Art

Calling All Local Artist!

Are you an artist?  Do you want to be? Are you just an art lover?

The Maud Marks Library will be celebrating all local artists during the month of April!  Through out the month, we will be showcasing paintings, drawings, and sculptures from local artists right here in the Katy area.  The entire community is invited to come visit the library to view the artwork and create their own.  We will be hosting art workshops through out the month of April for our Adult DIY workshop, Wednesday Wonders, TeenMaker, and more!  Keep an eye on this place right here for more information as we get closer to the big exibition!  

If you want your work shown at the library and/or would like to lead a workshop, please contact merehartists@gmail.com/

Recovering the Classics: The Results Are In


The final votes for our Recovering the Classics program have been counted! Thank you to all the amazing artists who participated and to everyone who voted: in the library, in our online poll and via Twitter. The winners' artwork can be viewed after the jump.

Local Tourist

Why not take a mini-vacation around town? These books will give you a new view of Houston and give you ideas for quick weekend trips.

Hubcap Art

hubcap fish sculptureHubcap art?  Two words most people would not normally associate together, but check out this fabulous collection of hubcap metal palettes and sculptures featured on Nosh by ArtFire.  

Also, take a look at the Gallery of Metal Canvases at the LandFillArt Project, an "international effort encompassing one-thousand-forty-one (1,041) artists to claim a piece of rusted metal garbage and create fine art." 

A Hoot and Holler For Owl Books

This week, I wanted to share a few of my favorite owl books with you.  No specific reason really other than the fact that I adore owls.  I hope that you enjoy the stories and illustrations of these delightful picture books. 

To extend your reading experience, you will find project ideas at the end of this blog. I drew the image for my blog and I thought that you might have fun making one too. The information provided describes how to draw an owl.

Open A Book to Discover A World of Creative Possibilities

 

 

 When children are given opportunities to explore, discover and create they develop skills, which can be applied to other areas of their lives; such as creativity and problem solving. So, open a book to expand the possibilities in your child’s life. 

 A Book about Color by Mark Gonyea.

Trade Sketches with Sketch Swap

man at computer line drawing

Sketch Swap is a fabulous website where you draw or sketch online, click submit, and instantly receive a realtime sketch in return.  The website approves every sketch submitted before it's sent out to others, and does not accept any drawing that wouldn't be appropriate for children, so kids and adults can both enjoy the website.

Creative Corner

I spent the Fourth of July weekend with my niece and nephew who were visiting from Colorado.  During their visit, we created several art projects together. 

Below are a few of my favorite resources for exploring art with children.  Please feel free to share any art projects or books that you have found to be useful.     

 

 

 

Talkin' Art

I feel incredibly lucky to live in Houston with its superb galleries and art museums – I could spend hours @ the Menil, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, or the Contemporary Art Museum. But whether or not I make it down to one of the museums, I can check out a number of DVDs through the Library:

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