Workshop for Art in the Park

Please join us this Thursday for a self-led, drop in workshop for those interested in submitting art entries into the annual Art in the Park student art contest. We will supply everything you need to complete a Grant Wood inspired landscape drawing. This project can be adapted to all ages/abilities. Younger kids can draw one element, like the covered bridge, using pattern for interest. More advanced students may use skills such as perspective and shading to create a landscape with foreground, middle ground, background and horizon .

All art will be displayed in the Heritage Village area of the park and each grade level will be scored by a panel of independent judges. Three top winners will be awarded from each grade level. First place art will be considered as an entry for the 2017 Art in the Park commemorative T-shirt.  Winners need not be present to receive an award and all artwork will be returned to the library.

If you need more time to complete this project or would like to submit a different work of your own, please drop them by the library no later than 7pm Wednesday, September 7th.

Rules and Details:

26th Anniversary Art in the Park Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 at Hurricane Shoals County Park in Maysville, Georgia.

  1. Art work may be in pen and ink, acrylic, oil or watercolor. Pencil, charcoal or pastel does not reproduce well on a T-shirt but may be submitted for consideration.
  2. Minimum design size is 8.5” x 11” and maximum size is 12” x 14”.
  3. Subject must be related to Hurricane Shoals or Art in the Park activities.


Welcome Back

We hope you all had an awesome summer and are getting settled back into the school routine smoothly. We have an exciting new year planned with a few changes we hope will serve all of our homeschoolers better. Instead of the large once per month gathering we will be offering smaller programs peppered throughout the monthly schedule. This will allow more flexibility to provide guest programs, fit your busy schedules and focus on smaller groups within specific age ranges. Coming up in September we will have a drop in workshop for those interested in submitting art entries into the annual Art in the Park student art contest. We have also planned a program with guest Jeff Killip, of the Jefferson Public Works Department, to explore the science of waste management, recycling and composting for levels K-4. A representative of Jackson County 4H will come speak about opportunities in 4H for levels 4-12 grade. Also for older students we will be starting a Khan Academy Study Day, our first event will focus on Algebra. We will post the schedule just as soon as we have everything in place. Hope to see you soon!