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Coffee & Canvas Fall Sessions

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Join us for coffee and painting lessons with certified art teacher and accomplished artist Jane Maciel. Space is limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Wednesday, September 6, 2:00 PM – Register Main Library Wednesday, October 4, 2:00 PM – Register Main Library Wednesday, November 1, 2:00 PM – Register Main Library These programs are for adults.

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Coffee & Canvas @ the Main Library

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Join us for coffee and painting lessons with certified art teacher and accomplished artist Jane Maciel. Space is limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Thursday, June 1, 2:00 PM – Register Main Library Thursday, July 6, 2:00 PM – Register Main Library Thursday, August 3, 2:00 PM – Register Main Library These programs are for adults.

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Maker Space Blog: Painting with iPads

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Are you a painter looking to branch out of your typical medium? Or maybe you consider yourself a drawing novice, looking to improve you skills but without the hassle of purchasing additional supplies or cleaning up messes. Either way, our Maker Space has a great alternative for drawing and painting enthusiasts at all levels of curiosity!   Our […]

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Maker Space Blog: Digital Quilting with iPads

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This weekend the Farmington Libraries held its 4th Annual Maker Fair. Visitors from all over the area stopped by to design, experiment, tinker, create, and explore by participating in all of our engaging and innovative maker activities. One of the activities that visitors were encouraged to try was our community art project located in the Maker Space. Participants used iPads […]

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Painting with iPads: Using Your iPad as a Canvas

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Monday, March 27 7:00 PM Maker Space Artists, doodlers, and creative people won’t want to miss this class! Learn how to draw, sketch, or paint your ideas and designs using the iPad app Tayasui Sketches! Unlock your creative potential and put that device to good use. iPads will be provided by the Library. No experience […]

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Coffee & Canvas Spring Sessions

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Join us for coffee and painting lessons with certified art teacher and accomplished artist Jane Maciel. Space is limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Thursday, March 2, 2:00 PM – Register Barney Library Thursday, April 6, 2:00 PM – Register Barney Library Thursday, May 4, 2:00 PM – Register Barney Library These programs are for adults.

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Maker Space: Sarah Tries Gyotaku, the Japanese Art of Fish Printing

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Before the invention of photography, 19th century Japanese fishermen equipped their boats with rice paper, ink, and brushes in order to create gyotaku – elaborate rubbings of freshly caught fish – to record their trophy catches. The art of gyotaku is still being used today and is said to bring good luck to fishermen. The animated […]

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Art:21 – Art in the Twenty-First Century Screening

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Tuesday, September 20 4:00 PM Main Library Join the Farmington Public Schools for a screening of a new episode of Art:21. Art:21 – Art in the 21st Century is a PBS series, educational resource, archive, and history of contemporary art. It premiered in 2001, and is now broadcast in over 50 countries worldwide. Premiering a new season every […]

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Maker Space: Fabric Stamped Tote Bags

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This summer, Melissa and Lyn from Adult Services have created a fantastic Make Space Summer Crafting Series for the months of June, July, and August.  These classes range from decoupaging bird houses and etching glass goblets, to creating decorative accordion paper pinwheels using craft paper and buttons. This week, participants learned how to design personalized tote bags using fabric stamps! Melissa […]

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Farmington Room Blog: R. J. Holden

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Today I’ve put together for you a “micro-exhibit” featuring some of the work of artist and Connecticut resident R.J. Holden.  His work was really beautiful, and I was glad to be able to cobble together this little “collection.”

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