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 kreifschneider@tanq.org
 

     ADULT COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

  August – December,  2019

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

(There will be no classes the week of Thanksgiving, November 25-30)

 

 

POTTERY

Pottery classes at the Sorensen Tanque Verde Center provide adults in our community an opportunity to develop pottery skills in a positive, creative atmosphere with excellent instruction and state of the art equipment. Students are encouraged to concentrate on quality, creativity and enjoyment rather than on quantity production. The studios here are educational facilities, not production studios, and cannot support work produced at a production pace. Staff reserves the right to limit production if necessary

A $20 materials fee is levied at the time of class purchase 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 will use cone 10 clay and glaze fired in a cone 10 reduction atmosphere.  Clay is available for purchase online at the adult leisure program website and may be procured at the studio by showing a receipt to the instructor.   

Students will supply tools for their own use.

 

 

 

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 12-September 30, October 14-December 9

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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 12-September 30, October 14-December 9

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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 17-October 5   October 19-December 14

Reifschneider,  Tuesdays,, 6-9, August 13-October1, October 15-December10

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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, 6-9,   

August 13-October1, October 15-December 10

          

Murray, Thursdays, 9-12,  1-4

August 15-October 3,  October 17-December 12

Amendola, Saturdays, 9-12, 1-4

August 17-October 5, October 19-December 14



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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 12-September 30, October 14-December 9

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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 12-September 30,  October 14-December 9

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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$108

Material Fee:  $10 included at time of purchase

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 12-September 30,  October 14-December 9

(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 12-September 30, October 14-December 9

(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

POLYMER CLAY

Cost:  $108

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, a roller, and a blade.  If you have your own pasta machine, bring it, and we will have some available. 

Questions?  Contact Len at Ladyart777@aol.com      

Thursdays, 9-12, August 15-October 3  -  October 17-December12

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FINE ARTS

 

EVERYONE CAN DRAW! 

Instructor: Tracy Lynn Ross

Cost: $130

The technique of drawing is basically a simple one.   Knowledge of the right approach is all you need.    In this class you will learn the language  of graphic expression and see that drawing is fun!

Please bring a 9x12 or larger sketchbook, pencil, and a fine point Sharpie. 

Mondays, 6-9, October 14-December 9

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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..

Tuesdays, 9:30-12:30    August 13-October 1       October 15-December 10

Thursdays, 6-9                 August 15-October3              October 17-December 12

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PAINTING WITH PAPER

Instructor:  Tracy Lynn Ross

Cost:  $130  ($20 materials fee will be added at the time of registration)

Collage is an art 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 14-October 2              October 16-December 11

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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 watercolorists.  

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

Thursdays, 2-5,  August 15-October 3     October 17-December 12

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FITNESS

YOGA

Instructor:  Chris Ralyea

Cost: $68,  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,  4:30-5:30, August 12-September30

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