MSU professor discusses being Muslim in America

Elk River Arts & Lectures presents a community discussion about Islam led by University of

Montana-Billings professor Ambrin Masood, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, at Elk River

Books.

As part of the Montana Conversations Program, Masood will discuss her experience of being an

American, a mother, a wife, a professor and a practicing Muslim. As one of about five million

Muslims living in the United States, she hopes, through this program, to expand people’s

understanding of her faith and culture.

“I pray five times a day, recite Quran every morning, fast during Ramadan, recite Bismillah

before I start my car, pay my zakkah,” says Masood. “But I don’t wear hijab. Am I a bad

Muslim? I don’t feel so. To me Islam is not supposed to be difficult or rigid, it is not guilt, it is

not fear, it is definitely not war—it’s peace—internal and external peace.”

During Masood’s visit, she will also meet with students at Sleeping Giant Middle School. This

program is made possible by a grant from Humanites Montana.

The free, public event will take place upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N Main St., in Livingston.

Elk River Arts & Lectures is a non-profit organization that seeks to bring writers to Livingston

for free public readings, and to provide opportunities for those writers to interact with local

public school students. For more information, call 333-2330 or visit elkriverarts.org.

Fablulous February is Filled with Fun

Tai Chi with Mighael

8 Tue's & Thur's, 7-8:30 pm, Feb 2-28, $40

The primary emphasis of the class will be on learning the classical long form of Tai Chi Ch'uan. In addition students will learn and practice Wu Chi meditation and Chi Kung. Wu Chi meditation is basic for centering, alignment and breath. Chi Kung helps cultivate Chi (energy) with the long range objective of developing an awareness of physical movement in conjunction with breath.

Taught by Mighael Walker & Joe Loncarevich

Mighael Walker & Joe Loncarevich have both studied various martial arts for decades. They have both been practicing Tai Chi in Livingston for years.

Learn More & Register Online

Trance Dance

1 Saturday, 6:30-8:30 pm, Feb 4, $10

Po will introduce trancedancing and checkin with participants. After that there will be an hour of free form dancing, blindfolded, followed by 30 minutes of music meditation. Move into your own inner world. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring water, a bandana for a blindfold, yoga mat (or something similar), a blanket, and anything else you might want to make a space for yourself on the floor.

Taught by Po Hall

Po is a trained trancedance facilitator with a Masters degree in Dance from the University of New Mexico.

Learn More & Register Online

French Silk Pies

1 Saturday, 10 am - Noon, Feb 11, $25

Learn how to make a flakey pie crust that we will fill with French Silk and whipped cream. This is just in time for Valentine's Day. Everyone takes home their own pie. Please bring a pie pan to the class.

Taught by Lin Martin

Lin Martin has enjoyed cooking and baking for decades and wants to pass this tradition onto the next generation.

Learn More & Register Online

Energy, Presence & Dialog

3 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Feb 20 - Mar 6, $30

Energy, Presence and Dialogue will combine tai-chi inspired movement, stillness meditation and lighthearted dialogue exercises in an effort to stretch our abilities to be truly present and open in communication with each other. Participants should expect to have fun and leave with a renewed enthusiasm for more fruitful conversations with both self and others. Tea will be served. The format for this class was inspired by Peter Schein, a visiting teacher who was a great inspiration to Rose.

Taught by Rose Brown

Rose Brown, a Livingston native, has studied and practiced various forms of meditation, including styles from Buddhist, Yogic and New Age traditions. She regularly practices Tai Chi Chih, and is currently training to become an accredited instructor. She also studies and practices Reiki and Craniosacral therapy.

Learn More & Register Online

Beading: Free-Hand Weaving

with Glass Seed Beads

5 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 21 - Mar 28 (skipping Feb 28), $45

This class will focus on a method of free-hand weaving using glass seed beads. We will not be using looms. The ability to bead without a loom gives you greater simplicity and portability. By the second week you will be beading with your own personal bead design, or a design supplied by me. We will be primarily using size 11 glass seed beads.

Taught by Ann Gholz

Ann is 69 years old and has been beading for 4 years. Ever since childhood she admired Native American arts and cultures. She studied art in college. In the last two years she has become so engrossed in beading that she does it FULL TIME!

