Art for Adults at Mentor Library

Aileene admires her handiwork during a jewelry-making session Monday at Mentor Library's Main Branch.

Aileene admires her handiwork during a jewelry-making session Monday at Mentor Library’s Main Branch.

If you’re older than 13, you may wonder why it’s the kids who always seem to be getting crafty.

It’s the children who get to make cornucopias or build lava lamps or splatter paint everywhere.

But there are plenty of chances for teens and adults to flex their artistic side at Mentor Library too.

Just in the last year, we’ve hosted free watercolor painting and inking classes.

Rita carefully threads her beads onto her necklace.

Rita carefully threads her beads onto her necklace.

On Thursday, Terry O’Leary showed how to make beautiful custom earrings-and-bracelet sets. Some people made their jewelry as Christmas gifts. Others loved what they made too much to part with it.

(We need to pause here to thanks the Mentor Community Arts Commission. They sponsored the jewelry-making, watercolor and inking programs. We couldn’t do this without them!)

If you missed Monday’s program, there’s another opportunity to get in touch with your artistic side this year.

On Monday, Dec. 8, at our Main Branch, Jenn Cline from the Ohio Paper Folders will teach a hands-on introduction to origami. See what you can do with just a few pieces of paper. Registration for the workshop begins Nov. 24.

Clare and John search for just the right beads to complete their bracelets.

Clare and John search for just the right beads to complete their bracelets.

For more photos from our jewelry-making workshop and other programs, visit Mentor Library’s Facebook page.

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