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Arts Calendar


“Cinderella” – Christian Youth Theater-Spokane, Friday, 3-7:30 p.m., at the CYT studio, 6205 E. Mansfield Ave. in Spokane Valley. Visit or call (509) 487-6540.

“The Jungle Book” – Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho, Friday, 4-7 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Need to fill 45-60 parts for all ages; must be CYT-North Idaho students. Register for classes through Tuesday by calling (208) 819-9281, e-mailing, or visiting

“The Sunshine Boys” – Lake City Playhouse, Monday and Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Looking for two men to appear age 60-plus, two men 20-40 and two women 20 and up. Opens Feb. 20. Call (208) 667-1323.

Gonzaga University Chorale – Auditions Monday through Jan. 16 for singers to perform Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria” with the GU Symphony Orchestra and GU Choir at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on April 24. Rehearsals Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. Call (509) 313-6737 or e-mail

Classes and workshops

Sumi-e and Japanese Calligraphy – “Fun With The Brush,” Thursdays through Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-noon or 6-8 p.m., at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe. Cost: $60 for series, or $15 per session. Call (509) 327-6622.

Sandpoint Arts Alliance Classes – Winter session begins Monday and continues through Feb. 14. Youth Classes (ages 6-16) – Cooking from Scratch, Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m.; Beginning Drama, Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m.; Children’s Choir, Wednesdays, 2:15-3:15 p.m.; Sculpey Creatures, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.; Beginning Drawing, Wednesdays, 2-3:30 p.m.; Intermediate Drawing, Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m.; Wool Felt Handcrafting, Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.; Pottery Wheel Basics, Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. Adult Classes– Continuing Pottery Wheel, Mondays, 6-8 p.m., includes studio time; Exploring Acrylics, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Pottery Wheel Basics, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m.; Exploring Watercolor, Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.; Beginning Drawing Techniques, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Open Drawing and Painting Studio, Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Handmade Waldorf Dolls, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Jewelry Silversmithing, Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m.; Beginning Stained Glass, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Advanced Stained Glass, Saturdays, 1-3:30 p.m. Workshops – Etched Glass Barware, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-noon; Stained Glass Photo Frame, Feb. 4 and 11, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Pine Needle Baskets, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (208) 265-4303 or e-mail

Adult Improv Classes – Beginning level class sponsored by the Blue Door Theatre, Tuesdays through March 3, 7-9 p.m., at the theater, 815 W. Garland Ave. Call (509) 747-7045, e-mail, or visit

Corbin Art Center Classes Watercolor the Terry Madden Way Adult workshop, Jan. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Basic Drawing – For adult beginners and those who want to improve their drawing skills, Wednesdays, Jan. 21-March 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Mondays, Jan. 26-March 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m., $55. Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writer’s Workshop – For adults, Wednesdays, Jan. 21-Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $52. Basic Painting Techniques – For teens and adults, Tuesdays, Jan. 20-March 3, 6-8:30 p.m., $69. Camera Basics – Adult class, Thursdays, Jan. 22-March 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $59. It’s For Mom and Me: Tall Tales – For ages 3-5, explore the tales of Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan and more through creative art activities including storytelling and crafts, Tuesdays, Jan. 20-March 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $45. It’s For Mom and Me: Creating Art – For ages 2-4, projects include clay, paint, glue, felt, craft sticks, and more, Wednesdays, Jan. 20-March 4, 9-10 a.m., $45. Basic Drawing – For ages 6-12, Wednesdays, Jan. 21-Feb. 17, 4-5:30 p.m., $42. Watercolor Basics – One-day workshops for teens and adults, supplies provided, bring a lunch, Jan. 30 and 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $32. Pencil/Charcoal Portrait Drawing – For adults, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jan. 24-March 7, previous drawing experience recommended but not required, $72. Drawing on the Right Side – Adult class, Wednesdays, Jan. 28-March 4, 1-3 p.m., $49. Painting in Acrylics – For teens and adults, Mondays, Jan. 26-March 9, 4-6 p.m., $55. Painting with Oils – For adults, individual instruction included, Wednesdays, Jan. 21-Feb. 25, noon-3 p.m., $69. Watercolor Basics and More – For adults and returning students, Mondays, Jan. 26-March 2, 6-9 p.m., $69. Learn to Use Your Point and Shoot Camera – Basics of digital photography, bring your own camera, Jan. 27, 6-8:30 p.m., $12. Stained Glass Foil Technique – Mondays, Jan. 26-March 2, 6-9 p.m., $75. Stained Glass Lead Technique – Tuesdays, Jan. 27-Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m., $65. Mosaic Picture in Glass – Take stained glass patterns and turn into mosaic serving tray, using glass scraps, Wednesdays, Jan. 27-Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., $54. Painting Clouds in Oil – Feb. 5 and 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $25. Composition Essentials – For teens and adults, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Pen and Ink with Watercolor– Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Painting Snow Scenes in Watercolor – Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $39. Painterly Painting in Watercolor – March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Versatile Acrylics – March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. All classes are held at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Call (509) 625-6677 for information or (509) 625-6200 to register.

