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    • Thu, April 06, 2017
    • Thu, April 27, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 1

    Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27

    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.

    • Fri, April 07, 2017
    • Fri, April 28, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Fridays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28

    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.

    • Thu, April 27, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 9

    Thursday, April 27

    6:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator: Fiona Fordyce

    Gasland is a 2010 American documentary written and directed by Josh Fox. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011, the film focuses on communities in the United States affected by natural gas drilling and, specifically, a method of horizontal drilling into shale formations known as hydraulic fracturing. When Josh Fox receives a $100,000 offer from a natural gas company interested in exploring his land in Pennsylvania's Delaware River Basin, he decides to do his own research on drilling and the process known as fracking. Josh sets out to interview those who live near drilling sites, and his findings are frightening -- their wells contaminated, residents can actually set their tap water on fire. Visits to sites in Colorado, Wyoming and Texas yield similar horrific findings. (1 hr. 47 min.)

    Register by 4/26.

    • Mon, May 01, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20

    Monday, May 1

    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 4/28.

    • Mon, May 01, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 5

    Mondays,  May 1, 8, 15, 22, (No class 29), June 5

    Facilitator: Ray Schulz

    This class will introduce students to texturing, blending and shading. Students will learn how to use preliminary sketches to their advantage and get to know the many types of pens used for drawing. Ray will also introduce some watercolor/colored pencil techniques to your artwork.  Students should bring a 14" x 17" or larger drawing pad and an assortment of felt tip waterproof ink drawing pens.  Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate

    Register by 4 / 27

    • Mon, May 01, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4

    Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    This is a fun, intermediate-level class in wheel thrown and hand-built pottery. Fine-tune your skills, and explore techniques in surface decoration and shapes. This class is tailored to the needs of the students attending, and we will explore areas specific to your interests. Each session offers a different focus on specific techniques to enhance your pottery. Must know basic skills to join.

    Reg by 4/27



    • Wed, May 03, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8

    Wednesdays,  May 3, 10, 17, 24

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    Come 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. Supplies will be discussed the on first day. 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.

    Register by 5/1.

    • Wed, May 03, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5

    Wednesdays,  May 3, 10, 17, 24

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    What whimsical or practical creation will you choose to make? Will it be a dog, cat bird, fish, garden art, a decorative or useful piece for home? This 'free-form" clay class will bring out your "kid" who wants to plan in the clay and create a piece of pure joy! Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Intermediate level and beyond

    Register by 5/1.



    • Wed, May 03, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24

    Facilitator: Ray Schulz

    Have you ever wanted to take an art class but did not know where to begin? Have fun as you learn to how to draw using a variety of pencils. In this class you will learn the basics of design, composition and perspective to create the foundation of your work. Add to that the techniques of shading, blending, and texture, and you will soon be delighted with the sketches you are able to create.  Students should bring a 14" x 17" or larger drawing pad, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B drawing pencils, and a good art eraser.   Skill level: Beginner

    Register by 5/ 1

    • Thu, May 04, 2017
    • Thu, May 25, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Thursdays, May 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.

    NOTE: Due to Glitzy Garage Sale preparations, conditions may be noisier than usual.

    Register by:  May 3

    • Thu, May 04, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9

       Thursdays,  May 4, 11, 18, 25,                                    June  8, 15


       Facilitator
    Karen Gines

       Think Chagall", emphasis on                 recognizable images. In this

    class, you will use both acrylic paint and fabric on the canvas with special attention to composition, backgrounds and layering, mixing paint and glazing. Bring your acrylic paints, brushes, palette, drop cloth, fabrics & findings of all kinds, also a bottle of acrylic matte and/or gloss medium for attaching fabric to canvas. You will also need to bring 2 smallish canvases to each class. If you have any questions, please call Karen at 815-229-5696.

