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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Adult art class registration may be completed online or by paper form. Paper registration forms are available near the front entrance of the library.

How do I pay for my class?
You may pay:

Online with a credit card

With cash (please include student name and chosen class with payment)

With 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 your 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 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.

Why are classes canceled sometimes?
In the event that a class does not meet the minimum required registrant number, the class may be canceled. If you’ve registered for a class that has to be canceled, your credit card will be refunded or your check/cash will be returned to you. Information regarding any canceled classes will be sent to the email address you provide at the time of registration. Class cancellations will also be posted in the library and online.

What if I registered for a class, but need to cancel my registration?
If the registration deadline has not yet passed, please email Elizabeth at gallery@northcantonlibrary.org. We cannot accept registration cancellations after the registration deadline.

What if registration has ended, and a class will be held but is not full? Can I still register?
Yes!


SUMMER ART CLASS SCHEDULE

Session ONE
Registration ends May 31. An email confirming classes will be sent June 1.
Classes for children and teens
$18 session fee includes one class each week for four weeks.

“Crafting Our Way to Art!” for preschoolers ages 3-5. Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Using everyday household objects such as cupcake liners and other craft embellishments, little ones will make fun art projects: ice cream cones and other delightful things that appeal to them at their young age. The projects we cover will help them to understand color choices, design, and introduce to them that creating art is akin to happiness! Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

This preschool class is 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.

“Tuesday Robots” for children in grades K-2. Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
We will create two dimensional and three-dimensional robots in this summer class. Design, build and embellish your own masterpiece. (Tuesday Robots and Thursday Robots are the same class offered on different days) Instructor: Clare Aitken

“Thursday Robots” for children in grades K-2. Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 from 12 to 1 p.m.
We will create two dimensional and three-dimensional robots in this summer class. Design, build and embellish your own creations. (Thursday Robots and Tuesday Robots are the same class offered on different days) Instructor: Clare Aitken

“Creating Something from Nothing!” for children in grades 3-5. Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Our young elementary kiddos will become oh so creative transforming recyclable materials such as egg cartons into amazing works of art! We will make bouquets, animals, and other terrific objects of which they will become so proud. Diving into a child’s imagination, and touching on saving our planet by recycling will be covered with lots of fun! Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“Design Away!” for students in grades 6-8. Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Students at this age who are interested in art may not know if graphic art or studio art is the way they will want to go. We will make projects such as one we call Exploding Shapes, which will give them a wonderful grasp on design, used in graphic art. Projects over the several weeks of the class will explore different aspects of design. Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“Trees En Plein Air“ for students in grades 9-12. Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
En plein air, or plein air painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning “open (in full) air”. It is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, where a painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the painting. Some of the greatest artists painted from life outside. Weather permitting, teens will paint trees outside in this class. Students will also learn the basics of painting with acrylic paint. Classes on rainy days will have instruction inside. Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

Classes for Adults
$25 session fee includes one class each week for four weeks.

“Landscape Painting with Acrylic” Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
C’mon, artists, it’s time for you to explore your ability to paint easy landscape painting. We will understand the basics of how to lay in a painting, develop form, add color and a focal point. Weather permitting we will take images and/or paint outdoors, en plein air! Materials are provided by the library. Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“Watercolor Landscapes” Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 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 almost all of the United States, but prefers to paint scenes he knows best. This class has a requested supply list available online and in the library’s information center. Instructor: Jack Fetzer

SUMMER ART CLASS SCHEDULE
Session TWO Registration ends June 28. An email confirming classes will be sent June 29.
Classes for children and teens
$18 session fee includes one class each week for four weeks.

“Mixed Media” for preschoolers ages 3-5 Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 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! Instructor: Kathy Cancelliere

This preschool class is 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.

“Color Exploration” for children in grades K-2. Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
With colorful feathers, pompom balls, and other fun craft items, children will make a colorful picture which will be a great lesson in learning to identify colors. Introduction to the color wheel and beginning to understand complementary colors will be explored.  Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“More Recycling Fun! #1” for children in grades 3-5. Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Learning how to recycle was never this delicious. Children will transform ordinary egg cartons into works of yummy art! They will grasp an understanding how using forms in a different way and adding color can become their own artistic creation! Ice cream cones out of egg cartons, you bet! (More Recycling #1 and #2 are the same class offered on different days) Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“More Recycling Fun! #2” for children in grades 3-5. Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Learning how to recycle was never this delicious. Children will transform ordinary egg cartons into works of yummy art! They will grasp an understanding how using forms in a different way and adding color can become their own artistic creation! Ice cream cones out of egg cartons, you bet! (More Recycling #1 and #2 are the same class offered on different days) Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“My Pet in their Environment” for students in grades 6-8. Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
Our Tweens and Teens will bring in a copy of their pet’s photo, and they will enjoy placing it on blank paper and creating a world around it. This project will help our budding artists understand genre painting: the painting of everyday life. Perspective will be taught as they create their rooms or yards around their beloved pet. Children may bring in an image of a pet friend’s pet.  Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“Adventures in Art“ for students in grades 6-8. Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Paint along with the instructor to make a summer landscape in acrylic, work with clay, and explore printmaking.  Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

“Painting From the Masters” for students in grades 9-12. Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
This is a painting on canvas class for your teenager. How did the Masters of the Renaissance become so proficient by age 19? They studied as children, through their teen years. We will explore portrait and interior scenes. Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

Classes for Adults
$25 session fee includes one class each week for four weeks.

“Landscape Painting with Acrylic”. Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
C’mon, artists, it’s time for you to explore your ability to paint- easy landscape painting. We will understand the basics of how to lay in a painting, develop form, add color and a focal point. Weather permitting we will take images and/or paint outdoors, en plein air! Materials are provided by the library. Instructor: Lin Luciano Fiore

“Collage and Mixed Media” Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Combine wax, ink, and watercolor, turn maps into art, and illustrate a story with paper scraps. Materials are provided by the library. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes


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