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 welcome & 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: $80.00 
Fri - Apr 27
9am-4pm


BALANCING & ENERGETIC-CLEARING WITH PENDULUMS

Did you know that pendulums (dowsing) can do more than give you simple yes or no answers for guidance? Do you have questions about utilizing pendulum grids, and how your pendulum(s) can be utilized in your spiritual toolkit? We'll explore all of these questions. Bring your pendulum(s) if you'd like. The instructor will bring various pendulums, and share about their uses. Come ready to take notes. Q&A time will be included. Leader: Diana Marie Limit: 20     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Apr 19
6-8pm


CLAY GREEN MAN GARDEN ART

It’s back!  By popular demand, join us to make your own green man to hang indoors or out.  Using simple clay slab and coil techniques, we will walk you through each step and you will love what you make and best of all- no experience required. Each one will be unique and have its own personality.  577 will finish pieces with a glaze. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 13     Fee: $45.00 
Sat - Apr 28
1:30-4pm


GARDENING IN CONTAINERS

If you lack space or time doesn’t allow you to manage a big garden, look at the flexibility that growing in containers can make for you. This class will share not only vegetable varieties suitable for small spaces, but flowers, trees, and shrubs. Planting techniques, care, and maintenance will set you up to create and enjoy some plants for a single season and others for many years. Some container variety seeds will be given out in this class to get you started! Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Apr 25
6-8pm


HANDCRAFTED ARTISAN PAPER

Make recycled paper by hand. This produces a unique type of paper to be used in many ways. Learn tips & project ideas for creating your special one of a kind art paper. Take home your finished paper art with instructions to do at home. BRING: thirsty bath towel. Leader: Joan Soldenwagner Limit: 12     Fee: $15.00 
Sun - Apr 22
2-3:30pm


MAKE YOUR OWN CLAY TILES

Come learn how to make your own hand built tiles using simple techniques.  You will make between 3-4 tiles (depends on how intricate you want to make yours).  We will show you examples, discuss techniques and discuss ways to display your tiles from things like part of a backsplash to hanging with a nail on a wall. You make and we glaze - no experience needed!  Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 13     Fee: $45.00 
Tue - Apr 24
5:30-8pm


NYONYA COOKING: MALAYSIAN CHINESE CUISINE

In the 15th century, the Chinese started to trade with Malacca, an important trading port for Asia and the Western world, which is part of Malaysia. During the Ming Dynasty, a princess left China to marry the Sultan of Malacca. The male attendants of the princess married local women and their children were the first Peranakan. Males were called Baba, females were called Nyonya. The Nonyas created new cuisines which fused chili spices with Chinese food. From then on, the Chinese and Malay diet consisted of spiced grilled meat, fragrant curries, subtly flavored soup, crisp lightly cooked vegetables, and fiery hot chili flavors in what is known today as Nonya cooking. Learn about the history of Southeast Asian cooking and the secrets of diet and health in Asia. BRING: your apron. Meal is included. Dishes: Expresso Coffee Ribs, Curry Laksa, Garlic Chives Meat Patties, and Coconut Sago. Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Apr 27
11:30am-2pm

Fri - Apr 27
6-8:30pm

Sat - Apr 28
6-8:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY: CUPS AND MUGS

Class provides intermediate & advanced students pottery skill instructions, individual attention & demonstrations. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Apr 28
9am-12pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Everything is coming up flowers! For spring’s arrival, we will celebrate with pastel and bright colors found in nature. Try out different techniques to create six cards for a variety of occasions. To celebrate the amazing women in your life for Mother's Day, let’s create a special card and 3D package, complete with the treats for her. Add some bling with glitter paper, heat embossing, rhinestone and pearl embellishments. All skill levels welcome. Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Apr 23
6:30-8:30pm


SUPERVISED INDIE POTTERY

Love independent pottery time but wish you could ask questions? Have a project you need guidance on while making it? Been awhile since you did indie time? Come for some clay time! PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 9     Fee: $18.00 
Mon - Apr 30
3-5pm


