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VOLUME N o 8 WINTER 2014

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RECREATION

Music for all ages—drumming, piano, strings, singing, and more, pgs 27-31.

Winter registration begins December 2.

Make Your Mark, an after-school visual arts intensive for youth, begins in January.

Fun winter break camps, including digital animation, crazy chemistry, and game design. Exciting new cooking and baking classes.

Get ready for the Celebration of the Century! 191

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100 WALNUT CREEK

Together we create a better community through services that strenghten heart, mind and body.

Walnut Creek will mark the 100th anniversary of incorporation on October 21, 2014. Look for an entire year of festivities to honor our past, celebrate our present, and set the tone for the next 100 years to come! A Centennial Celebration Steering Committee, chaired by community leaders Steve and Mackenzie Lesher, is busy coming up with community-friendly ways to mark this momentous occasion, with the “100 Ways to Celebrate the 100th.”

School Year Preschool offered at three locations!

A school year program is offered at Fine Arts Preschool at the Shadelands Art Center, Heather Farm and Civic

Three of those 100 ways are unique

Park Preschools. Our programs offer

Signature Events created just for the

well-rounded, safe and nurturing

Centennial year. They include:

environments that are developmentally age-appropriate with a focus on

Flappers and Flasks:

developing the “whole child.”

Roaring in the Centennial Friday, January 24, 8 p.m. to midnight Lesher Center for the Arts; Adults only

The programs serve children from 24 to 66 months, offering hands-on learning through play. Expanding social/emotional, physical and cognitive development, using both an integrated and project based curriculum, provides a “child-centered”

Centennial Heritage Day

approach to learning that makes for an exciting, dynamic learning environment.

at Borges Ranch Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. We are currently taking registrations

Centennial Birthday Festival

for all preschools, including our new

Shadelands Ranch Museum

Pre-K, a four-day-a-week afternoon

Saturday, October 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition to three Signature Events, the

program. These popular programs fill fast so call or visit soon to secure a place for your child.

Centennial Committee is partnering with community groups to put a “centennial twist” on at least 97 events already in the works. Let’s make 2014 a year to remember! For the latest Centennial information, visit www.walnutcreek100.com.

Visit www.arts-ed.org or call 925.943.5846 for more information

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Arts CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6-8 Youth | Adult |

MUSIC 27-31 Youth | Adult |

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 9-18 Youth | Adult |

DANCE 32-34 Youth | Adult |

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 18-22 Youth | Adult | JEWELRY 23 Youth | Adult | GLASS 24 Youth | Adult |

DRAMA 35 Youth | FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 36-38 Exhibition CALENDAR 39 preschool 2

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 25-26 Youth | Adult |

Rec HEALTH & FITNESS 42-46 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

DOG/PET CARE 59 Adults |

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 47-50 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

SPORTS 60-63 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

SOCIAL DANCE 51-52 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

AQUATICS 64-67 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

SCIENCE & TECHNology 53-54 SCIENCE & TECHNology 53-54 Youth | Youth |

TENNIS 69 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

MARTIAL ARTS 55 MARTIAL ARTS 53 Youth | Adults | Youth | Adults |

SPECIALIZED RECREATION 71 Youth | Adults |

FOOD & COOKING 56-58 FOOD & COOKING 54-55 Youth | Adults | Youth | Adults |

adults 50+ 72-76 Adults 50+ |

+ more OPEN SPACE 77-79 GOLF 68 facility rentals 70

REGISTRATION 80-81 Lesher center for the arts 83 PRESCHOOL 2

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Civic Arts Education One of Northern California’s largest community arts education programs, the city’s CAE programs reach

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over 7,000 students of all ages and backgrounds each year with 180 artists providing 680 classes, workshops, master classes, year-long programs, performances, exhibits, art sales and events. The mission is to create engaging arts opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds that instruct, inspire and ignite.

