Wednesday, May 05, 2021

The Arlington Public Library's 'Art is for Everyone’ series continues into 2021 with featured artist, Landon Palmer. In May, Palmer will be teaching the community all about pottery and mosaics with virtual and in-person classes. Classes will be held at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Social distancing will be enforced, and masks encouraged. Virtual classes will be held via Zoom or available through our social media platforms.

Palmer is a ceramic artist of twelve years, who got his start at Lamar HS here in Arlington. He makes pottery and mosaics, mainly participating in vendor showcases, and works towards making large-scale mosaic installations. Landon will be sharing some of the basics of clay hand-building, along with how to use textures from everyday objects. Make sure to check out Marum’s work in the CREATE room located on the second floor of the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library.

Art classes will be free and all materials will be provided. These classes are intended for ages 14 and up. Registration is required. Classes are first-come, first served. Due to social distancing, we are restricted to limited capacity at this time. One seat per participant, no extra guests in the class.

Every month a different local artist will exhibit their work and offer free classes to the public. Don’t miss the array of disciplines and techniques on display. This class is part of the 'Art is for Everyone' series, a project supported in part by the Texas State Library And Archives Commission: TSLAC.

Class Schedule

All clay projects will require a short time to dry, and then be fired in a kiln to be completed. All pieces would then need to be picked up at a later date.

Pinch Pot

Saturday, May 8, noon – 2 p.m.

Everyone's first ceramic piece: the "pinch pot". Each participant will have the opportunity to make up to two, pinch pots using clay.  

Knee Pot

Saturday, May 15, noon – 1 p.m.

A fun introduction to mold forming. Using their knee as the mold, participants will have the opportunity to make an abstract form using clay.  


Using basic clay hand-building techniques, participants will make a small mandala. Textures will be provided, but everyone is     encouraged to bring objects with textures of their own (leaves, mesh, lace, etc.), allowing them to make something     uniquely theirs. 

Beads - Virtual

Wednesday, May 26, 10 a.m. on Facebook

Learn how to craft your beads for jewelry making. Participants would pick up a package with all supplies needed to make a handful of beads.