Thursday, August 25, 2016

More House Breaks Near Laurelhurst Elementary School And On Boulevard

The Laurelhurst Blog received this information:
We live near Laurelhurst Elementary School at 47th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street and during Sea Fair week-end, our house was broken in to..

A friend who drove by our house saw a young black male in his 20s or 30s with an afro wearing a white shirt and khaki shorts, standing on my porch looking into our front windows. He went up and down our front stairs several times.  
Once this young man saw he was being watched, he ran across the street into the Park.
Another resident reported a break-in on the Boulevard on the night of August 14th.  

And this suspicious information was reported:
In mid-August, we awoke to our dog barking around 3am. We saw a car parked in our neighbors driveway with its lights off and a man wearing a hoody (Caucasian, medium build) was sitting in the passenger seat.
Another man with a smaller build, also Caucasian, returned to the car shortly after and they drove away.   
The car was a silver late 90s Toyota or Nissan.  We reported the information to 911.  While we didn't see them committing a crime, this was very suspicious activity that time of night.   



                                




Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Neighbors Report Teenage Driver In Silver Land Rover Driving At Very High Rate Of Speed And Recklessly Near Boulevard

View larger photo
example of silver Land Rover L3 or L4




The Laurelhurst Blog has received more reports of unsafe drivers in the neighborhood:
We were at a block party on NE 41st Street and 44th Avenue NE on August 21st, and witnessed a silver Land Rover L3 or L4 driving so fast down the hill on NE 41st Street that it caught air and sparks flew.   
If this is you or your kid driving your car-please slow down before someone is seriously hurt or killed.  If anyone was crossing the street, they would have been killed.  
There was an email about this same car on NE Seattle Moms so seems like a repeat offender. Unfortunately the car was going too fast to get a plate. 
Please help spread the word so the driver can be identified before they kill someone.


Here is another neighbor's report on the same vehicle and driver a few days earlier:
I saw a teenager driving a silver Land Rover LR3 or LR4 recklessly just before 4pm on Wednesday, August 17. 

The car was heading west on NE 41st Street between 45th Avenue NE and 43rd Avenue NE.  
The driver was going too fast downhill and was swerving erratically.   
The driver was a Caucasian male, the car was filled with teenage boys, and I believe the front license plate was missing.

I was driving in the opposite direction. When I passed the Land Rover, I gave it as wide a berth as possible.



Another neighbor said about the same car:
It is ridiculously  irresponsible for people to be driving that fast down NE 41st Street. There were about 40 people between the ages of 0-90 at the block party.   
Everyone heard the Land Rover bottom out, saw the sparks, and were all appalled.  
This is a neighborhood, not a race track.. I'm posting this because if my son were driving this way I would want someone to tell me.



Here are other reports around the neighborhood:

We live on 47th Avenue NE, near Laurelhurst Elementary School, where there are often very fast drivers passing through to Sand Point way.   Please remind parents with young drivers to slow down. It's alarming to see how fast they are driving through the neighborhood. We are hoping that drivers, especially teen-age ones, are aware that they need to slow down in that area. Maybe we need stop signs one those corners. 
I was driving  north on 43rd Avenue NE  in early July around 3:30pm, and just had a near miss with a preteen blonde female who took a left turn out of NE 42nd Street right into the middle of the street in front of.  She didn’t even flinch and kept jogging in the street around me. She is lucky I was going slowly and wasn’t about 2ft. closer to her.  Parents please remind your children not to run into the street, especially coming off a side street- and drivers, stay alert!  Yes and also hopefully parents reminding kids to be smart about running in the streets!
Cars often run the stop sign at Surber and Mary Gates Way.  A good proportion of the people driving through that corner don’t actually stop, even though there is a stop sign. When I am biking through that intersection, I assume nobody sees me.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

July Neighborhood Crime Report

Here are reports of crime in July reported to the Seattle Police website.  

The Laurelhurst Neighborhood Private Security Patrol activity report (subscribe here), also usually published, was not provided by the Laurelhurst Community Club to the Laurelhurst Blog for July incidents.

