Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

Let's Paint! with ASAP: Tropical Landscape Painting

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Arts & Crafts, Take & Make

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Join* After School Arts Program (ASAP) teaching artist Jill Wells for a virtual art lesson in tropical landscape painting! Using just four paint colors, a round brush, mixed-media paper, a cup for water, and a paper towel, you'll learn to create awesome art.  

Starting July 31, you can stop by any of our six library branches during their curbside hours to pick up a free ASAP Art Kit containing all the supplies you'll need, plus a resource guide with step-by-step instructions for the project. These kits will be available while supplies last.

Then, visit us on Facebook starting Thursday, August 6, at 3 p.m. for a nine-minute painting tutorial with Jill Wells. Can't do Thursday? No problem! The video will be available for two weeks, so you can learn to paint a beautiful tropical landscape when it works best for you! 

*This program is for teens in grades 6-12.