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Plenty planned for Springville Center for the Arts this October

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By Alex Simmons

As the weather and the leaves start to change and the fall season comes upon us, Springville Center for the Arts offers many workshops and opportunities for you to get involved with your local theater.

Interested in basket making? Take part in the basket making double bottom work basket workshop. The baskets can be made “with or without handles” and it is a ”great basket to use for bread fruit or handiwork.”

“It measures approximately 10 to 12 inches wide by 3 to 4 inches high,” the website states. “Students should bring a bucket, towel, flat screwdriver and scissors.”

The workshop is directed by Ellen McCarthy and costs $45 with all supplies included. The class takes place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 am. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. You can register by calling the arts center.

Is your child interested in dancing? SCA is offering six sessions of “Dance Now” from Oct. 15 through Nov. 19. Kingsley Kolek will lead students ages 5 to 8 through the basics of various dance forms including Ballet, Jazz and Modern.

Sessions will be held at Arts Underground, 66 East Main St., from 4-5 p.m. Direct bus passes from Springville school are available for students. The cost is $60, $55 for SCA members. Register online at SpringvilleArts.org or by calling 592-9038.

SCA is offering five sessions of “Learn to play Ukulele” from Oct. 16 through Nov. 13. Kingsley Kolek will lead beginner students ages 9 to adult. Students will develop skills as they go through basic cords and song structure. Ukuleles are available to rent from SCA.

Sessions will be held at Arts Underground, 66 East Main St., from 7-8 p.m. The cost is $35, $30 for SCA members. Register online at SpringvilleArts.org or by calling 592-9038.

Want something to keep you busy throughout the colder months? Learn to crochet at the arts center. Karla Jacobs, the instructor for this workshop, loves this fun and unusual art and it has helped her to connect with others. You can see some of her work on her blog at www.straightlacedtatting.blogspot.com.

You can register for her class online or by calling the Springville Center for the Arts. The class costs $20 per session and takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.

In Perfect Pair – Changing the Setting of a Scene, “students will work the same scene into contrasting sayings; seasons (summer/fall), morning light/evening or two different views of the scene,” the website states.

“Students will work in their medium of choice on smaller canvases, starting one in the morning and one in the afternoon.” Instructor Charlie Houseman will talk about the effects of photography. Students should bring their own materials.

The class costs $65, or $57 for members. The workshop will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Would you rather sit back, relax and enjoy a good show? Muriel Anderson will be bringing “Wonderlust,” a multi-media show to the Springville Center for the Arts stage.

“Guitarist/harp guitarist Muriel Anderson takes you on a journey in music and stories, with a backdrop of visuals artfully compiled by photo-artist Bryan Allen,” the website states. It is truly “an experience of all the senses,” including “tastes, images and music from around the world.”

The performance happens on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $14, or $17 at the door. You can purchase pre-sale tickets online.

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