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South Shore Arts Offers Classes in Hammond, Munster and Crown Point for All Ages

25 Jul

Throughout the year, South Shore Arts provides over 300 classes in visual arts media forchildren and adults at its three locations. The Summer session begins the week of June 10th and runs for ten weeks (classes vary). Most classes meet weekly for one to three hours, depending on the particular subject and instructor. There is also a wide variety of summer art camps and one-six hour workshops to choose from. South Shore Arts instructors are highly qualified educators or working artists. 

Please call 219/836-1839 x103 for details or to register. It is recommended that you sign up at least a week before the class start date.

Summer 2013 Session starts June 10th (10 weeks)
Fall 2013 Session starts October 7th (10 weeks)
Winter 2014 Session starts January 11th (8 weeks)
Spring 2014 Session starts March 15th (10 weeks) 

Become a member and save an additional 10% off most classes.

***Reminder – the Crown Point Art Center is located at 123 N. Main Street***

Gift certificates are available for use toward classes or in the Gift Shop.

Children's art classes

Children’s Classes, Summer Camps and Workshops (ages birth – 15)
Children’s classes featured this summer include a variety of pre-school classes such as Mommy & Me, Colors of the Rainbow, Creative Fingers and Music Together in Munster to name a few. Other children’s classes include pottery, drawing, painting, calligraphy, intro to manga, airbrushing, exploring Japanese art, fantasy drawing, cartooning, and more. Choose from a variety of one hour workshops for ages 5 and up such as Fancy Nancy, Bugtastic, Captain America, tie-dye and more.
Adult Art Classes

Adult Classes (ages 16 and up)
Adult classes include pottery, drawing & painting portraits, calligraphy (ages 12-adult), painting (watercolor, oil, or acrylic), colored pencil, airbrushing (beg. or adv. for ages 14-adult), senior art classes, beginning or advanced drawing, exploring Japanese art (ages 12-adult), 35mm B/W photography with dark room, intro to digital camera techniques, fantasy drawing (ages 12-adult), Photoshop, Illustrator, and more. Short on time? Choose a workshop such as bookbinding, Ladies Night Out, Book Restoration, Batik and more.

Munster classes for South Shore Arts are held in fully equipped art studios located on the lower level of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Summer classes will also begin the week of June 10th at South Shore Arts sites in Crown Point and Hammond. The Crown Point location offers pre-school classes, as well as drawing, painting, pottery, Japanese art, and more for both children and adults. A variety of summer camps and workshops are also available.

The Hammond site of South Shore Arts, Substation No. 9, offers pre-school classes, and various classes for children and adults such as airbrushing (beg. or adv.), painting, drawing, manga (beg. or adv.), Photoshop, Illustrator, and a Senior Art Workshop.

South Shore Arts also offers a FREE Art Appreciation program September through May for adults at the Munster location. Click on the above Adult Classes link to view the complete schedule (the new schedule will be posted in August).

Through special funding from the City of Hammond, Hammond residents taking classes at Substation No. 9, South Shore Art’s branch in downtown Hammond, pay only half price! This discount is not applicable at other South Shore Arts locations or in conjunction with other discounts. Proof of residency is required upon registration.

Most classes require a minimum of five registrants. If within three days of the first class we do not have enough registrants, South Shore Arts will cancel the class and provide you with a full refund.

If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, a full refund will be granted. Refunds, minus a $10 processing fee plus the cost of supplies (if applicable), for class withdrawal will be allowed only if the class enrollment is greater than the minimum number of registrants and if notification is made seven days prior to the first class. Refunds, minus a $30 processing fee plus the cost of supplies (if applicable), for class withdrawal will be allowed only if notification is made before the second class meeting and if the class enrollment is greater than the minimum number of registrants. No refunds will be made for withdrawal after the second class meeting. No refunds will be made on Memberships.

To register for a class call 219/836-1839 x103 or download the registration form off the Childrens/Adult Classes page.

Registrants – please attend your class unless South Shore Arts contacts you to cancel it. We will only contact you if it is cancelled.

Class fees cannot be pro-rated.

South Shore Arts offers a limited number of need-based scholarships for elementary through high school aged students who have been recommended by a classroom teacher or art instructor. Documentation of financial need is required. For further information call South Shore Arts Director of Education Linda Eyermann at 219/836-1839, ext. 101 or email Linda@SouthShoreArtsOnline.org.

Indiana State Police Launch Public Website Displaying School Bus Inspection Records

22 Jul


Indianapolis, IN – The Indiana State Police, in accordance with state law, conduct inspections of all school buses used to transport children to public and private schools. All buses are inspected annually. Buses more than 12 model years old are inspected biannually. 

While school bus inspection reports are a public record, historically there was not a simple way for parents, school officials, or the public in general to view the thousands of inspection reports prepared by state police personnel each school year. To make school bus records more accessible the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, in collaboration with the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT), and Indiana Interactive, a subsidiary of e-government provider NIC USA, developed a public access portal website where school bus inspection records can be viewed from the comfort of a parents’ home computer. 

The all encompassing goal of this public access portal website is to provide parents, school officials, and the public in general, an easy to navigate website with up-to-date school bus inspection information. To that end, other website owners are invited to make a direct link to the Indiana State Police school bus inspection public access portal website. 

The public access portal website became operational on July 1, 2013. The website contains records from more than 30,000 inspections and will automatically update within days after future school bus inspections are conducted. 

Access to this new service can be made in several ways: 
Visit this Indiana State Police website link at http://www.in.gov/isp/2988.htm. Read the introduction information and then click this link:https://secure.in.gov/ISP/BusInspections/Public/Index