Art-Rageous Art Fair At Payson Public Library

Payson Public Library

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The Payson Public Library is pulling out all the stops for its 2013 Art-rageous Art Fair over the next few days.

“We want to expose the kids to all the different art opportunities out there,” said Katie Sanchez, children’s librarian at the Payson Public Library.

The free events begin Saturday, Feb. 16 and continue through Friday, Feb. 22, with space to about 20 youngsters each day, so sign up as soon as possible at the Children’s Room of the library, 328 N. McLane Road.

Susie Watson and her students from Payson’s Triangle Academy will present a gymnastics exhibition and talk about other gymnastics opportunities for ages 4 to 18 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16. Due to space limitations, those in the class will not have a chance to actually practice any gymnastics moves.

Amy Martell will offer a program on photography for ages 10 to 18 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19. Martell will talk about the different kinds of photography and cameras. She encourages participants to bring their own cameras to the class, as she will have tools available to help them take different types of photos.

Homer Sanders, who has created many of the Longhorn images at Payson High School and other graphic works around town, will have a program on art and drawing for ages 6 to 18 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Payson baker Monica Vaughn will teach “Cake Love” for ages 5 and up from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21. She will have cupcakes for her class participants to decorate after showing them how to design with the tools of her trade.

Kathy Morgan, who has taught a number of jewelry classes for the library, will offer a program on jewelry making basics for ages 5 to 18 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22. Her students will get to work with beads and other jewelry-making elements and take home at least two projects.

A music basics for ages 5 and up, is planned from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22. As of yet, no instructor has been named, but Sanchez hopes the students will be introduced to different types of music and instruments.

To learn more, call Sanchez at (928) 474-9260.

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