2024 Library Programs

Children's ARTwild  ADVENTURE at your library

begins with Lori Taylor!

Get out, get wild and get creative! Calling all elementary-aged citizen scientists! 

Explore wild Michigan with Bitely, MI author/illustrator Lori Taylor. Lori has been an artist-in-residence for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Porcupine Mountains wilderness State Park, and Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan. She explores Michigan to come back with stories of adventure to share with kids of all ages so they can find and make their own adventures and record them.

  • Kids will encounter wild puppet beasties that teach kids how to use their exploring sensory tools!
  • Kids will discover, draw, and describe bones, stones, and creepy things in a field note guide of their making decorated with"fossil art."
  • Kids will adventure out to map a sensory scavenger hunt!

Program length 1 1/2 hours. Ages 4-11   $400.00

*mileage fee applied after first 100 miles










  • COLLAGE A CRITTER! Kids 4-10 can create their favorite animal as a collaged door or wall hanging. This is more than cutting and tearing paper to paste on a cloth environment! Create a cool room or dream guardian and see how Lori collages her wild animals and wild spaces. Make yours come to life with lively layers! Limit 30 children. 1 hour length program $400.00
  • WONDERFUL WORLD OF ART! Kids 4-10 will take their art outside like explorers and artists of old! A library courtyard transforms into a wilderness that kids will make a “field sketchbook” to go out and observe, sketch, and paint “plein air” in their sketchbooks just like Lori does! Limit 30 children. 1 hour length program $400.00

 FREE handouts for Library Summer Reading Adventure!»

2022 Water Weird and Wild handouts:

Hide 'n Seek Vernal Pool Coloring Sheet

Accordion-fold Water Creatures FIELD NOTES book!

Vernal Pool Web of LIFE Puzzle


ADULT Art Programs with Lori Taylor!


Printing Collagraphs is Fun! Adults 17+ come check out artist Lori' Taylor's collagraph printing plates and make your own. Collagraphs are collages of textured items that produce prints using glue, cardboard, acrylic pastes, and more. The pulled prints can be used as art or for greeting cards, collage paper, or art to hang! This addictive art technique will require a paint shirt or old clothes, we will be cutting and pasting and using acrylic gel mediums. Next class will be pulling a print or two! (Supplies provided)  Limit 25 - 1 ½ hr. length program - $500.00 workshop cost



Patrons 17 years+ will use their finished their collaged collagraph plate from the previous class with learn to pull prints using a brayer or Lori’s DIY printing press. If you don't have a ready made plate, Lori will have some on hand to use and print. We will be using washable oil-based inks so dress for making a mess! The finished prints can be used as collage paper or cropped for cards or art. (Supplies provided)

Limit 25 - 1 ½ hr. length program- $500.00 workshop cost

CHECK OUT a sneak peak at the printing process here»



Patrons 17+ bring a box (fitting box lid is optional) for collage. Box size should roughly be around 4 x 6” (checkbook box, greeting card box, iPhone box, etc.) and any favorite magazine to tear, copied photos, or tiny treasures. We will collage with printed papers, printed tissue, old book pages, and more! Relax and recycle as we create a project reflecting your heart’s desire to make magic happen, hold precious memories, or a small wall art piece of tiny wonders! (Supplies provided)

Limit 25 - 1 ½ hr. length program- $500.00 workshop cost



Adults 17+ will join artist Lori Taylor in arranging and collaging fabrics, fibers, and ephemera into a miniature art wall hanging or fabric photo frame. All supplies are provided to create a small art piece but feel free to bring a small item to add to your art (seashell, coin, button-sized) piece. Lori will show patrons how to arrange and assemble their design and have fun items on hand to collage a frame or wall hanging that tells a story. (Supplies provided)

Limit 25 - 1 ½ hr. length program- $500.00 workshop cost



Need a different program?

Don't see a program theme that fits your needs? Contact Lori and she will "Taylor" a fun, creative and exciting program for any age for you! 

New children's picture book in 2020!

Contact:  lori@loritaylorart.com

www.loritaylorart.com   734-223-2612