ADULT & TEEN WORKSHOPS
Our workshops for adults and young adults (16+) are creative ways to explore a new creative path. We push the boundaries of innovation in arts, media, literature and technology. Scholarships are available for all workshops, and teens 16 and up can attend at no cost — just email us!
SAT. AUG 26 // 9AM - 12PM
Adults & Teens 16+ // Create a simple comic book by cutting paper to make characters and scenes! Script your story and transform it into a polished mini-book — all in this three-hour session. Materials and inspiration provided. Registration required // $10.
Sat. Sep. 9 // 10 am
Surface Design combines printmaking and design basics to help you create two perfectly usable — or frameable — art-print tea towels. You'll leave with the skills to continue creating more at home. Register online // $10.
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH // 3 PM
GRADES 8-12 // Take your creative writing to the next level with support from other teen writers and published local authors. Hosted by Spokane poet Kat Smith. You bring the ideas and we’ll bring the snacks!
Thu. Sep. 14 // 7 PM
Hosted by Artist Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Washington State artists of all disciplines thrive. This workshop will show you how to build a business model and pricing strategies that will achieve your art career goals.
Taught by Montana poet Natalie Peeterse, this workshop is intended to address the grief some of us feel at witnessing injustice, be it across the table, across street or in another country. What is the role of the witness? When is saying something more important than saying nothing? What does it mean to observe? How do we put into words what we think and feel as violence unfolds before us? How do we do that well? There will be a discussion on the politics of witness and point of view. Later in the evening, you're invited to join Natalie for a reading at Central Food. Register online // $10.
Sat. Sep. 23 // 9am - 12pm
Hosted by Artist Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Washington State artists of all disciplines thrive.
This workshop will help you develop an effective communication strategy for selling your artwork. We will explore brand archetypes and the psychological factors that impact buyer behavior. You will learn how to develop a comprehensive marketing plan that is in alignment with your authentic self.
Tarot cards are mysterious and often misunderstood. In this creative writing class, you'll learn how the Tarot tradition shares similarities with poetry and creative writing. Each participant in this class will pick one of 22 (Major Arcana) Tarot cards to explore through writing. By the end of this two-week project, you'll take home a beautifully bound book of Tarot cards and the words they've inspired.
TUE. OCT 3 // 7 PM
Adults & Teens 16+ // Taught by Spokane Zine Fest organizers Chelsea Martin and Ian Amberson, this workshop will introduce the tools and techniques of zine making. Attendees will learn the basics of compiling images and text to make compelling zines, as well as booklet layout for easy reproduction. Zines started in class will have the opportunity to be featured at Spokane ZineFest.
TUE. OCT. 7 // 5:30 PM
Meet at Spark Central and walk to the riverbanks in search of inspiration to create short poems. We will learn a simple form to help focus our expression, and then create image poetry that reflects the nature surrounding us. The class will conclude at the overlook near the Herb Hamblin Overlook in Kendall Yards. Register online // $10.