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

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

Drawing Portraits

In this hands on workshop, participants will deepen and expand their portrait drawing abilities with a step by step instructional demonstration. We will focus on approach, facial proportions and lots of handy tips. We can't wait to see you there!

Taught by Noel Sherrard

Supplies needed:
Pencil
Paper 5 or 6 sheets
Eraser
Markers

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

Friday, May 21:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10.  Click here to register

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

In this class we’ll create small looms from scraps of cardboard and yarn. We’ll cover the basics of weaving and go over how to add stripes and different shapes into your work.

Materials:
Small sheet of corrugated cardboard (somewhere in the range of 5”x7” and 9”x12”)
Scissors
Assortment of yarn

Optional materials:
Shoebox and lid
Ruler
Plastic needle
Scraps of fabric

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

Saturday, May 29:  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

Paper Flowers (dementia friendly)

April showers bring May flowers - even if you don’t have a garden! In this workshop you’ll learn some basic techniques to transform paper into a beautiful blossoms.

Paper flowers can be as fancy or playful as your imagination and materials will allow. Here are some suggested supplies. See what you have around your house!

 

What you'll need:
*An assortment of paper: construction paper, card stock, magazines, tissue paper, crepe paper, paper streamers, etc
*An assortment of adhesives: Tacky Glue or other craft glue, double stick tape, glue stick, hot glue or floral tape
*Stem materials: could include floral wire, sculpture wire, pipe cleaners, straws or sticks
*Scissors
*Something to score paper, it could be a bone folder, popsicle stick or a dried out ballpoint pen

Facilitated by Suzie Treinen

Saturday, May 1:  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 Noel Sherrard

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

Friday, May 7:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Introduction to Pastels

Taught by Ali Alderman

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 Towel

Saturday, May 8:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Puppet Making

There are characters coming to life out of a recycling bin!

During this hands-on interactive workshop, we'll build puppets out of paper towel rolls, egg containers, and other recyclables.

Based on our puppets, we'll create characters and share stories.

Facilitated by Nani Trias


What you'll need:
Packing tape or duct tape
Pile of clean recyclables (egg cartons, milk or juice cartons, cereal boxes work best)
Markers (Sharpies if you have them)
Scissors
Construction paper (if you have it)
Glue (if you have it)

Saturday, May 15:  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, April 14:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT.  Click here to register

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

Wednesday, May 12:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT.  Click here to register

Wednesday, May 26:  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, April 21:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10. Click here to register

Wednesday, May 5:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10. Click here to register

Wednesday, May 19:  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

Dances of the 20th Century

Dance along with us!
Explore dances across the 20th century 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, May 4:  1:30 - 2:30pm PDT. $10. Click here to register

Indian Cooking - Desserts

Facilitated by Sandy Mathews

Indian Cumin (Jeera) Biscuits & Masala Chai
Jeera Biscuits (cumin cookies) are sweet, salty, crispy, crunchy and crumbly Indian bakery style eggless cookies, flavored with roasted cumin seeds.
Masala chai is a traditional Indian beverage is made with a mixture of black tea, milk, fresh ginger, and spices.
Indian Cumin (Jeera) Biscuits and Masala Chai are the perfect pairing for an Indian inspired afternoon tea. Learn how to make these delicious biscuits that pair perfectly with Masala Chai.

Click here to view full ingredient list

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

 

Storytelling / Writing / Theatre Workshops

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

Monday, May 17:  1:30 - 2:30pm 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

Writing Fiction : Creating Characters

Believable, interesting, complex characters lead readers through your imagined world. To put your characters into your imagined world, you need to develop an understanding of where they're coming from and what they care about. In this workshop, we'll explore strategies for creating memorable fictional characters who move your story forward.

Taught by Pearl Klein

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

Friday, April 30:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $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:
Paper
Pen/pencil

Monday, May 3:  1:30-2:30 pm PDT. $10.  Click here to register

Intermediate Poetry

During this webinar we'll engage in writing exercises focused on helping you craft poems reflective of your life experiences and moments. This is an intermediate class, meaning that it is aimed towards those who have previous poetry writing experience

Facilitated by Pearl Klein

What you'll need:
Paper
Pen or pencil

Friday, May 14:  10:30 - 11:30am PDT. $10.  Click here to register

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