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INSIDE Rhythm Kids, presented by Music Together for ages 4-7, incorporates music, movement and drumming, pg 21 Kids! Spend your winter break discovering a variety of visual and performing arts at Camp Community Arts, pg 84 Join us at Calicraft Brewing for Make and Mingle Open Studios. Drop in, meet new people and explore a new project each class, pg 48

winter

2017

Tighten and tone without adding bulk with the latest fitness craze, Booty Barre which combines pilates, dance and yoga, pg 56 Registration begins December 5!


Season’s Greetings! Our series of winter classes are designed to inspire your creativity, reinvigorate your fitness routine, and let you explore your unique skills and talents. We’re pleased to offer a new Inclusion program in our classes and preschools, which helps provide all our participants, special needs and mainstream, the opportunity to enjoy and successfully interact with the wide variety of Arts + Rec programs. See page 84 for information on participating in the Inclusion program. This winter, Aquatics debuts new fitness classes that provide high-intensity workouts (page 77). At Center for Community Arts, the Make & Mingle series is a great way for adults to meet new people while taking on a creative project (page 48) and families can enjoy new art opportunities each month at the drop-in Kids Open Studio (page 14). For the sports enthusiast, you can drop-in to badminton, pickleball or volleyball play (page 67) to stay in shape during the cold winter months. Walnut Creek’s robust Public Art Program boosts local pride and enhances our city’s identity. Recent installations at Broadway Plaza include the color changing abstract floral design of Liliales by Cliff Garten and the imaginative dinosaur and hummingbird sculptures of Joyce Hsu’s Rawr. To learn more about the Public Art collection, including the available audio tour, visit bedfordgallery.org/public-art. I hope you’ll join us this new year in Arts + Rec classes, workshops, and events!

Who We Are Arts + Rec programs cultivate a thriving community – building connections, inspiring new ideas, and helping people of all ages develop unique skills and talents. We are Walnut Creek’s quality of life department!

ARTS Bedford Gallery A nationally recognized visual art program offering a wide range of exhibitions, nationally traveling shows, school tours, and public art programming. Center for Community Arts (formerly Civic Arts Education) A place for all to explore and discover – at every stage of life. Quality visual and performing arts classes, workshops, camps, and preschools. Center REPertory Company The multiple award-winning resident professional theatre company of the Lesher Center for the Arts. Lesher Center for the Arts Three state-of-the-art theater spaces hosting over 700 annual presentations of drama, dance, theater, music, newsmakers and comedy.

REC Aquatics Instructional, recreational and fitness swimming programs designed to engage all ages, levels and aquatics interests year round at Clarke and Larkey Swim Centers. Boundary Oak Golf Course An 18-hole championship golf course, complete with a driving range, pro shop, golfer’s grille, and clubhouse ideal for weddings and special events.

Kevin Safine Director of Arts + Recreation

Recreation Programming that fosters a healthy body, mind and spirit through a wide range of classes, camps, sports, and special events.

winter 2017

Social Services Programs that enrich the lives of seniors and physically and developmentally disabled youth and adults.

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Youth Ceramics & Sculpture 4-5 Dance 6-9 Events Calendar 10 Decorative & Fiber Arts 11 Digital Media & Photography 11 Drama 12 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 13-17 Food & Cooking 17 Health & Fitness 18 Martial Arts 19 Music 19-24 Personal Enrichment 25-26 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math 27 Sports 27-30

ADULTS Ceramics & Sculpture 33-36 Dance 37-38 Decorative & Fiber Arts 39-40 Digital Media & Photography 41-42 DIY 43 Dog/Pet Care 44 Drama 45 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 45-52 Food and Cooking 52-54 Glass 55 Health & Fitness 56-61 Jewelry 61-62 Music 62-63 Personal Enrichment 64-66 Sports/Fitness Groups 67 Adults 50+ Programs & Services 68-72 Specialized Recreation 73-74

+ MORE registration begins dec 5!

Upcoming Events 10 Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation 31-32 Aquatics 74-77 Tennis 78-79 Open Space 80-82 Boundary Oak Golf 83 Community Camp Arts 84 Arts News 85 Facility Rentals 86-87 Registration 88-89 Rec News 90 Lesher Center for the Arts 91 Bedford Art Gallery 91

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Youth

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

AG ES 5 - 8

Makers Series: Will You Be My Valentine? Get a chance to make your parent and/or best friend a personal valentine! Make not only hearts, but seasonal flowers, butterflies, rainbows, or something really special. They can be ready to hang, stand alone, or both! This class will use nontoxic, polymer clay, which can be baked in a home oven to give a ceramic-like finish. The polymer clay comes in several colors and will give you quick results. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $43: 1 class

Class 33604

Sun

9:30am-11:30am

2/12

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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

AG ES 4 -7

Clay Play: Habitats

$131: 8 classes

Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. This is a great introduction to

Class 33597

Mon

8:30am-10:30am

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

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,

AG ES 5 - 1 6

Clay II for Homeschoolers

animals and a place for them to reside-trees, caves, tropical islands

Students with previous experience in clay, who are interested

and more!

in devoting more time to each project, will explore surface treatments and more sculptural hand-building techniques. They

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

will enjoy creating detailed animal sculptures, lidded jars with

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

words and imagery carved into the surface, fairy house lanterns

$83: 8 classes

Class 33595

Mon

and more. 3:45pm-4:45pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $131: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

Class 33599

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $93: 9 classes

Class 33596

Sat

9:00am-10:00am

No class 1/14, 2/18

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11:00am-1:00pm

1/9-3/13


Youth AG ES 8 - 1 2

Clay Works I A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot of (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. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $106: 8 classes

Class 33601

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Clay Works II: Hand Building/Wheel Throwing Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from centering to making simple pots. Prerequisite: must have taken Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding techniques. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

AG ES 1 2 - 1 7

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding

$163: 10 classes

Class 33602

Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

1/10-3/14

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

AG ES 1 2 - 1 7

needed and $20 bag of clay).

Teen Clay: Handbuilding

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

Beginning to intermediate instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding projects in clay. Learn how to make projects using the coiling, pinching, and slab-construction methods. $35 supply fee payable at first class ($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay).

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $163: 10 classes

Class 33572

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

1/12-3/16

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $163: 10 classes

Class 33600

Fri

3:30pm-5:30pm

1/13-3/17

Ceramics studio information

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Studio use is for instruction and other learning. Work produced or fired in the Community Arts Ceramics Studio may not be sold except through the Clay Arts Guild and Center for Community Arts. 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.

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DANCE

AG ES 2 - 4

Mommy and Me: Parent & Child Sing, play games, stretch and increase self-confidence in a special time between parent and child while learning basic dance concepts.

NEED PHOTO!

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

Class 33677

Thu

9:00am-9:45am

1/12-3/16

AG ES 3 - 4

Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-4) 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. ages 3 mos - 1 8 mos

NEW | Baby Dance (Parent & Baby)

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Baby Dance was born in Japan and is for the mother/father and

$104: 10 classes

baby in a sling. When a caregiver dances with their child in a

Class 33666

carrier the baby feels comfortable and loved. An international

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

1/10-3/14

collection of children’s songs and world music is used for enjoyment and awareness of the sounds of the world.

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Shoko Yamamuro LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $13: 1 class

Class 33963

Mon

10:00am-10:45am

1/9

Mon

$104: 10 classes

Class 33670

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

1/11-3/15

Class 33671

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

1/11-3/15

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

$81: 6 classes

Class 33964

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

10:00am-10:45am

1/23-3/6

No class 2/20

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $104: 10 classes

Class 33668 AG ES 1 ½ - 3

MOvement, Dance & Yoga (Parent & Child) Sing, dance, play and stretch in this fun, high-energy class. Using our bodies and imaginations, we will learn breathing techniques, mindfulness practices and yoga poses by weaving them into songs, dance, games, activities, stories and more. Yoga increases

Fri

10:45am-11:30am

1/13-3/17

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $76: 7 classes

Class 33669

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

1/7-3/18

No class 1/14, 1/28, 2/18, 2/25

physical activity and self-confidence in a non-competitive, safe environment that fosters compassion and cooperation. INSTRUCTOR : Katie Berndt

The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all

$95: 8 classes

students to stay enrolled in the same level for at least one year,

Class 33658

Mon

9:00am-9:45am

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Youth AG ES 3 - 5

MOvement, Dance & Yoga Sing, dance, play and stretch in this fun, high-energy class. Using our bodies and imaginations, we will learn breathing techniques, mindfulness practices and yoga poses by weaving them into songs, dance, games, activities, stories and more. Yoga increases physical activity and self-confidence in a non-competitive, safe environment that fosters compassion and cooperation. It enhances strength, balance, and coordination, and can help children to focus and learn to calm their minds. INSTRUCTOR : Katie Berndt LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $95: 8 classes

Class 33659

Mon

10:00am-10:45am

1/9-3/13 AG ES 6 - 1 0

No class 1/16, 2/10

Ballet I Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet. Each

AG ES 4 - 5

Pre-Ballet (Ages 4-5)

class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will

Blend the discipline of ballet with the freedom of creative dance.

Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.

enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as

Begin with basic positions and steps of ballet; then leap, spin and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

watch last session only.

$49 Monthly Payment

Class 33531

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Tues

4:45pm-5:00pm

9/6-6/6

No class 12/20, 12/27, 4/4

$104: 10 classes

Class 33672

Wed

5:15pm-6:00pm

1/11-3/15

INSTRUCTOR : Edward Stegge LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $104: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Class 33664

Fri

3:45pm-4:30pm

1/13-3/17

$104: 10 classes

Class 33676

Thu

9:45am-10:30am

1/12-3/16

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $76: 7 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Edward Stegge LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $104: 10 classes

Class 33673

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

Class 33665

Sat

10:45am-11:30am

1/7-3/18

No class 1/14, 1/28, 2/18, 2/25

1/13-3/17 AG ES 6 - 1 0

Hip Hop – Youth

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Syncopation derived from jazz funk and street jazz, with high

$76: 7 classes

energy focus on the latest styles and moves.

Class 33675

Sat

9:45am-10:30am

No class 1/14, 1/28, 2/18, 2/25

1/7-3/18

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $76: 7 classes

Class 33661

Sat

11:45am-12:30pm

1/7-3/18

No class 1/14, 1/28, 2/18, 2/25

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Youth A G E S 7- 1 1

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 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 : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $49 Monthly Payment

Class 33086

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/6-6/6

No class 12/20, 12/27, 4/4

A G E S 8 & up

African Dance Learn the fundamentals of movement arts and dance with West African dancing! This class is designed for beginner to mid-level

AG ES 6 - 1 8

students of dance, people looking for a good workout, and for

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures

those interested in African Arts! Class will feature live African

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.

drumming, a rigorous warm-up section, basic choreography, and performance quality. We will also sing! Class will focus on body conditioning, dance technique, musicality, and body and spatial awareness. This class is high energy and will leave you feeling

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar

revived and refreshed!

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $69: 6 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Alhassane Camara LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $125: 8 classes

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg) Class 33978

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

1/21-3/4

Class 33657 ages 6-12

Sat

5:00pm-6:30pm

1/21-3/18

No class 2/18

No class 2/18

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv)* Class 33979

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

1/21-3/4

ages 6-18

No class 2/18

*Registration per instructor’s approval only

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.

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Youth AG ES 9 - 1 5

A ges 1 3 and up

Ballet III

Tahitian Dance & Drumming

Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is

This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas

strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum

(dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances)

skills. This challenging class requires a commitment to regular

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student

attendance and adherence to the ballet attire. Meets two times per

should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues.

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 : Lisa and Rey Aguilar LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $69: 8 classes

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda Farris, Edward Stegge

Class 33980

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

1/11-3/8

No class 2/22

$98 Monthly Payment

Class 33087

Mon, Thu 4:00pm-5:30pm

9/8-6/8

No class 12/19, 12/22, 12/26, 12/29, 1/2, 1/16, 2/20, 4/3, 4/6, 5/29

Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg) Class 33981

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/11-3/8

No class 2/22

AG ES 1 0 - 1 5

Hip Hop – Youth

$69: 8 classes

Syncopation derived from jazz funk and street jazz, with high

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* & (Adv)*

energy focus on the latest styles and moves.

Class 33983

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $85: 8 classes

Class 33662

Mon

6:30pm-7:30pm

Wed

8:30pm-10:00pm

1/11-3/8

No class 2/22

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

*Registration per instructor’s approval only

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $69: 6 classes

Tahitian Drumming/Music Class 33982

AG ES 1 1 - 1 8

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.

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

1/21-3/4

No class 2/18

ADVANCED $406 Monthly Payment

Class 33088

Mon

Wed 5:00pm-7:30pm

4:00pm-7:00pm

Fri 4:00pm-7:00pm

Sat 9:30am-12:30pm

9/7-6/9

No class 12/19-1/2, 1/14-1/16, 2/18-2/20, 4/3-8, 5/27-29

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Graciela Acedo, Amanda

Farris, Erin Leedom, Edward Stegge LOCATION Shadelands Art Center & Studio D, Civic Park

INTERMEDIATE $187 Monthly Payment

Class 33088

Mon

Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm

5:300pm-7:00pm

Sat 12:30pm-2:30pm

9/7-6/9

No class 12/19-1/2, 1/14-1/16, 2/18-2/20, 4/3-8, 5/27-29

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Calendar center for community arts EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES October 28 - January 28

February 15 – March 27

Photographic Portraits by

“Meditations in Nature”: A group exhibition

Jeff Smith, City Hall 3rd Floor

featuring the work of Center for Community Arts Artists, Lindsay Wildlife Experience

November 11 – February 11

Abstract Artwork by Lynn Smith, Deborah Dodge and David Vanderjagt, Boundary Oak

February 18

Sergei Isupov Master Potter Series: “Layered in Surreality”, 10:00am-4:00pm, Civic Park Ceramics Studio, $93 ($43 for CAG members) December 1- February 1

Vicki Pierponts’ Abstract Landscape Paintings, Heather Farm Community Center

March 1 - May 1

Shannon Schmidt’s Student Exhibition of Installation Works, Shadelands Art Center

December 7 – February 7

Photos by Tom Donahue, City Hall, 1st Floor

March 14

Winter Performance Jam, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Shadelands Art Center

March 16

Winter Jazz Concert, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Shadelands Art Center February 1 – May 1

Photos by Barbara Plowman, Heather Farm Community Center

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DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

AG ES 5 - 8

Kinder Sew Join us as we explore the beautiful craft of sewing! We will learn to stitch with wide-eyed needles and embroidery thread. As we advance in our skills, we will stitch projects such as aprons, cloth books, and purses. Tools and sewing techniques for kindergarten through second graders are designed for small hands and for making learning to sew fun and easy. Children repeating will do extended projects that provide further independent growth and development. INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33790

3:45pm-4:45pm

Thu

1/12-3/16

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Basic Machine Garment Sewing Kids will learn how to make a series of projects that build upon our understanding of fabric and construction. Beginning with cutting and sewing an apron, they will quickly advance to designing and constructing a simple garment. Along with other simple projects. students 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.

AG ES 8 - 1 6

Introduction to Digital Photography This beginning level course will introduce students to the fundamental basics of digital photography. Students will learn the ins and outs of digital camera controls and how to use them to create proper exposures. This class will cover technical information such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, composition,

INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

and basic editing skills using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Students will have the opportunity to practice skills learned in class

$118: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

with weekly photography assignments.

Class 33791

5:00pm-6:30pm

INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston

Thu

1/12-3/16

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Homeschoolers (Ages 8-16)

Weaving for Kids (Beg)

$147: 9 classes

Using our four-shaft table looms kids will learn to plan a project, prepare the loom and weave a scarf while having fun with color and texture. Yarn spinning will also be introduced and farm-tofabric connections will be discussed. Weaving will be self-paced so multiple projects will be possible. Supply fee due at first class covers all materials.

Thu

1:00pm-3:00pm

1/19-3/16

No class 3/9

Teens/Preteens (Ages 11-16) $111: 9 classes

Class 33884

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

Thu

4:00pm-5:30pm

1/19-3/16

No class 3/9

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $126: 10 classes

$28 supply fee due at first class

Class 33780

3:45pm-5:15pm

Wed

Class 33875

1/11-3/15

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DRAMA

AG ES 1 1 - 1 4

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class– Middle School

AG ES 5 -7

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class Explore theater basics through music, movement, and theater games! Students will work with professional theater artists to help build their confidence and develop their voices as young actors in our Theater Studio class. Students will end the session with a performance for family and friends! All levels welcome! INSTRUCTOR : Victoria Taylor

performers in our Studio Class. Through the study of movement, voice, character, scene study, improvisation and multiple genres of theater, students will build confidence, communication skills, selfexpression, team work, and compassion. Most importantly, students will have FUN in a supportive and welcoming environment. All levels welcome. Students will have an in-class sharing of work at

INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach

$143: 10 classes

Thu

the actor’s tools and begin to uncover their own unique voices as

the end of each quarter.

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

Class 33680

Middle School Community Arts Theater participants will learn about

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

3:30pm-4:30pm

1/12-3/16

$243: 10 classes

Class 33679

Tue

4:00pm-6:00pm

1/10-3/14

INSTRUCTOR : Julia Dashe LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $115: 8 classes

Class 33681

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

1/9-3/13

AG ES 1 1 - 1 8

Community Arts Theater Troupe Our Community Arts Theater Troupe will focus on the process of

No class 1/16, 2/20

performance, using theater skills and techniques from our Studio Class to perform selected works and create original works by

AG ES 8 - 1 0

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class Join us for an in-depth exploration of theater! In a supportive and exciting environment led by professional theater artists, students will learn about the actor’s tools and uncover their unique voice

students themselves. Open to middle and high school students, Theater Troupe members will work alongside professional actor and performer, Joe Orrach, as they perform their works on stage at the end of each quarter. Participants must be enrolled in either the Middle or High School Studio Class to participate in our Theater

as a performer. Through the study of movement, voice, and

Troupe. $20 performance fee is included in course fee.

improvisation, young actors will work toward a performance of

INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach

a collection of short scenes. Our Theater Studio class works with

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

young actors to build confidence, communication skills, selfexpression, team work, compassion, and most importantly, FUN! All levels welcome. Students will perform in an in-class sharing of

$203: 20 classes

Class 33684

Tue, Thu 6:15pm-7:15pm

1/10-3/16

work at the end of each quarter. AG ES 1 4 - 1 8

INSTRUCTOR : Victoria Taylor

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class– High School

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $198: 10 classes

Class 33682

Thu

4:45pm-6:15pm

1/12-3/16

High School Community Arts Theater participants will focus on growing development of the tools of an actor through in-depth study of movement, voice, scene study, improvisation, and musical

INSTRUCTOR : Julia Dashe LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $159: 8 classes

Class 33683

Mon

theater in our Studio Class. Actors will work toward a showcase of monologues, scenes, and songs throughout the quarter. All levels welcome. Students will perform in an in-class sharing of work at the

4:45pm-6:15pm

No class 1/16, 2/20

1/9-3/13

end of each quarter. INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $223: 10 classes

Class 33695

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4:00pm-6:00pm

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Youth

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING AG ES 1 - 1 ½

The Fun Ones: Toddler/Parent This class is designed to enrich parent/child relationships through developmentally appropriate sensory art activities and parent/ teacher discussions on the various ages and stages of children 1224 months. Come ready for hands-on messy art! We’ll also have time for puppets, story time, music, and movement activities that encourage gross motor development. INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

AG ES 1 ½ - 5

$120: 8 classes

Class 33720

Mon

12:30pm-2:00pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

NEW | Afternoon Art Studio-Parent/ Child Join us for afternoon art making in our studio! Together, parents and children will engage in a variety of hands-on, sometimes

AG ES 1 ½ - 3

messy, 2D and 3D art-making activities. From painting on easels

Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent

to working with clay, parents and children will learn a variety of

Designed to foster the toddler/parent relationship, explore social,

can continue!

techniques and skills that can be taken home where the art making

physical, language development and parent education. Exploration activities including music and movement, tactile and visual art

INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena

exploration and circle activities will be offered each session.

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $169: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena

Class 33713

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $136: 10 classes

Class 33727

Fri

9:00am-10:30am

1/13-3/17

Ages 1½ -2

Class 33728

Fri

10:45am-12:15pm

1/13-3/17

Ages 2-3

Tue

12:30pm-2:30pm

1/10-3/14

Ages 3-5

12:30pm-2:00pm

1/11-3/15

Ages 1½ -2

$136: 10 classes

Class 33715

Wed

AG ES 2 - 3 ½

Looking for Preschool?

Learning Through Art and Sensory Play Our play based, child-centered parent-child program will support

Community Arts Preschool offers morning and afternoon classes for students 24 months - 60 months at three preschool locations across Walnut Creek. Each preschool has its own unique approach and provides a safe, nurturing environment that promotes the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development

and encourage your child’s growing curiosity about the world around them and their abilities to interact with that world. Be part of your child’s play through art and sensory experimentation, small motor manipulation and building, circle time stories, music and movement and cooking activities and watch your child grow, socially, physically, emotionally and cognitively. Share your concerns and joys with other parents and learn together how to navigate this exciting time of growth and development for your child.

in every child. Registration for the

INSTRUCTOR : Thea Ann Sorscher

2017-2018 school year begins Tuesday, February 21 at 9:00 am,

LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place

in person only at Shadelands Art Center. Visit walnut-creek.org/preschool for more information.

$136: 10 classes

Class 33734

Thu

12:30pm-2:00pm

1/12-3/16

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Youth AG ES 4 - 8

Makers Series: Heart Art How many things can you create from heart shapes? Did you know that you can make a zoo full of animals by using only hearts? We will be preparing for Valentine’s Day by going crazy with hearts! We will paint, construct and sculpt to create a collection of heart animals and heart-felt creations. Bring a snack for mid-afternoon break.

NEED PHOTO!

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class

Class 33742

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

2/11

AG ES 4 - 8

NEW | Makers Series: Pony Art Party This class is for all young horse lovers. Gallop to this art class for an afternoon of pony art. We will be drawing, painting and decorating unique pony creations. Bring a snack for mid-afternoon

AG ES 3 - 1 0

break.

Kids Open Studio Kids Open Studio is a special place for families and kids to connect with their creativity while playing boundlessly with art

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

materials, concepts, techniques and challenges! Kids ages 3-6

$33: 1 class

must be accompanied by a parent; ages 7-10 can be dropped off

Class 33743

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/21

for an opportunity to explore with their peers! Each drop-in class explores a new project based on the quarter’s theme. Register prior to class or pay by credit card on the day of class. INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

AG ES 5 -7

Primary Colors Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

and sculpting techniques will be learned as children explore the

$10: 1 class

Class 33739

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

1/21

Class 33740

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

2/11

Class 33741

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

3/11

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.