Learn More & Register Online

Photoshop: Beginner to Intermediate

5 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 23 - Mar 23, $50

This class is about doing all the basic things with photos (and drawings or a combination) that most people want to do. We'll cover: photo resolution, JPEG and TIFF file types, RGB or CMYK color modes, adjusting Contrast and Levels, Sharpening and Cropping, using Layers and Clipping Paths, and other tools common to all photo-editing programs. We will also be covering: making collages, removing and changing backgrounds, adjusting colors, applying filters, and photo retouching. We'll design logos and create non-photo and photo artwork.

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis has been using Photoshop, along with other desktop publishing programs (GIMP, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress) professionally for 20 years. He is a publisher, graphic designer and editor. His Photoshop work has been published in many national and local publications and online.

Learn More & Register Online

Nose Work for Dogs

6 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 7 - Apr 11, $60

Nose Work classes are designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. This class is sure to be lots of fun for your dog, it will help to build your dog’s confidence and also burn tons of mental and physical energy. We’re always looking for more ways that dogs and their people can have fun. The sport of K9 Nose Work is loads of fun! And this sport comes with a great side benefit: better communication and a strengthening of the bond between people and their dogs.

Taught by Brandy Morris

Brandy Morris attended her first seminar on K9 Nose Work in June 2011 and was immediately hooked. Her current dog HRS Shakin Not Stirred, has earned several certificates and titles. She has groomed, shown and trained dogs since 1987.

Learn More & Register Online

Hand Made Pasta

with Luvy & Alfredo Sauces

1 Wednesday, 6-8 pm, Mar 8, $30

Come for a relaxing night of fun with Sarah Faye from Faye's Cafe. Sarah will cook for you and share ideas and recipes. Hand made pasta with Luvy and Alfredo sauces. Italian Focaccia bread, Balsamic Vinaigrette and Espresso Pot de Creme and a Yumtwist!

Taught by Sarah Knecht

Sarah was phenomenal. It was so refreshing to take a course like this from someone of her expertise and feel so comfortable and relaxed! She is easy to follow, fun to listen to, and truly enjoyable. We marveled at her ability to do so much delicious food in such a short period of time, it’s empowering to know it CAN be done!

Learn More & Register Online

Grant Writing 101

2 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 21-28, $20

Discussion will include considerations for fundable projects, research and assessment of funding opportunities, standard requirements for most applicants, best practices for budget, budget justification development, proposal development, funder considerations, key submittal strategies and reporting and administration requirements..

Taught by Kristen Galbraith

Kristen has over fifteen years of project development and management experience with special emphasis in grant application processes and administration, working with non-profit organizations, counties, cities and Native American tribes in Montana and other states. Over the past six years, she has written successful grant applications for a variety of clients, totaling over $24 million that has funded multiple projects and programs.

Learn More & Register Online

Kundalini Yoga: Awakening to

Your 10 Bodies, Part 2

4 Mondays, 6-8 pm, Feb 27 - Mar 27, $50

You may think you only have one body to care for, but in fact, you have ten. Discover how to balance these ten bodies – the soul, the negative, positive and neutral minds, the physical body, the arcline, aura, pranic, subtle, and radiant bodies – so you can tune into the voice of your soul.

Taught by Jessica Kerr

Jessica began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the powerfully healing and transformative aspects of the practice. She is a KRI-Certified Level I Kundalini Yoga Instructor and currently teaches at the Breathing Room in Livingston.

Learn More & Register Online

Hey, Sweet Patootie! The sweet potato potluck is This Sunday!

Hope you can join us this Sunday
February 12, 4:30pm at the
*The Park County Senior Center*
206 South Main

The always optional theme:
Sweet Potatoes!
Recipe Demo:
Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Sweet Potatoes!
It's no surprise that sweet potatoes are at the top of everyone's health foods list. These sweeties are packed with fiber, Vitamins A & C, and iron too. All this with zero fat and only 100 calories!

There are many delicious ways to whip them up; oven-roasted, grilled, stewed in curries, and baked in casseroles!

Recipe Ideas:
Sweet Potato Mac n Cheese
Sweet Potato Noodles
Sweet Potato Hummus
Sweet Potato Crepes
Sweet Potater Tots!
Sweet Potato Puffs
Sweet Potato Latkes
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl
Sweet Potato Burgers
Chocolate Sweet Potato Cupcakes
Aquafaba Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Soup
Watch the Video

*Live and Let Livingston Last Month*
Here are pics from our last potluck!
Here's the video we watched.
Here is Jane Marlow's book!

*Bozeman's Potluck*
is next weekend.
More details: Plant Powered 406
Contact Jodi to be added to Bozeman's list.
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We provide: hotplates, dishes & utensils, napkins, and hot tea & coffee with various sweeteners, and non-dairy creamers.

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Jardine Ski Run

Mark your calendars for the 30th Annual Jardine Ski Run on Sunday, February 26! Registration begins at Noon, and Racing begins at 1:00. Whether your skiing or enjoying the snow and chili dogs with friends and new acquaintances, don't miss the commeraderie of this annual community event!

Fablulous February is Filled with Fun

Tai Chi with Mighael

8 Tue's & Thur's, 7-8:30 pm, Feb 2-28, $40

The primary emphasis of the class will be on learning the classical long form of Tai Chi Ch'uan. In addition students will learn and practice Wu Chi meditation and Chi Kung. Wu Chi meditation is basic for centering, alignment and breath. Chi Kung helps cultivate Chi (energy) with the long range objective of developing an awareness of physical movement in conjunction with breath.

Taught by Mighael Walker & Joe Loncarevich

Mighael Walker & Joe Loncarevich have both studied various martial arts for decades. They have both been practicing Tai Chi in Livingston for years.

Learn More & Register Online

Trance Dance

1 Saturday, 6:30-8:30 pm, Feb 4, $10

Po will introduce trancedancing and checkin with participants. After that there will be an hour of free form dancing, blindfolded, followed by 30 minutes of music meditation. Move into your own inner world. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring water, a bandana for a blindfold, yoga mat (or something similar), a blanket, and anything else you might want to make a space for yourself on the floor.

Taught by Po Hall

Po is a trained trancedance facilitator with a Masters degree in Dance from the University of New Mexico.

Learn More & Register Online

French Silk Pies

1 Saturday, 10 am - Noon, Feb 11, $25

Learn how to make a flakey pie crust that we will fill with French Silk and whipped cream. This is just in time for Valentine's Day. Everyone takes home their own pie. Please bring a pie pan to the class.

Taught by Lin Martin

Lin Martin has enjoyed cooking and baking for decades and wants to pass this tradition onto the next generation.

Learn More & Register Online

Energy, Presence & Dialog

3 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Feb 20 - Mar 6, $30

Energy, Presence and Dialogue will combine tai-chi inspired movement, stillness meditation and lighthearted dialogue exercises in an effort to stretch our abilities to be truly present and open in communication with each other. Participants should expect to have fun and leave with a renewed enthusiasm for more fruitful conversations with both self and others. Tea will be served. The format for this class was inspired by Peter Schein, a visiting teacher who was a great inspiration to Rose.

Taught by Rose Brown

Rose Brown, a Livingston native, has studied and practiced various forms of meditation, including styles from Buddhist, Yogic and New Age traditions. She regularly practices Tai Chi Chih, and is currently training to become an accredited instructor. She also studies and practices Reiki and Craniosacral therapy.

Learn More & Register Online

Beading: Free-Hand Weaving

with Glass Seed Beads

5 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 21 - Mar 28 (skipping Feb 28), $45

This class will focus on a method of free-hand weaving using glass seed beads. We will not be using looms. The ability to bead without a loom gives you greater simplicity and portability. By the second week you will be beading with your own personal bead design, or a design supplied by me. We will be primarily using size 11 glass seed beads.

Taught by Ann Gholz

Ann is 69 years old and has been beading for 4 years. Ever since childhood she admired Native American arts and cultures. She studied art in college. In the last two years she has become so engrossed in beading that she does it FULL TIME!

