Whether you’re interested in creating your own work of art, or simply want to know more about the visual arts, Deschutes Public Library has you covered throughout the month of January. Learn to draw, create a Matisse-inspired piece, explore body art, delve into modern art and more at your library.
All programs are free and open to the public.
Primitivism and the Early Modern Avant-Garde
Explore the origins of the Avant-Garde movement, including the work of Matisse and Picasso, with COCC Professor Jason Lamb. Indigenous Art of the Great Basin
From ancient rock art to contemporary basketry traditions, discover the creative traditions of the Native people of our region with Justine Lowry. From Uncle Tom’s Cabin to Picasso: Race & the Birth of Modern Art
In 1992, Toni Morrison published a book motivated by her sense that “the major and championed characteristics of our national literature . . .[are] in fact responses to a dark, abiding, signing Africanist presence.” In this talk, art author and professor Henry Sayre argues that this same presence lies likewise at the roots of modern art. The Art of Stone Carving
Artist and art & drama teacher Jeff Parker talks about the history of stone carving and its modern interpretations. He’ll also demonstrate the art of stone carving. Meet Jackson Pollock & Henri Matisse
Get ready to dance like Matisse’s cut-outs and “splat” like Jackson Pollock. You’ll discover ways to interact with art using books and apps all while creating your own masterpiece! This is a creative hands-on program. Lunch Time Art Talk
Share ideas, stories, and books about Picasso and Matisse from MoMA. Bring your lunch! Snacks provided. Drawing for Beginners
Have you always wanted to draw, but find yourself still stuck in the stick figure zone? Join artist and teacher Barbara Berry for a look at fun and easy techniques to get you drawing. No experience necessary! “Skin Wars” Winner Natalie Fletcher
Natalie Fletcher prefers a canvas with a pulse. Fletcher won first place in the original season of the GSN reality show Skin Wars.
For more information about these or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org
. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 541-312-1034.