TAKE A CLASS

Virginia Secor Stranahan had a zest for learning & encouraged others to do so as well. Many of the Adult, Youth & Family classes listed monthly are offered by individuals in the community who want to share their knowledge & love for teaching. Please register below.

ADULT CLASSES

BASIC BALLOON TWISTING

Adults only, learn the basics of making animals or other shapes out of a balloon. Make them for your children, grandchildren, family parties or just for the fun of it! Supplies & instructions provided. Leader: Cathy Jacks Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Tue - Nov 25
6:45-7:30pm


GARDEN KEEPSAKE NOTE CARDS

Looking for a greeting card to give someone needing encouragement & will be treasured? Tired of paying high cost & do not have that personal touch? Create your own card with dried flowers & greenery. Supplies, tools, instructions & handouts provided; feel free to bring your own dried flowers & greenery to use. Leader: Cathy Jacks Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Tue - Nov 25
5:30-6:15pm


A HOLIDAY WREATH

Spend a fun afternoon assembling a beautiful fresh, mixed balsam wreath to add to your holiday décor. Lots of natural materials & ribbons will be provided, but if you have decorations of your own...bring them! BRING: Glue gun & wire cutters. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 25     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Dec 7
2-4pm


ADULT THROWING

Practice your skills on the wheel in this intensive study class. Individual attention, all levels welcomed & class is set around your individual goals. There will be several demos. Hour lunch break on your own. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $60.00 
Fri - Dec 5
9am-4pm


BASIC BALLOON TWISTING

Adults only, learn the basics of making animals or other shapes out of a balloon. Make them for your children, grandchildren, family parties or just for the fun of it! Supplies & instructions provided. Leader: Cathy Jacks Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Dec 3
6:45-7:30pm


BEADED JEWELRY WITH GEMSTONES

Need a Holiday gift? Learn how to create a unique beaded necklace & earring set. Pick gemstones from a vast selection of beads. Black Onyx, Turquoise, Jasper, Crazy Lace Agate, Tiger eye, Unakite & more! No experience needed. BRING: creativity & reading glasses (if you use them). Leader: Lauren Lake Limit: 16     Fee: $30.00 
Mon - Dec 8
6-8:30pm


CARVE A WOODEN SANTA SPOON: 18 yrs & older

We will be carving Santa’s face on the back of a wooden spoon that can be used as a gift, ornament, or package decoration. This little guy could also be carved as a Wood Spirit. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & wood blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Tue - Dec 9
6-9pm


CARVE COOKIE CUTTER ORNAMENTS: 18 yrs & older

Carving blanks will be made in traditional Christmas cookie shapes & individually detailed like the cookies that you remember frosting as a child. You might be able to finish more than one ornament if time allows. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & wood blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sun - Dec 14
1:30-4:30pm


CLAY SILK SCREENING WORKSHOP

Learn how to make a silk screen for your clay projects!  Once made, the image can be used for years; not just for clay, but also on fabric! In this workshop, you will make the screen, learn how to use them & then start printing on clay. Very simple to learn & fun!  Materials provided, screen will be yours to keep. Enjoy a potluck for lunch (Bring a dish to share). Informational sheet emailed prior to class. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 24     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - Dec 6
9am-4pm


COMFORT WINTER FOOD

This green bean stew is a vegan friendly dish made with garlic, olive oil & tomatoes. A perfectly fluffy rice pilaf is a perfect side dish. Hummus is a food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt & garlic. Nutritious & addicting! Cheese bread to finish this off! BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azizi Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Dec 20
12:30-4pm


FRUITS & BERRIES GALORE

It is possible to have fresh fruit, not sprayed with harmful chemicals, from your backyard from mid-May through Sep. From strawberries to blueberries in summer to kiwi & grapes in the fall; grown right in with the rest of your landscaped yard. Leader: Sister Rita Wienken Limit: 30     Fee: $10.00 
Thu - Dec 4
6-8pm


GARDEN KEEPSAKE NOTE CARDS

Looking for a greeting card to give someone needing encouragement & will be treasured? Tired of paying high cost & do not have that personal touch? Create your own card with dried flowers & greenery. Supplies, tools, instructions & handouts provided; feel free to bring your own dried flowers & greenery to use. Leader: Cathy Jacks Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Dec 3
5:30-6:15pm


