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Arts & Crafts Programs

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You are invited online or in-person to meet-up with fellow creatives to learn a new 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!

Don't miss Meet the Artists, our annual featured event that takes place after the first of the year at Central Library. Meet the Artists has been showcasing local artists for more than thirty years!

For Adults

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.

Franklin Road Plantable Paper - Grow Your Own Native Flowers
Tuesday, October 3 at 4 p.m. Register
Join us for this hands-on project to make your own easy seed paper to take home and plant some native plants.

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.

Lawrence Fiber Arts Club
Schedule & Register
Knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists of all kinds are welcome to join monthly. Join a group of like-minded people who love to knit and crochet; no matter the level of proficiency or the age. Limited supplies for beginners are available. Bring your own project, socialize, and get help if you need it. This is not a class, but help is provided if you are new to the craft.

Martindale Brightwood Art Station for Kids, Teens & Families
Join us for an afterschool craft! A craft tutorial will be provided as well as supplies for independent drawing/coloring/crafting.

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.

Warren Fibre Folk Tales - Fibre Arts Craft Club
Schedule & Register
Come craft with us! Adults are invited to bring their crochet, knitting, sewing, and other crafting projects for free crafting time. Free patterns, materials, and tools will also be provided for those wishing to learn, or try something new. A librarian will be on hand for some beginner instruction. Anyone wishing to donate finished projects will be given the option of a charity basket. Come craft with us!

Digital Creativity Classes

Central Library 3D Printing: Dream It, Design It, and Print It!
Learn the basics of 3D printing from concept to creation using Tinkercad and the 3D Systems Cube Printer. Dream it, design it, print it! This program will be held in the Makerspace. No registration is required

Central Library Adobe Photoshop Basics
Schedule & Register
Get started editing images and photos. Discover how to transform images to match your artistic vision. Explore the basic tools you will need and gain hands-on experience.

Online Create Digital Designs with Canva
Schedule & Register
Learn how to use the free online graphic design tool Canva. Create a custom digital design for greeting cards, business cards, flyers, and more. Share your designs online or by printing them.

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.

Central Library & East 38th Street Digital Creativity Workstations
Looking to edit photos, videos, audio or make a new graphic design? Or want to use The Library's learn-on-demand collection to learn how? The Degital Creativty Workstations have specialized software to support multimedia projects inclduing Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illusterator, Vegas Pro Video Editor, and more. A reservation is required. Make a reservation.

For Kids & Teens

Art Adventures with Mr. Jeremy
Schedule & Registration
Can you paint using toy cars, combs, or bottle caps? In this program you can! Children ages 3-5 will use everyday objects and their imaginations to paint a masterpiece! Join Jeremy South of Ripple Mobile Arts for an art adventure. Dress to mess!

Character Clubhouse Designs
Schedule & Register
Design and build a model clubhouse for your favorite storybook character with Next Great Architects. Apply your imagination and creativity as you learn architecture skills in this hands-on workshop and leave with a finished project!

Teen Bookmaking with Arts for Learning Teaching Artist Ashley White
Schedule & Register
Explore creative bookmaking and create a simple yet versatile book that can be used for sketching, collaging, journaling and more. Leave with your own handmade book and some inspiration to fill it!

Teen Build It with Deeply Ingrained
Schedule & Register
Learn basic woodworking skills – how to measure, mark, and use tools safely. Start with raw materials and leave with a sense of accomplishment, pride, and a functional craft tray or charcuterie board! All materials, tools, and equipment are provided. Closed toe shoes are recommended.

Central Library Teen Open Activities
Teens ages 13-17 can join us in The Learning Curve, on the 3rd floor for drop-in craft projects. We provide the materials; you provide the creativity! Each Monday evening will feature a different craft or activity.

Garfield Park Create with a Cardboard Loom
Saturday, November 11 at 2 p.m. Register
Families with school-agers, ages 6 & up, are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafting together. We will be weaving colorful houses using yarn and cardboard looms.

Glendale Teen DIY Haunted House Competition
Saturday, October 14 at 3 p.m. Register
Bring your friends and enjoy a friendly team DIY competition. You will be given materials and found objects to use to create your own unique mini haunted house. Entries will be judged and displayed at the Glendale branch.

Garfield Park Sewing a Snowman Softie
Saturday, December 9 at 2 p.m. Register
Families with school-aged children are invited to join us to create a one-of-a-kind snowman. Simple sewing skills will be taught and practiced during this activity.

Lawrence Teen Zone
Teens ages 12-18 are welcome to join us for crafts, gaming, homework help, and snacks after school.

Martindale-Brightwood Art Station
Join us for an afterschool craft! A craft tutorial will be provided as well as supplies for independent drawing, coloring, or crafting.

Southport Get Crafty - Teen Art & Crafts
Schedule & Register
Teens ages 12-18 join us for an art or craft activity on the first Thursday of every month! Each month we'll feature a new project to make and take home.

Southport Tot Art
Schedule & Register
Babies and toddlers up to age 3 and adult are invited for an art program. Come dressed for a mess!

Spades Park School Age Art Club
Are you between the ages of 6 and 11? Do you like to create art of all types? Join the staff at Spades Park for a time to simply create and have some fun.

Spades Park Teen Art Club
Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Do you like to create art of all types? Join the staff at Spades Park for a time to simply create and have some fun.

Wayne Children's Craft Club
Schedule & Register
This is a school age program for children to come in and learn how to make new crafts every month! Creations can be taken home after the meeting is over. Younger children may need assistance from parents. Program occurs every 2nd Friday of the month.