7/1/   5:05am NE 45th Street (overpass)
VANDALISM- PROPERTY DAMAGE

7/5/    12:06am  4200 block of 50th Avenue NE
MISCELLANEOUS MISDEMEANORS. FIREWORKS

7/7   11:19am    4500 block of 51st Avenue NE
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES

7/9  12L54pm   4800 block of NE 45th Street
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. SUSPICIOUS PERSON, VEHICLE OR INCIDENT

7/9  10:10pm  4500 block of  NE 41sst Street
GUN CALLS. SHOTS - IP/JO - INCLUDES HEARD/NO ASSAULT

7/9   1:40am    4700 block of NE 55th Street
GUN CALLS. SHOTS - IP/JO - INCLUDES HEARD/NO ASSAULT

7/13    4:35am  NE 45th Street/45th Avenue NE
PROPERTY DAMAGE

7/15    9:42pm  4500 block of NE 41st Street
MISCELLANEOUS MISDEMEANORS. FIREWORKS - NUISANCE

7/15   1:32am  3100 block of East Laurelhurst Drive
ASSAULT

7/19    2:48pm  4500 block of NE 41st Street
PERSONS - LOST, FOUND, MISSING

7/19   11:55pm  4500 block of 47th Avenue NE
GUN CALLS. SHOTS

7/25   10:05am  4500 block of West Laurelhurst Drive
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. SUSPICIOUS PERSON, VEHICLE OR INCIDENT

7/24   8:58pm    4500 block of 55th Avenue NE
ASSAULT

7/26   8:05pm  4100 block of 43rd Avenue NE
VANDALISM

7/27   5:53am   4100 block of 43rd Avenue NE
NARCOTICS COMPLAINTS

7/27  10:32pm  E LAUREL DR NE / 55 AV NE, SEATTLE, WA
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

7/28   11:33am   3900 block of 51st Avenue NE
MISCELLANEOUS MISDEMEANORS

7/28   7:24pm     3900 block of NE Belvoir Place
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

Monday, August 22, 2016

NE Seattle Neighborhoods Crime And Safety Focus Groups Tonight At NE Library

The Seattle Police Department is holding a special Northeast Seattle crime and safety focus groups meeting called, "Micro-Community Policing Meeting," tonight from 6-7pm at the NE Library (6801 38th Avenue N.E). 

The meeting will address crime and safety concerns along with suggested improvements for each of Seattle's neighborhoods

The information says:
MICRO-COMMUNITY POLICING PLANS CRIME & SAFETY FOCUS GROUPS
Crime, Safety, & Police Legitimacy
The Micro-Community Policing Plan is an initiative SPD is taking to address each specific neighborhood. The idea is each neighborhood is unique therefore, the concerns will need to be addressed differently. The plans take a three prong approach that brings community engagement, crime data and police services together to get direct feedback on perceptions of crime and public safety.  
In addition, as part of the process evaluation of the Seattle Police Department’s implementation of the Micro-Community Policing Plans, Seattle University is looking for community members to participate in an hour-long discussion regarding community perceptions of crime, safety, and police legitimacy, as well as knowledge of and satisfaction with the MCPP. Information gleaned from these focus groups will help to inform the respective neighborhood’s MCPP so come share your concerns and suggestions. Participants feel comfortable expressing any opinions you may have, the Seattle Police Department will not be present during these discussions.

For more information go here.


Contact Jessica Chandler with questions at jessica.chandler@seattle.gov.

Friday, August 19, 2016

All About Osprey At Union Bay


Here is a recent post from the "Union Bay Watch" Blog published by Larry Hubbell, long-time photographer and birder about the local herons. 

Here also is an in-depth article about Larry and his work.



Flight Feathers
Flight allows birds to escape danger and easily locate food. For osprey, flight is even more critical. Unlike our local bald eagles--who minimize their hunting effort by sitting in trees, soaring on thermals and stealing from competitors--an osprey actively hunts from the air. 

During the summer, I often see osprey circling Union Bay. They incessantly search the water from a height of about 50 meters. When they see a prospective fish they often stop and hover in place, constantly burning calories. At just the right moment, they dive. I suspect, the osprey are waiting for the fish to surface. 

Their high-energy hunting requires them to catch fish frequently. Their worldwide success and lengthy migrations are proof that this approach works. Their wings are the basis for their active lifestyle.

Does this current photo show one of our young Union Bay osprey in the nest, or one of the parents?

Their growing hunger makes it critical that young osprey learn to fly, and the sooner the better. The parents cannot, and will not, feed them forever. This fall, the adults will head South and the young must be ready to fend for themselves. Until they learn to fly, the young in the nest are sitting ducks. Local bald eagles could raid the nest, in spite of the adult osprey. I have also seen a red-tailed hawk, and a third adult osprey inspecting the nest. These birds are normally escorted away by the adults. 

