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.

  • 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.

All staff are experienced, certified area music teachers (drawing from the Renton, Tahoma, Kent and Federal Way School Districts).

For more information, visit www.rainieryouthchoirs.org.


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 admin@powellswood.org

Developing the Author Within – writing workshop

Kent Library
Date: 4/25/2015, 3-5 PM

Published author Janet Wong shares the story of her publishing journey and helps you develop your own writing to prepare it for digital publication. For ages 10 and older. At the Kent Library, 212 2nd Avenue N, Kent.

Accessioning and deaccessioning – how to plan and prune your collection

Date: 4/27/2015, 1-4 PM

4Culture is sponsoring a free workshop on accessioning and deaccessioning aimed at giving museums and historical societies the tools to approach collections management successfully, and create policies and procedures that will keep your organization from becoming overwhelmed. The workshop will be led by Hillary Pittenger, Curator of Collections at the White River Valley Museum, which is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn. The workshop is highly recommended for StEPs 4Culture participants and those who will be applying for the 2015 Heritage Collections Care program. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required – e-mail eric.taylor@4Culture.org.

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. 

Artists Up – evening of resources for Native artists

Date: 4/20/2015, 5:30-8:30 PM

On April 20, a free session to connect Native artists in Seattle, King County and Washington State to key services will be offered by ARTISTS UP partners 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture,  and Artist Trust. The evening is designed to share best practices for individual artists through peer learning, build connections between artists and funders, and demystify funding programs and processes. Artists working in dance, literature, media, music, theater, traditional arts, visual and public art are welcome. 

Photographing nature workshop

Covington Library
Date: 4/18/2015, 2 PM

Join Kurt Swanson for a free photography workshop experience to expand your knowledge and skills. The Covington Library is located at 27100 164th Ave SE, Covington.

Watercolor Workshops: Learning From the Masters

Auburn Parks and Recreation
Spring 2015 series

The techniques and styles of five talented watercolorists will be studied as part of this series. Artists that will be studied include: Brian Ryder, Frank Webb, Cheng Khee Chee, Skip Lawrence and Joseph Zbukvic. These artists’ unique skills, philosophies and painting styles will be taught by instructor and artist Ann Breckon. You can register for individual classes or for the entire series. Classes occur every other week from January 28 – March 25. A supply list is provided upon registration.

Nature and historic site photography workshop

White River Valley Museum
Date: 4/18/2015, 10 AM – 3 PM

Learn the basics of taking great nature shots with instructor Cary Davidson. This workshop will have a classroom component in the barn at Mary Olson Farm as well as a field study of the flora, fauna and historic buildings at the Farm. Students must be 13 years or older and have transportation. $50 per person, registration required.  Minimum 8 students. Website for registration: http://wrvmuseum.org/nature_photography_workshop.html  Inquiries: 253-288-7439.

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 www.allegrodance.com.

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:  www.evergreencityballet.org or  425-228-6800 or info@evergreencityballet.org.

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.