Learn More & Register Online

Photoshop: Beginner to Intermediate

5 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 23 - Mar 23, $50

This class is about doing all the basic things with photos (and drawings or a combination) that most people want to do. We'll cover: photo resolution, JPEG and TIFF file types, RGB or CMYK color modes, adjusting Contrast and Levels, Sharpening and Cropping, using Layers and Clipping Paths, and other tools common to all photo-editing programs. We will also be covering: making collages, removing and changing backgrounds, adjusting colors, applying filters, and photo retouching. We'll design logos and create non-photo and photo artwork.

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis has been using Photoshop, along with other desktop publishing programs (GIMP, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress) professionally for 20 years. He is a publisher, graphic designer and editor. His Photoshop work has been published in many national and local publications and online.

Learn More & Register Online

Nose Work for Dogs

6 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 7 - Apr 11, $60

Nose Work classes are designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. This class is sure to be lots of fun for your dog, it will help to build your dog’s confidence and also burn tons of mental and physical energy. We’re always looking for more ways that dogs and their people can have fun. The sport of K9 Nose Work is loads of fun! And this sport comes with a great side benefit: better communication and a strengthening of the bond between people and their dogs.

Taught by Brandy Morris

Brandy Morris attended her first seminar on K9 Nose Work in June 2011 and was immediately hooked. Her current dog HRS Shakin Not Stirred, has earned several certificates and titles. She has groomed, shown and trained dogs since 1987.

Learn More & Register Online

Hand Made Pasta

with Luvy & Alfredo Sauces

1 Wednesday, 6-8 pm, Mar 8, $30

Come for a relaxing night of fun with Sarah Faye from Faye's Cafe. Sarah will cook for you and share ideas and recipes. Hand made pasta with Luvy and Alfredo sauces. Italian Focaccia bread, Balsamic Vinaigrette and Espresso Pot de Creme and a Yumtwist!

Taught by Sarah Knecht

Sarah was phenomenal. It was so refreshing to take a course like this from someone of her expertise and feel so comfortable and relaxed! She is easy to follow, fun to listen to, and truly enjoyable. We marveled at her ability to do so much delicious food in such a short period of time, it’s empowering to know it CAN be done!

Learn More & Register Online

Grant Writing 101

2 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 21-28, $20

Discussion will include considerations for fundable projects, research and assessment of funding opportunities, standard requirements for most applicants, best practices for budget, budget justification development, proposal development, funder considerations, key submittal strategies and reporting and administration requirements..

Taught by Kristen Galbraith

Kristen has over fifteen years of project development and management experience with special emphasis in grant application processes and administration, working with non-profit organizations, counties, cities and Native American tribes in Montana and other states. Over the past six years, she has written successful grant applications for a variety of clients, totaling over $24 million that has funded multiple projects and programs.

Learn More & Register Online

Kundalini Yoga: Awakening to

Your 10 Bodies, Part 2

4 Mondays, 6-8 pm, Feb 27 - Mar 27, $50

You may think you only have one body to care for, but in fact, you have ten. Discover how to balance these ten bodies – the soul, the negative, positive and neutral minds, the physical body, the arcline, aura, pranic, subtle, and radiant bodies – so you can tune into the voice of your soul.

Taught by Jessica Kerr

Jessica began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the powerfully healing and transformative aspects of the practice. She is a KRI-Certified Level I Kundalini Yoga Instructor and currently teaches at the Breathing Room in Livingston.

Learn More & Register Online

THE GRAND RESCUE – Update

THE GRAND RESCUE – Update
Feb 3 ONLY at Yellowstone Forever Headquarters

A True Story of the 1967 Jenny Lake / Teton Rangers
(film and Q&A with Teton Ranger Rick Reese)
The Grand Rescue (2016) humbles us to the majestic Grand Teton, exposes the tenuous relationship of man and the mountain, reveals the endurance of the human spirit and recounts one of the most infamous rescues of its time.

