Articipate Sunday classes for adults begin Sunday September 30

Come get inspired as you spend a creative evening with neighbors and friends, and learn from a favorite local artist. Take a class in visual art, culinary art, theatre and more. for more information or to register.

Communication Through Drawing by Nate Calderone Sunday, September 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm Salida Community Center Adult Series. $12/class + $5/supply fee Sharpen your pencils as well as your skills. We’re going to take a look at the communication power of cartoons. This class will teach you how to get ideas and concepts out of your head and onto paper. So come learn how to think when you draw and how to draw what you think.

About the Artist: Naters is a cartoonist by day and a sleep by night. Born and raised in the mountains of Colorado, he was voted “most artistic” in high school, received a B.S. degree in animation and has survived as a freelance artist for over two decades. He spends his time making stuff, up and then drawing it.

Painting Play Night with Lisa De Young Sunday, October 7, 5:00pm-7:00pm Salida Community Center Adult Series. $12/class + $8 supply fee Does your inner kid want to come out to play? Unleash Your Creativity with Painting Play! Just as we all like to play outside (skiing, hiking, biking, boating, etc), which is also part of our creative expression, we can enjoy playing on paper, too. As when you were a kid and out came the crayons or paints for making shapes & marks on a paper, and it did not matter what you were creating – you were just doing it for the expression of it: that is what Intuitive Painting is about at its core.

There is no need to have any experience with a paintbrush or to know what you will paint ahead of time. This process is about painting from your intuition, the felt sense in your body and letting go of what the “end product” looks like. All that matters is being with the experience in the moment.

Painting play is an invitation to your inner kid who loves creating and wants to express herself with color.

About the Artist: Lisa De Young Lisa, aka the mountain mermaid, is a creative, independent spirit whose motto in life is Create, Play, Explore. Lisa is a painter, printer, and journal maker who loves to play with mixed media on many types of paper. Founder of River Town Press and Mountain Mermaid journaling, she teaches others to paint, print, and play! When she’s not out exploring the trails she can often be seen pedaling around town with her colorful bag of journaling supplies. Embracing her creative life is an ongoing adventure, a journey that she loves and trusts more each year – and hopes to inspire others to do the same.

The Art of the Spring Roll with Phanny Jones Sunday, October 14, 5:00pm-7:00pm Salida Community Center Adult Series. $12/class + $10 supply fee Learn about ingredients, the culture and history of spring rolls. Then receive step by step instruction and ingredient list for this classic dish. Enjoy this treat with other neighbors and friend. Register early as space will fill quickly.

About the Artist: Phanny Jones, along with husband Mike Jones, owned and operated Little Cambodia, Salida’s local favorite for fresh food at lunch or dinner, for over seven years. It started as a catering business over twelve years ago, and after much success and popularity at the Farmer’s Market, they opened the restaurant. Phanny is a chef and caterer.

Baking with Sarah Gartzman Coconut Macaroons & Raspberry Bars Sunday, October 21, 5:00pm-7:00pm Salida Community Center. Adult Series. $12/class + $10 supply fee In this baking class, Pastry Chef Sarah Gartzman will teach you how to make her famous Raspberry Jam Bars and Coconut Macaroons. Probably two of the most popular items sold at Sweetie’s Sandwich Shop, you’ll learn the basic baking techniques to recreate these recipes again and again.

About the Artist Sarah Gartzman. Pastry Chef and Restaurateur owns Salida hotspots, Sweetie’s Sandwich Shop, Mo Burrito, and The Biker and the Baker. She has worked in kitchens for over a decade and brings a classic french pastry style paired with rustic finesse to all of her recipes.

Play Well with Others- Theatre with Jan Justis. Exploring how Play, Theater and Community intersect Sunday, October 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm Salida Community Center Adult Series. $12 Do you play well with others? Let’s explore this compelling question together! The workshop is structured with exercises and games for the group, with partners and alone. Through participation, observation, verbal and non-verbal expression and interaction, we discover ways of building community and what it means to ‘play well with others’. “Probably 70% of everyday communication is body language. A further 20% is the music of the voice (pitch, volume, pace, rhythms energy), only 10% the surface meaning of the words. Clarity of intent is necessary for theatrical performers, but we can all take charge of this process. We all communicate. We all seek to be clearly understood.” Lorna Marshall, The Body Speaks

About the Artist: Jan Justis has produced dance and theater in New York, Chicago, Denver and Salida. She toured internationally and danced on Broadway with the Nikolais Dance Theatre and was Founder and Artistic Director of the Jan Justis Dance Company in Denver. She holds a BA in Dance and Theatre from Barat College and a Masters in Humanities, Theatre and History emphasis, from CU, Denver. Justis has taught modern dance and movement for actors in colleges, dance festivals, conferences and studios across the U.S. She has also directed and choreographed over 25 plays and musicals and taught Dance and Theater in the Cherry Creek Schools in Aurora, Colorado for 20 years. During this time, one of her full-evening works was produced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and she co-directed two musicals (Chess and The Secret Garden) selected for International Thespian Conferences. Justis is past president of the Colorado Dance Alliance. She served on the boards of The Governor’s Commision on Arts in Education and Salida’s Stage Left Theatre Company, with whom she acted, directed and served as Artistic Director for 2 years. She was honored to receive the Alliance for Colorado Theatre Richard L Knaub award for “Outstanding Colorado Theatre Teacher”.

Silk Screening with Ken Brandon at Box of Bubbles Sundays, November 4, 11, and 18, 5:00pm-7:00pm *A 3-part series; meets at Box of Bubbles Adult Series. $33/series + $12 supply fee Learn how to silk screen with Ken Brandon! Over the 3 week series, you will get inspired as you receive a historical overview and view examples. Discover materials, equipment, and learn to stretch your screen. learn about emulsions, squeegees, inks, press, and substrates. Prepare, coat your screens, and discover options or limitations of the design to be printed. You’ll determine substrate, create and refine your design, and prepare it for exposure. Then wash out screens, prepare and size your substrate, tape your screen and prepare it for printing. Print your designs, and celebrate your work! Take home your finished designs. Perfect for homemade holiday greetings or your own design you have always wanted to screen. Each class builds upon the other, with a completed print project at the end.

About the Artist Ken Brandon. As a designer, artist, screenwriter and former art educator, Brandon’s dream of opening Box of Bubbles has finally come true. Although still involved in the design process, he sold his sign business after 43 years in business. Ten years ago, he conceived of the idea to offer the community of Salida an arts center where people of all ages and abilities could come together and explore creativity. Mr. Brandon looks forward to putting his energy into helping people have fun discovering their creative “center” at the Box of Bubbles.

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