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Arts Calendar

Classes and workshops

Open Figure Drawing Studio – The session will be uninstructed. Artists of all skill levels are welcome. You will be drawing the human figure using nude models. Open to anyone 18 or older. Bring your own easel and supplies. 5-8 p.m., Sundays, East Sprague Art Gallery, 1812 E. Sprague Ave. Contact Daron at (208) 699-3072 with questions. $15 per class.

Spokane Art School – Classes at 809 W. Garland Ave. unless otherwise noted. For more information, call (509) 325-3001, email or visit Upcoming classes include: Figure Drawing: Students draw from a clothed model while the instructor discusses anatomy, the use of negative space and the application of perspective to life drawing. Supply list available. For high school to adult students. Wednesday and August 5, 12 and 19. Class runs 10 a.m.-noon. $80 plus $32 model fee. Watercolor: A survey of the basic techniques in the luminous medium of transparent watercolor. For high school to adult students. Wednesday, August 5, 12 and 19, from 1-3 p.m. $80. Summer Pottery Classes with Liz Bishop Wheel Clay Class : Students will work on the potter’s wheel and learn the stages of clay, from throwing pots to glazing. Space is limited; register early. For ages 10 and up. August 3-6, 10 a.m.-noon. Liz Bishop Studio, 11409 E. Alki Ave., Spokane Valley. $80 plus $35 lab fee. Two-Day Tile Class with Liz Bishop: Design your own unique clay tile while learning different techniques. Space is very limited, register early. For ages 10 and up. August 3, 10. 12:30-2:30 p.m. $40 plus $35 lab fee.

Artisans at Dahmen Barn – 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown. Register for classes by calling (509) 229-3414 or visit Flower and Leaf Pounding Workshop: Textile artists Ellen Kundrat will help participants transfer the pigment of leaves and flowers onto fabric to create a floral design. This topic is geared to teens through adults. Register by Aug. 3. Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $42. Learn to Paint like a Master: The July class features Matisse. Thursday, 6-9 p.m. $39, includes prepared canvas, paint, tools, one beverage and snacks. Summer Creativity Program: Thursday, Sarah Nagle, upcycled wind chimes, and Laurel Macdonald, hemp bead bracelets, 1-3:45 p.m. $18 per child.

Create Arts Center Classes – 900 W. Fourth St., Newport, Wash. Call (509) 447-9277, visit or email for more information. Open Painting: Bring your current or future project to paint with the group. 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: Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Bring your yarn and knitting needles or crochet hooks. A $2 donation is appreciated. Oil Painting with Barry Dumaw: Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $35 per month. Miss Patty’s Children’s Dance Class: 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: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $35 per month. Art after School: For kids ages 8-13. 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 children 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.

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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