Art Enrichment Goes Virtual
For over 30 years, children have enjoyed participating in Kent State’s popular Monday Art Enrichment (MAE) program. In Fall 2020 they will continue to do so as, for the first time, MAE goes virtual.
Under the direction of Professor Koon-Hwee Kan, Art Education majors guide students through activities that include drawing, painting (acrylic, tempera, watercolor), printmaking, clay, and 3D sculptural materials. For the Fall program, art supplies will be provided, and all instruction will be remote, using Kent State’s learning management technology. Creating a hands-on experience with multiple instructors and a young audience was a challenge. But, working with staff from Kent State's Office of Continuing and Distance Education, Professor Kan developed a program that is interactive, educational, and fun. The response has been gratifying as this semester's class has successfully filled.
Serving children in grades one through six, the MAE program illuminates the world of art by combining art studio activities with discussions of art as it relates to different time periods and cultures. Students are organized by cross-age groupings and work with a variety of media to develop their individual art skills.
For more information, visit kent.edu/artenrichment.