m a very technical person, and Herberger College at Large offers me a safe environment to start being creative,” Balaberda says. “I’m learning more about my camera, photo composition and lighting, and ways to enhance, change and create new images.”

ASU employees can take advantage of other Herberger College at Large classes for teens and adults in art, dance, music and theater, as well as private instruction in all areas.

Herberger College for Kids provides preschool classes in art, dance and music, as well as classes in art, dance, music and theater for children ages 5-14. Children are grouped by age, and private instruction in all areas also is offered.

Elaine Jones, administrative associate for development in the ASU Herberger College of Art, has been sending her grandsons to the Herberger College at Large & for Kids summer programs for years.

“The Herberger College for Kids summer program has greatly enriched my two grandsons’ educational experience and enlightened their lives,” Jones says.

Her 16-year-old grandson, Nicholas, participated in the Herberger College at Large Latin Jazz Workshop last year. She says he called it the best music experience in his six years of playing the trumpet. Another grandchild, Jacob, age 11, will be returning for his fourth summer in the Herberger College for Kids art program.

“Jacob loves art, and he chooses the Herberger College for Kids art camp as his number one choice over other summer camps he might attend,” Jones says.

Summer registration continues through the first day of class as space is available. To find out more, and to take advantage of the discount for ASU employees and their family members, call Herberger College at Large at (480) 727-0700, or visit the Web pages and

Laura Toussaint-Newkirk,
(480) 965-8796
Herberger College of the Arts