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Art, Crafts, and Hobbies

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You are invited online or in-person to meet-up with fellow creatives to learn a new creative skill or improve one you have always enjoyed!

Explore even more ways a Library card can help you learn a new creative skill or improve one you have always enjoyed! Books, e-books, magazines, video tutorials, and more will keep your creative muse flowing all year long! Browse our art, craft, and hobby recommendations.

We often have art on display at Central Library and other locations. Check our calendar to see if there is currently a display for you to visit and enjoy!

Also don't miss Meet the Artists, our annual featured event at Central Library that showcases local artists!

Art & Craft Programs

Beech Grove Adult Coloring
Adults are invited to experience the latest trend in relaxation and fun: coloring! Enjoy socializing with others while coloring on pages designed for adults. Coloring supplies are provided or bring your own.

Central Library The Art of Photography Exhibition & Opening Reception
We Are Indy Arts is proud to present The Black Photography Exhibition honoring some of Indy's very own contemporary artists. Visit Central Library July 6 - August 6 to view the exhibit. Join us for the opening reception, Tuesday, July 12 from 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm.

Central Library Cricut Design Space for Beginners
Schedule & Register
This class will guide you step-by-step through Design Space, the software for designing Cricut Maker projects. Explore the Design Space canvas and the functions and tools bringing your designs to life. Learn about the material prep screen and unloading and assembling a beginner-level cut project.

Eagle Art Hacks - Art for EVERYONE!
Schedule & Register
Do you LOVE Art? Do you WANT to love Art, but lack confidence? This is Art for EVERYONE! No artistic talent required! Explore new artistic mediums and techniques with Art Hacks for teens.

East 38th Street PodCRAFTS: Podcasts & Crafts
Schedule & Register
Similar to a book club, we'll choose a podcast to listen to as a group. While you listen, work on a craft project you bring from home, or one provided by the library. We'll take time in the second hour to discuss what we've heard.

Lawrence Fiber Arts Club
Schedule & Register
Knitters, crocheters, and fiber-art-makers of all skill levels and ages are invited to this monthly club. Registration is required.

Glendale Yarnslingers
Knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists of all kinds are welcome to join monthly to meet, work on projects, share their recent creations, and discuss fiber arts. All skill levels are welcome.

Nora Jewelry Making Series: Color, Texture and Design
Saturday, August 20 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Register
Explore jewelry design techniques by creating jewelry using complementary or analogous colors and experimenting with a variety of textured materials including wood, metal, clay, ceramic, fabric, and shell.

Nora Jewelry Making Series: More Techniques: Sculpey, Bezels, and Resin
Saturday, September 10 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Register
Get creative and crafty with more jewelry making materials. Design and create jewelry keepsakes with dimension using Sculpey clay, bezel frames, and resin.

Pike Crochet-a-Long
Those who enjoy crocheting, knitting or other fiber arts are invited to learn a new craft and make something for the homeless. Basic supplies will be provided. Bring your works in progress to work on or work on a project with the group. Stop by the Info Desk to get yarn to make something for the cause.

Backyard Photography Basics
Do you take photos with a smartphone or a point and shoot camera? You are sure to learn techniques relevant to all photographers! Join members of the Riviera Camera Club, one of the most awarded photography clubs in Indiana, as they showcase images and basic photographic techniques to enhance your photographs.

For Kids: Garden Buddies with Mr. Tony
1 hour | Ages 6 and up | Schedule and Registration
Add some character to your growing garden this summer with the help of Mr. Tony! Use found objects to create your own Garden Buddy to take home and display in your yard.

For Teens: Kamp Krafts
Teens | Schedule and Registration
Come craft with us this summer! Make your very own para-cord bracelets and metal pendant necklaces.