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McKinney Center



Spring 2022

Creative Circle Writers Group

Free

with Jules Corriere

Calendar Feb 10, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 12 weeks

Ages 15- Adult

This writers group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the McKinney Center. The group this year will focus on developing and generating stories for possible use in the monthly radio show “StoryTown Radio Show and Podcast” which performs at the McKinney Center and airs on WETS 89.5 FM. The group will also develop stories and pieces for other special story-based programs that are part of the StoryTown Initiative. In addition, members are encouraged to bring creative works to develop for their own purposes. Techniques in writing for radio and the stage are regularly discussed. 

Thursdays 10-11:30am February 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 14, 28, May 12, 26 - Ongoing.  

Art of Kokedamas Workshop

$107

with Grace Viola-Pearson

Calendar Jun 10, 2022 at 6 pm

Ages 16 - Adult

This two-hour course will teach the steps used to create beautiful and sustainable live kokedamas plants for the home or office.  The class will discuss the soils used, proper mixing techniques and then move into how to place the plant within the soil and then cover with dried moss, as you use decorative string to hold it together.  Once the kokedamas is complete, it will be decorated using a wide variety of accents, colors, and ideas to make this living work of art an expression of each student's character and inner beauty.  Along with this, the class will discuss proper care and handling of the plant and a quick history of the techniques used and where they originate from.

Friday, June 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $82.00, paid every two weeks.

Sun Prints (Cyanotype Printing) Workshop

$73

with Noah Booshu

Calendar Jun 18, 2022 at 2 pm

16 years old - Adult

The cyanotype, invented in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, is one of the oldest photographic processes.  Printmaking with Cyanotype (aka sun prints) is an exciting photographic printing technique.  Sometimes results are predictable, sometimes they are not.  We will work with the sun as our UV light source, and the sun and weather at the time will determine the intensity and sort of cyanotype prints we produce.  This will be a weekend workshop where students will be introduced to cyanotype printing and make their own images from found objects.

Saturday, June 18, 2:00 - 6:00 pm.

Art of Kokedamas Workshop

$107

with Grace Viola-Pearson

Calendar Jul 13, 2022 at 6 pm

Ages 16 - Adult

This two-hour course will teach the steps used to create beautiful and sustainable live kokedamas plants for the home or office.  The class will discuss the soils used, proper mixing techniques and then move into how to place the plant within the soil and then cover with dried moss, as you use decorative string to hold it together.  Once the kokedamas is complete, it will be decorated using a wide variety of accents, colors, and ideas to make this living work of art an expression of each student's character and inner beauty.  Along with this, the class will discuss proper care and handling of the plant and a quick history of the techniques used and where they originate from.

Wednesday, July 13, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Art of Kokedamas Workshop

$107

with Grace Viola-Pearson

Calendar Aug 10, 2022 at 6 pm

Ages 16 - Adult

This two-hour course will teach the steps used to create beautiful and sustainable live kokedamas plants for the home or office.  The class will discuss the soils used, proper mixing techniques and then move into how to place the plant within the soil and then cover with dried moss, as you use decorative string to hold it together.  Once the kokedamas is complete, it will be decorated using a wide variety of accents, colors, and ideas to make this living work of art an expression of each student's character and inner beauty.  Along with this, the class will discuss proper care and handling of the plant and a quick history of the techniques used and where they originate from.

Wednesday, August 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.





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