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-HALF DAY

Learn or expand your throwing skills in this 1/2 day class! Practice 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. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $40.00 
Wed - Nov 22
9am-12pm


BACKPACKING INTRODUCTORY COURSE

An Appalachian Trail thru-hiker will give you the introductory ins & outs of how to have a successful backpacking experience. You will get all the information necessary to be able to confidently head out onto any trail for any length of time. Learn which gear is necessary, how to pack the right amount of food & how to be safe while in the backcountry (even if there are bears!). Participants will receive a backpacking quickstart guide. BRING: your stories & questions! Leader: Paul Fuzinski Limit: 30     Fee: $5.00 
Thu - Nov 30
6:30-8:30pm


CARVE A FOLK-ART STAR OR SANTA

Picture Santa with his arms and legs extended in a star shape ready to display as part of your Holiday décor. Use as package embellishments or hang on your tree! If Santa is not your thing, carve him as a folk-art star to use throughout the year. All levels of carving experience are welcome. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Mon - Nov 27
6-9pm


HOLIDAY POTTERY: COOKIE PLATES

Make two cookie plates - one to give, one to keep! We demonstrate, you make & we glaze! Will be finished just before Christmas. No experience needed. Email jbeutler@577foundation.org, for example. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $45.00 
Mon - Nov 27
2-4:30pm


KITCHEN MEDICINE

Many of our most potent medicines can be found in the average kitchen cabinet. We will talk about the properties of various herbs, spices & foods; how they can be used to maintain & restore our health. Specific applications & recipes discussed, and everyone will bring home some fire cider! Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Tue - Nov 21
6-8pm


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: $18.00 
Tue - Nov 28
6-9pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

With the holidays around the corner, this class will provide you with just the right amount of glitz and glimmer! Create a variety of cards, an ornament, some gift tags and packaging and a treat container with metallics, embossing, sparkle, shimmer, and shine! Techniques include: dry and heat embossing, die cuts, and a unique card fold. Complete a minimum of six projects that are suitable for the beginner or seasoned stamper. Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Nov 29
6:30-8:30pm


A HOLIDAY WREATH

Spend a fun afternoon assembling a beautiful fresh, mixed balsam wreath to add to your holiday décor. Lots of natural materials and ribbons will be provided, but if you have decorations of your own, bring them! BRING: Glue gun and wire cutters. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 26     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Dec 3
2-4pm


ACRYLIC WINTER SLED AND CARDINALS

Learn to paint a vintage winter sled leaning against a tree and adorned with cardinals. Easy to follow guidance! All supplies are provided for you to paint your own warm winter scene on an 11" x 14" canvas. No experience necessary. Bring a sack lunch. Leader: Mary Claire Roe Limit: 14     Fee: $25.00 
Mon - Dec 4
10am-2:30pm


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 
Fri - Dec 15
9am-4pm


ADULT THROWING - HALF DAY

Learn or expand your throwing skills in this 1/2 day class! Practice 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 
Mon - Dec 4
1:30-4:30pm

Sat - Dec 9
1:30-4:30pm


BACKPACKING INTRODUCTORY COURSE

An Appalachian Trail thru-hiker will give you the introductory ins and outs of how to have a successful backpacking experience. You will get all the information necessary to be able to confidently head out onto any trail for any length of time. Learn which gear is necessary, how to pack the right amount of food and how to be safe while in the backcountry (even if there are bears!). Participants will receive a backpacking quickstart guide. BRING: your stories and questions! Leader: Paul Fuzinski Limit: 30     Fee: $5.00 
Fri - Dec 8
6:30-8:30pm


CARVE A FLYING ANGEL

This ethereal angel can be hung from a cord or mounted on a dowel on a base. Complete with a trumpet, she will be fun to carve with lots of room for personalization. Traditional or wacky, this angel will be sure to become a favorite piece of décor. All levels of carving experience are welcome. Safety, sharpening and technique will be discussed. All tools, safety equipment and blanks will be provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Mon - Dec 11
6-9pm


CARVE AN ELF OR FAIRY DOOR

Elves and Fairies need a way to get in to their homes all times of the year—including the Holidays. Customize your door to fit your style and the elves and fairies will be eternally grateful. All levels of carving experience are welcome! Safety, sharpening and technique will be discussed. All tools, safety equipment and blanks will be provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Tue - Dec 19
6-9pm


DECOUPAGING IT

Remember making special gifts as a kid using decoupage? As an adult, it can be easy, fun and creative. Learn to create a unique canvas piece for your home décor or to give as a gift. Supplies provided. To make this project special, BRING: pictures (family or scenery), favorite scrapbook paper, etc. Leader: Cathy Jacks Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Dec 4
6-7:30pm


HERBS FOR THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Supporting the immune system is an important and powerful application of herbalism, but it's also a complex topic. Join us to learn about various herbs that may be used, as well as when and how best to use them, for both prevention and treatment of common illnesses and strengthening our bodies' natural defenses. Helpful foods and other supporting therapies will also be discussed. Take home a bottle of elderberry syrup! Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 20     Fee: $20.00 
Tue - Dec 12
2-3:30pm


HOLIDAY POTTERY: SNOWY OWL AND ORNAMENTS

Just in time for the holidays to give as a gift or enjoy for yourself! Come make a snowy owl sculpture and 6 super cute ornaments. We demonstrate, you make and we glaze! No experience needed. Will be finished before Christmas. For picture, email: jbeutler@577foundation.org. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $45.00 
Sat - Dec 2
2-4:30pm


