Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Why be a facilitator?

There are a lot of reasons to become a facilitator at Seattle Free School. Many people just want to share their passion. Others know that it will help them with their presentation skills which can apply to anything from giving a speech to acing a job interview. Others want to inspire people to create art. This is Dorothy's reason. What's yours?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Have you wanted to keep chickens but don't know where to start? Sharon, a recent "Keeping Chickens in the City" student had this to say about the class and her future plans:

"Thanks so much for the informative chicken class. You provided lots of useful information and answered so many of my questions. Next step for me is building the coop and picking up chicks -- hopefully ones that will turn out to be hens."

We have more classes posted and will keep having chickens classes all summer. Can't make it? You can learn a lot by vising They even have a forum for chicken emergencies! Great resource!

Friday, April 1, 2011


Our great instructor Dorothy is back at it with a new class on a very tiny form of art, Inchies! What are Inchies? Well here's Dorothy's description and some fantastic pictures. This will be a very fun class!

Incredible Inchies

Sunday, April 17, 2011
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Crown Hill United Methodist Church
8500 – 14th Avenue NW

Bus Routes #48 or #15
(Enter through the north parking lot door or the east handicap door and follow the signs to the Fellowship Hall.)

March’s workshop was Artist Trading Cards; April’s is Inchies--“very” miniature works of art that are 1 inch square to be traded or used to create a mosaic art piece. This workshop will provide all the paper materials and tools to make as many Inchies as you want. All crafters and artists, regardless of skill level, will enjoy creating and sharing their “masterpieces.” Come learn more about Inchies (and Twinchies, Rinchies, Rolos, and Moos). All ages are welcome--entire families are encouraged.

Dorothy Skans is a Seattle native and a life-long crafter. She joined Seattle Free School in order to pass along her love of paper art as well as to pass along her over abundance of paper.

Register by going to