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Frequently Asked Questions

Are classes open to everyone?
Yes! But you must have a North Canton Public Library card to register.

How do I register for a class?
Children’s art class registration is accepted online only

Adult art class registration may be completed online or by paper form. Paper registration forms are available near the front entrance of the library.

How do I pay for my class?
You may pay:

Online with a credit card

With cash (please include student name and chosen class with payment)

With a check made out to “North Canton Public Library” (please include student name and chosen class with payment)

An art class payment drop box is located on the main floor across from the library’s front desk.
PLEASE NOTE: Your registration is not confirmed until your payment is received.

Do you offer any free art classes?
Yes! The majority of our classes have a small fee, but we do offer a few classes at no charge. Like all of our classes, these are filled on a first come, first served basis. 

Do I need to bring my own supplies?
Supplies are provided by the library for all classes unless otherwise specified in the class description.

Why are classes canceled sometimes?
In the event that a class does not meet the minimum required registrant number, the class may be canceled. If you’ve registered for a class that has to be canceled, your credit card will be refunded or your check/cash will be returned to you. Information regarding any canceled classes will be sent to the email address you provide at the time of registration. Class cancellations will also be posted in the library and online.

What if I registered for a class, but need to cancel my registration?
If the registration deadline has not yet passed, please email Elizabeth at gallery@northcantonlibrary.org. We cannot accept registration cancellations after the registration deadline.

What if registration has ended, and a class will be held but is not full? Can I still register?
Yes!


 Children’s Art Classes – Fall Session ONE

$18 session fee includes one class each week for four weeks.

“Leaves Are Falling…1, 2, 3  Whee!” for preschoolers ages 3-5
Wednesdays, September 13, 20, 27, and October 4 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

This preschool class will be a morning of fun fall projects. Play and experiment with colors, shapes and forms using paints, collages, clay and other mixed media.  The colorful autumn leaves will definitely inspire this creative class.  Come join us! Instructor: Kathy Cancelliere

* This preschool class is for children ages 3-5, who are able to participate in a classroom setting independently, and are potty-trained.  A parent/caretaker is required to stay on North Canton Public Library property for the duration of preschool classes.

“Quality Creative Time” for preschoolers ages 3-5 with an adult
Thursdays, September 14, 21, 28 and October 5 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Spend quality time with your little one. In this class, the parent or caregiver and child will be creating fun art projects together. A variety of materials will be used to create imaginative works of art. Instructor: Anna Rather

“Mixed Media Mania” for children in grades K-2
Thursdays, September 14, 21, 28 and October 5 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Mixed Media classes provide experience working with a variety of materials and processes –  painting, drawing, collage and 3D materials. Instructor: Anna Rather

“Pencil, Paper, Scissors” for children in grades K-2
Tuesdays, September, 12, 19, 26 and October 3 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Try easy paper weaving and make a giant sunflower.  We will have a “pet show” with our animal drawings and decorate our own royal crown with a multitude of fun mixed media. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Drawing and Painting for Beginners” for children in grades 3-5
Tuesdays, September, 12, 19, 26 and October 3 from 6 to 7 p.m.

We will learn how to draw realistic animals, flowers and trees. We will also create artistic name designs using watercolors and fine point markers. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes 

“Piñata Fiesta” for children in grades 3-5
Wednesdays, September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

The title says it all.  We will create our own piñata using paper-mache, cardboard, tissue paper and other mixed media materials.  Instructor: Abby Wyles

“Drawing for Realism” for students in grades 6-8
Mondays, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Begin with fun easy warm-up sketches, then draw along with the teacher providing a new demonstration each week.  Using pencil, markers, and oil pastels we will create our own three-dimensional cityscape on paper, a mountain landscape, still life and self-portrait.  Instructor: Marjorie Lutes 

“Get Ready – Halloween Makeup” for students in grades 6-8
Wednesdays, September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Not for the faint of heart.  Learn how to apply Halloween makeup including applying fake wounds, painting on fake blood and cuts, and more.  The last lesson will be dedicated to practicing skills you inquire about.  We will be using a variety of products including but not limited to liquid latex. This class is not safe for those with skin allergies. Instructor: Abby Wyles

Registration includes four classes (one each week) beginning the second full week of September.
Registration ends September 6. An email confirming classes will be sent September 7.


Children’s Art Classes – Fall Session TWO

$18 session fee includes one class each week for our weeks.

“Pumpkin Patch Paints and More!” for preschoolers ages 3-5
Wednesday, October. 11, 18, 25, and November 1 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

In this preschool class the children will make pumpkin themed projects along with other festive fall projects. Using tempura paint, pasta collages, glitter, glue, markers and more fun media, we will create! Be prepared for a morning of fun and learning about colors. Instructor: Kathy Cancelliere

* This preschool class is for children ages 3-5, who are able to participate in a classroom setting independently, and are potty-trained.  A parent/caretaker is required to stay on North Canton Public Library property for the duration of preschool classes.

