Adult Leisure Classes 2022

Adult Leisure Classes 2022

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 [email protected]

ADULT COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

  Spring, 2022

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


    MASKS ARE REQUIRED


MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN ALL AREAS OF THE ADULT PROGRAMS FACILITY.  


CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 6 OR FEWER STUDENTS 


 WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF CONCERNED, CARING, CREATIVE LEARNERS.   CARING COMMUNITIES PROTECT EACH OTHER, INCLUDING THOSE MOST VULNERABLE,  IN ALL WAYS POSSIBLE.  TO THAT END WE RECOMMEND PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASHING HANDS AND SURFACES AND REQUIRE THE WEARING OF MASKS AT ALL TIMES IN ALL AREAS (INCLUDING THE COURTYARD) OF THIS THIS FACILITY..  COVID 

PRECAUTIONS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ACCORDING TO HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND DISTRICT RECOMMENDATIONS


THANK YOU FOR HELPING US KEEP EVERYONE AT ADULT COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE. 

SIT AND STITCH KNITTING GROUP

Instructor: Kristi Sparks

Cost: $24

 

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 non-instructional open studio “knitting bee.” Novice knitters are welcome with peer support offered

 

March 24th - May 12th 

1st and 3rd Thursdays 6-8pm 

 

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

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

 

 

POLYMER CLAY 

Instructor:  Len Hughes

Cost: $130

 

Join the fun of learning to create one-of-a-kind items 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.     Please join us 

to discover how creative and sophisticated this art form can be.   Emphasis will be on making high quality jewelry and 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, a roller, and a blade.  If you have your own pasta machine, bring it, and we will have some available.  

Questions?  Contact Len at [email protected].  


March 26th - May 14th 

Saturdays 9-12


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WEAVING II

Instructor:  Melanie Abel

Cost: $130

 

For this session only, this class is for returning students only.

 

In this class the student will improve their knowledge of warping a loom, reading a draft, and general weaving vocabulary.  The student will study and plan a project using a more complex weaving pattern, warp the loom using this pattern, and weave the project. They will learn more techniques and tricks that make weaving easier and fun.   After weaving the project, the student will learn a variety of finishing techniques, including wet finishing

 

Class size is limited for purposes of safe social distancing and instruction is tailored to the individual’s experience and weaving interests.  Weaving II is taught on either 4-harness floor or table loom. The warping direction is front to back.

 

Lab fee is $10 paid with class fee when registering for class.

 

Due to Covid-related restrictions students must now supply the following:

Sharp fabric scissors, measuring tape, calculator, pen, notebook paper, post-it notes, blue masking tape, hand sanitizer and wipes.  Please mark all items with your name.

A copy of “A Handweaver’s Pattern Directory” by Anne Dixon is recommended.      

 

March 21th - May 9th

Mondays 9-12  


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March 21th - May 9th

Mondays 1-4


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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. The program is designed to encourage development of skill in different areas of ceramic art.    As an educational facility, we will not support work completed at a production pace. Staff reserves the right to limit clay purchases to two bags per session.

A materials fee is included in fees 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 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.

 

Pottery classes this session will be limited to 6 students. COVID precautions will uniformly apply.

The $145 cost of the class includes a materials fee

 

 

HANDBUILT POTTERY

Instructors: Julie Szerina Stein, Nancy Murray, Cindy Straw

Cost, $145

 

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.  

 

 

March 22nd - May 10th 

Tuesdays 9-12, Cindy Straw

          

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March 23rd - May 11th 

Wednesdays 2-5, Julie Stein


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March 24th - May 12th  

Thursdays 9-12, Nancy Murray


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March 24th - May12th 

Thursdays, 1-4, Nancy Murray


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March 26th – May 14th 

Saturdays, 1-4, Linda Baker


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TILE AND MOSAIC/ HANDBUILT POTTERY

Instructor:  Julie stein

Cost:  $145

 

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 22nd - May 10th 

Tuesdays 6-9, Julie Stein

 

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WHEEL POTTERY

Instructors:   Linda Baker, Karen Reifschneider

Cost:   $145

 

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, altered forms, glazing, and use of alternative surface treatments will be explored.

 

March 22nd - May 10th 

Tuesdays 6-9, Karen Reifschneider


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March 23rd - May 11th 

Wednesdays 9-12, Linda Baker


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March 23rd - May 11th 

Wednesdays 1-4, Linda Baker


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March 26th - May 14th 

Saturdays 9-12, Linda Baker


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ALL CLAY USED IN THIS STUDIO MUST BE PURCHASED HERE:

 

Cone 10 High Fire Pottery Clay, cost $20.


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