Open Portrait Art Studio – Sponsored by the Colville Arts Foundation, Jan. 24, noon-3 p.m., at The Learning Center on Wynne Street in Colville. A live model will be available for unstructured portrait drawing; bring own easels and art supplies. Free for foundation members (annual memberships available for $35); nonmember cost is $7 for three hours. Reservations recommended. Call (509) 936-1527 or visit

Introduction to the Encaustic Technique – Painting using bee’s wax and oil paints and pigments, taught by Guy Baldovi, for ages 16 and older, Jan. 31, 1-5 p.m., at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown, Wash. Cost: $55, includes materials and tools. Paid registrations required by Jan. 24. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit

Spokane Civic Theatre Academy – Winter acting classes for adults, teens, and children begin the week of Jan. 25 and continue through March 21. How to Get Cast – ages 16 to adult, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, $80; Hand-to-Hand Stage Combat – ages 10 and up, Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., $70; Armed Stage Combat – ages 16 and up, Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., $80; Voice Training – grades 4-6, Saturdays, 12:15-12:45 p.m., $70; grades 7-9, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon, $80; grades 10-12, Fridays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., $120; adults, Saturdays, 1-2 p.m., $120; Silly Stars – ages 4-6, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m., $65; Story Explorers – grades 1-3, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., $70; Animal Antics – grades 1-3, Mondays, 4-5 p.m., $70; Everyday Dramas – grades 4-6, Mondays, 5:15-6:15 p.m., $70; Revealing Masks – grades 4-6, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., $70; Identity Theft – grades 7-9, Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m., $70. All classes will be held at the theater, 1020 N. Howard St. Call (509) 325-2507, ext. 406, or e-mail

Quilting Class – For students 12 years and older, learn machine appliqué taught by textile artist Cheryl Greenstreet, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Uniontown, Wash. Cost: $30, includes some materials. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit


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. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon at the Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Visitors welcome. Call (208) 762-0976.

Call for artists

Raw Space – Artist-organized, nonjuried exhibit using a vacant downtown Spokane building as a temporary gallery, as part of the winter Visual Arts Tour, Feb. 6-8. For both new and established artists; no commissions taken. Registrations due Jan. 16; for an application form, see For information, call (509) 710-0362 or e-mail

Artist Trust’s GAP Project – The state-funded program provides support for individual artists by awarding up to $1,500 for projects, including, but not limited to development, completion or presentation of new work. Applicants must be residents of Washington State, and cannot be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Feb. 20. Guidelines available online at

Call for writers

Lost Horse Press – Seeking submissions of poetry by and for those who have undergone violations of human rights as well as poetry that presents a larger vision of human rights. Send no more than three poems to: Human Rights Anthology, Lost Horse Press, 105 Lost Horse Lane, Sandpoint, ID 83864. Submissions must be postmarked by Jan. 30 and should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a cover letter. Call (208) 255-4410, e-mail, or visit

Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Sara Leaming, Arts Calendar, Features Dept., P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or e-mail to
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