    Reg by:  May 2

    • Fri, May 05, 2017
    • Fri, May 26, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 14

    Fridays, May 5, 12, 19, 26

    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 May 4

    • Sat, May 06, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Womanspace Media Room

    Saturday, May 6

    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:  May 4

    • Sat, May 06, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion and Womanspace Labyrinth

    Saturday, May 6

    6:30-8:30pm

    Facilitator:  Nancy Conrads

    Performers: Meghan Baylor and Caitlin Baylor

    Join us for this special evening celebration of the 8th Annual World Labyrinth Day. We will gather at the Anjali Pavilion for a brief presentation and then proceed to the labyrinth where we will experience the power and beauty of a truly unique dance performance. Meghan Baylor and Caitlyn Baylor will perform a site-specific work choreographed specifically in and for the labyrinth at Womanspace. Following the performance we will have the opportunity to walk the labyrinth as a group then gather back at the pavilion for light refreshments.

    • Tue, May 09, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 14

    Tuesdays, May 9, 23

    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.


    • Tue, May 09, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    No experience necessary! An intensive bead workshop focusing on creating just a few unique pieces throughout the class to translate your artistic vision into wearable art. You will make pendants, beads and accent pieces for a few ensembles, with a goal of quality rather than quantity. Various techniques will be demonstrated, including hollow beads, carving, use of molds and textures, and using slips and oxides in addition to bead making techniques. No Class July 4

    Register by 5 /2


    • Tue, May 09, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    This fun class is for beginners or potters who would like to see a fresh perspective. Coil and slab building techniques will be explored. We will focus on good workmanship and problem solving so the pieces look good and survive the intensity of the kiln. Texture, sculptural additions and layered decorating techniques will make your ware a uniquely personal statement. Making use of everyday items as molds, and learning how to make and use custom bisque molds will be a central theme of this class. The process will be geared to making sets of functional ware, but will equally inform the artist who wishes to expand on their sculptural vocabulary. Some molds will be provided and students will be encouraged to make or bring their own. *** No plaster molds allowed in the studio. ***

    Register by 5/03.


    • Tue, May 09, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2

    Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Starting from scratch, the beginner will learn the essentials on the wheel. We will begin by centering the clay on the wheel and making a bowl. Building on that success, we will progress to mugs and vases where we will have the opportunity to attach handles. Proficient students will have time to make a plate, and/or explore different ways to decorate and alter your thrown forms and express your unique style. The focus of this class is to take the student from where they are, with little or no experience, and foster the skills and confidence to incorporate wheel throwing pottery into their artistic expression.

    Register by 5/03.


    • Wed, May 10, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende 

    In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live with a wealthy aunt and uncle in their mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family—like thousands of other Japanese Americans—are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world.


    • Thu, May 11, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 14

    Thursdays,  May 11

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, and Marie Bracquemond are three great women who contributed significantly to the history of Impressionism.  Learn about the interesting lives and Impressionism art that all three women created in a “man’s art world” will be presented.

     Register by 5/10.

    • Thu, May 11, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursdays, May 11

    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!    Free Will Offering

    Reg by: 5/10

    • Sat, May 13, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 5

    Saturday & Sunday,  May 13 & 14   

    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 5/11

    • Mon, May 15, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    Mondays, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21

    This group is designed for women who are committed to examining life issues related to spiritual development, growth and change. Meetings are usually at Womanspace, but occasionally in participants' homes. Members of this long-established group come together to strengthen themselves and support one another on thier paths. Attendance and confidentiality are required. This group is currently full.

    • Tue, May 16, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    ViewFinders is a place where photographers of all levels come together to learn from each other and share their common interest in photography. The focus of this group is to have fun with others, to explore learning and shooting opportunities with any type of camera -- cell phones to DSLRs. Join us with your ideas and questions, along with your camera. Because this group occasionally takes field trips, advanced registration is recommended.

    Facilitator: Barb Phillips

    • Thu, May 18, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 12
    Thursday,  May 18


    Actress Virginia Madsen collaborates with her mother, Emmy Award-winning director Elaine Madsen, to produce this inspiring documentary, which profiles a collection of fascinating women who range between 64 to 94 years old. Among those featured in this extraordinary exploration of womanhood are famed model-turned-actress Lauren Hutton, screen and stage legend Rita Moreno and Hollywood pioneer Eartha Kitt.

