Studio MPL and the art of the good hair day

Giselle laughs as she draws brightly colored shocks of hair during the Studio MPL meeting Monday.

Giselle laughs as she draws brightly colored shocks of hair during the Studio MPL meeting Monday.

The summer hiatus is over and Studio MPL is back!

Oh, you haven’t heard of Studio MPL?

It’s Mentor Library’s art club for kids in first through fifth grade, and it’s six scoops of awesome.

They’ve made sun catchers, painted sunsets, weaved and even garnered inspiration from Jackson Pollock.

Kelsey focuses on her pink and magenta locks.

Kelsey focuses on her pink and magenta locks.

This month, we talked about art as a reflection of who we are—and we did it using hair. We gave the young artists colored pencils, markers and other art supplies, and we told them to draw a person’s hair; and the hair would represent what’s going on inside of them.

And the kids got more creative than we could imagine. One girl made her hair a series of googly eyes. A boy turned his artwork into two necklaces—one that he could wear and another for his grandma.

Darin packs a lot of bright colors close together to create contrast.

Darin packs a lot of bright colors close together to create contrast.

Studio MPL meets on the third Monday of each month.

Next month’s session will be Oct. 20 at our Main Branch. You can register for it here.

For more photos from our Studio MPL session, check out our Facebook page. For more information on programs and events for children, teens and adults at Mentor Public Library, visit www.mentorpl.org.

Ella's hair looks like a rainbow with its layers of color.

Ella’s hair looks like a rainbow with its layers of color.

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