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.

08 3, 2021

Discover the Life & Works of Leonardo da Vinci

By |2021-08-03T18:30:15-04:00August 3, 2021|

Art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman shares her ten most fascinating facts about artist and Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci. She explains his remarkable contributions to art, science, and engineering.

Finally, she breaks down the reason for The Mona Lisa’s fame and describes its infamous theft a century ago.

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

07 1, 2021

Teens & tweens enjoy an Art Afternoon

By |2021-07-01T06:00:20-04:00July 1, 2021|

Teens could sketch, draw, or paint what they wished during the art afternoon at Mentor Public Library.

We hosted an Art Afternoon for tweens and teens at our Lake Branch this week. The young artists sketched, painted, and colored whatever they wished. It was awesome to see their skill and creativity!

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 loom, make a secret code, or create a homemade lava lamp with ARTPOCALYPSE.

06 25, 2021

Make art that rocks at the library

By |2021-06-25T12:00:37-04:00June 25, 2021|

Paint rocks with us on Friday, July 9. You can keep your masterpiece or hide it around town for someone else to find.

Want to paint some pumice? Beautify a basalt? In other words, ready to make some art that rocks?

We’re hosting a rock-painting program for adults on Friday, July 9, outside of our Main Branch. We’ll provide all the supplies, including the rocks that will serve as your canvas. You only need bring you creativity.

We’re hosting two rock-painting sessions that day – one at 10 a.m. and the second at 11:30 a.m. – to make room for as many people as possible. The program is free, and registration is required beforehand. You can sign up online or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

When you’re finished, you can keep your masterpiece or hide it around town for someone else to find.

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