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6 Youth 7-8

Adult

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Open Studio

DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 9-12

Youth

12-17 Adult 18

Open Studio

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 18

Youth

18-22 Adult JEWELRY 23

Youth

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Adult

GLASS 24

Youth

24 Adult DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 25

Youth

25-26 Adult MUSIC 27-31 Youth 31 Adult DANCE 32-34 Youth 34

Adult

DRAMA 35 Youth EXHIBITION/EVENT CALENDAR 39 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 36-38 PRESCHOOL 2

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

AG E S 8 - 1 2

Clay Works A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot or any experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium. Focus on learning basic hand-building skills such as scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

Rana’s Clay Class!

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $100: 8 classes

Class 24060

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

1/13-3/17

No class 1/20, 2/17

AG E S 8 - 1 2

Clay: Handbuilding with Wheelthrowing 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. Pre-requisite: must have taken

AG E S 4 - 6

Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding

Clay Play: Little Worlds

techniques.

Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. It is a great introduction for young creative minds with or without clay experience. Build imaginary worlds filled with animals, a place for them to live; flowers, trees, or a swimming pool! Learn a variety of techniques:

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $154: 10 classes

Class 24064

Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

1/14-3/18

pinch, coil, slab, squeeze. AG E S 1 2 - 1 7

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $95: 8 classes

Class 24059

Mon

Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s 3:45pm-4:45pm

1/13-3/17

wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee ($15 tool kit if

No class 1/20, 2/17

needed and $20 bag of clay). INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

AG E S 5 - 1 6

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

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

$129: 10 classes

Class 24053

Wed

4:30pm-6:30pm

1/15-3/19

Class 24054

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

1/16-3/20

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 : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $154: 10 classes

Class 24063

Wed

10:30am-12:30pm

1/15-3/19

Ceramics studio information

Studio use is for instruction and other learning. Work produced or fired in the Civic Arts Ed Ceramics Studio may not be sold except through the Clay Arts Guild and Civic Arts Education. No work produced outside of classes or open studio will be fired. Class and workshop fees include firing. Clay must be purchased in class. Tools and tool kits may be purchased in the studio. Wheel chair accessible electric potter’s wheel available.

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics (Int/Adv)

A D U LT

Ceramics

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered.

$192: 10 classes

Class 24041

Tue

7:00pm-10:00pm

1/14-3/18

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. It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend first class.

Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley $192: 10 classes

Class 24042

Wed

7:00pm-10:00pm

1/15-3/19

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

Ceramics (Beg-Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson

$182: 9 classes

$192: 10 classes

Class 24044

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

1/11-3/15

Class 24046

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/16-3/20

No class on 3/8

Ceramics (Beg/Int) Ceramics (Beg/Int)

INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

$192: 10 classes

$168: 8 classes

Class 24045

Class 24038

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

1/16-3/20

1/13-3/17

No class 1/20, 2/17

Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

$192: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

Class 24049

Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

1/17-3/21

$168: 8 classes

Class 24039

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/13-3/17

No class 1/20, 2/17

Ceramics (Beg-Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen $168: 8 classes

Class 24040

Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm

1/13-3/17

No class 1/20, 2/17

A D U LT

Master Potter Workshop with Forrest Lesch-Middelton Beginning with mixing the correct materials to the right consistency, to silk-screening tiles, and transferring images to pots on the wheel, Petaluma, California, ceramic artist Forrest Lesch-Middelton will share the techniques of volumetric image transfer he’s developed to create his intriguing timeless pottery. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, ClayPeople. INSTRUCTOR : Forrest Lesch-Middelton LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $83: 1 class; $43: CAG; $73: ClayPeople Discount

Class 24057

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

3/8

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Ceramics & Sculpture A D U LT

A D U LT

NEW | Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv)

Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv)

Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous garden vessels and

with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. First

totems that express your unique personality. Totems will include

half of class will focus on forms and techniques in making both

large tactile beads, sculptural elements and journalistic pieces

handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well with the Raku

that are all about you. Class will include one-of-a-kind planters,

firing process and demos of glaze application, use of resists and

birdbaths, mushroom sculptures and more. Instructor’s bulbous

terra sigillata. Second half of class will focus on firing of work.

textured slab techniques will be demonstrated in the garden vessel

Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be

portion of this class.

physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

second class.

