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Art Spark

Discover a treasure trove of creative opportunities in Evansville
Members of the Evansville Swing Cats dance at the Historic Newburgh Wine, Art, and Jazz Festival.

Have you resolved to be more inspired? Want to sing or dance but don’t think you have a chance? Do you long to pick up a paintbrush or knitting needles but aren’t sure where to start? Evansville has plenty of opportunities to get your creative spark going in 2013.

Persephone Music, located at 2017 W. Franklin St., has musical opportunities for all ages and abilities. Kindermusik classes incorporate story time with singing, dancing, and instrument play, and they are just right for children ages 5 and under. For the older child on up through adulthood, vocal instructor Jamie Hettenbach offers voice lessons to help improve a singer’s technique. Girls must be at least 10 years old, and boys must be at least 13 and past their vocal change. Kindermusik Adventure Camps, for ages 18 months to 7 years, features snacks, arts and crafts, as well as music and movement, and will be available over the summer. For more information, call 812-422-7990 or visit www.persephonemusic.com.

If you don’t know what a purl is and you think casting on and off is something you do when you are fishing, it’s OK, because KnitWitts Yarn Shoppe on 6219 Vogel Rd. offers classes for every level of knitter. Beginning knitters can learn the basics in a series of three classes. Once you’ve mastered the basic dishcloth, you can move on to more advanced projects like hats, socks, and even cardigans, as well as learning variations on the basics to give your creations more finesse. Call 812-471-8540 or visit www.knitwittsyarnshoppe.com for information on classes including cost and schedule.

All dressed up and no place to go? Why not go dancing with the Evansville Swing Cats? Don’t know how to Lindy Hop or Charleston? No problem. Dancing lessons are available every Thursday night at SWIRCA for the low cost of $5, or $3 with a valid student identification. No partner necessary! Evansville Swing Cats also participates in other events throughout the Tri-State to help spread the love of swing and preserve the history of the dance and its culture. You can catch them performing, demonstrating, and teaching at various events and fundraisers throughout the year. For more information, visit www.evilleswingcats.com or check out the Evansville Swing Cats Facebook group.

The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library is a treasure trove of creative inspiration waiting to be unlocked with riches for all ages. Younger kids can explore their musical aptitude with classes geared at introduction to piano and ukulele, or they can participate in a writer’s workshop. There are a variety of teen craft events including coffee filter flowers, ink floating, and an introduction to claymation and computer animation. Adults can participate in the Dear Jane quilting club, Loom Lovers, or take a class in memoir writing. Activities are updated two months in advance and are constantly being changed up, so keep checking www.evpl.org for new ways to get your spark on.

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