“Quality Creative Time” for preschoolers ages 3-5 with an adult
Thursday October, 12, 19, 26 and November 2 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Spend quality time with your little one. In this class, the parent or caregiver and child will be creating fun art projects together. A variety of materials will be used to create imaginative works of art. Instructor: Anna Rather

“Colorful October Art” for children in grades K-2
*This class skips the week of Halloween
Tuesdays, October 10, 17, 24 and November 7 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
It’s harvest time! Paper fruit, vegetables and pumpkins look great decorated in a collage.  We’ll use pastels to create autumn trees and make a spooky house for cats and bats under a giant moon. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Mixed Media Mania” for children in grades K-2
Thursdays, October 12, 19, 26 and November 2 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Mixed Media classes provide experience working with a variety of materials and processes including painting, drawing, collage and 3D materials. Instructor: Anna Rather

“Mixed Media for Fall” for children in grades 3-5
*This class skips the week of Halloween
Tuesdays, October 10, 17, 24 and November 7 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Draw a furry animal on scratchboard. Use air-dry clay to create a realistic head.  Design an unusual costume, and make a decorative mask with mixed media fabric and scrap materials. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Halloween Art Projects” for children in grades 3-5
Wednesdays, October 11, 18, 25 and November 1 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This is a fun fearless mixed media art class. We will create a Dia De Los Muertos Skull, Midnight Coffin, and other creepy creations. Instructor: Abby Wyles 

“Monster High Madness” for students in grades 3-5
Wednesdays, October 11, 18, 25 and November 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.

The Monster High movie and characters will be our inspiration in this mixed media art class. We will create a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art projects.  Instructor: Abby Wyles

“Drawing Painting and Humor” for students in grades 6-8
Mondays, October 9, 16, 23, 30 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

We will begin by creating a watercolor and pastel landscape full of autumn trees along with a pumpkin and gourd still life.  We will also make our own unique poster with “caricatures” of faces and figures in ink. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

Registration includes four classes (one each week) beginning the second full week of October.
Registration ends September 27. An email confirming classes will be sent September 28.


NEW: free art classes for families

space is limited and registration is required.

Autumn Art on Saturday
For children ages 5-8 with an adult

Saturdays, September 16, 23, 30 and October 7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Have fun together creating colorful flowers, trees, insects and more.  We will use a variety of mixed media including paint, paper and clay. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes
Registration for this class ends September 6.

Artist Family Workshop
For children ages 7-10 with an adult

Saturdays, October 14, 21, 28 and November 4 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Take on a new project each week.  We will use a variety of mixed media including pastels, watercolors, oil crayons and markers to create a family banner, landscape, mobile and mask. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes
Registration for this class ends September 27.


 NEW: free art class

Candid Comics!
Saturday, September 9
ADULT/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
STUDENTS GRADES 6-8 
from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Provided: 1 Brush Pen and a fun comic layout page.
You Bring: Your favorite pencil, your sense of humor and your friends.
Are you funny but think you cant draw?  NO WORRIES! Come explore the wonderful world of “the funnies” while making your own comic strip.We will learn about the story arch, how to make funny stick people and finally, we will tell a (very short) story in just three panels. Instructor: Li Hertzi
These special, free comic classes will be held in the Little Art Gallery in conjunction with the Ellsworth Smith exhibit featuring many of his works including over 30 original comics strips.


Adult Combined Fall Session One and Two

Registration ends September 6.
An email confirming classes will be sent September 7.

“Mixed Media and Collage” Class Fee $45
Mondays, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Create beautiful works of art with a variety of mixed media and materials including watercolor and acrylic paint, oil crayons and pastels, air dry clay, and stunning specialty papers. A new demonstration each week will help guide you through a new artistic process, so you can create a work of art with your own personal likes and style.  Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Intrigued by Watercolor” Class Fee $45
Saturdays, September 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Let’s explore the mystery of watercolor together. We will concentrate on underpaintings that will make your colors glow, with emphasis on pushing the boundaries of the medium. Some prior experience with watercolor is helpful for this class. This class has a requested supply list available online and in the library’s information center. Instructor: Nancy Stewart Matin
Intrigued by Watercolor – Supply List


Adult Fall Session One

Registration ends September 6.
An email confirming classes will be sent September 7.

“Upcycled, Recycled Acrylic Painting Class Fee $22
Thursdays, September 14, 21, 28 and October 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Anna Rather will teach her technique for stamping with acrylic paint. We will upcycle found objects such as bottle tops, nuts, bolts and screws to create one-of-a-kind stamps. A combination of acrylic and metallic paint will give final artwork a shimmering glow.
Supplies: please bring odds and ends such as bottle tops, nuts, bolts and screws. We will share with each other in class so if you have none, supplies will be provided. Instructor: Anna Rather


Adult Fall Session Two

Registration ends September 27.
An email confirming classes will be sent September 28.

“Beginner Relief Printmaking” Class Fee: $22
Thursdays, October 12, 19, 26 and November 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
See your designs come to life as you learn to successfully print them! Anna will guide students in designing a hand-carved linoleum block.  We will create designs, transfer to the block, carve, pull proofs and print a final masterpiece.  No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Instructor: Anna Rather


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