Arts And Crafts
Gabe Carlson is pictured during a recent Art Studio program held in the Youth Services Department of the Crete Public Library. Carlson painted patterns of red, orange and yellow stripes on his chosen tree branch.
CRETE | The Crete Public Library's Art Studio explores different art mediums and lets participants make unique works of art to take home.
Mixing various shades of blue paint on canvas, Crete Public Librarian April Heide-Kracik shows the Art Studio group how to blend the paints to make a sky background. The class theme was patterns and the artists' finished paintings will be displayed during November in the second floor hallway.
During our morning walk on Monday, my son and I stopped at the Hegewisch branch of the Chicago Public Library. There was a special story time going on and the kids were loving it as the storyteller told of a ghost chase. The attendees ran in place, laughed and clapped along with her.
Oliver VanZyl, left and Nathan Marinucci, both 3, get messy in Crete Park District's Squishy Gushy Rough and Crunchy class.
CRETE | The Crete Park District's new Squishy Gushy Rough and Crunchy class offers messy, hands-on activities, letting children explore their sense of touch with different textures to paint and squish.
The Crete Public Library held Teen Art Studio recently where teens used plastic skull vessels to create their own Moche portrait vessels. Moche portrait vessels were ceramic vessels featuring naturalistic representations of human faces that were unique to the Moche culture of Peru in Pre-Col…
CRETE | The Crete Public Library’s Young Adult Department held Teen Art Studio on Aug. 6 where teens learned about the ancient Adinkra visual symbols and the Moche portrait vessels.
Pictured are Danielle and Johnathan Irions during a recent Teen Art Studio program where they made Adinkra symbols on paper and Moche portrait vessels.
Zaneta Taylor places a piece of tile on a pattern while helping with the Northern Illinois University mosaic mural project in DeKalb, Ill. The design of the mural incorporates local imagery with women's studies themes.
Danielle Dobies, a Northern Illinois University artist and master of fine arts candidate, prepares a section of tiles for mortar while working on a mural for the NIU women's studies offices project in DeKalb, Ill.
Kristen Myers cuts a piece of tile while helping with a mural project at the Northern Illinois University women's studies offices in DeKalb, Ill.
CRETE | The Crete Public Library’s main floor display case for the month of August featured Rico Baskin, the creator of Lil’ Thangz.
Rico Baskin poses with Angelina, left, Katrina and Monika Valente during a recent workshop held at the Crete Public Library. The girls enjoyed learning how Rico creates his life-like paper miniatures which were on display this month at the library.
LaVerne Baskin, Lil' Thangz public representative, tells the story of each paper miniature made by her son, Rico Baskin, during a recent workshop held at the Crete Public Library. She told how each part of the paper miniatures are separate — not glued together — and need to be assembled for …
MUNDELEIN, Ill. | Some men take up golf when they retire, some build birdhouses, others do woodworking. Tony Farina, of Mundelein, makes jewelry.
CRETE | The Crete Public Library’s Youth Services Department recently held a Gnome and Fairy Garden program where children learned how to make this special garden through books and the sharing of ideas.
Justin Nanista shows off his gnome garden he made during the Crete Public Library's Gnome and Fairy Gardens program. Nanista, a summer reading member, placed an ornate building in the center and surrounded it with a pine cone tree, flowers, polished glass and a tiny chair for the gnomes to s…
Children choose items to make their garden. items included silk flowers, pine cones, colorful polished glass, small chairs, and more.
WESTVILLE, Ill. | Most vestiges of the old country have disappeared from Westville, a former coal mining community in central Illinois settled by European immigrants.
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