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Explore Your Creative Potential with Puzzle Art


As summer comes to an end and we get back into our regular routines, sometimes it seems difficult to find time to relax and de-stress. Some of us may wish we could do something creative, but not feel certain how to start. Luckily, the library has a solution. This fall, the Ruth E. Dickinson branch will be hosting three adult programs where you can try out different styles of art:

  • The Mandala Dot Painting program involves using acrylic paint to create symmetrical dots radiating out from a centre to produce a circular form called a mandala.
  • The Mandala Drawing program involves using fine-point marker to draw symmetrical shapes radiating outwards to produce a mandala.
  • The Zentangle programs involve using fine-point marker to draw patterns and shapes that produce a cohesive piece of art when used in combination.

Each participant in these programs will ultimately make one work of art in the form of a puzzle piece. When all the programs are complete, we'll be displaying the art here at the library as one giant puzzle (but you can pick up your piece after we take down the display if you'd like to keep it for yourself).

In a 90 minute session, take a break from everything else and allow yourself to be absorbed by the joy of creating. You don't need to bring anything but an open mind. These programs are intended for anyone, regardless of experience level. Still, if you want to get a headstart, or want some other resources for nurturing your creativity, check out the titles below!


Puzzle Art by Amy_library_biblio

Materials to get you ready for creating puzzle art at the library (or making art on your own!)