HOLIDAY POTTERY

Make 10 simple ornaments & penguin/snowman pinch pot sculpture. You do the decorating, we do the glazing! Demonstrations & examples provided, no experience needed. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $40.00 
Mon - Dec 1
9:30am-12:30pm


NEEDLE FELTED MOUSE

Learn the secret to making an adorable, 3D needle felted mouse. BRING: (optional) miniature accessories. All supplies included. See www.therovingartist.com for details & photos. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Fri - Dec 12
5:30-8:30pm


NEEDLE FELTED NATIVITY PAINTING

We will use exquisite, hand-dyed wool rovings & a notched needle to create a 2D wool painted Nativity scene, suitable for framing. All supplies included. See www.therovingartist.com for details & photos. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 11     Fee: $30.00 
Mon - Dec 1
5:30-8:30pm


RAKU POTTERY

A fun evening finishing your pots in this Japanese style firing! Enjoy a potluck (Bring a dish to share!) PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class & have 3-5 pots already bisque fired. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Mon - Dec 15
5-9pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-MONOPRINTING ON CLAY

FEATURING: MONOPRINTING ON CLAY Class provides intermediate & advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention & demonstrations. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Sat - Dec 13
9am-12pm


STAINED GLASS SNOWFLAKE

Come join a fun group of jolly elves & make a stained glass snowflake ornament. No experience necessary. Tools & materials provided. Go to www.stevesglassclass.com for a photo. Leader: Steve Noblet Limit: 14     Fee: $24.00 
Thu - Dec 18
6:30-9:30pm

Fri - Dec 19
6:30-9:30pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Christmas is around the corner & we all have last minute packaging to do! Start with a variety of gift tags that will give that special touch to your gift packaging. A few last minute gifts, easy to make & to have on hand for that little something! Do a few winter cards for the holiday or to send as a thank-you after the holiday. Complete 6 projects featuring stamping techniques & embellishments. Leader: Chris (Shively) Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Tue - Dec 16
6:30-8:30pm


SWEET HOLIDAY TREATS

Baklava, traditional Mediterranean dessert, made with layers of flaky phyllo dough stuffed with a sweet nutty filling (almonds, pine nuts, pistachios & peanuts are great alternatives). Atayif is a mini two-bite pancake filled with custard & makes a fantastic dessert. Knafi has a crunchy outside with a rich, creamy filling that melts in your mouth. Served with Arabic coffee! BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azizi Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Dec 5
12:30-4pm


URBAN HOMESTEADING

Proper Time To Prune. Knowing how & when to prune, an important element to keeping your plants attractive, healthy & productive. Whether you are maintaining deciduous trees & shrubs, evergreens, fruit trees, grapes, roses or clematis, this class will outline the proper time to perform these chores. Also included for more guidance, a copy of “The Pruning Answer Book”. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 25     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - Dec 11
6:30-8pm


YOGA NIDRA INTEGRATIVE MEDITATION

The body has an innate mechanism for maintaining balance & health. Chronic tension & stress weakens our ability to maintain this balance. Learn step by step easily practiced meditation techniques to reverse the effects of stress & create a state of physical, mental & emotional relaxation & wellness. BRING: pillows for body support in comfortable lying meditation. Leader: Nancy Sloan Limit: 8     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Dec 10
6:30-8pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

HOLIDAY FAMILY POTTERY: Pre schl & K with adult

Adult & child make hand built pottery together or individually from demonstrations. Work with pinch, slab or extruded clay, decorate with colored slips. 577 will finish pieces with a clear glaze. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $15.00 
Tue - Nov 25
1-2:30pm


PARTNERS IN FUN-HAT:3-4 yr olds w/adult

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Everyone will want to gobble you up when they see how great you look in your turkey hat. Make some great hats to wear on Thanksgiving Day. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 9     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Nov 25
10-11am


FAMILY POTTERY: 1st-12th grd with adult

Adult & child enjoy an exploration of hand built pottery projects. Make projects using coils, pinch, slab or extruded clay techniques. Make projects together or individually. Decorate with colored slips. 577 will finish pieces with a clear glaze. No experience necessary! FEE IS PER FAMILY MEMBER. ADULT & CHILD MUST REGISTER. Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Dec 13
2-4pm


FAMILY POTTERY: Pre schl & K with adult

Adult & child make hand built pottery together or individually from demonstrations. Work with pinch, slab or extruded clay, decorate with colored slips. 577 will finish pieces with a clear glaze. FEE IS PER FAMILY MEMBER. ADULT & CHILD MUST REGISTER. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $15.00 
Mon - Dec 8
9:30-11am


