Pathfinder library to host ArtWild workshops this summer

BALDWIN — Kids, young and old, are invited to go ArtWild this summer with author and illustrator Lori Taylor.

Pathfinder Community Library will host six workshops, led by Taylor, where participants, ranging from kindergarten through adults, will combine art and nature. Each age group will have two sessions, held at Pathfinder Community Library, 812 Michigan Ave., Baldwin. Space is limited. For more information, contact the library at 231-745-4010 or visit pathfinderlibrary.org.

ArtWild! Art, Bones & Critters (Grades K-5): 10-11:30 a.m. June 15 and July 13 

Kids in grades kindergarten through fifth grade will get back to basics with a fun nature explorer art camp. Participants will get to be citizen scientists as they learn about water dwellers and how to help them — even those carnivorous ones. Activities include games, make-and-take field notebooks to sketch "bio-facts" and live animals. Limit: 30

Tween & Teen Sketchbook Club! (Ages 10-14): 2-3:30 p.m. June 22 and July 20.

Tweens and teens, ages 10-14, will learn the basics of drawing and design. They'll get to make a collage cover for a "string journal" that can be used to hold their art and journal pages. Limit: 15

Creative Collage for Adults: 5:30-8 p.m June 29 and July 27 

For adults only, this class will cover design basics while creating layered, mixed media or a seasonal ornament or art to hang. Optional participant tools include scissors, sewing needle, thread, etc. Limit: 15.

ABOUT LORI TAYLOR

A former artist-in-residence for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Taylor is a Michigan based artist, author and illustrator. Her published books include the mid-grade Michigan nature mystery fiction series, Holly Wild, and the Michigan legends series, Sense-of-Place.

According to her bio on her website, loritaylorart.com, her books were selected as a “Great Lakes, Great Reads” from the Historical Society of Michigan and her illustration has won awards at Michigan art fairs.

For more information, visit loritaylorart.com or facebook.com/loritaylorartcom