Family Funday Sunday Art Workshop

Mt. Pleasant Library

Family Funday Sunday Art Workshop

Create a masterpiece!

hand print paintIt's time for the Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair! Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in your midst.

The theme for this year's Art Fair is "New in Mt. Pleasant." Kids ages 4-18 are invited to create one work of art the reflects the theme in anyway. During Family Funday Sunday this week, we will a have an open art workshop for kids to get creative and make some art!

If you choose, you can submit your artwork to the Art Fair. Artwork can be submitted during the workshop or by bringing it to the library on April 11-13. If selected, your artwork will be on display for everyone in the community to see! Student's work will be featured at the Mt. Pleasant Library and other local businesses May 5-31.

Here's what you need to know about the Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair:
  • Start by thinking about this year's theme: New in Mt. Pleasant!
  • Create ONE work of art that reflects this theme in any way.
  • You can make a painting, sculpture, drawing, take a photograph - or anything else you like! - but you must be able to carry the piece yourself. (In other words, it can't be very heavy or very big!)
  • Drawings and photographs need to have a mat or frame - talk to your parents and teachers if you need some help with this.
  • If you're between 4 and 18 years old, you can participate!
If selected, a few cool things happen:
  • Your artwork will be on display for everyone in the community to see!
  • Your friends and family will be extremely impressed.
  • You'll be honored at the Opening Night Reception and Award Ceremony at the Mt. Pleasant Library on May 5 from 6-8 p.m., where all of the participating artists will receive certificates and prizes for best in show will be presented.
Need a little inspiration? Check out one of these books:

book coverNational Geographic Photography Guide for Kids
by Neil Johnson

Learn how to take amazing photographs from the professionals at National Geographic.

The book discusses the basics of how cameras work and gives many tips on how to take the best photos of animals, people, places, and activities.

book coverAndy Warhol: Pop Art Painter 
by Susan Goldman Rubin

This eye-catching introduction to the famous artist shares many examples of Warhol's work as well as interesting biographical information.

book coverPastels
by Mari Bolte

Step-by-step guides show how to create a variety of projects using pastels.

Learn about different kinds of pastels and how to work with their colors to create amazing art.

book coverGo! A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design
by Chip Kidd

Kids love to express themselves, and are designers by nature -- whether making posters for school, deciding what to hang in their rooms, or creating personalized notebook covers.

Go, by the award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd, is a stunning introduction to the ways in which a designer communicates his or her ideas to the world. It's written and designed just for those curious kids, not to mention their savvy parents, who want to learn the secret of how to make things dynamic and interesting.

book coverDrawing: The Only Drawing Book You'll Ever Need to Be the Artist You've Always Wanted to Be 
by Kathryn Temple

Use this guide to learn how to draw almost anything!

Learn to draw animals, faces, places and more in this well illustrated guide.

Temple also discusses several drawing techniques including shading, perspective and proportion.