Arts Center hosts after-school art

From staff reports

After School Art returns to the Glen Arbor Arts Center in October with projects and lessons that take elementary and middle school children to other cultures and countries. Two sessions—one for kids in grades K-4, and a second for students in grades 5-8—take place at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

Instructor Sarah Cheek-Toomey builds each of October’s four weekly units around the art of a different nation. Students will explore the cultures of these nations as they explore multiple media and art techniques. Cheek-Toomey holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education with a minor in Visual Arts from Michigan State University; and a Master of Science in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has spent the past 15 years in public education; mostly recently teaching elementary art while also serving as the Art Coordinator for Kalamazoo Public Schools.

The K-4 classes meet October 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 4-5:15 pm. Classes for grades 5-8 students are October 3, 10, 17, and 24. A snack and art supplies are included in the $50 for all four sessions. Tuition assistance is available.

Transportation to the GAAC is available via the Glen Lake School bus. Parents must complete and return to the Glen Lake Schools a permission form, which is available at Go to “CLASSES,” and click on the “After School Art” tab. For more information please call 231-334-6112.