How do musicians, visual artists, writers and poets tap into their creative inspiration and find ideas?
“Enhancing Creativity” will delve into that subject with a two-day workshop, Saturday and Jan 25, at the Spokane Art School, 920 N. Howard.
Kay O’Rourke, a well-known Spokane artist; Michael Robinson, guitarist, pianist, bass and harmonica player; and Anita Endrezze, poet, author and artist, will conduct the workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Cost is $85. To register, or for more information, call the art school at 328-0900.
Paint the winter away
The Corbin Art Center is gearing up for its winter session of classes which begins Jan. 26.
Artist Melville Holmes will teach a seven-week class, Master Drawing for Intermediate and Advanced Students, concentrating on proportion and study of perspective, light and shade, beginning Jan. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $64.
Carrie Vielle will teach the workshop, Valentine Friendship Wreath, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Jan. 28. Cost is $34.
Children, 9 to 13 years old, can learn basic leather crafting for three weeks on Tuesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 17; and preschoolers have a session on Heart Art from 10:30 a.m. until noon, Feb. 7, for $9.
For a complete schedule and more information, call the art center at 625-6677.
Metropolitan Opera District Auditions will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Spokane Falls Community College auditorium.
The audition is open to vocalists in the Northwest Region of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council - Eastern Washington, Montana and Idaho.
Winning district vocalists will vie in the regional auditions, Feb. 22, in Seattle. For more information, call 448-3045.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for “Johnny Appleseed,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 26, at the Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden, in Coeur d’Alene.
The play will be staged at 3 and 7 p.m., Jan. 31, at the playhouse.
Students from kindergarten through high school seniors are invited to audition for a variety of roles, including Molly Prescott, her sisters Sally and Tabby, the wolf, Sir Peter Prescott, his assistant Rupert, various settlers, Indians and appleseeds.
Auditioners are to stay for the entire two hours on Jan. 26, and those selected as cast members will attend a rehearsal immediately following the auditions.
“Johnny Appleseed” is part of Missoula Children’s Theatre touring project.
For more information, call the playhouse at (208) 667-1323.
Missoula Children’s Theatre will also hold auditions for “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast” at the Metaline Falls (Wash.) Cutter Theater from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 26. The show will be staged there Jan. 31.
Students of all ages are invited to audition, and some cast members will remain for a rehearsal after the audition. Rehearsals will be from 3:45 to 8:15 p.m. each day from Jan. 27 to 30.
Available roles include Beauty and his sister, farmhands Dusty and Slim, Fleabit Clyde the dog, the country folk and barnyard critters.
For more information, call (509) 446-4108.