Stories

Sign up for July Art Workshops

Time to sign up on the porch for July Art Workshops, held on Wednesday, July 17th from 10:00 a.m. - Noon. Note: Ellie Harold’s is from 1-3. Choose from the following:

1. Write Your Way to Wellness - led by Leslie Hamp, Certified Journal to the Self® Instructor. In this wellness-themed workshop, explore where you may be out of sync, ways to reduce stress and burnout, and specific journal techniques to foster health and resilience. Bring a journal, a pen, and willingness to participate with a full and gentle heart.

2. Sports photography led by the CSA's own Larry Iles. For the beginning through advanced photographer, he will discuss: where to position yourself for various sports, what camera settings work best, different composition of photographs, and editing your images. Will also discuss equipment options and other photographic needs (cameras, lenses, printers, software, storage, websites, etc.). Bring cameras and if possible, a cord to connect to the computer to share your images in class.

3. Bird Fly In - Ellie Harold demonstrates her process for making her bird paintings. Then, using oil paint sticks and sheets of 24” x 24” pieces of unstretched canvas, participants make their own intuitive/expressive paintings in response to music. All materials provided for $7/person fee.

4. Songcraft - led by Kelsey Pray, who has written songs for 18 years. She will walk you through basic song structures for hymns and for modern music, and show you some lyric writing exercises. Plan to walk away with a song you've written or at least a song seed you can keep working on after the workshop.

Arts Committee Purpose

The Arts Committee was formed in 2015 at the fall Board of Trustees meeting. Its purpose is to encourage and oversee artistic endeavors and the creative spirit for all ages. Our community is rich with painters, writers, actors, musicians, photographers, composers, and others who have much to offer. The Arts Committee will meet throughout the summer to discuss programming and to entertain new ideas for community sharing in a variety of art forms. This new committee looks forward to hearing suggestions and providing new venues to fan the flame of creativity in our community. Questions? Contact comittee chair Jane Taylor at