This event is for the "out of high school" crowd of all skill levels.
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The library holds weekly themed art programs. These programs are designed as part of the library's adult programming and are voluntarily mentored by art teachers and students. The public (over 18) is welcome to participate. Other programs targeted to engage younger patrons will be added as necessary. The age grouping is to give artistic adults an outlet to build or improve their talents and do not suggest "adult" themes in art. See information and schedule below.
Cedar City Library Presents:
Character Sketches

WHEN:           Wednesdays, April - October ( 7-8 p.m.)
WHERE:         Library

Character Sketches is intended for adults (out-of-high school) who wish to develop or hone their drawing / sketching skills. High school aged students may attend with parental
permission. College students are welcome.

Character Sketches will feature both projected images and live models from which to draw. It will not feature
undraped images or models. However, images and/or
models will be appropriately costumed (i.e., Tarzan in a loin cloth, Hercules’ musculature, Catwoman’s or the Little Mermaid’s character appropriate costume).

Character Sketches format:

·      7:00 Begin 3 projection or posing sessions of 5 minutes 
·      7:20 10-minute projection / pose
·      7:30 Artist / model rest
·      7:35 20-minute projection / pose
·      7:55 Clean up and adjourn.

Artists attending Character Sketches will be expected to clean up after themselves and are responsible for damage to floor coverings or furnishings. Use drop cloths as necessary.

Character Sketches is not a “class,” it is a “session.” Participants may work together or separately, as they choose. A mentor may be present for some sessions.

Finally, we ask (not require) that you share your Character Sketches with us. We ask that the Library be allowed to scan or copy your 20-minute work and display it as advertising for the next week. Works displayed need not be signed or

Participants must bring their own materials.
Character Sketches Schedule
April 5 – Percy Blakeney (The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy)
Well-muscled, often acting oafish, the rich, fashionable Englishman works to save French aristocracy from the guillotine.
April 12 – Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter by
Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Talland young with dark and abundant hair, and a “figure of perfect elegance,”Hester’s punishment for adultery was to wear a publicly visible scarlet “A”.
April 19 – Scrooge (A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)
“The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait.”
April 26 – Wendy Darling
(Peter Pan by J. M Barrie)
Nurturing and courageous, Wendy was taken to Neverland to be a mother for the lost boys.
May 3 – Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens
A good-hearted, kindly, and mistreated orphan who moves from an orphanage, to a den of thieves, and eventually to the home of the kindly Mr. Brownlow.
May 10 – Dolly Gallagher Levi [The Merchant of Yonkers (Hello Dolly) by Thornton Wilder (playwright)
Dolly is a life-loving, matchmaker, widow, meddler, opportunist, with a commanding presence.
May 17 – Tarzan (fromthe novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs)
Son of British aristocracy who was raised by a colony of apes after his mother died and his father was killed by Kerchak, leader of the ape tribe.
May 27 – Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables by L. M.Montgomery)
The stubborn and passionate orphan, who struggles in her attempts to navigate the rules of social conduct.
May 31 – Captain Ahab (Moby Dick by Herman Melville)
A “grand ungodly, god-like man” who has “been in colleges as well as ‘mong cannibals.”
June 7 – Little Mermaid (Hans Christian Anderson)
Willing to give up her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul.
June 14 – Hercules (Greek Mythology)
One who struggles against evil impulses, Hercules is known for his super human strength, bravery, wanton rages, and arrogance.
June 21 – Catwoman (Batman comics / graphic novels)
Strong-willed, independent, and morally dubious, the arch-villain and her nemesis, Batman, share an obvious attraction.
June 28 Aragorn (Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien)
The rightful king of Gondor, Aragorn (aka Strider) travels under an assumed identity until he emerges and is crowned king.
June 21 – Catwoman (Batman comics / graphic novels)
Strong-willed, independent, and morally dubious, the arch-villain and her nemesis, Batman, share an obvious attraction.
July 5 - Mary Poppins (P. L. Travers)
A magical, stern but caring nanny who blows in on an East Wind to take charge of the Banks children.
July 12 – James Bond (Ian Fleming)
All things manly, Bond is an intensely fit womanizer, assassin, gambler, diver, pilot, and spy, skilled in weaponry as well as hand-to-hand combat.
July 19 – Jadis the White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis)
Jadis is an extremely powerful sorceress who personifies pure evil, she is the self-declared
final Queen of Charn.
July 26 – Aladdin (titlecharacter from “Aladdin’s Lamp,” One Thousand and One Nights of uncertain authorship)
A poor street child who became rich after fooling a magician and procuring a genie’s lamp
August 2 – Anne Elliot (Persuasion by Jane Austen)
Quiet, reserved, practical, and clever, Anne is persuaded to break off an engagement with a young, fortuneless Navy officer. Lonely and unrecognized, she comes to value herself.
August 9 – Sherlock Holmes (based on the character by Arthur Conan Doyle)
The quintessential mastermind detective, Holmes demonstrates an uncanny ability to observe and gather evidence.
August 16 -  Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine)
A retelling of the Cinderella story featuring various mythical creatures
(fairies, elves, ogres, gnomes, and giants)..
August 23 – Inuyasha (from Rumiko Takahashi’s series)
The half-demon offspring of a human mother and a dog demon, Inuyasha is brash, aggressive, and immature.
August 30 – Pandora (Greek mythology)
The first woman in the world. Unlike biblical Eve, Pandora was created specifically to bring about human misery.
September 6 – Beowulf (from the Anglo-Saxon poem)
A powerful warrior, willing to take any challenge, Beowulf is the victor over monsters,two of whom descend from Cain.
September 13 –Scarlett O’Hara (Gone with the Wind byMargaret Mitchell)
Selfish, shrewd, vain, coquettish Southern belle who shoulders troubles, and is simultaneously desirous of two men.
September 20 – Logan
Sackett (Louis L’Amour character in several of L’Amour’s works)
Logan is a rough, two-fisted, short tempered, hell-on-wheels “bad man” (meaning a badman to tangle with, not an outlaw).
September 27 – Miss Marple (Agatha Christie)
An elderly spinster and amateur consulting detective, the character is based on Christie’s step-grandmother.
October 4 – Lancelot (Arthurian legends)
Brave, admired and the most skilled of Arthur’s court, Lancelot’s flaw is his attraction to Guinevere, King Arthur’s wife.
October 11 – Lady Macbeth (William Shakespeare)
Powerful and lacking in all humanity, she calls on spirits to deprive her of all feminine instinct to care. The consummate hostess. Though aware of his deeds in battle, she taunts her husband for his lack of courage.
October 18 – Dracula (by Bram Stoker)
Centuries-old Dracula possesses an aristocratic charm, but a dark and evil soul.
October 28 – Minerva McGonagall (J. K. Rowling’s HarryPotterseries)
Centuries-old Dracula possesses an aristocratic charm, but a dark and evil soul.
Some pieces produced from this program may be displayed annually in January.
Free unless otherwise advertised.
Check the Library's calendar at www.cedarcitylibrary.org for a list of suggested supplies. In most cases, the Library will not furnish supplies.
Come every week or just those weeks that interest you.
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