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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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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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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Whimsical Birds on a Wire

Date/Time: Saturday, April 28, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Using acrylic paint on canvas, draw and paint fanciful birds. Don’t worry about exact shapes, the more “out there,” the better. No experience necessary. This class will be tons of fun for everyone, even if you’ve never painted before!

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Advanced Sami Bracelet

Date/Time: Saturday, April 28, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
This advanced class uses the same skills learned in the beginning Sami Bracelet class and adds another technique. But never fear – if you have not taken the beginning class you are still welcome in this class! The assembly process is the same and the pewter thread is braided and twisted, this technique just requires more hand sewing If you need magnification for the close hand work, please bring your own. Bring a lunch.

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Circle of Life Prayer Bracelets

Date/Time: Saturday, April 28, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sue Swanson
The word ‘bead’ comes from the middle English word bede, which means ‘to pray’. We will discuss the origin and development of prayer beads throughout the world and how they are used today. We will create a bracelet using a wide selection of beads including gemstone, glass and metal. The Circle of Life Meditation design was created by Sue to demonstrate the principles of sacred geometry that are present in many cultures. Each person will have an opportunity to talk about their bracelet and how they plan to use it. We will close by using the bracelets together.

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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, May 1 – 29, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, May 1 – 29, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Dan Mackerman
This course is designed for intermediate and advanced painting students who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience. Work on your own projects while taking advantage of Dan’s 40+ years of painting. The purpose of this class is to improve upon what you already know, expose you to new possibilities and to make you a better painter. For some that may mean inspiring conversation on topics that relate to your work. For others it may mean tips or demos on materials and tools that fine-tune your technique or improve a specific piece. Dan will regularly give demonstrations, share references from his personal library of over 500 books, lead critiques, and give museum tours when the need arises. Solvent-free oil painting dating back to the time of Rembrandt is highlighted but any opaque media such as pastel or acrylic are also welcome.

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