Cazenovia Public Library to host winter-themed “Art for Kids” program

Cazenovia Public Library to host winter-themed “Art for Kids” program

Children ages 8 to 14 are invited to join Pat Hill and Jenna Wright Martin at the Cazenovia Public Library for a festive, winter-themed Art for Kids. The next installment of the hands-on program series will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in the Community Room.

Discussion and activities will focus on the winter scenes published by Currier & Ives – America’s longest-running printmaking firm.

The New York City-based firm was founded by Nathaniel Currier in 1835. In 1852, James Merritt Ives joined the business as a bookkeeper; five years later he became a full partner. In operation until 1907, Currier & Ives specialized in the production of hand-colored lithographs. The prints were made from the work of in-house artists, as well as some of the most celebrated artists of the day. Currier & Ives prints, which captured a variety of images of American life, were among the most popular wall hangings of 19th century America.

During the December Art for Kids, participants will examine several seasonal Currier & Ives prints, learn about lithography and create their own 3-D winter scenes.

Each child is asked to bring a shoe box for the project. All other 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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