    Facilitator: Ruth Ora Jackson, ND

    • Sat, May 20, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Saturday,  May 20

    Facilitator: Norm Knott

    Participants will enjoy a leisurely short hike on the Womanspace paths looking for natural wonders along the route that "speak" to us (only things on the floor of the forest as we do not want to hurt "growing" things!) Then we'll go back to the Art Building and create a 3-D or 2-D assemblage piece combining our finds with a buffet of assemblage found objects (these are provided but participants are welcome and encouraged to bring along things to use and/or share) and art supplies (paint, wood for a base, etc.). Join us and we'll see what we can create with the help of Mother Nature on a lovely Spring day!

    Register by 5/18

    • Sat, May 20, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Saturday, May 20

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Join us for a fun filled day of "fairy-cool" projects. Get creative making a magical fairy creature lantern, painting fairy rocks, and making fairy bells. All supplies are provided, but feel free to bring your own personal embellishments to add to your project. For all ages (kids 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

    Register by 5/18

    • Sun, May 21, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    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 5/19.

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

    • Tue, May 23, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 12

    Tuesday, May 23

    Noon - 1:00pm

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    First-wave feminism? Third-wave feminism? What’s the difference? Learn the ins and outs of feminism and how this inclusive socio-political movement changed throughout time, and has affected the lives of those pushed to the margins of society. We will travel through feminism’s past, present, and future to uncover how feminism has changed, how it’s stayed the same, and where it’s going!

    Register by 5/22

    • Tue, May 23, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Tuesday, May 23

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Bring some flickering candlelight to your garden or patio and recycle those beautiful wine bottles you can't bring yourself to throw away! You will try your hand at using a bottle cutter to turn that wine bottle into a candle holder on a copper pole. You may bring some wine bottles in the color you wish to create with (bring a few, there may be breakage involved!) Or there will be some available at the class, all other supplies are also included. You may want to bring a pair of leather or gardening gloves to handle the glass.

    Reg by: 5/22

    • Wed, May 24, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesday, May 24

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Bring some flickering candlelight to your garden or patio and recycle those beautiful wine bottles you can't bring yourself to throw away! You will try your hand at using a bottle cutter to turn that wine bottle into a candle holder on a copper pole. You may bring some wine bottles in the color you wish to create with (bring a few, there may be breakage involved!) Or there will be some available at the class, all other supplies are also included. You may want to bring a pair of leather or gardening gloves to handle the glass.

    Reg by: 5/22

    • Wed, May 31, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5

    Wednesdays,   May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, (skip July 5) July 12

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Intermediate potters, keep your skills fresh over the summer with a fun and relaxing evening class! Whether you love to work on the wheel, or prefer to hand build, this class will give you an opportunity to practice what you have learned in your beginner classes and to learn from others in a small group. Demonstrations and challenges will be presented around topics determined by the group and as always students are free to work independently on their own projects.  No Class on July 5

    Register By:  May 29

    • Thu, June 01, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anderson Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road
    • 15

    Join us for a complete tour of the gardens as Jan teaches us: What are the basic elements that make a Japanese Garden? How are they put together in a seamless vista? What kind of plants are used? What kind of decorative elements are used in the gardens such as gazebos and gates? Join us as we learn ideas for designing our own Japanese garden or adding Japanese elements to our existing garden. Even if you do not have a garden you will gain a new appreciation for the intense work that goes into a beautiful, natural-looking Japanese Garden. After the tour, guests are welcome to continue enjoying the gardens at their leisure.

    Facilitator: Jan Heuer

    • Mon, June 05, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20

    Monday,  June 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 6/2.

    • Mon, June 05, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    This is a fun, intermediate-level class in wheel thrown and hand-built pottery. Fine-tune your skills, and explore techniques in surface decoration and shapes. This class is tailored to the needs of the students attending, and we will explore areas specific to your interests. Each session offers a different focus on specific techniques to enhance your pottery. Must know basic skills to join.

    Reg by 6/01



    • Tue, June 06, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Tuesdays,  June 6, 13, 20, 27 

    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 6/5


    • Wed, June 07, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    Come 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. Supplies will be discussed the on first day. 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.

    Register by 6/5.

    • Wed, June 07, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28

    Facilitator: Cristi Hopp Kniess

    Create your own garden creatures using chicken wire, plaster wrap,paint and found objects.

