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Registration Opens for UW-Eau Claire
Spring Accessible Arts Series for Adults

RELEASED: Oct. 10, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension's spring 2008 Accessible Arts Series is now open for registration. Designed for adults interested in expressing themselves artistically, the series offers non-credit courses for beginners and beyond. All courses will be held in the Haas Fine Arts Center on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Spring 2008 courses include the following:

  • "An Introduction to Acrylic Painting" will be held Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 4-April 22 (no class March 18). Designed for beginners, the course is taught by Jill Olm and covers color, form, expression, pictorial space and content. The cost is $155 and does not include materials.
  • "Discovering Indigenous Art" will be held Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 26-April 30. Students will learn to use carving tools, acrylic paints and sand-painting techniques as they explore distant cultures and beliefs through indigenous art forms from around the world. Susan Sveda-Uncapher is the course instructor. The cost is $195 and includes all materials.
  • "Drawing: For the Absolute Beginner" will be held Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 6-April 24 (no class March 20). Instructor Kim Yearman will guide beginners as they explore activities that develop hand/eye coordination, learn how to use specific methods to "see" subjects, and experiment with medium to create line, shape, texture and shaded form. The cost is $155 and does not include materials.
  • "An Introduction to Pastels" will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon Feb.16-March 15 (no class March 8). Designed for those with some basic drawing and composition skills who are interested in experimenting with a new artistic medium, this course is taught by Barbara Erdman. Students will acquire techniques such as blending, cross-hatching and layering, and practice them in projects, including still life, portraits and landscapes. The cost is $155 and does not include materials.

To register, obtain additional program information or request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call 715-836-3636/toll-free 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), visit the Continuing Education Web site or email ce@uwec.edu. Early registration is recommended as courses fill quickly.

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