WOODCARVERS CLAY DAY

Many carvers make a small clay model to work out their carving design before starting their wood carvings. We will use Super Sculpy clay to model your own idea for your carving. You will be able to take your sculpture home to bake and use for future reference. Clay, clay tools, armature supplies will be supplied for use in class. Bring your ideas, pictures, and /or drawings to this (almost) anything goes class and enjoy. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $35.00 
Sun - Apr 29
1-4pm


ACRYLIC WAVES CRASHING ON ROCKS

Learn to paint crashing waves on rocks, sea-foam, a sunset sky and birds flying using a variety of brushes, palette knife and sponge techniques. Easy-to-follow guidance! All supplies provided for you to paint a gorgeous seascape on an 11" x 14" canvas. No experience necessary! Bring a sack lunch. Leader: Mary Claire Roe Limit: 12     Fee: $25.00 
Wed - May 23
10am-2:30pm


ADULT POTTERY: 18 yrs & older

A comprehensive adult pottery class! This class is for adult beginners through advanced 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: 13     Fee: $120.00 
Tue - May 22, 29 Jun 5, 12, 19, 26
5:30-7:30pm


ADULT THROWING

Practice your skills on the wheel in this intensive study class. Individual attention, all levels welcomed and 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: $80.00 
Wed - May 30
9am-4pm


ADULT THROWING-HALF DAY

Practice your skills on the wheel in this intensive study class. Individual attention, all levels welcomed and class is set around your individual goals. There will be several demos. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - May 19
1:30-4:30pm


BACKPACKING 101

A 2-hour course that gives you the information you need to safely backpack on your own. This course covers all gear that is necessary and an intro into backcountry skills. Instructor is an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker. Leader: Paul Fuzinski Limit: 20     Fee: $5.00 
Mon - May 14
6-8pm


BASIC BALLOON TWISTING - ADULTS ONLY

Looking for a FUN class that will make you feel like a kid again? Learn the basics of balloon twisting: making animals and objects out of a balloon. Make these for your children, grandchildren, family parties and storytelling or just for the fun of it! Balloons and balloon pumps provided for use during class. Instructions and handouts with ideas will be given. Leader: Cathy Jacks Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Mon - May 14
6-7pm


CALMING WITH REIKI AND SOUND FREQUENCIES

What is Reiki? How can sound frequencies help soothe you daily? With over 30 years of experience in energy work, Diana Marie (Reiki Master, Dowser, and Energy Balancer), will share about Reiki and sound frequencies that help calm and soothe humans, animals and plants. Includes a short group Reiki session, meditation and time for Q&A at the end of the class. Leader: Diana Marie Limit: 20     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - May 2
6-8pm


COOKING WITH FLOWERS AND WEEDS

Just now, many flowers and native greens are in their prime. Wild and cultivated varieties are rich in flavor and nutrition, while offering brilliant colors and a tantalizing departure from grocery store fare. Learn how to prepare a dishes and drinks with pansies, nettles, dandelion, violet, day lily, clover, chickweed, and others. Bring your appetite and adventurous spirit! Note: the exact menu will depend on what's in bloom at the time. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 12     Fee: $30.00 
Sun - May 6
10-11:30am


FULL MOON YOGA

The full moon is a time to release what is no longer needed and harness energy to expand your consciousness and open new doors. Practicing yoga and setting clear intentions during the days surrounding the full moon can greatly assist in opening the mind, body, and spirit to expansive possibilities. We’ll enjoy a playful yoga experience and finish with a guided meditation. You’ll leave with a heightened awareness of all that can be harnessed at this sacred time and learn how to incorporate it into your home practice. Bring: a pen and paper for journaling at the end & a yoga mat (some will be provided). Leader: Angela Zaborowski Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - May 30
6-7:30pm


