Tippecanoe Arts Federation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FROM: Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

CONTACT: Katie Morrison
765.423.2787
rsd@tippecanoearts.org

DATE: December 16, 2016
Tippecanoe Arts Federation opens registration for the After School Arts Program 
Cost-free arts classes commence on January 21, 2017
Lafayette, IN  --  The Tippecanoe Arts Federation has made registration available for the Spring 2017 semester of the After School Arts Program. A diverse set of arts classes, ranging from clay arts to guitar, are available for registration. The After School Arts Program collects no fees for class participation or registration. The only cost to register is a commitment to 100% attendance from students and 100% engagement from parents and/or guardians.   

The After School Arts Program will host three visual and three music-based classes this semester. Visual arts classes include "Fantastic Fish and How to Make Them," an elementary class with Corienne Bruner; "Art Flexibility," a student-guided class with ASAP student-turned-faculty Ree Smelser; and "Clay for Kids" at Angela Taylor's LaLa Gallery. Music classes include beginner lessons in guitar, banjo, and fiddle.  All classes are intentionally designed as engaging educational experiences, supplementing and reinforcing academic standards.

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation will recognize student artists in a culminating gallery exhibition and reception. Students in visual arts classes will have artwork on display at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation's East Gallery, March 29-April 7, 2017. Banjo, Fiddle,and Guitar  students will perform at the gallery reception on March 31, 2017, 5-7pm.

Parents or guardians may register children online at bit.ly/Spring2017ASAP or at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation.
About the After School Arts Program
Since 2009, the After School Arts Program has broken down barriers and allowed youth to make meaningful differences in their own lives through creative self-expression. The structure of this vision is centered in exploring the arts, including non-traditional forms. The arts provide another dimension to help reinforce academics, teach problem solving techniques and inspire creativity. 
 
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About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at  www.TippecanoeArts.org .
 
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For more information please contact Katie Morrison by calling 765.423.2787 or by emailing   rsd@tippecanoearts.org.

Activities of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation are provided, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, with funds from the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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