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Oct
11
Sat
Craft School: Woodcarving with Erik Holt @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – Jun 27 @ 3:30 pm

Saturdays, October 2014-June 2015 *except* 11/22, 12/27, 5/23

9am-3:30pm

$45/1 class; $85/2; $125/3; $160/4; $196/5
Register: http://craftschool-woodcraving.eventbrite.com

Learn Baroque Acanthus, Rococo and Viking/Dragon styles in this class. Students will concentrate on the fundamental leaf formations of the Acanthus style (see below), working up combinations of the Acanthus curl, or explore the Viking/Dragon style as seen above.

Woodcarvers at all levels, beginners to experienced, are welcome in the class. Tool sharpening and basic carving techniques will be covered for beginners. Continuing students will develop their own projects.

Classes are paid for by the month. Visit Instructor Erik Holt’s website for more information about tools and supplies: www.nordicdragon.com

Jan
24
Sat
Coffee Treats; 5-Class Cooking Series @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Jan 24 – May 10 all-day

January 24, February 24, March 4, April 11, May 9

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join us for one or more Saturday morning hands-on classes to learn how to cook afternoon coffee treats from each of the five Nordic countries. Review the history and culture of each treat, roll up your sleeves and cook, then stay afterward for a proper Nordic fika. Each class is 2-4 pm.

January 24
Norway with Daytona Strong
Fyrstekake or Tosca cake; Grandma’s sandbakkels; Norwegian waffles)

February 21
Iceland with Margret Solvadottir
Vienna Cake [Vínarterta] and Happy Marriage Cake [Hjónabandssæla])

March 14
Denmark with Judith Dern
Layercake with Cream and Raspberries [Lagkage med flødeskum og hindbær]; Mazarins; Old-Fashioned Apple Cake [Gammeldags aeblekage]

April 11
Finland with Noel Wannebo
Fruit Soup [Sekahedelmakeitto]; Rye Cookies [Ruiskakut]; Cardamom Cream Pound Cake [Kardemummakakku]; Air Pudding [Ilmapuuro]

May 9
Sweden with Ruth Johnson-Pirie, “The Singing Baker”
Farmers cookies and cardamom cake

Cost: General Admission $30 each, $130 for all; Nordic Heritage Museum Members: $25 each, $110 for all.

https://craftschoolcoffeetreats.eventbrite.com

Ornamental Woodcarving (Adult Education) @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Jan 24 – Mar 29 all-day

January 24

Febuary 7, 14, 28

March 7, 14, 21, 28

9:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Learn Baroque Acanthus, Rococo and Viking/Dragon styles in this class. Students will concentrate on the fundamental leaf formations of the Acanthus style, working up combinations of the Acanthus curl, or explore the Viking/Dragon style.
Woodcarvers at all levels, beginners to experienced, are welcome in the class. Tool sharpening and basic carving techniques will be covered for beginners. Continuing students will develop their own projects.
Classes are paid for by the month. Visit Instructor Erik Holt’s website for more information about tools and supplies: www.nordicdragon.com

https://craftschoolwoodcarving-jan.eventbrite.com

https://craftschool-woodcarving-feb.eventbrite.com

https://craftschool-woodcarving-mar.eventbrite.com

Jan
26
Mon
Artist’s Way Classes in Seattle are Now Open for Winter Quarter @ Seattle Artist's Way Center
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 13 @ 9:30 pm
Artist's Way Classes in Seattle are Now Open for Winter Quarter @ Seattle Artist's Way Center

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is an international bestseller on the subject of creativity. Whether you see yourself as an artist or not, this book and class can be an incredibly useful resource to tap into your creative side which can benefit many parts of your lives. The 2 hour a week 12 week long class will take students through the 12 chapters with an emphasis on the accompanying chapter exercises and additional creativity exercises and strategies (i.e. meditation tools). This material can work with anyone, no matter how dormant or energized their creative life may be, and can enhance their ability to be more fully and genuinely themselves.

Julia Cameron uses 3 basic tools for students to enhance their lives and their creativity: morning pages (writing 3 pages longhand of stream of consciousness writing), artist’s dates (solo fun dates with yourself) and completing creativity exercises at the back of each chapter. To quote Julia, “In order to retrieve your creativity, you need to find it.” The basic tools and the additional creativity exercises that we incorporate into the 12 week course can help you do just that. No prerequisites required for this class.

Section I:
January 23 – April 10
Fridays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
$375 (12 weeks)
Instructor: Kate Gavigan

Section II:
January 26 – April 13
Mondays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
$375 (12 weeks)
Instructor: Kate Gavigan

For more information or to register:

http://www.seattleartistswaycenter.com/classofferings.htm

“The class was life changing for me. I have been having breakthroughs in my writing and have been more keenly aware of opportunities. I also feel more confident in my work. I am in a stronger place as an artist.” Beth P., Winter 2014 Artist’s Way Student

“If someone asked me if they should take the class I’d tell them if you are interested in changing, deepening and exploring a more creative side of themselves, this is absolutely the class for them. “ Jessica G., Winter 2014 Artist’s Way Student
For more testimonials from alums:

http://www.seattleartistswaycenter.com/apps/testimonials/

(a $75.00 nonrefundable deposit secures your space in the class with the balance of the class tuition due a week before class starts)

Classes will be held at the Wallingford/Fremont Art Center: Windows Art Gallery, 4131 Woodland Park Ave N., Seattle.

