Sumi art workshop

Covington Library 
Date: 6/27/2015, 2 PM

Explore what you can create using authentic sumi painting tools of handmade brushes, handmade rice paper and sumi (ink). You will leave the workshop, presented by Japanese art specialists Midori Thiel or Hae Sung Yoon, with a completed sumi painting. The Covington Library is located at 27100 164th Ave SE, Covington. The workshop is free.

All About Pie pie-making class

Black Diamond Library
Date: 6/20/2015, 2:30PM

Join Chef Laurie Pfalzer of Pastry Craft in this ever-popular and fun demonstration pie making class. Take the challenge out of pie crust with a little knowledge, a few handling instructions and quality ingredients. Learn to make tender, flaky, flavorful pie crust that you won’t have to struggle with. Chef Laurie answers all of your questions, troubleshoots your pie problems and guides you through an information-filled discussion. Taste seasonal pies and leave with an information packet of recipes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Black Diamond Library.

Lucha Libre Masks art workshop

Black Diamond Library
Date: 6/22/2015, 6 PM

Learn about the history of Lucha Libre, a form of professional wrestling that is part of Mexican art and culture. For middle school, junior high and high school ages. Create your own personalized 3D Luchador mask using traditional colors and patterns. All materials provided. Presented by Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys, Art Maranth School of Art. Please register at the Black Diamond Library.

X-Ray Woman: Maria Sklodowska Curie science workshop

Black Diamond Library
Date: 6/30/2015, 1 PM

Learn about Manya, the girl who grew up to be Madame Curie, and recreate some of the experiments she taught students to explain the concepts of radiation, half-life and X-rays. For ages 6 and older. Presented by Witty Scientists.
Registration required beginning two weeks in advance online, by phone 360-886-1105 or in person at the Black Diamond Library, 24707 Roberts Drive, Black Diamond. Seats are released to waiting list attendees fifteen minutes after beginning of class.

Backyard birds class

Date: 6/6/2015, 9 AM – 12:30 PM

Birder Rebekah Graham leads this class for beginning birders, and provides birding basics –including visual and aural tips and instruction on how to identify common bird species in your own backyard. The session will start at SHADOW’s Richter Interpretive Center (21656 184th Ave SE, Renton) to cover the basics before going into the field.

Learn guitar at the Enumclaw Library

Enumclaw Library
Date: 5/30/2015, 1 PM

Maybe it’s been sitting there untouched for years, maybe you learned a few chords back in college and quickly forgot them—in any case, it’s time to pick up that guitar and learn to play with award-winning singer and songwriter Wes Weddell! In this free, 90-minute workshop, learn the basics of tuning, chord-playing and strumming.

The Enumclaw Library is located at 1700 1st Street, Enumclaw.

Auditions for AveKids summer theatre camp – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Auburn Ave Theater
Audition date: 6/20/2015, 9 AM – 5 PM

In this summer camp, participants ages 7-15 will learn voice, choreography, acting, set design, costuming and more, directed by Sarah Samuelson.

This production is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version. Two new songs, Beethoven Day and My New Philosophy, have been added to the twelve wonderful numbers of the original version, such as My Blanket and Me, The Kite, The Baseball Game, Little Known Facts, Suppertime and Happiness.

Camp Times: June 29 – July 19; Monday-Friday; 9 AM – 4 PM (no camp on Friday, July 3).

Cost is $390 for Auburn residents; $487 for non-residents. Register for Class #42488 by calling 253-931-3043

This production is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version. Two new songs, Beethoven Day and My New Philosophy, have been added to the twelve wonderful numbers of the original version, such as My Blanket and Me, The Kite, The Baseball Game, Little Known Facts, Suppertime and Happiness.

The Auburn Ave Theatre is located at 10 Auburn Avenue in Auburn.

