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    • January 05, 2021
    • (CST)
    • January 26, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 2
    Register

    Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

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

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

    Register by 1/3 or two days before each class.

    • January 05, 2021
    • (CST)
    • January 26, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26

    11:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

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

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

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

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.  

    • January 07, 2021
    • (CST)
    • January 28, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24

    9:30–10:45 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

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

    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 have a yoga mat, blocks and straps ready, if you have them.

    Register by: 1/5 or two days before each session.

    • January 08, 2021
    • (CST)
    • January 29, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 8
    Register

    Fridays, January 8, 15, 22, 29

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

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

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

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

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.   

    • January 18, 2021
    • 10:30 AM (CST)
    • February 22, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 0
    Registration is closed

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

    10:30–12:30 pm

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 6 students and face masks are required.

    Enjoy your morning with the beauty of watercolor painting! This 6-week watercolor workshop is open to all levels, but geared towards absolute beginners. We'll learn how to mix colors, try interesting techniques and experiment with various subject matter. All supplies are provided! 

    Register by 1/16

    • January 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • February 08, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Mondays,  Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery! In this Decorative Painting Series, you will use underglazes and Stroke and Coat to create uniques pieces of framable art in the styles of artists such as Monet, Lichtenstien, van Gogh and others.  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.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 01/16

    • January 18, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • February 22, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Mondays,  Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22

    6:00–8:00p

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    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: 1/16


    • January 20, 2021
    • (CST)
    • April 07, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 2
    Register

                   

    Wednesdays, 10:00–12:00 pm

    January 20 & 27 (Session I: The Eyes)

    February 3 & 10 (Session II: The Nose)

    February 17 & 24 (Session III: The Ears)

    March 3 & 10 (Session IV: The Mouth) 

    March 17 & 24 (Session V: The Teeth)

    March 31 & April 7 (Session VI: Putting it all together)

    Instructor:  Angie Nofsinger

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 6 students and face masks are required.

    Beg - Adv. Learn how to create life-like elements of the face using colored pencils and Pan Pastels. Each session will focus on a different aspect of the face: eyes, nose, ears, mouth and the hardest of all teeth! The last session will be putting all these together to create a portrait. Color theory will be used to mimic realistic skin tones, highlights and textures. Come and learn the techniques to create an amazing portrait! Equipment needed: favorite sketching pencils, handheld sharpener, artists eraser, and artist quality colored pencils. Certain colored pencils, pan pastels and paper will be provided. You can sign up for a session individually or take the whole series. 

    Each session is two weeks.  Sign up for a single session or for all 6!

    Register 2 days before each session.

    • January 20, 2021
    • 11:45 AM (CST)
    • March 10, 2021
    • 12:45 PM (CST)
    • NSPIRED Yoga Studio - 6451 E. Riverside Blvd, #109
    • 5
    Register

    Wednesdays, Jan. 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10

    11:45–12:45 pm

    Instructor: Freya

    This is an 8 week session. Sign-up for the entire session or a single session. New students can try their first session for free! 

    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    Note: class is held at the Nspired Yoga studio at  6451 E. Riverside Blvd., Suite 109,  Rockford IL

    Two left feet? Love Zoomba but need something low impact? No problem! In this class Freya will lead you through dance & yoga based stretches to increase flexibility, balance, and strength.  Then she will get your heart rate up through low impact drills using fusion belly dance moves that anyone can do regardless of your fitness level or dance experience. These combinations are a fun cardio workout that will strengthen muscles, increase joint stability, and boost your cardio fitness.  And without realizing it, you’ll learn some sassy dance moves too! 

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

    Register by: 1/02

    • January 20, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • March 10, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CST)
    • NSPIRED Yoga Studio - 6451 E. Riverside Blvd, #109
    • 1
    Register

    Wednesdays, Jan. 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Instructor: Freya

    This is an 8 week session. Sign-up for the entire session or a single session. New students can try their first session for free!


