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 
Wed - Sep 10, 17, 24 Oct 1, 8, 15
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: $60.00 
Fri - Sep 5
9am-4pm


AUTUMN CORN

Autumn corn is woven with space dyed reed. They are ears of corn with husks, decorated with fall flowers & ribbons. For beginner & advanced basket weavers. Supplies & materials provided. BRING: old scissors & old towel. Leader: Barb Fisher Limit: 8     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Sep 10
1-3pm


AUTUMN WOOL PAINTED LANDSCAPE

Use needles to felt natural fibers, soft wool & alpaca, hand dyed in gorgeous Autumn colors, to “paint” an Autumn landscape art piece suitable for framing. BRING: favorite photo to work from or use one supplied. Supplies included. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Thu - Sep 18
12:30-3:30pm


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 
Sat - Sep 20
10:15-11am


BECKY JOY: MAKE YOUR LANDSCAPES GLOW

Join nationally renowned artist, Becky Joy for a three-day Plein air Landscape Oil workshop. Paint along the Maumee River on the grounds of The 577 Foundation. Begin with a tour of the grounds, then Becky will demonstrate her process, discuss her decisions & share her secrets on how to paint brilliant sunsets. Artists will work on exercises about color, texture & how to develop your own unique voice in your work. Emphasis on how to set a mood or glow to turn an ordinary landscape piece into something extraordinary. Artists will go outside to paint; Becky will give individual instruction & attention. At the end, Becky will assess artists’ progress & offer constructive criticism & suggestions going forward. Lunches included. Questions about workshop, payment, accommodations & cancellation policy contact: Gloria E. Moses, 815-603-8659. Visit www.beckyjoy.com for supply list. REGISTRATION: PAYMENT DUE BY AUGUST 31. EARLY REGISTRATION & PAYMENT BY AUGUST 15 - $50 DISCOUNT!! PAYMENT BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER (IF UNABLE TO PAY BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, CALL 419.874.4174.) Leader: Becky Joy Limit: 16     Fee: $375.00 
Wed - Sep 24 9am-5pm Thu - Sep 25 9am-4pm Fri - Sep 26 9am-4pm

CARVE BABY SHOE OR BOOT: 18 yrs & older

New babies in the family? Commemorate the occasion with a hand carved baby shoe. No babies? Carve a work boot or cowboy boot. No previous experience necessary. Safety & technique discussed. Tools & supplies provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Mon - Sep 15
6-9pm


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 & Brown Sauce for stir-fry & lo mein. BRING: apron & small jar for sauce sample. Meal included. Dishes: Chicken Wings, Crispy Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Rice Noodle Soup with shrimp & meat Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Sep 26
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 & Brown Sauce for stir-fry & lo mein. BRING: apron & small jar for sauce sample. Meal included. Dishes: BBQ Pork Ribs, Crispy Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Rice Noodle Soup with shrimp & meat Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Sep 26
6-8:30pm


CHINGS SPECIAL CHILI SAUCE-SAT 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 & Brown Sauce for stir-fry & lo mein. BRING: apron & small jar for sauce sample. Meal included. Dishes: Sweet & Sour Chicken, Stir fried Noodle with Brown Sauce, Rice Noodle Soup with shrimp & meat Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Sep 27
6-8:30pm


CREATING SOAP FROM SCRATCH

In this hands-on class, create soap from scratch. Learn the cold process method, the safety when working with lye & about different types of soap-making oils to achieve a soap that reflects your needs & desires. BRING: eye goggles, rubber gloves & long-sleeved shirt. Go home with a pound of soap! Leader: Elissa Teal Limit: 12     Fee: $25.00 
Fri - Sep 12
6:30-8:30pm


DANGLE EARRINGS

Learn how to create unique dangle earrings. Make 4 pairs of earrings from a vast selection of designs. beads, findings & chains. No experience needed. BRING: reading glasses (if needed). Leader: Lauren Lake Limit: 16     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Sep 25
6-8:30pm


FALL VEGETABLE ORGANIC GARDENING

Use season extensions; floating row cover or homemade cold frame can extend your salad harvest into fall. Learn techniques to continue fresh salads. Fall is the time to think about building your soil. Now is the time to feed soil for a spring garden; to create new garden beds or amend current beds. Leader: Sister Rita Wienken Limit: 30     Fee: $10.00 
Wed - Sep 3
6-8pm


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 
Mon - Sep 8
6-7:30pm


FOOD & BOTANICALS IN SOAP

Advanced Soap Making. Take soap-making to the next level. Create cold process soaps with natural beauty from the addition of foods; cocoa powder, oatmeal, coffee & more. Discuss & use foods & botanicals suitable for inclusion cold process soaps. Make about 2 pounds of soap to take home. BRING: eye goggles, rubber gloves & long-sleeved shirt. PRE-REQUISITE: must be familiar with making soap from lye, water & oil. Leader: Elissa Teal Limit: 10     Fee: $35.00 
Fri - Sep 19
6:30-8:30pm


GARDEN KEEPSAKE NOTE CARDS

Looking for a greeting card to give someone needing encouragement & will be treasured? Tired of paying high cost & do not have that personal touch? Create your own card with dried flowers & greenery. Supplies, tools, instructions & handouts provided; feel free to bring your own dried flowers & greenery to use. Leader: Cathy Jacks Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Sat - Sep 20
9-9:45am