Jungle Cruise – Rainier Youth Choirs summer choir camp

Rainier Youth Choirs
Dates: 8/17-20/2015

This is RYC’s fourth annual camp for singers entering 3rd-8th grades in the 2015-2016 school year. Participants will explore different musical skills such as singing, music reading, movement, rhythms, drama, percussion, crafts, and dress-up days then perform for their families and the community during a free evening concert on August 20th.  All of the camp staff are experienced, certified music teachers from area school districts: Brian Hoskins (Renton SD), Brad Wills (Kent SD), Karen Martin (Kent SD), Jackie Day (Tahoma SD), Matt Garcia (Federal Way SD), Leora Schwitters (Kent SD, retired), Karen Fulmer (Sumner SD, retired), and Andrea Sylvester (Renton SD).

Rainier Youth Choirs is an affordable, family-friendly organization with no religious affiliation that offers a choral music education and performance program.  Four different age and skill level choirs are available for singers in 2nd through 14th grade.  RYC members learn the finest repertoire, music reading skills, music theory, presentation skills, and are offered regular touring opportunities.

Summer Choir Camp is funded in part by the City of Kent Arts Commission.

  • Singers who will start grades 3 & 4 in Fall 2015 meet 9:30-noon (no lunch). Cost: only $50 for the whole week.
  • Singers in grades 5-8 will have sessions from 9:30-2 PM, including lunch. Cost: only $85 for the whole week.

For more information, visit


Trees for Containers

PowellsWood Garden
Date: 6/13/2015, 1 PM

This class covers selecting appropriate trees for containers, managing potential planting, fertilizing, watering and drainage issues, and selecting the right container for long term success. Instructor, Kristine Dillinger CPH. For more information, contact

Pruning class with master pruner Masa Mizuno

Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
Date: 6/13/2015, 9 AM – 1 PM

The Highline Botanical Garden Foundation is pleased to offer a pruning class to be given by noted Japanese master pruner Masa Mizuno, president of Masa and Associates, Tualatin, Oregon.  Mizuno’s company prunes and maintains several public Japanese Gardens in the Northwest, including the Seike Japanese Garden at Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden and Kubota Gardens.  You will learn not only proper pruning techniques but how to look at a tree or shrub with an eye to the beauty and individuality of each and bring this beauty out with structured pruning. 

Twisted wire jewelry

Arts Alive! Center for the Arts
Spring 2015

AFMS Wire Master Char Jorgensen teaches several different styles of wired jewelry this spring at Arts Alive! Center for the Arts in Enumclaw.  The class provides the tools you will need along with the material used for the project. You leave with a great piece of jewelry and the instruction on how you made it. 

Dance classes at Allegro

Allegro Performing Arts Academy

Allegro Performing Arts Academy offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, drama, tumbling, creative movement (Tiny tots), hip hop and occasional master classes from out-of-town choreographers.  Classes are for all ages and levels! Easy registration at

Life drawing sessions

Burien Arts  Association

The life drawing sessions will be held every Monday afternoon from 1 – 4 PM at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 SW 152nd Street. Male and female models will pose on alternate weekends with drawing of the figure available in 1 hour of short poses and a 2 hour long pose. Drawing horses and some easels will be available. Four-session passes will be available issued for $40 (no exchanges for future dates).  Call 206-244-7808 for more information.

Dance classes at Evergreen City Ballet

Evergreen City Ballet

Evergreen City Ballet is one of the Northwest’s premiere dance institutions, and offers a wide range of classes year round to all ages and skill levels: Mommy & Me, Creative Movement, Angelina Ballerina, Level 1 through Performance Division, Modern, Pilates, Hip Hop, Adult Tap & Ballet.

For more information: or  425-228-6800 or

Plateau Area Writers Association

Speakers’ series, workshops, critique groups, and Enumclaw Plateau History Project.

Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

The Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S 156th, is one of Puget Sound’s hidden gems. Located in Burien, the art center provides a fully equipped ceramics studio for students from beginner to advanced skill levels. Each session we offer art classes for all ages including classes in ceramics, painting, drawing, mosaics, book arts, sculpture and more! Also available are 24-hour access studio spaces for ceramic artists and art classes for adults and teens with disabilities. 206.988.3700.