Breaking Down Comics Art Workshop Monday, July 24, 3:30 PM

Presented by Elizabeth Guizzetti. Ages 10-18. Learn how to create your own comics from writing a script to character creation to drawing pages. The workshop includes information about splash art, cover art, and panel pacing for comics. No registration.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Maria Frank Abrams Exhibition Opening & Art Afternoon Sunday, April 2, 1:30-3:30pm

Join us for refreshments and opening remarks for our Maria Frank Abrams Exhibition Opening. In the spirit of Maria’s passion for art, we will provide a variety of art demonstrations and activities to celebrate the artist within us all. Explore the creativity that connects us to the past, present and future. All ages!

1:30-2:00 Opening remarks

2:00-3:30 Exhibition viewing, refreshments, art demonstrations, printmaking, button making, origami, coloring and more!

Renowned artist and Mercer Island resident, Maria Frank Abrams (1924-2013), survived brutal Nazi death camps during World War II. After liberation, she obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Washington. Maria said, “Being a painter is living – it is my life.” Art helped her survive the darkness and find beauty in the world. This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day falls in April. This month we celebrate Maria Frank Abrams’ art with a curated collection of her work in collaboration with Mr. Sydney Abrams and Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Sketch Washington Wildlife Art Workshop Wednesday, July 27, 1pm

 

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Presented by Molly Hashimoto.

Did you know there are three National Parks in our state? In this workshop you’ll learn to sketch bears, marmots, chipmunks and other species as you discover favorite parks for hiking and wildlife viewing in Washington State. Then, celebrate our National Park Service Centennial with a hike and some sketching in the wild!

All supplies provided.
Please register.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Felted Flowers Saturday, February 20, 2pm

Presented by Flora Carlile-Kovacs, Felt Designer and Instructor.
Ages 18 and older.
Wet felting is an ancient textile technique that combines hand-dyed wool fibers, soap, water, and agitation. Participants will create a unique, durable felt piece that will be used to create flowers. All supplies provided.
Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Sumi Art Workshop Thursday, December 3, 11am

Explore what you can create using authentic sumi painting tools of handmade brushes, handmade rice paper, and sumi (ink). You will leave the workshop, presented by art specialist, Midori Thiel, with a completed sumi painting.
Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Picasso Cubism Super Heroes Art Workshop Tuesday, July 21, 3:30 p.m.

Using the work of  famous artist Pable Picasso as a starting point, draw and illustrate super heroes blending abstract, cubism and pop art styles. All materials provided. Presented by Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys. Art Maranth School of Art. Please register starting June 29th. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.