Nurture your Creativity at the Grand Prairie Libraries
Arts and crafts programs for all ages
The Grand Prairie Libraries offer arts and crafts programs for all ages. Most are free, and may require registration. Although we try to host as many guests as we can, space and supplies are limited, and we may have to close programs once they are full.
Celebrate National Fly A Kite Day
Shotwell Library: Thursday, Feb. 8, 4-5 p.m.
For grades 1-6. Join us for this special STEAM kite making workshop, and take your handmade kite home. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.
Inspire Your Heart with Art Valentine’s Crafternoon
Shotwell Library: Monday, Feb 12, 4-5 p.m.
For grades K–6. Need to make a Valentine, but don’t know where to go? Join us for an afternoon of crafting. Make and take your Valentine. Supplies are limited, first come, first served.
Main Library: Feb. 12, 11-11:45 a.m.
Shotwell Library: Feb. 15, noon-12:45 p.m.
For babies 0-12 mo. Join us for this special Book Babies program all about art! Babies will explore and create different forms of art with safe, non-toxic materials. Prepare to get messy! For questions, contact Mia at email@example.com or 972-237-5715.
Main Library: Mondays, Feb. 5 and 19, 4:30 p.m.
For first grade and older. In this two-part series, children will learn how to mix colors, create monochromatic colors and about complementary colors and blending. In the second workshop, children will apply their knowledge of colors to paint a picture using different techniques. Participation in both classes is encouraged. Supplies are limited, registration is required. Visit Eventbrite.com and search Grand Prairie Libraries. For questions, contact Mia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-237-5715.
Mystery Crafternoon Make-and-Take
Monday, March 12, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Shotwell Library. For grades K-6. Supplies are limited.
Tuesday, March 13, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Shotwell Library. For grades K-6. Supplies are limited.
Art of Origami
Wednesday, March 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Shotwell Library. For grades K-6. Supplies are limited.
Warmack Library: March 15 from 2:15 to 3:45 pm.
For Pre-K and up. On this Spring Break Thursday, enjoy some crafting time – multiple projects to choose from, while supplies last.
Pinterest Club (Grades 6–12)
Join us each week in January for a different Pinterest inspired craft. First come, first served, supplies are limited.
Jan. 2: DIY Stress Balls. Warmack Library
Jan. 4: DIY Stress Balls. Main Library
Jan. 9: Painted Rocks and Feathers. Warmack Library
Jan. 11: Painted Rocks and Feathers. Main Library
Jan. 16: 8 Bit Art. Warmack Library
Jan. 18: 8 Bit Art. Main Library
Jan. 23: Design Your Own Pins. Warmack Library
Jan. 25: Design Your Own Pins. Main Library
Jan. 30: Marbled Mugs. Warmack Library
Art Club (Grades 6–12)
Select Fridays at 5-5:45 p.m. Warmack Library.
Bring your own supplies to work on individual projects and get feedback, or use our supplies and explore different mediums such as clay, pencil, paint and mixed media collages. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.
Watercolor Workshops (Grades 6–12)
Each week from 5-5:45 p.m. we will explore a different watercolor technique and create a piece of art. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.
March 1, Main Library
March 6, Warmack Library
March 8, Main Library
March 27, Warmack Library
March 29, Main Library
Cupcakes and Canvas (Grades 6–12)
Feb. 10, 1-3:30 p.m. Main Library.
March 12, 1-3:30 p.m. Shotwell Library
Create your very own piece of canvas artwork and enjoy some yummy cupcakes. Registration required, email email@example.com.
April Art Challenge: (Grades 6–12)
At all branches, April 1- 30
Flex your creative muscles with our April Art Challenge! Pick up a form at any of our branches or on our website. Post each entry you complete to Instagram with #gpteens #aprilartchallenge. We’ll be drawing a winner from the tagged posts-the more you finish, the more chances you have to win.
Second Saturday Stitchers
Second Saturday of each month at the Warmack Library
9 a.m.- noon Needle workers meet to craft and socialize. Bring your stitch project, and we’ll enjoy each other’s company as we work. Open to quilters, sewists, knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, etc. A trained sewing instructor will be present to help problem solve. Tables available for sewing machines or quilt basting as space allows.
Saturday Morning Pinterest Club
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Warmack Library
Registration required, please email Aerial at firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes fill fast – don’t delay!
Jan. 20: New Year New You: Come create a fun and quirky vision board for all of your 2018 goals.
Feb. 17: Love is in the Air: Love is in the air, and it starts with a little selfcare. Come create some sensual beauty products for kissable lips and super soft skin.
March 17: Spring Chic: Hop into the season with cute and quirky spring décor.
April 21: Green Thumb: Learn to put some “green” into your cleaning routines and back into your wallet.
Floral Craft Making
January 24, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Warmack Library
Explore your creative side. Come share a creative hour with new and old friends, and then take your creation home.
Saturday Scrapbook Club
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Warmack Library
Share tips and tricks with fellow crafters for scrapbooking. Bring a project you’re currently working on, or feel free to start something new. Some materials will be provided. Registration required, email email@example.com.
Craft and Wine (Late Night at the Library series).
March 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Create giant paper flowers perfect for your spring decor. Age 21 and older with a $5 cash-at-door cost to enter. Registration required, please email Kristi at kolabode@ gptx.org
The Grand Prairie Main Library is located at 901 Conover Dr. The Warmack Library is located at 760 Bardin Rd. The Shotwell Library is located inside the Tony Shotwell Life Center at 2750 Graham St. For more information, call 972-237-5700 or visit us online at www.gptx.org/library.