Art for Kids returns to the Cazenovia Public Library

Children ages 8-14 are invited to join Pat Hill and Jenna Wright Martin at the Cazenovia Public Library for the popular Art for Kids program series.

The next installment of this hands-on series will be held Friday, Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

Discussion and activities will focus on local artist Sarah Tietje-Mietz, assistant director of Stone Quarry Hill Art Park (SQHAP).

A classically trained artist, Tietje-Mietz studied traditional forms of printmaking and painting at The Art Institute of Boston (now part of Lesley University).

Her work — which has been shown at SQHAP, the Gear Factory in Syracuse and on the Cazenovia Art Trail — is heavily influenced by landscapes, cityscapes and architecture. She is particularly interested in capturing the ways in which the world changes as night falls.  

Tietje-Mietz paints from printed photographs. To capture an image, she begins by priming and drawing a grid over her canvas. Using a different color for each square, she begins filling in the painting, starting in larger areas and gradually becoming more detailed.

During the October Art for Kids, participants will learn about the artist’s creative process and create their own artwork using the grid approach.

All materials will be provided.

Class size is limited to ensure program quality. Call or stop by the Library to reserve a spot. 

Participants will qualify for the chance to win a beautiful art set donated by a good friend of the Library. The kit contains 178 pieces, including colored markers, crayons, colored pencils, watercolor cakes, oil pastels, acrylic paint tubes, and much more — all arranged in a beautiful wooden case with adjustable trays.

All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 315-655-9322 or visit cazenoviapubliclibrary.org.

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