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Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 4 – 6)
Jan
25

Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 4 – 6)

Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. January 25 – April 12. (No class 2/15, 3/15) This combo dance class will introduce your little dancers to basic ballet vocab and techniques for a half hour and fun tapping combos the last half hour.  Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $120/student, $102/members.  REGISTER HERE  

Hip Hop Troupe ~ (Ages 5 – 8)
Jan
25

Hip Hop Troupe ~ (Ages 5 – 8)

Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. January 25 – April 12. (No class 2/15, 3/15) Learn various beginning hip hop steps in an encouraging environment while building self-confidence!  Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $120/student, $102/members.  REGISTER HERE  

Adult Creative Clay: Hand-Building – Session 1
Jan
26

Adult Creative Clay: Hand-Building – Session 1

Session 1: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. January 26 – March 2. Instructor: Kit Wijkowski Session 2: Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. April 8 – May 13. Instructor: Kristin Gruenberger Students will learn the basics of clay and hand building with exciting creative projects, glazing and firing techniques. No experience necessary. Registration fee includes a […]

Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing – Session 1
Jan
28

Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing – Session 1

Session 1: Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. January 28 – March 4. CLASS FULL Instructor: Paige Stewart Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. April 6 – May 11. Instructor: TBD Use your knowledge of clay from the hand-building class and apply it to throwing on the wheel! Students will be taught centering, wheel throwing […]

Dance Cardio with Barron ~ Session 1
Jan
29

Dance Cardio with Barron ~ Session 1

Join enthusiastic instructor Barron Farnell for a fun and complete Zumba-style dance workout. Students should wear tennis shoes or dance shoes and bring their own water bottle. Ages 18+. Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Session 1: Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. January 29 – March 5. Session 2: Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. March 26 […]

Mud Puppies ~ (Ages 5 – 8) – Session 1
Feb
01

Mud Puppies ~ (Ages 5 – 8) – Session 1

Session 1: Mondays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm. February 1 – March 8. CLASS FULL Instructor: Brenna Hilgers Session 2: Mondays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm. April 5 – May 10. Instructor: TBD Students will explore the world of clay by creating their very own mugs, plates, sculptures, treasures and more. The final weeks of class will […]

Creating Songs ~ (Ages 16+)
Feb
01

Creating Songs ~ (Ages 16+)

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. February 1 – March 29. (No class 3/15) This two-hour songwriting class is for people whose levels of songwriting proficiency range from very beginner through advanced. By the end of this course, students will be able to create original songs, as well as understand and apply the principles, practices, methods […]

Discover Drawing ~ (Ages 7 – 13)
Feb
02

Discover Drawing ~ (Ages 7 – 13)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. February 2 – 23. Students will follow a fun and easy progression of drawing exercises designed to build technical skills, as well as develop the ability to interpret our world around us on paper. Experienced students will be given extra challenges. Each student will receive a drawing kit and sketch […]

Make a Splash Watercolor: All Levels
Feb
02

Make a Splash Watercolor: All Levels

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. February 2 – February 18. Discover the magic of watercolor painting! Students will learn brushstroke techniques and the value of light and shadow to add drama to your paintings. All levels welcome. Experienced students will be given extra challenges. Minimum 4 students to run. Instructor: Karen Hill. $120/student, […]

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 9 – 12) – Session 1
Feb
03

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 9 – 12) – Session 1

Session 1: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. February 3 – March 10. Session 2: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. March 24 – April 28. Students in this class will learn how to throw on the wheel. Techniques focusing on centering, throwing, trimming and glazing will be taught. Learn to throw bowls, mugs, plates, vessels and […]

Creating Guitar Music: Square One and Beyond ~ (Ages 16+)
Feb
03

Creating Guitar Music: Square One and Beyond ~ (Ages 16+)

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. February 3 – March 31 (No class 3/17) This two-hour guitar class is for people whose levels of proficiency on guitar range from very beginner through intermediate. Students will learn to develop and perform songs, understand and apply harmonic theory to guitar music and will master the fundamentals of the […]

Discover Oil Pastels ~ (Ages 8 – 14)
Feb
04

Discover Oil Pastels ~ (Ages 8 – 14)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. February 4 – 25. In this four-week course students will explore the colorful medium of oil pastels to create beautiful landscapes, still life drawings and more. No technical drawing skills are needed to succeed with this medium. You will go home with a number of finished pieces ready to showcase […]

The Greatest Story You’ll Ever Tell
Feb
15

The Greatest Story You’ll Ever Tell

The Greatest Story You’ll Ever Tell Virtual Class Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. February 15 – March 8. Workshop is intended for individuals seriously interested in the creation of dramatic texts for performance. Participants should come prepared to create, discuss, support each other and be open to new ideas in an enjoyable yet challenging virtual […]

Thursday Film Soirée
Feb
18

Thursday Film Soirée

Thursday Film Soirée Virtual Class Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. February 18 – March 25. In light of the covid-19 global pandemic the artistic exchange of thought and workshopping has come to a screeching halt and the filmmaking community has not been spared. The Thursday Film Soirée seeks to provide a space for filmmakers at […]

