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!

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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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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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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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Alcohol Ink Painting for Beginners

CLASS ID: 3ZIA
Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZIA
Date/Time: Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZIA
Date/Time: Monday, May 13, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Join the fun and bring family and friends for an exciting painting event. This art ink medium can be used to create glowing paintings, gorgeous ceramic tiles, and more. Unpredictable, wildly colorful, vibrant inks are used on non-porous surfaces including metal, plastic, glass, Yupo paper, and tile. The possibilities are endless! The colors are fluid dye mixed with rubbing alcohol that can be used full strength for intense bursts of color or diluted for a subtle look similar to watercolor washes. The colors are intermixable and can be brush painted, dripped, splattered, stamped and air blown. This fun class will introduce you to the medium by crafting 2 ceramic tiles. Framing and finished options will be discussed. No painting experience required. $15 material fee paid to instructor for use of all her art supplies, 50 colors of ink, tiles and other equipment. Everything you need. Bring an apron or wear old clothes.

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Beginning Calligraphy

CLASS ID: 3Z6F
Date/Time: 3 Saturdays, March 23 – April 6, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Pat Barrett
Learning calligraphy is similar to learning any art form. It involves line, shape, space, texture, color, and movement. In calligraphy there are basic rules and techniques meant to help the learning process. In this class our focus will be on learning the Italic minuscule script (lower case letters). The focus of the first class will be on learning the basics such as tools, supplies, terms, and any other basic information necessary to start putting pen to paper. The focus of the following two classes will be on learning the structure of each letter within the Italic lower case alphabet, spacing, and a bit on layout, as well as individual guidance and answering questions.

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Colorful and Creative: Finger Labyrinth Fun and Functional Art to Use and Adorn

CLASS ID: 3Z9C
Date/Time: Saturday, March 23, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Lisa Gidlow Moriarty
Creating labyrinths for finger walking is a spiritual process that yields a usable table-top labyrinth that can be an art piece for the wall or a one-of-kind gift of functional art. These finger labyrinths are made from tissue paper and cording on stretched canvas. All materials and instruction provided. No experience necessary. Come with a creative spirit and go home with a 12” x 12” completed labyrinth —a gift to yourself or another special person.

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Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet with Charms

CLASS ID: 3Z4L
Date/Time: Sunday, March 24, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM *rescheduled date

Kim Bakken-Parr
In the morning we will work with Precious Metal Clay (PMC) to create fine silver charms, which will be 99.9% pure silver. The clay will be rolled, textured, dried, and then kiln fired. This is like working with sticky “Play-Doh”. In the afternoon you will make your own sterling silver bracelets by using pliers to connect sterling jump rings. How jump rings are made will be demonstrated, and you will be given the opportunity to make your own if you choose. The class will finish with connecting the charms to the bracelet. All tools are provided just bring a lunch.

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