Adult Leisure Classes

Fall, 2022


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). 


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 PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASHHANDS AND SURFACES AND ADHERE TO PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES.


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

 

SIT AND STITCH KNITTING GROUP

Group coordinator: Kristi Sparks

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 pm , August 25-October 13

Cost: 4 two hour sessions, $20

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


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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

 

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.


 

HANDBUILT POTTERY

Instructors: Julie Szerina Stein, Nancy Murray, Cindy Straw, Linda Baker

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 as well as tile and mosaic projects. Glaze techniques and  other surface decoration techniques will be demonstrated as well as various class projects using patterns and interesting textures.

Tuesdays, 9-12,      Cindy Straw,  CS 22-3A.   August 23-October 11


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Wednesdays, 1-4,  Julie Stein,   JSS22-3A    August 24-October 12 


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Wednesdays, 6-9,  Julie Stein,  JSS22-3B     August 24-October 12 


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Thursdays, 9-12, Nancy Murray, NM22-3A     August 25-October 13


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Thursdays, 1-4,   Nancy Murray, NM22-3B     August 25-October13


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Saturdays, 1-4,  Linda Baker,   LB22-3A        August 27-October 15


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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.

Wednesday, 6-9,  Karen Reifschneider, KR22-3A     August 24-October 12


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Wednesday, 9-12, Linda Baker, LB2-3B        August 24-October 12


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Saturday, 9-12, Linda Baker,   LB22-3C           August 27-October 15


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WEAVING 
Instructor:  Melanie Abel
Cost:  $145

 

This class is designed to develop basic through advanced weaving skills.  Students will improve their knowledge of warping a loom, reading a draft, and general weaving vocabulary.  The student will study and plan a project learning techniques and tricks that make weaving easier and fun.   Projects will be chosen according to the skill level and interest of the student with the goal of developing the use of technique, texture and color to achieve the desired effect..After weaving the project the student will learn a variety of of finishing techniques, including wet finishing


To provide more individualized instruction experienced students may be asked to attend from 9-12 while beginners will attend from 1-4.

Weaving, Monday, 9-12, 1-4,   Melanie Abel,  MA22-3A    August 22-October 10

 


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ALL CLAY USED IN THIS STUDIO MUST BE PURCHASED HERE:

Cone 10 High Fire Pottery Clay  Clay22-2           $20


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