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Community School of the Arts Open House and Reception set for Nov. 16

November 9, 2012

Indiana State University's Community School of the Arts (CSA) will host an open house and reception on Friday, Nov. 16 from 5- 7 p.m. in the Turman Art Gallery, located on the first floor in the Fine Arts Building, 649 Chestnut Street.

The Community School of the Arts, an ISU Unbounded Possibilities initiative, provides the Wabash Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to participate in non-credit classes in music, theater and visual art. The CSA welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds and ability levels to experience professional and affordable instruction in the performing and visual arts.

On display at the Turman Gallery will be 2-D and 3-D artwork created by students participating in current fall classes. The art exhibition will be available for viewing Nov. 16 - 21. Gallery hours for this exhibition are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

In addition, the open house will feature performances by CSA music students. The public will have the opportunity to meet the teachers, find out more about spring classes, and register.

"CSA's spring program will have something fun for everyone", said Petra Nyendick, director of the Community School of the Arts. "Based on the success of our fall programming, we've added new classes for adults including "Beginning Acting," "Relief Printmaking," "Digital Photography" and "Beginning Guitar."

The spring lineup also includes programming tailored specifically for children and teens, including "Fusion," a performing arts after-school program, and guitar and piano classes. "All Things Art for Families," offered on Saturdays, provides children and a guardian the opportunity to spend time together while making art.

For very young children, the CSA offers Musikgarten; family music classes for babies (up to 18 months), toddlers (15 months - 3 years), and children (3 - 5 years). Children attend classes with a caregiver and activities include singing, dancing, listening to music, and playing instruments.

Individual one-on-one music lessons are available to students of all ages and ability levels. Private instruction encourages music literacy, the growth of instrumental and vocal skills and develops patience, dedication, perseverance, goal setting and time management. Lessons are offered in the following areas: brass, woodwind, guitar, percussion, piano, strings and voice.

Most spring classes and lessons begin the week of Jan. 14, 2013, and early enrollment is advised. View the spring schedule at . Call the CSA office at 812-237-2575 to request a hard-copy schedule or for information about financial aid.