Everyone is an artist, it just seems you need the time to find the artist within. I never considered myself to be an artist until I became a mom to a little lady who believes everything she makes is a masterpiece.
Taking the time to explore art with my kids not only sets a good example (because I truly do believe we are all creative artists) but affords us another way to connect and build one another up. October is National Arts and Humanities Month which celebrates American creativity and cultures. Lake Villa District Library has committed this month to the arts with activities for the whole family, join them for Artober to share your creativity!
With an array of art-based programs, projects and workshops there is something for everyone at the library this month. Art pieces will be displayed throughout the building during October to further set the scene for Artober.
For an easy drop-in event, join other families for Inspired by the Masters workshops where you will learn about and create art based on famous artists such as Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. Creative mediums include: painter’s tape and paint, spray bottles with watercolors and torn paper shapes to exemplify the talents of the artistic greats. No registration is required to attend on Saturday October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. bring your own materials and share your creativity with other artists in the area. Older children (age 14 years and older) are invited to attend this Open Art session which offers the opportunity to create with other community members using your chosen medium (no oils, please).
Activity tables throughout the library will host artistic activities throughout the month, so stop by with your children to experience and appreciate doing an art project out of your home! For more Artober fun, check out Lake Villa District Library’s website for drop-in and pre-registration events.