Friday, Feb 3
7:00pm Film followed by Q&A with Teton Ranger Rick Reese
(film length 58 mins)
Yellowstone Forever Headquarters, 308 Park Street
Gardiner, Montana

The Grand Rescue is a documentary film recounting the legendary 1967 rescue on the North Face of the Grand Teton by Park Service rescuers. Risking their lives to save a severely injured climber and his companion, the rescue took three harrowing days and pushed the team to new abilities. Each day, deprived of food and sleep, they battled the elements, unknown terrain, and a victim who believed the rescue was not being properly executed. The Grand Rescue utilizes re-creations from high on the mountain as well as modern day interviews with the victims and the rescuers. A band of brothers story, The Grand Rescue exposes the tenuous relationship between man and mountain and recounts an unprecedented rescue in American mountaineering. The Rangers: Mike Ermarth, Bob Irvine, Leigh Ortenburger, Rick Reese, Pete Sinclair, Ralph Tingey & Ted Wilson. Based on chapter 10, At the Height, from “We Aspired,” a book written in 1967 by lead rescuer, Pete Sinclair.

Plein Air 2017 REGISTRATION now OPEN ONLINE!

THINKING ABOUT ...Summer 2017?

Plein Air on the Yellowstone online Registration now available.

Plein Air Painting on the Yellowstone
Park County, MT
August 5 to 11, 2017

We invite you to come and experience why so many are drawn to this inspiring area. During the Livingston Center for Art and Culture's 9th annual Plein Air on the Yellowstone, 25 artists from all around the greater western region will be painting from Wilsall to Cooke City and Springdale to the western border of Park County, Montana. The artists’ wet paintings will be on exhibit from Saturday August 11 through Saturday, September 2.

Artists please visit www.livingstoncenter.org and print out and read 2017 Plein Air Prospectus and Application and return to the LCAC. Registration is first come first serve, limited to the FIRST 25 participants.

2016 AWARD WINNERS:
Awards
First Place Contemporary – Robert Spannring, $300 cash
Second Place Contemporary – Parks Reece, $200 cash
Third Place Contemporary – RJ Newhall, $150 cash
First Place Traditional – David Swanson, $300 cash
Second Place Traditional – Steve Aller, $200 cash
Third Place Traditional – Lyn StClair, $150 cash
Poster Award – Merrie Murdoch
Purchase Award & Honorable Mention – Steve Spencer
Honorable Mention – Carol Barmore
Honorable Mention – Sheila Hrasky
Honorable Mention – Helen Donvan
Honorable Mention – Lyn StClair
People's Choice & Honorable Mention – Valerie Amon
Honorable Mention – Tom Eversman
Honorable Mention – Robert Spannring

STEVE SPENCER PAINTING AT FARMER'S MARKET DURING PLEIN AIR 2015

CALL THE CENTER WITH QUESTIONS......406-222-5222 OR EMAIL KATHY@LIVINGSTONCENTER.ORG
COMING IN TWO WEEKS......

Carnival: A Celebration of New Orleans & Mardi Gras
A unique exhibit curated by Christine Hillegass that will include masks for sale by AJ Scaff and Barbara Lee Morrison, trompe l’oeil paintings by Carla Pagliaro, oil paintings by Renee Evanoff, photographs by Chris Hillegass and whimsical dolls by Traci Isaly.

Reception: Friday, February 10th from 6 to 8pm. Fancy dress and masks STRONGLY encouraged!

4 jewelry making classes taught by Beth Gregory have been added to our winter roster.

Check out our online calendar and list of classes or call the Center for more info:
(406) 222-5222

UPCOMING EVENTS

1st Monthly Create and Sip Event:
Vision Boards by Bev Dawson

Monday January 30, 6:30 to 8pm
at the Livingston Center

CONTACT US:

HOME PAGE


kathy@livingstoncenter.org
222-5222

Gallery Hours:
Tues - Fri 11AM to 5PM
Sat 11AM to 4PM

The Center is supported in part by the Park County Community Foundation.
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Art Activities for kids and adults

Kids Art Class THIS Friday

January 20th,

morning and afternoon.

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The Snowman: Movie & Art
K-2: Friday, January 20th 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Cost - $20 ($15 members/siblings)

"A Snowman of My Own" - Young artists will watch the original version of "The Snowman" and then using the film as inspiration, they will use acrylic paint and canvases to paint a fun and unique snowman.
3-6: Friday, January 20th 12:30 - 3:00.
Cost - $25 ($20 members/siblings)
"Celebrating Winter" - Student Artists will watch the original version of "The Snowman" and then use chalk pastels to create fun and original snowmen of their own design. The second half of the class will have the students learning how to paint with an evergreen tree in a snowy forest scene. This technique is a useful tool for future landscape enthusiasts!
1st Monthly Sip and Create Night at the Center

VISION BOARDS with Bev Dawson.

