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Make Your Own Tiny Folk Art

Make Your Own Tiny Folk Art

Published: September 19, 2019

To get people in the mood for Newton’s Foothills Folk Art Festival – scheduled for Saturday, October 5 – the library is hosting a session of make-your-own tiny folk art.

Historically, this style of art has had its roots in local culture and used simple, natural materials like wood and clay. It’s often been tied to practical needs, like decorating baskets or pottery. In our workshop session, we’ll be using traditional motifs to produce small-scale, customized items and will be working with paints, stencils, and mixed media techniques. Participants will start with a small canvas as a base and can utilize ready-made shapes of birds, rabbits, flowers, and other objects to mimic the style and spirit of time-honored folk artists.

The workshop takes place at 3 pm on Friday, September 27 at the Main Library in Newton. Ages 12 and up are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Registration is required, so please call 828.465.8665 to reserve a space.