Arty Afternoons: an Art Workshop Series (Ages 12+)

Arty Afternoons: Intro to Dying Silk (Ages 12+) – Saturday, July 27 (10-12 pm and 1-3 pm)  


Come dye at the Library! Local fiber artist Colleen East will be leading us through the process of dying silk scarves with nontoxic kool-aid. We will be mostly outside; this is a messy project so please wear appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes. We will be having two two-hour sessions, 10-12 and 1-3. All supplies will be provided. Registering ahead of time will guarantee you a spot in one of our two sessions. This event is intended for ages 16 and up and will take place on the lawn outside of the Community Room. 

While everyone is always welcome at the Library, this event is intended for adults and the instruction is designed for an adult audience. 

Arty Afternoons – Under the Misty Mountains (Ages 16+) Saturday, August 17 (1:00-3:00) 


Join local artist Maggie Dawson in learning how to paint a beautiful and unique misty mountain scene. She will be teaching techniques and tricks for using acrylic paint to capture the unique beauty of mountains and trees and leading us through fun collaborative exercises to test our creativity. Come find us in the Community Room, all supplies are included. 


For updates on programming:

Past Programs:

Friday, May 10 (1 – 3pm) – For the love of trees – Join local artist Doreen Graham to explore how to create trees for your paintings. Learn valuable tools with exercises to help you in seeing values and shapes, then put your learning to work in creating an acrylic painting of Tubbs Hill! Supplies will be provided, but registration is required. A smart phone would be helpful to bring but is not required for participation. 

Friday, July 21 (2 pm) –  Join local artist Sue Loughlin in the Community Room for a guided “Pour Painting” project, no experience needed! Learn different techniques to create a beautiful abstract painting by layering and pouring acrylic paint onto a canvas.

Wednesday, August 9 (1-3 pm) – In this first session, we will be Printmaking (or stamping) with fruit and vegetables. We will play with pattern, texture, shape, and color to create unique modern designs. Each person can make a series of mini prints to share in the little galleries and to take home.  Preregistration is required.  

Tuesday, September 26 (1-3 pm) – In the second session, we will make mixed media art collages using painted paper, construction paper, magazines, and newspapers. We will provide materials but feel free to bring your own craft paper or printed materials from home! 

Tuesday, January 23 (1 pm) – Automatic Drawings with Ink and Markers – The automatic drawing process is a technique long used by artists to access their unconscious mind and tap into their creativity. Join us at 1:00 in the Community Room for a fun, semi-guided drawing workshop using ink, watercolor paper, and markers. Create unexpected and surprising images using just a few simple materials and your imagination.  

Friday, February 23 (1 pm) Acrylic Painting- Join us for an afternoon of acrylic painting at 1:00 in the Community Room. Local artist Maggie Dawson will be leading us step-by-step to create a fun and whimsical painting on canvas. Learn basic painting techniques and go home with your very own unique piece of art! All supplies will be provided but registration is required. 


Jul 27 2024


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