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Art imitators at Lake Villa library

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  • Librarian Rachel Reinwald, right, helps 10-year-old Gisele Yousif of Lake Villa with an art project Monday during a program called Artful Inspirations at the Lake Villa District Library.

       Librarian Rachel Reinwald, right, helps 10-year-old Gisele Yousif of Lake Villa with an art project Monday during a program called Artful Inspirations at the Lake Villa District Library.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Twelve-year-old Monika Siedler of Round Lake Beach cuts out pictures of leaves as kids grades 4-6 participated in an art program Monday called Artful Inspirations at the Lake Villa District Library.

       Twelve-year-old Monika Siedler of Round Lake Beach cuts out pictures of leaves as kids grades 4-6 participated in an art program Monday called Artful Inspirations at the Lake Villa District Library.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 

Glue sticks and scissors were the tools of the day for kids involved in an art program called Artful Inspirations on Monday at the Lake Villa District Library in Lake Villa.

Eight students in grades 4 to 6 tried to mimic the art of Lois Ehlert, author of a picture book titled "Leaf Man." Ehlert specializes in collages to produce her illustrations.

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In the six-week class, students explored illustrations from famous artists and created an art project using the medium of that artist. Some of the artists studied included Leo Lionni, Maurice Sendak and Ludwig Bemelmans.

"It's been pretty popular," librarian Rachel Reinwald said. "I think a lot of them will sign up next session. They are pretty excited about it."

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