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

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 
Tue - Oct 14
9am-4pm

Thu - Oct 30
9am-4pm


BEADED GEMSTONE JEWELRY WITH CHAIN

Learn to incorporate chain into your beaded necklace & earring set. Pick your chain style & gemstones from a selection of Black Onyx, Turquoise, Jasper, Crazy Lace Agate, Tiger eye, Unakite & more. No experience needed. BRING: reading glasses (if you use them). Leader: Lauren Lake Limit: 16     Fee: $30.00 
Wed - Oct 29
6-8:30pm


BENEFITS OF NATIVE PLANTS

Jan Hunter, Naturally Native Nursery, will discuss the benefits of native plants, the decline in pollinators & how native plants provide the resources they depend on. Learn to use native plants as food, fiber, fuel & medicine in a new old way. Jan has insight & hands-on experience with organic native plants. Take home native plant seed to grow your own food, fiber or herbs. Hosting: Vicki Gallagher. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Oct 19
2-4pm


CARVE A COTTAGE: 18 yrs & older

Carve your choice of Holiday Cottage or Haunted House from basswood. Personalize your dwelling using imagination, knives & chisels. No experience necessary. Safety & technique discussed. Tools & supplies provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Tue - Oct 28
6-9pm


CARVE A MUMMY: 18 yrs & older

Carve a linen wrapped mummy in time for Halloween! This fun project will become a family heirloom! No previous woodcarving experience necessary. Safety & technique discussed. Tools & supplies provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Tue - Oct 7
6-9pm


DRAWING WORKSHOP

Designed to provide drawing instruction for those interested in learning to draw or in improving skills. Instruction includes: use of composition, measurement, line, value & form to create realistic landscapes, still life & portrait art. For beginning & intermediate students. BRING: HB, 2B Pencils, Sketch Pad, Very thin Knitting Needle or Wood Dowel, Eraser, Sharpener. Optional: Something/Photo you would like to draw. Leader: David Pett Limit: 8     Fee: $30.00 
Fri - Oct 3
9am-12pm

Thu - Oct 23
1-4pm


FLORA CARDS

Learn what the buzz is about these gorgeous handcrafter note cards. Learn how to preserve colorful fall leafs or garden finds while they can still be found & used in your works of art. It is easy to make these one-of-a-kind beauties. Great for gift ideas. Supplies & take home instructions provided. Leader: Joan Soldenwagner Limit: 15     Fee: $13.00 
Sun - Oct 12
2-3:30pm


KITCHEN MEDICINE

Explore the depths of nourishment & healing in the foods & herbs common to the kitchen. Learn how & why they help us & ways to use them. Discussion includes thyme syrup, onion poultices, bone broth & others, culminating with the magical elixir: fire cider. Take home recipes, inspiration & a bottle of this potent brew. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 20     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - Oct 2
6-7:30pm


LEARN TO MEDITATE

Learn ways to quiet your mind so that you can begin to listen to your inner wisdom. Through various practical meditative techniques you may begin a journey of self-discovery that can add depth & meaning, as well as reduce stress in your everyday life. Leader: Pam Summons Limit: 20     Fee: $0.00 
Wed - Oct 8, 15, 22
10-11:30am


LEBANESE DINNER AT ITS FINEST

Lubya, green bean stew, is a Mediterranean dish that incorporates vegetables & spices with a robust flavor. Traditionally served with rice pilaf & accompanied by fatoush salad known for crispy pita bread & fresh vegetables. Hummus dip & cheese bread to finish it off! BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azizi Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Oct 11
12:30-4pm


MORNING YOGA & YOUR HEALTH

Welcome to this beginner yoga class, where we experience movement, mindfulness & peacefulness. BRING: your own mat or use ours. Leader: Pam Bortz Limit: 8     Fee: $60.00 
Tue - Oct 21, 28 Nov 4, 11, 18 Dec 2
9:30-11am

Thu - Oct 23, 30 Nov 6, 13, 20 Dec 4
9:30-11am


NEEDLE FELTED EERIE EYEBALLS

Needle felt intricate, life-like eyeballs from wool roving. Place several in a candy dish, make a pin cushion or ornaments for a macabre Halloween tree. If you sculpt something “normal” someday, this procedure will be a great help. www.therovingartist.com for picture. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Tue - Oct 21
12:30-3:30pm


