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Art, Piece by Piece

Make Art at Mosaics Workshops with Lisa Arnold

It’s hard to have a bad day when you’re working with materials as beautiful as stained glass and ceramic tile!

Accomplished mosaic artist Lisa Arnold is teaching a series of workshops at Great River Regional Library branches. She’s sharing with school-age children the joy of mosaics as they learn the craft. Arnold introduces students to mosaic art materials, tools, technique and design. The students are able to experiment with different types of stained glass and tile, learn various cutting and shaping techniques, use numerous tools, and create their own work of art! They design and create a mosaic wooden frame for indoor display. You can view examples of Arnold’s artwork online.

Scheduled Workshops include:
Cold Spring, Friday, April 23, 3:30 to 5:00
Howard Lake, Wednesday, April 28, 3:30 to 5:00
Delano, Wednesday, April 28, 6:30 to 8:00
Royalton, Wednesday May 26, 3:30 to 5:00
Swanville, Wednesday, May 26, 6:30 to 8:00
Belgrade, Wednesday, June 16, 2:30 to 4:30
Albany, Tuesday, June 22, 12:30 to 2:30
Cokato, Tuesday, June 22, 5:30 to 7:30
Big Lake, Wednesday, June 30, 3:00 to 5:00

The target audience for the workshops is ages 10 and older, but younger children may attend if assisted by a parent/caregiver. Visit the library's Events page to register. This is a legacy event, funded with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota in 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage.