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CLASS ID: 5S18
Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, December 7 & 21, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5S19
Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, January 4 & 18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5S20
Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, February 1 & 15, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Carolynn Johnson
Join us for open-ended conversation among friends. Whatever your proficiency, we’d love to see you. If you’ve always wanted to be more conversational with your French, here’s your opportunity. Bring a notebook if you wish to take notes.

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Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 9S04
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays: December 7 – January 25, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
No Class December 28 & January 4

CLASS ID: 9S05
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: February 1-22, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

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 well-being. 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.

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Becoming a Better Painter in Oil or Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2S50
Date/Time: Friday, January 12, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2S51
Date/Time: Friday, February 9, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mary Jo Van Dell
You will quickly notice an improvement in your work with the instruction and ideas you receive in this workshop. You will be personally coached and encouraged to develop or improve individual skill and style. Come with an open mind and blank canvas to refresh your passion for painting. Subject matter is up to you. Starting a new piece is preferable but you may also bring a piece in progress. This is the perfect workshop to bring that idea that’s been haunting you to life or to start that big canvas you’ve always wanted to do. A small canvas is fine too! Enthusiasm and some experience are required for this class. Bring a lunch from home.

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Improving Photographic Skills

CLASS ID: 5S21
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 12, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5S22
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 9, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5S23
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Robert Cuerden & David Parker
This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique.

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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

SECTION 4: COLOR MIXING AND PAINT SURFACES
CLASS ID: 2S37
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: December 12-January 16, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM
No Class December 26 & January 2

SECTION 5: PAINTING METHOD #1: VALUES PLUS COLOR
CLASS ID: 2S38
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: January 23-February 13, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

SECTION 6: PAINTING METHOD #2: BLOCKING-IN
CLASS ID: 2S39
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: February 20-March 13, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Dan Mackerman
This is a class for those with either little or no experience and for those with experience who want to pick up tips they might have missed. Learn the skills that are fundamental to painting so that your imagination won’t be held back later on.

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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

CLASS ID: 2S40
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: December 12-January 16
No Class December 26 & January 2

CLASS ID: 2S42 & 2S43
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: January 23-February 13

CLASS ID: 2S44 & 2S45
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: February 20-March 13

Dan Mackerman
This course is designed for intermediate and advanced painting students who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience.

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Passionately Painting in Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2S19 *Date change from catalog
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays: December 13, January 17 & February 14, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Non-objective art defines a type of abstract art that is usually, but not always, geometric and aims to convey a sense of simplicity and purity. All levels of expertise invited to participate. The instructor will give demonstrations for guidance. Materials could also be added.

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Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

CLASS ID: 4S22
Date/Time: Saturday, December 16, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Sharriah Armstrong
Dive into the creative process of combining beautiful jewelry and aromatherapy activated by your own body heat. We will begin this workshop by making a lava and gemstone mala diffuser bracelet while also exploring some of the health and wellness benefits of essential oils (essential oils will not be sold but are available to sample). Mala bracelets are traditionally tailored to your specific intentions and worn as a reminder of the goals and affirmation that you are working on in your life. We’ll learn about possible gemstones and color combinations that represent particular intentions that resonate with you. The instructor will provide the beads, oil diffusing lava beads, string, etc. You are welcome to make as many bracelets as you want. Make it a day with friends or a special bonding experience with a child or partner. Invite a few friends; the more the merrier!

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Puzzle Pyramid

CLASS ID: 7S07 This class is cancelled.
Date/Time: Saturday, December 16, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Margie Jones
Learn how to make slabs and build with them by constructing a puzzle-topped pyramid. Explore textures while creating the pieces, then assemble. Materials are included.

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Painting the Alla Prima Poinsettia

CLASS ID: 2S34
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
Students will learn an alla prima process to paint a poinsettia in oil in one session. The workshop will feature a demonstration followed by hands-on student work. Drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at noon; please bring a lunch.

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