GARDEN KEEPSAKE NOTECARDS

Create elegant notecards using homegrown flowers and leaves. Learn to press and preserve them to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind flowered parchment paper works of art. All materials supplied, plus instructions and materials to take home. Leader: Joan Soldenwagner Limit: 12     Fee: $18.00 
Sun - May 20
2-3:30pm


HULA HOOP BASICS

Even though hula hooping has been around since the 1950s, it has just taken off as the newest way to exercise and have fun at the same time. Most adults who think they can’t hoop may not be using the right hoop for an adult body. Come learn basic waist hooping in both directions, spiraling off the body, above-the-head spins, and spiraling back on the body. A variety of hoops will be provided so you find the one just right for you. If this class is rained out, it will be rescheduled to May 18. Leader: Jennifer Mowrer Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Fri - May 11
5-7pm


KNOWING YOUR LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN

Do you know that the weeds growing in your lawn and garden can tell you what kind of soil you have and problems in your landscape? What about all of your plants and the bugs that love them? This class will help you examine steps you can take to mix things up in your garden while giving you tips on correcting or curtailing garden problems through plant selection, specific soil amendments, and knowing what to look for. Now is the best time to look at this! Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Tue - May 1
6-8pm


MOTHER-DAUGHTER VISION BOARD CRAFTING

Mothers and daughters - aunts and nieces - BFFs - no matter the relationship, age, or season of life you are in, come spend some time dreaming and crafting side-by-side a vision board that will bring your dreams and intentions closer to reality. You'll cut out images and phrases that speak to you to decorate your vision board. All materials are provided, or you may bring images clipped from magazines or personal photos to use. Attend with someone you love! Leader: Elissa Teal Limit: 12     Fee: $30.00 
Sun - May 6
2-4pm


NO MORE STRESS JUST HAPPINESS

An interactive workshop on living the stress-free life will empower you to reduce negative stress; resolve conflicts; repair relationships; improve communication; strengthen your immune system; balance emotions; prevent sickness & create an understanding of unconditional love & forgiveness. If not completely satisfied, money refunded. Leader: Robert Moyers Limit: 12     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - May 12
1:30-4:30pm


PAPER BEAD TECHNIQUE AND BOOKMARK

Learn the process of rolling paper, sealing it, and glazing it into a beautiful bead. With common household items, you can quickly be creating paper beads. Take the beads you make and create a dangling corded bookmark. Students will also be taking home a paper bead rolling tool (a $12.00 value). All materials will be supplied. Leader: Julie Heitz Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Thu - May 3
3-5pm


PINCH POT ANIMALS

Spend a couple of hours learning how to make pinch pot animals. They’re great for raku or other firings, cute on patios or in your home!  Examples of what we will show:  fish, frogs, lady bugs, bears, penguins and who knows what else we can come up with together?  PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - May 31
5:30-7:30pm


POTTERY & COOKING

In the first three classes, make and glaze hand-built kitchen-inspired pots like plates, bowls & baking dishes. The fourth class, enjoy a cooking class (with recipes to keep) using the pots you made. We’ll eat a festive dinner party with food cooked in our clay pieces! Beginner to advanced students are welcome, and no cooking or pottery skills are required! Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $85.00 
Tue - May 8 Thu -10, 17 Mon -21
6-8pm


QUILLING FRINGED FLOWERS

Come and learn a new technique to enhance your quilling designs. Explore fringed flowers like the pom-pom, solid center, angled, two-color, and multicolor. Make a bunch and use them to decorate a frame or container to take home at the end of class. ALL skill levels welcome. Quilling materials will be provided. Bring: a ruler. Leader: Bridget Lee Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - May 7
6:30-8pm


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: $20.00 
Tue - May 15
5-9pm


REFRESHER CLASS - POTTERY

Are you an indie potter at 577 and looking for some more help or been awhile since you have had a class?  This one is perfect for you! Class provides intermediate and advanced students individual attention and a chance to ask questions. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Wed - May 16
5:30-7:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY: PLATES AND PLATTERS

