Star Wars Origami Art Workshop Tuesday, August 13, 2019 (1:00PM – 2:30PM)

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Ages 12 and older.

Presented by Emily Mallory.

Create several origami Star Wars characters and space ships to take home.

All supplies provided

Funded in part by Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement Saturday, May 11, 2019 (2:00PM – 3:00PM)

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The summer exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum, Victorian Radicals, presents the artwork of the major artists and designers of the rebellious Pre-Raphaelites of the 19th century. They wanted to connect art to everyday life and were committed to the handmade object. The exhibition will present 145 paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, textiles, and decorative arts. This lecture will preview the exhibition and explore these artists' attention to detail, use of vibrant colors, and engagement with both literary themes and contemporary life.

Tamara Moats is a Seattle art historian, history teacher at the Bush School Upper School, and former Curator of Education at the UW Henry Art Gallery.

The exhibition runs from June 13 to September 8, 2019 at the Seattle Art Museum.

In partnership with Mercer Island Arts Council.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Doodle Rumpus Art Workshop Saturday, November 3, 2018 (2:00PM – 3:00PM)

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Presented by Charlie Williams.

Ages 10 - Adult.

How do you turn a doodle into a comic? This entertaining workshop includes developing content using wordplay, linear stories, storyboarding and sketches. You will also get to work with others to share your amazing ideas. All supplies provided.

Sponsored by KCLS & The Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Sound Storm Maker Workshop Thursday, July 12, 2018 (11:00AM – 12:00PM)

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Presented by KidsQuest Children's Museum.

Ages 5 and older.

Fascinated by weather and storms? Come learn how to make musical instruments out of recycled materials to emulate a rain storm and even thunder claps. Discover how a "lightning" circuit works and learn all about the science of thunderstorms.

Registration not required, but space is limited.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.