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Modern and Choreography III & IV 

Modern and Choreography III & IV 
Mondays, Sept 13-Dec 6 | 4:00-5:00 pm 
Tuition: $220 
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley 
Location: Outdoor Studio 

Miss Vanesa teaches students the movements that are the foundation for classical modern dance and helps students develop their creative voice.  Contractions, spirals, basic floor work, and the concepts of Modern dance (space, time and force) are the building blocks of Modern dance and are taught in a manner that is encouraging and fun.   

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Mixed Media Drawing & Painting

Mixed Media Drawing & Painting
Ages: 7-11
Saturdays, Sept 25-Oct 9 | 1-3 pm
Tuition: $80 (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Blue Heron Backyard
Explore your creativity and create mixed media 2D pieces using a variety of colorful tools. Learn step-by-step instructions on basic and intermediate drawing, painting, and printmaking skills to put what you see in your imagination on the page. Explore your personal creative styles using gelatin printing plates, alcohol markers, acrylic paint, colored pencils, fineline pens and pastels on a variety of substrates. 

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Family Clay Lab

Family Clay Lab
Ages: Adults, teens and kids
Saturday, Sept 25 | 2-4:30 pm
Tuition: $40 (tuition includes $5 fee for materials)
Instructor: Laurie Thorpe
Location: Blue Heron

Join us for an afternoon of family fun and make creative cups to sip warm tea on cold nights. All ages welcome – kids 10 and under should sign up with someone older.

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An Evening with George Winston

We regret to inform you that the September 26 George Winston concert at the Kay White Hall has been canceled. Night Song Concerts announces the cancelation of George Winston concerts from September 11 to October 4, as we ensure the health and safety of George before he returns to music venues across the country. In 2012 he had a bone marrow transplant, which many of you may have heard about with the release of his album Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit. George is currently taking…

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Musical Theatre: The Addams Family

Musical Theatre: The Addams Family
Grades: 6-12 (proof of vaccination required)
Mon and Wed, Sept 13-Nov 17 | 3-5 pm AND Sat, Nov 13 | 9 am-noon
Additional rehearsals during tech week
Performances: Thurs-Sat, Nov 18-20
Tuition: $495
Instructors: Marita Ericksen, Lisa Peretti and Elise Ericksen

Join us for this partnership between VCA and Drama Dock, in a production that celebrates the wackiness in every family! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family whom her parents have never met. She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Speaking/singing roles for 20 students.

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Beginning Tap

Beginning Tap
Ages: 8-12
Mondays, Sept 13-Dec 6 | 5:00-5:45pm
Tuition: $165
Instructor: Joy Ghigleri
Location: Outdoor Studio

Trying on tap shoes for the first time? Let’s get you learning the fundamentals to tap steps! We’ll have you shuffling, paddle and rolling in no time! No dance experience required.

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Intermediate Tap

Intermediate Tap
Ages: 13+ (younger with permission from instructor)
Monday, Sept 13-Dec 6 | 5:45-6:30pm
Tuition: $165
Instructor: Joy Ghigleri
Location: Outdoor Studio

Building on the fundamentals of tap, students with begin rhythm hoofing and time stepping and more! Must have dance and tap experience.

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Advanced Jazz

Advanced Jazz
(Proof of vaccination required)
Mondays, Sept 13-Dec 6 | 5:00-6:15 pm 
Tuition: $275  
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley  
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Miss Vanesa gives a fabulous class for advanced dancers in our treasured American dance genre that includes a warm-up, stretching, across the floor combinations and fun choreography that builds every week. This class is open to level V dancers and above.

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I Solisti di Vashon

I Solisti di Vashon
Grades: 6-12 (proof of vaccination required)
Mondays, Sept 13-Dec 6 | 5:15-6:30 pm (skip school breaks/holidays)
Tuition: $205
Instructor: Gaye Detzer

I Solisti di Vashon is an advanced string ensemble for high school and middle school students. The repertoire is chosen from the great classical composers and from contemporary popular music.

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Advanced Modern

Advanced Modern
(Proof of vaccination required)
Mondays, Sept 13-Dec 6 | 7:30-9 pm
Tuition: $380 (includes $50 production fee)
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley
Location: Upstairs Studio

Modern dance is important training for all dancers. Miss Vanesa’s experience teaching and choreographing this style of dance is extensive, and her classes are fun and energetic. At this level, Graham, Cunningham, Limon and other modern disciplines are covered. Class will perform in Vashon’s Nutcracker (production fee included).

