Creative Dish

Calling all Creatives, small biz owners, and people who like food! Join us each month for delicious DISH over some delicious dish!

This is a great chance to connect with community PLUS an opportunity to chat, vent, bounce ideas, laugh, brainstorm, and create with like-minded folk. No pressure, no formal agenda...just connection on a sleepy Sunday.

Gatherings are informal, casual, come-as-you-are, open to all, and will feature a fun, easy, playful activity each month from our creativity vault (not crafts) to foster personal inspiration and keep us motivated.

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A few years ago, we were holding an "Arty Party" in our Seattle Art Camp for Big Kids studio. If you remember the studio that was in the Greenwood neighborhood, you'll remember that we had it stuffed with stuff...a wild mix of ephemera, fabrics, papers, knick-knacks, and art supplies purchased by the heapful from local thrift shops (Lori was starting to get recognized by name on the Seattle thrift circuit--true story!). 

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Summer Class Location: Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA

4:00pm-6:00pm Private Lesson (first come, first served)
6:00pm-8:00pm Group Lesson (limited to eight students)

Join Lori for 1:1 or small-group photography instruction focused on camera fundamentals, art photography, and mixed-media photographic presentation (print and video). 

This workshop series is ideal for anyone interested in:

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Come one, come all, to the first official Sugarloaf arts and crafts event! 

Here's the low down; the event will consist of two separate craft options. You can choose to complete one or both of the crafts. Your fantazmagorical options are:


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From knitting to paper craft to photography, we solicit simple projects you can make at home and/or gift to those in need. In some cases, finished projects will be given directly to cancer patients in treatment. Items made in teal and white are highly sought.

This is an excellent project opportunity if you want to create from home or cannot make it to the Seattle area...participation is at your leisure. :)

Here's what we need:

- Small wicker baskets (for cancer patient gifts)

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Join us for art-making, exploration, creativity, and fun on beautiful Lake Union.


We salute the inner child in each of you. Get away from the hustle and bustle of daily living by engaging in the creative process...helping to clear mind clutter, identifying untapped or underused skills, and reconnecting to a playful spirit. Our retreats and workshops are packed with fun opportunities for expression through arts, crafts, games, and personal reflection. 

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Our Fall Creative Art Retreat is now featured as part of Savor the San Juans taking place October 1-31, 2012. Join us on retreat on Orcas Island and then savor the many celebrations of food, art, and culture happening throughout San Juan County.
Register now!

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HAPPY SUMMER! We wish you much lounging, fun, adventure, creativity, laughter, and joy. The Joy Guild will be on summer break while Lori travels and teaches down in California. We shall return in the fall with our lineup of fun classes, workshops, and events. Until then, be well friends! 

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Join us June 2-3 at Seattle Center for our Creative Reuse Challenge!
Open 10am to 5pm each day.

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