Art is for Everyone

The Arlington Public Library is offering a free art series this spring. Each month, a different local artist will present an exhibit of their work and offer free classes to the public. All classes meet in the Maker Space at the Downtown Library, and registration is not required to attend. Don’t miss the array of disciplines and techniques on display. All materials will be provided and no special art  skills are necessary. This class is part of Art for Everyone, a project supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

Classes are free and are open to everyone, especially beginners. Online registration is not required, but classes are first come, first served. We recommend arriving up to thirty minutes before class starts to sign up for a seat.

January NEA Artist: Tschaner Sefas
Tschaner was so intrigued and inspired by all that paper could do that she began collecting a bulk of recycled paper so that she could freely explore and push the limits of creativity with this medium.

Class List
1/9, Decoupaged Recycled Book Art, 6-8 p.m.
1/14, Artist Reception with Tschaner Sefas, 7-8 p.m.
1/16, Recycled Denim Bowls, 6-8 p.m.
1/23, Mosaic CD Art, 6-8 p.m.
1/30, The Art of Paper Beading, 6-8 p.m.

February NEA Artist: Alli Rogers
As the Community Engagement Coordinator at the Kimbell Art Museum, Alli develops and collaborates on a variety of programs, and works primarily with multi-generational groups, teens, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Class List
2/3, Artist Reception with Alli Rogers, 7-8 p.m.
2/9, Installation: Fluff & Stuff, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
2/16, Installation: Shimmer & Shine, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
2/24, Experimental Archives, 6-8 p.m.

March NEA Artist: Sumbal Mushtaq
Sumbal Mushtaq was born in Islamabad, Pakistan. In 2016 she moved to United State. She is a mix-media artist and primarily uses printmaking, drawing, and techniques of classical miniature painting in her personal practice.

Class List
3/6, Drawing Fundamentals, 10 a.m.-Noon
3/7, Impressionist Style Paintings, 3-5 p.m.
3/8, Collage, 3-5 p.m.
3/9, Monoprinting, 6-8 p.m.
3/11, Artist Reception with Sumbal Mushtaq, 7-8 p.m.

April NEA Artist: Sara Easter
Sara Easter's photography has been featured on,, and more. She has been practicing and loving photography since high school.

Class List
4/4, Basics of Lighting & Composition, 10 a.m.-Noon
4/6, Artist Reception with Sara Easter, 7-8 p.m.
4/9, Plan a Photo Project, 6-8 p.m.
4/16, Storytelling Photography, 10 a.m.-Noon
4/22, Documenting Real Life, 6-8 p.m.
4/28, Photo Critique, 6-8 p.m.

May NEA Artist: Bill O'Rly
Bill O’Rly is an American contemporary artist, gallerist, curator, and arts advocate. O'Rly currently produces work in a variety of styles and media.

Class List
5/5, Artist Reception with Bill O’Rly, 7-8 p.m.
5/7, Social Media for Creatives, 6-8 p.m.
5/12, Abstract Arts: Shapes and Layers, 6-8 p.m.
5/19, Mindful Collage, 6-8 p.m.
5/26, Mindful Painting, 6-8 p.m.

Gallery Celebration
Art is for everyone, and we want to show off your art as well! Everyone is invited to display one piece of art in our Gallery Exhibition in June. Pieces can be dropped off in the makerspace beginning May 1 and picked up at the Gallery Celebration on June 30.
6/1-6/30, Gallery Exhibition
6/30, Gallery Celebration, 7-8 p.m.