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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.


SPRING ART CLASS SCHEDULE

Registration is open March 9 through March 25.

Preschool, K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 Art Classes
$35 session fee includes one class each week for eight weeks

“Little Artists” for preschoolers ages 3-5
Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20, 27 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Try materials like chalk, markers, colored pencils, and paint. Use scissors and glue to make a giant butterfly, a little house, birds, and spring flowers. Sculpt and paint a clay animal. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes
(Preschool classes are 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.)

“Monster Mash” for preschoolers ages 3-5 
Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20, 27 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Let’s make monsters and grow creativity! Projects will involve making 2D and 3D creatures, using paper, paint, multimedia, and of course, googly eyes! We will explore the world of the imagination and see where it can take us! Some of the projects we will create are hand print faces, glove and paint splat monsters, and rock paintings. Instructor: Erin Mulligan
(Preschool classes are 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.)

“Paper, Paint, and Clay” for students in grades K-2 
Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19, 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Using construction paper, patterned paper, boxes, paint, and scrap materials, we’ll make art that welcomes spring. We will make or paint insects, flowers, trees, birds and animals, including bunnies and frogs. For the coming holidays, we will paint a sparkly red, white, and blue fabric banner. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Art History Hands” for students in grades K-2 
Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20, 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Introduce you little artist to art history with fun projects exploring different styles used throughout time! From ancient Greek pots to modern abstract paintings, we will take a hands-on approach to learning how artists all over the world chose to express themselves. Our projects will include Greek pottery, Egyptian stamp designs, Japanese watercolors and abstract Pop Art works. Instructor: Erin Mulligan

“Painting, and Assemblage” for students in grades 3-5 
Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19, 26 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Practice drawing trees, people, and animals, then add color to your favorites with pastels or paint. Design a large 3D abstract construction using our boxes, tubes, cardboard, fabric, wire, found objects, and hot glue. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Drawing Basics” for students in grades 3-5 
Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20, 27 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Develop creative thinking early for serious little artists! This class is an introduction to drawing basics to help kids start learning to see the world with an artist’s eye. We will cover line, shape, outline and negative space, value and shadow, texture, still life and story lines. Instructor: Erin Mulligan

“Zoo Stew” for students in grades 6-8
Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20, 27 from 3 to 4 p.m.
In this class we will be discovering new creatures, drawing inspiration from plants, animals, and anything at all! We will be stretching our brains to create new life forms to populate our imaginations! Think animal improv! Instructor: Erin Mulligan


Adult and High School Art Classes
$45 session fee includes one class each week for eight weeks.

“Drawing Botanical Forms” 
Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Learn to draw the natural beauty surrounding us! We will take a detailed look at how to portray plant life realistically and using natural forms in an abstract composition. This class is for artists who have a basic knowledge of how to draw and want to develop that skill further. Instructor: Erin Mulligan

“Beginning Drawing”
Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to draw. We will cover all the elements of drawing: line, shape, value, texture, and space (including perspective, gesture and contour drawing). Students will experiment with different materials needed to produce great drawing. Supplies are provided. Instructor: Jerry Zelinskas

“Intrigued by Watercolor” 
Saturdays, April 11, 18, 25 and May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Let’s explore the mystery of watercolor together. Take your watercolors to the next level as Nancy teaches you the secrets to the glow of watercolor and keys to unleashing your imagination. This class is geared to intermediate and advanced artists. We’ll discuss supplies at the first class. Instructor: Nancy Stewart Matin

“Watercolor Landscapes”
(The Library is closed May 25. Monday classes will be shortened to seven weeks as make up days are not available due the classroom being booked for summer classes. $40 session fee includes one class each week for seven weeks.)
Mondays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18 from 3 to 5 p.m.
This watercolor class is for everyone at every level wanting to learn new techniques and paint the buildings and landscapes. 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


 

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