Please note: it is not unusual for students to have to miss a class or two over the 12 week session. We provide detailed notes for any class you miss in order to ensure you stay connected with the material and the other students.

Kate Gavigan has been facilitating Artist’s Way classes since January 2009. Kate is passionate about The Artist’s Way having personally experienced the benefits of the materials. Kate worked in social services as a trainer for over 10 years when she found herself drawn to the material in The Artist’s Way, which helped her uncover a passion for theatre and marketing the arts. She credits her mid-life career change (now working at her dream job teaching these classes and working as a PR Manager in arts marketing) to having gone through The Artist’s Way.

Feb
22
Sun
Monday Meditation and Modern Buddhism @ Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 8:30 pm

rsz_media7-buddha-shakyamuni-statue-1 (2)Our Monday evening class is great for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Each class includes guided meditation, a teaching on Buddhist wisdom and time for Q&A or group discussion. This class is especially suitable for anyone who has not attended Buddhist teachings or meditations before. All classes are wheelchair-accessible and there is a video-link monitor downstairs for parents with small children. Come to one class in the series or all, everyone is welcome.

Mar
1
Sun
Monday Meditation and Modern Buddhism @ Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 5 @ 8:30 pm

rsz_media7-buddha-shakyamuni-statue-1 (2)Our Monday evening class is great for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Each class includes guided meditation, a teaching on Buddhist wisdom and time for Q&A or group discussion. This class is especially suitable for anyone who has not attended Buddhist teachings or meditations before. All classes are wheelchair-accessible and there is a video-link monitor downstairs for parents with small children. Come to one class in the series or all, everyone is welcome.

Mar
8
Sun
Monday Meditation and Modern Buddhism @ Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 12 @ 8:30 pm

rsz_media7-buddha-shakyamuni-statue-1 (2)Our Monday evening class is great for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Each class includes guided meditation, a teaching on Buddhist wisdom and time for Q&A or group discussion. This class is especially suitable for anyone who has not attended Buddhist teachings or meditations before. All classes are wheelchair-accessible and there is a video-link monitor downstairs for parents with small children. Come to one class in the series or all, everyone is welcome.

Mar
15
Sun
Monday Meditation and Modern Buddhism @ Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 8:30 pm

rsz_media7-buddha-shakyamuni-statue-1 (2)Our Monday evening class is great for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Each class includes guided meditation, a teaching on Buddhist wisdom and time for Q&A or group discussion. This class is especially suitable for anyone who has not attended Buddhist teachings or meditations before. All classes are wheelchair-accessible and there is a video-link monitor downstairs for parents with small children. Come to one class in the series or all, everyone is welcome.

Mar
19
Thu
Moisture Festival @ Hale's Palladium
Mar 19 – Apr 13 all-day
Moisture Festival @ Hale's Palladium

The Moisture Festival presents our 12th year of high energy comedy/varietè shows featuring a rapid succession of acts showcasing comedy alongside awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity, with poignant moments of strength and delicate beauty to make audiences laugh, wonder, shake their heads in disbelief and truly appreciate how live entertainment can exhilarate and bring real joy. A live show band propels each performance. Varietè has its roots in the Music Halls of 19th century England, cabaret in Europe and vaudeville in America. Because of the talented artists currently working in this genre, it is still fresh, exciting and tremendous fun for the audience.

Mar
22
Sun
Monday Meditation and Modern Buddhism @ Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 8:30 pm

rsz_media7-buddha-shakyamuni-statue-1 (2)Our Monday evening class is great for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Each class includes guided meditation, a teaching on Buddhist wisdom and time for Q&A or group discussion. This class is especially suitable for anyone who has not attended Buddhist teachings or meditations before. All classes are wheelchair-accessible and there is a video-link monitor downstairs for parents with small children. Come to one class in the series or all, everyone is welcome.

Mar
27
Fri
Moisture Festival @ Broadway Performance Hall
Mar 27 – Apr 13 all-day
Moisture Festival @ Broadway Performance Hall

For an adult evening, The Moisture Festival presents Libertease Burlesque at the beautiful Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. Featuring a tantalizing mix of burlesque stars and ribald comedy/varietè acts – always seductive and delightful. A live show band propels the show and the audience is encouraged to be comfortable, loose and loud.

This show is for adults 18 and older.

Mar
29
Sun
Ballard Farmers Market @ Old Ballard
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Open all year round from 10-3pm on Old Ballard Ave, with an extraordinary variety of great local foods, including wild salmon, orchard fruit, seasonal greens & vegetables, artisanal foods, pasture-raised meat & poultry, local dairy products & more!

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