The Ridgefield Library has announced its next Maker-in-Residence, Noah Steinman, an educator and book artists, who will present hands-on classes for all ages starting on March 10 and ending on June 2, 2019.

Programs will begin with two family-friendly programs. The first is called Make the Book, a bookbinding workshop, that will take place on Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. The second is called Break the Book, a mixed-media workshop, on Sunday, March 24 at 1 p.m. A fun Sip and Create evening for adults (21 and over) will take place on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. A $10 fee will be charged for this event.

Three additional programs for teens and adults will take place later in the spring. On Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. Steinman will lead Re-Write the Book, a workshop that investigates the world of concrete and black-out poetry. There will be a Bookwork panel, featuring contemporary book artists and authors on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Finally, on June 2 at 1 p.m., there will be an outdoor Watercolor Sketchbook class.

Noah Steinman is a contemporary book artist currently working out of his studio in Norwalk, CT, and received his undergraduate degrees from Oberlin College and his Masters of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Steinman works with books as his primary medium, creating intricate paintings, drawings and collages within them. He is currently Coordinator of Public & Academic Programs at the Aldrich Museum.

The Maker-in-Residence initiative is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library’s ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) series. Over the next year the Library will engage a number of practitioners in specific Maker and STEAM disciplines who will implement a range of activities for all ages over the course of several months for a more intensive exploration of their field.

Space is limited for these classes. For more information and to register visit ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282.