Introducing Narrative to the Ceramic Surface
Feb
22

Introducing Narrative to the Ceramic Surface

Mondays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. February 22 & March 1. Try another option for finishing your ceramic pieces and applying new ideas to your work. In this two day hands-on workshop, we will add to what you’ve learned about surface decoration by creating illustrative ceramic tiles utilizing carving, inlay, and transfer techniques. Wet clay tiles […]

Book Blast – Session 2
Mar
02

Book Blast – Session 2

Book Blast Virtual Class Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 -8:30 pm. March 2 – April 6. Pre-program individual conference: schedule directly with Shelley for anytime Feb. 15-26 Writing a book-length manuscript poses numerous challenges, from vision to completion to publication. This deeply immersive and supportive program offers you the encouragement and guidance to get your book […]

Wire Jewelry ~ (Ages 7+)
Mar
03

Wire Jewelry ~ (Ages 7+)

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. March 3 & 10. Create your very own one of a kind jewelry! In this class, students will master the basics of wire wrapping and beading to craft unique and fun jewelry. Instructor: Deirdre Jones. $50/student, $42.50/members.   REGISTER HERE  

Adult Aerial Conditioning ~ Session 2
Mar
08

Adult Aerial Conditioning ~ Session 2

Session 2: Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. March 8 – April 12.        OR Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. March 11 – April 15.  Limit 2 people per class due to Covid. In this class students will gain an understanding of body conditioning and how to apply it to aerial dance. Students will go through beginner […]

Intro to Stage Makeup ~ (Ages 16+) – Session 2
Mar
09

Intro to Stage Makeup ~ (Ages 16+) – Session 2

Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:15 pm. March 9 – April 20. (no class on 3/23) Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of stage makeup and how to bring a character alive with different techniques and effects? We will learn and execute varying theatrical make-up styles such as; corrective stage make-up, character makeup, […]

Barre Sculpt Intensive ~ Session 2
Mar
09

Barre Sculpt Intensive ~ Session 2

Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. March 9 – April 15. Use the fundamentals of ballet to lift your seat, tone your muscles, and feel the burn in this six week long, 12 session barre workout class with Alex! Ages 18+.  Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $120/session, $102/members.  […]

Adult Hip Hop ~ Session 2
Mar
10

Adult Hip Hop ~ Session 2

Session 2: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. March 10 – April 14.  Students will learn various beginning hip hop dance moves in a fun filled encouraging group environment while building self-confidence. All levels of dancers can join! Min 3 – Max 10 students. Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $65/session, $55.25/members. REGISTER HERE  

Old School Animation: 2D and 3D stop-motion in the world of digital tendencies
Mar
10

Old School Animation: 2D and 3D stop-motion in the world of digital tendencies

Old School Animation: 2D and 3D stop-motion in the world of digital tendencies Virtual Class Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 10 – 31. +Workshop will end with a live screening on Wednesday March 31st at 6pm Old-School Animation: 2D and 3D stop-motion animation in the world of digital tendencies is a workshop designed for […]

Beginning Adult Ballet ~ Session 2
Mar
11

Beginning Adult Ballet ~ Session 2

Session 2: Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. March 11 – April 15.  Learn the fundamentals of ballet technique while achieving a strong, toned and sculpted physique. No experience necessary.  Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $65/session, $55.25/members.    REGISTER HERE  

Application of Color Concepts in Drawing and Painting: Intermediate Level
Mar
16

Application of Color Concepts in Drawing and Painting: Intermediate Level

Application of Color Concepts in Drawing and Painting: Intermediate Level Virtual Class Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 16 – April 13. Color is one of the fundamental elements of creative investigations and as such it is important to not only be exposed to color theory, but to understand how to apply that theory to […]

Pictorial Composition in Drawing and Painting: Intermediate Level
Mar
18

Pictorial Composition in Drawing and Painting: Intermediate Level

Pictorial Composition in Drawing and Painting: Intermediate Level Virtual Class Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 18 – April 15. One of the most often asked questions in the two-dimensional arts is “how do I determine the organization of the pictorial surface; how do I arrange all of the different features of a composition in […]

Watercolor Portraiture
Mar
22

Watercolor Portraiture

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 22 – April 26. Spend some time exploring the art of portraiture in watercolor paints with local artist, Sarah Schmidt. Participants will learn the basics of creating watercolor portraits and developing their existing portraiture skills. Instructor: Sarah Schmidt. $120/student, $102/member includes all supplies.   REGISTER HERE  

New Ways to Write Plays
Mar
22

New Ways to Write Plays

New Ways to Write Plays Virtual Class Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 22 – April 12. Workshop is intended for individuals seriously interested in the creation of dramatic texts for performance. Participants should come prepared to create, discuss, support each other and be open to new ideas in an enjoyable yet challenging virtual learning […]