However, as the young mature, the adults are leaving the nest for longer and longer periods. There may be multiple reasons for the adults' behavior. As the young grow, the adults must hunt more frequently to meet the growing demand for food. They may also be setting an example and encouraging the young to fly. Or maybe they need a little downtime from the constant begging. 

Luckily, for the osprey, I suspect our local bald eagles have left for their annual vacation. The eagles usually leave this area for a few weeks in late summer, just after their eaglets fledge. The absence of bald eagles might also explain the adult osprey leaving the nest for longer periods of time.

Lets review the progress of our young osprey; in particular, the growth of their wings.

Starting with this July 10th photo, we see fuzzy little wing feathers which may provide warmth, but not much lift. In general, the coloring of the nestlings does not yet look like the adults.

A week later, on July 17th, their dark eyestripe is becoming more visible and the white on the head is slightly more pronounced. Can you see the red-orange tint of the young bird's iris, compared to duller, yellow-brown color in Lacey's eye?

Tiny, dark-brown, buds appear in rows on the wings, like young plants in a Spring garden.

A week later, on July 24th, the young birds watch attentively as Chester delivers food to the nest. The size of Chester's wings, compared to his relatively small body, is truly impressive.

The budding feathers do not look a lot longer but the wings have grown. Also, if you look below the wing on your left you can see one of the wing feathers just starting to fan out.

When Chester delivers food he seldom lingers. He immediately leaves to search for more fish. It is interesting to note that his eye color is a brighter yellow than Lacey's.

The fanning of the budding feathers may be slightly more visible in this photo. The two dark spots in the air are meat-eating wasps, attracted by the nearly constant supply of sushi.

As the day heats up, the panting of the young birds increases. Also, as they grow, they spend more and more time focused on the world beyond the nest. I find their mottled coloring makes them harder to see against the broken sticks in the nest. I wonder if this is to confuse predators who might swoop in and remove them from the nest.

Five days later, on July 29th, this young bird's flight feathers are visibly longer and the wings are clearly larger as well.

By August 7th, the feathers have grown so much that it becomes challenging to distinguish the young bird from an adult. Although, there are a few telltale signs: The iris is still a brighter orange in color. The tips of many feathers are edged in white. (The white tips are not as durable as the darker areas, so they will wear away fairly quickly once the birds begin to fly.) Also, their brown feathers are a bit lighter than an adults'.

 Note: This is the same photo you saw at the top of the post. Can you answer the question now?

This young bird's feathers look almost developed, while...

...from a different angle, it or its sibling's feathers, still look ragged.

Exactly one month after the initial wing photo, on August 10th, their wings look nearly fully developed. I find the growth rate astounding.


The young birds are looking more and more like the adults.


While this is not the optimal angle to present the young bird, I do love the windblown crest around Lacey's head.

Here a two more shots of the quickly developing wings.

It will not be long now before the young fledge. The next step will be for them to learn to fish. I wonder how much teaching the parents will need to provide. Is fishing mostly instinctual? Will the young birds leave the nest knowing how to catch fish or will they hang around Union Bay, watching and learning from the parents?

There are still many interesting questions about the development of our young Union Bay osprey.

Have a great day on Union Bay...where osprey nest in the city!

Larry

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Car Prowl On 45th Avenue NE, Near West Laurelhurst Drive

Here is information about a car prowl at the end of last month:
We live on 45th Avenue NE, above West Laurelhurst Drive, and sometime during the night of July 19th, our SUV was prowled while parked in front of our house, and most of the items were taken.
The car was completely cleaned out, almost everything was stolen, including a box full of grocery bags.

It's possible that the items, of little value, could be dumped somewhere. 
 
Here are some of the items taken: 

- Owner's manual for 2014 Toyota Highlander (in a zippered folio with registration, etc)
- 2 Bubble Bums (portable car booster seats)
- A box of bags
- A bocce ball set
- Various gift cards (Red Robbin, QFC, Safeway, Shell, Met Market)
- Electric tire gauge
- Windshield wipers still in packaging
- Spot it (round kids card game)

Thanks, and please remember to check your car locks every night.

Please contact laurelhurstblogger@gmail.com if you have any information.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fall Adult Classes Offered At The Community Center


Registration is underway for adult youth classes at the Laurelhurst Community Center. .

Register online, in-person at the Community Center Monday through Friday 9-2pm or by calling 684-7529.


