Register for classes — Mini-workshops

Prep Meals Like a Pro

Prep Meals Like a Pro

Price: $45

Days: M (week 1), July 17

Times: 9:00am–12:00pm

Instructor: Meadow Bailey

Location: Hutchison Center/CTC Kitchen

Learn to plan your week with delicious, nutritious meals. This class will focus on organization and practical skills that help make your daily meals easy and quick. By breaking down a week of planning into simple steps, this class will help you become the home cook you didn’t know you had time to be! Different recipes will be outlined and examples will be given.
Materials Fee: $10

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Pilates (first Monday only)

Price: $25

Days: M (week 1), July 17

Times: 9:30–10:20am

Instructor: Ruth Merriman

Location: North Star Dance Studio

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African Marimba Workshop for the Complete Novice

Price: $40

Days: M (week 1), July 17

Times: 10:00–11:30am

Instructor: Jim Levine

Location: University Park Gym

This workshop is for the person who has never played an African Marimba but always wanted to try. Or maybe never even heard of an African Marimba but thinks it must be really fun, because it is! This workshop will provide an introduction to the African Marimba and the different voices in the ensemble. One song will be taught and everyone will be playing by the end of the session. This is the most accessible music ever. No keyboard or music reading skills are required. Equipment will be provided.

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Zentangle Basics

Zentangle Basics

Price: $40

Days: M (week 1), July 17

Times: 10:00am–12:00pm

Instructor: Sandra Westcott

Location: University Park 158

Zentangle® is an easy to learn way of creating beautiful patterned images with pen and paper. Developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the art form is a combination of art technique and meditative process. No experience necessary to learn how to tangle. Materials fee: $10

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In–Depth Kiln Formed Glass Workshop

In–Depth Kiln Formed Glass Workshop

Price: $150

Days: MTW (week 1), July 17–19

Times: 12:00–4:00pm

Instructor: Margaret Donat

Location: TBA

This class is designed for the aspiring glass artist that wants to learn more than the basics and make larger, more complex glass projects. Students will begin with the basics the first day, then advance to larger projects. Many experimental techniques will be demonstrated. One-one attention will be given to help students achieve a show-stopping glass piece. Class materials may be purchased from the instructor or at Expressions in Glass.
Materials: Instructor will provide all tools and smaller pieces of glass. [more]

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Sewing as an Art Form — Technique Class

Price: $55

Days: M (week 1), July 17

Times: 1:00–6:20pm

Instructor: Rachel Clark

Location: Gruening 205

Materials list
Students will explore a variety of techniques such as fast piecing, appliqué, folded techniques, fake bound buttonholes, piping, covered buttons and anything else that may pop into Rachel’s head. The goal is to help beginning and intermediate/advanced sewers build skills to improve and enhance their work. Each student will be creating a personal notebook of these techniques. Sewing machine and supplies are required.

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Jazz Vocal Workshop: Learn Some Standards With Greta

Price: $30

Days: M (week 1), July 17

Times: 2:30–3:20pm

Instructors: Greta Matassa, Darin Clendenin

Location: Music 301

Learn to sing jazz with the wonderful Greta Matassa! What songs does a jazz singer sing? If you’re new to jazz singing, you can learn about the jazz repertoire. If you’re an experienced singer, come and refresh your skills. We will learn some classic jazz standards, a different selection every session.

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Steel Pan for the Complete Novice

Steel Pan for the Complete Novice

Price: $35

Days: M (week 1), July 17

Times: 3:00–4:00pm

Instructor: Chris Tanner

Location: The Music Room Downtown

This workshop is for the person who has never played the steel pan but always wanted to try. The one-hour workshop will provide an introduction to the steel pan and to the different voices in a steel drum ensemble. One tune will be taught. No keyboard or music-reading skills are required. Equipment will be provided.

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Jacob’s Ladder Box

Jacob’s Ladder Box

Price: $125

Days: MTW (week 1), July 17–19

Times: 5:00–7:50pm

Instructor: Susan Joy Share

Location: University Park Kitchen

Materials list
In this 3-evening workshop we will make a Jacob’s Ladder box with compartments that are hidden and revealed as the cover swings open from either side. We’ll start by making a model to keep as a reference and then create a more finished, content filled box. Materials fee $15. All levels welcome.

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Living In The Heart

Living In The Heart

Price: $40

Days: MW (week 1), July 17 & 19

Times: 5:30–7:30pm

Instructor: Pam Nelson

Location: Dance Theatre Fairbanks

It is easy to become overwhelmed by busy schedules, noise and details - and getting stuck in left-brain thinking.  Using guided meditations, experiential activities, breath and sound, participants will have the opportunity to:
-Open, heal and journey into the sacred space of your Heart.
-Re-connect with both your outer and inner world.
-Create a state of coherence between the heart and mind, which can help lower stress, frustration, anxiety and anger.

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Glass Fusion — small project

Glass Fusion — small project

Price: $50

Days: T (week 1), July 18

Times: 10:30–11:30am

Instructor: Debbie Mathews

Location: Expressions in Glass

Learn fusing techniques along with cutting, grinding and designing a fused glass project. Project choices offered are a small plate 5x5, window hanging or windchimes. Decorate your projects with glass stringers, noodles, globs, crushed glass, and glass pieces you cut with a glass cutter. We fuse your sun catcher or plate in a kiln. This is a fun and creative class anyone can do.

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In–Depth Kiln Formed Glass Workshop

In–Depth Kiln Formed Glass Workshop

Price: $150

Days: MTW (week 1), July 17–19

Times: 12:00–4:00pm

Instructor: Margaret Donat

Location: TBA

This class is designed for the aspiring glass artist that wants to learn more than the basics and make larger, more complex glass projects. Students will begin with the basics the first day, then advance to larger projects. Many experimental techniques will be demonstrated. One-one attention will be given to help students achieve a show-stopping glass piece. Class materials may be purchased from the instructor or at Expressions in Glass.
Materials: Instructor will provide all tools and smaller pieces of glass. [more]

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Glass Fusion — large project

Glass Fusion — large project

Price: $75

Days: T (week 1), July 18

Times: 1:00–2:00pm

Instructor: Debbie Mathews

Location: Expressions in Glass

Learn fusing techniques along with cutting, grinding and designing a larger plate 8x8 or a picture frame/mirror project. Decorate your projects with glass stringers, noodles, globs, crushed glass, and glass pieces you cut with a glass cutter. We fuse your sun catcher or plate in a kiln. This is a fun and creative class anyone can do.

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Sewing as an Art Form — Fast Piecing With Seminole Techniques

Price: $125

Days: TW (week 1), July 18 & 19

Times: 1:00–6:20pm

Instructor: Rachel Clark

Location: Gruening 205

Materials list
Students will be creating units that are made from long strips, and then sewn together, cut and remade into a Seminole pattern. The strips will be suitable to be used in a small quilt, wall hanging or garment. Please note: this class will focus on Seminole techniques, as opposed to Seminole piecing and is suitable for experienced beginners, intermediate and advanced sewers. Seminole piecing originated from the Seminole patchwork used in clothing created by Seminole Indians.

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Energetic Dance and Song

Energetic Dance and Song

Price: $40

Days: TTh (week 1), July 18 & 20

Times: 2:30–3:30pm

Instructors: Gianna Drogheo, James Yoshizawa

Location: Dance Theatre Fairbanks

“Energy is Everything!” And so let’s dance and sing our energies into the best, most brilliant selves we can imagine. Join James and Gianna as we embrace and raise our energies into joy and laughter and good health for body, mind and spirit.
We stand on the shoulders of thousands of years of dancers, singers and drummers who knew how to cleanse and renew our souls.

