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Market Sketches

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 16 – May 7, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
The Farmer’s Market is a perfect venue for exploring the vibrant colors and forms of fruits, vegetables, flowers and figures. Color, form and shadow play an important role in describing these subjects, as students learn how to view the subject as a series of shapes and values. Students will learn how to crop photos and design a good composition from photos that were snapped at the market. This AB-Int class will help students gain confidence in their watercolor skills.

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Portrait Drawing

Date/Time: 5 Mondays, April 22 – May 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Julie Erickson
Capturing the emotion, expression, and/or personality of someone is the biggest challenge and biggest reward of portrait drawing. We will learn to draw individual facial features, and then we will complete a full portrait from start to finish. Drawing will be done from photos provided by the instructor.

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Adult Continuing Ballet

Date/Time: 8 Mondays, April 1 – May 20, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Jan Chamberlin
Join ballet and enjoy the physical and esthetic benefits of dance. Through a barre, centre work, turning, and jumping combinations, this class will provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning the body. This is a wonderful class for those who danced when they were younger, and for those who never stopped.

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Clay Open Studio

Every Wednesday & Saturday from March – May

Need more studio time? This class is open to anyone who is enrolled in other clay classes and wants more work time. It is also open to those with clay experience who want to work independently. Instructors will be available to answer your questions and to help with specific needs. Bring your tools for another fun clay day! Materials are included.

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First Step Beginning Oils

Date/Time: 6 Tuesdays, April 9 – May 14, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Julie Dobson Miner
Are you interested in painting the preferred medium of the masters? If so let’s get you off on the right foot in this beginning oils class! This class is designed to give you the very basics of oil painting. We will cover materials, the basic set up, safe practices as well as concepts and techniques. If you just love it (and we think you will), Julie, our beginning oils instructor, will build on your knowledge and keep you progressing into the next class Next Step Beginning to Intermediate Oils. Julie will take you through your first project and paint it step by step with you. With some guidance, you choose your second painting subject to where you will build on what you learned in the first.

There are handouts and access to videos to help you on your own time or in class. Most classes will begin with a demo, small discussion/lecture or sharing to increase your knowledge and encourage you. If you have never painted in oils, it’s been a long time or have struggled because you didn’t get the basics, this is the class for you. Starter kits that include most of what you need are available for purchase at WBCA

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Tai Chi

Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, April 25 – June 6, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
*No Class May 9

Aimee Van Ostrand
Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people in the parks and squares of China. The practice of Tai Chi is a series of silent, fluid seamless slow-motion movements and studies show regular practice supports good health and longevity. It improves circulation, balance, mental focus and sense of wellbeing. It is low impact and can easily be modified to be practiced by those with mobility issues. Aimee Van Ostrand is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture. No experience or equipment is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. There is always something new to learn in Tai Chi!

Sign up for a month at a time, or drop in when you can and pay $15 Member/$19 Non-Member per week.

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Beginning Tap

Date/Time: 8 Thursdays, April 4 – May 30, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
No Class May 2

Jan Chamberlin
Stomp your feet, kick up your heels and make some noise! Join us in Beginning Tap as we learn to shuffle, brush, dig and other standing and traveling steps. Simple dance combinations will be taught and reviewed each week. Tap dance encourages the development of rhythm, style, balance and coordination. Tap shoes strongly recommended, although any hard soled shoe may be worn.

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Ballet Barre Level 1 and 2 (Seniors Welcome)

Date/Time: 9 Tuesdays, April 2 – May 28, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Date/Time: 8 Thursdays, April 4 – May 30, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
No Class May 2

Jan Chamberlin
Ballet dancers begin their day at the barre, and so should you! Using a barre for support we will learn traditional ballet exercises that will increase strength and endurance while also improving balance and coordination. Simple choreography will be taught so each student will feel the joy of dancing and be encouraged to express themselves creatively through the movements. Level 1, perfect for beginners and those wanting to dance at a slower pace, will spend the entire class at the barre. Level 2 is more advanced and will finish each class in the centre dancing without the aid of the barre. Whichever class you attend be prepared to feel lighter, stronger and more graceful when leaving. Whether you want to try ballet for the first time, return to class after years off, learn proper technique to apply to your Pilates barre class, or work on balance, this is the class for you!

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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 21 – June 18, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM or 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM *No class June 4

Dan Mackerman
This is a class for those with either little or no experience or for those with experience that want to pick up tips they might have missed. Learn the skills that are fundamental to painting so that your imagination won’t be restricted later. Drawing techniques for measuring proportion and composing, color mixing tricks, an introduction to the different kinds of brushes and how to use them, and several different easy methods to developing a painting.

This class will be taught in sections, each new topic building upon the last, starting with the most basic skills in the fall and advancing to more exciting levels of painting by the end of spring. Each topic will be demonstrated so you can see how it’s done before you try it yourself.

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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 21 – June 18, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM *No class June 4

Dan Mackerman
This course is designed for intermediate and advanced painting students who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience. Work on your own projects while taking advantage of Dan’s 40+ years of painting. The purpose of this class is to improve upon what you already know, expose you to new possibilities and to make you a better painter. Dan will regularly give demonstrations, share references from his personal library of over 500 books, lead critiques, and give museum tours when the need arises. All media welcome including oil, pastel & acrylic. Solvent-free oil painting, dating back to the time of Rembrandt, will be highlighted.

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