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Creative Learning (on-line)

We Are Asking for Help

Our community is heavily impacted by the COVID-19 virus. We could use your help. We would appreciate if you could make a donation to help us continue to support the artistic community in the Gorge. You can text the code “CCAHR” to the number 44-321 or click below. Thank you for anything you can give.

Click Here to Make a Donation

Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles!

New episodes will be posted each weekday at 10am PST and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.  Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES! Click here to start doodling with Mo!!

Writing through the Darkness: Nurturing creativity in troubled times

Facilitated by Eileen Garvin

4 week class, on-line, starts Tuesday, March 31, 2020

“Language is limited, it’s a faulty tool. But how high it lights the dark.” — Aimee Bender

Our lives as humans are dynamic, varied and constantly changing. Our days might be difficult, commonplace or extraordinarily beautiful. Writing is one way to find footing and maintain balance, especially during troubled times.

During this free, four-week class, students will receive writing prompts three days per week by email and will discuss their work during a once-weekly group video conference. Students can submit up to three pages of work for written instructor feedback at any time during the course.

Participation will be limited to 10 people and class starts Tuesday, March 31. The class is full. If you are interested in future classes, please contact the teaching artist:

Eileen Garvin

About the instructor: Eileen Garvin is the author of the memoir How to be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism. Her novel, Bee Music, is forthcoming from Dutton. She blogs at PsychologyToday.com at “Sister on the Edge of Autism.” Her writing has appeared with Introvert Dear, Alaska Airlines Magazine and Travel Oregon and is forthcoming from Creative Nonfiction MagazineEileen is one of the producers of Rooted: Gorge Stories of Community, Creativity and Innovation.


4/1/2020

Theatre Classes and Video’s with Northwest Children’s Theatre

Wednesdays at 1pm Starting April 1st

New free on-line program “How Do You Do?” by NWCT Associate Artistic Director, actor, maker of puppets, props, and sets, master chef, and all around creative mastermind John Ellingson will be entertaining us with his expertise on social media.

From make-up tutorials and magic tricks to puppets and pasta, be sure to tune in to NWCT’s Facebook and Instagram weekdays at 1pm for the video of the day.

Videos will also be posted to NWCT’s YouTube for viewing
any time!

Puppetry with Kelly Campbell

“Puppet Interview” and videos: www.youtube.com/campbekel

New videos available weekly!
Professional Puppeteer, Kelly Campbell, presents daily entertaining videos featuring “How To” puppet-making tutorials on shadow puppetry, rod puppets, marionettes, and puppets you can make out of ordinary recycled objects found at home. Also featured are delightful cut-paper Stop Motion Animation videos and fun interactive puppet interviews.

See more, find classes and fun at www.KCpuppetree.com

We Are Asking for Help

Our community is heavily impacted by the COVID-19 virus. We could use your help. We would appreciate if you could make a donation to help us continue to support the artistic community in the Gorge. You can text the code “CCAHR” to the number 44-321 or click below. Thank you for anything you can give.

Click Here to Make a Donation

Columbia Center for the Arts

215 Cascade Avenue
PO Box 1543
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 387-8877
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Center Hours

(Labor Day - Memorial Day)
Tuesday-Saturday , 11am-5pm
(Memorial Day - Labor Day )
Monday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

Closed Holidays:
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

 

 

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