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Photo courtesy Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council

Photo courtesy Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council

LEWISTOWN — Looking for something to do to chase away the winter blues or blahs?

How about tapping your creative side and joining one or more workshops sponsored by the Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council?

Artistic ability is not a prerequisite for these classes, as the instructors will guide participants through every step of the way. In most cases, supplies are provided, and in a few cases, the instructor is asking participants to bring specific items. Proceeds from the fees benefit the arts council.

Here’s the lineup:

Winter Nights

Photo courtesy Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council

Photo courtesy Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council

Jan. 28 — Winter Nights Paint and Sip. Step by step instructions to create a painting of a snowy winter night. Instructor: Angela Niman. 1 to 3 p.m. at J.P. Edwards, Burnham. $30 per person. Everything is supplied. RSVP on the Winter Nights Paint and Sip Facebook event page or email adysinger@yahoo.com.

Valentine Workshop

Jan. 29 — Valentine Workshop. Two designs to make and give. Instructor: Jenny Barron Landis. 1 to 3 p.m. at Gallery 3West, Monument Square, Lewistown. $10 per person, ages 13-plus. Materials provided, but each student should bring a pair of tweezers. RSVP on the Valentine Workshop Facebook event page, or call 248-8078, or jaybeeyell1@verizon.net.

Stained Glass

Demonstration

Photo courtesy Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council

Photo courtesy Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council

Feb. 8 — Stained Glass Demonstration. Learn how stained glass windows are designed and constructed as you watch the process in front of you. Instructor: Ray Pilarski. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at  Gallery 3West, Monument Square, Lewistown. Free. Limited seating. RSVP to the Stained Glass Demonstration Facebook event page or call 248-8078, or jaybeeyell1@verizon.net.

Couples Paint and Sip

Feb. 11 –You and your significant other create individual paintings that work well together. Instructor: Angela Niman. 6 to 8 p.m. at J.P. Edwards, Burnham. $60 per couple, with everything supplied. RSVP to Facebook event page or email adysinger@yahoo.com.

Vintage Glamour Makeup Workshop

Feb. 18 –Vintage Glamour Makeup Workshop. Porcelain skin, cat’s eye mascara and ruby red lips — learn how to give yourself the classic look and have your glamour photo taken, too. Instructor: Jill Harbst Boulanger; photographer, Melissa Tabb. 1 to 4 p.m. at Gallery 3West, Monument Square, Lewistown. $25 per person. RSVP to Facebook event page or email jill.harbst@gmail.com.

Couples Paint and Sip

Feb. 18 — Instructor: Angela Niman. 6 to 8 p.m. at Gallery 3West, Monument Square, Lewistown. $60 per couple, with everything supplied. RSVP to Facebook event page or email adysinger@yahoo.com.

What To Do With Your Completed Adult Coloring Pages Workshop

Feb. 26 –What To Do With Your Completed Coloring Pages Workshop. Explore five easy and fun ways to turn your completed pages into craft projects. Bring at least three completed pages that we’ll copy to use in the crafts. Instructor: Jenny Barron Landis. 1 to 3 p.m. at Gallery 3West, Monument Square, Lewistown. $15 per person. Ages 13-plus.  RSVP on the What To Do With Your Completed Adult Coloring Pages Workshop Facebook event page, or call 248-8078, or jaybeeyell1@verizon.net.

Chalkboard Sign Painting

March 5 — Chalkboard Sign Painting. Inspirational quotes painted on black chalkboards are all over Pinterest. Learn how to create them in this workshop. Instructor: Anne Schaffner. 1 to 3 p.m. at Gallery 3West, Monument Square, Lewistown. More information will be posted on the MJAC Facebook page.

Raku Obvara Pottery Workshop

March 19 and April 30 –Raku Obvara Pottery Workshop. In the first session, you will learn about Raku Obvara, some history and a variety of methods of hand building as you create a pot to be fired in the next session. After giving the pieces plenty of time to air dry, the second session will feature all aspects of firing the pottery, including the opportunity to pull your own pot from the fire. Instructor: Todd Tabb, of Wildfire Pottery.

First session — 2 to 5 p.m. at Gallery 3West, Monument Square, Lewistown.

Second session  — 2 to 5 p.m. outside the Mifflin County Library, Lewistown.

$55 per person; class size limited to 12 people. RSVP on the Facebook event page, or call 513-8132.

For more information, visit the arts council’s website at www.mifflinjuniataartscouncil.org.

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