Watercolor Frogs

Date/Time: 2 Fridays, April 20 & 27, 1:00-3:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Pick from a large variety of frog photos and paint it using different texturing, shadowing, and fading out techniques. Choose a background for your frog and develop the beautiful coloring. All aspects of the painting will be demonstrated and personal assistance as needed.

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Free Style Itajime Shibori (Clamp) Silk Scarf with Bengala Dye

Date/Time: Friday, April 20, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Chiaki O’Brien
Let’s have fun with your creativities and make a “one-of-a-kind” silk scarf or two. Natural Japanese Bengala dyes, are made from soil and are environmentally safe and fun to use. You will find this to be a fun technique, just like playing with mud. You will learn about the history and cultural significance of this unique dye form. The instructor will prepare some cotton/silk scarves and shawls for you to choose from. If you have something you’d like to dye, I’ll charge you the dye fee. If you have latex allergy, this is not a good class for you as the dyes have natural rubber latex in them. Things to bring: If you don’t mind bringing an iron and an iron board, that’d be helpful!

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Great iPhone Photography – Editing and Enhancement

Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Debra Dresler
This comprehensive iPad and iPhone class will make your iPhone/iPad photographs look professional and also give you skills and experience using the editing app, Snapseed. This is the “go to” app for most photographers. This class will teach you better exposure, focus, composition, tricks and tips of the iPhone, organizing photos and wireless printing. We will cover resolution vs. compression, back ups, jpgs, and tiff. We will also look at the 25 best editing and camera apps, places to show your photos and websites to sell your work, and where to print your treasures on clothing, canvas, glass, bags and more. There will be a resource list for tripods and additional lenses. Basic knowledge of the operation of your device is necessary, but no photography experience needed. Just bring your iPhone or iPad with Snapseed app downloaded onto your device. A fine clear tip stylus is nice, but not required. Amazon has one called a Meko stylus.

In Part II, (afternoon session) you will learn to use the app Snapseed. (Free from the App store) This great all-purpose app will give you all its editing and enhancing features, including tuning an image, adding a vignette, applying effects, borders, double exposures, frames, filters, cropping and dramatic black and white photography. Learn about the healing tool, cloning, curves, white balance and sharpening. Snapseed also has facial portrait enhancing, adding text, and white balance and sharpening. Time and weather permitting, we will take pictures outside to practice our skills in the studio. IOS Apple only. Sorry no Android, Galaxy etc. Bring a lunch.

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Introduction to Clay: Pottery Wheel

Date/Time: 4 Saturdays, April 21 – May 12, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM  *date change from catalog

Katie Bosley
Curious about the potter’s wheel? This class will introduce beginners to throwing. Learn the steps and skills that transform a lump of clay into incredible functional forms. No clay experience necessary.

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Triangle Flat Peyote Stitch Bracelet

Date/Time: 2 Saturdays – April 21, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM & Saturday, April 28, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM   *date & time change from catalog

Sue Swanson
This colorful, geometric bracelet is made with the off-loom technique called Peyote Stitch. The stitch is versatile and easy to do. The pattern is an excellent introduction to seed bead weaving because the rows are very short and the geometrical patterns are easy to see. The Japanese Delica cylinder beads tile together to give this bracelet a flat, sleek look.

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Storytelling Around the Fire

Date/Time: Sunday, April 22, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Rachel Limón
Storytelling is as old as time and is one of our most important traditions as human beings. Whether we realize it or not, we are all storytellers. We share our stories around the dinner table, at work, at school, with friends and on social media. It is such a vital part of who we all are. We invite you to come and share your favorite stories with pizza making around our outdoor wood fired oven or indoor fire place depending on the weather. Story tellers will be timed to 3 minutes depending upon number of participants.

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Duct Tape Flower Bouquet

Date/Time: Sunday, April 22, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Erika Arndt
Explore the wide world of duct tape as you learn techniques for different flower styles.

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Maidens, and Flutes, and Bears, Oh My! The White Bear Legend Examined

Date/Time: Monday, April 23, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Mary Jane LaVigne
From the 40-foot fiber-glass polar bear that lords over Highway 61, to the ubiquitous ursine lawn ornaments, this community loves its bears. How has this legend come down to us, is there more than one version, and could it have really been a polar bear? Join writer and storyteller Mary Jane LaVigne for a brief romp through local history and a peek at the powerful art of storytelling.

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Drawing Pet Portraits in Pastel Pencil

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 24, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
Learn the basics of creating fur effects in pastel pencil and create a “head and shoulders” portrait of your pet from one of your own photos. The workshop will feature a demonstration in the morning session with hands-on student work in the afternoon. Students will learn how to draw an initial sketch and transfer it to pastel paper, and how to build fur in a step-by-step process. Attention will be paid to drawing accuracy and rendering light effect. Painting and drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch.

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Writing Roundtable

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mary Jane LaVigne
Join with fellow writers to talk about craft, try a short exercise, and share work. Bring paper, pen, and a writing sample of up to 400 words to read. Bringing work is optional.

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