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Special Interest and Cultural Arts Program

Follow your creativity with our Fall Classes!

Special Interest Classes

Claydies Night
Join us for six weeks of fun and creativity as you experience hand building and glazing pottery as well as paint-your-own ceramics. No experience is necessary. Hand built works will be bisque-fired prior to glazing. Final projects will be kiln-fired and returned to Si View Community Center for pick up within 2-3 weeks after the last class. Class fee includes guided instruction, all non-toxic materials and firing. Remember to dress for mess!
Location: Meadowbrook Farm
Fee: $199
18+ ThursSep 25-Oct 30 6:30PM-8:30PM
Get Home Safe
Howling Coyote Outfitters offers the ‘Get Home Safe’ seminar. This seminar teaches people how to significantly increase their odds of surviving short-term emergencies arising from natural disasters, severe weather, car breakdowns, mishaps in the wilderness (getting lost or hurt for example), economic hiccups, or any number of scenarios that remove people from their homeostatic (controlled) environments where there is a working thermostat and plenty to drink and eat. We teach BASIC survival skills that ANYONE can master quickly!
Instructor: Chris Slife
Location: Fireside Room
Fee: $75
18+ SatOct 11 9:00AM-11:00AM
Watercolor Workshop - (Basic & Advanced Techniques)
This one-day seminar will introduce the student to the basic elements of watercolor and rarely taught advanced techniques that separate the mundane from the spectacular. Handouts will be provided, including a reading list for further study. The seminar will be broken into two sections. The first session will present an introduction to watercolor painting and basic technique. The second session will provide the student with tools to take his paintings from” Nice Watercolor.” to “WOW!”
Instructor: Jeff Waters
Location: Si View Social Room
Fee: $40
16+ SatNov 8 10:00AM-3:00PM
*please bring a sack lunch ** A complete supplies list will be available once registered
Photography Classes
Photography workshop North Bend and Issaquah
Sandy is an admired photographer and is passionate about sharing his knowledge of photography with others. His 3 Hour Photography classes will not only improve your skills but you’ll network with other photographers in a fun atmosphere and get a Sandy’s students work with their own digital cameras to apply the principles behind stopping action, framing, focusing, and lighting in basic classes. Sandy uses simple explanations to show them how to optimize shots on automatic settings or with a manually set aperture value, then sends students out to take a list of photos that demonstrate the techniques. During the basic, advanced, and creative sessions, students take photos which help in absorbing tips on shutter speed, depth of field and focus that will help you capture admired images. When combined, the classes comprehensively cover both theoretical and technical ends of photography.

FREE membership to Club SnapShot! You’ll receive FREE photo tips to help improve your photos, FREE unbiased comparison help and suggestions before you buy a new camera, lens or other photography equipment and the ability Network with other photographers to have fun and improve your photography.

Instructor: SnapShotSandy, Sandy Horvath
Locations: North Bend and/or Issaquah, WA
Class Fee: One class $49, ($150 value), two classes $89, ($300 value) or all three classes $139, ($450 value)
BUY A CLASS: SnapShotSandy website
Si View Guitar Lessons
All ages from beginner to advanced can learn to sing and play guitar, write songs, solo, read music, and understand music theory. Collin Mulvany has a Bachelor’s degree in guitar performance and has over twenty years of teaching experience.
Lessons are 1/2 hour in length. Sign up for time slot between 3:00PM-7:00 PM
Instructor: Collin Mulvany
Location: Meadowbrook Farm
Fee: $135/month
All AgesTuesSept 2-Dec 16 3:00PM-7:00 PM*
All Lessons are 1/2 hour long
Adult/Senior Tap
You are never too old to make some noise! Let yourself go in this beginning/intermediate tap class! Learn basic steps and rhythms, traveling time steps and tap combinations! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your tap shoes the first day!
Instructor: Cristie Coffing
Location: Mt Si Senior Center
Punch card fee: $30/5 classes (valid for 90 days)
Drop in fee: $7
Adults/SeniorsTuesSep 9-Dec 16 1:15PM-2:00PM

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