Make U Mobile Art Labs – Creativity At Work

Posted on June 23, 2016

by Katherine H

This past Saturday the West Toledo Branch Library held a 2D Printmaking program using materials from the Make U Mobile Art Labs. The labs were made possible by the Curiosity Creates Grant from the Association for Library Services to Children. I was excited to see how easy it was to set this project up for the kids. When the children walked into the program that day they found metal cookie trays with different colors all around the room. They picked their favorite color and took a seat eager to get started.

We quickly learned a couple of things while doing this project. Don’t push too hard on the paper or the print comes out squashed, white paint needs colored paper, and it is hard to write your name backwards. We also washed our hands and arms frequently! The kids were able to create their prints with Q-tips, using them to explore different lines and shapes in the colors.

If you’re interested in the Make U Art Labs programs – stop by the West Toledo Branch Library to take part in one of our upcoming programs:

3D Sculpture

Come to the Library to explore the tools and techniques used to create sculpture. Then create one of your own! Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages 6-9

3D Installation Art

Join us for a chance to create a piece of installation art for the Library! Saturday, July 09, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages 6-9

2D Printmaking

Join us as we explore the art of Printmaking. Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages 10-14

2D Painting

Join us as we explore the art of painting. Saturday, July 23, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages 10-14

Featured Image Credit: Photos by Katherine Hoder taken during one of the Make U Mobile Art Lab programs at the West Toledo Branch Library.

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