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Jazz Vocal Workshop: Learn Some Standards With Greta

Price: $30

Days: T (week 1), July 18

Times: 2:30–3:20pm

Instructors: Greta Matassa, Darin Clendenin

Location: Music 301

Learn to sing jazz with the wonderful Greta Matassa! What songs does a jazz singer sing? If you’re new to jazz singing, you can learn about the jazz repertoire. If you’re an experienced singer, come and refresh your skills. We will learn some classic jazz standards, a different selection every session.

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Beginning Tango Ensemble

Price: $50

Days: TW (week 1), July 18 & 19

Times: 3:00–4:30pm

Instructor: Jamie Maschler

Location: Fairbanks Lutheran Church

We will explore tango in its most traditional roots in Buenos Aries, Argentina and its evolution to popular culture as Tango Nuevo. We will read through a tango, milonga and vals in order to learn comping patterns, performance practices, and specific articulations used in the style. Music will be provided. Open to the following: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Accordion, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet/Trombone/Sax, Violin.

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Steel Pan for the Complete Novice

Steel Pan for the Complete Novice

Price: $35

Days: T (week 1), July 18

Times: 3:00–4:00pm

Instructor: Chris Tanner

Location: The Music Room Downtown

This workshop is for the person who has never played the steel pan but always wanted to try. The one-hour workshop will provide an introduction to the steel pan and to the different voices in a steel drum ensemble. One tune will be taught. No keyboard or music-reading skills are required. Equipment will be provided.

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Jacob’s Ladder Box

Jacob’s Ladder Box

Price: $125

Days: MTW (week 1), July 17–19

Times: 5:00–7:50pm

Instructor: Susan Joy Share

Location: University Park Kitchen

Materials list
In this 3-evening workshop we will make a Jacob’s Ladder box with compartments that are hidden and revealed as the cover swings open from either side. We’ll start by making a model to keep as a reference and then create a more finished, content filled box. Materials fee $15. All levels welcome.

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Fused Glass Jewelry

Fused Glass Jewelry

Price: $40

Days: T (week 1), July 18

Times: 6:30–8:30pm

Instructor: Margaret Donat

Location: TBA

Materials Fee: $20
Make your own beautiful glass jewelry while learning the basics of glass fusing. No experience is necessary! While creating pendants and earrings in glass you will learn proper and safe use of tools such as cutters, grinders, nippers, running pliers and glass breakers. Projects will be fired in a kiln. Glass is such a beautiful and fun art medium you are guaranteed to enjoy this class.

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Introduction to Whole Wheat Bread Baking

Introduction to Whole Wheat Bread Baking

Price: $40

Days: W (week 1), July 19

Times: 9:00am–12:00pm

Instructor: James Wardlaw-Bailey

Location: Hutchison Center/CTC Kitchen

Does bread-baking sound complicated? You might be surprised that all it takes is just a few simple ingredients and basic skills. In this workshop, you will learn how a simple whole wheat bread dough is constructed, and how different components affect the final loaf. You will use this knowledge to put together your own variation as a mini-loaf, feeling the dough texture change as you kneed it, watching as it rises, and smelling its wonderful aroma as it bakes.
Materials fee is $5

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Making Glass Beads

Making Glass Beads

Price: $80

Days: W (week 1), July 19

Times: 10:00am–1:00pm

Instructor: Debbie Mathews

Location: Expressions in Glass

Learn to make beads with a torch. Melt glass with a torch around a mandrel and learn to make cool glass beads. This will be a 3 hour class. No experience necessary.

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In–Depth Kiln Formed Glass Workshop

In–Depth Kiln Formed Glass Workshop

Price: $150

Days: MTW (week 1), July 17–19

Times: 12:00–4:00pm

Instructor: Margaret Donat

Location: TBA

This class is designed for the aspiring glass artist that wants to learn more than the basics and make larger, more complex glass projects. Students will begin with the basics the first day, then advance to larger projects. Many experimental techniques will be demonstrated. One-one attention will be given to help students achieve a show-stopping glass piece. Class materials may be purchased from the instructor or at Expressions in Glass.
Materials: Instructor will provide all tools and smaller pieces of glass. [more]

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Violin/Fiddle for Absolute Beginners

Violin/Fiddle for Absolute Beginners

Price: $80

Days: WThF (week 1), July 19–21

Times: 12:30–1:45pm

Instructor: Caitlin Warbelow

Location: UCPC High School Room

Have you always wished you could play a few tunes on the violin? Here's your chance! This fast-paced workshop will give you the basic skills needed to put you on the path to becoming a violinist or fiddler. By the end of the workshop you'll know how to hold the violin and bow properly, how to make a beautiful tone, and how to finger notes with your left hand. You'll also be given suggestions on how to expand upon your new-found skills and how to take advantage of musical opportunities for beginning violinists/fiddlers in Fairbanks year-round. [more]

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Sewing as an Art Form — Fast Piecing With Seminole Techniques

Price: $125

Days: TW (week 1), July 18 & 19

Times: 1:00–6:20pm

Instructor: Rachel Clark

Location: Gruening 205

Materials list
Students will be creating units that are made from long strips, and then sewn together, cut and remade into a Seminole pattern. The strips will be suitable to be used in a small quilt, wall hanging or garment. Please note: this class will focus on Seminole techniques, as opposed to Seminole piecing and is suitable for experienced beginners, intermediate and advanced sewers. Seminole piecing originated from the Seminole patchwork used in clothing created by Seminole Indians.

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Jazz Vocal Workshop: Conversational Phrasing

Price: $30

Days: W (week 1), July 19

Times: 2:30–3:20pm

Instructors: Greta Matassa, Darin Clendenin

Location: Music 301

Sing ballads from the heart. Why does it sound like Carmen McRae is talking to you when she’s singing? Why does Frank Sinatra seem to be in the same room with you while he’s singing “One For My Baby”? Learn some of the methods to personalize your ballads and make them more powerful.

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Beginning Tango Ensemble

Price: $50

Days: TW (week 1), July 18 & 19

Times: 3:00–4:30pm

Instructor: Jamie Maschler

Location: Fairbanks Lutheran Church

We will explore tango in its most traditional roots in Buenos Aries, Argentina and its evolution to popular culture as Tango Nuevo. We will read through a tango, milonga and vals in order to learn comping patterns, performance practices, and specific articulations used in the style. Music will be provided. Open to the following: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Accordion, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet/Trombone/Sax, Violin.

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Working With Lead Sheets: Interpreting and Using Chord Symbols

Price: $60

Days: WTh (week 1), July 19 & 20

Times: 3:00–4:15pm

Instructor: Chris Tanner

Location: The Music Room Downtown

In this two-day session, participants will learn how to interpret chord symbols commonly found in lead sheets. Participants will be exposed to basic chord theory and common chord progressions, and will be able to build on this understanding when improvising solos. No prior experience with music notation or music theory is necessary.

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Jacob’s Ladder Box

Jacob’s Ladder Box

Price: $125

Days: MTW (week 1), July 17–19

Times: 5:00–7:50pm

Instructor: Susan Joy Share

Location: University Park Kitchen

Materials list
In this 3-evening workshop we will make a Jacob’s Ladder box with compartments that are hidden and revealed as the cover swings open from either side. We’ll start by making a model to keep as a reference and then create a more finished, content filled box. Materials fee $15. All levels welcome.

