August First Friday

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August First Friday

August 1 5pm-8pm

Join the students of the Native Project at INK Art Space for a show of their work from the recent workshop Origin Stories.

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Taught by Jess Walter, Bess Butterworth, and Sam Miles, these students explored the idea of superheroes, powers, and weaknesses through comic books, illustrated novels, and traditional story telling.

 

 

 

 

Origin Stories is a class focused on the idea of powers (both real and imagined), what a person’s “powers” allow them to do, where their powers come from. Using appropriate excerpts from illustrated books like Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Dork Diaries, Marvel Comics and others, sections of the native comic Tribal Force and traditional Native origin stories, we’ll help the students create some kind of illustrated origin story — prose with pictures or comic book panels. The stories can be about the student, or their parent or grandparent, an invented superhero, someone who speaks to their sense of justice or good, to the powers that they have, and those they wish they had. The class will teach them to write and draw character sketches, discuss artistic mediums, and feature a hero’s “origin,” their “charms,” and their “Kryptonite.”

Performance Storytelling

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Performance Storytelling
with Alayna Becker

AGES: High school-Adult
Monday- Wednesday, August 11-13 @ 1:30-3:30pm

In this three day workshop, you will learn the ins and outs of live storytelling. Using stories from your own life, this workshop will take you through what makes a good story, how to turn a written piece into a live story, and the various elements of performance. The workshop concludes with an evening of storytelling with from both workshop participants and a couple of local storytellers.

ABOUT THE TEACHER
Alayna Becker is a local writer dedicated to the artistic and literary growth of Spokane. Since 2010, she has been the Editor-In-Chief of local culture site, spovangelist.com, which is now taking a hiatus. She also spent years working with high schools in the area as a speech and debate coach.

TO REGISTER:
1. Register online via Eventbrite or our Events Page.
2. Print and complete the Permission form, available at http://inkspokane.org/register. Bring this form to the workshop.

New Summer Workshops

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Our calendar is filling up with exciting new workshops for K-12 students, with more to come! To register for any of the workshops below, visit our events page and click the “Register” button. Then fill our the permission form and email it to us so we can make sure your experience at INK is as fantastic as it should be.

If you are interested in assisting with these workshops or teaching a workshop of your own, register for our July 19th Volunteer Workshop. We’d love to have you on board!

Get to Know Your Imaginary Friends
with Kris Dinnison

GRADES 7-12
Tuesday, July 22 @ 1:30-3:30pm

 

Imaginary FriendsGreat fiction has great characters, but how well do you know the ones in your stories? This workshop will help writers learn ways they can talk to and listen to their characters so that your stories are populated with believable, dynamic, quirky folks (or creatures) with depth and complexity.

ABOUT THE TEACHER
Kris Dinnison was a teacher and librarian for more than 18 years, but in the last five years, she has become a writer. She has a YA novel, YOU and Me and Him, coming out in 2015. One of the things she discovered while writing that novel is that if she talks to all those people who keep running around her imagination (some people call them characters), they often say surprising things back. 

Word Kitchen
with Mischa Jakupcak

GRADES 1-6 (flexible)
Thursday, July 24 @ 10am-12:00pm

soupPoetry is word play, and in this workshop, you will cook up a book of poems from various prompts, such as “Recipe for a Perfect Day,” your favorite person, your best memory, your favorite place, your favorite thing that makes you laugh. After writing poems, we will draw pictures in the recipe books and photograph them for future printing.

ABOUT THE TEACHER
Mischa Jakupcak dabbles in many things.  Most recently filmmaking and writing, but she is also accomplished at napping and was once a hula hoop champion. She likes children who make things and adults who are childish. Luckily, in Spokane, she has found both in great quantities.

Drop In and Draw

GRADES K-12
Saturday, August 2nd @ 10am-12pm

crayonsDrop into INK Art Space on the first Saturday of the month for two hours of creativity. Paper, crayons, pencils, and a creative challenge will be provided for inspiration. Please register so we can make sure we have room for everyone.

 

Ideas Really Do Grow on Trees!
Figuring Out What to Write About
with Kris Dinnison

GRADES 7-12
Tuesday, August 5 @ 1:30-3:30pm

Ideas Grow on TreesEven great writers get stumped sometimes, but with a few tricks up your sleeve, you’ll have more ideas than you can shake your pen at! With the help of an experienced author, you’ll explore a variety of  strategies and resources for generating ideas for writing including questioning techniques, mash-ups, revisionist fairy tales, and current events.

ABOUT THE TEACHER
Kris Dinnison was a teacher and librarian for more than 18 years, but in the last five years, she has become a writer. She has a YA novel, YOU and Me and Him, coming out in 2015. One of the things she discovered while writing that novel is that if she talks to all those people who keep running around her imagination (some people call them characters), they often say surprising things back. 

Get to Know Your Imaginary Friends

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Get to Know Your Imaginary Friends
with Kris Dinnison

Imaginary FriendsGRADES 7-12
Tuesday, July 22 @ 1:30-3:30pm

Great fiction has great characters, but how well do you know the ones in your stories? This workshop will help writers learn ways they can talk to and listen to their characters so that your stories are populated with believable, dynamic, quirky folks (or creatures) with depth and complexity.

ABOUT THE TEACHER
Kris Dinnison was a teacher and librarian for more than 18 years, but in the last five years, she has become a writer. She has a YA novel, YOU and Me and Him, coming out in 2015. One of the things she discovered while writing that novel is that if she talks to all those people who keep running around her imagination (some people call them characters), they often say surprising things back. 

TO REGISTER:
1. Register online via Eventbrite or our Events Page.
2. Print and complete the Permission form, available at http://inkspokane.org/register. Email a copy of this form to INK Art Space (inkspokane@gmail.com).

Volunteer POWER UP Workshops – We need you!

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rainbowHave you been eager to get involved with INK Art Space and just waiting for an opportunity? This is your chance!

Have you been waiting to channel your latent creative passion into something meaningful that will benefit the community and its future generations? This is your chance!

Do you have no clue what INK is but heard it’s cool and want to get involved? This is your chance!

Join us on Saturday, July 5th OR Saturday, July 19th from 10am-12pm for a high energy, enthusiastic volunteer workshop where you will meet other volunteers/teachers, learn volunteer basics, and discover ways to contribute your energy and talent to INK’s ambitious mission whether that be working with kids, teaching a workshop, contributing your graphic design talents, organizing a weekly adult get-together, or more.

Not sure if we need you? WE DO!

Whatever your time commitments, whatever your talent, we’d love to have you as an INK volunteer. Even if you can only contribute two hours a month, we will take you for that two hours! Your bright mind, energy, and passion is what INK is all about.

Register via our Events page.