Take Home Art Kits for Adults

The Town of Strathmore and Strathmore Municipal Library are pleased to offer art kits for adults.  These kits are leftover from the New Horizons for Seniors Program kits and will be available while supplies last.  

How does this program work and how can I borrow a kit? 

Each kit is checked out like a regular library item.  Inside each kit there are items that are reusable that must be returned with the kit (e.g. each watercolour kit includes a paint brush, paints, scissors, and painter's tape that must be returned with kit). 

Click on the links below to register for a kit. 

Membership Required

A membership with the Strathmore Municipal Library is required to borrow a maker kit, iPad, iPad mount, and easel.  Membership is not required for the dreamcatcher kit. 

Sign up for a membership inside the library or online at www.strathmorelibrary.ca/memberships

How many kits can I borrow? 

While we cannot limit the amount of kits patrons request, we do ask patrons to limit their borrowing to 1 kit at a time.  

Video Tutorials

All kits (excluding dreamcatcher tutorial) are accompanied by a locally filmed video tutorial.  A computer device is required to watch the tutorials. 

iPad Borrowing

Grant funding allows patrons over the age of 55 years to borrow an ipad should they not have a device to watch the tutorials. 

Borrow Time

All kits may be borrowed for 2 weeks.  There will be no renewals at this time. 

Maker Kits Available for 18+

Birthday Card Kit

Join Heather Ulmer of Wild Whisper Designs as she teaches you how to create a beautiful birthday card. 

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Hello Card Kit

Join Heather Ulmer from Wild Whisper Designs as she teaches you how to make a general hello card for that special someone. 

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Oil Painting Kit

Join artist Jeffre MacDonald as he teaches you how to create a beautiful lake scene. 

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Watercolour Kit

Join artist Olivia Reardon from the Strathmore Municipal Library as she teaches 3 exciting watercolour tutorials.  

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Dreamcatcher Kit 

Note: Patron does not require library card to access dreamcatcher kit as no items will need to be returned.  

This kit has everything you need to create a beautiful large hoop dreamcatcher.  No membership required for use kit.  

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Maker Kits Available for 55+

Given the limited quantities available, the following kits are only available for patrons 55 years and over.  

Cricut Kit

Join Allie Ruckman from Hidden Gem Designs as she teaches the ins and outs of Cricut Design suite.  Please note the library will provide 3 rolls of vinyl and 1 roll of transfer paper.  The borrower must provide the object they want to adhere the vinyl to, such as a wooden sign or a travel mug.  Dollar Tree, Walmart, and Dollarama all carry plain boards and craft items that would work perfect with the circut machine.  

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Paint Pouring Kit

Join Carmen Erison from Carmen Creates YYC as she teaches you how to create your own work of art with a simple kitchen strainer.  You will also learn how to create beautiful chain feathers. 

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Resin Kit

Join Carmen Erison from Carmen Creates YYC as she teachers you how to create your own custom set of coasters.  

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Additional Videos

We are pleased to offer several additional tutorial videos on bannock making, seniors yoga, and meditation.  

Bannock Making

Join Darlene Yellow Old Woman-Munro as she teaches the Indigenous craft of Bannock Making.  Participants will need to supply their own ingredients for this tutorial.  This video is available to view on the iPads as well as on our private New Horizon's YouTube channel.  

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Seniors Yoga & Meditation

Join local yoga teacher Becky Stone as she teaches a variety of seniors yoga and meditation techniques. Becky is a lover of libraries, seniors and yoga!  Becky is an E-RTY500 and Pain Care Aware Level 2 yoga teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. She is excited to collaborate to bring these accessible yoga classes designed for all experience levels and abilities for our local seniors. 

About the Videos

While these videos were created keeping the common needs and challenges of seniors in mind, please know that these videos are created for those with general good health and normal aging characteristics. All new exercise programs should be undertaken with consultation of your health care providers if you have chronic or persistent health concerns. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. iambeckystone@gmail.com

Breath Practices

Length: 28:32

Seated in a chair, in this class we explore the Dirgha (deer-gah) Pranayama, the complete breath that is essential for health. Learn how to use counting techniques to regulate the breath for different outcomes.

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Meditation Upon the Senses

Length: 17:42

Engaging mindfully in the senses can be a wonderful way to quiet the mind and to find joy in each present moment. Enjoy a guided meditation that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.

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Moving Into Stillness Meditation

Length: 24:21

In connecting movement and breath, we can harness the unruly mind. I know this practice is as the Hand Meditation. In addition to being a wonderful meditation that relieves stress, it aids in improving concentration, memory, coordination and other brain functions.

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Yoga on the Floor for Seniors

Length: 55:49

Did you know that it is an essential aging skill to be able to successfully navigate being on the ground? This balanced series is great if you CAN get to the floor (even if it isn't pretty getting there), and for the full class we remain in various positions on the ground.

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Balanced Yoga Class for Seniors

Length: 1:11:49

A balanced yoga class that includes a full warm up, floor and standing poses and a guided relaxation on our backs to conclude. This class will require the ability to be able to get down to the floor and up again several times throughout the session. Even if it isn’t graceful or easy for you to do so, I encourage you to practice. This is an important ability to cultivate and maintain as we age.

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Chair Yoga Class for Seniors

Length: 40:23

This entire class is done from a seated position on a chair, accessible for those who may be in a wheelchair, or for those unable to stand or come to the floor for any reason, or for any time when a seated practice is best for you such as when you are at the office.

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Chair and Standing Yoga Class for Seniors

Length: 43:38

This class is refreshing and invigorating, including standing and seated poses using a chair. A great class to aid in improving balance, concentration and relieving stress.

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