    Just imagine having Dragons or dragonflies or whatever your little heart desires in your garden.

    Children 10- 100 years old

    Reg by 6/5

    • Thu, June 08, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5

    Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29

    Facilitator: Dana Russell-Brown

    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!

    Register by 6/05.


    • Thu, June 08, 2017
    • Thu, June 29, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 9

    Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29

    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:  June 7

    • Thu, June 08, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8

    Thursdays, June  8, 15, 22, 29

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound, lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by 6/6.


    • Thu, June 08, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 15

    Thursdays,  June 8

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    The Intimist Art of Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940 and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) -  

    If you love pattern, color and cozy interiors, you’ll enjoy the paintings of interiors of Vuillard and Bonnard. These two Nabis capture frozen moments in time like the Impressionists, but exaggerate natural color and pattern to express a mood.

     Register by 6/7

    • Thu, June 08, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Age 16–Adult. No experience necessary. You will learn how to design and create a totally unique mirror, surrounded by clay segments you have made yourself. Your mirror will be the shape and size and color perfect for your home, because you have created it yourself. All components except the mirror will be supplied—clay, grout, glaze, firing, and all mounting structures. Come with ideas! Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Reg by 6/06



    • Thu, June 08, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursdays, June 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!    Free Will Offering

    Reg by: 6/07

    • Fri, June 09, 2017
    • Fri, June 30, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 15

    Fridays, June 9, 16, 23, 30

    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.


    • Sat, June 10, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6

    Saturday & Sunday, June 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  6/ 8

    • Sun, June 11, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15

    We all have Angels and Guides but what is the difference between one and the other and how do we talk with them reliably? How do you filter negative or mischievous entities? Learn from a professional medium what she has learned from her Guides and Angels. this two hour talk will support you in connecting with your Angels and Guides and help you identify them by name.

    Facilitator: Robin White Turtle Lysne, PhD

    • Sun, June 11, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    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 6/9.

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

    • Tue, June 13, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 13

    Tuesdays, June 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.


    • Tue, June 13, 2017
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Womanspace -Anjali Pavilion
    • 15

    Tuesdays, June 13, 20, 27

    5:15 - 6:15pm

    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.

    Reg. by 6/12


    • Wed, June 14, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

    Dealing with small-town women, who are always more complicated than they seem and often less likable than many contemporary heroines, Strout tells the story of a thirty-something wife and mother who is in the hospital for longer than she expected, recovering from an operation. She’s not dying, but her situation is serious enough that her mother--whom she has not seen in many years--arrives at her bedside. The two begin to talk. Their style is undramatic, gentle--just the simple unspooling of memories between women not generally given to sharing them and an accumulation of detail and repetitive themes of longing and lifelong missed connections. 


    • Wed, June 14, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesday, June 14

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Learn how to turn regular garden flowers into a lovely floral arrangement that you get to take home and enjoy. Cherie will show you how to to choose flowers and a vase that go nicely together and then how to arrange the flowers to create an artistic bouquet. Cherie will also show you how to take a grocery store bouquet and turn it into a lovely arrangement. Vases and flowers will be provided! Or, you may bring your own vase if you prefer.

    Reg by: 6/12

    • Thu, June 15, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 15

    Thursdays, June 15, 22, 29

    with Marsha Hosfeld

    Being a family tree ‘detective’ has both technical and creative aspects.  We’ll discuss the typical resources and creative ways to use them, as well as problem-solving techniques when primary sources aren’t available. Learn how census forms can reveal surprising information. Understand how to research immigration and naturalization records. Each class will include time to discuss and work on your tree. Bring your laptop if you have one.  Forms and source lists will be provided.  

