Teens, tweens get creative at Pathfinder Library

BALDWIN — Older youth had an opportunity to unleash their creativity last Wednesday at the Pathfinder Community Library with artist, author and illustrator Lori Taylor, of Bitely. 

Sponsored by the Lake County Community Foundation, the program, Tween and Teen Sketchbook Club taught by Taylor, offers kids, ages 10-14, a time to get together and learn the basics of drawing and design. 

The theme of the program was "Tell your tale, hold your art!" Taylor instructed the youth in creating a string journal for art and journal pages, helping them discover and fine-tune art skills. 

The youth got to choose various designs to make a collage for a cover to the journal, cutting out pictures from old book covers.  

"Last week we had kids K-12, this week is teens and tweens, and we are doing sketchbook art, making a book and doing drawing lessons. We will have a second class in July where they will bring their books back and do different kinds of drawing and painting," Taylor said. 

Taylor has taken this project to locations such as Beaver Island, Interlochen and Glenn Arbor. In addition to teaching kids and older kids, she also has been instructing adults with collage. 

Taylor will have the tweens and teens back for another workshop at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20.