Defiance College and Putnam County ESC provide special Art Programming

November 5, 2012


DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College in collaboration with the Putnam County Educational Service Center will provide special art programming for students from Continental and Leipsic Elementary Schools as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. The program, called “Our Time,” will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Nov. 3, 10 and 17, Dec. 1 and 8.

Our Time is a learning center that operates during out-of-school hours and provides students with academic remediation, homework assistance and academic enrichment opportunities designed to complement the students' regular academic program.

The arts and enrichment program developed by the education and visual arts faculty at Defiance College will focus on student engagement with visual and personal involvement utilizing a wide variety of media to explore expression in the visual arts.  Art professors Douglas Fiely and Jason Stockman along with education professors Karen McCoy and Joshua Francis will work in conjunction with student assistants to provide a safe and creative environment for student interaction and a development of understanding in relation to the language of art.

Students will work in both two dimensional and three dimensional art projects including drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, and ceramics and sculpture.  

For more information, please contact Joshua Francis at 419-783-2571 or or Kathy Hartman, Putnam County Educational Service Center at 419-523-5951, ext. 3024 or go to .

Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is