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    • Thu, January 04, 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Thu, January 25, 2018
    • 10:45 AM
    • Womanspace
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25

    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: 1/3

    • Fri, January 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Fri, January 26, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Womanspace
    • 3
    Register

    Fridays, January 5, 12, 19, 26
    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.

    • Thu, January 11, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Thu, April 12, 2018
    • 8:30 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    *Note: due to winter weather conditions, the Jan 11 session has been rescheduled for Jan 18

    Thursdays, Jan 11, Jan 18, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12

    6:30-8:30pm

    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 members of Womanspace 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 open to Womanspace members only.

    For registration information, please call Womanspace 815-877-0118 

    • Mon, January 15, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Mon, April 16, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Mondays, Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16
    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, January 16, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tue, January 30, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 12
    Register

    Tuesdays, January 16, 30

    9:00 - 10:00am

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD
    *
    This class will be taught by Sandra Williams, LCSW

    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 1/15

    • Wed, January 17, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, January 17
    Noon-1:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    Womanspace is a unique creation -- and a true "Rockford Original." In the early 1970s, the "little dream that could" began to grow into Womanspace, the ongoing, self-creating, life-affirming community that exists today. Whether you are a brand-new member or one who has been around here for decades, we invite you to come and revisit the story of Womanspace as our Co-founder shares photos, stories, trends and challenges that have created and continue to create this vibrant community.

    We recognize that this story is important AND that it is far more than just one woman's perspective -- the big story is contained in many individual stories. More attendance = more perspectives = a more complete picture!

    This series will be repeated as an early evening offering beginning in January. So, if you are unable to come during the day, please look for the January-April evening dates.

    Please register by 1/16
    Walk-ins welcome


    • Wed, January 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays, Jan 17, 31, Feb 14, 28, Mar28*, Apr 11, 25, May 9
    *no class on Mar 14

    6:00-8:00pm

    Facilitator:  Debby Gaines

    Every woman has a story to tell. During this special session of Creating Stories/Sharing Lives, our writing will focus on experiences that are most often unique to women. We will explore some areas of our lives through myth and Goddess archetypes while continuing to develop our storytelling skills. Our relationships with our mothers, body image, gender roles, the stages of a woman’s life, are some examples of the topics we will be delving into while staying connected to our mind, body, and soul. No experience with writing is necessary.



    Register by 1/15

    • Wed, January 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays,  January 17, 24, 31

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    This exciting medium is gaining huge popularity in the artistic centers across the country, and opens doors to explore new techniques and effects with oils and cold wax. Cold wax medium will be used with oil paint, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and texturing techniques to create totally unique paintings. Learn about materials and how to use them. All painters are invited—whether you have worked with oils, watercolors, or acrylics. This is new—you will love it! Please bring oil paints and canvas or artboards. Cold wax will be provided.   Reg by: 01/15


    • Wed, January 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    Register

    Wednesdays, Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    Ages 16+. Int.-Adv. Shake off the winter blahs and warm up to some clay! this class is for the intermediate student who wishes to explore new techniques and keep their skills fresh. Topics will be determined by the class but can include; throwing larger forms, lids and handles, bottle forms, incorporating handbuilding into your wheel thrown forms, surface decoration, repeat  throwing, glaze techniques, tool making and more. Demonstrations are presented in a 60-minute workshop format, alternating with open work evenings where individual assistance is available. 
    Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by 1/15

    • Thu, January 18, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Thursdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    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 1/18



    • Sat, January 20, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    Register

    Saturday, January 20

    10am-Noon

    Facilitator: Trish Kalhagen

    You are invited to experience a Vision Board Workshop! This is a great time of year to set goals, dream and tap into your creative side while having fun! Dark chocolate and music will be a part of this gathering. You will discover the importance of creating a Vision Board. Optional: Bring some favorite magazines along with you as we have this time together.