AG ES 4 -7

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

I Can Do It Art

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists

$93: 10 classes

use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own

Class 33714

works of art. Lots of art materials to explore–paints, clay, wood, chalk, and pens–as they draw, paint, and explore new media. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter. INSTRUCTOR : Ida Thaler LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

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$93: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 33724

Wed

4:00pm-5:00pm

1/11-3/15

Class 33725

Wed

5:00pm-6:00pm

1/11-3/15

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5:00pm-6:00pm

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AG ES 6 - 1 0

NEW | Makers Series: Castles and Dragons

Color and Pattern

Imagine creating your own storybook land with castles and

how colors behave in relation to each other. Students will work

dragons. We will use different materials to build, paint and

with acrylics and watercolor. They will use these mediums in a

decorate our creations. Bring a snack for mid-afternoon break.

series of projects that emphasize color and pattern. Students will collage with painted papers as well as creating copies of master

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft

works.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Heloise Levy

$33: 1 class

Class 33744

We will begin with a dive into color mixing with paint, observing

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

2/25

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $93: 10 classes

Class 33726

AG ES 6 - 8

Mixed Media Mash-up Student artists will experiment with a new medium and a new project every week. Draw, paint and sculpt little masterpieces and

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

1/12-3/16

AG ES 6 - 1 0

Creative Nature

learn different ways to express yourself, as well as learn how a

Emphasis on encouraging each child’s unique self-expression as

variety of materials work. Modern masters will be our inspiration.

they discover the beauty found in natural forms. Work on skills

Media include pastel, watercolor, air dry clay, mixed media,

necessary to draw animals and natural objects using a variety of

printmaking and more.

techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels, watercolors and colored pencils, students observe and draw plants and

INSTRUCTOR : Casey Rasmussen White

animals from the Lindsay Museum (taxidermy). Completion of

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Primary Colors or a similar art class recommended.

$81: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 33731

4:00pm-5:00pm

Wed

1/11-3/1

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $115: 10 classes

AG ES 6 - 8

Class 33719

Tinkering 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,

Fri

3:30pm-5:00pm

1/13-3/17

A G E S 7- 9

Observe and Imagine

no right or wrong ways of doing things. We’ll use real wood, real

Close looking and wild invention are at the heart of this drawing

hand tools and your imagination to create contraptions that roll,

class. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of drawing

float and move. Our process will start with a doodle, a brainstorm

media as they play drawing games, invent insects, design their

of ideas, and deal with challenges, design and construction of

own city, and draw tiny objects using a magnifying glass. We’ll

individual projects.

look at drawings made by different artists and discuss what we see, leading the way to inspire them in their own work.

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

$93: 10 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 33716

Wed

4:00pm-5:00pm

1/11-3/15

$93: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33717

5:15pm-6:15pm

Wed

1/11-3/15

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Youth A G E S 7- 1 0

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Beginning Cartooning

NEW | Minecraft Mixed Media

Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters

Students will bring their personal Minecraft worlds to life and use

and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning.

them as inspiration for a variety of mixed media projects, bringing

Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along with

their creations into the real world. They will learn traditional

creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil, pen and

painting techniques and color theory, as well basic clay modeling.

ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating students will have the opportunity to create and work on projects with instructor. INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes

Class 33722

Tue

4:00pm-5:00pm

1/10-3/14

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $93: 10 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 33737

3:30pm-4:30pm

Fri

1/13-3/17

AG ES 8 - 1 3

Drawing and Cartooning Take your fun ideas and turn them into finished cartoons, comics,

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio

anime/manga character designs and story illustrations. Learn

For students who have had some painting experience and are

making an illustration. Create and develop characters, settings and

interested in learning to paint with oil paint (water-based) and/or

environments using perspective and other cartooning techniques.

advanced drawing techniques, storytelling, and the process of

further explore acrylic paint. Color mixing, light, form, texture and composition will be explored. Completion of Paint Box or a similar art class recommended.

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $123: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

Class 33723

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $115: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33733

3:30pm-5:00pm

Thu

1/12-3/16

Tue

5:00pm-6:30pm

1/10-3/14

AG ES 8 - 1 6

NEW | Homeschool Animal Drawing Students will learn basic techniques to draw several animals, both

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Basic Anime/Manga Cartooning

land and water. Instructions include tutorials with art materials,

Are you interested in Japanese anime/manga cartooning? This

simplify drawings through Gesture, Anatomy and Technique

popular style of drawing is very dramatic with lots of engaging

(G.C.A.T.).

characters involved in a variety of adventures. You will learn the basics, using existing characters and the techniques needed to create your own. You will explore poses, basic anatomy,

presenting art work, and exploring new drafting techniques to

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

composition, paneling, coloring and much more. Students are

$152: 10 classes

encouraged to take courses for consecutive quarters to see their

Class 33738

Fri

12:00pm-2:00pm

1/13-3/17

illustration skills grow. Content of class will change from quarter to quarter.

AG ES 8 - 1 8

Homeschool Painting Studio

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

For students who have had some painting experience and are

$99: 8 classes

Class 33729

Mon

interested in learning to paint with oil paint (water-based) and/or 4:00pm-5:00pm

No class 1/16, 2/20

1/9-3/13

further explore acrylic paint. Color mixing, light, form, texture and composition will be explored. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

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$115: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33718

1:30pm-3:00pm

Thu

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Youth

FOOD & COOKING

AG ES 1 2 - 1 6

Teen Drawing & Painting For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing 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, oils, 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 $152: 10 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 33735

4:15pm-6:15pm

Tue

1/10-3/14

AG ES 1 3 - 1 7

Teen Anime/Manga Cartooning Continue your journey into the Japanese art of anime/manga taking your characters and stories to the next level. This class will focus on elements of graphic design, character and creature development, basic anatomy, poses, expressive and gestural drawing, storyboarding, game development and more. This class

AG ES 4 - 1 0

We Teach Your Kids to Cook

is for students who are at an intermediate or advanced level with

Cooking with Kids inspires kids to enjoy healthy food! Kids eat

strong drawing and composition skills. Students are encouraged to

what they cook. Our goal is to make your children fall in love with

take courses for consecutive quarters to see their illustration skills

healthy eating. Young chefs have fun while learning a valuable life

grow. Content of class will change from quarter to quarter.

skill. Class includes how to grocery shop, understand food labels, work safely in the kitchen, work in a team proper clean up and

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado

more.

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Cooking with Kids Foundation

$99: 8 classes

Class 33730

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

AG ES 1 3 - 1 8

Zine Machine: Making Art Books

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $265: 5 classes

$17 supply fee due at first class

Class 33969

Mon

1:30pm-3:00pm

2/6-3/13

ages 4-5

Class 33970

Mon

4:00pm-5:30pm

2/6-3/13

ages 6-10

No class 2/20

Students will create zines from concept to publication. They will go from creating content, to organizing and layout, and stitching them together. Other approaches to the artist book will be introduced, including altering a book and deconstructing a book. INSTRUCTOR : Erik Parra LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $152: 10 classes

$50 supply fee due at first class

Class 33732

5:30pm-7:30pm

Wed

1/11-3/15

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Youth

HEALTH & FITNESS AG ES 3 - 5

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 $78: 5 classes

Class 33948

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

1/3-1/31

Class 33949

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

2/7-3/7

AG ES 3 - 8

NEW | Yoga for Kids Creative and fun, these classes stimulate imagination, maintain flexibility and develop conscious breathing. This approach combines yoga poses with animal names, songs, stories, games, and relaxation techniques. This class begins with a greeting, goes into a warm-up, then into the action/movement. We will then cool down and end with a closing circle. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa Arsedo LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $123: 8 classes

Class 33976

Sat

11:00am-11:45am

1/7-3/11

No class 1/14, 2/18

AG ES 1 ½ - 3

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

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Class 33946

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

1/3-1/31

Class 33947

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

2/7-3/7

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Youth

MUSIC

MARTIAL ARTS AG ES 3 - 6

Tiny Tigers Karate This program is a good base for your child’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

Class 33996

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

1/9-3/6

No class 1/16, 2/20 $58: 5 classes

Class 33997

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

1/3-1/31

Class 33998

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

2/7-3/7

Class 33999

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

1/5-2/2

Class 34000

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

2/9-3/9

A G E S 7- 1 2

A G E S 3 mos - 5

Karate Kids

Music Together

All of our Karate Kids are taught in a professional facility dedicated

Consistent winner of local/national awards, Music Together is the

to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of

gold standard in early childhood music education. Download our

school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises your child

free “Hello Everybody” app to hear our music and find out more.

will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect

Fun for parents/adult caregivers and babies/toddlers/preschoolers

and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a

together working on the basic skills of singing in tune and sense of

uniform on the first day of class for $35.

rhythm. Our family classes feature songs, instrument, movement and group activities. Supply fee includes CDs, digital downloads

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics

and songbook extending the music into your home. Call (925) 943-

LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

5858 for sibling discount.

$94: 7 classes

Class 34003

Mon

4:00pm-4:40pm

1/9-3/6

INSTRUCTOR : Music Together Tri-Valley, Inc.

No class 1/16, 2/20

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

$68: 5 classes

$215: 10 classes $143: Siblings over 8 months $45 supply fee per family due at first class

Class 34004

Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

1/3-1/31

Class 34051

Class 34005

Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

2/7-3/7

No class 2/20

Class 34052

Mon Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

1/9-3/20

6:00pm-6:45pm

1/9-3/20

No class 2/20

Class 34053

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

1/7-3/11

Class 34059

Sat

10:00am-10:45am

1/7-3/11

Class 34054

Sat

11:00am-11:45am

1/7-3/11

Class 34055

Tue

4:45pm-5:30pm

1/10-3/14

Class 34056

Tue

5:45pm-6:30pm

1/10-3/14

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Youth AG ES 4 - 5

Music Makers Class will build on your child’s growing independence and developing competencies. Strong emphasis on vocal, rhythmic and ensemble development with lots of fun activities to foster musical growth. Your child will participate actively in learning songs, dancing, playing rhythm instruments, listening and movement activities, and stories that build on the young child’s need for language and creative expression. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes

Class 33774

Tue

12:45pm-1:30pm

1/10-3/14

AG ES 4 - 5 AG ES 1 -2 ½

Tuneful Toddlers-Parent/Child

Petite Pianist: Parent/Child In this beginning piano class your child will be introduced to

In the world of toddlers, movement and exploration are their

basic piano skills, notation and rhythm in a supportive, hands-on

greatest need and music fits right in! Your toddler will be absorbed

learning environment. Must have a piano or keyboard at home to

in a fun musical environment, which supports all areas of musical

practice.

development through research-based activities. Through singing, finger plays, rhythm activities, dancing, instrument playing, and focused listening the foundations of musical learning will be encouraged and nurtured, making this a very special music time.

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes

Class 33775

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

Wed

$12.50 supply fee due at first class

12:00pm-12:45pm

1/11-3/15

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

AG ES 4 - 6

$95: 10 classes

Class 33771

Tue

9:30am-10:00am

1/10-3/14

Ukulele for Kids Learn the basics of music on a fun instrument the perfect size for little hands! You will learn how to hold the instrument, basic

AG ES 1 - 5

notes and chords, strumming patterns and rhythms. We will play

Family Music

and sing our favorite songs while learning the basics of ukulele.

Celebrate the joy of music making with your child in this fun,

Instruments will be discussed at first class. You will need to buy or

mixed age music class that siblings can attend together! Important

rent your own.

musical concepts will be presented and reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment through singing, instrument playing, dance and rhythm activities. Experience the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding, enjoying, and learning together.

$85: 8 classes

Mon

No class 1/16, 2/20

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes

Class 33772

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

1/10-3/14

Class 33773

Wed

10:30am-11:15am

1/11-3/15

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LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 33752

Siblings 9 months and under are free.

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Youth AG ES 4 -7

NEW | Rhythm Kids™ Rhythm Kids™ is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class where children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives. Your child will sing, dance, move, drum, and play to songs and beats from around the world. Rhythm Kids™ is proud to be a part of Music Together, the internationally recognized early childhood music education program. Parents- stay and join your child in drumming at no extra charge! Supply fee includes djembe drum for each student, two CDs and one songbook with in-home music and drumming ideas. Call (925) 943-5858 to receive sibling discount. AG ES 5 - 9

INSTRUCTOR : Music Together Tri-Valley, Inc.

Little Voices

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $225: 10 classes $185: Sibling in Music Together $60 supply fee per family due at first class $25 sibling supply fee

Do you love to sing? Are you interested in learning more about

Class 34476

Sat

12:15pm-1:00pm

1/7-3/11

supportive environment where we’ll learn the different elements

Class 34060

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

1/9-3/20

of music including rhythm, dynamics, tempo and of course-how

No class 2/20

music and how to use your own instrument that you carry with you every day? Then come join us in a fun, structured and

to sing. INSTRUCTOR : Victoria Taylor

AG ES 4 -7

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Intro to Suzuki Violin

$115: 10 classes

Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin

Class 33759

Tue

5:00pm-5:45pm

1/10-3/14

fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions, rhythms and respectful behavior through games and songs. Begin to play simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method.

AG ES 5 - 1 0

Instruments discussed at first class.

Drumming for Fun

INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei

This class is designed to inspire children to explore their musical

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

curiosity using a variety of hand drums. It emphasizes exposure to

$95: 8 classes

fun musical experiences and introduces basic rhythmic and beat

Class 33753

Mon

4:00pm-4:30pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

patterns. INSTRUCTOR : John Waller LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $86: 7 classes

AG ES 4 -7

Class 33767

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.

Fri

5:30pm-6:20pm

2/3-3/17

AG ES 5 - 1 0

Guitar for Kids (Beg) Learn the basics of guitar, from holding it to playing basic chords.

INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei

You will have the opportunity to play and sing along to all styles

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

of music from nursery rhymes to popular music. Through easy

$95: 8 classes

to learn music theory and rhythm exercise, you’ll be having fun

Class 33754

Mon

No class 1/16, 2/20

3:30pm-4:00pm

1/9-3/13

rocking out in no time. Bring your own acoustic guitar to class. INSTRUCTOR : John Waller LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $75: 7 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 33766

4:30pm-5:20pm

Fri

2/3-3/17

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Youth A G E S 7- 1 4

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 at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $122: 10 classes

Class 33765

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

1/13-3/17

A G E S 8 & up

African Drumming Enrich the mind, body and spirit with the excitement of West African drumming! Beginning students will gain a foundation in rhythm while developing fine motor skills, improving listening AG ES 6 - 9

and cooperation skills and developing creativity and confidence

Introduction to Piano for Children

through artistic performance. Students will also gain new

In this beginning piano class your child will be introduced to

fundamentals of playing Djembe & Doundun Drums and singing,

basic piano skills, notation and rhythm in a supportive, hands-on learning environment. Must have a piano or keyboard for at home

perspectives, attitudes, and cultural awareness as they learn the and creating their own theatrical music performance! INSTRUCTOR : Alhassane Camara

practice. LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Wed

4:30pm-5:20pm

$98: 8 classes

Class 33751

Sat

4:00pm-5:00pm

1/21-3/18

No class 2/18

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

Class 33762

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

1/11-3/15 AG ES 8 - 1 1

Youth Chorus

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

Class 33763

Thu

3:00pm-3:50pm

1/12-3/16

Join Walnut Creek’s new Youth Chorus. In this class students will meet others who love to sing, learn how to sing in a group setting, and even have a chance to perform! No experience necessary and

AG ES 6 - 1 2

Let It Go! Singing for Homeschoolers This is a music appreciation class emphasizing vocal development and learning vocal technique, vocal range and breath control. Students will be exposed to different composers, various genres and styles of music. Have confidence when singing. Most important, have fun singing as a group! INSTRUCTOR : Ivanna Taratula LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $92: 8 classes

Class 33764

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Fri

12:00pm-1:00pm

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1/27-3/17

all levels are welcome! INSTRUCTOR : Rhonda Crane LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $90: 8 classes

Class 33756

Mon

No class 1/16, 2/20

6:00pm-7:00pm

1/9-3/13


Youth AG ES 9 - 1 3

AG ES 9 - 1 8

Guitar for Tweens (Beg)

Cello Ensemble

Learn some of the basics and discover how fun and easy the guitar

The glorious sound of a cello choir and the resonance and mellow

can be! Proper technique, tone production, tuning, note reading

tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge audience

and single line melodic playing. Move on to ensemble playing and

hit. Work on ensemble playing, intonation and exploring the vast

basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary.

cello ensemble literature. At least one year private cello instruction

Note: Nylon string classical guitar in appropriate size is required.

or completion of Suzuki Book I is required.

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$122: 10 classes

$122: 10 classes

Class 33760

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

1/10-3/14

AG ES 9 - 1 8

Class 33761

Tue

8:35pm-9:20pm

1/10-3/14

AG ES 1 1 - 1 7

Community Arts Youth Orchestra

Electric Guitar Basics

Members of the Young Performers Orchestra (YPO) will sharpen

Learn the basics of electric guitar, including, power chords,

orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie, teamwork

scales, picking, and how to get a screamin’ rock tone! Beginner

and ensemble experience and working toward musical excellence.

to intermediate welcomed. Must bring electric guitar and small

A suite of successively more advanced orchestral experiences

practice amp.

culminates with the teen level Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra (DRYO) which will perform challenging music and accompany renowned guest artists. Request full information by calling (925) 943-5846. No pre-auditions. INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 33768

12:00pm-12:50pm

Sat

1/7-3/18

Community Chorus

$370: 33 classes

5:00pm-6:15pm

$110: 9 classes

A G E S 1 2 & up

Intermediate (Ages 9-13) Tue

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

No class 1/14, 2/18

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

Class 33033

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

9/13-5/23

Join Walnut Creek’s Community Chorus. In this class students will meet others who love to sing, learn how to sing in a group setting,

No class 12/20, 12/27, 4/4

and even have a chance to perform! No experience necessary and all levels are welcome!

Advanced (Ages 12-18)

INSTRUCTOR : Rhonda Crane

$500: 33 classes

Class 33034

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

No class 12/20, 12/27, 4/4

9/13-5/23

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $90: 8 classes

Class 33755

Mon

7:15pm-8:15pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

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Youth A G E S 1 4 & up

Introduction to Ukulele You will learn chords, strumming and basic music theory to help make learning the ukulele fun and enjoyable. Students must buy or rent their own ukulele. INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $93: 9 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 33769

1:00pm-1:50pm

Sat

1/7-3/18

No class 1/14, 2/18

A G E S 1 6 & up

Introduction to Filipino Banduria Discover the passion of Filipino Rondalla. Learn to play traditional and contemporary Filipino and American music using the 14-stringed banduria. Learning is easy using simple Do-Re-Mi notations. Celebration recital at session’s end for family and friends. Bring your own instrument or one can be rented for $60. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org

A G E S 1 2 & up

INSTRUCTOR : Rhu Bigay

Flock of Flutes

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

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.

$85: 8 classes

Class 33770

Sat

10:00am-11:00am

1/21-3/18

No class 2/18

. A G E S 1 7 & up

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

Jazz Band Ensemble

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Feel the thrill of being part of a full jazz ensemble. Play music of

$390: 33 classes

the jazz masters from the 1930s to the present day. At least four

Class 33044

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/13-5/30

years of experience, knowledge of four major scales and sight reading skills are required. Auditions required. Please call (925)

No class 12/20, 12/27, 4/4

676-8203. INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

A G E S 1 4 & up

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

Guitar for Adults (Beg) 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 Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $122: 8 classes

Class 33777

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

No class 1/16, 2/20

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$390: 33 classes

Class 33040

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

No class 12/22, 12/29, 4/6

9/15-5/25


Youth

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

AG ES 3 - 6

French Language, Art and Culture What is more fun for a young child to learn a new language than with hands on art activities! Preschoolers learn about the French culture while exploring their artistic skills. Inspired by various famous French artists, students express themselves in French using their imagination to create an art piece through different techniques and media, such as, drawing, painting, collage, charcoal, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic. Students listen to French stories, songs and learn classic French dances. Each class ends with a “taste of France” snack. INSTRUCTOR : Ushine, Ghenwa Serhan LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $345: 9 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33934

9:00am-12:00pm

Tue

1/10-3/7

AG ES 3 - 6

Spanish Immersion Preschool

AG ES 1 ¾ - 3

Little Lits I

Children will learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and

In this story-time based toddler class, children will be introduced to preschool themes through music and books. Wonderful readalouds, rhymes, storyboards, and movement and finger play, will prepare children for a life-long love of reading and learning.

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.

This gentle and interactive class will also include a simple craft or

INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children

activity and some stay-and-read time. You will take home songs

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

to sing, book titles to read, and craft ideas. A parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings. INSTRUCTOR : Meera Sriram

$168: 5 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33936

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

1/5-2/2

Class 33937

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

2/9-3/9

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $103: 6 classes

Class 33973

Wed

AG ES 4 -7

10:00am-10:45am

1/18-2/22

NEW | French Art and Culture: Learn French with Matisse

AG ES 2 ¾ - 4

While creating their own Matisse inspired art, singing songs and

Little Lits II

listening to stories, campers will learn basic French.

This is an enriching early literacy class for pre-kinders. The storytime based sessions will cover themes related to the environment and our world, like seasons, foods, animals, countries, trees, and our earth. We will have fun, interactive picture book readings, songs and movement, crafts, and literacy activities, all

INSTRUCTOR : Ushine, Ghenwa Serhan LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $159: 4 classes

Class 33068

$5 supply fee due at first class

Mon-Thu 9:00am-12:00pm

12/19-12/22

emphasizing on vital language and reading skills. The class will encourage a love for books and a curiosity to learn, while opening up our world for young children. A parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings. INSTRUCTOR : Meera Sriram LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $128: 6 classes

Class 33974

Wed

11:00am-12:00pm

1/18-2/22

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Youth AG ES 6 - 1 2

Chess Class: Basic to Advanced This class is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically and stay focused! All levels from beginning to advanced are welcome! Lessons include easy-tofollow instructions, tournament games (kids playing against each other), as well as chess video games and puzzles. All necessary equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, score sheets, demo tools) provided. Participants receive certificates and trophies at last class. INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $115: 8 classes

Class 33975

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

1/17-3/7

AG ES 6 - 1 2

NEW | Le Voilà! French and Art Class Le voilà is a dynamic French class for ages 6-10. The class introduces the fundamental elements of the French language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students will be introduced to famous Impressionist French artists and the influence of this art movement on how people think, view and create art. Students will also learn to identify major art genres, and to discriminate between a painting’s subject and its genre. INSTRUCTOR : Ghenwa Serhan, Ushine

AG ES 6 - 9

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Beginning Creative Writing

$103: 5 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Children will learn the art of creative writing through correct

Class 33971

4:00pm-5:30pm

spelling, punctuation, and grammar in interactive lessons. Composition will be introduced to older students through paragraph structure. INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $147: 6 classes

Class 34082

Mon

3:45pm-4:45pm

1/23-3/6

Wed

1/11-2/8

$83: 4 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33972

4:30pm-5:30pm

Wed

2/15-3/8

AG ES 1 0 - 1 5

Babysitting for Beginners Learn the skills needed to be a trusted and responsible babysitter. Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline,

No class 2/20

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

AG ES 6 - 1 2

emergency will also be covered. Students should dress to play and

NEW | Chess Camp

bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion.

