All programs are FREE and hosted by Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Watercolor Experiments Saturday, April 24
What happens when you add salt to water? What if you introduce color to dry paper? Would it look different than wet paper? Become an Art Scientist and make new discoveries through the watercolor medium.
Learn to construct the human face and form with instruction of anatomy and proportion. Create a specific mood and allude to narrative in each artwork using color and style. There’s no need to purchase anything new for this class, pull out underused or forgotten art materials from your home and experiment to learn the best properties of each.
-heavy white cardstock or watercolor paper -water cup -paintbrush -paper towels -watercolors and/of food dye diluted with water -drinking straw or eye dropper -about 1 tbsp baking soda in a cup -about 1 tbsp table salt in cup -about 1/4 cup white vinegar in a cup -washable markers -aluminum foil -plastic bubble wrap -a damp paper towel -black sharpie marker -pencil -scissors -colored construction paper at least 8.5×11” -glue stick, Elmer’s School Glue or adhesive squares
ArtLab: Halloween Edition | Ages 8 and up | Saturday, October 24, 11am
Design and construct the head of a dragon using drawing and collage methods
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
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 !