Meet Your Makers at Madison Public Library

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 11:23am

Summer Saturdays at the Bubbler are times to Meet Your Maker! Swing by during the farmer's market or your downtown outings to meet local artists and learn about their craft through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities. All ages and abilities welcome. Saturdays, June 25-August 13, 10am - 1pm.

June 25th—Poonam Rao
Poonam's session will explore the practice of creating mandalas and transforming that art form to canvas paintings using acrylics. Mandalas are traditionally created outside of home entrances in India and can also be traced to other parts of the world. The mandala style used in the painting theme for our session today are concentric circles interwoven with detailed traditional motifs from India in addition to influences from the henna tattoo art forms.

July 9th—Carli Ihde
Carli is a professional cartoonist and published comic book illustrator. Her work is highly inspired by the animations and illustrations from her childhood. Emotion and movement are key the elements in each piece of her art and it is her goal to capture the playfulness and fantasy that can be found in everyday life. In Carli's workshop you will be learning the helpful tips and tricks you need to utilize to design and create your own character/creature. You will be working through multiple common roadblocks in the creation process and she will be sharing with you some fun activities and challenges that can lead to some great design. We will also be playing some fun drawing/creative games that would be fun for any family to do with their children to keep their creativity growing.

July 16th—Emida Roller
Emida Roller is a Madison-based muralist, an art educator, and the founder of Wall Designs by Emida. Emida is also currently one of the lead artists at Dane Arts Mural Arts (DAMA) here in Madison.In Emida’s session, patrons will create a large scale community mural.

July 23rd—Forrest Doedisch
Forrest is a Madison mixed media artist who enjoys working with used, new and reclaimed materials. She mostly works with handmade paper, fabric, beads, wire, thread, wool and yarn. Believing that everyone is born creative, her approach to teaching art is to help people to tap into their creativity. Get inspiration from Forrest's work and create your own Mixed Media Bookmark with handmade paper, fabric, ribbon, beads, felt, natural and found materials.

August 6th—Barbara Landes
A previous Bubbler Artist in Residence, Barbara's current works are colorful, gestural sculptures of handmade paper that twist, wrap, bind, drape and hang. The works are expressive of various human movements and the emotions that give rise to them. Try your hand at making sheets of paper and add color or imagery with colored pulps and “pulp paints” to your freshly made sheets in this workshop.

August 13th—Hannah Sandvold
Hannah Sandvold is an illustrator, printmaker, and designer from Madison. For the past several years, she has also worked as an after-school teacher, and has used this experience to fuel a series of comics that highlights the struggle, delight, and randomness of working with elementary students. Sometimes the littlest moments in life are the most amusing, or most worth remembering, and so sharing her process for documenting these events as well as showing the artistic step-by step for drawing and inking comics is some of what you can expect from this session.