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The BIG Shaabang at TwispWorks!

Here in the Methow Valley we like to kick off the summer high season with a Big Shaabang! Come join us for a fun, free, family event featuring live music, open art studios and delicious local food and drink! Come chat with some of the Valley’s most talented artists and craftspeople, tour the native plant and natural dye gardens, cool off in the Plaza splash pad or just enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawns. The Big Shaabang is a celebration of everything that makes summer the Methow so wonderful – the bounty of the valley, the arts and the community!

What: The Big Shaabang@TwispWorks
When: Saturday May 23rd Noon-3PM
Where: TwispWorks
Who: YOU! All ages welcome
How Much: FREE!

For The Love of Winter – Nature Journaling Class: Snowy Peaks & Valleys

Perri Howard and Mary Kiesau are offering nature journaling classes in February that combine educational excursions outdoors with indoor nature drawing lessons. Participants will explore and learn about the winter landscape while becoming more engaged naturalists and practicing drawing with a fun and supportive group. All materials are provided and all levels, including beginners, are encouraged to attend. Take home completed work after each class.

Space is limited to 12 people per class, and registration is required. Get more info and register online at mountainkindphotography.com or at vmgworks.com, or contact Mary Kiesau kiesau@gmail.com or at 509-551-6714, or Perri Howard perri@vmgworks.com, 509-557-2299.

Class starts with a short natural history walk outdoors, if the weather cooperates, led by Mary Kiesau. The class will then go to Perri’s studio at TwispWorks for drawing lessons and skills-building for three hours or so. With the opportunity to work from real life and photographs these sessions are designed for everyone at every level. Beginners will learn lots of tips and step-by-step “recipes” for drawing and nature journaling, and more experienced students will hone in on details and more expressive techniques. More details will be sent before each class.

These classes are designed for ages 16 and up. If you would like to bring someone under the age of 16, please call or email Perri to discuss other options.

Perri Howard of Velocity Made Good and Mary Kiesau of Mountain Kind Natural History & Photography have offered dozens of nature journaling classes together for several years. Contact either of them if you have questions before registering.

For The Love of Winter – Nature Journaling Class: The River In Winter

Perri Howard and Mary Kiesau are offering nature journaling classes in January and February that combine educational excursions outdoors with indoor nature drawing lessons. Participants will explore and learn about the winter landscape while becoming more engaged naturalists and practicing drawing with a fun and supportive group. Attend individual classes or a series. All materials are provided and all levels, including beginners, are encouraged to attend. Take home completed work after each class.

Classes meet on Fridays, 12:30pm-5:00pm, on Feb 7, Feb 21 and Feb 28. Each class stands on its own, however if you sign up for the whole series your skills will build on each other, giving you a richer experience. All materials are included and you will take home completed work after each class.

Space is limited to 12 people per class, and registration is required. Get more info and register online at mountainkindphotography.com or at vmgworks.com, or contact Mary Kiesau kiesau@gmail.com or at 509-551-6714, or Perri Howard perri@vmgworks.com, 509-557-2299.

Themed classes are on the following dates:
February 7: The River in Winter
February 21: Winter Birds
February 28: Snowy Peaks & Valleys

Each class starts with a short natural history walk outdoors, if the weather cooperates, led by Mary Kiesau. The class will then go to Perri’s studio at TwispWorks for drawing lessons and skills-building for three hours or so. With the opportunity to work from real life and photographs these sessions are designed for everyone at every level. Beginners will learn lots of tips and step-by-step “recipes” for drawing and nature journaling, and more experienced students will hone in on details and more expressive techniques. More details will be sent before each class.

These classes are designed for ages 16 and up. If you would like to bring someone under the age of 16, please call or email Perri to discuss other options.

Perri Howard of Velocity Made Good and Mary Kiesau of Mountain Kind Natural History & Photography have offered dozens of nature journaling classes together for several years. Contact either of them if you have questions before registering.

Grand Opening of the Methow Valley Jewelry Collective

Just in time for Valentine’s Day – come celebrate the Grand Opening of the Methow Valley Jewelers Collective on Saturday February 1st from 3-6PM.
Enjoy refreshments and jewels!

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