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Zentangle Basics

Zentangle Basics

Price: $40

Days: W (week 1), July 19

Times: 5:00–7:00pm

Instructor: Sandra Westcott

Location: University Park 158

Zentangle® is an easy to learn way of creating beautiful patterned images with pen and paper. Developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the art form is a combination of art technique and meditative process. No experience necessary to learn how to tangle. Materials fee: $10

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Introduction to Flamenco

Introduction to Flamenco

Price: $80

Days: WTh (week 1), July 19 & 20

Times: 5:30–7:30pm

Instructor: Lucia Artacho

Location: Artisan's Courtyard

Beginner Level. Flamenco from ground 0. Includes a theory part that includes an historical overview of Flamenco origin, Flamenco terms, Flamenco palos (rhythms), and musicality. The students will learn a short Tango (Flamenco) choreography sequence and receive a CD containing different styles for them to practice their skills.
Bring form fitting clothing and, for women, flowy long skirt (some extras available to borrow at the workshop). Flamenco shoes a plus but not required; you can bring character shoes or dress shoes with no more than 2" heel. NO tap shoes and NO boots that restrict ankle movement.

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Living In The Heart

Living In The Heart

Price: $40

Days: MW (week 1), July 17 & 19

Times: 5:30–7:30pm

Instructor: Pam Nelson

Location: Dance Theatre Fairbanks

It is easy to become overwhelmed by busy schedules, noise and details - and getting stuck in left-brain thinking.  Using guided meditations, experiential activities, breath and sound, participants will have the opportunity to:
-Open, heal and journey into the sacred space of your Heart.
-Re-connect with both your outer and inner world.
-Create a state of coherence between the heart and mind, which can help lower stress, frustration, anxiety and anger.

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Watercolor and Wine — section 1

Watercolor and Wine — section 1

Price: $70

Days: W (week 1), July 19

Times: 6:00–9:00pm

Instructor: Jill Marshall

Location: La Quinta - Glacier Room

This new concept is all about painting watercolor in a relaxed setting while enjoying your favorite beverage. Class fee includes all supplies and even your first glass of wine or beer! Leave with a finished 6x9" painting, no experience necessary.

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Violin/Fiddle for Absolute Beginners

Violin/Fiddle for Absolute Beginners

Price: $80

Days: WThF (week 1), July 19–21

Times: 12:30–1:45pm

Instructor: Caitlin Warbelow

Location: UCPC High School Room

Have you always wished you could play a few tunes on the violin? Here's your chance! This fast-paced workshop will give you the basic skills needed to put you on the path to becoming a violinist or fiddler. By the end of the workshop you'll know how to hold the violin and bow properly, how to make a beautiful tone, and how to finger notes with your left hand. You'll also be given suggestions on how to expand upon your new-found skills and how to take advantage of musical opportunities for beginning violinists/fiddlers in Fairbanks year-round. [more]

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Sewing as an Art Form — Mini Messenger Bag, Crafter’s Bag or the “Whatnot Wallet”

Price: $55

Days: Th (week 1), July 20

Times: 1:00–6:20pm

Instructor: Rachel Clark

Location: Gruening 205

Materials list
Make a cool Mini Messenger bag. This versatile bag is great for traveling or just running about town when all you need is your keys, phone and wallet. Another class option is a Crafter’s bag. Whether you are a beader, a quilter or an artist this bag is designed to carry your supplies to class or keep your project organized, so all you'll have to do is grab your bag and you are ready to go! Newly added one is the “what not wallet”. This is a quick fun project that is an addition to making your other bags. Sewing machine and supplies are required.

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Energetic Dance and Song

Energetic Dance and Song

Price: $40

Days: TTh (week 1), July 18 & 20

Times: 2:30–3:30pm

Instructors: Gianna Drogheo, James Yoshizawa

Location: Dance Theatre Fairbanks

“Energy is Everything!” And so let’s dance and sing our energies into the best, most brilliant selves we can imagine. Join James and Gianna as we embrace and raise our energies into joy and laughter and good health for body, mind and spirit.
We stand on the shoulders of thousands of years of dancers, singers and drummers who knew how to cleanse and renew our souls.

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Guitar Composition Creativity Workshop (from here to the Grammys)

Guitar Composition Creativity Workshop (from here to the Grammys)

Price: $80

Days: Th (week 1), July 20

Times: 2:30–6:30pm

Instructor: Manuel Perez

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 2

All levels. Basic principles of guitar composition open to all levels to create songs and melodic compositions. Includes a step by step process so you can walk out with your very own masterpiece.

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Jazz Vocal Workshop: Red, Hot and Bluesy

Price: $30

Days: Th (week 1), July 20

Times: 2:30–3:20pm

Instructors: Greta Matassa, Darin Clendenin

Location: Music 301

Learn to sing the Blues! Greta will share some of her secrets for giving your songs grit and soul. By studying gospel and blues singers, you will learn how to add a run or melisma to your improvisation. Learn some important safety tips on "belting". Learn Greta’s exercises and warm ups to free you up to be more soulful in your phrasing.

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Working With Lead Sheets: Interpreting and Using Chord Symbols

Price: $60

Days: WTh (week 1), July 19 & 20

Times: 3:00–4:15pm

Instructor: Chris Tanner

Location: The Music Room Downtown

In this two-day session, participants will learn how to interpret chord symbols commonly found in lead sheets. Participants will be exposed to basic chord theory and common chord progressions, and will be able to build on this understanding when improvising solos. No prior experience with music notation or music theory is necessary.

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Introduction to Flamenco

Introduction to Flamenco

Price: $80

Days: WTh (week 1), July 19 & 20

Times: 5:30–7:30pm

Instructor: Lucia Artacho

Location: Artisan's Courtyard

Beginner Level. Flamenco from ground 0. Includes a theory part that includes an historical overview of Flamenco origin, Flamenco terms, Flamenco palos (rhythms), and musicality. The students will learn a short Tango (Flamenco) choreography sequence and receive a CD containing different styles for them to practice their skills.
Bring form fitting clothing and, for women, flowy long skirt (some extras available to borrow at the workshop). Flamenco shoes a plus but not required; you can bring character shoes or dress shoes with no more than 2" heel. NO tap shoes and NO boots that restrict ankle movement.

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Rhythm Section Workshop

Rhythm Section Workshop

Price: $50

Days: Th/T, July 20 & 25

Times: 8:00–8:50pm

Instructors: Clipper Anderson, Darin Clendenin, Zach Compston

Location: Music 301

How does a rhythm section work together? How does the rhythm section work with an instrumental or vocal soloist? This workshop focuses on performance skills for piano, bass, guitar and drums. We’ll explore how these instruments play together and communicate in various jazz settings such as big band, combo, trio, and latin styles. Vocalists are also welcome.

