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

       Open Studio

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

    • Open Studio cost is $5.00 per hour or $20 for 4 hours or more, for use of either the upper studio or clay studio.
    • Clay costs are $15.00 for a 12.5 pound bag of clay or $1.50 per pound, this cost includes the use of glazes and firing.
    • Firing and Glaze fee for Non-Womanspace clay pieces is as follows per piece:  $1.00 for 1-2 lb piece; $2.00 for 3-4 lb piece; $3.00 for 5 lb and up.  (Approximate weight and size of each piece)                                                                                                                   
    •  Check studio availability  https://womanspace.wildapricot.org/Calendar 
    • Mon, September 16, 2019
    • Mon, December 16, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed

    Mondays, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18,  Dec 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. Interested in joining a new group? Contact Elaine. With enough inquiries, Seekers 2 will form.

    • Wed, November 06, 2019
    • Wed, December 18, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18 

    10:00-11:00 am

    Facilitator:  Freya

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.)

    Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. Learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves will be available for purchase.

    Come in yoga pants, leggings or other attire that allows full range of motion. No baggy shirts, baggy pants or long skirts as it’s important for you and the instructor to see your body positions. Also, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is helpful to see your hip movements in the mirror.

    Register by: 11/6

    • Wed, November 06, 2019
    • Wed, December 18, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13,  20, Dec. 4, 11,  18 

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Freya

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.)

    Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. Learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves will be available for purchase.

    Come in yoga pants, leggings or other attire that allows full range of motion. No baggy shirts, baggy pants or long skirts as it’s important for you and the instructor to see your body positions. Also, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is helpful to see your hip movements in the mirror.

    Register by: 11/6


    • Thu, November 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thu, December 19, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays, November 21, December 5, 12, & 19

    6:00-7:00pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    This new, exciting fitness class is now being offered at Womanspace! 

    Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. A large stability ball is the drum. Reduce stress, improve your mood and get fit while having fun with Cardio Drumming! 

    No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome. Bring a friend and let's get our Drum On together!

    Register by: 11/19; Drop-ins are welcome!  Just $15 for a single class!

    • Tue, December 03, 2019
    • Tue, December 17, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 7
    Register

    Tuesdays, December 3, 10, 17

    11:00 am–Noon

    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: 12/2

    • Wed, December 04, 2019
    • Wed, December 18, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18

    2:00–3:00 pm

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

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

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

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

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

    Register by 12/2


    • Thu, December 05, 2019
    • Thu, December 26, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 1
    Register

    Thursdays, December 5, 12, 19, 26

    9:30–10:45 am

    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: 12/3 

    • Fri, December 06, 2019
    • Fri, December 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 2
    Register

    Fridays, December 6, 13, 20, 27

    10:00–11:00 am

    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: 12/4

     

    • Mon, December 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thu, December 19, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Gallery2Go

    Monday–Thursday, December 9–19

    9:00 am–5:00 pm


    Special Saturday Hours:

    December 7 & 14, 12:00–3:00 pm


    Holiday Shop Preview Night:

    Friday, December 6, 4:00–7:30 pm.

    Enjoy festive refreshments while shopping. 

    Find unique, handcrafted items for that hard-to-shop-for person on your holiday list. Shop local! Support the arts! This is free and open to the public.


    Sponsored by Ameriprise Financial – David M. Boccignone, ChFC®

    Artist's interested in selling:

    Send a photo of some of your items to gallery@womanspace-rockford.org

    Once approved download the contract form, fill it in and submit with your art.

    • Sat, December 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, December 14

    10:00–11:30 am

    Co-Facilitators: Kathy Moehling & Beth Campisi

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

    Advanced Registration is appreciated. Register by 12/12


    • Sat, December 14, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room

    Cancelled: Saturday, December 14

    2:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Have you ever experienced something you just can't explain and haven't been able to talk about it? Do you get feelings that you know something is going to happen? Do you think you see something and then it isn't there? Have you been somewhere and suddenly feel your hair raising on your arms, or feel a cold chill run through your body? Do you have pictures or video of unexplained objects or balls of light? In this group we will share our experiences, pictures, videos, and stories we have with the unknown in a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgemental environment. 


