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

Practice your skills on the wheel in this intensive study class. All levels welcome. Students will be given individual attention and class is set around students’ individual goals. PRE-REQUISITE: Taken the 577 Adult Pottery Class. Leader: Scott Jones 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $40.00 
Fri - Sep 28
9am-12pm


CARVE A FAT CAT HALLOWEEN FELINE

Start with a basswood turning to carve a Halloween cat. Paint you cat as a Halloween cat or to match a kitty that you know. All levels of carving expertise are welcome. Safety, sharpening and technique will be discussed. All tools, safety equipment and blanks will be provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $35.00 
Sun - Sep 23
1-4pm


GARDEN KEEPSAKE NOTECARDS

Create elegant notecards using homegrown flowers and leaves. Learn to press and preserve them to make beautiful, one-of-akind 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 - Sep 30
2-3:30pm


HARVEST MEDICINE

Autumn is a bountiful season, when we bolster both our pantries and our health for the winter ahead. Come learn the benefits of seasonal foods such as apples, squash, nuts and seeds, grapes, honey, and of course hardy herbs and spices. We'll discuss how they can be used in our everyday diets as well as to address acute issues. Bring your notebook and your appetite! Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 12     Fee: $25.00 
Wed - Sep 26
6-8pm


HOOPONOPONO - HAWAIIAN PRACTICE OF FORGIVENESS

Hooponopono means to make right in the Hawaiian language. It is a method for achieving happiness, health, peace and wealth. This class will provide guidance on how to clean imbalances, and release events and unconscious patterns in your life that are holding you back. There will be time allotted to discuss specific examples of how to apply Hooponopono, as well as a meditation session. Leader: Diana Marie Limit: 20     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Sep 24
6-8pm


SALADS SALADS AND MORE SALADS

Do you think you’ve had your last salad from your garden as cool weather approaches? Nah! Don’t let cool weather put you off from growing lettuces and other greens. This class will set you up with some hardy seed varieties and provide lots of tips to keep you growing! Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Sep 20
6-8pm


SATURDAY POTTERY: SLAB VASES

Class provides intermediate and advanced students with pottery skills instruction, individual attention, and demonstrations. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Sep 29
9am-12pm


ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP - RUSTIC AUTUMN BARN

Learn to paint an autumn scene featuring a rustic old barn and weather fence, colorful fall trees, golden field, and bright evening sky with birds flying. Easy to-follow- guidance! All supplies provided for you to create a warm autumn scene! No experience necessary! Bring a sack lunch. Leader: Mary Claire Roe Limit: 12     Fee: $25.00 
Wed - Oct 17
10am-2:30pm


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 
Sat - Oct 6
9am-12pm

Sat - Oct 6
1:30-4:30pm


CARVE A FALL SCARECROW

The Fall season makes us think of harvest, mums, leaves changing colors and Scarecrows! Carve a delightful Scarecrow for your home or give as a gift. All levels of carving expertise are welcome. Safety, sharpening and technique will be discussed. All tools, safety equipment and blanks will be provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $35.00 
Tue - Oct 16
6-9pm


CARVE A GATHERING OF GHASTLY GHOSTIES

We know that Halloween ghosts like to congregate in groups to engage in their ghostly activities. Carve a grouping of ghastly ghosties for your Halloween Décor. All levels of carving expertise are welcome. Safety, sharpening and technique will be discussed. All tools, safety equipment and blanks will be provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $35.00 
Fri - Oct 5
6-9pm


CHAKRA 101 FOR BEGINNERS

Have you heard the term "Chakra", and wondered what it meant? This class will explain the seven common Chakras, and will discuss the benefit of having your Chakras in balance for your body, mind and spirit; how your Chakras impact you; and what you can do to balance them. Be prepared to take notes. Leader: Diana Marie Limit: 20     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Oct 13
2-4pm


EASY AND DELICIOUS HOMEMADE BREAD

Ah! The smell and the taste of freshly baked bread! Come and learn how, using a simple technique, you can make homemade bread to delight your taste buds. You don’t need a lot of time nor any special equipment to enjoy freshly baked bread every day. Bring your apron as well as your taste buds and sample some delightful French baguette, fougasse, rye bread and more. You will make a batch of dough and take it home to bake! Leader: Elissa Teal Limit: 15     Fee: $35.00 
Sat - Oct 20
2-4pm


EVENING POTTERY - COOKIE PLATES

Make 2 cookie plates, one for yourself and one to give. You can decorate for an upcoming holiday or a family special day plate or just simple stamping! We will show you many examples! You do the making & decorating, we do the glazing! No experience needed, we will guide you through the process! Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $45.00 
Tue - Oct 30
5:30-7:30pm


