CREATIVE LITERACY is offered and embraced at the Hamlin Memorial Library (HML) in Smethport, PA. Through classes and workshops made possible by past PPA Grant funding the library has built up a reputation for offering children, teens and adults opportunities to express themselves through a variety of mediums. The library hopes to continue this tradition of building Creative Literacy in our rural region by once again presenting to our patron base and the general public a series of art workshops and classes including:
Fly-Tying (Intermediate and Beginner levels) Starts Jan. 29th, 2018 Six week fly tying course for snowed in anglers. Through the use of a variety of natural materials, participants are instructed not only in the mechanics of fly-tying, but in the creative process. This series is open to youth ages 12+ and adults.
Big Messy Art Camp (for little messy people) To be announced: $5 per session - Geared to the youthful energy and adventurous spirit of 3-6 year-olds. Four 75-minute sessions of art allowing "littles" to mix, drip, mold and fold their way through sculpting, painting and print making.
KIDS ART CAMP - grades 2 & 3 TBA9am-noon$30
TWEEN ART CAMP - grades 4-6 TBA9am-2pm $30
TEEN CAMP – grades 8-12 TBA9am-2pm $35
Lessons/projects based on elements of design and works by famous artists offering a variety of tactile and design experiences.Each Camp concludes with an Art Show.
Pysanky Egg Workshops – To be announced: this Ukrainian art form has proven very popular with our patrons. It teaches color theory, history and appreciation of the time-honored tradition of decorating the eggs using kistka tools, beeswax and dyes, this class is attended by both children and adults.
Hand Printed Paper Collage -February 20th, 22nd, and 27th 6:30pm-8pm: Participants will create stenciled, stamped, and gelli printed papers which they will use to create in-class collage projects. Class will be taught by Julie Mader.
Mosaic Windows $35 Participants will use colored glass pieces to upcycle discarded house windows into colorful works of art to be displayed indoors or out.
The OrJames Lab's 2018 Summer Camp This summer camp is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment for the week you choose must be made upon registration. Children under the age of 13, must have adult supervision.
Week One will focus on anatomy: 6:30pm-8:30pm $25 One brain per family will be provided for use. July 9: Learn and dissect an animal brain. July 10: Learn and dissect an animal eye. Jully 11: Learn and dissect an animal heart.
Week Two will focus on web design and computer programming: 6:30pm-8:30pm $25 One computer per family will be provided for use. July 16: Learn the basics of webpage design using HTML 5. July 17: Learn the basics of CSS, which is used to layout the presentation of the webpage. July 18: Learn the basics of programming using Python which is the popular coding language.
July 23 is set aside for The Traditional Czech Puppet: 6:30pm-8:30pm $10 Learn the basic handling of a traditional Czech marionette and put together a scene from a play.
**Our goal with offering the extensive series of Creative Literacy at Hamlin Library is to encourage art appreciation, teach new skills and provide an opportunity for residents of our rural location to take art classes without the need to travel a great distance.
Hamlin Memorial Library receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.