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Registration is now open for a host of spring youth and adult programs offered by Tillamook’s OSU Extension and its partners, Latimer Quilt & Textile Center and Art Accelerated.

Kids’ classes kick off on Monday, March 25, with a Spring Break Repurposing/Recycling day camp that runs through Wednesday, March 27. From 3:30 to 5 pm each day, kids at the camp will get to create art from discarded materials. The camp is aimed at kids from kindergarten through second grade and takes place in the OSU Extension Meeting Room. Cost is $25, including all supplies.

On Monday, April 1 and 8, kids in third grade and up can take part in “Playing with Poetry,” exploring the way that poetry plays with words by reading some tree poems. Participants will then put that knowledge into practice by creating their own tree-themed poems. The class runs from 3:30 to 5 pm in the OSU Extension Meeting Room. Tuition is $15.

Cloverbud Art Exploration runs on Wednesdays from April 3 through May 8, giving young artists the chance to explore and express themselves creatively as they build confidence in their skills and their ability to make artistic decisions. The class is aimed at kids from kindergarten through second grade with sessions from 3:30 to 5 pm in the OSU Extension Meeting Room. Tuition is $45.

Meanwhile, the Art Expression workshop is an opportunity for young artists to explore traditional and new techniques and materials as they improve their art skills. Running each Monday from April 15 to May 6, this mixed-media workshop allows artists in third grade and up to build confidence in themselves and their skills they build a portfolio. Sessions run from 3:30 to 5 pm in the OSU Extension Meeting Room. Tuition is $30.

Young crafters from kindergarten onward will also get to try their hand at knitting in a Fiber Arts Workshop that runs each Thursday from April 18 through May 30. Novice knitters will create a knitted hat using a circular loom while intermediate students can choose to craft a soap bag, a pair of slippers or a scarf using knitting needles and a variety of wool. Classes run from 3:30 to 5 pm at the Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, 2105 Wilson River Loop, Tillamook. The class costs $45 for new participants or $30 for returning students.

Registration for all kids’ classes is available at http://bit.ly/Tillamook4-H. Kids not currently enrolled in 4-H must pay a one-time enrollment fee of $30. Some scholarships are available.

And adults can also get in on the learning, with “Express yourself with Acrylics” taught by Christine Harrison, gallery manager at Art Accelerated. Students will get to explore traditional and less conventional ways to start planning a painting and complete it, learning about color mixing, mediums and ways to use acrylics along the way.

Classes will run from 10 am to noon each Saturday from April 13 through May 18; or from 6 to 8 pm each Thursday from April 18 through May 23 at the Art Accelerated Gallery Annex, 1906A 3rd Street, Tillamook. Tuition is $45.

To register, go to http://bit.ly/TillamookFamilyHealth.

For more information, contact the OSU Extension Service at 503-842 3433, or go to http://extension.oregonstate.edu/tillamook.

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