For over six years before the pandemic, our branch offered successful hands-on arts/crafts/DIY programs for families on Thursdays at 4 p.m. During the pandemic, I continued these types of programs in innovative ways online.
One such program was Fall for Fine Arts, a series offered via Zoom every Thursday in October 2020 to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month and LAPL’s Fall Traditions. While the program promoted certain library resources, it mainly exposed participants to engaging art techniques and famous art masters. In addition, submitted images of the art works created during the Zoom class were displayed on our Instagram site as mini art exhibits within this program.
Fall for Fine Arts connected the library to our community, nurtured and explored creative expression, and boosted morale and self-esteem. During these challenging times, art inspires, nurtures, brings people together, and art-making puts us in a moment of peace.
Fall for Fine Arts promoted library resources and exposed kids to the Masters and their art techniques.