Here are the classes:

KUNDALINI YOGA
Ages 16 and older
Considered to be the most comprehensive of all the yogas, Kundalini Yoga incorporates the use of breath, movement, meditation, and deep relaxation. It is a practical tool for everyday people. Kundalini Yoga is not posture based; therefore, it’s accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender, or body type. It’s powerful, efficient, and effective. Kundalini Yoga is an ancient, time proven technology for human transformation, helping people live their lives with greater meaning and joy.
Instructor: Marilyn Smith
152815 9/12-10/24 Mon 6:30-8 p.m. $56
152816 11/7-12/12 Mon 6:30-8 p.m. $40

ADULT EVENING POTTERY
Ages 18 and older
Several clay projects will be introduced using both hand building and throwing on the wheel techniques. Practice your skills making clay objects while learning how to make tiles, cups, bowls, and more in a fun and informative setting. 1 bag of clay and Open Studio time is included with class fee. Open studio is open Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m.- 1p.m. No class 10/31.
Instructor: Liang-Yin Chen
152800 9/19-11/28 Mon 6:30-8:30 p.m. $200

BARRE CONDITIONING
Ages 18 and older
This course features light weights and isometrics and is easy on the joints. Each class consists of exercises done at the barre and on the floor and incorporates Pilates, yoga, weights, stretching,
and intense muscle work to fatigue. All levels welcome. No class 9/15, 11/11, 11/24, and 11/25.
Instructor: Laura Martin
152806 9/6-12/6 Tue 10:30-11:30 a.m. $210
152807 9/8-12/15 Thu 9:30-10:30 a.m. $195
152808 9/9-12/23 Fri 9-10 a.m. $210

PILATES PLUS
Ages 18 and older
The class includes upper and lower body exercises and balance techniques.
Instructor: Laura Martin
152829 9/6-12/6 Tue 9:30-10:30 a.m. $210

CORE AND MORE-PILATES AND YOGA
Ages 18 and older
This class is a slower pace with beginning level Pilates and Yoga; some light weights will be used at the end for upper body conditioning. Great class for all levels. No class 9/15 and 11/24.
Instructor: Laura Martin
152812 9/8-12/15 Thu 10:30-11:30 a.m. $195

TAI-CHI CHUAN-BEGINNER
Ages 16 and older
Come and learn this "internal" Chinese martial art (Beginning Yang style short form) which promotes health by reducing bodily tension and stress, improves balance and coordination,
increases joint flexibility, and calms the mind.  Instructor: Mark D. Johnson
152835 9/14-10/26 Wed 7-8 p.m. $77
152836 11/2-12/14 Wed 7-8 p.m. $77

AMERICAN MAHJONG FOR BEGINNERS
Ages 18 and older
Mahjong originated in China. It was discovered by the West around 1920 and immediately became popular in America.  It bears a great resemblance in play to certain card games, namely those of the Rummy family and is fun to play. Rules are based on newly published guidelines from The National
Mahjong League. This class will introduce beginners to the basic rules and regulations of the game. Class size is limited to 8 participants so register early.
Instructor: Yuri Nishiyama
152801 9/13-10/4 Tue 2-3:30 p.m. $25
152802 10/11-11/1 Tue 2-3:30 p.m. $25
152803 11/8-11/29 Tue 2-3:30 p.m. $25

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

July Laurelhurst Real Estate Summary


Kim Dales has provided this neighborhood real estate activity monthly report:

4545 48th Ave NE 





When you consider there are over 1,600 homes in Laurelhurst, July was very quiet with just 5 new listings and 5 sold properties.

Something noticeable in the last few months is a jump in (DOM) Days on Market. Two of the July listings went under contract in less than 13 days, with a waterfront property on the market for 39 weeks.

Here is some detail on some of the most recent listings and sales in Laurelhurst:

5010 NE 52nd Street: This home was most recently used as an Adult Living home but is now on the market for $1,198,000, with 6 bedrooms and 4 baths it’s a rare find in Laurelhurst.

4543 52nd Avenue NE: Listed at $1,750,000 starting out at $1,999,850. Since March it has had 1 price reduction in May and received a contingent offer in July. This is another larger home in Laurelhurst with 6 bedrooms 4 baths, and a view of Lake Washington.

4311 55th Avenue NE: This home sold on July 20th for $1,966,500 with multiple offers and was only on the market for 6 days. The views and updates were a huge selling point.

4712 NE 40th Street: This home is listed at $1,895,000.  For those of you that live nearby, this remodel has been ongoing for the past few years and was not quite completed when it was listed, which might have affected the initial interest of potential buyers.

3504 West Laurelhurst Drive:  This home has been listed on the Zillow Make Me Move website for the past few years but was recently listed on the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Beautiful gardens, but the price per square foot is considerably higher than it competitors.

