The Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., will hold Poetry and Art instruction workshops in conjunction with the library’s Annual Poetry and Illustration Contest and Exhibit: “My Story.”
Participants in the workshops are not required to enter their work and exhibit entrants are not required to attend the workshops. All workshops are free and will be held at the library. Participants are asked to pre-register.
• Poetry Instruction Workshops will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Students K-12 will meet from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Library Director, and local poet, Linda Weal will give students helpful hints and explore ways to construct poems.
Adults will meet from 12.-2 p.m. The class will be led by Star Livingstone. Livingstone has a lifelong interest in language, literature, and the uses and influences of words. Star is a writing workshop facilitator and the author of “Harley” which won the Children’s Choice award and is an American Library Association notable book.
• Art Instruction Workshops will be held on Saturday, January 25.
Students K-12 will meet from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Instructors for Grades K-12 will be Jim Tracy and Sue Freese. Tracy is retired from a visual arts teaching career at the Town of Webb Schools. Artistic by nature, Jim is also a talented musician who frequently entertains locally. Freese is also retired from the Art Department at the Town of Webb Schools.
She is the author of the Paint Your Town Challenge which has been used by the Adirondack Curriculum Project; fostering public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the Adirondack region’s natural and. cultural resources.
Adults illustration participants will meet from 12-2 p.m. The class will be instructed by Diane Davis, a retired High School Art Teacher. Having taught a full range of art classes, Diane especially enjoyed teaching drawing, painting and ceramics.
Stop in or call the library at 315 369-6008 to register or for information about entering the Poetry and Illustration Contest.