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Caribbean Cuisine

Caribbean Cuisine

Price: $45

Days: F (week 1), July 21

Times: 9:00am–12:00pm

Instructor: Natasha Cummings

Location: Hutchison Center/CTC Kitchen

Natasha will teach foundational skills and flavors needed for exquisite Caribbean cooking. With years of experience and know-how, she teaches guests how to easily recreate the flavors of the Caribbean in their home kitchens. In this class, you will learn how to make three courses of gourmet Caribbean cuisine, starting with stew chicken, rice and peas and steamed cabbage. Join Natasha for this flavorful and engaging course.
Materials fee is $5

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Violin/Fiddle for Absolute Beginners

Violin/Fiddle for Absolute Beginners

Price: $80

Days: WThF (week 1), July 19–21

Times: 12:30–1:45pm

Instructor: Caitlin Warbelow

Location: UCPC High School Room

Have you always wished you could play a few tunes on the violin? Here's your chance! This fast-paced workshop will give you the basic skills needed to put you on the path to becoming a violinist or fiddler. By the end of the workshop you'll know how to hold the violin and bow properly, how to make a beautiful tone, and how to finger notes with your left hand. You'll also be given suggestions on how to expand upon your new-found skills and how to take advantage of musical opportunities for beginning violinists/fiddlers in Fairbanks year-round. [more]

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Sewing as an Art Form — Playing with Buttons

Price: $55

Days: F (week 1), July 21

Times: 1:00–6:20pm

Instructor: Rachel Clark

Location: Gruening 205

Materials List
Learn different ways of combining buttons with the beads to create necklaces and bracelets. It is loads of fun and very satisfying using the concept of working in the same color family and/or theme. Open to sewers and non-sewers.

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Tap Workshop

Tap Workshop

Price: $35

Days: F (week 1), July 21

Times: 7:30–9:00pm

Instructor: Ryan Beck

Location: Artisan's Courtyard

Always wanted to tap dance? Here's your chance! Come learn basic Tap steps in a fun, upbeat environment. No worries, even if you feel you're rhythmically challenged or uncoordinated - we encourage you to attend! No Tap shoes or experience required - just a smile!

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Wool, Wet-Felting, and Wearable Art

Wool, Wet-Felting, and Wearable Art

Price: $275

Days: SatSun (week 1), July 22 & 23

Times: 10:00am–4:00pm

Instructor: Leslie Shirah

Location: Chena Hot Springs

Materials fee: $15
This workshop will focus of the basic techniques of wet-felting. Basic fundamentals of design will be discussed focusing on line, color, and pattern to create a design influenced by the surrounding landscape. This design will be used to make a wearable or non-wearable felted two dimensional artwork. Participants will use wool roving in a variety of colors, soap, and water to complete this process.

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Wool, Wet-Felting, and Wearable Art

Wool, Wet-Felting, and Wearable Art

Price: $275

Days: SatSun (week 1), July 22 & 23

Times: 10:00am–4:00pm

Instructor: Leslie Shirah

Location: Chena Hot Springs

Materials fee: $15
This workshop will focus of the basic techniques of wet-felting. Basic fundamentals of design will be discussed focusing on line, color, and pattern to create a design influenced by the surrounding landscape. This design will be used to make a wearable or non-wearable felted two dimensional artwork. Participants will use wool roving in a variety of colors, soap, and water to complete this process.

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Intro To Roots-Style Bass (for all levels)

Price: $60

Days: MTW (week 2), July 24–26

Times: 9:00–10:00am

Instructor: Ryan Bowers

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 2

This class will introduce bass players to the techniques, music theory, and ear training involved in learning and playing American roots styles by ear. Topics covered will include right- and left-hand techniques, Nashville numbers, identifying sections and parts of tunes and songs, identifying styles, selecting and playing stylistically-appropriate grooves, and maybe—if there's interest—playing while singing.

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Norwegian Folk Music: A Historic and Cultural Introduction

Norwegian Folk Music: A Historic and Cultural Introduction

Price: $30

Days: M (week 2), July 24

Times: 9:00–9:50am

Instructors: Skogen Sällström, Mari Eikeland, Ann-Marita Garsed, Knut Erik Jensen

Location: UCPC Music Room

For anyone interested in grasping a clearer understanding of Norwegian Folk Music in a cultural and historical context. Included is Norwegian folklore as an influential part of the development of Norwegian Folk Music and Dance. This one-hour presentation is designed to introduce the various musical forms of songs, instrumental and dance as it developed. Highly recommended for those who continue the week with other Norwegian Folk classes. Also can be taken as a stand-alone course.

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The Vast World of Tea, Including Matcha and Kombucha

The Vast World of Tea, Including Matcha and Kombucha

Price: $45

Days: M (week 2), July 24

Times: 9:00am–12:00pm

Instructor: Jenny Tse

Location: Sipping Streams Tea Company

Tea is the most popular beverage in the world, as well as one of the healthiest. Learn some of the history of tea and the differences between types of teas. Compare white, green, oolong, black, and pu-erh, as well as some of the herbal teas like rooibos and mate. Learn how to steep tea properly, with slightly different techniques for individual types. This class is a hands-on in-depth workshop on how to professionally evaluate tea with cupping sets. Find out what's new in the world of tea, Kombucha, matcha and more. Each student will be making their own tea, matcha and kombucha. [more]

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Learning to play in the C chord and D chord positions on the Banjo

Learning to play in the C chord and D chord positions on the Banjo

Price: $110

Days: MWF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 10:00–11:50am

Instructor: Tom Adams

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 1

With the banjo tuned to an Open G chord for 3-finger style bluegrass picking, playing tunes in the Key of G offers quite the safety net of open strings, and it’s the Key of G where a lot of pickers are most comfortable. Playing in the C chord and D chord positions bring new challenges to the player, and those new Keys can seem mysterious and unwieldy. But singers sing in all Keys. So, to fully enjoy the jamming experience, we’ll take what you already know about playing in G and translate those rolls and licks to make you a solid picker in C and D.

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Playing solos up-the-neck in G on the Banjo

Playing solos up-the-neck in G on the Banjo

Price: $80

Days: MWF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 1:00–2:20pm

Instructor: Tom Adams

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 1

Classic banjo solos by Earl Scruggs on tunes like Ground Speed and Dear Old Dixie – those tunes feature the upper register of the instrument. If you know the three basic chord shapes – F-shape, D-shape and the Barre-shape, you’re ready to take an up-the-neck solo played in the Scruggs-style. Two key parts to this kind of playing are 1) learning to play partial chords that use mostly two, sometimes three fingers on the fretting hand and 2) moving up and down the fingerboard on two strings rather than moving across the fingerboard on four strings at the same fret. Let’s Pick!

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Culinary Journey through North India

Culinary Journey through North India

Price: $45

Days: M (week 2), July 24

Times: 1:30–4:30pm

Instructor: Jo Heckman

Location: Hutchison Center/CTC Kitchen

Indian food can be quite varied because of the many regions in India. Methods of preparations, ingredients and the flavor changes from one part of India to another. This is what adds to the whole experience of Indian food. Jo is from North India and will explore the cuisine of that region in this class. Students will learn to prepare a chicken curry dish, a vegetable, rice pulao, or pilaf, chutney and a dessert.
Materials fee is $7.

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Painting with Paper Pulp

Painting with Paper Pulp

Price: $70

Days: MT (week 2), July 24 & 25

Times: 1:30–4:30pm

Instructor: Leslie Shirah

Location: University Park Kitchen

Material Fee $15.00
This workshop will explore the process of pulp painting. Basic fundamentals of design will be discussed focusing on line, color, and pattern to create a design inspired by local wildlife to create a pulp painting. They will learn how to process dry cotton sheets into wet pulp slurry and use different colors of this slurry to layer and build their design. The result will be a finished painting made of paper pulp.