    Members of the group may choose to go on field trips and learn how to use different equipment to gain better insight on what we are experiencing.

    Register by 12/12



    • Sun, December 15, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed
    Sunday, December 15
    5:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    Heart beats, footsteps, turn signals, dripping faucets, babies sleeping, all have a rhythm of their own. Drums and drumming have been apart of the human expression from the beginning of time.  Womanspace gathers a group monthly to express our joy of rhythm with whatever instrument we  have, or  would like to borrow.  If you have a djembe, dunan, frame drum, or any other percussive instrument please bring them. We encourage all ages, to come to enjoy the camaraderie of making music together. We will explore traditional drumming rhythms, the rhythms of sayings, Nursery rhymes,  and connect with each other and to the earth. We will also express some emotions through drumming. Anger, love , fellowship and contentment can also be expressed as we settle into the rhythm of drumming out our human nature. No talent, drum, or previous experience required.

    Advance registration appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.


    • Wed, December 18, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 17
    Register

    Wednesday, December 18
    Noon–2:00 pm

    Everett Stone wants to bring his uptight, conservative girlfriend Meredith to meet his bohemian Connecticut family at Christmas. Straitlaced Meredith, feeling she needs backup, asks her sister to come along. Hoping to win the approval of Everett’s parents and the rest of the family, instead Meredith succeeds only in highlighting her uptight personality and making Everett doubt his intentions. We start with supper, followed by the film and then a discussion of the film, characters, and artistry. 


    Advanced Registration by 12/17 is REQUIRED for food counts. NO WALK-INS. 

    • Wed, December 18, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, December 18
    5:30–7:00 pm

    Facilitator: Denise Nichols 

    We are inundated daily with information regarding the importance of "core" and overall strength training. Yet the term "healthy balance" should not only apply to what you eat and how well you work and play but also to your daily exercise regimen. Healthy, happy muscles need balance of blood flow, lymphatic flow out and open spaces for nerves to flow and talk to your muscles and organs. Tissues that are overly tight or "overactive" cannot get the fluids they need which can affect optimal function in normal everyday activities. Learn what areas in your body might be suffering from a lack of "balanced attention" and effective techniques to help improve your overall tissue health. Participants will need to be able to get up and down off the floor in this class. Bring either a trigger point ball or foam roller, and yoga mat. There will be a limited number available for those who do not have them.

    Register by: 12/16

    • Thu, January 02, 2020
    • Thu, January 30, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 13
    Register

    Thursdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    9:30–10:45 am

    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: 12/28

    • Fri, January 03, 2020
    • Fri, January 31, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 12
    Register

    Fridays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    10:00–11:00 am

    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: 1/1

     

    • Tue, January 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    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: 1/5


    • Tue, January 07, 2020
    • Tue, January 28, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 12
    Register

    Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28

    11:00am – Noon

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

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

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

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

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

    Register by: 1/5


    • Tue, January 07, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 14
    Register

    Tuesday, January 7

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator: Sandra Williams, LCSW

    Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness.  In this class you will focus your awareness on your body through mindfulness explorations of breathing, grounding, filling with nurturing and nourishing resources, and listening to your body's wisdom.  The practice will remain familiar each week and your body's wisdom will change and grow just as you evolve from day to day.  This meditation is done in a seated position with your feet on the floor.

    Register by: 1/5

    • Wed, January 08, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, January 8

    9:30–11:00 am

    “How could two hardworking people do everything right in life and end up destitute?” Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart.

    In another time, a troubled husband and public servant asks, “How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it?” Thatcher Greenwood finds himself under siege: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting work just published by Charles Darwin. Thatcher wants only to honor his duties, but his friendships with a woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor threaten to draw him into a vendetta with the town’s powerful men.

