Posts tagged "Drawing"
Incubating Art at Ferndale Public Library

Incubating Art at Ferndale Public Library

Today’s feature comes from the public library in Ferndale, Michigan. Circulation Specialist and artist Lindsey Harnish discusses the variety of arts-incubating programs and projects that the library, in partnership with local artists, facilitates for the Ferndale community. The programs highlighted today are fairly easy to replicate and the ideas are infinitely scalable, which is always...
Introducing the S.T.E.A.M.punks Club

Introducing the S.T.E.A.M.punks Club

by Laura Damon-Moore If you’re like the team at the Library as Incubator Project, you’re all about working a little A into STEM activities – A for Arts to make STEAM! Some of our favorite library and education movers and shakers have embraced the STEM to STEAM movement, and we’re happy to go along for...
Back to Basics: Tracing and Coloring for all ages

Back to Basics: Tracing and Coloring for all ages

by Laura Damon-Moore Today, permit me a moment to grandstand about one of my favorite “incubating” programs that most libraries already offer (for the younger set, anyway) and all libraries can offer. Tracing. And coloring. I turned to these children’s room mainstays for several programs last year, that ended up appealing to kids, teens, and adults alike. Here I’ve...
Featuring: Maps by Sam Storck-Post

Featuring: Maps by Sam Storck-Post

My younger brother has always been almost as much of a reader as me, and years ago he started drawing literary inspired maps. He has drawn a lot of inspiration from our favorite fantasy books, and I recently sat down to ask him to share a bit more about his art. -Holly   Library as...
Out of the Archives: The Big Draw Chicago

Out of the Archives: The Big Draw Chicago

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in October 2012. The Big Draw-Chicago returns in 2013 with more great informal art-making programs. Check out the full schedule for 2013′s The Big Draw-Chicago. Here at the Library as Incubator Project, we sure love community programs that tap into national – or even international...
MAKE–METALIBRARY by Christina Mitrense

MAKE–METALIBRARY by Christina Mitrense

Today it is our pleasure to feature a new exhibition by one of our first featured artists, multidisciplinary artist Christina Mitrense. Christina explores many themes related to libraries, documentation, and information. As part of her ongoing, international exploration called Add To My Library, Christina is doing a new series of “metalibraries” – interactive and participatory...
Figure Drawing at the library

Figure Drawing at the library

Today we have a wonderful example of a user-driven arts program to share with you! Nathan Yeager joins us to discuss a group he started at his local library in Gig Harbor, Washington. I love the fact that his idea was a response to a need in the community – in this case, a lack...
The Memory Project in Woodbury, MN

The Memory Project in Woodbury, MN

Today we’re featuring a project that was submitted to us by librarian Teri Bennis and student Erin Sanislo, about a very cool program they organized at a Minnesota public library branch. A great example of how an individual library and community can be part of a national program! ~ Laura The R. H. Stafford branch...
"Artists in the Archives": Part 1

“Artists in the Archives”: Part 1

When this New York Times story popped up in my reader a few weeks ago, I knew that I had to contact the artists behind the Artists in the Archives project. Carla Rae Johnson, JoAnne Wilcox, and Barbara Page all graciously agreed to answer our questions about their card catalog-inspired projects. Today’s post presents a...
Cincinnati Library Comic Con

Cincinnati Library Comic Con

I’ve always thought that libraries and comics are a match made in heaven. So many comic book writers and artists flexed their earliest creative muscles in libraries, and so many young people (and grown-ups) enjoy both reading and making comics that it seems like a really natural fit. The Cincinnati Library Comic Con is today’s...
Featuring: Laura Wentzel of Bears Eat Berries Press

Featuring: Laura Wentzel of Bears Eat Berries Press

We’re thrilled to welcome Laura Wentzel of Bears Eat Berries Press to the site today, to talk about her passion for antique letterpress printing and how the library has influenced her design aesthetic and creative curiosity.  Don’t miss her fascinating description of her ideal library! Enjoy. ~Erinn Tell us a little bit about yourself and...
Featuring: Lisa Congdon

Featuring: Lisa Congdon

Here at the Incubator, we’re big fans of illustration; to us, pictures are the most important part of every story, and we love tracking down the artist behind our favorites. I fell in love with Lisa Congdon’s work recently, and was delighted to learn more about her passion for libraries, and how library research influences...