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The Process of Songwriting

Price: $80

Days: MTW (week 2), July 24–26

Times: 1:30–3:00pm

Instructor: Ryan Bowers

Location: UCPC Student Lounge

Songwriting can seem like magic, even if you do it often, but you can control it! Develop your own writing process to write inspired songs intentionally. This class will focus on skills in critical listening, song analysis, idea collection, framing and development of ideas, and song editing. By the end of this class, you will have listened to and analyzed songs by well-respected writers in a wide variety of musical styles, and you will have written and begun editing a new original song of your own.

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Feelin' the Blues

Price: $80

Days: MT (week 2), July 24 & 25

Times: 2:00–4:00pm

Instructor: Joe Craven

Location: UCPC Gym

The blues are truly a foundation and inspiration for most traditional and contemporary vernacular American music. This adventure is open to all bowed instruments. We’ll listen to historical references from early recordings to the present. We’ll play basic forms (the 8, 12 and 16 bar and grill). We’ll feel the grooves from ballads to stomps, rumbas to shuffles, hand jive to swing. We’ll reference the melodic guidepost of the human voice, bending long and short tones and learn some tunes/songs that reflect them. [more]

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Jazz Vocal Workshop: Learn Some Standards With Greta

Price: $30

Days: M (week 2), July 24

Times: 2:30–3:20pm

Instructors: Greta Matassa, Darin Clendenin

Location: Music 301

Learn to sing jazz with the wonderful Greta Matassa! What songs does a jazz singer sing? If you’re new to jazz singing, you can learn about the jazz repertoire. If you’re an experienced singer, come and refresh your skills. We will learn some classic jazz standards, a different selection every session.

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Exploring Local Beer with Brewmaster Bobby

Exploring Local Beer with Brewmaster Bobby

Price: $45

Days: M (week 2), July 24

Times: 5:00–8:00pm

Instructor: Bobby Wilken

Location: HooDoo Brewing Company

Join Bobby for a hands-on review of the ingredients, process, and biology that go into making beer the delicious wonder that it is, along with a tour of HooDoo Brewing Company and a tasting and discussion of their current beer selections.
Materials Fee: $10

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Monday Zentangle — Tangle Repertoire

Price: $40

Days: M (week 2), July 24

Times: 5:00–7:50pm

Instructor: Sandra Westcott

Location: University Park 158

Expand your tangle repertoire with a sampling of organic, geometric, ribbon, and rope tangles. Bring your tangling supplies from Zentangle Basics.
Materials fee: none
Prerequisite: Zentangle Basics or Zentangle 101 or permission of instructor prior to registration.

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Intro To Roots-Style Bass (for all levels)

Price: $60

Days: MTW (week 2), July 24–26

Times: 9:00–10:00am

Instructor: Ryan Bowers

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 2

This class will introduce bass players to the techniques, music theory, and ear training involved in learning and playing American roots styles by ear. Topics covered will include right- and left-hand techniques, Nashville numbers, identifying sections and parts of tunes and songs, identifying styles, selecting and playing stylistically-appropriate grooves, and maybe—if there's interest—playing while singing.

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The Performing Songwriter

The Performing Songwriter

Price: $60

Days: TWTh (week 2), July 25–27

Times: 9:00–9:50am

Instructor: Ann-Marita Garsed

Location: UCPC Music Room

Are you a songwriter, aspiring to perform your songs for other people? Then this class is for you. We will perform our songs in a round, and also in a performance setting, with all participants having the opportunity to give constructive feedback and ideas. We will also discuss the various ways a singer/songwriter can build their audience and their following, book their own shows, improve their live performances, and record their own music, among other things. You are welcome to accompany yourself or bring an accompanist.

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Singing Norwegian Folk Music

Singing Norwegian Folk Music

Price: $65

Days: TWThF (week 2), July 25–28

Times: 10:00–10:50am

Instructor: Ann-Marita Garsed

Location: UCPC Music Room

We continue (see Monday's Introduction class) with some brief, entertaining history on traditional Norwegian folk music and Norwegian folklore, including some examples of singing styles and songs. Then we'll tackle singing some simple Norwegian songs in a group setting, practicing the lyrics phonetically, and exploring how vowel sounds and consonants differ from the English language. As you become more familiar with Norwegian pronunciation, you will be amazed how you are able to sing in Norwegian. Come join the fun of singing! All levels.

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Painting with Paper Pulp

Painting with Paper Pulp

Price: $70

Days: MT (week 2), July 24 & 25

Times: 1:30–4:30pm

Instructor: Leslie Shirah

Location: University Park Kitchen

Material Fee $15.00
This workshop will explore the process of pulp painting. Basic fundamentals of design will be discussed focusing on line, color, and pattern to create a design inspired by local wildlife to create a pulp painting. They will learn how to process dry cotton sheets into wet pulp slurry and use different colors of this slurry to layer and build their design. The result will be a finished painting made of paper pulp.

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South Indian Cuisine: The Dishes of Kerala

South Indian Cuisine: The Dishes of Kerala

Price: $45

Days: T (week 2), July 25

Times: 1:30–4:30pm

Instructor: Jo Heckman

Location: Hutchison Center/CTC Kitchen

Join in as we journey through the South Indian Cuisine of Kerala. Kerala offers a multitude of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Kerala is known as the land of spices. Abundant in seafood, its use of tamarind, and coconut in cooking along with spices, enhances and adds a variation to the palate. Students will learn to prepare a typical Kerala meal. Which includes, seafood, lentils, vegetables and Rice. This a great class for exploring the many diverse dishes of Kerala.
Materials fee is $7.

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The Process of Songwriting

Price: $80

Days: MTW (week 2), July 24–26

Times: 1:30–3:00pm

Instructor: Ryan Bowers

Location: UCPC Student Lounge

Songwriting can seem like magic, even if you do it often, but you can control it! Develop your own writing process to write inspired songs intentionally. This class will focus on skills in critical listening, song analysis, idea collection, framing and development of ideas, and song editing. By the end of this class, you will have listened to and analyzed songs by well-respected writers in a wide variety of musical styles, and you will have written and begun editing a new original song of your own.

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Feelin' the Blues

Price: $80

Days: MT (week 2), July 24 & 25

Times: 2:00–4:00pm

Instructor: Joe Craven

Location: UCPC Gym

The blues are truly a foundation and inspiration for most traditional and contemporary vernacular American music. This adventure is open to all bowed instruments. We’ll listen to historical references from early recordings to the present. We’ll play basic forms (the 8, 12 and 16 bar and grill). We’ll feel the grooves from ballads to stomps, rumbas to shuffles, hand jive to swing. We’ll reference the melodic guidepost of the human voice, bending long and short tones and learn some tunes/songs that reflect them. [more]

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Jazz Vocal Workshop: Trust Your Ears

Price: $30

Days: T (week 2), July 25

Times: 2:30–3:20pm

Instructors: Greta Matassa, Darin Clendenin

Location: Music 301

Learn a song from the inside out! This is Greta’s amazing method to teach you to sing and listen at the same time – the basis of jazz improvisation. She will play "mystery" songs for you, without melodies, and show you how to identify - by ear - the song form, structure and chord progression. You will make up your own melodies to go with the chords. This is an excellent workshop for instrumentalists as well as vocalists. Did we mention that this is a blast?