Monday January 30th. 6:30 TO 9PM.

Cost: $15 per participant.

The 1st New Moon in the New Year is a perfect time to envision what you want to do, or be, or have in your life. A Vision Board is a collage you make that reminds you of your focus. When made with intention and placed where you see it and study it a Vision Board calls you to see yourself having these things in your life. Using photos, words, maps, images, anything that inspires and can be glued to a poster, you create a picture of what you want.

FEBRUAY AND MARCH JEWELRY CLASSES With BETH GREGORY

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay:

Date: Saturday, February 4
Times: 10:00 AM to 4 PM, with a lunch break (BYOL)
Cost: $100 ($95 for members of the CENTER)

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a versatile material that consists of silver (or copper or bronze or gold) particles embedded in an organic binder. The material is malleable, and can be shaped, textured, or carved. Once dry, the PMC is fired with a torch or in a kiln, burning off the binder and allowing the silver particles to bind together, resulting in a stunning piece of 99.9% fine silver!
In this class, you’ll learn to work with PMC3 (fine silver) to create a pair of earrings and a pendant, or two pendants (your choice). We’ll cover texturing, shaping, drying, sanding, firing, burnishing, adding a patina, and polishing. You will be provided with a supply list and resources to help you pursue this fun medium further in your home. The materials fee covers the cost of 16 grams of PMC3, use of class tools, a chain and ear wires so you can wear your jewelry out the door!
Intro to Copper Enameling
Sunday, Feb 5 from Noon to 4pm
Cost: $80 ($75 members of the Center), includes all materials

Enameling is the ancient art of sifting colored, powdered glass onto metal, and fusing it under the heat of a torch or kiln. This technique is super fun, and produces dynamic, colorful jewelry!
In this class, you’ll start with recycled copper or precut copper shapes, and learn to safely coat them with enamels. We’ll cover cleaning the metal, layering colors, line application, stenciling, and wet-packing. The materials fee covers the use of class tools and supplies, a dust mask, a chain and ear wires so you can wear your jewelry out the door!
Setting Stones in Precious Metal Clay BY BETH GREGORY
Date: Saturday, March 4 Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $145 ($140 members of the Center) Prerequisite: Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

Learn multiple approaches for adding gemstones to your PMC creations, depending on the size and type of stone and design requirements. We’ll cover adding stones that can be fired in the kiln as well as accommodating stones that cannot withstand the heat of the kiln. Learn to make a bezel that can be incorporated into your silver design and built to secure a non-fireable stone. The materials fee covers the cost of 25 grams of PMC3, use of class tools, and stones, with an option to purchase additional special stones in advance.
Layered Pendants BY BETH GREGORY
Date: Sunday, March 5
Times: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $85 ($80 members of the Center
Learn foundational metalsmithing skills while creating a unique pendant! We’ll cover tool use, sawing, piercing, filing, drilling, rivets, texturing, and patinas. Cost covers all materials needed, including base metals.

Call 222-5222 to register or email:kathy@livingstoncenter.org
The Livingston Center for Art and Culture is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an opportunity for artists and professionals to share their skills and talents with the residents of Park County and the neighboring counties.

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Microsoft Word

For Beginners & Intermediates

4 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, Jan 19 - Feb 9, $40

Memos, resumes, brochures, form letters... Flyers, posters, post cards, newsletters... Microsoft Word and similar word-processing programs are how the business and professional worlds communicate. In this class, we will use Word to create neatly formatted and richly illustrated documents. This class will cover all the beginning-to-intermediate skills you will need both at work and at home. Concepts taught will easily apply to other word-processing programs as well, such as Open Office, WordPerfect, etc. The class is hands-on, using one of Park High’s computer labs.

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis Ouellette has been working in a professional capacity with Microsoft Word and the Microsoft Office suite since they first came out in the 1990s. He is currently a publisher and editor of a health magazine, using these programs and other desktop publishing tools daily. Denis has a B.S. in Computer Science from Coleman College in San Diego.

