Troutdale offers variety of classes


The Troutdale Recreation Department is offering a number of classes for youth and adults beginning in April.

• Teens and adults ages 15 and older will have two opportunities to learn the Bob Ross style of oil painting and create their own masterpieces.

Judy Stubb and Pam Davis, who are certified Bob Ross floral, landscape and wildlife instructors, will offer the classes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, and from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the City Conference Building, 223 S. Buxton Ave.

Cost is $54 per person and includes all supplies.

• Teens and adults ages 16 and older can learn the lost art of tatting, a technique of making rings and rows of stitches using a shuttle and thread, in an eight-week course.

Coral Cottrell will lead the classes, which will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, April 4 to May 23, at the City Conference Building, 223 S. Buxton Ave.

Cost is $31 per person. Supplies can be purchased from the instructor for less than $10.

• Youth and adults 12 and older can learn to play the guitar with private instructor Julia McCarl.

Classes will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, March 27, to Tuesday, May 22, at the City Conference Building, 223 S. Buxton Ave.

Cost is $58.

• Youth and adults ages 10 and older will have three opportunities to learn how to bead and make their own jewelry with Shizue, a local merchant.

Classes will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Shizue's shop, 225 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

Cost is $18-20 per person.

For more information about any of these classes, or to register, visit Troutdale City Hall, 104 S.E. Kibling Ave.

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