Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec Fall 2014
Civic Arts Education and Walnut Creek Recreation course catalog for the City of Walnut Creek.
VOLUME N o 11 FALL 2014 ? CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION RECREATION New Makers Series Workshops, see pages 6-7 Fall registration begins August 6. Join us for our free Open House and awards reception, Saturday, Nov. 15 New youth skateboarding classes, see page 68. View the large scale, temporary art installation downtown, Aug. 12 - Sep. 30. Fall swim lessons and programs, see page 70-75 Be part of Centennial History! Together we create a better community through services that strenghten heart, mind and body. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 18, when the Centennial Birthday Festival comes to life on the grounds of the historic Shadelands Ranch Museum, 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road. The day promises fun for everyone, with food trucks, live music, kids’ games and crafts and, of course, a very special Birthday Cake in honor of Walnut Creek’s CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE 100th birthday. The festivities will run from and Merit Awards Reception 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. And don’t miss your chance to be part of the Centennial Grove, a living legacy to the future. 100 trees from six different continents will encircle the pond at Heather Farm Park, representing the diversity of people from Join us for an exciting, FREE day of community, arts, and fun. Bring the whole family to Shadelands Arts Center to learn more about Civic Arts Education, meet neighbors, and create art. Visit Civic Arts classes, enjoy delicious refreshments, and add around the world who have settled in your creativity to group and individual arts activities for Walnut Creek. There will be seating areas kids and adults alike. to relax and reflect by the pond, and public art by a renowned artist. Later, view art works and enjoy music performances by adults and young people as we honor the winners of the Contributions of any amount are 2014 Kathy Nelson Merit Awards. These awards honor appreciated. Those who donate $250 excellence by Civic Arts Education students and are or more will have their names etched sponsored by the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation. in stone on the special Centennial Rock. Contributions can be made by an individual, family, business, or community group. The deadline to be listed on the Centennial Rock is October 1. To donate, go to walnutcreek100.com. Questions? Call 925-943-5895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Open House: 11AM-3 PM Merit Scholarship Reception: 3-5 PM Saturday, November 15, 2014 Shadelands Art Center 111 North Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek 94598 For more information, please visit www.Arts-Ed.org Arts Makers Series Workshops 6-7 Youth | Adult | MUSIC 32-36 Youth | Adult | CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 8-11 Youth | Adult | DANCE 37-39 Youth | Adult | DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 12-21 Youth | Adult | DRAMA 40-41 Youth | DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 22-25 Adult | JEWELRY 26-27 Adult | Exhibition CALENDAR 41 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 43-45 preschool 42 GLASS 27-28 Adult DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 29-31 Youth | Adult | Rec HEALTH & FITNESS 48-52 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | DOG/PET CARE 65 Adults | PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 53-55 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SPORTS 66-69 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SOCIAL DANCE 56-57 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | AQUATICS 70-75 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SCIENCE & TECHNology 58-59 SCIENCE & TECHNology 52 Youth | Youth | TENNIS 76-77 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | MARTIAL ARTS 60-61 MARTIAL ARTS 53 Youth | Adults | Youth | Adults | SPECIALIZED RECREATION 79 Youth | Adults | FOOD & COOKING 61-64 FOOD & COOKING 54-55 Youth | Adults | Youth | Adults | adults 50+ 80-84 Adults 50+ | + more OPEN SPACE 85-87 GOLF 78 facility rentals 90 REGISTRATION 88-89 Lesher center for the arts 91 PRESCHOOL 42 4 (925)938-7529 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Civic Arts Education One of Northern California’s largest community arts education programs, the city’s CAE programs reach over 7,000 students of all ages and backgrounds each year with 180 artists providing 680 classes, workshops, master classes, year-long programs, performances, exhibits, art sales and events. The mission is to create engaging arts opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds that instruct, inspire and ignite. MAKERS SERIES WORKSHOPS 6 Youth 6-7 Adult CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 8 Youth 9-11 Adult 11 Open Studio DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 12-15 Youth 15-21 Adult DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 22 Youth 23-25 Adult JEWELRY 26 Youth 26-27 Adult GLASS 27 Youth 27-28 Adult DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 29 Youth 29-31 Adult MUSIC 22-36 Youth 36 Adult DANCE 37-39 Youth 39 Adult DRAMA 40-41 Youth EXHIBITION/EVENT CALENDAR 41 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 43-45 PRESCHOOL 42 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)938-7529 5 Makers Series Workshops MAKERS SERIES WORKSHOPS The holidays are coming up, and it’s a great time to spend your day creating with Civic Arts. Join us for one or more of the workshops below. You’ll leave with something you made by hand to keep or give away. Don’t forget to invite a friend or family member! For more detailed information and fees see the pages listed below. AGES 12-17 NEW | Makers Series: Secret Compartment Book Assemblage Using several mixed media techniques, create a ‘secret compartment book’. Starting with an old book, personalize it with a collage using some of your favorite images. Create the ‘secret compartment’ and fill it with assorted items (shells, stone, figurines and more), sealing them with a resin finish. This class AGES 5-10 NEW | Makers Series: The Magic Box encourages creativity and teaches you how to appreciate the Create a special magic box and fill it with handmade jewelry, with a completed project. trinkets and ornaments. These creations are perfect for keeping treasures in or for gift giving. We will be painting, building, molding and decorating. Items can be wrapped and ready for any process, even when things don’t go the way you planned. Leave INSTRUCTOR : Lorri Marie Jenkins LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $63: 1 class holiday. Class 26815 INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft Sat 9:00am-3:00pm 12/6 LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class Class 26761 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm 11/22 AGES 5-10 NEW | Makers Series: Hand Decorated Low Fire Ceramic Potttery NEW | Makers Series: Toy Day Want to make your own hand-decorated pottery? You can create a Today is Toy Day! Create a special stuffed toy and make a In one day, you’ll learn to decorate on pre-made bisque ware special home for it. We will also create a toy land snowball and a pottery and will come back at a later date to pick up finished work. sensational winter wonderland centerpiece. We will be painting, Work will be ready two days following class meeting. $20 supply building, molding and decorating. Items can be wrapped and fee due at class includes glazes and two bisque pieces. Additional ready for any holiday. bisque pieces can be purchased during class (check or cash only). INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios mug, a bowl or a vase and paint it yourself, using low fire glazes. $33: 1 class Class 26760 6 A D U LT Sat 9:30am-12:30pm (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 12/13 $43: 1 class $20 supply fee due at class Class 26713 1:00pm-4:00pm Sat 12/6 Makers Series Workshops A D U LT A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Fun with Image Transfers NEW | Makers Series: Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments Come learn to use image transfers to transform an image, giving Come play with glass. Make your own glass holiday ornaments it new life as a one-of-a-kind, handmade item. Photocopies of for gifts and decoration. Each student will make 3-4 fun, whimsical photographs, meaningful text, your favorite painting/drawing, or fused glass ornaments in this one-day workshop. Tools and a collage of all of the above are perfect examples of what to bring materials provided. No experience necessary. to class. This workshop will familiarize you with this simple, yet versatile printing technique. Students will use an acrylic medium to transfer their image so that it can be transformed into an ornament, keepsake or frameable art. INSTRUCTOR : Esteban Longoria INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $38: 1 class $25 supply fee due at class Class 26783 10:00am-1:00pm Sat 11/22 LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class Class 26799 10:00am-2:00pm Sat 12/6 A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Put a Hex in Your Basketry Explore a flexible sturdy open weave technique in colorful cane A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Give the Gift of Jewelry basketry. Itâ€™s amazing how strong this open structure is. Three fun Nothing says you care more than a handmade gift. What better can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in materials gift to give than jewelry that can be worn year round? In this one of your choice to create stunning sculptures. Enjoy seeing how day workshop you will learn basic metalsmithing techniques and others have employed hex weave. Open your mind to working produce a simple pendant, a pair of earrings, or a ring. Students sculpturally or just create some useful gift items. Materials list will practice techniques in copper and brass leading up to a final online at www.arts-ed.org. projects to be completed in class: an iPad stand, a small hanging basket and an unusual triangular form. The hexagonal structure project in silver. All metal and tools will be provided. A half hour lunch break is scheduled, so please bring a sack lunch. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $78: 1 class $25 supply fee due at class Class 26782 10:00am-6:00pm Sat 12/6 INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Shapiro LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $48: 1 class $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26607 9:30am-2:30pm Sun 11/23 A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Needle-felted Gifts and Ornaments A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Metal Holiday Decoration Needle felting is a technique for creating small ornaments. Using colored wool, a foam pad, felting needles, and miniature wool Create a beautiful holiday ornament that you and your cards you can create small animals and birds; shapes such as friends would be proud to display in your homes. Using basic hearts and stars, even little gnomes and elves. This technique can metalsmithing techniques you will saw, stamp, hammer, and be used to decorate pre-made felt and embellish wet-felted balls. shape copper or brass sheet metal into a decoration of your Styrofoam balls can be covered with wet and dry-made felting to choice. All metal and tools will be provided. create fantastic tree ornaments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios INSTRUCTOR : Janet Moore $43: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Class 26776 9:00am-1:00pm $53: 1 class $18 supply fee due at first class Class 26699 10:00am-3:30pm Sun 12/7 Sat 12/6 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 7 Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture CERAMICS & SCULPTURE AGES 8-12 Clay Works One A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot or any experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium. Focus on learning basic hand-building skills such as scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses. KIDS CLAY INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $118: 10 classes Class 26525 Mon 5:00pm-6:30pm 9/15-11/17 AGES 8-12 Clay Works Two: Hand Building/Wheel Throwing Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from centering to making simple pots. Prerequisite: must have taken Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding AGES 4-6 techniques. Clay Play: Habitats Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. This is a great introduction to INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center 3D art for young creative minds with or without clay experience. $141: 9 classes Using a variety of techniques including pinch, coil, slab and Class 26524 squeeze methods, children will learn the basics from scoring to No class 11/11 Tue 3:30pm-5:30pm 9/16-11/18 glazing their work. Build imaginary worlds filled with people, animals and a place for them to reside-trees, caves, tropical islands and more! Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding $91: 10 classes Class 26530 Mon AGES 12-17 3:45pm-4:45pm 9/15-11/17 techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee ($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay). INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale AGES 5-16 LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios Clay for Homeschoolers $157: 10 classes Your hands are the two best clay tools in the world. Come see Class 26521 Wed 4:30pm-6:30pm 9/17-11/19 what you can learn to make: cups, bowls, boxes, people, animals, Class 26522 Thu 4:30pm-6:30pm 9/18-11/20 bookends, houses, cars, signs, dinosaurs, miniature scenes, and lots more. Learn all the techniques to make your ideas work, plus a Ceramics studio information variety of decorative and glaze finishes. Flexibility in projects and Studio use is for instruction and other learning. Work produced or fired in the Civic Arts Ed Ceramics Studio may not be sold except through the Clay Arts Guild and Civic Arts Education. No work produced outside of classes or open studio will be fired. Class and workshop fees include firing. Clay must be purchased in class. Tools and tool kits may be purchased in the studio. Wheel chair assistance for students with different needs. INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $157: 10 classes Class 26804 8 Wed 10:00am-12:00pm (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 9/17-11/19 accessible electric potter’s wheel available. Ceramics & Sculpture A D U LT Ceramics (Int/Adv) Ceramics INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. $185: 9 classes Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Class 26406 Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound No class 11/11 Tue 7:00pm-10:00pm 9/16-11/18 fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes student must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form. Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend first class. $195: 10 classes LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios Class 26405 7:00pm-10:00pm 9/17-11/19 INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee $195: 10 classes $195: 10 classes Sat Wed Ceramics (Int/Adv) Ceramics (Beg-Adv) Class 26407 Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley 9:00am-12:00pm 9/13-11/22 Class 26960 Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/18-11/20 No class 9/20 Ceramics (Beg/Int) Ceramics (Beg/Int) INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade $195: 10 classes $195: 10 classes Class 26408 Class 26403 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm 9/15-11/17 Class 26404 Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/15-11/17 Ceramics (Int/Adv) $195: 10 classes Mon 7:00pm-10:00pm 9/18-11/20 Scholarships available! INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen Class 26409 Thu Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for 7:00pm-10:00pm 9/15-11/17 more information. A D U LT A D U LT Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv) Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs (Beg-Adv) Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems Explore a variety of methods for making art tiles and wall reliefs. that express your unique personality. Totems will include large Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and tactile beads, sculptural elements and journalistic pieces that are glazes to enhance your work. Moldmaking techniques and use of all about you. Class will include one-of-a-kind planters, birdbaths, extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving, mushroom sculptures and more. Instructorâ€™s bulbous textured slab stamp images and relief designs. techniques will be demonstrated in the garden vessel portion of this class. INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale $195: 10 classes LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios Class 26411 Sun 10:00am-1:00pm 9/14-11/16 $195: 10 classes Class 26415 Thu 9:00am-12:00pm 9/18-11/20 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 9 Ceramics & Sculpture A D U LT Master Potter Workshop with Adam Field Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay Adam Field will demonstrate his methods for wheel throwing porcelain forms and carving intricate patterns on a variety of forms. From traditional techniques to innovative solutions for timeless problems, you will develop a new perspective on creating and decorating functional pottery. Learn skills for mapping out and carving geometric patterns. Discussions about his Korean apprenticeship, studio practice, aesthetics, materials, ceramic history, and promotion and marketing strategies for the studio potter are certain to encourage individual discovery, growth, and development of fresh ideas. Gain the skills and confidence to create and decorate work in your own voice. Open to all skill levels. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, ClayPeople and Trax Gallery. INSTRUCTOR : Adam Field LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $83: 1 class $43: Clay Arts Guild Members $73: ClayPeople & Trax Gallery Discount Class 26863 Sat 10:00am-4:00pm 9/20 A D U LT A D U LT Intro to Sculpture More fully understand the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative. Want to make your own hand-decorated pottery? You can create a Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, mug, a bowl or a vase and paint it yourself, using low fire glazes. form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image In one day, youâ€™ll learn to decorate on pre-made bisque ware presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques pottery and will come back at a later date to pick up finished work. include pinch, slab, coil and solid handbuilding methods. Surface Work will be ready two days following class meeting. $20 supply texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also fee due at class includes glazes and two bisque pieces. Additional addressed. No wheel work will be taught. bisque pieces can be purchased during class (check or cash only). INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $185: 9 classes Class 26412 Tue 9:00am-12:00pm 9/16-11/18 Class 26413 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 10 NEW | Makers Series: Hand Decorated Low Fire Ceramic Pottery (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org $43: 1 class $20 supply fee due at class Class 26713 1:00pm-4:00pm Sat 12/6 CERAMICS & SCULPTURE Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv) Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv) Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln Emphasis on ceramic work for high-fire salt kiln, to be stacked with with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. First kiln shelves. Students participate in loading and unloading of kilns. half of class will focus on forms and techniques in making both handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well with the Raku firing process and demos of glaze application, use of resists and INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios terra sigillata. Second half of class will focus on firing of work. $238: 10 classes Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be Class 26414 Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 9/17-11/19 physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable that students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after second class. studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley students (workshops not eligible) to enhance and share skills $238: 10 classes Fri Open Studio Ceramics Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios Class 26417 A D U LT and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s 7:00pm-10:00pm 9/19-11/21 discretion. Studio is closed on all legal city holidays. Check current Open Studio hours posted in Studio. No instruction is provided. INSTRUCTOR : James Newton Student must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the $238: 10 classes Class 26418 Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 9/19-11/21 fee. Clay Arts Guild members qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $152: 58 classes $91: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members Class 26410 9/14-11/22 No class 9/20, 11/11 ARTISTs MARKET December 5-7 Shadelands Arts Center at 111 N. Wiget Lane Shop for beautiful artwork created by the instructors and students of Civic Arts Education at the expanded 2014 Artists’ Market! For the first time ever, Civic Arts’ Clay Arts Guild will be joining the Artists’ Market at Shadelands, adding many new handmade ceramics pieces. Join us at Shadelands Arts Center at 111 N. Wiget Lane on opening night December 5, from 5-9 PM, for live music and hors d’oeuvres. Hours on Saturday and Sunday are 10am-6pm. All media will be featured, including ceramics, glass art, jewelry, drawings, paintings, and prints, sculpture, photography, textiles and more! Shop with us for a wide variety of original artwork. Twenty-five percent of all sales will support our community arts programs. For more information call (925) 943-5846 or visit www. arts-ed.org/cae and www.clayartsguild.com. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 11 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $70: 5 classes Class 26526 Wed 3:30pm-4:30pm 9/17-10/15 Class 26527 Wed 4:45pm-5:45pm 9/17-10/15 Class 26528 Wed 3:30pm-4:30pm 10/22-11/19 Class 26529 Wed 4:45pm-5:45pm 10/22-11/19 AGES 5-7 Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage projects included. Completion of “I Can Do it Art” recommended. Children repeating this class will complete extended projects that provide further independent growth and development. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes Seema Mahboob AGES 1½-3 Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent Designed to foster the toddler/parent relationship, explore social, physical, language development and parent education. Exploration activities including music and movement, tactile and visual art exploration and circle activities will be offered each session. INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena Class 26513 Wed 9/17-11/19 AGES 5-10 NEW | Makers Series: The Magic Box Create a special magic box and fill it with handmade jewelry, trinkets and ornaments. These creations are perfect for keeping treasures in or for gift giving. We will be painting, building, molding and decorating. Items can be wrapped and ready for any LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center holiday. Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 1½-2) INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft $114: 10 classes $5 supply fee due at first class Class 26802 9:00am-10:15am Fri 3:45pm-4:45pm 9/19-11/21 LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class Class 26761 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm 11/22 Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 2-3) $133: 10 classes $5 supply fee due at first class Class 26803 10:30am-12:00pm Fri 9/19-11/21 AGES 5-10 NEW | Makers Series: Toy Day Today is Toy Day! Create a special stuffed toy and make a AGES 4-6 special home for it. We will also create a toy land snowball and a I Can Do It Art sensational winter wonderland centerpiece. We will be painting, Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists ready for any holiday. use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Lots of art materials to explore: paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens, etc., as they draw, paint, and explore new media. A building, molding and decorating. Items can be wrapped and INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class Class 26760 12 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Sat 9:30am-12:30pm 12/13 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 6-8 AGES 8-12 Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills NEW | Exploring Modern Art Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters This course will focus on modern artists, their techniques and the and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning. spirit of experimentation. Explore a number of different artists, Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along how they applied fresh ideas about the nature of materials and with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil, function of art. Draw, paint and construct art forms using their pen and ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating techniques and a variety of mediums along the way. Explore students will have opportunity to create and work on projects with magnificent works of art from Monet to Pollack, offering students instructor. a new way of encountering any work, encouraging students to learn through visual exploration and interaction with a variety of INSTRUCTOR : Timothy Hancock mediums. LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Shaghayegh Cyrous $85: 9 classes Class 26515 Tue 3:30pm-4:30pm 9/16-11/18 LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes No class 11/11 Class 26850 Thu 3:45pm-5:15pm 9/18-11/20 AGES 6-8 AGES 8-12 Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing The Comics: Int/Adv Cartooning ‘Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk.’--Paul Klee. Learn the Take your fun ideas and turn them into finished cartoons, comics, fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture, Animae/Manga character designs and story illustrations. Learn contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still advanced drawing techniques, storytelling, and the process of lifes, landscapes, cityscapes, all of which serve to expose students making an illustration. Create and develop characters, settings and to work in pencil, colored pencil, marker and charcoal. Ideal for environments using perspective and other cartooning techniques. students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this class will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott INSTRUCTOR : Timothy Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $107: 9 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26517 4:45pm-6:15pm Tue 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes Class 26511 Mon 3:30pm-4:30pm 9/15-11/17 AGES 6-8 Paint Box Open the paint box and find a world where your imagination will lead you to discover new and exciting ways to use paints. Use tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing to develop a sense of composition, color and design. Learn more about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects to a simpler form and creating texture with pattern and repetition. Students repeating this class will complete extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes Class 26512 Mon 4:45pm-5:45pm 9/15-11/17 D. Jeka Lambert www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 13 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 8-14 Masters & Contemporary Painters Visit the works of a different artist each week and examine their techniques and methods of working with the medium. Focus on an important piece of that artist’s body of work. Children often find these studies and exercises to be huge confidence builders, exposing them to new approaches to their own creative expression. Work in both acrylic and oil paint, selecting artists from Michelangelo to Picasso. Completion of Paint Box or a similar class recommended. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26508 4:00pm-5:30pm Fri 9/19-11/21 AGES 11-17 Teen Drawing & Painting For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing Chris Messer AGES 8-12 Tinkering/Found Art Assemblage Tinkering is what happens when you try something you don’t quite know how to do, guided by whim, imagination and curiosity. When you tinker, there are no instructions--but there are also no failures, no right or wrong ways of doing things. We’ll use real wood, real an understanding of form, composition, line, light/shadow, perspective and color. Students may work at the easel, initially focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex projects. Student exposure to a variety of mediums including acrylics, pastels, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students receive individual help in their areas of interest and medium of their choice. hand tools and your imagination to create contraptions that roll, INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor float and move. Our process will start with a doodle, a brainstorm LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center of ideas, and deal with challenges, design and construction of $132: 9 classes $15 supply fee due at first class individual projects. Class 26518 4:15pm-6:15pm INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott No class 11/11 Tue 9/16-11/18 LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes Class 26514 Wed AGES 12-17 5:00pm-6:30pm 9/17-11/19 AGES 8-14 If Godzilla could live in a city, where would he/she live? While Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio for Homeschoolers For students who have had some painting experience and are interested in learning to paint with oil paint (water-based) and/or further explore acrylic paint. Color mixing, light, form, texture and composition will be explored. class explores their own imaginations. This class will focus on storyboarding, involving both writing and drawing. Science fiction and mythology will play a large part in this experience. The basic drawing skills of perspective and the human/animal form will be LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $118: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26510 1:30pm-3:00pm (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org learn basic skills of drawing that will provide a structure as the INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fri creating that environment and giving this reptile a place to be, taught as an adjunct to the storytelling format. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly 14 NEW | Godzilla in the City: Basic Art for Creative Ideas 9/19-11/21 $110: 10 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26763 4:00pm-5:30pm Thu 9/18-11/20 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 12-17 A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Secret Compartment Book Assemblage Art Workshop Using several mixed media techniques, create a ‘secret feel that they are lacking in the basic fundamentals of various art compartment book’. Starting with an old book, personalize it applications. For intermediate and advanced students who would with a collage using some of your favorite images. Create the like to explore in depth the medium of their choice. Topics may ‘secret compartment’ and fill it with assorted items (shells, stone, include color theory, composition, light and shadow, perspective, figurines and more), sealing them with a resin finish. This class various drawing and painting techniques, use of artist’s materials encourages creativity and teaches you how to appreciate the along with brief information on artists past and present. process, even when things don’t go the way you planned. Leave with a completed project. This course is for those who have never taken an art course or who INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Lorri Marie Jenkins $172: 10 classes LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Class 26441 Wed 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/17-11/19 $63: 1 class Class 26815 Sat 9:00am-3:00pm 12/6 A D U LT All About Drawing: Classical & Contemporary AGES 12-18 Sumi-e Painting for Teens This course is for beginners and continuing artist students who This course is for middle and high school students interested in want to enrich their artwork with an intense focus on the joy exploring the art of Japanese brush painting. Explore different of drawing. Whether you are a mark maker and love doodling brush strokes that make you aware of the world around you and imaginary images or someone who finds great satisfaction in capture the spirit of the subject you are painting. Learn basic rendering a form accurately with great detail, this course is for techniques and elements essential to the practice of sumi-e you. Work with a variety of black and white media: graphite, painting. Demonstrations and individual help will be available. graphite powder, charcoal, pen & ink, sharpies. Combine observational study with projects targeting personal invention. INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $117: 8 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26762 4:30pm-6:30pm Fri 9/19-11/7 INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes Class 26452 A D U LT Starting Art Thu 9:00am-12:00pm 9/18-11/20 A D U LT For beginners and those who haven’t drawn since childhood. Guided, non-threatening instruction to help you use the long- Drawing: Sketching & Rendering neglected right side (artistic side) of your brain. Expand your Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning abilities to observe and draw what you see. Join others who how to reduce objects to their basic shapes and forms and also think they ‘can’t draw a straight line’ and discover you can! sketching them on to paper will be the focus of this class. Topics Valuable for teachers. Bring a bag lunch on Sat. include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective, shading along with landscape and figurative themes. Students should bring INSTRUCTOR : Sarah Gross paper, pencils, ruler and eraser to class. Beginners welcome. LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $93: 2 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26750 Sat 9:00am-3:00pm Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/27 9/28 INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes Class 26440 Fri 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/19-11/21 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 15 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int) Perspective Drawing This class is designed for those who have never taken an art course all the way to the experienced artist who wants to learn more about perspective drawing. Topics include one, two and three point perspective, drawing shapes, grids, stairs, dividing surfaces into equal parts, buildings, reflections and calculating cast Learn the pure and simple techniques of watercolor in this class for beginners and intermediates. Demonstrations each class on using watercolor transparently, layered, textured and more. Individual instruction and critique. Materials discussed at first class. shadows with natural and artificial lighting. With knowledge of INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout perspective, students no longer need to guess if something in their LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center drawing or painting is correct. $157: 9 classes INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny Class 26436 LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center No class 11/11 Tue 9:00am-12:00pm 9/16-11/18 $172: 10 classes Class 26445 Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 9/17-11/19 A D U LT Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv) A D U LT Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint but feel that you donâ€™t know enough to get started? Do you want to try a new medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis on learning a direct painting process, incorporating principles of design, and your own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations, coaching and critiques as needed. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org. exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums, INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. A fun LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on expanding in the direction of your choice. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor $172: 10 classes Class 26457 Wed 2:00pm-5:00pm 9/17-11/19 Class 26456 Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/19-11/21 LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes $25 supply fee due at first class Class 26439 6:30pm-9:30pm Wed 9/17-11/19 A D U LT Painting Still Life Like the Old Masters Learn the techniques of the old masters. Using oils or acrylics, A D U LT work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, Stunning Soft Pastels layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three- This class is for adventurous beginners and continuing artists who want to introduce fresh visual elements into drawings and paintings. One of the amazing qualities of the soft pastel medium dimensionality. Previous experience with paint is not necessary. Come to first class with materials from list, ready to work. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. is its versatility, which combines well with watercolor, acrylics, INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison oils and all drawing media (colored pencils, graphite, charcoal, LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center marking pens and ink). Traditional and innovative processes will be covered. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. $172: 10 classes Class 26450 Thu 9:00am-12:00pm 9/18-11/20 INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $157: 9 classes Class 26453 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm No class 11/11 9/16-11/18 Scholarships available! Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information. 16 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT Monday Morning Painting Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Beg-Adv) Primary focus is on the development of each student’s personal Using still life and photo references both as inspiration and style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos, reviews, learning tool, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects challenges and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles and while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals subject matter are acceptable but focus will be on oil and acrylics. of painting: drawing, composition, color, and brushwork. Classes Lessons focus on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from will include a variety of short demos, warm-ups, skills reviews, photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice. challenges and end of class critiques. Bring supplies and be Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints should consider prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Beginners with no Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. knowledge of paints or painting should consider “Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums” a prerequisite. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor $172: 10 classes LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Class 26437 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm 9/15-11/17 $172: 10 classes Class 26438 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/18-11/20 A D U LT Monday Morning Painting Extension This is a continuation of the Fall Monday Morning Painting A D U LT Night Painting Extension class. It is open to all students interested in painting through the This is a continuation of the Night Painting class. It is open to all intersession, but is not appropriate for absolute beginners who students interested in painting through the intersession, but is not require basic knowledge on how to paint. New students should appropriate for absolute beginners who require basic knowledge arrive prepared to paint. on how to paint. New students should arrive prepared to paint. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $79: 4 classes $60: 3 classes Class 26465 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm 11/24-12/15 A D U LT Class 26464 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm 12/4-12/18 A D U LT Painting (Int/Adv) This class is for students with some prior painting experience. Introduction to Intaglio and Relief Printmaking Topics include color theory, composition, brush and palette knife In this class we will focus on two kinds of printmaking-intaglio techniques, creating atmosphere and textural effects, developing and relief printing. The intaglio process will consist of etchings your own style, use of painting media and various other painting and drypoints. In relief printing, we will create linocuts and/or applications and techniques. Students may work in any style woodcuts. Please bring materials to first class. Artists of all levels they choose (from abstraction to realism) and in any paint media. are welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Students may bring in unfinished artwork to resolve any conflicts that they may have. LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny $185: 9 classes LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Class 26458 $157: 9 classes Class 26444 Tue No class 11/11 INSTRUCTOR : Moose Wesler Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm 9/18-11/20 No class 9/25 9:00am-12:00pm 9/16-11/18 Some drawing and painting classes may use undraped models. Teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Some drawing experience recommended for beginning painting students. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 17 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking Make Your Markâ€“2015 Make Your Mark is an intensive visual art program for middle and high school students who are interested in increased exposure to visual art mediums with professional artists, strengthening their portfolios and becoming more well-rounded artists. Students will meet on Friday afternoons from January to early June. Students will meet with artists, craftspeople and other art professionals, take field trips and visit an artistâ€™s studio. Students will enhance and strengthen language, awareness and, just as important, explore reasons why they create art. With this knowledge and hands-on experience, they will be able to effectively build, as well as comment, on their body of artwork with peers and artists they meet throughout the course. Students will learn how to prepare their work for exhibition and mount a show of their work at the end of the program. Information will be available beginning in September at www.arts-ed.org or by calling Doug Rowe at (925) 943-5899 x2471. A D U LT A D U LT Figure Drawing Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics) and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening, Artists of all disciplines come and explore abstract art, pure form value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills. on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from newsprint to first class. Supplies and materials discussed in class. accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used; concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed. LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center org. $197: 9 classes Class 26447 Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 9/19-11/21 No class 10/10 INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $133: 7 classes Class 26686 A D U LT Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and 12:30pm-3:30pm 9/15-11/17 A D U LT painting students. One, two, or three session poses with nude Mix Those Media! and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists up drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, and adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice and acrylic, water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics discover the joy of working in a more personal way in new visual demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in, territory. Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy, results. Watercolor, acrylics, soft pastels, oil sticks/oil pastels, value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at www. collage techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed arts-ed.org. media methods. Work with the technique of the week or pursue individual projects. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White $230: 9 classes LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Class 26448 Sat 9:30am-1:00pm No class 10/11 18 Mon No class 9/22, 10/6, 10/13 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 9/20-11/22 $172: 10 classes Class 26454 Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 9/19-11/21 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT Further Adventures in Color and Light Japanese Brush Painting You’ve had basic color theory, now to put it into practice! Gain a Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art deeper understanding of the effect of light on color with projects work. Oriental brush painting makes you aware of our world and designed to increase observational and practical skills. Each week allows you to capture the spirit of the subject. Course covers we paint a single object under different light and color conditions. basic elements and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e. Oil paint and a palette knife preferred, acrylic and palette knife OK. Lectures, demonstrations, individual help each class. Materials list Previous enrollment in Secrets of Color or Painting the Still Life online at www.arts-ed.org. with Color and Light recommended. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison $172: 10 classes LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Class 26446 $157: 9 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26451 1:00pm-4:00pm Tue 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm 9/15-11/17 A D U LT Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics A D U LT Abstract Watercolor Landscapes Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn Discover how to translate emotion into a watercolor landscape and representation through demonstrations and individual painting. Photographs are invaluable if used correctly. Beginners instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to and continuing painters experience landscape, through sketches interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs. to establish the values, color, mood and composition of the Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational scene, getting to know the subject and loosening up as you go. manner. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Techniques move beyond realism to a bolder, more abstract version of a landscape with demonstrations, individual and group critiques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values, INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $157: 9 classes INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett Class 26689 LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/16-11/18 9:00am-12:00pm 9/17-11/19 No class 11/11 $172: 10 classes Class 26455 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/15-11/17 $172: 10 classes Class 26688 Wed A D U LT A D U LT Plein Air Painting Experience Enjoy painting in the natural environment! We will discuss the Color Theory philosophy of plein air painting, sketching and designing a paint- Study the basic theories and fundamentals of color. Through ing. Locations include park, cityscapes and waterscapes. Explore lectures and studio exercises, students will learn and apply various direct painting with vibrant color with an emphasis on light and principles of color theory. Topics include a brief history of color, composition; use of digital camera as a tool for composition and color scheme studies, absorption and reflection, additive and how to include figures in paintings. Suggested text Kevin Mcpher- subtractive synthesis, bezold effect, color terms, color perspective, son’s ‘Landscape Painting Inside and Out’. Students encouraged to mineral and modern pigments and color mixing. Students from be inventive, experiment and develop their own color sense. Enjoy beginning to advanced who work in acrylic, oil or watercolor are the excitement of morning light and seasonal colors. Oil or acrylic encouraged to participate. preferred. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny INSTRUCTOR : Mary Lou Correia LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center LOCATION Off-Site $172: 10 classes $149: 6 classes Class 26959 Fri Class 26443 10:00am-1:30pm Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/15-11/17 9/19-10/24 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 19 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT NEW | Creative Art Come and create art in this fun and inspiring class for all levels. Collagraph-Printmaking with Found Objects Discover new art forms, media and techniques to expand Collagraph is a versatile printmaking process, based on the your repertoire or move through creative blockage. Each class construction of a collaged matrix to provide a printable plate. introduces a new project, exercise or technique—drawing, Materials and textured surfaces such as fabric, leaves, sand painting, paper, collage, book arts, fiber, assemblage, found and other found materials can be used. Plates can be printed as objects, mixed media, sculpture, puppets, dolls, etc. Drawing skills intaglio or relief images, or as combinations of both leading to are not required. You choose what to work on, 2D or 3D, and the astounding richness and strength. A wide array of different effects media/techniques. Students provide their own inexpensive art and the use of diverse materials gives great variation in texture. supplies. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. The result is often unpredictable, rewarding the artist with an inspirational surprise. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : D Jeka Lambert INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes Class 26687 Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/15-11/3 $159: 2 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26787 10:00am-4:00pm Sat 10/4-10/11 A D U LT Collage with Acrylic and Watercolor This class is for those who have never painted before, as well as painters of all levels. Learn about the proper grounds and A D U LT NEW | Drawn from Nature: Inspired by Wildlife mediums suitable for collage. Create an interesting effect with Come join CAE and the Lindsay Wildlife Museum for a new and multiple thin layers of acrylic or watercolor. Learn to blend the exciting workshop. Students will have the opportunity to work edges of added material without creating hard cut and paste directly from ‘live’ Native California wildlife, including specimens edges. Techniques include how to color and dye tissue paper, such as the great horned owl and red tail hawk. The museum treat and alter magazine papers, and hand printmaking techniques will be opened only to those enrolled in the workshop, providing to enhance your collage. Also includes demonstrations and a private opportunity and up-close access to draw from the discussions on elements of art. Materials list online at www.arts- wildlife. Bring your sketchbook and be prepared to be inspired by ed.org. these magnificent animals. Previous drawing and/or watercolor experience suggested. INSTRUCTOR : Seema Mahboob INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center LOCATION Lindsay Wildlife Museum $181: 4 classes Class 26752 Sat 2:00pm-5:00pm 9/20-10/11 $93: 3 classes Class 26459 Mon 10:00am-12:00pm 10/6-10/20 A D U LT Encaustic (Hot Wax) Workshop Encaustic is a beeswax based paint that dates back to the 5th century. Kept molten on a heated palette, encaustic is applied to A D U LT NEW | Fix It! for Paintings and Drawings (Int/Adv) a surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a uniform enamel- Do you have paintings or drawings that you’re always talking like finish. Learn safety, working with heat sources, equipment, about ‘fixing’ or ‘changing’ because they didn’t quite work but paints, medium, collage materials, fusing layers, tools, priming they have potential? Small corrections can frequently make large appropriate substrates, scraping, pastel sticks, incising and more. differences. Focus will be on previously completed work and Bring a bag lunch. Wear cotton art clothes and closed toe shoes. learning self-assessment. Bring 2-4 pieces to class, your references (if you have them) plus your supplies. Open to: oil, acrylics, INSTRUCTOR : Connie English watercolor, pastel and charcoal work. LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $88: 1 class $65 supply fee due at class Class 26732 10:00am-4:00pm Sat 9/20 INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $124: 2 classes Class 26838 20 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Sun 10:00am-3:30pm 10/19-10/26 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT Flowing Paint on Silk Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting One of the most exciting aspects of painting silk is the opportunity Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using basic silk supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. Note: no painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately guides the solvents in class. flow of the liquid, the colors glide through the silk and generate delight and excitement. The result is stunning! All levels are welcome. $5 supply fee per 31â€™ x 31â€™ silk. Materials list online at INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center www.arts-ed.org. $129: 9 classes $89: w/ another CAE class INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami Class 26449 LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center No class 10/10 Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/19-11/21 $124: 2 classes Class 26786 Sun 10:00am-4:00pm 10/19-10/26 A D U LT Open Studio Painting A D U LT NEW | Watercolor with Gouache This class will take you beyond transparent watercolor with the use of gouache in combination with your watercolors. Students will experiment with painting on different surfaces and using different tools for creating texture, including scrapers, stencils, and sponge rollers. Students will also experiment with different drawing tools to put the final touches on our paintings. This class Open to all experienced painters and current painting students. Work on your own in a group setting, no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup. LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes $57: w/ another CAE class Class 26531 Thu 1:00pm-5:00pm 9/18-11/20 is fun, inspirational and gives a new look to watercolor. Materials A D U LT list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Chris Messer Open Studio Printmaking LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class $153: 2 classes within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. Class 26775 Sat-Sun 10:00am-3:00pm 11/8-11/9 Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an open studio environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no A D U LT instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and NEW | Makers Series: Fun with Image Transfers inks and any specialized materials. LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Come learn to use image transfers to transform an image, giving it new life as a one-of-a-kind, handmade item. Photocopies of $113: 10 classes $57: w/ another CAE class photographs, meaningful text, your favorite painting/drawing, or Class 26532 Thu 1:00pm-5:00pm 9/18-11/20 a collage of all of the above are perfect examples of what to bring to class. This workshop will familiarize you with this simple, yet versatile printing technique. Students will use an acrylic medium to transfer their image so that it can be transformed into an ornament, keepsake or frameable art. INSTRUCTOR : Esteban Longoria Scholarships available! LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26799 10:00am-2:00pm Sat 12/6 Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 21 Digital Media & Photography DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY AGES 16 & up NEW | World of Insects In this class we will discuss techniques used by macro photographers with an emphasis on photographing live subjects. After the lecture, students will be have the opportunity to test some of the equipment discussed on live praying mantises. While some equipment will be provided, students are encouraged to bring their own camera and macro lens if they have one. INSTRUCTOR : Reagan Pufall LOCATION Civic Park, Park Placer $87: 5 classes Class 26719 Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/21-10/19 AGES 16 & up THE JOY OF Photography Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is encouraged by working both indoors and outside taking scenics, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with lighting, composition, content. Plus, you learn about shutter speed, f stops, light meters, ISO, Dynamic Range, Icon, Settings, RAW or JPEG, Color Balance, and more! AGES 13 & up NEW | GoPro Movie Making INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson This course is aimed at those interested in learning to make movies with a GoPro. Over the course of a one-day workshop, LOCATION YA-1, Shadelands Art Center $125: 7 classes participants will learn to shoot, edit and bring to screen high-def, Class 26982 high impact videos created on the latest GoPro camera. Mon LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Staff $125: 7 classes LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place Class 26983 Tue 7:00pm-9:00pm 9:30am-11:30am 9/15-10/27 9/16-10/28 $84: 1 class Class 26841 Sat 9:00am-6:00pm 11/22 AGES 16 & up NEW | Digital Photography 101 AGES 13 & up Get a handle on your digital camera. Students will take a variety Smart PhonEography of digital photos, from landscapes, still lifes and scenic to The mobile phone camera is changing the way people take, portraits. Working both indoors and out, students will work with enhance and share their pictures! This course will turn your lighting, composition and content, and learn about color balance, mobile phone into your best camera. Students will transform their dynamic range, f stops, shutter speed, and other key elements of images into works of art using a variety of â€˜appsâ€™ for capturing and photography. processing images. We will focus on composition, light and color INSTRUCTOR : Staff theory, along with learning how to best use apps for shooting, editing and creative processing on your phone. Students will need to purchase approximately $30 in apps. No prior photography experience is required. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $92: 10 classes Class 26819 22 Fri 4:00pm-5:30pm (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 9/19-11/21 LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $125: 7 classes Class 26942 Wed 9:30am-11:30am 9/17-10/29 Class 26943 Thu 7:00pm-9:00pm 9/18-10/30 Digital Media & Photography AGES 16 & up A D U LT NEW | Introduction to Matting and Framing CAE Photography Forum In this workshop, you’ll learn to professionally matt and frame photographers at all levels to continue to study the art of your two-dimensional art. Professional framing materials, photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas including practice material, will be provided. You’ll come away and experiences. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month (June with a product suitable for hanging in a gallery. Bring a minimum through May) to share images, critiques, technical developments, 8x10, maximum 16x20 artwork to the first class. Required materials and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops will be determined at first class and will run approximately $40. allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at INSTRUCTOR : Reagan Pufall one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews $74: 3 classes Class 26877 Tue The Mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage 7:00pm-9:00pm 10/14-10/28 LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $72: Yearly Membership Class 26105 AGES 16 & up NEW | Photography: Art and Products Create high quality photographs of products and art for commercial purposes. Altering images in Photoshop will be Tue 7:00pm-9:30pm 6/17-5/19 A D U LT Take Control of Your Digital Camera explored as well as lighting, staging and photography techniques. Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great Commercial photography products such as slides and a portfolio photographs and how to gain more control over the design of will be created. Bring three products or artworks to photograph, pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point along with your camera. of view. Camera functions, transferring files, and image file management will be explained. We will investigate the creative INSTRUCTOR : Staff aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field $110: 1 class Class 26940 Sat trip will allow practice using tools and techniques learned in class. 9:00am-6:00pm 11/1 INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center AGES 16 & up NEW | Portrait Photography 101 Create engaging portraits using your digital camera. You’ll explore $126: 7 classes Class 26559 Thu 6:30pm-9:00pm 10/9-11/13 Field Trip Sat 11:00am-1:00pm 11/8 portrait techniques and lighting, with a variety of self-chosen subjects, for a variety of artistic and commercial purposes. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $62: 1 class Class 26941 Sat 9:00am-1:00pm 10/25 Scholarships available! Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information. Sue Reynolds www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 23 Digital Media & Photography A D U LT NEW | Mastering the Fine Art Digital Print The photographic print is no less important in the digital age than it was when silver gelatin ruled the darkroom. Despite greater automation, the process can seem just as daunting. This 10 week course will demystify that process as students develop the skills needed to produce fine art quality prints. We will explore software tools including Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, and Xrite i1 with the intent of simplifying the process. A working understanding of Mac OSX is necessary INSTRUCTOR : Chris Grunder LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $146: 9 classes Class 26720 Tue 7:00pm-10:00pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 Sue Reynolds A D U LT Make Money with Your Photography A D U LT Inside Your canon eos or Nikon DSLR Interested in making money with your photography and seeing Learn about all of the features of your Digital Single Lens Reflex and on the web? Learn about the exciting and profitable world of Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s buttons, stock photography in an interactive and supportive environment. dials, and menus and how these features will help improve your Course covers how to sign up with a stock agency; the difference photography. Register for the Canon EOS in the morning or the between commercial and editorial stock photography; what buyers Nikon class in the afternoon. Bring your camera, manual and are looking for; what sells and why; model releases; strategies questions. to increase sales. Bring 3 to 5 samples of your photography with your images appear in advertisements, brochures, magazines, stock potential. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Watson $48: 1 class LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library Class 26964 Sat 10:30am-1:00pm 10/18 $53: 2 classes Class 26965 Sat 1:30pm-4:00pm 10/18 Class 26855 Tue 7:00pm-9:00pm 10/14-10/21 A D U LT A D U LT Using Your Camera Made Simple Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you NEW | Rules of the Road-Street Photography want? Instructor will bring in different camera types. Learn to make In this introductory course we’ll explore the techniques, tricks, better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and ethics, and aesthetics of the photographic genre commonly flash. Learn how to download pictures from your camera on to the referred to as “Street Photography”. We will work to establish computer and the best way to save, store and archive your images. individual styles rooted in both form and concept and discuss how Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual these things can be situated within the history of photography help. and the nature of observation in general. In service of these goals we will build projects grounded in visual consistency, technical INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard proficiency, and interesting subject matter! LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Chris Grunder $111: 4 classes Class 26853 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/15-10/6 LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $162: 10 classes Class 26721 24 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Thu 7:00pm-10:00pm 9/18-11/20 Digital Media & Photography A D U LT A D U LT Lighting Techniques Made Simple NEW | Lens in the Landscape Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the In this five-week course, students will cover the basics of mysteries of light. Hands-on course for beginners with any type of landscape photography through three field trips into local camera. The instructor will bring all types of lighting and camera wilderness areas and two sessions of digital image management. equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any Two sessions of the class will cover post-processing techniques subject matter including portraits, jewelry, pets and more! We in Photoshop and Lightroom and how to plan for extended will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a photographic trips. Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot. INSTRUCTOR : Reagan Pufall INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $93: 4 classes $115: 5 classes Class 26852 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 10/13-11/3 Field Trip Sat 9:00am-1:00pm 10/25 Class 26717 Sat 1:00pm-5:00pm 9/20, 10/4, 10/11 Field Trip Sat 3:00pm-7:00pm 9/27 A D U LT A D U LT Introduction to Photoshop Elements NEW | From Screen to Frame Photoshop Elements is a wonderful image editing program with This course will cover creating framed work from digital most of the features of Photoshop which are directed primarily photographic files using a high-quality large format digital printer. to the photographer. Concentrate on those features needed The first portion will cover prepping for and then printing while to edit your digital images: navigate your way around the the second half will cover some DIY framing and what to look for program, viewing and saving your files, resizing and cropping, in getting work professionally framed. Some materials will be understanding layers, image adjustments, using levels, hue/ provided. saturation, color balance, selecting and editing tools to work on photographs. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and INSTRUCTOR : Reagan Pufall techniques learned in class. LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $87: 5 classes $35 supply fee due at first class Class 26718 5:00pm-8:00pm Sun 9/21-10/19 INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $87: 6 classes Class 26558 A D U LT Exploring Landscape Photography Discover how to see, create and share the magic of local wild landscapes in an autumn photo-exploration of Mt. Diabloâ€™s hidden Wed 6:30pm-9:00pm 10/8-11/12 A D U LT Photoshop Made Simple canyons. Two Saturday slide lectures and field sessions provide Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class composition, exposure tools and practice creating beautiful will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop landscape photos in afternoon and sunset light. Weâ€™ll critique the easy way! No layers, no complex commands to follow--just photos from the first session in the second class, discuss more straightforward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop locations and offer resources for continued learning. Materials list computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have online at www.arts-ed.org. Photoshop on yours. Bring your own images on a USB thumb drive or memory card. The instructor will also Photoshop an image INSTRUCTOR : Sue Reynolds from each student as you follow along step by step on your own LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center computer. $93: 2 classes Class 26851 Sat 2:00pm-7:00pm 10/18-10/25 INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $87: 4 classes Class 26854 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/23-10/14 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 25 Jewelry JEWELRY A D U LT Jewelry Casting (Beg/Int) & Fabrication (Int) Emphasis, for all beginning students, will be casting. Learn all phases of lost-wax centrifugal casting. Most supplies and tools provided except casting metal. Beginners welcome; first class very important. Continuing students may choose also to fabricate but only if they have already taken a class in fabrication and are beyond needing basic information. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $169: 9 classes $5 supply fee due at first class. Class 26471 6:30pm-9:30pm Tue 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 Bonnie Heras $188: 10 classes $5 supply fee due at first class. Class 26472 12:00pm-3:00pm Fri 9/19-11/21 A D U LT Chasing & Repousse + Hinges (Beg/Int) AGES 8-12 Wire Jewelry Learn how to make any design come to life through the technique Be the coolest kid on the playground with your own handmade of chasing and repousse. Using special tools and hammer, you jewelry! Learn to make bracelets, earrings, rings, hair barrettes, and key chains using different colored wire and a wide range of different sized colored beads. student will work on one design that will either be the face for a locket or the top of a box. Both projects require a hinge, so students will learn two different types of hinges. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $118: 10 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26538 3:30pm-5:00pm Mon can create simple or detailed relief designs on sheet metal. Each 9/15-11/17 LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $188: 10 classes $25 supply fee due at first class Class 26480 6:30pm-9:30pm Wed 9/17-11/19 A D U LT Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int) Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry design and construction. Beginners will design their own jewelry and construct pieces using fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demos, and handouts provide basis of any techniques needed. Intermediates will progress through more advanced techniques of forging, cold connections, etching, etc. Jewelry will be made from metal sheet and wire. Copper, brass and tools provided. New 26 A D U LT Creative Beading Looking for a creative way to encase your centerpiece and make an accompanying necklace? You will learn to bead around a centerpiece and design a fashionable pendant. Part of the fun and creativity is selecting the best colors. You will use those colors in both pendant and necklace. The necklace will be beaded using a Kumihimo wheel. All skill levels are welcome. Projects are tailored to each class memberâ€™s ability and interest. Materials list online at students must attend first class for safety discussion and materials www.arts-ed.org. list. INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Goldsmith INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $115: 6 classes $10 supply fee due at first class $188: 10 classes $5 supply fee due at first class Class 26479 1:00pm-4:00pm Class 26473 12:00pm-3:00pm Thu (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 9/18-11/20 Thu 9/18-10/23 Glass GLASS A D U LT NEW | Creative Art Jewelry Art jewelry uses non-traditional materials and techniques to bend the boundaries between traditional jewelry, fiber arts, assemblage and art. Make your own beautiful art jewelry using an array of widely available inexpensive materials and simple techniques. Demos, guidance, design theory and inspirational images help you to imaginatively create hand made one of a kind jewelry using textiles, fiber, stitching, paper, beads, chain, adhesives, wire, found/repurposed/upcycled materials, and art and craft materials. This class does not teach metal fabrication techniques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : D Jeka Lambert LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $152: 8 classes Class 26542 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm 9/15-11/3 A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Give the Gift of Jewelry Melissa McCumiskey Nothing says you care more than a handmade gift. What better gift to give than jewelry that can be worn year round? In this one day workshop you will learn basic metalsmithing techniques and AGES 12-17 produce a simple pendant, a pair of earrings, or a ring. Students Fused Glass will practice techniques in copper and brass leading up to a final Come chill out while making some warm glass items. Make sun- project in silver. All metal and tools will be provided. A half hour catchers, garden art, bugs and bowls. Learn glass cutting, design, lunch break is scheduled, so please bring a sack lunch. layering and kiln forming. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras INSTRUCTOR : Alisha Douglass LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $78: 1 class $25 supply fee due at class $126: 8 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26782 10:00am-6:00pm Class 26535 4:15pm-6:15pm Sat 12/6 A D U LT Thu 9/18-11/6 A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Metal Holiday Decoration Fused Glass (Beg-Adv) Create a beautiful holiday ornament that you and your friends will glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color be proud to display in your homes. Using basic metalsmithing and form. Learn the basics of glass cutting, fusing and slumping. techniques, you will saw, stamp, hammer, and shape copper or Use sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, design and make glass brass sheet metal into a decoration of your choice. All metal and art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new tools will be provided. techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping $43: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center Class 26776 9:00am-1:00pm $168: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26467 1:00pm-4:00pm Sun 12/7 Tue 9/16-11/4 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 27 Glass A D U LT One Day Crash Glass Mosaics Using broken tempered glass while incorporating paints and pigments, this method incorporates a clear, almost 3-D effect that allows light and color to reflect what lies beneath your glass. Design and create 2-4 pieces of tempered glass art on both wood and glass bases that are supplied for you (do not bring your own substrate for this class). Grouting and finishing techniques taught as well. Bring a lunch, snug fitting dishwashing gloves and wear art clothes. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $88: 1 class $65 supply fee due at class Class 26470 10:00am-4:00pm Sat 9/27 A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments Come play with glass. Make your own glass holiday ornaments A D U LT Glass Fusing & Slumping for gifts and decoration. Each student will make 3-4 fun, whimsical Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles, materials provided. No experience necessary. fused glass ornaments in this one-day workshop. Tools and jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online $38: 1 class $25 supply fee due at class at www.arts-ed.org. Class 26783 10:00am-1:00pm Sat 11/22 INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center A D U LT $168: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26469 Wed 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/17-11/5 Class 26468 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/17-11/5 CAE Glass Fusers Group The mission of the Glass Fusers Group is to encourage glass workers of all levels to continue to study art glass. Practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. The group will meet the 2nd Saturday of each month (June 8 through May 10; A D U LT Glass Bead Making (Beg) no meeting in December) to share glass pieces, critiques, technical Make beautiful glass beads using a hot head bead torch. Each meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. No meeting in December. developments and hear guest speakers. Attendance at one student uses a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey to make several different shaped beads, and a variety of surface LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber clothing. No $60: 11 classes previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students Class 26507 Sat 10:00am-12:00pm 6/14-5/9 welcome. Must have supplies for first class. First class is mandatory. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center 28 $127: 6 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26466 6:30pm-9:30pm Tue (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Scholarships available! 9/16-10/21 more information. Decorative & Fiber Arts DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS Dotty Calabrese AGES 10-18 AGES 5-7 Kinder-Early Elementary Sewing Cricket Weaving for Kids Tools and sewing techniques for kindergarten through second The Cricket loom is one of the easiest looms to weave on and has graders, such as large-eyed needles, embroidery floss thread, become very popular for all ages and skill levels. Even Martha sewing on buttons, and felt, are designed for small hands Stewart has taken notice. Almost any yarn: sport weight, worsted and make learning how to sew fun and easy. They will enjoy weight or bulky weight can be used. Warping the loom, which is creating an assortment of projects designed for their age group. putting the yarn on the loom, and weaving a scarf can be done Children repeating will do extended projects that provide further in one session. Parents may register for the class too. Yarns and independent growth and development in the medium. Loom provided. INSTRUCTOR : Carole Laur INSTRUCTOR : Susan Sterling LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $89: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class $53: 2 classes $22 supply fee due at class Class 26537 3:45pm-4:45pm Class 26711 9:30am-12:30pm Thu 9/18-11/20 Sat 9/20-9/27 A D U LT AGES 8-12 Basic Machine Garment Sewing Loom Weaving (Beg) Kids will learn how to make a simple garment for themselves, You have to be warped to weave, or so they say. Join us in this along with other simple projects. They will learn proper use of the playful class, focusing on loom warping skills. You will learn how sewing machine and sewing terminology, how to use a pattern, cut to design with pattern, color and texture, creating a sampler and a and piece fabric, and a variety of sewing techniques. . project of your choice. Looms and some yarns provided. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Carole Laur INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26536 5:00pm-6:30pm Thu 9/18-11/20 LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $200: 9 classes $5 supply fee due at first class Class 26608 Tue 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/16-11/18 Class 26609 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 29 Decorative & Fiber Arts A D U LT Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-I The rigid heddle loom is a very portable, inexpensive, and elegantly simple tool for weaving. The Cricket Loom is a small rigid heddle loom that is ideal for knitters who want to use up leftover yarns, for spinners with yarn to spare, and for those just wanting to give weaving a try. Learn how to warp using the direct warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns. Returning students are encouraged. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $66: 1 class Class 26560 Janet Moore 9:30am-4:30pm 9/28 A D U LT Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-II A D U LT Loom Weaving (Cont) Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use, it Once the weaver is secure in loom warping techniques, the weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are range of weaving projects is limitless. Explore, at your own level, made on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. You will have projects such as colonial overshot, rug weaving, lace weaving, wall an opportunity to explore a range of lace and patterned weaves hangings, double weave, and tapestry. To take this class you must such as leno lace, Spanish medallion and pick up patterns. Bring be able to warp the loom on your own or have completed one a lunch. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom beginning weaving workshop or course. Prerequisite: Beginning may be rented for $5 or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom. Weaving or instructor’s ok. Materials list online at www.arts-ed. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern org. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $66: 1 class $200: 9 classes $5 supply fee due at first class Class 26610 Tue 1:30pm-4:30pm 9/16-11/18 Class 26611 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 Class 26561 Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 10/12 A D U LT NEW | Explorations in Tapestry Learn to create images with color and texture on a frame loom! A D U LT NEW | Whimsical Baskets for All Ages A master weaver will inspire you with images and her own tapestries, and you will learn techniques of woven tapestry on Come join in the fun of whimsical basket making. Using your small looms available for rent. Explore creating shapes, blending imagination and an array of reeds, grass, bark, rope, vines and color from one area to another, weaving the curve. If you have other natural materials, the instructor will guide you to make a one handspun yarns, or weaving yarns, bring a bagful to play with. of a kind basket. We will explore different techniques, shapes and We’ll warp the looms in class, and you’ll weave a colorful sampler. sizes and stretch the possibilities of basket making. Bring a snack, Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. lunch and beverage. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. 30 Sun INSTRUCTOR : Janet Moore INSTRUCTOR : Karrie Dunham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $129: 4 classes $7.50 supply fee due at first class $65: 1 class $10 supply fee due at class Class 26702 1:00pm-4:00pm Class 26712 9:30am-2:30pm No class 10/4 Sat (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 10/25 Sat 9/20-10/18 Decorative & Fiber Arts A D U LT A D U LT NEW | Accessorize Your Fiber Creations with Polymer Clay NEW | Ergonomics for Spinners Make your own buttons or earrings from polymer clay to go melt away but stress and strain can be accumulating in your body. with that spectacular spun, woven, knitted and/or sewn garment. Spinning shouldn’t hurt! In this class you’ll learn what ergonomic Blend colors to match even hand-dyed yarns or fabrics and create risk factors are and where they exist in spinning at a wheel. Most designs to compliment the garment. Bring your garment and importantly you’ll learn what to do to minimize them and early fashion buttons, beads, earrings, pins and/or barrettes to embellish warning signs that could prevent an injury. Safer strategies for or wear with the garment. This class is appropriate for beginners seating, balancing your spinning work and, of course, stretches as well as those who have work with polymer clay. Can enroll in will all be taught. Students must be able to spin a singles. this class with the one below, if desired, or both. Bring a lunch. Time seems suspended when you’re at your spinning wheel. Hours INSTRUCTOR : Carson Demers INSTRUCTOR : Dotty Calabrese LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $48: 1 class $87: 1 class $30 supply fee due at class Class 26703 9:30am-5:30pm Sat Class 26709 Sat 1:30pm-4:30pm 10/11 9/27 A D U LT A D U LT NEW | Simulating Weave Structures with Polymer Clay NEW | Makers Series: Put a Hex in Your Basketry Explore a flexible sturdy open weave technique in colorful cane Learn to create strips, transitional stripes, twill, herringbone, basketry. It’s amazing how strong this open structure is. Three fun birdseye, ikat and shibori designs from polymer clay. Even learn to projects to be completed in class: an iPad stand, a small hanging weave with it. You can use these designs to create buttons, beads, basket and an unusual triangular form. The hexagonal structure earrings, pins, and/or barrettes. Can enroll in this class with the can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in materials one above, if desired, or both. Bring a lunch. of your choice to create stunning sculptures. Enjoy seeing how others have employed hex weave. Open your mind to working INSTRUCTOR : Dotty Calabrese sculpturally or just create some useful gift items. Materials list LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center online at www.arts-ed.org. $87: 1 class $30 supply fee due at class Class 26705 9:30am-5:30pm Sun 9/28 A D U LT NEW | Knitter’s Swatchbucking Avast ye maties! Let’s bring improved ergonomics to life in your knitting technique. We’ll swatch to improve your posture, comfort, and efficiency. We’ll examine yarn tensioning techniques and all phases of stitch creation first with simple and then more INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Shapiro LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $48: 1 class $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26607 9:30am-2:30pm Sun 11/23 A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Needle-felted Gifts and Ornaments challenging swatches and stitches. We’ll also look at ways to add Needle felting is a technique for creating small ornaments. Using movement to knitting to avoid stiffness and injuries caused by colored wool, a foam pad, felting needles, and miniature wool disuse. Class is appropriate for students who are comfortable with cards you can create small animals and birds; shapes such as basic knit purl stitches. hearts and stars, even little gnomes and elves. This technique can be used to decorate pre-made felt and embellish wet-felted balls. INSTRUCTOR : Carson Demers Styrofoam balls can be covered with wet and dry-made felting to LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center create fantastic tree ornaments. Children must be accompanied by $48: 1 class Class 26710 an adult. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Sat 9:30am-12:30pm 10/11 INSTRUCTOR : Janet Moore LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $53: 1 class $18 supply fee due at first class Class 26699 10:00am-3:30pm Sat 12/6 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 31 Music MUSIC AGES 13 & up Jazz Band Ensemble Feel the thrill of being part of a full jazz ensemble. Play music of the jazz masters from the 1930s to the present day. At least four years of experience, knowledge of four major scales and sight reading skills are required. Auditions required. Please call (925) 676-8203. Concerts on December 14, March 19, and May 28. INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $375: 33 classes Class 26432 AGES 9-18 Thu 7:30pm-9:30pm 9/18-6/4 No class 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 4/9 Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Members of the Young Performers Orchestra (YPO) will sharpen A G E S 3 mos - 5 y rs orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie, teamwork Music Together and ensemble experience and working toward musical excellence. A suite of successively more advanced orchestral experiences A musical buffet! At any level of your child’s music development, culminates with the teen level Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra whether newborn, toddler or preschooler, everything he/she which will perform challenging music and accompany renowned needs for Basic Music Competence is laid out both in class and in guest artists. Concerts on December 17 and May 27. Request full materials used at home for them to sample, learn from and enjoy. information by calling (925) 943-5846. No pre-auditions; a seating Classes are mixed age--bring siblings together! (Siblings under 8 audition will be held in early October. months by class start date attend free!). Winner of Bay Area Parent Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Music Program’. Now in its 25th year. INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev Supply fee per family includes CDs, songbook and parent guide LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center DVD. Call (925) 943-5846 to receive sibling discount. YPO (AGES 9-13) INSTRUCTOR : Music Together $358: 36 classes Class 26421 Tue LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym 5:00pm-6:15pm 9/16-6/2 No class 11/11, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 4/7 $208: 10 classes $143: Siblings over 8 months $45 supply fee per family due to at first class DRYO (AGES 12-18) Class 26790 Sat 9:15am-10:00am 9/13-11/15 Class 26791 Sat 10:15am-11:00am 9/13-11/15 Class 26792 Sat 11:15am-12:00pm 9/13-11/15 Class 26788 Mon 5:00pm-5:45pm 9/15-11/17 Class 26789 Mon 6:00pm-6:45pm 9/15-11/17 Class 26794 Tue 5:00pm-5:45pm 9/16-11/25 Class 26795 Tue 6:00pm-6:45pm 9/16-11/25 $483: 36 classes Class 26422 Tue 6:30pm-8:30pm 9/16-6/2 No class 11/11, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 4/7 AGES 12 & up Flock of Flutes Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better $68: 3 classes $43: Siblings over 8 months $15 supply fee per family due at first class flutist. Prerequisite: three years playing experience, good rhythm, Class 26846 Mon 5:30pm-6:15pm 12/1-12/15 tone and sight-reading skills. Mid-year enrollment is possible. Class 26847 Tue 5:30pm-6:15pm 12/2-12/16 Please call (415) 200-6617 for audition to be scheduled by Class 26848 Sat 9:15am-10:00am 12/6-12/20 appointment only. Concerts are December 14 and May 28. Class 26849 Sat 10:15am-11:00am 12/6-12/20 Join the Flock and soar with the East Bay’s only flute choir. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $375: 33 classes Class 26420 Tue 7:30pm-9:00pm No class 11/11, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 4/7 32 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 9/16-6/2 Music AGES 5-7 AGES 4-5 Music Together Big Kids Petite Pianist-Parent/Child Focusing on pre music-reading literacy, this research based An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic program maintains a playful nature while teaching Sol fege, note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive conducting, leadership skills, rhythm, awareness of pitch, graphic environment. notation , story songs, dance and free movement with a variety of percussion instruments. Thinking of putting your child in instrumental lessons? Start here first and give them a rhythmic INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center and tonal foundation. Supply fee includes CDs, songbook, parent $99: 9 classes $12 supply fee due at first class guide and more. Call (925) 943-5846 to receive sibling discount. Class 26501 12:15pm-1:00pm Tue 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 INSTRUCTOR : Music Together LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym AGES 4-7 $228: 10 classes $183: Siblings in Music Together $45 supply fee per family due at first class/ $10 sibling supply fee Intro to Suzuki Violin Class 26798 fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions, Mon 3:45pm-4:45pm 9/15-11/17 Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin rhythms and respective behavior through games and songs. Begin to play simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method. AGES 1- 2½ Tuneful Toddlers-Parent/Child Toddlers and parents learn delightful songs, dances and musical activities that focus on singing and keeping a beat to enhance timing, coordination, listening and language skills. High-quality percussion instruments are used, as well as puppets, stories and Instruments discussed at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes Class 26481 Mon 4:00pm-4:30pm 9/15-11/17 colorful props, to make this a very special music time. AGES 5 & up INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center Intro to Suzuki Violin (Cont) $84: 9 classes Small group lessons with parent. Learn rhythm, games and Class 26493 Tue 9:30am-10:00am 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 songs like ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ from Suzuki Book I in a supportive, fun setting. Prerequisite: must complete Intro to Suzuki Violin. Bring instrument to first class. INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei AGES 1-5 LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center Family Music A fun, mixed age music class that siblings can attend with a parent! Important musical concepts will be presented and $113: 10 classes Class 26505 Mon 3:30pm-4:00pm 9/15-11/17 reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment. Experience the advantages of interacting, bonding and learning together. Siblings 11 months and under are free. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $84: 9 classes Class 26494 Tue 10:15am-11:00am 9/16-11/18 10:30am-11:15am 9/17-11/19 No class 11/11 $91: 10 classes Class 26495 Wed www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 33 Music AGES 5-7 AGES 6-9 Music for Homeschoolers Piano for Children In this fun and engaging class we develop a strong musical Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at vocabulary of music and its greatest composers. Through singing home for practice. and playing rhythm and Orff instruments, children will develop the coordination, concentration, and self-confidence necessary for future musical growth. Orff instruments include assorted LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz glockenspiels, xylophones, and metallophones designed just for $108: 10 classes children. Class 26490 INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes $22 supply fee due at first class Class 26504 9:30am-10:15am Wed 9/17-11/19 Wed $8.50 supply fee due at first class 4:30pm-5:20pm 9/17-11/19 INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans $108: 10 classes Class 26491 Thu $8.50 supply fee due at first class 4:00pm-4:50pm 9/18-11/20 AGES 6-9 AGES 5-8 Piano for Children (Continued) NEW | The Little Voice Do you love to sing? Then come and sing your favorite songs with a fun supportive group. In this class you will sing songs from your favorite Disney movies while learning how to sing with proper technique. Students will continue exploring the electronic keyboard by learning simple chords and song rhythms and how to improvise on the piano. Explore the many different sounds that the electronic piano can make and learn to identify the various instruments. Materials used will be current popular songs with fun and exciting INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders rhythms, so be prepared to have fun in this class! Students should LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center register only once for this class. $110: 10 classes INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans Class 26486 Mon 5:10pm-6:00pm 9/15-11/17 LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $108: 10 classes Class 26492 AGES 5-10 Thu 5:00pm-5:50pm 9/18-11/20 Drumming for Fun This class is designed to inspire children to explore their musical curiosity, using a variety of hand drums. It emphasizes exposure to fun musical experiences and introduces basic rhythmic and beat patterns. AGES 7-12 Violin Ensemble (Beg) An introduction to the violin in a supportive group. Learn how to hold the violin, read notes, and play simple melodies in a friendly, INSTRUCTOR : John Waller fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center discussed first class. $117: 10 classes INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev Class 26496 Sat 2:30pm-3:30pm 9/20-11/22 LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $117: 10 classes Class 26484 34 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Fri 3:30pm-4:15pm 9/19-11/21 Music AGES 8-14 AGES 10 & up Piano for Homeschoolers Intro to Fiddle Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and Violin, Viola, and Cello students with two years of experience solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at will draw on a range of fiddle styles, from Scottish, Irish, and home for practice. Quebecois to American old-time and Scandinavian. Folk music is transmitted orally, and there will a special emphasis on learning INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $108: 10 classes Class 26503 $8.50 supply fee due at first class Wed 11:30am-12:15pm 9/17-11/19 music by ear. Students are encouraged to bring a recording device. INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes Class 26499 AGES 9-14 Classical Guitar for Tweens (Beg) Learn some of the basics and discover how fun and easy the guitar can be! Proper technique, tone production, tuning, note reading Sat 11:00am-12:00pm 9/20-11/22 AGES 10 & up Introduction to Ukulele and single line melodic playing. Move on to ensemble playing and If youâ€™ve never played the ukulele before and are interested in basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary. learning to strum basic chords to traditional folk songs, this class Note: nylon string classical guitar in appropriate size is required. is for you. Focus is on building an introduction to the instrument, using easy beginning chords, playing the Hawaiian vamp and INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Staff $106: 9 classes Class 26488 Tue having fun. Students must bring their own ukulele to class. 6:00pm-7:00pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26500 1:00pm-1:50pm Sat 9/20-11/22 AGES 10 & up AGES 10 & up Cello Ensemble The glorious sound of a cello choir and the resonance and mellow NEW | Music Theory 101 tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge audience Enjoy studying beginning chamber music through the Suzuki hit. Work on ensemble playing, intonation and exploring the vast repertoire. Develop musical skills by listening and chamber cello ensemble literature. At least one year private cello instruction ensemble playing with duos, trios, quartets. Classes will include or completion of Suzuki Book I is required. skills to develop a strong rhythmic pulse, musical phrasing, and dynamics contrasting. Requirements: beginner to intermediate INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans $106: 9 classes Class 26489 Tue level student must be past Twinkle variations, Suzuki books I and II. 8:35pm-9:20pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes Class 26482 Thu 7:00pm-7:50pm 9/18-11/20 Individual Music Lessons Civic Arts Education maintains a list of approved professional music teachers for instruction in voice, music therapy for Scholarships available! special needs, jazz-improv, brass, percussion, string and woodwind instruments. Lessons are held in Civic Arts facilities. Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for Visit www.arts-ed.org for a list of instructors and contact more information. information. Instructors will make the individual lesson and payment arrangements. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 35 Music AGES 12-17 A D U LT The Voice Do you want to learn to sing your favorite songs with proper vocal technique? In this class you will explore your voice by singing pop music and songs of your choice solo or in groups. Every session is different. All levels and musical styles welcome! LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes Mon 6:00pm-6:50pm 9/15-11/17 AGES 12 & up NEW | Introduction to Steel Drums This engaging and fun introduction to steel drum performance is for novices and experienced musicians alike. Steel drums (pans) originated in Trinidad and Tobago. Pans can perform any style of music, but with an unmistakably unique sound. Dive right into a fun, popular song and learn a corresponding scale to improvise. Steel drumming is an excellent way to add pizzazz to your life! Steel drums provided for in-class use. Beethoven and others. Material is presented via lecture, listening INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $70: 6 classes Class 26483 Fri 10:00am-12:00pm 10/10-11/14 A D U LT Native American Flute (Beg) The Native American flute is one of the oldest instruments with a beautiful tone. It is an end blown instrument (very easy to produce a tone) that is based on a pentatonic scale--every note combination sounds good together. In this class we will explore all aspects of the Native American flute including how to improvise and play traditional Native American songs. Flutes will be provided by from instructor for at home use. LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $117: 10 classes Mon roughly 1750-1825. We will listen to music by Haydn, Mozart, instructor for in-class use. Flutes may also be purchased directly INSTRUCTOR : Harry Best Class 26506 The â€˜Listening to Musicâ€™ series continues with the classical period, and class discussion. Come and join us! INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders Class 26485 Listening to Music: Classical Period INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center 7:30pm-8:30pm 9/15-11/17 $97: 10 classes Class 26497 Wed 11:30am-12:30pm 9/17-11/19 AGES 14 & up Guitar in a Flash for Adults A D U LT Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature and standard music notation while playing beautiful melodies. Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier. Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary. INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle $117: 10 classes Mon A continuing course for students who have taken the Native American Flute (Beginning) class or students who have one year experience playing Native American Flute. In this course you will continue to learn traditional Native American pieces, folk pieces, as well as improvisations. Instructor will provide flutes for in-class use. LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center Class 26487 Native American Flute (Continued) INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center 7:00pm-8:00pm 9/15-11/17 $97: 10 classes Class 26498 36 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Wed 12:30pm-1:30pm 9/17-11/19 Dance DANCE WINTER BALLET GALA 2014 December 12 & 13, Del Valle Theatre AGES 2-4 Mommy and Me: Parent & Child Sing, play games, stretch, increase self-confidence in a special time between parent and child while learning basic dance concepts. LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed $97: 10 classes Class 26618 Thu 10:00am-10:45am 9/18-11/20 INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan $97: 10 classes Class 26619 Fri 11:30am-12:15pm 9/19-11/21 AGES 3-4 Pre-Ballet Winter Ballet Gala is a performance rich in holiday culture Blend the discipline of ballet with the freedom of creative dance. from around the world. The array of music and dance Begin with basic positions and steps of ballet; then leap, spin embraces the celebrations of all people and many countries. and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen Holiday favorites will be featured both in the classical and to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may contemporary styles. This dance event will embody the watch last session only. holiday spirit and the joy of performance. Selections from the magical scenes of the beloved Nutcracker will also be performed with the rich costumes and music from this INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center cherished family ballet. Diablo Ballet professional dancers will $88: 9 classes perform along with students from the Civic Arts Education Class 26620 Dance Academy in the Levels Ballet II, III and Professional No class 11/11 Tue 3:30pm-4:15pm 9/16-11/18 Training Program. All dancers in these programs are eligible to perform in this unique and enriching performance. No audition INSTRUCTOR : Tetyana Martyanova is necessary if in one of these CAE classes. Requirement will LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center be attendance at rehearsals and a fee of $50. $97: 10 classes Performance dates are Friday, December 12, at 7:30pm and Class 26621 Wed 3:45pm-4:30pm 9/17-11/19 Saturday, December 13, at 2:00pm at Del Valle Theatre in Class 26622 Wed 4:30pm-5:15pm 9/17-11/19 Walnut Creek. INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes Class 26624 Fri 10:45am-11:30am 9/19-11/21 INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes Class 26623 Thu 10:45am-11:30am 9/18-11/20 INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes Class 26625 Sat 9:00am-9:45am 9/20-11/22 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 37 Dance AGES 3-10 AGES 7-10 Tap-Children Ballet I Noisy, fun, irresistible and contagious, youth tap is an ideal Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet. Each introduction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting the young enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as studentâ€™s musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. A series Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker. of warm-up exercises, stationary center practice and traveling combinations will culminate in a routine set to music. INSTRUCTOR : Sarah DeBoer LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $88: 9 classes Thu 4:00pm-4:45pm 9/18-11/20 Thu 4:45pm-5:30pm $88: 9 classes Class 26616 Tue 4:15pm-5:00pm 9/16-11/18 INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center BEGINNING (AGES 5-7) Class 26969 LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center No class 11/11 TINY TAPPERS (AGES 3-4) Class 26968 INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom 9/18-11/20 $97: 10 classes Class 26614 Fri 4:30pm-5:15pm 9/19-11/21 BEGINNING (AGES 8-10) Class 26970 Thu 5:30pm-6:15pm 9/18-11/20 No class 10/2 INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes AGES 5-7 Class 26615 Pre-Ballet Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are AGES 7-11 new to dance at age 5-7 or who have completed one or two years Ballet II in Pre-Ballet. LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Tetyana Martyanova Wed 9:45am-10:30am 9/20-11/22 Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet training. Class will continue with the traditional barre and center work, improving technique, working on proper body $97: 10 classes Class 26639 Sat alignment and will have an emphasis on vocabulary. Registration 5:15pm-6:00pm 9/17-11/19 requirement: Students must have completed a full year in the Ballet I level and be at least 7 years old in the second grade. INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is $97: 10 classes transferring from another dance program Class 26640 Fri 10:00am-10:45am 9/19-11/21 LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney $47 Monthly Payment $97: 10 classes Class 26641 Fri Class 26392 3:45pm-4:30pm 9/19-11/21 INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed Sat 9/2-6/9 $47 Monthly Payment 11:45am-12:30pm 9/20-11/22 The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all students to stay enrolled in the same level for at least one year, unless the instructor advises otherwise. 38 5:00pm-6:00pm INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed $97: 10 classes Class 26642 Tue No class 11/11, 12/6, 12/23, 12/30, 4/7 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Class 26393 Sat 10:40am-11:40am 9/6-6/6 No class 11/29, 12/6, 12/27, 1/3, 1/17, 2/14, 4/11, 5/2, 5/23 Dance ADVANCED AGES 7-11 Jazz/Hip Hop INSTRUCTORS : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Graciela Acedo, Come learn fun and funky dance moves! Learn to kick, leap and Erin Leedom, Edward Stegge turn to the latest hip hop and pop music. Itâ€™s a high energy class LOCATION Shadelands Art Cente & Studio D, Civic Park with a strong emphasis on jazz technique. At the end of the $390 Monthly Payment session we will have a performance for friends and family. Jazz Class 26391 Mon shoes required. Wed 5:00pm-7:30pm INSTRUCTOR : Sarah DeBoer Fri 4:00pm-7:00pm LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Sat 9/3-6/12 No class 11/26-29, 12/22-1/3, 1/17-1/19, 2/14-2/16, 4/6-11, 5/23-25, 5/27 $97: 10 classes Class 26617 4:00pm-7:00pm 12:45pm-1:45pm 9/13-11/22 A D U LT No class 10/4 Tap-Adult AGES 9-15 Adult/teen tap is an ideal physical workout and artistic outlet in Ballet III one! Our tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum beginning and advanced student alike. Includes a series of warm- skills. This challenging class requires a commitment to regular up exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations, attendance and adherence to the ballet attire. Meets two times per which culminate in a routine set to music. week, must attend both days. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Ballet II level and be at least 9 years of age. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program. INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little LOCATION Shadelands Art Center & Studio D, Civic Park INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park $93: 9 classes Tap Fundamentals Class 26645 Tue 7:00pm-8:00pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 $94 Monthly Payment Class 26394 Mon, Thu 4:00pm-5:30pm 9/4-6/11 Musical Theatre Tap Class 26646 Tue 8:00pm-9:00pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 AGES 11-18 Professional Training Program Intermediate and advanced ballet training, including technique, pointe, variations from classical and contemporary repertory. For A D U LT Adult Ballet (Int) audition contact Rebecca Crowell Berke, Director at rebecca@ For students with some formal ballet training. Class includes a diablo ballet.org. Intermediate class meets three days per week; barre warm-up, center work, turns, jumps and leaps. Ballet shoes must attend all three days. Advanced class meets four days per required. Proper ballet attire is not required. Wear something that week; must attend all four days. Please call for a brochure for more fits close to the body. information. INSTRUCTOR : Ginger Megley INTERMEDIATE LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park INSTRUCTORS : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little, $115: 10 classes Edward Stegge Class 26612 Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm 9/17-11/19 LOCATION Shadelands Art Center & Studio D, Civic Park $179 Monthly Payment Class 26391 Mon 5:30pm-7:00pm Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm Sat 12:30pm-2:30pm 9/3-6/12 No class 11/26-29, 12/22-1/3, 1/17-1/19, 2/14-2/16, 4/6-11, 5/23-25, 5/27 Ballet Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. All year-round dance programs will be subject to a $3 administrative processing fee, which will be added to first payment. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 39 Drama DRAMA AGES 7-12 Kids Theatre â€“ Jack and the Beanstalk Letâ€™s put on a show! This performance-based program will begin to prepare your young actor for our more advanced competition groups. Each session students will produce a short musical and focus on teaching basic stage movement, vocals, choreography, theater games and more. End each session with a performance for family and friends. Participation in Mini-Kids is recommended but not required. No audition necessary! $10 performance fee included in course fee. INSTRUCTOR : Nicole Dial LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $263: 10 classes Class 26399 Thu 4:15pm-6:00pm 10/2-12/11 No class 11/27 LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $263: 10 classes 4 Stepping Stones for Young Performers Class 26400 The Youth Theatre Company engages children, K No class 10/31, 11/28 Fri 4:15pm-6:00pm 9/26-12/12 through high school in musical theatre performance and theatre education. call (925) 943-5846 for a YTC brochure or visit www.YouthTheatreCompany.org AGES 10-14 Junior Theatre 2014-15 This award-winning advanced group of young theater performers produces two large-scale AGES 5-6 Mini Kids Theatre productions a year. Junior Theatre is a school- Sing, dance and act to songs from your favorite musicals such of dance, vocals, character development and as The Lion King, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Mary production. Prior participation in Mini Kids and Poppins and more! Play games and dress up. Students will sing Kids Theatre is recommended. Call for audition along and learn choreography. No experience necessary. Work and more information (925) 943-5846 or go with our Youth Theatre staff to learn the basics of the theatre. End to our website at www.YouthTheatreCompany.org. Auditions are the session with a performance for family and friends. Students 9/16 & 9/18. Performances are 1/24 & 1/25, 5/15 & 5/16. MTCA Los will join Kids Theatre in a song and dance of their production and Angeles trip is 2/6-9. Orientation is 10/7, 6pm. $20 performance fee will delight in performing in several of their own musical numbers. included in course fee. year long program that works on the finer skills No audition necessary. $10 performance fee included in course fee. INSTRUCTOR : Nicole Dial LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $755: 57 classes $206: 10 classes Class 26396 Thu Class 26402 3:30pm-4:15pm 10/2-12/11 No class 11/27 LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $206: 10 classes Class 26397 Fri 3:30pm-4:15pm No class 10/31, 11/28 40 INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Bardellini (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 9/26-12/12 Tue, Thu 4:00pm-6:00pm No class 11/11, 11/27, 12/23, 12/25, 12/30, 1/1 10/9-5/14 Calendar AGES 14-18 AGES 8-18 Teen Theatre 2014-15 By the Kids, For the Kids Our oldest group of young theatre performers This student produced/directed charity event will benefit the produces two musical events a year. This program Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation scholarship fund and works on the finer skills of dance, vocals, character the Monument Crisis Center. Students 8-18 will learn and perform development and production. Teens will act numbers from popular musicals. Directors will be selected from as role models and mentors for the Mini Kids among local high school students. Students enrich leadership Theatre and Kids Theatre. Prior participation in and theatrical abilities. Enrollment is limited and must be done in Mini Kids Theatre, Kids Theatre and Jr. Theatre advance. Parent approval required. Adult volunteers will oversee is recommended. Call for audition and more information (925) all activities. Civic Arts Education is donating space, equipment 943-5846 or go to our website at www.YouthTheatreCompany.org. and support services. Tickets for the 10/5, 5pm, show may be Auditions are 9/16 & 9/18. Orientation is 10/7, 7pm. Performances purchased online for $10. are 4/24 & 4/25. MTCA Los Angeles trip is 2/6-9. $20 performance fee included in course fee. LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $10: 11 classes INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Bardellini Class 26533 LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center Tue, Thu 5:30pm-7:00pm 8/28-10/2 $940: 51 classes Class 26401 Tue, Thu 6:00pm-8:00pm 10/9-4/23 No class 11/11, 11/27, 12/23, 12/16, 12/25, 12/30, 1/1 EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES Oct 23-Dec 18 Aug 12-Sept 30 Roberta Welburn-Milstead Exhibit, mixed media, City Hall 1st Floor The Creek Beginning in Nov 15 August, a large- Open House, Shadelands, 11:00 am-3:00pm scale temporary Dec 5-7 installation at Artists’ Market, Shadelands the construction site for 1500 Dec 1 Mt. Diablo is Registration for Winter classes begins featuring Civic Arts students’ interpretation of Dec 11 & 12 Cathy Bowlan Swan life in Walnut Creek. Now, you can join us to view the original Youth Theatre Company, Mini Kids and Kids Theatre performances, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, 7:00pm, Shadelands, tickets $10 artwork featured at 1500 Mt. Diablo. The dates for viewing are Dec 12 & 13 Aug 12 - Sept 30. Join us for a reception featuring exhibition Winter Ballet Gala, Del Valle Theatre, Fri, 7:30pm; Sat, 2:00pm; artists in person on Wednesday, August 20, 4:00-7:00pm at tickets $16.75 general, $12 for groups of 10 or more. Shadelands. Dec 14 Aug 21-OCT 23 Jazz Band & Flock of Flutes Concert, Shadelands, 7:30pm, tickets Lynn Glenn Exhibit, Mixed Media, City Hall 1st Floor $10 Oct 5 Dec 16 YTC “By the Kids, for the Kids” performance, Shadelands, Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Concert, Shadelands, 5:00pm, tickets $10 7:00pm, tickets $10 Oct 16-Dec 18 California Watercolor Association Exhibit, watercolor paintings, Boundary Oak www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 41 Preschool PRESCHOOL School Year Preschool offered at three locations! A school year program is offered at Fine Arts Preschool at the Shadelands Art Center, Heather Farm and Civic Park Preschools. Our programs offer wellrounded, safe and nurturing environments that are developmentally ageappropriate with a focus on developing the whole child. The programs serve children from 24 to 66 months, offering hands-on learning through play. Expanding social/emotional, physical and cognitive development, using both an integrated and project based curriculum, provides a child-centered approach to learning that makes for an exciting, dynamic environment. We are currently taking registrations for all preschools. These popular programs fill fast so call or visit soon to secure a place for your child. Scholarships are available for low and moderate income families. Visit www.arts-ed.org or call 925.943.5846 for more information A D U LT A D U LT From Sibling Rivalry to Sibling Revelry Understanding the ins and outs of sibling relationships can Mothers of Boys: Growing Boys into Men empower parents to manage sibling rivalry with more grace and Mothers of boys have to ‘step up to the plate’ for their sons now ease. In this class, we’ll discuss short-term and long-term plans for more than ever before. With growing pressures to be super human keeping the peace. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding at school and perfect gentlemen amid violent and sexy media of sibling conflicts, tools to prevent them and answers to those messages, boys are at enormous risk. In this workshop, we’ll challenging questions about fairness, cooperation, compassion, explore the unique mother-son relationship and learn what boys intervention, ground rules, and ultimately, sibling friendships. need from their moms. We’ll discuss how to handle ‘boy energy’ and foster long-lasting communication and closeness. INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Sklar LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Sklar $33: 1 class LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center Class 26806 Tue 9:00am-11:00am 9/23 $33: 1 class Class 26805 Tue 9:00am-11:00am 11/18 A D U LT Building Resilience for Lifelong Success Join a lively conversation about what it takes to prepare your child Yoga for Preschool Parents for the ups and downs of life. During this workshop, you’ll learn Instructor, Karen Quesada, will lead a yoga class designed for busy the key ingredients to raising children who can bounce back from parents. This class during preschool hours will help parents build challenges and know how to forge relationships that help them community while relieving stress and building fitness. Designed keep their heads up high. We will redefine success and gain a fresh for all levels, the class emphasizes body strength, awareness, perspective on emotional and social intelligence, authenticity, flexibility and coordination in one workout. creativity, and innovation in this fast paced, high-tech society. INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Sklar $102: 10 classes $33: 1 class Class 26807 INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center 42 A D U LT Class 26809 Tue 9:00am-11:00am (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 10/21 Thu 8:45am-9:45am 9/18-11/20 Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Best of the Best Awarded! There is enormous talent in the CAE program, that we know for sure! To celebrate, the Friends of CAE Foundation has awarded excellence in music and art through the Kathy Nelson Merit Scholar Awards. “The most successful students often reflect on the support, encouragement, and mentoring they received when they were learning and improving.” says Michael Weiner, Friends Foundation President. “We want to join in on that process in supporting these students”. There were many participants and the talent pool was amazing. The entries were judged by a noted musician Shizuo Kuwahara and in art by noted artist DeWitt Chenga. 2014 Merit Scholars are: Drawing/Painting/Printmaking Scholars: 8th grade and under: Shira Bachman 9th - 12th grad: Anna Reck Adult/College/Other: Julia McLeod Music Scholars: 5th grade and under: Anna Ravid 6th - 8th grade: Nyah Santiago 9th - 12th grade: Adah Forer Music Honorable Mention Awards: 5th grade and under: Lia Kim 5th grade and under: Aaron Zheng 6th - 8th grade: Taylor Lai The Friends of Civic Arts Foundation will be growing the merit scholar program within performance, dance, and other arts categories in an effort to celebrate all branches of the Civic Arts Education programs. For more information, please call 925-943-5648 or email friendsofcae@ walnut-creek.org “Thanks again for the honor of recognizing my work through these awards.” Kathy Nelson www.FriendsArtsEd.org | (925)939-2787 43 Friends Friends of of Civic Civic Arts Arts Education Education Foundation Foundation Who we are: We are a dedicated group of volunteers, donors and patrons of the arts. Our mission is to ensure financial support for scholarships, quality programming and facility improvement for all arts disciplines within the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education program. The foundation strongly believes Arts Learning is essential to human development and a community’s quality of life. “We hope the students who go through our programs will have a lifelong appreciation of the arts.” CAE Instructor How to apply for a scholarship: Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation offers scholarships for area residents. Our needs-based scholarships help low income families and individuals access high quality, life changing arts and preschool education. Full or partial tuition assistance is available. Visit http://www.FriendsArtsEd.org/scholarship.html to learn more and apply. Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Board Members Michael Weiner, President; Nan Siegel, Vice President; Paul Alexandrov, Treasurer; Suzanne Masella, Secretary; Directors: Kathy Jakel, Yama Jamili, Chelsea Kubitschka, Mary-Leigh Miller, Linda VanderJagt, David VanderJagt, Cynthia White 44 (925)939-2787 | www.FriendsArtsEd.org Friends Friends of of Civic Civic Arts Arts Education Education Foundation Foundation How do your donations to the Friends Foundation help? Hello friend, Read this story and let us all celebrate together this success and many others like it. We are making a difference in many lives through our scholarships and so are YOU with your support of the foundation. Thank you. A local single mother, through no fault of her own, suffered a series of unfortunate financial situations. Luckily, the Friends Foundation was there to provide scholarship funding for music education classes to her son. It wasn’t long before he was recognized as a very talented young musician. Tragically, this young man’s mother was struck with cancer. She went through treatment only to have it reoccur. With limited resources and fighting this battle alone, the family was greatly affected. The young man’s grades suffered. Sadly, his mother lost her battle with cancer. He then lived with a series of legal guardians and later was sent away to a military academy. Through all of this his Civic Arts Ed teacher understood: music was his therapy. His foundation of scholarships for music lessons at Civic Arts, his love of music, and the structure of the military school allowed him to excel. He was recently one of only four cadets to be chosen for the Military School Honor Band in Washington D.C. after earning a Silver Medal by scoring the second highest audition score. In the fall this young man will be going to college at the Citadel! This summer he returned to his long-standing Civic Arts teacher for a visit and lessons to prepare for his music program at the Citadel. His teacher noted “he was a different person than when I last saw him. He was confident and articulate. His playing was outstanding!” This is a happy ending story. Although you do not know him personally, his teacher will tell you this is an incredible accomplishment for such a young man who has been through so much. Music has been the one thread of hope in his life, has brought him immense comfort and now is the basis for his collegiate future. He has a great future ahead of him and we wish him the very best! It’s a great story and your support helps make these stories possible. The Friends of CAE www.FriendsArtsEd.org | (925)939-2787 45 46 (925)938-7529 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org SPORTS HEALTH & FITNESS 66-68 Youth 48 68, 69 Youth Adults 48-50 Adults 50-52 Adults 50+ AQUATICS 70-75 Youth PERSONAL 70-75 Adults ENRICHMENT 53 Youth TENNIS 54 Adults 77 Youth 54-55 Adults 50+ 76 Adults SOCIAL DANCE GOLF 56 78 Youth 68, 78 Adults Youth 56-57 Adults 57 Adults 50+ SPECIALIZED SCIENCE & RECREATION TECHNOLOGY 79 Youth 58-59 Youth 79 Adults MARTIAL ARTS 60-61 Youth 60-61 Adults FOOD & COOKING 61-62 Youth 62-64 Adults Walnut Creek Recreation The Recreation Division is proud to provide the Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of programs and activities that improve physical and ADULTS 50+ emotional health, create memories, strengthen 80-84 families, create community, foster human Adults 50+ OPEN SPACE 85-87 Youth development, and reduce stress. We truly have something for everyone. 85-87 Adults PRESCHOOL 42 Youth DOG/PET CARE 65 Adults ? www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)938-7529 47 Health & Fitness HEALTH & FITNESS AGES 6-11 AGES 1 1/2-3 Gymnastics-Parent/Child Rhythmic Gymnastics-Class This popular class, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance This class is designed to introduce your child to the basics skills of your child’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is rhythmic gymnastics. Rhythmic gymnastics combines the elegance on movement, rolling, climbing, hanging and jumping. Parent of dance and ballet with the use of apparatus; ball, ribbon, hoop participation required. and rope. Children will be taught skills in order to attain flexibility, strength and coordination. Campers will enjoy different games and INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $101: 7 classes Class 26423 Tue 9:30am-10:15am 9/2-10/21 No class 9/9 non-competitive, yet challenge your child. INSTRUCTOR : Anastasia Torba LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $99: 8 classes $87: 6 classes Class 26424 activities incorporating their new skills. The class will be fun and Tue 9:30am-10:15am 10/28-12/9 No class 11/11 Class 26565 Fri 5:00pm-6:00pm 9/5-10/24 5:00pm-6:00pm 11/7-12/12 $63: 5 classes Class 26566 Fri No class 11/28 AGES 3-5 Gymnastics-Preschool Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength, A D U LT coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning Adi-Yoga “Open Gate” gymnastics skills and equipment use. ‘Adi’ means primal, original, or source. Adi-Yoga is an authentic INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. classical hatha yoga that brings together restorative meditative LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center movement (Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), and mindfulness practices (Meditation). Adi-Yoga helps $101: 7 classes Class 26425 Tue 10:15am-11:00am 9/2-10/21 Tue 11:00am-11:45am 9/2-10/21 No class 9/9 Class 26426 cultivate present-moment awareness, reduce daily stress and improve your sense of well-being. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center No class 9/9 $171: 14 classes $87: 6 classes Class 26427 Tue 10:15am-11:00am 10/28-12/9 11:00am-11:45am 10/28-12/9 No class 11/11 Class 26428 Tue Class 26716 Mon 7:00pm-8:15pm 9/8-12/8 LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center No class 11/11 $159: 13 classes Class 26714 Thu 9:30am-10:45am 9/11-12/11 5:30pm-6:45pm 9/11-12/11 No class 11/27 Class 26715 Thu No class 11/27 48 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Health & Fitness A D U LT A D U LT Hatha Yoga Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment. Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will This class is for anyone who wants to move well and feel strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on fantastic. Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function, correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours brain to feel younger, stronger and fit! Slow, easy movements before class. progress to complex active movements. Please dress comfortably and bring a big towel and pillow. INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Sensible Movement $102: 10 classes LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center Class 26764 Mon 7:00pm-8:00pm 9/15-11/17 $111: 9 classes Class 26571 Thu 3:30pm-4:30pm 9/4-10/30 3:30pm-4:30pm 11/13-12/18 $93: 9 classes Class 26767 Sat 10:35am-11:35am 9/20-11/22 $63: 5 classes Class 26596 No class 10/11 Thu No class 11/27 $39: 3 classes Class 26768 Mon 7:00pm-8:00pm 12/1-12/15 Tai Chi & Chi Kung $27: 2 classes Class 26770 Sat A D U LT 10:35am-11:35am 12/13-12/20 Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through meditation and exercise. In this class we use gentle movement and learn how to realign our posture, breathe for relaxation and stretch INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. $102: 10 classes Class 26765 Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm 9/17-11/19 Wed LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park $63: 6 classes $39: 3 classes Class 26769 INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works 5:30pm-6:30pm 12/3-12/17 Class 26647 Thu 9:00am-10:15am 9/4-10/9 Class 26648 Sat 9:00am-10:15am 9/6-10/11 INSTRUCTOR : Marianne Haynes A D U LT LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center U-Jam Fitness $115: 10 classes Class 26766 Fri 10:00am-11:30am 9/19-11/21 U-Jam Fitness is an athletic cardio dance fitness program that unites world beats with urban flavor. The music will take you around the world from old school hip-hop to Bollywood with an A D U LT Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller A blend of traditional Pilates mat work and the Slow Method, this class takes Pilates to a whole new level. The roller adds elements of self-massage, circulation, balance and control while the athletic, intense cardio workout that makes you sweat, tones your body and leaves your body craving for more! INSTRUCTOR : April Crosby LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase $123: 12 classes your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination Class 26626 all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. No class 11/29 Sat 10:30am-11:30am 9/13-12/6 INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $183: 15 classes Class 26545 Wed 9:30am-10:20am 9/3-12/10 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 49 Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 + Move to Improve Your Balance Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of healthy aging. This class is based on the Feldenkrais method which uses creative and innovative movements that will ‘feed and challenge your brain. There is extensive research that shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be done sitting, standing and walking. Learn and improve the quality of your life. Your instructor, who has been teaching for 20 years, will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your balance. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $78: 6 classes Class 26315 Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm 9/8-10/13 Class 26842 Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm 11/10-12/15 A D U LT S 5 0 + Walk For Life A D U LT Walk For Life© ...This innovative program, based on the Zumba Feldenkrais Method©, was created by Ruthy Alon, Feldenkrais Zumba fitness fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and easy to follow. Bring towel and water to class. Feldenkrais Teacher, a student of Ruthy Alon and a teacher of Walk For Life. She will be offering this class for the first time in this area. WFL is designed to improve our comfort and efficiency in walking. It is a tour-de-force learning opportunity and will benefit everyone who wishes to enhance, protect and invigorate their walking INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin experience. Walking increases our flexibility, strength and stamina, LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym and can be one of life’s great pleasures. This will be both an indoor $129: 14 classes and outdoor class and involves the use of walking poles. Class 26601 Tue 7:30pm-8:30pm 9/16-12/23 7:30pm-8:30pm 9/11-12/18 No class 11/11 Class 26602 Thu A D U LT S 5 0 + Chair Yoga This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of on the floor and is ideal for those who are challenged with mobility or for those looking for an alternative to other yoga programs. Wear loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat to class. Before registering for this class, please call the instructor at (925) 462-5285. INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $123: 15 classes Class 26301 Thu INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center No class 11/27 10:15am-11:15am No Class 11/27 50 Teacher since 1965. Tancha McKnight is a Guild Certified (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 9/4-12/18 $48: 1 class Class 26338 Sat 9:30am-1:00pm 9/6 Class 26339 Sat 9:30am-1:00pm 10/4 Class 26844 Sat 9:30am-1:00pm 11/8 Class 26845 Sat 9:30am-1:00pm 12/6 Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 + A D U LT S 5 0 + Seniorcise Modern Dance Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility, Explore a world of movement in a safe, non-competitive strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance. environment. Explore music, rhythm, simple combinations, Muscle toning with light weights. Bring a pair of 1 to 3 lb hand improvisation and dance basics. Together we create meaningful weights and come exercise to your favorite hits from big band experiences that honor your uniqueness, individuality, creative through 1960s music. power and potential. Introduction to modern dance basics including gentle warm-up, centering, building a dance vocabulary, INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $80: 14 classes exploring rhythm, music, simple combinations, improvisation and the creative process. No previous dance experience needed. For the Intermediate class we continue exploring the world of Class 26320 Mon 3:00pm-4:00pm 9/8-12/8 movement n a safe, non-competitive environment. Explore music, Class 26321 Wed 3:00pm-4:00pm 9/3-12/10 rhythm, choreography, improvisation and partnering all while honoring your creative process. Some dance experience required No class 11/26 for the intermediate class. INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Simon A D U LT S 5 0 + LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym Zumba for Beginners Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic Beginning workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow $147: 12 classes moves to create a fun experience. You’ll forget you’re exercising! Come check it out. Class 26332 Wed 11:00am-12:15pm 9/24-12/17 12:30pm-1:45pm 9/24-12/17 no class 11/26 INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym Intermediate $38: 7 classes $147: 12 classes Class 26329 Tue 11:00am-11:45am 9/2-10/14 Class 26333 Class 26832 Tue 11:00am-11:45am 10/21-12/9 no class 11/26 Wed No class 11/11 LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $38: 7 classes Class 26327 Wed 1:45pm-2:30pm 9/3-10/15 Class 26330 Wed 1:45pm-2:30pm 10/22-12/10 No class 11/26 LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $38: 7 classes A D U LT S 5 0 + Qigong (Ancient Chinese Health Exercise) Qigong was created over 3000 years ago to strengthen the body and cure and prevent disease, thus promoting health, vitality and longevity. It is an ancient Chinese health and healing exercise comprised of breathing, movement and meditation. Qigong Class 26328 Fri 1:45pm-2:30pm 9/5-10/17 is an enjoyable way to keep fit, reduce stress, gain flexibility, Class 26831 Fri 1:45pm-2:30pm 10/24-12/12 youthfulness and a positive mental attitude. These gentle exercises no class 11/28 are designed to harmonize the internal organs and enhance their functions, balance the body, mind and spirit and to balance the individual with nature. This class is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training. Master Adam Wallace is a senior student of internationally renowned Master Michael Tse, and is certified with over 25 years experience in affiliation with the Tse Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, Qigong Centre. INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun $87: 7 classes on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, Class 26318 Mon 10:15am-11:15am 9/8-10/20 and stay connected! Class 26319 Mon 10:15am-11:15am 10/27-12/8 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 51 Health & Fitness Form. Master Adam Wallace is a senior student of internationally A D U LT S 5 0 + renowned Master Michael Tse, and is certified with over 25 years Gentle Exercise of experience in affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre. Increase your mobility, vitality and well-being . Improve your flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace your muscles with easy strength exercises. Get in touch with your LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system $87: 7 classes through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep Class 26322 Mon 9:00am-10:00am 9/8-10/20 breathing. This class is designed to accommodate all, from the fit Class 26323 Mon 9:00am-10:00am 10/27-12/8 to the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing. Come, and have fun! A D U LT S 5 0 + INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat Gentle Yoga LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center It is never too late to begin yoga. Each individual will develop a $33: 4 classes Class 26302 Fri 1:00pm-2:00pm 9/5-9/26 Fri 1:00pm-2:00pm 10/3-10/31 Fri rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Wear loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to class. Before registering for class, please call instructor at (925) $49: 6 classes Class 26304 focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to enhance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart $41: 5 classes Class 26303 unique yoga practice modifying it to fit their specific needs. The 1:00pm-2:00pm 11/7-12/19 No Class 11/28 462-5285. INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center A D U LT S 5 0 + Traditional Tai Chi Tai Chi is Chinaâ€™s number one health exercise, based on the yin and yang principles, with its origins in martial arts practice for vital energy and longevity. Through this gentle discipline you will realize strength, internal power, balance, inner calm, ease of movement and self-awareness. Taijiquan unifies the body in movement and is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training. Students will learn the Yang Style 24-Step 52 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org $123: 15 classes Class 26306 Tue 11:00am-12:15pm 9/2-12/16 8:45am-10:00am 9/4-12/18 no class 11/11 Class 26305 Thu No class 11/27 Personal Enrichment PERSONAL ENRICHMENT AGES 5-12 Kidsâ€™ Carpentry Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere. The safe- use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while boys and girls, kindergarten-7th grade, work together on boats, bird feeders, doll furniture, games, clocks and more. Program may be taken year-round with different projects offered each session. Our motto: building confidence and teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment. INSTRUCTOR : Director Michael Glass and his wife Jeab LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center AGES 1 1/2-3 1/2 $133: 8 classes $48 supply fee due at first class Class 26833 3:00pm-4:00pm 9/11-11/13 4:00pm-5:00pm 9/11-11/13 5:00pm-6:00pm 9/25-10/30 Thu No class 9/18, 11/6 Little Lits Class 26834 This class emphasizes early literacy in children to prepare them for Thu No class 9/18, 11/6 a lifelong love of reading. Theme-based sessions introduce vital Class 26835 language and pre-reading skills through wonderful read-alouds, No class 9/18, 11/6 Thu songs, storyboards, movement and finger play. Children will have fun singing and bouncing. You will take home songs to sing, book titles to read, and ideas for simple activities in this gentle and AGES 7-12 interactive class for young children. A parent or caregiver must Chess Class-Advanced stay in class. No unregistered siblings. Class designed for kids who know the basic strategies and want INSTRUCTOR : Meera Sriram to improve their skills and rating. Each 90-minute class consists LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center of thorough instructions, rated tournament games as well as analysis and blitz games. Students will learn techniques from $100: 8 classes Class 26649 Tue 10:00am-10:45am 9/30-11/25 No class 11/11 famous games played by world champions. All participants receive trophies at the last class. INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center AGES 3-5 $188: 10 classes Spanish Immersion Preschool Class 26810 Children will learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and Tue 6:00pm-7:30pm 9/23-12/9 No class 11/11. stimulating environment. In this class your child will develop social, fine and gross motor skills. Your child will have fun singing, doing creative art, making puzzles, enjoying new friends and other AGES 10-15 fun activities. . Babysitting for Beginners INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children Learn the skills needed to be a trusted and responsible babysitter. LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline, $201: 6 classes $7 supply fee due at first class Class 26567 9:00am-12:00pm 9/3-10/15 9:00am-12:00pm 9/4-10/16 9:00am-12:00pm 10/22-12/3 9:00am-12:00pm 10/23-12/4 Wed No class 9/17 Class 26569 Thu Wed No class 11/26 Class 26570 Thu the kids. Basic first aid, general safety, and what to do in an emergency will also be covered. Students should dress to play and bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion. INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary No class 9/18 Class 26568 how to get jobs, and ways to make babysitting fun for you and LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $51: 1 class Class 26419 Sun 9:00am-2:30pm 10/12 No class 11/27 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 53 Personal Enrichment A D U LT A D U LT CPR & First Aid Combo Introduction to Mindfulness Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First This one time Introduction to Mindfulness class highlights how Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and to use deep breathing techniques to reduce stress while also are good for two years. Class includes introduction in use of increasing awareness of our minds and bodies. defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing. INSTRUCTOR : Joree Rosenblatt INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center $27: 1 class $65: 1 class $10 supply fee due at class Class 26658 Class 26652 Sat 9:00am-4:00pm 9/13 Class 26653 Sat 9:00am-4:00pm 10/11 Class 26654 Sat 9:00am-4:00pm 11/15 Class 26655 Sat 9:00am-4:00pm 12/6 Wed 12:00pm-1:30pm 9/10 A D U LT S 5 0 + Mah-Jongg Mah-Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. American Mah-Jongg uses a card of standard A D U LT hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small Fundamentals of Mindfulness amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced Mindfulness is the practice of learning how to be in the present moment, slow down our busy lives, and be free of the judgments we place on ourselves and others. Through deep breathing with a lot of mental stimulation. For a fun experience come and enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one step at a time. techniques, it has been scientifically proven to increase a mind/ INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Fraga body connection, empathy, compassion and gratitude, and overall LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center quality of living. This six-week course teaches practical tools for how to reduce stress and anxiety and cultivate the awareness to $43: 4 classes Lab Fee due at first class-$9 for game card live your life with attention and intention. Class 26313 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/2-9/23 Class 26539 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/30-10/21 Class 26540 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm 10/28-11/25 INSTRUCTOR : Joree Rosenblatt LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library No class 11/11 $99: 6 classes Class 26659 Wed 12:00pm-1:15pm 9/17-10/29 A D U LT S 5 0 + No class 10/15 Mind Your Mind A D U LT NEW | From Coupons To Groupons interesting topics, focused discussion, word puzzles (learn to Do the television shows American Pickers, Storage Wars, or make and to solve), multi-media and more. Use both right-brain Extreme Couponing pique your interest? Would you like to learn and left-brain activities and all your senses to stimulate the brain. how to save money locally and on-line but donâ€™t know where Youâ€™ll start by creating a Mind Map and adding to it as the class to start? This workshop provides you with an overview of thrift progresses. shopping, couponing and on-line sites which will arm you with INSTRUCTOR : JoAnn M. Adams the tools needed to begin your bargain shopping and treasure hunts. Participant needs to know how to navigate the Internet on a beginner basis. LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $68: 13 classes Class 26331 INSTRUCTOR : Debbie Carmel $28: 1 class Class 26966 Tue 10:00am-12:00pm Class 26967 Wed 6:00pm-8:00pm (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Tue No Class 11/11, 11/25 LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center 54 Mental fitness for fun. Keep your mental fitness at capacity with 9/9 10/1 10:00am-11:30am 9/2-12/9 Personal Enrichment A D U LT S 5 0 + A D U LT S 5 0 + The Gifts of Aging Bridge Class We will explore elderhood from many perspectives within the Learn to play bridge or learn to be a better player in a friendly, context of aging. We all have certain insights, potentials, and relaxed, atmosphere by enrolling in one of four bridge courses expectations as well as experiences, opportunities, and growth offered throughout the year. New players should begin with the that help define our process of aging. So, what’s it like living in Club Series class offered in the Fall. Whether you are interested in elderhood? It is a time to grow-as someone once said-in “Age, playing bridge just for fun or are interested in serious competition, Wisdom and Grace.” This is your opportunity to explore your these classes will improve your game. This bridge class focuses unique aging experiences and to metabolize those experiences for on the Club Series. Students will be introduced to the basic the wisdom to be found there. The class will help accelerate that concepts of the game of bridge, with emphasis on modern bidding process through input, discussion, sharing, and readings in a safe, concepts. Sufficient elements of play and defense are included quiet place for reflective insight. We will also explore aging using to allow students to play hands right away. This course is also models from Maslow, Erickson, Eberle, and Cohen. useful to current players who want to improve their bidding skills. Text: Bidding in the 21st Century available to purchase in class for INSTRUCTOR : Roger Desmarais LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center INSTRUCTOR : Lawrence W. Miller, American Contract Bridge $91: 6 classes Class 26324 Wed approximately $20. 10:00am-12:00pm 9/3-10/8 League Accredited Instructor and Silver Life Master. LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $63: 8 classes Club Series Class 26340 Thu 10:00am-12:00pm 9/25-11/13 Surfing the Web A D U LT S 5 0 + The Internet is an amazing resource that allows us to access Tech Buddies information about anything we want, any time we want it. This Computer instruction for both the beginning and advanced class will help you start exploring the Internet-finding sites that beginning student. The first class will consist of a two-hour group interest you and navigating those sites to find the information lesson and your second class will consist of a one-hour private you’re looking for. Topics include search engines and web lesson with the instructor. Your private lesson will be scheduled browsers, using bookmarks, downloading programs and files, and during the normal class meeting time and will take place either how to use the Internet for online shopping or banking. in a second or a third class meeting and will be scheduled by the instructor. Instructor will provide handouts tailor made to each student’s specific needs and interests. Total combined group and private instruction time for each student will be three hours. Class 26857 Tue 10:00am-12:00pm 9/16-9/23 Introduction to Word This class covers the basics of Microsoft Word-how to create a new INSTRUCTOR : Martha D. Strizich document, add, delete and move text around, change fonts, save LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library and print. Once you master the basics you will be on your way to $53: 2 classes creating emails, letters, cards, flyers and more. Handouts provided on basic word processing functions. All About Email Class 26858 Tue 10:00am-12:00pm 9/30-10/7 Discover how easy it is to stay connected with family and friends using email. You will learn how to set up a free email account, add All About iPads attachments to emails, create a contact list, and download files and Do you have an iPad but aren’t sure what to do with it yet? Come photos. We’ll also talk about how to keep your email inbox unclut- and learn how to navigate your new iPad, and find out how it’s tered by organizing mail into folders and getting rid of unwanted different from a laptop computer. Other topics include using the mail. Bring your user name and password to class if you already touch screen, what apps are and how to get them, and using your have an email account. iPad to read ebooks. Students must provide their own iPad and Class 26856 Tue 10:00am-12:00pm 9/2-9/9 know their account name and password. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Class 26859 Tue 10:00am-12:00pm 10/14-10/21 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 55 Social Dance DANCE AGES 6-17 Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and neighboring islands for all levels. INSTRUCTOR : Mary Aguilar LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $67: 6 classes Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg) Class 26784 Sat 9:30am-10:30am 9/20-11/1 ages 6-12 No class 10/4. Tah/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv)* Class 26785 Sat 10:30am-12:00pm 9/20-11/1 ages 6-17 No class 10/4 *Registration by instructor invitation only A D U LT Tahitian Dance & Drumming This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. AGES 6-18 INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar Baton Twirling and Dance LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Learn how to twirl the baton! It’s fun and unique, combining dance and baton twirling for an exciting performance art. You can perform in parades, be the star of your school’s athletic events or talent show, and join a competition team! Class 26779 Beg/New Students 6:30pm-7:30pm 9/17-11/19 Wed 7:30pm-8:30pm 9/17-11/19 Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* 4:00pm-4:45pm 9/4-10/30 Class 26780 Wed 8:30pm-9:15pm 9/17-11/19 No class 10/8, 11/12 $48: 6 classes Thu Wed No class 10/8, 11/12 $66: 9 classes Class 26700 Class 26778 Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg) LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym Thu Tahitian Ahuro’a Women No class 10/8, 11/12 INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios Class 26697 $67: 8 classes 4:00pm-4:45pm 11/6-12/18 No class 11/27 Tahitian III Women and Men (Adv)* Class 26781 Wed 9:15pm-10:00pm 9/17-11/19 No class 10/8, 11/12 Int/Advanced Students *Registration by instructor invitation only $99: 9 classes Class 26698 Thu 4:45pm-6:00pm 9/4-10/30 LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $67: 6 classes $63: 6 classes Class 26701 Thu Tahitian Drumming/Music 4:45pm-6:00pm No class 11/27 56 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 11/6-12/18 Class 26777 Sat No class 10/4 9:30am-10:30am 9/20-11/1 Social Dance A D U LT A D U LT All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa Line Dance Have a great time and learn foxtrot, jitterbug, cha-cha, waltz, many returning dancers. It is designed for both the beginning swing, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy, line dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will how to line dance and review dances being taught in the area. make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and New dancers welcome. The first part of the class is devoted to prepare you for any dance party or wedding. We change partners introductory dances. Intermediate class is for the improving and so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome. experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with the classics. Dances will reflect the interest and ability of the class. INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti $84: 6 classes LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center Class 26534 Mon 7:00pm-7:55pm 9/22-10/27 $51: 6 classes Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int) Class 26460 A D U LT Wed 5:30pm-7:00pm 9/3-10/22 5:30pm-7:00pm 10/29-12/10 7:00pm-9:00pm 9/3-10/22 7:00pm-9:00pm 10/29-12/10 No class 10/1, 10/8 Argentine Tango Class 26461 Argentine Tango is very popular in the Bay Area, one of the Wed No class 11/26 most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world. Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections Line Dance (Int) not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals, Class 26462 technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement No class 10/1, 10/8 Wed awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most Class 26463 challenging of all dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes. No class 11/26 Wed INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance $63: 6 classes Argentine Tango (Beg) Class 26627 Thu 7:30pm-8:30pm For those who want to experience Salsa and any Latin dance. 9/4-10/9 Thu 8:30pm-9:30pm Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed instruction Argentine Tango (Int) Class 26629 A D U LT will allow you to lead or follow any type of Latin rhythm. 9/4-10/9 INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center A D U LT Belly Dance for Fun and Fitness! $63: 6 classes Class 26631 Thu 6:30pm-7:30pm 9/4-10/9 Belly dance is a complete workout that is fun, energizing and soulful. Belly dance incorporates core exercises, cardiovascular movements and stretching. Benefits include increased stamina, A D U LT S 5 0 + fluidity and empowerment. Wear workout attire or loose clothing, Tuesday Line Dance dance slippers or bare feet. Join us for an afternoon of fun and exercise while learning popular line dances. This class is designed for students of all levels; both INSTRUCTOR : Cheryl A. Minton the student who is new to line dancing or hasnâ€™t danced for some LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym time as well as the experienced dancer. $69: 6 classes Class 26836 Mon 12:15pm-1:15pm 9/15-10/20 Class 26837 Mon 12:15pm-1:15pm 10/27-12/1 INSTRUCTOR : Cornelia L. Taylor LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $101: 14 classes Class 26326 Tue 2:00pm-3:30pm 9/9-12/16 No class 11/11 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 57 Science & Technology SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AGES 3 1/2-5 1/2 Planet Earth Explorers Become a junior Mad Scientist! This new camp is a great introduction to science. Preschoolers explore their sense of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Children use a magnifying glass to discover the world of creepy crawly creatures. Explore the science of the sea and the fascinating creatures that live there. Campers become paleontologists by searching for fossils and participating in a mini dinosaur dig. Finally, take an exciting mission with Mad Science to explore the planets, moons and stars. Take-home projects included each day! INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $193: 4 classes Class 26839 Mon- Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 12/29-1/2 No class 1/1. AGES 4-5 Animal Senses Smelling, touching, hearing, seeing, tasting. Meet animal ambassadors and discover how they use their senses. Includes hands-on activities, science exploration and games just for kids beginning their school experience. Adult attendance not required. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum AGES 2-3 Animal Hide & Seek $83: 4 classes Who hides in a tree? Who hides under a rock? Meet live museum Class 26695 Tue 1:00pm-2:15pm 10/7-10/28 animals. Discover the wonder of animals through activities, songs, and movement. Parent participation required. AGES 4-5 INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum Animals on the Move LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum Digging, climbing, grabbing, running. Discover the many ways animals move. Meet animal ambassadors. Includes hands-on $51: 4 classes Class 26693 Wed 10:30am-11:15am 10/8-10/29 activities, science exploration and games just for kids beginning their school experience. Adult attendance not required. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum AGES 2-3 LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum Animal Patterns and Colors Stripes, dots, red, black. What patterns and colors do animals have? Meet live animal ambassadors and see what patterns and colors they have. Discover the wonder of science through handson activities, songs, and movement. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $39: 3 classes Class 26694 58 Wed 10:30am-11:15am (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 9/17-10/1 $63: 3 classes Class 26696 Tue 1:00pm-2:15pm 9/16-9/30 Science & Technology AGES 7-11 AGES 7-13 Inventorâ€™s Academy Camp Each day campers are given a series of challenges they must Video Game Design Camp: Advanced Skills overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world Young Game Designers will learn new design techniques including famous inventors and the most important thing of all-their minds. multiple character animations and movement options, platform The camp involves a team-based approach to solving problems style games and multiple game genres. Students will animate their but will also include projects like building your own light saber, characters and lead them through multiple level platform games, rocket launcher and more. Discover and create! $15 supply fee due based on an original concept designed by the students. at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $191: 4 classes $193: 4 classes Class 26691 Class 26840 $15 supply fee due at first class Mon- Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 12/29-1/2 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:30pm 12/29-1/2 No class 1/1 No class 1/1 AGES 8-13 AGES 7-12 Tech Builderâ€™s App Design Camp Beginning Game Design The Freshi Media App Design class is a fun and exciting Design your own original video game worlds with Beginning introduction for students who want to learn different aspects Game Design! This class takes the student from the role of player of computer based app design. Utilizing Multimedia Fusion to creator, allowing the student to develop original and unique 2 software, students work closely with instructors to create video games to share with family and friends. Students will learn individual computer based apps. Students will complete one how to use software and will develop characters and plot. The app project, which combines their individual projects into one students will bring their characters to life through Multimedia computer based interactive app. Students will combine fun game Fusion 2 and create a basic video game, which will be available at based apps and practical utility apps into their final project. the end of class. INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $191: 4 classes $127: 8 classes Class 26605 Class 26690 Wed 3:30pm-4:45pm 9/24-11/12 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:30pm 12/29-1/2 No class 1/1 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 59 Martial Arts MARTIAL ARTS AGES 3-6 AGES 7-12 Tiny Tigers Karate Karate Kids This program is a good base for your childâ€™s journey into martial All of our Karate Kids are taught in a professional facility dedicated arts. Each week is themed and focuses on specific skills in a fun to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over five school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises your child years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into groups will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect based on age if necessary. Participants will need to purchase a and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35. uniform on the first day of class for $35. INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics $80: 7 classes $94: 7 classes Class 26546 Mon 6:00pm-6:30pm 9/8-10/20 Class 26552 Mon 4:00pm-4:45pm 9/8-10/20 Class 26547 Tue 3:30pm-4:00pm 9/9-10/21 Class 26553 Tue 6:30pm-7:15pm 9/9-10/21 Class 26548 Thu 5:00pm-5:30pm 9/11-10/23 Class 26554 Mon 4:00pm-4:45pm 10/27-12/15 Class 26549 Mon 6:00pm-6:30pm 10/27-12/15 No class 11/24 5:00pm-5:30pm 10/30-12/18 $81: 6 classes 6:30pm-7:15pm 10/28-12/16 No class 11/24 Class 26551 Thu No class 11/27 Class 26555 Tue No class 11/11, 11/27 $69: 6 classes Class 26550 Tue 3:30pm-4:00pm No class 11/11, 11/25 60 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 10/28-12/16 Food & Cooking FOOD & COOKING AGES 5-12 Keeping Kids Safe This program featured on ABC 7’s View From The Bay is designed for the health and safety of your child. Safety expert and 5th degree black belt Sensei Preston Jones designed the program to engage your child in hands-on activities and games that help teach techniques to keep safe at home, school and while visiting friends. Stranger and bully awareness are the focus. As safety experts agree, ‘Every child should learn how to keep themselves safe.’ INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $87: 7 classes Class 26678 Fri 5:30pm-6:15pm 9/5-10/17 Class 26679 Fri 5:30pm-6:15pm 10/24-12/19 No class 10/31, 11/28. AGES 5-60 Cutting Edge Martial Arts This challenging, traditional program is offered to build an ongoing practice in martial arts for students of all ages. Class begins with a warm-up combining both kids and adults. Students are then separated by age and ability to learn techniques AGES 4-12 We Teach Your Kids to Cook combining five traditions: Tae-Kwon-Do, Shotokan, Aikido, Judo In this fun class, Chef Lynda and her staff guide children in and Jujitsu. Emphasis is on physical conditioning, character learning how to make recipes the entire family will enjoy. Young development and technique perfection. “A cutting edge black belt chefs learn the basics of nutrition, grocery shopping, reading food is not something you earn; it’s something you become.” labels, food- and knife-safety, and the importance of proper cleanup. Children learn how to make delicious, healthy food that builds INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $87: 7 classes Tue 5:30pm-6:30pm 9/2-10/14 Class 26674 Fri 6:30pm-7:30pm 9/5-10/17 Class 26675 Fri 6:30pm-7:30pm 10/24-12/19 No class 10/31,11/28 $99: 8 classes Tue 5:30pm-6:30pm 10/21-12/16 10:00am-11:30am 10/25-12/20 No class 11/11 Class 26677 Sat No class 11/28 Sat No class 9/13 INSTRUCTOR : Cooking with Kids Foundation LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $171: 3 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26650 Mon 1:30pm-3:00pm 10/20-11/3 ages 4-5 Class 26651 Mon 4:00pm-5:30pm 10/20-11/3 ages 6-12 AGES 6-12 Rainbow Chef: Now That’s Gross In this very fun and innovative class learn to make the most $75: 6 classes Class 26676 clamoring to book a seat at your table to sample your young chef’s creations. Two recipes made each class. Class 26672 Class 26673 self- esteem and supports their bodies. Family and friends will be yummy foods with grossest names like: worms in mud-chocolate 10:00am-11:15am 9/6-10/18 graham crackers for mud and worms out of marshmallows; bloody brains-brains made out of Jello molds with pieces of raspberries/ strawberries. INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $192: 7 classes $35 supply fee due at first class Class 26818 3:30pm-4:30pm Tue 10/28-12/16 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 61 Food & Cooking A D U LT Dim Sum Dim Sum means ‘a little bit of heart,’ and these little savories and sweets gladden the heart and palate. Dim Sum can be served as an elegant and fun light appetizer, light lunch, snack, or as a special treat. We will learn to use a variety of ingredients and seasonings to create popular items, and learn techniques of filling and wrapping delicious popular Asian snacks such as pork and shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, Chinese broccoli, and sesame seed balls. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26772 6:30pm-9:30pm Wed 12/3 A D U LT HealthyStir-fries We’ll learn about the various methods of stir-frying, all of them providing quick and easy food preparation, using the freshest ingredients, taking little time to cook, and employing the simplest techniques. Let’s make delicious dishes from Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine and make them healthier and more AGES 6-12 Rainbow Chef: World of Edible Art Use your imagination, be creative, have fun and make art out of food. Turn any ordinary plate into an artistic masterpiece. Past recipes have included strawberry mice, banana caterpillars, lion king cages, butterflywiches, antipasti scooters and more! INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $192: 7 classes $35 supply fee due at first class Class 26817 3:30pm-4:30pm Tue 9/2-10/21 No class 9/16 personalized by adding your own twists. Menu includes beef and broccoli, eggplant and Thai basil, chow mein, peppered shrimp, and more. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26812 6:30pm-9:30pm Mon 9/8 A D U LT Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres Holiday seasons are here and it’s time to offer your best to families, friends, and love ones. Instead of cold cuts and potato A D U LT chips, let’s make your own special hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, Curry Workshop and snacks to serve at your holiday party. We will mix and match Asian curries have had much Indian influence with spices such as ingredients and techniques from all cuisines and prepare both cumin and coriander. But natives have added a number of local savory and sweet one-bite size offerings. spices, including fresh and dried chilies, to create a variety of curries and to call their own. Let’s prepare some of the popular curry dishes from Southeast Asian, such as Thai aromatic green curry, Indonesian dried beef curry, Burmese red curry, Malaysian yellow curried rice, etc. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center 62 $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26814 6:30pm-9:30pm Mon (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 9/22 INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26771 6:30pm-9:30pm Wed 12/17 Food & Cooking A D U LT A D U LT Indonesian Cooking The cooking of the “Spice Islands” fills with aromatic flavors and Peruvian Classics and a Modern Dessert fresh tropical fruits, herbs and vegetables. Join us in cooking Fish ceviche, the “presentation card” of Peruvian cuisine will be popular Indonesian meals for our dinner. Learn to use Indonesian your appetizer: simple, fresh, delicious. Aji de Gallina, also eaten herbs and spices and preparing delicious dishes with unusual by the Incas since pre-Columbian times will be the entree today: techniques, such as assorted satay, gado gado, peanut sauce, a fusion with Creole culture. The addition of cheese and nuts to dried beef curry, grilled fish, and fresh tropical fruit salad. this native dish seasoned with ‘Aji Amarillo (chili pepper) the soul of Peruvian food, gently blend into a delicious sauce of Spanish INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26811 6:30pm-9:30pm Wed 10/1 A D U LT Japanese Cooking Series Learn the basic aspect of Japanese cuisine, starting with basic ingredients in traditional meals. Learn the Japanese philosophy of simplicity and prepare simple and easy soups and salads. Apply and Quechua ingredients. Your nutritious, delicious and guilt-free dessert? Quinoa pudding. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at class Class 26708 6:30pm-9:30pm Wed 9/3 A D U LT Peruvian Sandwiches Japanese fresh and light to our meals in making sashimi, sushi, The Butifarra-ubiquitous without translation: a crispy roll, perfectly and nigiri. We will prepare five popular Japanese dishes for our seasoned turkey, gravy, lettuce, and a varied choice of sauces: dinner each night, for example yakitori, sukiyaki, teriyaki, sushi, criollo sauce, mayonnaise, aji amarillo, aji mayonnaise, mustard, miso soup. and the like. Enjoy the brightly colored, triple decker sandwiches, invariable for afternoon tea, with a unique combo of avocado, egg, INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan and tomato. And two delicious Peruvian olive sandwiches with LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center different flavor variations. $160: 4 classes $45 supply fee due at first class Class 26773 6:30pm-9:30pm Thu 11/13-12/11 A D U LT Peruvian Christmas Flavors Peruvian Christmas flavors are especially appetizing. This handson class will treat you to a tasty chicken, accompanied with Peruvian olive rice; yellow raisins, nuts and Aji Amarillo give it INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at class Class 26816 6:30pm-9:30pm Wed 11/5 A D U LT Peruvian, Chinese and Italian Fusions a deliciously different taste and presentation, and an apple and Class begins with Parmesan Shrimp baked in a shell the original quince sauce, steamed with Pisco. Your dessert: non-oven layered way, with drops of Tabasco and Pisco beneath the “cheese au chocolate torte; beautiful and exquisite. gratin.” It’s difficult to have just one. Your entree is Lomo Saltado (sauteed beef). Its traditional AJI flavoring and twist of soy sauce INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier makes this meat and potato dish a family favorite all over Peru, LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center accompanied with Rice “Peruvian.” Dessert: a Pisco Sour and $52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at first class Coconut Tart, also enhanced by the flavor of our national brandy, Class 26706 6:30pm-9:30pm the Pisco. Wed 12/10 INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at first class Class 26704 6:30pm-9:30pm Fri 10/3 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 63 Food & Cooking A D U LT The Creativity of Peruvian Cooks Mushroom Ceviche as the appetizer, a vegetarian variation of our emblematic dish. Your entree is hot stone shrimp, cooked with hot stones in rural areas, a common coastal, delightful dish with great flavor fusions: Pisco, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and the slightly spicy Aji Amarillo, hot romance of ancient Peruvians to date. Dessert: TresLeches, a soft cake infused with a three-milk syrup, cognac, cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon. Decadent, yes, but a must have... INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at first class Class 26707 6:30pm-9:30pm Fri 9/26 A D U LT A D U LT Plant-strong: How to Thrive on a plant-based diet Using recipes from his book Buddha’s Table, Chat Mingkwan, chef, instructor, and author, offers a hands-on cooking class to This class will address the benefits of a plant-based diet, how to explore the use of Thai plant-base ingredients. We will convert create nourishing meal plans, and practical steps to preparing popular Thai dishes into delicious vegetarian meals. Learn to use delicious vegetarian meals. Great for someone who cooks for a exotic Thai herbs, spices, and seasonings with local fresh garden family member who is vegetarian or vegan, wants to add more ingredients. Let’s get healthy together and add this type of cooking vegetables to their plate, or desires to transition to more of a to your vegetarian repertoire. plant-based eating plan. Although not a cooking class, these informative and hands-on sessions will involve creating meal plans, recipes and shopping guides. INSTRUCTOR : Michelle Dwyer LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $99: 4 classes Class 26657 Tue 7:00pm-9:00pm 9/23-10/14 INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $160: 4 classes $45 supply fee due at first class Class 26813 6:30pm-9:30pm Tue 9/9-9/30 A D U LT Vietnamese Cooking Series Let’s explore what makes Vietnamese cuisine so popular! A D U LT Quick and Healthy Meals from Costco and Trader Joe’s Vietnamese cuisine has an East-meets-West combination of subtle Have you decided that you want to eat healthier? Want some great as Vietnamese mint-rau ram, basil-rau que, ngo gai, and pick up ideas and easy recipes to make it easier? Discover products you simple techniques in preparing popular Vietnamese dishes such as can simply “heat and eat,” as well as how to use a few ingredients lemongrass chicken, hot and sour seafood soup, clay pot, shrimp to create delicious, healthy meals fast. You will leave with specific fresh spring rolls, green mango salad, and more. product information and simple, yet flavorful recipes. Dinner will be served as participants sample meals demonstrated and presented. Jamie is the author of four cookbooks, including her new book, Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s. INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center 64 Vegetarian Thai Cooking series $41: 1 class $7 supply fee due at first class Class 26808 7:00pm-9:30pm Thu (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 9/18 tastes and flavors. Plus, while Asian food is generally healthy, Vietnamese is at the forefront. You’ll learn to use fresh herbs, such INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $160: 4 classes $45 supply fee due at first class Class 26774 6:30pm-9:30pm Thu 10/16-11/6 Dog/Pet Care DOG/PET CARE A D U LT Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs Don’t let another walk feel like a disaster because your dog lunges at other dogs. Don’t stop taking your dog out in public because your dog loses his brain when a car goes by. Learn what makes your dog react, and the steps you can take to redirect that energy into more positive social behavior. Please do not bring your dog the first day of class, but come ready to learn how to set your dog up for success and stop the overly reactive response to every day common occurrences INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center* $133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class Class 26643 6:15pm-7:00pm Tue 9/9-10/14 *First class 9/9 and 10/14 meet at Civic Park Community Center. Class 26644 Tue 6:15pm-7:00pm 10/21-12/9 No class 11/11, 11/25 *12/9 class meets at Civic Park Community Center. A D U LT A D U LT Dog Obedience: Beginning In this foundation class, your dog will learn how to walk nicely on NEW | Pet First Aid and CPR for dogs and cats leash, sit and stay, come when called, not bolt through doors, not The PetTech First Aid and CPR class is a comprehensive course. jump up, behave when groomed or examined, and more. With Through lecture, demonstration and hands on participation, these skills your dog will have a more meaningful existence, will students learn Pet First Aid, gain assessment tools, and learn how be handy around the house, and will be a welcome part of society. to- handle emergency situations; CPR; control bleeding; care for The first class is mandatory, and owners should come without insect bites and stings; the signs of heatstroke, frost nip and frost their dog. Suitable for dogs 4-months and older. bite and appropriate care; choking, vomiting, shock and more. Participants receive a handbook and certification upon successful INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center * $133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class Class 26633 7:15pm-8:00pm Tue 9/9-10/14 completion. No pets please, demo dogs provided. INSTRUCTOR : Beverly Davis LOCATION Hildebrand Room, Heather Farm Community Center *First class 9/9 and 10/14 class meet at Civic Park Community $103: 1 class Center. Class 26957 Sat 9:00am-2:00pm 10/4 Class 26958 Sat 9:00am-2:00pm 11/8 Class 26634 Tue 7:15pm-8:00pm 10/21-12/9 No class 11/11, 11/25 *12/9 class meets at Civic Park Community Center. Turf & Dog Park UPDATE www.WalnutCreekRec.org or (925) 256-3574 Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, and stay connected! Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should call for updated conditions of all city fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park. www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 65 Sports SPORTS KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Learn the worldâ€™s most popular sport from professional coaches using the Kidz Love Soccer method, which includes age-appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Shin guards are required by the second class meeting. Participants receive a KLS jersey. AGES 3 1/2-4 Tot Soccer Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun running and kicking just like the big kids! INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes Class 26577 Mon 9:30am-10:00am 9/15-11/3 Class 26578 Mon 5:15pm-5:45pm 9/15-11/3 Class 26579 Thu 10:10am-10:40am 9/25-11/13 Class 26580 Thu 5:50pm-6:20pm 9/25-11/13 LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes Class 26581 Sat 9:00am-9:30am 9/20-11/15 No class 10/4 AGES 4-5 Pre Soccer AGES 2-3 1/2 Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building Parent & Me Soccer self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the field so you wonâ€™t have to watch from the sidelines. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes teaching environment. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes Class 26582 Mon 10:00am-10:35am 9/15-11/3 Class 26583 Mon 3:10pm-3:45pm 9/15-11/3 Class 26584 Mon 5:45pm-6:20pm 9/15-11/3 Class 26585 Thu 10:40am-11:15am 9/25-11/13 Class 26572 Mon 10:45am-11:15am 9/15-11/3 Class 26586 Thu 3:40pm-4:15pm 9/25-11/13 Class 26573 Thu 9:30am-10:00am 9/25-11/13 Class 26587 Thu 6:20pm-6:55pm 9/25-11/13 Class 26574 Thu 5:10pm-5:40pm 9/25-11/13 LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes $109: 8 classes Class 26575 Sat Class 26588 9/20-11/15 No class 10/4 11:35am-12:05pm 9/20-11/15 No class 10/4 Class 26589 No class 10/4 Class 26576 Sat No class 10/4 66 Sat 11:00am-11:30am (925)256-3531 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Sat 9:30am-10:05am 9/20-11/15 10:05am-10:40am 9/20-11/15 Sports AGES 5-6 AGES 1 1/2-3 Soccer 1 Wee Hoop -Dribblers Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, This parent-interactive class develops gross motor skills and age-specific defense, and more. Fun skill games are played at coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop listening skills. Parent participation required. Participants will need INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $7. INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop $109: 8 classes LOCATION Court 3, Tice Valley Gymnasium Class 26590 Mon 3:45pm-4:30pm 9/15-11/3 Class 26591 Mon 6:20pm-7:05pm 9/15-11/3 $78: 5 classes Class 26592 Thu 4:15pm-5:00pm 9/25-11/13 Class 26680 Tue 10:00am-10:35am 9/9-10/7 Class 26681 Tue 10:00am-10:35am 10/21-11/18 LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park AGES 4-5 $109: 8 classes Class 26593 Sat 10:40am-11:25am 9/20-11/15 No class 10/4 Wee Hoop-Hot Shots Wee Hoop is designed to provide children with a positive basketball experience while promoting an active lifestyle. This class places an emphasis on developing basketball skills and AGES 7-10 Soccer Skillz and Scrimmages learning basic rules of the game. The activities in this class will Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $7. encourage teamwork and new friendships. Participants need to and shooting in a team play format. Each class will focus on scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels are welcome. LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes Mon 4:30pm-5:15pm 9/15-11/3 Tue 10:40am-11:25am 9/9-10/7 Class 26685 Tue 10:40am-11:25am 10/21-11/18 AGES 2-4 JumpBunch is a fun, structured program that introduces children $109: 8 classes Sat Class 26684 Fitness and Sports with JumpBunch LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park Class 26595 LOCATION Court 3, Tice Valley Gymnasium $78: 5 classes INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer Class 26594 INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop 11:25am-12:10pm 9/20-11/15 No class 10/4. to a wide range of sports, helps build coordination, self-esteem, and a life-long love of sports and fitness. We have safe and age appropriate equipment to teach the children the basics of many sports together with the concept of teamwork. JumpBunch incorporates sports, fitness and music for a fun-filled, safe and exciting class. Please wear tennis shoes. Parent participation recommended. KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, INSTRUCTOR : JumpBunch please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 Â˝ hour LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center prior to your class start time or download the Kids Love Soccer $51: 4 classes app. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time dur- Class 26562 Wed 11:45am-12:15pm 9/3-9/24 Class 26563 Wed 11:45am-12:15pm 10/1-10/22 Class 26564 Wed 11:45am-12:15pm 11/5-12/3 ing the week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, credits will be issued. No class 11/26 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 67 Sports Skateboarding Group Lessons (Int) AGES 4-6 Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Winter Camp This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. Baseball, basketball and soccer are taught Class 26987 Mon 5:00 PM-6:00 PM 9/8-10/6 Mon 5:00 PM-6:00 PM 10/13-11/10 No class 9/18. Class 26988 in a safe, structured environment filled with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun! Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. All participants receive a t-shirt, ball and merit award. Participant-to-coach ratio is 8:1. AGES 3-5 Lil’ Baseball Lil’ Baseball players will learn elementary skills and the direction of baseball in this exciting new program. Each class includes INSTRUCTOR : Z sportz, Inc skill building in throwing, hitting, fielding, and base-running. We LOCATION Court1, Foothill Community Gym ensure safety with age-appropriate equipment designed for your $112: 3 classes child’s motor skills. Parents learn, too, through daily observation Class 26661 Mon-Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 11/24-11/26 Class 26662 Mon-Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 12/29-12/31 and voluntary participation. Join us, and your child will be a step ahead of the game when it’s time for t-ball! INSTRUCTOR : The Pitching Center AGES 5-8 LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park Skyhawks Winter Camp $139: 8 classes Skyhawks has taken your favorite games from the playground Class 26597 Tue 4:00pm-4:50pm 9/9-10/2 and combined them into an action packed camp! Each day your Class 26598 Tue 5:00pm-5:50pm 9/9-10/28 young athlete will play variations of kickball, dodgeball, ultimate Class 26599 Wed 4:00pm-4:50pm 9/10-10/29 frisbee and capture the flag. Participants will learn sportsmanship, Class 26600 Wed 5:00pm-5:50pm 9/10-10/29 teamwork and strategy in addition to the rules of the game. Bring your friends or come make new ones. All participants receive a LIL BASEBALL WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, please call t-shirt and merit award. Participant-to-coach ratio is 14:1 (650) 796-7378 ½ hour prior to your class start time. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) fol- INSTRUCTOR : Z sportz, Inc lowing the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make- LOCATION Court2, Foothill Community Gym ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds $112: 3 classes will be issued. Class 26669 Mon-Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 11/24-11/26 Class 26671 Mon-Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 12/29-12/31 A D U LT AGES 6-14 Golf Skateboarding Group Lessons Develop your skills with Boundary Oak Director of Instruction and Jordan Richter’s skateboarding academy provides a holistic former PGA tour player Dave DeLong. Beginning golfers will learn approach to learning the fundamentals of skateboarding. They fundamentals such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette. have created challenging and exciting lesson plans that make Class size limited to 10 to ensure quality instruction. Bring a nine learning to skateboard safe and easy. Each lesson plan is tailored iron or pitching wedge to the first class. Clubs provided upon to fit each level, whether beginner, intermediate, or expert request at class. skateboarder. Our methods of teaching create a strong foundation of skills and confidence, which give each rider a safe and positive skateboarding experience! 