Open to all levels, this camp is a great opportunity to learn how to

INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary

play chess or to continue chess education.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy

$51: 1 class

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 34061

$158: 4 classes

Class 33069

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9:00am-2:00pm

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Youth

STEM

SPORTS AG ES 1 ½ - 3

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 LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium $78: 5 classes

Class 33942

Tue

10:05am-10:40am

1/3-1/31

Class 33943

Tue

10:05am-10:40am

2/7-3/7

AG ES 2 - 3

Skyhawks Parent & Me Sports

AG ES 5 - 6

NEW | Pre-Engineering and Jedi Engineering using LEGO ® Camp

This multi-sport tot program was designed to give kids a

Kids are natural engineers. Play-Well TEKnologies help them

environment filled with lots of encouragement and a big focus on

realize it! Choose from half-day sessions or sing up for all day

fun! Through fast paced games and activities, participants explore

and save $25. See page 84.

balance, body movement, coordination, and skill development

positive first step into athletics. The fundamentals of soccer, baseball, basketball, and track and field are taught in a structured

at their own pace. All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and Merit Award. Parent participation required.

A G E S 7- 1 3

NEW | Introduction to Video Game Design with PC camp

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION Soccer Field, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Learn how to create and design an original and interactive video

$185: 10 classes

game! Working with PC’s, beginning Game Developers work with a

Class 34047

Thu

10:00am-10:25am

1/12-3/16

partner to conceive, design and build their own original computer game. See page 84.

AG ES 3 - 5

Skyhawks Tot Baseball

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Digital Animation Creators: With PC!

Skyhawks Tot Baseball was designed to give children a positive

Working with a friend or partner, young animators learn computer

curriculum and modified equipment, participants learn Baseball

software techniques to create digitally animated characters and

fundamentals and social skills through a series of fast-paced

stories. In this class, participants will learn PC based skills that

instructional circuits and developmental games. Our primary

help with computer drawing, character creation and movement,

development objectives include throwing, catching, hitting, base-

voiceover work and character interaction and speech. Students will

running, balance, body movement, hand/eye coordination, self-

focus on learning introductory computer animation techniques and

esteem, teamwork, and sportsmanship! All participants receive a

will create original characters and short animated stories.

Skyhawks t-shirt and merit award.

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Soccer Field, Tice Valley Gymnasium

$151: 6 classes

$185: 10 classes

Class 34106

Tue

3:45pm-5:00pm

1/10-2/14

first step into America’s Pastime. Using our progressional

Class 34048

Thu

11:30am-12:15pm

1/12-3/16

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Youth AG ES 3 - 5

NEW Skyhawks Tot Golf Using the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system, participants use modified equipment to learn the fundamentals of putting, chipping, pitching, and driving in a fun and safe environment. This program simplifies instruction so youth athletes can make an effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment is provided. All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and merit award. Parent participation required. INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION Field 3, Heather Farm Park $185: 10 classes

Class 34050

Thu

1:15pm-2:00pm

1/12-3/16

AG ES 3 - 5

Skyhawks Tot Sports This multi-sport tot program combines soccer, baseball, basketball, and track & field; allowing young athletes to discover a passion for a variety of sports in one fun-filled setting. Participants explore

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER

balance, body movement, coordination, self-esteem, teamwork,

Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches

sportsmanship, and sport specific skill development through

using the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-

a series of fast-paced instructional circuits and games. Our

appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional

progressive curriculum, modified equipment, and highly trained

scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format.

staff provide a safe environment where kids can develop at their

Participants receive a KLS jersey. Shin guards are required by the

own pace. All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and merit

second class meeting.

award. INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks

AG ES 2 - 3 ½

LOCATION Soccer Field, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Parent & Me Soccer

$185: 10 classes

Class 34049

Thu

10:30am-11:15am

1/12-3/16

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

AG ES 4 - 5

game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the

Wee Hoop-Hot Shots

field so you won’t have to watch from the sidelines.

Wee Hoop is designed to provide children with a positive

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

basketball experience while promoting an active lifestyle. This

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

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

$115: 8 classes

Class 34018

Mon

10:15am-10:45am

1/23-3/20

No class 2/20

Class 34019

Thu

9:30am-10:00am

1/26-3/16

Class 34020

Thu

5:45pm-6:15pm

1/26-3/16

LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium $78: 5 classes

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Class 33944

Tue

10:45am-11:30am

1/3-1/31

Class 33945

Tue

10:45am-11:30am

2/7-3/7

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$115: 8 classes

Class 34021

Sat

11:45am-12:15pm

1/28-3/18

Class 34022

Sat

12:20pm-12:50pm

1/28-3/18


Youth AG ES 3 ½ - 4

AG ES 5 - 6

Tot Soccer

Soccer 1

Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun

Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting,

running and kicking just like the big kids!

and defense. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

$115: 8 classes

Class 34023

Mon

9:00am-9:30am

1/23-3/20

Mon

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $115: 8 classes

No class 2/20

Class 34024

soccer matches will be introduced gradually.

5:15pm-5:45pm

1/23-3/20

Class 34035

Mon

3:45pm-4:30pm

1/23-3/20

4:15pm-5:00pm

1/26-3/16

No class 2/20

No class 2/20

Class 34025

Thu

10:10am-10:40am

1/26-3/16

Class 34026

Thu

5:00pm-5:35pm

1/26-3/16

Class 34036

Thu

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$115: 8 classes

$115: 8 classes

Class 34027

Sat

Class 34037 9:00am-9:30am

Sat

10:05am-10:50am

1/28-3/18

1/28-3/18 A G E S 7- 1 0

Soccer 2: Skillz and Scrimmages

AG ES 4 - 5

Pre Soccer

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing

Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building

and shooting in a team play format. Each class will focus on

self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing

scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points.

teaching environment.

All levels are welcome.

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

$115: 8 classes

$115: 8 classes

Class 34028

Mon

9:30am-10:05am

1/23-3/20

5:45pm-6:20pm

1/23-3/20

Mon

No class 2/20

Class 34030

Thu

10:40am-11:15am

1/26-3/16

Class 34032

Thu

3:40pm-4:15pm

1/26-3/16

Class 34031

Thu

5:00pm-5:35pm

1/26-3/16

1/23-3/20

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $115: 8 classes

Class 34040

Sat

10:50am-11:35am

1/28-3/18

Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 30 minutes prior to your class start time

$115: 8 classes

Sat

4:30pm-5:15pm

WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, please call the KLS Field

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Class 34033

Mon

No class 2/20

No class 2/20

Class 34029

Class 34039

9:30am-10:05am

1/28-3/18

or download the free Kidz Love Soccer app for iPhone or Android to receive cancellation notifications directly on your phone. 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, refunds will be issued

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Youth AG ES 2 - 3

Super Soccer Stars Every 2-3 year old Super Soccer Stars class includes an introduction to physical activities, rich language exposure, and movements such as running, hopping, jumping and changing directions. The focal point at this age group is to improve your child’s natural development through our fun, physical learning experience allowing your child to improve their natural ability. INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $173: 10 classes

Class 34043

Sun

9:30am-10:10am

1/8-3/12

10:20am-11:00am

1/12-3/9

$156: 9 classes

Class 34044

Thu

For rainouts see *Super Soccer Stars Weather Watch

AG ES 3 - 5

A G E S 1 2 mos - 2 4 mos

Super Soccer Stars: Kick & Play Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months. Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play-all while having a blast! Parent Participation required.

comfortable with the ball by developing soccer skills such as dribbling, shooting and the introduction of passing. Every class includes dynamic activities, which involve dribbling technique, and moves to promote confidence with the ball. The primary focus for this age group is body movement with the ball and your child will be introduced to juggling and other skill building activities. The concepts of teammates and teamwork are also introduced.

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$173: 10 classes

$173: 10 classes

Sun

The focal point at this age group is for your child to become

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

Class 34041

Super Soccer Stars

10:15am-10:55am

1/8-3/12

9:30am-10:10am

1/12-3/9

Class 34045

Sun

11:05am-11:55am

1/8-3/12

For rainouts see *Super Soccer Stars Weather Watch

$156: 9 classes

Class 34042

Thu

For rainouts see *Super Soccer Stars Weather Watch

AG ES 5 -7

Super Soccer StarS The focal point at this age group is to improve your child’s elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill development and group activities like small-sided games to goals. Every Kindergarten-1st Grade Super Soccer Stars class

*SUPER SOCCER STARS WEATHER WATCH: In case of rain, check the SSS twitter page at https://twitter.com/SuperSoccerSF 30 minutes prior to your class 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 offered if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.

emphasizes spatial awareness and teammates, encouraging teamwork. Repetitious ball skill activities are used to promote muscle memory and build confidence. INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $173: 10 classes

Class 34046

Sun

12:00pm-1:00pm

1/8-3/12

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Friends Foundation

Senior Citizens stay younger longer through their involvement in the arts! Karen Lottman Clinician/Services Coordinator for Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay is a strong advocate for senior citizens living on a fixed income to be involved with Center for Community Arts. She has been instrumental in assisting community members to apply for scholarships through the Foundation. According to Karen, “What a great opportunity for seniors living on a fixed income! With this extra help, many more, who might not otherwise have the chance to participate in these great classes, now do”. If you know of seniors, adults or families living in Contra Costa County, who have financial need and are interested in Community Arts programs, please encourage them to fill out a scholarship application available at:

• www.FriendsArtsEd.org

• www.Arts-Ed.org

• Shadelands Art Center at 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek

Kori Johnson Makes Outreach Look Easy! Kori Johnson joined the Community Arts staff last year as the Program Assistant for Community Outreach. She previously worked as a teacher at MS 223 in the Bronx and arts education program administrator at DreamYard Project, also in the Bronx.  Before coming to Walnut Creek, Kori managed school partnerships at Washington, D.C. organization, Turning the Page, focusing on family engagement in public schools. Kori has helped build countywide awareness about Center for Community Arts programs and increased the number of families and individuals with financial need applying for scholarships through the Foundation. She is one of the many talented, creative and committed Community Arts staff members who makes a difference every day. Please join the Foundation Board in thanking Kori for all her hard work

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Friends Foundation

NEED PHOTO!

Give a Gift of the Arts Thanks to the generosity of local business owners, the Quest Foundation and hundreds of individual donors, the Friends Foundation was able to fund over $55,000 in scholarships this past year. As the programs, number of classes and outreach efforts for Community Arts continue to grow, so have the requests for financial assistance.

Please consider making a special end-of-year donation to the Foundation to help us continue to

Winners of last year’s Viva Arts

support the Center for Community Arts. We are a 501c(3) non-profit and your contribution will

Printmaking class enjoyed learning

be fully tax deductible.

various printing techniques. Thanks to Peter Foucault for teaching the class and the Walnut Creek Arts

Visit our web page at www.FriendsArtsEd.org and click on the link that says Donate or mail your

Commissioners for providing the

check to Friends of Community Arts Foundation, 1666 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA

food.

94596.

The Foundation is the primary non-profit fundraising partner for the Center for Community Arts. Your financial contributions help adults and families with financial need participate in our programs.

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ADULT

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.

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LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

NEW | Master Potter Series: Sergei Isupov “Layered in Surreality�

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

In this one-day workshop, Sergei Isupov will hand build sculptures

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

that combine two and three dimensional imagery. The forms will

$178: 8 classes

be figural sculpture in porcelain. He will also demonstrate his

Class 33575

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

1/9-3/13

Class 33578

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

the subconscious additives of surrealism and how these concepts give an hour slide lecture on the history of his work. Sergei Isupov was born in Russia and received a BA and MFA in Estonia. His

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

work has been shown and collected internationally since 1994

$203: 10 classes

Tue

engobes. Sergei will explain his aesthetic approach to relating manifest in the figurative form and its environment. He will also

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

Class 33576

narrative painting style of surface decoration using stains and

and is featured in over five international publications and over 7:00pm-10:00pm

1/10-3/14

attended five worldly acclaimed artist-in-residency programs: Archie Bray, Guldagergaard, etc. He is presently represented by

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

Ferrin Contemporary. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by

INSTRUCTOR : Takemi Tsuruta

Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild and ClayPeople.

$203: 10 classes

Class 33577

Wed

INSTRUCTOR : Sergei Isupov

7:00pm-10:00pm

1/11-3/15

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott

$93: Non-CAG Members $83: ClayPeople Discount $43: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

$203: 10 classes

Class 33606

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

Class 33579

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

1/12-3/16

INSTRUCTOR : Takemi Tsuruta

2/18

A ges 1 7 to adult

Go beyond the basics of pinch and coil to using slabs with texture

$203: 10 classes

Fri

10:00am-4:00pm

Hardly Strictly Hand Building (Int/Adv)

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

Class 33582

Sat

and templates. Mugs, cups, platters, vases, lidded canisters and 7:00pm-10:00pm

1/13-3/17

teapots will be demonstrated. Some texturing tools will be made in class. The possibilities are endless. Glazing, studio etiquette and ancillary materials will be covered. No wheel work will be taught. INSTRUCTOR : Kathleen Jensen LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $203: 10 classes

Class 33589

Wed

4:00pm-7:00pm

1/11-3/15

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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 may include journalistic pieces as well. Planters, birdbaths, mushroom sculptures, fountains and more will be offered in the Garden Vessel portion of the class. Instructor’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 $203: 10 classes

Class 33586

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

1/12-3/16

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Handbuilding and the Potter’s Wheel (Beg-Adv)

A ges 1 7 to adult

Surface Decoration (Beg-Adv)

Explore the use of the potter’s wheel to change the shape of coils

Come join us on an exploration into surface design. You will be

and slabs into plates, platters, bowls and other functional forms.

challenged to push your design ideas to great heights. Some of the techniques that will be covered are stenciling, scraffitto, slip decoration, use of oxides, over glazes, under glazes, pouring glazes, dipping glazes, and overlapping glazes and techniques for using a sprayer.

working with clay for the beginner and a great class for the student who only uses the potter’s wheel or only hand builds but is not

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$178: 8 classes

7:00pm-10:00pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

$203: 10 classes

Class 33583

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

Functional Pottery: Lidded Containers Turn a simple ordinary pot into an extraordinary one by adding a lid. Learn the usual functional pottery of plates, bowls, cups and vases but change them into lidded forms from the simple capped lid for a ginger jar to flanged lids with knobs. Learn about lids that sit on a gallery and lids cut from an enclosed form. Study the

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NEW | Clay Masks Workshop (Beg-Adv) Learn realistic and fantastical concepts on mask making in clay; hand-building will be emphasized. Bring your creative eye and explore texture, narratives, symbols and facial features. Students will also learn how to construct proper mechanics for wall

visual and physical balance between a lid and its corresponding

mounting and hanging options.

container, wedding the aesthetic with the functional for beautiful,

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Fortin

usable hand-built and thrown lidded containers.

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson

$98: 2 classes

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 33802

$203: 10 classes

Class 33590

Thu

1/7-3/18

No class 2/18

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and oval baking dishes and more. This is a great introduction to

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Mon

hand building table to create one of a kind trays, vases, square

versed in both methods of working in clay.

INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen

Class 33569

Thrown forms will be taken off the wheel and manipulated on the

1:00pm-4:00pm

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Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

1/8-1/15


Adult A D U LT

A D U LT

Intro to Sculpture

NEW | Slab Construction Techniques

More fully understand the process of working with clay and

This class will be moving from tiles and the wall to exploring

constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative.

slab construction methods. We will utilize techniques for working

Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation,

with clay at different stages from soft slabs through the firmer

form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image

consistency of leather hard clay. Construction of traditional forms

presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques

for functional objects will be demonstrated, as well as methods

include pinch, slab, coil and solid handbuilding methods. Surface

for creating sculpture, and how to choose and apply appropriate

texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also

surface decoration. The use of press molds, various support

addressed. No wheel work will be taught.

systems and the extruder will be included. The limits are infinite!

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Fortin

INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$203: 10 classes

$178: 8 classes

Class 33588

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

1/10-3/14

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Class 33587

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

1/22-3/12

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Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv)

Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv)

Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln

Emphasis on ceramic work for high-fire salt kiln, to be stacked with

with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. Students

kiln shelves. Students participate in loading and unloading of kilns.

will focus on hand-built and wheel-thrown forms and techniques that work well with the raku firing process; glaze demos on proper application, use of resists and terra sigillata will be covered. Note:

INSTRUCTOR : Gregory Byard LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Students participate in firing process and must be physically

$248: 10 classes

able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable that students

Class 33574

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

1/11-3/15

provide their own gloves and tongs. No registration permitted after second class.

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NEW | intensive: Anyone Can Center Workshop

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $248: 10 classes

Class 33585

Fri

This workshop is geared towards beginning and intermediate 9:00am-12:00pm

1/13-3/17

students and focuses on creating a solid foundation to wheel throwing the shapes you want and acquiring new techniques. Learn to center a three-pound piece of clay in less than 15 seconds

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Sculpting the Figure in Clay (Beg-Adv)

or improve the way you center now! Learn the techniques that

In this class we will be exposed to a range of techniques and

your goal of throwing pots.

approaches for sculpting the human figure in clay. Working with live models, we will explore using the human figure in art, study anatomy and proportion, and will deepen our understanding of

nobody talks about that will allow you to take giant leaps towards

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

building artworks from clay using both solid and hollow-built

$146: 4 classes

processes, sculpting additively and subtractive carving, with

Class 33593

Tue-Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

1/3-1/6

and without armatures. We will discuss gesture, pose, weight distribution, and focus on both traditional and non-ceramic finishes. INSTRUCTOR : Chris Fortin LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

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$248: 10 classes

Class 33571

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/10-3/14

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Makers Series: Succulent Pots and Plants Want to make a planter for a succulent? You can make your own out of clay, and then learn how to plant your own succulent at The Ruth Bancroft Garden! You’ll create a planter at the Ceramics studio in Civic Park, choose a glaze for the planter, and then meet again at The Ruth Bancroft Garden to plant your own succulent. $20 supply fee will be due at first class: includes the clay, glaze, soil, one succulent plant, top dressing, and two firing processes. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $63: 2 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 33591

Sun

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/19

Field Trip

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

4/22

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Open Studio Ceramics

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NEW | Intensive: Honing Your Skills Workshop

Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised

Have you learned to center clay? Now learn to hone your skills

and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s

and refine your techniques. This workshop will increase your

discretion. Studio is closed on all legal city holidays. Check current

techniques and give you a solid foundation to throw the shapes

Open Studio hours posted in Studio. No instruction is provided.

you want. Learn to center larger pieces of clay with individual

Student must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools.

attention and focus on big clay techniques and putting two 4-8 lb.

Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the

pieces together. Bring your own tools, water bucket, towels, heat

fee. Clay Arts Guild members qualify for discounted open studio

gun and/or propane torch to assemble thrown pieces.

fee and other benefits. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$146: 4 classes

Tue-Fri

4:00pm-7:00pm

students (workshops not eligible) to enhance and share skills

learning purposes.

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley

Class 33594

studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture

1/3-1/6

$155: Non-CAG Members $93: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Class 33570

1/7-3/18

No open studio 1/16, 2/18, 2/20

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Intensive Open Studio This Open Studio provides additional hours of supervised studio time for students enrolled in the Anyone Can Center and Honing Your Skills workshops. This is a way to enhance throwing and hand-building skills. See the description and hours under the individual open studio. Students must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools. Use of studio equipment is included in the fee. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $25: Non-CAG Members $15: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

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Tue-Fri

12:00pm-4:00pm

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1/3-1/6

Studio use is for instruction and other learning. Work produced or fired in the Community Arts Ceramics Studio may not be sold except through the Clay Arts Guild and Center for Community Arts. 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.


Adult

DANCE

A D U LT

Adult Dance Workshop Series Come experience the joy of dance at one, two or all of our

A ges 1 3 to adult

upcoming adult workshops. You’ll learn and explore dance and

Tahitian Dance & Drumming

movement through classic technique, fun choreography, and a

This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas

great mix of music. Mixed level, non-competitive atmosphere, no

(dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances)

previous experience necessary.

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Students should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $18: 1 class

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Ballet

$69: 8 classes

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women Class 33980

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

Class 33692 1/11-3/8

No class 2/22

Class 33981

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/11-3/8

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* & (Adv)* Class 33983

Wed

8:30pm-10:00pm

1/11-3/8

3/4

Sat

12:45pm-2:00pm

3/11

Sat

12:45pm-2:00pm

3/18

Jazz Class 33694

No class 2/22

12:45pm-2:00pm

Contemporary Class 33693

Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg)

Sat

A D U LT

Hip Hop – Teens/Adults

No class 2/22 *Registration per instructor’s approval only

Whether you’re looking to pick up a few new moves, get some exercise while learning hip hop’s innovative style, or learn moves

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

often seen on TV, this is the class for you.

$69: 6 classes INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill

Tahitian Drumming/Music Class 33982

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

1/21-3/4

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $92: 8 classes

No class 2/18

Class 33660

Mon

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

A D U LT

Tap In our Beginning Tap, students will be introduced to the classic moves including flaps, shuffles, heel drops, and more. In the

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NEW Balinese Dance

Intermediate Tap, advanced moves such as Shim Sham, toe

Balinese dance is a traditional dance form from the Asian island

stands, and time steps, will be taught. Students will learn across-

of Bali. Movements are often described as elegant, strong

the-floor steps. A variety of fun, up-tempo music will be offered,

and refined. Balinese dance has close connections to Balinese

and students will learn about National Tap Dance Day!

