Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 16, 1975 · Page 10
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 10

Freeport, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 16, 1975
Page 10
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Page 10 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Wednesday, July 16, 1975 Adding Bits of Detail The Beginnings of A Macrame Piece Students Study Art In Depth They're called "art enrichment classes." Whatever the name, more than 180 Freeport youngsters are participating in and seem to be enjoying art classes this summer as part of the Freeport school district's regular summer school program. The classes, 11 in all, are held at Blackhawk, Lincoln, Empire and Douglas schools every morning. They offer an in-depth continuation of regular art classes held throughout the year. "We consider summer school art as kind of a regular thing," Duane Smith, director of the art program said. "It gives a chance for kids to accomplish a lot of things they couldn't do in a regular class. If they take the six week course, they can really get into things." . " The classes are divided into two age groups-first through third graders and fourth and fifth grade students. New this year is a special art class for fourth and fifth graders who have a special interest in art, have shown a special ability during the school year or who were recommended for the daily two-hour class by the district's supervisors and teachers. One of the main difference's between the regular summer art curriculum and the special program is that students in the special class are allowed to pursue fields of interest. Offered at Blackhawk School, the class is taught by Smith and Michael Pisula. "During the course of the summer, the kids have a choice,"' Smith said. "For example, this week they had to choose between textiles and three di- mensional objects." Other projects to be explored are printmaking, painting, figure drawing, sculpture-both design and experi- nemental- and an introduction to jewelry-making. "We cover a variety of things in the course," Pisula said. "We can study things with great intensity. In two days, we can finish a project that might take two weeks during the school year." Some of the projects are now on display in the foyer of Highland Community College through this weekend in connection with the children's play "Androcles and the Lion." Other teachers in the program this summer are Rudy Katz, Tom Littrell, Mrs. Linda Auman and Mrs. Debbie Barnsback. Dipping Shirts In Pots of Dye Molding The Ball Of Clay Instructors Offer Assistance Photos by Steve Sumner i Text by Gary Neuenschwander t

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