Artspace Launches New Art Education Program

From: MMI Public Relations
Published: Fri Sep 18 2009

Mary Poole, executive director of Artspace (, has announced that the art center will launch a pilot educational program for year-round school track-outs. This program offers intensive-yet-fun, project-oriented classes for students in third through eighth grades. Sessions include painting, drawing, mosaics, mixed media work and more. The next track-out is Oct. 12-16, and the program will continue throughout the school year. The track-out program provides a unique opportunity for students to work directly with professional artists and gain quality experience through hands-on activities. To register for classes or for more information, call (919) 821-2787 or visit

"We are excited to offer a new educational art program for year-round students," said Poole. "This program will give them the opportunity to explore a wide variety of hands-on art activities and work with professional artists while on track-outs."

- Track-out time is the three-week period when students are on vacation, or "tracked-out" of school. This time is also referred to as "intersession."

- Students can take multiple classes each day during the track-out.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of more than 100 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986. For more information about Artspace, exhibitions or membership, please visit

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