Online Workshops

Visual Arts

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Join SilverKite for live, intergenerational arts workshops!

 

Registration is open for individual participants of all ages. 

WORKSHOP OFFERINGS
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Writing, Theatre, Storytelling

Dance, Music, Misc

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SilverKite is partnering with various library systems throughout the US to provide FREE online arts programming to their patrons. 

Click the links to view the individual library offerings and registration links.

King County Library System

Access Code: KCLS2020

Seattle Public Library System

Access Code: SPL2020

Sno-Isle Libraries

Access Code: sil2020

Prescott Valley Libraries

Access Code: PVPL2021

 

Visual Arts

 

Intro to Pastels

Taught by Arika Gloud-Jones

During this hands-on workshop we’ll learn how to use pastels to draw a simple still life.

You will need:
Chalk Pastels
Paper
Pencil
Eraser
Paper Towels

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SATURDAY, NOV 20

Intro to Pastels

1:30-2:30 pm PDT

PVPL
KCLS

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

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SATURDAY, DEC 4

It's a Paper Party!

1:30-2:30 pm PDT

KCLS

HOMEMADE PAPER DECORATIONS

Beginning Drawing

This is a beginning drawing workshop where the attendees will draw a still life and work on basic shading techniques.


What you'll need:
Paper
Pencil and eraser


Facilitated by Arika Gloud-Jones

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SATURDAY, DEC 11

Beginning Drawing

1:30-2:30 pm PDT

HOLIDAY THEME

KCLS
PVPL
SPL
SIL

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
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, DEC 18

Sip and Paint

1:30-2:30 pm PDT

ACRYLICS - WINTER THEME

KCLS
PVPL
SPL
SIL
 

Dance, Music, Other

Indian Cooking

Onion Pakoda and Mango Lassi


Crispy Onion Pakoda is one of the most favorite Indian snacks during Monsoons or Winter days. These fritters taste even better when served with some delicious Indian Chutneys.

Facilitated by Sandy Mathews

Click here to view ingredients

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MONDAY, NOV 22

Indian Cooking

1:30-2:30 pm PDT

ONION PAKODA AND MANGO LASSI

KCLS

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. Along with our usual array of dancing for fun using all different genres, will incorporate an attitude of gratitude.

Will have both standing and seated dances, but all are adaptable to accommodate for all ability and comfort levels.

Taught by Susan Wickett-Ford

What you'll need:
Your favorite chair
A smile

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MONDAY, NOV 29

Dances of Gratitude

1:30-2:30 pm PDT

KCLS

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY

Indian Cooking

Gulab jamun is an Indian dessert of fried dough balls that are soaked in a sweet, sticky sugar syrup. As per tradition, the syrup has a delicate rose flavor: Gulab means 'rose water' and jamun refers to a berry of a similar size and color.

Milk Powder Burfi - Barfi, barfee, or borfi is a dense milk-based sweet from the Indian subcontinent, and a type of mithai. The name is a derivative of the Hindustani (originally Persian) word barf, which means snow. ... The main ingredients include powdered milk and sugar

Facilitated by Sandy Mathews

Click here to view ingredients

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FRIDAY, DEC 3

Indian Cooking

GULAB JAMUN & MILK POWDER BURFI

10:30-11:30 am PDT

KCLS

Senior Social Hour

Seniors, join us for an hour of conversation, play, and connection!

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder

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WEDNESDAY, DEC 1

Senior Social Hour

10:30-11:30 am PDT

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY

KCLS

Sing-a-long Stories

Some stories are so great they have to be sung.

These "story songs" may inspire us, take us on adventures, celebrate a moment or share something silly and unlikely, but fun to "tell"

Join us for an hour of sharing our stories with a tuneful lilt.

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder

What to bring:
Rhythm Shakers, Maracas, or a bag of beans to make noise

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SATURDAY, DEC 13

Sing-a-long Stories

1:30-2:30 pm PDT

HOLIDAY THEME - DEMENTIA FRIENDLY

KCLS
SPL

Music and Memories

During this interactive holiday celebration we’ll watch clips of popular holiday movies from the 1940s - 1970s, share personal holiday memories, and sing along to musical favorites of the holiday season.

Grab a mug of hot cocoa and join us!

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

Facilitated by Jen Kulik, Silver Kite Founder and CEO

Supplies needed:

A smile!

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MONDAY, DEC 6

Music and Memories

1:30-2:30 pm PDT

HOLIDAY MOVIES

KCLS
SPL

Bollywood Dance

Come learn the dances that are a 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 musicians from around the world.

 

Come join us for a fun class where we will dance to songs from Bollywood movies. Each class you will learn choreography for a different Bollywood song.  There will be a standing version and a seated version of the routine taught for each song.  No prior dance experience is required.


What you'll need:
a water bottle
a towel

Facilitated by Sandy Mathews

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WEDNESDAY, DEC 15

Bollywood Dance

KCLS
SPL

10:30-11:30 am PDT

Mindfulness

The general principles of mindfulness are acceptance, purpose, and doing what needs to be done. When we connect to our breath, we create a moment of pause, a chance to restore. We let go of our busy-ness and stress. This helps with everything from de-escalating conflict to easing us into a good night's sleep. It allows time for insight and helps us move forward.

This workshop will introduce the art of mindfulness, suggesting a simple, ongoing practice.

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder

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FRIDAY, DEC 17

Mindfulness

10:30-11:30 am PDT

KCLS
SPL

Popular Dances Through the Decades

Get your dancing shoes on as we go around the world and learn popular dances from the 20's through the 2000's.

Whatever your dance level, come ready to have some fun as we Shag, Stroll, Hustle, Cha Cha slide, Gangnam Style and Nae Nae through the decades, while learning a little about the history of each dance.

Facilitated by Merri Ann Osborne

Materials
Dress comfortably
Wear comfortable shoes for movement
Water

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MONDAY, DEC 20

Popular Dances Through the Decades

1:30-2:30 pm PDT

KCLS
SPL

Senior Social Hour

Seniors, join us for an hour of conversation, play, and connection!

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder

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WEDNESDAY, DEC 22

Senior Social Hour

10:30-11:30 am PDT

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY

KCLS

Holiday Hula

Hula is a visual dance form of storytelling from Polynesia, which was developed in Hawai’i and has more recently become a popular form of exercise. Together we will walk through some basic hula steps and use our bodies to develop a hula “vocabulary”. At the end of class, you will have a story to tell, using these beautiful movements!

This is a holiday themed Hula workshop.

Facilitated by Rachel Rene

What You’ll Need:
* Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move your whole body.
* Have water and a towel nearby.
* Socks or bare feet are preferred over wearing shoes, if possible.

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MONDAY, DEC 27

Holiday Hula

1:30-2:30 pm PDT

KCLS
SPL
 

Writing, Theatre, Storytelling

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
What you'll need:
Paper
Pen or Pencil

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FRIDAY, DEC 10

Landscape Poetry

WINTER THEME

10:30-11:30 am PDT

KCLS
SPL
PVPL