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Ballet III

Ballet III
Ages: 8-11
Tuesdays & Fridays, Sept 14-Dec 10 (skip Nov 26) | 4:00-5:30 pm
Tuition: $640
Instructor: Vadne White and Vanesa Wiley
Location: Outdoor Studio

At this level, dancers train twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday) for skill acquisition and injury prevention. Dancers will be introduced to turns, more intricate combinations, and proper technique will be a focus. If the student would like to participate in our 2021 Nutcracker, rehearsals are an additional 45-minute session following the Tuesday class.

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Kids Clay Lab

Kids Clay Lab
Ages: 8-12
Thursdays, Sept 23-Oct 14 | 4-5:45 pm
Tuition: $115 (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Laurie Thorpe 
Location: Blue Heron Backyard

Join us for this exploration of hand-building clay techniques and learn to pinch, coil and slab-build. Projects will include jack-o-lanterns, autumn leaf plates, mushroom houses, and colorful Coho salmon.

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Ballet IV

Ballet IV
(Proof of vaccination required)
Tuesdays, Sept 14-Dec 7 | 4:00-5:30 pm & Thursdays, Sept 16-Dec 9 (skip Nov 25) | 4:15-5:45 pm
Tuition: $640
Instructor: Vadne White and Madeline Morser
Location: Upstairs (Tuesday) and Downstairs (Thursday) Studios

Ballet IV meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, and combines elements of pre-pointe and beginning pointe work, as well as intermediate combinations, stretches, turns, and jumps. Twice weekly training is the minimum requirement for skill acquisition, and students are encouraged to take the Ballet III class for supplemental training at no extra cost. If the student would like to participate in our 2021 Nutcracker, rehearsals are an additional 45-minute session following the Thursday Ballet IV class.

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Ballet V-VII – WAITLIST

Ballet V-VII - WAITLIST
(Proof of vaccination required)
Tuesdays, Sept 14-Dec 7 | 5:30-7:15 pm & Thursdays, Sept 16-Dec 9 (skip Nov 25) | 4:15-5:45 pm
Tuition: $690
Instructors: Vadne White, Vanesa Wiley and Madeline Morser
Location: Upstairs (Tuesday) and
Downstairs (Thursday) Studios

Students at this level are trained in intermediate to advanced pointe work, partnering, controlled adage, adept petit allegro, as well as more advanced combinations, turns, and jumps. Scholarly articles are shared with students in the areas of conditioning, nutrition, wellness, flexibility, and more. Twice weekly training is the minimum requirement for skill maintenance, and students are strongly encouraged to take the Ballet IV class for supplemental training at no extra cost. Because these dancers have many roles in Vashon’s Nutcracker, rehearsals are an additional session following the Tuesday and Thursday classes.

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Ballet V-VII Nutcracker Rehearsal

Ballet V-VII Nutcracker Rehearsal
(Proof of vaccination required)
Tuesdays, 7:15-8:30 pm & Thurdays, Sept 14-Dec 9 (skip Nov 25) 5:45-6:30 pm
Tuition: $530 (includes $100 production fee)
Students will work with VCA choreographers to learn and rehearse for Vashon’s Nutcracker.

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Adult Ballet – Tuesdays

Adult Ballet
(Proof of vaccination required)
Ages: 13+
Tuesdays, Sept 14-Dec 7 (skip Nov 23) | 2:15-3:15 pm
Tuition: $205
Instructor: Kathleen Bonner
Location: Upstairs Studio

One of our two weekly adult ballet classes taught by island dancer/teacher/choreographer Kathleen Bonner. Class focus is technique, choreography, and fun.

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Choreography

Choreography 
(Proof of vaccination required)
Wednesdays, Sept 15-Dec 8 (skip Nov 24) | 3:15-4:15 pm 
Tuition: $205 
Instructor: Madeline Morser 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Sometimes choreography can look like that scary blank sheet of paper before the essay is written or the painting is painted. But what if you knew how to expand, reverse, invert, and morph a single move into twenty new moves? This class is the toolbox builder for both new and continuing choreographers level V and above. Every two or so classes, we will begin work on a new element or tool of choreography, discussing what we have made, and viewing examples of professional work exemplifying the same concepts. Students are encouraged to use the material they create in this lab style class for their own choreography, as pure experimentation, or any combination thereof.  

