Would you like to use your drawing and painting skills to illustrate children's books, contribute artwork to children's magazines, or reach other potential markets?
Learn how to create characters, use pictorial space to make the reader see what you want them to see, and choose the right images to best tell a story.
Learn how to use a storyboard, make book dummies, create art to illustrate stories, and practice different forms of storytelling.
Learn how to market your work, build a professional portfolio, write effective cover letters, and gain a general overview of copyright issues, contracts, and the publishing business.
SUPPLIES: Bring paper and pencils to first class
Experience the ancient art of working with clay. Learn basic hand-building using pinch, coil, or slab techniques; or, focus on wheel throwing. More experienced potters will work on control and artistic expression. A wide variety of firing techniques will be explored. This class is open to all levels of experience.
Clay included in class fee.
Discover creative uses of edibles as container accents. Learn about some of the unusual and interesting edibles with colorful foliage and texture to add striking focal points of color as well as delicious eats. By planting in containers ,even the smallest deck or patio or yard with terrible soil can offer a bounty of produce. Growing edibles is easy in containers and fun.
If you need extra ways to supplement your income but can’t figure out what is legitimate, then this class is for you. Learn how to identify scams, promote your talents, and find good employment opportunities. Whether you need to get out of debt, save for vacation, or just need to get food on the table, you will learn what is available to achieve your goals. Basic internet and email skills required. Course fee includes $25 book with companies and resources.
Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch! Companies hire people to make observations on their stores and employees. They need the information to train workers and improve customer service, and the result is that you get to earn money while you shop and eat. Learn who is hiring, what companies expect, how to write a great evaluation, report taxes, avoid scams, and how to get started.Basic internet and email skills required. Course fee includes $25 book with companies and resources.
Bethany Mooradian (QueenoftheRandomJob.com) is an author and presenter. She has helped thousands of people find legitimate work at home jobs and avoid scams through her books, training programs, website and classes.
In this 8-week course we will cover character & plot, setting & structure, and how to put it all together in a short story or novel. If you’ve always wanted to write, but don’t know how to get started, if you have a draft, but don’t know how to revise it for publication, this workshop is for you.
Q. Lindsey Barrett is graduate of the two-year Fiction Writing Program at the University of Washington, and received her MFA from Vermont College. In addition to teaching writing, she leads conference workshops, served as three-time short fiction contest judge then chair of the Novel category of Pacific Northwest Writers Conference's writing contest, is a reader for the Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize and the Katherine Patterson Prize for YA & Children’s Writing, and is a submission reader for the literary journal Hunger Mountain. She is a novelist and short story writer, and reviews books for Los Angeles Review and for BookPage. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in regional and national journals and magazines including Drunken Boat, Spindrift Art & Literary Journal, Author, and Cosmopolitan magazine. An excerpt of her novel-in-progress A Cooler Than Hot Place was selected for publication in New Voices.