Creative Aging

For adults aged 55 and up! 

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Charcoal and Chalk Pastel Workshop

Mondays & Thursdays in October 
(10/2, 10/5, 10/9, 10/12, 10/16, 10/19, 10/23, 10/26, 10/30) 
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (except on 10/5, when we will meet 2:00-4:00 p.m.)
Ordway Auditorium (Side B)

In this free four-week workshop led by local art instructor Melinda Linn, you will build on your basic drawing skills to use various drawing tools, techniques, and concepts to create a range of representational and abstract compositions to make your own portfolio; the workshop ends with a pop up art show. Please plan on attending all workshops. Click here to register by SAT, SEPT 30>

About the instructor

Melinda Linn is a retired K-12 art educator with specialization in drawing and art history. Melinda retired 2012 from teaching grades 10-12 in a large suburban high school. Many of her students are in touch and have gone on to rewarding art careers as art directors, fashion designers, multi-media artists, illustrators, animators, sound designers, and curators.

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Writing Fiction: the Long & Short of It
8-week workshop led by Greg Zeigler

Mondays, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Ordway Auditorium

Registration begins on October 1st at 9:00 AM

Got stories? Of course you do! How many times have you seen something, lived something, thought something, and said, “I should write about that.” This is your chance to not only write about that “something” but learn to present it with skill in the structure of a compelling story. While working on and polishing your story (or first part of your novel) you will learn by helping others improve their work. Skills learned will include story ideas, research, outlining, character development, plot elements, story pacing, 

building tension and resolution. The workshop will culminate with a "Polished and Ready for Primetime Party" wherein participants will be given the opportunity to share their work with the class as well as family and friends.  

About Creative Aging

A partnership between the Wyoming State Library, and Lifetime Arts, supporting instructional arts programming for adults 55+, Creative Aging in Wyoming Public Libraries is made possible through a partnership between the Wyoming State Library, Wyoming Arts Council, and Lifetime Arts with funding from the Wyoming Community Foundation. 

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