Make Time for Art

Now’s the time to make time for art! 

It’s time to access your inner artist – paint that fabulous portrait of your cat, sculpt that incredible tower out of Playdoh, write the poem that brings tears to your mother’s eyes. But if sheltering-in-place at home is making it hard to motivate and create, you can turn to the library’s website for inspiration.  

CreativeBug is an arts and crafts database with thousands of how-to video tutorials, from How to doodle & paint an animal portrait to Manga drawing to making Galaxy slime. 

Overdrive/Libby has downloadablebooks with instructional art & craft books, and some creative ideas from some of our favorite artists. For some great titles to get you started, check out the booklist below.

If you want to go further abroad in your search for artistic stimulation, many museums are delivering art experiences online. Some of the best online art exhibits can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), MOMA (New York), the National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), and our almost next door neighbor The Cantor Arts Center (Stanford University) which has set up a special Museums from Home experience especially to cope with the restlessness of sheltering in place. 

So defy the cobwebs of boredom – create art! 

Art How-to's

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ebooks to turn to when you're looking for artistic know-how and inspiration!

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