Create a Hand-Stamped Cuff Bracelet
Jen Anfinson's Jewelry Stamping and Metal Bending Workshop for adult and teen patrons, ages 15 and older. This is a program where patrons will create a stamped cuff bracelet in a hands-on workshop. Learn two different jewelry techniques in this hands-on workshop: Jewelry Stamping and Metal Bending.
The intended outcome of the arts program is to allow patrons the opportunity to create hands-on art projects and develop their skills as artists, such as creative problem solving, self-expression, small motor development, etc. A survey was distributed to receive feedback from those attending the programs.
Surveys were distributed to participants at all programs. 98% of attendees found the program thought-provoking and enjoyable and 98% noted they would attend a similar Legacy event sponsored by the library. Here are some favorite things from patrons who attended the programs:
*"It was hands-on learning and involved letter identification which is just what my 9-year-old needs right now."
*"Liked that we got to take home a beautiful finished product and learned something new."
*"Looking forward to trying this at home!"
*"A great opportunity to try something new and possibly finding a new hobby!"
*"I liked it because I get to make art and be around people."
*"I learned a new thing and I had fun doing it!"
24 public libraries provided space, staff, and additional promotion for the programs and approximately 20 regional newspapers and other regional publications provided marketing through press releases, photos and interviews with artists and performers.