Click here to join Adult Artisan Workshop, a live virtual program happening at 5pm. Limited supplies will be available at each library for pick up between 12-3pm on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.

Go with the Flow: Alcohol Inks

The Zen-style practice of painting with alcohol inks is meditative and hypnotic. These vibrantly colored inks flow with a light spray of alcohol. The class will take place in 2 sessions – in the first we will paint on special paper to make art that can be hung on the wall, or cut into cards. In the 2nd session we will paint on tiles and glass gems. You will need a bottle of Isopropyl alcohol, preferably the stronger 91%, and bring out any blending tools such as small paint brushes, straws, and cotton swabs. We provide the rest of the materials. The classes will take place in 2 sessions, October 6th & 13th.

If you can’t attend the program, you can find the instructions for your own Alcohol Inks here!

Fall Adult Artisan schedule and links to recorded programs:

  • September 15th & 22nd: Wet Felting a Vessel
  • October 6th & 13th, 5pm: Alcohol Inks
  • November 3rd & 10th, 5pm: Beeswax Projects
  • December 1st & 8th, 5pm: Ecoprinting

Instructor Barbara Attwell is an award-winning professional artist and dedicated crafter. Nature is her inspiration and to that end she is also a Texas Master Naturalist and occasional environmental educator. She is passionate about instilling a love of art and of all things wild –  both of which are central to the human experience. Her work can be seen at