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

2018

There will be a $20 materials fee, 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.

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

GLAZE WORKSOP

January 21, 2018

Constructing the ceramic piece is only the beginning of producing lovely ceramic objects.    Skillfully applied glaze is the part of the process that can result in the difference between “uh, oh” and “oh, wow!”

Such basics as the use of wax resist, oxides, underglazes and application techniques will be discussed in reference to cone ten glazes.   Students will learn how to control glaze thickness, effective use of glaze combinations, feathering, and effective glaze patterning.   Glaze technique is frequently overlooked in pottery instruction and can be regarded with trepidation by students.   This workshop addresses the potential pitfalls of glazing, encouraging students to employ effective technique to get the results they hope for (one piece of bisqueware provided)

 

INSTRUCTOR:  Linda Baker   Cost:$45 ($5 materials cost payable to instructor)    

 Sunday, January 21, 9-1

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THROW IT, ALTER IT. BUILD IT.

Instructor: Linda Baker

Cost:  $152, $136 (summer)

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, 1:30-4:30   Jauary 8–March 5March 19-May 14June 4-July23

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NOT JUST WHEEL POTTERY

Instructor: Linda Baker

COST:   $117, $108 (summer)

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.

THREE SESSIONS: (no class week of Thanksgiving)

Mondays, 9-12

Mondays, January 8-March 5:  March 19-May 14: June 4-July 23

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WHEEL POTTERY

Instructors; Linda Baker, Karen Reifschneider

Cost:    $117 (Monday, 3 hour. Class),  $1152(Saturday, 4 hour class)  $108, $136 (summer)

 

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, Saturdays, January 13-March 10, March 24-May 19,, June 9-July 28

Reifschneider,  Tuesdays, 6-9pm, January 9-March 6, March 20-May 15, June 5-July 24

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HANDBUILT POTTERY

Instructors: Julie Szerina Stein, Nancy Murray, Betty Amendola

Cost:   $117, $108 (summer)

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,   

January 9-March 6, March 20-May 15, June 5-July 24

          

Murray, Thursdays, 9-12,  1-4

January 11-March 8, March 22-May 17,  June 7-July 26

Amendola, Saturdays, 9-12, 1-4

January 13-March 10, March 24-May 19, June 9-July 28



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HAND-BUILDING , cone 5 materials
Instructor:Susan Stokes (session 1),  Nora Rhud  (session 2)
Cost: $154(session  2),  $136, session 1

Students will use a variety of hand-building techniques including free-form sculpture, coil, slab, and mosaic tile pieces to create both decorative and functional projects of their choice. Use of multiple colors and textures will be encouraged to enhance the work. Primarily a Cone 5 -mid-fire class

January2-February 27, Tuesdays, 9-1 Stokes

January 3-February 28, Wednesdays, 9-1, Stokes

March 21-May 16, Wednesdays, 9-1, Rhud                

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Tile and Mosaic, cone 5 materials

Instructor:  Julie stein

Cost:  $152, session 2               $136, (summer)

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.  

March 20-May 16 , Tuesdays, 9-1         Jun 5-July 24, Tuesdays, 9-1

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Clay Artistry and Technique

Instructor:  Janet Burner

Cost:  $145

For the intermediate or advanced student  This class will be taught by Janet Burner sharing her 46 years of experience as a professional potter. Her expertise includes Eastern throwing methods and tools, functional and sculptural forms, as well as decorating and glazing techniques.

 “Clay as Art” is her goal and inspiration. Come improve your individual skills!

Wednesdays, 9-12:30,   January 10-March 7,  March 21-May 16

 

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CLAY SCULPTURE

INSTRUCTOR:  JANET BURNER

COST : $117

 

Students will explore different methods of creating sculpture with clay using predominately hand-building techniques. Janet’s interest in sculpture began in 1970 and  it has always been a major love- the creation of figures and animals, from abstract to realistic, from pinch pots to coil, slab, and altering forms on the  potter’s wheel. Find the method that satisfies your personal interest. Janet will share her many years of expertise with you.

 

Wednesdays, 1-4,  January 10-March 7,  March 21-May 16

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POTTERY OPEN LAB

Instructors: Amendola (Fridays)

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

 

OPEN STUDIO - KNITTING

Instructor:  Rosemarie Clay  (Questions?   Contact Rose at rosemarieclay@comcast.net )

Cost:   $30 (six 2 hour sessions)

This is a time for knitters to bring their projects for some expert assistance and to relax and enjoy the company of other knitters.   Rose is an expert knitter who can lend advice for all projects from beginner to very advanced.  She brings samples of current interesting projects and materials for discussion and to introduce new ideas and techniques.  Class fee pays for six 2 hour sessions to be used at the discretion of the knitter.

