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Classes and workshops

Spokane Art School – Classes Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave., unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register for classes, call (509) 325-3001or visit Painting and Drawing with Tom Quinn: Learn about the proportions and anatomy of the human head, then move on to portrait drawing with a live model. For high school-age and adult artists. Wednesday, April 29, May 6, 13 and 20. 10 a.m.-noon. $120, plus $40 model fee. Transforming Found Objects into Unique Painted Portraits:Donna Stroud will lead students as they select imagery for their portraits, preferably photographs, but not necessarily, self-portraits. Using a mirror will be encouraged. We will reuse surfaces to paint on. Today, April 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22. 4-7 p.m. $180 for six weeks. Spring Pottery Classes with Liz Bishop: Handbuilding – Learn about the clay process of handbuilding and glazing. Space is limited. Register at For students in first grade to adults. Wednesday, April 29, May 6, 13 and 20. 10 a.m.-noon. $100, plus $35 lab fee. Liz Bishop Studio, 11409 E. Alki Ave., Spokane Valley. Artisans at Dahmen Barn – 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. (509) 299-3414. Getting Started with Zentangle: Led by Susan E.J. White. Zentangle is a fun and easy-to-learn method for creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. $40. Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Wild Women Art Series – Quilling, creating flowers with paper, Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $30 advanced, $40 the day of class.

City of Moscow Arts Commission, the 1912 Center and Heart of the Arts Workshops Drawing in Color with Dana Aldis: In this four-session workshop, participants age 15 and over will develop their drawing skills and hand-eye coordination while working from observation (not photographs). Students will learn basic traditional drawing techniques such as line, structure, value/shading and cross-hatching, as well as composition. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Students will work at their own pace and complete two or four pieces of art to take home. 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday and April 29. $32/per class; $128/all four sessions. 1912 Center, 412 Third St., Moscow. For more information, call (208) 669-2249 or visit Photography in Blue: Cyanotype with Harlan Crichton: Participants age 10 and over will use cyanotype, a nontoxic alternative photographic process, to produce beautiful images. No photography experience is necessary. Register by Thursday. 10 a.m. April 25. $25.

Call for artists

Broadsides on the Bus Visual artists are asked to respond to (or to submit existing original work that would be well-paired with) any of the four poems included in the call for visual art. The winning visual art, selected by a Committee of the Moscow Arts Commission, will be turned into tabloid-sized broadsides (the poem excerpt paired with the art), which will be displayed on city buses and in the Transit Center from June 10-22. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. April 30. This call for visual art is available online at or can be picked up at Moscow City Hall, 206 E. Third St., Moscow.

Deadline to submit item is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Azaria Podplesky, Arts Calendar, Features Dept., P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or email to
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