Susan Covey will launch her "Thinking with a pencil" class Oct. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Peninsula Art Academy.

"Thinking with a Pencil Class" starts with a fun exercise on paper to create a set point for the rest of the class. How many times have cupboards been ordered or directions given with confusion ensuing? This class helps get at the root cause and creates viable communication techniques. From organizing "to do" lists to overcoming writers blocks, from rearranging furniture or gardens to "why doesn't everything fit?" these thinking techniques will make it all easier. By the end of the two-hour class, everyone will have learned how to create floor plans, scale drawings, 3-D drawings and more. All materials are furnished including the new "All ways Journal" created from Covey's own experiences as an artist, writer and musician. Class is limited to 12 participants. The Peninsula Art Academy is at 1600 Mill St W, Peninsula. To register for the class contact Peninsula Art Academy at 330-657-2248 or email