Hinduism ceremonies, in that dancers often portray stylized characters from Hindu mythology. Balinese dance involves the

INSTRUCTOR : Cyndi Wright

entire body from the toes, to eyes, to finger-tips. Initially, we will

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

focus on basic postures and movements, gradually combining

$106: 10 classes

them into a full composition. Dancing done in bare feet. INSTRUCTOR : Shoko Yamamuro

Beginning Class 33745

Fri

5:30pm-6:30pm

1/13-3/17

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $78: 5 classes

Intermediate Class 33746

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

1/13-3/17

Class 33966

Wed

7:15pm-8:15pm

1/4-2/1

Class 33967

Wed

7:15pm-8:15pm

2/8-3/8

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Social Ballroom, Swing & Hot Latin Salsa

Line Dance

Have a great time and learn swing, foxtrot, jitterbug, cha-cha, waltz,

The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with

hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy, smooth-

many returning dancers. Class is for the beginning line dancer

flowing combinations will make you feel comfortable and confident

and those with some experience. Learn how to line dance and

on the dance floor. We change partners so you can meet new friends.

review dances being taught in the area. New dancers are welcome.

Singles and couples are welcome.

The first part of the class is devoted to introductory dances. Intermediate class is for the improving and experienced dancer

INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

who wants to learn newer dances and review the classics. Open dance from 5:00-5:30pm, lessons begin at 5:30pm.

$84: 6 classes

Class 33883

Mon

7:00pm-7:55pm

1/23-3/6

No class 2/20

INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $48: 5 classes

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int)

A D U LT

Argentine Tango Argentine Tango is very popular in the Bay Area, one of the most

Class 33922

Wed

5:00pm-7:00pm

1/4-2/1

Class 33923

Wed

5:00pm-7:00pm

2/8-3/8

developed and dedicated tango communities in the world. Learning

Line Dance (Int)

Tango will open your possibilities for social connections not

Class 33924

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

1/4-2/1

only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals, technique,

Class 33925

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

2/8-3/8

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.

Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $83: 8 classes

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover will allow you to lead or follow to any type of Latin rhythm.

1/19-3/9

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Argentine Tango (Int) Class 33920

For those who want to experience Salsa and any Latin Dance. techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed instruction

Argentine Tango (Beg) Class 33919

A D U LT

1/19-3/9

$83: 8 classes

Class 33921

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

1/19-3/9

A D U LT

NEW Egyptian Belly Dance

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Learn an art form that has been practiced for more than a thousand

Line Dance-All Levels

years. We will break down the basics from the ground up, then refine

This class is designed for both men and women at all levels

the moves with light combinations and sequences set to lively music.

of dancing. Dances taught will be a mixture of beginner to

Emphasis on proper posture, simple foot patterns, basic rhythms and

intermediate dances, depending on the level of participants. One

fluid hip movements. Learn the muscular isolations and flexibility to

new dance will be taught each week with reviews of all others

achieve the elegance and grace of Egyptian belly dance.

taught. Open dancing for warm up. Step sheets provided for all dances taught. Wear comfortable shoes with suede or leather

INSTRUCTOR : Colleen Anderson

soles. Good workout and lots of fun. Partner not required.

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $18: 1 class

Introductory class

Class 34126

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/12

Thu

$63: 4 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Alice Marez LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $43: 5 classes

Class 34001

Class 34127

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/19-2/9

Class 34128

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

2/16-3/9

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2:00pm-3:30pm

1/3-1/31

2:00pm-3:30pm

2/7-2/28

$35: 4 classes

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Tue

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Adult

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

A D U LT

Weaving Basics and Beyond Explore color, texture and pattern drafting on studio floor looms while creating fabulous projects including scarves, handbags, table decor, and floor rugs. Materials list online at www.communityarts.

A D U LT

Weaving Workshop with Jason Collingwood: 2/2 Twill Rug Weaving The course is based around various 2/2 twill structures whether straight twill, broken twill or twill on opposites. Time permitting, 3/1 double faced twill and krokbragd will be explored. Included will be

org. INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $230: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33779

6:00pm-9:00pm

Tue

1/10-3/14

instruction on setting up a loom correctly for rug weaving; twining at the beginning and end of the rug; darning in the loose ends; use of the temple; and many other invaluable tips for successful rug weaving. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

A D U LT

Mixed Level Weaving Beginners learn the basics of weaving while using our floor looms.

INSTRUCTOR : Jason Collingwood

Students explore pattern, color and texture through the creation

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

of a sampler. Weaving terms, project planning, warping technique and basic weave structures are covered. Perfect for beginners.

$229: 3 classes

Class 33984

Wed-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm

3/22-3/24

Great for beginners and those wanting to feel more secure with warping and project planning. Continuing students may explore a variety of weave structures. Materials list online at www.

A D U LT

Machine Garment Sewing (Beg) Join us for this amazing adventure in sewing as we learn the proper use of sewing machines and sewing techniques. We will

communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

learn how to make a simple garment along with other simple

$230: 10 classes $25 supply fee for beginners due at first class

projects, such as aprons, market bags, and scarves. The class will

Class 33781

Thu

2:00pm-5:00pm

1/12-3/16

include learning how to read a pattern, cut and piece fabric.

Class 33782

Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

1/12-3/16

INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

$120: 7 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33788

7:00pm-9:00pm

Mon

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 1/30, 2/20

Learn five basic foundation stitches: chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet and treble crochet. Learn to

$203: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33789

6:45pm-9:15pm

Wed

Crochet 101

1/11-3/15

A D U LT

read patterns and put your new stitches together to create finished projects, such as scarves, hats, potholders and afghans. Patterns for several simple projects will be made available. INSTRUCTOR : Pattee Court

Machine Knitting, Sewing, Felting

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $74: 9 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

machines to create art and awesome accessories, such as scarves,

Class 33784

9:00am-10:00am

hats, bags, and blankets. Bring your imagination and desire to

No class 1/14, 2/18

Join us as we use knitting machines, sewing machines, and felting

Sat

1/7-3/18

make and create! Instructor provides all necessary supplies plus all machines for knitting, sewing, and felting. INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $127: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 33783

9:45am-11:45am

Sat

1/7-3/18

No class 1/14, 1/28, 2/18

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Continental Knitting 101

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-II

Learn to knit in the American or Continental style. Start with two

Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use,

basic stitches: knit and purl. Then put these stitches together in

it is very versatile. We will explore a range of lace and patterned

a variety of ways to create stunning designs and patterns. Most

weaves. Returning students are encouraged.

importantly, learn to read a knitting pattern so you can make whatever your heart desires. We will pick projects to work on during class time. Please bring your own pair of 14’ long size 8

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

knitting needles, a pair of scissors, and a light (pastel) colored

$69: 1 class

skein of Red Heart brand worsted weight yarn.

Class 33793

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

1/22

INSTRUCTOR : Pattee Court

A D U LT

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Makers Series: Spinning and Felting

$74: 9 classes

Class 33786

Sat

11:30am-12:30pm

1/7-3/18

No class 1/14, 2/18

Learn how to process raw fleece into hand-spun artistic yarns and felted cloth. We will be blending many types of colors and fibers creating whimsical samples as a medium for creative expression.

A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

Open Studio Knitting and Crocheting

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

Bring your current project to the open studio and work in the

$38: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

company of other artists who are as passionate about knitting

Class 33794

10:00am-1:00pm

Sun

2/12

and crocheting as you are. Get one-on-one help to overcome roadblocks in completing your project, as well as help in interpreting patterns. No knitting or crocheting lessons will be given during the open studio. Crochet 101 or Knitting 101 is recommended if you’ve never taken lessons before.

and the appliques of Alabama Chanin, create your own beautiful

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

designs and transform an ordinary piece of clothing. Please bring

$86: 9 classes

Sat

Makers Series: Art Embroidery, Applique and Embellishments Referencing sublime stitching from Royal College of Needlework,

INSTRUCTOR : Pattee Court

Class 33785

A D U LT

a piece of apparel to transform. Instructor will provide all the 10:00am-11:30am

1/7-3/18

No class 1/14, 2/18

necessary tools and materials. INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

A D U LT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-I

$38: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

Class 33796

10:00am-1:00pm

Sun

2/19

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

Makers Series: Natural Dyeing & Indigo

wanting to give weaving a try. Learn how to warp using the direct

An intro into natural dyeing with prepared materials: fleece, yarn,

warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns.

and fabric. Explore the color range of natural dyeing and learn

Returning students are encouraged. Bring your own yarn or pay

about dyestuff, extraction techniques, and sustainability. Instructor

a supply fee of $15. A loom may be rented for $5 for the day, or

will provide necessary materials or bring a project to dip and dye.

bring your own. Bring a lunch. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $69: 1 class

Class 33792

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

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INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

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$38: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

Class 33795

10:00am-1:00pm

Sun

3/12


Adult

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

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Inside Your Canon and 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

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photography. Bring your camera, manual, and questions.

Dramatic Light Landscapes

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

Learn how to get the best from the dramatic light of early morning, late afternoon and sunset. Get advice on composition, practical shooting techniques, good photo locations, and critiques of your photos from guided field trips. Use any camera provided it allows manual control of exposure and focus and you are already familiar

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $49: 1 class

Class 33710

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

2/26

Canon

Class 33711

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

3/5

Nikon

with its operation. A DSLR camera, tripod and remote release are recommended.

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INSTRUCTOR : Bill Helsel

Introduction to Photoshop Elements

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

We will concentrate on features such as resizing and cropping,

$105: 5 classes

understanding layers, image adjustments, using levels, hue/

Class 33703

Tue

7:30pm-9:30pm

2/28-3/14

saturation, color balance, using the select and image editing tools

Field Trips

Sat

6:00am-10:00am

3/4

and more. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements installed.

Sat 2:30pm-6:30pm

3/11

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

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$140: 6 classes

Advanced Intermediate Digital Photography 103

Class 33709

For the serious enthusiast: we will cover the finer points of getting dramatic images with emotional content. Assignments are more

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

1/12-2/16

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 33697

Thu

9:00am-11:30am

2/9-3/16

challenging and will encourage developing a personal vision. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

Location Photography

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $185: 10 classes

Class 33696

Tue

Learn professional location photography techniques in this fast 10:30am-12:30pm

1/10-3/14

moving one-day class. Lighting, posing, composition, metering, the right lens and viewpoint, and how to make backgrounds work. INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

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LOCATION Lobby, Shadelands Art Center

Digital Photography Level 2 This intermediate level course will expand on the skills learned in our intro to digital courses, offering advanced instruction in

$49: 1 class

Class 33701

Sat

12:30pm-3:30pm

1/21

post-processing with editing software (Photoshop & Lightroom), retouching, and in-camera capture techniques. This class will cover topics based on the needs and interests of the students and their personal projects. The final product of the class will be a digital

to use, which f-stop is best, and lighting small objects. We begin

INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston

with studio demonstrations and then a field trip to Heather Farm.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

$134: 9 classes

No class 3/9

Thu

Macro and Close-up Photography Put your lenses through the exercises and learn what focal length

photo book created in InDesign.

Class 33886

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6:00pm-8:00pm

1/19-3/16

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $49: 1 class

Class 33708

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

1/28

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Photographing Cities Day & Night

The Joy of Digital Photography 101

Dramatic compositions, intense color and contrast, atmosphere,

Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is

people--the urban landscape is full of photographic possibilities.

encouraged by working both indoors and outdoors taking scenics,

Class covers composition, locations and strategies, exposure for

portraits, still lifes, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with

digital and film, color, B&W (including infrared) and more. Two

lighting, composition, content, shutter speed, f- stops, light meters,

field trips will explore some of our best local cityscapes at the best

ISO, dynamic range, icon, settings, RAW or JPEG, color balance,

times: early-to-mid morning and late afternoon, dusk and night.

and more!

Bring a DSLR or advanced compact digital, or 35mm or medium format film camera that allows manual adjustment of focus and exposure, tripod and remote release.

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $149: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Bill Helsel

Class 33704

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $112: 5 classes

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

1/10-3/14

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Class 33702

Tue

7:30pm-9:30pm

1/10-1/24

Field Trips

Sat

7:00am-11:00am

1/14

Video Editing on iPhone

Sat 3:00pm-8:00pm

1/21

Learn how to record, edit, and post high quality videos, all from your iPhone! Students will be introduced to techniques to increase overall quality, including aesthetics, composition, audio, and

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Take Control of Your Digital Camera

lighting techniques. We’ll also learn how to use the iMovie app for editing, sharing or posting completed videos. Topics for class

Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great

include: continuity, voice overs, titles, stills, and music. Students

photographs and how to gain more control over the design of

must provide their own iPhone with the iMovie app installed.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Frank Pappas LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place

aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of

$87: 4 classes

obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field

Class 33699

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

2/21-3/14

trip will allow practice using tools and techniques learned in class. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

Photography Forum

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $158: 7 classes

The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage

Class 33706

Wed

6:30pm-9:00pm

1/11-2/15

photographers at all levels to continue to study the art of

Field Trip

Sat

11:00am-1:00pm

2/11

photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. Meets third Tuesday of each month to share images, critiques, technical developments, and hear guest

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Taking Exciting Travel Photographs

their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the

Starting with pre-travel planning we will discuss the kind of

responsibility of participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to

equipment and supplies to take, researching your trip, dealing

enrolled Community Arts students. Enrollment is open throughout

with local regulations, passing through customs and more. We

the year at a prorated fee.

will cover photographing landmarks and people, payment for photography, and shooting in places of worship. Practice on a field trip to the Farmers Market at the San Francisco Ferry Building. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

$97: 3 classes

Class 33707

Wed

9:00am-11:30am

3/8-3/15

Field Trip

Sat

10:00am-2:00pm

3/11

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INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $73: 11 classes

Class 32335

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

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speakers. Field trips and workshops allow members to broaden

Tue

7:00pm-9:30pm

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Adult

DIY

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NEW | Backyard Chickens Fall in love with backyard chickens! This class will introduce

NEW | Shibori and Indigo Dyeing: STITCH & POLE WRAPPING

you to the fascinating world of backyard chickens and give you

Start the new year off by upcycling and recycling your household

the information you need to get started with your own loweffort backyard flock. We’ll discuss life cycles, coop designs, breed selection, care and feeding for health and egg production, protection from predators and ways of integrating your chickens into your garden. Plus we’ll give you information on where to purchase your chickens and feed and resources for learning more.

linens and/or clothing. Give your closet new life with indigo and shibori. Students learn how to set up an indigo vat, dye with indigo and create beautiful designs using centuries old shibori techniques. Jenny will teach a quick indigo vat prep to start, then dive right in to teaching several stitch and pole wrapping techniques. The binding segment explores dramatic traditional

INSTRUCTOR : Jeannie Mckenzie

techniques with unexpected results. Each student will go home

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

with all pieces finished and ready to wear or use. BONUS: Set of four cotton napkins and indigo kit for each student.

$63: 1 class

Class 34062

Sat

10:30am-12:30pm

1/14

INSTRUCTOR : Modern Shibori LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

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NEW | Beginning Floral Design: Spring Centerpieces Join us as we work with gorgeous seasonal flowers and foliage

$178: 1 class

$25 supply fee due at class

Class 33985

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

1/28

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(think tulips! or ranunculus!) to create a floral masterpiece that you

NEW | How to Brew Beer at Home

can take home! Learn the basics of flower arranging with Mais Oui

Participants with learn the general process of making beer, and

Floral Design. Karen and Kelsey will demonstrate how to create their signature style arrangement and you will later create one of your own. We will discuss tools, containers, structure, texture and design basics. Lots of personal instruction and feedback provided. Specialty treats and tea will be served.

take part in brewing and bottling a batch of homebrew from start to finish. The class will start with a short discussion about the techniques, equipment, and costs involved. We will then brew a batch of beer from malt extract and bottle a second finished batch. Class participants will gain a general understanding of the process,

INSTRUCTOR : Mais Oui

and leave with information and resources to brew their own beer

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

at home.

$128: 1 class

$45 supply fee due at class

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Opela

Class 33992

11:00am-1:30pm

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Sat

3/11

$68: 1 class

Class 34098

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/21

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DOG/PET CARE

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Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs Don’t let another walk with your dog feel like a disaster because of lunging and barking behaviors. Don’t seclude your dog in the backyard because his behavior in public is unmanageable. Come and 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. Please call instructor if your dog is overly reactive toward you or your family members. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $133: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 33959

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

1/10-2/14

Class 33960

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

2/21-3/28

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NEW | Dog: Puppy Head Start Get a head start on socialization and puppy manners by enrolling your pup in this fun and safe interactive class. Your pup will roll and play with other puppies and interact with new people. We cover house breaking, manners, rudimentary obedience, leash training and coming when called. Class suitable for the entire family to attend, however all puppies must be accompanied by a handler who is 18 years or older. Puppies must be between the age

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of 12-20 weeks. Bring puppy’s proof of shots, a 6-foot leash and

Dog Obedience: Beginning

dog kibble the first day of class.

Beginning Obedience is the foundation for all training goals. We teach you how to motivate your dog to want to learn the basics of heel, sit, and down. We teach how to shape the “leave it” and

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $63: 3 classes

$12 supply fee due at first class

from bolting through doors. This is a critical step in developing a

Class 33953

Tue

5:15pm-6:00pm

1/10-1/24

healthy bond, and puts your dog on the road to a more meaningful

Class 33954

Tue

5:15pm-6:00pm

1/31-2/14

life. The first class of the session is mandatory, and you come

Class 33955

Tue

5:15pm-6:00pm

2/21-3/7

without your dog. Please bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination

Class 33956

Tue

5:15pm-6:00pm

3/14-3/28

“come” commands, and the command “wait” to prevent your dog

records for the instructor to keep. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

$133: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Dog: Techniques for Off-Leash Preparation

Class 33957

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

1/10-2/14

Have off-leash control of your dog on hikes and around the

Class 33958

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

2/21-3/28

home. Dogs begin their training on 6-foot leashes and advance

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

to performing skills of coming when called, heel, leave it, and

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Beginning Obedience is required. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

should call for updated conditions of all city fields and the

$133: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 33961

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

1/10-2/14

Class 33962

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

2/21-3/28

Heather Farm Dog Park.

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emergency drop on a 20 foot long leash. Successful completion of

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DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

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Intro to Acting This course will be a fun, low pressure introduction to basic acting for adults new to the form or rusty and itching to get back into it. In a safe and playful environment, students will learn to utilize their bodies, voices, and minds as their instrument. Working with simple text, monologues and scenes, students will be exposed to a variety of acting techniques including voice, improv, active listening, ensemble building, and more! INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $127: 9 classes

Class 33876

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

1/10-3/7

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Abstract Acrylic Painting Artists of all disciplines come and explore abstract art, pure form

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on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

NEW | Mask Theatre for Adults

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

Delve into the world of Mask Performance with this creative

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

and fun exploration class. Students will learn the art of mask

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color,

performance, how to create and develop a character physically

shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged;

and vocally, proper stage techniques, physical comedy and

use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance

improvisation, and the most effective way to tell a story as a

your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group

masked character onstage. We will explore the following styles

critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at

of mask theatre: neutral mask, character mask, and Commedia

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dell’Arte, the traditional Italian street comedy.

INSTRUCTOR : Cybele Gerachis

INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Rustigan

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

$148: 8 classes

$76: 4 classes

Class 33747

Thu

Class 33621 7:00pm-9:00pm

1/19-2/9

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

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Adventures in Mixed Media The goal of this course is to provide students an opportunity to explore a variety of mixed media methods using a wide range of wet and dry media methods. Students will gain hands-on experience with paints, glues, pastels, pencils, varnishes and supports as they develop personal projects throughout the quarter. Guidance will be provided around materials, design and composition through group discussions and individual instruction. Most projects will be conducted with provided materials. Further

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$179: 10 classes

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Class 33787

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

1/13-3/17

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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 $179: 10 classes

Class 33628

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/11-3/15

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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

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and other found materials can be used. Plates can be printed as

Architectural Drawing

intaglio or relief images, or as combinations of both leading to

During this course students will spend time exploring various approaches to drawing architecture in space. We will take a closer look at 1, 2 and 3-point perspective, as well as isometric and axonometric drawing conventions, to create drawings relating to architectural forms in space.

$126: 10 classes

$70 supply fee due at first class

Class 33643

7:45pm-9:45pm

1/11-3/15

inspirational surprise. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

$167: 2 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 33646

10:00am-4:00pm

Sun

3/12-3/19

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Creative Art

Art Journals Art journals are a private place to explore art of a personal nature. Create your own images or use found images, make expressive marks, record your thoughts, memories, dreams, and life events using images (and maybe words). Try new art materials or new ways to use familiar materials. Perfect for artists and non-artists alike-drawing skills are not necessary. Bring your journal and your favorite art supplies to each class. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

No class 2/20

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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.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$116: 6 classes

9:00am-12:00pm

Discover new art forms, media and techniques to expand

INSTRUCTOR : Jeka Lambert

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Mon

Come and create in this fun and inspiring class for all levels.

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

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The result is often unpredictable, rewarding the artist with an

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Class 33638

and the use of diverse materials gives great variation in texture.

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

INSTRUCTOR : Erik Parra

Wed

astounding richness and strength. A wide array of different effects

1/23-3/6

$116: 6 classes

Class 33608

Mon

No class 2/20

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/23-3/6


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NEW | Draw and Paint Live Owls

Drawing: Sketching & Rendering

This mixed media workshop will explore how to capture the

Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning

likeness of these nocturnal birds of prey. Along the way you will

how to reduce objects to their basic shapes and forms and

get to observe our subjects up close and personal while learning

sketching them on to paper will be the focus of this class. Topics

about their lifestyle, habitat, feeding habits and other interesting

include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective and

facts. Learn various avian drawing and painting techniques that

shading, along with landscape and figurative themes. Students

will help you along the way to creating your masterpiece! This

should bring paper, pencils, ruler and eraser to class. Beginners

workshop is a collaboration with the Lindsay Wildlife Experience.

welcome.

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Experience

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$35: 1 class

$179: 10 classes

Class 34069

Mon

9:30am-12:30pm

3/13

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Class 33636

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/13-3/17

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Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums

Encaustic (Hot Wax) Workshop

Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint but feel that you

Kept molten on a heated palette, encaustic is applied to a

don’t know enough to get started? Do you want to try a new

surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a uniform enamel-

medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while

like finish. Learn safety, working with heat sources, equipment,

exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums,

paints, medium, collage materials, fusing layers, tools, priming

including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. A fun

appropriate substrates, scraping, pastel sticks, incising and more.

class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on

Bring a bag lunch. Wear cotton art clothes and closed toe shoes.

expanding in the direction of your choice.

Encaustic is a beeswax based paint dates back to the 5th century.

