IMAGINE COMMUNITY ARTS STUDIO GARBERVILLE >> A variety of art classes are being offered at the Artful Children sponsored "Imagine" art room at the CR building on Sprowel Creek Road.

Please join Imagine Community Arts Studio for Arts Alive, Friday, Sept. 5 , from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a social evening and to learn more about classes available and opportunities to teach one of your own. Featured on the wall will be the work of Laci Coelho.

On Mondays, Margriet Seinen is teaching "Beginning drawing and Painting " for 7-10 year olds from 3 to 4 p.m. and another session from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. For more info and to sign up call Margriet at 923-2930 or email at

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Laci Coelho will lead "Dynamic Art" a class for ages 11-17, an 8 week series that explores empowering youth to use art as a positive avenue for self expression, creating exciting and unique art projects that open the imagination and challenge skill levels.

Also on Tuesdays ,the popular life drawing workshop hosted by Laci Coelho is continuing on mostly every other Tuesday evening, Sep. 2, 6 ,16 and 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. for adults over 18. For more info and to register contact Laci 502-8132, or

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. Dotti Russel will be teaching a beginning drawing class for ages 5-7, and from 3 to 4 p.m. she will lead a mixed media exploration for ages 6-10.


Also on Wednesdays,starting Sept. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Russel and Nonae Sears will be leading a town forum and discussion, calling all artists and creative thinkers to help design and support a successful community art studio and a legacy for our children.

On Thursday morning, from 9 a.m. to noon, for ages 8 and up, Dotti Russel will lead an art exploration workshop called "No Boundaries."

On Thursday evenings, the event "Free Flowing Art " will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Artists and musicians of all skill levels in various media are invited to bring instruments and materials to explore and enjoy the improvisational possibilities of blending and cross pollinating the arts led by Graham and Dotti Russel

For Wednesday and Thursday classes and events email or call Dotti at 943-1750.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. there will be a recycled art, wire wrapping class, "Repurpose Art " with Taunja Lowry for ages 6 and up. Families are encouraged.

On Saturday, Sept. 13 , tracker Kim Cabrera, will lead a discussion and slide show on how to coexist with bears from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

On the Equinox weekend, September 19-21 Margriet Seinen will lead her Painted Silk Mandala Class from 10 a.m. To 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For more information, contact, or call 923-2930.

Coming up in October and November – will be beginning ceramics, mask making and Halloween workshops for creating your own costume, and how to make holiday gifts.

A Van Gogh style painting workshop taught by Stu Moskovitch will be presented Nov. 7-9, from 11 a.m. To 4 p.m.. Contact Laci for more information and to register at 502-8132 or

In December learn how to make candy houses.