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April 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Students age 8-14 are invited to join Mrs. Hill and the Everson Art Museum on April 19th from 10:30 to 11:30 for a fun, hands-on exploration of art and tiles.
Ceramic tiles are one of the world’s oldest decorative forms, dating back to at least the fourth millennium BCE. Over the centuries, tiles have served both an ornamental and functional purpose, covering interior and exterior building surfaces as well as tabletops and other pieces of furniture with abstract designs, geometric patterns and pictorial scenes ranging from simple to elaborate. Their diversity and relative affordability led them to become popular collectibles in the twentieth century. Enchanted by the tiles’ charm, beauty, uniqueness, and oftentimes humor, collectors acquired a range of work, from masterfully glazed tiles made by well-known potteries to hand-painted scenes on mass-produced blanks by unknown artists. The Art of the Tile explores the tiles in the Everson’s international ceramics collection, most of which are American works made during the last two centuries.
Kids will create a tile out of dry clay and then they will paint the tile with a glitzy paint called Jazz Gliss. Space is limited so please call the library to register your child/children (315-655-9322). This program is free and open to the public for children ages 8-14, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.