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Intermediate Tango Ensemble

Price: $50

Days: TW (week 2), July 25 & 26

Times: 3:00–4:30pm

Instructor: Jamie Maschler

Location: Fairbanks Lutheran Church

We will explore tango in its most traditional roots in Buenos Aries, Argentina and it’s evolution to popular culture as Tango Nuevo. We will read through a tango, milonga and vals in order to learn comping patterns, performance practices, and specific articulations used in the style. Music will be provided. Open to the following: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Accordion, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet/Trombone/Sax, Violin.

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Tuesday Zentangle — Bijous

Price: $40

Days: T (week 2), July 25

Times: 5:00–7:50pm

Instructor: Sandra Westcott

Location: University Park 158

Bijous are 2” x 2” mini-tiles. They are fun for creating a series of monotangles, practicing or recording new tangles and techniques. Bring your tangling supplies from Zentangle Basics.
Materials fee: $5
Prerequisite: Zentangle Basics or Zentangle 101 or permission of instructor prior to registration.

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Kiln-Formed Tiles and Plates

Kiln-Formed Tiles and Plates

Price: $40

Days: T (week 2), July 25

Times: 6:30–8:30pm

Instructor: Margaret Donat

Location: TBA

Materials Fee: $35
Make two 6-inch glass tiles or plates while learning the basics of glass fusing. No experience is necessary! While creating in glass you will learn proper and safe use of tools such as cutters, grinders, nippers, running pliers and glass breakers. You will also be introduced to enamels, stringers, and more. Projects will be fired and slumped in a kiln. Glass is such a beautiful and fun art medium you are guaranteed to enjoy this class.

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Rhythm Section Workshop

Rhythm Section Workshop

Price: $50

Days: Th/T, July 20 & 25

Times: 8:00–8:50pm

Instructors: Clipper Anderson, Darin Clendenin, Zach Compston

Location: Music 301

How does a rhythm section work together? How does the rhythm section work with an instrumental or vocal soloist? This workshop focuses on performance skills for piano, bass, guitar and drums. We’ll explore how these instruments play together and communicate in various jazz settings such as big band, combo, trio, and latin styles. Vocalists are also welcome.

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Intro To Roots-Style Bass (for all levels)

Price: $60

Days: MTW (week 2), July 24–26

Times: 9:00–10:00am

Instructor: Ryan Bowers

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 2

This class will introduce bass players to the techniques, music theory, and ear training involved in learning and playing American roots styles by ear. Topics covered will include right- and left-hand techniques, Nashville numbers, identifying sections and parts of tunes and songs, identifying styles, selecting and playing stylistically-appropriate grooves, and maybe—if there's interest—playing while singing.

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The Performing Songwriter

The Performing Songwriter

Price: $60

Days: TWTh (week 2), July 25–27

Times: 9:00–9:50am

Instructor: Ann-Marita Garsed

Location: UCPC Music Room

Are you a songwriter, aspiring to perform your songs for other people? Then this class is for you. We will perform our songs in a round, and also in a performance setting, with all participants having the opportunity to give constructive feedback and ideas. We will also discuss the various ways a singer/songwriter can build their audience and their following, book their own shows, improve their live performances, and record their own music, among other things. You are welcome to accompany yourself or bring an accompanist.

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Learning to play in the C chord and D chord positions on the Banjo

Learning to play in the C chord and D chord positions on the Banjo

Price: $110

Days: MWF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 10:00–11:50am

Instructor: Tom Adams

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 1

With the banjo tuned to an Open G chord for 3-finger style bluegrass picking, playing tunes in the Key of G offers quite the safety net of open strings, and it’s the Key of G where a lot of pickers are most comfortable. Playing in the C chord and D chord positions bring new challenges to the player, and those new Keys can seem mysterious and unwieldy. But singers sing in all Keys. So, to fully enjoy the jamming experience, we’ll take what you already know about playing in G and translate those rolls and licks to make you a solid picker in C and D.

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Singing Norwegian Folk Music

Singing Norwegian Folk Music

Price: $65

Days: TWThF (week 2), July 25–28

Times: 10:00–10:50am

Instructor: Ann-Marita Garsed

Location: UCPC Music Room

We continue (see Monday's Introduction class) with some brief, entertaining history on traditional Norwegian folk music and Norwegian folklore, including some examples of singing styles and songs. Then we'll tackle singing some simple Norwegian songs in a group setting, practicing the lyrics phonetically, and exploring how vowel sounds and consonants differ from the English language. As you become more familiar with Norwegian pronunciation, you will be amazed how you are able to sing in Norwegian. Come join the fun of singing! All levels.

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Glass Fusion — large project

Glass Fusion — large project

Price: $75

Days: W (week 2), July 26

Times: 10:30–11:30am

Instructor: Debbie Mathews

Location: Expressions in Glass

Learn fusing techniques along with cutting, grinding and designing a larger plate 8x8 or a picture frame/mirror project. Decorate your projects with glass stringers, noodles, globs, crushed glass, and glass pieces you cut with a glass cutter. We fuse your sun catcher or plate in a kiln. This is a fun and creative class anyone can do.

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Glass Fusion — small project

Glass Fusion — small project

Price: $50

Days: W (week 2), July 26

Times: 1:00–2:00pm

Instructor: Debbie Mathews

Location: Expressions in Glass

Learn fusing techniques along with cutting, grinding and designing a fused glass project. Project choices offered are a small plate 5x5, window hanging or windchimes. Decorate your projects with glass stringers, noodles, globs, crushed glass, and glass pieces you cut with a glass cutter. We fuse your sun catcher or plate in a kiln. This is a fun and creative class anyone can do.

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Music Improvisation for Everyone; In the Moment & Without a Net

Price: $60

Days: WTh (week 2), July 26 & 27

Times: 1:00–2:30pm

Instructor: Joe Craven

Location: UCPC Gym

How do you make better music in the moment, jam confidently with folks you’ve never met, and/or say something different every time you take a solo? This class for ALL instruments will help deepen one’s connection to spontaneity and flow through organized sound. Joe teaches musical improvisation more from a theater model rather than the requisite model of jazz. Therefore, this is not an ability-based class. If you’re an advanced player seeking a ‘theory & technique’- oriented foray into improvisation, this class may not be for you. [more]

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Playing solos up-the-neck in G on the Banjo

Playing solos up-the-neck in G on the Banjo

Price: $80

Days: MWF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 1:00–2:20pm

Instructor: Tom Adams

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 1

Classic banjo solos by Earl Scruggs on tunes like Ground Speed and Dear Old Dixie – those tunes feature the upper register of the instrument. If you know the three basic chord shapes – F-shape, D-shape and the Barre-shape, you’re ready to take an up-the-neck solo played in the Scruggs-style. Two key parts to this kind of playing are 1) learning to play partial chords that use mostly two, sometimes three fingers on the fretting hand and 2) moving up and down the fingerboard on two strings rather than moving across the fingerboard on four strings at the same fret. Let’s Pick!

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Exploration of Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Exploration of Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Price: $45

Days: W (week 2), July 26

Times: 1:30–4:30pm

Instructor: Kathy Lavelle

Location: Lavelle's Bistro

This class will focus on the fundamentals of pairing food and wine. We will build on our flavor knowledge, tasting exchange, aroma discernment and explore the complexities involved in food and wine combinations. Must be at least 21 years old.
Materials fee is $25

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The Process of Songwriting

Price: $80

Days: MTW (week 2), July 24–26

Times: 1:30–3:00pm

Instructor: Ryan Bowers

Location: UCPC Student Lounge

Songwriting can seem like magic, even if you do it often, but you can control it! Develop your own writing process to write inspired songs intentionally. This class will focus on skills in critical listening, song analysis, idea collection, framing and development of ideas, and song editing. By the end of this class, you will have listened to and analyzed songs by well-respected writers in a wide variety of musical styles, and you will have written and begun editing a new original song of your own.

