If taking a break from the snowy outdoors sparks your interest, the following local arts events are creative alternatives to binge-watching Netflix or filling up the pages of your adult coloring book.
Grab dance shoes, knitting needles or bits of that creative project you've been working on and bring them to Open Studio Nights at the Armature. Every Wednesday, the studio opens its space, which includes an 18-foot work table, to anyone in the community. All are welcome and people are encouraged to utilize the space for any creative projects. Whether you need to fine-tune a dance routine, play guitar or enjoy board games with friends, this studio space has room for everyone. The drop-in fee is $5 and bring along your own snacks. Armature—a creative space, 50 SE Scott St., Suite 1, Bend, Oregon 97702.
In January, the Art Station, a non-profit visual arts school, is hosting several classes for youth and adults. Watercolor, clay and pastel classes are open to beginners. The January Art and Wine session will also teach adults of all skill levels about glass fusion techniques. The Art Station's catalogue provides information on dozens of classes for early childhood, kids, and families. Visit the website: artscentraloregon.org/artstation.
Every month, the Workhouse hosts Last Saturday with art openings, food carts, complimentary drinks, and live music. The Workhouse also hosts art classes covering media from charcoal to recycled material creations. You can even learn how to paint with beer or take a writing workshop with Oregon State University MFA students. Check the Workhouse website for a complete schedule: theworkhousebend.com