WCU club offering ‘Art Days for Kids’ this fall

Western Carolina University’s Art Education Club is hosting “Art Days for Kids” that coincide with Jackson County public school holidays.

The theme for Friday, Sept. 18, will be “Traditional Art with African Themes.” Activities will include batik cloth making, carved sculpture, and sound costumery and performance.

Friday, Oct. 30, will be devoted to “Traditional Art with Mesoamerican Themes.” Projects for that day will include amate-style papermaking, sugar skulls and sun calendars.

The focus for Wednesday, Nov. 11, will be “Traditional Art with Pan Native American Themes.” Activities will include pottery, gourd art and weaving.

Each class will be held from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. Children will have lunch in WCU’s dining hall from 11 a.m. until noon.

Art Days are open to any child age seven and up. The cost of each class is $35 per student, or $90 for all three sessions. Lunch is included in the registration fee. Classes are limited to 30 students and scholarships are available.

For more information, visit artclasses.wcu.edu or call WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education at 828-227-7397.