NEEDLE FELTED POUTY PUMPKIN PUSS

Oh, my gourd, a fun project! Sculpt a pumpkin head & give it an amusing face using wool roving & a needle with notches to mesh the fibers together. Supplies included. www.therovingartist.com for picture. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Tue - Oct 14
5:30-8:30pm


PAINTING ON THE IPAD

Learn to create digital oil paintings on your ipad. Basic tools & exercises in the 1st class; 2nd class review tools, tutorials & complete a finished drawing. Be prepared to become addicted to the world of digital art! Beginners & advanced digital artists welcome. PRE-REQUISITE: SketchClub downloaded on your ipad. Leader: Kris Becker Limit: 10     Fee: $18.00 
Wed - Oct 1, 8
2-4pm


PAUL WANDLESS POTTERY WORKSHOP

Nationally known artist, teacher & author of Image Transfer on Clay & Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques, Paul Andrew Wandless will be teaching this hands-on workshop. An introduction to image transfers on clay including these techniques: monoprinting, screen & relief printing. You will make your own screens, relief blocks, as well as embossing, stamps & spring molds. Learn about multiple layers of color using the provided AMACO underglazes. All levels of experience welcomed. Friday night will be a slide show, Saturday & Sunday hands-on workshop. Lunch provided & bisque firing included.  BRING: Journal, Pencils, Rulers, X-Acto Knife. All other supplies provided.   Leader: Paul Andrew Wandless Limit: 18     Fee: $200.00 
Fri - Oct 3 6-7:30pm Sat - Oct 4 10am-4pm Sun - Oct 5 11am-4pm

POTTERY - QUESTIONS? ANSWERS!

Intermediate & advance students get a chance to ask questions & get further instructions while working independently on their own projects. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Sat - Oct 18
1:30-4:30pm


QUILLED SNOWFLAKE

Try a twist on snowflakes & learn an art form that is 500 yrs old. Try “Paper Quilling.” It is the craft of arranging rolled & shaped strips of paper to make a variety of designs. Learn the basic techniques & make a unique snowflake to use as an ornament or make into a one-of-a-kind card. BRING: ruler. Leader: Bridget Lee Limit: 15     Fee: $15.00 
Sat - Oct 4
10:30am-12pm


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 - Oct 20
5-9pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-HOLIDAY IDEAS

FEATURING: HOLIDAY IDEAS 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 - Oct 18
9am-12pm


SPECIAL MEAL IN ASIA

Eating a Chinese Hot Pot - people gather together to choose meat, seafood, vegetables, noodles, tofu, prepare the dipping sauce & make a big pot of broth! Illustrated step-by-step procedures & authentic recipes will help you master these basic techniques. BRING: apron. Meal included. Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Oct 24
11:30am-2pm

Sat - Oct 25
6-8:30pm


STAINED GLASS MOSAICS

Learn to make mosaics with glass. Complete a 5x5 mosaic using stained glass & grout. Materials & tools provided & 10 design choices or design your own. www.stevesglassclass.com for photo. Leader: Steve Noblet Limit: 16     Fee: $22.00 
Wed - Oct 8
6:30-9:30pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Lets get prepared for little goblins visiting our doorsteps with easy to duplicate treat holders! Make a beautiful fall card with the “ghost” technique & a watercolor card featuring pumpkins that can be made into jack o’lanterns. Other cards & projects feature heat & dry embossing, die cuts, glitter & buttons. Class for beginner or experienced stampers. Leader: Chris (Shively) Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Tue - Oct 14
6:30-8:30pm


SUSHI

Is it raw fish, cooked seafood, vegetarian? Learn about the history of Sushi & how to make this low fat, nutritious, easy dish for your family. The combination of ingredients & presentation can be very artistic & healthy. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: California Roll, Seaweed & Rice Cones & Sushi Rolls, Miso Soup, Black Sweet Rice Coconut Pudding Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Oct 24
6-8:30pm


