Gouverneur library to host 'Month of the Arts' in May
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 5:33 pm

GOUVERNEUR -- The Gouverneur Library will host a “Month of the Arts” during May.

Each Saturday the library will host a free workshop focused on a particular art form.

The class schedule will include:

• May 4, 10 a.m.: The Storycrafters will present “Nurturing, a Family Storytelling Tradition at Home.” They will share games, activities and storytelling tips that can be used at home, in the car, at dinner or at bedtime to foster a family storytelling tradition. Through demonstration and workshop activities families will learn to work on stories with your family. Families are encouraged to attend together.

• May 11, 10 a.m.: Sara Lynch will provide instruction in drywall sculpture. Participants will create a relief sculpture using paint, brushes, glue, found objects and drywall. Create your own unique art piece from everyday materials. The class is designed for teens and adults. All materials will be provided.

• May 18, 10 a.m. and noon: Ron Riley will offer a soap-carving workshop. Participants will carve a bear out of a bar of soap using plastic knives and popsicle sticks. The class is designed for young children. All materials will be provided.

• May 25, 10 a.m.: Leon W. LeBeau will teach “A Painless Approach to Drawing for Beginners.” The class will cover drawing materials, line, shape, value and texture. Bring a 9x12 or 11x14 sketchpad, two number 2 pencils, an eraser and a small pencil sharpener. The class is designed for adults and older teens. The class will run for 2 and a half hours.

To reserve a spot contact the library at 287-0191.