Cartooning lessons for elementary kids at Tyrone-Snyder Public Library

The Tyrone-Snyder Public Library always strives to bring fun and educational programs to the area’s youth.
The month of October is no different as the library is pleased to welcome Cory Geishauser back to the library for a series of cartooning lessons for children in third through sixth grades.
According to the director of the library, Jessica Ford Cameron, Geishauser is best known as “Steamer”, the mascot for the Altoona Curve. He is also a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is a professional cartoonist and graphic artist.
His work has appeared on WTAJ-TV 10, Accu-Weather and American Square Dance Magazine. Also, Geishauser was the “Artist of the Month” at the Altoona Area Public Library in January of 2008.
Geishauser previously visited the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library in July to do a cartooning workshop as part of the Summer Reading Program, and the kids just loved it, so that’s why he was invited back.
Cartooning with Geishauser will feature sessions on caricature, inventing cartoon characters, drawing comic strips, lettering and funny faces.
The lessons are scheduled to run on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., from October 8 through October 29.
Pre-registration is required, and there is a fee.
For more information on the cartooning lessons, stop by the library or call at 684-1133.
Also coming up for the library will be a children’s program on October 4 as part of Tyrone Rotary’s Farm/City Day festivities downtown this year.
Blair County Conservation District’s popular creature teacher, Jody Wallace, will explore the mysteries of “Water Quality” and “Freshwater Bugs”. Weather permitting, the programs will take place outside.
In case of inclement weather, participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at Gyotaku (the art of fish printing). These Japanese fish prints will be completed inside the library.

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