The Altus Public Library and the Shortgrass Institute is sponsoring a painting workshop for teens over spring break, March 17, 18, 20 and 21. The workshop will be held in the evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. The workshop is free and all materials are provided.
Each year to help kick off the library’s Summer Program, the library hosts this workshop for teens to get them involved in all the activities that go on during June and July. The theme for summer program this year is “Spark a Reaction.” Kids will be involved with all things science.
Lyn Taylor, planning coordinator for the Shortgrass Institute is the instructor for the workshop. In the workshop teens will work together to create a mural to be put on display in the library. Various media will be available so if your “thing” is watercolor, we have it, if it is acrylics, we have that too. You name it, we probably have it.
Lyn has been an instructor for the Shortgrass Institute for a few years now. This is her second workshop working with the teens on the mural. Lyn brings a wealth of talent and education with her to the program. Lyn’s education includes attending the Colorado Institute of Art in Visual Communications and Graphic Design, Cameron University and Southwestern State University. She has attended numerous seminars and workshops across the country with such noted artists as Doug Dawson and Ramon Killey. She is a member of the CPSA, Hawaii Watercolor Society. Lyn has also used her artistic talents to create illustrated brochures, designed ad campaigns, stationery and menus for restaurants in Honolulu and provided illustrations and brochures for technical seminars and products. Lyn also does freelance work for Hallmark.
The program is open to all teens in the area so if you are looking for a way to spend if your teens are looking for a fun way to spend their evenings, the Altus Public Library has the solution.
Call the library to sign up for the workshop at 477-2890 or visit our Facebook page: Southern Prairie Library System for more information. The workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council.