FINDLEY LAKE - The Alexander Findley Community Library will be offering art classes at the Findley Lake Community Center.
The fee for all classes is $10. Fees must be prepaid at least three days before the start of class. Call the library at 769-6568 for information or to enroll.
Saturday, July 6 from 1 to 4 p.m., Nancy Apple will be teaching introduction to watercolor. Apple is a graduate of Edinboro University with a degree in art education. She is on the board of directors at Meadville Council for the Arts. This class is for beginners and will introduce watercolor techniques. A step-by-step procedure will lead participants through the completion of two small paintings. All supplies will be provided.
Wednesday, July 10 and July 17 from 6 to 8 p.m., Joanne Malecki will teach a beginning crochet class. Malecki is involved with "Hats, Scarves and Gloves," a community service which crochets for the homeless. This class will crochet a hat and a scarf. Anyone who wants to get in on the current rage, but does not know how to crochet, this class is for them. Bring an H-hook and an 8-ounce skein of yarn.
Saturday, July 13 from 1 to 4 p.m., Medis Kent will teach an acrylic flower painting class. Kent is a graduate of Edinboro University with a degree in art education. This class is for anyone 10 years old to adult. Participants will create a flower picture from acrylic paintings. All supplies are provided, but bring a sharp pair of scissors to class.
Saturday, July 20 from 1 to 3 p.m., Kelly McDonald will teach a basic rubber stamping class. McDonald is an avid stamper and has been involved in this creative venture for years. Students will create fun cards and other gifts using basic supplies. All supplies are provided, but bring a sharp pair of scissors to class.
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Mike Saletra will be teaching a class on the art of Zentangles. Saletra is an award winning photographer and an abstract and realist painter. He teaches classes at the Meadville Council for the Arts in Meadville, Pa. Zentangles is an art process of drawing lines, symbols and shapes in a space to create an interesting design. Zentangles promotes self-confidence and hand-eye coordination. No previous experience is needed, and all materials are provided.
Saturday, Aug. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m., Medis Kent will be teaching a class for mother and daughter, grandmothers and granddaughters, aunts and nieces, any combination of adult and child is acceptable. It is a class where the adult will paint a canvas bags and the child will paint a canvas backpack. This is a great way for an adult to spend some time with a child. The child should be 7 to 9 years old. No experience is needed, and all materials are provided.