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    • Wed, August 01, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Fri, August 01, 2025
    • New Dimensions Studio upper & lower levels
    Register

       Open Studio

    You may only use open studio if you have previously taken a class at Womanspace.  Please check the studio availability by clicking the link below to view the calendar.   You may pay here for use of the Lower Clay Studio or Upper New Dimensions Studio.  Please indicate on the sign-in sheet in the studio that you paid on the website, how much and what the payment was for.   Thank you

    • Open Studio cost is $5.00 per hour or $20 for 4 hours or more, for use of either the upper studio or clay studio.
    • Clay costs are $15.00 for a 12.5 pound bag of clay or $1.50 per pound, this cost includes the use of glazes and firing.
    • Firing and Glaze fee for Non-Womanspace clay pieces is as follows per piece:  $1.00 for 1-2 lb piece; $2.00 for 3-4 lb piece; $3.00 for 5 lb and up.  (Approximate weight and size of each piece)                                                                                                                   
    •  Check studio availability  https://womanspace.wildapricot.org/Calendar 
    • Thu, May 09, 2019
    • Thu, August 08, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery (Holistic Health Room in Nov)
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays, May 9, June 13, July 11, & August 8

    6:30-8:00pm

    Facilitators:  Angela Schmidt, PhD and Gina Wise

    This group is designed for women who want to explore their spiritual journey internally and with others. It is open to women who are looking for new energy and support as they examine their relationships, life passion, losses, talents and other processes that contribute significantly to their life journeys. Continuity and confidentiality are required.

    This group is now open to everyone

    Register by 5/7

    • Mon, May 20, 2019
    • Mon, August 19, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed

    Mondays, May 20, June 17, July 15, & August 19
    6:30-9:00pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    This group is for members who share the events of their lives with one another on a deep level. Since the content of this group is "LIFE," women reflect on the learnings, patterns, relationships and spiritual growth opportunities that life presents every day. Regular attendance and confidentiality are requirements. Current group is full. See note below regarding a new Seekers group.**

    **Note: Interested in joining a new group? Contact Elaine. With enough inquiries, Seekers2 will form.

    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • Tue, June 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25

    11:00am-Noon

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once or twice a week!  Whatever fits your schedule! 

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by day before start of class.


    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • Tue, June 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Cancelled: Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25

    6:00-8:00pm

    Facilitator:  Diane Johns

    Who were the Goddesses? What are Zephyrs and Flora? Where is Epping Forest? How do you dance The Queen’s Jig? Come to the Womanspace English Country Dancing classes this summer to ponder the answers to these questions and have fun at the same time! No prior dance experience needed—you just have to be able to walk, skip, and follow directions. Wear soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothes. 

    Note: Words in italics are all names of English country dances. Immigrants to the New World brought these dances to America, along with their Scottish, Irish, and Welsh counterparts, where they developed over time into modern-day Appalachian square and New England contra dancing. 

    Register by 6/2.  Can't attend every session, $12 per class!


    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • Thu, June 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 3
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    Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27th

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    Hatha yoga is a slow-paced gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishing a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the "Ha" - sun/stimulating energy with the "Tha" - moon/calming energy.

    Restorative yoga helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening.  Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by the day prior to class. 

    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • Thu, June 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    The evening class has been cancelled for June- Sign up for July!!

    Thursdays,  June 6, 13, 20, & 27

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle


    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends two days before each class. 


    • Fri, June 07, 2019
    • Fri, June 28, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 1
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    Fridays, June 7, 14, & 28 (No class on June 21 due to International Yoga Day-please join us!)

    10:00-11:00am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by day before start of class.


    • Mon, June 10, 2019
    • Mon, June 24, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, June 10, 17, 24

    10:00-11:30am

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle


    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends the day before each class. 


    • Tue, June 11, 2019
    • Tue, June 25, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 10
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    Tuesdays, June 11 & 25

    9:00 - 10:00am

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

    Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to do this lying down.

    Register by 6/10

    • Wed, June 19, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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      Wednesday, June 19th

    1:00-2:30pm

    Facilitator:  Petrea Meier

    Hiking, camping, fishing, picnics, grilling, or a day at the beach- outdoor fun! Essential oils can make your outdoor experience even better. 
    When playing outdoors, we want to be comfortable, keep pests away, and know how to deal with accidents as they arise. This class will offer you simple, non-toxic solutions to improve your outdoor experience. We will discuss dealing with environmental threats, muscle and skin support, bug control, and even grilling and picnic recipes using essential oils.

    We will make a couple essential oil items to add to your outdoor survival kit.

