The Therapeutic Use of Art – a summer series of free classes
please note: classes limited to 15 students each and registration is required
The process of creating, the doing of ART is therapeutic! You can explore feelings, resolve conflicts, increase self-esteem and reduce anxiety by engaging in the creative process. Join us for one, two or three sessions to explore and play with media and become immersed in the process of creativity. Then reflect on your process and discover YOU!
The first session “Mindfulness & Metaphor Through Collage” will take you on a journey using a mindfulness exercise and creating a collage as a metaphor of relaxation and health.
Mindfulness and Metaphor through Collage
Instructor: Gail Wetherell-Sack, ATR-BC, LPCC-S, Art Therapist
Wednesday, July 29 from 2-4 p.m.
Register for Mindfulness and Metaphor through Collage
Exploring your Sacred Self through Relaxation, Guided Imagery and Art
Instructor: Cheryl Pete, LPC, Art Therapist
Tuesday, August 11 from 5-7 p.m.
Register for Exploring your Sacred Self through Relaxation, Guided Imagery and Art
Mindful Self Expression: Who I Am and What I Need
Instructor: Lindsay Wootton, LPC, Art Therapist
Friday, August 14 from 2-4 p.m.
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Classes are open to adults at least 18 years of age.
Summer Art Classes
Classes are first come first serve and fill quickly. You must have a North Canton Public Library card to register.
CLASS CONFIRMATION and STUDENT CANCELLATION
We cannot contact each student individually.
Class confirmation will be posted in the library and online
If you have registered your child for a class “that child is enrolled” unless we are called with a cancellation. Dates for registration deadline and class confirmation are listed below. Cancellation of participation in a class must be made before the registration deadline.
SUMMER FUN WORKSHOPS registration deadline JUNE 24 class confirmation JUNE 26
CHILDREN and SUMMER SESSION ONE registration deadline JUNE 24 class confirmation JUNE 26
CHILDREN and TEEN SUMMER SESSION TWO registration deadline JULY 15 class confirmation JULY 17
PAYMENT: Please do not make payment at this time. Payments for confirmed classes will be due no later than the second class. Please remember to bring your payment to class. Payment can be made by check or cash. All checks must be made out to North Canton Public Library.
PLEASE NOTE: Failure to pay will result in the fee being charged against your library account, and may result in your account being blocked from use and being reported to the library’s collection agency. By registering for a class, you verify that you accept this policy.
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SUMMER FUN WORKSHOPS (SW). We still have room for a few more students. Registration will remain open for classes that are not FULL until Wednesday July 1.
CANCELED SW1. 6-8 grade “Sneaker Art ” Fee is $10.00 Instructor: Becky Taylor
Two day workshop held Tuesday July 7 and Thursday July 9 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Bring a pair of white or light tan ( have to be very light!) Canvas sneakers/shoes. They can be purchased at places like Walmart, Target, and Kmart. We will use colored sharpies and rubbing alcohol to create a beautiful one of a kind affects.
HELD SW2. 1-3 grade “Mommy and Me Creativity” Fee is $15.00 Instructor: Becky Taylor
Three day workshop. Classes meet every Wednesday for three weeks July 8,15 and 22 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
This class is open to children in 1-3 grade with adult, can be any parent or caregiver. Together you will create an air dry clay animal hugging a mason jar to hold pens pencils or other items. You will also make matching clay toppers to go with the animal theme. Projects will be painted too. Supplies are provided.
CHILDREN and SUMMER SESSION ONE (SC1). We still have room for a few more students. Registration will remain open for classes that are not FULL until Wednesday July 1.
Classes meet TWO days per week for THREE weeks and will run July 7 through July 23. The fee is $20.00 for the entire three week session. Supplies are provided for children’s classes. Students develop art skills with challenging new projects. Classes are designed to meet the needs and abilities of each student as well as foster creativity, social skills and individual growth. Mixed Media classes provide experience working with a variety of materials and processes – painting, drawing, collage and 3-D materials.
HELD/FULL SC1-1. K-2 grade “Let the Sun Shine In” Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Instructor: Becky Taylor
Celebrate summer with fun filled art projects using many different exciting techniques and media.
HELD SC1-2. 3-5 grade “Pokémon and Friends” Tuesday and Thursday 11 to 12 p.m. Instructor: Becky Taylor
Learn drawing techniques in the manga cartooning style to draw your favorite Pokémon characters. We will also create a 3D Pokémon character sculpture.
CHILDREN and TEEN SUMMER SESSION TWO (SC2). Registration deadline July15.
Classes meet TWO days per week for THREE weeks and will run July 28 through August 13. The fee is $20.00 for the entire three week session. Supplies are provided for children’s classes. Students develop art skills with challenging new projects. Classes are designed to meet the needs and abilities of each student as well as foster creativity, social skills and individual growth. Mixed Media classes provide experience working with a variety of materials and processes – painting, drawing, collage and 3-D materials.
HELD/FULL SC2-1. K-2 grade “K-2 Paper Craft Fantasies” Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes
Children will have a chance to use different art supplies with each project. They can make animals from clay, chalk space aliens on big black paper, folded and green-glittered frogs, and even a fabric banner for the family.
HELD/FULL SC2-2. 3-5 grade “Summer Adventures in Art” Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes
A few of the projects include creating a deep sea creature in clay, baking, and painting it in iridescent colors, making a Scottish castle, using jungle printed papers to cut and glue an imaginary rainforest, and using every red, white, and blue item we can find to celebrate the USA in 3D.
HELD SC2-3. 6-8 grade ”Drawing and Painting” Tuesday and Thursday 3 to 4 p.m. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes
Begin or add to a portfolio of realistic artwork that will utilize various art supplies. A new demonstration of one of your favorite subjects will be presented each time. Just have fun and follow along.