Create a castle or other magical structure using recycled materials.
Mt. Lebanon Public Library has invited me back to create two programs for grades 3-5 based on the Summer Reading theme of ‘Imagine Your Story.’ Matt’s Maker Space has sponsored these programs so that they can be FREE for participants!
Castles Prints and Structures | Friday, August 7 @ 3:00pm on ZOOM | Register
Recycled cardboard tubes, corrugated boxes, cardboard egg containers, and food boxes like pasta and cereal
Glue stick or liquid school glue
A variety of scrap paper, liquid paint or paint sticks
Styrofoam plates or trays
Unicorn Weave | video will be available August 14 @ 3pm
Sketch books and Visual Diaries: Documenting Experiences and Drawing from Observation | July 8 | 3:00pm-4:30pm | Register
Begin a daily habit of creating and documenting your feelings, experiences and environment with art journaling. Learn to draw from observation and combine doodling, text and multiple drawing methods to create interesting and intimate artwork. Play around with what you have on hand and engage with members of your community for support and inspiration.
Creating a Successful Artwork: Focal Point and Building Interest | July 15 | 3:00pm-4:30pm | Register
Playing with Materials: How to Use What You Have | July 22 | 3:00pm-4:30pm | Register
En Plein Air: Take Your Tablet Outdoors | July 29 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm |Register
Recommended materials: oil or chalk pastels and/or watercolor paints, pencil, paper or sketchbook, clipboard or easel, cardboard with clip or masking tape
Don’t forget to check out the summer children’s programs here !
Mini Makers and Art Lab for Mt. Lebanon Public Library has gone digital! Join me through prerecorded videos and live Zoom Chats throughout the summer as we play and create based on the Summer Reading Theme “Imagine Your Story”
First up …
Mini Makers for ages 2 – 5 will be available June 3 at 3:00 pm … I will post the link to my brand new YouTube station at that time. I’ll introduce two sensory explorations and one art project
Magic flower crowns
Learn Live in our Mini Maker Zoom session on June 10 at 3:00 pm | Join
Charcoal is a versatile material with the ability to create amazing three dimensional effects and detail. Learn to maximize the properties of the medium, practice with the correspondingmaterials and create multiple unique artworks.
Let the littles take the lead while young children and their grown-ups work side by side to explore the natural world through art. Paint, print and collage flowers and seasonal landscapes and take home display ready artworks. Build confidence and develop skills like problem solving in your early learner as we introduce concepts like color mixing and shape recognition.
Kids starting at the age of five can come to us after school to explore fine art processes like printmaking and sculpting. We’ll examine artists past and present that look outdoors for inspiration and utilize experimentation, problem solving, and the elements of art to create unique artworks of our own.
The Art Connection is Pittsburgh’s premiere art program for students in grades 5–9. Led by local teaching artists, students learn drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and mixed media, culminating with a student exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art. The Art Connection combines big ideas and practical know-how to prepare young people for a world of visual information and creative problem-solving.
Design a visual spell book by mixing potions and experimenting with chemical reactions. Sculpt a creepy creature into the cover of your book to protect its magical contents. For kids in 3rd – 5th grade. This program is generously funded by Matt’s Maker Space. Registration starts September 20.
Gear up for the spookiest holiday by creating creepy sculptures and kooky experiments with the whole family. For grades K-5 with family. This program is generously funded by Matt’s Maker Space. Registration starts September 20.
Students will learn to create a successful composition using a variety of drawing materials. Using experimentation, students will play with solvency, learn the unique qualities of materials, and capture unexpected results.
During this three-hour class, students will be given instruction on a line-drawing and watercolor artwork. First, gesture and fine line drawing techniques will be discussed. Next, students will add watercolor painting to drawings using automatic painting methods.
Visit my latest blog post to learn more about fall programs for children and families!
I’ve compiled a list of basic supplies for those interested in beginning acrylic painting. We went over this list in the first session of Acrylic Painting for Adults at Mt. Lebanon Public Library. It is not meant to be comprehensive but as a starting point for those new to the medium.