4545 48th Avenue NE: Listed for $725,000 on a lovely level 7,500 sq.ft. lot, this home received 15 offers and went Pending after 8 days on the market. The final closing price was significantly over the listing price. (photo above) 

5155 NE Laurelcrest Lane: A stately 5,430 sq. ft. home on a 21,662 sq. ft. waterfront lot, listed for $4,750,000 and sold with multiple offers for $5,800,000,  $1,150,000 over the asking price.


Active
List Price        Address                               Sq.Ft      Price p/sq.ft
$379,950        5225 50th Ave NE #206         905         $420
$514,950        4545 Sand Point Way #405   1,261       $408
$1,198,000    5010 NE 52nd St                     4,000      $299
$2,325,000    3504 W Laurelhurst Dr            3,650      $637
$2,649,500    5142 NE 41st St                      3,745      $707

Contingent
List Price      Address                   Sq.Ft    Price p/sq.ft  DOM
$1,750,000   4543 52nd Ave NE    4,210    $416                123


Pending
List Price      Address                Sq.Ft     Price p/sq.ft  DOM
* $725,000    4545 48th Ave NE  1,150     $630                 8
$1,250,000    3818 46th Ave NE  2,490     $502                19
* $1,400,000 4402 54th Ave NE   3,310     $423                7
* $2,050,000 5134 NE Latimer Pl  4,430    $2,050,000      8
* all listed in July

Sold
List Price     Sold Price   Address                           Sq.Ft     Price p/sq.ft  DOM
$475,900       $435,000     4545 SP Way NE, #406   1,215      $358               45
$1,848,000    $1,848,000 4311 55th Ave NE            4,040       $486               6
$3,485,000    $3,168,000 4315 NE 33rd St               6,342       $499               62
$4,750,000    $5,800,000 5155 NE Laurelcrest         5,430      $1,068             13
$10,400,000  $9,750,000 4939 NE Laurelcrest         9,762      $999                274


Also, this $10M "Tudor Revival" home at 3627 32nd Avenue NE was listed in Seattle Curbed.   

Here is a recent post, also in Seattle Curbed, about the cheapest homes currently for sale in the neighborhood.



(photo provided by Joie Gowan)

July Laurelhurst Real Estate Summary


Kim Dales has provided this neighborhood real estate activity monthly report:

4545 48th Ave NE 





When you consider there are over 1,600 homes in Laurelhurst, July was very quiet with just 5 new listings and 5 sold properties.

Something noticeable in the last few months is a jump in (DOM) Days on Market. Two of the July listings went under contract in less than 13 days, with a waterfront property on the market for 39 weeks.

Here is some detail on some of the most recent listings and sales in Laurelhurst:

5010 NE 52nd Street: This home was most recently used as an Adult Living home but is now on the market for $1,198,000, with 6 bedrooms and 4 baths it’s a rare find in Laurelhurst.

4543 52nd Avenue NE: Listed at $1,750,000 starting out at $1,999,850. Since March it has had 1 price reduction in May and received a contingent offer in July. This is another larger home in Laurelhurst with 6 bedrooms 4 baths, and a view of Lake Washington.

4311 55th Avenue NE: This home sold on July 20th for $1,966,500 with multiple offers and was only on the market for 6 days. The views and updates were a huge selling point.

4712 NE 40th Street: This home is listed at $1,895,000.  For those of you that live nearby, this remodel has been ongoing for the past few years and was not quite completed when it was listed, which might have affected the initial interest of potential buyers.

3504 West Laurelhurst Drive:  This home has been listed on the Zillow Make Me Move website for the past few years but was recently listed on the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Beautiful gardens, but the price per square foot is considerably higher than it competitors.

4545 48th Avenue NE: Listed for $725,000 on a lovely level 7,500 sq.ft. lot, this home received 15 offers and went Pending after 8 days on the market. The final closing price was significantly over the listing price. (photo above) 

5155 NE Laurelcrest Lane: A stately 5,430 sq. ft. home on a 21,662 sq. ft. waterfront lot, listed for $4,750,000 and sold with multiple offers for $5,800,000,  $1,150,000 over the asking price.


