Online Workshops 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, SilverKite is offering online intergenerational arts workshops, talks, social hours, and performances for the community.  By offering these opportunities, we aim to provide stimulating creative engagement opportunities and social connection during this challenging time.

Join us for live, interactive workshops in visual arts, dance / movement, and storytelling / writing.  Click here for the calendar of events.

 

Registration is open for individual participants of all ages.  

Click here to view a gallery of artwork created in our virtual arts programs.

We also have a pre-recorded performance of SilverKite's Intergenerational Theatre Company touring production of "Keys" available to view.

If you live in Snohomish or Island Counties, Sno-Isle Libraries is offering FREE registration for selected SilverKite arts workshops through the month of October.  Please visit the Sno-Isle Access webpage and use the password:  sil2020 to access.

If you live in greater King County, the King County Library System is offering FREE registration to selected online workshops through the end of 2020.  Please visit the KCLS Access webpage and use the password:  KCLS2020 to register.

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with SilverKite to provide FREE registration for virtual arts workshops through the end of 2020.  Please visit the SPL Access webpage and use the password:  SPL2020 

Questions?  Technical issues? 

Interested in a SilverKite online workshop license for your community or organization? 

 

Get in touch.

 

Art Gallery

Art created in our online arts workshops. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for a class?

1.  Choose the class you're interested in.  Click on the "Click here to register" button.

2.  You will be sent to a registration screen.  Enter your name and email address.  Press submit.

3.  After you complete this step you will be sent to PayPal to complete your registration payment (if your class requires it).  

4.  If you have a PayPal account you can sign in to your account to pay for the class.  If you do not have a PayPal account, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on "Pay by Credit or Debit Card."  Enter your payment information.

5.  If you are not interested in paying by PayPal, please contact us by phone - (360) 218-4884 - and we can help you.

6.  After you have completed your registration you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your spam or junk folders to make sure you have received it.  If you don't receive it, please let us know.

After I have registered for the online experience how do I access it?

An email will be sent to you after you register for the class and reminder email will be sent to you again a day before the class.  In each of these emails is a link that says "Click Here to Join."  At the time of your class, click that link and you're in! 

We have found using Chrome as your internet browser works much better than Safari to access our classes.

If the link is not working, open Chrome and type in "join.zoom.us" a screen will pop up which asks you to enter a meeting ID.  The meeting ID is a 9 digit number that you will receive in your email. 

Workshop Calendar

Workshops that are open to the community are not highlighted in the calendar below. Private workshops that not open to the public are highlighted.

 

Visual Arts Workshops

​​​Sip & Paint (Acrylics)

Join us for a step-by-step acrylic painting workshop with one of Silver Kite's professional teaching artists. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together!

Facilitated by Nani Trias

You will need:

Mixed media paper (9x12,11x14, other sizes will work)

1" flat brush

1" flat angled brush

1-2 pointed round brushes for detailing

Red, blue, yellow, black, white acrylic paint

Paper towels or sponge

Cup of water Paint palette or white plate

Saturday, October 24:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10. Click here to register

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Character Mask Making

Let's celebrate Halloween by designing and creating masks which reflects a super hero, an animal, an inner quality, or a character you would like to be!
After creating our masks we'll share them and create some stories inspired by the masks.

Facilitated by Arika Gloud

What you'll need:
Markers
Scissors
Construction paper
Tape and/or glue
Any crafty items you'd like to use to decorate your mask

Saturday, October 31:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register.​​​​​​

Sip & Paint (Watercolors)

Join us for a step-by-step watercolor painting workshop with one of Silver Kite's professional teaching artists. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together! 

 

Taught by Nani Trias.

 

What you'll need:

Watercolor paints

Paint brush (1" flat brush and pointed round brush)

Mixed Media or Watercolor paper

Cup of water

Painter's tape

Saturday, November 7:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register.​​​​​​

It's a Paper Party!  Making Homemade Paper Decorations

Brighten up the season with festive paper decorations! In this class we’ll learn to make several paper ornaments and garlands that you cans use to spruce up your digs. ALL CELEBRATIONS WELCOME!

 

Facilitated by Suzie Treinen

 

Suggested Materials:

*Assortment of paper: construction paper, card stock, computer paper or cool bits from the recycling bin

*Scissors

*Glue stick or liquid glue

*Circle template i.e. round jar lid or 16 oz canned food can (unopened or rinsed out)

*Pencil

*Drawing materials: crayons, markers or colored pencils

*A few paper clips or small pieces of wire or needle and thread

Saturday, November 17:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register​​​​​​

Advanced Drawing

In this hands-on, step-by-step advanced drawing workshop, we will be re-visiting shading, tone and values within portrait and figure drawing. We will be learning to see forms as shapes and using outlines with intention. Join us to push your drawing skill sets to the next level.

 

Taught by Noel Sherrard

 

What you'll need:

Paper

Pencil

Eraser

Friday, November 20:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Sip and Paint - Acrylics

Join us for a step-by-step acrylic painting workshop with one of Silver Kite's professional teaching artists. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together!

