Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Library Sponsors “Express Yourself!” Art Workshops

BISBEE, AZ – The Copper Queen Library, in cooperation with the Friends of the Library, will sponsor a series of free, unstructured “Express Yourself!” art workshops for children ages 3-11 on Saturday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. this Fall in the Library Meeting Room, 6 Main Street.

Workshops will be led by Dr. Nancy Cutts, a self-employed artist who holds a doctorate in Family Therapy, a master’s degree in Recreational Therapy, and a BFA in painting. She completed her Art Therapy apprenticeship in California at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Cutts’ skills are diverse, and she has integrated her expertise through painting, drama, poetry, and puppetry. She has also written and illustrated The Jewel Tree, a true story/work-book for children with learning disabilities, and her fine-art slides are now in the permanent collection of the National Women’s Art Museum Archives in Washington, D.C. and can be viewed on the internet.

Pre-registration for the 18 workshops – which may be attended on a drop-in basis or every Saturday, at the attendees’ convenience – is not required but would assist in determining how many supplies will be required. The complete workshop schedule and a pre-registration form are available at the circulation desk.

September’s workshops include “School: Going for the First Week” (September 1), “Make a Self-Portrait in Color” (September 8), “Make a Portrait of Your Family on a Vacation Somewhere You’ve Always Wanted To Go” (September 15), “Make a Picture of Your Family Pet or a Pet You’ve Always Wanted” (September 22), and “Think of Yourself Far in the Future a Draw a Picture” (September 29).

For further information on these free workshops, contact the library at 432-4232.