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Wool and Resist Felting

Wool and Resist Felting

Price: $70

Days: WTh (week 2), July 26 & 27

Times: 1:30–4:30pm

Instructor: Leslie Shirah

Location: University Park Kitchen

Material Fee $15.00
This workshop is more advanced than basic flat felting and explores the three-dimensional capabilities of wet felting. The participants will learn how to felt over a resist to create a hollow form that can used as a vessel or as a sculpture. They will learn the process of fulling to make the vessel or sculpture more rigid. Basic fundamentals of the element color will be discussed to aid in creating a successful design. Participants will use wool roving in a variety of colors, soap, water, and fulling tools to complete this process.

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Jazz Vocal Workshop: Grow Your Ears

Price: $30

Days: W (week 2), July 26

Times: 2:30–3:20pm

Instructors: Greta Matassa, Darin Clendenin

Location: Music 301

‘Big Ears’ are important in jazz – we want to be fully immersed in the experience of creating the music. Quiet your inner critic and open up to new possibilities in improvisation! We’ll practice hearing the music as it’s happening, and allowing ourselves to respond without editing.

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Intermediate Tango Ensemble

Price: $50

Days: TW (week 2), July 25 & 26

Times: 3:00–4:30pm

Instructor: Jamie Maschler

Location: Fairbanks Lutheran Church

We will explore tango in its most traditional roots in Buenos Aries, Argentina and it’s evolution to popular culture as Tango Nuevo. We will read through a tango, milonga and vals in order to learn comping patterns, performance practices, and specific articulations used in the style. Music will be provided. Open to the following: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Accordion, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet/Trombone/Sax, Violin.

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Balinese Kecak

Price: $25

Days: W (week 2), July 26

Times: 3:15–4:15pm

Instructor: Mara Mayer

Location: Christ Lutheran Church

Mara will lead a workshop on the traditional Balinese Kecak or monkey chant. The Kecak is often learned as an introduction to Balinese Gamelan music and is an energetic interactive piece where the human voice is used as a percussion instrument. In its most common form consists of three interlocking rhythmic vocal parts. We'll learn the three parts separately and then hear how they combine synergistically to form the whole.

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Wednesday Zentangle — 3Zs

Price: $40

Days: W (week 2), July 26

Times: 5:00–7:50pm

Instructor: Sandra Westcott

Location: University Park 158

Tangle a new shape…triangles! Explore a three-sided format and play with mosaic possibilities. Bring your tangling supplies from Zentangle Basics.
Materials fee: $5
Prerequisite: Zentangle Basics or Zentangle 101 or permission of instructor prior to registration.

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Watercolor and Wine — section 2

Watercolor and Wine — section 2

Price: $70

Days: W (week 2), July 26

Times: 6:00–9:00pm

Instructor: Jill Marshall

Location: La Quinta - Glacier Room

This new concept is all about painting watercolor in a relaxed setting while enjoying your favorite beverage. Class fee includes all supplies and even your first glass of wine or beer! Leave with a finished 6x9" painting on watercolor canvas, no experience necessary.

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The Performing Songwriter

The Performing Songwriter

Price: $60

Days: TWTh (week 2), July 25–27

Times: 9:00–9:50am

Instructor: Ann-Marita Garsed

Location: UCPC Music Room

Are you a songwriter, aspiring to perform your songs for other people? Then this class is for you. We will perform our songs in a round, and also in a performance setting, with all participants having the opportunity to give constructive feedback and ideas. We will also discuss the various ways a singer/songwriter can build their audience and their following, book their own shows, improve their live performances, and record their own music, among other things. You are welcome to accompany yourself or bring an accompanist.

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Creative Improvisation & Composition Techniques

Creative Improvisation & Composition Techniques

Price: $40

Days: Th (week 2), July 27

Times: 10:00–11:30am

Instructor: Finn Magill

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 1

Ever find yourself in a creative rut? This workshop is meant to keep you inspired so when you begin feeling unmotivated you have an arsenal of techniques to climb out of that rut. We will discuss how to practice creative improvisation. All of us are creative individuals but we don't always know how to cultivate this innate ability. We will look at what other great composers have done, clever ways to keep our practice interesting, various muses, and how to develop a piece of music be it a composition or an improvised solo (and much much more!)

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Singing Norwegian Folk Music

Singing Norwegian Folk Music

Price: $65

Days: TWThF (week 2), July 25–28

Times: 10:00–10:50am

Instructor: Ann-Marita Garsed

Location: UCPC Music Room

We continue (see Monday's Introduction class) with some brief, entertaining history on traditional Norwegian folk music and Norwegian folklore, including some examples of singing styles and songs. Then we'll tackle singing some simple Norwegian songs in a group setting, practicing the lyrics phonetically, and exploring how vowel sounds and consonants differ from the English language. As you become more familiar with Norwegian pronunciation, you will be amazed how you are able to sing in Norwegian. Come join the fun of singing! All levels.

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Blown Ornament Class

Blown Ornament Class

Price: $95

Days: Th (week 2), July 27

Times: 11:30am–1:00pm

Instructor: Debbie Mathews

Location: Expressions in Glass

Each student is given 10 tubes to fill with their chosen colors of glass. Students are then instructed on how to make small glass ornaments with a torch while blowing into the tubes causing them to expand. This is a fun and energetic class.

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Blown Ornament Class

Blown Ornament Class

Price: $95

Days: Th (week 2), July 27

Times: 1:00–2:30pm

Instructor: Debbie Mathews

Location: Expressions in Glass

Each student is given 10 tubes to fill with their chosen colors of glass. Students are then instructed on how to make small glass ornaments with a torch while blowing into the tubes causing them to expand. This is a fun and energetic class.

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Music Improvisation for Everyone; In the Moment & Without a Net

Price: $60

Days: WTh (week 2), July 26 & 27

Times: 1:00–2:30pm

Instructor: Joe Craven

Location: UCPC Gym

How do you make better music in the moment, jam confidently with folks you’ve never met, and/or say something different every time you take a solo? This class for ALL instruments will help deepen one’s connection to spontaneity and flow through organized sound. Joe teaches musical improvisation more from a theater model rather than the requisite model of jazz. Therefore, this is not an ability-based class. If you’re an advanced player seeking a ‘theory & technique’- oriented foray into improvisation, this class may not be for you. [more]

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Creative Writing Sampler

Creative Writing Sampler

Price: $40

Days: Th (week 2), July 27

Times: 1:30–3:30pm

Instructors: Jeanne E. Clark, Daryl Farmer, Sarah Pape, Nicole Stellon-O'Donnell

Location: One Riverview Plaza (80 B Street)

Paying close attention opens all kinds of possibilities for fresh and lively writing. We'll allow our imaginations to work on what we observe, and will write with energy and abandon. Please bring paper, pen, and your sense of humor. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, contact Jeanne E. Clark: bellestarrgang@gmail.com.

