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 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. Concentrate on: pinch & extruder techniques; slab & coil work; learn the potter’s wheel & understand the techniques in glazing your pots. These skills will be used in a variety of clay projects. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $120.00 
Thu - Jan 15, 22, 29 Feb 5, 12, 19
6-8pm


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: $65.00 
Fri - Jan 16
9am-4pm


BACKYARD CHICKEN RAISING

Chickens are easy to raise,& you will enjoy fresh eggs! Eggs are one of the best sources of protein. This class will cover from choosing the right breed to learning how to construct a chicken coop. Chickens do make wonderful pets & are curious & fun loving. Leader: Sister Rita Wienken Limit: 30     Fee: $10.00 
Fri - Jan 9
6-8pm


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 
Thu - Jan 8
6-7pm


BASIC HERBAL PREPARATIONS

There are many forms in which plants can be used as food & medicine: teas, tinctures, salves, poultices, etc. Learn the merits of various preparations & practical ways to incorporate them into your life. Get hands-on experience in preparing a few concoctions to help us through the winter. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 15     Fee: $25.00 
Sun - Jan 18
2-4pm


BOOKWORM WOODCARVING: 18 yrs & older

Carve a book & a bookworm. This delightful bookworm is chewing his way through a book cover to cover. It is a great conversation piece or gift for your literacy friends. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & wood blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sun - Jan 4
1:30-4:30pm


CARVE A MANTEE: 18 yrs & older

Carve the gentle sea creature. Manatees love to swim with “humans”, we love to swim with them! Expand your animal carving skills to marine mammals. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & wood blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sat - Jan 31
1:30-4:30pm


CLIMATE HOPE

Climate change: It is real, it is bad, it is us - we can do something about it! Join in conversation & action planning to reduce the consequences of climate change. Develop strategies at the individual, local, regional & national levels to combat this issue. Learn to talk to others by instilling hope over fear. Leader: Jodi Haney Limit: 25     Fee: $10.00 
Wed - Jan 28
6:30-8pm


COMFORT WINTER FOOD

This green bean stew is a vegan friendly dish made with garlic, olive oil & tomatoes. An easy to make fluffy rice pilaf & fresh baby spinach feta salad with a tart dressing are perfect side dishes. Cheese bread too! BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azizi Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Jan 17
12:30-4pm


DANGLE EARRINGS

Learn to create dangle earrings. Make 4 pairs of earrings from a vast selection of designs. Earrings will be made from a wide selection of gemstone beads, furnace glass beads, findings & chains. No experience needed. BRING: reading glasses (if you use them). Leader: Lauren Lake Limit: 16     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Jan 19
6-8:30pm


EVENING POTTERY- GLAZING & DECORATING

FEATURING: GLAZING/DECORATING Class provides intermediate & advance students individual attention & demonstrations on glazing & decorating. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Mon - Jan 12
5:30-7:30pm


INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING

This class is for the person that wants to get started in beekeeping. Fee includes a year membership in the Maumee Valley Beekeepers. Leader: Roger Myers Limit: 20     Fee: $10.00 
Wed - Jan 21 Tue - Feb 17
7-8:30pm


LOCAL FOOD FORUM

Do you want to find & support local food in your community? Do you want to grow & sell from your garden or farm? Is joining a CSA farm for you? Guest panelists from Phoenix Food Co-op, Schooner Farms CSA, Weber Ranch & other urban/rural farmers will answer your questions & share their experiences. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Jan 25
2-4pm


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 - Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb 3, 10
9:30-11am

Thu - Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb 5, 12
9:30-11am


NEEDLE FELTED CARDINAL

A cardinal in the snow is beautiful. Needle felt a 2D cardinal with 3D aspects into a snowy landscape background. www.therovingartist.com for picture. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Mon - Jan 12
12:30-3:30pm


NEEDLE FELTED OLD MAN WINTER

Sculpt an entire face. Balance the nose with the eyes & mouth, have eyes that look right at you. This class will help you if you want to go further with needle felted doll making. www.therovingartist.com for picture. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Fri - Jan 23
5:30-8:30pm


