Adult Recreation: Arts & Crafts

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The following activities are offered in the Fall 2014 Park & Rec catalog. To view past offerings, browse older issues of the Park & Rec catalog.

Writers' Workshop

Charlene Torkelson is an author and illustrator with over 70 published books and articles. She will present four workshops. The Writers’ Workbook will be available for purchase in class for $10.

@ Brookview Community Center
$20 Resident, $25 Non Resident
Fee for all 4: $72 Resident, $77 Non-Resident

Monday, October 20, 6-7:30 pm | Code: 12919
An idea for a great story has been haunting you for some time. You know you have always had a talent for writing, and now you want to start moving beyond putting the words on paper. Discover how to start becoming a “writer”.

Monday, October 20, 7:30-9 pm | Code: 12920
You have your ideas or maybe have even finished an article or book - now is the time to begin finding the publisher for your project. What steps should you take to find the perfect match for your project?

Monday, December 15, 6-7:30 pm | Code: 12921
Look at the financial potential of a writing opportunity. What does it take to move from a hobby to a writing career. Look at contracts, publishing terms, and opportunities to do more with your writing interests.

Monday, December 15, 7:30-9 pm | Code: 12922
The idea is there, the words are down on paper, and you need that extra motivation to finish. How do you take your project beyond the first draft? Learn the steps to polish and edit your work, then take a look at the self-publishing and e-book options.

Watercolor Basics

Wednesdays, October 1–November 5, 6:30–8:30 pm
@ Brookview Community Center
Code: 12814

A class for beginners and people who want to renew their watercolor skills. Course includes an introduction to watercolor materials, color, washes, wet on wet, wet on dry, values, glazing, and creative uses of your work. Each student will build on skills learned in the previous session. (An understanding of drawing skills will enhance your painting results.) A supply list will be provided. Students are responsible to bring their own supplies. Instructor Carolyn Papke is a retired teacher and artist. $55 ($60 Non Resident).

Holiday Centerpiece Making With Some Cheer!

Thursday, December 18, 6–8:30 pm
@ Brookview Community Center
Code: 12947
$35 Residents/$41 Non-Residents

Bring Holiday Cheer home this season with a magnificent table centerpiece hand crafted by YOU! Join us to make your own centerpiece from winter greenery and other seasonal items. Participants must provide a vase or container; we will supply the
materials and instruction. Please bring a floral or pruning scissors of you are able. Snacks will be provided. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Creative Arts Sampler

Thursday, October 9–November 13, 1–2:30 pm
@ Brookview Community Center
Code: 12813
$45 Residents/$50 Non-Residents

Get creative by dabbling in the arts - no experience necessary. Immerse yourself in hands-on activities and rediscover your
experimental, playful, focused, expressive self. Participate in paper and paint crafts, creative drama, rhythms, and oral interpretation of poems. Instructor Carolyn Papke is an artist and retired teacher.

More Watercolor & Drawing Opportunities

Wednesdays, November 12–December 10 (No Nov 26), 6:30–8:30 pm
@ Brookview Community Center
Code: 12815
$45 Residents/$50 Non-Residents

Extend your basic knowledge of watercolor and/or drawing by trying various styles and studies of nature, landscape, and people
through guided instruction. Study pictures provided, or bring your own photos. Supply list provided. Students are responsible to bring their own supplies. Instructor Carolyn Papke is an artist and retired teacher.

art tools in a cup