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Arts calendar

Thu., Oct. 27, 2011

Classes and workshops

Art Class for Seniors – Pen and Ink with Watercolor: Define shapes with pen and ink and paint with watercolor. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 155, Spokane Valley. Cost is $24. Call (509) 279-6027 for more information and to register.

Drawing Methods with Andrea Perry – For ages 8-12. Students learn a variety of drawing methods including use of charcoals, pencils, color, pastels and composition. Friday, 4 p.m. at Tinman Art Gallery, 809 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $12. Call (509) 325-3001, visit, or email for more information.

The Art Coop Classes – Fused Glass Jewelry: Friday, 6-8 p.m., $35-40. Soldered Character Pin: Saturday, 1-4 p.m., $45. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. “G” St. All supplies provided. (509) 327-3726,

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. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Parkway, Uniontown, Wash. $33, includes materials. Preregistration requested by today, online on the calendar page at (509) 229-3414

Mask Making with Tresia Oosting – Participants create a silly abstract animal mask to celebrate October. All ages welcome. Saturday, drop in any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., cost is $5. Tinman Art Gallery, 809 W. Garland Ave. Call (509) 325-3001, visit, or email for more information.

Pumpkin Decorating Class – Includes pumpkin and all painting supplies. Saturday, 4-7 p.m. $15, On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. Reservations requested. (509) 747-6294

Ceramics Class – Paint on greenware and create special pieces for yourself or as gifts. Tuesdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon or 12:30-3 p.m., Hillyard Senior Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Cost is $41 for either morning or afternoon session; paint and firing fee is $7. Call (509) 279-6027 to register and for more information.

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. (509) 325-3001,,

Adult Improv Class – Improvisational comedy class, Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. at the Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $25. (509) 747-7045

Accordion for Children and Adults – Nov. 3, 5-6 p.m. at Music City’s Able to Play Accordion Studio, 1322 N. Monroe St. Cost is $54. Call (509) 625-6200, visit, or email for more information.

Art Workshops at the 1912 Center – 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,

Drawing and Painting Landscapes – Two-day workshop for adults with beginning or intermediate skill levels. Participants learn how to simplify landscape scenes and draw them in unified compositions, apply and manipulate watercolors in various ways, and paint landscapes that have strong designs, values, and vibrant colors. Nov. 5-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Parkway, Uniontown, Wash. $110 (bring your own materials); registration required by Friday. Call (509) 229-3414, email or visit to register and for more information, including materials list.

Afternoon Knitting Circle – Participants choose from several patterns and knit a dishcloth. Bring two skeins of sugar and cream cotton yarn, a set of size 8 knitting needles, and scissors. Copies of patterns are 15 cents. Wednesdays, Nov. 9 and 23, 1-4 p.m., at Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Call (509) 327-1584, email, or visit for more information.

Greencastle Soap Classes – 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 for more information and to register.

Painting on Silk – Learn basic serti/yuzen and wet-on-wet techniques of painting on silk fabric. Participants take home a hand-painted silk scarf. Nov. 12, 2-4:30 p.m., Avenue West Gallery, 122 S. Monroe St. Cost is $35, includes all supplies. (509) 838-4999, (509) 624-3888

Wood Turned Gifts for Christmas Workshop – Master wood artist Len Zeoli will open his workshop the week of Nov. 13-19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $20 per day; wood for most projects will be available at a nominal charge or participants may bring their own supplies. Reservations required by Nov. 7. (509) 229-3414,

Block of the Month Quilt Class – Participants bring their sewing machines and thread (or needle and thread) to make a single 8-inch quilt block which could be used to make a potholder, pillow top or table mat. Pattern and finishing instructions included. Nov. 30, 9 a.m., Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Cost is $12; fabric provided and pre-cut for each person. Call (509) 327-1584, email, or visit for more information.

Blown Glass Holiday Ornament Workshop – For ages 16 and older. Learn how to draw molten glass from the furnace, apply color and decoration, and blow and shape your own ornaments. Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Parkway, Uniontown, Wash. Cost is $99, includes all materials. Preregistration required by Nov. 27. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit for more information and to register.

Call for artists

Coeur d’Alene Public Library – The library is collecting quilts, knitting, crochet, weavings, spinning and other fiber and fabric arts for its annual November exhibit. Pieces must be handmade (machine quilting is acceptable) and delivered to the library, 702 E. Front Ave., by Friday. Registration forms are available at the library’s Research and Information Desk or by emailing

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

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,

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, 2012. Contest rules and entry forms can be found online at Call (509) 321-3633 or visit 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, 2012. Applications due by Nov. 28. Entrance fee is $30. (509) 332-3408, info@washington, www.washington

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,

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


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