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 21, 2019

Paper quilling with our art club

By |2019-03-21T06:00:34-04:00March 21, 2019|

If the flowers haven't bloomed yet, we make our own.

If the flowers haven’t bloomed yet, we make our own.

Our Masterpieces at Main Art Club welcomed spring by paper quilling gorgeous flowers earlier this month.

Quilling is kind of like origami in that you use paper to make 3-dimensional artwork. Each swirling leaf and bloom really jumps off the page.

If you or your family would like to try paper quilling, we have several books you can borrow to help you get started.

Meanwhile, our Masterpieces at Main Art Club is always happy to welcome new members. It’s open to all kids (eight to 12 years old.) And you don’t need to paint like Picasso or sculpt like Michelangelo to participate. However, to get the most out of the club, the kids will need to be able to work independently. Also, art can get messy, so dress appropriately.

Our next meeting is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. You can register online for your children to join or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

In the meantime, art lovers have other clubs they can check out at the library:

  • Studio MPL is now at the Lake Branch! It combines a fun themed art project with a coordinating scavenger hunt through our Lake Branch. Kids can walk in and participate anytime between 3 and 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15.
  • Kids aren’t the only ones who can get creative. Adults can join us for our Crafty Adults Club. Each month, we’ll explore new mediums and crafts. We’ll meet next at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at our Lake Branch.
03 13, 2019

Making art like the masters

By |2019-03-13T06:00:28-04:00March 13, 2019|

Emma seeks inspiration from Frida Kahlo during our art program on Tuesday.

Emma seeks inspiration from Frida Kahlo during our art program on Tuesday.

We hosted a special art program on Tuesday where kids picked up tips from four masters: Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and Claude Monet.

The young artists learned techniques innovated by the painters, experimenting with cubism, impressionism and more. They also got to work with different tools, including watercolor, pastels and acrylics.

If your child loves art but missed our program, don’t fret. We have more creative programs coming this week.

Our Masterpieces at Main Art Club is open to all kids (eight to 12 years old.) And you don’t need to paint like Picasso or sculpt like Michelangelo to participate. However, to get the most out of the club, the kids will need to be able to work independently. Also, art can get messy, so dress appropriately.

Our next meeting is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. You can register online for your children to join or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

In the meantime, art lovers have other clubs they can check out at the library:

  • Studio MPL combines a fun themed art project with a coordinating scavenger hunt through our Lake Branch. Kids can walk in and participate anytime between 3 and 7 p.m. on Monday, March 18.
  • Kids aren’t the only ones who can get creative. Adults can join us for our Crafty Adults Club. Each month, we’ll explore new mediums and crafts. We’ll meet next at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at our Lake Branch.
Just some of the art created Tuesday at the library

Just some of the art created Tuesday at the library

04 17, 2018

Styling like Lichtenstein

By |2018-04-17T06:00:13-04:00April 17, 2018|

Mary uses dots of color to emulate the style of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Mary uses dots of color to emulate the style of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Whaaaam! Studio MPL, our art club for kids, learned about pop artist Roy Lichtenstein this month.

They also tried some of his techniques, like drawing inspiration from comics.

Every month, the kids in Studio MPL take on a new art project. They’ve sketched live models, celebrated Day of the Deadcreated imaginary friendsmade sun catchersweavedtried out pointillism and even garnered inspiration from Jackson Pollock and Joan Miró.

11 16, 2017

Studio MPL meets Joan Miró

By |2017-11-16T06:00:57-05:00November 16, 2017|

We love her shirt.

The perfect shirt for Studio MPL…

Studio MPL, our art club for kids, channeled Joan Miró by drawing and sculpting surreal artwork earlier this month.

Every month, the kids in Studio MPL take on a new art project. They’ve sketched live models, celebrated Day of the Deadcreated imaginary friendsmade sun catcherspainted sunsetsweavedtried out pointillism and even garnered inspiration from Jackson Pollock.

The club is free to attend and open to all kids in first through fifth grade. Our next meeting is 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14, at our Main Branch. We do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at 440-255-8811 ext. 221.

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