Library holding mural painting event for teens

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The Altus Public Library and the Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council are co-sponsoring a Mural Painting Workshop for teens, ages 12 to 17, over spring break, March 14, 15, and 17. The workshop will be held in the evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. The workshop is free and all materials will be provided. Registration is requested. Call 477-2890 or come by the Altus Public Library at 421 N Hudson.

Each year to help kick off the library’s Summer Program, the library hosts this workshop for teens to get them involved in all of the activities that go on during June and July. The theme for teen summer program this year is “Get in the Game: READ!”

Lyn Taylor will coordinate the workshop. In the workshop teens will work together to create a mural to be put on display in the library. This mural will support the library’s Summer Reading Program theme. Techniques used will be pencil drawing and painting with acrylic paint. Students are encouraged to bring in a photo or drawing that they might like to represent on the mural.

Lyn has been an instructor for the Shortgrass Arts Institute for several years now. This is her third workshop creating murals with the teens. 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.

The program is open to all teens in the area. If your teens are looking for a fun way to spend their evenings, the Altus Public Library has the solution.

Call the library at 477-2890 to sign up for the workshop. Please visit our Facebook page: Southern Prairie Library System for more information about upcoming programs. This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council.

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