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9/4/2013 11:01:00 AM
Crooked Tree Arts Center hosts upcoming fall workshops

Crooked Tree Arts Center has announced their fall class schedule. "This fall is going to be fabulous," said Valerie St. Pierre Smith, program director at Crooked Tree Arts Center. "We have several popular classes returning, our Culinary Series with amazing area chefs, and the addition of several levels of Hip Hop classes, a youth Culinary class, Beaded Jewelry Workshops, floral design workshops and classes specifically geared towards the newborn to Preschool set. With so many dynamic teaching artists joining us, and such a wide array of classes, there is definitely something for everyone to explore. Or for those who just want something fun to do!" St. Pierre Smith said.

In addition to the eight week session of classes, Crooked Tree is introducing a two week "Winter Intersession" group of classes. These classes will be two weeks in length and run the first two weeks of December. Many of the intersession classes will differ from the fall class offerings.

"We thought it'd be a nice short span of time, just before the holidays, for students to work on specific projects in specific media," St. Pierre Smith explains. "Of course most of the projects will have a winter or holiday theme. 'Build a Sled' will certainly be appropriate that time of year. Classes are filling up fast, which is exciting!" The Arts Center's fall class schedule is available online. Registration is open and can be done by phone or in-person.

The popular "Just Us!" series is returning, which gives children and their favorite adult some quality time together. These classes usually take place over a couple of hours one day, with a few being two offered over two days. Some samples of the Just Us! class include creating a floor cloth, creating custom painted tiles and building gingerbread houses.

Speaking of families, also included in the Fall lineup is a beginning Irish Ceili workshop. Irish Ceili is a social dance that can be a ton of fun for individuals, couples or an entire family.

"We're hoping that people can 'get their feet wet' so to speak with this fun and social activity, so that we can offer it on a more regular basis," St. Pierre Smith says. "The only requirement is the ability to count!"

The eight week course offerings have been designed to fit in with the area school's academic calendars, as well as serve those who need something fun but educational for their kids to do after school or on the weekends. The Arts Center's established School of Ballet classes and the Strings program remain on their previous schedules of 17 weeks and run throughout the school year.

"While it is always sad to see summer go, we're looking forward to all of the great classes at the Arts Center this fall," St. Pierre Smith says.

To view the fall course offerings, as well as register, visit www.crookedtree.org or call the front desk at 231-347-4337.

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