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$88: 1 class

$65 supply fee due at class

Class 33645

10:00am-4:00pm

$179: 10 class

$35 supply fee due at first class

Class 33634

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

Sat

1/28

1/11-3/15 A D U LT

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Exploring Watercolor (Int)

Drawing Basics

Join our caravan of like-minded seekers and dive into the

This drawing class is for beginners as well as students who paint

unexpected joy of watercolor! Perfect for the continuing artist who

but would like to improve their drawing skills. In class we will use

wants a fresh start or needs a gentle push along the way. We will

a variety of methods to practice basic drawing skills including

work together in a series of little paintings using the transparent

value (lights and darks), proportion and perspective. Additional

magic of watercolor to create our own “artist’s voice.” From the

challenges appropriate to the level of the student will be included.

moment we wet our brush to our final colorful stroke we will try

This class will be taught with the intention of developing the skills

to evoke the presence of each artist in his/her work, discovering

of the absolute beginner and established painter alike. Materials

the personal palette of colors and shapes unique to each of us. $25

list online at www.communityarts.org.

supply kit available from instructor, but not required. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Casey Rasmussen White

$179: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 33625

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/10-3/14

$148: 8 classes

Class 33615

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/11-3/1

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Figure Drawing

Intro to Drawing

Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe

Drawing is perhaps one’s best doorway into the visual arts. As

and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening,

a good beginning or an end in itself, students will learn to draw

value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

using a variety of black and white media from the most traditional

Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough

to the very latest including graphite, charcoal, pen and ink and

newsprint to first class. Supplies and materials discussed in class.

even Sharpies. Students will engage in personal projects and

Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used;

critiques and receive individualized instruction and a framework

teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor.

for understanding art. All experience levels welcome. Materials

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

will be discussed at the first meeting and experimental media will be provided.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown

$214: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 33633

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

1/13-3/17

$179: 10 classes

Class 33801

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

1/12-3/16

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Figure Painting Like the Old Masters Learn the techniques of Titian and other old masters. Using oils

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Japanese Brush Painting

(preferred) or acrylics, we will work through the processes of

Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art work.

underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful

Oriental brush painting makes you aware of our world and allows

and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience drawing

you to capture the spirit of the subject. Course covers calligraphy

the figure recommended. Previous experience with paint is helpful

and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e. Lectures,

but not necessary. Come to first class with materials, ready to

demonstrations, individual help each class. Sumi-e/ Brush Painting

work. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

(Beg)’ workshop is recommended for beginners to take with this course. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

$214: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 33629

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

1/12-3/16

$132: 7 classes

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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

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Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

1/23-3/13

No class 2/20

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Make and Mingle Open Studio

designed to increase observational and practical skills. Each week

Join us for an evening of meeting new people and making

we paint a single object under different light and color conditions.

something fun! Our Make and Mingle Open Studio is a fun event

Oil paint and a palette knife preferred, acrylic and palette knife OK.

for people with all levels of or no experience at all with art making!

Previous enrollment in Secrets of Color or Painting the Still Life

We’ll have a teaching artist and all the materials ready for you

with Color and Light recommended. Materials list online at

--just come ready to have fun! Register prior to the evening or pay

www.communityarts.org.

by credit card on the night of the class. Hosted by Calicraft.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

LOCATION Calicraft, Walnut Creek

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$20: 1 class

$179: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33640

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

1/18

Class 33624

1:00pm-4:00pm

Class 33641

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

2/15

Class 33642

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

3/15

Tue

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Mokuhanga: Japanese Woodblock Printing

Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Int/Adv)

For artists’ in-home studios without a press, this beautiful,

be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on

low-tech process may be the perfect solution. This workshop

reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition,

introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process,

color, brushwork. Classes include a variety of demos, warm-ups,

Ukiyo-E technique. Participants learn to carve the woodblock,

skills reviews, challenges and end-of-class critiques. Focus is on

use Japanese carving tools, and print with water-based ink on

individual development. Students may work on their own personal

Japanese paper. Participants will cut their own woodblocks and

subjects. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in the medium of

create a small edition of multicolor prints. All levels are welcome.

your choice. Beginners should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro

Bring a bag lunch. Supply fee due at first class. Materials list online

to Different Mediums a prerequisite. Materials list online at

at www.communityarts.org.

www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$202: 3 classes

$35 supply fee due at first class.

$179: 10 classes

Class 33644

10:00am-4:00pm

Class 33631

Sun

2/5-2/26

Using still-life as inspiration and a learning tool, students will

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/12-3/16

No class 2/19

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Monday Morning Painting (Int/Adv)

Pastel Drawing with Wet Media For the experimental beginner and seasoned pastel artist, this

Emphasis is on development of each student’s personal style in

course introduces a fresh splash of wet media to enhance your

painting. Classes alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges

drawings. Soft pastel is a far more versatile medium that can not

and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles and subject matter

only be blended to create soft color transitions, but can also be

are acceptable but focus will be on oil and acrylics. Lessons

combined with charcoal, watercolor and acrylic which opens the

concentrate on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from

door to texture, layering and innovative mark-making. Traditional

photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice.

processes will also be covered

Beginners with no knowledge of paints should take Drawing and Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $179: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

Class 33611

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $148: 8 classes

Class 33619

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/10-3/14

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NEW | Perpetually Linear: Explorations in Drawing This course explores the essential component of drawing, painting,

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Palette Knife Painting Workshop

and sculpture: line. Students will discover the multilayered and dimensional possibilities that line can emphasize in their

Painting with a palette knife is a very freeing experience,

work while learning traditional and contemporary methods and

“loosening” your work. It’s a great way to let the unexpected

techniques. Course projects focus on the exploration of line, using

happen. Whether this might just become your exciting new

traditional and contemporary 2-D and 3-D techniques, including

method of painting, or you use it just to add some areas of

drawing, image transfers, fiber construction, and assemblage. It

interest, come explore the potential of painting with a palette knife.

is recommended, but not required, that students be familiar with

Lunch break included. Materials list online at

basic drawing prior to taking this course.

www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Shannon Schmidt

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$179: 10 classes

$138: 2 classes

Class 33639

Sun

Class 33877 10:00am-3:00pm

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

1/11-3/15

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NEW | Portrait in PanPastel and Charcoal Pencil We will create painterly portraits using PanPastel and charcoal pencils. The class will focus on capturing the realism without losing the energy and mood of the subject. PanPastel is like a bridge between painting and drawing. It is very forgiving and easily erased. You can create both linear and thick painterly effects with this medium. We will use photographs as our reference and focus on how to see correctly and read values and shapes to capture the essence and resemblance in our portraits. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Seema Mahboob LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $124: 8 classes

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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

Class 33650

Sat

2:00pm-5:00pm

1/7-3/11

No class 1/14, 2/18

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and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and

Printmaking Explorations

strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up

Introducing the new green printmaking studio. This class will

drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, acrylic,

offer a variety of printmaking techniques to engage students in

water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics are

the magical world of printmaking, using safer practices and less

demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in,

toxic materials and methods. Throughout the course, we’ll explore

composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy,

etching (intaglio) and block printing (relief). Each class will have

value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at www.

instruction and studio time for students to pursue their individual

communityarts.org.

interests. No experience necessary, the only requirement is

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

enthusiasm! Experienced printmakers welcome. Materials will be

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

discussed at first class.

$218: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Moose Wesler

Class 33637

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

1/21-3/18

No class 2/18

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $213: 10 classes

Class 33618

Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

1/12-3/16

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Portrait & Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics

Silk Painting (Int/Adv)

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

One of the most exciting aspects of painting silk is the opportunity

to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values,

to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory

and representation through demonstrations and individual

course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using basic silk

instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to

painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately guides the

interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs.

flow of the liquid, the colors glide through the silk and generate

Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational

delight and excitement. The result is stunning! All levels are

manner. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

welcome. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$179: 10 classes

Class 33627

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$85: 1 class

$15 supply fee per 31’ x 31’ silk

Class 33647

10:00am-4:00pm

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NEW | Sumi-e/Brush Painting (Beg)

Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv)

An exciting workshop to encourage and motivate those who have

Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis on learning a

never painted, as well as those who wish to take full advantage of

direct painting process, incorporating principles of design, and

the medium’s potential. This class will cover the use of materials,

your own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings.

paper, ink and brush. The main subject matter will be bamboo,

Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations,

one of the most important sumi-e subjects, containing essential

coaching and critiques as needed. Materials list online at

strokes. Techniques for painting a fine sumi-e will be covered.

www.communityarts.org.

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. Bring a bag lunch.

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$179: 10 classes

$85: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 33614

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

1/11-3/15

10:00am-4:00pm

Class 33613

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/13-3/17

Class 33648

Sat

2/11

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NEW | Sumi-e Mounting and Seal Making

Watercolor Painting (Mixed Level)

Prepare your sumi-e and/or calligraphy for framing by adding

Learn the basics of color theory, expert drawing, and watercolor

a seal and mounting them. This workshop covers how to carve

techniques using basic primaries and the right brain drawing

a seal script on a stone, how to mount your work with special

method. First class teaches all the basics; then students works on

backing paper called mino-paper, and how to make traditional glue

a project of their choice. This is a fine arts course where you will

that has been used for mounting masters’ pieces for hundreds

learn what art school students learn: the basics.

of years and is still used in museums for restoration. Bring a bag

INSTRUCTOR : Wendy Soneson

lunch. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

$179: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 33610

$85: 1 class

$35 supply fee due at class

Class 33649

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

3/4

Tue

9:30am-12:30pm

1/10-3/14

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Watercolor Techniques A D U LT

This class is designed for beginning and continuing students,

The Still Life in Chalk Pastel

focusing on the infinite ways watercolor creates magic: from

Using the still life as our subject, learn how to paint with

transparency and luminosity, to layering texture, shape, and

beautiful chalk pastel. We will begin with a limited palette, and

color. You’ll learn to paint wispy clouds, jagged granite, and

then introduce full color on succeeding projects. Pastel painting

more to achieve vibrant and successful paintings. Intermediate

topics include materials, techniques, composition, use of color;

watercolorists are encouraged to join for deeper understanding of

demonstrations and individual advice each week. Returning

various techniques. One-on-one easel time and reviews included.

students are welcome and can work on more advanced and

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

individual projects. Materials list online at

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett

www.communityarts.org.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

$148: 8 classes

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 33609

$179: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

No class 1/16, 2/20

Class 33612

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/9-3/13

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Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting

FOOD & COOKING

Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. No solvents in Friday class.

appetizer is a juicy mushroom tortilla, fried in olive oil with a tinge

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $125: 8 classes

$82: w/ another CCA class

Class 33623

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

of spice, wine, garlic and parsley. The entree is Hot Stone shrimp seared in spices with twice cooked golden potatoes. Dessert is fresh fruit tres leches, a sweet creamy contrast with the fruit. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

$149: 10 classes

$103: w/ another CCA class

Class 33622

1:00pm-4:00pm

Fri

NEW | Assorted International Fare Class is a hands-on demonstration with historical overview. Your

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

Mon

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1/13-3/17

A D U LT

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $55: 1 class

$16 supply fee due at first class

Class 34081

6:30pm-9:30pm

Fri

2/24

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Open Studio Painting Open to all experienced painters and current painting students. Work on your own in a group setting; no instruction. Participants

NEW | Beyond Peruvian Cuisine Class is a hands-on demonstration with historical overview. Your

provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup.

appetizer is Asian ceviche, a very different version. The entree

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

accompanied with a delightful spinach and potato cream puree.

$118: 10 classes

$59: w/ another CCA class

Dessert is the delicious crepes Suzette with Grand Marnier and

Class 33630

1:00pm-5:00pm

fresh orange sauce.

Thu

1/12-3/16

is sirloin medallions au Poivre Flambee (Cognac Pepper Steak)

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

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Open Studio Printmaking Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CCA class

$55: 1 class

$16 supply fee due at class

Class 34124

6:30pm-9:30pm

Thu

1/19

within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. 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

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NEW | Burmese Cooking Myanmar (Burma) has been a mystery for quite sometimes but its

inks and any specialized materials.

cuisine is not that elusive. Burmese cuisine is very unique with its

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Learn to cook popular Burmese dishes in this hands-on class and

own characteristics that stir interests in the U.S. culinary scene.

$118: 10 classes

$59: w/ another CCA class

prepare delicious dishes, such as laphet salad, hot and sour fish

Class 33616

1:00pm-5:00pm

soup, curried noodles, and pea fritters.

Thu

1/12-3/16

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

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$57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 34071

6:30pm-9:30pm

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NEW | Chinese New Year Feast Gong Hee Fat Choi! Let’s celebrate Chinese New Year with tradition dishes to bring health, wealth, and happiness to your family. We will prepare popular dishes such as Kung Pow chicken, sweet and sour ribs, Yagchow fried rice, sweet rice in lotus leaves, and more. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 34073

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

1/30

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Dim Sum Workshop 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

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Introduction to the Wines of France

shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, Chinese broccoli, and sesame

The class will explore the fundamentals of the major regions

seed balls.

of France and take a look at the defining characteristics of each region by glancing at the history and major grape varieties.

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

Students will get the basics of what to look for on the bottle and

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

taste representative wines from each area (6 wines per session). 8

$57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 34072

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

2/13

Student Min/12 Max. INSTRUCTOR :  Nicole Ruiz Hudson, Certified Sommelier and

WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Diploma Holder LOCATION   Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

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NEW | Home Cheesemaking: Ricotta & Paneer

$113: 2 classes

$35 supply fee due at first class

Class 34083      Thu       6:00pm-8:30pm

2/2-2/9

Learn how to make two easy cheeses from home cheesemaking instructor and author of It’s Not You, It’s Brie, Kirstin Jackson in a hands-on, welcoming class. After some breezy cheesemaking science, you’ll make paneer, a simple, fresh, pressed cheese

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Japanese Cooking Series

commonly used in Indian cooking and for snacking world-wide.

Learn the basic aspect of Japanese cuisine, starting with basic

Then you’ll master creamy and rich whole-milk ricotta, and learn a

ingredients in traditional meals. Learn the Japanese philosophy of

few party-friendly ricotta tricks. Bring aprons and to-go containers–

simplicity and prepare simple and easy soups and salads. Apply

you’ll have cheese to take home!

Japanese fresh and light to our meals in making sashimi, sushi, and nigiri. We will prepare five popular Japanese dishes for our

INSTRUCTOR : Kirstin Jackson

dinner each night, for example yakitori, sukiyaki, teriyaki, sushi,

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

miso soup.

$78: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

Class 34105

1:00pm-3:30pm

Sat

2/4

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $160: 4 classes

$55 supply fee due at first class

Class 34076

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

2/15-3/8

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Thai Cooking Series Recently returned from Thailand with new trends and his cookbook Easy Thai, Chat invites you to get into Thai with this four-week intensive. Learn Thai culinary philosophy and recognize Thai tastes and flavors by hands-on preparation of a five-dish Thai meal each night. We’ll use herbs and spices such as galangal and kaffir lime that are unique to Thai cuisine and transform fresh ingredients into delicious dishes. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $160: 4 classes

$55 supply fee due at first class

Class 34077

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

1/18-2/8

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Wine Analysis: A Journey through a glass of Wine Class identifies three types of wine tasters explaining how you can determine what category of taster you are. Learn to identify and describe seven major components of wine by tasting five specific A D U LT

wines that exemplify each component. Learn the link between

NEW | Persian Cooking

aroma and flavor. Learn technique for tasting a glass of wine,

Hummus, tahini, tabbouleh and kibbi are just some of delicious dishes we will make in the class. Easy and healthy makes Persian of Middle Eastern cuisine so enticing. Come and try your hands on

importance of using correct wine glass. Class is appropriate for both novice and intermediate wine connoisseurs.

these delicious dishes and get healthy together. Bring your sharp

INSTRUCTOR : Robert Becker, Certified Sommelier

chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, apron, hand towel, non-

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

alcoholic beverage, and a to-go box.

$55: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

Class 33917

Sat

2:00pm-4:30pm

1/21

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

Class 33918

Sat

2:00pm-4:30pm

2/25

$57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 34075

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

2/14

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NEW | Tapas and Spanish Wines There’s no better recipe for a great evening than sharing a few simple tapas and bottles of wine shared with friends. Over the course of the evening we’ll put together a few small plates, paired alongside classic Spanish wines. As we move through the pairings, we’ll learn a bit about the wines in the glass. 8 Student Min/12 Max. INSTRUCTOR : Nicole Ruiz Hudson, Certified Sommelier and

WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Diploma Holder LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

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serving wine at proper temperatures, proper wine storage and

$53: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 34088

6:00pm-8:30pm

Fri

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GLASS A D U LT

Flamework for Fusers Work with COE 90 glass to design elements using a hot head torch. Add these components to your fusing work to create unique art pieces. Use rod, stringers and sheet glass in the torch to make fluid shapes. Torching techniques covered include twisties, stringer dots, strip twisties and more. Students will have hands on torch time to practice making components. Bring one canister of MAAP gas and COE 90 glass (rods, stringers and sheet). Bring a lunch. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $72: 1 class

Class 33651

Sat

10:00am-2:00pm

1/21

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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.communityarts.org.

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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.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

$178: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Class 33652

1:00pm-4:00pm

$178: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33654

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/11-3/1

Class 33655

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/11-3/1

Tue

1/10-2/28

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Glass Bead Making (Int) Enhance your bead making skills building on skills learned in Beginning Bead Making. Explore the uses of bead making techniques such as dots, lines, complex twisties, raking and encasing. Make shaped beads including hearts, fish and more. Hands-on using a hot head torch. Wear all natural clothing. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

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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 second Saturday of each month (June through May,

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

no meeting in December) to share glass pieces, critiques, technical

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

developments and hear guest speakers. Enrollment is open

$135: 6 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 33653

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

1/10-2/14

throughout the year at a prorated fee. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $61: 11 classes

Class 31905

Sat

10:00am-12:00pm

6/11-5/13

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HEALTH & FITNESS

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NEW | Booty Barre Booty Barre is a fun, unique high energy class! Class infuses fitness techniques from Pilates, dance, calisthenics and yoga. You

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will do exercises on the mat, on the barre and with small exercise

Adi-Yoga “Open Gate”

balls and hand weights. You will streamline, firm, tighten and tone

Adi means primal, original, or source. Adi-Yoga is the classical

your entire body without adding bulk. Results from this include;

Tantrik Kundalini Hatha Yoga from the trans-Himalayan region.

balance and posture enhancement, body awareness, flexibility and

Adi-Yoga brings together meditative movement (Asana), breathing

increased cardiovascular endurance.

practices (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), and mindfulness practices (Meditation) to help cultivate present-moment awareness, reduce daily stress, and improve your sense of wellbeing. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $87: 7 classes

Class 33915

Mon

1/9-3/6

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $123: 10 classes

Thu

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $16: 1 class

Class 34131

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/11

Class 34129

Thu

10:45am-11:45am

1/12

$107: 8 classes

6:30pm-7:45pm

No class 1/16, 2/20

Class 33916

INSTRUCTOR : Colleen Anderson

6:30pm-7:45pm

1/5-3/9

Class 34132

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/18-3/8

Class 34130

Thu

10:45am-11:45am

1/19-3/9

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Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement This class is for anyone who wants to move well and feel

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fantastic. Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function,

Beginning Yoga Philosophy

coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and

Imagine receiving the knowledge of ancient yogic scriptures concisely, precisely and logically compressed into an tapestry of 196 potent sutras or aphorisms (sutra = thread). Whether you are

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.

a long-time practitioner or have never taken a yoga or philosophy

INSTRUCTOR : Sensible Movement, Tancha McKnight

class, this series awakens a portal to the ageless wisdom of The

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali, one of the six major classical scriptures

$111: 9 classes

of India; outlining the key teachings leading to unity of mind, body,

Class 33926

spirit, society, nature and one’s best life. The class is simplified,

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

1/12-3/9

experiential and understandable for Westerners in a light-hearted A D U LT

supportive setting.

Gentle Pilates

Instructor : Leena St. Michael LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Pilates practice develops core strength, body awareness,

$75: 4 classes

coordination, flexibility and balance. Pilates also improves

Class 34135

Wed

12:30pm-2:15pm

1/11-2/1

Class 34136

Wed

12:30pm-2:15pm

2/8-3/1

posture and ease of movement. This class focuses on movement fundamentals and a gentler approach to the basic Pilates exercises. Both mat and barre exercises included. Please bring a yoga mat, towel and yoga block (by second class). INSTRUCTOR : Jill Woolums LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $68: 5 classes

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Class 33879

Wed

1:00pm-2:00pm

1/4-2/1

Class 33880

Wed

1:00pm-2:00pm

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NEW | Mindful Movement and Dance Imagine moving to all types of music in ways that feel good and natural to your body. Imagine being free to dance solo or with others, with no right or wrong way to move your feet. This series draws from dynamic, ecstatic, expressive and meditative practices that connect us back to our natural rhythms and our love for music. Let’s move and feel into our bodies, and notice what happens! Let’s create a community of mindful movers and conscious dancers. INSTRUCTOR : Michael McFarland and Kamla Sufi LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $108: 7 classes

Class 33889

Mon

7:30pm-9:15pm

1/9-3/6

No class 1/16, 2/20

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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.

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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

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination

$95: 8 classes

all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. Flexbands available

Class 33685

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

1/9-3/13

No class 1/16, 2/20

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$99: 9 classes

Class 33689

Sat

10:35am-11:35am

1/7-3/18

No class 1/14, 2/18

$119: 10 classes

10:00am-11:25am

Class 33888

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

1/4-3/8

Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/ Flexband

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Fri

$123: 10 classes

A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Nancy Spiecker

Class 33690

from instructor for $7.

1/13-3/17

The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

sculpting. Flexband available from Instructor for $7. Magic Circle

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

not required until second class.

$109: 10 classes

Class 33686

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

1/11-3/15

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $87: 7 classes

Class 33887

Mon

9:30am-10:20am

1/9-3/6

No class 1/16, 2/20

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Adult A D U LT

A D U LT

Qi and Wellness

Zumba

Learn acupressure points and Medical Qigong energy work for

Zumba fitness fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and

healing and building energy and immune system. Practice Qigong

dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled

exercises for flexibility and strength and to prevent or ease

interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise

arthritis. Learn the “Aloha Qigong” and experience meditations

in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and

for emotional and spiritual centering (see video: www.kaleoching.

easy to follow. Bring towel and water to class.

com). Kaleo and Elise Ching have 40 years of Qigong/Taiji experience and coauthored “Chi and Creativity,” “Qi and Grace,” and others.

