Ready for the All-American Eclipse?

Are you excited about the coming eclipse? Are you prepared? Check out NASA’s great resources: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

Here at the VPL, we’ve also got some workshops cooked up that will help you get the most out of this rare eclipse event! On Thursday, July 20th – as part of our SRP Workshop session – we will lead kids in the creation of a solar viewer. We will also distribute eclipse glasses to all participants. Then again on Saturday, August 12th at 1 pm, we will lead another solar viewer workshop that will be open to anyone in the community. We will have plenty of eclipse glasses to share, so please feel free to drop by and pick yourself up a pair:)

Illustration Techniques Workshop

Elizabeth Phillips will return to the library to present Illustration Techniques: Part II, this Saturday, April 2nd, from 2 to 4 pm. All materials provided, but space is limited. Registration is required; give us a call at 677.7060 to reserve your space!

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Altered Book Workshop almost here!

Our Altered Books workshop is just around the corner, and there’s still room for participants. Join us this Saturday from 2-4 for a fun afternoon of mixed media techniques with books! No experience necessary, and many materials are provided. Call or stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up.

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Picture This Workshop series returns this Saturday

Artists, crafters, tinkerers and creative-minded folks are encouraged to register for our free mixed media workshop with innovative artist Patti Roberts Pizzuto! This hands-on visual arts workshop, Drawn to Stitch, will expose participants to wide variety of techniques of working with mixed media on paper, including hand drawing, stitching, using wax, and much, much more.
Patti has lived in South Dakota since 2005 when she and her husband relocated from Florida. They currently have a home and studios on the banks of the Missouri River in Burbank. In addition to showing in exhibitions, Patti maintains an online shop, MissouriBendStudio, on Etsy and a website at www.robertspizzuto.com. Her work has been seen in exhibitions across the country and has been featured in The Briar Cliff Review, FiberArts, Somerset Sew and Somerset Studio, as well as recent books 500 Paper Objects and The Mixed Media Artist.

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Most materials will be provided, but registration is required, and space will be limited to 15 participants.
Call or stop by the Circulation Desk to register, or for more information.
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street in Vermillion. For more information call the Library at 605-677-7060.

Block Printing Workshop

Please join us for our March Picture This workshop, this Saturday, March 7th, 2-4 pm.

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Block printing is one of the oldest forms of printmaking in which a carved block is covered in ink to transfer images onto paper or fabric. This workshop is a basic course and will cover the carving and printing process. Participants will learn about different block printing tools, carve a block, and print their own images. Tools and some materials will be provided. One tote bag will be provided per participant for printing.

Registration, and a $5 fee is required. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Please stop by our Circulation Desk, or call the library at 677-7060.

Altered Books!

Our Picture This series presents an Altered Book workshop this

Saturday, February 7th, 2-4 pm.
We all love to read and learn from books, but we can take our passion for books one step further— any book, old or new, can become an altered book!The transformation can involve any number of interventions—from adding materials to erasing and cutting out bits of the original. The degree of alteration can be minimal, or it can be a total obliteration of what was there.
We will investigate the work of several prominent book artists, and spend some time experimenting!  Used books, a selection of basic cutting, gluing, and drawing tools will be provided.
Fabric of Society blank slate.  Please stop by our Circulation Desk, or call the library at 677-7060.

Only Three Days left…

to secure your place in our upcoming Glass Mosaic workshop with artist Nancy Losacker! You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to learn from a master; it’s an incredible deal!

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Saturday, November 1st
2-4 pm
Kozak Community Room
$10 fee and preregistration are required prior to workshop; space is limited!
Ages 16 & up only, please.

Glass tile mosaic is an ancient and intriguing technique for creating long-lasting, colorful images. The results can be wall-hung works, table-tops, outdoor works, and much more. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to basic techniques and history, and will be able to create a small mosaic of their own.