Art Through the Ages

Learn about art through the ages with hands-on projects at the Eastern Branch. All crafts will be beginner-friendly, and you do not need any prior art experience to participate.


  • August 23 – Paper Making & Paper Marbling (3100 B.C.)
  • September 20 – Watercolor (1300s)
  • October 18 – Pop Art (1950)

Intended for teens and adults. Call 517-788-4074 to register.

Watercolor Class

Join us for a beginner watercolor class at the Carnegie Library to learn how to create a stained-glass effect.

Intended for teens and adults. Call 517-905-1339 to register.


Mindfulness Mandalas

Join us at the Eastern Branch for a creative and fun way to practice mindfulness as we design our own beautiful mandala or mindfully color a pre-drawn mandala. You’ll also learn more about the benefits of practicing mindfulness in our day-to-day lives.

Intended for teens and adults 16+. Call 517-788-4074 to register.

Infinite Landscapes Animation

Join us at the Carnegie Library to transform a drawing of your favorite scenery and collaborate to create an infinite looping animation of shifting, imaginative landscapes.

Intended for all ages 8+. Call 517-905-1331 to register.

Cyanotype Printing

Learn how to create cyanotype prints on paper and a canvas tote bag at the Meijer Branch!

Cyanotype prints or “sun prints” use the sun to create stunning blue and white silhouette images. All supplies will be provided, though if you have a special object that you would like to make a print of, feel free to bring it with you!

Intended for adults. Call 517-788-4480 to register.

Canvas Bag Painting

Get creative at the Parma Branch by painting your very own canvas bag.

Intended for teens. Call 517-531-4908 to register.

Making Mystic Manors

Help! Builders and Painters needed! The goblins and fairies need new homes due to the strong summer storms blowing through the moors. Patrons get to paint and decorate their own terra cotta pot as a fairy or goblin hideaway.

Families welcome. Call the Parma Branch at 517-531-4908 to register.

Sea Turtle Art

Enjoy making a canvas sea turtle art project! This simple project will delight beach and sea turtle lovers.

Intended for teens and adults. Please call the Summit Branch to register at 517-783-4030.

Spore Prints

Explore the world of Fungi with Albion’s Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum! Kids ages 7-13 will learn about the parts of a mushroom, participate in a “mushroom dissection,” and then use their mushroom to create a piece of art.

Registration is required from this program. Please call or stop by your branch to register.

Dates and Locations:

  • Carnegie Library: July 15, 1:30 PM
  • Concord Branch: July 16, 11:30 AM
  • Eastern Branch: July 17, 6 PM
  • Brooklyn Branch: July 18, 11:30 AM
  • Grass Lake Branch (held at the Grass Lake Township Hall): July 19, 1 PM

This event is part of Summer Discover programming.

Drop-In Art for Kids

Kids ages 5-12 can drop in at the Spring Arbor Branch from 2:30-3:30 PM to create an art project.

June Projects:

  • June 12: Bug Boxes
  • June 26: Popsicle Sun Catcher

July Projects:

  • July 10: Great Smoky Mountains Stencil Picture
  • July 24: Cupcake Wrapper Flowers

August Projects: 

  • August 14: Monarch Craft
  • August 28: Leaf Rubbing Journal

Available while supplies last.