Craft Programs

Handmade Recycled Papermaking June 2022

Adult patrons were invited to sign up for a workshop in creating your own handmade paper using scraps from the recycling bin. This workshop was an introductory class in papermaking with Susan Doran from Allegany Arts Association.

Beach Canvases June 2022

Adult patrons were invited to sign up to paint a canvas with a beach scene and use stencils to add a summery saying. Sand, shells and pebbles will be used to add decorative details. We had an issue with the transfer tape being too strong to remove from the stencils, but the ladies still did a great job with their projects. This class was taught by library assistant Shauna.

Painted Rock Cacti May 2022

Adult patrons were invited to sign up to paint stones to look like cacti and place them in an arrangement in a clay pot with moss and sand. This class was taught by library director Tina.

Birdhouse Craft April 2022

Adult patrons were invited to sign up to decorate miniature birdhouses with paint and then glue them to an upside down mini flower pot base with twine details. This class was taught by library assistant Shauna.

Alcohol Inks on Glassware March 2022

Patrons ages 13 & up were invited to sign up to decorate glassware using alcohol inks. After decorating the glass, LED light strings were added to the finished projects. This class was taught by local artist Patience Wnek.

Winter Watercolor Landscapes 2022

Patrons ages 13 & up were invited to sign up to paint watercolor winter landscapes using primary colors. This class was taught by Theresa Heinz, a Cuba native who studied under Chet Swier in junior high school. There was enough interest that we ended up holding three separate sessions from the initial sign-ups and waiting list!

No Sew Sock Gnomes 2021

Patrons ages 13 & up were invited to sign up to make no sew sock gnomes. Each participant was able to make 2 gnomes using a variety of fabrics and embellishments.

Fairy Gardens 2021

Patrons ages 8 & up were invited to sign up to make miniature fairy gardens. The library provided soil and decorations, and patrons were asked to bring their own containers large enough to hold a small 2-4″ birdhouse.