Does your kid like making art? Are they running out of things to draw, sketch, and paint on at home? Bring them to the library!
And if your kid doesn’t like making art, bring them to the library anyhow. They’ll be surprised at how much fun they have at one of our many art programs.
Just last month we made Pop Art in the style of Roy Lichtenstein and used skittles to make rainbows that looked good enough to eat.
And your family can join in the fun! We host several other programs that art lovers of all ages can enjoy, including:
- Studio MPL, which is now at our Lake Branch! Each month, kids can learn about a different artist by making an art project in their style and then by following a scavenger hunt of their famous works through the building. Children can walk in anytime between 3 and 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, to participate.
- The Masterpieces at Main Art Club is open to all kids from eight to 12 years old. And you don’t need to paint like Picasso or sculpt like Michelangelo to participate. Each month, this art club tackles a different project. They’ve decorated sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos, tried paint pouring, quilled paper, and made masterpieces like Mondrian. Our club meets next at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at our Main Branch.
- Kids aren’t the only ones who can get creative. Adults can join us when our Bad Art Club meets at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at our Headlands Branch. We’ve made everything from ugly Christmas sweaters to sharpie “tie-dye” shirts. All levels of experience are welcome, because making bad art is much better than making no art at all.
- Finally, if you love art, then you should check our Book & Brush Club. Our Collection Development Manager Barb provides a visual presentation based on the lives of artists and associated art movements from the club’s book of the month. They’ll discuss The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis when they meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at our Main Branch.