TRADITIONAL LEBANESE

Easy dough recipe to make cheese, meat & spinach pies. Dough can be frozen in plastic bag for use later. Tabooleh is a popular salad in the Middle East. The fresh ingredients make it super healthy. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azizi Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Oct 31
12:30-4pm


URBAN HOMESTEADING

More From Your Urban Farm. Regardless how big or small your “farm” is, this class will explore how adapting new skills, plugging into current & future market trends, or finding out what your community might need in goods & services can help shape a stronger direction for you & your urban homestead. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $10.00 
Wed - Oct 22
6:30-8pm


WALKING MEDITATION

“People consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But the real miracle is to walk on Earth. Everyday we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize.” Spoken by Thich Nhat Hahn, remind us of the joy & peace found in the simplest everyday tasks. Enjoy reflecting on other writings by Thay & practice a walking meditation on the grounds. LEADERS: Mary Sobecki & Pam Bortz. Leader: Mary Sobecki Limit: 10     Fee: $10.00 
Sun - Oct 12
2-4pm


WATERCOLOR FLOWERS

Painting flowers in watercolor with the “Flower Doctor”. Classes are open for beginners & advanced beginners (those who have had prior watercolor instruction). E-MAIL: drartmancini@bex.net for class description & supplies. Leader: Art Mancini Limit: 12     Fee: $60.00 
Thu - Oct 23, 30 Nov 6, 13
6-9pm


YOGA & YOUR HEALTH

Welcome to this beginner yoga class, where we experience movement, mindfulness & peacefulness. BRING: your own mat or use ours. Leader: Pam Bortz Limit: 8     Fee: $60.00 
Tue - Oct 21, 28 Nov 4, 11, 18 Dec 2
5-6:30pm

Tue - Oct 21, 28 Nov 4, 11, 18 Dec 2
6:45-8:15pm


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 simple 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 
Thu - Oct 16
6:30-8pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

ARTS ADVENTURES-SPIDERS: 2-5 yr olds & adult

Creep, Crawly, Spiders! During this spooky time of year, learn about our favorite friends, spiders through music, movement, literature & art. Leader: Carrie Chalfin Limit: 10     Fee: $10.00 
Wed - Oct 29
10-10:45am


ARTS ADVENTURES-WELCOME FALL: 2-5 yr olds & adult

Welcome Fall. Welcome the new season as we dance, read, create & sing about fall. Leader: Carrie Chalfin Limit: 10     Fee: $10.00 
Fri - Oct 17
10-10:45am


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. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $15.00 
Mon - Oct 20
10-11:30am


NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE: Beginner-3rd grd-Adult

Learn to play the Native American flute: receive a hand-crafted 6-hole cedar Native American styled flute; instruction in performance basics; handouts: fingering chart, summary of points covered, play an original & traditional song. Leader: David Rogers Limit: 10     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - Oct 11
10am-12pm


NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE: Intermediate-3rd grd-Adult

Develop your ability to play the Native American flute. Includes: performance basics, ideas for creativity, guide to reading music & Nakai Tablature, embellishments, vibrato, special effects & forms of articulation. BRING: your 5 or 6 hole Native American flute & must be able to play the natural scale. Leader: David Rogers Limit: 10     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - Oct 11
1-3pm


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Apples, Apples, Everywhere! Let’s have some fun with them! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Oct 7
10-11am


PARTNERS IN FUN-HAUNTED HOUSE: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 Halloween! Make a haunted house. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Oct 28
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Time to decorate for Fall. Let’s make a pumpkin patch! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Oct 14
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Guess Whooo! Take home somebody as cute & wise as you are. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Oct 21
10-11am


YOUTH POTTERY: 3rd-5th grds

Let your child experience the fun of working in clay! Learn the basics of hand building & explore the potter’s wheel. Learn about glazing & take home several pieces. Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Wed - Oct 29 Nov 5, 12, 19 Dec 3, 10
4-5:30pm


YOUTH POTTERY: 6th-12th grds

Students will focus on developing their creative side in many projects. Featuring: pinch, extruded, coil, slab work & development of potter’s wheel skills. They will glaze their work & get an understanding of how it is fired. Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Wed - Oct 29 Nov 5, 12, 19 Dec 3, 10
6-7:30pm