One of our young artists shows off her finished cactus pet rock.

One of our young artists shows off her finished cactus pet rock.

Our Masterpieces at Main Art Club made cactus pet rocks last week. It’s a fun craft for kids and adults, and it doesn’t require a lot of supplies – just a rock, paint, brushes, some soil, and a small terra cotta pot.

Each month, our Masterpieces club tackles a different art project. They’ve decorated sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertostried paint pouringquilled paper, and made masterpieces like Mondrian.

It’s open to all kids from seven to 12 years old. And you don’t need to paint like Picasso or sculpt like Michelangelo to participate. Our club’s next meeting is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, at our Main Branch.

By the way, we host several other programs that art lovers of all ages can enjoy, including:

  • Studio MPL, which is now at our Lake Branch! Each month, kids can learn about a different artist by making an art project in their style and then by following a scavenger hunt of their famous works through the building. Children can walk in anytime between 3 and 7 p.m. on Monday, March 16, to participate.
  • Kids aren’t the only ones who can get creative. Adults can join us when our Bad Art Club meets at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 30, at our Headlands Branch. We also have our Crafty Adults program that meets at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at our Lake Branch.
  • Finally, if you love art, then you should check our Book & Brush Club. Our Collection Development Manager Barb provides a visual presentation based on the lives of artists and associated art movements from the club’s book of the month. They’ll discuss The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer when they meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at our Main Branch.

    Careful with the paint...

    Careful with the paint…