“Little Women” – Theater Arts for Children, Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at the theater, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 995-6718, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.theaterartsforchildren.org
“Rent” – Lake City Playhouse, Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Auditioners should be dressed/prepared for movement and will be expected to sing a one-minute song selection (not from “Rent”) and provide sheet music (no CDs). Performance dates: Jan. 13-29. (208) 667-1323, www.lakecityplayhouse.org
Classes and workshops
Avenue West Gallery Art Classes – Ink/Acrylic on Yupo Paper: Participants use limited material and endless techniques to bring about abstract and representational paintings (no experience required). Friday and Oct. 21, 1-3 p.m., $40 plus $8 for supplies. Oil and Acrylic Class: Participants should bring a subject to paint or use setups provided, and bring table easel, canvas, paints (at least three or four colors) and brushes (limited supplies will be furnished). Friday and Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-noon., $40. 122 S. Monroe St. Call (509) 467-2863 for more information or (509) 838-4999 to register.
Drawing Methods with Andrea Perry – Students learn a variety of drawing methods, including use of charcoals, pencils, color, pastels and composition. For ages 8-12. Friday, 4 p.m., at Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $12. (509) 325-3001, email@example.com, www.tinmantoo.com
Drawing for Adults with Judy Patterson – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. $50; preregistration required. (509) 325-1500, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tinmantoo.com
Art Workshops at the 1912 Center – Let’s Play Encaustics: Try the many methods of creating an encaustic painting. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $26 plus $20/supplies. Animals and Other Objects in Clay: Create your own animal or object from low fire clay and learn slab work, coil work, sculpture, relief work and etching on clay. Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $26 plus $15/supplies. Creating Your Own Bonsai: Instructor Ken Roberts will transform a large plant into a Bonsai shape, wire, pot and answer questions in the first half of the workshop; participants shape their own trees in the second half. Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $26 plus $35/supplies. 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 669-2249, email@example.com
Greencastle Soap Classes – “Making Lotion from Scratch”: Learn to blend oil and water in a stable emulsion, design your own fragrance and bring home a container of freshly made lotion. Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $45. Beginning Soap Making: Hands-on class for ages 16 and older teaches the basics of cold process soap. Participants design their own fragrance and take home nearly three pounds of the soap they made. All equipment and supplies included. Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m., $55 (prepaid registration required). Herbal Salve and Lip Balm Class: Learn to infuse oils and make a simple herbal salve as well as how to make an economical lip balm. Participants bring home a container of herbal salve and several tubes of lip balm. Nov. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $45. Greencastle Soap, 203 N. Stone St. Call (509) 466-7223 or visit www.greencastlesoap.com for more information and to register.
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, www.tinmantoo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Improv Classes – Eight-week improvisational comedy classes run Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. through Nov. 1. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $25/class. (509) 747-7045
The Art Coop Classes – Wooden Assemblage: Wednesday-Oct. 20, 6-9 p.m., $45. Wild Women Pin: Oct. 23, 1-3 p.m., $25. Mosaic Plaque: Oct. 25-26, 6-9 p.m., $45. Fused Glass Jewelry: Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m., $35-40. Soldered Character Pin: Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m., $45. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. “G” St. All supplies provided. (509) 327-3726, www.theartcoop.net
Leather Craft Workshops for Kids – Beginners Class: For ages 6-9. Make key fobs, bookmarks and small leather bracelets. Oct. 12, noon-12:45 p.m., $6 (includes materials, drink and snack). Advanced Class: Children make hand-crafted change purses and billfolds. Oct. 22, 3-3:45 p.m., $10 (includes materials, drink and snack). On Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294
Art Class for Seniors – Pen and Ink with Watercolor: Define shapes with pen and ink and paint with watercolor. Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $24. Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 155, Spokane Valley. Call (509) 279-6027 for more information and to register.
Marbling on Paper Workshop – Learn how to float paint on top of water to make beautiful patterns and transfer them to paper. Open to all ages; bring an apron or old clothes. Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Parkway, Uniontown, Wash. $33, includes materials. Preregistration requested by Oct. 27, online on the calendar page at www.artisanbarn.org. (509) 229-3414
Pumpkin Decorating Class – Oct. 29, 4-7 p.m. $15, includes pumpkin and all painting supplies. On Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. Reservations requested. (509) 747-6294
Wa tercolorists of the Inland Northwest – Saturday, 10 a.m. at Heritage Place, 702 W. Walnut Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 773-9832, email@example.com
Call for artists
National Lentil Festival – Seeking submissions for the 2012 commemorative poster. Artwork will be used for all festival merchandise and advertising for the 2012 event. Art can be submitted in any form by Nov. 4 to the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, 415 N. Grand Ave., Pullman, WA 99163. (509) 334-3565
Call for photographers
Spokane Ag Expo 2012 Photography Contest – Photographers are asked to submit entries depicting “Agriculture in the Inland Northwest.” Submission deadline is Nov. 30. Photographs will be displayed at Spokane Ag Expo 2010 at the Spokane Convention Center, Feb. 7-9. Contest rules and entry forms can be found online at www.agshow.org. Call (509) 321-3633 or visit www.agshow.org to register and for more information.
Call for musicians
Washington Idaho Symphony 2011-2012 Young Artists Competition – Eligibility limited to Pacific Northwest instrumentalists, singers and composers ages 14-30 by Jan. 28. Applications due by Nov. 28. Entrance fee is $30. (509) 332-3408, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.washingtonidahosymphony.org
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