Channel your child’s inner artist

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Del Webb library to hold art workshop for grades 3-5

 Do you have a rising Renoir creating masterpieces at home? Potential Picasso? Mini Matisse? Budding young artists can participate in the Del Webb Library at Indian Land’s “Art Studio at the Library,” a month-long event in March allowing children the chance to create their own artwork.

Designed for students in third through fifth grades, “Art Studio” will introduce young artists to three different mediums used by Caldecott Award-winning illustrators. Participants will study collage by Ezra Jack Keats, printmaking and stamping by Leo Lionni and cut paper techniques by Lois Elhert. 

Registration for the event begins Tuesday, Feb. 1, and space is limited. Art sessions will be held on Tuesdays – March 8, March 15 and March 22 – from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Students may register for any or all of the studio sessions. 

Members of the Sun City art club, Art in the City, will mentor students as they create artwork in the style discussed in that day’s session. The club members will create and display their own works, along with the students.’

“Our hope is that the passion the art club members have for their own creative process and artwork will excite and inspire these local students,” children’s librarian Cheryl Brown said.  

The program will end March 29 with an art gallery reception at 4 p.m. Student artists, mentors, families and the public are invited to view artwork created during the month. 

“Art Studio at the Del Webb Library” is generously funded by a grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, designed to encourage a love of literacy and learning in children.

For details, call (803) 548-9260 or visit www.lanclib.org.