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Registration is December 1st – 31st

FREE Saturday Workshops-Registration required

“Paper Birds” for students in grades K-6 with an adult 
January 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Bright neon colored birds can easily be made with scissors, glue, and beautiful paper. Start with a twist of cardboard, add wings and long curly tails so that the birds can fly to your home. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Beginners Drawing” for students grades 6-12 and adults.
(students in grades 3-5 are welcome to participate with an adult)
January 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.
We will explore basic drawing step including soft drawing of objects and shading. Students will also explore the elements and principals in design. Instructor: Jerry Zelinskas

“Animal Portraits” for students in grades 9-12 and adults
February 23 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Bring in a photo of your pet or favorite animal to learn the basics of how to create a portrait! Instructor: Nancy Michel

“Invent the Universe” for students in grades K-6 with an adult
March 2 from 1 to 2 p.m.
This needs to be BIG! Draw on 18×24 inch black paper to create whatever you imagine might be out there (spaceships, comets, aliens, stars). Hubble space images, samples, circle patterns, and lots of ideas will be provided. Students will use bright colored chalk to complete their pieces. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes


Preschool through High School Classes
$35 session fee includes one class each week for eight weeks.

“Mixed Media” for preschoolers* ages 3-5
Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Play and experiment with colors, shapes and forms using paints, collage, clay and other mixed media. Instructor: Kathy Cancelliere

“Preschool Painting” for preschoolers* ages 3-5. 
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 12, 19, 26 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.
Printing and finger painting fun for our young set who love the tactile! Let’s get our fingers messy as we create mini masterpieces. Emphasis is on painting expressively. What’s in those little minds? Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

*Preschool classes are for children who can 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.

“We Love Animals” for students in grades K-2
Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25 and March 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Please note this class skips Presidents’ Day Monday, February 18.
Draw, paint, use chalk, clay, and make a collage of your favorite animals. Insects, birds, reptiles, fish and mammals will be included. Students will enter their best work of art in our “Animal Award Exhibit.” Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Glitter and Shine” for students in grades K-2
Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Winter art projects with ice and snow should sparkle. Shiny papers, clear plastic, beads, tiny mirrors and glitter will be used. Make a collage, craft a 3-D animal, and tie a dancing mobile. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Real and Imaginary Subjects ” for students in grades 3-5
Wednesday, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Learn about line, shape, shading and perspective with pencil drawing and painting. Try colorful pastels, watercolors and acrylics. Fun subjects include space creatures, a street scene and more. Instructor Marjorie Lutes

“Paint and Draw as a Master” for students in grades 6-8 
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5 from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Renaissance painters become masters at the young age of 19 because they studied as young students. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from life: wooden models to create figures, and head forms to study the human head. Students will work slowly and carefully as they learn to understand basic form of the figure and planes of the face. Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore


Adult Classes (high school students welcome)
$45 session fee includes one class each week for eight weeks.

“Acrylic Painting the Landscape”
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn to paint the landscape in a free and loose manner. Students will master the technique of glazes to create atmosphere. Beginner and intermediate painters are welcome. Techniques covered: editing a scene to paint, block in shapes and form of trees, make a beautiful sky.
Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“Watercolor Landscapes”
Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Please note this class skips Presidents’ Day Monday, February 19.
This watercolor class is for everyone at all levels wanting to learn new techniques. 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

“Intrigued by Watercolor”
Saturdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23,  March 2, 9 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Let’s explore the mystery of watercolor together. Students will concentrate on underpaintings that will make colors glow, with emphasis on pushing the boundaries of the medium. Some experience with watercolor is helpful. This class has a requested supply list available online and in the library’s information center. Instructor: Nancy Stewart Matin

“Creative design in Watercolor”
Sundays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Explore exciting methods of painting, design placement of color elements, movement in your painting and much more. Develop your thought processes and produce exciting paintings you will be proud of. This class is for the students who have studied with the instructor and are ready to advance to a more creative design in painting. Instructor: Jerry Zelinskas


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.


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