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?

Registration ends April 11.  An email confirming classes will be sent April 12.

Children’s Art Classes
$25 session fee includes one class each week for six weeks.

“Mixed Media” for preschoolers ages 3-5
Wednesdays, April 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 16, 23 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Play and  experiment with colors, shapes and forms using paints, collages, clay and other mixed media.  We will find new ways to be creative each session. 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.

“Pet, portraits, pots”  for children in grades K-2
Wednesdays, April 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 16, 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
We will create birds, beasts, fish and more using air-dry clay and other art supplies. Children will also make salt dough from scratch to create a work of art. Instructor: Clare Aitken

“Brushes and Beyond ”  for children in grades 3-5
Thursdays, April 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24  from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Have fun and explore painting with and without brushes. We will create large and small paintings using tempera, watercolor and acrylic paints. Instructor: Clare Aitken

“Spaces and Places” for students in grades 6-8
Tuesdays, April 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15, 22 and from 5 to 6 p.m.
Make your drawings come alive with the use of line, value, texture and shading. Our subjects will include objects, trees, people, and a busy city street drawn with linear perspective. We will paint a bit of outer space with the aid of Hubble images and also design a working mobile that will require attention to negative space. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

Adult Classes

“Mixed Media and Collage” $30 session fee includes one class each week for six weeks.
Thursdays, April 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Use a variety of art supplies to meet the challenge of bringing your ideas to life. Weave a wall hanging with yarn, ribbon, branches, and found objects. Paint opposing subjects in a double watercolor. Make a chaos collage. Choose a social issue to express in an assemblage. Visual art is a quiet form of communication. Have fun and make your statement!
Supplies are furnished, but you may bring items to add. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Intrigued by Watercolor” $45 session fee includes one class each week for eight weeks.
Registration for this class ends April 4. An email confirming classes will be sent April 5.
Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19, 26 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 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

NEW:  free art class for families
space is limited and registration is required.

Saturday Family Workshop for children ages 6-10 with an adult
Saturdays, April 21, 28 and May 5, 12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Have fun working together on a new project each week. We will use paint, clay, pastels, and a variety of nice paper, cardboard, scrap materials, and boxes to celebrate spring. Included will be fish, flowers, birds, butterflies, cars and a sunny landscape. Materials are provided by the library. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

If you would like to be added to our art class email list fill out the form below:

Art Class Email List