Cabin FeverArt School
Cabin FeverArt SchoolSpring Children's Theater
Cabin Fever Schedule Released
During this popular winter book discussion series, participants will gather at the library to explore themes and issues addressed by the season’s books, led by visiting scholars. The 2018 theme is “American Classics.” Book titles, in order of discussion, are Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger; Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell; The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Puddinhead Wilson, by Mark Twain; and The Wizard of Oz, by Frank Baum. Books are provided and a library card is not required. FREE Registration Required -- call the library at 634-5522 to register.
Often misused as an umbrella term for all forms of pointed-pen calligraphy, Copperplate most accurately refers to a wide variety of styles produced after studying the copper plate engravings used to print and redistribute the artwork of English round hand-writing masters as far back as the 16th century. In this class taught by artist Bonnie Glick, students will have the unique opportunity to train their hands to this craft. Penning this beautiful and classic lettering can be a deeply-satisfying creative outlet, as well as a sure-cure for Cabin Fever. The class fee includes a pen holder and nib, an ink well, a mixing brush for loading the ink and a 1 oz. container of walnut ink crystals that students will take home. An opportunity to work with Arches French paper will be included, with basic instruction on layout and design. Instructor Bonnie Glick is a calligrapher and artist trained in Italic, Copperplate, Uncial, and Gothacized Italic lettering. She has been a member of the calligraphy guild of Idaho, the Idaho Inkspots, for many years. She attends continuing education and training through the guild each spring and fall with instruction from internationally recognized calligraphers and attends the international calligraphy conference every other year. Her love of calligraphy started as a child when her mother bought her a set of calligraphy pens. She has developed her craft since then and spends many happy hours, especially in the winter months, practicing various hands. NOTE: students need to note in their registration if they will be writing with their right or left hands, so that appropriate pen nibs can be ordered. Registration Required - $65 (8 hours instruction!)
Join food guru Anjel Griggs, operator of the Boise Grange, for this hands-on workshop which will teach students to craft their own delicious truffles just in time for Easter or just for fun! Truffles make fabulous gifts and they stay fresh for a long time. Anjel will guide participants through the construction of their own ganache to take home. Since ganache needs to sit overnight before it is rolled, Anjel will also bring some already-prepared ganache for students to work with in learning the further steps in delicious truffle-making. This is an active, hands-on class so students should come prepared with aprons or clothes suitable for culinary crafting. Find out more about Anjel and the Boise Grange at www.boisegrange.com. Registration Required
Essential Oils have a long and venerable history, having been used for centuries in various healing applications. In this class taught by essential oils expert Zoya Linden, participants will learn how scent and emotions are physiologically connected. Early humans realized that plants could uplift and heal the body. Zoya will explain how plant essential oils are derived, how their use developed through history, what they do, and how they work. Additionally, participants will be taught how to apply and use essential oils with a specific focus on a protocol to help achieve emotional balance. Each student will create a unique oil blend to take home in a roller bottle for continued use. All materials will be provided. The second night of the class (Thursday) is optional and will offer a forum for participants to discuss their experiences with their essential oil protocol and to receive guidance from Zoya on further explorations into the use of essential oils for emotional support. Registration Required - $36
The sky is the limit with etching - any design you can draw can be permanently etched into metal. In this class, artist Nancy Sathre-Vogel will guide students through two different techniques for getting designs onto metal. Students will then use what they’ve learned to etch their designs into copper, creating at least two copper pendants. Nancy Sathre-Vogel left teaching after 21 years to pursue her passion for making jewelry. Now, she spends her time etching, hammering, and soldering metal to create wearable art out of old recycled metal. Nancy’s work can be found at Gallery 55 in McCall. Registration Required - $50
Join us for this NEW storytelling program inspired by Juneau’s popular and delightful Mudrooms. It kinda sounds like “stage fright,” but it’s a lot more fun! Here’s how it works: Seven storytellers are selected to regale the audience with a true personal tale. Each storyteller has EXACTLY seven minutes to tell his or her story. The theme for March is WATER WORKS (open for interpretation!). Storytellers will share their best stories about watery occurrences. From crass to delicate, told by wallflowers or clowns, live stories are mesmerizing and raw. This is not a theatrical performance, but real-life storytelling shared by friends, neighbors, visitors, and strangers. Hop onboard for an unpredictable wild-ride of an evening full of good old-fashioned storytelling fun! Seven tales - seven minutes - seven dollars! Income supports the McCall Arts and Humanities Council and the Alpine Playhouse. Register online to reserve a ticket, or fill out an application to be a storyteller here!
Many winter days call for a comforting bowl of hot soup or a hearty stew. Whether you are preparing dinner for a family of one or entertaining a crowd, there’s no better way to nourish yourself and loved ones with delectable, healthy, and comforting soups and stews. Soups and stews are economical, and they freeze well, allowing you to make as much or as little as you like. Join instructor Susan McCandless for this valuable education in techniques that allow for nourishing our everyday dining and brighten our winters and stomachs! Recipes will be provided (and with flavorful interchangeable ingredients, the same recipe can often become elegant enough to serve at a dinner party!). Features will include Mexican Smoky Beans with Wilted Spinach & Masa “Gnocchi” (GF, vegetarian), Thai Green Curry Stew (GF, vegan), and Country French Root Vegetable Potage (GF). Susan McCandless is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist working with St. Luke’s McCall’s Integrative Medicine Clinic. She is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Registration Required - $45
The McCall Arts and Humanities Council will be offering a spring break theater camp for youth in grades 1 through 6, March 26 through 30, at McCall-Donnelly High School. Acting Out / Sing and Shout! will allow students interested in theater arts to be immersed in a week of fun skill-building activities including: ensemble work, imaginative exploration, musical theater, acting out familiar stories, vocal and physical games and exercises, playing with percussion and rhythm, and enjoying creative movement and expression with no performance pressure. The camp will take place Monday through Friday of spring break, 9:00am to 12:00noon. Grades 1 through 3 will work together as a cohort, and grades 4 through 6 will be in a separate group. Instructors will be McCall Children’s Theater directors Dawn Kolden and Linda Moyer, who will work each day in blocks with each age group.