Class provides intermediate & advanced students pottery skill instructions, individual attention & demonstrations. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - May 19
9am-12pm


SPRING HERB WALK

Many of our common weeds have a lot to offer once you get to know them. Join us as we stroll the grounds in search of wild food and medicine, meeting the herbs in their own environment. We’ll discuss the characteristics, harvesting, use, and lore of some of our best springtime allies. Handouts provided. BRING: notebook and pencil. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 15     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - May 16
6-7:30pm


STAINED GLASS PANELS

Build your own stained glass panel in this two-evening class. No experience is necessary, all tools and materials are provided. Plan to do some work on the project at home in between classes for about an hour or two. There are 6 designs available and many colors of glass to choose from. For a photo of the panel designs email sdnoblet@hotmail.com. Leader: Steve Noblet Limit: 10     Fee: $80.00 
Thu - May 3, 10
6-9pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPER CRAFTS

Get a head start on summer! Come make cards for dads, grads, weddings, birthdays, and summer fun. We will create a two 3D items, one for dad and one for a fun summer treat. Designs will lend themselves to a variety of greetings with a variety of stamping techniques: die cuts, glitter & embellishments, dry/heat emboss, and watercolor. Beginners and seasoned stampers welcome. Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - May 21
6:30-8:30pm


SUMMERTIME MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD

Middle eastern favorites for summer time dinner options, including vegetarian cabbage rolls and vegetarian grape leaves. Great as an appetizer too! Chick pea salad and hummus dip are always a favorite at the table. We’ll also make homemade dough that is so versatile to use. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $25.00 
Wed - May 16
12:30-4:30pm


SUPERVISED INDIE POTTERY

Love independent pottery time but wish you could ask questions? Have a project you need guidance on while  making it? Been awhile since you did indie time? Join Connie for some clay time! PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Fri - May 25
4:30-6:30pm


TAKE GREAT PICTURES

Learn how to take great pictures. We'll be walking the grounds of The 577 Foundation, and learning tips on lighting, composition, and subject matter. New and repeat students are welcome to join the fun. Remember to charge your camera battery before you come! Bring: your favorite camera and comfortable shoes. Leader: Kelly Yetter Limit: 12     Fee: $10.00 
Sat - May 12
1-2:30pm


TEAPOTS WHEEL DEMO

With her 25 years of pottery experience, Julie Beutler will demonstrate on the potter’s wheel the specifics of making teapots. Sip a cup of tea while you watch. She will show you different styles, sizes, finished examples & answer your questions while you watch her throw. Bring: your favorite mug for tea. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $10.00 
Wed - May 9
6-7pm


TREE MEDICINE

While they're not often thought of as "herbs," many trees have medicinal properties, as well as offering food. We'll explore the grounds of the 577 Foundation, meeting several species that dwell here, as well as discussing a few commonly used trees that do not. We'll cover safe and respectful harvesting practices, applications, general methods of preparation, and folklore. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 20     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - May 23
6-7:30pm


YOGA SPRING TRAINING

It’s finally spring and time to get back outside, but our bodies are not always as co-operative as our spirits. This class is designed to provide you with the tools you need to get ready for the physical challenges of all those outdoor activities. Through static stretch postures, flowing sequences and power poses, we will work on the three abilities necessary to have a healthy summer; flexibility, mobility and stability. All equipment provided. Leader: Tara Kestner Limit: 8     Fee: $15.00 
Sat - May 5
9-10:30am