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Simply Spectacular Soups Anyone Can Make

Simply Spectacular Soups Anyone Can Make

Price: $45

Days: Th (week 2), July 27

Times: 1:30–4:30pm

Instructor: Jeremy Howard

Location: Hutchison Center/CTC Kitchen

During this course, students will make a clam chowder, a tomato bisque, and an Italian wedding soup. The instructor will explain what goes into making a great soup such as; ingredients, prep work strategies, and the importance of stocks. Additionally, other key points such as kitchen safety and cleanliness will be explained and how to substitute ingredients based on personal preference and/or dietary requirements.  Hands on class participation will be part of the class.
Materials fee is $10

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Wool and Resist Felting

Wool and Resist Felting

Price: $70

Days: WTh (week 2), July 26 & 27

Times: 1:30–4:30pm

Instructor: Leslie Shirah

Location: University Park Kitchen

Material Fee $15.00
This workshop is more advanced than basic flat felting and explores the three-dimensional capabilities of wet felting. The participants will learn how to felt over a resist to create a hollow form that can used as a vessel or as a sculpture. They will learn the process of fulling to make the vessel or sculpture more rigid. Basic fundamentals of the element color will be discussed to aid in creating a successful design. Participants will use wool roving in a variety of colors, soap, water, and fulling tools to complete this process.

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Blown Ornament Class

Blown Ornament Class

Price: $95

Days: Th (week 2), July 27

Times: 2:30–4:00pm

Instructor: Debbie Mathews

Location: Expressions in Glass

Each student is given 10 tubes to fill with their chosen colors of glass. Students are then instructed on how to make small glass ornaments with a torch while blowing into the tubes causing them to expand. This is a fun and energetic class.

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Jazz Vocal Workshop: Beginnings and Endings

Price: $30

Days: Th (week 2), July 27

Times: 2:30–3:20pm

Instructors: Greta Matassa, Darin Clendenin

Location: Music 301

Have trouble finding your way in when you’re singing with a band? Are you doing just fine ‘til you get to the end, and suddenly have no idea how to finish the tune? Learn some of the ways to begin and end jazz tunes; how to find your tempo, and how to communicate that plan to the instrumentalists.

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Rolling down-the-neck backup in G on the Banjo

Rolling down-the-neck backup in G on the Banjo

Price: $45

Days: Th (week 2), July 27

Times: 3:00–4:50pm

Instructor: Tom Adams

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 1

The fast, smooth banjo solos that Earl Scruggs recorded from 1946 – 1969 have drawn countless numbers of folks to pick up the instrument and give it a go. But those lead breaks are just one part (a major part, for sure) of the banjo’s role in a band setting. Equally important is the banjo as an accompanying instrument, contributing to the rhythm and the chordal sound, and it’s something that the banjoist in a traditional bluegrass ensemble does almost 70% of the time. Of all the things that the banjo could play, it’s the rolling down-the-neck backup in G that creates the distinctive, driving bluegrass sound.

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Thursday Zentangle — Spheres and Reticula

Price: $40

Days: Th (week 2), July 27

Times: 5:00–7:50pm

Instructor: Sandra Westcott

Location: University Park 158

We’ll use a 3-D technique on round tiles and fill them with reticula. Reticula are tangle “fragments” that can be arranged in a multitude of ways to form wonderful overall patterns that are more than the sum of their parts. Bring your tangling supplies from Zentangle Basics.
Materials fee: $5
Prerequisite: Zentangle Basics or Zentangle 101 or permission of instructor prior to registration.

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Quick, Easy and Affordable Gluten Free Snacks

Quick, Easy and Affordable Gluten Free Snacks

Price: $45

Days: F (week 2), July 28

Times: 9:00am–12:00pm

Instructor: Danielle Flaherty

Location: Hutchison Center/CTC Kitchen

Gluten free cooking can seem like a choice between time, money and quality. It doesn't have to be that way. In this class we will demonstrate easy to prepare gluten free snacks that taste delicious and won't break the bank. If you need fuel for your busy life this class is for you, even if you don't eat gluten free.
Materials fee $15

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Learning to play in the C chord and D chord positions on the Banjo

Learning to play in the C chord and D chord positions on the Banjo

Price: $110

Days: MWF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 10:00–11:50am

Instructor: Tom Adams

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 1

With the banjo tuned to an Open G chord for 3-finger style bluegrass picking, playing tunes in the Key of G offers quite the safety net of open strings, and it’s the Key of G where a lot of pickers are most comfortable. Playing in the C chord and D chord positions bring new challenges to the player, and those new Keys can seem mysterious and unwieldy. But singers sing in all Keys. So, to fully enjoy the jamming experience, we’ll take what you already know about playing in G and translate those rolls and licks to make you a solid picker in C and D.

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Singing Norwegian Folk Music

Singing Norwegian Folk Music

Price: $65

Days: TWThF (week 2), July 25–28

Times: 10:00–10:50am

Instructor: Ann-Marita Garsed

Location: UCPC Music Room

We continue (see Monday's Introduction class) with some brief, entertaining history on traditional Norwegian folk music and Norwegian folklore, including some examples of singing styles and songs. Then we'll tackle singing some simple Norwegian songs in a group setting, practicing the lyrics phonetically, and exploring how vowel sounds and consonants differ from the English language. As you become more familiar with Norwegian pronunciation, you will be amazed how you are able to sing in Norwegian. Come join the fun of singing! All levels.

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Playing solos up-the-neck in G on the Banjo

Playing solos up-the-neck in G on the Banjo

Price: $80

Days: MWF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 1:00–2:20pm

Instructor: Tom Adams

Location: UCPC Sunday School Room 1

Classic banjo solos by Earl Scruggs on tunes like Ground Speed and Dear Old Dixie – those tunes feature the upper register of the instrument. If you know the three basic chord shapes – F-shape, D-shape and the Barre-shape, you’re ready to take an up-the-neck solo played in the Scruggs-style. Two key parts to this kind of playing are 1) learning to play partial chords that use mostly two, sometimes three fingers on the fretting hand and 2) moving up and down the fingerboard on two strings rather than moving across the fingerboard on four strings at the same fret. Let’s Pick!

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Jazz Vocal Workshop: Jazz Singer Clinic: The Wrap Up

Price: $30

Days: F (week 2), July 28

Times: 2:30–3:20pm

Instructors: Greta Matassa, Darin Clendenin

Location: Music 301

As we wrap up the two weeks of work, revisit some of the big topics and grand ideas of jazz singing. Try out the songs you’ve been working on, with your own phrasing and improvisation. Once again, did we mention that this is a blast?

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Friday Zentangle — Color My Tangles

Price: $40

Days: F (week 2), July 28

Times: 5:00–7:50pm

Instructor: Sandra Westcott

Location: University Park 158

This is a Zentangle-inspired session for exploring the use of color in your tangling. Bring your tangling supplies from Zentangle Basics and a small set of watercolor pencils or Inktense pencils and a waterbrush (the kind with a water reservoir).
Materials fee: $5
Prerequisite: Zentangle Basics or Zentangle 101 or permission of instructor prior to registration.

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International Grilling

International Grilling

Price: $45

Days: Sat (week 2), July 29

Times: 9:00am–12:00pm

Instructor: Stephen Beazer

Location: Hutchison Center/CTC Kitchen

Learn unique and flavorful marinades and recipes to up your grilling game. A variety of vegetables and meats will be used on the grill while fundamental grilling techniques are taught. Proper grill maintenance and cleaning will also be taught, so you can be sure to keep your grill working for years to come.
Materials fee $20

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