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.  

 

Registration is open for individual participants of all ages. 

Click here to view the Calendar of upcoming workshops

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 April.  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 month of April.  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 arts workshops through April 2021.  Please visit the SPL Access webpage and use the password:  SPL2020

Prescott Valley Public Library will be partnering with SilverKite to provide access to FREE online arts workshops to library patrons beginning in late February.  Please visit the Prescott Valley Public Library webpage to register.  Use the password:  PVPL2021 to access the page. 

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 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 Arika Gloud-Jones

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, February 27:  1:30 - 2:30pm PST. $10.  Click here to register

Saturday, April 10:  1:30 - 2:30pm PST. $10.  Click here to register

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

Taught by Arika Gloud-Jones

Monday, March 1:  1:30 - 2:30pm PST. $10.  Click here to register

Nature Portraits

During this fun and interactive workshop, learn how to create portraits and other artwork by using objects from nature.

What you'll need:
A small bag of Nature Objects - leaves, flowers, sticks, grass, herbs - collected from around where you live
2 - 3 pieces of stiff paper (construction paper or printer paper will do but cardstock is better)
ModPodge (or white glue)
Markers

Facilitated by Nani Trias

Saturday, March 6:  1:30 - 2:30pm PST. $10.  Click here to register

Sip and 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, March 13:  1:30 - 2:30pm PST. $10.  Click here to register

Origami for Beginners

Make a mini world from paper! In this class we’ll learn the basic folds of origami and use them to create several fun shapes and animals.

What you’ll need:
Origami paper - 6” square or larger for beginners (or a light-weight crisp paper cut into squares)
Patience!

Taught by Suzie Treinen

Saturday, March 20:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Kite Making

During this session we'll make tissue Paper "Stained Glass" Kites - Facilitated by Nani Trias


A fun and easy craft for all ages that you can decorate your windows with for a stained glass effect. In this workshop, you will need:

Multicolored tissue paper (substitute with printer paper, thinnest colored paper you have available, or recycled plastic bags e.g. ziplock bags)
Clear contact paper (substitute with wax or parchment paper, or clear sheet protectors)
Glue stick ( stick, gel or liquid or double-stick tape will work too)
Construction paper or colored cardstock paper (can substitute with cardboard from cereal boxes)
Scissors or paper cutter
Multicolored permanent markers or acrylic paint + brush if using cardboard

Saturday, March 27:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Beginning Watercolors

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

Facilitated by Arika Gloud

What you'll need:
Watercolors
Brush
Cup of water
Pencil
Thick marker or Sharpie
Paper (watercolor paper is ideal but not necessary)

Monday, March 29:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Rock Painting

Create a masterpiece on a piece of nature! During this workshop we’ll explore
various techniques participants can use to create images and patterns on rocks.

Facilitated by Nani Trias

What you'll need:
Rocks (collected from nature, washed and dried beforehand);
paint,
permanent Markers,
any items you'd like to use to decorate

Saturday, April 3:  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 an original 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, April 5:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Drawing Portraits

During this hands on workshop, you'll learn some basic drawing techniques to create naturalistic portraits.

What you'll need:
Paper (4 sheets)
Magic Markers, various colors

Taught by Noel Sherrard

Friday, April 16:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Weaving from Home: How to Make and Use a Simple Cardboard Loom

Description to come

Facilitated by Suzie Treinen

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

Visual Journaling

Do you keep a journal? During this interactive workshop we will explore ways to record daily experiences and 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 Noel Sherrard

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

Monday, April 19:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Making Newspaper Planters

Do you have a stack of newspapers sitting at home? Want to explore ways to re-use or upcycle them? Celebrate the beginning of spring by making a garden container
made out of a newspaper! During this hands-on workshop participants will make and decorate 2 different styles of seed-starting newspaper pots.

Facilitated by Nani Trias

What you'll Need:
2 - 3 sections of a newspaper
masking tape
scissors
Cup or glass 3 - 5" in diameter
marker

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

 

Dance / Mindfulness /Play  Workshops

Senior Social Hour

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

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder

Wednesday, March 3:  10:30 - 11:30am PST.  Click here to register

Wednesday, March 31:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT.  Click here to register

Wednesday, April 14:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT.  Click here to register

Wednesday, April 28:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT.  Click here to register

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.

 

Each session is different!  Join us!

What you'll need:
a water bottle
a towel

Taught by Sandy Mathews

Wednesday, March 10:  10:30 - 11:30am PST. $10. Click here to register

Wednesday, March 17:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10. Click here to register

Wednesday, March 24:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10. Click here to register

Friday, April 2:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10. Click here to register

Wednesday, April 21:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10. Click here to register

Indian Cooking

The samosa is one of the most recognizable Indian snacks. From street vendors to grocery stores to the menu in restaurants small and large, this delectable morsel is practically synonymous with Indian cuisine.

Learn how to make this flaky crispy treat from scratch along with a delicious Cilantro Chutney.

 

Facilitated by Sandy Mathews

Click here to view full ingredient list

Friday, April 9:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Dance with Susan

Dance along with us!


Learn village dances from around the world during this interactive workshop!
The workshop will be facilitated so participants can either be seated or standing during the experience.

Facilitated by Susan Wickett-Ford

Supplies needed:
Your favorite chair

Monday, March 8:  1:30 - 2:30pm PST. $10. Click here to register

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

Monday, March 15:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10. Click here to register

Indian Cooking

South Indian Chicken Coconut Chicken Curry with Potatoes

Chicken curries come in many variations depending on what part of India you are from. South Indian variations are rich in aromatic spices and inevitably evoke memories of tangy tastes, like sweet-and-tangy tamarind fruit, in a mixture tempered by the smoothness of coconut milk. Although each region adds its own local ingredients, all chicken curries share the usage of yogurt, cream, or coconut milk to thicken the dish and temper down the spices.

This South Indian chicken curry is a great dish for entertaining and, as with most South Indian delicacies, pairs well with simple, plain basmati rice and vegetables.

Facilitated by Sandy Mathews

Click here to view full ingredient list

Friday, March 19:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10. Click here to register

Indian Cooking

Description to come 

Facilitated by Sandy Mathews

Friday, April 9:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10. Click here to register

Dementia Friendly Folk Dance

Explore village dances from around the world through this hands-on and feet-on workshop!
The workshop will be facilitated so you can be seated as you move to the music if you like.

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

Facilitated by Susan Wickett-Ford

Supplies needed:
Your favorite chair and some space to move

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

 

Storytelling / Writing / Theatre Workshops

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

Friday, March 5:  10:30 - 11:30am PST. $10.  Click here to register

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

Introduction to Improv Theatre

During this interactive improvisational theatre workshop, participants will engage in a variety of fun drama activities, and learn how to create and share ideas at the drop of a hat!

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder

Friday, March 12:  10:30 - 11:30am PST. $10.  Click here to register

Memoir Writing

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 Pearl Klein

What You'll Need:
Pen or Pencil
Paper

Monday, March 22:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register

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:
A smile!

Friday, March 26:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Songwriting

During this interactive workshop we'll work together to write a song, learning rhythm, structure, and melody techniques in the process.

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder

What you'll need:
Pen or pencil
paper

Wednesday, April 7:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Beginning 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, April 12:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Storytelling

During this workshop we'll explore how to generate, structure, and tell personal life stories to
share with family and friends. Join us!

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder

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

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

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