    Register by 1/18

    • Sun, January 21, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, January 21
    5:00-7:00pm


    This is an opportunity for drummers around the region to gather and celebrate the rhythms of earth and life. Anyone with a djembe, dunan frame drum, or any other percussive instrument is welcome. For those interested in exploring, show don't have a drum, we will have a few spares. This group will explore a variety of rhythms, learn to speak through drumming, and develop a camaraderie that invokes the healthy vibrations of the earth. Men, women and teens are heartily welcome to enjoy this circle. Don't be concerned if you are not a strong drummer. Many of us are novices, who come to have fun, learn new things and meet new people.

    Register by 1/18.

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

    • Mon, January 22, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 2
    Register

    Mondays,  January 22 & 29

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Are you a bead fanatic? Come and get your creative juices flowing and use up some of your collection by making a beautiful beaded goddess. Using wire, seed beads,extra fun beads and charms you will make your goddess truly your creation. Bring those favorite trinkets and beads you have been wanting to use. Wire and faces will be provided. You will need to bring: seed beads 2 tubes of one color and 1 tube of another coordinating color, 70 to 100 size 8 beads of a complimentary color. Beading tools will be available, but you may bring your own if you wish. Remember your reading glasses if you need them to see small things!

    Register By: 01/18


    • Mon, January 22, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 18
    Register

    Monday, January 22
    6:00-9:00pm

    Big Eyes
    (2014)(PG-13)

    In the late 1950s and early 1960s, artist Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) achieves unbelievable fame and success with portraits of saucer-eyed waifs. However, no one realizes that his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams) is the real painter behind the brush. Although Margaret is horrified to learn that Walter is passing off her work as his own, she is too meek to protest too loudly. It isn't until the Keanes' marriage comes to an end that the truth finally comes to light.

    Register by 1/21


    • Tue, January 23, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Tue, April 24, 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Tuesdays, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24

    6:30-7:30pm

    Facilitator: Bethany Stiltner

    Get back into your natural groove with rhythmic breathing, guided meditation, meditative drumming. Experience the healing impact of sound through the vibration of drums, singing bowls, shakers, chimes, wood instruments, vocal toning, and maybe even some movement. "Group drumming ... is transcendent. It empowers people to more effectively express themselves, while enabling them to move beyond their perceived limitations and put back into their lives what is missing." Barry Bitman, MD, CEO Mind-Body Wellness Center

    For maximum health benefits attend all four monthly groups. Come find your balance!

    No prior musical experience necessary, instruments provided and you can bring your own if you have them.

    Register by 2 days prior to start of class


    • Wed, January 24, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 9
    Register

    Wednesday, January 24

    Noon - 1:00pm

    Facilitator: Delinda Grindle, LCSW

    When someone we love dies, we begin a grief journey that is often frightening, painful, lonely and at times overwhelming. In order to move towards healing, we need to be willing to learn about and understand the grief process. We need to give ourselves the permission, time and compassion to mourn our loss. This lunch and learn will introduce the natural process of grief, how to move towards healing, and how to best support and companion each other in this life-changing journey.


    Please register by 1/22
    Walk-ins welcome


    • Fri, January 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Make a Wall Hanging or Planter

     Friday, January 26

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

    Get ready and spring into an early start for enhancing your garden with unique handmade items of functional garden ware. Come make your own planters, bird house, feeder and other garden themed items. Sign up for the entire series or try one class. Each class will have a different instructional theme or come with your own ideas.

    Handbuilding with the introduction of templates, textures, slips, carving and different finishing techniques is the primary focus. All levels welcome, no prior clay experience is needed but appropriate for all levels and those wanting to try a different clay body. All classes will have a demo, but participants are open to work on their own design.  *Due to the nature of this class we will only be using low fire, terra cotta clay, No exceptions.  Price of class includes 1 - 12.5 lb bag of clay and one firing. Additional firing and use of studio at open studio rates will apply. Bring a sack lunch for afternoon break.

    Register by 1/22


    • Sat, January 27, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    Registration is closed

    I like Big Bowl and I cannot lie! 

    Saturday,  January 27

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    This 60 minute presentation followed by an hour on the wheel with guidance is designed to get the intermediate student throwing larger bowls, an intimidating feat for many. Demonstrated strategies that will help guarantee success and repeatability for bowls 10 lbs and larger will enable students to increase their throwing repertoire. Methods to ease centering larger amounts will also be included, throwing larger does not need super human strength! This is a 2 hour workshop with the option to stay 2 additional hours for the cost of open studio time. Up to 25 lbs of clay is included and more can be purchased as needed. Please bring your own bats if you wish to take bowls home, finishing and glazing at Womanspace is subject to available open studio times and fees.   Intermediate-Advanced

    Please sign up no later than 2 weeks before the class.

