3 Arts Workshops in the Month of April Sign up Now!

April 11&19    Slam Rools and Skool

This Slam Poetry Workshop is a 2 time course held at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji. Thursday April 11th from 6-9 p.m. covers the rules of a slam competition and tools and tips needed to write an effective slam poem. Participants will write a poem or two. Friday April 19th from 6-9p.m. is a slam contest to be held between the students from the first class. Questions, Comments or to Sign up contact: Julia Oxenreider. Cell: 808-446-2584

Email: Juliaoxenreider@gmail.com . Region 2 Arts Council can answer questions as well! Course cost: $10 includes both sessions!

April 12-13     Intro to Contact Improv Dance Neige Christenson

Join this innovative Boston-area instructor and explore gravity, momentum, flow, improvisational movement and communication with others through dance. This workshop focuses on movement: individuals both experienced and inexperienced in dance are encouraged to participate! All body types welcome! Friday from 7p.m.-9p.m. and Saturday from 9a.m.-4p.m.at the Elks Lodge at 116 4th Street in Bemidji. Workshop fee: $65.00 Register TODAY with Region 2 Arts Council. Registration closes April 12.  218 751-5447 or staff@r2arts.org. Make checks payable to Region 2 Arts Council. Send in or drop off at 426 Bemidji Ave. N, Bemidji, 56601.

April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11     Painting to Understanding – Translating Ideas Into Paint 

Local painter Paula J. Swenson will take participants through the creative process from conception to implementation and from completion of a painting to its exhibition. Participants will learn the practices of painting and self-expression and how to find new ways to problem solve and stretch their imaginations. The workshop will culminate in a May exhibit of participants’ work at the Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse in Bemidji, MN.

Participants will meet with Paula on Saturdays, at River of Time Studio on 1017 N. Plantagenet Road SE in Bemidji, MN. Session 1 will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All other sessions run until 2:00 p.m. A schedule to hang art for the participants’ May exhibition at the Wild Hare will be determined during the workshop.

Registration deadline: April 8th. Send a check for $50.00 made payable to the Region 2 Arts Council, at 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601. no refunds unless the workshops are cancelled. For more information call Region 2 Arts Council at 218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447.