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 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 - Aug 21, 28 Sep 4, 11, 18, 25
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: Scott Jones 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $80.00 
Fri - Aug 17
9am-4pm


ADULT THROWING-HALF DAY

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. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $40.00 
Wed - Aug 29
1:30-4:30pm


MAKE A CHIP AND DIP

Get ready for family get-together’s, tailgates and entertaining with your own clay chip and dip set. Great for chips and salsa as well as veggies, shrimp, cheeses! We will use basic hand building techniques, no experience in clay needed. 577 will finish pieces with a glaze/stain. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 14     Fee: $45.00 
Sat - Aug 18
2-4:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY - SPOONS AND LADLES

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: $20.00 
Sat - Aug 18
9am-12pm


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: 12     Fee: $18.00 
Thu - Aug 30
5-7pm


ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR ADULTS: AUTUMN RIVER BRIDGE

Learn to paint a foot bridge over a scenic autumn river. Easy-to-follow guidance! All supplies provided to create a scene on a 11" x 14" canvas. No experience necessary! Bring a sack lunch. Leader: Mary Claire Roe Limit: 12     Fee: $25.00 
Wed - Sep 12
10am-2:30pm


ADULT THROWING

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. There will be several demos. Hour lunch break. PRE-REQUISITE: Taken the 577 Adult Pottery Class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $80.00 
Thu - Sep 6
9am-4pm


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 
Sat - Sep 8
1:30-4:30pm

Fri - Sep 28
9am-12pm


AUTUMN HERB WALK

Many of our common wild plants and "weeds," as well as cultivated ornamentals, have a lot to offer once you get to know them. Join us as we explore the grounds in search of food and medicine, meeting the herbs in their natural environment. We’ll discuss the characteristics, harvesting, use, and lore of plants that are at their prime at this time of year. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 20     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Sep 19
6-7:30pm


AUTUMN PLATTER AND ACORN POT

Make a beautiful, autumn-inspired platter, perfect for your Thanksgiving table. We’ll also make a small, lidded pinch pot that looks just like an acorn! All hand building techniques and no previous clay experience needed. 577 will finish pieces with a glaze/stain. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $45.00 
Mon - Sep 10
6-8pm


BASIC BALLOON TWISTING FOR ADULTS

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, storytelling, or just for the fun of it! Balloons and balloon pumps provided for use during class. Leader: Cathy Jacks Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Mon - Sep 10
6-7pm


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: 11     Fee: $35.00 
Sun - Sep 23
1-4pm


CARVE A MAGNIFICENT MUMMY

Start the fall season by carving a yummy mummy to enhance your Halloween décor. Start with a band sawn blank and add the details to personalize your carving. 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 
Sat - Sep 15
1-4pm


CREATE BEAUTIFUL COLD-PROCESS SOAP

Create cold process soaps with beautiful colors and designs. In this hands-on class, we will discuss and use various colorants suitable for cold process soaps and you will create beautiful soap to take home! Please bring your own safety goggles, rubber gloves and long-sleeved shirt. No experience necessary. Leader: Elissa Teal Limit: 10     Fee: $35.00 
Sat - Sep 8
2-4pm


DEHYDRATING PRODUCE AND HERBS

Food preservation isn’t as convoluted as it may seem. Dehydrating is a simple way to enjoy the fruits of your labor far into the season. In this class, we’ll go over techniques, equipment, ideas on what to plant, recipes, and safety. Each participant will create their own dried herb mix to take home. Leader: Rebecca Schooner Limit: 20     Fee: $12.00 
Sun - Sep 16
2-4pm


DRAW OUT YOUR INNER ARTIST

Explore your drawing potential by learning strategies that increase your skills when drawing from observation. Tap into your ability to imagine and invent. We will primarily use pencils, colored pencils, and pens. Bring to the 1st session: a small sketchbook (spiral binding preferred), a #2 or 2B pencil, and a uni-ball or gel pen. Activities will be partly influenced by participants' interests and drawing experience. No experience necessary. Leader: Karen Kakas Limit: 11     Fee: $50.00 
Thu - Sep 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 11, 18
1-3pm


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


HULA HOOP BASICS

Exercise and have fun at the same time! Many adults think they can’t hoop, but they simply aren’t using the right hoop for an adult body. You will learn basic waist hooping, spiraling off the body, above the head spins, and spiraling backon the body. Hoops will be provided so you find the one just right for you. Leader: Jennifer Mowrer Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - Sep 6
5-7pm


