Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 3Z9E
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, March 14 – April 18, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4Z9K
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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Paper Quilling

CLASS ID: 3Z8E
Date/Time: Friday, March 15, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Meg Erke
The art of quilling, or the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design or decorative pattern, has been around for hundreds of years. Work with artist Meg Erke to learn the basic techniques of twisting, coiling, shaping, looping and designing with paper. Students will have the opportunity to make their own special quill work and create greeting cards, or ornaments with their finished quilling, along with the skills to continue creating at home. This accessible art form is perfect for gifts. You’ll be led through the basic process, then set free to create a coiled paper creation to hang in a window or add to a card. Tools, sources for supplies, and reusing paper to make your own strips will all be covered. This craft is perfect for a relaxing morning of conversation, so grab a friend and come coil away!

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Byzantine Bracelet with a Twist

CLASS ID: 3Z4M
Date/Time: Saturday, March 16, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
This bracelet is a modern twist on a traditional chain maile bracelet design. Each student will start out with sterling silver jump rings and end up with a custom bracelet. While the pattern looks complicated it is as simple as counting to six, because the design is repeated after every six jump rings. Pliers are provided but students can bring their own if they wish. Students will also learn how to make jump rings at home. Students who need magnification for this close hand work should bring their own.

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How To Draw Faces

CLASS ID: 3Z2B
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This workshop emphasizes placing and drawing the features of the face accurately, including:
• How to analyze light and shadow, and create a light effect.
• How to map the features of the face.
• Common errors in portrait drawing.
Both the morning and afternoon sessions will include demos covering the principles of drawing a face and hands-on experience drawing from sculptor’s casts and a live model.

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iPad Painting: Let’s Learn Art Set Pro App

CLASS ID: 3Z5B
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 19, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Debra Dresler
If you have wanted to try digital painting, this is the class for you. It’s like having a portable painting set up all on your iPad or iPhone. No mess, no fuss. We will begin with a photograph that you paint over with different tools and mediums. There are 7 brush sizes. Included in the app is oil paint, oil pastel sticks, colored pencil, crayons, marker, conte crayon, paint markers, charcoal, eraser, and a variety of pencils. Included are blending tools, like sponge, fabric, thinner, sandpaper and pastel blenders. The color palette includes 55 colors in different opacities and the ability to mix colors. A stylus is nice, but not required. Amazon has an inexpensive clear disc one made by Meko. You can choose from 27 papers and canvas to paint on. No experience needed. This class is best on an iPad for its size. Come with the
ArtSetPro loaded. Purchase in the App Store $6.99, IOS (Apple) only, Sorry No Android, Galaxy etc.

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Watercolor Landscape Elements

CLASS ID: 3ZWD
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, March 19 – April 9, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
You want to paint landscapes but struggle with how to paint trees, rocks, grasses and skies. This class will help you acquire the skills that you need. We will practice technique for landscape elements so that you have more confidence when approaching your landscape painting. Each class will be devoted to a specific element of the landscape. Instructor demos will show you the technique and you will have time to practice in class with helpful guidance.

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Create an InSight Labyrinth Collage

CLASS ID: 3Z9A
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, March 20 – April 3, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Mary Silvaroli Daul
The InSight Labyrinth Collage is a “walkable” finger labyrinth that is a personal picture and path of possibilities for your life and your longings. The process of making and walking the InSight Labyrinth Collage will ground you in the wisdom and ways of the labyrinth and life coaching while providing new insights and intentions for walking your days and your life. Designed as a play-shop for women open to dreaming, designing, creating and engaging with other like-minded playmates on the path! Each morning will include time for quiet introspection, experiential and interactive activities to free the inner child and inner wisdom, and a variety of materials to move participants toward completion of a personal finger labyrinth collage.

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Color Theory – Part II: Applying the Theory

CLASS ID: 3ZWE
Date/Time: 8 Wednesdays, March 20 – May 8, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Catherine Hearding
In Basic Color Theory we learned about color palettes, mixing color, color schemes and understanding pigments. We learned about the tools of Value, Intensity and Color Temperature. But how do we put these concepts to work in a real painting? This class will refresh your memory on the theory and each week we will tackle a specific painting problem and learn to solve that problem using our tools from Color Theory.
Prerequisite: Basic Color Theory

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PMC Wrap Bracelet with Hand Dyed Silk Ties

CLASS ID: 3Z4N
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 20, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
This is a perfect class for students who want to experiment with PMC (Precious Metal Clay). The clay is rolled, textured and cut to the shape the student selects. The piece is domed, dried and then kiln fired. After firing the piece is polished and a patina is applied if desired. It is then strung on a piece of hand dyed silk. It may be possible to make more than one piece depending on the size selected.

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iPad Drawing & Painting: Your Digital Sketchbook

CLASS ID: 3Z5A
Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, March 21 & 28, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

James Nutt
This iPad drawing class is designed for those who want to learn to draw on the iPad, and are also interested in exploring some of the more detailed programs for drawing on the iPad. Using the program Procreate, the learning curve is short and possibilities are endless. You can undo mistakes, try multiple options, cut and paste, and even paint in the dark. This class is intended to be three quarters drawing class and one quarter learning the technology. Learn to use the iPad as a new and exciting medium and finally have an art studio with you everywhere you go. This class can be used standalone to get you drawing and painting anywhere. We will discuss accessible digital art platforms and get comfortable with the program through a series of drawing exercises, and also explore subjects such as line quality, color, scale, and proportion. iPad required. Please download and install Procreate. Information can be found online at procreate. Note: Stylus is optional and not required. Instructor will bring different examples to try.

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