Active
List Price        Address                              Sq.Ft      Price p/sq.ft
$379,950        5225 50th Ave NE #206       905         $420
$514,950        4545 Sand Point Way #405  1,261     $408
$1,198,000    5010 NE 52nd St                   4,000      $299
$2,325,000    3504 W Laurelhurst Dr         3,650      $637
$2,649,500    5142 NE 41st St                    3,745      $707

Contingent
List Price      Address                    Sq.Ft     Price p/sq.ft  DOM
$1,750,000   4543 52nd Ave NE    4,210     $416                123


Pending
List Price      Address                      Sq.Ft     Price p/sq.ft  DOM
* $725,000    4545 48th Ave NE      1,150     $630                 8
$1,250,000    3818 46th Ave NE      2,490     $502                 19
* $1,400,000 4402 54th Ave NE      3,310     $423                 7
* $2,050,000 5134 NE Latimer Pl   4,430     $2,050,000        8
* all listed in July

Sold
List Price     Sold Price   Address                           Sq.Ft     Price p/sq.ft  DOM
$475,900       $435,000     4545 SP Way NE, #406   1,215      $358               45
$1,848,000    $1,848,000 4311 55th Ave NE            4,040       $486               6
$3,485,000    $3,168,000 4315 NE 33rd St               6,342       $499               62
$4,750,000    $5,800,000 5155 NE Laurelcrest         5,430      $1,068             13
$10,400,000  $9,750,000 4939 NE Laurelcrest         9,762      $999                274


This $10M "Tudor Revival" home at 3627 32nd Avenue NE.was listed in Seattle Curbed.   

Here is a recent post, also in Seattle Curbed, about the give cheapest homes currently for sale in the neighborhood.



(photo provided by Joie Gowan) 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fall Youth Classes Offered At Laurelhurst Community Center

Registration is underway for fall youth classes at the Laurelhurst Community Center. .

Register online, in-person at the Community Center Monday through Friday 9-2pm or by calling 684-7529.


Here are the classes:

INDOOR NERF SOCCER LEAGUE
Ages 5-6
Get ready for some fun! Gather your friends to play in our coed indoor Nerf soccer league. Kids can be placed on teams as single players or teams can be formed by coaches. Maximum of 10 players per team. Teams practice one night a week at Laurelhurst Elementary School Gym starting week of Sept. 21, and games are on Fri evenings. No class 11/11.
152820 10/7-11/18 Fri 5-9 p.m. $60

PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS
Ages 5-12
Lessons are 30 minutes long. Students over 12 who are already established with the instructor may continue.  Lessons are taught with child-friendly methods that explore compositional development and theoretical analogies along with basic techniques and exercises. Ms. Bedwell, holds a Master’s in Music Composition and has taught piano for more than 12 years.
152825 9/12-10/24 Mon 3-8 p.m. $189
152826 11/7-12/19 Mon 3-8 p.m. $189
152827 9/14-10/26 Wed 3-8 p.m. $189
152828 11/9-12/21 Wed 3-8 p.m. $189

YOUTH POTTERY
Ages 6-14
Kids will create a wide variety of clay projects using pinch pot, coil, and slab hand building techniques, as well as throwing on the wheel. Colorful glazes will complete each masterpiece! Bring your imagination and get ready to have fun being creative with clay!
No class 11/23. Instructor: Robin Hall

Ages 6-9
152837 9/7-10/19 Wed 4-5 p.m. $140
152838 10/26-12/14 Wed 4-5 p.m. $140

Ages 10-14
152839 9/7-10/19 Wed 5-6:15 p.m. $140
152840 10/26-12/14 Wed 5-6:15 p.m. $140

CAMPFIRE STORIES
Ages 5-12
Get ready for Halloween by writing your very own scary story! Together, we will read kid-friendly ghost stories, and then we’ll help you to create your own ghoulish characters. You’ll come up with an exciting plot and a spooky setting-by the end, you’ll have your very own illustrated story to share around the campfire. Instructor: Young Writers Academy Staff
152811 9/26-11/28 Mon 4-5 p.m. $150

BIRDS OF A FEATHER MAKE ART TOGETHER
Ages 10-14
In this fun 5 week class we'll explore a little bit of nature in Laurelhurst Park while looking for and listening to Little Brown Birds. On our short walk together we will discover these delightful little creatures and observe them in their habitat while listening to their song. When we return to the studio we will work together to make our own little Brown Birds in three different ways-from clay, from tempera paint and from felt. We will make sun catchers for the window from our clay birds, natural beads, and other items found in nature. We’ll make paintings of birds using tempera paint on paper, and felt ornaments, using felt, buttons, and ribbon. Instructor: Kelle Standley
152809 9/7-10/19 Wed 3:30-4:30 p.m. $105
152810 10/26-12/7 Wed 3:30-4:30 p.m. $105