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 New Makers Series Workshops, see pages 6-7 Join us for our free Open House and awards reception, Saturday, Nov. 15 View the large scale, temporary art installation downtown, Aug. 12 - Sep. 30. RECREATION Fall registration begins August 6. New youth skateboarding classes, see page 68. 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 100th birthday. The festivities will run from 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 around the world who have settled in Walnut Creek. There will be seating areas to relax and reflect by the pond, and public art by a renowned artist. Contributions of any amount are appreciated. Those who donate $250 or more will have their names etched 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. Later, view art works and enjoy music performances by adults and young people as we honor the winners of the 2014 Kathy Nelson Merit Awards. These awards honor excellence by Civic Arts Education students and are sponsored by the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation. 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 your creativity to group and individual arts activities for kids and adults alike. CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE and Merit Awards Reception 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 | CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 8-11 Youth | Adult | DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 12-21 Youth | Adult | DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 22-25 Adult | JEWELRY 26-27 Adult | GLASS 27-28 Adult DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 29-31 Youth | Adult | MUSIC 32-36 Youth | Adult | DANCE 37-39 Youth | Adult | DRAMA 40-41 Youth | Exhibition CALENDAR 41 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 43-45 preschool 42 Rec HEALTH & FITNESS 48-52 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 53-55 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SOCIAL DANCE 56-57 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SCIENCE & TECHNology 58-59 SCIENCE & TECHNology 52 Youth | Youth | MARTIAL ARTS 60-61 MARTIAL ARTS 53 Youth | Adults | Youth | Adults | FOOD & COOKING 61-64 FOOD & COOKING 54-55 Youth | Adults | Youth | Adults | DOG/PET CARE 65 Adults | SPORTS 66-69 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | AQUATICS 70-75 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | TENNIS 76-77 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SPECIALIZED RECREATION 79 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 11 Adult 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 DANCE 37-39 Youth 39 DRAMA 40-41 Youth EXHIBITION/EVENT CALENDAR 41 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 43-45 PRESCHOOL 42 Adult Adult 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, AGES 5-10 figurines and more), sealing them with a resin finish. This class encourages creativity and teaches you how to appreciate the process, even when things don’t go the way you planned. Leave with a completed project. INSTRUCTOR : Lorri Marie Jenkins LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $63: 1 class 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 holiday. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class Class 26815 Sat 9:00am-3:00pm 12/6 Class 26761 AGES 5-10 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm 11/22 A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Hand Decorated Low Fire Ceramic Potttery Want to make your own hand-decorated pottery? You can create a mug, a bowl or a vase and paint it yourself, using low fire glazes. In one day, you’ll learn to decorate on pre-made bisque ware pottery and will come back at a later date to pick up finished work. Work will be ready two days following class meeting. $20 supply fee due at class includes glazes and two bisque pieces. Additional bisque pieces can be purchased during class (check or cash only). INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $43: 1 class $20 supply fee due at class NEW | Makers Series: Toy Day Today is Toy Day! Create a special stuffed toy and make a special home for it. We will also create a toy land snowball and a sensational winter wonderland centerpiece. We will be painting, building, molding and decorating. Items can be wrapped and ready for any holiday. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class Class 26760 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm 12/13 Class 26713 Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm 12/6 6 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Makers Series Workshops A D U LT A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Fun with Image Transfers Come learn to use image transfers to transform an image, giving it new life as a one-of-a-kind, handmade item. Photocopies of photographs, meaningful text, your favorite painting/drawing, or 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 LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class NEW | Makers Series: Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments Come play with glass. Make your own glass holiday ornaments for gifts and decoration. Each student will make 3-4 fun, whimsical fused glass ornaments in this one-day workshop. Tools and materials provided. No experience necessary. INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $38: 1 class $25 supply fee due at class Class 26783 Sat 10:00am-1:00pm 11/22 A D U LT Class 26799 Sat 10:00am-2:00pm 12/6 NEW | Makers Series: Put a Hex in Your Basketry Explore a flexible sturdy open weave technique in colorful cane basketry. Itâ€™s amazing how strong this open structure is. Three fun projects to be completed in class: an iPad stand, a small hanging basket and an unusual triangular form. The hexagonal structure can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in materials of your choice to create stunning sculptures. Enjoy seeing how others have employed hex weave. Open your mind to working sculpturally or just create some useful gift items. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Shapiro LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $48: 1 class $10 supply fee due at first class A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Give the Gift of Jewelry 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 produce a simple pendant, a pair of earrings, or a ring. Students will practice techniques in copper and brass leading up to a final 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 26607 12/6 Sun 9:30am-2:30pm 11/23 Class 26782 Sat 10:00am-6:00pm A D U LT A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Metal Holiday Decoration Create a beautiful holiday ornament that you and your friends would be proud to display in your homes. Using basic metalsmithing techniques you will saw, stamp, hammer, and shape copper or brass sheet metal into a decoration of your choice. All metal and tools will be provided. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $43: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class NEW | Makers Series: Needle-felted Gifts and Ornaments Needle felting is a technique for creating small ornaments. Using colored wool, a foam pad, felting needles, and miniature wool cards you can create small animals and birds; shapes such as hearts and stars, even little gnomes and elves. This technique can be used to decorate pre-made felt and embellish wet-felted balls. Styrofoam balls can be covered with wet and dry-made felting to create fantastic tree ornaments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Janet Moore LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $53: 1 class $18 supply fee due at first class Class 26776 Sun 9:00am-1:00pm 12/7 Class 26699 Sat 10:00am-3:30pm 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 AGES 4-6 Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding techniques. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $141: 9 classes Clay Play: Habitats Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. This is a great introduction to 3D art for young creative minds with or without clay experience. Using a variety of techniques including pinch, coil, slab and squeeze methods, children will learn the basics from scoring to glazing their work. Build imaginary worlds filled with people, animals and a place for them to reside-trees, caves, tropical islands and more! INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $91: 10 classes Class 26524 Tue 3:30pm-5:30pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 AGES 12-17 Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee ($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay). INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $157: 10 classes Class 26530 Mon 3:45pm-4:45pm 9/15-11/17 AGES 5-16 Clay for Homeschoolers Your hands are the two best clay tools in the world. Come see what you can learn to make: cups, bowls, boxes, people, animals, bookends, houses, cars, signs, dinosaurs, miniature scenes, and lots more. Learn all the techniques to make your ideas work, plus a variety of decorative and glaze finishes. Flexibility in projects and assistance for students with different needs. INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $157: 10 classes Class 26521 Class 26522 Wed Thu 4:30pm-6:30pm 4:30pm-6:30pm 9/17-11/19 9/18-11/20 Ceramics studio information 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 accessible electric potter’s wheel available. Class 26804 Wed 10:00am-12:00pm 9/17-11/19 8 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Ceramics & Sculpture A D U LT Ceramics Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound 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. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark $185: 9 classes Class 26406 Tue 7:00pm-10:00pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley $195: 10 classes Class 26405 Wed 7:00pm-10:00pm 9/17-11/19 Ceramics (Beg-Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee $195: 10 classes Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson $195: 10 classes Class 26407 Sat 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 : Lynne Meade $195: 10 classes INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott $195: 10 classes Class 26408 9:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/15-11/17 9/15-11/17 Thu 7:00pm-10:00pm 9/18-11/20 Class 26403 Class 26404 Mon Mon Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen $195: 10 classes Scholarships available! Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for 9/15-11/17 more information. Class 26409 Mon 7:00pm-10:00pm A D U LT A D U LT Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv) Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems that express your unique personality. Totems will include large tactile beads, sculptural elements and journalistic pieces that are all about you. Class will include one-of-a-kind planters, birdbaths, mushroom sculptures and more. Instructorâ€™s bulbous textured slab techniques will be demonstrated in the garden vessel portion of this class. INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $195: 10 classes Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs (Beg-Adv) Explore a variety of methods for making art tiles and wall reliefs. Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and glazes to enhance your work. Moldmaking techniques and use of extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving, stamp images and relief designs. INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $195: 10 classes Class 26411 9/18-11/20 Sun 10:00am-1:00pm 9/14-11/16 Class 26415 Thu 9:00am-12:00pm 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. Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques include pinch, slab, coil and solid handbuilding methods. Surface texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed. No wheel work will be taught. INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $185: 9 classes NEW | Makers Series: Hand Decorated Low Fire Ceramic Pottery Want to make your own hand-decorated pottery? You can create a mug, a bowl or a vase and paint it yourself, using low fire glazes. In one day, youâ€™ll learn to decorate on pre-made bisque ware pottery and will come back at a later date to pick up finished work. Work will be ready two days following class meeting. $20 supply fee due at class includes glazes and two bisque pieces. Additional bisque pieces can be purchased during class (check or cash only). INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $43: 1 class $20 supply fee due at class Class 26412 Class 26413 Tue Tue 9:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/16-11/18 9/16-11/18 Class 26713 Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm 12/6 No class 11/11 10 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org CERAMICS & SCULPTURE Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv) Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. First 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 terra sigillata. Second half of class will focus on firing of work. Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be 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. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley $238: 10 classes Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv) Emphasis on ceramic work for high-fire salt kiln, to be stacked with kiln shelves. Students participate in loading and unloading of kilns. INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $238: 10 classes Class 26414 Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 9/17-11/19 A D U LT Open Studio Ceramics Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students (workshops not eligible) to enhance and share skills and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s Class 26417 Fri 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. Student must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the INSTRUCTOR : James Newton $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 Class 26527 Class 26528 Class 26529 Wed Wed Wed Wed 3:30pm-4:30pm 4:45pm-5:45pm 3:30pm-4:30pm 4:45pm-5:45pm 9/17-10/15 9/17-10/15 10/22-11/19 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 AGES 1½-3 Seema Mahboob Class 26513 Wed 3:45pm-4:45pm 9/17-11/19 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 LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center 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 holiday. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 1½-2) $114: 10 classes $5 supply fee due at first class Class 26802 Fri 9:00am-10:15am 9/19-11/21 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 AGES 5-10 Class 26803 Fri 10:30am-12:00pm 9/19-11/21 NEW | Makers Series: Toy Day Today is Toy Day! Create a special stuffed toy and make a special home for it. We will also create a toy land snowball and a sensational winter wonderland centerpiece. We will be painting, building, molding and decorating. Items can be wrapped and ready for any holiday. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class AGES 4-6 I Can Do It Art Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists 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 Class 26760 12 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm 12/13 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 6-8 AGES 8-12 Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning. Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil, pen and ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating students will have opportunity to create and work on projects with instructor. INSTRUCTOR : Timothy Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $85: 9 classes NEW | Exploring Modern Art This course will focus on modern artists, their techniques and the spirit of experimentation. Explore a number of different artists, how they applied fresh ideas about the nature of materials and function of art. Draw, paint and construct art forms using their techniques and a variety of mediums along the way. Explore magnificent works of art from Monet to Pollack, offering students a new way of encountering any work, encouraging students to learn through visual exploration and interaction with a variety of mediums. INSTRUCTOR : Shaghayegh Cyrous 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 AGES 6-8 Thu 3:45pm-5:15pm 9/18-11/20 Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing ‘Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk.’--Paul Klee. Learn the fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture, contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, marker and charcoal. Ideal for 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 LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes AGES 8-12 The Comics: Int/Adv Cartooning Take your fun ideas and turn them into finished cartoons, comics, Animae/Manga character designs and story illustrations. Learn advanced drawing techniques, storytelling, and the process of making an illustration. Create and develop characters, settings and environments using perspective and other cartooning techniques. INSTRUCTOR : Timothy Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $107: 9 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26517 Tue 4:45pm-6:15pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 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 Fri 4:00pm-5:30pm 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 AGES 8-12 Chris Messer 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. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $132: 9 classes $15 supply fee due at first class 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 hand tools and your imagination to create contraptions that roll, float and move. Our process will start with a doodle, a brainstorm of ideas, and deal with challenges, design and construction of individual projects. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes Class 26518 Tue 4:15pm-6:15pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 AGES 12-17 Class 26514 Wed 5:00pm-6:30pm 9/17-11/19 NEW | Godzilla in the City: Basic Art for Creative Ideas If Godzilla could live in a city, where would he/she live? While creating that environment and giving this reptile a place to be, learn basic skills of drawing that will provide a structure as the 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 taught as an adjunct to the storytelling format. INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes $15 supply fee due at first class AGES 8-14 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. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $118: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26510 Fri 1:30pm-3:00pm 9/19-11/21 Class 26763 Thu 4:00pm-5:30pm 9/18-11/20 14 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 12-17 A D U LT 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 encourages creativity and teaches you how to appreciate the process, even when things don’t go the way you planned. Leave with a completed project. INSTRUCTOR : Lorri Marie Jenkins LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $63: 1 class Art Workshop This course is for those who have never taken an art course or who feel that they are lacking in the basic fundamentals of various art applications. For intermediate and advanced students who would like to explore in depth the medium of their choice. Topics may include color theory, composition, light and shadow, perspective, various drawing and painting techniques, use of artist’s materials along with brief information on artists past and present. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes Class 26441 12/6 Wed 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/17-11/19 Class 26815 Sat 9:00am-3:00pm A D U LT AGES 12-18 Sumi-e Painting for Teens This course is for middle and high school students interested in exploring the art of Japanese brush painting. Explore different brush strokes that make you aware of the world around you and capture the spirit of the subject you are painting. Learn basic techniques and elements essential to the practice of sumi-e painting. Demonstrations and individual help will be available. INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $117: 8 classes $15 supply fee due at first class All About Drawing: Classical & Contemporary This course is for beginners and continuing artist students who want to enrich their artwork with an intense focus on the joy of drawing. Whether you are a mark maker and love doodling imaginary images or someone who finds great satisfaction in rendering a form accurately with great detail, this course is for you. Work with a variety of black and white media: graphite, graphite powder, charcoal, pen & ink, sharpies. Combine observational study with projects targeting personal invention. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes Class 26762 Fri 4:30pm-6:30pm 9/19-11/7 A D U LT Class 26452 Thu 9:00am-12:00pm 9/18-11/20 Starting Art For beginners and those who haven’t drawn since childhood. Guided, non-threatening instruction to help you use the longneglected right side (artistic side) of your brain. Expand your abilities to observe and draw what you see. Join others who also think they ‘can’t draw a straight line’ and discover you can! Valuable for teachers. Bring a bag lunch on Sat. INSTRUCTOR : Sarah Gross LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $93: 2 classes $10 supply fee due at first class A D U LT Drawing: Sketching & Rendering Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning how to reduce objects to their basic shapes and forms and sketching them on to paper will be the focus of this class. Topics include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective, shading along with landscape and figurative themes. Students should bring paper, pencils, ruler and eraser to class. Beginners welcome. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes Class 26750 Sat 9:00am-3:00pm 9/27 9/28 Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm 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 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 shadows with natural and artificial lighting. With knowledge of perspective, students no longer need to guess if something in their drawing or painting is correct. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int) 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. INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $157: 9 classes Class 26436 Tue 9:00am-12:00pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 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 exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums, including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. A fun class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on expanding in the direction of your choice. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes $25 supply fee due at first class 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. INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes Class 26457 Class 26456 Wed Fri 2:00pm-5:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/17-11/19 9/19-11/21 A D U LT Class 26439 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/17-11/19 Painting Still Life Like the Old Masters Learn the techniques of the old masters. Using oils or acrylics, work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless threedimensionality. 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. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes A D U LT Stunning Soft Pastels 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 is its versatility, which combines well with watercolor, acrylics, oils and all drawing media (colored pencils, graphite, charcoal, marking pens and ink). Traditional and innovative processes will be covered. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $157: 9 classes Class 26450 Thu 9:00am-12:00pm 9/18-11/20 Class 26453 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/16-11/18 Scholarships available! Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information. No class 11/11 16 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT Monday Morning Painting Primary focus is on the development of each student’s personal style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles and subject matter are acceptable but focus will be on oil and acrylics. Lessons focus on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice. Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Beg-Adv) Using still life and photo references both as inspiration and learning tool, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition, color, and brushwork. Classes will include a variety of short demos, warm-ups, skills reviews, challenges and end of class critiques. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Beginners with no knowledge of paints or painting should consider “Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums” a prerequisite. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Class 26437 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm 9/15-11/17 $172: 10 classes Class 26438 A D U LT Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/18-11/20 Monday Morning Painting Extension This is a continuation of the Fall Monday Morning Painting class. It is open to all students interested in painting through the intersession, but is not appropriate for absolute beginners who require basic knowledge on how to paint. New students should arrive prepared to paint. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $79: 4 classes A D U LT Night Painting Extension This is a continuation of the Night Painting class. It is open to all students interested in painting through the intersession, but is not appropriate for absolute beginners who require basic knowledge on how to paint. New students should arrive prepared to paint. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $60: 3 classes Class 26465 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm 11/24-12/15 Class 26464 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm 12/4-12/18 A D U LT A D U LT Painting (Int/Adv) This class is for students with some prior painting experience. Topics include color theory, composition, brush and palette knife techniques, creating atmosphere and textural effects, developing your own style, use of painting media and various other painting applications and techniques. Students may work in any style they choose (from abstraction to realism) and in any paint media. Students may bring in unfinished artwork to resolve any conflicts that they may have. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $157: 9 classes Introduction to Intaglio and Relief Printmaking In this class we will focus on two kinds of printmaking-intaglio and relief printing. The intaglio process will consist of etchings and drypoints. In relief printing, we will create linocuts and/or woodcuts. Please bring materials to first class. Artists of all levels are welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Moose Wesler LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $185: 9 classes Class 26458 9/16-11/18 Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm 9/18-11/20 No class 9/25 Class 26444 Tue 9:00am-12:00pm No class 11/11 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 and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening, value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills. Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough newsprint to first class. Supplies and materials discussed in class. Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used; teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $197: 9 classes Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics) Artists of all disciplines come and explore abstract art, pure form on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed. org. Class 26447 Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 9/19-11/21 INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $133: 7 classes No class 10/10 A D U LT Class 26686 Mon 12:30pm-3:30pm 9/15-11/17 Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and painting students. One, two, or three session poses with nude and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, acrylic, water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in, composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy, value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $230: 9 classes No class 9/22, 10/6, 10/13 A D U LT Mix Those Media! Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice and discover the joy of working in a more personal way in new visual territory. Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich results. Watercolor, acrylics, soft pastels, oil sticks/oil pastels, collage techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed media methods. Work with the technique of the week or pursue individual projects. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Class 26448 Sat 9:30am-1:00pm 9/20-11/22 $172: 10 classes No class 10/11 Class 26454 Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 9/19-11/21 18 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT Further Adventures in Color and Light You’ve had basic color theory, now to put it into practice! Gain a deeper understanding of the effect of light on color with projects designed to increase observational and practical skills. Each week we paint a single object under different light and color conditions. Oil paint and a palette knife preferred, acrylic and palette knife OK. Previous enrollment in Secrets of Color or Painting the Still Life with Color and Light recommended. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $157: 9 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Japanese Brush Painting Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art work. Oriental brush painting makes you aware of our world and allows you to capture the spirit of the subject. Course covers basic elements and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e. Lectures, demonstrations, individual help each class. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes Class 26446 9/16-11/18 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm 9/15-11/17 Class 26451 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm No class 11/11 A D U LT A D U LT Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values, and representation through demonstrations and individual instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs. Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational manner. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $157: 9 classes Abstract Watercolor Landscapes Discover how to translate emotion into a watercolor landscape painting. Photographs are invaluable if used correctly. Beginners and continuing painters experience landscape, through sketches to establish the values, color, mood and composition of the scene, getting to know the subject and loosening up as you go. 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. INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes Class 26689 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 Class 26455 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/15-11/17 $172: 10 classes Class 26688 A D U LT Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 9/17-11/19 Plein Air Painting Experience Enjoy painting in the natural environment! We will discuss the philosophy of plein air painting, sketching and designing a painting. Locations include park, cityscapes and waterscapes. Explore direct painting with vibrant color with an emphasis on light and composition; use of digital camera as a tool for composition and how to include figures in paintings. Suggested text Kevin Mcpherson’s ‘Landscape Painting Inside and Out’. Students encouraged to be inventive, experiment and develop their own color sense. Enjoy the excitement of morning light and seasonal colors. Oil or acrylic preferred. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mary Lou Correia LOCATION Off-Site $149: 6 classes A D U LT Color Theory Study the basic theories and fundamentals of color. Through lectures and studio exercises, students will learn and apply various principles of color theory. Topics include a brief history of color, color scheme studies, absorption and reflection, additive and subtractive synthesis, bezold effect, color terms, color perspective, mineral and modern pigments and color mixing. Students from beginning to advanced who work in acrylic, oil or watercolor are encouraged to participate. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes Class 26443 10:00am-1:30pm 9/19-10/24 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/15-11/17 Class 26959 Fri 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. Discover new art forms, media and techniques to expand your repertoire or move through creative blockage. Each class introduces a new project, exercise or technique—drawing, painting, paper, collage, book arts, fiber, assemblage, found objects, mixed media, sculpture, puppets, dolls, etc. Drawing skills are not required. You choose what to work on, 2D or 3D, and the media/techniques. Students provide their own inexpensive art supplies. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : D Jeka Lambert LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $143: 8 classes Collagraph-Printmaking with Found Objects Collagraph is a versatile printmaking process, based on the construction of a collaged matrix to provide a printable plate. Materials and textured surfaces such as fabric, leaves, sand and other found materials can be used. Plates can be printed as intaglio or relief images, or as combinations of both leading to astounding richness and strength. A wide array of different effects and the use of diverse materials gives great variation in texture. The result is often unpredictable, rewarding the artist with an inspirational surprise. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Class 26687 Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/15-11/3 $159: 2 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26787 A D U LT Sat 10:00am-4:00pm 10/4-10/11 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 mediums suitable for collage. Create an interesting effect with multiple thin layers of acrylic or watercolor. Learn to blend the edges of added material without creating hard cut and paste edges. Techniques include how to color and dye tissue paper, treat and alter magazine papers, and hand printmaking techniques to enhance your collage. Also includes demonstrations and discussions on elements of art. Materials list online at www.artsed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Seema Mahboob LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $181: 4 classes A D U LT NEW | Drawn from Nature: Inspired by Wildlife Come join CAE and the Lindsay Wildlife Museum for a new and exciting workshop. Students will have the opportunity to work directly from ‘live’ Native California wildlife, including specimens such as the great horned owl and red tail hawk. The museum will be opened only to those enrolled in the workshop, providing a private opportunity and up-close access to draw from the wildlife. Bring your sketchbook and be prepared to be inspired by these magnificent animals. Previous drawing and/or watercolor experience suggested. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Lindsay Wildlife Museum Class 26752 Sat 2:00pm-5:00pm 9/20-10/11 $93: 3 classes Class 26459 A D U LT Mon 10:00am-12:00pm 10/6-10/20 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 surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a uniform enamellike finish. Learn safety, working with heat sources, equipment, paints, medium, collage materials, fusing layers, tools, priming appropriate substrates, scraping, pastel sticks, incising and more. Bring a bag lunch. Wear cotton art clothes and closed toe shoes. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $88: 1 class $65 supply fee due at class A D U LT NEW | Fix It! for Paintings and Drawings (Int/Adv) Do you have paintings or drawings that you’re always talking about ‘fixing’ or ‘changing’ because they didn’t quite work but they have potential? Small corrections can frequently make large differences. Focus will be on previously completed work and learning self-assessment. Bring 2-4 pieces to class, your references (if you have them) plus your supplies. Open to: oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastel and charcoal work. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $124: 2 classes Class 26732 Sat 10:00am-4:00pm 9/20 Class 26838 20 Sun 10:00am-3:30pm 10/19-10/26 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT A D U LT Flowing Paint on Silk One of the most exciting aspects of painting silk is the opportunity to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using basic silk painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately guides the 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 www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $124: 2 classes Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. Note: no solvents in class. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $129: 9 classes $89: w/ another CAE class Class 26449 Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/19-11/21 No class 10/10 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 is fun, inspirational and gives a new look to watercolor. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Chris Messer LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $153: 2 classes 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 A D U LT Open Studio Printmaking Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. 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 instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and inks and any specialized materials. LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes $57: w/ another CAE class Class 26775 Sat-Sun 10:00am-3:00pm A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Fun with Image Transfers Come learn to use image transfers to transform an image, giving it new life as a one-of-a-kind, handmade item. Photocopies of photographs, meaningful text, your favorite painting/drawing, or 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 LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26532 Thu 1:00pm-5:00pm 9/18-11/20 Scholarships available! Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information. 12/6 Class 26799 Sat 10:00am-2:00pm 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 AGES 13 & up JPEG, Color Balance, and more! INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson LOCATION YA-1, Shadelands Art Center $125: 7 classes NEW | GoPro Movie Making This course is aimed at those interested in learning to make movies with a GoPro. Over the course of a one-day workshop, participants will learn to shoot, edit and bring to screen high-def, high impact videos created on the latest GoPro camera. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $84: 1 class Class 26982 Mon 7:00pm-9:00pm 9/15-10/27 LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $125: 7 classes Class 26983 11/22 Tue 9:30am-11:30am 9/16-10/28 Class 26841 Sat 9:00am-6:00pm AGES 16 & up NEW | Digital Photography 101 AGES 13 & up Smart PhonEography The mobile phone camera is changing the way people take, enhance and share their pictures! This course will turn your mobile phone into your best camera. Students will transform their images into works of art using a variety of â€˜appsâ€™ for capturing and processing images. We will focus on composition, light and color 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 Get a handle on your digital camera. Students will take a variety of digital photos, from landscapes, still lifes and scenic to portraits. Working both indoors and out, students will work with lighting, composition and content, and learn about color balance, dynamic range, f stops, shutter speed, and other key elements of photography. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $125: 7 classes Class 26942 Class 26943 Wed Thu 9:30am-11:30am 7:00pm-9:00pm 9/17-10/29 9/18-10/30 Class 26819 22 Fri 4:00pm-5:30pm 9/19-11/21 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Digital Media & Photography AGES 16 & up A D U LT NEW | Introduction to Matting and Framing In this workshop, you’ll learn to professionally matt and frame your two-dimensional art. Professional framing materials, including practice material, will be provided. You’ll come away with a product suitable for hanging in a gallery. Bring a minimum 8x10, maximum 16x20 artwork to the first class. Required materials will be determined at first class and will run approximately $40. INSTRUCTOR : Reagan Pufall LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $74: 3 classes CAE Photography Forum The Mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage photographers at all levels to continue to study the art of photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month (June through May) to share images, critiques, technical developments, and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews Class 26877 Tue 7:00pm-9:00pm 10/14-10/28 LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $72: Yearly Membership AGES 16 & up Class 26105 Tue 7:00pm-9:30pm 6/17-5/19 NEW | Photography: Art and Products Create high quality photographs of products and art for commercial purposes. Altering images in Photoshop will be explored as well as lighting, staging and photography techniques. Commercial photography products such as slides and a portfolio will be created. Bring three products or artworks to photograph, along with your camera. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $110: 1 class A D U LT Take Control of Your Digital Camera Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great photographs and how to gain more control over the design of pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point of view. Camera functions, transferring files, and image file management will be explained. We will investigate the creative aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field trip will allow practice using tools and techniques learned in class. Class 26940 Sat 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 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 $126: 7 classes Class 26559 Field Trip Thu Sat 6:30pm-9:00pm 11:00am-1:00pm 10/9-11/13 11/8 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 Sue Reynolds A D U LT A D U LT Tue 7:00pm-10:00pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 Make Money with Your Photography Interested in making money with your photography and seeing your images appear in advertisements, brochures, magazines, and on the web? Learn about the exciting and profitable world of stock photography in an interactive and supportive environment. Course covers how to sign up with a stock agency; the difference between commercial and editorial stock photography; what buyers are looking for; what sells and why; model releases; strategies to increase sales. Bring 3 to 5 samples of your photography with stock potential. INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Watson LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library Inside Your canon eos or Nikon DSLR Learn about all of the features of your Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help improve your photography. Register for the Canon EOS in the morning or the Nikon class in the afternoon. Bring your camera, manual and questions. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $48: 1 class Class 26964 Class 26965 Sat Sat 10:30am-1:00pm 1:30pm-4:00pm 10/18 10/18 $53: 2 classes 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 want? Instructor will bring in different camera types. Learn to make better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and flash. Learn how to download pictures from your camera on to the computer and the best way to save, store and archive your images. Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual help. INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $111: 4 classes NEW | Rules of the Road-Street Photography In this introductory course we’ll explore the techniques, tricks, ethics, and aesthetics of the photographic genre commonly referred to as “Street Photography”. We will work to establish individual styles rooted in both form and concept and discuss how these things can be situated within the history of photography and the nature of observation in general. In service of these goals we will build projects grounded in visual consistency, technical proficiency, and interesting subject matter! INSTRUCTOR : Chris Grunder Class 26853 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/15-10/6 LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $162: 10 classes Class 26721 24 Thu 7:00pm-10:00pm 9/18-11/20 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Digital Media & Photography A D U LT A D U LT Lighting Techniques Made Simple Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the mysteries of light. Hands-on course for beginners with any type of camera. The instructor will bring all types of lighting and camera equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any subject matter including portraits, jewelry, pets and more! We will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot. INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $115: 5 classes NEW | Lens in the Landscape In this five-week course, students will cover the basics of landscape photography through three field trips into local wilderness areas and two sessions of digital image management. Two sessions of the class will cover post-processing techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom and how to plan for extended photographic trips. INSTRUCTOR : Reagan Pufall LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $93: 4 classes Class 26717 6:30pm-9:30pm 9:00am-1:00pm 10/13-11/3 10/25 A D U LT Sat Sat 1:00pm-5:00pm 3:00pm-7:00pm 9/20, 10/4, 10/11 9/27 Class 26852 Field Trip Mon Sat Field Trip A D U LT NEW | From Screen to Frame This course will cover creating framed work from digital photographic files using a high-quality large format digital printer. The first portion will cover prepping for and then printing while the second half will cover some DIY framing and what to look for in getting work professionally framed. Some materials will be provided. INSTRUCTOR : Reagan Pufall LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $87: 5 classes $35 supply fee due at first class Introduction to Photoshop Elements Photoshop Elements is a wonderful image editing program with most of the features of Photoshop which are directed primarily to the photographer. Concentrate on those features needed to edit your digital images: navigate your way around the program, viewing and saving your files, resizing and cropping, understanding layers, image adjustments, using levels, hue/ saturation, color balance, selecting and editing tools to work on photographs. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $87: 6 classes Class 26718 Sun 5:00pm-8:00pm 9/21-10/19 A D U LT Class 26558 Wed 6:30pm-9:00pm 10/8-11/12 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 canyons. Two Saturday slide lectures and field sessions provide composition, exposure tools and practice creating beautiful landscape photos in afternoon and sunset light. Weâ€™ll critique photos from the first session in the second class, discuss more locations and offer resources for continued learning. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Reynolds LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $93: 2 classes A D U LT Photoshop Made Simple Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop the easy way! No layers, no complex commands to follow--just straightforward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have Photoshop on yours. Bring your own images on a USB thumb drive or memory card. The instructor will also Photoshop an image from each student as you follow along step by step on your own computer. 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 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 $188: 10 classes $5 supply fee due at first class. Bonnie Heras Class 26472 Fri 12:00pm-3:00pm 9/19-11/21 A D U LT AGES 8-12 Chasing & Repousse + Hinges (Beg/Int) Learn how to make any design come to life through the technique of chasing and repousse. Using special tools and hammer, you can create simple or detailed relief designs on sheet metal. Each 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 LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $188: 10 classes $25 supply fee due at first class Wire Jewelry Be the coolest kid on the playground with your own handmade 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. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $118: 10 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26538 Mon 3:30pm-5:00pm 9/15-11/17 Class 26480 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm 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 students must attend first class for safety discussion and materials list. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $188: 10 classes $5 supply fee due at first class 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 www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Goldsmith LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $115: 6 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26479 Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/18-10/23 Class 26473 Thu 12:00pm-3:00pm 9/18-11/20 26 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 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 GLASS Class 26542 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm 9/15-11/3 A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Give the Gift of Jewelry 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 produce a simple pendant, a pair of earrings, or a ring. Students will practice techniques in copper and brass leading up to a final 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 Melissa McCumiskey AGES 12-17 Fused Glass Come chill out while making some warm glass items. Make suncatchers, garden art, bugs and bowls. Learn glass cutting, design, layering and kiln forming. INSTRUCTOR : Alisha Douglass LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $126: 8 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26782 Sat 10:00am-6:00pm 12/6 Class 26535 Thu 4:15pm-6:15pm 9/18-11/6 A D U LT A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Metal Holiday Decoration Create a beautiful holiday ornament that you and your friends will be proud to display in your homes. Using basic metalsmithing techniques, you will saw, stamp, hammer, and shape copper or brass sheet metal into a decoration of your choice. All metal and tools will be provided. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $43: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class Fused Glass (Beg-Adv) Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color and form. Learn the basics of glass cutting, fusing and slumping. Use sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, design and make glass art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $168: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26776 Sun 9:00am-1:00pm 12/7 Class 26467 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm 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 Sat 10:00am-4:00pm 9/27 A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments A D U LT Come play with glass. Make your own glass holiday ornaments for gifts and decoration. Each student will make 3-4 fun, whimsical fused glass ornaments in this one-day workshop. Tools and materials provided. No experience necessary. INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $38: 1 class $25 supply fee due at class Glass Fusing & Slumping Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles, jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $168: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26783 Sat 10:00am-1:00pm 11/22 A D U LT 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; no meeting in December) to share glass pieces, critiques, technical developments and hear guest speakers. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. No meeting in December. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $60: 11 classes Class 26469 Class 26468 Wed Wed 1:00pm-4:00pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/17-11/5 9/17-11/5 A D U LT Glass Bead Making (Beg) Make beautiful glass beads using a hot head bead torch. Each student uses a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how to make several different shaped beads, and a variety of surface decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber clothing. No previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students welcome. Must have supplies for first class. First class is mandatory. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $127: 6 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Class 26507 Sat 10:00am-12:00pm 6/14-5/9 Scholarships available! Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information. Class 26466 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/16-10/21 28 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Decorative & Fiber Arts DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS Dotty Calabrese AGES 5-7 AGES 10-18 Kinder-Early Elementary Sewing Tools and sewing techniques for kindergarten through second graders, such as large-eyed needles, embroidery floss thread, sewing on buttons, and felt, are designed for small hands and make learning how to sew fun and easy. They will enjoy creating an assortment of projects designed for their age group. Children repeating will do extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium. INSTRUCTOR : Carole Laur LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Cricket Weaving for Kids The Cricket loom is one of the easiest looms to weave on and has become very popular for all ages and skill levels. Even Martha Stewart has taken notice. Almost any yarn: sport weight, worsted weight or bulky weight can be used. Warping the loom, which is putting the yarn on the loom, and weaving a scarf can be done in one session. Parents may register for the class too. Yarns and Loom provided. INSTRUCTOR : Susan Sterling LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $53: 2 classes $22 supply fee due at class Class 26537 Thu 3:45pm-4:45pm 9/18-11/20 Class 26711 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm 9/20-9/27 AGES 8-12 A D U LT Basic Machine Garment Sewing Kids will learn how to make a simple garment for themselves, along with other simple projects. They will learn proper use of the sewing machine and sewing terminology, how to use a pattern, cut and piece fabric, and a variety of sewing techniques. . INSTRUCTOR : Carole Laur LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class Loom Weaving (Beg) You have to be warped to weave, or so they say. Join us in this playful class, focusing on loom warping skills. You will learn how to design with pattern, color and texture, creating a sampler and a project of your choice. Looms and some yarns provided. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $200: 9 classes $5 supply fee due at first class Class 26536 Thu 5:00pm-6:30pm 9/18-11/20 Class 26608 Class 26609 Tue Tue 1:30pm-4:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/16-11/18 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 Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 9/28 Janet Moore A D U LT A D U LT Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-II Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use, it is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are made on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. You will have an opportunity to explore a range of lace and patterned weaves such as leno lace, Spanish medallion and pick up patterns. Bring a lunch. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $66: 1 class Loom Weaving (Cont) Once the weaver is secure in loom warping techniques, the range of weaving projects is limitless. Explore, at your own level, projects such as colonial overshot, rug weaving, lace weaving, wall hangings, double weave, and tapestry. To take this class you must be able to warp the loom on your own or have completed one beginning weaving workshop or course. Prerequisite: Beginning Weaving or instructor’s ok. Materials list online at www.arts-ed. org. INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $200: 9 classes $5 supply fee due at first class Class 26561 Sun 9:30am-4:30pm 10/12 Class 26610 Class 26611 Tue Tue 1:30pm-4:30pm 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/16-11/18 9/16-11/18 A D U LT No class 11/11 NEW | Explorations in Tapestry Learn to create images with color and texture on a frame loom! A master weaver will inspire you with images and her own tapestries, and you will learn techniques of woven tapestry on small looms available for rent. Explore creating shapes, blending color from one area to another, weaving the curve. If you have handspun yarns, or weaving yarns, bring a bagful to play with. We’ll warp the looms in class, and you’ll weave a colorful sampler. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Janet Moore LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $129: 4 classes $7.50 supply fee due at first class A D U LT NEW | Whimsical Baskets for All Ages Come join in the fun of whimsical basket making. Using your imagination and an array of reeds, grass, bark, rope, vines and other natural materials, the instructor will guide you to make a one of a kind basket. We will explore different techniques, shapes and sizes and stretch the possibilities of basket making. Bring a snack, lunch and beverage. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Karrie Dunham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $65: 1 class $10 supply fee due at class Class 26702 Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/20-10/18 Class 26712 30 Sat 9:30am-2:30pm 10/25 No class 10/4 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Decorative & Fiber Arts A D U LT A D U LT NEW | Accessorize Your Fiber Creations with Polymer Clay Make your own buttons or earrings from polymer clay to go with that spectacular spun, woven, knitted and/or sewn garment. Blend colors to match even hand-dyed yarns or fabrics and create designs to compliment the garment. Bring your garment and fashion buttons, beads, earrings, pins and/or barrettes to embellish or wear with the garment. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as those who have work with polymer clay. Can enroll in this class with the one below, if desired, or both. Bring a lunch. INSTRUCTOR : Dotty Calabrese LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $87: 1 class $30 supply fee due at class NEW | Ergonomics for Spinners Time seems suspended when you’re at your spinning wheel. Hours melt away but stress and strain can be accumulating in your body. Spinning shouldn’t hurt! In this class you’ll learn what ergonomic risk factors are and where they exist in spinning at a wheel. Most importantly you’ll learn what to do to minimize them and early warning signs that could prevent an injury. Safer strategies for seating, balancing your spinning work and, of course, stretches will all be taught. Students must be able to spin a singles. INSTRUCTOR : Carson Demers LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $48: 1 class Class 26709 Sat 1:30pm-4:30pm 10/11 Class 26703 Sat 9:30am-5:30pm 9/27 A D U LT A D U LT NEW | Simulating Weave Structures with Polymer Clay Learn to create strips, transitional stripes, twill, herringbone, birdseye, ikat and shibori designs from polymer clay. Even learn to weave with it. You can use these designs to create buttons, beads, earrings, pins, and/or barrettes. Can enroll in this class with the one above, if desired, or both. Bring a lunch. INSTRUCTOR : Dotty Calabrese LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $87: 1 class $30 supply fee due at class NEW | Makers Series: Put a Hex in Your Basketry Explore a flexible sturdy open weave technique in colorful cane basketry. It’s amazing how strong this open structure is. Three fun projects to be completed in class: an iPad stand, a small hanging basket and an unusual triangular form. The hexagonal structure can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in materials of your choice to create stunning sculptures. Enjoy seeing how others have employed hex weave. Open your mind to working sculpturally or just create some useful gift items. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Class 26705 Sun 9:30am-5:30pm 9/28 INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Shapiro LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $48: 1 class $10 supply fee due at first class 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 challenging swatches and stitches. We’ll also look at ways to add movement to knitting to avoid stiffness and injuries caused by disuse. Class is appropriate for students who are comfortable with basic knit purl stitches. INSTRUCTOR : Carson Demers LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $48: 1 class Class 26607 Sun 9:30am-2:30pm 11/23 A D U LT NEW | Makers Series: Needle-felted Gifts and Ornaments Needle felting is a technique for creating small ornaments. Using colored wool, a foam pad, felting needles, and miniature wool cards you can create small animals and birds; shapes such as hearts and stars, even little gnomes and elves. This technique can be used to decorate pre-made felt and embellish wet-felted balls. Styrofoam balls can be covered with wet and dry-made felting to create fantastic tree ornaments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Class 26710 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 Sat 10:00am-3:30pm 12/6 31 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 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 orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie, teamwork and ensemble experience and working toward musical excellence. A suite of successively more advanced orchestral experiences culminates with the teen level Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra which will perform challenging music and accompany renowned guest artists. Concerts on December 17 and May 27. Request full information by calling (925) 943-5846. No pre-auditions; a seating audition will be held in early October. INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center A G E S 3 mos - 5 y rs Music Together A musical buffet! At any level of your child’s music development, whether newborn, toddler or preschooler, everything he/she needs for Basic Music Competence is laid out both in class and in materials used at home for them to sample, learn from and enjoy. Classes are mixed age--bring siblings together! (Siblings under 8 months by class start date attend free!). Winner of Bay Area Parent Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Music Program’. Now in its 25th year. Supply fee per family includes CDs, songbook and parent guide DVD. Call (925) 943-5846 to receive sibling discount. INSTRUCTOR : Music Together LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym YPO (AGES 9-13) $358: 36 classes Class 26421 Tue 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) $483: 36 classes Class 26790 Class 26791 Class 26792 Class 26788 Class 26789 Class 26794 Class 26795 Sat Sat Sat Mon Mon Tue Tue 9:15am-10:00am 10:15am-11:00am 11:15am-12:00pm 5:00pm-5:45pm 6:00pm-6:45pm 5:00pm-5:45pm 6:00pm-6:45pm 9/13-11/15 9/13-11/15 9/13-11/15 9/15-11/17 9/15-11/17 9/16-11/25 9/16-11/25 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 Join the Flock and soar with the East Bay’s only flute choir. Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better flutist. Prerequisite: three years playing experience, good rhythm, tone and sight-reading skills. Mid-year enrollment is possible. Please call (415) 200-6617 for audition to be scheduled by appointment only. Concerts are December 14 and May 28. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $375: 33 classes $68: 3 classes $43: Siblings over 8 months $15 supply fee per family due at first class Class 26846 Class 26847 Class 26848 Class 26849 Mon Tue Sat Sat 5:30pm-6:15pm 5:30pm-6:15pm 9:15am-10:00am 10:15am-11:00am 12/1-12/15 12/2-12/16 12/6-12/20 12/6-12/20 Class 26420 Tue 7:30pm-9:00pm 9/16-6/2 No class 11/11, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 4/7 32 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Music AGES 5-7 AGES 4-5 Music Together Big Kids Focusing on pre music-reading literacy, this research based program maintains a playful nature while teaching Sol fege, conducting, leadership skills, rhythm, awareness of pitch, graphic 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 and tonal foundation. Supply fee includes CDs, songbook, parent guide and more. Call (925) 943-5846 to receive sibling discount. INSTRUCTOR : Music Together LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $228: 10 classes $183: Siblings in Music Together $45 supply fee per family due at first class/ $10 sibling supply fee Petite Pianist-Parent/Child An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive environment. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $99: 9 classes $12 supply fee due at first class Class 26501 Tue 12:15pm-1:00pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 AGES 4-7 Intro to Suzuki Violin Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions, rhythms and respective behavior through games and songs. Begin to play simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method. Instruments discussed at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes Class 26798 Mon 3:45pm-4:45pm 9/15-11/17 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 colorful props, to make this a very special music time. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $84: 9 classes Class 26481 Mon 4:00pm-4:30pm 9/15-11/17 AGES 5 & up Intro to Suzuki Violin (Cont) Small group lessons with parent. Learn rhythm, games and 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. Class 26493 Tue 9:30am-10:00am 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 AGES 1-5 INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes Family Music A fun, mixed age music class that siblings can attend with a parent! Important musical concepts will be presented and 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 26505 Mon 3:30pm-4:00pm 9/15-11/17 Class 26494 Tue 10:15am-11:00am 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 $91: 10 classes Class 26495 Wed 10:30am-11:15am 9/17-11/19 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 33 Music AGES 5-7 AGES 6-9 Music for Homeschoolers In this fun and engaging class we develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers. Through singing and playing rhythm and Orff instruments, children will develop the coordination, concentration, and self-confidence necessary for future musical growth. Orff instruments include assorted glockenspiels, xylophones, and metallophones designed just for children. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes $22 supply fee due at first class Piano for Children Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice. LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz $108: 10 classes $8.50 supply fee due at first class Class 26490 Wed 4:30pm-5:20pm 9/17-11/19 INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans $108: 10 classes $8.50 supply fee due at first class Class 26504 Wed 9:30am-10:15am 9/17-11/19 Class 26491 Thu 4:00pm-4:50pm 9/18-11/20 AGES 5-8 AGES 6-9 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. INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes Piano for Children (Continued) 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 rhythms, so be prepared to have fun in this class! Students should register only once for this class. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans Class 26486 Mon 5:10pm-6:00pm 9/15-11/17 LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $108: 10 classes AGES 5-10 Class 26492 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. INSTRUCTOR : John Waller LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $117: 10 classes 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, fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be discussed first class. 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 Fri 3:30pm-4:15pm 9/19-11/21 34 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Music AGES 8-14 AGES 10 & up Piano for Homeschoolers Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $108: 10 classes $8.50 supply fee due at first class Intro to Fiddle Violin, Viola, and Cello students with two years of experience will draw on a range of fiddle styles, from Scottish, Irish, and Quebecois to American old-time and Scandinavian. Folk music is transmitted orally, and there will a special emphasis on learning music by ear. Students are encouraged to bring a recording device. INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes Class 26503 Wed 11:30am-12:15pm 9/17-11/19 AGES 9-14 Class 26499 Sat 11:00am-12:00pm 9/20-11/22 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 and single line melodic playing. Move on to ensemble playing and basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary. Note: nylon string classical guitar in appropriate size is required. INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $106: 9 classes AGES 10 & up Introduction to Ukulele If youâ€™ve never played the ukulele before and are interested in learning to strum basic chords to traditional folk songs, this class is for you. Focus is on building an introduction to the instrument, using easy beginning chords, playing the Hawaiian vamp and having fun. Students must bring their own ukulele to class. INSTRUCTOR : Staff Class 26488 Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm 9/16-11/18 LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class No class 11/11 Class 26500 AGES 10 & up Sat 1:00pm-1:50pm 9/20-11/22 Cello Ensemble The glorious sound of a cello choir and the resonance and mellow tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge audience hit. Work on ensemble playing, intonation and exploring the vast cello ensemble literature. At least one year private cello instruction or completion of Suzuki Book I is required. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $106: 9 classes AGES 10 & up NEW | Music Theory 101 Enjoy studying beginning chamber music through the Suzuki repertoire. Develop musical skills by listening and chamber ensemble playing with duos, trios, quartets. Classes will include skills to develop a strong rhythmic pulse, musical phrasing, and dynamics contrasting. Requirements: beginner to intermediate level student must be past Twinkle variations, Suzuki books I and II. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans Class 26489 Tue 8:35pm-9:20pm 9/16-11/18 LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes No class 11/11 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 special needs, jazz-improv, brass, percussion, string and woodwind instruments. Lessons are held in Civic Arts facilities. Visit www.arts-ed.org for a list of instructors and contact information. Instructors will make the individual lesson and payment arrangements. Scholarships available! Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information. www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 35 Music AGES 12-17 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! INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes A D U LT Listening to Music: Classical Period The â€˜Listening to Musicâ€™ series continues with the classical period, roughly 1750-1825. We will listen to music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and others. Material is presented via lecture, listening and class discussion. Come and join us! INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $70: 6 classes Class 26485 Mon 6:00pm-6:50pm 9/15-11/17 Class 26483 Fri 10:00am-12:00pm 10/10-11/14 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. INSTRUCTOR : Harry Best LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $117: 10 classes 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 instructor for in-class use. Flutes may also be purchased directly from instructor for at home use. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center Class 26506 Mon 7:30pm-8:30pm 9/15-11/17 $97: 10 classes Class 26497 AGES 14 & up Wed 11:30am-12:30pm 9/17-11/19 Guitar in a Flash for Adults 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 LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $117: 10 classes A D U LT Native American Flute (Continued) 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. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center Class 26487 Mon 7:00pm-8:00pm 9/15-11/17 $97: 10 classes Class 26498 36 Wed 12:30pm-1:30pm 9/17-11/19 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 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 AGES 3-4 Fri 11:30am-12:15pm 9/19-11/21 Pre-Ballet Winter Ballet Gala is a performance rich in holiday culture from around the world. The array of music and dance embraces the celebrations of all people and many countries. Holiday favorites will be featured both in the classical and contemporary styles. This dance event will embody the 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 cherished family ballet. Diablo Ballet professional dancers will perform along with students from the Civic Arts Education Dance Academy in the Levels Ballet II, III and Professional Training Program. All dancers in these programs are eligible to perform in this unique and enriching performance. No audition is necessary if in one of these CAE classes. Requirement will be attendance at rehearsals and a fee of $50. Performance dates are Friday, December 12, at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 13, at 2:00pm at Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek. INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes INSTRUCTOR : Tetyana Martyanova LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes Blend the discipline of ballet with the freedom of creative dance. Begin with basic positions and steps of ballet; then leap, spin and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may watch last session only. INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $88: 9 classes Class 26620 Tue 3:30pm-4:15pm 9/16-11/18 No class 11/11 Class 26621 Class 26622 Wed Wed 3:45pm-4:30pm 4:30pm-5:15pm 9/17-11/19 9/17-11/19 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 37 www.Arts-Ed.org | (925)943-5846 Dance AGES 3-10 AGES 7-10 Tap-Children Noisy, fun, irresistible and contagious, youth tap is an ideal introduction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting the young studentâ€™s musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. A series 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 Ballet I Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet. Each class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker. INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $88: 9 classes Class 26616 Tue 4:15pm-5:00pm 9/16-11/18 TINY TAPPERS (AGES 3-4) Class 26968 Thu 4:00pm-4:45pm 9/18-11/20 No class 11/11 INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center BEGINNING (AGES 5-7) Class 26969 Thu 4:45pm-5:30pm 9/18-11/20 $97: 10 classes Class 26614 Fri 4:30pm-5:15pm 9/19-11/21 BEGINNING (AGES 8-10) Class 26970 No class 10/2 Thu 5:30pm-6:15pm 9/18-11/20 INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes AGES 5-7 Pre-Ballet Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are new to dance at age 5-7 or who have completed one or two years in Pre-Ballet. LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Tetyana Martyanova $97: 10 classes Class 26615 Sat 9:45am-10:30am 9/20-11/22 AGES 7-11 Ballet II 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 alignment and will have an emphasis on vocabulary. Registration Class 26639 Wed 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. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan $97: 10 classes Class 26640 Fri 10:00am-10:45am 9/19-11/21 LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney $97: 10 classes $47 Monthly Payment Class 26392 3:45pm-4:30pm 9/19-11/21 Tue 5:00pm-6:00pm 9/2-6/9 Class 26641 Fri No class 11/11, 12/6, 12/23, 12/30, 4/7 INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed $47 Monthly Payment INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed $97: 10 classes Class 26642 Sat 11:45am-12:30pm 9/20-11/22 Class 26393 Sat 10:40am-11:40am 9/6-6/6 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. No class 11/29, 12/6, 12/27, 1/3, 1/17, 2/14, 4/11, 5/2, 5/23 38 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Dance AGES 7-11 ADVANCED INSTRUCTORS : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Graciela Acedo, Jazz/Hip Hop Come learn fun and funky dance moves! Learn to kick, leap and turn to the latest hip hop and pop music. Itâ€™s a high energy class with a strong emphasis on jazz technique. At the end of the session we will have a performance for friends and family. Jazz shoes required. INSTRUCTOR : Sarah DeBoer LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes Erin Leedom, Edward Stegge LOCATION Shadelands Art Cente & Studio D, Civic Park $390 Monthly Payment Class 26391 Mon 4:00pm-7:00pm 9/3-6/12 Wed 5:00pm-7:30pm Fri 4:00pm-7:00pm Sat 9:30am-12:30pm 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 Class 26617 Sat 12:45pm-1:45pm 9/13-11/22 A D U LT No class 10/4 Tap-Adult AGES 9-15 Ballet III Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum skills. This challenging class requires a commitment to regular attendance and adherence to the ballet attire. Meets two times per 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 $94 Monthly Payment Adult/teen tap is an ideal physical workout and artistic outlet in one! Our tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the beginning and advanced student alike. Includes a series of warmup exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations, which culminate in a routine set to music. 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 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 audition contact Rebecca Crowell Berke, Director at rebecca@ diablo ballet.org. Intermediate class meets three days per week; must attend all three days. Advanced class meets four days per week; must attend all four days. Please call for a brochure for more information. A D U LT Adult Ballet (Int) For students with some formal ballet training. Class includes a barre warm-up, center work, turns, jumps and leaps. Ballet shoes required. Proper ballet attire is not required. Wear something that fits close to the body. INSTRUCTOR : Ginger Megley LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park $115: 10 classes INTERMEDIATE INSTRUCTORS : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little, Edward Stegge LOCATION Shadelands Art Center & Studio D, Civic Park $179 Monthly Payment Class 26612 Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm 9/17-11/19 Class 26391 Mon 5:30pm-7:00pm 9/3-6/12 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. Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm Sat 12:30pm-2:30pm 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 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 The Youth Theatre Company engages children, K through high school in musical theatre performance and theatre education. call (925) 943-5846 for a YTC brochure or visit www.YouthTheatreCompany.org Class 26400 Fri 4:15pm-6:00pm 9/26-12/12 No class 10/31, 11/28 AGES 10-14 Junior Theatre 2014-15 This award-winning advanced group of young theater performers produces two large-scale productions a year. Junior Theatre is a schoolyear long program that works on the finer skills of dance, vocals, character development and production. Prior participation in Mini Kids and Kids Theatre is recommended. Call for audition and more information (925) 943-5846 or go to our website at www.YouthTheatreCompany.org. Auditions are 9/16 & 9/18. Performances are 1/24 & 1/25, 5/15 & 5/16. MTCA Los Angeles trip is 2/6-9. Orientation is 10/7, 6pm. $20 performance fee included in course fee. INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Bardellini LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $755: 57 classes AGES 5-6 Mini Kids Theatre Sing, dance and act to songs from your favorite musicals such as The Lion King, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Mary Poppins and more! Play games and dress up. Students will sing along and learn choreography. No experience necessary. Work with our Youth Theatre staff to learn the basics of the theatre. End the session with a performance for family and friends. Students will join Kids Theatre in a song and dance of their production and will delight in performing in several of their own musical numbers. No audition necessary. $10 performance fee included in course fee. INSTRUCTOR : Nicole Dial LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $206: 10 classes Class 26402 3:30pm-4:15pm 10/2-12/11 Tue, Thu 4:00pm-6:00pm 10/9-5/14 Class 26396 Thu No class 11/11, 11/27, 12/23, 12/25, 12/30, 1/1 No class 11/27 LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $206: 10 classes Class 26397 Fri 3:30pm-4:15pm 9/26-12/12 No class 10/31, 11/28 40 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org Calendar AGES 14-18 AGES 8-18 Teen Theatre 2014-15 Our oldest group of young theatre performers produces two musical events a year. This program works on the finer skills of dance, vocals, character development and production. Teens will act as role models and mentors for the Mini Kids Theatre and Kids Theatre. Prior participation in Mini Kids Theatre, Kids Theatre and Jr. Theatre is recommended. Call for audition and more information (925) 943-5846 or go to our website at www.YouthTheatreCompany.org. Auditions are 9/16 & 9/18. Orientation is 10/7, 7pm. Performances are 4/24 & 4/25. MTCA Los Angeles trip is 2/6-9. $20 performance fee included in course fee. INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Bardellini LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $940: 51 classes By the Kids, For the Kids This student produced/directed charity event will benefit the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation scholarship fund and the Monument Crisis Center. Students 8-18 will learn and perform numbers from popular musicals. Directors will be selected from among local high school students. Students enrich leadership and theatrical abilities. Enrollment is limited and must be done in advance. Parent approval required. Adult volunteers will oversee all activities. Civic Arts Education is donating space, equipment and support services. Tickets for the 10/5, 5pm, show may be purchased online for $10. LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $10: 11 classes Class 26533 Tue, Thu 5:30pm-7:00pm 8/28-10/2 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 Aug 12-Sept 30 The Creek Oct 23-Dec 18 Roberta Welburn-Milstead Exhibit, mixed media, City Hall 1st Floor Nov 15 Beginning in August, a largescale temporary installation at the construction site for 1500 Mt. Diablo is featuring Civic Arts students’ interpretation of Cathy Bowlan Swan Open House, Shadelands, 11:00 am-3:00pm Dec 5-7 Artists’ Market, Shadelands Dec 1 Registration for Winter classes begins Dec 11 & 12 Youth Theatre Company, Mini Kids and Kids Theatre performances, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, 7:00pm, Shadelands, tickets $10 Dec 12 & 13 life in Walnut Creek. Now, you can join us to view the original artwork featured at 1500 Mt. Diablo. The dates for viewing are Aug 12 - Sept 30. Join us for a reception featuring exhibition artists in person on Wednesday, August 20, 4:00-7:00pm at Shadelands. Aug 21-OCT 23 Winter Ballet Gala, Del Valle Theatre, Fri, 7:30pm; Sat, 2:00pm; tickets $16.75 general, $12 for groups of 10 or more. Dec 14 Jazz Band & Flock of Flutes Concert, Shadelands, 7:30pm, tickets $10 Dec 16 Lynn Glenn Exhibit, Mixed Media, City Hall 1st Floor Oct 5 YTC “By the Kids, for the Kids” performance, Shadelands, 5:00pm, tickets $10 Oct 16-Dec 18 Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Concert, Shadelands, 7:00pm, tickets $10 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 empower parents to manage sibling rivalry with more grace and ease. In this class, we’ll discuss short-term and long-term plans for keeping the peace. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of sibling conflicts, tools to prevent them and answers to those challenging questions about fairness, cooperation, compassion, intervention, ground rules, and ultimately, sibling friendships. INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Sklar LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class Mothers of Boys: Growing Boys into Men Mothers of boys have to ‘step up to the plate’ for their sons now more than ever before. With growing pressures to be super human at school and perfect gentlemen amid violent and sexy media messages, boys are at enormous risk. In this workshop, we’ll explore the unique mother-son relationship and learn what boys 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 Class 26806 Tue 9:00am-11:00am 9/23 $33: 1 class Class 26805 A D U LT Tue 9:00am-11:00am 11/18 Building Resilience for Lifelong Success Join a lively conversation about what it takes to prepare your child for the ups and downs of life. During this workshop, you’ll learn the key ingredients to raising children who can bounce back from challenges and know how to forge relationships that help them keep their heads up high. We will redefine success and gain a fresh perspective on emotional and social intelligence, authenticity, creativity, and innovation in this fast paced, high-tech society. INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Sklar LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class A D U LT Yoga for Preschool Parents Instructor, Karen Quesada, will lead a yoga class designed for busy parents. This class during preschool hours will help parents build community while relieving stress and building fitness. Designed for all levels, the class emphasizes body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination in one workout. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $102: 10 classes Class 26809 Tue 9:00am-11:00am 10/21 Thu 8:45am-9:45am 9/18-11/20 Class 26807 42 (925)943-5846 | www.Arts-Ed.org 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: Shira Bachman Anna Reck Julia McLeod Drawing/Painting/Printmaking Scholars: 8th grade and under: 9th - 12th grad: Adult/College/Other: Music Scholars: 5th grade and under: 6th - 8th grade: 9th - 12th grade: Anna Ravid Nyah Santiago Adah Forer Music Honorable Mention Awards: 5th grade and under: 5th grade and under: 6th - 8th grade: Lia Kim Aaron Zheng 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 HEALTH & FITNESS 48 50-52 Youth Adults 50+ 48-50 Adults SPORTS 66-68 Youth 68, 69 Adults AQUATICS 70-75 Youth 70-75 Adults TENNIS 77 76 GOLF 78 68, 78 Youth Adults Youth Adults PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 53 54 54-55 Youth Adults Adults 50+ SOCIAL DANCE 56 57 Youth Adults 50+ 56-57 Adults SPECIALIZED RECREATION 79 79 Youth 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 emotional health, create memories, strengthen families, create community, foster human development, and reduce stress. We truly have something for everyone. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 58-59 Youth MARTIAL ARTS 60-61 Youth 60-61 Adults FOOD & COOKING 61-62 Youth 62-64 Adults DOG/PET CARE 65 Adults ADULTS 50+ 80-84 Adults 50+ OPEN SPACE 85-87 Youth 85-87 Adults PRESCHOOL 42 Youth ? www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)938-7529 47 Health & Fitness HEALTH & FITNESS AGES 1 1/2-3 AGES 6-11 Gymnastics-Parent/Child This popular class, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance your child’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is on movement, rolling, climbing, hanging and jumping. Parent participation required. INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $101: 7 classes Rhythmic Gymnastics-Class This class is designed to introduce your child to the basics skills of rhythmic gymnastics. Rhythmic gymnastics combines the elegance of dance and ballet with the use of apparatus; ball, ribbon, hoop and rope. Children will be taught skills in order to attain flexibility, strength and coordination. Campers will enjoy different games and activities incorporating their new skills. The class will be fun and non-competitive, yet challenge your child. INSTRUCTOR : Anastasia Torba LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $99: 8 classes Class 26423 No class 9/9 Tue 9:30am-10:15am 9/2-10/21 $87: 6 classes Class 26424 Tue 9:30am-10:15am 10/28-12/9 Class 26565 Fri 5:00pm-6:00pm 9/5-10/24 No class 11/11 $63: 5 classes Class 26566 AGES 3-5 Fri 5:00pm-6:00pm 11/7-12/12 No class 11/28 Gymnastics-Preschool Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength, coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning gymnastics skills and equipment use. INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $101: 7 classes A D U LT Adi-Yoga “Open Gate” ‘Adi’ means primal, original, or source. Adi-Yoga is an authentic classical hatha yoga that brings together restorative meditative movement (Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), and mindfulness practices (Meditation). Adi-Yoga helps cultivate present-moment awareness, reduce daily stress and improve your sense of well-being. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $171: 14 classes Class 26425 No class 9/9 Tue Tue 10:15am-11:00am 11:00am-11:45am 9/2-10/21 9/2-10/21 Class 26426 No class 9/9 $87: 6 classes Class 26427 Class 26428 Tue Tue 10:15am-11:00am 11:00am-11:45am 10/28-12/9 10/28-12/9 Class 26716 Mon 7:00pm-8:15pm 9/8-12/8 No class 11/11 No class 11/11 LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $159: 13 classes Class 26714 Class 26715 Thu Thu 9:30am-10:45am 5:30pm-6:45pm 9/11-12/11 9/11-12/11 No class 11/27 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. Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours before class. INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $102: 10 classes Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement This class is for anyone who wants to move well and feel fantastic. Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function, coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and brain to feel younger, stronger and fit! Slow, easy movements progress to complex active movements. Please dress comfortably and bring a big towel and pillow. INSTRUCTOR : Sensible Movement LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center Class 26764 Mon 7:00pm-8:00pm 9/15-11/17 $111: 9 classes Class 26571 $93: 9 classes Thu 3:30pm-4:30pm 9/4-10/30 Class 26767 Sat 10:35am-11:35am 9/20-11/22 $63: 5 classes No class 10/11 $39: 3 classes Class 26596 Thu 3:30pm-4:30pm 11/13-12/18 No class 11/27 Class 26768 Mon 7:00pm-8:00pm 12/1-12/15 A D U LT $27: 2 classes Tai Chi & Chi Kung 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 in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. 9/17-11/19 INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park $63: 6 classes Class 26770 Sat INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $102: 10 classes Class 26765 Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm $39: 3 classes Class 26769 Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm 12/3-12/17 Class 26647 Class 26648 Thu Sat 9:00am-10:15am 9:00am-10:15am 9/4-10/9 9/6-10/11 INSTRUCTOR : Marianne Haynes LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $115: 10 classes A D U LT U-Jam Fitness 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 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 $123: 12 classes Class 26766 Fri 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 flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $183: 15 classes Class 26626 Sat 10:30am-11:30am 9/13-12/6 No class 11/29 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 Class 26842 Mon Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm 1:30pm-2:30pm 9/8-10/13 11/10-12/15 A D U LT S 5 0 + Walk For Life A D U LT Zumba 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. INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $129: 14 classes Walk For Life© ...This innovative program, based on the Feldenkrais Method©, was created by Ruthy Alon, Feldenkrais Teacher since 1965. Tancha McKnight is a Guild Certified 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 experience. Walking increases our flexibility, strength and stamina, and can be one of life’s great pleasures. This will be both an indoor and outdoor class and involves the use of walking poles. 7:30pm-8:30pm 7:30pm-8:30pm 9/16-12/23 9/11-12/18 INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $48: 1 class Class 26601 Class 26602 Tue Thu No class 11/11 No class 11/27 Class 26338 Class 26339 Class 26844 Class 26845 Sat Sat Sat Sat 9:30am-1:00pm 9:30am-1:00pm 9:30am-1:00pm 9:30am-1:00pm 9/6 10/4 11/8 12/6 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 10:15am-11:15am 9/4-12/18 No Class 11/27 50 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 + A D U LT S 5 0 + Seniorcise Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility, strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance. Muscle toning with light weights. Bring a pair of 1 to 3 lb hand weights and come exercise to your favorite hits from big band through 1960s music. INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $80: 14 classes Modern Dance Explore a world of movement in a safe, non-competitive environment. Explore music, rhythm, simple combinations, improvisation and dance basics. Together we create meaningful experiences that honor your uniqueness, individuality, creative power and potential. Introduction to modern dance basics including gentle warm-up, centering, building a dance vocabulary, 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 3:00pm-4:00pm 3:00pm-4:00pm 9/8-12/8 9/3-12/10 movement n a safe, non-competitive environment. Explore music, rhythm, choreography, improvisation and partnering all while honoring your creative process. Some dance experience required for the intermediate class. Class 26320 Class 26321 Mon Wed No class 11/26 A D U LT S 5 0 + INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Simon LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym Zumba for Beginners Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fun experience. You’ll forget you’re exercising! Come check it out. INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $38: 7 classes Beginning $147: 12 classes Class 26332 Wed 11:00am-12:15pm 9/24-12/17 no class 11/26 Intermediate $147: 12 classes Class 26329 Class 26832 Tue Tue 11:00am-11:45am 11:00am-11:45am 9/2-10/14 10/21-12/9 Class 26333 Wed 12:30pm-1:45pm 9/24-12/17 no class 11/26 No class 11/11 LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $38: 7 classes A D U LT S 5 0 + Class 26327 Class 26330 Wed Wed 1:45pm-2:30pm 1:45pm-2:30pm 9/3-10/15 10/22-12/10 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 is an enjoyable way to keep fit, reduce stress, gain flexibility, youthfulness and a positive mental attitude. These gentle exercises 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 No class 11/26 LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $38: 7 classes Class 26328 Class 26831 Fri Fri 1:45pm-2:30pm 1:45pm-2:30pm 9/5-10/17 10/24-12/12 no class 11/28 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! Qigong Centre. INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $87: 7 classes Class 26318 Class 26319 Mon Mon 10:15am-11:15am 10:15am-11:15am 9/8-10/20 10/27-12/8 51 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 + Form. Master Adam Wallace is a senior student of internationally renowned Master Michael Tse, and is certified with over 25 years of experience in affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre. INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $87: 7 classes Gentle Exercise Increase your mobility, vitality and well-being . Improve your flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone your muscles with easy strength exercises. Get in touch with your body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep breathing. This class is designed to accommodate all, from the fit to the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing. Come, and have fun! INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $33: 4 classes Class 26322 Class 26323 Mon Mon 9:00am-10:00am 9:00am-10:00am 9/8-10/20 10/27-12/8 A D U LT S 5 0 + Gentle Yoga It is never too late to begin yoga. Each individual will develop a 9/5-9/26 unique yoga practice modifying it to fit their specific needs. The focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to enhance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart 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) 462-5285. INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Class 26302 Fri 1:00pm-2:00pm $41: 5 classes Class 26303 Fri 1:00pm-2:00pm 10/3-10/31 $49: 6 classes Class 26304 Fri 1:00pm-2:00pm 11/7-12/19 No Class 11/28 A D U LT S 5 0 + $123: 15 classes 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 Class 26306 Class 26305 Tue Thu 11:00am-12:15pm 8:45am-10:00am 9/2-12/16 9/4-12/18 no class 11/11 No class 11/27 52 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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 $133: 8 classes $48 supply fee due at first class AGES 1 1/2-3 1/2 Class 26833 Class 26834 Class 26835 Thu Thu Thu 3:00pm-4:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 5:00pm-6:00pm 9/11-11/13 9/11-11/13 9/25-10/30 Little Lits This class emphasizes early literacy in children to prepare them for a lifelong love of reading. Theme-based sessions introduce vital language and pre-reading skills through wonderful read-alouds, 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 interactive class for young children. A parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings. INSTRUCTOR : Meera Sriram LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $100: 8 classes No class 9/18, 11/6 No class 9/18, 11/6 No class 9/18, 11/6 AGES 7-12 Chess Class-Advanced Class designed for kids who know the basic strategies and want to improve their skills and rating. Each 90-minute class consists of thorough instructions, rated tournament games as well as analysis and blitz games. Students will learn techniques from famous games played by world champions. All participants receive trophies at the last class. INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy Class 26649 Tue 10:00am-10:45am 9/30-11/25 No class 11/11 AGES 3-5 LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $188: 10 classes Spanish Immersion Preschool Children will learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and 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 fun activities. . INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $201: 6 classes $7 supply fee due at first class Class 26810 Tue 6:00pm-7:30pm 9/23-12/9 No class 11/11. AGES 10-15 Babysitting for Beginners Learn the skills needed to be a trusted and responsible babysitter. Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline, how to get jobs, and ways to make babysitting fun for you and 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 Class 26567 Class 26569 Class 26568 Class 26570 Wed Thu Wed Thu 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 9/3-10/15 9/4-10/16 10/22-12/3 10/23-12/4 No class 9/17 No class 9/18 No class 11/26 No class 11/27 LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $51: 1 class Class 26419 Sun 9:00am-2:30pm 10/12 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 53 Personal Enrichment A D U LT A D U LT CPR & First Aid Combo Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are good for two years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing. INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center $65: 1 class $10 supply fee due at class Introduction to Mindfulness This one time Introduction to Mindfulness class highlights how to use deep breathing techniques to reduce stress while also increasing awareness of our minds and bodies. INSTRUCTOR : Joree Rosenblatt LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $27: 1 class Class 26658 Wed 12:00pm-1:30pm 9/10 Class 26652 Class 26653 Class 26654 Class 26655 Sat Sat Sat Sat 9:00am-4:00pm 9:00am-4:00pm 9:00am-4:00pm 9:00am-4:00pm 9/13 10/11 11/15 12/6 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 amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced 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. INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Fraga LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $43: 4 classes Lab Fee due at first class-$9 for game card Fundamentals of Mindfulness 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 techniques, it has been scientifically proven to increase a mind/ body connection, empathy, compassion and gratitude, and overall quality of living. This six-week course teaches practical tools for how to reduce stress and anxiety and cultivate the awareness to live your life with attention and intention. INSTRUCTOR : Joree Rosenblatt LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $99: 6 classes Class 26313 Class 26539 Class 26540 Tue Tue Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm 9/2-9/23 9/30-10/21 10/28-11/25 No class 11/11 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 Do the television shows American Pickers, Storage Wars, or Extreme Couponing pique your interest? Would you like to learn how to save money locally and on-line but donâ€™t know where to start? This workshop provides you with an overview of thrift shopping, couponing and on-line sites which will arm you with the tools needed to begin your bargain shopping and treasure hunts. Participant needs to know how to navigate the Internet on a beginner basis. INSTRUCTOR : Debbie Carmel LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $28: 1 class Mental fitness for fun. Keep your mental fitness at capacity with interesting topics, focused discussion, word puzzles (learn to make and to solve), multi-media and more. Use both right-brain and left-brain activities and all your senses to stimulate the brain. Youâ€™ll start by creating a Mind Map and adding to it as the class progresses. INSTRUCTOR : JoAnn M. Adams LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $68: 13 classes Class 26331 Tue 10:00am-11:30am 9/2-12/9 No Class 11/11, 11/25 Class 26966 Class 26967 Tue Wed 10:00am-12:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm 9/9 10/1 54 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Personal Enrichment A D U LT S 5 0 + A D U LT S 5 0 + The Gifts of Aging We will explore elderhood from many perspectives within the context of aging. We all have certain insights, potentials, and expectations as well as experiences, opportunities, and growth that help define our process of aging. So, what’s it like living in elderhood? It is a time to grow-as someone once said-in “Age, Wisdom and Grace.” This is your opportunity to explore your unique aging experiences and to metabolize those experiences for the wisdom to be found there. The class will help accelerate that process through input, discussion, sharing, and readings in a safe, quiet place for reflective insight. We will also explore aging using models from Maslow, Erickson, Eberle, and Cohen. INSTRUCTOR : Roger Desmarais LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $91: 6 classes Bridge Class Learn to play bridge or learn to be a better player in a friendly, relaxed, atmosphere by enrolling in one of four bridge courses offered throughout the year. New players should begin with the Club Series class offered in the Fall. Whether you are interested in playing bridge just for fun or are interested in serious competition, these classes will improve your game. This bridge class focuses on the Club Series. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of the game of bridge, with emphasis on modern bidding concepts. Sufficient elements of play and defense are included to allow students to play hands right away. This course is also useful to current players who want to improve their bidding skills. Text: Bidding in the 21st Century available to purchase in class for approximately $20. INSTRUCTOR : Lawrence W. Miller, American Contract Bridge Class 26324 Wed 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 A D U LT S 5 0 + Surfing the Web Tech Buddies Computer instruction for both the beginning and advanced beginning student. The first class will consist of a two-hour group lesson and your second class will consist of a one-hour private lesson with the instructor. Your private lesson will be scheduled during the normal class meeting time and will take place either 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. INSTRUCTOR : Martha D. Strizich LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library $53: 2 classes The Internet is an amazing resource that allows us to access information about anything we want, any time we want it. This class will help you start exploring the Internet-finding sites that interest you and navigating those sites to find the information you’re looking for. Topics include search engines and web browsers, using bookmarks, downloading programs and files, and how to use the Internet for online shopping or banking. 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 document, add, delete and move text around, change fonts, save and print. Once you master the basics you will be on your way to 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 attachments to emails, create a contact list, and download files and photos. We’ll also talk about how to keep your email inbox uncluttered by organizing mail into folders and getting rid of unwanted mail. Bring your user name and password to class if you already have an email account. Class 26856 Tue 10:00am-12:00pm 9/2-9/9 All About iPads Do you have an iPad but aren’t sure what to do with it yet? Come and learn how to navigate your new iPad, and find out how it’s different from a laptop computer. Other topics include using the touch screen, what apps are and how to get them, and using your iPad to read ebooks. Students must provide their own iPad and know their account name and password. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Class 26859 Tue 10:00am-12:00pm 10/14-10/21 55 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 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 AGES 6-18 should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $67: 8 classes Baton Twirling and Dance 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! INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym Tahitian Ahuro’a Women Class 26778 Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm 9/17-11/19 No class 10/8, 11/12 Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg) Class 26779 Wed 7:30pm-8:30pm 9/17-11/19 No class 10/8, 11/12 Beg/New Students $66: 9 classes 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 Class 26697 Thu $48: 6 classes Class 26700 Thu 4:00pm-4:45pm 11/6-12/18 Tahitian III Women and Men (Adv)* Class 26781 Wed 9:15pm-10:00pm 9/17-11/19 No class 10/8, 11/12 No class 11/27 Int/Advanced Students $99: 9 classes *Registration by instructor invitation only LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $67: 6 classes Class 26698 Thu 4:45pm-6:00pm 9/4-10/30 $63: 6 classes Tahitian Drumming/Music 4:45pm-6:00pm 11/6-12/18 Class 26777 Sat 9:30am-10:30am 9/20-11/1 No class 10/4 Class 26701 Thu No class 11/27 56 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Social Dance A D U LT A D U LT All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa Have a great time and learn foxtrot, jitterbug, cha-cha, waltz, swing, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy, smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and prepare you for any dance party or wedding. We change partners so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome. INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $84: 6 classes Line Dance The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with many returning dancers. It is designed for both the beginning line dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn how to line dance and review dances being taught in the area. New dancers welcome. The first part of the class is devoted to introductory dances. Intermediate class is for the improving and experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review the classics. Dances will reflect the interest and ability of the class. INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti 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) A D U LT Class 26460 Class 26461 Wed Wed 5:30pm-7:00pm 5:30pm-7:00pm 9/3-10/22 10/29-12/10 Argentine Tango Argentine Tango is very popular in the Bay Area, one of the most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world. Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals, technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most challenging of all dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes. INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $63: 6 classes No class 10/1, 10/8 No class 11/26 Line Dance (Int) Class 26462 Class 26463 Wed Wed 7:00pm-9:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm 9/3-10/22 10/29-12/10 No class 10/1, 10/8 No class 11/26 A D U LT Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance For those who want to experience Salsa and any Latin dance. 9/4-10/9 Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed instruction 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 Argentine Tango (Beg) Class 26627 Thu 7:30pm-8:30pm Argentine Tango (Int) Class 26629 Thu 8:30pm-9:30pm A D U LT Belly Dance for Fun and Fitness! 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, fluidity and empowerment. Wear workout attire or loose clothing, dance slippers or bare feet. INSTRUCTOR : Cheryl A. Minton LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $69: 6 classes $63: 6 classes Class 26631 Thu 6:30pm-7:30pm 9/4-10/9 A D U LT S 5 0 + Tuesday Line Dance Join us for an afternoon of fun and exercise while learning popular line dances. This class is designed for students of all levels; both the student who is new to line dancing or hasnâ€™t danced for some time as well as the experienced dancer. Class 26836 Class 26837 Mon Mon 12:15pm-1:15pm 12:15pm-1:15pm 9/15-10/20 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 No class 1/1. Mon- Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 12/29-1/2 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 AGES 2-3 LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $83: 4 classes Animal Hide & Seek Who hides in a tree? Who hides under a rock? Meet live museum animals. Discover the wonder of animals through activities, songs, and movement. Parent participation required. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $51: 4 classes Class 26695 Tue 1:00pm-2:15pm 10/7-10/28 AGES 4-5 Animals on the Move Digging, climbing, grabbing, running. Discover the many ways animals move. Meet animal ambassadors. Includes hands-on 10/8-10/29 activities, science exploration and games just for kids beginning their school experience. Adult attendance not required. Class 26693 Wed 10:30am-11:15am AGES 2-3 INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $63: 3 classes 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 26696 Tue 1:00pm-2:15pm 9/16-9/30 Class 26694 Wed 10:30am-11:15am 9/17-10/1 58 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Science & Technology AGES 7-11 AGES 7-13 Inventorâ€™s Academy Camp Each day campers are given a series of challenges they must overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all-their minds. The camp involves a team-based approach to solving problems but will also include projects like building your own light saber, rocket launcher and more. Discover and create! $15 supply fee due at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $193: 4 classes $15 supply fee due at first class Video Game Design Camp: Advanced Skills Young Game Designers will learn new design techniques including multiple character animations and movement options, platform style games and multiple game genres. Students will animate their characters and lead them through multiple level platform games, based on an original concept designed by the students. INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $191: 4 classes Class 26691 No class 1/1 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:30pm 12/29-1/2 Class 26840 No class 1/1 Mon- Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 12/29-1/2 AGES 8-13 AGES 7-12 Beginning Game Design Design your own original video game worlds with Beginning Game Design! This class takes the student from the role of player to creator, allowing the student to develop original and unique video games to share with family and friends. Students will learn how to use software and will develop characters and plot. The students will bring their characters to life through Multimedia Fusion 2 and create a basic video game, which will be available at the end of class. INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $127: 8 classes Tech Builderâ€™s App Design Camp The Freshi Media App Design class is a fun and exciting introduction for students who want to learn different aspects of computer based app design. Utilizing Multimedia Fusion 2 software, students work closely with instructors to create individual computer based apps. Students will complete one app project, which combines their individual projects into one computer based interactive app. Students will combine fun game based apps and practical utility apps into their final project. INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $191: 4 classes Class 26605 3:30pm-4:45pm 9/24-11/12 No class 1/1 Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:30pm 12/29-1/2 Class 26690 Wed www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 59 Martial Arts MARTIAL ARTS AGES 3-6 AGES 7-12 Tiny Tigers Karate This program is a good base for your childâ€™s journey into martial arts. Each week is themed and focuses on specific skills in a fun learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over five years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into groups based on age if necessary. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35. INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics $80: 7 classes Karate Kids All of our Karate Kids are taught in a professional facility dedicated to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises your child will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35. INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics $94: 7 classes Class 26546 Class 26547 Class 26548 Class 26549 Class 26551 Mon Tue Thu Mon Thu 6:00pm-6:30pm 3:30pm-4:00pm 5:00pm-5:30pm 6:00pm-6:30pm 5:00pm-5:30pm 9/8-10/20 9/9-10/21 9/11-10/23 10/27-12/15 10/30-12/18 Class 26552 Class 26553 Class 26554 Mon Tue Mon 4:00pm-4:45pm 6:30pm-7:15pm 4:00pm-4:45pm 9/8-10/20 9/9-10/21 10/27-12/15 No class 11/24 $81: 6 classes No class 11/24 No class 11/27 $69: 6 classes Class 26555 Tue 6:30pm-7:15pm 10/28-12/16 No class 11/11, 11/27 Class 26550 Tue 3:30pm-4:00pm 10/28-12/16 No class 11/11, 11/25 60 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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 FOOD & COOKING Class 26678 Class 26679 Fri Fri 5:30pm-6:15pm 5:30pm-6:15pm 9/5-10/17 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 combining five traditions: Tae-Kwon-Do, Shotokan, Aikido, Judo and Jujitsu. Emphasis is on physical conditioning, character development and technique perfection. “A cutting edge black belt is not something you earn; it’s something you become.” INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $87: 7 classes AGES 4-12 We Teach Your Kids to Cook In this fun class, Chef Lynda and her staff guide children in learning how to make recipes the entire family will enjoy. Young chefs learn the basics of nutrition, grocery shopping, reading food labels, food- and knife-safety, and the importance of proper cleanup. Children learn how to make delicious, healthy food that builds self- esteem and supports their bodies. Family and friends will be clamoring to book a seat at your table to sample your young chef’s creations. Two recipes made each class. Class 26672 Class 26674 Class 26675 Tue Fri Fri 5:30pm-6:30pm 6:30pm-7:30pm 6:30pm-7:30pm 9/2-10/14 9/5-10/17 10/24-12/19 INSTRUCTOR : Cooking with Kids Foundation LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $171: 3 classes $15 supply fee due at first class No class 10/31,11/28 $99: 8 classes Class 26650 Class 26651 5:30pm-6:30pm 10:00am-11:30am 10/21-12/16 10/25-12/20 AGES 6-12 Mon Mon 1:30pm-3:00pm 4:00pm-5:30pm 10/20-11/3 10/20-11/3 ages 4-5 ages 6-12 Class 26673 Class 26677 Tue Sat No class 11/11 No class 11/28 $75: 6 classes Rainbow Chef: Now That’s Gross In this very fun and innovative class learn to make the most yummy foods with grossest names like: worms in mud-chocolate Class 26676 Sat 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 No class 9/13 Class 26818 Tue 3:30pm-4:30pm 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 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm 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, AGES 6-12 Vietnamese and Thai cuisine and make them healthier and more 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 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 26812 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/8 Class 26817 Tue 3:30pm-4:30pm 9/2-10/21 A D U LT No class 9/16 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 chips, let’s make your own special hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, and snacks to serve at your holiday party. We will mix and match ingredients and techniques from all cuisines and prepare both savory and sweet one-bite size offerings. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class A D U LT Curry Workshop Asian curries have had much Indian influence with spices such as cumin and coriander. But natives have added a number of local 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 $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class Class 26771 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm 12/17 Class 26814 62 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/22 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Food & Cooking A D U LT A D U LT Indonesian Cooking The cooking of the “Spice Islands” fills with aromatic flavors and fresh tropical fruits, herbs and vegetables. Join us in cooking popular Indonesian meals for our dinner. Learn to use Indonesian herbs and spices and preparing delicious dishes with unusual techniques, such as assorted satay, gado gado, peanut sauce, dried beef curry, grilled fish, and fresh tropical fruit salad. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class Peruvian Classics and a Modern Dessert Fish ceviche, the “presentation card” of Peruvian cuisine will be your appetizer: simple, fresh, delicious. Aji de Gallina, also eaten by the Incas since pre-Columbian times will be the entree today: a fusion with Creole culture. The addition of cheese and nuts to this native dish seasoned with ‘Aji Amarillo (chili pepper) the soul of Peruvian food, gently blend into a delicious sauce of Spanish 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 26811 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm 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 Japanese fresh and light to our meals in making sashimi, sushi, and nigiri. We will prepare five popular Japanese dishes for our dinner each night, for example yakitori, sukiyaki, teriyaki, sushi, miso soup. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $160: 4 classes $45 supply fee due at first class Class 26708 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/3 A D U LT Peruvian Sandwiches The Butifarra-ubiquitous without translation: a crispy roll, perfectly seasoned turkey, gravy, lettuce, and a varied choice of sauces: criollo sauce, mayonnaise, aji amarillo, aji mayonnaise, mustard, and the like. Enjoy the brightly colored, triple decker sandwiches, invariable for afternoon tea, with a unique combo of avocado, egg, and tomato. And two delicious Peruvian olive sandwiches with different flavor variations. Class 26773 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm 11/13-12/11 INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at class 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 a deliciously different taste and presentation, and an apple and quince sauce, steamed with Pisco. Your dessert: non-oven layered chocolate torte; beautiful and exquisite. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at first class Class 26816 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm 11/5 A D U LT Peruvian, Chinese and Italian Fusions Class begins with Parmesan Shrimp baked in a shell the original way, with drops of Tabasco and Pisco beneath the “cheese au gratin.” It’s difficult to have just one. Your entree is Lomo Saltado (sauteed beef). Its traditional AJI flavoring and twist of soy sauce makes this meat and potato dish a family favorite all over Peru, accompanied with Rice “Peruvian.” Dessert: a Pisco Sour and Coconut Tart, also enhanced by the flavor of our national brandy, the Pisco. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at first class Class 26706 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm 12/10 Class 26704 Fri 6:30pm-9:30pm 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 Fri 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/26 A D U LT A D U LT Plant-strong: How to Thrive on a plant-based diet This class will address the benefits of a plant-based diet, how to create nourishing meal plans, and practical steps to preparing delicious vegetarian meals. Great for someone who cooks for a family member who is vegetarian or vegan, wants to add more vegetables to their plate, or desires to transition to more of a 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 Vegetarian Thai Cooking series Using recipes from his book Buddha’s Table, Chat Mingkwan, chef, instructor, and author, offers a hands-on cooking class to explore the use of Thai plant-base ingredients. We will convert popular Thai dishes into delicious vegetarian meals. Learn to use exotic Thai herbs, spices, and seasonings with local fresh garden ingredients. Let’s get healthy together and add this type of cooking to your vegetarian repertoire. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $160: 4 classes $45 supply fee due at first class Class 26813 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/9-9/30 Class 26657 Tue 7:00pm-9:00pm 9/23-10/14 A D U LT Vietnamese Cooking Series Let’s explore what makes Vietnamese cuisine so popular! Vietnamese cuisine has an East-meets-West combination of subtle tastes and flavors. Plus, while Asian food is generally healthy, Vietnamese is at the forefront. You’ll learn to use fresh herbs, such as Vietnamese mint-rau ram, basil-rau que, ngo gai, and pick up simple techniques in preparing popular Vietnamese dishes such as lemongrass chicken, hot and sour seafood soup, clay pot, shrimp fresh spring rolls, green mango salad, and more. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $160: 4 classes $45 supply fee due at first class A D U LT Quick and Healthy Meals from Costco and Trader Joe’s Have you decided that you want to eat healthier? Want some great ideas and easy recipes to make it easier? Discover products you can simply “heat and eat,” as well as how to use a few ingredients to create delicious, healthy meals fast. You will leave with specific 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 $41: 1 class $7 supply fee due at first class Class 26774 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm 10/16-11/6 Class 26808 64 Thu 7:00pm-9:30pm 9/18 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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 Class 26644 Tue Tue 6:15pm-7:00pm 6:15pm-7:00pm 9/9-10/14 10/21-12/9 *First class 9/9 and 10/14 meet at Civic Park Community Center. 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 leash, sit and stay, come when called, not bolt through doors, not jump up, behave when groomed or examined, and more. With these skills your dog will have a more meaningful existence, will be handy around the house, and will be a welcome part of society. The first class is mandatory, and owners should come without their dog. Suitable for dogs 4-months and older. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center * $133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class NEW | Pet First Aid and CPR for dogs and cats The PetTech First Aid and CPR class is a comprehensive course. Through lecture, demonstration and hands on participation, students learn Pet First Aid, gain assessment tools, and learn how to- handle emergency situations; CPR; control bleeding; care for insect bites and stings; the signs of heatstroke, frost nip and frost bite and appropriate care; choking, vomiting, shock and more. Participants receive a handbook and certification upon successful completion. No pets please, demo dogs provided. INSTRUCTOR : Beverly Davis LOCATION Hildebrand Room, Heather Farm Community Center $103: 1 class Class 26633 Center. Class 26634 Tue 7:15pm-8:00pm 9/9-10/14 *First class 9/9 and 10/14 class meet at Civic Park Community Tue 7:15pm-8:00pm 10/21-12/9 Class 26957 Class 26958 Sat Sat 9:00am-2:00pm 10/4 9:00am-2:00pm 11/8 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 Class 26578 Class 26579 Class 26580 Mon Mon Thu Thu 9:30am-10:00am 5:15pm-5:45pm 10:10am-10:40am 5:50pm-6:20pm 9/15-11/3 9/15-11/3 9/25-11/13 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 AGES 2-3 1/2 Pre Soccer Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes Parent & Me Soccer 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 Class 26582 Class 26583 Class 26584 Class 26585 Class 26586 Class 26587 Mon Mon Mon Thu Thu Thu 10:00am-10:35am 3:10pm-3:45pm 5:45pm-6:20pm 10:40am-11:15am 3:40pm-4:15pm 6:20pm-6:55pm 9/15-11/3 9/15-11/3 9/15-11/3 9/25-11/13 9/25-11/13 9/25-11/13 Class 26572 Class 26573 Class 26574 Mon Thu Thu 10:45am-11:15am 9:30am-10:00am 5:10pm-5:40pm 9/15-11/3 9/25-11/13 9/25-11/13 LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes $109: 8 classes Class 26588 11:00am-11:30am 11:35am-12:05pm 9/20-11/15 9/20-11/15 Class 26589 Sat Sat 9:30am-10:05am 10:05am-10:40am 9/20-11/15 9/20-11/15 Class 26575 Class 26576 Sat Sat No class 10/4 No class 10/4 No class 10/4 No class 10/4 66 (925)256-3531 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Sports AGES 5-6 AGES 1 1/2-3 Soccer 1 Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense, and more. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes Wee Hoop -Dribblers This parent-interactive class develops gross motor skills and coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop listening skills. Parent participation required. Participants will need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $7. INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop Class 26590 Class 26591 Class 26592 Mon Mon Thu 3:45pm-4:30pm 6:20pm-7:05pm 4:15pm-5:00pm 9/15-11/3 9/15-11/3 9/25-11/13 LOCATION Court 3, Tice Valley Gymnasium $78: 5 classes Class 26680 Class 26681 Tue Tue 10:00am-10:35am 10:00am-10:35am 9/9-10/7 10/21-11/18 LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes AGES 4-5 Class 26593 Sat 10:40am-11:25am 9/20-11/15 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 learning basic rules of the game. The activities in this class will encourage teamwork and new friendships. Participants need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $7. INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop LOCATION Court 3, Tice Valley Gymnasium $78: 5 classes No class 10/4 AGES 7-10 Soccer Skillz and Scrimmages Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class will focus on scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels are welcome. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes Class 26684 Class 26685 Tue Tue 10:40am-11:25am 10:40am-11:25am 9/9-10/7 10/21-11/18 Class 26594 Mon 4:30pm-5:15pm 9/15-11/3 AGES 2-4 LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes Fitness and Sports with JumpBunch JumpBunch is a fun, structured program that introduces children 9/20-11/15 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. Class 26595 Sat 11:25am-12:10pm No class 10/4. KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, INSTRUCTOR : JumpBunch LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $51: 4 classes please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 Â˝ hour prior to your class start time or download the Kids Love Soccer app. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during 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. Class 26562 Class 26563 Class 26564 Wed Wed Wed 11:45am-12:15pm 11:45am-12:15pm 11:45am-12:15pm 9/3-9/24 10/1-10/22 11/5-12/3 No class 11/26 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858 67 Sports AGES 4-6 Skateboarding Group Lessons (Int) Class 26987 No class 9/18. 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 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. INSTRUCTOR : Z sportz, Inc LOCATION Court1, Foothill Community Gym $112: 3 classes Mon Mon 5:00 PM-6:00 PM 5:00 PM-6:00 PM 9/8-10/6 10/13-11/10 Class 26988 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 skill building in throwing, hitting, fielding, and base-running. We ensure safety with age-appropriate equipment designed for your child’s motor skills. Parents learn, too, through daily observation Class 26661 Class 26662 AGES 5-8 Mon-Wed 9:00am-12:00pm Mon-Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 11/24-11/26 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 LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $139: 8 classes Skyhawks Winter Camp Skyhawks has taken your favorite games from the playground and combined them into an action packed camp! Each day your young athlete will play variations of kickball, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee and capture the flag. Participants will learn sportsmanship, teamwork and strategy in addition to the rules of the game. Bring your friends or come make new ones. All participants receive a t-shirt and merit award. Participant-to-coach ratio is 14:1 INSTRUCTOR : Z sportz, Inc LOCATION Court2, Foothill Community Gym $112: 3 classes Class 26597 Class 26598 Class 26599 Class 26600 Tue Tue Wed Wed 4:00pm-4:50pm 5:00pm-5:50pm 4:00pm-4:50pm 5:00pm-5:50pm 9/9-10/2 9/9-10/28 9/10-10/29 9/10-10/29 LIL BASEBALL WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, please call (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) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued if makeups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued. Class 26669 Class 26671 AGES 6-14 Mon-Wed Mon-Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 11/24-11/26 12/29-12/31 A D U LT Skateboarding Group Lessons Jordan Richter’s skateboarding academy provides a holistic approach to learning the fundamentals of skateboarding. They have created challenging and exciting lesson plans that make learning to skateboard safe and easy. Each lesson plan is tailored to fit each level, whether beginner, intermediate, or expert 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 $138: 5 classes Golf Develop your skills with Boundary Oak Director of Instruction and former PGA tour player Dave DeLong. Beginning golfers will learn fundamentals such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette. Class size limited to 10 to ensure quality instruction. Bring a nine iron or pitching wedge to the first class. Clubs provided upon request at class. INSTRUCTOR : Walnut Creek Golf LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course $93: 6 classes $5 ball fee to be paid at each class Beg/Int Golf Coed Class 26475 Class 26476 Class 26477 Class 26478 Tue Tue Tue Thu 9:30am-10:30am 6:00pm-7:00pm 7:00pm-8:00pm 6:30pm-7:30pm 9/23-10/28 9/23-10/28 9/23-10/28 9/18-10/23 Skateboarding Group Lessons (Beg) Class 26864 No class 9/18. Mon Mon 4:00 PM-5:00 PM 4:00 PM-5:00 PM 9/8-10/6 10/13-11/10 Class 26986 68 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Sports SPORTS Tice Valley & Foothill Community Gymnasiums 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. Turf & Dog Park Hotline (925) 256-3574 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. Sports/Fitness Groups Continental Little League (925) 210-6141 Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Badminton & Pickle Ball Drop-in Badminton & Pickle Ball The drop-in programs meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10:00-12:00pm at Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $3. Log on to www.continentalbaseball.com for information. CYO Sports St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball – call (510) 376-5423. St. Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track & field – call (925) 256-8453. Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219 Fall/Winter Basketball League Adult Basketball Leagues Sunday 5-on-5 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 Community Gymnasium. 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 individuals on teams. (925) 943-5866 Oddyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email OdysseyVball@astound.net for more information. Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955 WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For dates and for more information, log onto www.wcasi.org. Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242 Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For more information, log onto www.wcbaseball.org. Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745 This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Volleyball Adult Volleyball Leagues Monday Night Coed League (925) 943-5866 Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 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 6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org. Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884 To request a registration packet or for questions about the adult volleyball leagues, please email Keung@walnut-creek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. 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 individuals on teams. WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11, including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Log onto www.wcyaa.com for information. Drop-in Volleyball The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from 7:00-10:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $5 and is open to the first 45 participants. 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! 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 CLARKE SWIM CENTER Located in Heather Farm Park 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5856 • Heated pools open year-round • Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Certified professional lifeguards • Heated locker rooms and showers • Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment • 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 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 www.walnutcreekaquabears.org (925) 939-5990 Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team Our Masters (ages 19-90) team is one of the finest and most fun in the country, providing a competitive swimming program and structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien www.swim4wc.org (925) 280-5421 Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team 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. Head Coach: Kim Probst Websites: www.aquanuts.org www.facebook.com/aquanuts/events (925) 934-4792 FACILITY CLOSED September 20, 21 November 1, 2, 27 December 25 January 1, 2015 WEEKEND HOURS September 1; November 28; December 26, January 2, 2015 Facility Closes at 4:00p.m. September 18, December 24, January 31 70 (925)943-5856 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Aquatics Lap Swimming & Fitness Center All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited. Recreational Swimming Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Horseplay is not permitted. 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 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 $7: masters daily admission fee Daily Admission Fees One time entrance - no in/out privileges. Children (6 & under) Youth (7-17) Adults (18 & up) Lap Swim (13yrs & older) $3.50 $4.25 $5.00 $5.00 Mon-Fri Mon-Thu 5:30am; 6:45am; 10:30am; noon 7:00pm Register for tryout at front counter. Discount 15 Swim Passes Valid for 1 year. No refunds. Allows 15 one time entries Children (6 & under) Ages (7-17) Ages (18 & older) Lap Swim (13yrs & older) $45.00 $56.25 $63.75 $63.75 Walnut Creek Masters Adult Swim Lesson Walnut Creek Masters is offering free swim lessons to non-swimming or novice adults. Students must commit to all nights Sept. 8, 9, and 11 in order to receive one-on-one training in water comfort and stroke work. Swimming Saves Lives is sponsored by United States Masters Swimming in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek. Clarke Swim Center Free: 3 classes 9/8-11 Adult Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass Based on 30 days - unlimited entries Lap Swim (13 & older) $71.00 Class 26951 Days: Mon/Tue/Thu 6:45pm-8:00pm 72 (925)943-5856 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Aquatics Certification Courses END OF SUMMER - AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD REVIEW COURSE! 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 written and practical exams to earn certificate. Must provide proof of current certification. LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center $100: (includes Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED certification cards) Swim Lessons Registration begins AUGUST 6. 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. BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS The aquatics program offers a variety of classes for all ages. Find the class that is right for you! Please read the course descriptions carefully. It is important to register your child for the proper class. Please think carefully about the prerequisites. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial for his/her development. Please know that it may take your child more than one class session to graduate to the next level. Transfers between classes may only be at the discretion of aquatics staff. Though, parents may request transfers prior to the first day of the class. An evaluation of the student may take place the first – third day of a session. Instructors reserve the right to replace your child if needed. 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. Class 26949 Class 26950 Sat/Sun 10:00am-4:00pm Sat/Sun 10:00am-4:00pm 8/23, 24 9/6, 7 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (r2012)) This course will provide you with the following skills and certifications to become a lifeguard: lifeguarding, first aid, CPR-FPR, and AED. • Participants must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate. • Must be 15 years old by the last day of class. • Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams. 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 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. Starfish Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control, 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. 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 and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking, arm strokes, and independence in shallow water. $54.00 6 classes Course numbers & times below Times/ Levels Starfish 3:554:25 26869 4:305:00 26870 26873 26879 -------- Tue â€“Thu 5:055:35 26871 26874 26880 -------5:406:10 --26875 26881 26882 ----- 9/2-9/11 6:156:45 ------26885 26883 26884 Seahorse 26872 Lobster 26878 -------- Ages 4-11 Seal Dolphin Adult 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 (925)943-5856 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org 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 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm Wed 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm Sat 11:00pm 11:30pm 9/8 26893 26892 26894 26898 9/17 26902 26914 26918 26922 9/6 26926 26932 9/15 26886 26889 26895 26899 9/24 26903 26915 26919 26923 9/13 26927 26933 9/22 26887 26890 26896 26900 10/1 26904 26916 26920 26924 9/27 26939 26934 9/29 26888 26891 26897 26901 10/8 29605 26917 26921 26925 10/4 26928 26935 ------------10/11 26929 26936 ------------10/18 26933 29937 ------------10/25 26931 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 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 (925)945-0105 | www.LifeTimeTennis.com Aquatics Tennis Fall Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6) Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Day Sunday Sunday Thursday Friday* Saturday Time 9:15-10:00am 1:15-2:00pm 4:15-5:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 9:15-10:00am 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 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 LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9) Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer 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 Day Saturday Monday Wednesday Thursday Time 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:30-4:15pm 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 INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9) 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 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 YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15) 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) 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 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 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 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-17) 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. 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 Contact us at (925) 934-3600 x 21 3800 Valley Vista Road | Walnut Creek, CA 94598 | www.playboundaryoak.com 78 (925)934-4775 | www.PlayBoundaryOak.com Speciaized Recreation SPECIALIZED RECREATION AGES 8 & up AGES 16 & up Specialized Recreation Dinner Club Join us as we tour the world in 90 days to sample foods of various cultures. Our very own Bay Area hosts some of the best restaurants in the state and we’ll take the opportunity to try as many as we can. Our dinner club meets one Wednesday each month and is limited to the first ten participants who sign up. If needed, staff will assist each participant with their meal and beverage selection. Drop off and pick-up will be from the Civic Park Community Center. Price includes dinner, gratuity and transportation. An emergency form is required for all participants and must be on file prior to the start of event. $38: 1 class Specialized Recreation Karate If you have ever wanted to try the martial arts but thought that your ‘disability’ limited you--think again! This program will challenge you and show you just how fun and adaptable Karate can be. The program has been adapted and designed for participants of all ages and abilities. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended. An emergency form is required for all participants and must be on file prior to the start of event. