September 2023: Sonja Lehman
Sonja's background/education is in the fine arts (painting, drawing, printmaking, papermaking/book arts, paper arts) and library science (art librarianship/special collections). She earned her MFA (painting/drawing) in 1986 from the University of Georgia; M.L.S, 1989 Indiana University, Bloomington. 1989; and Certificate in the Book Arts, Ringling College of Art and Design, 2017. She serves on the Indiana University Library Faculty as the Director, Librarian of the IUPUI Herron Art Library, 1996-present.
Her art work currently focuses on the paper arts/papermaking/book arts. Her work can be seen on instagram https://instagram.com/sonjask04?igshid=MjEwN2IyYWYwYw== , her website, https://sonja-lehman.com, and Etsy at PaperMysteryAndMagic. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonja's Open Studio Hours
Come chat with Maker in Residence, Sonja Lehman, about her artistic process and the many ways she transforms paper into beautiful structures and works of art. Sonja is excited to share her vast knowledge as an art librarian and will be working on paper folding and boxmaking during this studio time. Come explore the world of paperarts!
Thursday, September 7th 5pm - 7pm
Thursday, September 14th 5pm - 7pm
Tuesday, September 19th 1pm - 3pm
Thursday, September 21st 5pm - 7pm
Tuesday, September 26th 1pm - 3pm
September 2023 Programming
Tuesday, September 5th 5pm - 7pm
Come meet Sonja Lehman! Sonja is our September Maker in Residence. She is a gifted paper artist with skills in papermaking, luminaria, journals, and treasure boxes. Join us this month as we explore the undiscovered mysteries and potential of paper with Sonja. At the opening reception to our month of activities we will have a Q & A with the artist, several samples of Sonja's art, tours of The Studio makerspace, and tell you about all of the fun we're going to have this month!
Studio Kids | Paperart with Sonja: 3-Tier Folder with Hidden Boxes
Saturday, September 9th 11am
Come and join our Maker in Residence, Sonja Lehman, as she helps you create your own 3-tier folder with hidden boxes This is an unaccompanied kids and tweens program specifically for ages 8-13. Parents are invited to explore the makerspace or study areas nearby while their child creates fantastical paperart with Sonja. If your child requires special accommodations, please let us know! We want all the attendees to have an amazing time. (Children's librarian, Miss Tori, will be on hand at the program as well!)
Studio Teens | Paperart with Sonja: Reverse Piano Hinge Photo Album
Saturday, September 16th 11am
Come and join our Maker in Residence, Sonja Lehman, as she helps you create your own reverse piano hinge photo album. These are perfect to display artwork or photos. This is an unaccompanied teen program specifically for ages 14-18.
**NOTE: Please bring 6 photos or images (3.5" X 3.5") to glue onto the pages of your album.** Parents are invited to explore the makerspace or study areas nearby while their child creates fantastical paperart with Sonja. If your teen requires special accommodations, please let us know! We want all the attendees to have an amazing time.
Paperart with Sonja: Footed Treasure/Wish Box
Saturday, September 23rd 1pm
Come and join our Maker in Residence, Sonja Lehman, as she helps you create your own Footed Treasure/Wish Box. These are beautiful and utilitarian for storing small necessities at your desk, craft space, or makeup vanity. This is an adult program specifically for ages 18+ registration required.
Thursday, September 28th 5pm - 7pm
Come join us in celebrating an amazing month with artist Sonja Lehman as our September Maker in Residence. Check out what Sonja has worked on throughout the month, watch as she continues to demonstrate her craft, and explore many of the beautiful creations she has brought to share with us. Sonja is also happy to share her knowledge as an art librarian so come with questions about artists and art books! All are welcome to attend!
April 2023: Dianna Porter
Dianna Porter has been a freelance illustrator, fine artist and designer for over 40 years. She is a resident of Greenwood, IN. Her work has won numerous awards and has been exhibited in many group and solo shows.
Most of Dianna’s art is inspired by music in some way and she loves to explore the parallel between music and visual arts. “Music helps to generate and enhance movement and rhythm on the canvas. The two go hand in hand.”
Currently, she is owner of PortalUnlimited, an art gallery/studio and an online shop where she sells prints of her work and original art - www.portalunlimited.com
She is on the faculty of the Indianapolis Art Center as a Watercolor, Drawing, and Figure drawing/painting instructor.
Apply to be a Studio Maker in Residence
The Studio Makerspace at Greenwood Public Library invites artists to serve as a Maker-in-Residence. The Studio is an arts-focused makerspace designed to offer broad access to a variety of art and making practices. We help patrons engage in their own making journeys and kick-start creativity by introducing new and exciting equipment and art focused experiences. The Maker-in-Residence is an integral part of this mission to help inspire and empower community members in Greenwood to connect to various art and making practices. Selected residents will receive a $500 stipend and a modest budget for supplies.
Requirements of Selected Residents
Apply to be a Maker in Residence
- Serve as the Maker-in-Residence in The Studio for a (1) month span.
- Utilize the Studio 2.0 space as fully as possible to share your creative process with GPL patrons.
- Host (2) single session classes over the course of the month along with a minimum of (8) open studio hours and a drop in activity [2-5 hours each week]
- Applicants must have evening and weekend availability