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Thu., July 14, 2011, midnight

Classes and workshops

The Art Coop Classes – Sun Dyeing (Two Silk Scarves): Sunday or July 30, 1-3 p.m., $30. Mosaic Bowling Ball/Boulder: Monday-Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. $70. Wire Nest Necklace: July 26, 6-8 p.m., $25. Hanging Yard Art: July 29, 6-8 p.m., $25. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. “G” St. All supplies provided. (509) 327-3726,

Summer Art Classes for Seniors – Multimedia – Painting Sunsets: Paint several sunsets and stage the land in a low light that looks inviting. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Holman Gardens, 12912 E. 12th Ave. $15. Oil/Acrylics Oregon Coastline: Bring a reference or use the instructor’s. Saturday, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, Room 155, $24. Drawing Still Life Objects: Choose from many objects in class and practice getting the shading right. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, $15. Watercolor Loose and Juicy Florals: Learn multiple action techniques to make floral paintings. July 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, $15. Oil Painting: Learn different techniques for painting with oil. Complete at least one painting. Mondays, July 25-Aug. 15, 1-4 p.m., Hillyard Senior Center, 4001 N. Cook St., $27. (509) 279-6027

Spokane Civic Theatre Summer Camps – One-Week Camps: For students entering grades 3-6. “Narnia: Prince Caspian,” July 18-22; “Harry Potter: On the Hogwarts Express,” July 25-29; “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” Aug. 1-5. Morning sessions are 9-11 a.m., afternoon sessions are 1-3 p.m.; cost is $115 for either session ($230 for both). Elementary Set Making: For youth entering grades 3-6. Weeklong classes are held Monday-Friday, weekly through Aug. 5, $65/week. Drama Camp: For grades 7-12. Two-week class is held Monday-Friday, July 11-22, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.; $195 for either morning or afternoon session. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Preregistration requested but not required. (509) 325-2507, ext. 406; academy@spokanecivic

Let’s Paint with Tresia Oosting – Sculpture and mixed media painting classes for children ages 4-7. Each week will feature a different project. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. at Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $10; preregistration required by calling (509) 325-3001,,

Silk Scarf Painting Class – Begin and complete a scarf. No experience required. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Cost is $100; bring your own brushes, other materials provided. Space is limited, reservations are requested. (208) 457-8950

Wood-Turning Workshop – Five-day workshop is for people who have no previous experience. July 25-30, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the home of Len Zeoli in Uniontown, Wash. Students turn green wood bowls. Cost is $450, includes use of a power lathe and all materials. Preregistration is required by Sunday. More information can be found on the calendar page at Call (509) 229-3414 to register and for more information.

Christian Youth Theater Camps – Junior and Bitty Camps – Weeklong summer camps for ages 5-13 are held through Aug. 12 at Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Workshops include voice, dance and drama. Cost is $160 for ages 7-13 and $95 for ages 5-6 (includes a T-shirt and pizza on Friday). Teen Camps – July 25-29. Theme is “Wow! (World of A.L. Webber).” Workshops are led by local theater artists. Held at Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $175 (includes T-shirt and pizza). (208) 765-8600,

Fine Art Shipping Box Workshop – Fine artist Steve Henderson is holding a workshop for adults where 2D artists will learn to make a sturdy, re-usable shipping box for their work. Aug. 20, 1-5 p.m., at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Parkway, Uniontown, Wash. Cost is $115 and includes some materials (see website for more information). Preregistration is required by July 27. Visit the calendar page at or call (509) 229-3414 to register and for more information.


Poetry Scribes of Spokane – Writers, age 18 and older, meet to encourage and share wholesome poetry; sponsor the World Day of Poetry Contest and Lilac Festival Poet; and publish the “Turquoise Lanterns” anthology. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, 1 p.m., at the North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 796-2180

Spokane Valley Senior Writers – Informal group meets to write and exchange ideas. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. New members welcome. (509) 921-9284

RiversEdge Chorus of Sweet Adelines – Women’s a cappella singing group. Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., Northside Church of Christ, 5601 N. Jefferson St. (509) 323-9059,

Spirit of Spokane Chorus of Sweet Adelines International – Women’s a cappella chorus. Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 Pines Road, Spokane Valley.

Idaho Writers League – Coeur d’Alene Chapter – Writers of all genres, teens through seniors, meet to exchange ideas and learn how to improve their craft. Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon at the Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene, and the third Thursday of each month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road. Visitors welcome. (208) 762-0976

The Spokane Novelists Group – Writers support/critique group, open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction. Participants should bring five to 10 pages to read aloud and six to eight copies for others to read along and critique. Meets at noon on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at Spokane County Library, Otis Orchards Branch, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. (509) 590-7316

Riverridge Art Association – New members welcome. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St. (509) 465-0369

Call for artists

Artists Loose on the Palouse – Seeking photographers, painters, sculptors, fiber artists, multimedia artisans and crafters (sewing, jewelry, clothing) for the fifth annual arts and crafts fair July 22-24. Applications available at or at On Sacred Grounds: Art and Book Gallery, 12212 E. Palouse Highway. (509) 747-6294

Millwood Daze Art Festival – Fine artists and crafters are invited to enter their work in the second annual festival Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A $75 booth fee must accompany all submissions. Art must be appropriate for the general public; submit five photos that best represent the artwork you intend to have in your booth. Entries will be notified of their acceptance. (509) 927-2222, (509) 863-8485

First Friday – Seeking artists whose work is ready to show in nontraditional venues such as coffee shops, wineries and other downtown businesses during self-guided monthly art walks. Referral opportunity only, venues are responsible for selecting their own artists. (509) 625-6079,

Northeast Washington Arts Council Gallery – Seeking art teachers for winter and spring classes in painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and other visual art disciplines. (509) 680-3443,,

Pend Oreille River Arts Alliance – Inviting individual artists and artisans to become members, including theatrical performers, writers, directors, musicians, etc. Annual membership fee is $5. Contact Alliance President Loyce Akers at (208) 437-0274 or (509) 671-0295 or e-mail for membership application and more information.

Art Works Gallery – Seeking one or two artists to become members of the Sandpoint artist’s cooperative. (208) 263-2642,

Call for nominations

City of Spokane Art Awards – The 20th Annual Arts Awards will be presented in six categories including Individual Artist; Arts Organization; Arts in Education; Individual Benefactor; Business Benefactor; and Arts Community Leadership. Nomination forms are available online at awards.aspx. Submission deadline is Aug. 12. (509) 625-6050

Call for performers

Folk Music Festival – Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre is looking for singers/songwriters for a festival July 30-31. (509) 447-2750

Call for filmmakers

Experience Music Project Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival – Entries are being accepted for the seventh annual festival to be screened in Seattle early next year. They must be animated or live-action films of 15 minutes or less, completed after January 2007, in the science fiction or fantasy genres (no horror). Entry fees $30 through Aug. 15, and $50 after that through Sept. 15. All submissions are processed through 4608. For complete rules, see

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre – Adult and teen volunteers needed to help with various tasks. (208) 769-7780,

Call for musicians

Holy Names Music Center Band – Adult and adult beginner musicians are encouraged to participate in the orchestra, choir and bluegrass band through the New Horizons Program. Orchestra is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; choir is Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.; bluegrass is Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Held at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $25; scholarships available. (509) 326-9516,

Moscow Farmers Market – Seeking solo or duet musicians to perform Saturdays, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., through October at the market, downtown in Friendship Square next to the Moscow Hotel., (208) 883-7036

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 email to


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