    Register by 1/13

    • Sun, January 28, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Sunday, January 28
    10:00am-5:00pm

    Facilitated by Elaine Hirschenberger

    Allow yourself conscious time to slow down, to savor the quiet and to enjoy being. Get back in touch with your self through meditation, writing, dreaming, walking in the woods, “playing” in the art studio. Elaine will suggest some journaling “prompts” that may guide your reflection through either the written word or creative imaging. This retreat day of silence will allow you the hours to fit whatever your soul is longing for. 

    Lunch and afternoon snack provided.

    Register by 1/26

    • Mon, January 29, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Mon, April 30, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 30

    1:00-3:00pm

    Facilitated by: Marsha Hosfeld

    In this workshop series, we will discuss the typical genealogy resources and creative ways to use them, as well as problem-solving techniques when primary sources are not available. Each class will include time to ask questions and get assistance with your own research into your family history. Bring a laptop if you have one. Forms and source lists will be provided.

    January 29 - Let's Grow a Tree we will go over forms, software, online options for trees, and then start doing research

    February 26 - Let's Find Records we will talk about Census reports, Birth-Marriage-Death certificates, and Military records as well as doing our own research

    March 26 - Let's Look at Newspaper we will talk about free and subscription newspaper sites, as well City Directories and County Histories, and then ... research

    April 30 - Let's Talk DNA  we will discuss different sites and their tests and strategies for using the results as well as doing our own research

    Register by two days before start of class

    • Mon, January 29, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace
    • 15
    Register


    Monday, January 29 

    6:00-8:00pm

    Facilitator: Brett Nicklaus, CFP (r)

    Now more than ever women are the CFO of their households, businesses and even their parents' financial lives. If you would like to learn more or refresh yourself on various tools and strategies, join us for an interactive forum discussion the many areas of financial planning. We will discuss the various steps of developing a Financial Plan, the products available to you and the purpose of each one. We will also examine the differences between non-qualified and qualified money, Traditional IRA, Roth IRA and a 401K plan and how to prepare for and maximize your Social Security Benefits.

    • Tue, January 30, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesday,  January 30

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Learn the beginning basics of crochet in this one time class. You will learn how to chain, single, double and treble crochet. We will also discuss how to read a pattern, different types of hooks and yarn selection. All supplies provided, you will go home with a crochet hook and yarn to practice with.  Register By: 01/25



    • Thu, February 01, 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Thu, February 22, 2018
    • 10:45 AM
    • Womanspace
    • 13
    Register

    Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22

    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: 1/31

    • Thu, February 01, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 4
    Register

    Thursday,  February 1

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Learn the beginning basics of crochet in this one time class. You will learn how to chain, single, double and treble crochet. We will also discuss how to read a pattern, different types of hooks and yarn selection. All supplies provided, you will go home with a crochet hook and yarn to practice with.  Register By: 01/29



    • Thu, February 01, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Thu, February 22, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
    5:30-6:30pm

    Facilitated by Sandra Williams, LCSW

    Have you ever wondered WHAT meditation and mindfulness are and the history behind these practices? Have you ever wondered WHY you would want to practice them? Are you curious HOW your mind, emotions, body and spiritual practice may be affected and helped by meditation and mindfulness? Do you want to explore HOW you can meditate and practice mindfulness? We will explore all of these questions AND PRACTICE forms of meditation and mindfulness each week. If you would like to have a greater sense of calm, be more present in your daily life, be more alert, be more energized day-to-day or experience more joy in life, this is the class to get you started.

    Register by 1/30

    • Fri, February 02, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Fri, February 23, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Womanspace
    • 11
    Register

    Fridays, February 2, 9, 16, 23
    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.


