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WORKSHOPS TO FOCUS ON OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUESImpressionist oil and watercolor painter Joan Hoffmann offers oil painting workshops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 27 at The West Condominiums Clubhouse in Steamboat Springs and a watercolor workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at The Depot Art Center.

In addition to the workshop will be a free open critique for the community from 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at The Depot Art Center. Cost is $120 for the oil painting two-day workshop and $25 for the watercolor workshop.

The oil painting classes are geared for beginners through advanced and painters work in a studio during the winter, outdoors during the summer. Hoffmann will teach painters to hone skills in landscape, still life and alla prima techniques.

Call 707-763-6536 or visit www.joanhoffmann.com for more information.

CURTIS PHOTO EXHIBIT CONTINUES AT MUSEUMTread of Pioneers museum presents "The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis" photography exhibit through June 2002. Curtis was an early 20th century sepia photographer that reproduced images of Native Americans and their lifestyle. Photo Express House sponsors the event.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Call 879-2214 for more information.

WOMEN'S THREE-DAY YURT TRIP BEGINS JAN. 25Yampatika Educational Partnership offers a special women's three-day yurt trip to the other side of the Zirkels Friday, Saturday and Jan. 27. Guide Karen Vail will trek on snowshoes or skis to the Wildernest Out West yurts west of Walden at the mouth of the Red Canyon.

The trip costs $150 and includes all food and yurt fee participants supply gear. Yampatika also offers the three-day yurt trip March 8, 9 and 10 focusing on winter ecology and March 29, 30 and 31 for an early spring celebration.

Call 871-9151 for more information.

CMC CLASS LOOKS AT U.S. POLITICS, FOREIGN POLICYColorado Mountain College Alpine Campus offers a world politics/great decisions non-credit class through the Alpine Enrichment Program for the spring semester.

Each discussion is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the second floor in Bogue Hall for a brown bag lunch series beginning Feb. 5 through Feb. 28. Professor Emeritus George Tolles will present the eight discussions on eight critical issues facing U.S. policy makers in 2002. Cost is $25 and includes a Foreign Policy Association briefing book.

Call Denise Roach at

870-4454 to register by the end of January.

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