About this Program
Every Tuesday from February 7 – 28th.
Middle-schoolers are invited to join us at Fennville District library for four weeks of after school programming inspired by the work of local artist Ruth Crowe. Students will receive journals, experiment with different types of journal writing, and play with image transfers and many different art materials and creative processes. Meet Ruth Crowe and learn about her artwork while exploring new ways of creating! Students will leave the program with a finished mixed-media art piece.
Registration is FREE!
Each visit builds on the last, attendance at all sessions is recommended.
Week 1: Learn about artist Ruth Crowe, explore art materials, and receive your own journal!
Week 2: Experiment with different journaling & mixed media art techniques.
Week 3: Meet artist Ruth Crowe and begin creating your final art piece.
Week 4: Continue to work creatively on your final artwork.
“I graduated from college in 1982 with a degree in Art Education but I had no desire to teach art at the high school level … so I proceeded to do everything but art. I was briefly in the US Army and a police officer with the LAPD. But I spent the majority of my adult life as a collegiate softball coach. It was only after being fired in 2005 that I was forced to figure out what to do with my life. I created a unique product (custom designed sports awards) and started selling to colleges and universities. After nearly a decade running my own business, I knew it was time to start creating art for myself and not other people. I pivoted, and have now been a full-time artist since 2014. It took me a long time to get back to my purpose in life … My art, like me, is a work in progress.”