Family Stories Through Art

As a part of The Big Read, the Massillon Public Library invites patrons to celebrate their family history with Family Stories Through Art, an online workshop led by Sharon Santillo, on Saturday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m., via Zoom.

Santillo, a certified artist and educator from the University of New Hampshire, will teach participants to develop their stories together using paint, paper, and collage before writing. The program, funded by ArtsinStark, will give participants watercolor paints, brushes, crayons, pencils, specialized glue sticks, and scissors to keep. Participants’ family stories written in prose or poetry will complete these genealogical works of art.

Registration is required and begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 16. For more information or to register for this free program, contact Laura Klein at 330-832-9831, x319.

The Big Read is a community reading program focused on a single book. This National Endowment for the Arts initiative, in partnership with Arts Midwest, supports community reading programs across the country. Massillon Museum and its amazing community partners, including the Massillon Public Library, create
innovative and critical programs highlighting the book themes, and exposing participants to new genres and ideas. The selected book is offered to the community for free so that many can participate. This year’s book selection is Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast.


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