Cone Park library to offer art series

Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 2:57 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 2:57 p.m.

Forget paying for expensive art classes and supplies for your children because the Cone Park Branch Library will be hosting a free Fall Art Series for children in kindergarten through the fifth grade.



* What: Fall Art Series at Cone Park Branch Library.

* When: 3 p.m. Friday, and also Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15.

* Where: Cone Park library, 2841 E. University Ave.

* Cost: Free, but you must register.

* Information: Call 352-334-0720.

But hurry and sign up, because space is limited. Classes will be taught by a local artist and all materials will be provided.

Heather Sostrom, Cone Park Branch manager, said children will work with local artist Elisa Chiu to experience art and experiment and express themselves by creating various art projects.

The classes will be offered at 3 p.m. Friday, and also Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15 at the library at 2841 E. University Ave. adjacent to the Eastside Recreation Center. To register, call 352-334-0720 or visit the library website at, then click on events and also on "Fall Art Series."

Although all the materials are non-toxic and washable, Sostrom encourages children to wear play clothes.

During the art series, the children will create hooting owls and spooky haunted houses using mixed-media and recycled items and also non-edible food art.

"Whether making spooky 3D haunted houses or creating scented masterpieces inspired by famous foods, children will enjoy learning basic art techniques and hands-on activities," said Sostrom, adding that the art series is being offered in response to requests asking for such programs after the very successful Craft Club held last month.

"The response to Craft Club was great, and parents and students asked for more arts and crafts," Sostrom said. "The art series will provide children with an opportunity to create something unique and fun."

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