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    • June 02, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • June 30, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 6
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    Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    9:00–10:00 am

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

    This class is online only (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The link will be used for the month. 

    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. Suggested equipment: yoga mat/rug, blanket, pillow.

    Register by 5/31 or two days before each class.

    • June 02, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • June 30, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is online only (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The link will be used for the month. 

    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: 5/31


    • June 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • June 24, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion & ZOOM
    • 4
    Register

    Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Freya

    This class will be held both outside in the Anjali Pavilion AND on ZOOM. If attending in-person, social distancing & wearing a face mask is required.  Since we will be on a cement floor, wear smooth-soled shoes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.) Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. Learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves may be available for purchase  or references for online purchases will be shared.

    Suggested equipment: yoga mat, close-fitting attire that allows full range of motion (for you and the instructor to see your body positions), a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips (to see your hip movements in the mirror).

    Register by: 6/1

    • June 03, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • June 24, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion & ZOOM
    • 5
    Register

    Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Freya

    This class will be held both outside in the Anjali Pavilion AND on ZOOM. If attending in-person, social distancing & wearing a face mask is required.  Since we will be on a cement floor, wear smooth-soled shoes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation). Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. Learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves may be available for purchase or references for online purchases will be shared.

    Suggested equipment: yoga mat, close-fitting attire that allows full range of motion (for you and the instructor to see your body positions), a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips (to see your hip movements in the mirror).

    Register by: 6/1

    • June 04, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • June 25, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25

    9:30–10:45 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is online only using Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The link will be used for the entire month.

    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: 6/2

    • June 05, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • June 26, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 6
    Register

    Fridays, June 5, 12, 19, 26

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    This class is online only (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. The link will be used for the month. 

    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: 6/3

    • June 09, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • ZOOM or William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesday, June 9

    12:00 – 1:30 pm

    Facilitator: Gloria Perez

    In this group, find a safe place to share your stories and deepen your spiritual journey. Our stories are created from the events of our lives, the experiences we go through, the things that we do. We use them to explore the meaning of life and our relationship to spirit within us and around us. 

    Register by: 6/7

    • June 10, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Wednesday, June 10

    9:30–11:00 am

    This class is online only (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.

    Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood — where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned — Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.  

    Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey. As Whitehead’s narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Please register by 6/9.

    • June 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesday, June 10

    1:00–2:00 pm

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.  

    Ages 6+. Learn how to draw a unicorn step-by-step! We will draw together, or you can draw from your own imagination. When you’re finished drawing, add your own style and environment, and color it with your favorite materials! You will need: paper, pencil with eraser, Sharpie or other black marker, newspaper (as table-protector).

    Register by 6/8


    • June 11, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 5
    Register

    Thursday,  June 11

    12:00–1:30 pm

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.  

    Charles Wysocki (1928-2002) was a genre painter during the horse and buggy and horseless carriage era. His bright, stylized, hard-edge, whimsical paintings portrayed earlier times in the United States.  Nowadays, Wysocki's works are most often found on puzzles, tissue boxes, calendars and prints.

    Register by: 6/9

    • June 13, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Saturday, June 13

    10:00–11:30 am

    Co-Facilitators: Kathy Moehling & Beth Campisi

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.  

    We are delighted to be able to offer a once a month support group that focuses on sharing from the perspective of our soul and higher self. This group will work equally well for those who already have information about chakras and would like further exploration, and for those who are new to these ideas. The purpose of the Chakra Club is to help us find deeper meaning, wholeness, and healing--as we tap into our higher consciousness in sharing our personal experiences and combined wisdom. The chakras connect our minds and bodies with our souls and higher consciousness. As we bring healing to our inner selves, our true soul-selves shine forth; and we increase our ability to create lives that work and are truly fulfilling. (Originally created and offered by Marcia (Phillips) West--Bridges of Unity). 

    Advanced Registration is appreciated. Register by: 6/12


    • June 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 12
    Register

    Wednesdays, June 17, 24, July 1, 8

    10:00–12:00 pm

    This class is online only (Zoom).  You will receive a link in a registration confirmation email.

    Instructor:  Angie Nofsinger

    Beginner - Advanced. Learn how to create lifelike images of eyes using colored pencils. This class focuses on shaping 

    eyes, color theory to mimic realistic skin tones, highlights and textures. Please have ready your favorite sketching pencils, handheld sharpener, artists eraser, artist quality colored pencils.  In this class you will be using specific colors of artist quality colored pencils, a list will be supplied after your registration.  For paper the instructor would like you to have pastel card or pastel paper, or a heavy weight drawing paper if that is what you have available.  

    Register by: 6/15

    • June 22, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavillion & ZOOM
    • 10
    Register

    Monday, June 22

    1:30–2:30 pm


    Facilitator:  Nancy Mayhew


    This class will be held both outside in the Anjali Pavilion AND on ZOOM. If attending in-person, social distancing & wearing a face mask is required.  Since we will be on a cement floor, wear smooth-soled shoes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

    Come and find out what Qigong is all about and experience this gentle form of exercise in this one hour informative session. Just a few benefit of practicing Qigong are:

    • renewed energy levels,
    • improved balance and posture,
    • increased joint mobility,
    • stress relief,
    • mental clarity,
    • sense of calm,
    • increased focus and increased flexibility.

    Qigong is a holistic system of coordinated body posture movement, breathing, and meditation used for health. With the roots in Chinese medicine qigong is viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi, translated as “life energy”. Qigong is a highly effective health care practice for self-healing. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine. The Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and the National Council of Aging are all recommending Qigong. 

    Register by: 6/20 

    • June 24, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesday, June 24

    1:00–2:00 pm

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.  

    Ages 6+. Learn how to draw anime faces step-by-step! We'll have lots of anime samples to choose from, and the group will vote on which to draw. Customize your anime character with your favorite hair and eyes, or follow along with the instructor for tips! You will need: paper, pencil with eraser, Sharpie or other black marker, newspaper (as table-protector)

    Register by 6/22


    • July 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesday, July 8

    1:00–2:00 pm

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.  

    Are you brand new to watercolor and have no idea where to start? Or maybe you've been at it for years and need a new perspective. Creating a simple color chart can be a great way to get reacquainted with the potential of your supplies! We will start with a brief overview of color theory, and then jump into plotting out and filling in our color charts! This exercise can take a while, but the end result is very satisfying! You will need: Watercolor paper, pencil and eraser, ruler, 6-10 colors, small flat paintbrush, a palette for mixing (can also use an icecube tray)

    Register by 7/06


    • July 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesday, July 22

    1:00–2:00 pm

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.  

    Want to draw better faces but don't know where to start? This drawing session will show you a few different ways to approach portraits. From the tried and true "generic measurements" to a more intuitive way of working, you'll have a solid starting point for depicting the human face!

    You will need: Paper, ruler, pencil, eraser, pen

    Register by 7/20


    • August 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesday, August 5

    1:00–2:00 pm

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.  

    Has quarantine left you with lots of art but no one to talk to about it? This is the place for you! You'll join other artists who want helpful readings and feedback of their in-progress or finished art pieces, and commit to offering the same for fellow group members. We welcome any visual medium (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.). Bring a piece of art that you're working on, or a few, and join us in this encouraging and honest group so that we can share our love for art and learn from each other in this time of social distancing.

    Register by 8/03



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