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117F22 Holiday Watercolor Card Making


with Erika Layne

Calendar Nov 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Are you ready to send a custom watercolor card to your friends and family? Learn watercolor techniques that you will use to transform a blank card into a fun holiday card that is uniquely yours!


Erika Layne has been painting since she was a child. Her passion and technique for watercolor painting led her friends and family to often request custom work. She decided to launch her own business Black Currant Creative, creating custom work, including cards and prints. She especially loves painting flowers.

Full Course

103F22 Beginning Sewing


with Megan Simpson

Calendar Nov 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

If you’ve never used a sewing machine before and have always wanted to learn, or if you need a refresher course and help to troubleshoot your machine, this is the class for you. Everyone can learn to sew if they want to! You're going to be learning sewing machine parts, safety and first aid for the sewing room, seams and construction techniques, fiber science, and fabric knowledge. Final project will change with each class session. Ages 12+ allowed if accompanied by an adult also registered for the class.


There is no class on Monday, Nov. 21st. due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.


Supply list: 

  • Sewing machine (must be in good working condition please)
  • Spare machine needles 
  • Extra empty bobbin
  • Thread (pick a color that's easily visible. Coats and Clark brand is perfectly fine)
  • Fabric scissors and paper scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Seam ripper
  • Seam gauge
  • Pins and pin cushion
  • Pencil and 1" notebook
  • Tailors chalk
  • The instructor will supply scrap fabric for learning with, however you will be responsible for providing your project fabric and notions at a later date in the class series. 


Megan Simpson is a Fashion designer and Sewing and Textiles teacher local to Richland. Known for vintage style custom made garments from her shop Enola Mae Atelier, Megan is also passionate about teaching sewing and textiles classes to keep the art of sewing alive and well.

701F22 The Science of Death Investigations


with William Leach

Calendar Nov 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Understand the range of deaths the coroner’s office is responsible for investigating, including natural deaths, accidents, homicides and suicides. This class will begin with an introduction to what the Benton County Coroner’s Office does and what its investigators look for at a death scene. The class will be held in the Benton County Coroner’s Office, where you will get the inside scoop on how it all comes together. WARNING: Ages 18+ Graphic images from the forensic pathology textbooks will be used in the presentation.

William Leach has been the Coroner for Benton County since 2019. He has spent over 17 years in law enforcement and has invested over 1,000 deaths since joining the Coroner's Office in 2013.


Full Course

904F22 Beginner's Guide to Short Term Rentals


with Jim & Terri Andre

Calendar Nov 15, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Like the idea of expanding both your horizons and your income? Do you have a spare bedroom, in-law apartment, house or other space you are considering renting? Short term rentals cater to a new generation of travelers looking for a unique experience. The typical guest wants home-like ambiance, greater value for their money and increased cultural enrichment. Get started by learning the legal requirements and explore how to set up your profile on the largest short-term rental platform in this two-part class.


Jim Andre and his wife Terri, are proprietors of The Andre House since February 2017 and have hosted guests from across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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118F22 Beautiful Fall Leaves Torn Cotton Art


with Eva Hsia-Elwell

Calendar Nov 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Torn cotton paper art technique uses various mediums of colored paper torn to create images somewhat resembling a watercolor painting. Used by various cultures for hundreds of years, this ancient art form is still popular today. This is a hands-on experience.  Pay instructor $5 supply fee.


Eva Hsia-Elwell is a graduate of Taiwan College. She teaches Oriental Torn Cotton Paper Art and Chinese cooking classes.

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119F22 Paint Scarves With Alcohol Inks


with Chris Blevins

Calendar Nov 17, 2022 at 6 pm

Wear your grubbies, an apron or overshirt to this fun and easy-to-learn art class. Participants will have lots of colors to choose from to create two painted silk scarves. The instructor will provide all the supplies, including vinyl gloves, to work with the alcohol inks. Pay instructor a $30 cash supply fee. Additional scarves will be available for purchase at class for $5 each.


Chris Blevins began watercolor painting in 2006 and fell in love with the fluidity and unpredictability of the art. More recently she discovered the creative art of working with alcohol inks. She was selected as one of the winners of the Abstract/Experimental category in The Artist’s Magazine.

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612F22 Hands-Only CPR


with Columbia Safety

Calendar Nov 28, 2022 at 6 pm

This class is designed for those who are not comfortable or confident they could perform conventional CPR on a teen or adult. Hands-only CPR teaches proper chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth breaths. Studies show that this method can be just as effective as conventional CPR. Participants are eligible to receive an American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR certification of completion.


Columbia Safety LLC is a locally owned and operated small business that was founded in 2016 by 2 nurses.  They felt there was a need for CPR and First-Aid training in the Tri-Cities area.  What started out as just teaching American Heart Association CPR and First-Aid classes in rented conference rooms, turned into a storefront in mid 2017. 

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120F22 Holiday Wreath


with Maddy Trang

Calendar Nov 30, 2022 at 6 pm

Have you always wanted a gorgeous holiday wreath? In this class, you’ll create your very one! This wreath will be made of a pine base with ornaments, pinecones, berries and a bow you will make yourself. Your neighbors will be jealous of your front door!


Maddy Trang is the owner of Mama Made Designs, a small business she built on the side of her full time job. 

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