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Posted on: August 6, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Create! Eugene with Eugene Public Library and Eugene Recreation

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The Downtown Eugene Public Library will host three free writing workshops in August. Widely published author Melissa Hart will lead a fun, lively workshop on “Writing About Animals.” On Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. On Aug. 18, 6 p.m., Oregon Book Award finalist Toni Hanner will teach “Jump-start! A Poetry Writing Workshop.”

And on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m., learn how to “Write the Perfect 10-Minute Play” at a three-hour workshop with Paul Calandrino and Connie Bennett, playwrights and producers of the annual Northwest Ten Festival at Oregon Contemporary Theatre.

Eugene Recreation’s arts activities in August include a Craft Workshop for adults on how to build a bird house held Aug. 15, 2-4 p.m. at Petersen Barn Center. On Aug. 20, at 11 a.m., adults interested in woodworking can attend a free orientation of the City’s woodshop located at Campbell Community Center.

Arts camps in August include Express Yourself, at Petersen Barn Center that encourages 3-5-year-olds to express themselves through art, dancing, telling stories, and dress up. Idolized, held Aug 18-22, is part of the Art on the Amazon series held every summer at Amazon Center. In this camp, 6-11-year-olds share their singing, acting, dancing or other artistic abilities in a talent show.

Camp Messy, for 6-8-year-olds, and Camp Mess, for 9-11-year-olds, are both held Aug. 18-22 as part of the Art on the Amazon series. These camps encourage campers to play, experiment, create, and not surprisingly – get messy.

Teens age 12-18 years will learn to play African music at the African Marimba Song camp Aug. 18-22 at Petersen Barn Center. And Aug. 25-29 Art on the Amazon offers Hip Hop dance classes for 3-5 and 6-8-year-olds.

For more information about the 100+ creative workshops held in the local area during the month of August, as part of this project of the Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene, visit: Create! Eugene.

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