Classes and workshops
Fun With the Brush – Sumi-e and Japanese calligraphy classes. Today, 10 a.m.-noon, Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St.; or 6-8 p.m., Spokane Art Supply, 14401 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost is $15 per class at the door. Call (509) 327-6622 or (509) 892-0353.
“I am an Artist” Professional Development Weekend – Two-day workshop offers essential resources, peer-to-peer evaluation, networking and hands-on feedback. Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Cost is $95 (includes Artist Trust membership) or $50 for Artist Trust members. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. Preregistration required. Call (866) 218-7878, e-mail Miguel@artisttrust.org, or visit www.artisttrust.org/events/ artist_workshops/weekend.
Creative Gifts Classes – Gift-making ideas including ceramic tiles, bookmarks and decorative gift boxes. Cost is $3 to register (preregistration requested), $10 for supplies (payable at the class). Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Call (509) 688-0300 to register or for more information.
Card Making Classes – Participants will create four different cards at each session. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Cost is $13 (includes materials); preregistration requested. Call (509) 688-0300.
The Art of Rustic Furniture Making – For beginners ages 15 and older. Participants will explore the history and design of handmade furniture, learn traditional hand tool functions and basic wood joinery, and practice making joints. June 13-14, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Cost: $100 per person or couple working on the same piece. Paid registration required by Saturday. Call (509) 229-3414 or see www.artisanbarn.org.
The Spokane Novelist – Writers support/critique group, open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction. Participants should bring 5-10 pages to read aloud and 6-8 copies for others to read along and critique. Meets at noon on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Spokane County Library, Argonne Branch, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Call Steve at (509) 590-7316.
Pend Oreille Players Meeting – Seeking community input from all individuals interested in participating in open mic, as performers and as audience. Sunday, 5 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre and Events Center, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Call (509) 671-3389 or (509) 447-2750.
Call for artists
s.m.ART by the River Festival of the Arts – Artists may enter 2-D or 3-D art work for the juried art exhibition held July 18-19. Entries must be delivered by noon on Friday to the ART Gallery, 704 Main Ave., St. Maries, Idaho, 83861-1849. Call (208) 274-2455 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Libby Fisher, Arts Calendar, Features Dept., P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or e-mail to email@example.com.