Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins: A Family Craft Workshop

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Parents, grandparents and youngsters had a grand time creating works of art while enjoying each other’s company. Clay, paint and laughter stretched from one end to another of a long line of tables. Thank goodness we have so many!

I marveled as little and big hands changed simple blocks clay into werewolves and zombies, pumpkins (some with very fine hats!) android monsters, Darth Vader and super dinosaurs, martians, a haunted tree, a bowl of creepy eyeballs and many, many, many strange and fantastic creatures!

This sculpting workshop took place on two Fridays. Our special guest was children’s book author Helen Lester who started off the program on October 9th with a reading of her latest book Tacky and the Haunted Igloo. The artists returned on October 23rd to paint their now dry sculptures. Sadly, we must report that one goblin lost a tail while traveling to the library. Gorilla glue helped treat a few minor loose-fitting parts. There were no frowns and only smiles.

The very special handmade Halloween sculptures were taken home along with happy memories. More happy memories are waiting to be created here at our library. We hope you join us at our next sculpting workshop.

Pumpkin GoblinPlease have a look at our Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins photo album!