Carnegie Picture Lab announces Storybook Art, a new children’s program series at the Walla Walla Public Library. The sessions will be offered once a month from 2:30 – 4:00pm on Wednesdays to provide an after-school enrichment program for elementary age students following early dismissal from public schools. Each lesson will includestorytelling, Artful Thinking and art making projects inspired by and connected to the featured children’s literature book:
January 22: The Hello Goodbye Window – Tissue Paper Collage
February 19: Harold and the Purple Crayon – Drawing with Wire
March 18: The Dot – Creating Dot Monoprints
April 15: The Big Orange Splot - Creating Your Dream House
May 13: Rainbow Weaver - Weaving Project
In her book, Through the Eyes of a Child, Donna Norton stresses “the role that literature plays in nurturing and expanding the imagination” (2010, p. 4). Children’s literature promotes the development of children’s internal imaginations; art making provides the opportunity for concrete expression of their creative imagination.
The mission of Carnegie Picture Lab is to nourish creativity by supporting and enhancing art education for elementary school children in the Walla Walla Valley. Currently delivering art education/art making lessons in 13 area elementary schools, Carnegie Picture Lab also has a five-year history of partnering with the library to present creative and innovative events for youth in our community.