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Beginning/Intermediate Contemporary

Beginning/Intermediate Contemporary
Wednesdays, Sept 15-Dec 8 (skip Nov 24) | 4:15-5:30 pm
Tuition: $255
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Location: Outdoor Studio

This class is aimed at introducing level III and IV dancers to Contemporary dance. An umbrella term for various mixtures of Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and foreign dance styles, Contemporary dance is a wonderful opportunity to dive into learning complex, detailed, and satisfying phrase-work to a variety of pop and indie music choices. Following a full body warm up standing, upside-down, and on the ground, we will learn across the floor progressions and longer phrases.

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Advanced Lyrical

Advanced Lyrical
(Proof of vaccination required)
Wednesdays, Sept 15-Dec 8 (skip Nov 24) | 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuition: $305
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Location: Upstairs Studio

Hone your fluidity, expression, and grace in Advanced Lyrical! Lyrical dance is most often defined as a combination of ballet and jazz techniques, with emphasis on graceful, fluid motions that often mirror the lyrics or theme of the music. Class will start with a center warm up including both standing exercises and daily workshops for jumps, turns, and falls to be used in phrase-work. We will use the second half of class for traveling progressions as well as longer phrases/group dances. This class is an advanced level open to level V dancers and above.

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Advanced Contemporary

Advanced Contemporary
(Proof of vaccination required)
Wednesdays, Sept 15-Dec 8 (skip Nov 24) | 7:00-8:30 pm 
Tuition: $305 
Instructor: Madeline Morser 
Location: Upstairs Studio 
Advanced Contemporary includes a full body warm up with combos standing, upside-down, and on the ground followed by phrase work and some feel-good across the floor progressions. Let’s have a blast with our favorite music while taking apart and getting into the nitty-gritty details of timing, floor-work, inversions, and a powerful grounded center. We will also begin building a group piece in class. This is an advanced class open to level V dancers and above. 

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Pre-Professional Ballet

Pre-Professional Ballet
(Proof of vaccination required)
Thursdays, Sept 16-Dec 9 (skip Nov 25) | 3:00-4:15 pm
Tuition: $255
Instructor: Vadne White
Location: Upstairs Studio
Pre-Professional Ballet is a companion class to Ballet V & VI and provides advanced training to dancers who are serious about their craft and have a desire to dance at the professional and/or collegiate level.

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Musical Theatre: The Addams Family LEAD CLASS

Musical Theatre: The Addams Family Lead Class
Grades 6-12 (proof of vaccination required)
Thursdays, Sept 16-Nov 18 | 3-5 pm
Tuition: $220
Instructors: Marita Ericksen, Lisa Peretti, Elise Ericksen

Dive deep into musical theatre in this intensive class required for students with lead roles in the Addam’s Family production. Class includes intensive 1:1 instruction in voice and dance, refinement of blocking and acting techniques, and close collaboration with other leads and the directors in a small-group setting. Students will also work on character development and scene study, learning techniques that can be applied to multiple genres on the stage.

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Photographing the Spirit of Animals

Photographing the Spirit of Animals
Ages 9-13
Wednesdays, Sept 15-Oct 13 | 4:00-6:00 pm
Tuition: $150 (includes $25 materials fee)
Instructor: Annie Marie Musselman
Location: Outside Field Trips

Explore new ways to photograph animals and learn about photographers who have captured their images in beautiful and interesting ways. Class will include field trips to local farms and each student will create a hand-made visual diary of their images. Students will have the opportunity to display their work in a Blue Heron Gallery show. Annie Marie Musselman is dramatically inspired by the human-animal connection. Her award-winning books chronicle this subject: Finding Trust (Kehrer Verlag Germany) and Wolf Haven (Sasquatch-Random House). Musselman’s work has appeared on the covers of Audubon, Smithsonian, and Outside magazine and inside The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and National Geographic among others.

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Ballet IV Nutcracker Rehearsal

Ballet IV Nutcracker Rehearsal
(Proof of vaccination required)
Thurdays, Sept 16-Dec 9 (skip Nov 25) | 5:45-6:30 pm
Tuition: $265 (includes $100 production fee)
Students will work with VCA choreographers to learn and rehearse 2 or more roles in Vashon’s Nutcracker.