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. Leader: Pam Bortz Limit: 8     Fee: $65.00 
Tue - Sep 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16
9:30-11am

Thu - Sep 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 11, 25
9:30-11am


PAPER BEAD EARRINGS

Learn the process of cutting paper, rolling it in to beads, sealing and glazing the beads. Then, use your beads to make a pair of earrings. Keep the paper bead roller so you can continue making beads at home! Leader: Julie Heitz Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Thu - Sep 6
3-5pm


PINCH POT ANIMALS 2.0

Back by popular demand! Pinch pot animals are great for raku or other firings, and cute on patios or in your home. We’ll show examples of fish, frogs, lady bugs, bears, penguins. Who knows what else we can come up with together! PRE-REQUISITE: Taken the 577 Adult Pottery Class. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Sep 12
5:30-7:30pm


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: PET-INSPIRED POTS

Class provides intermediate and advanced students with pottery skills instruction, individual attention, and demonstrations. PREREQUISITE: Taken the 577 Adult Pottery Class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Sep 8
9am-12pm


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


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Welcome Fall! We will be making an apple card that can be used for a thank you, hello, or thinking of you. Projects will include a holiday card, plus three other cards determined by each participants. Projects include a variety of techniques including dry and heat embossing, die cuts, and embellishments. Class is suitable for the beginning or seasoned paper crafter! Come and stamp your stress away! Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Sep 17
6:30-8:30pm


SUPERVISED INDIE POTTERY

Love independent pottery time but wish you could ask questions? Want guidance while working on a project? Been awhile since you did indie time? Join this class! PRE-REQUISITE: Taken the 577 Adult Pottery Class. Leader: Scott Jones 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Fri - Sep 14
6-8pm


YOGA FOR A HEALTHY BODY

When you feel good, you look good. This class gently cultivates a strong and healthy body while giving you a chance to go inward and connect to what feels good to you. We will tap into core strength, release tension in the shoulders and hips and get your energy moving. Beginner friendly, slower paced. Postures will be modified as needed. All equipment supplied. Leader: Tara Kestner Limit: 8     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Sep 5
6-7:30pm


YOGA FOR YOUR HEALTH

Welcome to this beginner yoga class, where we experience movement, mindfulness, and peacefulness. Bring your own mat or use ours. Leader: Pam Bortz Limit: 8     Fee: $65.00 
Tue - Sep 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16
5:15-6:45pm


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 meditation techniques to 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 - Sep 13
6:30-8pm


YOGA WITH CRYSTALS

We’ll explore the healing properties of crystals and how to incorporate these precious gems into our yoga practice. Each participant will receive a rose quartz crystal to keep and to use during this gentle heart-opening yoga practice. Leader: Angela Zaborowski Limit: 8     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Sep 7
5:30-7pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR KIDS:3rd-6th grds

Your child will learn basic painting techniques as we work to complete a monarch butterfly 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 - Sep 13
5-7pm


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: $65.00 
Fri - Sep 14, 21, 28 Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 2, 9, 16, 30 Dec 7, 14
3:55-5pm


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


MUSICAL JAMBOREE: 2-4 yr olds & adult

Come and make music in this class designed for preschoolers. We will dance, play games, sing, listen to stories, and use toy musical instruments to make our own music. Take home a set of lollipops and a CD with most of the songs on it the first day of class. Leader: Elaine Sneider Limit: 12     Fee: $60.00 
Mon - Sep 17, 24 Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 5
10-10:45am


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: 6     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - Sep 22
10am-12pm


ORIENTEERING ADVENTURE: 2nd-8th Grade w/ 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 per child, but their parent or caregiver must attend with them (at no charge). Leader: Paul Fuzinski Limit: 10     Fee: $10.00 
Sun - Sep 9
10-11:30am


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, and finishing pieces with high and low fire glazes. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Mon - 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 and wheel projects. The course will feature extruded work, slab work, and potter’s wheel skills. They will glaze and learn a more in-depth understanding of firing. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Tue - Sep 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16
4-5:30pm


YOUTH POTTERY: K-2nd grds

Have fun with clay! In this six-week class. learn to make pinch, extruded, slab, coil pots & other fun hand built projects. Learn about glazing and take home several pieces. Leader: Connie Stose 577 Staff Limit: 9     Fee: $75.00 
Fri - Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct 5, 19
4:30-5:30pm