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November 14th- November 20th, 2023  

Check out next week’s classes, workshops and events!

Beginner Bonsai  

November 15th
6:00PM – 9:00PM  

This interactive, hands-on workshop will introduce you to the ancient art
of Bonsai- the Japanese art of growing and training miniature trees in
containers, developed from the traditional Chinese art form of penjing.  

The first part of our workshop will be a presentation discussing the
terminology, history, philosophies and aesthetics used in Bonsai. We’ll
also cover tools used, techniques needed, and soil mechanics. This will
be followed by questions and discussion of live trees, with examples.
Finally students will have the opportunity to use the remaining two
hours to prune, shape, and repot their tree into a more pleasing Bonsai
container. Aftercare instructions and troubleshooting will wrap up the

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November 15th
10:00AM – 01:00PM  

Greeting cards are the perfect art product to enter the wholesale market
with. Many artists have a library of past work waiting to provide a new
revenue opportunity. Dissecting the Making of a Greeting Card Line 
will share the think, mechanics, production, pricing, and marketing of a
sellable greeting card line.  

This class is part of an online series. Sign up for individual, or all three.
All classes will take place via Zoom  

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Art Seekers Pre – K
November 15th

Looking for the perfect way to introduce your Pre-K child to visual arts?
This once a month class is perfect!  

Age 3-5 yr old children (who have not started Kindergarten) will discover
fun ways to create process art.  

Process Art is art that is child-directed, choice-driven, and celebrates the
experience of discovery. Therefore, the artwork is always unique and the
focus lies in the creation of the work, not the final product.   

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Creative Studio For Teens  
November 16th
6:00PM – 8:00PM  

Grab your friends and join us for this awesome creative opportunity!  

Each month we will meet to explore a new medium with Instructor/Artist
Terry Lynn Spry. Terry Lynn will lead us in a specific project incorporating
a variety of supplies, or you can bring your own piece/portfolio to work on,
in this creative, supportive environment.  

In October we’ll paint Landscapes with a focus on perspective. Bring a photo
of landscape and Terry Lynn will teach you techniques to create a special painting.  

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Bring Your Own Bonsai Workshop

November 16th
6:00PM – 9:00PM  

Join Bonsai expert, Michael Lane, for this three hour “bring your own tree” class.
We will focus on revisiting trees made in the beginner class, as well as any other
projects, you may be working on. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic
wiring, revisit shaping, and to ask questions.  

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Bring Your Own Bonsai: Windswept Style
November 17th
6:00PM – 9:00PM  

Popular in Southeast Asia, this style represents trees encountering strong winds
and turbulent forces. Branches are wired or pruned to appear windblown or “swept”. 

Join Bonsai expert, Michael Lane, for this three hour “bring your own tree” class.
We will focus on Windswept style; suitable materials are elms, Premna, or other
small leaf trees.  

Wire, soil, and other supplies not included  

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Art Seekers 4th – 6th  
November 17th
10:00AM – 11:30AM  

New and Improved day-time youth art classes!  
Whether your child is home-schooled, and online learner, or simply on a school break,
join us for these monthly, age appropriate art classes. Students will discover and practice
with different mediums, learn about a variety of styles and have fun creating with their

This month we will create cornucopias with oil pastels.  

All supplies provided  

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Fridays With Francesco:
How to Draw Drapery (Ages 18+)  

November 17th
9:30AM – 3:30PM  

The student will learn how to simplify and construct different types of
drapery from simple yet characteristic shapes and forms. In the morning
after understanding the basic design of drapery.  

The student will draw from old masters drapery studies in which the fabrics
move and wrap around the figure. In the afternoon we will apply the notions
learned with a drapery still life.

All lessons will include introduction, lesson overview, drawing demonstrations
and one on one assistance and feedback.  

There will be a lunch break from 12:30-1:00PM  

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SoulCollage: Let Your Wisdom Speak
(Beginner To Pro Level)  

November 17th
10:00PAM – 12:30PM  

Each session will take participants deeper into the practice of SoulCollage®.
We will engage in the practice of SoulCollage® to access our own wisdom
and guide. This creative and intuitive collage process allows you to explore
the different aspects of your personality and soul and deepen your under-
standing of yourself and your place in the world.  

During this series we will:
-Take time for reflective card-making
-Explore ways to introduce new cards to your deck
-Do individual and group readings
-Create a wisdom circle with our cards
-Discover ways to use our cards for discernment and decision-making
-And more!  

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Art – Tini Nights At the Alliance:
Felted Landscapes

November 17th
6:00PM – 9:00PM  

Art-Tini Night was so popular this summer that we’re bringing it back for the fall!  

Join the Alliance every 2nd Friday of the month as we get your creative juices flow-
ing with craft cocktails. Each class will feature a different art project and 3 tasty ‘Tinis
per participant.  

In November we’ll create felted landscapes. This class was so popular, we have to do
it again!  

This class is perfect for a Girls Night Out, a fun date night or a just a great way to wind
down after a busy week!  

All Supplies provided  

This class is for those 21 and over only  

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Family ArtLab
November 18th
10:00AM – 12:00PM  

Make creativity part of your family routine the 3rd Saturday of each month during
Family ArtLab! Drop in for free, hands-on family fun from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore
something new every month like art making, gallery activities, games and more –
all inspired by artworks on view in the gallery, famous artists, national holidays and
artistic traditions around the world.  

November’s project will be exploring oil pastel, inspired by Artist Doug MacGregor
(currently showing in the gallery).  
December’s project will be creating paper ornaments and wrapping paper.    

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Wire Wrapped Jewelry Making
(Ages 15+)
November 18th
10:00AM – 2:00PM  

Basic wire working for beginners- no experience necessary!  

We will be making jewelry using basic wire working techniques. You will
learn to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces using wire and beads.  

All supplies will be provided by the Instructor  

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Fine Art Acrylic – Plein Air
(Ages 18+)
November 20th
9:30AM – 12:00PM  

Join artist Marilyn Hedlund for an indoor/outdoor in-person plein air painting
class where nature will be your guide. Each class will begin indoors, with the
option of moving outdoors for painting. Learn to use landscapes or seascapes
as the basis for a painting. Your paintings will be impressionistic in the style
of Monet and the other Impressionists.  

Free up your expression and sense of confining boundaries by focusing on
color combinations and painting from the heart. Students will participate in
critique sessions, one-on-one instruction and group lessons in color and
composition. Beginners are welcome and will be in a class with mixed skill

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