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Holiday Watercolor & Paper Crafting with Leslie Watkins
Saturday, November 9, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Get into the holiday spirit with friends! Learn to make a beautiful and professional looking holiday card. You’ll paint a simple sprig of holly with watercolors, add a little calligraphy, and put it all together using basic paper crafting skills. With a variety of easy techniques, you’ll get great looking results. Ideas on designing borders, making your own decorative wrapping paper, and adding sparkling accents will be demonstrated. This class is great for anyone who would like to begin creating handcrafted cards. Materials will be provided. Please register here for this program.

 

Documentary Film: Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (2015)

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Banned by the Iranian government from film making and under house arrest since 2010 on the grounds of political dissent, Jafar Panahi clandestinely produced and directed this film by posing as a taxi driver in Tehran. With a dashboard-mounted camera that he passes off as a security device, Panahi meets strangers, acquaintances, and even a relative. It’s a film that exudes love of the long-unseen face of the city and joy in merely being outdoors—and in movie making itself. Through a series of portraits of everyday characters hiring his driving services, the film documents the challenges that Iranians face.