E.L. CORD
MUSEUM SCHOOL
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Ceramics
Tuesday October 15, 2019 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ceramics: Open Studio

Tuesdays, October 15 - November 19
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

CANCELED: Please see class listing page for alternative classes.   Intermediate and advanced level students will enjoy developing their hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques in this open studio ceramics class. Instructor will introduce students to new techniques, will encourage experimentation and will assist students with independent challenges.  Studio, clay

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Painting
Tuesday October 15, 2019 5 – 9 pm

Color Theory and Mixing Pigments in Watercolor

Tuesday, October 15
5 pm - 9 pm

Translucence is at the heart of watercolor painting. Learn to chart and mix your colors to keep the beautiful luminosity of the medium. This class includes color charting both wet and dry, mixing triads for unusual color, and learning to combine warm and cool hues. An excellent class for both

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Ceramics
Tuesday October 15, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Clay: Earthworks

Tuesdays, October 15 - November 19
6 - 9 pm

Create decorative and functional pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past.  Students will learn how to work with clay in both hand building, and wheel-throwing techniques. Finishing methods such as decorating, stamping, painting, and staining

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Camps for Kids
Wednesday October 16, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Mythical Creatures

Wednesdays, October 16 - November 20
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Young artists will explore a variety of art materials in this fun six-week after school series. Students will learn and improve on basic drawing, mixed media and painting techniques. All materials and a snack are included with registration. Wednesdays, October 16 – November 20 3:30 – 5:30 pm Instructor: Kyra PetersenAges: 7

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Young Artist Series
Wednesday October 16, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Young Artist Series: Drawing and Painting Focused

Wednesdays, October 16 - November 20
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Kids ages 11 and up will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive after school series. Over this six week class, participants will have the opportunity to delve into a variety of artistic process and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and

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Ceramics
Wednesday October 16, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Intro to Ceramics

Wednesdays, October 15 - November 20
6 - 9 pm

Have fun and learn the skills to create wheel thrown or hand built pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner or those hoping to improve their ceramic skills. Stoneware clay will be used and cone 6 glazes will be available.  All firings will be done by the museum

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Painting
Friday October 18, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Introduction to Bristlecone Pine in Ink and Watercolor

Friday, October 18
10 am - 3 pm

Bristlecones are a wonderful subject for both realistic and impressionistic watercolors. Using paint and ink, students will learn to capture the essence of these wonders of the natural world.  Some watercolor experience is recommended.  Friday, October 1810 am – 3 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) / All Levels Required Supplies:  Basic Watercolor

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Painting
Saturday October 19, 2019 9 am – 4 pm

Painting Techniques: The Still Life in Oil

Saturday - Sunday, October 19 -20
9 am – 4 pm

Employing the techniques and style of the Dutch Masters, both beginning and more advanced oil painting students will enjoy learning how to set up a still life, develop a concept and composition and will learn how to take a still life painting from start to finish.  Students will explore oil

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Growing Artist Series
Saturday October 19, 2019 9 – 10:30 am

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

Saturday, October 19
9 - 10:30 am

The Growing Artist Series is designed for young artists ages 2 – 6 and their parents. On the third Saturday of each month, children will be encouraged to create art alongside their adult. Each month offers an exploration of different art mediums and basic art skills, introducing little ones to

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Girls' Night Out
Saturday October 19, 2019 6 – 8:30 pm

Girls’ Night Out: 3D Collage Masks

Saturday, October 19
6 – 8:30 pm

Bring your friends and spend a fun and relaxed evening with us making art and drinking wine! This month we will be creating personalized 3D collage masks. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project designed

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Painting
Sunday October 20, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

Sunday, October, 20
10 am - 3 pm

Take your watercolors to the next level with this fun method of using the batik method of applying hot wax to save and build layers of color. Together, we will create a painting on rice paper, which adds an extra element of interest and texture. Instructor will guide students through

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Ceramics
Sunday October 20, 2019 5 – 8 pm

Ceramic Pumpkin Workshop

Sunday, October 20
5 - 8 pm

Create beautiful one of a kind ceramic pumpkins! Each student will receive a variety of closed forms or, if they are more advanced, can throw their own closed form with a little instruction. We will then carve them into pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Pumpkins can be glazed in

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Painting
Tuesday October 22, 2019 5 – 9 pm

Watercolor Skyscapes

Tuesdays, October 22 and 29  
5 pm - 9 pm

Join this class to learn how to paint a variety of skies in watercolor. Using mostly wet in wet approach, we will focus on several different types of skies, including multiple variations on clouds, stormy/rainy sky, early morning calm sky and sunsets. 100% cotton paper is highly recommended for wet