    Register by 6/18



    • Wed, June 19, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 7
    Register

    Wednesday, June 19th

    5:30-7:00pm

    Facilitator: Denise Nichols

    Bladder leakage is NOT normal and should never be accepted as a NORMAL part of aging or as a natural consequence to giving birth. Yet, statistics show that 1 in 4 women over the age of 18 will develop a pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (PFMD) at some point in their lives.  Education is the key to prevention. Empowering yourself toward learning crucial selfcare tips now can help you reduce or eliminate any symptoms you might notice today. PFMD symptoms can include bladder leakage, urgency/frequency, organ prolapse/pelvic pressure, constipation, painful intercourse, and more.  We will learn what the pelvic floor is, how it affects, and is affected by, everything in your life. In this class you will learn 3 habits that could not only make the difference in taking back bladder control but improving your bowel and sexual health. 

    Register by 6/17

    • Wed, June 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Wednesday, June 19

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    This is a fun and messy class! Just come and have fun! Tres will share her acrylic paint pouring recipe and lots of tips and tricks.  Everything you need including paint, tools and 2 canvases will be provided.  If you have specific colors or tools you want to work with, please feel free to bring them.  If you bring your own paint you will need at least 4 colors of the small bottles of craft paint for each canvas (2 included in this class). 

    Reg by: 6/17


    • Fri, June 21, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace Grounds
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    EXPLORE OUR GARDENS.  WALK OUR LABYRINTH.  SHOP THE VENDOR BOOTHS.  PRACTICE YOGA!

    10AM-1PM

    Last year's Yoga Day celebration was so great, we are doing it again, a little bigger and better! We are fully embracing Rockford Yoga Day, so along with a beautiful practice with Womanspace yoga instructor Keri Knutson, we'll introduce you to some local vendors and activities to connect with! 

    Walk-ins are welcome.  To ensure getting a t-shirt in your size, please register by June 1st!  You can buy a Rockford Yoga Day T-Shirt for the low price of $5! This year, we'll be using Allmade shirts from Rockford Art Deli! RAD is a founding partner of Allmade, which is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and child abandonment in Haiti, while reducing the apparel industry’s impact on the environment. Get more info by clicking the link, but don't forget to mark your t-shirt size when registering. Shirts will be the unisex crew. See the size chart here.

    The vendor fair opens up at 10am!  Come early to check out the vendors, walk the labyrinth, and enjoy the gardens.  The yoga practice starts at 11am! 

    Rain location UW Health Sports Factory, 305 S. Madison St., Rockford

    • Sat, June 22, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion
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    Saturday, June 22nd

    7:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Batee

    Come join us for Gongtopia in the Gardens as the sun begins to set on the longest day of the year! 

    Gongtopia It’s unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Imagine floating in an ocean of sound, where you can let go of all your stress and worries. Gongs, Singing Bowls, Bells, and other instruments ring out, creating waves of vibrations that wash over you. Your body and energy systems are able to realign and recharge, helping to clear out blockages, while leaving you refreshed and reawakened. 

    Advanced Registration is appreciated.  Walk-ins will be welcomed. 

    • Mon, June 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 4
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    Note:  Instructor and Description Changes!

    Mondays, June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Add excitement to ink drawings by enhancing them with color via pencil, marker, watercolor, collage and combinations.  Students will be provided with a variety of potential ideas to explore as they desire.   Students should bring to class: a small selection of waterproof drawing pens (microns)  a variety of ball point pens,  a small selection of inexpensive synthetic brushes, a 7”x10”, or 14" x 17" or larger mixed media drawing pad, a #2 pencil and art eraser. Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Walmart have these supplies.    level:  Intermediate/Advanced      Register by 06/22

    • Mon, June 24, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 16
    Register

    Monday, June 24th
    6:00-9:00p

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    In 1951, Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Her cancerous cells (later known as HeLa) would change the course of medicine forever. Aided by author Rebecca Skloots, Deborah Lacks embarks on a quest to learn more about the mother she never knew and about the unauthorized harvesting of Henrietta’s cells. (Based on the book by Rebecca Skloots.)

    Advanced Registration by the day before is REQUIRED for food counts.  NO WALK-INS.  We start with supper, followed by the film and then a discussion of the film, characters, and artistry.


    • Wed, June 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 7
    Register

    Wednesday, June 26

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Shannon Redden

    Smudging is a symbolic exercise used to cleanse or purify a space. It's found in feng shui practice and many Native American traditions. Come learn how to smudge and create your own smudge stick. Supplies are included but limited so sign up early to save your spot! 

    Register by 6/24


    • Mon, July 01, 2019
    • Mon, July 29, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

    10:00-11:30am

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle

     

    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance.  The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue.  Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs.  Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine.  Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration ends the day before each class. 


    • Mon, July 01, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 19
    Register

    Monday, July 1st

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.


    *Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.

