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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. The artist performs two demonstrations in a one-month period, usually on Saturdays. One demonstration takes place at Central Library and one at a community library.


Artist at Work July 2018

Cartoon Thinking
with Dr. Dan Holt

Saturday, July 7 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Grand River Stanley Park

Saturday, July 21 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Central Library

Join Dr. Dan Holt for impromptu cartooning instruction as you stop by his Artist-at-Work demonstration. He will be covering the basics of cartooning for the beginner. Whether you are 12 or 72, you can cartoon almost anything. He has published a book on the subject, Cartoon Thinking, which includes nine lesson plans for anyone who wishes to teach cartooning to self or others.

In August, a gallery show “Fantastic Fantasy” will feature more than 50 of Dan’s works in Central Library Art Gallery. Dan obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual art and arts & crafts with a teaching certificate in grades K-12, Masters in Education, and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Education. He is now a retired professor, which allows more time to create his art.

See more of Dan's work at


Interested in demonstrating your artwork at the library?

See the Artist Program page for more information.