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
 
  

January – May, 2019

(Go to tanqueverdeschools.org, community programs, adult leisure classes, to register)

 

 

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, 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

 

 

 

THROW IT, ALTER IT. BUILD IT.

Instructor: Linda Baker

Cost:, $152 (9 weeks), $136 (8weeks)

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, January 7 –March 4, March 25-May 20, June 3-July 22

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NOT JUST WHEEL POTTERY

Instructor: Linda Baker

Cost:  $117 (9weeks) $108 (8weeks)

 

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, January 7-March 4, March 25-May 20, June 3-July 22

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WHEEL POTTERY

Instructors; Linda Baker, Karen Reifschneider

Cost:   $117 (3 hours 9 weeks)   152 (4 hours, 9 weeks)  $108,(3 hours 8 weeks), $136,( 4 hours 8weeks)

 

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, January 12-March 9, March 30-May 25, June 8-July 22

Reifschneider,  Tuesdays,, 6-9, January 8-March 5, March 26-May 21, June 4-July 23

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HANDBUILT POTTERY

Instructors: Julie Szerina Stein, Nancy Murray, Betty Amendola

Cost, $117 (9 weeks)   $108, 8 weeks

 

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 8-March 5, March 26-May 21, June 4 – July 23

          

Murray, Thursdays, 9-12,  1-4

January 10-March 7, March 28-May 23, June 6-July 25

 

Amendola, Saturdays, 9-12, 1-4

January 12-March 9, March 30-May 25, June 8-July 27



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TILE AND MOSAIC

Instructor:  Julie stein

Cost:  $117 (9 weeks)  108 (8 weeks)

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, January 7-March 4, March 25-May 20, June 3-July 22

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GARDEN ART

INSTRUCTOR:  Julie Stein

Cost: $117 (9 weeks),  $108 (8 weeks)

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, January 7-March 4, March 25-May 20, June 3-July 22

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POTTERY OPEN LAB

Instructor: 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

 

 

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 7-March 4,  March 25-May 20, June 3, July 22 (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 1-4,6-6-9 ,  January 7-March 4, March 25-May 20, June 3-July 22 (Studio open until 5)

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SIT AND STITCH KNITTING GROUP

Group coordinator: Kristi Sparks     Cost: 6 two hour sessions, $24

Materials: $5 facilities use fee payable to instructor with each $24 purchase

Join friends and fellow knitters for an evening of conversation and relaxation while knitting and sharing ideas, knitting expertise and tips, and project goals. The group will meet in the fiber arts room from 6-8 for a noninstructional open studio “knitting bee.” Novice knitters are welcome with peer support offered.

 Hours purchased may be used in two hour increments at the student’s discretion.

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 pm , Fiber Arts Room

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POLYMER CLAY ART

POLYMER CLAY: ART, JEWELRY AND MORE

Cost:  $117

 $20 materials fee payable to instructor at first class*

Instructor:  Len Hughes

Join the fun of learning to create one-of-a-kind creations 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 process of creating works in polymer clay.   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 and or decorative 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, January 10-March 7, March 28-May 23

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FINE ARTS

 

 

Oil Painting from the Beginning

Tracylynn 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 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 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. Water soluble oils and brushes will be provided.

Mondays 6-9pm (no class week of February 11-14)        January 7-March 4, 2019, March 25-May 13

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Watercolor Exploration

Tracylynn Ross

Cost: $130

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. All levels welcome. Join us in a wonderful adventure while having fun in a totally relaxed environment!

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

Tuesday 9:30-12:30 (no class week of February 11-14), January 8-March 5,  March 26-May 14

Thursdays, 6-9, (no class week of February 11-14), January 10-March 7,  March 28-May 16

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Oil painting or Collage: try it you’ll like one! 

Tracylynn Ross

Cost: $130

Two artistic mediums, one traditional and one rather modern. Try both or just create with one, come and paint! We will use water-soluble oil paints, and create our own papers for collage. Tracy lynn will introduce you to the possibilities and supplies for each, helping you discover your favorite. There will be demonstrations 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.

This will be a wonderful adventure, all while having fun in a relaxed environment!

There will be a $25 supply fee to be paid to the instructor at the first class.

Wednesdays, 9:30=12:30, (no class week of February 11-14), January 9-March 6, March 27-May 15

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Watercolor Exploration Continued

 

Tracylynn Ross

 

Cost: $130

Continue to enjoy watercolor and discover techniques with demonstrations, tips, and tricks from a Signature member of Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. This will be a wonderfully creative environment to continue exploring watercolor!

Please bring a roll of paper towels & supplies you have.

Thursdays 6-9pm (no class week of February 11-14), January 10-March 7,  March 28-May 16

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YOGA

Instructor:  Chris Ralyea

Cost: $76.50  Tanque Verde Elementary School Band Room, 502

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 7-March 4, March 25-May 20

 

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