Adults

Independent Ceramics Studio

  January 8, 2018 — March 22, 2018  | Mondays: 9 am – 5:30 pm / Thursdays: 1 – 9 pm (no sessions on Feb. 19 & 22)

Are you an advanced potter looking for studio time and space to develop your skills? Independent Open Studio is an opportunity for developed potters to access the artsPlace ceramics studio and storage space.

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Ceramics for Beginners: Class A
Tuesdays

  January 9, 2018 — March 20, 2018  | Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9 pm (10 sessions - no class on Feb. 20)

This class is designed to lay the foundational skills for working in clay. Participants will learn about basic hand-building and wheel techniques, as well as processes for decorating, glazing, and firing.

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Beginner Wheel-Throwing

  January 10, 2018 — March 21, 2018  | Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12 pm (10 sessions – no class on Feb. 21)

This beginner class guides you through the process of using a pottery wheel to shape clay into basic forms, like mugs and bowls.

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Ceramics for Beginners: Class B
Wednesdays

  January 10, 2018 — March 21, 2018  | Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9 pm (10 sessions - no class on Feb. 21)

This class is designed to lay the foundational skills for working in clay. Participants will learn about basic hand-building and wheel techniques, as well as processes for decorating, glazing, and firing.

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Djembe Drumming Circle

  January 10, 2018 — March 21, 2018  | Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9 pm (10 sessions - no class on Feb. 21)

In this class, you will learn basic African drumming techniques and rhythms. Come and join in with the sweet beats!

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Throw Like a Pro

  January 15, 2018 — March 26, 2018  | Mondays, 6:30 – 9 pm (10 sessions - no class on Feb. 19)

This class is for participants who are ready to move past creating basic cylinders to more complex throwing techniques.

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Beginner Ceramics Starter Course

  January 23, 2018 — February 27, 2018  | Tuesdays, 10 am – 12:30 pm (5 sessions – no class on Feb. 20)

An excellent way to introduce yourself to the wonders of clay in just five short weeks!

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Beginner Stained Glass

  January 23, 2018 — March 6, 2018  | Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9 pm (6 sessions – no class on Feb. 20)

Learn the basics of stained glass: how to select glass, design patterns, prepare and lay out your work, cut, shape and grind glass, and assemble your project using copper foiling and soldering techniques.

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The Painter’s Clinic – Course 1
Tuesday Mornings

  January 23, 2018 — March 20, 2018  | Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12 pm, 8 sessions – no class on Feb. 20

Dust off your unfinished art projects and bring them in! Whatever the medium, whatever the subject, come explore your personal art interests in a helpful and supportive atmosphere.

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Form and Figure Drawing

  January 23, 2018 — March 20, 2018  | Tuesdays, 7 pm – 9 pm (8 sessions – no class on Feb. 20)

Learn how to accurately draw the human form! Each week, you’ll have the opportunity to draw a model, exploring gesture, simple, and complex poses.

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Beginner Acrylic Painting - Class #1
Wednesday Mornings

  January 24, 2018 — March 21, 2018  | Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm ( 8 sessions - no class on Feb. 21)

This class offers a glimpse into the world of acrylic painting at an entry level.

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Painting Landscapes and Portraits

  January 24, 2018 — March 21, 2018  | Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 9 pm ( 8 sessions - no class on Feb. 21)

This course will introduce you to the basic processes of painting. You will practice brushwork, apply different texture methods, value contrasts, color mixing and color theory.

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From the Page to the Stage (Age 16+)
Workshop #1: FREE!

  January 25, 2018 — February 22, 2018  | Thursdays, 7 - 9 pm (5 sessions)

Build your skills in this low pressure 5-week workshop where we will explore a script from the initial read-through to performance.

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Painter’s Studio

  January 25, 2018 — March 15, 2018  | Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Mar. 1, Mar. 15 - Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:30 pm (4 sessions)

This program offers studio space for visual artists to meet and work on projects, share concerns, questions, and discussion about art making practices in the contemporary world.

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The Painter’s Clinic – Course 2
Thursday Evenings

  January 25, 2018 — March 22, 2018  | Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9 pm (8 sessions – no class on Feb. 22)

Get those brushes out and join the fun in a helpful, supportive atmosphere! Alternating weeks and joining their set of skills, Pascale and Barb will help bring your oil or acrylic paintings to completion

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Maximize Your Clay - Class A - Sampler Course!
Friday Mornings

  January 26, 2018 — February 16, 2018  | Fridays, 9:30 am – 12 pm (4 sessions)

Join this self-paced clay class with weekly demos to build, expand and hone your skills. Instructor support and exploration encouraged in hand-building, wheel work, decorating and sculpture.

