Popular Free Art Exploration Class for Ages 55+ Returns

 MANATEE COUNTY, FL (September 14, 2017) – As part of its Creative Aging Program, designed for those ages 55 and over, Manatee County Public Libraries has lined up another six-week Art Exploration workshop with professional Artist and Instructor, Susan Fader.


 While Fader has taught Art Exploration workshops at both Downtown and Rocky Bluff Libraries before, none of those projects will be repeated. Fader will provide demonstrations and individual guidance at each class which will combine various art materials, such as Markers on Acetate, Pencil and Sumi Ink, Watercolor and Specialty Paints. The class is free, and materials are provided, thanks to the generous support of The Friends of Central Library.


Classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays, at Downtown Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton 34205, from October 4 to November 8, 1 to 3 PM. It will be followed by a design showcase where students can exhibit their work to the public on Wednesday, November 15, also from 1 to 3 PM.


Spaces are limited. Registration is required by calling Jyna Johnson, Program Coordinator, at 941-748-5555, x6308, or emailing jyna.johnson@mymanatee.org


About the Manatee County Public Library System: The Florida Library Association’s 2016 Library of Year and 2013 “Library Innovation” winner, the Manatee County Public Library System supports the County’s growing community and visitors through a wide range of educational and technological resources and programs at six facilities in downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk), the east county region, the south county area, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and Ellenton. This past year, Manatee Libraries was visited by nearly 850,000 customers who made use of its resources over 3.9 million times (a record high). Downloads of their digital ebook/eaudio/movies have continued to double each year, while technical training and computer assistance were up 16%. The 47,000 customers who attended their wide variety of informational and educational programs and events reflect an increase of 130% since 2006. For more information, call Downtown Library at (941) 748-5555, ext. 6307. For more information on Manatee County Public Library System, visit mymanatee.org/library, follow them at Facebook,Twitter and Instragram @manalibraries. For more information about Manatee County Government, call 941-748-4501 or visit mymanatee.org, facebook.com/manatee.county.fl or twitter @ManateeGov