Children Explore Creativity
In Suu’s “Arts*Lab”
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Photo credit: Youngsters explore the concepts of shapes and colors in Arts*Lab. Photo: courtesy of Denise Purvis
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The performing and visual arts come alive for youngsters when SUU’s Department of Theatre Arts & Dance continues its free arts classes Arts*Lab. The popular program which includes workshops in theatre, visual arts and creative movement returns on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Pre-school and elementary age children are invited to participate in the various classes and interactive workshops offered from noon until 4pm in the university’s Multi-Purpose Center. The sessions are free and open to youngsters in the community.
Under the supervision of SUU Faculty Denise Purvis, Alisa Petersen and Michael Bahr, the workshops have been created for children ages 3 to 11. Due to the overwhelming popularity of this program, parents are encouraged to go directly to the SUU website at http://suu.edu/pva/ta/ for complete class information, details and registration. All classes are free but space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Denise Purvis at 435-865-8024.
During its inaugural season in 2012-2012, Arts*Lab enthralled hundreds of children who enjoyed the creative engagement through the arts. According to Denise Purvis, SUU Assistant Professor of Dance and co-creator of Arts*Lab, “these workshops give children a joyful and non-competitive experience with creative art, while helping our future educators develop skills and see new possibilities in arts education. Everyone who participates in Arts*Lab, whether as teacher or student, receives valuable experience while having lots of fun.”
Don’t let your youngster miss out on this incredible and creative experience.