Adult Leisure Classes

Adult Leisure Classes

Adult Leisure Classes

 
Welcome.
 
Adult Leisure classes are held at the Lew Sorensen Community Center at 2300 North Tanque Verde Loop Road.  You'll find the building on the campus of Emily Gray Junior High School, just south of the intersection of Tanque Verde Road and Tanque Verde Loop (north of the Baptist church).
 
If you have questions please email lscc.kr@gmail.com
Or
Call 449-8146
 
                                 ADULT COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

  August – December,  2018

(There will be no classes the week of Thanksgiving, November 18-24)

 

POTTERY

 

A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class, for all pottery classes.  No glazes, chemicals, or clay may be brought from outside to be used in this studio.   A wide selection of clay bodies is available for purchase and glaze and decoration materials are available for student use.  All classes, with the exception of the polymer clay class, in this studio will use cone 10 clay glaze fired in a cone 10 reduction atmosphere.

Student will supply tools for their own use with a few tools available for purchase at cost from the studio

 

POLYMER CLAY JEWELRY

Cost:  $108

 $20 materials fee payable to instructor at first class*

Instructor:  Len Hughes

Join the fun of learning to create one-of-a-kind jewelry in polymer clay.  Instruction will begin with the basics:  conditioning the clay, making and blending colors and making different kinds of canes to be used in the jewelry making process.   A variety of techniques will be employed to make each creation unique and individual.     You may have made polymer clay items with your kids but join us to discover how creative and sophisticated this art form can be.   Emphasis will be on making high quality jewelry items.  Finished work will be processed in ovens provided.  

Materials: Please bring several colors of clay (Premo and/or Sculpey recommended) in lights and darks as well as black and white.  If you have your own pasta machine, bring it, and we will have some available.

*$20 materials fee: includes a beginning tool kit (tissue blade, Lucite roller, sandpaper in appropriate grits, silicone rolling mat, eye pins, head pins, clay storage bags) + other miscellaneous materials for common use.

Thursdays, 9-12, August 16-October 4  October 18-December 13

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THROW IT, ALTER IT. BUILD IT.

Instructor: Linda Baker

Cost:, $136

A class offering opportunities for potters of all experience levels to explore projects accomplished with or without a throwing component. Students will attach, alter, and “put a lid on” using the potters wheel, the slab roller, clay extruder, and patterns and stencils.

Mondays, 12:30-4:30, August 13-October 1, October 15-December 10

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NOT JUST WHEEL POTTERY

Instructor: Linda Baker

COST: $108

Wheel potters of all experience levels will explore the use of different tools, surface decoration and general throwing techniques. Handbuilders are welcome in this class to explore different techniques of altering and building or combining with thrown forms.

Mondays, 9-12, August 13-October1, October 15-December 10

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WHEEL POTTERY

Instructors; Linda Baker, Karen Reifschneider

Cost:  $108,(3 hours), $136,( 4 hours)

 

Learn or practice wheel technique in a class offering general skill development for wheel throwers of all experience levels. Such topics as making matched sets, lids, rim treatments, glazing, and use of alternative surface treatments will be explored.

Baker, Saturdays, 9-1, August 18-October 6   October 20-December 15

Reifschneider,  Tuesdays,, 6-9, August 14-October2  October 16-December11

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HANDBUILT POTTERY

Instructors: Julie Szerina Stein, Nancy Murray, Betty Amendola

Cost, $108

 

Learn basic techniques of slab, coil and pinch construction using the slab roller, clay extruder, molds and hand sculpting to make unique and creative clay objects. Glaze techniques and other surface decoration techniques will be demonstrated as well as various class projects using patterns and interesting textures.    .  

