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Classes and workshops

Painting with Watercolor with Lisa Soranaka – Participants will learn about textures, tools, colors and techniques with instructor Lisa Soranaka. All supplies included. For more information or to register, visit ACT-2.aspx or call (509) 279-6030. Saturday. Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax.

Spokane Art School – All classes are at the school, 809 W. Garland Ave., unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register for a class, call (509) 325-3001, email or 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, May 6, 13, 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. Today, May 1, 8, 15, 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, May 6, 13, 20. 10 a.m.-noon. $100, plus $35 lab fee. Liz Bishop Studio, 11409 E. Alki Ave., Spokane Valley. Handmade Raku Tile – Students will design, construct and glaze tiles for the Raku firing. Raku is a type of Japanese firing process in which the fired Raku piece is removed from the hot kiln and put directly into water or allowed to cool in the open air. Space is limited. Register at For ages 10 and over. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., May 2, 9, 10 a.m.-noon. $70, plus $35 lab fee. Liz Bishop Studio, 11409 E. Alki Ave., Spokane Valley.

Artisans at Dahmen Barn – Wild Women Art Series – Classes are: Linocut Collage (Sunday), Introduction to Watercolor (May 3), Painting on Silk (May 10), Assemblage (May 17), Knitting Miniature Socks (June 7). Details are on the calendar listing on the Events and Classes page at where registrations may be made online. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $30 advanced, $40 the day of class. Artisans at Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown. (509) 299-3414.

Artworks Spokane, Artworks Garland and Artworks CdA – Classes include Chalk Paint demos, technique workshops, including antiqued mirrors, cabinet rehab and painted glass tablescapes/wallscapes, style and color workshops, including coastal/lakeside/cottage style and modern retro style, embellishments and textures, including wood icing, Pinterest-inspired project workshops and three-day immersion workshops. All workshops are three hours long and cost $65. For workshop dates and locations, visit, or

City of Moscow Arts Commission, the 1912 Center and Heart of the Arts Workshops Classes are at the 1912 Center, 412 Third St., Moscow. For more information, call (208) 669-2249 or visit Drawing in Color with Dana Aldis: In this four-session workshop, participants age 15 and older will develop their drawing skills and hand-eye coordination while working from observation (not photographs). All materials will be provided. 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday. $32/per class; $128/all four sessions. Photography in Blue: Cyanotype with Harlan Crichton: Participants age 10 and older will use cyanotype, a nontoxic alternative photographic process, to produce images. No photography experience is necessary. 10 a.m. Saturday. $25.

Social/Recreational and Education Activities for Adults with Disabilities – Classed 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 for more information.

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 more information.


A.R.T.S. Anonymous – For all artists who want to explore, expand and get support for their creativity. 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, Spokane Valley. 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 more information.

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, knowledge and expertise about writing. All levels of experience welcome. Call (509) 447-9277, visit or email for more information.

Call for artists

Moscow Arts Committee - 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 displayed on city buses and in the Transit Center June 10-22. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Thursday. This call for visual art is available online at

Pages/call-to-artists.aspx or can be picked-up at Moscow City Hall, 206 E. Third St., Moscow.

Spokane Valley Art Council’s Student Art Scholarship Applications from high school seniors within the Central Valley, East Valley and West Valley school districts are now being accepted. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, and one winner will also receive the Lynn Baiter Scholarship of $1,000. Students may submit anything within the visual arts, including painting, sculpture and photography. The winners will be announced at the Artist Showcase Art Auction on May 30. The deadline to apply is May 1. For more information and to download the scholarship criteria and application, visit

Transit Center Sculpture Garden Sculpture artists are asked to submit images of up to three existing sculptures. The winning sculptures, selected by a Committee of the Moscow Arts Commission, will be on display at the Transit Center Sculpture Garden for one year. This call is open only to individuals 18 years of age or older who live in Latah County, Nez Perce County, Asotin County, Whitman County, Nez Perce tribal members or Coeur d’Alene tribal members. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. May 20. This call for visual art is available online at arts/Pages/call-to-artists.aspx or can be picked-up at Moscow City Hall.

Outside of the Box – Community artists are invited to utilize a box (as small as a ring box up to the size of an average microwave) inside, outside, in an image or surprise us. Entries must be to the gallery by 5 p.m. June 6 to be juried. $10 per entry. Multiple entries OK. Manic Moon and More, 1007 W. Augusta Ave., (509) 413-9101.

ArtCurrents Program – The Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for its ArtCurrents Program. The program consists of sculptures on loan from artists around the country. Information packets are available at City Hall or online at Artist proposals are due by 5 p.m. July 10. Artists with questions should contact Sean Holm, arts commission liaison, at (208) 676-7401.

Call for playwrights

One-Act Play Festival – The Pend Oreille Players Association, a nonprofit community theatre organization, is seeking original one-act plays to be produced at the Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre. Up to six plays will be selected for presentation on July 10 and 11. Submission deadline is May 1. For more information, email or visit Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. (509) 447-9900.

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.

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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