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $48: 5 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Kaleo Ching LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $123: 10 classes

Class 33952

Tue

5:45pm-7:15pm

1/3-3/7

A D U LT

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/3-1/31

Class 33928

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

2/7-3/7

Class 33929

Sat

10:30am-11:30am

1/7-2/4

Class 33930

Sat

10:30am-11:30am

2/11-3/11

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Tai Chi & Qigong Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through

Healthy Lifestyle Practices Based on Ayurveda

meditation and exercise. In this class we use gentle movement and

During the class, you will determine your individual constitution

learn how to realign our posture, breathe for relaxation and stretch

based on principles of Ayurveda “Science of Life.” Learn new daily

in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai

practices that will improve your health and wellness. The class will

Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

focus on healthy lifestyle practices including daily and seasonal routines, relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises, sleep, stress

INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works

management, exercise, relationships and goals. Have opportunity

LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park

to interact with others and share information.

$63: 6 classes

Class 33881

Thu

9:30am-10:30am

1/5-2/9

9:30am-10:30am

1/7-2/11

$63: 6 classes

Class 33882

Sat

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Class 34138

Tue

6:15pm-7:15pm

1/10-1/31

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

NEW | The Three Secrets to Stress Management Imagine knowing the secrets to longevity. After attending this workshop you will go beyond avoiding disease to living your utmost potential! Join us to learn the three secrets to stress management and gain back control of your healthy future. INSTRUCTOR : The New Health Chiropractic Center LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $23: 1 class

Class 33950

INSTRUCTOR : Helen Maxie

$51: 4 classes

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Class 33927

Wed

7:00pm-8:00pm

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2/8

$63: 5 classes

Class 34140

Wed

11:00am-12:00pm

1/4-2/1

Class 34142

Wed

11:00am-12:00pm

2/8-3/8

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $63: 5 classes

Class 34143

Tue

6:15pm-7:15pm

2/7-3/7


Adult A D U LT S 5 0 +

Qigong For Health and Vitality Qigong is China’s ancient method to strengthen the constitution, promote vitality, prevent and cure disease, prevent premature aging, and prolong life. Lin Hou Sheng’s 18 Movements benefit the internal organs (enhancing their functions) and related external (sensory) organs, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. This class is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training. Master Adam Wallace, certified with almost 30 years experience, teaches the skill with depth, clarity and precision. INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $101: 7 classes

Class 34006

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

1/9-3/6

No class 1/16, 2/20

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Traditional Tai Chi A D U LT S 5 0 +

Meditation for Everyone (All Levels)

Tai Chi is China’s #1 health and longevity exercise, based on martial arts and Yin/ Yang principles. It benefits bones, digestive

Increase concentration, relaxation, self awareness and attention

and lymphatic systems, balance, coordination, strength, and the

to breath. Learn to cope more effectively with stress. Opportunity

Mind-Body connection. The Simplified Yang Style 24-Step Form

to begin a meditation practice or experience practicing meditation

was created for ease in learning and practice, and is appropriate

with the support of a group. Sessions will include multiple

for both beginners and students with prior knowledge. Master

techniques to suit the needs of everyone such as: gentle stretches

Adam Wallace, certified with almost 30 years experience, teaches

to release tension, breathing, correct posture, setting an intention,

the skill with depth, clarity and precision.

and time to journal. Time to come together to enjoy and relax with the company of others. You can choose to sit on a chair, sit on floor on mat with cushion of your choice or lying down on mat.

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $73: 7 classes

Mon

12:00pm-12:45pm

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $101: 7 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Helen Maxie

Class 33903

INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace

1/9-3/6

No class 1/16, 2/20

Class 34008

Mon

9:00am-10:00am

1/9-3/6

No class 1/16, 2/20

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Move to Improve Your Balance

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $53: 5 classes

Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of healthy aging. This class is based on the Feldenkrais Method

Class 33904

Thu

12:00pm-12:45pm

1/5-2/2

which uses creative and innovative movements that will feed

Class 33908

Thu

12:00pm-12:45pm

2/9-3/9

and challenge your brain. There is extensive research that shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

done sitting, standing and walking. Learn to improve the quality of your life. Your instructor, who has been teaching for 20 years,

$53: 5 classes

Class 33906

Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

1/4-2/1

Class 34137

Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

2/8-3/8

will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your balance. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes

Class 34010

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

1/23-3/6

No class 2/20

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Adult A D U LT S 5 0 +

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Zumba for Beginners

Seniorcise

Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic

Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

moves to create a fun experience. You’ll forget you’re exercising!

Muscle toning with light weights. Bring a pair of 1- to 3-lb hand

Come check it out.

weights and come exercise to your favorite hits from big band through music of the 1960s.

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser

$33: 5 classes

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 33910

Fri

10:30am-11:15am

1/6-2/3

$33: 6 classes

Class 34013

Fri

10:30am-11:15am

2/10-3/10

Class 33894

Mon

3:00pm-4:00pm

1/9-3/6

3:00pm-4:00pm

1/4-3/8

No class 1/16, 2/6, 2/20 LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $48: 9 classes

$33: 5 classes

Class 33911

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

1/3-1/31

Class 34012

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

2/7-3/7

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $33: 5 classes

Class 33895

Wed

No class 2/8

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Gentle Yoga

Class 33909

Wed

11:00am-11:45am

1/4-2/1

It is never too late to begin yoga. Each individual will develop a

Class 34014

Wed

11:00am-11:45am

2/8-3/8

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

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Abs and Back Exercises

rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Wear loose clothing,

We all love to feel good about our workout. Come join us with this

class. Before registering for class, please call instructor at (925)

new class. Get your core and back in shape! Everyone should have

462-5285.

and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to

a strong stomach as well as a strong back to stay healthy and be fit. You will need a yoga matt and be able to get on the floor. Those who cannot be on their knees can modify when needed. Isolation,

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

isotonic and isometric movements will be performed in each class.

$88: 10 classes

Come check it out.

Class 33893

Tue

11:00am-12:15pm

1/3-3/7

Class 33892

Thu

8:45am-10:00am

1/5-3/9

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

A D U LT S 5 0 +

$33: 5 classes

Class 34016

Fri

11:30am-12:15pm

1/6-2/3

Class 34015

Fri

11:30am-12:15pm

2/10-3/10

Chair Yoga This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of the floor and is ideal for those who are challenged with mobility or

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

for those looking for an alternative to other yoga programs. Wear

$33: 5 classes

loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat to class. Before

Class 33933

Tue

12:00pm-12:45pm

1/3-1/31

Class 34017

Tue

12:00pm-12:45pm

2/7-3/7

registering for this class, please call the instructor at (925) 4625285. INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $88: 10 classes

Class 33891

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Thu

10:15am-11:15am

1/5-3/9


Adult A D U LT S 5 0 +

Flexband/Chair Fitness for Stronger Bodies

JEWELRY

This unique and effective strength building class is for all ages and abilities! The secret to our success is incorporating flex band resistance training with slow movements-for a slow burn workout. Students are amazed by how much they can do safely, as well as how great they feel, even after the first class. Using a chair for stability and flex band for muscle building, you will increase strength, balance and coordination and general well-being. Attentive instructor has over 22 years fitness experience. Flex band available in class for purchase $7. Wear comfortable clothing, pants and shirt, workout clothing not required. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $111: 9 classes

Class 34145

Tue

A D U LT

10:00am-10:50am

1/10-3/7

Jewelry Fabrication (Beg) This class covers all of the basic techniques that will keep you working for years. You will get a good basis to advance to more complicated techniques and designs. The class uses lectures, demos and handouts to cover sawing, soldering, finishing and basic stone setting. You will be designing and making jewelry as you learn. Silver, copper, or brass sheet and wire will be used. Brass, copper and tools will be provided. Materials list handout at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $198: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 33748

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/10-3/14

Class 33749

Thu

12:00pm-3:00pm

1/12-3/16

A D U LT

NEW | POSSIBILITIES with Chain

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Gentle Exercise

Open your horizons to the limitless possibilities that chains

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!

present. This workshop will begin with visual examples and conversation to inspire your unique designs. Technical demonstrations will follow including, but not limited to, forging, riveting, roller printing and soldering tips. Then dive into your own designs with open work time. One-on-one sessions will keep your project moving forward. Students can expect to leave with a simple finished chain or a more complicated one well under way. INSTRUCTOR : RaĂŻssa Bump LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$143: 2 classes

$42: 5 classes

Class 33878

Class 33872

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

1/6-2/3

Class 33873

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

2/10-3/10

Sat-Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

1/28-1/29

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Adult

MUSIC A G E S 8 to adult

African Drumming Enrich the mind, body and spirit with the excitement of West African drumming! Beginning students will gain a foundation in rhythm while developing fine motor skills, improving listening and cooperation skills and developing creativity and confidence through artistic performance. Students will also gain new perspectives, attitudes, and cultural awareness as they learn the fundamentals of playing Djembe & Doundun Drums and singing, and creating their own theatrical music performance! INSTRUCTOR : Alhassane Camara LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $98: 8 classes

Class 33751 Arlene Mornick A D U LT

NEW | Stone Setting Techniques for Metal Clay In this class students will learn and practice a variety of techniques to securely set and fire in place six different stones; both cabochon and facetted shaped. Methods for setting stones after firing will be discussed. Each stone will be set in a shaped and textured link to

Sat

4:00pm-5:00pm

1/21-3/18

No class 2/18

A G E S 1 2 to adult

Community Chorus Join Walnut Creek’s Community Chorus. In this class students will meet others who love to sing, learn how to sing in a group setting, and even have a chance to perform! No experience necessary and all levels are welcome!

create a stylish bracelet. To finish the bracelet students will make a

INSTRUCTOR : Rhonda Crane

bar and toggle clasp. This class is intended for students with some

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

metal clay experience.

$90: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Arlene Mornick

Class 33755

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

No class 1/16, 2/20

$143: 2 classes

Class 33778

Mon

7:15pm-8:15pm

1/9-3/13

$70 supply fee due at first class

Sat-Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

2/4-2/5

A G E S 1 2 to adult

Flock of Flutes A D U LT

Join the Flock and soar with the East Bay’s only flute choir.

Open Studio Jewelry

Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better

Open to all experienced jewelers and current jewelry students. Work independently on any jewelry or metalsmithing project of your choice and have access to all the tools the jewelry department has to offer. No instruction is included and participants

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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.

provide their own materials. A monitor will be on site to make

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

sure equipment is used properly and cleanliness of the space is

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

maintained.

$390: 33 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Natalia Alexandrova

Class 33044

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

No class 12/20, 12/27, 4/4

$104: 10 classes

$52: Fee w/ another CCA class

Class 33750

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

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1/11-3/15

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/13-5/30


Adult A G E S 1 4 to adult

A G E S 1 7 to adult

Guitar for Adults (Beg)

Jazz Band Ensemble

Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing

Feel the thrill of being part of a full jazz ensemble. Play music of

postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature

the jazz masters from the 1930s to the present day. At least four

and standard music notation, while playing beautiful melodies.

years of experience, knowledge of four major scales and sight

Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars

reading skills are required. Auditions required. Please call (925)

are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier.

676-8203.

Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary.

INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$390: 33 classes

$122: 8 classes

Class 33777

Mon

Class 33040 7:00pm-8:00pm

1/9-3/13

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

9/15-5/25

No class 12/22, 12/29, 4/6

No class 1/16, 2/20

A D U LT A G E S 1 4 to adult

Listening to Music: Baroque Period

Introduction to Ukulele

What was it with Bach and Handel? Born one month and 80 miles

You will learn chords, strumming and basic music theory to help

apart, they never met. In old age both lost their vision and were

make learning the ukulele fun and enjoyable. Students must buy or

operated on by the same quack doctor. Bach had 20 children

rent their own ukulele.

by two wives. Handel never married. What did they learn from Vivaldi? What did Bach do that astonished Frederick the Great?

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $93: 9 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 33769

1:00pm-1:50pm

Sat

1/7-3/18

No class 1/14, 2/18

How could Handel write Messiah in 24 days? Why did Handel say Gluck “knew no more counterpoint than my cook”? Learn about all this and much more. INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $73: 6 classes

A G E S 1 6 to adult

Introduction to Filipino Banduria Discover the passion of Filipino Rondalla. Learn to play traditional and contemporary Filipino and American music using the 14-stringed banduria. Learning is easy using simple Do-Re-

Class 33757

Fri

10:00am-12:00pm

1/27-3/3

A D U LT

Native American Flute Circle

Mi notations. Celebration recital at session’s end for family

A mixed level ensemble, all levels welcome. We will play a new

and friends. Bring your own instrument or one can be rented

song every week that explores the wonderful and beautiful tone

for $60. See class for rental fee. Materials list online at www.

of the Native American flute. Beginning students will learn the

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pentatonic scale and basic flute techniques while advanced students will learn how to embellish and phrase while playing with

INSTRUCTOR : Rhu Bigay LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $85: 8 classes

Class 33770

Sat

No class 2/18

.

10:00am-11:00am

1/21-3/18

others. Instruments provided for in-class use, and instruments may be purchased from instructor for at-home use. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $85: 9 classes

Class 33758

Tue

12:30pm-1:30pm

1/17-3/14

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Adult

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

A D U LT

NEW | The Art of Time Management Are you feeling overwhelmed by all you have to do? Is it impossible to find time for yourself? By utilizing the art of time management, you can get tasks done in an orderly fashion, carve out some personal time and juggle what is on your plate without guilt.

A D U LT

NEW | BARRIERS to Smart Parenting AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM Are you overwhelmed in your parenting role? Do you wish you were calmer and less reactive no matter what your child does?

INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Sharon Grossman LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $38: 1 class

Class 34133

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

1/10

Uncover the missing ingredients and learn the essential steps to being a smart parent so you can increase your sense of control, confidence and joy as a parent.

CPR & First Aid Combo

INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Sharon Grossman LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $38: 1 class

Class 34134

A D U LT

Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are good for 2 years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED).

Sat

2:00pm-3:30pm

2/11

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

A D U LT

NEW | Yikes to Yippee Beginning Improv

$65: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

Class 33938

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

1/7

Learn methods to enrich communication and conquer performance

Class 33939

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

2/18

anxiety, in a safe, friendly environment. Participants learn to

Class 33940

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

3/11

turn fear into trust; turn worry into confidence; turn negativity into cooperation; turn problems into solutions; turn stress into spontaneity; turn ho-hum to fun! Theatre games and exercises will

A D U LT

be guided by your coach, who has taught improv since 1995. Join

Memoir Writing For Millennials

us to learn how to turn your “Yikes” to “Yippee!”

Learn how to shape your personal essays or book length memoirs with the essential elements of memoir writing craft, such as story

INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Candace Campbell

arc, theme, character, dialogue and the reconstruction of events.

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Morris

$100: 4 classes

Class 34125

Thu

6:30pm-8:30pm

1/26-2/16

LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $153: 8 classes

Class 34093

A D U LT

Italian for Beginners Are you interested in Italy, its language, culture, food and people?

Tue

6:00pm-8:00pm

1/10-2/28

A D U LT

Whether you are just learning or want to practice the language you

Beginners Memoir Writing

already know, come to learn and converse with a native speaker/

Do you have life stories you would like to share? Join this fun

Italian teacher in downtown Walnut Creek in a fun, casual setting.

8-week class and learn how to write your life stories. No writing

We will cover the basics of the grammar and speak the language in

experience necessary! You are guided every step of the way through

everyday situations. Ci vediamo presto! Ciao!

writing prompts and sharing work within a supportive and positive atmosphere. Come join us for this opportunity to write about the life

INSTRUCTOR : Dario Ciarlantini

you have lived.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Morris

$183: 8 classes

Class 33885

Thu

7:00pm-8:30pm

1/19-3/9

LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $153: 8 classes

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Wed

1:00pm-3:00pm

1/11-3/1


Adults 50+ A D U LT

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Memoir Writing Group A weekly group where students who have completed Beginners

Heroes, Headlines, and Hype: Seniors’ Guide to Social Media

and Advanced Memoir Writing can continue to write and receive

Social media drives so much of the public conversation these

constuctive critique.

days. Don’t be left out of the dialogue with family and friends, especially your grandchildren. Connect with others, stay current

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Morris

on hot topics of the day and learn new skills. In this class you will

LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

become familiar with social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter,

$153: 8 classes

Class 34080

Fri

LinkedIn, Instagram) and valuable web sites targeted to seniors. 9:30am-11:30am

1/13-3/3

INSTRUCTOR : Jacqui Love Marshall LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

A D U LT

$35: 5 classes

Advanced Memoir Writing Continue to develop the craft required to write personal essays and

Class 34096

Wed

10:30am-12:00pm

1/4-2/1

Class 34097

Wed

10:30am-12:00pm

2/8-3/8

book long memoirs. Prerequisite: Beginners Memoir Writing INSTRUCTOR : Jill Morris

A D U LT S 5 0 +

LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

Mah-Jongg

$153: 8 classes

Class 34078

Thu

2:00pm-4:00pm

1/12-3/2

Mah-Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. American Mah-Jongg uses a card of standard hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced

A D U LT

with a lot of mental stimulation. Learn to play one step at a time in

Conversational Spanish

a supportive environment. $9 Supply fee due at first class.

Did you study Spanish in high school or college but never achieved conversational fluency? If conversational Spanish is your goal, we have the class for you! In this class we will emphasizes

INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Fraga LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

pronunciation, vocabulary and reading. You will get the practice

$43: 4 classes

you need to allow you to reach a level where you can finally have

Class 33993

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/3-1/24

real conversations with native speakers. We will review grammar,

Class 33994

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/31-2/21

learn new expressions and idioms to improve your knowledge of the language.

A D U LT S 5 0 +

INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

We will explore elderhood from many perspectives within the

$73: 7 classes

Class 33901

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

1/9-3/6

No class 1/16, 2/20

Fri

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,

$103: 10 classes

Class 33902

The Gifts of Aging

Wisdom and Grace.” This is your opportunity to explore your 6:30pm-7:30pm

1/6-3/10

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 $89: 6 classes

Class 34065

Mon

10:30am-12:00pm

1/9-2/27

No class 1/16, 2/20

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Tech Buddies: All About iPads This two-session class is a great opportunity to learn all about your iPad in a small group setting, where you can get your individual questions answered by the instructor. In the first meeting we’ll review the iPad’s features and capabilities and practice performing basic tasks using its controls, commands, switches and buttons. In the second meeting we’ll explore what you can actually DO with your iPad, from taking and sharing photos to searching the web to organizing your life. Finally, we’ll discuss the world of apps, looking at some popular apps such as iBooks and Maps, and discovering how to find good apps that match your interests. Handouts included. Class size limited to seven. INSTRUCTOR : Martha D. Strizich LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $78: 2 classes

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Class 33989

Thu

1:00pm-3:00pm

1/12-1/19

Class 33990

Thu

1:00pm-3:00pm

2/9-2/16

Bridge Class: Declarer Play In this second of four bridge classes offered throughout the year,

A D U LT S 5 0 +

you will improve your ability to make your contract. Whether you

Beginning Spanish For Seniors

want to play just for fun or are interested in serious competition,

This program is designed for people 50 years old and up who want

this class will elevate your enjoyment of bridge using a hands-

to learn Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere while discovering Latin

on learning approach developed by top teachers and players.

American art and culture. By the end of the course, students will be

Meet other bridge players and make new friends in a friendly and

able to express themselves in the present tense and have a simple

engaging learning environment. Instructor is an accredited bridge

conversation by using vocabulary for everyday use. Come and join

teacher and accomplished player. This class assumes introductory-

us and let’s start this “fiesta.”

level bridge skills. Accompanying book available for purchase at class for further study.

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Grant Robinson LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $83: 8 classes

Class 33932

Thu

INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney

$73: 7 classes

Class 33899

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

1/9-3/6

5:30pm-6:30pm

1/6 – 3/10

No class 1/16, 2/20

10:00am-12:00pm

1/12-3/2 $103: 10 classes

Class 34168

Fri

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Beginning Spanish For Seniors II Let’s continue this Spanish Fiesta! This program is designed for people 50 and over and have some experience speaking Spanish and are looking for review and more extensive practice. Knowledge of fundamental grammar points and vocabulary needed.

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Adult

SPORTS

Adult Drop-in Basketball

The basketball drop-in program meets Monday - Friday from 12:003:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $5. Participants must be 18

Gymnasium RENTALS Tice Valley, Foothill and Walnut Creek Intermediate gymnasiums are available for public and private rentals. Book your special events (basketball/volleyball, practices) with us. For further information call the Tice Gym rental line at (925) 256-3560.

Badminton & Pickle Ball

years of age or older. Adult Drop-in Volleyball

The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from 7:0010:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $6 and is open to the first 42

Sport/Fitness Groups

The drop-in programs meet on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and

Continental Little League (925) 210-6141

Friday mornings from 9am-12pm at Tice Valley Gym.

Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Log on to

Call (925) 256-3572 for winter schedule. Cost is $5. Participants must

www.continentalbaseball.com for information.

be 18 years of age or older.

CYO Sports

Fall/Winter Basketball Leagues Adult Basketball Leagues

(925) 943-5899 x2426 Sunday 5-on-5

Fall/winter leagues are currently in progress. To request a registration packet for spring Sunday night 5-on-5 or for questions about the adult basketball leagues, email Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@walnut-creek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley

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. Jazzercise (925) 357-8667

Class is designed for all fitness levels and ages, with high- and low-impact options. Classes are ongoing. Registration is taken by Jazzercise anytime.

Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may be

Location : Tice Valley Gym.

placed on a free agents list by emailing Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@walnut-

Mon-Thu: 9am; 6:15pm.

creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers as we do

Friday: 9am; 5:45pm

not place individuals on teams.

Sat: 8:30am; Sun 9am

Volleyball leagues Adult Volleyball Leagues

(925) 943-5899 x2426

Monday Night Coed League Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219

Odyssey/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

To request a registration winter packet or for questions about the adult volleyball leagues, email Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@walnut-creek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley

WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For dates and for more information, go to www.wcasi.org.

Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may be

Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

placed on a free agents list by emailing Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@walnut-

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For more

creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers as we do

information, log on to www.wcbaseball.org.

not place individuals on teams.

Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth

adult drop-in sports Adult Drop-in Badminton

Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 years old. Log on to www.wcyfmarauders.com.

The drop-in programs meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morn-

Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

ings from 9:00-12:00pm at Tice Valley Gym. Call 925-256-3572 for win-

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages 6-18.

ter schedule. Cost is $5. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

For information, visit www.wcsc.org.

Adult Drop-in Pickle Ball

Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

The drop-in programs meet on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11,

Friday mornings from 9:00-12:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Call 925-

including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Go to www.

256-3572 for winter schedule. Cost is $5. Participants must be 18 years

wcyaa.com for information.

of age or older.

