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Art Lab

(adults)

2023-03-15 18:00:00 2023-03-15 19:30:00 America/New_York Art Lab Mindful creative arts workshops, led by Hillsborough branch Adult Services Department Supervisor Jen Sulligan. Hillsborough branch - Program Room AB

Wednesday, March 15
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-15 18:00:00 2023-03-15 19:30:00 America/New_York Art Lab Mindful creative arts workshops, led by Hillsborough branch Adult Services Department Supervisor Jen Sulligan. Hillsborough branch - Program Room AB

Hillsborough branch

Program Room AB

Mindful creative arts workshops, led by Hillsborough branch Adult Services Department Supervisor Jen Sulligan.

Libraries are open-minded environments that actively encourage and assist with exploration and learning. Art is something that becomes easily overlooked in a technology and science-driven world.  Art Lab expands access to the arts and reminds people of the joy that creative endeavors can bring. Skills-based arts learning, in a socially supportive environment, yields multiple benefits for adult learners... the arts are good for you! 

Supplies: All supplies will be provided by the library, no need to bring your own. Also, creating art can be messy, so please keep that in mind when choosing the clothing you will wear to the program. 

Schedule: Be sure to register for each date you wish to attend. 

December 7: Art journals - Handcraft a portable accordian-fold journal and explore the ways you can express yourself creatively on the go.

January 11: Assemblage art - Take a close look at the work of Louise Nevelson, known for her abstract sculptures made from cast-off pieces of wood uniformly coated with paint. Then, create your own assemblage from wood pieces and other cast-off objects on a panel. 

February 15: Sumi-e painting - The Japanese word for black ink painting, sumi-e is an ancient East Asian writing and painting style that employs brush and black ink on paper. Gradations of black in sumi art are achieved by using black ink at full strength or dissolving it in water to lighten it. Emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush. Using sumi painting papers made from rice, traditional sumi ink made from pine or vegetable oil soot, and bamboo sumi brushes, practice strokes to capture the spirit (Ch’i) of nature rather than a photographic likeness.

March 15: Painted story quilts - Artist and author Faith Ringgold is renowned for her painted story quilts. She surrounds her narrative paintings with a quilted fabric border, which creates art that tells a story in color, texture, and pattern. Students select a story to illustrate - either from a book, family history, or an experience of their own - then create their selected scene on fabric using watercolor pencils and pastels.

Hillsborough branch

hillsborough@sclibnj.org
Phone: 908-458-8420

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26 due to Memorial Day Weekend
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed
(Memorial Day Weekend)

Upcoming events

Rescheduled
Fri, May 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
New date Friday, May 31, 10:30am - 11:00am

Fri, May 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room

Sat, May 25, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Children's Room

Tue, May 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Program Room AB

Tue, May 28, 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Conference Room

Wed, May 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Program Room AB

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Rescheduled
Wed, May 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
New date Thursday, May 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Thu, May 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Program Room AB
This event is full

Fri, May 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room AB

Sat, Jun 01, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Room

Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Conference Room

Mon, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room

Mon, Jun 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Program Room B

Tue, Jun 04, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Program Room AB

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Program Room B
This event is full

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program Room B
This event is full

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room

Wed, Jun 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room

Sat, Jun 08, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Children's Program Tables

Mon, Jun 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Conference Room

Mon, Jun 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Program Room AB

Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Program Room AB

Tue, Jun 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room

Tue, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Program Room AB

Wed, Jun 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space

Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 11:00am

Fri, Jun 14, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Program Room AB

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Children's Program Tables

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Conference Room

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program Room B
This event is full

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Room

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Program Room AB
Registration opens Monday, May 27 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room AB
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 10:00am

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Program Room AB

Tue, Jun 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Conference Room

Tue, Jun 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Program Room AB
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Program Room B
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Program Room AB

Fri, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Children's Program Tables