Thursdays,  3-5 or 6-8 –Clay

 

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RAGTIME RUGS

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

Cost: $117. $108 (summer)

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,

January 8-March 5, March 19-May 14, June 4-July23

(Studio open until 5)

 

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BEGINNING WEAVING

Instructor: Melanie Abel

Cost: $117,  $108 (summer)

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, 6-9

 January 8-March 5, March 19-May 14, June 4-July 23

(Studio open until 5)

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Beginning Sewing

Instructor:  Julie Szerina Stein

Cost:  $117

Julie is an accomplished sewist who began taking sewing lessons as a child at the Jacome’s Department Store in downtown Tucson.   Since that time she has been making clothes for herself and her two daughters as well as other friends and family.   Her professional sewing career took her to the Santa Fe Opera and the Arizona Theater Company as a costume maker.   She is accomplished in the basics of sewing and in putting those basics to use in some very creative projects.

 

This beginning sewing class will lead you through the basic skills you need to become a competent sewist.   Maybe you inherited a machine you aren’t sure how to use, or purchased a machine and want to increase your skills.   It can be frustrating to learn on your own but this class will provide the basic skills needed to launch into independent projects!  

This class will take you through the basics of machine use such as threading and adjusting tension, choice of fabric and thread, pattern use,  and stitching different kinds of seams for different purposes.    The class will begin with a simple, flat project with straight seams after which students will choose projects appropriate to their skill level. 

This class could be an opportunity for parents or grandparents and their children to work on a mutual project. 

Suggestion:   Please be certain that your machine is in good working order.  If it has not been used for a long period of time a cleaning and tune up at a sewing machine repair shop is recommended.    If you have an owner’s manual please bring it to class with your machine. 

 

Required materials:

Portable sewing machine in good working condition  (only mechanical functions are                            

    needed).

A package of sewing machine needles for your machine

A package of dressmaker’s straight pins

Seam ripper

Good dressmaker scissors (for cutting fabric only!)

Regular scissors (for cutting everything else – paper, etc)

Ruler (an inexpensive flexible plastic one is best)

Chalk or disappearing pen

Seam gauge

Fabric and thread to be purchased after first class.   

 

Tuesdays, 10-2, January 9-March 6

 

FINE ARTS

DRAWING:  OPEN STUDIO. MULTI-MEDIA

 Instructor: Larry Wollam

Cost: $108,,$96 (summer 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      January8-March 5, March 19-May 14, June 4-July 23    

Thursdays, 9:30-12:30 , January 11-March 8, March 22-May 17, June 7-July 26

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REALISM WITH WATERCOLOR                                                                                                                                

  Instructor:  Larry Wollam                   

Cost :   $108, $96 (summer)

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, 1-4, January 9-March 6, March 20-May 15, June 5-July 24 

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OIL PAINTING FROM THE BEGINNING

With Tracy Lynn Ross

Cost:  $130  ($20 lab fee payable to instructor at first class)

Using water soluble oil paints this class is designed for the beginner or anyone who needs a little encouragement to pick up the brush again. Working from photos of your choosing, Tracy lynn will demonstrate breaking down the painting into as many steps as possible allowing you the artist to focus on one small part of the process at a time. There will be plenty of time for one on one instruction and guidance to create your unique finished paintings, while having fun in a totally relaxed environment!

There will be a $20 supply fee to be paid to instructor at the first class. Please bring 8x10 or 9x12 canvas boards, roll of paper towels & any supplies that you already have. Water soluble oils and brushes will be provided, also brushes & water soluble oil paint-sets will be available to purchase at a nominal fee.

Mondays, 6-9, January 8-March 5,  March 19-May 14

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WATERCOLOR EXPLORATION

Instructor: Tracey Lynn Ross

Cost$130   ($20 lab fee payable to instructor at first class)

Always wanted to try watercolor painting? Play with color and learn basic techniques with demonstrations, tips, and tricks from a Signature member of Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Through weekly painting assignments you will gain a basic understanding of watercolors. This will be a wonderful adventure while having fun in a totally relaxed environment!

Watercolor paints, and brushes will be provided for the first class. Please bring a roll of paper towels & any supplies you already have. Additional supplies will be discussed and available to purchase.

Thursdays, 2-5, 6-9,  January 11-March 8, March 22-May 17

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PAINTING WITH PAPER

Instructor: Tracy Lynn Ross

Cost: $130 ($20 lab fee payable to instructor at first class)

Collage is an art form that can be approached in so many different 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 carve a personal stamp, 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 already have to the first class.  Additional suggested supplies will be discussed at the first class.  

TWO SESSIONS:

Wednesdays, 9:30-12:30, January 10-March 7, March 21-May 16

FITNESS

YOGA

Instructor:  Chris Ralyea

Cost: $45,  Agua 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, January 8-March 5,  March 19-May 15

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