1:7 Instructor-Student Ratio. INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Richter Skateboarding Academy LOCATION Skate Park, Heather Farm Park LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course $93: 6 classes $5 ball fee to be paid at each class Beg/Int Golf Coed $138: 5 classes Class 26475 Tue 9:30am-10:30am 9/23-10/28 Class 26476 Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm 9/23-10/28 Skateboarding Group Lessons (Beg) Class 26477 Tue 7:00pm-8:00pm 9/23-10/28 Class 26864 Class 26478 Thu 6:30pm-7:30pm 9/18-10/23 Mon 4:00 PM-5:00 PM 9/8-10/6 Mon 4:00 PM-5:00 PM 10/13-11/10 No class 9/18. Class 26986 68 INSTRUCTOR : Walnut Creek Golf (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Sports SPORTS Turf & Dog Park Hotline Tice Valley & Foothill Community Gymnasiums Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should call (925) 256-3574 Tice Valley and Foothill Community Gymnasiums are available for public and private rentals. Book your events (basketball/volleyball practices, luncheons, business meetings, etc.) with us. For further information call Leo Harrod, Wes Allnutt or Hope Keung at (925) 256-3572. for updated conditions of all city fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park. Sports/Fitness Groups Continental Little League (925) 210-6141 Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Badminton & Pickle Ball Log on to www.continentalbaseball.com for information. CYO Sports Drop-in Badminton & Pickle Ball St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball – call (510) 376-5423. The drop-in programs meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday St. Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track & mornings from 10:00-12:00pm at Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $3. field – call (925) 256-8453. Fall/Winter Basketball League Oddyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed Adult Basketball Leagues OdysseyVball@astound.net for more information. Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219 (925) 943-5866 Sunday 5-on-5 for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955 To request a registration packet for Sunday night 5 on 5 or for questions about the adult basketball leagues, email keung@ walnut-creek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For dates and for more information, log onto www.wcasi.org. Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242 be placed on a free agents list by emailing Hope Keung at Keung@ Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers more information, log onto www.wcbaseball.org. as we do not place individuals on teams. Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745 This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 Volleyball Adult Volleyball Leagues (925) 943-5866 Monday Night Coed League Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s years old. Log onto www.wcyfmarauders.com. Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662 The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages To request a registration packet or for questions about the adult 6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org. volleyball leagues, please email Keung@walnut-creek.org. Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884 Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11, Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on a free agents list by emailing Hope Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers, as we do not place including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Log onto www.wcyaa.com for information. individuals on teams. Drop-in Volleyball The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec 7:00-10:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $5 and is open to the Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, first 45 participants. and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, and stay connected! www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 69 Aquatics AQUATICS LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER Located by the Lindsay Museum 2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5861 • Open June 15 – Mid August 2015 • L-shaped recreation and lap pool (25 yards by 25 meters) • Diving area with 1-meter diving board • Children’s wading pool (1 foot deep) • Vending machines • Spring season private rentals Competitive Programs Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a YEAR-ROUND FACILITY AND SWIMMING PROGRAMS year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program. It provides novice through Olympic level training for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Head Coach: Mike Heaney CLARKE SWIM CENTER www.walnutcreekaquabears.org (925) 939-5990 Located in Heather Farm Park 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team (925) 943-5856 Our Masters (ages 19-90) team is one of the finest and most fun • Heated pools open year-round in the country, providing a competitive swimming program and • Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. • Certified professional lifeguards Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien • Heated locker rooms and showers www.swim4wc.org • Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment (925) 280-5421 • Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board • Seasonal children’s pool • Vending machines • WiFi zone on pool deck • Rentable picnic area • Rentable meeting room • Summer birthday party packages FACILITY CLOSED The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program, trainee program (email@example.com) and free “try synchro” days for swimmers of all ages and abilities. September 20, 21 Head Coach: Kim Probst November 1, 2, 27 Websites: www.aquanuts.org December 25 www.facebook.com/aquanuts/events January 1, 2015 (925) 934-4792 WEEKEND HOURS September 1; November 28; December 26, January 2, 2015 Facility Closes at 4:00p.m. September 18, December 24, January 31 70 Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team (925)943-5856 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Aquatics Lap Swimming & Fitness Center Recreational Swimming Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of kind is prohibited. lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited. Clarke Swim Center Beginning September 6 LAP SWIM (13 yrs & older) Clarke Swim Center 50 meter pool:* Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm *Baby pool and diving pool closed for fall & winter season. Beginning September 2 Mon-Fri 5:30am-4:00pm Mon-Thu 7:00pm-8:30pm Beginning September 7 Sat-Sun 11:00am-4:00pm FITNESS CENTER (18 yrs & older) Clarke Swim Center Fitness Center for use by adults ages 18 and older. Closed toed shoes and clothing must be worn at all times. Use at own risk. Beginning September 2 Mon-Fri 6:00am-3:30pm Mon-Thu 7:00pm-8:00pm Sat-Sun 11:00am-4:00pm FAMILY LAP SWIMMING Fitness swimming for the entire family! All swimmers ages 7 and older must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Recreation swimming and horseplay are prohibited. Circle swimming will be enforced to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited. Clarke Swim Center Beginning September 6 Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm All participants ages 7-17 must be accompanied by a swimming adult (18 & up). www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5856 71 Aquatics Exercise/Fitness Courses Water Aerobics Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the water’s natural buoyancy and resistance as an excellent form of exercise for those looking for something new or those with special considerations such as: pregnancy, arthritis, knee/joint problems or other special considerations. Swimming skills not required. Shallow water and deep water classes offered. All classes are 50 minutes long. Clarke Swim Center $66/12-class punch ticket (valid 2 years) or drop-in $7 Mon/Wed/Fri 8:00am & 9:00am Tue/Thu 8:30am Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers The Masters program invites all interested fitness swimmers to sample our program and experience an atmosphere of encouraging swimmers and coaches dedicated to stroke Admission Fees Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee. instruction and improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are not a requirement to be a member; it is only one aspect of this successful adult fitness program. All practices are coached by the same experienced staff that trains some of the finest adult swimmers in the world. For more information contact Daily Admission Fees One time entrance - no in/out privileges. Head Coach Kerry O’Brien at (925) 280-5421 or www.swim4wc.org. You can also stop by during practice to talk with a coach. Clarke Swim Center Children (6 & under) $3.50 Youth (7-17) $4.25 Adults (18 & up) $5.00 Mon-Fri 5:30am; 6:45am; 10:30am; noon Lap Swim (13yrs & older) $5.00 Mon-Thu 7:00pm $7: masters daily admission fee Register for tryout at front counter. Discount 15 Swim Passes Valid for 1 year. No refunds. Allows 15 one time entries Walnut Creek Masters Adult Swim Lesson Children (6 & under) $45.00 Walnut Creek Masters is offering free swim lessons to non-swim- Ages (7-17) $56.25 ming or novice adults. Students must commit to all nights Sept. 8, Ages (18 & older) $63.75 9, and 11 in order to receive one-on-one training in water comfort Lap Swim (13yrs & older) $63.75 and stroke work. Swimming Saves Lives is sponsored by United States Masters Swimming in partnership with the City of Walnut Adult Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass Based on 30 days - unlimited entries Lap Swim (13 & older) 72 $71.00 (925)943-5856 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Creek. Clarke Swim Center Free: 3 classes Class 26951 9/8-11 Days: Mon/Tue/Thu 6:45pm-8:00pm Aquatics Certification Courses Swim Lessons END OF SUMMER - AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD REVIEW COURSE! Registration begins AUGUST 6. Get recertified for next summer now! Don’t be among the dozens of people who call in a panic looking for a review class next spring. Here is the chance to get ahead of the recertification game. You’ll experience the freedom of keeping a certificate valid for the NEXT two summers. You can apply for new jobs or keep your current position with a certificate not about to expire. Best of all you won’t be the one in a panic finding your next review class. Must pass all Online: www.WalnutCreekRec.org Fax to: (925) 938-7529 Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (Weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm) Scan and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone-in registrations accepted! Registration form on page 89. written and practical exams to earn certificate. Must provide proof of current certification. BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center The aquatics program offers a variety of classes for all ages. Find $100: (includes Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED certification cards) the class that is right for you! Class 26949 Sat/Sun 10:00am-4:00pm 8/23, 24 Please read the course descriptions carefully. It is important to Class 26950 Sat/Sun 10:00am-4:00pm 9/6, 7 register your child for the proper class. Please think carefully about the prerequisites. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (r2012)) for his/her development. This course will provide you with the following skills and session to graduate to the next level. certifications to become a lifeguard: lifeguarding, first aid, CPR-FPR, and AED. Please know that it may take your child more than one class Transfers between classes may only be at the discretion of aquatics staff. Though, parents may request transfers prior to the • Participants must pass all written and practical exams to earn first day of the class. An evaluation of the student may take place certificate. the first ��� third day of a session. Instructors reserve the right to replace your child if needed. • Must be 15 years old by the last day of class. • Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams. Spaces cannot be “held.” To register please completely fill out the registration slip. List your second and third choices for classes. Please make full payment when registering. LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center FEE $213/ (Includes books & certification) Class 26946 Sat-Tue 9:30am-5:30pm 12/20-23 Aquatics Refunds Refunds are allowed up to seven business days prior to the first day of class; a $10 service fee per class will be applied to each refund. Cancellation requests received after the refund period but prior to the first day of class will receive a credit, minus the $10 service fee, valid for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If you must drop a class due to serious illness or injury, please call: (925) 943-5899, ext 2438 or email Heaston@walnut-creek.org. (Doctor’s note is required. $10 service fee applies.) We do not give refunds for weather or lack of student participation. Transfers between classes may only be done if there is room and transfer is approved by the manager on duty. www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5856 73 Aquatics Swim Lessons Course Descriptions: Ages 5-12 Seal Prerequisite: Pass Lobster or ability to perform equivalent skills. Increase endurance of front and back crawl. Students must be able to swim front and back crawl 15 yards, do 20 bobs, glide underwater, and tread water for at least 45 seconds. Class objective: continue with front and back crawl refinement, treading water, diving, and introduction of breaststroke and scissor kick. Ages 5-12 Dolphin Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills. Stroke refinement, coordination and endurance. Students must be able to swim at least 25 yards of front and back crawl, 15 yards of elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick, and tread water for one minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and endurance. Introduce breaststroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns and more diving. A g e s 1 5 - A dulT Adult/Teen Ages 3-5 Starfish Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control, Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill/comfort level. kicking (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement. swim lesson schedule Ages 3-7 Seahorse Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills. $54.00 6 classes Course numbers & times below Tue â€“Thu 9/2-9/11 Fundamental skill-building class. Students must be comfortable with floating on front and back with support and submerge head for at least 5â€“10 seconds. Class objective: float without support 3:55- 4:30- 5:05- 5:40- 6:15- 4:25 5:00 5:35 6:10 6:45 --- --- and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking, Starfish 26869 26870 26871 arm strokes, and independence in shallow water. Seahorse 26872 26873 26874 26875 --- Lobster 26879 26880 26881 --- 26882 Ages 4-11 Lobster Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills. Focus on unsupported front and back crawl skills. Students must be able to do front and back crawl strokes with support, 10 bobs, and float unsupported for at least 20 seconds. Class objective: introduce students to the basics of elementary backstroke, diving into deep water and treading water. Continue with front and back crawl. 74 Times/ Levels (925)943-5856 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 26878 Seal ---- ---- ---- Dolphin --- --- --- --- 26883 26885 Adult --- --- --- --- 26884 Aquatics Ages 3 & up Private Lessons $23 1 class Mon/Wed/SAT Clarke Swim Center Work with an instructor one-on-one for 20 minutes. We focus on the things you want to learn. We encourage you to sign up for at least two private sessions. We cannot guarantee same instructor for each session. Mon 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 4:30pm 26893 26886 26887 26888 ---- ---- ---- 5:00pm 26892 26889 26890 26891 ---- ---- ---- 5:30pm 26894 26895 26896 26897 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 6:00pm 26898 26899 26900 26901 Wed 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 4:30pm 26902 26903 26904 29605 5:00pm 26914 26915 26916 26917 ---- ---- ---- 5:30pm 26918 26919 26920 26921 ---- ---- ---- 6:00pm 26922 26923 26924 26925 ---- ---- ---- Sat 9/6 9/13 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11:00pm 26926 26927 26939 26928 26929 26933 26931 11:30pm 26932 26933 26934 26935 26936 29937 26938 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5856 75 Tennis WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LIFETIMETENNIS.COM • (925) 945-0105 The tennis courts at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather Farm Park are available on a pay-as-you-play basis. The fee is based on a higher level of service, which includes the ability to reserve court use and provision of a well-stocked proshop with racket stringing service. For more information about class descriptions, registration, private lessons, and ball machine rental please visit our website at www.lifetimetennis.com or call us at the phone number listed above. • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm. • Registration begins August 7. 2014 • Register online at www.lifetimetennis.com or in the office at 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek. • Fall Session runs for 12 weeks and includes two bonus/rain makeup days to be held on the weekends of Nov 1-2 and Dec 6-7, times TBD. Fall Adult Tennis ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older) Session is 12 weeks long * Indicates 11 week session • No classes are scheduled for Friday 10/24, Thursday 11/27, Friday 11/28 • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Cardio Cardio Cardio Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1) Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1) Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Backhand/Net Game Backhand/Net Game Doubles Strategy Doubles Strategy Ladies Drill & Play Ladies 3.5+ (6:1) Men’s Advanced Drill Mixed Doubles League Serve & Return Specialty Shot Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Drill & Play 76 Day Monday Wednesday Sunday Monday Monday Saturday Sunday Monday Monday Thursday Thursday Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday* Saturday Wednesday Saturday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Thursday Friday* Saturday Monday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Friday* Saturday Saturday Tuesday Tuesday (925)945-0105 | www.LifeTimeTennis.com Time 8:00-9:00am 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00am 9:00-10:00am 7:00-8:00pm 12:00-1:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 10:00-11:00am 8:00-9:00pm 10:00-11:00am 6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 9:00-10:00am 7:00-8:00pm 12:30-1:30pm 8:00-9:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 3:00-4:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 11:30-12:30pm 5:00-6:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 8:00-9:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00pm 9:30-11:00am 1:00-2:00pm 2:00-3:00pm 10:00-11:30am 6:00-7:30pm Dates 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3 9/21-12/7 9/15-12/1 9/15-12/1 9/20-12/6 9/21-12/7 9/15-12/1 9/15-12/1 9/18-12/11 9/18-12/11 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3 9/18-12/11 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/17-12/3 9/20-12/6 9/20-12/6 9/21-12/7 9/17-12/3 9/18-12/11 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3 9/17-12/3 9/17-12/3 9/18-12/11 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/20-12/6 9/16-12/2 9/16-12/2 Fee $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $168R/$180NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $132R/$143NR $168R/$180NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $132R/$143NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $168R/$180NR $144R/$156NR $66R/$71NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $198R/$210NR $198R/$210NR Aquatics Tennis Fall Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6) Session is 12 weeks long * Indicates 11 week session • No classes 10/24, 11/27, 11/28 • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Day Sunday Sunday Thursday Friday* Saturday LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9) Time 9:15-10:00am 1:15-2:00pm 4:15-5:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 9:15-10:00am Dates 9/21-12/7 9/21-12/7 9/18-12/11 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 Fee $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $132R/$143NR $144R/$156NR Session is 12 weeks long * Indicates 11 week session • No classes 10/24, 11/27, 11/28 • Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Day Saturday Monday Wednesday Thursday Time 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:30-4:15pm INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9) Dates 9/20-12/6 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3 9/18-12/11 Fee $192R/$204NR $192R/$204NR $192R/$204NR $192R/$204NR Session is 12 weeks long Class is invitation only by tennis instructor • No online enrollment • Must sign up for at least 2 days offered per session • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • * Indicates 11 week session • No classes 10/24, 11/27, 11/28 Level Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Day Monday Wednesday Friday* Saturday Sunday YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15) Time 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 12:00-1:00pm Dates 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/21-12/7 Fee $192R/$204NR $192R/$204NR $176R/$187NR $192R/$204NR $192R/$204NR Session is 12 weeks long * Indicates 11 week session • No classes 10/24, 11/27, 11/28 • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) (4:1) Youth Tennis (10-15) Day Thursday Friday* Saturday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Friday* Saturday Saturday Sunday Time 5:00-6:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 10:00-11:00am 2:00-3:00pm 10:00-11:00am 6:00-7:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 2:00-3:00pm JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-17) Dates 9/18-12/11 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/20-12/6 9/20-12/7 9/17-12/3 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/20-12/6 9/21-12/7 Fee $144R/$156NR $132R/$143NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $132R/$143NR $144R/$156NR $192R/$210NR $144R/$156NR Session is 12 weeks long * Indicates 11 week session • No classes 10/24, 11/27, 11/28 • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Drop-In rate $30R/$33NR • New students must see instructor for try-out Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development.-Match Play Day Monday Wednesday Friday* Saturday Sunday Time 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-5:30pm Dates 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/21-12/7 Fee $288R/$312NR $288R/$312NR $264R/$286NR $288R/$312NR $288R/$312NR www.LifeTimeTennis.com | (925)945-0105 77 Golf Experience Boundary Oak Catering Experience • Perfect location for Weddings, Showers, Anniversaries, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, Birthdays & Celebration of Life. • Flexible banquet & meeting spaces that can accommodate group sizes up to 250 seated guests. • Outdoor Ceremony Site available for weddings. • Ample Complimentary Parking. • Spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and the foothills of the East Bay. • Unique Dining Events held monthly including: 4th Friday’s, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch and various holiday themed events. Contact us at (925) 934-3600 x 21 Golf Experience • 18-hole Championship Golf Course. • 5 sets of tees to accommodate any skill level of golfer. • Lighted Driving Range includes a grass tee hitting area and a 6 stall covered hitting bay. • Home to the LPGA/Girls Golf Junior Program and host facility for the First Tee of Contra Costa. • Perfect facility to host your Corporate, Charity, Club or Fundraiser Golf Event. • Host for the PGA Web.com Tour Qualifier. For Tee Times Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 10 For Tournaments Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 13 3800 Valley Vista Road | Walnut Creek, CA 94598 | www.playboundaryoak.com 78 (925)934-4775 | www.PlayBoundaryOak.com Speciaized Recreation SPECIALIZED RECREATION AGES 16 & up Specialized Recreation Dinner Club Join us as we tour the world in 90 days to sample foods of various AGES 8 & up cultures. Our very own Bay Area hosts some of the best restaurants Specialized Recreation Karate in the state and we’ll take the opportunity to try as many as we can. If you have ever wanted to try the martial arts but thought Our dinner club meets one Wednesday each month and is limited that your ‘disability’ limited you--think again! This program to the first ten participants who sign up. If needed, staff will assist will challenge you and show you just how fun and adaptable each participant with their meal and beverage selection. Drop off Karate can be. The program has been adapted and designed for and pick-up will be from the Civic Park Community Center. Price participants of all ages and abilities. Wear loose comfortable includes dinner, gratuity and transportation. An emergency form is clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended. An emergency form is required for all participants and must be on file prior to the start of required for all participants and must be on file prior to the start of event. event. $38: 1 class LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Class 26356 Wed 5:45pm-8:30pm 9/17 Fuddruckers Class 26357 Wed 5:45pm-8:30pm 10/15 Dragon Pond Class 26358 Wed 5:45pm-8:30pm 11/19 Tullio’s Class 26359 Wed 5:45pm-8:30pm 12/17 La Fogata $75: 12 classes Class 26351 Thu 5:30pm-6:15pm 9/18-12/18 No class 11/13 & 11/27 AGES 16 & up AGES 16 & up Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Debbie Landesman for this specially designed cardio program for special needs adults ages 16 and Specialized Recreation Movie Fest Specialized Recreation presents two great movies for one great time! Price includes admission for the double feature and popcorn. above. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $18: 1 class Class 26722 $75: 12 classes Class 26349 Mon 5:30pm-6:15pm Sat 11:00am-3:00pm 12/6 9/15-12/15 AGES 16 & up No class 11/10 & 11/24. Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips AGES 16 & up Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday trips each month. Trips Specialized Recreation Dances vary in cost and duration. Trips are for special needs participants 16 Join us for merriment and music as we celebrate the season with song and dance. Each month our Friday dance will be hosted at years older and above. Drop off and pick-up for all Saturday trips will be from the Civic Park Community Center. a different location. Please arrange for drop off and pick up at the LOCATION TBA location of the dance. All dances are $6 at the door. Sat 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8 $6 AT THE DOOR LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm 9/26, 12/19 Specialized Recreation Yoga This class is specifically designed and instructed to allow LOCATION Pleasant Hill Senior Center Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm AGES 16 & up 10/17 developmentally disabled adults and young adults to gain the benefits of the philosophy and practice of yoga. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended. LOCATION Concord Senior Center Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm 11/7 An emergency form is required for all participants LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $75: 12 classes in the Specialized Recreation Program activities and Class 26350 must be on file prior to the start of event. No class 11/12 & 11/26 Wed 6:00pm-6:45pm 9/17-12/17 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)256-3531 79 Adults 50+ ADULTS 50+ PROGRAMS Pancake Breakfast Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is held on the first Sunday of each month and is open to everyone. This popular community event plays host to families large and small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop serving at 11:45am, so be sure to come early! LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $3 Adults / $1.50 Children under 12 Sun 9:00am-12:00pm 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7 Halloween Bingo Join us today for a howling good time as we play a morning of Bingo followed by a fun lunch of assorted sandwiches, green salad, dessert and beverage. Wear Halloween attire and receive two Bingo cards for free. Seating is limited. Purchase your ticket no later than Monday, October 20 from the receptionist. Advance ticket purchase required. Questions? Call (925) 943-5851. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $8 per ticket Fri 10:00am-1:00pm AARP Driver Safety Program Annual Holiday Boutique This 4-1/2 hour refresher driver safety course is for those who have The busy elves in Santaâ€™s Workshop invite you all to attend the taken the 8-hour course within the last four years. Completion Walnut Creek Seniors Club Annual Holiday Boutique. Decorative of the course entitles those folks over 55 years of age to a creations to grace your home, whimsical creations to share with discount on their auto insurance. The refresher course is good loved ones, cuddly afghans and quilts to keep you warm, and for three years and can be repeated. Call (925) 943-5851 for more beautiful handmade sweaters, scarves, and vests to snuggle in are information or to register for class. just a few of the items available to purchase. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $15 AARP members / $20 non-AARP members Free Tue 12:00pm-4:30pm Fri, Sat 10/21 10:00am-2:00pm 11/7-11/8 HICAP Counseling Day Annual Holiday Luncheon Medicare open enrollment is from Oct. 15-Dec. 7, 2014. Medicare Join us for this fun day and share the magic of the holiday season advises that you review your prescription drug plan each year. featuring special music, a delicious lunch and good friends! Registered HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Transportation available upon request for those residing in Walnut Program) counselors will be at the Walnut Creek Senior Club on Creek. For ticket information call (925) 943-5851. November 20 to review your Medicare drug or health plan and help you decide on the best coverage for you. HICAP may be able to save you money. You will need to complete a worksheet in advance and make an appointment. Call HICAP at (925) 602-4163 or go to www.cchicap.org for more information. You can also pick up a worksheet in advance at the Walnut Creek Senior Club. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free Thu 11/20 80 10/24 (925)943-5851 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org LOCATION The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak Tue 11:00am-3:00pm 12/16 Adults 50+ Friday Socials Sing-a-Long Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious sounds attractive then this is the group for you! Meet once each soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies, reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the musicals, and more. lunch date by calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to Free attend. Every Fri LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free / $2 lunch Fri 11:00am-12:45pm 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/5 9:30am-11:00am Let’s Sing! Have fun singing songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s and Broadway show tunes. Receive some vocal instruction Movie Matinee and have the opportunity to either sing as part of the group, or Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first in song if you’d like. Short solo or duet parts of songs are also Monday of each month. Your 50-cent admission price includes a available for those who want to perform for the others in the bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations group. Singing can lift your spirits and provide a sense of physical are not required; however seating is limited. and mental well-being. Drop-in visitors are welcome. Lyrics are occasionally to get up, take the microphone, and lead the group provided. Volunteer Coordinator: Robin Wolf LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN Mon 1:00pm-3:00pm 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1 Free Every Fri Bazaar Group This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas 1:15pm-2:45pm Snappy Cats while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving retirement communities. members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and items created are sold in the display case and LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more Free information. Every Fri LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center Free Every Wed 9:30am-11:00am Hooked On Books If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and 9:00am-3:00pm want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader Cardmaking Workshops has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the Come and learn new techniques for cardmaking in these fun and first Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections. easy workshops. Your fee covers all materials. Plan on going LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center home with at least eight cards to share with family and friends. $0.50: drop-in No special artistic skills required. You’ll be guided through the cardmaking process one step at a time. Advanced sign-ups Tue 1:00pm-3:00pm 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2 required, class size is limited. Please bring a pair of scissors and a small bottle of craft glue to class. Instructor: Linda Rogers LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $10: 1 class Mon 9:00am-11:30am 9/29, 10/27, 12/1 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5851 81 Adults 50+ Investment Discussion Group Bridge Programs All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and Players are rotated into the group for that dayâ€™s play. For Marathon insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing, Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday is required. of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 9435851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN $1 DROP-IN Tue Tuesday Drop-In Bridge 1:30pm-4:00pm 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16 Every Tue 8:45am-12:00pm Thursday Drop-In Bridge Mah-Jongg Drop-In Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center and new learners are welcome. Havenâ€™t played before? Be sure to $0.50 DROP-IN sign up for the Mah-Jongg class listed under Personal Enrichment. Every Thu 12:30pm-4:00pm LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50: drop-in Sunday Drop-In Bridge Every Tue LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center 1:00pm-4:00pm $0.50 DROP-IN Trivia Fan-Atics Every Sun 12:30pm-4:00pm Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia ? Want to have a good laugh, lots of fun while you exercise your brain? Then this is the activity for you! Join us on the FIRST Wednesday of each month for a fun-filled afternoon of trivia challenge. This is a drop-in Marathon Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center activity so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and $20 DROP-IN Cindy Mohler. Every Fri LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $0.50: drop-in Wed 2:00pm-4:00pm 9/3, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3 12:00pm-4:00pm Drop-In Bingo Enjoy a fun afternoon of bingo with other bingo lovers. Cards are sold separately for each session for $1 each. Paper games are also Pinochle played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great activity for Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun with friends. keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want to learn how to play. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In Every Mon LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 per card Every Thu 12:45pm-2:45pm 12:00pm-3:30pm Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family, and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think, and stay connected! 82 (925)943-5851 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Adults 50+ Tennis Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an on-going program and open to all adults over 50. SENIOR SERVICES Blood Pressure Screening Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month to check your blood pressure. Bowling Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm. LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center Free Wed 9:30am-11:00am 9/10, 10/15, 12/10, 11/12 Hot Meals Creakers Softball Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome. Join our â€œover 50â€? softball program. Call Terry White at (925) 939- Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-noon one day ahead for a 7508. Fee is $72/year. reservation. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center Club 55 Skiers $2 suggested donation Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving! Mon-Thurs 12:00pm-1:00pm Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather Friday 11:30am-1pm permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at No meals served 11/11, 11/27, 11/28, 12/22- 1/2 9/2-12/19 the large parking lot near the duck pond at 5:15am and return approximately at 6:30 p.m. Must contact David Summers at email@example.com. Bus Passes County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk. Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection). Cycling Club The Cycling Club meets Thursdays at 9:00am (8:30am June through August) for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors club membership is required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter Culshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Care Management In-home assessment and consultation are available through Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging and Senior Outreach Services. Contact each agency for more information and additional services. Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging: (925) 945-8040; Senior Walking Buddies Outreach Services: (925) 937-8311. Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the Deaf Seniors Club Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative speakers, table and card games, and parties. For coordinator. information call California Relay Services, VOICE 1 (800) 735-2922 LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center calling (925) 943-5851. or TDD by calling 1 (800) 735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by $1 Drop-in Every Tue Walking Buddies I 8:15am-12:00pm Every Thu Walking Buddies II 8:15am-12:00pm LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free Every Wed 9:30am-4:00pm www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5851 83 Adults 50+ Home Care Registry Home Care Registry is a free service provided by Senior Outreach that refers affordable home care workers to elders in need of assistance. Call (925) 937-8311 for more information. Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better, Insurance Counseling where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the second up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm. drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For January- Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care December, annual dues are only $12.00. Club members enjoy counseling available at the WCSC. Please call (925) 938-1895 for discounts on special events, savings on local and international Long Term Care counseling appointments.) trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services including blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To Office of Aging Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1 (800) 510-2020. Senior Legal Services join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, or call 943-5851 for more information. Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info Senior legal services are available by appointment the fourth Mondays Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851 Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room for your appointment. Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge* Screentime: 12:30pm-2:30pn, Lounge* Wills Preparation Simple wills preparation is available by appointment on the first Monday of each month from 1:30pm–3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. Tuesdays Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:15am, Lobby Petanque: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Patio* Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room Transportation Services Wednesdays You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek Trivia Fan-Atics: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room* Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from 9:00am-10:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday Thursdays reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room 3:30pm. (Please note: Due to Wednesday reservations having Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby appointments on most other days of the week.) Please call (925) 943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate. Fridays Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall* Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Let’s Sing!: 1:15pm-2:45pm, Social Hall Singing the Oldies!: 9:30am-10:30am, Lounge SUNDAY Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room * See activity description for exact dates. 84 (925)943-5851 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Open Space OPEN SPACE PROGRAMS MOON STALKERS – NIGHT HIKES IN THE OPEN SPACE Saturday October 4 at 7:00 pm, Acalanes Preserve Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this brochure. Reservations are required for all programs if you are bringing a group of five or more. Pets are not permitted at Join us when the sun goes down for nighttime adventures and nocturnal nuances as we explore the world of darkness and its benefits to humans and nature. We’ll play Moon Jeopardy and do other activities. Moon Walk hikes are on easy to moderate trails. Meet the ranger at the Ramsey Circle trailhead. Reservations are not required. Call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665 for more information. ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events. UNIVERSAL MUSIC DAY FIELD TRIP Most programs are Saturday October 11 at 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space 1 – 1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will cancel most programs. Please call the ranger listed for more information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program. Open Space maps are available at ranger stations or by sending a message including your mailing address to email@example.com. Join us as we reverberate this occasion with music from primitive percussion instruments. “Ding-ding, chucka-chucka, clunk-clunk.” We’ll explore the sounds of bell stones, rattles, drums and more. We’ll finish the day by making your very own clapper stick. Since October is “National Field Trip month” you can celebrate two occasions at once! Anybody can make music. Making a clapper stick requires crafting skills and is appropriate for those old enough to use tools safely. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your favorite rasps, hand saws, files, etc. We have a few tools for loan. The meeting spot will be the Box Canyon Picnic Area at Sugarloaf. A materials fee of $5 Ranger-Led Programs is charged. Please call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665 to reserve your spot. RABBIT STICK AND ATLATL SATURDAYS HOWE HISTORY TOUR Saturday September 20 at 10:00 am, Saturdays October 18 and Sunday October 12, 1:00 pm, Howe Homestead Park November 8 at 2:00 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as Try your skill at tossing the atlatl, “The Atom Bomb of the Stone an Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut Age.” The atlatl has been in use as a hunting tool for over 20,000 Creek. Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats and pigeon years. The rabbit stick is a non-returning boomerang used to hunt flutes kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” We will talk small game. Learn how to throw and take this opportunity to enter about his amazing history and look at some of the photo displays an internationally accredited contest (ISAC). Contest winners will in the Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required. For more get their name in the World Atlatl magazine. The open target throw information please contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 is first and the ISAC starts later. Reservations are not required. x3521. Donations are gladly accepted to cover material expenses. For more information contact Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 9435899 x2665. www.Walnut-Creek.org | (925)943-5860 x 2135 85 Open Space HOWE HARVEST FESTIVAL – OPEN SPACE SPECIAL EVENT BLACKSMITHING AT OLD BORGES FORGE Sunday October 26, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Howe Homestead Park Saturdays November 15 and December 6, 2:00 pm Old Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge The Howe Harvest Festival combines a celebration of the life of James Pomeroy Howe with a variety of old fashioned harvest Relive your childhood as you get dirty, make noise, smash things and Halloween activities for families. This year’s activities include and play with fire! Here’s your chance to bang on some hot iron pumpkin carving, carnival games, crafts and scarecrow making. and make a simple hook or come watch others. Meet at the Old Visitors can also venture into the Harvest Maze through the Borges Ranch. A $5 per person materials fee is charged if you Community Garden. 4H members will have animals on display would like to make a hook. Due to safety concerns the minimum and food is available for purchase. Admission is free but there’s age to work on the forge is 12 years old. Reservations are required a nominal charge for the crafts and games. For more information if you want to make a hook. Make reservations by contacting contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x 3521. Howe Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665. Homestead Park is located at 2950 Walnut Blvd. FIRE DEFENSIBLE SPACES IN A GRASSLAND NEIGHBORHOOD Saturday November 8, 11:00 – 12:00, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge WINTER ANIMAL TALES Saturday December 20, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Howe Homestead It’s storytelling time at Howe Homestead on this last day of fall as we prepare for winter. We’ll meet in the Dutch Kitchen in the Howe residence and talk about how local wildlife prepares for Each year the Open Space Division spends over $35,000 to winter and share fun animal stores. This is an indoor activity create firebreaks around the Open Space sites to help protect our and rain will not cancel this program. There is no charge for the neighbors from grassland fires. Staff will discuss the Open Space program but a $2.00 per person donation is requested. Contact division’s actions and share ideas on what adjacent homeowners Ranger Nancy Dollard at (925) 943-5899 x2135 for information and can do to help protect their property. Reservations are required. to make your reservation. Call Supervising Ranger Nancy Dawson Dollard at (925) 943-5899 x2135 for more information and to make reservations. 86 (925)943-5860 x 2135 | www.Walnut-Creek.org Open Space On-Going Programs LIME RIDGE MONTHLY HIKES Acalanes Open Space Saturday November 8, 9 – 11:00 am This beautiful short hike will take us into the riparian woodlands of Sundays September 14, October 12 and November 9, 9:00 – 10:30 Putnum Creek and on to Acalanes Ridge. We will have a chance to am, Lime Ridge observe late fall migrants and early winter resident birds. Meet at the end of Sousa Drive. Put on your hiking boots and grab some water, a snack and a hat. It’s time to join Ranger Art Janke on a guided hike into incredible Lime Ridge. The trails pass through oak woodlands, grasslands OLD BORGES RANCH “HISTORIC” OPEN HOUSE and inland scrub habitats that are home to a great variety of Sundays, September 7, October 12, November 9, 1 – 3:00 pm plants and animals. Every month there’s something new to see Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge and share. Meet the ranger at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521. Join us at the ranch as we open the doors to the Historic Ranch House for you to tour at your own leisure. An Open Space ranger will be on hand to answer any of your questions while you tour the house and grounds. MONTHLY BIRD WALKS Are you wondering what that little bird is outside your window? Here’s your chance to find out. Come along with us and learn all about our local bird life. We will discuss identification tips, behaviors, habitat requirements and lots of other stuff about our fine feathered friends. Bring binoculars, a small notebook and OLD BORGES RANCH TOURS Last Saturday of each month, September 27, October 25 and November 29, 2 – 3:30 pm Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge water and wear a hat and sturdy shoes. No pre-registration is required. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) Join the ranger on a tour to explore historic Borges Ranch. The 943-5899 x2162. Borges family settled in Walnut Creek over 100 years ago and their ranch is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour the Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday September 6, 9 – 11:00 am 1901 ranch house and 1903 carriage barn while learning what life was like on the ranch 100 years ago. Meet under the windmill near the parking lot at the ranch. Rain cancels. For more information please contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162. We will watch for fall raptors as we hike to the top of Lime Ridge. Along the way we will pass through grassland and chaparral habitats. Meet at the end of Valley Vista Drive in the parking lot next to Boundary Oak Golf Course. Borges Ranch and Shell Ridge Open Space Saturday October 11, 9 – 11:00 am Join the flock as we watch for fall migrants and the arrival of winter residents on this short hike around Borges Ranch and to the Twin Ponds area of Shell Ridge. We will be hiking through oak savannah, grasslands and riparian habitats. Meet at the Borges Ranch parking lot. www.Walnut-Creek.org | (925)943-5860 x 2135 87 Registration where we are online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.arts-ed.org fax Registration, with VISA or MasterCard information to: (925) 938-7529 or (925) 944-3598 for Aquatics. mail Registration Form with payment to: Walnut Creek Recreation Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Make checks payable to City of Walnut Creek. phone Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (925) 943-5858 or (925) 9435846. (No phone registration available for Aquatics) Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready. walk-in Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Heather Farm Park or Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget. Aquatics: Clarke Memorial Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Heather Farm Park. 88 Standards of behavior For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, the City of Walnut Creek expects all participants and spectators to treat the people and facilities connected with the program with respect and abide by all rules and direction from the staff. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. equal opportunity The City of Walnut Creek does not discriminate on the basis of disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission to, treatment in or employment in City of Walnut Creek programs and activities. For information about Walnut Creek’s equal opportunity policies, the process for filing of grievances or to request a copy of the City’s grievance procedures, contact ADA Liasison at (925) 943-5899 ext.2203. photos The City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only. Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive, 94596 Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget Lane, 94598 Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 Tice Valley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation & Community Svcs. Dept ........................... 925.943.5848 Civic Arts Education............................................................... 925.943.5846 Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farm ................. 925.943.5856 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Field Conditions Hotline ........................................................ 925.256.3574 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5846 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531 CLASS LOCATIONS Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Delta Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Heather Farm Preschool, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Avenue, 94597 Park Place, 1395 Civic Drive, 94596 Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Street, 94519 Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, 94596 Boundary Oak Golf Course.....................................................925.934.4775 3800 Valley Vista Road 94598 Walnut Creek Tennis Center ..................................................925.945.0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Open Space............................................................ 925.943.5899, ext. 2135 City Council Loella Haskew; Kristina Lawson (Mayor); Cindy Silva; Bob Simmons (Mayor Pro Tem); Justin Wedel City Manager Ken Nordhoff Director of Arts, Recreation & Community Services Kevin Safine Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Jodi Davenport; Sandra Jacobsen; Carla Ludwig; Fred Weston; Tom Worthy CONFIRMATION pre-registration Registration FORMS FAMILy registration Confirmations will be sent for all mail-in, fax-in and phone registrations. Confirmations are sent via email when possible, by post if necessary. If you do not receive your confirmation within 2 weeks, please call (925) 943-5858. Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered. Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time. Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website. (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Health & Fitness Registration REGISTRATION FORM Registration begins august 6 PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT TEL (HOME) TEL (CELL/WORK) ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAIL ADDRESS 1ST CHOICE PARTICIPANT NAME M/F DOB ACTIVITY NAME ACCOUNT # CLASS # START DATE 2ND CHOICE CLASS # START DATE EXP DATE FEE TOTAL AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE WAIVER OF LIABILITY I consent to the above person’s participation in the activities and agree on behalf of myself, or minor child, that I assume the risk of accident, injuries or property damage sustained from any cause in connection with my (or my child’s) participation in the activities. I voluntarily release and hold harmless the City (including its officers, agents, employees and volunteers) from any liability for an accident, injury or property damage (except to the extent cause by the City’s active negligence or willful misconduct). I understand that I am responsible for the registration policies and procedures outlined in the brochure. I also understand that the City reserves the right to photograph activities and participants; those photos remain the City’s property for potential future use for publicity or promotional purposes. Dated Signature Please indicate whether: Parent Participant Guardian policies Refund S/creditS • All credits on account are valid • Lab fees are payable to the with disabilities to participate in • Refunds/credits are subject to a for a maximum of one year. instructor at the first class. Please our programs. If you have any spe- service charge of $10 per person, • Failure to attend program or do not include lab fees with your cial needs that may require specific per class. Refunds are processed “no-shows” will not be granted a registration fees. accommodations, please call (925) within three weeks. refund/credit. • Accounts with credit amounts un- 943-5858. • Refunds will be considered if • Refund policies may vary for 50+ der $15 that are eligible for refund requests are submitted up to seven (Seniors) programs. will be remitted upon request. days prior to the first day of class. fees • For payment plans (annual • For withdrawal requests received •All courses and camp registra- programs, camps, etc.), customers after the refund period but prior to tions include a $3 administrative must provide a MasterCard or VISA the first day of class, a credit valid processing fee. for automatic payment processing. for one year may be permitted for • Fees must be paid in full at time In order to use a different method use toward a future course. of registration by cash, money of payment, customers may pay • Withdrawal requests after the first order, VISA, MasterCard or check prior to any scheduled payment class meeting are subject to partial payable to the City of Walnut date(s). credit less service charge and pro- Creek, unless otherwise stated in rated course fees. program description. • No refund requests are accepted • All payments are processed upon after the last class meeting. receipt. Waiting lists CANCELLATIONs MAKE -UP CLASSes QUESTIONS Waiting lists are established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified. A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund is available. Make-up dates for missed classes will only be granted for class cancellations resulting from inclement weather or from direction of the Arts, Recreation & Community Services Department. Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531 ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those donations If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to Civic Arts Education or Walnut Creek Recreation, please indicate so on your registration form. Thank you! SCHOLARSHIPS Civc Arts Education Scholarships are being accepted for Fall 2014. The deadline is September 2, 2014. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 89 Facility Rentals Â 90 (925)256-3575 | www.Walnut-Creek.org/rentals Lesher Center for the Arts Walnut Creek Turns 100: Celebrating the City Through Art September 21 – November 16, 2014 To honor Walnut Creek’s centennial, the Bedford Gallery will host an exhibition that reflects the City’s rich history, land, commerce, community, and culture, both past and present. The exhibition features artwork made by our community members and is a celebration of all things Walnut Creek. Join us as we celebrate our heritage and history. Opening reception: Sunday, September 21, 3:00-5:00pm. FREE Image: Robin Purcell, Wild at Heart, 2013, Watercolor on paper, 14 x 14 inches Center REP’s 2014 - 2015 Season Life Could Be a Dream A 60’s Doo-Wop Musical. August 29 - October 5, 2014 The Jealous Curator: From Blog, to Book, to Gallery December 7, 2014 – February 1, 2015 This winter the Bedford brings the blogosphere into the gallery with a show by the internationally renowned Deathtrap blogger, The Jealous Curator. Using her newly released A Thriller. October 24 - November 22, 2014 book, Creative Block: Advice and Projects from 50 Successful Artists, as a launch pad, the exhibition A Christmas Carol Still “THE Christmas Carol to see in the Bay Area.” December 11 - 21, 2014 features art in a variety of media and “unblocking” artmaking stations designed by artists – where you can make some art, make your mark, and unblock! Opening reception: Sunday, December 7, 3:00-5:00pm, $5 admission The Book Club Play A Comedy about Books and the People who Love Them. January 30 - February 28, 2015 Mistress of the Inn Love, Seduction and Chocolate. April 3 - May 2, 2015 Anything Goes The Bedford offers free exhibition tours for all Contra Costa County schools. Our docents conduct group tours for children grades K-12, completing each visit with a hands-on art project. Image: Kate Pugsley, Color Blind Bg Fall Craft Fest November 2, 2014, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Free admission One of the Greatest Musicals in Theatre History. May 22 - June 27, 2015 The Bedford Gallery Craft Fest is a celebration of unique and handmade gifts, bringing together local artists and crafters. All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts fall2014.indd 1 1601 Civic Drive Downtown Walnut Creek (925) 943-7469 www.LesherARTScenter.org 5/23/2014 10:53:26 AM The Bg Craft Fest offers an opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping! With home goods, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, edibles and prints, our vendors are sure to have a gift to suit everyone on your list. For information on all programs, www.bedfordgallery.org www.LesherARTSCenter.org | (925)943-7469 91 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WALNUT CREEK, CA PERMIT NO. 282 ECRWSS CITY OF WALNUT CREEK | 301 N. SAN CARLOS DR. | WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598 RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER Folder 2 #0477 HEALTHY WALNUT CREEK FESTIVAL AND SKATEBOARD COMPETITION! Come see a showcase of the wide variety of healthy opportunities offered by the Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department and its partners that enable our community to obtain and maintain healthy hearts, minds and bodies. Class demos, vendors, give-aways, guest speakers, raffle prizes, WCPD Canine Unit, safety seat inspections, and more! Healthy fun for all! Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9am-12pm, Heather Farm Park For more information, please visit www.WalnutCreekRec.org DONâ€™T MISS O UT! www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 93