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WNCC offers kids’ art, computer classes

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The College of Kids program at Western Nevada Community College, Douglas is offering a new drawing class for students ages 6 to 12.

Pen and ink drawing will be offering on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m., March 6 through March 27.

Students will work with pencils for sketching and then complete their drawings using pen and ink. WNCC instructor Mark Tompkins will teach a step-by-step process enabling students to complete their pictures while learning various drawing techniques. Tompkins has taught art for many years to children and adults.

The class will meet at Western Nevada Community College, Douglas. Parents need to pre-register their children by Monday, Feb. 28, at the Douglas campus of WNCC, 1680 Bently Parkway South, Minden.

Also offered are storytelling computer sessions with a College for Kids workshop of “Author Activities on Computer.”

The class will meet for two Saturdays, March 11 and 18, from 10 a.m to 2:30 p.m. in the computer lab at Minden Elementary School. It is open to 1st through 3rd grade students alone or with their parents, parents alone or teachers.

Taught by computer instructor Sherry Lugone, the class will consist of storytelling and computer activities with books by popular children’s authors Eric Carle, Leo Lionni and Brian Pinkey. Computer activities include A Color of His Own, Measure My World and Scratchboard Seascape. Author Web sites and the Scholastic Web site containing lesson plans will be explored.

Cost is $35 each or $60 for a parent and child. Register by Monday, March 6, at WNCC Douglas, 1680 Bently Parkway South, Minden.

These non-credit classes are offered through the WNCC Douglas College for Kids program and the Community Services Division.

For more information, call 782-2413.