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $75: 12 classes Class 26356 Class 26357 Class 26358 Class 26359 Wed Wed Wed Wed 5:45pm-8:30pm 5:45pm-8:30pm 5:45pm-8:30pm 5:45pm-8:30pm 9/17 10/15 11/19 12/17 Fuddruckers Dragon Pond Tullio’s La Fogata 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 above. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $75: 12 classes Specialized Recreation Movie Fest Specialized Recreation presents two great movies for one great time! Price includes admission for the double feature and popcorn. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $18: 1 class Class 26722 5:30pm-6:15pm 9/15-12/15 Sat 11:00am-3:00pm 12/6 Class 26349 Mon No class 11/10 & 11/24. AGES 16 & up Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips AGES 16 & up Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday trips each month. Trips vary in cost and duration. Trips are for special needs participants 16 years older and above. Drop off and pick-up for all Saturday trips will be from the Civic Park Community Center. LOCATION TBA Specialized Recreation Dances Join us for merriment and music as we celebrate the season with song and dance. Each month our Friday dance will be hosted at a different location. Please arrange for drop off and pick up at the location of the dance. All dances are $6 at the door. $6 AT THE DOOR LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center Sat 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8 AGES 16 & up Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm 9/26, 12/19 Specialized Recreation Yoga This class is specifically designed and instructed to allow 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 Pleasant Hill Senior Center Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm LOCATION Concord Senior Center 10/17 Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm 11/7 LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $75: 12 classes An emergency form is required for all participants in the Specialized Recreation Program activities and must be on file prior to the start of event. Class 26350 Wed 6:00pm-6:45pm 9/17-12/17 No class 11/12 & 11/26 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 10/24 AARP Driver Safety Program This 4-1/2 hour refresher driver safety course is for those who have taken the 8-hour course within the last four years. Completion of the course entitles those folks over 55 years of age to a discount on their auto insurance. The refresher course is good for three years and can be repeated. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information or to register for class. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $15 AARP members / $20 non-AARP members Annual Holiday Boutique The busy elves in Santaâ€™s Workshop invite you all to attend the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Annual Holiday Boutique. Decorative creations to grace your home, whimsical creations to share with loved ones, cuddly afghans and quilts to keep you warm, and beautiful handmade sweaters, scarves, and vests to snuggle in are just a few of the items available to purchase. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center Free Tue 12:00pm-4:30pm 10/21 Fri, Sat 10:00am-2:00pm 11/7-11/8 HICAP Counseling Day Medicare open enrollment is from Oct. 15-Dec. 7, 2014. Medicare advises that you review your prescription drug plan each year. Registered HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) counselors will be at the Walnut Creek Senior Club on 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 Annual Holiday Luncheon Join us for this fun day and share the magic of the holiday season featuring special music, a delicious lunch and good friends! Transportation available upon request for those residing in Walnut Creek. For ticket information call (925) 943-5851. LOCATION The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak Tue 11:00am-3:00pm 12/16 Thu 11/20 80 (925)943-5851 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Adults 50+ Friday Socials Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the lunch date by calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to attend. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free / $2 lunch Sing-a-Long If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun sounds attractive then this is the group for you! Meet once each week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies, musicals, and more. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free Every Fri 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 and have the opportunity to either sing as part of the group, or occasionally to get up, take the microphone, and lead the group in song if you’d like. Short solo or duet parts of songs are also available for those who want to perform for the others in the group. Singing can lift your spirits and provide a sense of physical and mental well-being. Drop-in visitors are welcome. Lyrics are provided. Volunteer Coordinator: Robin Wolf LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center Fri 11:00am-12:45pm 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/5 Movie Matinee Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your 50-cent admission price includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN Mon 1:00pm-3:00pm 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1 Free Every Fri 1:15pm-2:45pm Bazaar Group This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center Free Snappy Cats Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retirement communities. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free Every Fri 9:30am-11:00am Hooked On Books If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and 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 Every Wed 9:00am-3:00pm Cardmaking Workshops Come and learn new techniques for cardmaking in these fun and easy workshops. Your fee covers all materials. Plan on going home with at least eight cards to share with family and friends. No special artistic skills required. You’ll be guided through the cardmaking process one step at a time. Advanced sign-ups 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 has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $0.50: drop-in Tue 1:00pm-3:00pm 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2 Mon 9:00am-11:30am 9/29, 10/27, 12/1 www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5851 81 Adults 50+ Investment Discussion Group All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing, this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday 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 $1 DROP-IN Bridge Programs Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that dayâ€™s play. For Marathon Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator is required. Tuesday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN Tue 1:30pm-4:00pm 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16 Every Tue 8:45am-12:00pm Mah-Jongg Drop-In Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced and new learners are welcome. Havenâ€™t played before? Be sure to sign up for the Mah-Jongg class listed under Personal Enrichment. LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50: drop-in Thursday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN Every Thu 12:30pm-4:00pm Sunday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN Every Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm Trivia Fan-Atics 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 activity so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and Cindy Mohler. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $0.50: drop-in Every Sun 12:30pm-4:00pm Marathon Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $20 DROP-IN Every Fri 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 played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun with friends. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 per card Wed 2:00pm-4:00pm 9/3, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3 Pinochle Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a 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 Thu 12:45pm-2:45pm Every Mon 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. LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center Free Bowling Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Wed 9:30am-11:00am 9/10, 10/15, 12/10, 11/12 Creakers Softball Join our â€œover 50â€? softball program. Call Terry White at (925) 9397508. Fee is $72/year. Hot Meals Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome. Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-noon one day ahead for a reservation. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center Club 55 Skiers Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving! Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at 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. $2 suggested donation Mon-Thurs 12:00pm-1:00pm Friday 11:30am-1pm No meals served 11/11, 11/27, 11/28, 12/22- 1/2 9/2-12/19 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 Outreach Services: (925) 937-8311. Walking Buddies 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 coordinator. LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-in Deaf Seniors Club Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call California Relay Services, VOICE 1 (800) 735-2922 or TDD by calling 1 (800) 735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-5851. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free Every Tue Every Thu Walking Buddies I Walking Buddies II 8:15am-12:00pm 8:15am-12:00pm 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, where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For JanuaryDecember, annual dues are only $12.00. Club members enjoy discounts on special events, savings on local and international 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 Insurance Counseling Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care counseling available at the WCSC. Please call (925) 938-1895 for Long Term Care counseling appointments.) Office of Aging Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1 (800) 510-2020. 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 Mondays Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge* Screentime: 12:30pm-2:30pn, Lounge* Senior Legal Services Senior legal services are available by appointment the fourth Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for your appointment. 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 You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from 9:00am-10:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. (Please note: Due to Wednesday reservations having limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical 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. Wednesdays Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room Trivia Fan-Atics: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room* Thursdays Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby 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 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 ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events. Most programs are 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. MOON STALKERS – NIGHT HIKES IN THE OPEN SPACE Saturday October 4 at 7:00 pm, Acalanes Preserve 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. UNIVERSAL MUSIC DAY FIELD TRIP Saturday October 11 at 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space 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 is charged. Please call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665 to reserve your spot. Ranger-Led Programs RABBIT STICK AND ATLATL SATURDAYS Saturday September 20 at 10:00 am, Saturdays October 18 and November 8 at 2:00 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space HOWE HISTORY TOUR Sunday October 12, 1:00 pm, Howe Homestead Park From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as Try your skill at tossing the atlatl, “The Atom Bomb of the Stone Age.” The atlatl has been in use as a hunting tool for over 20,000 years. The rabbit stick is a non-returning boomerang used to hunt small game. Learn how to throw and take this opportunity to enter an internationally accredited contest (ISAC). Contest winners will get their name in the World Atlatl magazine. The open target throw is first and the ISAC starts later. Reservations are not required. Donations are gladly accepted to cover material expenses. For more information contact Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 9435899 x2665. an Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut Creek. Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats and pigeon flutes kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” We will talk about his amazing history and look at some of the photo displays in the Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required. For more information please contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521. www.Walnut-Creek.org | (925)943-5860 x 2135 85 Open Space HOWE HARVEST FESTIVAL – OPEN SPACE SPECIAL EVENT Sunday October 26, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Howe Homestead Park BLACKSMITHING AT OLD BORGES FORGE 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 and Halloween activities for families. This year’s activities include pumpkin carving, carnival games, crafts and scarecrow making. Visitors can also venture into the Harvest Maze through the Community Garden. 4H members will have animals on display and food is available for purchase. Admission is free but there’s a nominal charge for the crafts and games. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x 3521. Howe Homestead Park is located at 2950 Walnut Blvd. Relive your childhood as you get dirty, make noise, smash things and play with fire! Here’s your chance to bang on some hot iron and make a simple hook or come watch others. Meet at the Old Borges Ranch. A $5 per person materials fee is charged if you would like to make a hook. Due to safety concerns the minimum age to work on the forge is 12 years old. Reservations are required if you want to make a hook. Make reservations by contacting Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665. 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 winter and share fun animal stores. This is an indoor activity and rain will not cancel this program. There is no charge for the program but a $2.00 per person donation is requested. Contact Ranger Nancy Dollard at (925) 943-5899 x2135 for information and to make your reservation. Each year the Open Space Division spends over $35,000 to create firebreaks around the Open Space sites to help protect our neighbors from grassland fires. Staff will discuss the Open Space division’s actions and share ideas on what adjacent homeowners can do to help protect their property. Reservations are required. 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 Sundays September 14, October 12 and November 9, 9:00 – 10:30 am, Lime Ridge Acalanes Open Space Saturday November 8, 9 – 11:00 am This beautiful short hike will take us into the riparian woodlands of Putnum Creek and on to Acalanes Ridge. We will have a chance to 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 and inland scrub habitats that are home to a great variety of plants and animals. Every month there’s something new to see 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. OLD BORGES RANCH “HISTORIC” OPEN HOUSE Sundays, September 7, October 12, November 9, 1 – 3:00 pm Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge 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 water and wear a hat and sturdy shoes. No pre-registration is required. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162. Join the ranger on a tour to explore historic Borges Ranch. The Borges family settled in Walnut Creek over 100 years ago and their ranch is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour the 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. 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 Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday September 6, 9 – 11:00 am 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 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 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. 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. pre-registration Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered. 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 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. Registration FORMS 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. FAMILy registration Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website. 88 (925)943-5858 | www.WalnutCreekRec.org Health & Fitness Registration REGISTRATION FORM 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 CLASS # START DATE 2ND CHOICE CLASS # START DATE FEE Registration begins august 6 ACCOUNT # EXP DATE 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 • Refunds/credits are subject to a service charge of $10 per person, per class. Refunds are processed within three weeks. • Refunds will be considered if requests are submitted up to seven days prior to the first day of class. • For withdrawal requests received after the refund period but prior to the first day of class, a credit valid for one year may be permitted for use toward a future course. • Withdrawal requests after the first class meeting are subject to partial credit less service charge and prorated course fees. • No refund requests are accepted after the last class meeting. • All credits on account are valid for a maximum of one year. • Failure to attend program or “no-shows” will not be granted a refund/credit. • Refund policies may vary for 50+ (Seniors) programs. fees •All courses and camp registrations include a $3 administrative processing fee. • Fees must be paid in full at time of registration by cash, money order, VISA, MasterCard or check payable to the City of Walnut Creek, unless otherwise stated in program description. • All payments are processed upon receipt. • Lab fees are payable to the instructor at the first class. Please do not include lab fees with your registration fees. • Accounts with credit amounts under $15 that are eligible for refund will be remitted upon request. • For payment plans (annual programs, camps, etc.), customers must provide a MasterCard or VISA for automatic payment processing. In order to use a different method of payment, customers may pay prior to any scheduled payment date(s). ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those with disabilities to participate in our programs. If you have any special needs that may require specific accommodations, please call (925) 943-5858. 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. Waiting lists Waiting lists are established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified. CANCELLATIONs A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund is available. MAKE -UP CLASSes 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. QUESTIONS Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531 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 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 of all things Walnut Creek. Join us as we celebrate our Center REP’s 2014 - 2015 Season Life Could Be a Dream Deathtrap 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 blogger, The Jealous Curator. Using her newly released book, Creative Block: Advice and Projects from 50 Successful Artists, as a launch pad, the exhibition 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 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 A Thriller. October 24 - November 22, 2014 Still “THE Christmas Carol to see in the Bay Area.” December 11 - 21, 2014 A Christmas Carol The Book Club Play A Comedy about Books and the People who Love Them. January 30 - February 28, 2015 Love, Seduction and Chocolate. April 3 - May 2, 2015 Mistress of the Inn Bg Fall Craft Fest November 2, 2014, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Free admission The Bedford Gallery Craft Fest is a celebration of unique and handmade gifts, bringing together local artists and crafters. Anything Goes One of the Greatest Musicals in Theatre History. May 22 - June 27, 2015 fall2014.indd 1 All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Drive Downtown Walnut Creek (925) 943-7469 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 www.LesherARTSCenter.org | (925)943-7469 91 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WALNUT CREEK, CA PERMIT NO. 282 CITY OF WALNUT CREEK | 301 N. SAN CARLOS DR. | WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598 ECRWSS 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