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.

02 17, 2021

Discover Vincent van Gogh through the eyes of the artist

By |2021-02-17T16:00:24-05:00February 17, 2021|

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous artists in history. But his life is shrouded in rumors and tall tales.

Discover the true story of van Gogh’s passion and obsessions from art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman during this online program that we hosted in February.

By the way, if you’re an art lover, then you should check out some of the Book & Brush talks that we’ve shared on our YouTube channel. Our own Barb Hauer discusses post-Impressionists and celebrates women artists like Helen Dryden and Lee Miller.

Furthermore, if you’re looking for fun artistic projects that you can make at home, watch our Artpocalypse series. Each week, we suggest different crafts, artwork, and even science experiments that you can try.

Finally, if you’re interested in Van Gogh (or almost any other artist), we know a great place where you can borrow books or documentaries about him and his artwork.

11 11, 2020

Enjoy Paint Night from the comfort of your home

By |2020-11-11T16:00:14-05:00November 11, 2020|

We recently hosted a paint night with artist Janie Walland. We’re sharing the program so that you too can make your own Starfish & Love painting.

Here are the supplies that Janie used (but you’re welcome to adjust them to your own taste:)

  • acrylic craft paint (we used shades of aqua, yellow, and brown)
  • cutouts of the letter L, V & E
  • canvas
  • string
  • a pen or pencil to poke a couple of small holes in the canvas
  • starfish, which you can get at a craft store
  • paper towel for dabbing paint. (No brushes necessary!)

Have fun and get messy!

By the way, if you’re an art lover, then you should check out some of the Book & Brush talks that we’ve shared on our YouTube channel. Our own Barb Hauer discusses post-Impressionists and celebrates women artists like Helen Dryden and Lee Miller.

Also, if you’re looking for fun artistic projects that you can make at home, watch our Artpocalypse series. Each week, we suggest different crafts, artwork, and even science experiments that you can try.

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