EDMOND — Enrollment for fall classes at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute is underway. The classes for adults and children start Wednesday.
The institute represents 25 teachers whose education comes from the art departments of Oklahoma universities and other renowned schools across the country. Several teachers have been trained internationally.
“We are very proud of our faculty,” said Shannon Price, executive director. “In addition to their appropriate education in the arts, they all have the ability to motivate, encourage and interact in a helpful way with their students.
“They represent the best in art instruction. Whether a student is 3 years old or 93, the Fine Arts Institute has a trained instructor to teach visual and performing art.”
Several new teachers have been added to the faculty this fall. Behnaz Sohrabian, born in Tehran, Iran, will teach drawing exercises in a class designed for adult students desiring to learn the fundamentals of drawing from still-life and live models.
Jon Martindale will share his expertise in oil painting on Thursday evenings and stone carving on Tuesdays.
Returning teachers include Bert Seaborn, an award-winning artist with award-winning students. He will be working with adults in acrylic painting workshops and acrylic mixed-media workshops on Wednesdays.
Many new classes are available for children and teens. Classes offered this fall include ancient clay, basic ceramics, clay safari, art explosion, jewelry making, home-school art, advanced acting and other institute favorites.
During fall break for elementary students, the institute will host Art Escape Camp from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 16, 17, and 20. Students rotate to four different art classes each day and get creative with a variety of art mediums. Students can sign up for one, two or three days of camp.
For 30 years, the institute has been Edmond’s nonprofit community arts organization offering educational enrichment for adults and children in the visual and performing arts.
The curriculum is expanding to continue to meet the cultural needs of the community.
Sign up by calling 340-4481, or go to www.edmondfinearts.com. The institute is at 27 E Edwards.