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Adult Ballet – Thursdays

Adult Ballet 
(Proof of vaccination required)
Ages: 13+
Thursdays, Sept 16-Dec 9 (skip Nov 25) | 6:30-7:30 pm
Tuition: $205 
Instructor: Kathleen Bonner 
Location: Upstairs Studio 
One of our two weekly adult ballet classes taught by island dancer/teacher/choreographer Kathleen Bonner. Class focus is technique, choreography, and fun.   

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Improv

Improv
Ages: 16-Adult (proof of vaccination required)
Mondays, Oct 4-Nov 22 | 7-9 pm
Tuition: $210
Instructor: Mik Kuhlman
Location: Blue Heron

Explore the spontaneous creation of theatre and short form improv with one of Vashon’s most talented actors. Learn to work with spatial awareness, balance and body centers as you build characters and develop group dialogue. A fun class for students with or without experience. Mik Kuhlman has performed and taught in over 500 schools, universities and art centers throughout the US and abroad.

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Set Design and Building Intensive: Addams Family

Set Design and Building Intensive: Addams Family
Grades: 6-12 (proof of vaccination required)
Tuesdays, Oct 5-Nov 9 | 3-5 pm (skip Oct 19) AND Nov 13 | 12 pm -5 pm
Tuition: $180
Instructor: Gunnar Johnson

Have you wanted to work behind the scenes of a production? Now’s your chance! Put your creative thinking skills to use building a set for the Addams Family production! Learn the global history of technical theatre, essential stagecraft terminology and scenic artistry skills. Gunnar Johnson has been involved in technical theatre for years as a production assistant at Tacoma Little Theatre.

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Filmmaking 101: Telling a Visual Story

Filmmaking 101: Telling a Visual Story
Ages: 12-18 (proof of vaccination required)
Wednesdays, Oct 6-Nov 17 | 3-5 pm
Tuition: $195
Instructor: River Branch
Location: Blue Heron

Explore the fundamentals of filmmaking—from image composition to sound design, from narrative structure to cinematography, from scripting and storyboarding to editing. Learn the skills necessary to bring your ideas to life and translate them to the screen. Class culminates in screening of your short film for family and friends. River Branch, a filmmaker and associate professor of film has worked in filmmaking and visual storytelling on a local, national and international scale for over twenty years.  Her belief in the ability for stories to generate connection, understanding and transformation drives the core of her work.  

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Fundamentals of Subtractive Sculpture 

Fundamentals of Subtractive Sculpture 
Ages: Adults (proof of vaccination required)
Thursdays, Oct 7-Nov 4 | 10 am-12:30 pm 
Tuition: $205 (includes $30 materials fee) 
Instructor: Cyra Jane 

Learn the tricks of successful subtractive sculpture, working in plaster, a relatively soft and satisfying material to carve. Explore patterning, faceting, and 3D visualization techniques that are applicable to carving a variety of materials - from more plaster to wood to marble and basalt. Cyra Jane is a multi-media wielding powerhouse known best for her surreal stone carvings and large-scale community installations. She has been the recipient of a number of grants through Ignition Northwest and 4Culture and a scholarship to Pratt Fine Arts Center, where she is now a stone carving instructor. 

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Writing Your Own Story 

Writing Your Own Story 
Ages: 16-Adult (proof of vaccination required)
Thursdays, Oct 7-28 | 7-8:30 pm 
Tuition: $90 
Instructor: Shauna Ahearn 

Gather together in a community of supportive students as you work to write your own story. Class will include free writing, allowing yourself to write lousy first drafts, editing, working with structure, and revising until you are satisfied. Students will receive writing prompts via email each day as well, to inspire writing. Shauna M. Ahern has published 5 award-winning books, including her latest, ENOUGH: Notes from a Woman Who Has Finally Found It. She loves teaching writing and living on Vashon.  

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Around the World with Friday Arts Lab

Around the World with Friday Arts Lab
Grades: K-2
PDD Fridays: Sept 10, 24, Oct 8*, 22, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3, 17 | 1:45-3:45 pm (*Oct 8 - 12:45-3:45)
Tuition: $270 (tuition includes $50 materials/snack fee)
Instructors: Joy Ghigleri and Christine Nelson
Location: Blue Heron Backyard

Take a journey on our magical map and explore different cultures through story, drama, and art. Decorate Japanese Geta clogs as we learn the story of Mako in “A Pair of Red Clogs”, travel to the Spanish countryside to create beautiful paper flowers for Ferdinand the gentle bull to sniff, play all night long under the midnight sun in the Artic Circle, and go for a ride in Pattan's giant pumpkin in India. Students will decide where the magic carpet heads next! 
Our Friday Arts Lab series provides enriching, creative activities on Chautauqua Professional Development Days (PDD). Students take the bus to VCA after school on PDD early release days and pick up is at 3:45 pm. Materials fee includes snack and art supplies. Friday Arts Lab is open to homeschoolers as well.

