Creative Expression

Line Dance

Line Dancing has evolved over the years to include many genres of music and many rhythms. There is something for everyone. No partner is required as everyone dances in a line and repeats a sequence of steps.

It is recommended that you bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable, stretchable clothing. Shoes should not have too much grip to allow for dancing movements.

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Instructor: Karen Hodgins Bio

Painting – Mixed Media

The instructor will be giving an introduction to oils and will use a step by step approach to painting a composition. This will give everyone a chance to take home a complete painting. Depending on the level of the group, we will determine what to paint and how fast. 

For those who don’t want to use oils, this can be done in acrylics. A retarder to slow drying can also be used to imitate the properties of oils. 

A canvas of 16 X 20 or 18 X 24 will be used for our first painting.

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Writing from Within: Continuing to Write Your Life Stories and Explore Self-Publishing 

Continue to learn more about self-publishing and explore new themes as you add to your life story while writing from within your heart, mind, and soul. Pre-requisite: Writing from Within: Beginning to Write Your life Stories

Experience writing from within the group while considering ways to share your writing in print.

We will spend some time continuing to stir up memories based on new themes and we will re-visit your current writing collections to examine ways to take your life stories to print in ways that work for you. You will have the opportunity to learning more about the self-publishing process and taking it as far as you want to go. There will be the option in class to work on individual self-publishing projects with consultation as needed. Class format will vary as to meet the needs of participants. Either way we journey on, we will aim to keep the memories flowing amidst the joy of writing and creating.

Instructor: Elaine Hansen     Contact Information: elaineha@mymts.net

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Writing from Within: Beginning to Write Your Life Stories 

Begin to explore writing from within your heart, mind, and soul as you tell stories from your life. Experience writing from within our group, as you connect through sharing written thoughts and memories while providing feedback to each other in a supportive setting. New writers welcome!

While sharing and learning about writing-based concepts related to travelling the journey from non-writer to self-published author, we will discuss such topics as playing with language and sentence structure; editing and self-editing; brainstorming; using photos to help tell your story; having a purpose to write; being accountable to a writing group; dealing with the truth; and taming the thoughts and memories.

Writing your own life stories at your own pace, you will be encouraged to create at least one short piece during each week and network electronically to provide feedback to other participants.  Classes will include a short writing activity each session and time to review weekly written pieces and feedback.

Instructor: Elaine Hansen   Contact Information: elaineha@mymts.net

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