MIDDLE EASTERN PHYLLO FUN

Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts & held together with syrup or honey. Baklava can also be filled with other alternatives you will enjoy. A short bread cookie called Kaaik; a perfect tea cookie, easy & delicious. We will also make a savory cheesy bread using filo dough. BRING: To Go containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $25.00 
Sat - Dec 16
12:30-4:30pm


MOONLIGHT SUPERVISED INDIE POTTERY

Love independent pottery time but wish you could ask questions? Have a project needing guidance on while making it? Been awhile since you did indie time? Join Scott for some clay time - at night! PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Scott Jones 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Mon - Dec 11
7:15-9:15pm


QUILLING GIFT TAGS

Come make unique gift tags for the upcoming holiday seasons and beyond. Learn the basics of rolling and shaping strips of paper to make a variety of individual designs and then use them to make 4-5 gift tags to add a personalized touch to you gift giving this season. Leader: Bridget Lee Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Fri - Dec 1
6:30-8pm


SATURDAY POTTERY: DARTED COFFEE MUG

FEATURING: DARTED COFFEE MUG Class provides intermediate and advanced students pottery skill instructions, individual attention and demonstrations. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Dec 2
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY: USING SLIPS AND ENGLOBES

FEATURING: USING SLIPS AND ENGOBES Class provides intermediate and advanced students pottery skill instructions, individual attention and demonstrations. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Dec 9
9am-12pm


SOURCE ENERGY 101

With over 30 years of experience in Reiki and energy work, this instructor will explain the step-by-step basics of how to feel “energy”. Learn how to successfully tap into Source-Energy with guided instruction. Learn how to open energy in your palms, and to share energy in a circle. For beginners on their spiritual journey, and those wanting to improve their skills. Question and answer time included, and meditation at the end of the class. Leader: Diane Bishop Limit: 20     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Dec 17
2-4pm


STAINED GLASS SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT

Come and join a jolly group of holiday crafters and make a stained glass snowflake ornament in one evening. No experience necessary. All tools and materials are provided including many colors of glass. For a photo email: sdnoblet@hotmail.com Leader: Steve Noblet Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Thu - Dec 7
6-9pm

Wed - Dec 13
6-9pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Just in time for your last minute packaging, gift tags, hostess treats and cards. Your six projects will coordinate with holiday flair! Cards will include a holiday thank you and a shaker card. We will use a variety of techniques and embellishments! Come have a fun night out and de-stress as you create! Class suitable for the new or experienced paper crafter. Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Dec 18
6:30-8:30pm


SUPERVISED INDIE POTTERY

Love independent pottery time but wish you could ask questions? Have a project needing 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: 9     Fee: $18.00 
Thu - Dec 7
4:30-6:30pm


UNDERSTANDING MINDFULNESS

Learning how practicing mindfulness can help reduce stress, increase attention, wellness, and happiness. Guided breathing, walking, and body scan exercises will be offered. We will practice in chairs, but feel free to bring meditation cushions or body pillows if you prefer. Leader: Deb Hendricks Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Dec 15
7-9pm


WARMING DRINKS FOR WINTER

There's nothing better on a cold winter evening than cuddling up with a nice hot drink. In this class, we'll mix our own warming tea blends, mulling spices, and hot cocoa mix. Of course, we'll discuss the herbal properties of each of the ingredients (many of which you won't find in store-bought varieties) and why we may use them. These make great gifts, or keep them for yourself! Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 15     Fee: $30.00 
Thu - Dec 21
6-8pm


YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF

As wonderful as it may be, the holiday season can tax the nervous and immune systems. This yin yoga class is designed to help stimulate the lymphatic system, while at the same time, soothe the nervous system. The class is slower paced, restorative and designed to provide stress relief and an immunity boost. Equipment provided. Leader: Tara Kestner Limit: 8     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Dec 6
6-7:30pm


YOGA NIDRA INTEGRATIVE MEDITATION

The body has an innate mechanism for maintaining balance and health. Chronic tension and stress weakens our ability to maintain this balance. Learn step-by-step easily practiced meditation techniques to reverse the effects of stress and create a state of physical, mental and emotional relaxation and wellness. BRING: pillows for body support in comfortable lying meditation. Leader: Nancy Sloan Limit: 8     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - Dec 14
6:30-8pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

HOLIDAY 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: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - Nov 30
10-11:30am


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: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Tue - Nov 21
10am-12pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 1st-12th grd w/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. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Dec 17
10am-12pm

Sun - Dec 17
2-4pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 4 yr olds-K 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. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Fri - Dec 8
1-2:30pm


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 and all the fixings await! Leader: Hannah Lehmann Limit: 24     Fee: $7.00 
Sat - Dec 9
1-2pm

Sat - Dec 9
3-4pm


NEW YEARS EVE DAY AT POTTERY BARN: K-Adult

The 577 Foundation is celebrating New Year’s Eve during the day with a Raku activity! Raku is an outdoor pottery firing with finishes unlike any other; rich shiny coppers, rich blues, magenta and yellows, or a crackle white. Come by yourself or bring your family and friends to experience the excitement. Each person gets 2 bisque pots, you apply your choice of glaze and assist in firing your pot in the outdoor kiln. The fired, hot pot is then placed in a metal trash can full of shredded newspaper and there the magic happens! You end up with one-of-a-kind pots to take home. No experience needed! Dress for being outside. Children must attend with at least one adult.  FEE IS PER FAMILY MEMBER, ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 20     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Dec 31
9am-12pm

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