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: $75.00 
Thu - Aug 25
9am-4pm


RAKU POTTERY

A fun evening finishing your pots in this Japanese style firing! Enjoy a potluck (Bring dish to share!) PRE-REQUISITE: taken 577 Adult Pottery class & have 3-5 pots already bisque fired. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Mon - Aug 29
5-9pm


ACRYLIC HISTORICAL LOG CABIN

Acrylic Painting Plein-Air Workshop—rain or shine! Learn to paint in the inspirational outdoor setting of the beautiful grounds of The 577 Foundation. Supplies provided to create a 11" x 14" historical log cabin on canvas. No experience necessary! BRING: Sack lunch & card table (or similar), folding chair or stool, sun screen, hat, stand-up easel (tabletop easels provided). Leader: Mary Claire Roe Limit: 12     Fee: $25.00 
Wed - Sep 7
10am-2:30pm


ADULT POTTERY: 18 yrs & older

A comprehensive adult pottery class!! This class is for adult beginners through advance potters. All levels welcome to experience in-depth clay work. We will teach pinch, slab, coil & extruder techniques. Learn the potter’s wheel & understand the techniques in glazing pots. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $120.00 
Wed - Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct 12, 19
6-8pm


BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Class includes the basics to start you to create compelling images. There will be interactive presentations & photo exercises to get you started in photography or take your skills to the next level. Subjects will include aperture (f stops), shutter speed, ISO, White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Highlight alerts, Depth of Field, creating a photographic vision, discussion about post processing, equipment issues & more. For beginner & intermediate photographers. BRING: camera with creative shooting modes (M for Manual mode, S or Tv for Shutter Priority mode, Av or A for Aperture Priority mode). Leader: Richard Hamilton Limit: 15     Fee: $120.00 
Tue - Sep 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
6:30-8:30pm


CARVE A DECORATIVE SPOON: 18 yrs & older

Carve an heirloom decorative spoon to pass down to future generations in your family or display in your home. Spoon carving is an ancient craft symbolizing family, marriage & design. All levels of carving experience welcomed. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sat - Sep 10
1-4pm


CARVE A SET OF BASSWOOD COASTERS: 18 yrs & older

Carve sunflowers on a pair of basswood coasters. These cheerful & easy coasters are sure to become “early morning coffee” favorites. All levels of carving expertise are welcome. Safety, sharpening and technique will be discussed. All tools, safety equipment and blanks will be provided. All levels of carving experience welcomed. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Thu - Sep 22
6-9pm


CHANNELED JOURNALING

Diane Marie, 30 years experience in Reiki & energy work, will share step-by-step basics of Channeled Journaling. Learn to be successful with guided instruction. Come prepared to spend time outdoors. Take home a journal or bring your own. For beginners on their spiritual journey & those wanting to improve their skills. Leader: Diane Bishop Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Sep 8
6-8pm


CHINGS SPECIAL CHILI SAUCE-FRI AM

Southeast Asian cuisine is popular. Explore ways to create this sauce & make new dishes. Learn the secret recipe. Learn ways to use this sauce in preparing chicken, pork & crispy spring rolls. Also, learn about Grandmas Hot Chili Sauce & Turmeric Sauce for stir-fry & pan fried rice noodles. BRING: apron & small jar for sauce sample. Meal included. Dishes: Chicken Steak with Ching’s Special Chili Sauce, Crispy VG Spring Rolls, Clams & Fish Balls Rice Noodle Soup, Moon Cake Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Sep 23
11:30am-2pm


CHINGS SPECIAL CHILI SAUCE-FRI PM

Southeast Asian cuisine is popular. Explore ways to create this sauce & make new dishes. Learn the secret recipe. Learn ways to use this sauce in preparing chicken, pork & crispy spring rolls. Also, learn about Grandmas Hot Chili Sauce & Turmeric Sauce for stir-fry & pan fried rice noodles. BRING: apron & small jar for sauce sample. Meal included. Dishes: BBQ Pork Ribs with Ching’s Special Chili Sauce, Crispy VG Spring Rolls, Clams & Fish Balls Rice Noodle Soup, Moon Cake Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Sep 23
6-8:30pm


CHINGS SPECIAL CHILI SAUCE-SAT

Southeast Asian cuisine is popular. Explore ways to create this sauce & make new dishes. Learn the secret recipe. Learn ways to use this sauce in preparing chicken, pork & crispy spring rolls. Also, learn about Grandmas Hot Chili Sauce & Turmeric Sauce for stir-fry & pan fried rice noodles. BRING: apron & small jar for sauce sample. Meal included. Dishes: Crispy Pork with Ching’s Special Chili Sauce, Crispy VG Spring Rolls, Clams & Fish Balls Rice Noodle Soup, Moon Cake Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Sep 24
6-8:30pm


COOL-SEASON GARDEN

Don’t rush to close that garden down…there is more to plant! This class will give you varieties of cold-tolerant lettuces & greens, root vegetables & tips to keep them producing around the up & down temperatures of season changes. You will get a couple different varieties of garlic you can plant in October to enjoy next year. Don’t quit now! Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Sep 15
6-8pm


EVENING POTTERY - SLIPS & ENGOBES

FEATURING: SLIPS & ENGOBES Class provides intermediate & advance students individual attention, demonstrations & a chance to ask questions. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Thu - Sep 29
5:30-7:30pm


HANDCRAFTED FLORA NOTECARDS

Learn what the buzz is about these beautiful handcrafted note cards & make some. Learn how to press & preserve flowers & leaves. Take with you instructions, templates & a baggie of preserved flowers & leaves. Easy to make these one-of-a-kind beauties. Leader: Joan Soldenwagner Limit: 15     Fee: $13.00 
Tue - Sep 6
6-7:30pm


INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE PLANTS

Join Hal Mann, Certified Naturalist & president of the local chapter of Wild Ones to discuss the importance & pleasure of adding native plants to your landscape. Whether it’s garden beds or rain gardens, natives bring a host of ecological benefits to your world. Find out growing requirements for many species native to NW Ohio & how you can find a place for them in your garden. Native seeds provided. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Sep 25
2-4pm


ITALIAN 101

MEATBALLS, SAUSAGE & PASTA   Learn how to make your own signature meatballs & sausage. And how to use them in pasta dishes like lasagna, baked ziti, & more. Mangiamo! Leader: Diana DePasquale Limit: 15     Fee: $25.00 
Fri - Sep 9
6-8pm


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 
Fri - Sep 2, 9, 16
1-2:30pm


MIDDLE EASTERN EASY 101

Bean stew (lubi) cooked in tomato sauce, garlic &onions. A Lebanese staple is rice pilaf, fluffy & used on the dinner table often. Hummus, chickpea dip, a great starter for any middle eastern dinner. Tabooleh, simple salad, uses finely chopped vegetables, easy & fresh tasting. End a meal with cheese bread, made with home made dough. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Sep 8
12:30-4:30pm


MIDDLE EASTERN WITH AZEZE

Mujadara, a signature dish made of lentils that are boiled till tender using lots of onions. A finely chopped cabbage salad is a perfect side salad option. A home made yogurt & cucumber cold soup is another popular side for this lentil dish. Baba ghanouj, eggplant dip, is similar to hummus using eggplant & spices. Homemade cheese bread for the finale. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Sep 21
12:30-4:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY - BIRDHOUSES

FEATURING: BIRDHOUSES 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 - Sep 24
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY - HALLOWEEN FUN

FEATURING: HALLOWEEN FUN 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 - Sep 24
1:30-4:30pm


STAINED GLASS WINDOW PANELS

If making a stained glass window is on your "bucket list" here's your chance! No experience necessary, choose from 6 designs: Victorian, Celtic, Heart, Star, F.L. Wright & Quilt. Many colors of glass available, tools & materials provided. Plan to work on the project an hour or 2 at home between the classes. For photos, go to www.stevesglassclass.com. Leader: Steve Noblet Limit: 10     Fee: $80.00 
Mon - Sep 26 Oct 3
6:30-9:30pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Take some time for yourself & enjoy some creativity! This class features a variety of cards focusing on trees, leaves, & branches using die cuts & embossing (dry & heat)! Projects include fall oriented as well as holiday cards! Also take a sneak peek at Halloween with an easy to duplicate treat holder complete with treats & a card using the "ghosting" technique! Make six projects, will please the beginning, seasoned stamper, or anyone in between! Stamping techniques & embellishments will be used! Select your sentiments to suit your needs!  Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Sep 19
6:30-8:30pm


THE ART OF PRESSED FLOWERS

Learn how to select & press flowers & foliage to create beautiful framed wall or table art. Make a project to take with you. Supplies included. Leader: Darlene Burkert Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - Sep 29
6:30-8pm


TRADITIONAL JEWISH COOKING

Have a sweet & prosperous new year with recipes for Rosh Hashanah! Learn how to make Matzo ball soup, braised brisket, tzimmes & honey cake for your holiday celebration. La Shana Tova! Leader: Diana DePasquale Limit: 15     Fee: $25.00 
Fri - Sep 30
6-8pm


YOGA FOR GARDENERS

Love to garden, but not the back pain or stiff neck it can cause? This beginner friendly class will teach you a relaxing sequence of yoga postures that will release & relax low back muscles; open the chest to counter the forward flexion & hunching involved in gardening; rejuvenate sore knees & hamstrings with gentle stretches. Leader: Tara Kestner Limit: 8     Fee: $15.00 
Sun - Sep 18
1-2:30pm


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 
Thu - Sep 1
6:30-8pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

DRAWING FUN WITH MR. PICASSO: 2nd-7th grds

Local artist Roy Wilson, as Mr. Picasso, will help youth develop drawing & compositional skills. His step-by-step method is accessible & challenging to all levels. Explore nature & cartooning themes. Come share your creativity! BRING: #2 pencil, eraser, 12x18 drawing pad. Leader: Roy Wilson Limit: 20     Fee: $70.00 
Fri - Sep 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 Nov 4, 11, 18 Dec 2, 9, 16
3:55-5pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 4 yr olds-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 Stose 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $15.00 
Fri - Sep 23
10-11:30am


MUSICAL JAMBOREE: 2-4 yr olds & adult

Come & make music in this class designed for preschoolers. We will dance, play games, sing, listen to stories & use toy musical instruments to make our own music. Take home a set of lollipops & CD of songs. Leader: Elaine Sneider Limit: 12     Fee: $58.00 
Mon - Sep 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov 7
10-10:45am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. There are lots of crows in the fall. Let’s make scarecrows. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Sep 22
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. I love leaves in the fall. Let’s make beautiful decorations. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Sep 29
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Who likes owls? Let’s make some great ones! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Sep 1
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 & finish their pieces with high & low fire glazes. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Wed - Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct 12, 19
4-5:30pm


YOUTH POTTERY: 6th-12th grds

Students will focus on developing their creative side in many hand built & wheel projects. The course will feature extruded work, slab work & potter’s wheel skills. They will glaze & get an understanding of firing. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Mon - Sep 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17
5:30-7pm


YOUTH POTTERY: K-2nd grds

Have fun with clay! In this class learn to make pinch, extruded, slab, coil pots & other fun hand built projects. Learn about glazing & take home several pieces! Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $75.00 
Mon - Sep 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17
4-5pm