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Lyric’s Classes & Workshops 2018


Visual Arts

All About Autumn – Beginner Watercolor Workshop with Sarah Guy-Levar

Watercolor painting is often said to be more difficult than other mediums; this workshop is for those that refuse to believe this myth and are determined to have fun while creating beautiful fall-themed paintings.  Through step-by-step demonstrations and proven simple techniques, Sarah Guy-Levar will help students overcome the fear that is associated with watercolors.  Subjects will include autumn landscapes, leaves, grapes and pumpkins; all supplies included.  Reserve your spot today – class size is limited to 16!

Saturday, September 29th, 9:00am-4:00pm & Sunday, September 30th, 9:00am-4:00pm
at The Lyric First Stage Art Gallery,
510 Chestnut Street, downtown Virginia
Cost: $125 ~ On-line registration at


Small Parts Players

Small Parts Players began its first season of production in 2000 and has been going strong ever since! This after school program puts on 2 to 4 theatre productions per school year and is a great way for children to build skills in the performing arts. While given the opportunity to explore this creative form of expression, this program also helps children develop reading and speaking skills through performance. This popular program is offered to children in age groups, 7 through 11 years of age, and 12 through 18 years of age. Registration is $50 per production.

The 7-11 age group meets in the Lyric Annex,
516 Chestnut Street, Virginia
Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The 12-18 age group meets by arrangement.

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Pete Pellinen, Director . 218-780-1264.


Crafting the Prose Poem with Julie Gard

Writers working in any genre can benefit from learning how to “go short” and create resonance and meaning in a paragraph or two that is its own coherent piece. Participants will work with elements of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction during a series of writing exercises, with time for sharing and feedback. Participants will leave the workshop with prose poem drafts or seeds, along with reading suggestions and ideas for where to submit their own flash work. Julie Gard is an associate professor of writing at the University of Wisconsin-Superior who has published several poetry collections, one of which was a finalist for the 2016 Minnesota Book Award. Find her online at

October 13, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Lyric First Stage Art Gallery,
510 Chestnut Street, downtown Virginia
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Words & Lyrics

Join us as we celebrate the art of the spoken word!  All who appreciate the written and spoken word – an open mic awaits you at the Lyric Center for the Arts monthly Words & Lyrics event. Come to read your own work or bring something by another writer.  Also, the Words & Lyrics program will encourage a few minutes of creative time to write your own thoughts while you sip some coffee or tea.

The first Monday of each Month
6:30 p.m.
The Lyric First Stage Art Gallery,
510 Chestnut Street, downtown Virginia
Words & Lyrics is free and open to the public!
Published Writers
Emerging Writers: to be considered for a reading, please provide the following information and a sample of your work for review.  You may e-mail this information to us at
  • Name
  • Pen name if appropriate
  • Titles of most recent work
  • Genre
  • Daytime phone number
  • E-mail address
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