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CLASS REGISTRATIONS must be received in advance. Please pay attention to class registration cut-off dates. Cut-off dates are established by the instructor so we will cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met by that date.  To register for a class, click on the register button at the bottom of a class description.  You will be able to choose to print off a form and mail it with a check or a credit card number or you may choose to complete the online form and pay using PayPal.  If you choose to print the form and mail it, you must complete all the information in order for us to process it.

We offer several SERIES of events, both in classes and live music categories and also have a CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM and a CERAMICS PROGRAM.  A general description of each series or program is at the top of each appropriate tab, then individual events are posted by date. Classes for children may be found under the Kids' Events tab.

Please note our PHOTO POLICY: We take photos of events, including classes, for use in promoting our programs at the Barn. If you participate in any event, a photo that includes you may be used on the website, in brochures or in flyers.
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These ceramics classes are specially geared towards fun and artistic discovery.  In our friendly and relaxed environment, children will gain knowledge and confidence in the arts, while learning creative thinking.  Children will be exposed to and gain the experience of an actual professional pottery studio.

Ceramic artists Debi Robinson-Smith and Kassie Smith, both from Moscow, have helped us get the studio set up and will be the instructors.  

Debi Robinson-Smith has been creating art on the Palouse since 1985. She served for 7 years as co-chair of Palouse Women Artists, and is passionate about women in the arts. Debi has worked with students at the Colton School and the Dahmen Barn, and with "at risk" youth in the Quad Cities. While she currently works primarily in fabric arts (repairing delicate fabrics and mending heirlooms), recycled /up-cycled found object assemblages, her true calling is "hands in clay". She is looking forward to classes in the clay studio at the Dahmen Barn, and is thrilled to work with Kassie Smith, MFA, on the Barn's newest wonderful project.

Kassie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan in 2013. Immediately following, she moved to Moscow to pursue her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Idaho, which she completed in May of 2016. Kassie has been teaching (and loving) the Introduction to Ceramics course at the University of Idaho since January of 2014. She loves nothing more than being elbows deep in a giant mound of clay at the pottery wheel and enjoys sharing her passion with others. Wheel-throwing is her building technique of choice and she has a strong affinity for functional pottery while maintaining a dedicated sculptural art practice.

Learning to draw using simple shapes
Cost: $20.00
Date: Saturday, March 18, 10 am to noon
Register By: Monday, March 13

This class is taught by resident artisan Donna Baker, who has taught children for years. Using simplified forms and shapes, children aged 6 to 10 years old will learn the basic steps of drawing a horse or a small animal such as a dog or cat.  Donna will provide the materials for this topic.

Donna has a natural drawing talent and has been a professional artist for more than 20 years. She has enhanced her ability as an artist by taking a variety of classes from world renowned artists. Donna works in oils, acrylics, pastels and graphite to depict portraits, landscapes, domestic animals, wildlife and still life. She has had her work accepted to many juried shows throughout the northwest where she has won many awards. Donna's work is featured in the image above.

Donna does 30 minute portraits in pastel and graphite with amazing accuracy and beauty. Her paintings and sketches are owned by collectors throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Donna has taught children and adults in most media.

Minimum 5 students; maximum 10.

Please pay attention to class registration cut-off date listed above. Cut-off dates are established by the instructor so we will cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met by that date.
Cost: $40.00
Date: Thursday, April 6, 9 am to 4 pm.
Register By: Monday, April 3

This special day is being held during spring vacation week.  Kids aged 8 to 12 may register for the full day that includes three fun topics plus lunch!

The art topic will be taught by our resident artist Carole Galloway, a FIMO clay specialist.  Kids will create animals - zebras, elephants, hippos, horses and cows - using golf tees for legs and FIMO clay for the body as shown above.  The finished pieces will be baked and ready so kids can take them home that afternoon.

Our culinary expert, Julie Hartwig, will lead the cooking topic where kids make pizzas that have lots of choices for toppings.  They will enjoy their creations for lunch.

The third topic will be with Debi Robinson-Smith in our clay studio.  The items the kids create will have to dry awhile before they can be fired, so pick up will be at a later date.

Minimum enrollment is 6; maximum is 12.

Children MUST be registered by the end of the day Monday, April 3.  If the minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the classes will be cancelled.

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