SANDWICH UP

Pita sandwich wraps are a perfect meal. Three different wraps to entertain your family: seasoned chicken wrap with garlic mayo & pickles; falafel wrap with a tangy tahini (sesame) sauce; eggplant wrap seasoned with cilantro & garlic. Lentil soup is a perfect side dish & fresh spinach feta salad with a tart dressing. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azizi Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Jan 3
12:30-4pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-ANIMALS

FEATURING: ANIMALS 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 - Jan 31
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-HANDBUILT BOWL

FEATURING: HANDBUILT BOWL 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 - Jan 10
1:30-4:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-MINIATURES

FEATURING: MINIATURES 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 - Jan 10
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-MUGS

FEATURING: MUGS 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 - Jan 24
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-QUESTIONS? ANSWERS!

FEATURING: QUESTIONS? ANSWERS! 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 - Jan 24
1:30-4:30pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Use blue, purple & pinks to stamp & embellish for winter & Valentines day! Make 6 projects, including a treat container with chocolates. Cards with hearts can be used for Valentines, wedding or anniversary. Snowflakes & sparkles embellished, die cut & embossed on cards for birthdays, get well & thinking of you. Beginners & experts are welcomed! Leader: Chris (Shively) Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Jan 26
6:30-8:30pm


THE IMPORTANCE OF ROTATION

Crop rotation has been around for centuries. Moving plants around from year to year offers the best protection to yields & production. Learn easy crop rotation techniques, the importance in minimizing pest & disease problems & increase soil fertility. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Jan 11
2-4pm


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 - Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb 3, 10
5-6:30pm

Tue - Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb 3, 10
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 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 - Jan 7
6:30-8pm


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


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 
Fri - Dec 19
6:30-9:30pm


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: $45.00 
Fri - Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 6
3:55-5pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 1st-12th grds 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! BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 13     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Jan 19
10am-12pm

Sat - Jan 31
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. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Jan 28
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 shaker & CD of songs. Leader: Elaine Sneider Limit: 12     Fee: $58.00 
Mon - Jan 12, 19, 26 Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar 2
10-10:45am


NURTURING NATURE-SNOWMAN: 2-5 yr olds & adult

NW Ohio Leave No Child Inside educators, “Ladies Five”, present multi-themed programs to connect children naturally with the outdoors. Dress for the weather & join in activities, stories, snack & sometimes a keepsake! Re-cycled Snowman Kit & Chilly Stuff - Explore snow’s wonders, experiment with frost, make a “snow-man kit” & take time for a “Look in Our Book Nook”. Leader: Sandy Gratop Limit: 10     Fee: $6.00 
Thu - Jan 15
10-11am


NURTURING NATURE-WINTER SLEEP: 2-5 yr olds & adult

NW Ohio Leave No Child Inside educators, “Ladies Five”, present multi-themed programs to connect children naturally with the outdoors. Dress for the weather & join in activities, stories, snack & sometimes a keepsake! Winter Sleep - What are trees doing in the winter? Find out why they sleep & what’s happening. Are there other things sleeping? Let’s look! Leader: Maureen Schell Limit: 10     Fee: $6.00 
Thu - Jan 29
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. It’s “Beary” cold outside. Let’s talk about what bears do in the winter & make a cozy place for a bear to be warm. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Jan 6
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. It may be cold, but the fish are still swimming. Let’s make an aquarium. BRING A SHOEBOX Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Jan 20
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Do penguins like the cold? Let’s make some & find out! Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Jan 27
10-11am


SWING, SWOOP & PLAY: 2-5 yr olds & adult

A parent/child class designed to help your child get their winter wiggles out! We will sing, dance, make music & participate in a variety of activities. Leader: Carrie Chalfin Limit: 10     Fee: $5.00 
Wed - Jan 14
10-10:45am

Wed - Jan 21
10-10:45am


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: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Thu - Jan 15, 22, 29 Feb 5, 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: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Tue - Jan 13, 20, 27 Feb 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: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 9     Fee: $75.00 
Tue - Jan 13, 20, 27 Feb 3, 10, 17
3:45-4:45pm


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-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: 8     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: 10     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Dec 23
10-11am