October is Canadian Library Month and we feel that it’s a perfect opportunity to recognize some of the incredible people who contribute to making our library the wonderful place it is.
Andre is an exceptionally talented local artist/illustrator who has been running our (pre-COVID) weekly Art Club for Kids for several years and is the creator of our incredible Children’s Department Mural! Andre has been dedicating his personal time to teach kids of all ages about the different elements and styles of art, instructing young artists on different techniques, inspiring kids to find their creative abilities and providing fun artistic games and activities every week! When the current pandemic forced programs such as Art Club to shut down, Andre took his passion online and held a very popular ‘Weekly Doodle Challenge’ series of videos that attracted the attention and participation from kids all over Canada and around the world and was even featured in a Global News piece. We can’t wait until we are able to hold library programs again, including the very popular Stirling Art Club for Kids and we feel extremely fortunate to have someone like Andre to run such a successful program here.
To learn more about Art Club, check out their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StirlingArtClub. Thank you Andre!!