    Note: class will be held at the Nspired Yoga studio, 6451 E. Riverside Blvd., Suite 109,  Rockford IL

    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

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

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

    Register by: 1/18 or 2 days before a single session

    • January 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CST)
    • March 13, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (CST)
    • NSPIRED Yoga Studio - 6451 E. Riverside Blvd, #109
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Saturdays, Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator:  Freya

    Note: Class will be held at Nspired Yoga, 6451 E. Riverside Blvd. #109,  Rockford, IL


    Class size is limited. 6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    Prerequisite: Either one Intro to Belly Dance course or previous training in another belly dance class.   Note:  This is an 8 week class.

    Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. You will have fun while building confidence, strength & grace. In this intermediate class, we will build upon the foundational moves learned in the Intro class. Short combinations & choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Choreography will become more complex as we begin to layer multiple moves into the dance or incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals. Props will be available to borrow in class.  For those who want their own, a limited number of props & hip scarves are available for purchase from the instructor. 

    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.  Socks, barefoot, or soft soled ballet shoes only in the studio!

    Register by: 1/21

    • January 27, 2021
    • (CST)
    • April 07, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 11
    Register

    Every other Wednesday, 12:00–1:00 pm

    Jan 27, Feb 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 7

    Sign up for all 6 sessions or single sessions!

    Facilitator: Sandra Williams, LCSW

    This class is online only (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.   You will not be allowed into the class after it begins, please be on time!

    Take a break from your workday (remote or at the office) by treating yourself to an hour meditation!  We’ll meet via zoom so if you do go to the office you can put on a headset and still participate.  In this meditation practice, we’ll use the breathe to get centered.  Body scans and energy filling explorations will help us listen to, soothe, and energize the body.  And, kindness meditations will help our self and the world be a kinder place to be.  This mediation is done is in a seated position with your feet on the floor (and is adaptable if you want to lie down.) Meditation is a great way to de-stress, re-charge, and re-focus.  Hope you will join! 

    Register by: 1/25 or 2 days before single session

    Take a break from your workday (remote or at the office) by treating yourself to an hour meditation!  We’ll meet via zoom so if you do go to the office you can put on a headset and still participate.  In this meditation practice, we’ll use the breathe to get centered.  Body scans and energy filling explorations will help us listen to, soothe, and energize the body.  And, kindness meditations will help our self and the world be a kinder place to be.  This mediation is done is in a seated position with your feet on the floor (and is adaptable if you want to lie down.). Meditation is a great way to de-stress, re-charge, and re-focus.  Hope you will join! 
    • February 02, 2021
    • (CST)
    • February 23, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 13
    Register

    Tuesdays, February  2, 9, 16, 23

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

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

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

    Register by 1/31 or two days before each class.

    • February 02, 2021
    • (CST)
    • February 23, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23

    11:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

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

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

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

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.  

    • February 04, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • February 25, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Media Room or Pavillion (weather pending)
    • 1
    Register

    Thursdays, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25

    (January sessions cancelled)

    Instructor:  Beth Campisi

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 5 and face masks are required.

    Sign up for this 4 week session or individual sessions!

    No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome…can even be done sitting down! 

    Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. It brings together drumsticks, an exercise ball, an exercise ball stand and rhythmic moves to create one of the most fun workouts you’ll ever do — you won’t want to stop.

    Cardio drumming will raise your heart rate to help burn those calories, improve your coordination and ability to focus, and help strengthen many muscle groups, including your core. Studies have shown that when people find workouts they enjoy and have fun with, they’re more likely to stick with their routine.

    Equipment needed: 65 cm exercise ball (limited supply available for purchase $15), a 5 gallon bucket to set ball on (limited supply available for purchase $5), and 5A basic drum sticks. 

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.  

    • February 05, 2021
    • (CST)
    • February 26, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 15
    Register

    Fridays, February 5, 12, 19, 26

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

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

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

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

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.   

    • February 05, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    • 23
    Register

    Fridays, February 5 – ONLINE ZOOM CLASS!