    Register by 6/13

    • Thu, June 15, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Womanspace Labyrinth

    Wednesday, June 15

    Facilitator:  Dr. Jennifer Rea

    Who is that man behind the curtain? Is it the Wizard? or simply a man? Come and discuss the life of L. Frank Baum and his magical, mystical, and very political young adult novels beginning with "The Wizard of Oz".  This lecture will talk about the man and his work, including the fourteen Oz novels written around the turn of the twentieth century.  We will also delve into the historical context, the political critique, and the amazingly creative world of the Land of Oz.  As Americans the "The Wizard of Oz" is an important part of our popular culture and mythology, and we will explore the reasons behind our love of Baum and his world. Participants will get a sneak preview of this year’s signature beverages to be unveiled at Passport to the Arts


    Register by:  June 13



    • Sat, June 17, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Saturday, June 17 

    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 16th 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 a paid adult)

    Register by 6/15

    • Sat, June 17, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Saturday, June 17 

    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! Be sure to enter your house into the Fairy House competition at the annual Fairy Festival on June 24th!

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

    Have a Fun Fairy Day and sign up for both the Outdoor and Indoor Fairy house making!  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy between the class times!

    Register by 6/15

    • Sun, June 18, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace
    • 20

    Sundays, June 18, 25, July 9, 16*
    *
    No class on July 2

    Location: Anjali Pavilion

    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.

    Register by June 14.

    • Tue, June 20, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Tuesdays, June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    No experience necessary! An intensive bead workshop focusing on creating just a few unique pieces throughout the class to translate your artistic vision into wearable art. You will make pendants, beads and accent pieces for a few ensembles, with a goal of quality rather than quantity. Various techniques will be demonstrated, including hollow beads, carving, use of molds and textures, and using slips and oxides in addition to bead making techniques. No Class July 4

    Register by 6/13


    • Tue, June 20, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Tuesdays, June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    This fun class is for beginners or potters who would like to see a fresh perspective. Coil and slab building techniques will be explored. We will focus on good workmanship and problem solving so the pieces look good and survive the intensity of the kiln. Texture, sculptural additions and layered decorating techniques will make your ware a uniquely personal statement. Making use of everyday items as molds, and learning how to make and use custom bisque molds will be a central theme of this class. The process will be geared to making sets of functional ware, but will equally inform the artist who wishes to expand on their sculptural vocabulary. Some molds will be provided and students will be encouraged to make or bring their own. *** No plaster molds allowed in the studio. *** No Class July 4

    Register by 6/14.


    • Tue, June 20, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Tuesdays, June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Starting from scratch, the beginner will learn the essentials on the wheel. We will begin by centering the clay on the wheel and making a bowl. Building on that success, we will progress to mugs and vases where we will have the opportunity to attach handles. Proficient students will have time to make a plate, and/or explore different ways to decorate and alter your thrown forms and express your unique style. The focus of this class is to take the student from where they are, with little or no experience, and foster the skills and confidence to incorporate wheel throwing pottery into their artistic expression.  No class on July 4th

    Register by 6/14.


    • Tue, June 20, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    ViewFinders is a place where photographers of all levels come together to learn from each other and share their common interest in photography. The focus of this group is to have fun with others, to explore learning and shooting opportunities with any type of camera -- cell phones to DSLRs. Join us with your ideas and questions, along with your camera. Because this group occasionally takes field trips, advanced registration is recommended.

    Facilitator: Barb Phillips

    • Wed, June 21, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion


    Wednesday, June 21

    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Facilitator:  Keri Knutson


    To celebrate with the rest of the world on International Yoga Day,  Womanspace yoga instructor, Keri Knutson, will lead a free yoga session on the front lawn of Womanspace. This event is free and includes a complimentary T-shirt to those who pre-register by June 7. Just bring yourself and your yoga mat! 

    "Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between human and nature; a holistic approach to heal and well-being.  It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature." - Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

    Freewill Offering



    • Wed, June 21, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesday, June 21

    Facilitator: Brandi Bartlett

    Discover your inner artist! Bring a friend or two and learn how to paint an inviting Sunset Beach View painting with acrylics on canvas! No experience necessary! Brandi will be teaching you basic techniques on painting with acrylic paints. All supplies are included, just come and have fun!

    Reg by: 6/19

    • Wed, June 21, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 12

    Wednesdays, June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2

    6:00-8:00pm

    Facilitator:  Debby Gaines

     Every woman has a story to tell.  This class is based on turning autobiographical material into original writing.  Come explore ways to access not only your mind's memories, but also your body's sensations and spirit's connections to your story.  In addition to writing, we will walk the labyrinth, move our bodies, sketch our stories, and strengthen our community.

