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Art Class FAQs

Are classes open to everyone?
Yes! But you must have a North Canton Public Library card to register.

How do I pay for my class?
Classes are now offered at no cost.

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

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 via email to the Little Art Gallery curator at
gallery@northcantonlibrary.org.

What COVID precautions are you taking?
The North Canton Public Library is working hard to responsibly restore services while keeping patrons of all ages in our building safe and healthy. Right now, our COVID-19 safety measures closely mirror those of the North Canton City School District, and masks are strongly recommended for all Library visitors regardless of vaccination status. If North Canton City Schools begin mandating masks within classrooms, we will follow suit in the safety measures taken within our own art classroom.

NEW FOR 2021:
Art Classes are offered at no cost thanks to the generous support of the ELLA M. LAZICH TRUST.


Fall 2021 Art Classes
REGISTRATION FOR ALL ART CLASSES BEGINS AUGUST 23.

Art Classes for Adults and High School Students

Drawing Botanical Forms
Thursdays: September 16, 23, 30, October 7 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Students will take a detailed look at how to portray plant life realistically and using natural forms in an abstract composition.

This class is for artists who have a basic knowledge of how to draw and want to develop that skill further. Instructor: Erin Mulligan

Beginning Drawing
Thursdays: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to draw. We will cover all of the elements of drawing: line, shape, value, texture, and space (including perspective, gesture and contour drawing). Instructor: Jerry Zelinskas

Intrigued by Watercolor
Saturdays: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6 from 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Take your watercolors to the next level as Nancy teaches you the secrets to the glow of watercolor and keys to unleashing your imagination. This class is geared to intermediate and advanced artists. Supply needs will be discussed in the first class. Instructor: Nancy Stewart Matin

Watercolor Landscapes
Mondays: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 from 3 to 5 p.m.

This watercolor class is for everyone at every level wanting to learn new techniques and paint buildings and landscapes.

This class has a requested supply list available online and in the library’s information center. Instructor: Jack Fetzer


Art Classes for Preschool through Middle School Students

Little Artists for preschoolers ages 3-5
Wednesdays: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Use colorful papers and cardboard with scissors and glue to make animals, a car, a robot, and flowers. Paint fall trees and a self-portrait. Create an unusual harvest collage of fruit and vegetables using scrap material. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

*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.

Monster Mash for preschoolers ages 3-5
Wednesdays: September 15, 22, 29, October 6 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

Projects will involve making 2D and 3D creatures, using paper, paint, multimedia, and of course, googly eyes! Instructor: Erin Mulligan

*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.

We Love Animals for students in grades K-2
Tuesdays: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Build a 3-D home or environment for the clay animals you make. Study a favorite mammal and paint a large impression of it.

Use boxes, wood, wire, and scrap materials to make fish, insects, spiders, and flying birds. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

Art History Hands for students in grades K-2
Wednesdays: September 15, 22, 29, October 6 from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

From ancient Greek pots to modern abstract paintings, students will take a hands-on approach to learning how artists all over the world chose to express themselves. Projects will include Greek pottery, Japanese watercolors, the Impressionists, and Abstract art.

Instructor: Erin Mulligan

Colorful Autumn in Drawing, Painting, and Construction for students in grades 3-5
Tuesdays: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Use pencils, pastels, watercolors, and acrylics to create three landscapes including a forest, a village, and mountains. Cardboard, paper, scrap materials, yarn, wire, and beads will be combined to create a working mobile, a woven wall hanging with Native American symbols, and a decorative mask. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes

Drawing Basics for students in grades 3-5
Wednesdays: September 15, 22, 29, October 6 from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

Develop creative thinking early for serious little artists! This class is an introduction to drawing basics to help kids start learning to see the world with an artist’s eye. Instructor: Erin Mulligan

Zoo Stew for students in grades 6-8
Wednesdays: September 15, 22, 29, October 6 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Discover new creatures, draw inspiration from plants, animals, and anything at all! Students will stretch their brains to create new life forms to populate our imaginations! Think animal improv! Instructor: Erin Mulligan

Mixed Media and Collage for students in grades 6-8
Wednesdays: October 13, 20, 27, November 3 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Mix paints, beautiful papers, cardboard, fabric, and found objects to design a “chaos collage” and a personalized wall hanging. Instructor: Marjorie Lutes


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