    • Sun, February 04, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace
    • 13
    Register

    Sundays, February 4, 11, 18, 25
    6:00-8:00pm

    Location: William Reif Gallery

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    Helen will share with everyone the great joy of traditional hand drumming from Guinea, West Africa. Come be a part of this joyful group where we come together as a small village and enjoy the uplifting beauty of the traditional hand drumming ensemble. You will learn basic rhythms on dunun drums and the djembe accompaniment parts. You’ll also learn the origins of each rhythm, receive expert instruction on all instruments in the traditional djembe orchestra and deepen your understanding of the place of music, dance and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels - beginner to professional. All levels are welcome!

    Drums provided. Please bring your own if you have one.

    Early Bird Registration Ends November 30!

    • Mon, February 05, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20
    Register

    Monday, February 5

    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.

    Register by 2/2*

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

    • Tue, February 06, 2018
    • 4:45 PM
    • Tue, February 27, 2018
    • 5:45 PM
    • Media Room
    • 15

    Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27
    CLASS CANCELLED

    4:45 - 5:45pm

    Facilitator: Taunia May

    The perfect class for those wanting to move at their own pace. A great way to get back to basics, back to our bodies and fine tune our movement mechanics. Open to those who are looking for a gentle approach to Pilates basics. In addition, the instructor provides class participants with movement options and modifications to ensure that each person is working safely and at her/his appropriate level of challenge. With regular attendance, students will experience increased strength, flexibility, and stamina.


    Register by 2/4




    • Wed, February 07, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  February 7, 14, 21, 28

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    This class is for beginners and intermediate painters who love to paint with acrylics. Join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together! Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class. Please bring your paints, brushes and canvas and be ready to paint at the first class!

    Register by 2/5

    • Wed, February 07, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Wednesday, February 7

    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitated by: Julie Barthels

    This experiential workshop will focus on how we take illness and create a spiritual journey from it. We will explore how to set a course, whether illness is short term or chronic, to a deeper relationship with self, spirit, and the people in our life. Bring a sack lunch. 

    Register by 2/5

    • Thu, February 08, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 14
    Register

    Thursdays,  February 8

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Maria Martinez, 1881-1980 -Pueblo Indian Potter

    With the help of her husband and family, Maria Martinez became an internationally famous potter/ceramist, who changed Pueblo Indian utilitarian pottery into the black-on-black pottery, which is now considered to be fine art for collectors and museums.

    Register by 2/06

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    • Thu, February 08, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays, February 8, 15

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    What fun!! Pour Wine...then Pour Paint! No brushes, just magic solution in the paint and magic in your hands!! We will pour paint onto boards and canvases, use large squeegees to pull paint over paint....and help the magic happen.   Class two will take our new-found experience and augment and re-experience the joy!   

    Reg by: 2/06


    • Thu, February 08, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 7
    Register

    Thursday, February 8

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc or would like to?  Are you surrounded by “loose threads” (AKA unfinished projects) that you have been meaning to finish?  Well, here is your time to come to Womanspace to sit, relax and converse with other “loose thread” artisans.  If you don’t set aside some time your threads will be forever Loose! Freewill Offering

    Reg by: 2/7

    • Fri, February 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Make a Planter & Saucer

     Friday, February 9

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

    Get ready and spring into an early start for enhancing your garden with unique handmade items of functional garden ware. Come make your own planters, bird house, feeder and other garden themed items. Sign up for the entire series or try one class. Each class will have a different instructional theme or come with your own ideas.

    Handbuilding with the introduction of templates, textures, slips, carving and different finishing techniques is the primary focus. All levels welcome, no prior clay experience is needed but appropriate for all levels and those wanting to try a different clay body. All classes will have a demo, but participants are open to work on their own design.  *Due to the nature of this class we will only be using low fire, terra cotta clay, No exceptions.  Price of class includes 1 - 12.5 lb bag of clay and one firing. Additional firing and use of studio at open studio rates will apply. Bring a sack lunch for afternoon break.

