ArtReach (ages 11 and up)


Class Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Diane Bendele

ArtReach (ages 11 and up)

The arts are crucial to learning! 

Students with access to arts education:

  • Score higher SATs
  • Obtain higher GPAs
  • Experience lower drop out rates
  • Art improves critical thinking and math skills
  • We are excited to provide ArtReach, an after-school art program held at the Wassenberg Art Center. We offer this supplemental program throughout the school year. Tuesday afternoon is for young people ages 7-11, while Thursdays is for ages 12 and up. Art Reach begins at after school at 3:30 and lasts until 5 p.m. A snack will be provided then we get down to making stuff. Not only will students be provided crucial art instruction they will build memories of one of their community’s greatest assets, the Wassenberg Art Center. Our main mission with this program is to provide youth with a deeper understanding of the crucial roles art plays in all aspects of life from decorative arts, design, fine art, performance, crafts, and to illustrate there are many avenues to explore in the field of art.

    About our instructor: Professional art educator, Diane Bendele earned her bachelors degree in art education from Bowling Green State University and her masters degree in education from Ohio State. As an art educator for 35 years, she has worked with students of all ages in the traditional classroom setting as well as the online classroom. She has organized student art exhibits, and served as judge for art shows.

    Diane has been commissioned to create interior and exterior murals. She has exhibited her work at Delphos Area Art Guild shows, American Gallery of Sylvania Ohio, BGSU, Delphos Postal Museum, and Art Space Lima. Diane works in acrylic and oil paints as well in fibers and concrete sculptures.

    Cost for the program is $40 for Wassenberg Art Center members and $45 regular price per four week intervals during the regular school year. Supplies and a snack will be provided. All holidays and cancellations will follow Van Wert City School schedules.
    A sign up sheet and permission slip is provided on the next page. Limited scholarships are available, please inquire.
    If you have any questions or require assistance please feel free to contact us.


    An online registration is available for download HEREYou may fill it out online and email to us when you complete payment or you may print the document and mail or drop it and payment off by August 21. Spaces are limited and fill up quickly. Need-based scholarships are also available on a limited basis. Please contact the Wassenberg Art Center for more information.              

    Choose WAC member or regular price