$192: 10 classes

Class 24052

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

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

1/16-3/20

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $233: 10 classes

A D U LT

Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs (Beg-Adv) Explore a variety of methods for making art tiles and wall reliefs. Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and

Class 24055

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

1/17-3/21

A D U LT

Open Studio Ceramics

glazes to enhance your work. Moldmaking techniques and use of

Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised

extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving,

studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students

stamp images and relief designs.

to enhance and share skills and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s discretion. Studio is closed on

INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn

all legal city holidays. Check current Open Studio hours posted in

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Studio. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase clay in

$156: 7 classes

Class 24056

Sun

the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio 10:00am-1:00pm

1/26-3/16

No class 2/16

equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild members qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes.

A D U LT

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Intro to Sculpture More fully understand the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative. Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques

Class 24047

1/11-3/21

No class 1/20, 2/17, 3/8

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

Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv)

texture and treatments both ceramic and non-traditional also

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

addressed. No wheel work will be taught.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$192: 10 classes

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$152: Fee $91: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

$275: 10 classes

Class 24050

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

1/14-3/18

Class 24051

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/14-3/18

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Class 24814

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

1/15-3/19

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING Arts, Adventures and Academics Summer Camp 2014

AG E S 4 - 6

I Can Do It Art Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Lots of art materials to explore: paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens, etc., as you draw, paint, and explore new mediums. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities

June 23 - July 25

change each quarter.

This ever popular five-week

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

program, for 1st-9th grades, will

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

offer classes in: ceramics,

$69: 5 classes

cooking, glass fusing, stained glass, cartooning, drama, movie making, dance and much more! Credentialed teachers or profesional artists teach all

Class 24065

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

1/15-2/12

Class 24066

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

1/15-2/12

Class 24067

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

2/19-3/19

Class 24068

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

2/19-3/19

classes! AG E S 5 - 7

Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art Register early to take advantage of our payment plan and to get the best choices of classes. Early registration discounts end April 1.

Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage

Registration begins on March 3

projects included. Completion of ‘I Can Do it Art’ recommended.

Classes are from 9:30am–12:30pm at Walnut Creek Intermediate Our full day option continues at Heather Farm with invigorating outdoor

Children repeating this class will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

fun and field trips.

$88: 10 classes

An early morning care

Class 24069

option is also available

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

1/15-3/19

beginning at 7:00am AG E S 6 - 8

Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills AG E S 1 ½ - 3

Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent

Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning.

Designed to foster the toddler/parent relationship, explore

Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along

social, physical, language development and parent education.

with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil,

Exploration activities including music and movement, tactile and

pen and ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating

visual art exploration and circle activities will be offered.

students will have opportunity to create and work on projects with instructor.

INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 1½-2) $107: 10 classes

Class 24078

Fri

9:00am-10:15am

1/17-3/21

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes

Class 24071

Tue

3:30pm-4:30pm

1/14-3/18

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 2-3) $124: 10 classes

Class 24079

Fri

10:30am-12:00pm

1/17-3/21

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AG E S 6 - 8

Nature Abstracts in 2-D Explore nature using recycled materials. Learn how to create abstract representations of trees, forests and animals in nature using paper, cardboard, plaster, oil and acrylic paints. This class is a great introduction to the fun of mixed media. Previous painting

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classes advised. INSTRUCTOR : Sally Rodriguez LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $88: 10 classes

Class 24115

Thu

3:45pm-4:45pm

1/16-3/20

AG E S 6 - 8

Paint Box Open the paint box and find a world where your imagination will

AG E S 6 - 8

Creative Nature: Draw/Paint Animals & Natural Objects

lead you to discover new and exciting ways to use paints. Use

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

about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects

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

to a simpler form and creating texture with pattern and repetition.

necessary to draw animals and natural objects using a variety of

Students repeating this class will have extended projects that

techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels, watercolors

provide further independent growth and development in the

and colored pencils, students observe and draw plants and

medium.

animals from the Lindsay Museum (taxidermy). Completion of Primary Colors or a similar art class recommended. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24062

$88: 10 classes

Fri

to develop a sense of composition, color and design. Learn more

$76: 8 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24072

tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing

Mon

4:45pm-5:45pm

1/13-3/17

No class 1/20, 2/17

3:45pm-4:45pm

1/17-3/21 AG E S 7 - 1 0

AG E S 6 - 8

Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing

Tinkering is what happens when you try something you don’t quite know how to do, guided by whim, imagination and curiosity. When

‘Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk.’--Paul Klee. Learn the

you tinker, there are no instructions--but there are also no failures,

fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture,

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

contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still

hand tools and your imagination to create contraptions that roll,

lifes, landscapes, cityscapes, all of which serve to expose students

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

to work in pencil, colored pencil, marker and charcoal. Ideal for

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

students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover

individual projects.

the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this class will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium.