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Friday Arts Lab: Art of Printmaking – WAITLIST

Friday Arts Lab: Art of Printmaking - WAITLIST
Grades: 3-5
PDD Fridays: Sept 10, 24, Oct 8*, 22, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3, 17 | 1:45-3:45 pm (*Oct 8 - 12:45-3:45)
Tuition: $270 (tuition includes $50 materials/snack fee)
Instructor: Caroline Rockey, with assistant Phoebe Ray
Location: Kay White Hall Breezeway
Dive into the world of printmaking and transform your ideas onto paper and other surfaces. Experiment with cutting stencils and creating lineoleum block prints to make holiday cards and colorful, unique wrapping paper. Create a superhero drawing to trace and silk screen, resulting in a three-colored, layered print using traditional acid free paper and ink. Practice with textiles, printing your favorite stencils from the class onto a cotton cloth, shoulder bag and lunch box. 
Our Friday Arts Lab series provides enriching, creative activities on Chautauqua Professional Development Days (PDD). Students take the bus to VCA after school on PDD early release days and pick up is at 3:45 pm. Materials fee includes snack and art supplies. Friday Arts Lab is open to homeschoolers as well.

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Oil Painting Intensive – WAITLIST

Oil Painting Intensive - WAITLIST
Ages: 16-Adult (proof of vaccination required)
Friday, Oct 15 | 7-9 pm  
Saturday, Oct 16 | 9 am-4 pm  
Sunday, Oct 17 | 9 am-3 pm 
Tuition: $310 
Instructor: Pam Ingalls 
Location: Blue Heron Education Center

Learn to paint in the Russian Impressionist tradition from one of Vashon’s most talented and prolific painters. Watch Pam paint a demonstration with Q & A on Friday evening. Learn to paint still life and/or portraits Saturday and Sunday. Materials list provided upon registration. Bring a sack lunch. Pam Ingalls’ award-winning work has been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and Africa, and juried into more than 125 national and international shows. She has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector and American Artist magazine.  Questions: pam@pamingalls.com 

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Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani – In the Company of Crows and Ravens

Inspired by the award-winning book of this title by John Marzluff and Tony Angell, this lecture explores crow and raven imagery from several different cultural contexts, including examples from Pacific Northwest Indian art, German Romanticism, Japanese painting, and Picasso's blue period.  (I can also change title and description not to feature the book -- the Frye was selling it in their gift shop at the time.) Rebecca Albiani graduated with highest honors in Italian and Art History from UC Berkeley.…

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American Anarchist

This story of one of the most infamous books ever written, “The Anarchist Cookbook,” the iconic counter-culture, bomb-making manual, and the role it has played in the life of its author, now age 65, who wrote it at 19 in the midst of the social and political upheaval of the late ‘60s and 70’s, tells a cautionary tale with parallels in today’s polarized politics. Thursday, Oct 21 | 7pm $18 General $15 Youth (18-) or Senior (65+) Each screening will…

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Finding Vivian Maier

This Academy Award nominated documentary film tells the story of a mysterious, reclusive nanny who took more than 100,000 photographs and hid them away in storage lockers, never showing them to anyone. Since the discovery of the images, Maier has been hailed as one of the great photographers of the 20th Century. Friday, Oct 22 | 7pm $18 General $15 Youth (18-) or Senior (65+) Each screening will be followed by an in-depth conversation with the filmmaker. Required COVID Protocol…

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Creating and Handling Digital Files

Creating and Handling Digital Files
Ages: Adult (proof of vaccination required)
Saturday, October 23 | 9 am-1 pm
Tuition: $60
Instructor: Terry Donnelly
Location: Blue Heron

Join this how-to workshop for beginners, artists and anyone wanting to learn basic digital imaging techniques. Learn best practices of how to handle, resize and transmit digital images for social media, web sites, publications, artist’s calls for entries. Workshop includes lecture, demonstration and discussion. Terry Donnelly has eight books with extensive collections of his photography. His photos appear in numerous calendars, books and cards by Sierra Club, Audubon, Reiman Publications, American Greetings, Hallmark and National Geographic Books.

