The Pioneer Library System’s annual celebration of literature, The Big Read, gets an early start this fall with a series of art programs and a Fantasy Art Contest taking place in hometown libraries throughout the system.
The events are centered on the featured novel for the latest edition of The Big Read, “A Wizard of Earthsea,” the 1968 fantasy classic written by Ursula K. Le Guin.
The Moore Public Library begins its series of workshops with the class “Light of Earthsea,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in Room A of the library. The workshop is for teens.
During this workshop, participants will create light from dark through engraving a piece of art. They’ll learn the techniques of crosshatch, layers and shading to carve a design.
Participants can enter their work in the art contest, which seeks works of visual art based upon or inspired by the novel. They can either use work made in this workshop or go out on their own to create an original piece.
Space is limited for the workshop so registration is required in advance to attend. You can register online here.