New family music, art classes on Saturdays at TFAC

Published 8:21 pm Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tryon Fine Arts Center is offering a new musical learning program for families with children ages 2-6, as well as an art program for students 4-6 years old. Classes meet in Studio A at TFAC from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings through Nov. 17.
Two levels of the Kindermusik program, Carnival of Music, are offered:
• 10 – 10:40 a.m. for 2-4 year olds
• 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. for 4-6 year olds
One level is offered for art classes, based on the Kindermusik theme:
• 10 – 10:45 a.m. for 4-6 year olds
Bryant Belin, Kindermusik educator, teaches the curriculum developed for Kindermusik International by a team of music and child development experts. Children and their caregiver both participate in the Kindermusik class. In this family environment, Kindermusik is designed to help children develop musical skills, as well as the social skills necessary to share, take turns and strengthen the emotional bond among family members.
TFAC also offers an art class in conjunction with Kindermusik. Lynn Costine, art educator, is teaching the art program for 4-6 year olds. The program is designed to develop basic skills and to experience the curriculum matter presented in Kindermusik in a comprehensive way. The art class is for the children without the accompaniment of an adult.
“This is a great way for children to spend quality time with their family and also be a little independent,” said Marianne Carruth, TFAC education director. “Adding the art class gives the programming more dimensions in self-expression, independence and peer relations.”
Both Kindermusik and art classes will continue through Nov. 17 and include supplies for art and at-home materials for Kindermusik. Registration is ongoing, and the fee is prorated. Each class may be taken individually.
– article submitted
by Marianne Carruth

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