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Glass
Friday October 25, 2019 5 – 8 pm

Glass Fusing

Friday, October 25
5 - 8 pm

Learn to create beautiful fused glass coasters or suncatchers. Students will learn basic cutting, scoring and breaking methods with flat fusible glass. We will experiment with rods, frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass and more! Create one large or two small sun-catchers in any design. No heat involved and no experience

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Film
Friday October 25, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Screens in the School: Night of the Living Dead

Friday, October 25
6 – 9 pm

Come join us at the E.L. Cord Museum School for a night of fright and fun! This October we are screening the cult classic: Night of the Living Dead. Participants will screen-print movie posters, take home a custom Zine with fun movie facts and engage in lively discussions with local

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Digital Design Series
Saturday October 26, 2019 9 am – noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Saturday, October 26
9 am - noon

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. The class will be focused on what each tool does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations. Saturday, October 269 am – noon Instructor: Joe MoralesAges: Adult (15+) / All

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Book Arts
Sunday October 27, 2019 10 am – 4 pm

Carve and Print Animal Illustrations

Sunday, October 27
10 am – 4 pm

Learn to carve simple, beautiful stylized animal images in linoleum and how to print them.  You’ll learn all about the tools, techniques and resources you need to be begin linoleum carving and printing at home. The class will include a walk through the museum to look for inspiration and see

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Art and Wellness
Tuesday October 29, 2019 5:30 – 6:30 pm

The Art of Meditation

Tuesdays, October 29 - November 19
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Meditation is a technique for inner peace and wellness. Meditation can be a cornerstone of a healthy, happy, productive life. Everyone can do it. This class is taught by an expert who has over 30 years of experience helping people just like you. It does not require concentration or any

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Painting
Saturday November 2, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Saturday, November 2
10 – 3 pm

In this workshop, I will share with you some really great tips, tricks and techniques I have learned along the way, either through my own experimentation or from some pretty amazing artists including Carl Purcell, Karen Frey, the late, great, Charles Reid, and John Salminen. You don’t need to be

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Book Arts
Saturday November 2, 2019 10 am – 5 pm

Textile Marbling on Scarves

Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3
10 am – 5 pm

In this 2 day workshop students will create their own  marbled designs on 3 different silk scarves. During the first day we will discuss and practice patterns and color combinations that work well for marbled silk scarves. Students will have ample practice time to experiment and develop their vision in

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Painting
Sunday November 3, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Autumn Leaves in Watercolor

Sunday, November 3
10 am – 2 pm

Capture the beauty of autumn leaves with watercolors. Using the watercolor techniques of wet on wet, wet on dry and lifting, students will learn to create pictures and cards using a loose and expressive approach. This class is open to all levels, beginners are welcome. Sunday, November 310 am –

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Painting
Tuesday November 5, 2019 5 – 9 pm

Autumn Leaves in Watercolor

Tuesday, November 5
5 pm – 9 pm

Capture the beauty of autumn leaves with watercolors. Using the watercolor techniques of wet on wet, wet on dry and lifting, students will learn to create pictures and cards using a loose and expressive approach. This class is open to all levels, beginners are welcome. Tuesday, November 55 pm –

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Drawing
Wednesday November 6, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, November 6 - 20
6 – 9 pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Wednesdays, November 6

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Painting
Thursday November 7, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Bristlecones as Portraits in Watercolor and Pencil

Thursday, November 7
10 am – 3 pm

Learn to capture the personality of the extraordinary Bristlecone Pine in watercolor and pencil.  This class may be taken as an extension of the class  ‘Introduction to Bristlecones’ for those who want to continue working with this unique subject (students from previous classes are welcomed!) or as a stand alone

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Drawing
Thursday November 7, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, November 7 - 21
1 – 4 pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Thursdays, November 7

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Glass
Sunday November 10, 2019 9 am – noon

Glass Fusing

Sunday, November 10
9 am – noon

Learn to create beautiful fused glass coasters or suncatchers. Students will learn basic cutting, scoring and breaking methods with flat fusible glass. We will experiment with rods, frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass and more! Create one large or two small small sun-catchers in any design. No heat involved and no

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Book Arts
Sunday November 10, 2019 10 am – 4 pm

