ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Join SilverKite for live, intergenerational arts workshops - including visual arts, dance, music, writing, theatre, and much more! Registration is open for individual participants of all ages. 

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All artwork created by virtual workshop attendees.

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SilverKite partners with library systems across the US to provide FREE online arts programming to their patrons. 

Scroll through this page to view our class offerings, and learn which libraries are participating in each workshop.

See a workshop you are interested in? Visit your specific library webpage to register!

King County Library System

Access Code: KCLS2020

The Seattle Public Library

Access Code: SPL2022

Sno-Isle Libraries

Access Code: sil2020

Tacoma Public Library

Access Code: TPL2022

Prescott Valley Public Library

Access Code: PVPL2021

North Olympic Library System

Access Code: NOLS2022

 
 

Visual Arts

Sip and Paint

Join us for a step-by-step watercolor painting workshop with one of SilverKite's professional teaching artists.

Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together!

Taught by Julia Mundell

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

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Sip and Paint

10:30 - 11:30 am PDT

WATERCOLORS

KCLS
SPL
PVPL

Sip and Paint

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

Facilitated by Cooper Perry

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
Fan Brush
Pallet knife or butter knife
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

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

Sip and Paint

10:30 - 11:30 am PDT

ACRYLICS

KCLS
SPL
PVPL
Sno-Isle

Abstract Pastels

Abstract pastels is an opportunity to engage with the sensorial experience that pastels provide as well as the freedom available in abstraction. Although there may be a final piece in mind, this workshop is process driven to allow for your artmaking to inspire decision making. Any type of pastel is welcomed!

Facilitated by Cooper Perry.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

Abstract Pastels

10:30 - 11:30 am PDT

KCLS
PVPL
Sno-Isle

Visual Journaling

Do you keep a journal? During this interactive workshop we will explore ways to record daily experiences & memories by creating a visual journal.

During the workshop we will create our own journal and explore basic drawing skills to help us get started.

Facilitated by Cooper Perry

What you'll need:
-Drawing pad (About 6 sheets of printer paper is okay, but a heavier weighted paper pad is best)
-Pens
-Magic Markers
-Collage magazines
-Scissors
-Glue stick

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Visual Journaling

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

10:30 - 11:30 am PDT

KCLS

Card Making

Join us to make meaningful cards to your loved ones for the holidays or any occasion!

Facilitated by Julia Mundell

Supplies Needed:
Thick paper
Colorful pens or markers, colored construction paper with any patterns
Glue stick

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

Card Making

10:30 - 11:30 am PDT

KCLS
SPL
PVPL
Sno-Isle

Sip and Paint

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 Cooper Perry

1 canvas of any kind & size (or thick multimedia paper)
Acrylic paints: red, blue, yellow, black, & white (or whatever you have on hand)
1 palette knife (or plastic knife)
1 palette (a plate will also work)
2 flat brushes (around 1" and 1/2" in size)
2 round brushes (ranging anywhere from 3 - 8)
1 or 2 cups of water
Paper towels (or a designated "for painting" washcloth)
A pencil (may or may not use)

Optional/recommended
A small spray bottle filled with water (3 oz is perfect)

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

Sip and Paint

10:30 - 11:30 am PDT

ACRYLICS

KCLS
PVPL

Sip and Paint

Join us for a step-by-step watercolor painting workshop with one of SilverKite's professional teaching artists.

Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together!

Taught by Cooper Perry

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

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

Sip and Paint

10:30 - 11:30 am PDT

WATERCOLORS

KCLS
SPL
PVPL

Collage

In this class we’ll collect, cut, tear and glue scraps and small treasures to create beautiful pieces of art. We’ll explore different techniques and have fun along the way!

Facilitated by Meredith Berlin

What you'll need:
Scissors (but not required)
Glue or glue stick
Anything you can glue to a page! — Including but not limited to: newspaper, magazines,
construction paper, cardboard, packaging etc), fabric scraps, buttons, beads, found objects
from nature or around the house

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 14

Collage

10:30 - 11:30 am PDT

KCLS
PVPL
 

movement, music, and more 

Bollywood Dance

Come learn the dances that area part of the largest movie making capital in the world – INDIA. India makes 3x as many films than Hollywood. Bollywood is the Hindi-language sector of the Indian movie making industry.

Traditionally, Bollywood dancing has been heavily influenced by Asian cultures, Hindu art, music and culture. Today Bollywood music and dancing is also influenced by other cultures and forms of dance including salsa and hip hop. Contemporary Bollywood music is known for collaborations with well known musicians from around the world. Come join us for a fun class where we will dance to Bollywood hits songs from different eras and learn about the inspiration behind the songs.

What you'll need:
a water bottle
a towel

Taught by Sandy Mathews

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

Bollywood Dance

1:30 - 2:30pm PDT

KCLS
SPL

Dance in the New Year

A gentle approach to dancing, inspired by international folk dance, and mostly done seated. This kind of community dancing has the feel of ritual, connecting us to each other, to a new year, and to whatever new beginnings are happening in our lives.

Facilitated by Susan Wickett-Ford.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 9

Dance in the New Year

1:30 - 2:30pm PDT

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY

KCLS

Dances to Light up the Darkness

Illuminate yourself with dances from around the world. The workshop will be facilitated so you can be seated as you move to the music if you like.

Facilitated by Susan Wickett-Ford.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 19

Dances to Light up the Darkness

1:30 - 2:30pm PDT

KCLS
SPL

Basic Ballet for All Bodies

Dance is a great way to center the body and work your balance, strength, flexibility, and posture. It doesn't take a "dancer's body" to learn these moves. Anyone can learn these basics and use them in everyday life. Join us for this slow-paced, relaxed, beginning dance class. Facilitated by Rachel Rene.

What You’ll Need:
• Wear comfortable clothes that allow easy movement.
• Wear socks or ballet shoes, if available.
• Have water and a towel nearby.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 30

Basic Ballet for All Bodies

1:30 - 2:30pm PDT

KCLS
Sno-Isle
 

Writing, Theatre & Storytelling

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
pencil / pen

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1:30 - 2:30pm PDT

Poetry

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

KCLS
SPL

Poetry

During this webinar we'll engage in writing exercises focused on helping you craft poems reflective of art. Join us!

Facilitated by Pearl Klein

What you'll need:
Paper
pencil / pen

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1:30 - 2:30pm PDT

Poetry About Art

MONDAY, JANUARY 23

KCLS

Memoir

During this interactive creative non-fiction writing workshop, participants will engage in reminiscence activities and memoir writing exercises and learn some basic strategies on how to write and structure a memoir.

Facilitated by Julian Edelman

What You'll Need:
Pen or Pencil
Paper

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1:30 - 2:30pm PDT

Memoir

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

KCLS
SPL