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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 21, 2005

Natural History Museum Begins Children's Art Classes Jan. 29

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History will offer a series of five consecutive Saturday morning art classes for children in the first through third grades, from 10:30 a.m. until noon, beginning Saturday, Jan. 29. The program, titled "Art! It's Natural," will conclude on Saturday, Feb. 26. All classes will be held in Macbride Hall on the UI campus.

The fun-filled, nature-related art activities are:

--Jan. 29, "Watercolors and crayons"

--Feb. 5, "Shadow boxes"

--Feb. 12, "Mobiles"

--Feb. 19, "Storybooks"

--Feb. 26, "Collages"

Enrollment is limited to 15 students, and the cost is $25 per student for the five-class session. Interested individuals should call the Museum of Natural History to register at 319-335-0480 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, or 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation in order to participate should contact the Museum of Natural History at 319-335-0480.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Galluzzo, 319-384-0009,