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Classes and workshops

Spokane Art School Winter Classes – Spirit Charm Necklace Workshop: Students will have an opportunity to create a personalized necklace, led by Jerri Shepard. Participants are welcome to bring their own charms, beads and religious medals. Handcrafted silver bales, leather cords, charms and beads, jump rings and jewelry pliers will be provided. Dec. 13, 1-3 p.m. $16/person, plus $25 supply fee. Digital Photography with Roger Dubois: Students, from high schoolers to adults, can learn how to better understand the buttons and settings on their digital camera to create better photographs. Participants are asked to bring their camera with its battery charged, memory card and their cameral manual. Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $108/person. Pastel Landscape Painting : Deanna Camp will teach Pastel Landscape Painting classes for people, ages 10 to adult. The course is an opportunity for beginning and advanced painters alike to learn and express themselves. Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 7-9 p.m. $108/person. P ottery Wheel Workshop with Liz Bishop: Participants, age 10 to adult, will learn the process of making a pot on the potter’s wheel, along with the stages of working with clay and glazes. The course will meet at Liz Bishop’s studio, 11409 E. Alki Ave., Spokane Valley. Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 10 a.m.-noon. $90/person, plus $30 lab fee. Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. To register and for more information call (509) 325-3001 or visit

Christian Youth Theater – North Idaho Winter Classes – CYT-North Idaho is now registering students, ages 6-18, for its 2015 winter classes, beginning Jan. 6. Sessions are 10 weekly classes of drama, dance, voice, and other theater specialty courses. Tuition fee is $175/student. To register and for a full list of classes visit

Social/Recreational and Education Activities for Adults with Disabilities Classes offered include wood shop, painting, ceramics, art and craft, reading and math, and computers. Held Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Arc of Spokane, Valley Community Center, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Nominal fee applies. Open to ages 18 and older. Call (509) 325-5451.

Let’s Paint with Tresia Oosting – Color mixing, drawing and painting classes for children ages 4-7. Each week will feature a different project. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., or Saturdays, 1-2 p.m., at Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $10; registration required. (509) 325-3001,

Create Arts Center Classes – Open Painting: Open to beginner or advanced painters. Bring your current or future project to paint with the group. Held Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Watercolor Basics and Beyond: Held every third Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $35. Supplies available for purchase at the class. Fiber Arts Studio: Held Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Bring your yarn and knitting needles or crochet hooks. A $2 donation is appreciated. Oil Painting with Barry Dumaw: Held Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $35 per month. Miss Patty’s Children’s Dance Class: Held Mondays, 2:30-3:15 p.m. for ages 3-5, 3:30-4:15 for ages 6-8, and 5:30-6:15 for ages up to 17 years. Cost is $35 per month. Oil Painting with Edena Yeager: Held Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $35 per month. Art after School: For kids ages 8-13. Held Thursdays, 3-4:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per class. Ballroom Dance with Ann Chamberlin: Held the third Friday of each month, 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per class. Jessa’s Creative Dance: Jessa Ritter will teach a blend of hip hop and modern dance. Open to girls and boys ages 10 and older. Held Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Cost is $8 a week or $30 a month. First Saturday: Dawn Hawks teaches craft and art classes on the first Saturday of each month. 1-3 p.m. Cost is $5 per class. Held at Create Arts Center, 900 W. Fourth St., Newport, Wash. Call (509) 447-9277, visit or email for details.


A.R.T.S. Anonymous – For all artists who want to explore, expand and get support for their creativity, whether professional, amateur, beginning or still search for arts expression. Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m. Held at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is free, donations accepted. Call (509) 280-0325 or email for meeting dates and more information.

Spirit of Spokane Chorus – Currently recruiting new members. Sweet Adeline chorus meets Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m., at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. Visit for more information.

Coeur d’Alene Art Association Monthly General Meetings – Held the third Thursday of each month, 10 a.m., at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, 501 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. No meeting in August or December. Visit or call (208) 676-9132 for more information.

Weavers Group – Meets the second Wednesday of the month, 1-3:30 p.m., at Create Arts Center, 900 W. Fourth St., Newport, Wash. Judy Graham will instruct or assist anyone who would like to weave. Beginners welcome. Participants should bring their own loom. Call (509) 447-9277, visit or email for details.

Writers Group – Held the second and fourth Thursday of the month, 2 p.m., at Create Arts Center, 900 W. Fourth St., Newport, Wash. Group meets to share ideas and expertise about writing. All levels of experience welcome. Call (509) 447-9277, visit or email for details.

Call for artists

Spokane Arts – Spokane Arts is seeking visual artists for a juried group exhibition at the Chase Gallery, City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, from July 1-Sept. 29. Artwork will be considered from artists from North Idaho, Eastern Washington and Western Montana. Entry deadline is Jan. 16. Up to three images may be submitted. To submit entries and for more information, visit

Avenue West Gallery – Seeking artist members at Avenue West Gallery in downtown Spokane. For information call Keiko Von Holt at (509) 534-0638 or email or Dian Zahner at (509) 466-1203 or email

Coeur d’Alene Art Grant Program – Three-year pilot program of the City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission seeks to widen arts and cultural participation and its expression. Program provides support from $500 up to $1,000 for projects, opportunities, and events proposed by individuals, groups, organizations or communities of interest that offer a potential arts or cultural impact within the city of Coeur d’Alene. To apply for a grant, visit and click on “Public Art.” Call Steve Anthony at (208) 769-2249 for more information.

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,

Idaho Commission for Libraries – The Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Library of Congress Center for the Book is seeking submissions from students in grades 4-12 for their Letters about Literature competition. Students are invited to write a letter about their favorite author and explain how his or her work has changed the students’ perspective on the world. The contest has three competition levels: Level 1 for students in grades 4-6; Level 2 for students in grades 7-8; and Level 3 for students in grades 9-12. State winners be awarded $100 in each level and will be announced in April. National winners will be awarded an additional $1,000 for first place and $200 for National Honors in each level. Submission deadlines are Dec. 15 for Level 3 and Jan. 15 for Levels 1 and 2. For further details, visit

Call for musicians

New Horizons Orchestra – Adult beginner musicians are welcome. Orchestra meets Mondays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., from September through May. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $40. (509) 481-1753.

Opportunity Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir – Seeking ringers for church choir. Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. For more information, call (509) 701-0495 or email stan@opportunity

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