HERB WALK

Stroll the grounds in search of wild herbs. Learn the identification, folklore & medicinal virtues of common “weeds”. Discuss how to harvest safely, responsibly & basic preparation techniques. BRING: notebook & pen, handouts provided. Rain or shine, be prepared to be outside. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 20     Fee: $10.00 
Thu - Sep 4
6-7:30pm


LEBANESE FALL FLAVORS

Assorted homemade dough ideas using cheese, meat (ground beef mixed with tomatoes & onions) & spinach (dressed with onions & a tad of tartess). All mixed by hand, be surprised how easy this is! Also, make taboolee, an all fresh ingredient salad to go along with the dough option. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azizi Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Sep 19
12:30-4pm


LUNCH LEBANESE STYLE

Seasoned, shredded chicken breast baked & wrapped in a pita with homemade garlic sauce. All natural salad, taboolee, made with parsley, tomatoes, onions & burgul, with tart olive oil/lemon dressing. Cooked, mashed chick peas used as a dip, side dish or spread. Homemade rice pudding with a Lebanese touch. And the signature homemade cheese bread! BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azizi Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Sep 5
12:30-4pm


MAKE A MONSTER: 18 yrs & older

Use a prepared basswood blank to design & carve a monster to delight & amaze. No previous woodcarving experience necessary. Safety & technique discussed. Tools & supplies provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sat - Sep 13
1:30-4:30pm


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 - Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct 7
9:30-11am

Thu - Sep 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9
9:30-11am


NEEDLE FELTED LEAF NECKLACE-BROACH

Use a needle to felt (mesh) natural fibers, soft wool & alpaca into intricate, autumn leaves. Choices of necklace, broach or bracelet. Use this process for surface design & use it on clothes, quilts, purses. Supplies provided. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Mon - Sep 8
5:30-8:30pm


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: 20     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Sep 20
1-4pm


PAPER QUILLING

Learn an art form that is over 500 years old! Try “Paper Quilling.” It is the craft of arranging rolled & shaped strips of paper to make a variety of unique designs. Learn the basic techniques & see a multitude of ways to use them. All skill levels welcome. BRING: ruler, all other materials provided. Leader: Bridget Lee Limit: 15     Fee: $15.00 
Sat - Sep 6
10:30am-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 13
9am-12pm


SEED SAVING & MORE

As fall approaches & plants wind down, take advantage of the opportunity to increase the flowers, fruits & vegetables from your labor for future use & to save money. Learn how to save seeds from plants & how to take soft & hard wood cuttings from trees & shrubs. Seed saving manual included. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Sep 7
2-4pm


STAINED GLASS GARDEN BUTTERFLY

Make a handsome butterfly for your landscape. Included is a bronze stake. Tools & materials provided; no experience needed. www.stevesglassclass.com for picture. Leader: Steve Noblet Limit: 12     Fee: $28.00 
Tue - Sep 30
6:30-9:30pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Celebrate the seasons ahead! Make 6 projects that will include ideas for the holidays with a chocolate treat! Cards for thinking of you, thank you, birthday, masculine & Halloween. Techniques include dry & heat embossing, use of coordinating stamps, die cuts, pearls, rhinestones & glitter. Class for beginner or experienced stampers. Leader: Chris (Shively) Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Tue - Sep 9
6:30-8:30pm


URBAN HOMESTEADING

Fall Is For Garlic. For the best-sized & most favorable bulbs, planting is done in October. Learn how easy it is to plant, care for & harvest. Other fall garden tips will be discussed & a variety of garlic bulbs to take home & plant. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $10.00 
Thu - Sep 18
6:30-8pm


WATERCOLORING ON MONDAYS

Feel creative & want to learn to express your creativity! Enjoy watercolor drawing & painting with individual attention & supervision. The leader will help you finish a painting that will make you proud. SUPPLIES REQUIRED: e-mail hwramirez1@gmail.com for supply list. Leader: Hector Ramirez Limit: 10     Fee: $90.00 
Mon - Sep 22, 29 Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
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 - Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct 7
5-6:30pm

Tue - Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct 7
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 
Thu - Sep 11
6:30-8pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

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

Chopin For Children. Experience classical music through music, movement, literature & art. Leader: Carrie Chalfin Limit: 10     Fee: $10.00 
Wed - Sep 3
10-10:45am


ARTS ADVENTURES-TEDDY BEAR: 2-5 yr olds & adult

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear. Bring your favorite teddy bear as we celebrate “National Teddy Bear Day” through music, movement, literature & art. Leader: Carrie Chalfin Limit: 10     Fee: $10.00 
Wed - Sep 10
10-10:45am


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 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov 7, 14, 21 Dec 5, 12
3:55-5pm


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. No experience necessary! Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Sep 13
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. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Tue - Sep 23
1-2:30pm


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 15, 22, 29 Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov 3
10-10:45am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Let’s make some beautiful corn decorations for fall for our house. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Sep 2
10-11am


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. Have you seen crows on the corn? Let’s make some crows. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Sep 9
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. Fall leaves are beautiful. Let’s make decorations with some. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Sep 16
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Scare crows can be friendly. Make fun ones that won’t scare anyone. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Sep 23
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Trees in the fall look pretty. Create a beautiful tree of your own. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Sep 30
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: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Wed - Sep 10, 17, 24 Oct 1, 8, 15
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: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Thu - Sep 4, 11, 18 Oct 2, 9, 16
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 
Thu - Sep 4, 11, 18 Oct 2, 9, 16
3:45-4:45pm