An ordinary guy recreates a Vermeer painting using the optical instruments proposed by the Hockney-Falco thesis as the basis for the Dutch Master's and others' photo-realism. David Hockney, the beloved British artist, collaborated in research with Charles M. Falco, a physicist, to show that Old Master paintings may have been made...
Color theory aimed at children but fun for everyone. I especially enjoyed the interactive narrative which takes the reader by the hand (yes, you place your hand upon the pages), and mix colors page by page. The book prompted a painting party for the youngsters in my life. Even if...
Years ago I was working at a job I didn't like, and spending my time away from the job thinking about how much I didn't like it. Maybe you can relate. Then one Saturday morning I was browsing through my neighborhood library, when I saw a book about whirligigs. My grandfather was a master carpenter and when I was little he made a whirligig for the roof of his garage. It was a boy on a bike being chased by a dog, and when the wind blew, the boy's feet moved the pedals, which moved the wheels on the bike!
I am a BIG fan of the books published by Abrams Books for Young Readers and quickly pounced on their new biography about Chuck Close, an American painter best known for his BIG paintings of the human face. Face Book is a massaged and amped up presentation based on an interview...
Spring is coming! Add gardening tips, painting skills, music, and crafts into your life with Fresh City Life My Branch!
On Thursday, March 21, join the Butterfly Pavilion for a double session at the Bear Valley Branch--Butterfly Gardening at 2 p.m. and Busy Bees at 3 p.m. Learn what it takes to attract butterflies to your garden, and then hear all about the lives of honey bees, including a honey tasting, seeing a honeycomb, and feeling beeswax. Come for one or both sessions!
Get a new skill, learn a new craft, and become a better parent with Fresh City Life My Branch programs this week!
The folks from Painting Soiree will introduce you to Acrylic Painting on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch. Bring home your first masterpiece! Please register: 720-865-0975 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lots of choices for Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m.:
There are still a few spaces left in the Fresh City Life My Branch Beginning Acrylic Painting Class with My Art Workshop! The class is on Saturday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch. Reserve your space today: 720-865-0000.
In this class, you'll learn the basics of acrylic canvas painting with step-by-step artist led instruction. No prior painting experience is necessary to create this blowing tree masterpiece. All supplies and instructions included!
Staff Art Show on display until February 27, 2011.
Next time you're at the Central Library, plan on spending some extra time to make your way up to Level 7. The beautiful Vida Ellison Gallery is housing this exhibit of fine art created by staff for the 8th consecutive year.
In addition to highlighting the creativity, diversity and individuality of the Denver Public Library staff, the gallery offers spectacular views of downtown Denver. Not to be missed!