    Unsheltered is the compulsively readable story of two families, in two centuries, who navigate what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. These characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in precarious times when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future.

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

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 1/6

    • Wed, January 08, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5

    9:30–12:30 pm

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Intermediate–Advanced. 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: 1/6



    • Wed, January 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, 29

    1:00–2:30 pm

    Facilitator: Christi Russell

    Come and learn about the body’s microbiome and how it affects us in this 4-week workshop series. Gut microbiome refers to the billions of live bacteria, viruses & fungi in the human gut. Participants will learn about what it is and why it’s important to our overall health and wellness. Students will participate in wellness activities that will guide them to connect intuitively to their bodies and understand how that will help achieve and maintain wellness.  There will be a self-evaluation at the beginning and end of the workshop.  Each student will receive a journal that they will use to track their progress. 

    Register by: 1/6

    • Thu, January 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays,  January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    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 and lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by: 1/7

    • Thu, January 09, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Thursday,  January 9

    12:00–1:30 pm

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Pieter Bruegel (c.1525–1565) was a Flemish painter during the Northern European Renaissance. His subjects were humanistic, detailed scenes of people doing ordinary tasks. At times, he included humorous observations of human nature. Much of his art told stories with moral implications. Some of his most beautiful landscapes are from a series about the changing seasons. There are winter scenes in this series very fitting for our January in the Midwest.


    Register by: 1/7

    • Thu, January 09, 2020
    • Thu, April 09, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Thursdays, Jan. 9, Feb 13, March 12, April 9

    6:30–8:00 pm

    Facilitators:  Angela Schmidt & Gina Wise

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

    Register by: 1/7

    • Sat, January 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Saturday, January 11

    10:00–11:30 am

    Co-Facilitators: Kathy Moehling & Beth Campisi

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

    Advanced Registration is appreciated. Register by: 1/9


    • Sat, January 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Saturdays,  January 11, 18, 25, February 1

    10:00 am–1:00 pm 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

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

    Register by: 1/9

    • Sat, January 11, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, January 11

    2:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Have you ever experienced something you just can't explain and haven't been able to talk about it? Do you get feelings that you know something is going to happen? Do you think you see something and then it isn't there? Have you been somewhere and suddenly feel your hair raising on your arms, or feel a cold chill run through your body? Do you have pictures or video of unexplained objects or balls of light? In this group we will share our experiences, pictures, videos, and stories we have with the unknown in a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgemental environment. 


    Members of the group may choose to go on field trips and learn how to use different equipment to gain better insight on what we are experiencing.

    Register by: 1/9



    • Mon, January 13, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17

    9:30–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 1/11



    • Mon, January 13, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Jean and Linda will help you explore new techniques and skills in pottery focusing on wheel throwing, additions, lids, feet, handles, trimming, creative diversions, glazing and whatever directions the students would like to pursue. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Think outside the box and develop a more creative and artistic expression in clay. Photo lithography and Raku possibilities. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firings.  Fee includes up to 25lbs of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 1/11



    • Mon, January 13, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays,  January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Ages 16+. Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval. Bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This class is an excellent opportunity to work alongside peers who are serious about improving their form, throwing larger pieces and incorporating other methods into your pieces. Instructor will tailor each class to the individual participants throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting and take time to work with each person individually. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. This class is for you if you if you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box. Come to this “Monday Funday” and let your pottery grow at your own pace. Please bring a list of pottery goals with you or we can work on that together. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 1/11


    • Tue, January 14, 2020
    • Tue, January 28, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesday, January 14, 28

    9:00–10:00 am

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

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

    Register by 1/12

    • Tue, January 14, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Tuesdays,  January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18

    9:30–11:30 am 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Beginning–Intermediate Level. Learn techniques of hand building & wheel throwing with clay. Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study. Whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm! Maybe even incorporate the two. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

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    • Tue, January 14, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Tuesdays,  January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18

    6:00–8:00 pm 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

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

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    • Wed, January 15, 2020
    • Wed, March 04, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 10
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