Jen Anfinson workshops
Back by popular demand, Jen Anfinson visited most libraries in our region to provide arts workshops of their choice. We had henna tattooing, fairy house building, hand lettering, arm knitting, jewelry making and book purse creations. Each had a limited number of participants as to maintain a classroom feel, where patrons received personal attention and consideration.
First, we hoped that all participants would learn something new about their chosen art form. We also hoped that these workshops would serve as creative inspiration for patrons, and that their interest in different kinds of art and expression would increase. We distributed evaluations after each program.
100% of respondents said that this workshop taught them something new. 88% said that they enjoyed this program because it helped them to learn a new skill. 94% said that this program increased their interest in the arts and in the particular subject matter studied. Comments included, 'very informative- facilitator is very open and friendly and able to portray information very well. Great fun!' and, 'This was an excellent cultural tool as well as being artistic. It's always nice to be able to experience an aspect of another culture.'
In Hallock, the hall was provided free of charge and jewelry making materials were donated. In Karlstad, the hall was provided free of charge. In Roseau, volunteers helped to set up and break down the program.