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Artist-at-Work Demonstrations

The Artist-at-Work program features an artist or group of artists who demonstrate their craft in a high-traffic area of the library. 


Artist at Work

Pumpkin Carving

Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pioneer Park

Wednesday, October 30 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Central Library

Look no further for pumpkin carving ideas! Greg Latimer carves wonderful pumpkins and transforms gourds, fruit and vegetables into creations with creativity and humour. Greg uses wood carving tools and ordinary kitchen utensils to demonstrate relief carving and traditional carving techniques. Decorative elements like painting and other props create interest and personality and add that extra standout element.


Artist at Work

K-W Weavers & Spinners Guild

Saturday, November 2 from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Forest Heights

Sunday, November 3 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Central Library

Watch as members of the KW Weavers & Spinners Guild participate in a SpinON, a four-day marathon for which members are to spin as much yarn as they can. The marathon began at Forest Heights Library on Saturday, November 2 and continues at Central Library on Sunday, November 3.

The Guild was established in 1948 by a small group of friends who enjoyed the textile arts. Originally named the Kitchener-Waterloo Hand-Weavers, the group’s mandate was to continue the textile tradition in Waterloo Region, and assist others in obtaining knowledge about their craft. The twelve friends met in one another’s homes and shared looms.

Renamed the Kitchener-Waterloo Weavers’ & Spinners’ Guild in 1980, KWWS was incorporated as a non-profit organization in April 1994. While growing in members, the Guild has not lost sight of the original goal — to preserve the textile tradition and share knowledge with others.


Artist at Work

Watercolour Painting with Candice Leyland

Saturday, November 16 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Library

Candice is a contemporary watercolour painter and art teacher living in Kitchener, Ontario. She paints ethereal florals and landscapes with a focus on light, colour and mood. Using pure colours and delicate glazes, she creates dreamy, emotional watercolours inspired by the natural world around her. 

Candice will be demonstrating start to finish how she creates her light-filled floral paintings in watercolour. Stop by for a few moments to watch her work!


Interested in demonstrating your artwork at the library?

See the Artist Program page for more information.