Newton, NC – As part of its ongoing Arts @ the Library series, Catawba County Library is hosting a session of make-your-own tiny folk art. It takes place at 3 pm on Friday, 9/27 at the Main Library in Newton (115 West C Street).

Historically, folk art has had its roots in local culture and used simple, natural materials like wood and clay. It’s often been tied to practical needs, like decorating baskets or pottery. In the library workshop, participants will use traditional motifs to produce small-scale, customized art and will be able to work with paints, stencils, and mixed media techniques. They’ll start with a small canvas as a base and are invited to utilize ready-made shapes of birds, rabbits, flowers, and other objects to mimic the style and spirit of time-honored folk artists.

All supplies will be provided, and the free workshop is open to anyone 12 and up. Registration is required, so please call 828.465.8665 to reserve a space. For more info., visit, call 828.465.8664, email