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FREE WORKSHOPS – Registration required

“Spring Collage Workshop” for students in grades 6-12 and adults
Sunday, April 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
No experience is necessary and all supplies are provided! Students will paint a soft background on wet watercolor paper, bright colors on another paper, then cut and combine to make their own version of lovely spring and summer flowers. Adults please accompany students in grades 6-8. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Beginning Drawing” for students in grades 6-12 and adults
Saturday, April 20 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
This class offers beginning drawing instruction. Adults please accompany students in grades 6-8. Instructor: Jerry Zelinskas

“Not Your Grandparents Tie-Dye” family workshop for grades 6 and up with an adult
Saturday, May 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of bright colors, lots of rubber banding and some amazing new fashions! Learn how to make unique designs as well as some history of dying fabrics, and go home with at least one fancy new t-shirt. Instructor: Li Hertzi

“Red, White, and Blue Banner” family workshop for all ages
Sunday, May 19 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Celebrate American holidays by working together to design a banner to display at home. Start with red, white, or blue fabric, and then add your choice of many materials such as ribbon, felt, yarn, fabric designs, gold and silver trims, glitter, sequins, flags, and more. Add a wooden rod and tassels or fringe and enjoy your banner for many years.  Adults please accompany students in grades K-5. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“YUPO Painting Workshop” for students in grades 9-12 and adults
Saturday, May 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
YUPO painting is using watercolor paints on synthetic paper (like plastic). YUPO paper offers the freedom of moving colors around without worry about making mistakes. “Paint on,” “wipe off,” no mistakes. Instructor: Jerry Zelinskas


Preschool through Middle School. $35 session fee includes one class each week for eight weeks.

“Mixed Media” for preschoolers* ages 3-5
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 8, 15, 22 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
A make-up class is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29.
Enjoy fun filled art exploration that combines storytelling and creative projects. Instructor: Pam Neff
*Preschool classes are for children who can 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.

“Art of the Castle” for students in grades K-2
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14, 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Learn how castles were built in the Middle Ages. Students will make a castle from a box and add towers, people and a clay dragon. Students will also create jeweled crowns and weave silver paper for armor and design a coat-of-arms. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Let’s Make Stuff!” for students in grades K-2
Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2, 9, 16, 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
A make-up class is scheduled for Thursday, May 30.
Enjoy being creative while making fizzy paint, play clay, a sun catcher, bath bombs and more. Instructor: Pam Neff

“Art Variety Hour” for students in grades 3-5
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14, 21 from 4 to 5 p.m.
There are so many wonderful ways to make art! Students will paint their initials on canvas, cut up old maps for a collage, use pastels for a desert scene, watercolors for the ocean, make a story book in a box, and more. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

Let’s Make Stuff!” for students in grades 3-5 
Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2, 9, 16, 23 from 6 to 7 p.m.
A make-up class is scheduled for Thursday, May 30.
Enjoy being creative and trying a variety of mediums. Make paint and 3D paper mache, draw an optical illusion and more! Instructor: Pam Neff

“Character Design and Drawing” for students in grades 6-8.
Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Love drawing Manga or Anime?  Want to make your own characters? Love making up funny stories and creating worlds for them to live in?  Then this is the class for you!  Students will work on basic character drawing skills, creating a believable character with a backbone and a backstory to highlight your creatures amazing adventures. Instructor: Li Hertzi


Adult Classes (high school students welcome). $45 session fee includes one class each week for eight weeks.

“Watercolor Landscapes” – Canceled
Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20 from 3 to 5 p.m.
June 3 make-up class.
This watercolor class is for everyone at all levels wanting to learn new techniques. Students will create a landscape while the instructor leads them through the basics of material layout and design as well as watercolor painting techniques. This class has a requested supply list available online and in the library’s information center. Instructor: Jack Fetzer

“Beginning Drawing” 
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 8, 15, 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
This class offers beginning drawing instruction while exploring all elements of the basic drawing of shapes and shading along with elements of perspective. Instructor: Jerry Zelinskas

“Pop-Up Cards” 
Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
In this class, learn eight different methods for making things POP up!  Students will receive eight finished cards, a how to sheet for every card, and understanding of the paper engineering that makes them work.  This class involves using sharp tools and glue. Come prepared to get messy. Instructor: Li Hertzi

“Intrigued by Watercolor” 
Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Let’s explore the mystery of watercolor together. Students will concentrate on underpaintings that will make colors glow, with emphasis on pushing the boundaries of the medium. Some experience with watercolor is helpful. This class has a requested supply list available online and in the library’s information center. Instructor: Nancy Stewart Matin


FAQs

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 at ncantonlibrary.org.
Adult art class registration may be completed online or by paper form. Forms are available near the front entrance of the library.

How do I pay for my class?
You may choose from the following payment options:

    • Online with a credit card
    • Cash (please include student name and chosen class with payment)
  • 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 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 one-day 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.

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


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