Watercolor Techniques: Virtual Camp for Kids
Crimson Canvas Art Classes: online; 2–3:30 p.m., $99, ages 7–10
Summer camps are coming straight to you this year. The Watercolor Techniques virtual camp will teach young people about composition, perspective, value and color theory. By the end of the week, each attendee could have five finished watercolor pieces. A curbside pickup of supplies will be organized after registration — then you’ll be ready to start! If watercolor sounds unappealing, check out the Manga Crash Course and Comic Book Creation classes that start early August! These are cool opportunities to learn new skills and keep busy in fun, unique ways. Plus, maybe we will all absorb new techniques from our young, learned generation!
Finding Politics in Unexpected Places: A lecture by Tiffany Gill
Wa Na Wari: online; 6–6:45 p.m., donations encouraged
Wa Na Wari’s current exhibition explores ideas of Black hair, the Black beauty industry and Black bodies. The lecture series dives into these themes deeply, while also exploring the social, political and economic history surrounding them. Tiffany M. Gill is the inaugural John and Patricia Cochran Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She is the author of “Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry.” This lecture will discuss how beauty shops transformed during the civil rights movement into subversive community institutions and the important role these spaces as well as beauticians played in challenging racial injustice. Every day is a good day to undo racism — thank you, Wa Na Wari.
Dress for Success Seattle: online; 3-4 p.m., free
Have you ever felt like you were perfect for a job, but somehow something went wrong in the interview? Interviews can be extremely stressful, but they don’t have to be! Resume expert Monique Montanino (@resumetechguru) will hold this workshop to help you gain confidence in your interview skills and learn the do’s and don’ts. Monique is known for her career consulting and executive coaching on her platform and is excited to share tips and knowledge. Registration is required for this event, so don’t forget to sign up at the link!
Washington Park Arboretum and UW Botanic Gardens: online; 7–8 p.m., $15
Now that we all spend endless time cooped up, this is the time to expand your houseplant collection. Whether you’re a first-time plant steward or already have a big collection, this lecture/Q&A is for you. Tassy de Give, author of “Rooted in Design,” will discuss choosing the right plant for your space, troubleshooting plant problems and identifying plants and their issues. The session will have an in-depth Q&A, so don’t be shy to come with a plant in mind or any questions you have.
Drive-In at America’s Car Museum
LeMay – America’s Car Museum: 2702 E D St., Tacoma; 7:30–11:30 p.m., $20 per vehicle, all ages
A great distraction from the fact that theaters are off limits is a drive-in at a car museum! LeMay will host drive-in movies throughout the month, all child friendly. The drive-in will follow all rules related to social gatherings instituted by Gov. Jay Inslee, so read up on how to prepare. A few off the bat are: Be sure to bring your face mask for any time outside your car and don’t go overboard on the fluids, as bathrooms will have a limited capacity. This is also a dog-friendly event; they just have to be on a short leash for safety reasons. There’s nothing like a good ol’ drive-in movie, so take the whole gang and enjoy the film!
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Read more in the July 29 - Aug. 4, 2020 issue.