Art Express

Ages 6 to 12

Teachers: Art education majors, supervised by School of Art faculty.

Children create arts and crafts through a variety of media in a fun and exploratory atmosphere. Every semester, new lessons with a new theme are designed and taught with an expressive and multicultural approach to let children use their imagination and to create new projects. Classes are limited in size. Early registration is recommended. All materials are supplied.

Fall 2020 Class

Dates (six Saturdays): Sept. 19 – Oct. 24
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Classes will be held outdoors or in an open-air environment near/around the Art Building.
Final show: The final show will not take place on the day of the last class meeting. A children's art showcase will be held at the end of each class meeting.
Fee: $55 (no discounts)

Spring 2021 Class

Dates (six Saturdays): Jan. 23 – Feb. 27
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Art Building
Final show: Feb. 27
Fee: $55 (no discounts)


The Art Express class fee is waived for children and grandchildren of NIU employees, NIU retirees and currently enrolled NIU students. However, the $15 registration fee is due for each student.

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College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs

Music Building 132

Kristin Sherman

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Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(lunch from noon – 1 p.m.)

To protect the safety of our staff, students and families, we will operate remotely for the fall semester. Our staff will be available at their remote offices during normal NIU business hours and can be contacted via phone or email.

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