    Register by 6/19

    • Wed, June 21, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace Labyrinth

    Saturday, June 21

    Facilitator:  Debby Gaines and Susan Lee

    Join us at the Labyrinth with drums, shakers, percussions and dancing feet. We will celebrate the longest day of the year with readings, drumming and movement. Everyone is welcome to drum, hoola hoop, dance, walk or just sit back and enjoy the rhythm as we drum the sun down. 

    Freewill Offering

    Register by:  June 21



    • Wed, June 28, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 12

    Wednesday, June  28

    Noon - 1:00pm

    Facilitator: Dr. Hannah Orem

    Information, food, entertainment, and the list continues of everyday services that are available almost instantaneously. But what about health? When something goes awry in the body, how long should it really take to get better? While there are certain parts of the body that can heal more quickly than others, it is important to have an understanding of how long we can expect the healing process to take. This presentation will discuss how different body tissues heal and which types of injuries may require a longer time to fully mend. Additionally, we will detail what steps can be taken to help speed up the healing process as well as how to determine when is it time to seek professional medical help. Are you struggling with a nagging ailment? Join us to learn more about what you can do to gain health, strength, and stability within your body again.

    Register by 6/27

    • Thu, June 29, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 3

    Thursday, June 29

    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:  7/27

    • Wed, July 05, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays,  July 5, 12, 19, 26

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    Come 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. Supplies will be discussed the on first day. 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.

    Register by 7/3.

    • Thu, July 06, 2017
    • Thu, July 27, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 11

    Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27

    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:  July 6

    • Fri, July 07, 2017
    • Fri, July 28, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 15

    Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, 28

    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.


    • Sat, July 08, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Womanspace Media Room

    Saturday, July 8

    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:  July 6

    • Sat, July 08, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6

    Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9

    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  7/6

    • Mon, July 10, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Mondays,  July 10, 17, 24, 31 Aug 7

    Facilitator: Ray Schulz

    Intermediate level and beyond. Have fun exploring use of mixed media to express your personal style and art. Students will experiment by combining color pencil, watercolor and pastel in a variety of applications. You will also learn texturing, color application and layering in a variety of ways. Students should bring to class: 

    14" x 17" or larger drawing pad: HB, 2B, 6B drawing pencils,   Drawing pens (felt tip) with waterproof ink in various pen sizes,   14" x 17" or larger watercolor paper or pad,  Basic watercolor set and brushes,  Good art eraser,  (Pastels and colored pencils are available for use)

    Register by 7/ 6

    • Mon, July 10, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, 31

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    This is a fun, intermediate-level class in wheel thrown and hand-built pottery. Fine-tune your skills, and explore techniques in surface decoration and shapes. This class is tailored to the needs of the students attending, and we will explore areas specific to your interests. Each session offers a different focus on specific techniques to enhance your pottery. Must know basic skills to join.

    Reg by 7/06



    • Tue, July 11, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8

    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 7/10.


    • Tue, July 11, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Tuesdays,  July 11, 18, 25, 2017

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    Have you ever wanted to paint a beautiful and vibrant portrait in Watercolor? In this class we will learn how to paint the perfect watercolor portrait from a photo. Intermediate painting skills are recommended, but all skill levels will be welcomed. Come prepared with a 8 1/2 x 11” close-up photo of one person. We will touch on the differences between layering for hair versus skin, wet and dry techniques, and color theory to make your painting come alive! Bring your paints and brushes. Paper supplies will be provided.

    Register by 7/10


    • Tue, July 11, 2017
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Womanspace - Anjali Pavilion
    • 15

    Tuesdays, July, 11, 18, 25

    5:15 - 6:15pm

    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.

    Reg. by 7/10


    • Tue, July 11, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Womanspace -- William Reif Gallery
    • 8

    Tuesday, July 11

    6:30 - 8:30pm

    Facilitator: Jean Kathryn Carlson

    TAP INTO THE WISDOM OF YOUR BODY

    Each cell of our physical body is brimming with intelligence and wisdom. Physical symptoms and negative emotions are one of the ways this intelligence communicates with us by creating disruptions in our energy system. With EFT (Energy Field Tapping) we can tap directly on energy meridians and get the energy flowing again. When energy flows we feel more at ease and get to enjoy a greater sense of relaxation. It’s easy! All it takes is curiosity, fingers and a body! This introduction into the amazingly simple and effective world of tapping will empower you to continue tapping ANYWHERE!

