Methow Valley 3rd graders create Textured Trees

March 2020

by Ashley Lodato Education Director, Methow Arts Alliance   Third graders at Methow Valley Elementary School learned about the use of texture in art by creating engraved trees and soil. Scratch art is a type of direct engraving, which means cutting or incising an image into a surface.   Scratchboards are a means of creating an… [Read More]

Mamma Mia!, here we go again

Spring 2020

by Ashley Lodato, Education Director for Methow Arts Although none of the members of the Liberty Bell Drama Company (LBDC) in the Methow Valley School District were alive during the heyday of the Swedish pop music supergroup ABBA, they’re as familiar with the band’s songs as any 1970s disco fan on the club circuit—and perhaps… [Read More]

Liberty Bell Drama Company presents MAMMA MIA!

May 13-17, 2020

Liberty Bell Drama Company, in partnership with The Merc Playhouse, with support from Methow Arts, presents Mamma Mia!–the sunny, fun tale inspired by the music of ABBA and loved by millions! Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members… [Read More]

Poetry Out Loud competition, Okanogan High School

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 7pm

Okanogan High School’s twelfth annual Poetry Out Loud competition will be held Thu, Jan 16, at 7pm at Okanogan High School. Competing for cash prizes and the chance to advance to the regional contest in Spokane will be school finalists Allie Eylar, Anna Arroyo, Madeline Luther (2019 POL WA State champion), Karina Torres, Malina Weigel,… [Read More]

Portrait painting, kindergarten style

Dec 2019

Methow Valley School District staff and local community members received custom portrait painting sessions last week, courtesy of kindergarten students. First, the students learned observation and life drawing skills, working with Methow Arts teaching artist Judith Robertson. They sketched outlines, then filled them in with watercolor paints, initially using prints of famous portraits by Picasso,… [Read More]

Poetry Out Loud

Wed, Dec 11, 6pm, 2019

The eighth annual Poetry Out Loud competition for Liberty Bell High School and Independent Learning Center students will be at 6 p.m, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Admission is by donation. For the past seven years, the Methow Valley has sponsored a robust Poetry Out Loud competition through a collaboration between… [Read More]

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