$76: 8 classes

Mon

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24070

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24061

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

$108: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

3:30pm-4:30pm

No class 1/20, 2/17

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Tinkering/Found Object Assemblage

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1/13-3/17

Wed

4:45pm-6:15pm

1/15-3/19

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AG E S 8 - 1 2

AG E S 8 - 1 2

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio For students who have had some painting experience and are

NEW | The Comics: Advanced Cartooning & Character Design

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

Learn to design and create your very own characters, comics and

further explore acrylic paint. Color mixing, light, form, texture and

concept art. This class is perfect for students looking to improve

composition will be explored. Completion of Paint Box or a similar

their overall drawing skills while also being encouraged to use

art class recommended.

their imagination and develop something unique. This fun and informative hands-on art class will cover figure and gesture

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

drawing, anatomy, heads and hands, expressions, emotions, and

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

perspective! We will also study cartoons from the different popular

$108: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

genres and styles of art from video games and Manga to Pixar and

Class 24077

3:30pm-5:00pm

stop-motion animation.

Thu

1/16-3/20

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

AG E S 8 - 1 2

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Hands On Art with Mixed Media

$116: 10 classes

Map making, collage boxes and Medieval banners! This class

Class 24116

Tue

4:45pm-6:15pm

1/14-3/18

will focus on three main projects while exploring texture and dimension using found objects and mixed media. Work with encaustics (wax), natural glaze we make in class, acrylic paint, glue, recycled paper, wood and other materials to assemble small wooden boxes. Students should have familiarity with painting, gluing and color mixing.

AG E S 8 - 1 4

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio for Homeschoolers For students who have had some painting experience and are interested in learning to paint with oil paint (water-based) and/or

INSTRUCTOR : Sally Rodriguez

further explore acrylic paint. Color mixing, light, form, texture and

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

composition will be explored.

$108: 10 classes

Class 24114

Thu

5:00pm-6:30pm

1/16-3/20

AG E S 8 - 1 2

How to Draw Anime/Manga (Beg/Int) Are you interested in anime/manga and want to learn the basics of drawing in this popular new style? Then this is the class for you! Basics covered in this class include poses, basic anatomy, composition, paneling, coloring and more!

$116: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24076

1:00pm-2:30pm

Fri

1/17-3/21

AG E S 1 1 - 1 7

Creative Repurposing: “Ya Wanna Make Something Out of It?” art and cool stuff for your room. Bottle top jewelry, tin can robots

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

and pop can lanterns are just a few of the fun projects we’ll create

$108: 10 classes

Fri

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Creative repurposing is the latest way to make amazing wearable

INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Hallquist

Class 24110

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

from ordinary recyclables and common household items. Explore 4:00pm-5:30pm

1/17-3/21

design concepts using simple tools and materials that create both functional and display art and fashion objects. INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $143: 10 classes

Class 24109

Tue

4:00pm-6:00pm

1/14-3/18

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AG E S 1 5 & up AG E S 1 4 - 1 8

A Toolbox of Knowledge for Drawing

Make Your Mark

You do not need a bunch of equipment or ‘talent’ to learn how to draw. You do need some basic knowledge, a decent pencil, a ruler

A visual art and

and a drawing pad. This is a fast-paced, comprehensive workshop

design program for a

designed for both beginning and experienced artists. Drawing is

selected group of 8th

the foundation of the visual arts. Whether you dream of making

through 12th grade

paintings, clothing, sculpture, or a new home, the first step is a

students from public,

drawing.

private or homeschool programs. Runs 4

INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown

months, once a week

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

on Fridays and some

$56: 2 classes

Saturday workshops and field trips. Teens are accepted through

Class 24112

Sat

9:30am-12:00pm

3/1-3/8

Class 24113

Sat

1:00pm-3:30pm

3/1-3/8

portfolio review. A D U LT

Professional working

NEW | Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

artists and designers guide students in creating personal meaning in their art as they learn about art school or careers in art or design. Program will include Painting on Non-traditional Surfaces, Encaustic Painting (Wax) and Digital Photography & Painting. Application process open 9/3 thru 12/6/13.

