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Springville Center for the Arts seeks kids for Spark! arts-based education program

WE’VE GOT RHYTHM — Amelia Kane and Avery Noeson learn how to play rhythm instruments, during a recent Spark! session.

SPRINGVILLE — Springville Center for the Arts is calling all 2-5-year-olds who like to create, innovate, tinker, imagine and explore to participate in its weekly Spark! program. Spark! emerged out of a volunteer-led program last summer and has continued to expand. In addition to being supported by parent volunteers, Spark! now has a dedicated teacher.

STUCK ON YOU — Amelia Kane paints with a glue bottle, during a Spark! class.

Mary Ellen Bossert, known to the kids at Spark! as “The Boss of Art,” is an artist and former elementary art teacher in the Eden school district.

Bossert brings years of experience in early childhood education and creativity-based learning.

RIPE FOR PICKING — Spark! kids Avery Noeson and Rhett Braman are fresh from the pumpkin patch.

Each week, she and the kids explore themes such as lines, textures and colors. Her goal is to improve overall learning and creative problem-solving skills, through contact with the arts.

Spark! meets each Tuesday, from 10 a.m.-noon. Parents may register their children by calling 592-9038 or drop in, during a Tuesday session, to observe.


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