    • Mon, July 01, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    July 1, 8, 15, 22 

    Facilitator:  Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack

    Jean and Linda will help you explore new techniques and skills in pottery. Focusing on wheel throwing, additions, lids, feet, handles, trimming,  creative diversions, glazing and whatever directions the students would like to pursue. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Come and join the fun!  Fee includes up to 25lbs of clay, glazes, and firing. Ages 16+. Int- Adv

    Register by 06/29



    • Mon, July 01, 2019
    • Mon, August 05, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Mondays, 2 sessions:  July 1st and August 5th

    6-7:30pm 

    Facilitator:  Jeannette Diddens

    Description: Session 1: Do you ever wonder why you are emotionally, mentally and physically exhausted? Do you want to not only feel better but learn how to flourish and thrive at work and at home again? In this first session, you will take a short self-care assessment, learn the difference between compassion fatigue and burnout and design your own personal and professional self-care plan. In this engaging first session, you will re-energize your reason to “help” not only yourself but others.

    Description: Session 2: In this second session you will take the short self-care assessment again to examine your personal and professional growth, learn a quick debriefing tool and review what has helped most in the time between sessions.

    Register by 6/29


    • Tue, July 02, 2019
    • Tue, July 30, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 5
    Register

    Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

    11:00am-Noon

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once or twice a week!  Whatever fits your schedule! 

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by day before start of class.


    • Fri, July 05, 2019
    • Fri, July 26, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 0
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    Fridays, July 5, 12, 19, & 26th

    10:00-11:00am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by day before start of class.


    • Sat, July 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Saturday, July 6

    Facilitator: Norm Knott

    Join in this popular annual event as Norm provides you with ideas and some materials to create an amazing Fairy House to leave in the Womanspace Forest. Fun morning family time adventure! This is just in time for the Fairy Festival on July 21st where hundreds of children, adults (and fairies!) journey through the forest hunting for and admiring these creative and fun fairy homes. Come play in our gardens and woods and use natural materials you find or bring your own all-natural materials to create a comfortable dwelling for our forest fairies. Leaves, shells, stone, pet hair, nut shells, feather are moss are just a few ideas that make beautiful additions to any fairy home. Bring your camera, plus garden gloves, hiking shoes, long sleeves and pants for protection from the forest.

    All Ages (Kids 12 and under are free but must register with a paid adult)

    Spend the day doing fun fairy things and sign up for the Fairy garden class. Bring lunch and have a picnic in the garden!

    Register by 7/03

    • Sat, July 06, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register


    Saturday, July 6

    Facilitator: Norm Knott

    Create a special indoor fairy house of your very own! Norm will lead you on a special quest to create a special indoor fairy house. We will be using boxes, birdhouses and gourds to start, but please bring your own favorite container like wooden cigar boxes, small wooden crates, or CD cases. Clean out your craft area (or look through Mom's) and bring items to add to the Fairy exchange table for house and furniture assembly. Also, you can bring any artificial and real things from nature (feathers, moss,pebbles, etc) Anything goes, as long as your fairy will feel cozy in their new home! 

    All Ages (Kids 12 and under are free but must register with an adult)

    Register by 07/03

    • Mon, July 08, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Monday, July 8, 15, 22, 29

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Come ready to learn this enticing new skill!

    Reg by 07/06



    • Mon, July 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Register

    Mondays,  July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Start your week off by doing something you love, while learning to bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This class is an excellent opportunity to work alongside peers who are serious about improving their form, throwing larger pieces and incorporating other methods into your pieces. Instructor will tailer each class to the individual participants throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting and take time to work with each person individually.. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. This class is for you if you if you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box, so come to this “Monday Funday” and let your pottery grow at your own pace. Please bring a list of pottery goals with you or we can work on that together.

    Prerequisite beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval.

    Reg by 07/06



    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays,  July 9, 16, 23, 30

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Learn techniques of hand-building with clay.  Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study, whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm since the sky's the limit! Wheels available for those who are proficient in throwing and wish to incorporate the two. Class includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Additional clay available for purchase. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online.) 

    Register by 07/07


    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • Tue, July 30, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 12
    Register

    Tuesdays, July 9 & 30 (NOTICE CHANGE OF DATE- no class on July 23rd)

    9:00 - 10:00am

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

    Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to do this lying down.

    Register by 7/8

    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 (Skip 7/2) August 6

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory - but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!

    Register by 07/07


    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register


    NEW CLASS!

    Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23, 30

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Intermediate to Advanced students will enjoy instruction tailored to personal interests. These two hour classes are limited in size and designed to suit student goals and ensure progress. Students select art media with which they are most comfortable to pursue individual directions.  If you've already taken a variety of classes in drawing and painting but seek more, or if you've tabled your passion as life intervened, we've got a home for you here. Guided Adventures assumes a comfort level with drawing and/or painting and is not for beginners. 

    Register by 07/07

    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays,  July 9, 16, 23, 30 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgrafitto, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).


    Register by 07/07


    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • Tue, July 30, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 4
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