FALL INTO QUILLING

Come and learn some new techniques to enhance you quilling designs. Explore alternate side looping (ASL) and bee hiving PLUS the latest trend, on edge, to do lettering and create pieces for fall. In addition there will be a class in November & early December to learn other techniques which you can then put all together to create home decor or a unique gift for the holidays. ALL skill levels welcome. Just bring a ruler, everything else will be provided! Leader: Bridget Lee Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Tue - Oct 23
6:30-8pm


FALL IS FOR BULBS AND MORE

October is bulb month for a variety of things that will allow you a jumpstart your next garden season. Whether you love the colors bulbs bring in the spring, or love growing your own garlic for later in the summer, this class will send you home with both. Also, lots of tips and information on soil amending, sheet mulching and how the use of cover crops might help you in the future. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Oct 7
2-4pm


FOOD OVER MEDICINE

Participate in an interactive discussion about diet, lifestyle, and health care. You’ll become informed about the latest and best scientific information about health that will allow you to make the most informed decisions for you and your family! Leader: Jennifer Mowrer Limit: 20     Fee: $15.00 
Mon - Oct 1
7-8:30pm


FULL MOON YOGA

As the New Moon leaves space for darkness & expansion in the sky, it also allows for us to embrace openness & vast possibilities for our future. This is a perfect time to dive inward and renew your spirit and reclaim your purpose. Throughout this gentle yoga practice we will tune inward, renew & recharge as intentions are set for the beginning of the moon cycle. A guided meditation will end the practice. Please bring a yoga mat (some will be provided) and pen & paper for journaling if desired. Leader: Angela Zaborowski Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Mon - Oct 8
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: $15.00 
Sun - Oct 14
2-3:30pm


HERBS FOR THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

As we transition into colder weather and more time indoors, it's a good time to brush up on how to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy. In this class, we'll go through an overview of the immune system, then discuss specific foods and herbs that are helpful both to support everyday wellness and address acute illnesses, particularly the colds and flus that tend to arise in winter. Specific recipes and techniques will be given. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 15     Fee: $15.00 
Tue - Oct 9
6-7:30pm


HERBS OF THE CAULDRON

The word "witch" can mean many things, and often has a negative connotation. However, in many cultures they have historically been among our most revered healers, naturalists, counselors & wise-women. Explore the truth behind the stereotypes & symbolism, discuss theways in which modern herbalists follow a similar path, and delve into the home remedies & old wives' tales that are our legacy. This will also be a time to share stories & honor our ancestors. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 12     Fee: $10.00 
Thu - Oct 25
6:30-8pm


HOLIDAY POTTERY - POLAR BEAR AND PENGUIN

Make a cool polar bear sculpture and cute penguin. You do the making & decorating, we do the glazing! No experience needed, we will guide you through the process. Great for yourself or as a Christmas present! Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $45.00 
Thu - Oct 4
5:30-7:30pm


HOLIDAY POTTERY-SNOWMAN AND ORNAMENTS

Make a cute snowman sculpture and 2-3 ornaments, all great as gifts or to decorate your own home. You do the making & decorating, we do the glazing! No experience needed, we will guide you through the process. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $45.00 
Sat - Oct 20
2-4pm


ITALIAN 101 - MEATBALLS SAUSAGE AND PASTA

You’ll learn how to make your own signature meatballs and sausage, and how to use them in pasta dishes like lasagna, baked ziti, and more. Mangiamo! Leader: Diana DePasquale Limit: 15     Fee: $25.00 
Sun - Oct 21
1-3pm


LETS TALK ABOUT ART

What are ways to more fully respond to works of art? You will learn strategies and approaches to thinking and talking about art that can enhance your encounters with works off art, whether in museums, at art fairs, online, or elsewhere. We'll also consider how viewing works of art affects us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. There will be a few art game strategies as well as encounters with art works from other cultures. Required: Your curiosity and interest in exploring "art talk" Leader: Karen Kakas Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Oct 10, 17
6:30-8:30pm


LIDDED POTS WHEEL DEMO

Join our very own Scott Jones for a cool one hour demo on the wheel showing how to throw lidded pots like casseroles, ginger and storage jars. He will show finished examples & answer your questions while you watch him throw. Leader: Scott Jones 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $10.00 
Fri - Oct 26
5-6pm


MASTERING MEDITATION

Pam Summons, a student for 26 years of peace advocate and meditation master Sri Chinmoy, will be offering a series of 3 meditation classes. The classes offered are open to anyone interested in finding inner peace, quieting the mind, and nurturing their spirituality. Leader: Pam Summons Limit: 20     Fee: $0.00 
Wed - Oct 24 Nov 7, 14
7-8:30pm


