04 25, 2022

Library art club celebrates Frida Kahlo before Cinco de Mayo

By |2022-04-11T14:43:35-04:00April 25, 2022|

Studio MPL – our art club for kids – has returned. Every time it meets, the club offers an art project and activities that celebrate a different artist, style or technique.

Young artists can join in the fun between 4 and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at our Lake Branch. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, the kids will learn about and make art like Frida Kahlo.

This is a walk-in program, and no registration is required. Dress to get messy.

By the way, if you have a young artist or enjoy trying new art projects yourself, check out ARTPOCALYPSE for more ideas. Each Tuesday, Mr. Josh from our Headlands Branch shares a different craft or science experiment that your family can do from home. Discover how to transform a hula hoop into a loommake a secret code, or create a homemade lava lamp with ARTPOCALYPSE.

03 25, 2022

Library Launches Finger Paint Fridays

By |2022-03-01T13:46:27-05:00March 25, 2022|

Kids can make masterpieces and a bit of a mess every Friday at our Headlands Branch.

Starting this April, the branch will offer Finger Paint Fridays. We’ll provide paper, paint and aprons, and the kids can come in and create anytime from 10 a.m. to noon. No registration is required, but the young artists may have to wait for their turn if space is tight.

Finger painting has practical and artistic benefits for kids. It exercises creativity and improves fine-motor skills. Finger Paint Fridays are free to enjoy and kids of all ages can participate.

By the way, if you have a young artist or enjoy trying new art projects yourself, check out ARTPOCALYPSE for more ideas. Each Tuesday, Mr. Josh from our Headlands Branch shares a different craft or science experiment that your family can do from home. Discover how to transform a hula hoop into a loommake a secret code, or create a homemade lava lamp with ARTPOCALYPSE.

10 27, 2021

Discover William Bouguereau, the great forgotten artist

By |2021-10-28T09:11:52-04:00October 27, 2021|

Discover why William Bougeureau, one of the most popular and influential artists of his day, is almost forgotten now during this special program with art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman at Mentor Public Library.

Ever heard of William Bougeureau? Even many art lovers have not, even though he was one of the most important and influential artists of his lifetime. So why has Bouguereau disappeared from art history?

Discover his fascinating story with art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman during a special program at our Main Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

The program is free to attend, and registration is required. Sign up on our event calendar or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, we have several art programs available in their entirety on our YouTube channel, including Zavarella Stadelman’s talks on Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci. We also have our own Barb Hauer’s discussion of post-Impressionists and celebration of women artists like Helen Dryden and Lee Miller.

10 17, 2021

Obliterate Tables & Decorate Pumpkins like Artist Yayoi Kusama during Studio MPL

By |2021-10-17T10:35:57-04:00October 17, 2021|

Kids can learn about and make art like world-famous artist Yayoi Kusama during Studio MPL on Monday, Oct. 18, at our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch.

Decorate a polka-dot pumpkin and help make one of her signature Obliteration tables with stickers! Young artists in kindergarten through fifth grade can participate anytime between 3 and 7 p.m. that day.

On the third Monday of each month, we host Studio MPL where kids can learn about a different artist and make something in their style. Walk-ins are welcome. No registration or artistic experience is required!

10 13, 2021

Making Art on the Bus

By |2021-10-12T14:34:39-04:00October 13, 2021|

Kids expressed themselves through sculpting on Friday, Oct. 8, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Kids had a blast making sculptures on Artie the Art Bus on Friday!

With the day off from school, children hopped on Artie the Art Bus. Cathi Mezzopera, founder of A Kid at Art for the Heart, guided them through sculpting their own piece of art. Their finished sculptures will be displayed in our Children’s Department.

For more art ideas that you can share with your kids, check out ARTPOCALYPSE. Each Tuesday, Mr. Josh from our Headlands Branch shares a different craft or science experiment that your family can do from home. Discover how to transform a hula hoop into a loommake a secret code, or create a homemade lava lamp with ARTPOCALYPSE.

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