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.

10 16, 2017

Studio MPL celebrates Day of the Dead

By |2017-10-16T06:00:50-04:00October 16, 2017|

Sarah paints flowers on the back of her skull during Studio MPL.

Sarah paints flowers on the back of her skull during Studio MPL.

The young artists of Studio MPL club filled our story-time room with brightly colored skulls last week.

They weren’t being macabre. Instead, the kids were making artwork inspired Dia de los Muertos. The holiday is an opportunity for families in Mexico and parts of Central America to get together, celebrate, and remember loved ones who have passed on.

The Studio MPL kids got in the spirit by painting alfeñique skulls, coloring skeletons, and even decorating marshmallow with edible gels—all with bold and bright colors.

Every month, the kids in Studio MPL take on a new art project. They’ve sketched live modelscreated 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. We do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at 440-255-8811 ext. 221.

Julian

Visit our Facebook page for more photos from Studio MPL’s Day of the Dead celebration.

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