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    • Mon, September 18, 2017
    • Mon, December 18, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Mondays, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18
    6:30-9:00pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    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.

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

    • Fri, December 01, 2017
    • Fri, December 29, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 4
    Register

    Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    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.


    • Tue, December 05, 2017
    • Tue, December 19, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 15

    Tuesdays, December 5, 12, 19

    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 12/1


    • Thu, December 07, 2017
    • Thu, December 28, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 2
    Register

    Thursdays, December 7, 14, 21, 28

    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:  Dec 6

    • Sun, December 17, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, December 17
    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.

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

    • Tue, December 19, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Tuesdays, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19
    6:00-8:00pm

    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, December 20, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 18
    Register

    Wednesday, December 20
    Noon-2:00pm

    White Christmas
    (1954)(NR)

    Irving Berlin’s holiday classic. Two boys (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye), two girls (Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen) a retired general (Dean Jagger) who's about to lose his retirement nest egg, a Vermont country inn. The boys and girls come to his aid, put the place on the map (so to speak). 

     Register by 12/19


    • Thu, December 21, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Thursday, December 21
    6:30-8:30pm

    Facilitators: Tabitha Benson, Lisa Novak, Sallyann Roberts, MSW

    At the peak of darkness, with the sun at its southernmost point in the Northern Hemisphere sky, we venture inward to kindle our inner fire. Join  us on the Winter Solstice as we honor the cycle of the seasons.

    Register by 12/20

    • Tue, January 02, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Tuesdays, January 2, 3, 4, 14 (Sunday)

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    For younger artists, ages 12-18, who are just finding their passion for the arts! We will be exploring techniques and skills in working with clay, and produce sculptures and protector statues and things not of this earth. You will also learn how to throw on the pottery wheel. Come with ideas of things you would like to make—look online, there are wonderful things out there. Come with your friends! (glazing on the 14th) 

    Note:  Date changed from 15th to Sunday 14th 

    Reg by 12/21



    • Thu, January 04, 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Thu, January 25, 2018
    • 10:45 AM
    • Womanspace
    • 13
    Register

    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
    • 11
    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.

    • Mon, January 08, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20
    Register

    Monday, January 8

    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 Friday 1/5*

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

    • Mon, January 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    Register

    Mondays, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12

    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 1/4

    • Tue, January 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays,  January 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

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

    Register by 01/04


    • Tue, January 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Tuesday, January 9

    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 1/8
    Walk-ins welcome


    • Tue, January 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 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 1/4


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

    Wednesdays,  January 10, 17, 24, 31

    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 1/8

    • Wed, January 10, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, January 10
    9:30-11:00am

    Born a Crime
    by Trevor Noah

    Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Born to a white father and a black mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison, he was living proof of his parents' indiscretion. This is the story of a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.


    • Wed, January 10, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  January 10, 17, *Feb 7, 14, 21
    *no class on Jan 24 & 31

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Int.-Adv. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by 1/8



    • Wed, January 10, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Wednesday, January 10
    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.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Wed, January 10, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7

    Facilitator: Rebecca Bowman

    You don't have to have any previous artistic ability to "Tangle". Even though a tangling creation can look intricate and complicated, once you learn how its done you'll realize how simple it is. By using repetitive patterns and deliberate strokes tangling is an easy way to create beautiful pieces of art. Studies show that tangling increases mental retention, stimulates creativity, improves ones mood, and can be calming during stressful situations. Its like taking a nap and waking up refreshed! Plus, this meditation art form is fun! Please bring a pack of sketch artistic tiles, an 11x14 mixed media pad, B, B3, B4 pencils and 005, 01 and o8 black markers. All are available at area art & craft stores.

    Register by 01/ 08

    • Wed, January 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 13
    Register

    Wednesday, January 10

    6:00 - 7:30pm

    Facilitator: Julie Maffei

    A Course in Miracles has touched the lives of millions of people since it was published in 1976. A guide to inner healing through forgiveness, the Course weaves compassion and wisdom together in a way that is both practical and straightforward. Yet sometimes it can seem dense and intimidating. Join us for an overview of the Course, including what it is, how it came to be and different ways to approach it. Each student will receive a copy of “an introduction to A Course in Miracles” published by Miracle Distribution Center.

    Register by 1/8

    • Thu, January 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8

    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 01/09


    • Thu, January 11, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Thursday, January 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!  Freewill Offering

    Reg by: 1/10

    • Thu, January 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

     Thursdays,  January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15

     FacilitatorKaren Gines

     Multi-Media Madness....fabric, acrylic paint, findings     of every sort....sky is the limit. Bring two canvases to     every class 12"x12" to 18"x20" size is flexible ... also pieces of fabric, ribbon and stuff, acrylic paint and brushes. We also use acrylic medium for adhering fabric to canvas, matt is fine or buy both matt and glossy to mix for a satin finish. Your creativity gets it's battery charged by all the options this material opens. Call Karen if you need help with materials.... 815-229-5696

    Reg by:  01/09

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

    Register by Jan 9

    • Fri, January 12, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

     Make a  Bird House or Feeder

      Friday, January 12

      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 1/08


    • Sun, January 14, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Sundays,  January 14, 21, 28, Feb 4

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    In this class we will learn how to paint a portrait in watercolor from start to finish. We will discuss drawing tips, proportions, color, value, and layering. Come prepared with photos to choose from, or digital files we can paint. Womanspace will provide paper, but bring your own paints.

    Register by 01/10


    • Mon, January 15, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays, January 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Join a wonderful group of women who are exploring techniques and skills in pottery. Both hand-builders and wheel-throwers welcome. These intermediate classes will focus on decorating, glazing, and firing techniques. You will also explore Carving, Slip trailing, Sgraffito, Mashima, and Texturizing your work. Dee will help you accomplish projects on your Bucket List!

    Reg by 1/11



    • 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
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Tuesday, January 16
    6:00-8:00pm

    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, January 17, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    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
    • 12
    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
    • 6
    Register

    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)
    • 6
    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 1/16



    • 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
    • 6
    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
    • 22
    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
    • 12
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    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
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    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
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