MANCHESTER - Take a journey around the world as students explore art from many lands. At the Southern Vermont Arts Center, a series of classes set to begin on Jan. 9, 2013, will provide a multi-sensory, cross-curricular enrichment opportunity and will foster an awareness of different cultures and greater global understanding. In addition to creating an art project from a specific region of the world, students will become fully immersed by learning about the areas' geography, culture, customs, language, music and more.

This after-school program will be taught by local artist and educator, Stacy Gates, of Create with Bogate. She has been teaching various art and craft mediums in the area for more than 15 years. Wednesday after-school art classes take place from 3:30-5 p.m. for a six week session, from Jan. 9-Feb. 13. The cost is $100. To register, call Courtney at 367-1300 or email cweir@ svac.org.