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Hartman artist in residence selected, art classes offered

June 29, 2014
Reinbeck Courier

Cedar Falls, IA - The Friends of Hartman Reserve organization is pleased to announce the 2014 Artist-In-Residence at Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Sarah Etringer is a UNI student enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program: Drawing, with an Art History minor. She will be spending time at Hartman this summer, gathering inspiration from nature, working on a special fund-raising piece, and teaching art classes. Sarah has been recognized at various art exhibitions, and has experience with commissioned work. She also is a contract instructor at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

As part of her residency, Sarah is offering a two-session drawing class for children who are 8-12 years old. Session 1 will be held on Sunday, July 13, and Session 2 on Sunday, July 20. Attendees should plan to attend both classes if possible. Each class will run from 1:00-3:00 pm., and the cost will be $10 for the two-part series, whether students attend both or only one of the sessions. All art supplies will be provided by University Book & Supply.

Sarah hopes to share her enthusiasm for art and her love of nature as she leads the class on walks through the woods. Throughout each walk, the kids will draw in their provided sketchbooks, and make note of things that interest them. The focus of this class will be to explore lines, texture, and patterns that occur in nature. The children will be encouraged to follow their own interests, while also learning valuable observation skills.

Registration is required, and class size is limited to 20. Visit to register. Students should bring a water bottle, hat, bug spray, and sunscreen, as well as other outdoor items they might need. Call the Hartman Interpretive Center at (319) 277-2187 with questions.

The annual Hartman Artist-In-Residence program offers an individual or ensemble in search of creative endeavors the opportunity to pursue artistic disciplines while being surrounded by Hartman Reserve's inspiring landscape and wildlife.



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