Kids’ art class
Art educator Margaret Kingston will lead a kids’ class on the art of marbleized paper on Jan. 23 from 12:30–4:30 p.m. in the Methow Valley Elementary School art room. Cost of the class, intended for students in grades 1–5, is $35. To register, call Confluence Art Gallery at 997-2787. Class size will be limited to 14.
Matsura photos at ‘magic lantern’ events
The Wenatchee Valley College at Omak Foundation will present two “magic lantern” events on Feb. 6 and 7 that will feature early Okanogan County photos from the collection of photographer Frank Matsura.
The first event is at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Omak Performing Arts Center; the second is on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at Vicki’s Backdoor on Main Street in Oroville. The suggested donation for each event is $15 per person.
Magic lanterns were introduced in the 1600s and were the earliest form of slide projectors, according to a press release from the college. They were first illuminated by candles and later by kerosene, limelight, carbon arc and electric light. The first slides were hand-painted on glass and projected onto walls and screens. Scenes often portrayed cultures, places and stories. Magic lanterns were used in theaters, churches, schools and fraternal lodges.
For more information, call (509) 682-6422.
Dance lessons for kids
The Merc Playhouse in Twisp is offering dance lessons with Missi Smith for pre-school and pre-kindergarten children (ages 3–5) on Wednesdays through April 1, beginning today (Jan. 14). The cost is $50 for a 10-class punch card. Sessions are from 3:30–4 p.m. For more information, call 997-7529 or email email@example.com.