In this class, folklore and mythology scholar Tracey Kindall will guide students through an inspiring exploration of mythology with a focus on the divine feminine. The class will begin by exploring the language of myth and the history of the goddess. The class will then explore some of the goddess’ many aspects, using myths from a variety of world cultures. Students will encounter the goddess as source, creator, warrior, nurturer, wisdom-seeker, wisdom-keeper, and destroyer. We will also look briefly at sacred sexuality and the role of the mythic goddess in modern thought, politics, and spirituality. Tracey Kindall is a passionate advocate of imagination, story, and myth. She holds a Master’s Degree in Folklore from the University of Oregon and regularly teaches classes on mythology. Registration Required - $60
Join chef Shannon Berry, owner of Delish Catering, to enliven your cooking routine with fresh ideas for spring using healthy, locally-sourced foods. Shannon will guide participants through the creation of a wide variety of delicious appetizers perfect for spring and summer entertaining, all using foods from local providers. Recipes will be selected with some of Shannon’s favorite local vendors in mind, including Northwood Buffalo, Black Pine Deer Farm, Butler Grass-fed Beef, Hog Heaven (best bacon & sausages!), Ballard Family Dairy (favorite cheeses), and Goose Creek Farm. Registration Required - $45
What better way to welcome spring than with a little candle-making? Join local candle-maker and owner of Candles & Creations of McCall, Tanya Neutze, for a fun evening of waxy creativity! Each student will receive 2 pounds of soy or paraffin wax with which to craft unique candles using a variety of candle molds (or jars), colors, scents, and embellishments. This class is suitable for absolute beginners. Participants should come dressed to experience potential wax drips and drops. Registration Required - $40
This is printmaking without a press! Students will learn to use gel plates, non-toxic Akua inks, and everyday objects to create luscious prints on all kinds of papers. Printmaker Theresa Burkes will show students how to make prints suitable for book arts, scrapbooking, or framing in a fun three-hour workshop at Gallery Fifty-Five in McCall. Theresa learned this process from Amy Nack, owner of Wingtip Press in Boise. You can learn more about Amy's process by searching for "Amy Nack" on YouTube. Theresa Burkes is a veteran teacher of MAHC’s Cabin Fever and Creative Campus programs, as well as is a professional printmaker, painter, and member of Gallery Fifty-Five. You can see her work at the gallery, on her website theresaburkes.com or on Facebook. Registration Required - $36 (3 hours instruction!)
Join us for this NEW storytelling program inspired by Juneau’s popular and delightful Mudrooms. It kinda sounds like “stage fright,” but it’s a lot more fun! Here’s how it works: Seven storytellers are selected to regale the audience with a true personal tale. Each storyteller has EXACTLY seven minutes to tell his or her story. April’s theme is NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE. Storytellers will share their best stories about a near death experience. From crass to delicate, told by wallflowers or clowns, live stories are mesmerizing and raw. This is not a theatrical performance, but real-life storytelling shared by friends, neighbors, visitors, and strangers. Hop onboard for an unpredictable wild-ride of an evening full of good old-fashioned storytelling fun! Seven tales - seven minutes - seven dollars! Income supports the McCall Arts and Humanities Council and the Alpine Playhouse. Register online to reserve a ticket, or fill out an application to be a storyteller here!
Celebrate Thoreau by following his lead with the enthusiastic Renee Silvus! Henry walked 3-4 hours daily, observing the immediate world and taking extensive field notes. He then expanded these notes into journal entries - all material for future lectures, essays, poems, and books. We’ll first review some of Henry’s walking techniques. Then we’ll walk and take notes in our very own woods. We’ll return inside for warm drinks and a study of ways to turn notes into writing. Participants should bring a hat, pencil, pen, and journal/notebook. Wear comfortable shoes and something with pockets. Renée Silvus brings a blend of perspectives as an educator, therapist, and coach. She taught high school English for 17 years across 5 schools and 2 continents. Reading and teaching Thoreau has been one of her biggest influences. She recently visited Concord, MA to collect Thoreauvian material and inspiration for Idaho events and a playbook. Read more at reneesilvus.com. Registration Required - $20
Kirtan is an ancient style of music based on chanting; it is practiced to quiet and focus the mind, and to encourage listening with intention. Kirtan is a Sanskrit word that translates as “narrating” or “reciting.” In this workshop led by the Boise Kirtan group, InnerLit, participants will be introduced to the practice of Kirtan and will learn to focus their energy on the art of manifesting - bringing the deep desires of their hearts into being through voice and intention. InnerLit’s music has been described as dynamic, versatile, and uplifting. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring the art and power of Kirtan into your own life by learning from experienced musicians who seek to “celebrate the light within and around us.” Registration Required
Experience an evening of Bliss, immersed in sacred Kirtan music performed by the Boise group, InnerLit. Kirtan is an ancient style of music based on chanting; it is practiced to quiet and focus the mind, and to encourage listening with intention. Kirtan is a Sanskrit word that translates as “narrating” or “reciting.” In this evening performance, audience members will be introduced to Kirtan and will savor the lovely ancient sounds and vibrations designed to calm the mind and body, inducing a state of bliss - a great cure for Cabin Fever and a sure antidote to cold February days! InnerLit’s music has been described as dynamic, versatile, and uplifting. Don’t miss this on-of-a-kind opportunity. Registration Required