April 2024: Carole Ricketts Corey

About Carole

Carole has always been a crafty, creative person. She learned to sew and quilt in grade school, cross stitch and scrapbook in high school, crochet and knit in college, and she learned to spin her own wool on a spinning wheel during her Masters Work. Since then, she has gotten into machine embroidery, dying wool, needle felting, jewelry making and Cricut crafting.

You can learn more about Carole and her fiber work on her website www.CaroleMakes.com.


April 2024 Programming
Select a date to learn more & register.

Demo Day
Sat | Apr 6 | 11am - 12:30pm

Needle Felting Class
Mon | Apr 1 | 6pm
Thurs | Apr 18 | 6pm

Drop Spindle Class
Wed | Apr 10 | 6pm
Mon | Apr 22 | 6pm

Natural Fiber Dyeing Class
Sat | Apr 20 | 1:30pm

Studio Kids: Kool Aid Fiber Dyeing Class
Sat | Apr 20 | 10:30am


September 2023: Sonja Lehman

About Sonja

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 sstaumkuniej@gmail.com. 



April 2023: Dianna Porter

About Dianna

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
  • 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
Apply to be a Maker in Residence
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