fiber577 WORKSHOP - 3-D FIBER AND ENCAUSTIC

Learn to create beautiful woven encaustic and fiber sculpture. Workshop is perfect for beginners and seasoned artists who have yet to work with encaustic off the panel. No previous experience with encaustic, weaving or sculpture is required. Learn about the encaustic medium, safe studio practices and how to paint fiber with encaustic. We will explore the sculptural possibilities of utilizing traditional weaving techniques with nontraditional materials. You will learn how to create a weaving template, paint fiber, construct fiber strips and use these strips to weave an original 3-D sculpture. The workshop will include demos and provide ample studio work time. Materials used will include fiber, encaustic, wire and twine. Each participant will take home a wonderful piece of art created in this fun and informative workshop! Most materials are provided, but participants should bring scissors for cutting cardboard and fabric; an apron, smock or work shirt; and a notebook and pencil for taking notes. Lunch is provided both days. For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops Leader: Alicia Forestall-Boehm Limit: 10     Fee: $250.00 
Sat - Jun 9 Sun -10
9am-4:30pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - BASKETMAKING

Explore your other fiber side by weaving a lunch basket with a solid oak bottom. You will find many uses for this little gem. If we have time, we may try to complete a small market basket with an oak handle as well. No prior basket making experience is needed to enjoy this class. All tools and supplies will be provided. Lunch is provided both days. For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 6     Fee: $175.00 
Sat - Jun 9 Sun -10
9am-4:30pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - BOGOLANFINI MUDCLOTH MODIFIED

The strikingly simple white design on black background cloth represents the serious artistic manner of communicating important cultural norms of village life in Mali, Africa. Learn about the traditional method of bogolanfini, dyeing cotton cloth with mud, and how that process can be modified two different ways to work outside of Mali. Create your own story designs using local muds on cotton and other natural fiber cloth. Connect with the earth and gain an appreciation of the Mali culture. A simple supply list will be sent to students. Beginners or intermediate dyers welcome in this kitchen-science workshop. Lunch is provided both days. For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops Leader: Judy Dominic Limit: 12     Fee: $180.00 
Sat - Jun 9 Sun -10
9am-4:30pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - FELTED RESISTS & TEXTURES

Felting is an ancient art that has recently grown in popularity. This workshop will give you a strong background in many felting techniques and will challenge both experienced and brand new felting students. We will explore Nuno felting and many textural and graphic effects that can be done in felting. We will start by learning to work with a resist by making a multi-layer 3-D felted flower. Knowing how to work with a resist leads us to being able to make seamless pieces & even add seamless pockets to our purses. These are the same techniques that are used in making seamless felted garments. A large selection of felting tools and supplies will be available for your use. Each student will make a felted 3-D flower, textures samples, and a unique felted or nuno felted purse. After this workshop you will be able to look at felted items and understand the techniques that have been used so you can make your own version of them. To view a video clip of a basic nuno felting process Jeanne made for the TV show; How’s It’s Made, (this clip was translated into 122 languages and had been viewed all over the world). Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9EHNDPDRdU. Contact Jeanne with questions: jsarna@PageAdditions.com or 248-813-8888. Bring 3 or 4 large towels, they will get wet with soapy water. Lunch is provided both days. For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops Leader: Jeanne Norman Sarna Limit: 12     Fee: $170.00 
Sat - Jun 9 Sun -10
9am-4:30pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - MARBLEIZING CLOTH

We will explore the exciting and fun medium of marbleizing on cloth. Traditionally used on paper, marbleizing is an accessible process suitable for all levels of makers. Students will learn the cloth marbleizing process from beginning to end, and will have opportunities to explore within the process utilizing different techniques, fabric types and sizes. We will each begin with a smaller marbling tray (appx. 12" x 12" ) to learn the basic techniques of traditional marbling and allow for further personal experimentation. Once comfortable with this size, we will work larger on silk scarves (24" - 36" square) and/or larger pieces of cloth, depending on each student's preference. Finished marbled cloth may be complete as is, or can be used in other works, such as quilts, book/journal covers, collage, or for digital uploading to fabric printing sites like Spoonflower. Most supplies will be included, and resources for purchasing supplies for future use will be provided. Lunch is provided both days. For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops Leader: Frances Parry Limit: 10     Fee: $200.00 
Sat - Jun 9 Sun -10
9am-4:30pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