GINGERBREAD CABIN: 5 yr.olds-Highschool

Hey Kids! Join a favorite 577 Foundation tradition! Decorate a cookie and candy “cabin in the woods” for Christmas in the country. Pre-made cabins & all the fixing's await! Leader: Hannah Lehmann Limit: 24     Fee: $7.00 
Sat - Dec 13
1-2pm

Sat - Dec 13
3-4pm


NEW YEARS EVE DAY AT POTTERY BARN: K-Adult

The 577 Foundation is celebrating New Years Eve during the day! Come by yourself or bring your family to experience the excitement of an outside Raku firing of pottery. Your pots will be fast fired in a gas fired outdoor kiln. The fired, hot pot is then placed in a metal trash can full of shredded newspaper & very unique glaze occurs. Each person will receive 2 pots that you will glaze, fire & keep! No experience necessary! Snacks & drinks will also be provided! Be sure to dress for being outside. FEE IS PER FAMILY MEMBER, ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 20     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Dec 31
9am-12pm

Wed - Dec 31
1:30-4:30pm


PARTNERS IN FUN-DECORATIONS:3-4 yr olds w/adult

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Christmas will be here soon. Make beautiful decorations! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Dec 9
10-11am


PARTNERS IN FUN-GINGERBREAD:3-4 yr olds w/adult

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Let’s make a yummy gingerbread house. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Dec 16
10-11am


PARTNERS IN FUN-NEW YEAR:3-4 yr olds w/adult

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Happy New Year! Let’s celebrate! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Dec 30
10-11am


PARTNERS IN FUN-SANTA:3-4 yr olds w/adult

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Here comes Santa! Let’s make our own Santa! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Dec 23
10-11am


PARTNERS IN FUN-SNOWMAN:3-4 yr olds w/adult

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. When the snow falls I want to make a snowman! Let’s make one together! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Dec 2
10-11am


SING,SAY, DANCE,PLAY-FROSTY: 2-6 yr with adult

Experience music through imitation, exploration, improvisation & visualization. Expand your musical knowledge & expression with a multifaceted approach. FROSTY Inspired by snowmen, have fun with songs, games & playing tuned water glasses. Leader: Jennifer Blakeman Limit: 10     Fee: $5.00 
Mon - Dec 1
9:30-10:30am


SING,SAY,DANCE,PLAY-12 DAYS: 1st-6th grds

Experience music through imitation, exploration, improvisation & visualization. Expand your musical knowledge & expression with a multifaceted approach. 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Inspired by the traditional carol, have fun exploring these unusual gifts musically. Leader: Jennifer Blakeman Limit: 12     Fee: $5.00 
Mon - Dec 15
10:45-11:45am


SING,SAY,DANCE,PLAY-12 DAYS: 2-6 yr with adult

Experience music through imitation, exploration, improvisation & visualization. Expand your musical knowledge & expression with a multifaceted approach. 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Inspired by the traditional carol, have fun exploring these unusual gifts musically. Leader: Jennifer Blakeman Limit: 10     Fee: $5.00 
Mon - Dec 15
9:30-10:30am


SING,SAY,DANCE,PLAY-FROSTY: 1st-6th grds

Experience music through imitation, exploration, improvisation & visualization. Expand your musical knowledge & expression with a multifaceted approach. FROSTY Inspired by snowmen, have fun with songs, games & playing tuned water glasses. Leader: Jennifer Blakeman Limit: 12     Fee: $5.00 
Mon - Dec 1
10:45-11:45am


SING,SAY,DANCE,PLAY-JINGLE: 1st-6th grds

Experience music through imitation, exploration, improvisation & visualization. Expand your musical knowledge & expression with a multifaceted approach. JINGLE JANGLE Inspired by the many seasonal songs, make loud, joyful jingle bell music. Leader: Jennifer Blakeman Limit: 12     Fee: $5.00 
Mon - Dec 8
10:45-11:45am


SING,SAY,DANCE,PLAY-JINGLE: 2-6 yr with adult

Experience music through imitation, exploration, improvisation & visualization. Expand your musical knowledge & expression with a multifaceted approach. JINGLE JANGLE Inspired by the many seasonal songs, make loud, joyful jingle bell music. Leader: Jennifer Blakeman Limit: 10     Fee: $5.00 
Mon - Dec 8
9:30-10:30am