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Beginner Acrylic Painting - Class #2
Saturday Afternoons

  January 27, 2018 — March 24, 2018  | Saturdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (8 sessions - no class on Feb 17)

This class offers a glimpse into the world of acrylic painting at an entry level.

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Beginner Drawing

  January 27, 2018 — March 24, 2018  | Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (8 sessions – no class on Feb. 17)

Through instruction and guidance, this class will take you through steps A, B and C of drawing with charcoal.

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Pottery and Nourishment

  January 27, 2018 — March 25, 2018  | Saturdays, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm (8 sessions – no class on Feb. 17)

We will learn to create well working, food-safe, ergonomic objects for the kitchen and garden, designed around preparing and presenting your favourite dishes for sharing.

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Make it & Take it: Tea Pots
Beginner Ceramics

  January 28, 2018, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm  | Sunday

Coffee and Teapots! Join us and create your own tea or coffee pot, complete with cups, to cozy up with over the upcoming winter holiday!

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Ceramics Portraits or Landscapes

  January 28, 2018 — March 25, 2018  | Sundays, 12 – 2:30 pm (8 sessions – no class on Feb. 18)

This course introduces participants to the art of painting with clay and basic processes of painting, collages, and clay.

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Beginner Drypoint and Silk Screening

  January 29, 2018 — March 19, 2018  | Mondays, 6:30 – 9 pm (8 sessions – no class on Feb. 19)

Change to Start Date - This course will begin on Jan. 29, 2018 Get your Warhol on! Join us for an eight-week session of silkscreen and linocut fun.

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Decorating and Finishing Green Ware Work

  January 30, 2018 — February 13, 2018  | Tuesdays, 1 – 3 pm (3 sessions)

This course will take you through the process of decorating your green ware work (shaped but not bisque-fired).

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Knit & Wine: Cozy Felted Slippers

  February 1, 2018 — March 1, 2018  | Thursdays, 6:30 – 9 pm (4 sessions - no class on Feb. 22)

If you have never knit before or you’re just a bit rusty, this class will give you the skills to start making beautiful knit creations!

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Printmaking Studio

  February 1, 2018 — March 22, 2018  | Feb. 1, Feb. 15, Mar. 8, Mar. 22 - Thursdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm (4 sessions)

This program offers studio space for printmaking artists to work on projects of their own. Access to the press is available at this time.

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Join in with family and friends! Using various types of textiles, you'll create a unique piece of wall art to hang. Leave with a unique woven design that can be abstract or realistic – you decide.

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Beginner Wire Jewelry!

  February 3, 2018, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  | Saturday

Learn the basics of working with wire and how it can be used to create line drawings, stunning designs, and fun-to-wear jewelry!

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Self-Portrait Cups
Beginner Ceramics

  February 3, 2018, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm  | Saturday

Let your creativity run wild as you mold facial expressions into flat slabs of clay! Bring a photo reference of a real or fantastical face and learn how to make realistic ceramic cups that will leave you feeling inspired.

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Themed Paint Night - Hockey Inspired
Saturday Nights @ artsPlace!

  February 3, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday

Join us for an evening of lighthearted socializing with a creative twist! Pick up a paint brush – even if it’s for your very first time – to create your own masterpiece!

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Themed Craft Night - Votive Candle Centerpieces
Saturday Nights @ artsPlace!

  February 3, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday

Join us for a creative, hands-on session, where you will let your imagination loose and make a statement piece for your home!

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Themed Ceramic Night - Ceramic Designs
Saturday Nights @ artsPlace!

  February 3, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday

Come, learn, shape and create! Pick up some clay, even if it’s your very first time! Materials and beverage included!

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Ceramic Fondue Set

  February 4, 2018, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm  | Sunday

Learn how to make a tea-light ceramic fondue set that will truly be the highlight of your next get together!

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Beginner Digital Photography

  February 5, 2018 — March 5, 2018  | Mondays, 7 – 9 pm (4 sessions – no class on Feb. 19)

Get out of auto and learn how to take better pictures by exploring digital photography from the ground up!