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Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+ PROGRAMS

Pancake Breakfast Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is held on the 1st 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 11:45 am, so be sure to come early. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $3 Adults/$1.50 Children under 12

Sun

9:00am-11:45am

2/5, 3/5

No Pancake Breakfast 1/1

AARP Tax-Aide The AARP Tax-Aide program was created to help low-and middleincome taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and over, prepare and file their income tax returns with the IRS, free-ofcharge. Locations are equipped to file your return electronically allowing you to receive your refund much faster. The program is designed to serve the file simple tax returns. If your tax return is relatively complex, you will be advised to seek professional tax assistance. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Crab Feed

Free

If you love crab, you’ll LOVE this evening. All you can eat CRAB,

Thu 8:00am-5:00pm

2/2-4/13

pasta, salad, French bread and dessert. A delicious fundraising dinner for the benefit of the Walnut Creek Senior Club. Dining, dancing, fun with family and friends; what more could you ask for? Call (925) 943-5851 for more information or to purchase tickets.

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 4 years. Completion of the

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

course entitles those folks over 55 years of age to a discount on

$45 per Ticket

their auto insurance. The refresher course is good for 3 years and

Sat 5:30pm-11:00pm

1/14

can be repeated. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information or to register for class. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Valentine’s Tea Don your hats and gloves, and join us for a lovely midday cup of tea, entertainment and delicious goodies to delight your

$15 AARP Members/$20 Non-AARP Members

Tue 12:00pm-4:45pm

2/28

taste buds. Traditional scones, tea sandwiches, biscuits, cakes, Devonshire cream and jam are just a sampling of the tasty morsels we’ll enjoy. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. For tickets call (925) 943-5851.

Friday Socials Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch

$10 per Ticket

reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the

Fri 11:00am-1:00pm

2/10

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

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11:00am-12:45pm

1/20, 2/17, 3/24


Adults 50+ Movie Matinee Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your $1 admission includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

1/9, 2/6, 3/6

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

Investment Discussion Group

members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are

All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged

provided and items created are sold in the display case and

to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and

at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more

insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing,

information.

this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center Free

Every Wed

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

9:00am-3:00pm

$1 Drop-In

Tue

Card Making Workshops Come and learn new techniques for card making in this fun and

1:30pm-3:00pm

1/17, 2/21, 3/21

easy workshop. Pre-registration required. Call (925) 943-5851 to

ScreenTime

register. Please bring a pair of scissors and glue. All other supplies

Enjoy watching feature-length films which are followed by a

included.

discussion. You’ll view a variety of films featuring biographies, musical programs, history, and documentaries. If you wish, your

Instructor: Linda Rogers

volunteer coordinator is happy to stay for an informal discussion

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

afterwards with any members of the audience who wish to share

$10: 1 class

their thoughts and ideas about that day’s program. Meets the

Mon

9:00am-11:00am

1/30, 2/27

second Monday of the month. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Hooked On Books

Free

If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and

Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

1/9, 2/13, 3/13

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 has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections.

Trivia Fan-Atics Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia? Want to have a good laugh and lots of fun while you exercise your brain? Then this is

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

the activity for you! Join us on the first Wednesday of each month

$1 Drop-In

for a fun-filled afternoon of trivia challenge. This is a drop-in

Tue

1:00pm-3:00pm

1/3, 2/7, 3/7

activity so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and Cindy Mohler. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Wed

2:00pm-4:00pm

1/4, 2/1, 3/1

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Adults 50+ Let’s Sing!

Bridge Programs

Love to sing songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s

Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required.

and enjoy Broadway show tunes. Join the fun and receive some

Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For Marathon

vocal instruction and have the opportunity to either sing as part

Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator

of the group or if you would like occasionally lead the group in

is required. Please contact Barbara Meyer at (925) 689-3591.

song. Short solo or duets are also available for those who want to perform for the group. Singing can lift your spirits and provide a sense of physical and mental wellbeing. Drop-in visitors are

Tuesday Drop-In Bridge

welcome. Lyrics are provided. Volunteer coordinator: Robin Wolf

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$1 Drop-In

$1 Drop-In

Every Fri

1:30pm-3:00pm

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 $1 Drop-In

Every Fri

9:30am-11:00am

Snappy Cats Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retirement communities.

Every Tue

8:45am-12:00pm

Every Tue

12:15pm-4:00pm

Sunday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Every Sun

12:30pm-4:00pm

Marathon Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $20 Pre-Registration

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

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

keeping your brain healthy and challenged, as well as having fun

Free

with friends.

Every Fri

9:30am-11:00am

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 per Card

Mah-Jongg Drop-In

Every Thu

12:45pm-2:45pm

Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced and new learners are welcome.

Petanque

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Learn to play this French game that’s a cross between bocce ball

$1 Drop-In

and horseshoes. It’s fun and easy, and no experience is required.

Every Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

LOCATION Back Patio, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Pinochle

Every 2nd and 4th Tue

2:00pm-4:00pm

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.

Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 10:00am to

$1 Drop-In

12:00pm.

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Bowling

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ADULTS 50+ SERVICES Blood Pressure Screening Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month to check your blood pressure for free. LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center Free

Wed

Club 55 Skiers Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving!

9:30am-11:00am

1/11, 2/8, 3/8

Hot Meals

Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather

Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at

Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-Noon one day ahead for a

the large parking lot near the duck pond at 5:30am and return

reservation.

approximately at 6:30pm. To sign up for Club 55 contact Roger Lamm at rogerlamm@gmail.com.

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $2: Suggested Donation

Mon-Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm

Creakers Softball

Fri 11:30am-12:30pm

Join our “over 50� softball program. Call Terry White at (925) 9397508. Fee is $75/year.

No meals served 1/2, 1/16, 2/20

Bus Passes County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk.

Cycling Club

Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

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 shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

Care Management The Care Manager can help you with a variety of senior resources, services and information on senior topics. Care Management appointments are available at the Civic Park Community Center the

Tennis

third Wednesday of the month from 9:00am-11:30am. Call (925)

Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm

943-5851 to schedule your appointment. Spanish or Cantonese

at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing

appointments can be accommodated upon request.

program and open to all adults over 50.

Deaf Seniors Club

Walking Buddies

Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative

Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time.

speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call

The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to

California Relay Services, VOICE 1 (800) 735-2922 or TTY by calling

one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous

1 (800) 735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-

for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some

5851.

Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the coordinator.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

Every Wed

9:30am-4:00pm

$2 Drop-In

Every Tue

Walking Buddies I Tuesdays

8:15am-12:00pm

Every Thu

Walking Buddies II Thursdays

8:15am-12:00pm

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Adults 50+ Home Care Registry Home Care Registry is a free service provided by Senior Outreach that refers affordable home care workers to elders in need of assistance. Call (925) 937-8311 for more information.

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better,

Insurance Counseling

where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members

Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the second

up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest

Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm.

drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For January-

Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. No Long Term Care

December, annual dues are only $12. Club members enjoy dis-

counseling available at the WCSC.

counts 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

Office of Aging Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1 (800) 510-2020.

Senior Legal Services

tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, or call (925) 943-5851 for more information.

Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info

Senior Legal Services are available by appointment the fourth Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851

Mondays

for your appointment.

Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge*

Senior Peer Counseling Senior peer counseling is available for individual one-on-one, 45-minute counseling sessions the first three Thursdays of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment.

Screentime: 12:30pm-2:30pn, Lounge*

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, Assembly Hall

Transportation Services

Wednesdays

You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek

Trivia Fan-Atics: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room*

Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from 9:00am-10:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday

Thursdays

reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday

Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room

through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to

Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am

3:30pm. (Please note: Due to Wednesday reservations having

Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

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.

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

Wills Preparation

Singing the Oldies!: 9:30am-11:00am, Lounge Marathon Bridge: 12:00pm-4:00pm, Multipurpose Room

Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first Monday of each month from 1:30pm-3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851

SUNDAY

for an appointment.

Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room * See activity description for exact dates.

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Specialized Recreation

SPECIALIZED RECREATION AG ES 8 & U P

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 $63 10 classes

Class 34107

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

1/19-3/23

AG ES 1 6 & U P

Specialized Recreation Dinner Club Join us as we tour the Bay Area to sample foods of various cultures. Our very own City of Walnut Creek hosts some of the

AG ES 1 6 & U P

best restaurants in the area and we’ll take the opportunity to

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Joline Sewell for this specially designed cardio program for special needs. An emergency form is required for all participants and must be on file prior to the start of event.

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. An emergency form

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

is required for all participants and must be on file prior to the start

$57 9 classes

Class 34103

try as many as we can. Our Dinner Club meets one Wednesday

Mon

5:30pm-6:15pm

1/23-3/27

of event. LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center $38 1 class

AG ES 1 6 & U P

January

Specialized Recreation Yoga

Class 34116

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

1/18

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

2/15

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

3/15

Join yoga instructor Kristen Stewart for this specifically designed yoga program that allows developmentally disabled adults and

February

young adults to gain the benefits of the philosophy and practice

Class 34117

of yoga. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended. An emergency form is required for all participants

March

and must be on file prior to the start of event.

Class 34118

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $63 10 classes

Class 34104

Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

1/18-3/22

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AQUATICS

AG ES 1 6 & U P

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

YEAR-ROUND FACILITY AND SWIMMING PROGRAMS

a different location. Please arrange for drop off and pick up at the location of the dance. All dances are $7 at the door. Join your friends and dance to your favorite tunes. LOCATION Pleasant Hill Senior Center

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

(925) 943-5856 • Heated pools open year-round

2/10

• Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Heated locker rooms and showers • Seasonal diving pool with 1- meter diving board

LOCATION Pleasant Hill Senior Center

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

Located in Heather Farm Park 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek

1/13

LOCATION Concord Senior Center

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

CLARKE SWIM CENTER

3/10

• Seasonal children’s pool • Seasonal In-water Inflatable obstacle courses • Rentable classroom

AG ES 1 6 & U P

• Rentable picnic area

Specialized Recreation Movie Fest Specialized Recreation presents two great movies for one great time! Price includes admission for the double feature and popcorn. An emergency form is required for all participants and must be

• Vending machines FACILITY CLOSED

Nov. 24, Dec. 25, 2016; Jan. 1, 2017. Additional dates: TBD.

on file prior to the start of event. This double feature is held at the

WEEKEND HOURS

Civic Park Community Center in downtown Walnut Creek. Popcorn

November 25. December 26

is served with each feature.

January 2, 2017 Additional dates: TBD

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $15 1 class

Class 34108

Sat

11:00am-3:00pm

2/11

LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER Under renovation. Re-opening Summer 2017 Located by the Lindsay Museum

AG ES 1 6 & U P

Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday events each month.

2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5861

needs participants 16 years older and above. Drop off and pick-up

Recreational Swimming

for all Saturday events will be from the Civic Park Community

Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The off-site trips vary in cost and duration. Events are for special

Center. An emergency form is required for all participants and must be on file prior to the start of event.

Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

LOCATION TBD

Sat

1/14, 1/28, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25

Clarke Swim Center

Current - June 11, 2017 50 meter pool only; Sat-Sun, 12:00pm-4:00pm

All registration forms and payment must be accompanied with an emergency health form provided by the Specialized Recreation Program. To receive your emergency and registration form and to be placed on the Specialized Recreation Summer Day Camp mailing list, please contact Preston Jones at (925) 256-3531 or e-mail at jonesp@walnut-creek.org

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Aquatics

Lap Swimming

Admission Fees

All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of

Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee.

lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to

No refunds

accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any

Daily Admission Fees

kind is prohibited. Fitness Center for use by adults, 18 and older. Closed toe shoes and clothing must be worn at all times. Use at own risk.

LAP SWIM (13yrs & older)

$3.50

Youth (7-17)

$4.25

Adults (18 & older)

$5.00

Lap Swim (13yrs & older)

$5.00

Discount 15 Swim Passes

Clarke Swim Center

Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

Current – June 11, 2017 Monday - Friday

Children (6 and Under)

5:30am - 4:00pm

Children (6 and under) $45.00

Monday - Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Age (7-17) $56.25

Saturday - Sunday

Age (18 & older) $63.75

11:00am - 4:00pm

Lap Swim (13yrs & Older) $63.75

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.

Lap Swim/Fitness Center DISCOUNT Monthly Pass Monthly (based on 30 days) $60.00 6 Month

(based on 182 days) $340.00

Annual

(based on 357 days) $640.00

Clarke Swim Center

Current - June 11, 2017 Saturday - Sunday 12:00 am - 4:00 pm All participants ages 7-13 must be accompanied by a swimming adult (18 and up).

Certification Courses American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (r2012)

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING REVIEW COURSE

This course will provide participants with the following skills and

This course is designed for individuals that hold current certifica-

certifications to become a certified lifeguard: lifeguarding, first aid,

tions in Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED which will expire soon (before

CPR-FPR, and AED training (oxygen admin. optional).

this spring or summer 2017) who need to renew their certifications

• Participants must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate.

before they expire in half the time as a regular certification course. Participation in class does not constitute automatic renewal of certification. Must pass all written and practical exams to earn

• Must be 15 years old by the last day of class.

certificate.

• Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams.

Must provide proof of current certification.

Location Classroom, Clarke Swim Center

Location Classroom, Clarke Swim Center

FEE $213/ (Includes books & certification)

FEE $100: (includes Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED certification cards)

Class 33816

Mon-Thurs

9:30am – 5:30pm

12/19-12/22

Class 33811

Sat/Sun

9:30am-5:30pm

3/4-3/12

Class 33812

Mon - Fri

9:30am-5:30pm

4/3-4/6

Class 33813

Sat/Sun

9:30am-5:30pm

5/13 – 5/21

Class 34090

Sat/Sun

10:00am-5:00pm

3/18-3/19

Class 34091

Sat/Sun

10:00am-5:00pm

4/22-4/23

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Aquatics

Competitive Programs Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

NEW | Aqua Boot Camp This circuit based class will include upper body, lower body, total body and cardio movements. Incorporation of agility, balance and strength training, will give each participant a full body workout

The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a

with modifications for beginners through advanced participants

year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program.

to include core training and movements. Classes are sure to be

Head Coach: Mike Heaney, www.walnutcreekaquabears.org

fun and functional, while bringing new energy, new music and

(925) 939-5990

movements to this water based work out class.

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. *Drop-in: try any practice $8 (register at front counter). See team website for

Instructor : Ashley LaMorte LOCATION Clarke Swim Center $66/12-CLASS PUNCH TICKET (VALID 2 YEARS) OR DROP-IN $7

Tues/ Thurs

8:00am & 9:00am (shallow water)

membership and practice times. Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien, www.swim4wc.org, (925) 280-5421

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

Registration Information

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams

Registration begins Dec 5

in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program for all

Fax to: (925) 938-7529

ages and abilities. Head Coach: Kim Probst , www.aquanuts.org, (925) 934-4792

Walnut Creek Swim Club (WCSC)

WCSC is one of the oldest and finest recreational swim teams in the county celebrating our 53rd year. We pride ourselves in creating an atmosphere where not only do swimmers improve but there is great family fun for everyone! www.walnutcreekswimclub.org, director@walnutcreekswimclub.org

Exercise/Fitness Courses

Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm) Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598. Scan and email to: recreation@walnut-creek.org No phone-in registrations accepted! Registration form on page 89.

Aquatics Refunds Refunds, minus a $10 service charge, are allowed up to 7 days prior to the first class. If cancelation is within 7 days of the class start date, a swim center credit minus the $10 service charge, good

Water Aerobics

for 1 year, may be issued. We do not give refunds for weather or

Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the

lack of participation. No refunds or credits will be issued once the

water’s natural buoyancy and resistance as an excellent form of

class has ended. If you must drop a class due to serious illness or

exercise for those looking for something new or those with special

injury, contact Karen Heaston-Martin immediately at:

considerations such as: pregnancy, arthritis, knee/joint problems or

Heaston@walnut-creek.org or (925) 943-5899 Ext. 2438. Transfers

other special considerations. Swimming skills not required. Shallow

between classes may only be done if space allows. $10 service fee

water and deep water classes offered. All classes are 50 minutes

may apply to transfers.

long Location : Clarke Swim Center $66/12-class punch ticket (valid 2 years) or drop-in $7

Deep Water Classes: Mon/Wed/Fri

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Online: www.walnutcreekrec.org

8:00am & 9:00am

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Aquatics NEW | Aquatic Cycling The newest in aquatic exercise & fitness – This in water cycling class combines the challenge of high-intensity cardio and full-body sculpting, while taking advantage of the amazing resistant properties of water. NuWave cycling brings an innovative and fun new alternative to your normal spin class! Comfortable swimwear & water shoes required. Strong swimming skills not required. Instructor : NuWave Location : Clarke Swim Center Fee: $33

SATURdAyS

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1/7 - 3/18

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10:00Am - 12:15Pm

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NEW | Tri-Fit In Water Circuit Training This group circuit class is based on the three components of a triathlon: swim, bike and run. Using inwater cycling and treadmill equipment combined with swimming and resistant exercises, this hydrodynamic in water circuit is great for athletes of all levels looking to push their limits and for those looking for a fitness class for weightloss or rehabilitation that is kind to your joints and muscles using the water’s natural buoyancy and resistance to take your fitness to a better place. Take your workout to the next level with TriFit! Comfortable swimwear & water shoes required. Instructor : NuWave Location : Clarke Swim Center Fee: $43

SATURDAYS 11:00am 1:15pm

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1/7 - 3/18

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11:00Am - 12:15Pm

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Year Round Employment Opportunities Walnut Creek Aquatics is NOW HIRING for Winter, Spring & Summer 2017.

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Youth Programs YOUTH COMPETITIVE SWIM & STROKE CLASS Sessions are designed with the summer-recreational swim team swimmer in mind. Instruction includes each of the four competitive strokes and their associated turns, skills and drills.

We are looking for Lifeguards and/or Swim Instructors (15 yrs+)

This course reviews County Swim Meet stroke and turn and

and support staff. We accept American Red Cross Lifeguard

eligibility for 2017. Classes are taught by USA Walnut Creek

Training Certificates or Ellis & Associates International

Aquabears (WCAB) swim team coaches.

Lifeguarding Certificates. Desirable candidates must enjoy the water, outdoors, and children, and possess a current lifeguarding certificate. For more information please call (925) 943-5859. For an application visit our web site at www.WalnutCreekRec.org or come to Clarke Swim Center in Heather Farm Park. We will accept

Instructor : Russel Mikuni (WCAB coaching staff) Location Clarke Swim Center $133: 8 classes

Dates

Days

Ages 6-8 4:00-4:45pm

Ages 9-14 4:45-5:30pm

2/6 – 3/1 2/7 – 3/2 3/6 – 4/5 3/7 – 4/6

Mon/Wed Tue/Thu Mon/Wed Tue/Thu

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33807 33808 33809 33810

applications until all positions are full.

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WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LifetimeActivities.COM • (925) 945-0105 • Registration begins December 5, 2016 • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm • Register on line at www.LifetimeActivities.com or in the•office. • We offer two Winter Sessions that run for five weeks each.

Winter Adult Tennis

ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older) Sessions are 5 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Day Time Session 1 Fee Cardio Monday 8:00-9:00am 1/9-2/6 $90R/$99NR Cardio Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm 1/11-2/8 $90R/$99NR Cardio Sunday 8:00-9:00am 1/8-2/5 $90R/$99NR Beginning Adult Monday 9:00-10:30am 1/9-2/6 $135R/$149NR Beginning Adult Monday 7:30-9:00pm 1/9-2/6 $135R/$149NR Beginning Adult Thursday 9:00-10:00am 1/5-2/2 $90R/$99NR Beginning Adult Saturday 11:00-12:00pm 1/7-2/4 $90R/$99NR Beginning Adult Sunday 11:30-1:00pm 1/8-2/5 $135R/$149NR Advanced Beginning Adult Monday 10:30-12:00pm 1/9-2/6 $135R/$149NR Advanced Beginning Adult Monday 7:30-9:00pm 1/9-2/6 $135R/$149NR Advanced Beginning Adult Thursday 10:00-11:30am 1/5-2/2 $135R/$149NR Advanced Beginning Adult Thursday 6:00-7:30pm 1/5-2/2 $135R/$149NR Advanced Beginning Adult Sunday 1:00-2:00pm 1/8-2/5 $90R/$99NR Advanced Beginning Adult Sunday 2:00-3:00pm 1/8-2/5 $90R/$99NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Monday 6:00-7:30pm 1/9-2/6 $135R/$149NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Tuesday 7:30-9:00pm 1/10-2/7 $135R/$149NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Wednesday 9:00-10:30am 1/11-2/8 $135R/$149NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Thursday 6:30-8:00pm 1/5-2/2 $135R/$149NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Friday 12:00-1:00pm 1/6-2/3 $90R/$99NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Saturday 8:00-9:00am 1/7-2/4 $90R/$99NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Sunday 4:00-5:30pm 1/8-2/5 $135R/$149NR Advanced Adult Wednesday 10:30-11:30am 1/11-2/8 $90R/$99NR Advanced Adult Saturday 10:00-11:00am 1/7-2/4 $90R/$99NR Advanced Adult Sunday 1:00-2:00pm 1/8-2/5 $90R/$99NR Late Night Drill Monday 9:00-10:00pm 1/9-2/6 $90R/$99NR Late Night Drill Tuesday 9:00-10:00pm 1/10-2/7 $90R/$99NR Late Night Drill Wednesday 9:00-10:00pm 1/11-2/8 $90R/$99NR Backhand/Net Game Friday 11:00-12:00pm 1/6-2/3 $90R/$99NR Backhand/Net Game Saturday 3:00-4:00pm 1/7-2/4 $90R/$99NR Doubles Strategy Monday 6:00-7:30pm 1/9-2/6 $135R/$149NR Doubles Strategy Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm 1/11-2/8 $90R/$99NR Mixed Drill & Play Tuesday 11:00-12:30pm 1/10-2/7 $135R/$149NR Mixed Drill & Play Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm 1/10-2/7 $135R/$149NR Mixed Drill & Play Friday 9:00-10:00am 1/6-2/3 $90R/$99NR Serve & Return Saturday 12:30-1:30pm 1/7-2/4 $90R/$99NR Serve & Return Saturday 3:00-4:00pm 1/7-2/4 $90R/$99NR Ladies 3.5+ Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm 1/11-2/8 $135R/$149NR Ladies Drill & Play Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm 1/11-2/8 $90R/$99NR Men’s Advanced Drill Thursday 8:00-10:00pm 1/5-2/2 $180R/$198NR Men’s 3.5+ Thursday 8:00-10:00pm 1/5-2/2 $180R/$198NR Super Seniors 55+ Friday 10:00-11:00am 1/6-2/3 $90R/$99NR Specialty Shot Saturday 1:30-3:00pm 1/7-2/4 $135R/$149NR

