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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 – Summer Session ONE
$18 session fee includes one class each week for four weeks.
summer session ONE ART CLASS confirmation
you may still register for classes marked held and not full

HELD/FULL – “Mixed Media” for preschoolers ages 3-5
Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Our mixed media preschool classes encourage your child to experiment with many different media and learn different techniques in handling the materials while creating works of art each week. Instructor: Anna Rather
* 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.

HELD – “Quality Creative Time” for preschoolers ages 3-5 with an adult
Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 from 12 to 1 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

HELD/FULL – “Summer Splash”  for children in grades K-2
Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Students will create an easy craft each week. We will make flowers, insects, birds and a nature collage. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

HELD – “Air and Space in Art” for children in grades 3-5
Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 12:30  to 1:30 p.m.
Imagine traveling up-up and away in a hot air balloon you make. We’ll time travel with robotic sculptures and find painting inspiration from Hubble Telescope images. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

HELD – “Three Dimensional Animals” for students in grades 6-8
Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
We will create three-dimensional sculptures including a clay dragon and student’s choice of pet (horse, dog, cat, etc.). Sculptures will be decorated with paint, fabric, leather and beads, bringing them alive with our creativity. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

CANCELED – “Acrylic Paint Stamping” for students in grades 6-8
Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 from 1:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Registration includes four classes (one each week) beginning the first full week of June.
Registration ends June 1. An email confirming classes will be sent June 2.


Children’s Art Classes – Summer Session TWO
$18 session fee includes one class each week for four weeks.

“Mixed Media” for preschoolers ages 3-5
Wednesday, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Our mixed media preschool classes encourage your child to experiment with many different media and learn different techniques in handling the materials while creating works of art each week. Instructor: Anna Rather
* 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
Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 4  to 5 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

“We Love Nature” for children in grades K-2
Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Projects including creating a camping scene with paper and clay and use jungle animal paper for a rainforest collage. Using simple weaving techniques, students will create a small woven creation embellished with flowers. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“3-D/Self-Portrait” for children in grades 3-5
Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Make a spectacular keepsake portrait from wood, wire, cylinder boxes, collage papers, clay, fabric, and trim. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Design-Cut-Sew-Stuff “for students in grades 6-8
Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Learn to sew while making your own pet or pillow with fabric. Students will design, cut, stitch, stuff and decorate while learning an invaluable skill. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Explore Acrylic Painting” for students in grades 6-8 grade
Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 11 a.m to 12 p.m.
In this beginning acrylic class students will work from a still life and photographic references. We explore various techniques and create a final painting on canvas board. No experience necessary. Instructor: Erin Wozniak

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


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

HELD/FULL – Super Summer Saturdays
For children ages 5-8 with an adult
Saturdays, June 10, 17, 24 and July 1
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Work together making great summer art projects. Create butterflies with tissue paper, a base filled with colorful paper flowers, a red white and blue all-American collage and a fabric banner celebrating Independence Day.
Registration for this class ends June 1.
Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

Artist Family Workshop
For children 7-10 with an adult
Saturdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
We’ll take on a new project each week! Let’s try oil crayons with watercolors, paint a summer landscape on canvas, create a coat-of-arms banner for your family, and balance cardboard creations in midair making a hanging mobile.
Registration for this class ends July 6.
Instructor: Marjorie Lutes


Adult Summer Session One
Registration ends June 1. An email confirming classes will be sent June 2.

HELD – “Ink Line and Watercolor Wash”
Class Fee $45
Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24, 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  (this class skips the week of July 4th)
Explore the creative use of ink, line and watercolor wash within the limitations of a simple monochromatic medium. This training frees the artist in simplifying and editing the complex masses of nature and sharpens skills necessary in selecting and composing subject matter. Instructor: Rudy Amatangelo
Ink Line and Watercolor Wash Supply List

CANCELED – “Acrylic Paint Stamping”
Class Fee $45

HELD – “The Magic of Drawing”
Class Fee $22
Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Learn basic drawing techniques from an artist who loves to draw and loves to teach! Beginners will learn about shading, texture, and design with special drawing pencils and erasers. Step-by-step demonstrations with handouts and examples will be provided, as well as sketchbooks to take home. Come learn the magic of drawing! Instructor: Nancy Michel


Adult Summer Session Two
Registration ends July 6. An email confirming classes will be sent July 7.

“Explore Acrylic Painting”
Class Fee: $22
Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.
In this beginning acrylic class students will work from a still life and photographic references. We explore various techniques and create a final painting on canvas board. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Instructor: Erin Wozniak


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