The WVU Community Arts Program is continuing to accept registrations for spring classes in music, art, media arts, theater and dance at the Creative Arts Center.

Director Jeanne Frieben says there is still space available in many of the classes.

The program offers private music lessons in piano, organ, strings, Suzuki violin, woodwinds, brass, percussion, voice, harp, guitar, jazz singing, jazz piano, jazz improvisation, theory and composition, recording technology, conducting, drawing, painting and digital photography.

Private lessons are also available in art, dance, theatre and literary and media arts, depending on teacher availability.

In addition to private instruction, some of the classes offered include:

Beginning Group Piano for Kids (ages 6-9), is a fun, effective approach to learning piano with the benefit of both private and group instruction.

Pedals, Pipes and Pizza! Intro to the Pipe Organ, with a Pizza Party (ages 10-18), is an informative workshop from the American Guild of Organists about the pipe organ, “The King of Instruments.” Each two-hour session will conclude with a pizza party.

Beginning Painting (ages 7-12 and 13 to adult) is a course designed to introduce students to the basic and most important principles of painting, such as color theory, design and studio practices and, perhaps most importantly, the balance between form and color.

Basket Weaving for Beginners (ages 10 to adult) provides an enjoyable hands-on experience with various reed types and tools while teaching the technique of basket weaving. Already taken the class? No worries—we never make the same basket twice.

Belly Dancing (ages 13 to adult) teaches the posture and foundational technique of the ancient art of belly dance. Each class begins with a yoga warm-up and continues with a fun and thorough breakdown of basic movements which set the foundation for a beautiful and empowering art form.

Steel Band Ensemble (ages 9 to adult) will focus on the musical styles of the Caribbean and teach how to play the steel drums. Students will receive instruction in general music, reading, theory, rhythm and improvisation.

These are only a few of the many classes offered by the WVU Community Arts Program.

For more information, visit for a copy of the spring brochure and registration form.

Students may register by mail, by phone or in person, by contacting the Community Arts Program Office at (304) 293-4841, ext. 3168. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in Room 401A of the Creative Arts Center.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4841 ext. 3108,