Session 2 2/13-3/13 2/15-3/15 2/19-3/19 2/13-3/13 2/13-3/13 2/16-3/16 2/18-3/18 2/19-3/19 2/13-3/13 2/13-3/13 2/16-3/16 2/16-3/16 2/19-3/19 2/19-3/19 2/13-3/13 2/14-3/14 2/15-3/15 2/16-3/16 2/17-3/17 2/18-3/18 2/19-3/19 2/15-3/15 2/18-3/18 2/19-3/19 2/13-3/13 2/14-3/14 2/15-3/15 2/17-3/17 2/18-3/18 2/13-3/13 2/15-3/15 2/14-3/14 2/14-3/14 2/17-3/17 2/18-3/18 2/18-3/18 2/15-3/15 2/15-3/15 2/16-3/16 2/16-3/16 2/17-3/17 2/18-3/18

Fee $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149N $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR

Adult Holiday Tennis Camps Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 Adult Holiday Camp Adult Holiday Camp

Tues & Thurs Wed & Fri

7:00-9:00pm 9:00-11:00am

Dec 27,29 Dec 28,30

$72R/$79NR $72R/$79NR

adult PICKLEBALL at RUDGEAR PARK COURTS (Ages 16 & Older)

Sessions are 5 weeks long • R=Resident,

NR=Non Resident • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Match Play & Strategy

Tues or Fri Tues or Fri Tues or Fri

9:00-10:00am 10:00-11:00am 11:00-12:00pm

1/10-2/10 1/10-2/10 1/10-2/10

youth PICKLEBALL at RUDGEAR PARK COURTS (Ages 7-15)

$50R/$55NR $50R/$55NR $50R/$55NR

2/14-3/17 2/14-3/17 2/14-3/17

$50R/$55NR $50R/$55NR $50R/$55NR

Sessions are 5 weeks long • R=Resident, NR=Non

Resident • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 Level Youth Beginning Youth Intermediate

Day Friday Friday

Time 4:00-5:00pm 5:00-6:00pm

Session 1 1/6-2/3 1/6-2/3

Fee $50R/$55NR $50R/$55NR

Session 2 2/17-3/17 11/1-12/16

Fee $50R/$55NR $50R/$55NR

Group Pickleball Lessons: $80 for group of 4 people (1 hour). Single private lessons $45 (45 min) or $249 for a 6-pack. Please call for details. Registration: Online at lifetimeactivities.com or in person at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center. For more information, Please Call: (925) 945-0105 78

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Winter Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6)

Sessions are 5 weeks long

Student / teacher ratio is 5:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis

Day Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday

Time 5:15-6:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 8:30-9:15am 9:15-10:00am 9:15-10:00am 3:00-3:45pm

Session 1 1/10-2/7 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5 1/8-2/5

Fee $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR

Session 2 2/14-3/14 2/16-3/16 2/17-3/17 2/18-3/18 2/18-3/18 2/19-3/19 2/19-3/19

Fee $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR

Session 1 1/9-2/6 1/11-2/8 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5

Fee $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR

Session 2 2/13-3/13 2/15-3/15 2/16-3/16 2/17-3/17 2/18-3/18 2/18-3/18 2/19-3/19

Fee $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR

LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9) Sessions are 5 weeks long Student / teacher ratio is 5:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday

Time 5:00-6:00pm 3:00-4:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 3:30-4:30pm 9:00-10:00am 4:00-5:00pm 3:00-4:00pm

INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9) Sessions are 5 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 Level Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Pay

Day Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Time 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:30-12:30pm 11:30-12:30pm

Session 1 1/9-2/6 1/11-2/8 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5

Fee $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR

Session 2 2/13-3/13 2/15-3/15 2/17-3/17 2/18-3/18 2/19-3/19

Fee $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR

Session 2 2/16-3/16 2/16-3/16 2/17-3/17 2/18-3/18 2/18-3/18 2/19-3/19 2/15-3/15 2/15-3/15 2/18-3/18 2/18-3/18 2/19-3/19

Fee $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $105R/$116NR $110R/$121NR $105R/$116NR

Session 2 2/15-3/15 2/17-3/17 2/18-3/18 2/19-3/19

Fee $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR

YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15) Sessions are 5 weeks long Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 unless otherwise indicated • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1 Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1 Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1 Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15)

Day Thursday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Wednesday Saturday Saturday Sunday

Time 5:00-6:30pm 6:30-8:00pm 4:30-6:00pm 10:00-11:30am 1:30-3:00pm 10:00-11:30am 7:00-8:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 12:00-1:30pm 5:00-6:00pm 12:30-2:00pm

Session 1 1/5-2/2 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5 1/11-2/8 1/11-2/8 1/7-2/4 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5

Fee $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $105R/$116NR $110R/$121NR $105R/$116NR

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-15) Sessions are 5 weeks long Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Tryout is required for this class Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development

Day Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Time 4:00-6:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 2:00-4:00pm

Session 1 1/11-2/8 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5

Fee $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR

Youth Holiday Tennis Camps Level Little Tennis (ages4-6) (5:1) Little Tennis (ages4-6) (5:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1)

Day M-F M-F M-F M-F

Time 9:00am-11:00am 11:30am-1:30pm 9:00am-12:00pm 12:30pm-3:30pm

Camp 2 Dec 19-23 Dec 19-23 Dec 19-23 Dec 19-23

Camp 3 Dec 26-30 Dec 26-30 Dec 26-30 Dec 26-30

Fee per Camp $200R/$220NR $200R/$220NR $210R/$231NR $210R/$231NR

Registration: Online at lifetimeactivities.com or in person at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center. For more information, Please Call: (925) 945-0105

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Open Space

Open Space

Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this catalog. Reservations are required for all programs if you are

Lime Ridge Quarries

bringing a group of five or more. Pets are not permitted at

Sunday January 8, 9:00 to 10:30 am, Lime Ridge Open Space

ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events.

Do you know how Lime Ridge got its name? This ranger-led hike

Most programs are 1 – 1½ hours in length. Children under 16

will explore the old quarries as we discuss the history of this

must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day

popular Open Space. Put on your hiking boots and grab some

of the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program

water and a hat for this walk into the past while observing the

will cancel most programs. Please call the ranger listed for more

present. Meet Ranger Art Janke in the parking lot for Boundary

information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program.

Oak Golf Course near the driving range. He’ll be the one in the

Open Space maps are available at ranger stations or by sending a

big white truck. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at

message including your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek.

(925) 943-5899 x3521.

org.

Ranger-Led Programs Howe History Tour Sunday December 4, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Howe Homestead Community Park

Sunday February 5, 9:00 to 10:30 am, Lime Ridge Open Space 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 animals. Every season there’s something new to see and share. Meet the ranger at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio

From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as an

Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required.

Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut Creek.

For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899

Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats and pigeon flutes

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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. Meet at the flagpole near the Ranger Station. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521. 80

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Open Space ML King Volunteer Day at Old Borges Ranch and Hanna Grove Picnic Area, Saturday February 18, 9:00 to 12:00 noon In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, a day of coming together and improving the community is called for. Join staff for a day of cleaning, planting, refurbishing at our historic site and recreational area in Shell Ridge. We will have a variety of jobs for you to choose from for all ages. This is a free program. Registration is required and a volunteer gift will be given. Register by calling Supervising Ranger Nancy Dawson Dollard at (925) 9435899 x2135 or by e-mail to dollard@walnut-creek.org.

In Search of the Borges Ranch Serpent Sunday February 26, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Old Borges Ranch

Who Pooped in the Park

Join us for our annual search for the Borges Ranch Serpent. If

Sunday February 19, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Lime Ridge Open Space Many animals call Lime Ridge home yet they are rarely seen so how do we know they are here? The signs they leave behind tell us who’s in the park and what they’re doing. Join us on a search for scat, tracks and other animal signs in the Open Space. Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. For more information call Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899 x3521.

you love snakes, or even if you don’t, you will want to come along as we search Borges Ranch for the elusive sharp-tailed snake. You will learn all about this harmless little snake that prefers the cold, wet months of winter instead of the warm, dry days of summer. We also will have the chance of finding some our native amphibians that call the ranch their home. The program consists of an easy stroll around Borges Ranch and Bob Pond. Hope for rain and meet under the windmill at Borges Ranch. For more information call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162. Rain doesn’t cancel this program because this snake likes the wet

Celebrating Water (Resource management program)

weather.

Saturday February 25, 9:00 to 11:00am, Bob Pond at the Hanna

Borges Ranch Tour

Grove Picnic Area in Shell Ridge Open Space To show our optimism we’re planning a morning of studying the water resources of Shell Ridge. This is program 1 of a series to explore Open Space management of our natural resources. We will talk about the importance of our water resources to humans, livestock and wildlife species throughout the Open Space. You will get to take part in water quality testing. Rain will not cancel this program and you should dress to possibly get wet. There is a materials fee of $4 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Supervising Ranger Nancy Dawson Dollard at (925) 943-5899 x2135 or by e-mail to dollard@walnut-creek.org.

Saturday March 25, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Join Ranger Dan Bylin 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 the 1903 horse barn while learning what life was like on the ranch 100 years ago. Meet under the windmill near the parking lot at Borges Ranch. Reservations are not required unless you are bringing a group of five or more. Call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162 for more information. Rain cancels.

Reptile Ramble Sunday March 26, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch and Shell Ridge Open Space Take a hike with Ranger Dan around Borges Ranch and into Shell

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Ridge Open Space and learn about the various salamanders, lizards, and snakes that call our Open Space their home. Wear hiking boots and be prepared for mud if we have had recent rains. Meet under the windmill at Borges Ranch.

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Open Space February Bird Walk: Shell Ridge Open Space Saturday, February 11, 9:00 to 11:00 am We will explore the grasslands above Borges Ranch for wintering songbirds and raptors, and then search for thrushes, thrashers, and kinglets on the chaparral covered slopes above Pine Creek. Meet in the Borges Ranch parking lot in Shell Ridge Open Space at 1035 Castle Rock Rd.

March Bird Walk: Borges Ranch Saturday March 11, 9:00 to 11:00 am Join us as we welcome the Bullock’s orioles back to Borges Ranch for the spring and summer. We will be walking the grounds around

On-Going Programs

the historic Borges Ranch and the woodlands around the Hanna Grove Picnic Area in search of our early spring migrants. This is the time of the year when neo-tropical migrants arrive in our area

Borges Ranch Open “Historic” House Sundays January 8, January 28, February 12, February 25 and March 12, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge.

and begin preparing for the breeding season. The orioles usually begin to arrive and start singing around the second or third week of March. Meet in the Borges Ranch parking lot in Shell Ridge Open Space at 1035 Castle Rock Rd.

Join us at the ranch as we open the Historic Ranch House doors on the second Sunday of each month. Open Space Ranger staff will be on hand to answer any of your questions while you tour the Historic 1901 Borges Ranch house at your own pace and learn

Farm Animal Fun at Old Borges Ranch Sunday January 8, February 12 and March 12, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

what life was like on the ranch for the Borges family. For more

Meet at Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Open Space at 1035

information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

Castle Rock Road Come on up to Old Borges Ranch and discover what it takes to

Monthly Bird Walks

care for our farm animals. You will get to assist the ranch staff in

Join Ranger Dan Bylin to learn about our local bird life. While

members that own and care for the large animals. Help collect

we search for birds we will discuss identification tips, behaviors,

the chicken eggs and clean the coop, clean and care for the goats

habitat requirement and other interesting facts about our feathered

and sheep, and learn how and what we feed all the animals. Come

friends. Be sure to bring binoculars and a small notepad to record

prepared to learn while we work. Be sure to bring your work

your observations. Carry water and a hat, and wear sturdy shoes.

gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Children must be accompanied by

Rain cancels birding programs. For more information call Ranger

an adult. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925)

Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

943-5899 x2162.

their daily animal chores and meet some of the Pleasant Hill 4-H

January Bird Walk: Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday, January 14, 9:00 to 11:00 am This 1.5 mile hike will take us through grasslands, oak woodlands, and chaparral before we reach the crest of Lime Ridge. Along the way we should see sparrows, flycatchers, birds of the chaparral plant community, and on the ridge top we will have a good chance of spotting soaring raptors. Meet at the end of Valley Vista Rd. in the parking lot to the right of the golf course clubhouse.

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GOLF

Experience Boundary Oak Catering Experience • Perfect location for Weddings, Showers, Anniversaries, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, Birthdays & Celebration of Life. • Flexible banquet & meeting spaces that can accommodate group sizes up to 250 seated guests. • Outdoor Ceremony Site available for weddings. • Ample Complimentary Parking. • Spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and the foothills of the East Bay. • Unique Dining Events held monthly including: 4th Friday’s, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch and various holiday themed events.

Contact us at (925) 934-3600 x 21

Golf Experience • 18-hole Championship Golf Course. • 5 sets of tees to accommodate any skill level of golfer. • Lighted Driving Range includes a grass tee hitting area and a 12 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

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Open Space

WINTER BREAK CAMPS

Spend Your Winter Break With Arts+Rec AG ES 4 -7

AG ES 6 - 1 0

NEW | French Art and Culture: Learn French with Matisse

NEW | Camp Community Arts – Winter

Join us for winter break at Camp Community Arts! Campers will

While creating their own Matisse inspired art, singing songs and

participate in unique workshops in a range of arts disciplines

listening to stories, campers will learn basic French.

including painting, printmaking, chorus, drumming, and more! Campers can attend one day or the entire week for the full or

INSTRUCTOR : Ushine, Ghenwa Serhan LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $159: 4 classes

Class 33068

$5 supply fee due at first class

Mon-Thu 9:00am-12:00pm

half day. Morning and afternoon care also available. For more information and a detailed list of workshops, please visit www.communityarts.org.

12/19-12/22 AG ES 6 - 1 2

AG ES 5 - 6 NEW | Pre-Engineering and Jedi Engineering using LEGO ® Camp

NEW | Chess Camp

Open to all levels, this camp is a great opportunity to learn how

Kids are natural engineers. Play-Well TEKnologies help them

to play chess or to continue chess education.

realize it! Choose from half-day sessions or sing up for all day

INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy

and save $25.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

$158: 4 classes

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 33069

NEW | Introduction to Video Game Design with PC

$185: 4 classes

Mon-Thu 9:30am-12:30pm

12/19-12/22

A G E S 7- 1 3

Pre-Engineering using LEGO ® Camp

Class 33235

Mon-Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm

12/19-12/22

Learn how to create and design an original and interactive video game! Working with PC’s, beginning Game Developers work with a partner to conceive, design and build their own original

Jedi Engineering using LEGO ® Camp

computer game.

$185: 4 classes

Class 33236

Mon-Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm

12/19-12/22

All Day Engineering Option (bring own lunch) $342: 4 classes

Class 33234

Mon-Thu 9:30am-4:00pm

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $353: 4 classes

Class 33230

Mon-Thu 9:30am-4:00pm

12/19-12/22

12/19-12/22

Walnut Creek Arts + Rec Inclusion Services Walnut Creek Arts + Rec welcomes the participation of children and adults with disabilities in all of our programs and services. Our goal is to facilitate opportunities for participants with and without disabilities to engage in artistic and recreational pursuits together. Contact the Specialized Recreation Department two weeks before the start date of the class to arrange special accommodations: Preston Jones (925) 256-3531 or pjones@walnut-creek.org.

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Open Space ARTS

Opportunities for all to create and discover - at every stage of life.

Arts Classes, Camps, Preschools, Workshops, Intensives

Open Studios

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facility rentals

Make the Most of Every Celebration Whether it’s a business meeting, birthday party, or the celebration of a lifetime‌City of Walnut Creek has a facility for you! Choose from a variety of settings and room sizes, all at affordable prices, and bring your own caterer to customize your party. Big or small, we can do it all.

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THREE LARGE VENUES

RECEPTIONS & MORE! WEDDINGS, PARTIES,

• Each over 3,000 square feet

CORPORATE MEETINGS & MORE! • Two locations in unique

facility rentals

park settings • Capacities ranging from 200-300 guests • Facilities include kitchens and on-site parking • No preferred vendor list • Rental fees from $105 to $195/hour

MEETING ROOMS, CLASSROOMS & MORE! • Additional rooms accommodate 15-300 attendees • Projection screens and WiFi at most facilities Our venues can accommodate:

Weddings

• Rental fees from $30 to $105/hour

Birthdays Facility Rental Office Graduations Heather Farm Community Center Retirements

(925) 256-3575

Bat/Bar Mitzvah Parties

rentals@walnut-creek.org

Anniversaries For more information, please visit Team Sport Ceremonies www.walnut-creek.org/rentals Community Meetings

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Business Meetings Retreats Memorials Picnics

Contact the Facility Rental Office at

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Registration where we are

online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.CommunityArts.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.

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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 Liaison at (925) 943-5899 ext.2203. photos The City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only.

Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive, 94596 Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget Lane, 94598 Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 Tice Valley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation Dept ............................................................. 925.943.5848 Center for Community Arts...................................................925.943.5846 Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farm ................. 925.943.5856 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Field Conditions Hotline ........................................................ 925.256.3574 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5846 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531

CLASS LocationS Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Delta Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Heather Farm Preschool, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 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, Mayor; Rich Carlston, Mayor Pro Tem; Cindy Silva; Bob Simmons; Justin Wedel; City Manager Ken Nordhoff Director of Arts & Recreation Kevin Safine Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel; Anita Sagastegui; Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Jodi Davenport; Robert Kearsley; Ian McLaughlin; Fred Weston; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

pre-registration

Registration FORMS

Inclusion Program

Confirmations will be sent for all mail-in, fax-in and phone registrations. Confirmations are sent via email when possible, by post if necessary. If you do not receive your confirmation within 2 weeks, please call (925) 943-5858.

Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered.

Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time.

Contact the Specialized Recreation Department two weeks before the start date of the class to arrange special accommodations:

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Preston Jones (925) 256-3531 or pjones@walnut-creek.org.


Registration Registration begins december 5

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

ACCOUNT #

CLASS #

2ND CHOICE

START DATE

CLASS #

START DATE

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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 RefundS/credit S

• All credits on account are valid

• Supply fees are payable to the

with disabilities to participate in

• Refunds/credits are subject to a

for a maximum of one year.

instructor at the first class. Please

our programs. If you have any spe-

service charge of $10 per person,

• Failure to attend program or

do not include supply fees with

cial needs that may require specific

per class. Refunds are processed

“no-shows” will not be granted a

your registration fees.

accommodations, please call (925)

within three weeks.

refund/credit.

• Accounts with credit amounts un-

943-5858.

• Refunds will be considered if

• Refund policies may vary for 50+

der $15 that are eligible for refund

requests are submitted up to seven

(Seniors) programs.

will be remitted upon request. • For payment plans (annual

days prior to the first day of class. • For withdrawal requests received

fees

programs, camps, etc.), customers

after the refund period but prior to

•All courses and camp registra-

must provide a MasterCard or VISA

the first day of class, a credit valid

tions include a $3 administrative

for automatic payment processing.

for one year may be permitted for

processing fee.

In order to use a different method

use toward a future course.

• Fees must be paid in full at time

of payment, customers may pay

• Withdrawal requests after the first

of registration by cash, money

prior to any scheduled payment

class meeting are subject to partial

order, VISA, MasterCard or check

date(s).

credit less service charge and pro-

payable to the City of Walnut

rated course fees.

Creek, unless otherwise stated in

• No refund requests are accepted

program description.

after the last class meeting.

• All payments are processed upon

donations If you wish to make a taxdeductible donation to Center for Community Arts or Walnut Creek Recreation, please indicate so on your registration form. Thank you! SCHOLARSHIPS Center for Community Arts Scholarships are being accepted

ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City

for Winter 2017. The deadline is December 16, 2016. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

receipt.

of Walnut Creek encourages those

Waiting lists

CANCELLATIONs

MAKE -UP CLASSes

QUESTIONS

Waiting lists are established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified.

A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund is available.

Make-up dates for missed classes will only be granted for class cancellations resulting from inclement weather or from direction of the Arts, Recreation Department.

Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531

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“THE Christmas Carol to see in the Bay Area.”

lesher center for the arts

-Contra Costa Times

Cut Up / Cut Out December 18, 2016 – March 5, 2017 Opening Reception: Sunday, December 18, 3-5pm The artists of Cut Up/Cut Out explore this ancient method of decorative piercing and cutting, but extend their media to include paper, cloth, metal, wood, rubber and much more. The process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious, technically demanding, and always astonishing.

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Rent the Bedford Gallery!

Cynthia Caywood & Richard L. James d i r e c t e d by

Scott Denison

The Bedford Gallery offers a unique setting for your next private event. Host a party, meeting or special event surrounded by inspiring and engag-

“THELMA AND LOUISE MEETS THE FIRST WIVES CLUB!”

The Resident Professional Theatre Company of the Lesher Center for the Arts

Season Partner

Michael Butler ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Material Girls March 23 – June 4, 2017 Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 23, 6-8pm This show profiles two nationally known artists whose work has had little exposure in the Bay Area. Material Girls presents the work of Lynn Aldrich (Los Angeles) and Sabina Ott (Chicago), artists who work intensely with everyday, banal

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materials and transform them into distinctive artworks. Material Girls will focus on the artists’ process and capacity to transform familiar materials or objects into large-scale artworks— with a touch of humor.

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Material Girls: Lynn Aldrich, Starting Over: Neo Atlantis, 2008, brushes, sponges, scrubbers, scouring pads, gloves, plumbing parts, wood, 54 x 96 x 66 inches.

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For more details on all of the exciting programs and events listed above visit www.bedfordgallery.org, email galleryinfo@bedfordgallery. org, or call (925) 295-1417.

(925) 943-7469

Bedford Gallery receives generous funding from the Lesher

www.LesherARTScenter.org

Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, and Diablo Regional Arts Association.

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City of Walnut Creek 301 N San Carlos Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Holiday Puppet Show and Fun with Santa Presented by Walnut Creek Recreation

Saturday, December 17 10:00am-12:00pm Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center Be entertained by the holiday Itty Bitty Variety Puppet show performed by the Caterpillar Puppets. Take your picture with Santa, enjoy a holiday treat and make a holiday craft to take home! Puppet Show begins promptly at 10:15am. Space is limited. Register on-line at www.walnutcreekrec.org or call 925- 943-5858 Class 33495: $10 Fee Pre-registration required. Ages 0-12. Siblings under 1 Free.

Walnut Creek Arts + Recreation • Bedford Gallery • Boundary Oak Golf Course • Center for Community Arts • Center REPertory Company • Lesher Center for the Arts • Walnut Creek Aquatics • Walnut Creek Recreation

Learn more at walnut-creek.org/ArtsAndRec


City of Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec - Winter 2017