The following information was provided by the Hennepin County website:
Six free art education program series — consisting of more than 70 programs — will be presented this fall at Hennepin County libraries. The Library is collaborating with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, the Textile Center, Springboard for the Arts, ArtStart, Artsy Smartsy, and Articulture to offer workshops on art and art-and-craft techniques, and business aspects of being an artist. Series’ titles are “Make This,” “Crafty Minnesota,” “Work of Art,” “Paint It Green,” “Art for Life,” and “Artitude: Comics and Manga.”
The programs, all funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, are a follow-up to six very successful art education series presented this past spring. Registration filled quickly for almost all of the spring programs, which received very positive reviews from the participants. Almost 100 percent rated the quality of the programs as good, very good, or excellent. Fall programs will appear on the library website 12 weeks in advance of the program date.
“With funding from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Hennepin County Library is able to fulfill a unique role in the cultural life of our communities by partnering with local organizations to develop innovative opportunities for our patrons,” Lois Langer Thompson, Library director, said.