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Arts calendar

Thu., Jan. 15, 2009


“Bridge to Terabithia” – Spokane Children’s Theatre, Sunday, 3 p.m., and Monday, 7 p.m., Spokane Community College Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St. Needed: actors ages 7 to adult, and one dog of “less than pure lineage.” Most roles are nonsinging but four leads must be singers. Call (509) 328-4886 or visit

Classes and workshops

Ledger Painting – Workshop by George Flett in connection with his current show, Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. Materials provided; participants encouraged to bring old family photographs or papers. Cost: $25. Preregistration encouraged. Call (509) 325-1500.

Corbin Art Center Classes Watercolor the Terry Madden Way – Adult workshop, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Basic Drawing – For adult beginners and those who want to improve their drawing skills, Wednesdays through March 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Mondays, Jan. 26-March 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m., $55. Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writer’s Workshop – For adults, Wednesdays, Jan. 21-Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $52. Basic Painting Techniques – For teens and adults, Tuesdays, Jan. 20-March 3, 6-8:30 p.m., $69. Camera Basics – Adult class, Thursdays, Jan. 22-March 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $59. It’s For Mom and Me: Tall Tales – For ages 3-5, explore the tales of Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan and more through creative art activities including storytelling and crafts, Tuesday through March 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $45. It’s For Mom and Me: Creating Art – For ages 2-4, projects include clay, paint, glue, felt, craft sticks and more, Wednesday through March 4, 9-10 a.m., $45. Basic Drawing – For ages 6-12, Wednesday through Feb. 17, 4-5:30 p.m., $42. Watercolor Basics – One-day workshops for teens and adults, supplies provided, bring a lunch, Jan. 30 and 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $32. Pencil/Charcoal Portrait Drawing – For adults, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jan. 24-March 7, previous drawing experience recommended but not required, $72. Drawing on the Right Side – Adult class, Wednesdays, Jan. 28- March 4, 1-3 p.m., $49. Painting in Acrylics – For teens and adults, Mondays, Jan. 26-March 9, 4-6 p.m., $55. Painting with Oils – For adults, individual instruction included, Wednesdays, Jan. 21-Feb. 25, noon-3 p.m., $69. Watercolor Basics and More – For adults and returning students, Mondays, Jan. 26-March 2, 6-9 p.m., $69. Learn to Use Your Point and Shoot Camera – Basics of digital photography, bring your own camera, Jan. 27, 6-8:30 p.m., $12. Stained Glass Foil Technique – Mondays, Jan. 26- March 2, 6-9 p.m., $75. Stained Glass Lead Technique – Tuesdays, Jan. 27-Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m., $65. Mosaic Picture in Glass – Take stained glass patterns and turn into mosaic serving tray, using glass scraps, Wednesdays, Jan. 27-Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., $54. Painting Clouds in Oil – Feb. 5 and 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $25. Composition Essentials – For teens and adults, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Pen and Ink with Watercolor– Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Painting Snow Scenes in Watercolor – Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $39. Painterly Painting in Watercolor – March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Versatile Acrylics – March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. All classes are held at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Call (509) 625-6677 for information or (509) 625-6200 to register.

Adult Improv Classes – Beginning level, Tuesdays through March 3, 7-9 p.m., at the Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. Call (509) 747-7045, e-mail, or visit

Sumi-e and Japanese Calligraphy – “Fun With The Brush,” Thursdays through Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-noon or 6-8 p.m., at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe. Cost: $60 for series, or $15 per session. Call (509) 327-6622.

Quilting Workshops – By Brenda Henning of Alaska-based Bear Paw Productions, hosted by the Washington State Quilters. Diamonds and trapezoids block workshop, Jan. 23; paper-piecing technique class, Jan. 24, both 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 2010 Assembly Road. Cost: $60/class. Call (509) 435-3889, e-mail, or visit wsqspokanechapter.

Spokane Civic Theatre Academy – Winter acting classes for adults, teens and children begin the week of Jan. 25 and continue through March 21. How to Get Cast – ages 16 to adult, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, $80; Hand-to-Hand Stage Combat – ages 10 and up, Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., $70; Armed Stage Combat – ages 16 and up, Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., $80; Voice Training – grades 4-6, Saturdays, 12:15-12:45 p.m., $70; grades 7-9, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon, $80; grades 10-12, Fridays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., $120; adults, Saturdays, 1-2 p.m., $120; Silly Stars – ages 4-6, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m., $65; Story Explorers – grades 1-3, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., $70; Animal Antics – grades 1-3, Mondays, 4-5 p.m., $70; Everyday Dramas – grades 4-6, Mondays, 5:15-6:15 p.m., $70; Revealing Masks – grades 4-6, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., $70; Identity Theft – grades 7-9, Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m., $70. All classes will be held at the theater, 1020 N. Howard St. Call (509) 325-2507, ext. 406, or e-mail

Introduction to the Encaustic Technique – Painting using beeswax and oil paints and pigments, taught by Guy Baldovi, for ages 16 and older, Jan. 31, 1-5 p.m., at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown, Wash. Cost: $55, includes materials and tools. Paid registrations required by Jan. 24. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit

Open Portrait Art Studio – Sponsored by the Colville Arts Foundation, Jan. 31, noon-3 p.m., at The Learning Center on Wynne Street in Colville. A live model will be available for unstructured portrait drawing; bring own easels and art supplies. Free for foundation members (annual memberships available for $35); nonmember cost is $7 for three hours. Reservations recommended. Call (509) 936-1527 or visit

Quilting Class – For students 12 years and older, learn machine appliqué with textile artist Cheryl Greenstreet, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Uniontown, Wash. Cost: $30, includes some materials. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit

Call for artists

Raw Space – Artist-organized, nonjuried exhibit using a vacant downtown Spokane building as a temporary gallery, as part of the winter Visual Arts Tour, Feb. 6-8. For both new and established artists; no commissions taken. Registrations due Friday; for an application form, see For information, call (509) 710-0362 or e-mail

Artist Trust’s GAP Project – The state-funded program provides support for individual artists by awarding up to $1,500 for projects, including, but not limited to development, completion or presentation of new work. Applicants must be residents of Washington state and cannot be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Feb. 20. Guidelines available at

Art on the Green Poster Contest – Artists invited to enter 2009 contest for annual Art on the Green festival in Coeur d’Alene. Winning poster design will be awarded $600, and used on T-shirts, pins, programs and festival literature. Art should be original work in finished form, but not framed. Include or allow space for the following information: 41st Annual Art on the Green, July 31, August 1 & 2, 2009, On the Grounds of North Idaho College, The Citizens’ Council for the Arts, and the CCA logo. Entries should be submitted by March 23 to the CCA office, Harding Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene, or the offices of Flammia and Solomon, 317 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 667-9346.

Call for writers

Lost Horse Press – Seeking submissions of poetry by and for those who have undergone violations of human rights as well as poetry that presents a larger vision of human rights. Send no more than three poems to: Human Rights Anthology, Lost Horse Press, 105 Lost Horse Lane, Sandpoint, ID 83864. Submissions must be postmarked by Jan. 30 and should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a cover letter. Call (208) 255-4410, e-mail, or visit

Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Sara Leaming, Arts Calendar, Features Dept., P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or e-mail to

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