Youth Art Month at the Library

Youth Art Month at the Library

March is Youth Art Month (YAM) and the Library is celebrating in many ways!

On Friday, March 6th, YAM at the Library will kick off!  Enjoy Desserts and Doodles with local author and illustrator, Rob Harrell!  He will be doodling with his favorite characters: monsters from Monster on the Hill, fantastical creatures from the The Life of Zarf series, and you might even get a sneak peek of Bat Pig from his latest book, Wink, coming out in April!  Books will be available for purchase from 4 Kids Books if you would like an autograph. Registration is required for this event.

Afterward, you can enjoy YAM reception and wander about the library to enjoy the art from local Zionsville Community School students, curated by the ZCS art teachers.  Artwork will be displayed on both floors of the Library.  The reception and art viewing are open to the public!  Feel free to drop in to support our talented young community artists!

Youth Services will also feature programming each Saturday in March focused on a different type of art project!  Registration is required for these programs.

  • March 7th is Constructing with Construction Paper where kiddos will learn how to create colorful pictures using only paper! We welcome any pre-k/kindergarten students to explore with us. Materials used will be construction paper, safety scissors, and glue sticks.
  • March 14th is Colorful Chameleons!  What happens when you mix salt with watercolor? We invite any elementary-aged student to come explore the colors of nature as well as experiment with non-traditional art supplies! Materials used will be paper, crayons, watercolors, and salt.
  • March 16th learn How to Draw Disney Characters.  Grades 2 – 5. Calling all Disney fans! Join us and learn how to draw your favorite characters like Mickey and Olaf. Materials used will be paper, pencils, and sharpies (colored and black).he Library’s own Miss Laura will be guiding kiddos in the finger painting and thumbprint art at 11:30am.
  • March 24th is Tween/Teen Pancake Art!  Join us at the Library to celebrate Youth Art Month with some edible artwork. You will have the opportunity to work at a griddle and make masterpieces with colored pancake batter! The best part is, after you make them, you get to eat them at our ultimate pancake topping table! Come hungry and dress for a mess. All supplies provided. Please note any food allergies when registering.