WORKSHOPS at the Normal Public Library


The McLean County Arts Center is pleased to present the Spring 2019 Normal Public Library Workshops. Funded by a grant from the Normal Public Library Foundation and the Shirk Family Foundation, this workshop series is organized by the McLean County Arts Center and hosted by the Normal Public Library. 

Registration Policies:

Workshops are free and open to the public. Online pre-registration is required. 

Please be mindful of limited seating. If you are unable to attend, we ask that you call MCAC as soon as possible to cancel your reservation. We will offer your seat to someone on the wait-list. 

Registration for 2020 workshops opens Thursday, January 2nd. 


Spring 2020

    • March 02, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Normal Public Library
    • 12
    Register
     

    Painting with Depth

    for Teens & Adults

    Monday, March 2, 2020

    6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Join instructor Jeremy Langston to learn techniques to create the illusion of depth. From color mixing to line quality there are multiple ways to help create deep depth on a 2D surface.  We will discuss and practice how to go about attaining the depth you want for landscapes, still lifes, abstract art, etc. All levels welcome. Jeremy has taught experienced and budding artists from children to the university level, join him in this workshop to expand your painting skills.

    **This workshop will take place at the Normal Public Library.**

    • March 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Normal Public Library
    • 9
    Register

     

    Theme Drawing with Pastels

    Ages 5-12

    PARENT MUST ACCOMPANY CHILD!

    Saturday, March 14, 2020

    1:00 - 2:00 PM

    Kids will draw two drawings that will then be cut and recombined into one piece of art that shows one image when viewed from the left and the second image when viewed from the right. Instructor Jeremy Langston has taught experienced and budding artists from children to the university level.

    **This workshop will take place at the Normal Public Library.**

    • March 14, 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Normal Public Library
    • 12
    Register

     

    Theme Drawing with Pastels

    Ages 5-12

    PARENT MUST ACCOMPANY CHILD!

    Saturday, March 14, 2020

    2:30 - 3:30 PM

    Kids will draw two drawings that will then be cut and recombined into one piece of art that shows one image when viewed from the left and the second image when viewed from the right. Instructor Jeremy Langston has taught experienced and budding artists from children to the university level.

    **This workshop will take place at the Normal Public Library.**

    • March 16, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Normal Public Library
    • 9
    Register

     


    Embroidering Words

    for Teens & Adults

     Monday, March 16, 2020

    6:00 - 8:00 PM

    From classic cross-stitch alphabet samplers to modern-day movie quotes and "Keep Calm and [fill-in-the-blank]" slogans, embroiderers frequently stitch letters to add messages to their pieces. Bring a favorite quotation, name, slogan or text message and we'll find the right font and stitch for expressing it. Patterns will be on hand for several lettering styles, or students can learn a simple backstitch to free-stitch what they want to say.

    Heather Evert is certified by the Japan Temari Association. 

    **This workshop will take place at the Normal Public Library.**

    • April 04, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Normal Public Library
    • 14
    Register

     

     

    Polymer Clay Sculpture

    Ages 5-12

    PARENT MUST ACCOMPANY CHILD!

    Saturday, April 4, 2020

    1:00 - 2:00 PM

    Instructor Erin Furimsky will introduce youth participants to polymer clay - a soft crafting material for making tiny sculptures, charms, and wearable art! Both little and big kids enjoy stretching their creativity with polymer clay. 

    Project ideas include animals, flowers, or tiny adorable foods. Kids will even have the option to turn their pieces into wearable pendants. Please note, projects must be baked in an oven at home.

    Project examples created by youth artist Nicte Rivadeneyra-Braswell.  


    **This workshop will take place at the Normal Public Library.**

    • April 04, 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Normal Public Library
    • 14
    Register

     

     

    Polymer Clay Sculpture

    Ages 5-12

    PARENT MUST ACCOMPANY CHILD!

    Saturday, April 4, 2020

    2:30 - 3:30 PM

    Instructor Erin Furimsky will introduce youth participants to polymer clay - a soft crafting material for making tiny sculptures, charms, and wearable art! Both little and big kids enjoy stretching their creativity with polymer clay. 

    Project ideas include animals, flowers, or tiny adorable foods. Kids will even have the option to turn their pieces into wearable pendants. Please note, projects must be baked in an oven at home.

    Project examples created by youth artist Nicte Rivadeneyra-Braswell.  


    **This workshop will take place at the Normal Public Library.**

    • April 06, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Normal Public Library
    • 12
    Register

     

    Painting: Pastel Basics, Still Life

    for Teens & Adults


    Monday, April 6, 2020

    6:00 - 8:00 PM


    Instructor Mandy Roeing will introduce pastel painting. Students will learn about soft pastels and basic pastel painting techniques, while creating a 5" x 7" still life painting of their own to take home.


    **This workshop will take place at the Normal Public Library.**

    • April 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Normal Public Library
    • 11
    Register

      


    Watercolor: How to Paint a Tree

    Teens & Adults


    Monday, April 27, 2020

     6:00 - 8:00 PM


    Instructor Dale Evans will lead this watercolor painting workshop. 

    **This workshop will take place at the Normal Public Library.**

    • May 18, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Normal Public Library
    • 11
    Register
     

    Introduction to Color Theory & Color Mixing

    for Teens & Adults

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Join instructor Jeremy Langston to learn to mix and match any color you see.  Explore techniques to match any color you see/need to make your paintings more realistic. Participants will work from printed images to learn to match colors while creating a pixelated version of their image. All levels welcome. Jeremy has taught experienced and budding artists from children to the university level, join him in this workshop to expand your painting skills.

    **This workshop will take place at the Normal Public Library.**

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