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Art Class FAQs

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

How do I pay for my class?
Art Classes are offered at no cost thanks to the generous support of the ELLA M. LAZICH TRUST. 

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

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 via email to the Little Art Gallery curator at gallery@northcantonlibrary.org. 

What if I need to cancel?
Registration may be canceled online or via email to the Little Art Gallery curator at gallery@northcantonlibrary.org. 

What COVID precautions are you taking?
The North Canton Public Library is working hard to responsibly restore services while keeping patrons of all ages in our building safe and healthy. Right now, our COVID-19 safety measures closely mirror those of the North Canton City School District, and masks are strongly recommended for all Library visitors regardless of vaccination status. If North Canton City Schools begin mandating masks within classrooms, we will follow suit in the safety measures taken within our own art classroom. 

Art Classes are offered at no cost thanks to the generous support of the ELLA M. LAZICH TRUST.


Winter 2021-2022 Art Classes

Registration begins December 6 and ends when class is full or five days before the first class, whichever comes first. Space is limited.

Little Artists: Big Ideas for preschoolers ages 3-5 
Fridays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4 from 4:15 to 5 p.m.
Develop creativity and skill with exciting activities. Students will use paper, paint and clay to make colorful animals, people, houses, flowers and hot air balloons, taking home a new art project each week. 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.)

Glitter and Shine for students in grades K-2 
Fridays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Winter art projects with ice and snow need to sparkle. Students will use shiny papers, clear plastic, beads, tiny mirrors and glitter to make a collage, craft a 3D animal and tie up a dancing mobile. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes 

Fur, Fins and Feathers for students in grades 3-5 
Tuesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Sculpt an animal in clay, make a home for a little pet, use scratchboard for a furry mammal, create a jungle collage and a watercolor sea of fish. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes 

All About Spaces for students in grades 6-8
Tuesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Use a box to create a room that you would like to have. Interior design? Reference Hubble space photographs for a huge painting. Discover a city that you can draw in linear perspective. Students will paint mountains and create a mixed media sculpture. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes 

Therapeutic Art Series for students in grades 7-12
Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy making art and the peace it brings? Perhaps you’ve never used art materials, but have been curious to try. Come join Adrianne, a Board Certified Art Therapist, as she leads you through eight different therapeutic art experiences that focus solely on using art media as a catalyst for expression and self-awareness. No artistic skill required! Come as you are and learn more about yourself in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Instructor: Adrianne Snyder 

Therapeutic Art Series for adults and high school students  
Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Enjoy making art and the peace it brings? Perhaps you’ve never used art materials, but have been curious to try. Come join Adrianne, a Board Certified Art Therapist, as she leads you through eight different therapeutic art experiences that focus solely on using art media as a catalyst for expression and self-awareness. No artistic skill required! Come as you are and learn more about yourself in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Instructor: Adrianne Snyder 

Beginning Drawing for  adults and high school students
Thursdays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 3 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to draw. It 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 for  adults and high school students
Saturdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 5 from 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Let’s explore the mystery of watercolor together. Take watercolors to the next level as Nancy teaches you the secrets to the glow of watercolor and keys to unleashing imagination. This class is geared to intermediate and advanced artists. Supplies will be discussed during the first class. Instructor: Nancy Stewart Matin 

Watercolor Landscapes for  adults and high school students
Mondays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28 and March 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. 
(please note this class will not be held on Presidents Day, February 21, as the library is closed)
This watercolor class is for everyone at every level wanting to learn new techniques and paint buildings and landscapes. Students will create a landscape as the instructor leads them through the basics of material layout and design as well as watercolor techniques. This class has a requested supply list available online and in the library’s information center. Instructor: Jack Fetzer


Winter Workshops 

Beginners Sewing Workshop for ages 12 to adult
Saturday, January 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Learn different stitching and mending techniques while creating a fabric work of art one step at a time. Students will choose a pillow pattern or draw their own, cut out the shape and add embellishments to a pillow they can take home. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes 

Mixed Media Flowers for ages 12 to adult
Saturday, January 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Create and use two watercolor paintings as a foundation, then cut and combine them to make a variety of flowers, leaves and details. In the end, these floral creations will come together in a unique work of art. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes 

Invent the Universe Family Workshop for students in grades K-6 with an adult
Saturday, February 5 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
This needs to be BIG! The sky is the limit with your imaginations and the materials provided. Work together to create a unique and wonderful space world. Directions and supplies, including Hubble space images, spaceship samples, comets, aliens and stars, will be provided. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes 

The Art of Opposites for adults and high school students
Saturday, February 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
There are contrasting elements and principles in art that work to enhance each other. Learn to use some of these design tricks to create two complimentary works of art. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes 


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