Anyone can learn to draw in this class. Ease into the world of drawing with step by step instructions and simple exercises to become familiar with different drawing materials. Students will learn basic concepts and gain the ability to express themselves as they further develop their skills and confidence. In each class we

For full information and application visit http://www.arts-ed.org

will look at both contemporary and master drawings, spanning

or contact Doug Rowe for portfolio requirements at

many cultures, for insight and inspiration.

(925) 943-5899 x2471.

Visit drawing2see.blogspot.com for more information.

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

INSTRUCTOR : Esteban Longoria

LOCATION Annex A & C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$555: 22 classes

Class 24376

Fri

$115: 8 classes

4:30pm-6:30pm

1/17-6/6

Class 24246

Tue

9:30am-12:00pm

1/14-3/4

No class 1/14, 1/28, 4/25

A D U LT

Drawing: Sketching & Rendering

AG E S 1 1 - 1 7

Teen Drawing & Painting

Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning

For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting

how to reduce objects down to their basic shapes and forms and

to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing

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

an understanding of form, composition, line, light/shadow,

include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective, shading

perspective and color. Students may work at the easel, initially

along with landscape and figurative themes. Students should bring

focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex

paper, pencils, ruler and eraser to class. Beginners welcome.

projects. Student exposure to a variety of mediums including acrylics, pastels, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students receive individual help in their areas of interest and medium of their choice.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

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$143: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 24108

4:15pm-6:15pm

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LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $169: 10 classes

Class 24248

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

Tue

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

1/14-3/18

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/17-3/21

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

A D U LT

NEW | Further Adventures in Color and Light

Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int)

You’ve had basic color theory, now to put into practice! Gain a

for beginners and intermediates. Demonstrations each class using

deeper understanding of the effect of light on color with projects

watercolor transparently, layered, textured and more. Individual

designed to increase observational and practical skills. Each week

instruction and critique. Materials discussed at first class.

Learn the pure and simple techniques of watercolor in this class

we paint a single object under different light and color conditions. Oil paint and a palette knife preferred, acrylic and palette knife okay. Previous enrollment in Secrets of Color or Painting the Still

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Life with Color and Light recommended. Materials list online at

$169: 10 classes

www.arts-ed.org.

Class 24124

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

1/14-3/18

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

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LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $169: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Exploring Watercolor (Int)

Class 24291

1:00pm-4:00pm

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

Tue

1/14-3/18

unexpected joy of watercolor! Perfect for the continuing artist who wants a fresh start or needs a gentle push along the way. We will

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NEW | Art Workshop

work together in a series of little paintings using the transparent

This course is for those who have never taken an art course or who

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

feel that they are lacking in the basic fundamentals of various art

to evoke the presence of each artist in their work, discovering the

applications. For intermediate and advanced students who would

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

like to explore in depth the medium of their choice. Topics may

supply kit available from instructor, but not required. Materials list

include color theory, composition, light and shadow, perspective,

online at www.arts-ed.org.

magic of watercolor to create our own ‘Artists Voice’. From the

various drawing and painting techniques, use of artist’s materials along with brief information on artists past and present. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

INSTRUCTOR : Casey Rasmussen White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $140: 8 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24197

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/15-3/5

$169: 10 classes

Class 24325

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/15-3/19

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Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv)

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Stunning Soft Pastels

Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis upon learning

This class is for adventurous beginners and continuing artists

own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring

who want to introduce fresh visual elements into drawings and

reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations,

paintings. One of the amazing qualities of the soft pastel medium

coaching and critiques as needed.

a direct painting process, using principles of design, and your

is its versatility, which combines well with watercolor, acrylics, oils and all drawing media (colored pencils, graphite, charcoal, marking pens and ink). Traditional and innovative processes will be covered. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $169: 10 classes

