Arts Classes For Children, Parents Begin Sept. 21

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. and Reg Lenna Center For The Arts have joined to present free visual and performing arts classes for children and parents beginning in September. Visual Arts and Hand Drumming will begin on Saturday, Sept. 21, and continue Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. The visual arts class will be held from 10 until 11:30 a.m. in the 3rd On 3rd Gallery at 116 E. Third St. Hand drumming will be held in the Reg Studio Theater at 108 E. Third St. from 11:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. A light, healthy snack will be provided between the two class times for participants.

Veteran teaching artists Renee Pye, art, and Rich Schuler, drums, will teach the classes. Both artists have created art professionally in the area and have worked with students in the region frequently. Extensions of the classes will be announced based on attendance.

The classes are designed for the children and adults to create art together. Children ages 8 and older may attend the classes with an adult parent or guardian. Drop-offs are not permitted.

Class size is limited. To pre-register, call 664-2465, ext. 227, or email

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