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Are you a maker? Do you build, create, craft, write, cook? We would love to hear from you! Apply to become our next Maker-in-Residence!

Meet our Maker-in-Residence Angelica Pomales!

We are delighted to introduce Angelica (Angie) Pomales, our Maker-in-Residence, for Winter 2022! 

Angie is currently completing her Masters in Art Education with a minor in teaching from City College in New York and working toward her NY teaching certification in K-12. She holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology. As an educator, Angie focuses on guiding her students toward happiness and creativity as they journey together through the curriculum. Angie was born and raised in New York City, and grew up just a few blocks away from Times Square, making her childhood full of art and culture. In her spare time, she enjoys arts and crafts and road trips visiting museums and fashion thrift shops.

“Miscellaneous Me,” her series of workshops, will focus on exploring identity through art.

We will be offering:


Vision boards (two sessions): You will make a collage from images cut out of magazines and newspapers. These collages are based on anything that inspires you, including your hopes, goals, and dreams. The purpose of a “vision board” is to serve as a visual reminder of what you want in life. We will have open discussions about some of the images cut from the publications & their meanings.

Miscellaneous Me, part one: Exploring Identity with Vision Boards (session one) – January 15

Miscellaneous Me, part one: Exploring Identity with Vision Boards (session two) – January 22


Emotional Me (three sessions): Emotions come and go. They can range from big and scary to calm and beautiful. They move and change like water, so we will use water colors to portray ever changing emotions through abstract art.

Miscellaneous Me, part two: Emotional Me (session one) – February 12

Miscellaneous Me, part two: Emotional Me (session two) – February 19

Miscellaneous Me, part two: Emotional Me (session three) – February 26


Make Me Up (three sessions). Participants will use images from books and magazines to gather inspiration in creating fun and unique make-up looks. As we see in media from fashion to comics, there are so many ways to use make-up on a face. We will be making portraits of ourselves using makeup as our medium. You will make your portrait look & feel like the one & only you!

Miscellaneous Me, part three: Make Me Up (session one) – March 12

Miscellaneous Me, part three: Make Me Up (session two) – March 19

Miscellaneous Me, part three: Make Me Up (session three) – March 26

Become Our Next Maker-in-Residence

The Harrison Public Library Maker-in-Residence will work out of the Library for three months (no more than 4 hours per month), working on a project of their choosing. As part of your residency, you will share your skills with the public. We’ll cover the costs of workshop supplies and pay you a stipend of $500 for your time working and teaching. You get unrestricted access to our equipment, an opportunity to learn new skills, public exposure for your work, and a chance to share your talents with your community and all the warm fuzzy feelings that entails. We’re looking for all kinds of making, whether digital or physical. Come and show us how you do it.

Makers selected must be 18 or older, may be subjected to a comprehensive criminal background check, and must have professional references. Applications are accepted and makers are selected on a rolling basis, with appointments made as residencies end.


Thank you for submitting your application. We will be in touch soon.

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Harrison Public Library Maker-in-Residence Program Agreement

This is not an offer of employment, and as a “Maker-In-Residence” you will be considered an independent contractor. The maker-in-residence is a contracted position for three months.

The maker-in-residence will receive a one-time payment of $500. The library will provide funding for supplies for public programs.

The maker-in-residence will have up to four hours time per month onsite in the library. The maker-in-residence will be encouraged to work with all of the three groups who use the lab: teens, adults, and families (i.e., all ages).

A portion of our space will be designated for the project being worked on by the artist/maker on display.

All workshops will be made available to the general public, with HPL responsible for participant signup.

These workshops must present attendees with an activity-based, hands-on opportunity to learn a new skill.

The maker-in-residence will be responsible for procuring all necessary consumable supplies for workshops. HPL will reimburse, when agreement is reached, the maker-in-residence for supply costs based on actual detailed receipts. All leftover supplies will become the property of HPL.

Any resulting artwork or product created by the maker-in-residence may be exhibited for a period of one month.

Maker-in-residence is responsible for any travel costs related to maker-in-residence activities.

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