FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 4, 2007
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081
BE QUICK ON THE DRAW! LOW-COST DRAWING WORKSHOP OPEN
Only $20 Will Provide Children with Instruction from Accomplished Local Artist
(MURFREESBORO) – Youngsters who want professional instruction in drawing can experience a first-class introduction to the art at a Youth Culture & Arts Center (YCAC) workshop for ages 12-17. The workshop will take place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in Room 117 of the Todd Building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.
The instructor will be Erin Anfinson, assistant professor of art at MTSU, where she teaches painting and foundations courses. Anfinson earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001 and her master’s degree at the University of Connecticut in 2006. She is known locally as the creator of a Civil War-themed mural for The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
“During this workshop, students will explore the media of charcoal, gesture drawing and working from a still life,” says Anfinson. She recommends that participants wear clothes they won’t mind getting dirty because “charcoal is a little messy.”
The drawing workshop is the latest creative outlet for young people offered by the Youth Culture & Arts Center, whose mission is “to provide a safe and positive atmosphere for young people to create and experience the arts,” states its Web site, http://www.youthculturecenter.org. “The YCAC will help build character in our youth by providing positive role models and access to the tools and technology used in various art disciplines.”
Previous workshops have focused on music recording, zines, makeup and recyclable art.
Spaces for this workshop could fill quickly. The fee is $20 per person. Applications are available at http://www.youthculturecenter.org. For more information, contact YCAC at firstname.lastname@example.org or the instructor at email@example.com.