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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Bienvenue à la Conversation Française

Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, May 3 & 24, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Carolynn Johnson
Join us for open-ended conversation among friends. Whatever your proficiency, we’d love to see you. If you’ve always wanted to be more conversational with your French, here’s your opportunity. Bring a notebook if you wish to take notes.

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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

Date/Time: 13 Fridays, March 2 – May 18, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
*No class April 6

No Instructor
Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium. Work on your own project with your own supplies. No instruction will be provided; this is an opportunity for open studio with like-minded artists. Bringing snacks is encouraged. Registration is required to attend this class.

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Studio Coffee

Date/Time: 13 Fridays, March 2 – May 18, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Date/Time: 6 Tuesdays, March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17, May 1 & 15, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Neil Johnston
Come to WBCA for coffee and discuss art, artists, techniques, and trends. Free with registration. Stay for open studio and make art.

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Meet the Clay Studio

Date/Time: Saturday May 12, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Various Instructors
Have you always wanted to learn ceramics but have felt overwhelmed by all of the tools and techniques? Sign up for Meet the Clay Studio as one of our talented ceramics instructors walks you through our studio, equipment and classes. It’s the perfect opportunity to ask questions and get acquainted with clay!

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Photographic Technique & Critique

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Robert Cuerden & David Parker
This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at and

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Experience the Labyrinth

CLASS ID: 9T01 *date change from catalog
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 9, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Mary Silvaroli Daul
Whether an experienced traveler or new to the way of the labyrinth, come and join others on the path for a morning of reflection and renewal. Gather together for a brief introduction to the labyrinth followed by time to walk, reflect, and share at the close of the morning. Participants may bring a journal to extend and integrate their experience. Discover how each labyrinth journey offers the gift of time and space to rest…release…and return, renewed and refreshed.

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Navigating the Contemporary Art World

CLASS ID: 5T51 *class ID change from catalog
Date/Time: Thursday, May 17, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Kathleen Hope
Kathleen will share her secrets to making a living as a full-time artist. She will talk about outdoor art shows, art trade shows, art gallery representation and many more subjects. Open for questions and answers.

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Book Club & Pizza Party

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Judy Brier
Why not take this opportunity to treat your imagination to some terrific stories. It will be easy, delicious and delightful. Munch on pizza with other enthusiastic readers like you while we talk about the unusual experiences of the young people in these books.

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