Landscape Monotype Prints

Sunday, November 10
10 am – 4 pm

Learn to create beautiful one of a kind monotype landscape prints.  You’ll learn all about the tools, techniques and resources you need to create monotypes. The class will include a walk through the museum to look for inspiration, sketch and see what is hanging in the galleries. Students will have

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Book Arts
Tuesday November 12, 2019 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Hand-carved Blocks with Watercolor: Winter Botanicals

Tuesday and Thursday, November 12 and 14
9:30 am - 2:30 pm (day 1), 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (day 2)

Hand-colored linocut prints combine the dramatic presence of a linocut with the versatility and vibrant hues of watercolor painting. During the first session of class students will learn will the basics of carving and printing a linocut print by hand.  Students will carve into traditional battleship gray linoleum as well

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Fiber Arts
Thursday November 14, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Felted Animals and Ornaments

Thursday, November 14
6 – 9 pm

This class is a perfect introduction to the world of fiber. Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with a specially designed, barbed needle.  Stabbing the wool repeatedly creates a firm, textile object.  Needle-felting is an ideal craft in that it is easy to learn, requires minimal supplies and

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Growing Artist Series
Saturday November 16, 2019 9 – 10:30 am

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

Saturday, November 16
9 - 10:30 am

The Growing Artist Series is designed for young artists ages 2 – 6 and their parents. On the third Saturday of each month, children will be encouraged to create art alongside their adult. Each month offers an exploration of different art mediums and basic art skills, introducing little ones to

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Glass
Saturday November 16, 2019 9 am – noon

Glass Bead Workshop

Saturday, November 16
9 am – noon

Create five or more beads in this three hour intensive introductory glass blowing course taught by Mantra Glass Art. You will explore the beautiful world of boroscillicate glass utilizing clear, colored rod and color changing rods. Learn more about the process of melting glass and annealing your finished pieces in

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Fiber Arts
Saturday November 16, 2019 6 – 8:30 pm

Girls’ Night Out: Custom Stamped Tea Towels

Saturday, November 16
6 – 8:30 pm

Bring your friends and spend a fun and relaxed evening with us making art and drinking wine! This month we will be creating custom stamped tea towels. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project designed

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Glass
Sunday November 17, 2019 9 am – noon

Glass Bead Workshop

Sunday, November 17
9 am – noon

Create five or more beads in this three hour intensive introductory glass blowing course taught by Mantra Glass Art. You will explore the beautiful world of boroscillicate glass utilizing clear, colored rod and color changing rods. Learn more about the process of melting glass and annealing your finished pieces in

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Sensory Play in Paint for Babies
Sunday November 17, 2019 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sensory Play in Paint for Babies

Sunday, November 17
9:30 – 10:30 am

Witness your child’s first painting with no mess at home. Your little one will make a creative keepsake for the family to cherish. Not only is finger painting tons of fun, it is also an excellent feeling (kinesthetic) experience and is fantastic for the development of all the big and

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Sensory Play in Paint for Babies
Sunday November 17, 2019 10:45 – 11:45 am

Sensory Play in Paint for Babies

Sunday, November 17
10:45 – 11:45 am

Witness your child’s first painting with no mess at home. Your little one will make a creative keepsake for the family to cherish. Not only is finger painting tons of fun, it is also an excellent feeling (kinesthetic) experience and is fantastic for the development of all the big and

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Painting
Monday November 18, 2019 9 am – noon

Painting in Oil Brushwork Intensive

Monday - Friday, November 18 - 22
9 am - noon

Beginning and advanced students will enjoy this five-day technique-based class. Daily exercises will help build the students abilities to make sensitive and effective brush strokes from glazes to impasto (textural). Will include an exploration of how different brush shapes affect paint application and use of a pallet knife to apply

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Basket Weaving
Saturday November 23, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

Saturday, November 23
10 am - 2 pm

Create a miniature pine needle basket using natural materials. Learn from the basket making tradition of Audrey Frank’s native Nevadan Washoe/Paiute culture. Explore weaving methods by combining pine needles, sinew and raffia in this one-day workshop.  Saturday, November 2310 am – 2 pm Instructor: Audrey Frank Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels Required

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Digital Design Series
Sunday December 1, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Documenting the First Year

Sunday, December 1
10 am - 2 pm

A one day intensive workshop for expecting parents on how to document the first year of a baby’s life using available tools (smartphones and tablets). From day one to the 12 month, I will give you the skills and a series of projects to capture the adorable, difficult and fleeting

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Holiday / Seasonal
Tuesday December 3, 2019 5 – 8 pm

