Add a little spooky flair to your home décor this Halloween with the CRICUT® cutting machine. Pick from pre-created designs, choose your materials, and learn how to use CRICUT® Design Spaces to send your pattern to the CRICUT® machine. Once your patterns are cut, assemble them into a haunting scene under your cloche. Supplies will be provided.
Ages 5–15: Whether your child is a seasoned artist or a first-time painter, they can learn the basics of working with acrylic paint, develop their hand-eye coordination, explore their creativity, and take home their very own painting on canvas.
Ages 6–19: Add a personal touch to your Halloween costume with a custom mask! Choose from paper, feathers, sequins, and other craft materials at one of the mask-making stations. Options will be available for every skill level.
Add a decorative element to your book with marbled paper, an art form that originated in Japan during the 12th century and became popular with European bookbinders in the 16th and 17th centuries. Supplies will be provided.
Bound books appeared in Rome in the 4th century, though parchment and labor made them expensive. In the second installment of Art of the Book, you will get hands-on experience binding your own book with century-old techniques by folding handmade paper, cutting pages to size, and stitching signatures together to make a book block. Supplies will be provided.
Ages 15 & Up: Are you making the ultimate Halloween costume from scratch or building your next cosplay masterpiece for an upcoming convention? Work alongside other like-minded makers and creators, access Haute Create’s array of innovative technology, and receive assistance Vigo County Public Library’s Tech Team when you need it at the Haute Create Cosplay Co-Op. Every month, the Cosplay Co-Op will allow you to get hands-on with 3D printers, a laser cutting machine, sewing machines, and more! Please bring your own materials for your costume.
Create a beautiful ocean of waves and add texture to your painting with this month’s Art Hacks. Inspired by multimedia artists like Victoria Bellas Carter and John Lovett, tissue paper is an easy way to add a three-dimensional effect to your canvas and create visual interest. Supplies will be provided.
Add unconventional materials to your artwork, discover surprising uses for leftover supplies, and experiment with new techniques with the Mixed Media Art kit. In the book Mixed Media Workshop, seven artists will guide you through step-by-step instructions to alter photographs, create three-dimensional texture, and assemble found items into thought-provoking pieces. Some materials will be included to help you get started.
Ages 12–19: Venture into the unknown with this month’s lighthearted Spooky Season kit. Start your journey with Ada Ru, a sixth-grader who’s reluctantly spending her summer in Scotland instead of Disney World in Melissa Savage’s Nessie Quest. Then join twin brothers Tinn and Cole as they answer the call of a mysterious message and enter the Wild Wood to discover the secrets of a goblin horde in Changeling by William Ritter before you create haunting stones with instructions from Paint Your Own Halloween Rocks by Amanda Rogers.
Ages 6–11: Have some spooky, lighthearted fun with your child and the Spooky Season kit. You can join Bones as he digs up a new friend in Jeremy and Hermione Tankard’s Yorick and Bones, decorate Halloween crafts with a set of stickers, and create your own surprise monster with a sewing craft!