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Library packs pottery painting program

Library packs pottery painting program
People packed the Zastrow Room on Thursday for the library’s pottery painting program. Press photos by Travis Fischer
By Travis Fischer,

The Charles City Public Library hosted a special pottery painting class on Thursday, June 6.

After receiving interest in having more craft programs for adults, the library put together the one-off event to give the grownups of Charles City an opportunity to flex their creative muscles.

Elementary art teacher Meredith Hamm led the program, bringing in a supply of clay figures and paints to color them with, teaching them the basics of painting.

“It’s fun,” said Hamm. “Adults listen better than kids.”

All 25 slots for the program were filled as the amateur artists picked from a selection of clay figures. Frogs, flamingos, unicorns, monkeys and more were available to be painted.

“It was fun,” said Kaleigh Kruger, who colored in blue duck.

Once the clay figures were complete, Hamm will put them through a kiln to set a glaze and return them to the library to be picked up.

While the library’s summer program for kids has kicked off, there are also more events coming up for adults, including Tuesday morning board game club; Cookbook Club on Thursday, June 20; and a two-night D&D for Adults event on June 26 and 27.

Library packs pottery painting program
Mandy and Kaleigh Krueger had fun painting clay figures at the library’s Pottery Painting program on Thursday.
Library packs pottery painting program
Kamryn Kronschnabel and Meridth Hamm pour paint for a special crafting program at the Charles City Public Library.
Library packs pottery painting program
Jordan VandenAvond shows off a snake painted at the library on Thursday.

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