Hand Painted Ornaments

Tuesday, December 3
5 - 8 pm

Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce student to basic painting techniques to create beautiful holiday ornaments. Each student will create two hand-painted ornaments using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves.  All materials included with registration. Tuesday, December 35 – 8 pm Instructor: Iva NeveuxAges: Adults (15+) /

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Camps for Kids
Wednesday December 4, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Winter Wonders

Wednesdays, December 4 - 18
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Young artists will explore a variety of art materials in this fun three-week after school series. Students will learn and improve on basic drawing, mixed media and painting techniques. All materials and a snack are included with registration. Wednesdays, December 4 – 18 3:30 – 5:30 pm Instructor: Kyra PetersenAges: 7 –

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Camps for Kids
Wednesday December 4, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Young Artist Series: Digital Animation

Wednesdays, December 4 - 18
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Kids ages 11 and up will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for

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Drawing
Wednesday December 4, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, December 4 - 18
6 – 9 pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Wednesdays, December 4

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Drawing
Thursday December 5, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, December 5 - 19
1 – 4 pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Thursdays, December 5

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Painting
Thursday December 5, 2019 1 – 4:30 pm

Watercolor: Open Studio

Thursdays, December 5 - 19
1 - 4:30 pm

This intermediate level open studio class is designed for returning students and experienced students. Students should have a personal work in progress to work towards completing in this fun and social series. Each class will begin with a short lesson addressing a challenge or technique followed by open studio time

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Holiday / Seasonal
Saturday December 7, 2019 9 am – noon

Hand Painted Ornaments

Saturday, December 7
9 - noon

Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce student to basic painting techniques to create beautiful holiday ornaments. Each student will create two hand-painted ornaments using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves.  All materials included with registration. Saturday, December 79 – noon Instructor: Iva NeveuxAges: Adults (15+) / All

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Girls' Night Out
Saturday December 7, 2019 6 – 8:30 pm

Girls’ Night Out: Tipsy Trees

Saturday, December 7
6 – 8:30 pm

Bring your friends and spend a fun and relaxed evening with us making art and drinking wine! This month we will be creating Bob Ross inspired holiday tree paintings. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun

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Fiber Arts
Sunday December 8, 2019 9 am – noon

Felted Ball Garlands

Sunday, December 8
9 am - noon

This class is a perfect introduction to the world of fiber. Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with a specially designed, barbed needle.  Stabbing the wool repeatedly creates a firm, textile object.  Needle-felting is an ideal craft in that it is easy to learn, requires minimal supplies and

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Painting
Tuesday December 10, 2019 5 – 9 pm

Introduction to Watercolors

Tuesday, December 10
5 -9 pm

This class is designed for anyone who would like to explore the medium of watercolor without the commitment.  Learn techniques such as washes, glazing, wet on wet and much more.  Find out if watercolor is for you.  The class is great for beginners who would like to experiment with watercolor

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Book Arts
Thursday December 12, 2019 10 am – 4 pm

Holiday Cards: Wood Type Printing on the Press

Thursday, December 12
10 am - 4 pm

Letterpress print your holiday cards using antique wood and metal type on Katherine’s Vandercook letterpress. During this fun day at Katherine’s studio, Meridian Press, you will learn the basics of letterpress printing: setting type, locking it up in the press, mixing ink and completing an edition of up to 25

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Holiday / Seasonal
Friday December 13, 2019 4 – 5 pm

Gingerbread Workshop

Friday, December 13
4 - 5 pm

Decorate a festive gingerbread house to take home and enjoy for the holidays. Kids will have fun frosting their houses and embellishing them with an assortment of candies to create that perfect winter scene. Dress for a mess! Friday, December 134 – 5 pm Instructor: Kyra PetersenAges: 1 – 12

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Holiday / Seasonal
Friday December 13, 2019 6 – 7 pm

Gingerbread Workshop

Friday, December 13
6 - 7 pm

Decorate a festive gingerbread house to take home and enjoy for the holidays. Kids will have fun frosting their houses and embellishing them with an assortment of candies to create that perfect winter scene. Dress for a mess! Friday, December 136 – 7 pm Instructor: Kyra PetersenAges: 1 – 12

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Growing Artist Series
Saturday December 21, 2019 9 – 10:30 am

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

Saturday, December 21
9 - 10:30 am

The Growing Artist Series is designed for young artists ages 2 – 6 and their parents. On the third Saturday of each month, children will be encouraged to create art alongside their adult. Each month offers an exploration of different art mediums and basic art skills, introducing little ones to

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