    Register By: July 10


    • Wed, July 12, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

    With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France—in a novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. 


    • Wed, July 12, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays, July 12,19,26, August 2, 2017 

    Facilitator: Cristi Hopp Kniess

    Create your own garden creatures using chicken wire, plaster wrap,paint and found objects.

    Just imagine having Dragons or dragonflies or whatever your little heart desires in your garden.

    Children 10- 100 years old

    Reg by 7-10

    • Wed, July 12, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9

    Facilitator: Ray Schulz

    Have you ever wanted to take an art class but did not know where to begin? Have fun as you learn to how to draw using a variety of pencils. In this class you will learn the basics of design, composition and perspective to create the foundation of your work. Add to that the techniques of shading, blending, and texture, and you will soon be delighted with the sketches you are able to create.  Students should bring a 14" x 17" or larger drawing pad, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B drawing pencils, and a good art eraser.   Skill level: Beginner

    Register by  7/ 10

    • Thu, July 13, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Thursdays, July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3

    Facilitator: Dana Russell-Brown

    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!

    Register by 6/05.


    • Thu, July 13, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursdays, July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound, lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by 7/11.


    • Thu, July 13, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 15

    Thursdays,  July 13

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Donatello and The Turtles:  

    This session will include some general insights about the art of Donatello (1386-1466) and the Proto-Renaissance. The High Renaissance art of Michelangelo (1475-1564), Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1554) and Raphael (1483-1520) will be a featured part of the presentation. 

     Register by 7/12.

    • Thu, July 13, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursdays, July 13

    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!    Free Will Offering

    Reg by: 7/12

    • Thu, July 13, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Womanspace -- William Reif Gallery
    • 30

    Thursday, April 20

    6:30 - 8:30pm

    Facilitator: Jean Kathryn Carlson

    What if last night's weird dream came with profound information for you to use today?

    Join us and see if it's true for you! Through a unique blend of projective DreamPlay and EFT or Tapping, we will enter the land of nocturnal dreams where the magic mirror never lies. Access the wisdom of the invisible realm and light your way to greater peace and pleasure in all areas of your life. Everyone welcome. Bring your curiosity and enjoy!

    Register By: July 12


    • Fri, July 14, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 6

    Friday, July 14

    9:00am - 4:30pm

    Facilitator: Debby Gaines

    Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning 'Universal Life Force Energy' and describes the energy found in all of life.  An ancient form of hands on energy healing, Reiki is a skill obtained through an attunement (opening) to bring the power of Universal Life Force Energy through the human chakra system.  The energy then is used to balance the body or an object by bringing it into harmony with the universe once again.

    In Reiki One, you will learn the hand positions for self-healing and for the healing treatment of others.  We will talk about the seven major chakras and the history of the Usui System of Natural Healing.  You will receive your first attunement. We will also have time to practice feeling energy and giving Reiki to each other.

    Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, with no jewelry or perfumes. Bring a sack lunch.

    Register By:  July 7


    • Sat, July 15, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 6

    Saturday, July 15

    9:00am - 4:30pm

    Facilitator: Debby Gaines

    Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning 'Universal Life Force Energy' and describes the energy found in all of life.  An ancient form of hands on energy healing, Reiki is a skill obtained through an attunement (opening) to bring the power of Universal Life Force Energy through the human chakra system.  The energy then is used to balance the body or an object by bringing it into harmony with the universe once again.

    In Reiki Two, you will learn symbols and mantras to focus and deepen the healing treatment of the Reiki energy. We will talk about the sacredness of the Reiki symbols. We will also begin to learn ways to send Reiki through time and distance, allowing healing in the past to improve the present. Time will be allotted to practice feeling energy and giving Reiki to each other.  

    Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, with no jewelry or perfumes. Bring a sack lunch.

