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Thu., Sept. 22, 2011


“Dracula” – Spokane Falls Community College, Monday-Tuesday, 1 p.m. at the Spartan Theater, SFCC Humanities Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Auditioners should prepare a one- to three-minute monologue appropriate to the play. (509) 533-3592

“Sorry! Wrong Chimney!” – Lake City Playhouse, Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at the Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Auditioners should be prepared for cold readings and dressed for movement. (208) 667-1323

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – Master Arts, Oct. 2, 2-5 p.m. at New Life Church, 10920 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 991-7101,

Classes and workshops

Fall Art Classes for Seniors – Watercolor Painting: Quick, easy techniques for beginning and advanced students. Thursdays, today through Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-noon at Corbin Senior Activity Center, $72. Watercolor Basics and More: Learn easy, step-by-step fundamentals including tools, supplies, techniques, washes, handling the brush and paint, choosing a subject and designing the layout. Thursdays, today through Nov. 10, 1-4 p.m. at Corbin Senior Activity Center, $72. Call (509) 279-6027 to register and for more information.

Drawing Methods with Andrea Perry – Learn a variety of methods including use of charcoals, pencils, color, pastels and composition. For ages 8-12. Friday and Sept. 30, 4 p.m. at Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $12 per class. Call (509) 325-3001, email, or visit for more information and to register.

The Art Coop Classes – Wool Felting: Saturday, 1-3 p.m., $30. Mosaic Bowling Ball/Boulder: Monday-Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., $70. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. G St. All supplies provided. (509) 327-3726,

Music Together Classes - A research-based early childhood music and movement class for children ages 6 months to 6 years. Classes are 45 minutes each week for 10 weeks, Monday-Oct. 1 at Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $200. (509) 464-1595

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

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,,

Free Quilting Classes – Presented by the Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library, based on the book “Underground Railroad Sampler.” Wednesday, 6 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Sewing experience preferred but not required. Supply list available at the library or the Quilted Moose, 124 N. Main St., Colfax. Call (509) 397-4366 to have a supply list mailed to you, (509) 878-1513 for more information.

Robert Krogle Oil Painting Workshop – Two-day “Life Through My Eyes” workshop is Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 501 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For intermediate and beginning students with some experience. Includes plenty of painting time, demos and critiques; participants should bring plenty of paint. $190/Coeur d’Alene Art Association members, $225 nonmembers. Deadline to register is Monday. (208) 676-9132,,

Art Workshops at the 1912 Center – Travel Journaling: Learn the best techniques to quickly capture images and memories in a travel journal, as well as basic “quick sketch” drawing and writing techniques. No drawing/sketching/painting skills necessary. Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 plus $15/supplies; email for more information. Let’s Play Encaustics!: Class offers an opportunity to try the many and varied methods of creating an encaustic painting. Oct. 15, 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. 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 669-2249,

24 Hour Comic Book Challenge – Open to any artist or writer who wants to create a 24-page comic book from scratch in 24 continuous hours. Digital comic and web comic creators are also welcome. No sketches, designs, plot summaries or any other kind of direct preparation can precede the 24-hour period. Oct. 1, 10 a.m. at Merlyn’s, 19 W. Main Ave.


The Spokane Novelists Group – Open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction. Bring five to 10 pages to read aloud and six to eight copies for others to read along and critique. Saturday, noon, Spokane County Library, Otis Orchards Branch, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. (509) 590-7316

Riverridge Art Association – New members welcome. Wednesday, 10 a.m., Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St. (509) 465-0369

Call for artists

Palouse Plein Air 2011 – The city of Moscow and the Moscow Arts Commission are looking for painters ages 18 and older to participate in the second annual Palouse Plein Air 2011. Competition begins Sept. 29 with three days of painting in a variety of locations. All painting mediums welcome. Applications can be picked up from the Art Office in City Hall, 206 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho, or downloaded from art/pleinair.aspx. Call (208) 883-7036 to register and for more information.

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.

Spokane Arts Commission – Volunteer advisory board has three positions open. Applications can be obtained at the mayor’s office on the fifth floor of Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., in the Arts Office in Suite 610, or online at Application deadline is Sept. 30. (509) 625-6050

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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