Creative Aging Workshops

For adults aged 55 and up!

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Writing Your Best Life Memoir Workshop

Mondays, JAN 10, 24 & 31 and FEB 7, 14 & 28
Tuesdays, JAN 18 & FEB 22
10-11:30 a.m.
Ordway Auditorium

Click here to register; limited to 12 people, with priority given to those who can commit to all 8 weeks. Beginners welcome!

Have you thought about writing a memoir, journal, travel log or blog, but are daunted by the process? Local author Greg Zeigler will help you get started! Your story will grow session by session, until you have a polished manuscript at the end-of-workshop party. While working on your piece, you'll be part of a community of writers, helping others in the class edit and improve their work. Skills learned will include: story ideas, research, outlining, editing, finding your voice, conflict and conflict resolution, and rewriting.Enhance your love of living through writing!

About the instructor

Greg Zeigler is a life-long educator, writer, speaker and environmentalist. He is a former NOLS instructor and Executive Director of the Teton Science School. His first book was a memoir called Travels With Max: In Search of Steinbeck’s America Fifty Years Later (workshop participants will receive a complimentary copy); he is also the author of the Jake Goddard and Susan Brand eco-thriller trilogy: The Straw that Broke, Some Say Fire, and Rare as Earth.

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Begin to Draw Workshop at Alta Branch Library

A Creative Aging Workshop with Melinda Linn
9 sessions: 1/11, 1/13, 1/18, 1/20, 1/25, 1/27, 2/1, 2/3, 2/8
12:15-1:45 p.m.
Alta Branch community room

Ready to tap into your inner da Vinci? Adults aged 55 and up can sign up for this five week workshop taught by long-time teacher/resident, Melinda Linn at the Alta Branch. Participants will learn to use positive and negative space, linear shading techniques, blind contour drawing, create simple to complex compositions, and discuss and critique their compositions. Not only will participants create a drawing portfolio, they will mount finished work for a pop-up art exhibit at the end of the workshop. Click here to sign up.

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.

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. Stay tuned for the next workshop, Begin to Draw.