ADULT COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Lew Sorensen

2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Road

Tucson, Arizona | 85749

ADULT COMMUNITY PROGRAMS - SESSION 3, 2024

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, WASH HANDS AND SURFACES AND ADHERE TO PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES. 

 

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

 

A Tribute to Karen Reifschneider

We want to take time to remember with gratitude, Karen Reifschneider, who passed away in March of 2022.  As our fearless leader, she was a dedicated and creative Program Coordinator, teacher and friend, who directed and guided the Adult Leisure Classes at the Lew Sorensen Community Center from 2010 when our new studio opened.

Karen was committed to providing quality arts classes for adults and was always looking for opportunities to expand and improve the content of classes to meet the interests of the community.  She was a patient and caring teacher and role model to students and colleagues, encouraging learning, curiosity, and finding joy - and humor - in the creative process.  Her honesty, integrity and fairness fostered an environment where interpersonal relationships and connections could be made.  We are grateful for the energy and enthusiasm she infused into building this Community Arts program and its continued success.

Class Descriptions & Registration Links

Please Note:Full refunds for registration fee will be issued up until two weeks after the session start date (June 3rd). No refunds will be issued after June 17th. 

 

Payment for classes will appear on your bank or credit card statement as “TVUSD 13 ONLINE
PAYMENT TUCSON AZ”.

Printmaking

 

Dates:  Mondays (June 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22)

 

Time:  6:00pm - 9:00pm 

 

Location:  Fine Arts Room

 

Cost:  Five, three-hour sessions - $90

 

Instructor:  Hannah Ingerson  (HI24-3A) 


Description:  This introduction to relief printmaking course will focus on building basic linoleum carving skills, as well as tips and tricks of the printmaking process.  Students will learn to transfer an image, carve, ink and print their blocks using best practices in printmaking.  Students will start with single color prints and will move on to multi-color prints at their own pace with guided instruction.  The class will be studio style, allowing students to work at their own pace and on ideas and techniques that interest them personally.  Class size limited to 10 students and all classes offered at Sorensen are adult (age 18+).  If you have any questions, please feel free to text Hannah at 520-891-3862.

 

Supply list (can be purchased on Amazon):
1. Linoleum carving tool (pink handle Speedball tool is good).
2. Brayer (Speedball pink handle is nice. Soft 4” is a good universal brayer tool).
3. Flexible metal putty knife.
4. Linoleum to carve - size is up to you. “Speedy Carve” or “Easy Carve” is good for
beginners. White/ green and pink have shown better results than tan.
5. Paper you would like to print on. Canson Multimedia, BFK Reeves or any thicker
cardstock is preferred.
6. Pencil and sketchbook for planning and transferring your designs.
7. Tracing paper if you would like to trace/ copy images.

 

   

 

 

 

 

Sculpture Workshop

*New!* Sculpture workshop with Janet Burner

Dates: Wednesdays (July 3, 10, 17 and 24)

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Wheel Pottery Studio

Cost: Four, four-hour sessions - $145

Instructor: Janet Burner (JB24-3A)

Description: In this 4-week workshop led by Janet Burner, participants will be introduced to
various methods of creating sculpture. Processes will be demonstrated using pinch pots, working with solid clay and slab. Decoration and surface treatments will be addressed. Come with ideas, drawings, or examples of an animal, figure and an abstraction. Let’s have some fun
with clay! Class size limited to 10 participants. All classes and labs offered at Sorensen are
adult (age 18+). 

Weaving

The weaving studio will be closed, and all weaving classes and labs will be on hiatus from May 11 through August 11. Be sure to check back mid-July to sign up for session 4 classes and labs (running August 12 - October 2).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    
    

 

 

 

 

 

Weaving Open Lab

 


The weaving studio will be closed, and all weaving classes and labs will be on hiatus from May 11 through August 11. Be sure to check back mid-July to sign up for session 4 classes and labs (running August 12 - October 2).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cone 10 Clay

One, 25-pound bag of cone 10 high fire pottery clay: $25. Currently offering Laguna B-Mix,
Half and Half and Rod’s Bod (limited to 2 bags per 8-week session/ per class).

 

Sit & Stitch Knitting


Pottery Open Lab

 

 

LocationWheel Pottery Studio

Cost:  $15 per three-hour lab time slot

Monitor:  Dee Frame-Hourigan

We are now offering an open lab for pottery on Mondays and Fridays.  The cost listed is a 3-hour lab with no instruction provided.  You need to be currently enrolled in a wheel or hand building class at Sorensen to attend an open lab, three-hour time slot.  This is a great opportunity to finish up your projects. The hours cannot roll over into the next session. 


Mondays:  6:00pm - 9:00pm (DH24-3A).  June 3 - July 22

 

Fridays:  9:00am - 12:00pm (DH24-3B).  June 7 - July 26

 

      
     

Portrait Drawing

 

Date:  Tuesdays (June 4, 11, 18, 25 and       July 2, 9)

Time:  6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:  Fine Arts Room

Cost:  Six, three-hour sessions - $109

Instructor:   Alicia Marrano (AM24-3A)

Description:  Learn to draw people, pets or both.  Supply list will be provided on the first day of class.  Class size limited to 10 students and all classes offered at Sorensen are adult (age 18+). 

 

Hand Built Pottery

 

 

 

Location:  Hand Built Studio

Cost:  Eight, three-hour sessions - $145

Instructors:  Linda Baker, Nancy Murray and Julie Stein

Description:  Learn basic techniques of slab, coil and pinch construction.  Students will be using the slab roller, clay extruder, molds and hand sculpting to make unique and creative 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.  Class size limited to 10 students and all classes offered at Sorensen are adult (age 18+). 

Tuesdays:  6:00pm - 9:00pm with Julie Stein (JS24-3A)  June 4 - July 23

 

Thursdays:  9:00am - 12:00pm with Nancy Murray(NM24-3A) June 6 - July 25

 

Saturdays:  1:00pm - 4:00pm with Linda Baker (LB24-3C)  June 1 - July 20

 

 

 

   
   
   

Wheel Pottery

 

 

 

Location:  Wheel Pottery Studio

Cost:  Eight, three-hour sessions - $145

Instructors:   Linda Baker and Katie Moyer

DescriptionLearn 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 and glazing will be explored.  The Wednesday evening classes will put an emphasis  on altered forms and use of alternative surface treatments.  Some throwing experience is helpful for this class.  Class size limited to 10 students and all classes offered at Sorensen are adult (age 18+). 

Tuesdays:  6:00pm - 9:00pm with Katie Moyer (KM24-3A) June 4 - July 23

 

Wednesdays:  2:00pm - 5:00pm with Linda Baker (LB24-3A) June 5 - July 24

 

Wednesdays:  6:00pm - 9:00pm with Katie Moyer (KM24-3B) June 5 - July 24

 

Saturdays:  9:00am - 12:00pm with Linda Baker (LB24-3B) June 1 - July 20

   
   
   
       

Upcoming 2024 Sessions

June 3 - July 27

August 12 - October 5

October 14 - December 14

Printmaking

Printmaking

Weaving

Weaving

Hand-built Pottery

Hand-Built Pottery

Wheel Pottery

Wheel Pottery