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“Arsenic and Old Lace” – Pullman Civic Theatre, Jan. 30, 7 p.m., and Jan. 31, 1 p.m., Nye Street Theatre, 1220 N.W. Nye St., Pullman. Needed: three women and 11 men. Auditioners must be age 15 or older. The script is available for inspection at the Neill Public Library in Pullman. Call (509) 432-1462, visit, or e-mail

“Godspell” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Feb. 2-3, 6:30 p.m., Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: five women and five men. Auditioners will be expected to perform a verse and a chorus from a contemporary musical in addition to cold readings from the script. Call (509) 325-1413 or e-mail

Classes and workshops

Corbin Art Center Classes Camera Basics – Adult class, Thursdays through March 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $59. Pencil/Charcoal Portrait Drawing – For adults, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., through March 7, previous drawing experience recommended but not required, $72. Basic Drawing – For adult beginners and those who want to improve their drawing skills, Mondays through March 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m., $55. Painting in Acrylics – For teens and adults, Mondays, through March 9, 4-6 p.m., $55. Watercolor Basics and More – For adults and returning students, Mondays through March 2, 6-9 p.m., $69. Stained Glass Foil Technique – Mondays, through March 2, 6-9 p.m., $75. Learn to Use Your Point and Shoot Camera – Basics of digital photography, bring your own camera, Tuesday, 6-8:30 p.m., $12. Stained Glass Lead Technique – Tuesdays, through Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m., $65. Drawing on the Right Side – Adult class, Wednesdays through March 4, 1-3 p.m., $49. Mosaic Picture in Glass – Take stained glass patterns and turn into mosaic serving tray, using glass scraps, Wednesdays through Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., $54. 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. 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.

Quilting Workshops – By Brenda Henning of Alaska-based Bear Paw Productions, hosted by the Washington State Quilters. Diamonds and trapezoids block workshop, Friday; paper-piecing technique class, Saturday, 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 chapter.

Sing From the Heart – Vocal technique and performance workshop for all levels and music styles. Individual focus can range from fine tuning vocal technique, managing stage fright, preparing for auditions and polishing professional performances to testing the waters as a first-time singer. Eight-week sessions, Mondays or Wednesdays, beginning next week, 7-9 p.m., at 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Cost is $235. Call (509) 455-5931 to register or for more information.

Spokane Civic Theatre Academy – Winter acting classes for adults, teens, and children begin next week 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

Adult Improv Classes – Beginning level, Tuesdays through March 3, 7-9 p.m., at the Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $25/class. 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. $15 per session. Call (509) 327-6622.

Introduction to the Encaustic Technique – Painting using bee’s wax 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 Saturday. 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

Locker Hooking Class – For students 16 years and older; learn the basics of locker hooking. Students may bring their own fabric and tools or may purchase the canvas and locker hook the day of the class. A complete list of materials is on the Web site calendar. Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Uniontown, Wash. Cost: $25. Registration required by Feb. 10; call (509) 229-3414 or visit


Riverridge Art Association – New members welcome. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St. Call (509) 924-4571.

Call for artists

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, Aug. 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.

East Sherman Public Art Project – In Coeur d’Alene, open to all artists (including teams) in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Utah. Deadline for submissions is May 15, no later than 5 p.m.; mail to Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, City of Coeur d’Alene, 710 E. Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. For detailed criteria and more information, call (208) 769-2249 or e-mail

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

Gray Dog Press – Publishers of SpokeWrite, a new regional journal of art and writing, are seeking submissions of writing, art and photography focused on Eastern Washington/North Idaho. Writing categories include: fiction, nonfiction, essay, life story, opinion, review, poetry, and group or club events. For submission specifics and more information, visit spokewrite.html.

Crime/Mystery Stories – Dark City Books is seeking crime and mystery stories set in Spokane for a 2009 publication. Stories should be 1,000 to 10,000 words. Submissions can be mailed to Dark City Books, 1314 S. Grand Blvd., Suite 2-120, Spokane, WA 99202, or e-mailed to

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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