    6:30-8:00 pm

    This class will only be online.  You will be sent a link to join the class after you register.  Please download the Zoom app by clicking the link so you can have it ready before the class begins. 

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    Join us in the Zoom Drum Class where Helen will share with everyone the great joy of hand drumming. 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 you can play on your hand drum. All levels are welcome. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels — beginners to professional. If you don’t have a drum use a box, bucket or table top.  


    Register by: 2/03 

    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 place of music, dance, and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels — beginners to professional. Drums are available for use during the class for those students who do not have a drum.
    • February 10, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Wednesday, February 10

    9:30–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Julie Thompson

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

    When Maya Angelou and Tavis Smiley met in 1986, he was twenty-one and she was fifty-eight. For the next twenty-eight years, they shared an unlikely, special bond. Angelou was a teacher and a maternal figure to Smiley, and they talked often, of art, politics, history, race, religion, music, love, purpose, and — more than anything — courage. Courage to be open, to follow dreams, to believe in oneself.

    In My Journey with Maya, Smiley recalls a joyful friendship filled to the brim with sparkling conversation — in Angelou's gardens surrounded by her caged birds, before lectures, sharing meals, and on breaks from it all, they sought each other out for comfort, advice, and above all else, friendship.

    It began when he, a recent college graduate and a poor kid from a big family in the Midwest, was invited to join the revered writer on a sojourn to Africa. He would be handling her bags, but Maya didn't let that stop a friendship waiting to happen. Angelou was generous, challenging, and inspirational. Like a mother to him, she was selfless.

    Here Tavis Smiley shares his personal memories of Maya Angelou, of a decades-long friendship with one of history's most fascinating women, one who left as indelible an imprint on American culture as she did on him. –goodreads.com

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 2/9

    • February 11, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CST)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 13
    Register

    Edvard Munch: Norwegian Expressionism/Symbolism

    Thursday, February 11

    12:00–1:30 pm

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

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

    The childhood of Edvard Munch (1863–1944) was overshadowed by family illnesses and deaths. He also feared inheriting the mental illness that was in his family. He painted his emotional and psychological states pertaining to these deaths and conditions. His painting, THE SCREAM, is famous throughout the world. Many of his works and this painting, in particular, will be presented.

    Register by: 2/9

    • February 16, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • February 23, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CST)
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 2
    Register

    Tuesdays, February 16, 23

    1:00–4:00p

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 6 and face masks are required.


    This class focuses specifically on sculpting elements of the face. The first class will use air dry clay and the second class will be using paper maché, two mediums that create two different looks. Rafaella will guide you in sculpting with both mediums to create realistic features of the face. Learn the age-old craft of sculpture by manipulation and skillfully moving the clay creating a face with it's own character and expression! All materials included.

    Register by: 2/14

    • February 16, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
    • 9
    Register

    Tuesday, February 16

    6:00 - 7:00 pm

    Facilitator: Jenny Redington, CRPC

    This class is IN-PERSON and online (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. In-person class size is limited to 6.  6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    This evening is about empowering women in achieving their financial freedom and independence. The program will be focused on basics of finance for women, how we are different and why we need to know the basics. This will be interactive with a focus on vision board creation as a foundation for our unique goal setting. We'll dive into the how's and why's of investing vs. savings. In person participants will enjoy complimentary wine to make the subject matter a bit more relaxing!

    Register by: 2/14

    • February 19, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    • 23
    Register

    Fridays, February 19 – ONLINE ZOOM CLASS!

    6:30-8:00 pm

    This class will only be online.  You will be sent a link to join the class after you register.  Please download the Zoom app by clicking the link so you can have it ready before the class begins. 

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    Join us in the Zoom Drum Class where Helen will share with everyone the great joy of hand drumming. 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 you can play on your hand drum. All levels are welcome. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels — beginners to professional. If you don’t have a drum use a box, bucket or table top.  


