MINNIE – The Floyd County Public Library has offered several programs free of charge to its patrons including but not limited to a free movie night, a Pokemon tournament, a family craft night and story time. Doing much the same, the Floyd County Public Library’s Minnie Branch hosted a children’s canvas painting class on Saturday.
Hazel Duderstadt is a graphic design professional from Cincinnati. Duderstadt’s work can be found on display and for sale at the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman. Some of her works on display include “Memories” – a still life painting featuring peppers and an old-fashioned pitcher. Duderstadt was on hand Saturday morning to lead a group of eager young artist in painting a picture of a turtle swimming in the sea.
“My son loves to paint and being able to take advantage of taking a free lesson from a professional artist is amazing,” said Sheila Meade, a parent in attendance on Saturday. “We enjoy all the activities they host here at the library.”
The group of approximately 15 middle school age students enjoyed learning about blending, shading, texture and how holding the brush certain ways to apply paint to the canvas can produce different results.
Everyone who participated was allowed to take their canvas home.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.