Stein, Tuesdays, 2-5,6-9,   

August 14-October2, October 16-December 11

          

Murray, Thursdays, 9-12,  1-4

August 16-October 4,  October 18-December 13

Amendola, Saturdays, 9-12, 1-4

August 18-October 6, October 20-December 15

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Tile and Mosaic

Instructor:  Julie stein

Cost:  $108

A class for those who aspire to learn the tile and mosaic process from start to finish.     Planning, clay preparation, cutting and shaping, and glazing and decoration will be addressed.    Students will learn the process of mounting and grouting to accomplish a completed project for a tabletop, wall hanging, backsplash, bench or wherever the artist’s creativity leads. 

 

Mondays, 2-5, August 13-October 1,   October 15-December 10

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GARDEN ART

INSTRUCTOR:  Julie Stein

Cost: $108

Bird feeders, trolls, totems, fairy gardens, planters, wind chimes and bird houses are all possibilities with clay and a bit of creativity.     This class will focus on clay creations to enhance outdoor spaces.  Construction, finishing technique and form will be addressed.   

Mondays, 6-9, August 13-October 1,  October 15-December 10

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POTTERY OPEN LAB

Instructor: Betty Amendola

Cost: $15 for 3 hours, $36 for 9 hours

The pottery studio will be open to current students who purchase lab hours for independent work.   Open lab fees do not include instruction.   Fees are nonrefundable but do not expire at the end of each session.   Hours used are calculated in hourly increments and may be used at students’ discretion

Fridays, (9-12)

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FIBER ARTS

 

RAGTIME RUGS

Instructor:  Melanie Abel   ( Questions about the class?  Contact Melanie at mawildhare@msn.com) 

Cost: $108.

Material Fee:  $10

Bring to class:  note book and pencil with a good eraser

 This class opens the world of rag rug weaving just like the Scandinavians of old.  Find out how to locate resources of recycled and discarded materials of all colors and types.  Learn how to weave a rug for your kitchen, laundry or bathroom and save, save, save.

Discussions and demonstrations focus on step by step loom set up, determining amount of warp and weft to be used, using a warping board, color coordination and design planning, various types of materials for warp and weft to be used for strength and durability, many different ways to cut material strips fast and effortlessly, various techniques of joining strips, weaving technique, trouble shooting and finishing.

 Also discover the many ways that your rag weaving material can be used for anything from purses to wall hangings to dog mats to wearable art.  Class limit:  5

Mondays, 9-12,  August 13-October 1,  October 15-December 10

(Studio open until 5)

 

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BEGINNING WEAVING

Instructor: Melanie Abel

Cost: $108

Materials fee:$10

Learn how to prepare the loom for weaving, design a project and weave it . Experiment with color and texture. We will be using 4 harness table looms with warp material provided.  Students will provide weft material or choose from a variety of yarns available for your use and exploration. All levels of experience welcome. Class limited to 4.

Mondays 1-4,6-6-9 ,  August 13-October 1, October 15-December 10

(Studio open until 5)

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FINE ARTS

DRAWING:  OPEN STUDIO. MULTI-MEDIA

 Instructor: Larry Wollam

Cost: $72, August session, $96, October session 

Beginning students will learn basic drawing techniques in pencil and will advance to work in colored pencil, pastel, charcoal, and, by request, scratchboard and/or pen and ink. All students work and progress individually. The emphasis is on realism and/or photorealism. The instructor is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Some materials will be available for first class: Further purchases will be discussed at that time

Mondays, 1:00-4:00  August 13-October 1  (no class September, 17,24),   October 15-December 10   

Thursdays, 9:30-12:30 ,  August 16-October  4  (No class September 20,27),  October 18-December 13 (no class Thanksgiving week)

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REALISM WITH WATERCOLOR                                                                                                                                

  Instructor:  Larry Wollam                   

Cost : $72, August session,  $96, October session

This class is for intermediate to advanced students aspiring to achieve controlled realism with watercolor (not a beginning watercolor class). A strong background in drawing basics is highly recommended. The goal of the course is to be able to render a subject as realistically as possible. The classes involve the use of transparent watercolor with the whites and light values in the painting actually being the white of the paper. The instructor is a signature member of the Arizona Watercolor Guild. Some materials will be available for first class: Further purchases will be discussed at that time. 