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Dish Garden

  February 6, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm  | Tuesday

These miniature gardens combine a group of plants into a decorative container to create a fashionable home statement piece, or add a bit of flare to your office space.

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Coal Burnt Spoons

  February 10, 2018, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  | Saturday

Using coal from the fire you help build, learn how to design, carve and hollow out the bowl of a wooden spoon, as well as how to sand and finish the piece.

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The Art of Handmade Paper Making (Age 13+)
Workshop #1 (Mixed-Age Programs!)

  February 11, 2018, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm  | Sunday

Join in with family and friends! Local artisan Tessa Mendoza will introduce you to handmade paper-making techniques, as you’ll make your own stack of beautiful sheets ready for use as wrapping paper, celebration card, or that special letter.

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Mala Making Necklaces (Age 16+)
Mixed-Age Programs!

  February 11, 2018, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm  | Sunday

Choose an intention, sip some tea with relaxing music, and bead a beautiful piece of jewelry using traditional materials.

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Tools for Tea and Coffee Lovers (Age 12+)
Mixed-Age Programs!

  February 11, 2018, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm  | Sunday

Join in with family and friends! Get outfitted to brew your own drink, by crafting a mug, saucer, spoon and your choice of tea infuser or coffee pour-over.

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Dance as a Healing Art – Somatic Healing

  February 11, 2018 — February 18, 2018  | Sundays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (2 sessions)

Somatic healing is the applied science of balancing four primary aspects of human life – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – in order to bring awareness to the internal bodily processes, which govern each person's health and recovery.

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Terrarium Plants

  February 16, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm  | Friday

Choose from a variety of tropical plants and tabletop glass terrarium containers to create a unique piece of living art with various materials.

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Baby Snuggle Blanket - An Intro to Quilting
Workshop #1

  February 16, 2018 — February 23, 2018  | Fridays: Feb. 16 & 23, 6:30 - 9:30 pm (2 sessions)

Make a charming baby gift that a new mother will love! A flannelette baby blanket is an easy way to learn basic quilting skills.

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Maximize Your Clay - Class B - Sampler Course!
Friday Evenings

  February 16, 2018 — March 16, 2018  | Fridays, 6:30 – 9 pm (5 sessions)

Join this self-paced clay class with weekly demos to build, expand and hone your skills. Instructor support and exploration encouraged in hand-building, wheel work, decorating and sculpture.

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The Architecture of a Story - Fiction Writing

  February 17, 2018, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm  | Saturday

Every building needs a framework and so does every story. Whether you’re an organic pantser or a dedicated outliner, this workshop on story architecture can help.

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Themed Paint Night - Winter is a Wonderland
Saturday Nights @ artsPlace!

  February 17, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday

Join us for an evening of lighthearted socializing with a creative twist! Pick up a paint brush – even if it’s for your very first time – to create your own masterpiece!

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Themed Ceramic Night - Appreciation and Love
Saturday Nights @ artsPlace!

  February 17, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday

Come, learn, shape and create! Pick up some clay, even if it’s your very first time! Materials and beverage included!

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Macrame Glass Hangers (Age 16+)
Mixed-Age Programs!

  February 18, 2018, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  | Sunday

Join in with family and friends! Bridging into the Modern Bohemian, upcycle glass vessels in beautiful macrame style knots to hold candles, dry goods, plants, and more.

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Make it, Plant it (Age 16+)
Mixed-Age Programs!

  February 18, 2018 — March 4, 2018  | Sundays: Feb. 18 & Mar. 4, 3 - 4:30 pm (2 sessions)

Join in with family and friends! In this interdisciplinary workshop you will pair ceramics and horticulture; making your clay vessel in the first session, and a uniquely designed living creation in the second session.

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Themed Paint Night - Appreciation and Love
Saturday Nights @ artsPlace!

  February 24, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday

Join us for an evening of lighthearted socializing with a creative twist! Pick up a paint brush – even if it’s for your very first time – to create your own masterpiece!

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Themed Craft Night - Shadow Boxes: Enchanted Forest
Saturday Nights @ artsPlace!

  February 24, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday

Join us for a creative, hands-on session, where you will let your imagination loose and make a statement piece for your home!