    Register by 2/05


    • Sat, February 10, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 14
    Register

    Saturday, February 10

    FacilitatorKeri Knutson


    All levels. Yoga Nidra means Yogic sleep; a state of conscious deep sleep where we learn to relax consciously. This class is deep relaxation with an inner state of awareness, which has been found to reduce stress, tension and anxiety. It is beneficial for insomnia and to calm symptoms of chronic pain, headaches, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, autoimmune disease and has been shown to help those in recovery from addiction. Yoga Nidra also helps calm and clear the mind and has potential to provide emotional healing--restoring our body senses and mind to their natural functions. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to four hours of sleep.

    Register by 2/8.


    • Sat, February 10, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    aturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Encaustic Painting originated in Egypt around 100-300AD. In the 20th century a student of Kandinsky’s rediscovered encaustic painting, and it has become very popular. Encaustic art is painting with hot wax, and has a softness and depth that you can get with no other painting method. Fee includes encaustic wax, pigments, brushes and tools as well as panels for you to work on -- just show up and create!

    Register by 02/08

    • Sun, February 11, 2018
    • 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    Register

    Sunday, February 11
    4:45-5:45pm

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    This class is for students who would like to learn how to write out rhythms. No drums will be used for this class. You will need to bring graph paper and pencil or erasable pen. 

    Prerequisite: Must be registered for the February Drumming Workshop. 

    Minimum of 4 people must be registered by Tuesday, February 6 in order to hold this class.

    • Tue, February 13, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tue, February 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 14
    Register

    Tuesdays, February 13, 27

    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 2/10

    • Tue, February 13, 2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tue, March 20, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Media Room
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    Tuesdays, February 13 - March 20

    3:30-5:00pm

    Facilitate by: Delinda Grindle, LCSW

    Journeying through Grief is a series of classes that provides you with the opportunity to learn about and understand the grief process and how it affects you today, tomorrow and forever. It is an opportunity for you to give yourself permission to grieve and a commitment to help yourself heal. Join me during these classes, and allow yourself the time and compassion to mourn, and work through your grief, so that you will heal and find continued meaning in living and loving.

    Register by 2/11

    • Tue, February 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Tuesday, February 13

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    Womanspace is a unique creation -- and a true "Rockford Original." In the early 1970s, the "little dream that could" began to grow into Womanspace, the ongoing, self-creating, life-affirming community that exists today. Whether you are a brand-new member or one who has been around here for decades, we invite you to come and revisit the story of Womanspace as our Co-founder shares photos, stories, trends and challenges that have created and continue to create this vibrant community.

    We recognize that this story is important AND that it is far more than just one woman's perspective -- the big story is contained in many individual stories. More attendance = more perspectives = a more complete picture!

    This series will be repeated as an early evening offering beginning in January. So, if you are unable to come during the day, please look for the January-April evening dates.

    Please register by 2/12
    Walk-ins welcome


    • Wed, February 14, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, February 14
    9:30-11:00am

    We Bought a Zoo
    by Benjamin Mee

    In the tradition of Marley and Me comes a memoir about  the mysteries of the animal kingdom, the power of family, and the triumph of hope over tragedy in this chronicle of the Mee family's purchase of the Dartmoor Wildlife Park, a dilapidated zoo in the English countryside.


    • Wed, February 14, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, February 14*
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitators: Fiona Fordyce and Julie Maffei

    Whether you are a beginner or extremely active in the environmental movement, EarthMatters is an enjoyable, encouraging and educational experience. It is a place to share information and to recognize the challenges for improving our environment Each month an environmental topic will be presented and discussed. Please join us for our 10th year of earth mothering! Bring a sack lunch.

    *Special ProgramMake a Terrarium
    Bring some spring into your home with a garden under glass—a terrarium! We’ll provide everything you need, but feel free to bring whatever embellishments or figurines you’d like to make it your own!

    Supply cost: $15

    Register by 2/12

    • Thu, February 15, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 3
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    Thursday, February 15

    7:00 - 9:00pm

    Facilitator: Melody Pearson

    Is your significant other always asking you to rub her/his feet? Are you willing but not sure how to make it a pleasant experience? This relaxing, fun evening will teach both of you how to touch and relax feet while also learning some ways to help each other with common physical concerns. Bring your feet, your special person, and be willing to relax and enjoy. Everything else will be provided.

    Register By:  2/13


    • Fri, February 16, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Sat, February 17, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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