Workshops

Monotype Printing

Presenter: Chenda Cope
Saturday October 8, 9am-12pm

Learn to make a series of unique prints with different colors and materials. We will use an etching press for this workshop but also go over some techniques that can be done without a press.

Creative Legacy Projects

Presenter: Dina Stander
Monday, October 10, 4-5:30pm
Online

As best intended, a legacy is a reflection of one’s purpose and continuing contribution (after death) to the river of life. In this workshop we’ll stroll past the static memorial bench to consider how the things and ideas we leave behind can offer an opportunity for enduring collaboration with the people we love. A knitter might bequeath projects just begun to friends who knit to complete. A gardener might leave packets of saved seeds labeled for destinations with good soil and green thumbs. What do you want to give as you go?

Writing Practice with erin feldman – October 13

Presenter: erin feldman
Thursday October 13, 6:30-7:30pm
Online

Writing Practice is a 6-week, drop-in online generative writing workshop. Through free-writing and structured practice with various drafting techniques we will build up a bank of raw material. Some of us will use this to craft poems, stories and other personal writing—others may prefer to write with no future agenda. Each session will include the opportunity to read one’s work aloud. Presented by erin feldman of Center Content. $10 per session.

It Takes a Village: Models for Community Death Care

Presenter: Dina Stander
Monday, October 17, 4-5:30pm
Online

How do different cultures and communities go about caring for the dying and the dead? We’ll consider rising trends in the US and Canada towards formal and informal end-of-life care circles, death houses, and cooperative memorial societies. And we’ll discuss what resources are available if you want to create new options in your community.

Making My Dreams Real: My Life with Sled Dogs!

Presenter: Marla Brodsky
Tuesday, October 18, 12-1pm

As a kid in elementary school, Marla Brodsky used to write reports about the 1924 Serum Run. Mail-carrying mushers relay-raced huskies to Nome with serum to save dying children from a diphtheria epidemic. 50 years later, she has an Alaskan husky sled dog team that I drove cros-continent in December of 2019, arriving in Two Rivers, Alaska to temperatures of -35 to -55 degrees. Her dream of bringing a team to Alaska and mushing through native villages on the Yukon River and Bering Sea came to be in when she was chosen to mush the Memorial Serum Run Trail Expedition, 750 miles over three weeks from Nenana to Nome, camping out in tents at 45 degrees below zero and staying in schools, tribal halls and community centers. She was one of the last mushers allowed to enter those villages for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how she achieved her dream and made her visions real!

Writing Practice with erin feldman – October 20

Presenter: erin feldman
Thursday October 20, 6:30-7:30pm
Online

Writing Practice is a 6-week, drop-in online generative writing workshop. Through free-writing and structured practice with various drafting techniques we will build up a bank of raw material. Some of us will use this to craft poems, stories and other personal writing—others may prefer to write with no future agenda. Each session will include the opportunity to read one’s work aloud. Presented by erin feldman of Center Content. $10 per session.

GCC Campus Geology

Presenter: Richard Little
Saturday October 22, 1-2:30pm

From colliding continents and splitting continents to the rise and fall of Lake Hitchcock, we can trace amazing geological history on the GCC campus! Meet at the GCC roundabout on College Drive for a walking tour guided by Professor Emeritus Richard Little—from the playing fields through the geology path and uphill into the forest that reveals the old shoreline of Lake Hitchcock. Not wheelchair accessible for the last half. $10 per participant.

Ask a Death Doula

Presenter: Dina Stander
Monday, October 24, 6:30-8pm
Online

“My [person I love] is dying, how can I help them?” End-of-life doulas provide non-medical holistic support to people who are dying and the people who care for them. We’ll begin by reviewing the scope of EOLD care, sharing access points to local and online resources, and offering guidelines for finding the right fit with a practitioner. From there, any question is fair game. This workshop is also appropriate for people considering EOLD training.

Writing Practice with erin feldman – October 27

Presenter: erin feldman
Thursday October 27, 6:30-7:30pm
Online

Writing Practice is a 6-week, drop-in online generative writing workshop. Through free-writing and structured practice with various drafting techniques we will build up a bank of raw material. Some of us will use this to craft poems, stories and other personal writing—others may prefer to write with no future agenda. Each session will include the opportunity to read one’s work aloud. Presented by erin feldman of Center Content. $10 per session.

Writing Practice with erin feldman – November 3

Presenter: erin feldman
Thursday November 3, 6:30-7:30pm
Online

Writing Practice is a 6-week, drop-in online generative writing workshop. Through free-writing and structured practice with various drafting techniques we will build up a bank of raw material. Some of us will use this to craft poems, stories and other personal writing—others may prefer to write with no future agenda. Each session will include the opportunity to read one’s work aloud. Presented by erin feldman of Center Content. $10 per session.

Make Your Own Book

Presenter: Chenda Cope
Saturdays, November 5, 12 & 19, 9am-12pm

In this three-session workshop we will learn bookbinding and printing techniques, culminating in the creation of your own printed books. Demos will depend on interest but might include portfolios, multi-signature bindings, covers, accordion books, block-printing, stamping and monotype.

Charcoal Portraits

Presenter: Johanna Hoogendyk
Saturday December 3, 10am-1pm

Learn the basics of drawing with charcoal and work on your own self portrait. Demonstrations will include a portrait drawing demo and examples of charcoal techniques.

Making My Dreams Real: My Life with Sled Dogs! (Online)

Presenter: Marla Brodsky
Tuesday, December 6, 6-7pm
Online

As a kid in elementary school, Marla Brodsky used to write reports about the 1924 Serum Run. Mail-carrying mushers relay-raced huskies to Nome with serum to save dying children from a diphtheria epidemic. 50 years later, she has an Alaskan husky sled dog team that I drove cros-continent in December of 2019, arriving in Two Rivers, Alaska to temperatures of -35 to -55 degrees. Her dream of bringing a team to Alaska and mushing through native villages on the Yukon River and Bering Sea came to be in when she was chosen to mush the Memorial Serum Run Trail Expedition, 750 miles over three weeks from Nenana to Nome, camping out in tents at 45 degrees below zero and staying in schools, tribal halls and community centers. She was one of the last mushers allowed to enter those villages for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how she achieved her dream and made her visions real!

Holiday Gift Making

Presenter: LaunchSpace
Wednesday December 7, 1-4pm

Experiencing the joy of the holidays with others is a gift in itself. LaunchSpace‘s makerspace is the place to craft together and create with friends and like-minded people. Gifts are thoughtful and affordable when you use a makerspace! Create your own ornaments, decorations, gifts, cards, jewelry, soap, leather goods and more in our makerspace during this one-day holiday maker open studio. You can stay in one studio or make in multiple studios: spend some time at the amazing new jewelry shop and work on a project of your choice at your own pace; learn the basics of soap making; or make leather earrings, a bracelet and a necklace using a special “stripper” tool. $50 per participant.

Introduction to Watercolor

Presenter: Johanna Hoogendyk
Saturday January 14, 9am-12pm

Learn the basics of watercolor painting. Experiment with blending, color mixing, and layering. We will look at landscape painting, botanical painting, and still life painting.