Dinner and drinks can wait—don’t miss these unique opportunities to get artsy together with guidance from local creative geniuses. Whether through movement or creating something with your hands, learning together makes for meaningful and memorable experiences.
Figure Drawing at Terrain Gallery
Sunday afternoon figure drawing classes at the Terrain gallery space use live models, beginning with a few short poses and moving to longer drawing times as the session progresses. Each class costs $15 and is open to artists of all skill levels who are 18 or older.
Terrain is known for its once-a-year bash that’s part art exhibit, part concert and downtown Spokane’s biggest party of the year. Now, the organization has its own gallery space year-round in which it hosts classes and rotating exhibits by local artists.
Dance, Language and Culture at Satori
Tucked behind the new Texas Barbecue and Whistle Punk Brewery in downtown Spokane, Satori takes a little effort to find—but it’s well worth the search. The studio offers open dance, group classes and private lessons in tango, bachata, salsa and more.
But it’s not just about dance: the free language classes focus on song lyrics, opening the door to a better understanding of the culture where the dance originates.
Painting, Pottery and more at Spokane Art School and Spokane Art Supply
Whether it’s watercolor, acrylic painting, pottery or drawing you’ve always wanted to master, there’s a class for that at Spokane Art School in the Garland District. The space, formerly home to the Tinman Art Gallery, has been converted to a working studio where some of the area’s best-known artists teach their craft.
Spokane Art School on Monroe offers bring-your-own supplies painting workshops and open studio sessions hosted by local artists. Many of the classes occur weekly on an ongoing basis, offering an opportunity to hone your craft over time.
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Tinkering at Gizmo
Gizmo in Coeur d’Alene has all the tools to bring your art to life, from woodshop tools to electronics—and, volunteers can help you learn to use it all. Sign up for a workshop on welding, using a laser cutter or molding with clay. Or, just drop in and see what others are working on.
Have big dreams for laser cutting and welding? The nonprofit offers membership and walks you through safely operating equipment.
Creative Exploration at Spark Central
Spark Central in Kendall Yards offers workshops and regular open hours for getting the creative juices flowing. This fall, sign up for a tarot-themed writing workshop and get your writing published in a short-run book.
Other workshops focus on art and media, robotics and computer programming. Regular drop-in groups for drawing and writing can help you establish a creative practice. No matter what, you’ll leave with something you’ve created.