ONLINE: Writing the Stories of Your Life

July 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - July 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

“To Be a Person is to Have a Story to Tell,” Isak Denison

Join me on three Wednesdays, July 7th, 14th, and 21st, for “Writing the Stories of Your Life” via Zoom from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. From beginners to experienced writers, we are like the old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse as we share our writings and provide tips and support for each other in our writing journeys.

The world is and has always been a bewildering place. Humankind evolved to seek out one another through the unique gift of sharing our stories. As children, we found comfort – from the never-give-up spirit of “The Little Engine That Could,” to the restored belief in things we cannot see in “The Polar Express.” Today, in an age where our ties to one another are frayed and incivility is pervasive, we can turn to each other and embrace a growing movement to restore the art of story writing, telling and sharing to its rightful place in building connection and community.

Based on the experience of past classes, you will have the time of your life as you laugh, cry and stand in awe of the shared experiences of interesting lives and different perspectives. As one student observed, “Each participant is gently nudged … to explore one’s own place in the world through his or her writing. Whether one seeks to be a published author or simply aspires to write in a journal for enjoyment, Sylvia’s expertise and her zest for storytelling are sure to inspire.” (Meredith Plant)

Join me and get hooked on the power of stories to improve your life and those of others.

This class is offered in partnership with our friends at Good Foods Co-op and is appropriate for ALL LEVELS.

This is a three-part series and will take place via Zoom on July 7th, 14th and 21st from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Tickets are $39 for general admission, $33 for Co-op owners.

Information about how to log into the Zoom meeting will be sent via email. Tickets can be purchased here.

Laughter Yoga

September 1, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - September 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Join us for laughter yoga and laugh as you've never laughed before.
No flexibility or sense of humor required! Bring your water and something to lie on (yoga mat, blanket, towel, etc) and wear loose comfortable clothing. (This class can be done sitting and does not require laying down.)
Everyone is welcome, we accommodate all genders, ages, and abilities. Tell a friend and share the joy of laughter! The goal is to leave feeling less stressed and more joyful while improving your overall health.
Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for owners and can be purchased in-store or online.

Introduction to Block Printmaking

September 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - September 15, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
Learn the fundamentals of block (linocut) printmaking with local artist and teacher, Stephen Wiggins.
In this class, local printmaker, Stephen Wiggins, will instruct students on how to carve, ink and print their images onto paper and fabric. Students will use sharp carving tools on Speedball brand Speedy-Carve linocut blocks to create custom prints without a printing press. Each student will receive five pieces of paper and one cotton bag to print on and may bring additional paper, t-shirts or other cotton materials if they like. Wiggins will also instruct students on proper clean-up of ink and maintenance of carving tools.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Wiggins holds a bachelor's degree in Art Studio and an associate's in Graphic Design. He has been a practicing printmaker, concentrating in lithography, silkscreen and linocut since 2003 and teaching since 2013. He currently teaches at Parks and Recreation as a studio tech and print master.
Tickets are $25 general admission, $23 for owners and can be purchased here.