A quick note to call your attention to two additional free Denver Public Library Monotype Workshops that have been confirmed: The first is at Hadley Branch, 1890 S. Grove, at 5 PM this Monday, April 20.
The second is at Hampden, 9755 E. Girard Ave. from 6-7:30. It’s on Tuesday, May 5.
The workshops are open to the public, both kids and adults, and all materials are provided, though bringing an old shirt or an apron is optional. We get a lot of kids, and I love the idea of helping a busy mom or dad sneak off for some time among the stacks after they drop off the kids, but it can be pretty rewarding for everyone when they work on art together, so I encourage that. Sometimes the adults are actually at another table in the very same room, participating in other DPL programs, such as on English as a Second Language, or immigration issues, which gives a glimpse into what an important institution the Library is today.
I also like to see adults without kids drop by. Thats rarer, but a diversity of ages and ethnicities at the table makes for a memorable time for me, at least. I keep the process very simple, due to time constraint, but if you have considered paying for an Art Students League class to jumpstart your muse, then this might be a way to sample the basics first. I should point out that it’s not all about me! There are actually 9-10 other ASLD instructors out and about at different DPL branches each month, so check that out. It’s a partnership between the DPL and ASLD under the Library’s “Plaza” program. Schedules are available at the participating libraries.
I’m updating my “Workshops” page with this info, and with the summer sessions I have on offer at the League in the just-released Summer Catalog. Bookmark and join us sometime. It makes for great, relaxing conversation and new friends.