Our January Paint computer class was all about using shapes and colors to create works of art. With Cheryl to guide them, the participants, ages 6-11, each created 3 pieces. The first could be anything they wanted. For the other two pieces, they used specific works for inspiration: Composition II in Red Blue and Yellow by Piet Mondrian and Several Circles by Vasily Kandinsky. Before the Kandinsky project, they were also shown some of Josef Albers’ work with colored squares, encouraging them to think of colors and shapes, and not just circles.
Here are some of their creations:
Read some great literature to honor Black History Month at the Dunlap Branch!
Black History Month is in February, but Dunlap is celebrating twice as long with a drawing for children and teens that will last for two months. Every time you read a book about Black History in January or February you can enter a drawing at Dunlap.
The book can be fiction or nonfiction. A collection of Black History books will be on display at Dunlap to make choosing your books easy. There will also be Black History displays in the Children’s Room at the Main Library and at the other locations.
We will have a drawing for kids ages 7-11 years, and one for teens ages 12-18 years.
Need even more help selecting a great book? Here is a list of some that we think are the best.