FREE artist workshops

Each workshop will be presented by artist, teacher and art entrepreneur, Pam Neff.  Space is limited to the first 20 students.  All materials are provided.  Classes are open to adults at least 18 years of age. Anyone interested in attending should register by clicking the links below or visiting the library’s reference desk.

mandala workshop 
Instructor: Pam Neff
one day workshop
Thursday, October 22
6 to 7:30 p.m.


Mandala’s art are traditional circular designs with both geometric and organic forms. Designing your own mandala allows you to express your sense of self and have the freedom to use your creativity to create a drawing that is uniquely you! Designing your own mandala can be inspirational and relaxing.

smARTist workshop
Instructor: Pam Neff
two day workshop
Thursdays, November 5 and 12
6 to 7:30 p.m.


This workshop is for artists and creatives who want to market their work successfully.  We will cover: how to get yourself established, different venues for selling your work, marketing and social media. Worksheets will be provided to help you get started on your path and simplify the process.

Fall Art Classes

Children’s Art Classes  Classes meet ONE day per week for EIGHT weeks and begin the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 2. The fee is $35.00 for one entire  8 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.

PRESCHOOL CLASSES ONLY - Parent/Caretaker is required to stay on North Canton Public Library Property for the duration of preschool class.  Preschool classes are for children ages 3 to 5 years old, who are able to participate in a classroom setting independently, and who are potty trained.

(HELD) FC – 1. Preschool “Mixed Media” Monday 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Inst: Cathy Cancelliere

(HELD)FC – 2. Preschool “Mixed Media” Wednesday 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Inst: Cathy Cancelliere

(HELD)FC – 3. K-2nd  “All Kinds of Animals” Wednesday 4:15 to 5 p.m. Inst: Marjorie Lutes
Try out painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture. We will learn to make art featuring wild animals, pets, insects, dinosaurs, and even imaginary creatures. Artists love animals!

(HELD) FC – 4. K-2nd   “I Spy Art” Thursday 4:15 to 5 p.m. Inst: Pam Neff
Every day is an adventure! Can you find Art?   We will talk about famous artist’s and their work and create our own using their techniques.

(HELD) FC – 8. 6th – 8th “Drawing and Painting” Monday 6 to 7 p.m. Inst: Marjorie Lutes
Watch a new demonstration each week and follow along. We will make line drawings that look  as if they jump off the paper with shading, use pastels and watercolor, and make textured  art with silver scratch board. Add your art work to a provided portfolio.

Adult Art Classes  Classes meet ONE day per week for EIGHT weeks and begin the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 2.The fee is $45.00 for one entire 8 week session. Adult classes are open to High School Students and up…
Supply lists for adult classes are available online and at the library’s information center.

(HELD/FULL) FA – 2.  “Intrigued by Watercolor” Saturday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Inst: Nancy Stewart Matin
Let’s explore the mystery of watercolor together.  I concentrate on underpaintings that will make your colors glow, with emphasis on pushing the boundaries of the medium. Some experience with watercolor helpful. This class has a requested supply list available online and at the library’s information center.

Adult Art Workshop with Rudy Amatangelo  This class meets ONE day per week for FOUR weeks. Registration is limited to only students who were listed on the class roster for the winter session of 2015.  The fee is $20.00 for one entire 4 week session. … REGISTRATION ENDS AUGUST 19.  Rudy hopes to resume his regular eight week course in the winter session.

(HELD/FULL) WS. “Watercolor With Rudy” Monday  August 24 and 31, September 14 and  21   from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
This class begins where Rudy’s last regular session ended. If you have a class credit you may use it for this course.  Please bring the regular requested supply list.