 

Facilitated by Nani Trias

 

What you'll need:

Acrylic paints -Red, Blue, Yellow, black, and white

1" flat and angled flat brush

Filbert brush (flat with a round top)

Pointed round brush

Mixed Media Paper preferred

Painters tape or Masking tape

Cup of water to wash out your brushes

Pencil or marker

Q-Tips or cotton swabs

Saturday, November 21:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Dementia Friendly Watercolors

During this workshop, we'll explore basic watercolor techniques by exploring color and

color mixing and creating a poem inspired painting of your own.

 

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for persons with dementia and their care partners.

Everyone is welcome!

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder

What you'll need:

Watercolors

Brush

Cup of water

Pencil

Thick marker or Sharpie

Paper (watercolor paper is ideal but not necessary)

Monday, November 23:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register

 

Dance / Mindfulness /Play  Workshops

​​Dances of the 20th Century (Dementia Friendly):  

From the Lindy Hop and Charleston to Motown and Hip Hop it's been quite a century!
Dance along with us by using simple moves led by mirroring. Seated options available.

 

This workshop will be facilitated with persons with dementia and their care partners in mind - everyone is welcome!


During the workshop we'll sample all of these dances and more with The Armchair Dancer - Silver Kite teaching artist Susan Wickett-Ford

 

Monday, October 26:  1:30 - 2:30 pm PDT.  $10.  Click here to register

Music & Memories of the 1960s (Dementia Friendly):  

Everyday objects, old photos, advertisements, and favorite music become sparks for celebrations of past and present moments during this interactive storytelling workshop.

Engage in a reminiscence session, share stories, and sing along to musical favorites from the 1960s

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for persons with dementia and their care partners. Everyone is welcome! Taught by Silver Kite's CEO and Founder Jen Kulik.

Supplies needed:

A smile!

 

Friday, November 13:  10:30 - 11:30 am PDT.  $10.  Click here to register

Dances of Gratitude:  

So many traditional dances give thanks and praise. This is the perfect way to feel our togetherness and dance our thanks-giving.

Taught by Susan Wickett-Ford

What you'll need:
Your favorite chair
A smile!

 

Monday, November 30:  1:30-2:30 pm PDT.  $10.  Click here to register

 

Storytelling / Writing Workshops

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Advanced Poetry Writing:

During this webinar we'll engage in writing exercises focused on helping you craft poems reflective of your life experiences and moments.
This is a workshop designed for writers who are experienced in writing poetry.
Join us!

Facilitated by Pearl Klein

What you'll need:
3 - 4 pieces of paper
pen or pencil

Friday, October 23: 10:30-11:30 am PDT.  $10.  Click here to register.

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Telling Scary Stories:

Most of us have memories of scary stories meant for fun and entertainment. Around campfires, at slumber parties, or on a road trip.  Participants will listen to a funny-scary story and have an opportunity to tell their own stories. Guaranteed to be a ghoulish delight.

Taught by Bobbi Kidder

What you'll need:
Paper to write on
Pen or pencil

Friday, October 30: 10:30-11:30 am PDT.  $10.  Click here to register.

Writing Fiction: A Sense of Place:

Fictional characters live or spend their time in places that shape them, reflect and influence who they are, and support and move the plot along. We will explore the role of setting in fiction by looking at some published examples, and doing writing exercises to explore the way settings can anchor and develop our stories.

Taught by Pearl Klein

What you'll need:
Paper (several pieces)
Pen or Pencil

Monday, November 2: 1:30 - 2:30 pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Introduction to Acting:

During this interactive session you’ll learn some basic principles of acting using the actor’s tools of body, voice, and space.  And we’ll try a few acting exercises.  No experience required!  

Taught by Bobbi Kidder

Friday, November 6: 10:30-11:30 am PDT. $10.  Click here to register 

Writing Poetry:

During this webinar we'll engage in writing exercises focused on helping you craft poems reflective of your life experiences and moments. Join us!

Facilitated by Pearl Klein

What you'll need:
Paper
Pen or pencil

Monday, November 9: 1:30 -2:30 pm PDT.  $10.  Click here to register.

Painting a Landscape with Words (Landscape Poetry):

We belong to the interiors and exteriors of our lives, to the land, to the towers and waters.

We often clearly remember the sun setting on a wheat field or the deepening shadows on the walls of a Manhattan skyscraper.

We remember the pounding of the surf or the tire swing on the tree and the way the breeze felt in our face as we rode a bicycle down a dirt road in the summer.

Poets write and singers sing about the land, the garden...home.

During this workshop we will explore the settings that hold special meaning to you through reminiscence activities. We will sing songs together that recollect and songs we remember. We will share our personal stories and, together, create a mural of landscape memories—captured in visual images, words and phrases.

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder

Monday, November 16: 1:30 - 2:30 pm PDT.  $10.  Click here to register.

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