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 9 – 12) – Session 2
Mar
24

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 9 – 12) – Session 2

Session 2: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. March 24 – April 28. Students in this class will learn how to throw on the wheel. Techniques focusing on centering, throwing, trimming and glazing will be taught. Learn to throw bowls, mugs, plates, vessels and more! No experience necessary. Class is scheduled to occur in person in […]

Dance Cardio with Barron ~ Session 2
Mar
26

Dance Cardio with Barron ~ Session 2

Join enthusiastic instructor Barron Farnell for a fun and complete Zumba-style dance workout. Students should wear tennis shoes or dance shoes and bring their own water bottle. Ages 18+. Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Session 2: Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. March 26 – April 30. Instructor: Barron Farnell. $60/session, $51/members.  No drop-in’s. REGISTER HERE […]

Sculpture in Clay
Mar
29

Sculpture in Clay

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. March 29 – April 2. Join artist and instructor, Paige Stewart, in this week long workshop and learn the art of sculpture in clay. Students will be led step-by-step through the process of using clay coils to create a sculpture, and taught how to add the finishing […]

How to write and draw American comics and Manga ~ (Ages 11 – 14)
Mar
30

How to write and draw American comics and Manga ~ (Ages 11 – 14)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. March 30 – May 4. Explore the tools needed to create a successful comic book! Students will learn character creation, page design, and how to clean up, finish and publish a comic. Min. 4 students to run. Instructor: Ellie Fortune. $75/student, $63.75/members.   REGISTER HERE  

Mud Puppies ~ (Ages 5 – 8) – Session 2
Apr
05

Mud Puppies ~ (Ages 5 – 8) – Session 2

Session 2: Mondays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm. April 5 – May 10. Instructor: TBD Students will explore the world of clay by creating their very own mugs, plates, sculptures, treasures and more. The final weeks of class will be spent glazing their projects. Open to all experience levels. Class is scheduled to occur in person […]

Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing – Session 2
Apr
06

Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing – Session 2

Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. April 6 – May 11. Instructor: TBD Use your knowledge of clay from the hand-building class and apply it to throwing on the wheel! Students will be taught centering, wheel throwing and trimming techniques. No experience is necessary, although some hand-building experience is preferred. Registration fee includes a […]

Fantastic Beasts & How to Draw Them ~ (Ages 12 – 16)
Apr
08

Fantastic Beasts & How to Draw Them ~ (Ages 12 – 16)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. April 8 – April 29. Using familiar animals as reference, students will learn how to combine biological features to make new fantastic creatures that will look like they came straight out of a movie or comic book. By incorporating storytelling elements and real-world biology, you can create something truly unique! […]

Adult Creative Clay: Hand-Building – Session 2
Apr
08

Adult Creative Clay: Hand-Building – Session 2

Session 2: Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. April 8 – May 13. Instructor: Kristin Gruenberger Students will learn the basics of clay and hand building with exciting creative projects, glazing and firing techniques. No experience necessary. Registration fee includes a 25 lbs bag of clay, supplies and kiln firings $170/session, $146/members.   REGISTER HERE  

Making Jewelry: Starting with the Basics
Apr
11

Making Jewelry: Starting with the Basics

Making Jewelry: Starting with the Basics Virtual Class One 2.5 hours of demonstration and questions. Sunday, April 11. 9:30 am -12 pm. In this workshop we’ll talk about getting yourself set up for the next two workshops. We’ll do some basic exercises to get comfortable with our new tools. I’ll go over techniques and language […]

Textured Ring Band in a Day!
Apr
18

Textured Ring Band in a Day!

Textured Ring Band in a Day! Virtual Class Sunday, April 18. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. In this workshop participants will learn multiple ways to create a textured ring band, using sterling silver. The techniques to be covered will include: annealing, soldering, sawing, filing, sanding, texturing, and basic finishing. Participants will be given multiple options […]

Basic Bezel Setting
Apr
25

Basic Bezel Setting

Basic Bezel Setting Virtual Class Sunday, April 25. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. In this workshop participants will learn how to create and properly set a stone or object smaller than 1” round into a bezel setting. I will demonstrate how to create settings for cabochon stones and uneven objects. Working with fine silver bezel […]

Still Life Watercolor Painting
Apr
28

Still Life Watercolor Painting

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. April 28 – May 19. Working in watercolor, students will create still life paintings from observation and photographs. Develop skills in color, composition, transparency, layering, as you experiment with a variety of styles and techniques of watercolor and learn to capture and express light and form through painting. Instructor: Sarah […]

“A Sense of Place” – Travel Sketch Journaling
May
22

“A Sense of Place” – Travel Sketch Journaling

Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. May 22 & 23. Travel sketching has become a worldwide movement. Capture the charm of mountain towns and historic neighborhoods by focusing on cultural environments. This course will give students a range of strategies to confidently record their experiences using watercolor, ink and pencil. Come prepared for […]

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