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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 22, 2004

UI Natural History Museum Begins Children's Art Classes Oct. 2

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, Oct. 2. The program, titled "Art! It's Natural," will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 30. All classes will be held in Macbride Hall on the UI campus.

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

-- Oct. 2 "Aquatic Wildlife Printmaking Using Stamping Techniques."
-- Oct. 9, "Bird Mobiles"
-- Oct. 16 "Drawing in Mammal Hall"
-- Oct. 23 "Insect Collage"
-- Oct. 30 "Sculpt A Reptile"

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 319-335-0481 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekdays.

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 319-335-0481.

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

CONTACTS: Gary Galluzzo, 319-384-0009, gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu.