Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 08, 2004

Kids' summer art workshops planned

On Saturday, Stephanie Cox will teach a class on color mixing and the color wheel color for kindergarten through third-graders from 10:30 a.m. to noon and a class on painting with watercolors for kids in fourth grade and higher from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The cost is $20, plus tax.

On July 17, Cox will teach a class on charcoal animals in motion for kindergarten through third-graders from 10:30 a.m. to noon and a class on scratch art for kids in fourth grade and higher from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The cost is $20, plus tax.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. to noon from July 20 to 29, Cox will teach an art and design class about exploring the elements in 3-D design. The class is $75, plus tax. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. those days, Cox will teach an intermediate hand-built pottery and sculpture class. Students can glaze their creations Aug. 10 and 12. The cost is $130, plus tax.

Classes are held at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai.To register, e-mail Cox at or call her at 260-7459. More information is available at

Farmer's market offers arts, crafts

The area farmer's market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through September on the Kenai Spur Highway next to Soldotna Elementary School at the bus turnaround. Fresh vegetables, herbs, plants, arts and crafts are available and new vendors are welcome. For more information, call 262-5463.

Library sponsors contests

The Soldotna Public Library is sponsoring writing and recipe contests, both open to kids ages 7 to 18, in conjunction with its Discover New Trails at Your Library summer reading program. A T-shirt will be awarded to the writing category winner in each of three age categories. Three prizes also will be awarded in the trail mix recipe contest. The deadline for entering both contests is Wednesday.

Winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. July 17 at the library. For more information, stop by the library or call 262-4227.

Kids' summer theater camp slated

The fourth annual youth drama camp put on by Nikiski drama, debate and forensics coach Joe Rizzo and the Alaska Children's Institute for the Performing Arts from July 19 to 31 at Nikiski Middle-Senior high School. Kids in first grade through high school may attend. Sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon weekdays. Students will present a play at the end of the camp. The cost is $99.

Watercolor workshop offered

The Peninsula Art Guild will present a five-day workshop for beginning to advanced watercolorists taught by Ken Hosmer from Aug. 2 to 6. For more information on Hosmer, visit his Web site at www.watercolor-online/KenHosmer. For more information on the workshop, contact Pam Mersch at or 262-6403.

Resource for musicians announced

The Field, a nonprofit arts service organization, has launched GoTour, a Web site that helps independent artists with touring. GoTour features a database of well known and "under the radar" U.S. and Canadian venues and cultural resources; information about arts communities from performers and administrators nationwide; as well as newspaper and radio contacts. The site is at

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