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Come, learn, shape and create! Pick up some clay, even if it’s your very first time! Materials and beverage included!

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Origami with Handmade Paper

  February 28, 2018 — March 21, 2018  | Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 pm (4 sessions)

This session will introduce students to origami made from handmade paper using a sculptural technique.

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Gin-ology!
Off-Site Partnership Program

  March 1, 2018 — March 22, 2018  | Thursdays, 6 – 8 pm (4 sessions)

Join us to learn all about the process, the history, and of course some of the best ways to mix Gin in drinks! In this introductory course, gin lovers and novices alike will develop their taste buds, and discern what goes into a “good” Gin.

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From the Page to the Stage (Age 16+)
Workshop #2: FREE!

  March 1, 2018 — March 29, 2018  | Thursdays, 7 - 9 pm (5 sessions)

Build your skills in this low pressure 5-week workshop where we will explore a script from the initial read-through to performance.

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Drink and Drum!
Off-Site Partnership Program

  March 2, 2018, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm  | Friday

Whether you’re a seasoned musician or a first-timer, join in on a guided drumming experience. Pop in, make new friends, and loose yourself in the beat!

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Kokedama Workshop

  March 6, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm  | Tuesday

Japanese for “moss ball”, Kokedama is the latest trend in hanging plant design!

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Knit & Wine: Colour Work Mittens

  March 8, 2018 — March 29, 2018  | Thursdays, 6:30 – 9 pm (4 sessions)

In this intermediate level class we will explore colour work by making a pair of mittens to take home.

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Block Printing Stamps on Scarves (Age 16+)
Mixed-Age Programs!

  March 9, 2018, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm  | Friday

Join in with family and friends! Learn the basics of carving print images, then roll ink onto your image, creating interesting pattern repeats on wearable scarves.

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From Bark to Rope: Natural Cordage

  March 10, 2018, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  | Saturday

Using common plants from the Bow Valley, we will explore different techniques to debark, twine, and twist our way to serviceable rope.

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Textured Ceramic Hot Plates (Age 10+)
Mixed-Age Programs!

  March 10, 2018, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  | Saturday

Join in with your family and friends! Learn basic ceramic printmaking and creative texturing to turn a flat clay slab into a fun, shapely, textured hot plate (for cups or larger dishes)!

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Come, learn, shape and create! Pick up some clay, even if it’s your very first time! Materials and beverage included!

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Wildflower Vases
Beginner Ceramics

  March 11, 2018, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm  | Sunday

You will be guided through the process of creating a unique vase that is designed to work with the various local flora that grow in the Bow Valley year-round.

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Baby Snuggle Blanket - An Intro to Quilting
Workshop #2

  March 11, 2018 — March 18, 2018  | Sundays: Mar. 11 & 18, 3:30 - 6:30 pm (2 sessions)

Make a charming baby gift that a new mother will love! A flannelette baby blanket is an easy way to learn basic quilting skills.

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Dance as a Healing Art – Sacred Places

  March 11, 2018 — March 18, 2018  | Sundays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (2 sessions)

This is a movement journey to discover the gifts of those healing places that we can retreat to whenever we need.

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Drink and Draw!

  March 16, 2018, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm  | Friday

Join us for a self-guided life drawing session! We provide the model and simple drawing supplies, and you supply the creative drive!

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Clay Date Night

  March 17, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday

Join us for a drink, some laughs and a little clay work with your date or friend! Pick up some clay - even if it’s your very first time - to create handmade ceramic pieces.

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Cast Your Own Silver Ring

  March 17, 2018 — March 18, 2018  | Saturday & Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm (2 sessions)

Learn the ancient technique of lost wax casting to make a silver ring of your very own!

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Join in with family and friends! Using various types of textiles, you'll create a unique piece of wall art to hang. Leave with a unique woven design that can be abstract or realistic – you decide.

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Paint Date Night

  March 24, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday

Join us for a drink, some laughs and a little paint with your date or friend! Pick up a brush - even if it’s your very first time - to create a masterpiece.

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The Art of Handmade Paper Making (Age 13+)
Workshop #2 (Mixed-Age Programs!)

  March 25, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm  | Sunday

Join in with family and friends! Local artisan Tessa Mendoza will introduce you to handmade paper-making techniques, as you’ll make your own stack of beautiful sheets ready for use as wrapping paper, celebration card, or that special letter.

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