    Register by: 2/17

    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 place of music, dance, and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels — beginners to professional. Drums are available for use during the class for those students who do not have a drum.
    • February 24, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (CST)
    • March 24, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Wednesdays,  Feb 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24

    9:30a–12:30p

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of a face mask is required.

    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: 2/22



    • February 25, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 4
    Register

    Thursdays,  February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 6 and face masks are required.

    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. This class is for those who have attended Sue's previous classes, no beginner students.   Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by: 02/23

    • February 26, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • Online Zoom
    • 14
    Register

    Friday, February 26

    7:00–8:30 pm  

    Facilitator:  Kim Plum

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

    Astrology shows us what is happening in the cosmos and how those trends show up in your personal life and in the collective energy. "As above, So below." How you choose to interact with these trends is your free will. They can be used to live in alignment with the cosmos while staying grounded here on Earth. Learn some ways you can use your co-creative energy to engage with the stars and planets. This presentation will include:The elements of earth/water/fire/air & how they affect us daily; Working with the moon as it changes signs every 2 ½ days & the phases of it from new to full to new again and how that affects you; Solar year – dark to light and back – and what is best to do at each season; What to do with Retrogrades and eclipses

    Register by: 2/24

    • February 27, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Saturdays, Feb 27, March 6, 13, 27

    9:00–12:00 am

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    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: 2/25


    • March 01, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 1
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    Mondays,  March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5

    9:30–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    If you have mastered the skill of creating basic forms on the pottery wheel then you are ready to move to the next level! This class will allow you to take your skills further and learn to throw with larger amounts of clay and create more intricate forms such as bottles, plates, and lidded vessels. Students are welcome to suggest forms they’re interested in creating and demonstrations will be given based on interest. Students are also free to work on their own personal projects and receive assistance from the instructor as needed. Students must have some experience throwing on a wheel and feel comfortable creating the most basic forms. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 2/27

    • March 01, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • March 22, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques
    and skills in pottery! In this Decorative Painting Series, you will use underglazes and Stroke and Coat to create uniques pieces of framable art in the styles of artists such as Monet, 
     van Gogh and others.  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.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing

    Register by: 2/27


    • March 01, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • April 05, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
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    Mondays,  March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5

    6:00–8:00p

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    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: 2/27


    • March 02, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (CST)
    • March 30, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 15
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    Tuesdays, March  2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

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

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

    Register by 2/28  or two days before each class.

    • March 02, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CST)
    • March 23, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
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    Monday,  March 2, 9, 16, 23

    10:00–1:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 3 students and masks will be required in the studio.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery! In this Decorative Painting Series, you will use underglazes and Stroke and Coat to create uniques pieces of framable art in the styles of artists such as Monet, Lichtenstien, van Gogh and others.  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.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 2/28



    • March 02, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Tuesdays,  March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6

    6:30–8:30p

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Due to the Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 4 students and the wearing of face masks is required in the studio.

    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 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 2/28


    • March 03, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
    • William Reif Gallery and ZOOM
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    Wednesday, March 3

    2:00-3:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rhonda Torossian

    This class is IN-PERSON or ONLINE (Zoom). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.  In-person class is limited to 6 people – masks and social distancing required.

    Feeling good and motivated is a prerequisite for optimal cognitive function. Is there a magic pill that will solve all your problems? Adaptogens are substances, such as herbs and mushrooms, that increase the body’s ability to cope with stress and fatigue. When we are stressed our adrenals pump out adrenaline and cortisol. This can be helpful in the short-term but over the long-term can be damaging. Adaptogens respond to our body’s systems help restore balance, manage stress and keep our hormones in check. If you have been considering taking an adaptogen, or just looking to learn more about adaptogen, then this is the class for you. Rhonda Torossian will be leading a run down on how adaptogens work and the health benefits they offer.

    To follow up we will make our own adaptogen nutballs! Adaptogen Nutballs are a fun way to get a daily adaptogen boost and are super yummy! (Ingredient list will be sent with your confirmation for those attending by Zoom)

    Register by: 03/01