MORNING YOGA FOR YOUR HEALTH

Welcome to this beginner yoga class, where we experience movement, mindfulness, and peacefulness. Bring your own mat or use ours. Due to limited space, please register for either Morning Yoga for Your Health OR Yoga For Your Health. Leader: Pam Bortz Limit: 8     Fee: $65.00 
Tue - Oct 23, 30 Nov 6, 13, 27 Dec 4
9:30-11am


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 
Mon - Oct 22
5-9pm


SATURDAY POTTERY SLIP TRANSFERS

FEATURING: SLIP TRANSFERS & TECHNIQUES NEW!!! This class will include a new technique with slip transfers and they will be provided to you to use in class (or keep for future use). Email Julie for examples of technique. 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: 16     Fee: $30.00 
Sat - Oct 20
9am-12pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Fall is in full color as will your projects be this month! We will create an adorable Halloween card and treat container for the ghost or goblin in your life! Cards will include a variety of fall color combinations and will be suitable for the occasion of your choice - thinking of you, thank you, get well, birthday or sympathy. With the holidays not that far away, we will make one easy to duplicate Christmas card so that you can get started on your holiday card making! All six projects will include a variety of stamping techniques including "ghosting", dry & heat embossing, the use of die cuts, embellishments and some bling! Class is suitable for the beginner or seasoned crafter. Come stamp your stress away! Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Oct 15
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: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Thu - Oct 25
4:30-6:30pm


YOGA FOR YOUR HEALTH

Welcome to this beginner yoga class, where we experience movement, mindfulness, and peacefulness. Bring your own mat or use ours. Due to limited space, please register for either Morning Yoga for Your Health OR Yoga For Your Health. Leader: Pam Bortz Limit: 8     Fee: $65.00 
Tue - Oct 23, 30 Nov 6, 13, 27 Dec 4
5:15-6:45pm


YOGA WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

Incorporating essential oils into your yoga practice can greatly enhance the experience. In this beginner-friendly class, we will move through a gentle yoga class, pausing occasionally to use various essential oils which will ground, invigorate and relax you. The yoga practice will focus on flexibility, strength and breath awareness. All oils and equipment are provided. Leader: Tara Kestner Limit: 8     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Oct 3
6-7:30pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

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! Fee is per youth and per adult. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Sep 29
2-4pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 4 yr olds-K with adult

Adult and 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. Fee is per youth and per adult. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Sep 26
1-2:30pm


NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE: Beginner-3rd grd-Adult

For adults and children 8 or older; parents are encouraged to accompany younger children. David Rogers, an accomplished teacher, performer, and composer, will teach flute posture basics, instrument care, beginning and ending notes, and creating songs. Participants will receive their own six-hole Native American style flute to keep, as well as a fingering chart, & sheet music for a traditional song. Leader: David Rogers Limit: 5     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - Sep 22
10am-12pm


NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE: Intermediate-4th grd-Adult

Continue to develop your ability to play the Native American flute. Prerequisites: must have your own 5-or 6-hole Native American flute, and must be able to play the Native American flute’s natural scale (referred to as the minor pentatonic scale). Class includes a review of performance basics, embellishments, vibrato, special effects, forms of articulation, printed guide to reading music, guide to reading Nakai Tablature, creating and writing down your own songs, and the distribution of two original songs, one a solo and the other a duet for two Native American flutes of the same key. BRING: your 5- or 6-hole Native American flute to class with you. Leader: David Rogers Limit: 6     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - Sep 22
1-3pm


ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR KIDS:3rd-6th grds

Your child will learn basic painting techniques as we work to complete a fall themed painting featuring a furry squirrel 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 
Mon - Oct 22
5-7pm


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. Fee is $20 per youth and per adult Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Oct 28
10am-12pm

Sun - Oct 28
2-4pm


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. Fee is $15 per youth and per adult Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - Oct 18
1-2:30pm


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 - Oct 23
10am-12pm


YOUTH POTTERY: 3rd-5th grds

Let your child experience the fun of working in clay! Learn the basics of hand building with neat projects using techniques like slab, coils, pinch pots, extruder and much more! Learn about glazing & finish their pieces with high & low fire glazes. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Mon - Oct 29 Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 Dec 3
4-5:30pm


YOUTH POTTERY: 6th-12th grds

Students will focus on developing their creative side in many hand built projects. The course will feature extruded work, slab work, pinch, coils and much more. They will glaze & get an understanding of firing. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Mon - Oct 29 Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 Dec 3
6-7:30pm