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!
MON. MAY 1 // 7 PM
Join Shannon Huffman Polson, veteran and author of North of Hope: A Daughter's Arctic Journey, for a workshop exploring the art of memoir. Beginning and experienced writers welcome. Come with a journal, ready to write, read, discuss and share! Register online // $15.
TUE. MAY 4 // 7 PM
Join published authors and super-fans in a discussion of the storytelling techniques that have worked (or not) in the Star Wars franchise. Register online // $5.
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. You bring the ideas and we’ll bring the snacks!
TUE. MAY 16 // 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.
THU. MAY 25 // 7 PM
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.
Join dementia care expert Judy Cornish JD and Gerontologist Debby Dodds MS for a hands-on practical workshop on living well with dementia. (Bring your iPad or borrow one of ours.)
This three-hour course is designed for care partners and people helping a loved one or friend who has memory loss. The session will help you identify and work with their existing strengths, especially the ability to fully experience moment-to-moment joys. You can increase their happiness and augment their personal memories with the help of iPad apps.
THU. JUN. 8 // 6 PM
Is your art also your career — or do you wish it were? Learn the basics of running a successful art business from photographer and career-planning instructor Ira Gardner. You'll learn how to develop a mission and vision, how to create a sustainable financial model, and then how to implement your business through branding, marketing, and networking.
SAT. JUNE 10 // 10 AM - 12 PM
No Guts, No Glory is a performance poetry workshop designed to empower students to put their most vulnerable and honest stories on stage.
Students will watch mentor text videos from poets like Danez Smith, Angel Nafis, and many more. Also, students will draft a new poem, receive peer feedback, edit their poem, and spend time practicing before the Open Mic night following the workshop.
Each student will leave with at least one piece of edited writing, best practices for performances, and the experience of performing their poetry in front of a live audience.
TUE. JUNE 13, 20 & 27 // 7 - 9 PM
Want to take your digital art to the next level? Join Alan Chatham, director of the interactive art residency program Laboratory Spokane, and learn how to harness the power of code to make awesome, interactive visuals. No previous coding experience is necessary, so it's also a great way to learn programming fundamentals in an artistic way.
THU. JUNE 15 & 22 // 7 - 9 PM
Create your own character to travel through a world of fantastical creatures, battling for survival along the way with the roll of dice. This two-session workshop focuses on building a character, then diving in and playing the game of Pathfinder with experienced gamers.