Learn More & Register Online

Tiling with Jon Reddington

3 Wed's, 6-8 pm, Jan 25 - Feb 8, $55

This tiling course will cover the following aspects: preparing your area, setting out, cutting and laying tiles, grouting and cleaning. You will learn all about the different adhesives and tiles available. Jon will explain all of the tools used to complete a tiling installation. You will learn floor and wall tiling, including how to tile around windows, reveals, socketed areas and back splashes.

Taught by Jon Reddington

Jon Reddington is master mason and has been tiling for 20 years.

Learn More & Register Online

Baking with Sourdough

1 Saturday, 10 am - 1:30 pm, Jan 28, $30

Learn to make one of the "healthiest" breads. There are many health benefits to sourdough. We will make it, bake it, and you will take it home to enjoy with family and friends. We will transform the dough into loaves, dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls. NO prior bread-baking experience needed. Bring something to munch on while we're waiting for the bread to rise.

Taught by Lin Martin

Lin Martin has enjoyed making bread for decades, and wants to pass this tradition onto the next generation.

Learn More & Register Online

Trance Dance

1 Saturday, 6:30-8:30 pm, Feb 4, $10

Po will introduce trancedancing and checkin with participants. After that there will be an hour of free form dancing, blindfolded, followed by 30 minutes of music meditation. Move into your own inner world. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring water, a bandana for a blindfold, yoga mat (or something similar), a blanket, and anything else you might want to make a space for yourself on the floor.

Taught by Po Hall

Po is a trained trancedance facilitator with a Masters degree in Dance from the University of New Mexico.

Learn More & Register Online

French Silk Pies

1 Saturday, 10 am - Noon, Feb 11, $25

Learn how to make a flakey pie crust that we will fill with French Silk and whipped cream. This is just in time for Valentine's Day. Everyone takes home their own pie. Please bring a pie pan to the class.

Taught by Lin Martin

Lin Martin has enjoyed cooking and baking for decades and wants to pass this tradition onto the next generation.

Learn More & Register Online

Energy, Presence & Dialog

3 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Feb 20 - Mar 6, $30

Energy, Presence and Dialogue will combine tai-chi inspired movement, stillness meditation and lighthearted dialogue exercises in an effort to stretch our abilities to be truly present and open in communication with each other. Participants should expect to have fun and leave with a renewed enthusiasm for more fruitful conversations with both self and others. Tea will be served. The format for this class was inspired by Peter Schein, a visiting teacher who was a great inspiration to Rose.

Taught by Rose Brown

Rose Brown, a Livingston native, has studied and practiced various forms of meditation, including styles from Buddhist, Yogic and New Age traditions. She regularly practices Tai Chi Chih, and is currently training to become an accredited instructor. She also studies and practices Reiki and Craniosacral therapy.

Learn More & Register Online

Beading: Free-Hand Weaving

with Glass Seed Beads

5 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 21 - Mar 28 (skipping Feb 28), $45

This class will focus on a method of free-hand weaving using glass seed beads. We will not be using looms. The ability to bead without a loom gives you greater simplicity and portability. By the second week you will be beading with your own personal bead design, or a design supplied by me. We will be primarily using size 11 glass seed beads.

Taught by Ann Gholz

Ann is 69 years old and has been beading for 4 years. Ever since childhood she admired Native American arts and cultures. She studied art in college. In the last two years she has become so engrossed in beading that she does it FULL TIME!

Learn More & Register Online

Photoshop: Beginner to Intermediate

5 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 23 - Mar 23, $50

This class is about doing all the basic things with photos (and drawings or a combination) that most people want to do. We'll cover: photo resolution, JPEG and TIFF file types, RGB or CMYK color modes, adjusting Contrast and Levels, Sharpening and Cropping, using Layers and Clipping Paths, and other tools common to all photo-editing programs. We will also be covering: making collages, removing and changing backgrounds, adjusting colors, applying filters, and photo retouching. We'll design logos and create non-photo and photo artwork.

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis has been using Photoshop, along with other desktop publishing programs (GIMP, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress) professionally for 20 years. He is a publisher, graphic designer and editor. His Photoshop work has been published in many national and local publications and online.

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