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Are classes open to everyone? Yes!

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), or 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.

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

What if I registered for a class, but need to cancel? Please email Elizabeth Blakemore at gallery@northcantonlibrary.org. We
cannot accept registration cancelations after the registration deadline.

Fall Art Classes

Classes for children. $35 session fee includes one class each week for eight weeks.

“Mixed Media” for preschoolers ages 3-5
Wednesdays, September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14 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! Please note this class begins a week later than all of the other classes. Please note this class will not be held on Halloween October 31. Instructor: Kathy Cancelliere

“Painting Myself- Masks, Self-Portraits” for preschoolers ages 3-5
Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Little tots will make amusing and friendly masks for themselves and work on drawing themselves in various moods. Children will understand that all people are beautiful. Instructor will gently instill self-worth in our young ones as they create themselves.  Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

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.

“Creating Birds with Feathers” for children in grades K-2
Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Children will craft and decorate friendly and happy birds with feathers! Color combinations will be taught as children learn about the color wheel as they dive into an appreciation of nature. Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“Making Glitter Birds on Stems” for children in grades K-2
Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Children will cover birds with glitter and affix them to branches. Our sparkly creations may just add nicely to the décor in your home! Our young set will learn an appreciation for designing their own happy creations, and maybe spark an interest in ornithology!
Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“Acrylic Color Washing – Making Beautiful Skies” for children in grades 3-5
Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Our elementary kiddos will learn how to water down acrylics, blending colors in a natural, soft gradation to make gorgeous sky paintings! Won’t your children love reproducing a sunrise or an amazing sunset? Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“Fabulous Fall Crafts” for children in grades 3-5
Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10, 17, 24 and November 7 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.Use paper, cardboard, yarn, boxes, beads, and found objects. We will make huge sunflowers, a 3-D haunted house, a weaving using real Native American symbols, and create a collage mask. Please note this class will not be held on Halloween October 31. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes


 

Classes for adults and high school students. $45 session fee includes one class each week for eight weeks.

“Watercolor Landscapes” Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 3 to 5 p.m.
A watercolor class for everyone on all levels wanting to learn new techniques and paint the buildings and landscapes. Students will create a landscape while the instructor leads you through the basics of material layout and design as well as watercolor painting techniques. Instructor Jack Fetzer from North Canton, Ohio has been painting watercolor landscapes for 35 years. He has traveled throughout the United States, but prefers to paint scenes he knows best. This class has a requested supply list:
If you have painted previously bring your usual supplies.
If you are a beginner, you will need the following supplies:
Tubes of student grade watercolors: VanDyke Brown, Cerulean Blue, Raw Sienna, Cad Red, Olive Green, Ultra Marine Blue
Brushes: synthetic or sable: no. 6 round, no. 8 round, no. 6 rigger, 1″ flat
Other supplies: Plastic palette for mixing. 2 sheets of 30″x 22″ 140 lb watercolor paper. We cut one sheet into 4 equal pieces (11 x 15). Masking fluid, 16 x 20 piece of plexiglass or masonite or stiff cardboard, drafting tape, HB or 2B pencil & eraser and container for water

“Animal Portrait” Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Bring in a photo of your pet or favorite animal to learn the basics of how to create a portrait! You’ll be taught the basics about special drawing pencils, facial features and how to draw different textures to create a convincing likeness! Instructor: Nancy Michel

“Painting a Realistic Still Life” Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
What is so amazing about beautiful Still Life? That sense of energized tranquility. Join us as you learn to paint a good composition from life, understand how to choose the right values, hues, and learn to follow the movement in something as still as gourds on a lovely harmonious-colored table cover. You will love how you become a free and loose painter as you paint great Still Life this fall!
Beginners – Intermediates. Medium will be acrylic. Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“Beginners Drawing” Thursdays, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In this beginner drawing class students will learn all of the basic drawing steps: soft drawing of objects, perspective, shading of small objects. Instructor: Jerry Zelinskas

“Intrigued by Watercolor” Saturdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3 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 prior experience with watercolor is helpful for this class. This class has a supply list: If you have supplies, bring what you have. We’ll discuss our “tools” first day. If a beginner, I’m going to get your brush wet as cheaply as possible; if you catch the bug, you can easily upgrade to better supplies… List & prices are quoted from Pat Catans.
Paint: Reeves 12 color tubes ($5.00)
Paper: Studio 71/140# watercolor paper ($4.37)
Brushes: Studio 71/pack of brushes “watercolor” ($8.97)
Palette: Studio71/10 well palette ($ .77)
Extras: Masking tape, spray bottle, water container, pencil (to draw with), kneaded eraser, notebook for recording wisdom, hair dryer.
Instructor: Nancy Stewart Matin

“Creative design in Watercolor” Sundays, September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
This class is for all intermediate watercolors painters that have had some experience. We will cover elements of design and color, taking our painting skills to a new level. Class is structured to allow the first hour for demonstration and the last two hours for students to paint with guidance from the instructor. Bring supplies that you have, if you have none we will provide them for you. Instructor: Jerry Zelinskas


FREE art class for families. Space is limited and registration is required.

“Fall Family Workshop” for students in grades 1-5 with an adult
Saturdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Use our art supplies and work together to craft colorful autumnal artwork. We will be making clay animals, flowers, a 3-D log cabin, and painting fall trees. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes


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