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Adult Classes & Outreach

The performing arts are participatory! 

Costume Design Mystery Basket [virtual]Costume Design Mystery Basket class

This class will be a fun way for participants to SHOW off their creativity while exploring ways to repurpose and reinvent existing items. Everyone will receive a set of four mystery bags, each containing  a collection of items that will be anxiously awaiting your style and design expertise to turn them into something wearable (i.e. hat,
top, boot spat, etc). A Materials kit will be provided for each registrant and no sewing machine is required to participate!

Materials are provided and required for this class. Materials may be be picked up on Sunday, April 11 between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Tacoma Arts Live's Box Office at 901 Broadway in downtown Tacoma.

Registration deadline: Friday, April 9

Instructor: Katie Lappier, Tacoma Arts Live Director of Education

Schedule: Wednesdays, April 14 - May 12 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom (links sent after registration)

Tuition: $75

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Madonna [virtual]Costume Design Mystery Basket class

Madonna’s impact on American culture and on global pop music is deep and enduring. In the words of the queens of RuPaul’s DragRace Season 12, “From Holiday to Medellin, when it comes to pop, I’m still your queen.” We might be fans, we might be scholars - we might even be haters - but we can look to Madge’s work
to understand the relationship between religion and pop culture. Each week, we’ll explore Madonna’s music and videos, talk about different roles that Madonna (or any artist) plays in creating culture, and think about how our experiences shape our understanding.

  • Week one: Intro to Madonna Studies (it’s a thing!)
  • Week two: Madonna as Social Commentator
  • Week three: Madonna as Cultural Parasite
  • Week four: Madonna as Reinventor
  • Week five: Madonna as Catalyst of Postmodernism

Instructor: Bill Hulseman, Meaning Maker

Schedule: Thursdays, April 15 - May 13 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom (links sent after registration)

Tuition: $60

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Customized workshops, classes and presentations for seniors, senior centers, and residential communities. We can deliver engaging programming remotely and in person, covering dance, music, theatre, improv and memory-connected storytelling!

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your activities today!





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