Events

after school art club: holiday ornaments

Using traditional yarn, and not so traditional 3D printers, students create inventive and artistic holiday ornaments.

Ages 7 -12
$14 per session
Snacks included
Scholarships available

after school art club: 3d printed + inked holiday cards

After a tour through the Holiday Bazaar at common street arts, students will make cards using stamps and carved linoleum blocks.

Ages 7 -12
$14 per session
Snacks included
Scholarships available

after school art club: leather accessories

Delve into the fun of leather creations with simple braiding, carving, and stamping techniques.

Ages 7 -12
$14 per session
Snacks included
Scholarships available

after school art club: fall sculptures

Fall has plenty of dead leaves, branches, and grasses that can be collected to form unique sculptures. With ribbons and wreath forms in hand, students will search outside for natural materials to add to these autumnal sculptures!

Ages 7 -12
$14 per session
Snacks included
Scholarships available

after school art club: cardboard challenge (make a model home!)

What kind of model house or room can you make from cardboard? Using cardboard combined with plenty of tape and imagination, participants will design a unique house of their own invention. Adults will be on hand to help cut out designs!

Ages 7 -12
$14 per session
Snacks included
Scholarships available

masterpiece art – river works: whistler and the industrial thames

In this class, students will learn about the style and techniques employed by artist James McNeill Whistler. Whistler and the Industrial Thames, an exhibition currently on view at the Colby College Museum of Art focuses on Whistlers’ works and his subject, the Thames River in London. The Thames was a global waterway and a hub of international trade and transport. Whistler observed this commercial activity and his depictions of the wharves, docks, factories, and laborers reveal an economic network that intertwined empire, industry, and environment.

Students are encouraged to bring in a landscape image that is meaningful to them or are welcome to look at Price’s Candle Factory for inspiration. Brushes, fine-tipped pens, ink, and calligraphy tools will be included.

 

James McNeill Whistler
Price’s Candle Factory, 1876-1877
Drypoint in black ink on cream laid paper; second state (of thirteen)
(150 x 227 mm; 197 x 308 mm)
Colby College Museum of Art
The Lunder Collection
Accession Number: 2013.410

slice: movie making

television and film is a huge industry and there are many opportunities available beyond acting or directing. in this week of slice, students will workshop with professionals in mass media communications and film and video production to find out more about the diverse jobs in the film industry while exploring grip, lighting, camera rigs, and more!

slice (students learning innovative creative endeavors) is a pilot provides young adults with unique experiences to learn more about career paths in the creative arts. students ages 13-19 explore the behind-the-scenes operations at a historic opera house, an award-winning public library, a vibrant community art studio and education space, a nationally recognized art museum, a local music center, and an independent arthouse cinema. partnering with arts professionals throughout the city, each afternoon will be filled with interesting programming, inspiration, and pizza.

Free | Pre-Registration Required

after school art club: printed bubble wands

Using the 3d printers, participants invent their own 3d print bubble wands.  Once created, students will blow bubbles outside.

Ages 7 -12
$14 per session
Snacks included
Scholarships available

slice: stranger no more: photos + letters to my community

the connections we have to our community builds friendships, supports businesses, and creates opportunities in our professional lives. during this interactive afternoon inspired by i am not a stranger: portraits by séan alonzo harris exhibition, which includes fifty five new studio photographs of waterville residents, teens will get to know each other through a photography exercise. afterwards, students will craft letters to community members they admire.

slice (students learning innovative creative endeavors) is a pilot provides young adults with unique experiences to learn more about career paths in the creative arts. students ages 13-19 explore the behind-the-scenes operations at a historic opera house, an award-winning public library, a vibrant community art studio and education space, a nationally recognized art museum, a local music center, and an independent arthouse cinema. partnering with arts professionals throughout the city, each afternoon will be filled with interesting programming, inspiration, and pizza.

Free | Pre-Registration Required

Home School Hub for October!

Homeschoolers are invited to meet at the Waterville Public Library every Thursday from 1:30-2:30pm for games, crafts, speakers, and more! There is an activity in the Children’s department for attendees in 1st-6th grade, and an activity in the Bartlett Room for Teens for attendees in 6th-12th grade. The activity changes every week. 

October 3: Games (1st-5th)  
                    Board Games (6th-12th)
October 10Painted Rock Monsters (1st-5th)
                       Fairy Garden Terrariums (6th-12th)
October 17Seed Bombs with Mid-Maine Permaculture Gardening (1st-12th)
October 24: LEGOs (1st-5th)
                          Animal Shelter Toys (6th-12th)
October 31Halloween Fun-costumes welcome! (1st-12th)

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email ldavis@watervilllibrary.org