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Bruce Phares Piano Quartet

Vashon’s own, jazz-bassist Bruce Phares brings a new quartet of all-star virtuosi, with Hans Teuber on saxophones, New York’s Jeremy Bacon on piano, along with Stefan Schatz on drums! Teuber is a recipient of the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame, Bacon has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and numerous other NYC Jazz meccas including Blue Note, Birdland, etc. Join us for an evening of stellar Jazz you won’t want to miss! Chris O'Brien opens. Saturday, October 23 at…

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Talk on the Rock – Nancy Pearl and Steve Scher “Book Lust—A Conversation

Nancy Pearl is a voracious reader, a best-selling author, a librarian, a literary critic, and a well-known promoter of the pleasure and importance of reading. We can hear her on NPR’s Morning Edition or on her monthly television show in Seattle. She often speaks at libraries, literacy organizations, and community groups about her favorite books and the benefits of reading. She received the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the…

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Intro to Portraits and Lighting

Intro to Portraits and Lighting
Ages: 13-Adult (proof of vaccination required)
Saturday, Nov 6 | 1-5 pm
Tuition: $75
Instructor: Rick Dahms
Location: Blue Heron

Notable photographer, Rick Dahms reprises his popular class on composition and lighting—the art of telling a story through portraits of people. Learn to set up portraits using different light sources - including natural light, artificial constant and strobe - to gain skill with each. Rick Dahm’s pictures have been published worldwide; he’s won numerous awards including nominations for a Pulitzer and Magazine Cover of the Year. His client list includes Forbes, ESPN, Rolling Stone, Wired, Sports Illustrated, Time, Gourmet, Oprah, Disney, Adidas, Chrysler, Chevron, State Farm and Microsoft.

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Kat Eggleston in Concert – A Benefit for Vashon Youth & Family Services

Kat Eggleston is an artist of great range who has elated and inspired audiences all over the world with her strong, clear voice, her masterful fingerstyle guitar technique, her research and interpretation of traditional music, and her powerful original songs. She has collaborated onstage and in recordings with a variety of musicians over the years, including David Bromberg, Tom Dundee, Irish music supergroups Bohola and the David Munnelly band, and long-time music partner Kate MacLeod, to name a few. Also…

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Los Lobos

Vashon Center for the Arts is thrilled to welcome Los Lobos to Kay White Hall! For all the trailblazing musical acts who’ve emerged from Los Angeles, very few embody the city’s wildly eclectic spirit more wholeheartedly than Los Lobos. Over the last five decades, the East L.A.-bred band has made an indelible mark on music history by exploring an enormous diversity of genres—rock-and-roll and R&B, surf music and soul, mariachi and música norteña, punk rock and country—and building a boldly…

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David Grisman Dawg Trio

We are ecstatic to welcome David Grisman back to the Kay White Hall! Mandolin innovator, Jerry Garcia collaborator, and creator of "Dawg" music David Grisman teams up with his son Sam Grisman on bass & banjoist Danny Barnes to deliver the Dawg Trio. For nearly half a century, mandolinist / composer / bandleader / producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep, embracing many styles, genres…

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Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani – Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham (American, 1883–1976) was a seminal photographer with a far-ranging vision, creating a diverse and innovative range of work over her seven-decade-long career. The first major retrospective in the United States in more than 35 years, this exhibition brings together nearly 200 of her insightful portraits, elegant flower and plant studies, poignant street pictures, and groundbreaking nudes in a visual celebration of Cunningham's immense contribution to the history of 20th-century photography. Rebecca Albiani graduated with highest honors in Italian…

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Music Together™ – WAITLIST

Music Together™ - WAITLIST
Ages: 0-5 with caregiver
Instructor: Sunder Michelle
Location: Blue Heron Backyard

Join us for joyous music making with your children and learn twenty-five beloved Music Together songs and activities. Tuition includes recordings and materials for you to use at home, online access to the songs through the Hello Everybody app, and a family newsletter full of resources and music-making ideas. Non-crawling infant siblings under 8 months may attend free! Sunder Michelle is a Registered Teacher for Music Together, who has always loved music, singing, playing in bands (her favorites were a steel drum band and African drum & dance troupe!) and taking Music Together classes with her children when they were smaller.  

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