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'Saturday Art' registration underway

FAYETTE, Iowa (January 4, 2016) – Area students in grades 1-6 are once again invited to exercise their creativity during the Upper Iowa University Art Department's Saturday Art Program. The 10th annual program will be presented as one hour art classes on Saturdays, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13. The classes are held on the third floor of the Edgar Fine Arts Building on the Fayette campus.

"This program brings creative experiences and a lot of fun to area children during the winter months,” said UIU art professor Elissa Wenthe.  “The idea for the Saturday Art Program at Upper Iowa came about through the leadership of former UIU professor John Siblik and his desire to make rich visual arts opportunities available to young people of northeast Iowa."

The participating young artists will have the chance to work with a variety of materials, including drawing, painting, printmaking and clay. 

“The main objective of this program is to foster the development of a better understanding and appreciation for the visual arts and that these children carry this appreciation with them into the future,” added Wenthe.  "Equally important, the program gives students the opportunity to express their creative inclinations."

Working with the University’s Andres School of Education, Wenthe will also continue the Saturday Art Program tradition in providing a laudable learning experience for UIU students studying art education. The art majors and art education majors will be prepared with a complete curriculum unit to follow.

The registration deadline for the UIU Saturday Art program is Sunday, Jan. 17. The $20 registration fee can be paid at the first session. For additional information or to register, contact Wenthe at 563-380-4764 or wenthee@uiu.edu.


About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,800 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 25 U.S. education locations, as well as locations in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.

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Monica Bayer Heaton
Associate Vice President for Communication and Marketing
Phone 563-425-5773
Cell: 319-529-0736
heatonm@uiu.edu


About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,800 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 25 U.S. education locations, as well as locations in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit uiu.edu.

Contact:
Michael Van Sickle
Editorial Services Director
Office of Communication and Marketing
Phone 563-425-5326

vansicklem29@uiu.edu

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