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. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - Apr 26
1:30-3pm


HOMESCHOOL POTTERY: 8-14 yr olds

Your child will enjoy an exploration of hand built pottery projects. Make projects using different techniques such as coils, pinch, slab, or extruded clay techniques. Paint them with colored slips & 577 will finish pieces with a clear glaze. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Apr 25
2-4pm


ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR KIDS:3rd-6th grds

Your child will learn basic painting techniques as we work to complete a fun and loose bouquet of flowers on 11 X 14 canvas. All materials provided. BRING: Apron or wear old clothes (acrylic paints can stain). Leader: Connie Stose Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - May 24
5-7pm


CHILDRENS GARDEN PLAY EXPERTS: Pre-K-8 year olds

Calling all children who are experts at playing! The 577 Foundation’s Children’s Garden needs your advice. Come play here and tell us what you think we should do to make it even better. Bring your parent (or a caregiver), your siblings, and your adventurous spirit! Snacks will be provided. Leader: Jodi Haney Limit: 20     Fee: $0.00 
Wed - May 9
4:30-6pm

Tue - May 22
4:30-6pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 1st-12th grd w/adult

You and your child will explore hand-built pottery! We will demonstrate techniques like coils, pinch, slab, extruded clay. You can make projects together or individually. Decorate with colored slips. We will finish pieces with a clear glaze. No experience necessary! Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - May 12
10am-12pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 4 yr olds-K with adult

You and your child can make hand-built pottery projects together or individually from our demonstrations! Work with coils, pinch, slab or extruded clay. Decorate with colored slips. We will finish pieces with a clear glaze. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Fri - May 18
9:30-11am


ORIENTEERING ADVENTURE: 8-12 year olds & Adult

You and your child will learn the basics of how to use a map and compass. We will explore the grounds of the 577 Foundation and using a compass to find our way. Each child will get to take their compass home with them. Fee is $10 per child - adults are free but must attend with their child or children. Leader: Paul Fuzinski Limit: 6     Fee: $10.00 
Sun - May 20
10-11:30am


GARDEN EXPLORER CAMP: Entering 3rd-5th grd

Get outside, get dirty & have fun! A week-long garden camp full of garden activities & hands-on experiences in nature. Help create a rainbow garden here, learn about pollinators and the plants that love them, plant some sunflowers to take home and help build a solar oven including making your very own tasty treat. These are just some of the many exciting things that fill this week with FUN and ADVENTURE! Bring sunscreen, water bottle, and a snack for break. Dress for the weather. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $75.00 
Mon - Jun 11 Tue -12 Wed -13 Thu -14 Fri -15
9am-12pm


SLAB OF SUMMER: Entering 3rd-5th grd

Spend 5 fun filled afternoons with our pottery staff exploring hand building and wheel techniques making several projects throughout the week!, We will also learn about glazes & weather permitting, we will finish the week with a raku firing (a special Japanese style outdoor kiln). Don’t miss this exciting class!  Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Mon - Jul 16 Tue -17 Wed -18 Thu -19 Fri -20
2-4pm


SLAB OF SUMMER: Entering 6th-12th grd

Fun in the summer time with clay! With summer as our inspiration, the students will make interesting projects in a relaxed atmosphere on the lovely 577 grounds!  We will focus on both hand building and throwing techniques.  We will also learn about glazes & weather permitting, finish the week with a raku firing (a special Japanese style outdoor kiln). Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Mon - Jul 23 Tue -24 Wed -25 Thu -26 Fri -27
2-4pm


SLAB OF SUMMER: Entering K-2nd grd

Spend 5 mornings exploring clay! Using nature and the beautiful 577 grounds as our inspiration, we will be making a new project daily.  We will explore all kinds of hand building techniques and as a special treat, try the potter’s wheel!  BRING: snack/drink for a break each day! Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $75.00 
Mon - Jul 16 Tue -17 Wed -18 Thu -19 Fri -20
10-11:30am