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Becoming the artist you want to be with Mentor Library

Do you know what it takes to be an artist? You have to create art. That’s it. It doesn’t have to be the most incredible art ever. Nobody has to offer you a million dollars to display your work in … Continue reading

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Painting masterpieces without brushes

On Saturday at our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch, we gave children paint of every shade of the rainbow. Then we gave them plastics forks, bubble wrap, Q-tips, balloons, sponges, combs, cardboard tubes and plastics bottles. The only thing we didn’t give them was … Continue reading

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Who needs a brush to paint?

You don’t need a brush to paint. Almost anything can be your brush if you’re feeling creative—marbles, toy cars, yarn, anything. So we’re breaking out the forks, bubble wrap, Q-tips, balloons, sponges, combs, cardboard tubes and plastics bottles—but no brushes—this … Continue reading

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Studio MPL makes cartouches and you can too

Studio MPL—our art club for kids in first through fifth grade—turned their names into colorful cartouches on Monday. A cartouche was a designation for a royal name written in hieroglyphics in ancient Egypt. Some pharaohs would even have their names … Continue reading

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Drawing with Olaf and Studio MPL

You want to know how to get kids excited about something? Find a way to incorporate Frozen. Our young artists from Studio MPL practiced their drawing by using their favorite snowman, Olaf, as a model. Studio MPL is our art club … Continue reading

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