Thursday, March 24, 2011

Historic StARTS Art Classes for Children April 12 2011

Arts Council of Williamson County Debuts
Historic StARTS Art Classes for Children April 12

FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 17, 2010—The Arts Council of Williamson County is launching a new
program of monthly art classes for children, ages three to six, at historic homes in Williamson County,
beginning Tuesday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at the Carter House Museum & Historic Site.
According to Nan Zierden, director of the program, “The hour-long classes will be held at Carter
House and Carnton Plantation on a rotating basis. During the classes, children with their parents or
caregivers will be able to explore the houses then create art that echoes some of the elements found during
their tour.”
“We are thrilled to be offering these classes for children in and around Williamson County,” noted
Robinson Regen, executive director for the Arts Council of Williamson County. “It has been a goal for us to
provide art classes to this underserved demographic.”
“Children will tour the house and focus on one object or concept of the house, such as the portraits,
then they have an opportunity to create their own portraits. With the architecture, gardens and history of
Carnton Plantation and Carter House, the art projects are endless and are sure to be very fun and engaging,”
Zierden points out.
The fee for the first class (including the supply fee) is $10 per child, and no charge for the parent or
caregiver who is expected to stay throughout the class with the child. Future programs at Carter House are
scheduled for May 10 and June 14 at 10 a.m. The cost of each class will be $10 per child, with parent or
caregiver free.
To register for the classes, interested participants may go to or call
(615) 428-3845. Also check the ACWC Facebook page for updated information about classes. For
information about the program, please contact Nan Zierden at (615) 585-1796, or e-mail her at Carter House is located at 1140 Columbia Ave., Franklin, TN 37064.
The project is underwritten in part by funds raised by the Arts Council of Williamson County through
the “Encore! Reclaim the Sound” project in 2010. Individuals or organizations interested in helping support
this program should contact Robinson Regen at (615) 428-3845.
The Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) service organization that
exists to enrich the lives of the citizens of Williamson County, Tenn., by bringing the arts and people together.
The Arts Council envisions a dynamic, lively and diverse arts community, which is accessible to all and which
is a major cultural destination.
The Carter House Museum & Historic Site and Carnton Plantation exist under the auspices of the
Battle of Franklin Trust. The mission of the Trust is to promote a greater understanding and to enrich the
visitor’s experience of the November 30, 1864, battle, while preserving the properties, artifacts and
documents related to the battle.

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