The Centrum Foundation will enter the first 300 people to complete registrations for workshops in 2017 into a drawing for one free workshop in 2018. Shown is trumpeter Terell Stafford soloing during Jazz Port Townsend in 2015. (Jim Levitt)

The Centrum Foundation will enter the first 300 people to complete registrations for workshops in 2017 into a drawing for one free workshop in 2018. Shown is trumpeter Terell Stafford soloing during Jazz Port Townsend in 2015. (Jim Levitt)

Centrum to hold drawing for free workshop

Centrum will enter the first 300 people to complete 2017 registrations into a drawing for one free workshop in 2018.

PORT TOWNSEND — The Centrum Foundation is offering special incentive to register early for workshops taking place in 2017 at Fort Worden.

During Super Tuesday on Nov. 1, Centrum will enter the first 300 people to complete registrations into a drawing for one free workshop in 2018 — a prize valued at up to $875, according to a news release.

“Three hundred fifty artists are traveling from all over the world to perform and teach here next year,” said Robert Birman, Centrum executive director.

“Our Super Tuesday is the first day of a yearlong celebration of our commitment to change lives through creative artistic experiences.”

Nearly two-dozen programs welcome participants of all ages deep into the worlds of music, writing, fine art and dance to learn from master teachers.

Artists of all ages can register online at Centrum.org.

The winner of the drawing will be notified after Oct. 1, 2017.

The prize is not transferable, and participants are eligible to win only if they complete the workshop they purchased in 2017.

The prize can only be used to register for a workshop in 2018.

Registration for 2018 workshops opens Nov. 6, 2017.

2017 Youth Workshops

March 5 to 10 — Explorations for seventh- to ninth-graders.

A weeklong overnight program with a focus on sculpture, music, acting, printmaking, dance and writing every day.

April 2 to 28 — Water World for fifth- and sixth-graders.

Participants will dive into marine science and art as Centrum teams with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center for a week of creative investigations.

Aug. 7 to 13 — DANCE This! for high school students.

Bollywood, ballet, hip-hop and modern dance are all a part of this week of practice, collaboration and performance.

2017 Inter-Generational Workshops

April 26 to 30 — Choro.

Classical and jazz musicians who are proficient with an instrument will build skills and find inspiration in this extended-weekend workshop.

June 27 to July 2 — Voice Works.

World-class musical artists instruct singers of all abilities in this week-long program.

July 3 to 10 — Fiddle Tunes.

Classes, band labs, dances, concerts, open jams and spontaneous gatherings are all a part of this nonstop celebration of fiddle music, now in its 40th year.

July 13 to 16 — Your Alternative Writing Program.

This is a self-directed retreat to a forested, seaside setting where writers can find community, inspiration and peace.

July 16 to 23 — Port Townsend Writers Conference.

Engage in workshops, residencies, guided freewrites and a vibrant reading and lecture series presented by contemporary writers.

July 23 to July 30 — Jazz Port Townsend.

This weeklong immersion into the world of jazz is open to instrumentalists and singers age 14 and older.

July 30 to Aug. 6 — Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival.

Thirty of the country’s best acoustic blues musicians take participants on a journey through history and tradition with classes designed to build skills and inspire.

Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 — Port Townsend Ukulele Festival.

This extended-weekend workshop highlights award-winning musicians from around the country who fly in to instruct, demonstrate and perform for participants in a wide range of styles.

For more information, visit centrum.org.

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Features Editor Chris McDaniel can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56650, or at cmcdaniel@ peninsuladailynews.com.

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