Tuesdays, August 14-October 2  (no classes September 18, 25), October 16-December 11  (no class Thanksgiving week) 

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OIL PAINTING FROM THE BEGINNING

Instructor: Tracy Lynn Ross

Cost:  $130

This class, using water soluble oil paints, is designed for the beginner or anyone who needs a little encouragement to pick up the brush again.    Tracy Lynn will demonstrate breaking down painting into as many steps as possible, allowing you as the artist to focus on one small part of the process at a time.   There will be ample one on one instruction and guidance to create your unique finished paintings while enjoying a very relaxed environment!

A $20 supply fee will be payable to the instructor at the first class.   Please bring 8x10 or 9x12 canvas boards, and a roll of paper towels.   Water soluble oils will be provided.

Mondays, 6-9pm,  August 13-October 1           October 15-December 10

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TRY IT:  YOU’LL LIKE ONE

Instructor:  Tracy Lynn Ross

Cost:  $130

Want to create art but not sure what medium to work in?   This class is all about sampling three popular artistic mediums:  watercolor, oil, collage.   Tracy Lynn will introduce you to the possibilities and supplies for each, helping you discover your favorite.   This will be an artistic adventure while having fun in a relaxed environment!  

A $25 supply fee will be payable to the instructor at the first class.

Tuesdays, 9-12     August 14-October 2        October 16-December 11

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PAINTING WITH PAPER

Instructor:  Tracy Lynn Ross

Cost:  $130

Collage is an art form that can be approached in many ways with stunning results!  This is truly a creative process every step of the way and the results are always fabulous!  In this class we will create a color palette of paper using a variety of printing techniques and use these papers to “paint” your chosen subject.  

Please bring printer paper, baby wipes and any acrylic paints you might already have to the first class.   Additional suggested supplies will be discussed in reference to certain projects.  A $20 supply fee will be payable to the instructor at the first class.  

Wednesdays, 9:30-12:30             August 15-October 3              October 17-December 12

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WATERCOLOR EXPLORATION CONTINUED

Instructor:  Tracy Lynn Ross

Cost: $130

Continue to enjoy watercolor and discover techniques with demonstrations, tips, and tricks from a Signature member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild.  This will be a wonderfully creative environment to continue the exploration of watercolor.   For returning or experienced watercoloriists.  

Please bring a roll of paper towels and supplies you currently own.  

Thursdays, 2-5     August 16-October 4      October 18-December 13

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WATERCOLOR EXPLORATION

Instructor: Tracy Lynn Ross

Cost:$130

Have you always wanted to try watercolor painting?   Play with color and learn basic techniques with demonstrations, tips and tricks from a Signature Member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild.   Through weekly painting assignments you will gain confidence with, and an understanding of, watercolors.   This will be a wonderful artistic adventure while having fun in a relaxed environment!  Watercolor paints and brushes will be provided for the first class.  Please bring a roll of paper towels and any supplies you currently own.   Additional supplies will be discussed and available for purchase.

Thursdays, 6-9    August 16-October 4       October 18-December 13

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FITNESS

YOGA

Instructor:  Chris Ralyea

Cost: $68Agua Caliente Elementary School Library

This yoga class is designed to meet the needs of both beginners and more advanced students looking for relaxation, flexibility, conditioning, and awareness, while providing an opportunity to start the week on a positive, healthful note.

Style:  We will emphasize basic yogic postures that are foundational to a safe and progressive practice, combined with balance forms, static and dynamic strengthening moves, as well as breathing techniques.

Please bring:  A Yoga mat, comfortably fitting clothing, and any props you may require such as a block or strap

Mondays,  4:45-5:45, August 13-October 1

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