    Register By:  July 7


    • Sat, July 15, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Saturday,  July 15

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    Join us for this one day figure painting workshop where you will learn how to create a proportional, colorful, and interesting figurative painting! We will be focusing on acrylic paint, but you are welcome to bring your favorite materials. If you have been wanting to work from a live model, this is your chance! Intermediate drawing or painting skills are recommended, but all skill levels are welcome! Poses will range from 5 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. Bring your paints and brushes. Paper supplies will be provided.

    Register by 7/13


    • Tue, July 18, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    ViewFinders is a place where photographers of all levels come together to learn from each other and share their common interest in photography. The focus of this group is to have fun with others, to explore learning and shooting opportunities with any type of camera -- cell phones to DSLRs. Join us with your ideas and questions, along with your camera. Because this group occasionally takes field trips, advanced registration is recommended.

    Facilitator: Barb Phillips

    • Wed, July 19, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 12

    Wednesday, July 19

    Noon - 1:00pm

    Facilitator: Pam Mahan

    Living with dementia is challenging and living with someone who has dementia is challenging as well. Senior Helpers® created The Senior Gems® program which is based on techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care. Developed by Teepa Snow, It is a method for identifying the characteristics of aging, from normal aging through early and late-stage dementia with which many seniors are now facing. Learn ways that families and caregivers can prepare and care for loved ones who are living at home with dementia.

    Register by 7/18

    • Wed, July 19, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5

    Wednesdays,   July 19, 26,  Aug 2, 9, 16, 23

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Intermediate potters, keep your skills fresh over the summer with a fun and relaxing evening class! Whether you love to work on the wheel, or prefer to hand build, this class will give you an opportunity to practice what you have learned in your beginner classes and to learn from others in a small group. Demonstrations and challenges will be presented around topics determined by the group and as always students are free to work independently on their own projects.

    Register By:  July 17

    • Fri, July 21, 2017
    • Sat, July 22, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
       Friday, July 21   4:00 - 8:00 P

       Saturday, July 22   9:00 - 2:00 P

       

       Facilitator: Susan Burton

    Shoes can change your Life! Just ask Dorothy and Cinderella! Bring in a shoe of your desire to mosaic! Yes, we will be creating your very own 3D Mosaic Shoe! Bring in a high heeled shoe, baby shoe, boot or just a shoe you found at the thrift store to transform them forever. There will be a variety of supplies to "bling-out" your favorite shoes, or bring some of your own embellishments to transform them into an eye-catching, funky, mosaic covered work of art! Bring a friend because we will have FUN! We will not be grouting in this class, but instructions will be given. Materials included (Bring your own shoe)

    Reg by  7/17



    • Sat, July 22, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 8

    Saturday, July 22

    1:00 - 4:00pm

    Facilitator: Beth Campisi

    Chakras are vital energy pathways that connect us to the cycles and rhythms of the Earth, to all aspects of ourselves and to the cosmic pulse of Creation. Awaken each of your chakra centers through the transformative power of freestyle movement and spontaneous expression of the physical body. When we open the flow of our physical being, all other pathways open!  Wear loose fitting clothing and bring a mat.

    Register by: 7/21


    • Sun, July 23, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    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 7/21.

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

    • Sat, July 29, 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Saturday, July 29 

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Turn an ordinary rock into a beautiful owl. You may want to make an entire family of owls...'hoo' knows!   Kids 9 and under must register with an adult.

    Bring a sack lunch and join the fun ZenDoodle class in the afternoon!

    Register by 7/27

    • Sat, July 29, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Saturday, July 29 

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Do you love to doodle on your paper at school? Well now you can turn that doodle into a funky art piece with your own name. Zen doodling is a hip, super fun, and relaxing way to create art. No experience necessary - just a great time.  Kids 9 and under must register with an adult.

    Register by 7/27

    • Tue, August 01, 2017
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • Womanspace - Anjali Pavilion
    • 15

    Tuesdays, August, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    5:15 - 6:15pm

    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.

    Reg. by 7/31


    • Wed, August 02, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays,  August 2, 9, 16, 23

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    Come 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. Supplies will be discussed the on first day. 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.

    Register by 7/31.

    • Thu, August 03, 2017
    • Thu, August 31, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 11