Class 24159

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

1/15-3/19

Class 24158

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/17-3/21

$169: 10 classes

Class 24126

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/14-3/18

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

Printmaking: Etching, Relief & Collograph An introduction to four traditional fine art printmaking forms: Monotype (unique single image prints), Etching (multiple prints from etched metal plates otherwise worked with tools), Relief (multiple prints made from cutting wood planks and linoleum and related materials), and Collograph (a hybrid form combining intaglio and relief methods). Students may opt to try all four forms or concentrate on one or two. More experienced artists may continue their development of any or all of the four printing approaches. A materials list will be distributed at the first class. INSTRUCTOR : Ruth Santee LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $167: 8 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 24157

6:00pm-9:00pm

Thu

1/16-3/6

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Monday Morning Painting Primary focus is on the development of each student’s personal style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles and

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

subject matter are acceptable. Lessons focus on still-life and

know nothing or not enough to get started? Do you want to try

landscape. Work is primarily from photo references. Bring supplies

a new medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught

for the medium of your choice. Beginners with absolutely no

while exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums,

knowledge of paints should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to

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

Different Mediums as a prerequisite.

class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on expanding in the direction of your choice.

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$154: 9 classes

Class 24200

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

1/13-3/24

No class 1/20, 2/17

Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Beg-Adv) Using still life and photo references both as inspiration and a learning tool, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition, color, and brushwork. Classes will include a variety of short demos, warm-ups, skills reviews, challenges and end of the class critiques. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints or painting should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums a prerequisite. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 24198

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

1/15-3/26

Exciting drawing class for both beginners and developed artists. Focus on the medium of graphite in both pencil and powder form. Graphite is soluble in turpenoid, as well as alcohol and water, and is extremely valuable as both a painting medium and in combination with other media, such as soft pastel and encaustic. Begin with traditional techniques and progress to contemporary applications. If you are captivated by the subtle richness of delicate grays or the range of powerful charcoal tones you can achieve, this class is for you. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$185: 11 classes

Thu

All About Graphite: Realism & Abstraction

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24199

$185: 11 classes

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Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums

$169: 10 classes

6:30pm-9:30pm

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1/16-3/27

Class 24127

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

1/16-3/20

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking SPECIAL INTEREST

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Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics)

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NEW | Drawing from the Plaster Casts

Artists of all disciplines come and explore abstract art, pure form on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

The human figure has been the most fascinating subject matter

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

for artists throughout the centuries. It is the core of all serious

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

academic art programs. Drawing from classical plaster casts is

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color,

becoming more and more popular in contemporary art Ateliers.

shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged;

The main focus of this course is to honor the time tested approach

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

to learning good draftsmanship by developing good control in

your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group

creating three dimensionality though effective use of light and

critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.

value, and learning to see them correctly. Materials list online at

org.

www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn

INSTRUCTOR : Seema Mahboob

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$146: 8 classes

$150: 5 classes

Class 24247

Sat

Class 24245 2:00pm-5:00pm

1/25-3/1

Mon

12:30pm-3:30pm

1/13-3/17

No class 1/20, 2/17

No class 2/15

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Japanese Brush Painting

Mix Those Media!

Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art

Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less

work. Oriental brushpainting makes you aware of our world and

predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and

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

adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice, discover

basic elements and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e.

the joy of working in a more personal way in new visual territory.

Lectures, demonstrations, individual help each class. Materials list

Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich results.

online at www.arts-ed.org.

Watercolor, acrylics, soft pastels, oil sticks/oil pastels, collage techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed media

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

methods. Work with the technique of the week or pursue individual

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

projects. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

$140: 8 classes

Class 24128

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

No class 1/20, 2/17

1/13-3/17

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $169: 10 classes

Class 24125

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

1/17-3/21

Artists’ Market December 6-8 The Winter Artists’ Markets will open on Fri, Dec 6, from 5pm to 9pm with live music, hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to shop for one of-a-kind gift creations by artists from Civic Arts Education and the Clay Arts Guild. At Shadelands Auditorium, 111 N Wiget Lane, all art media will be featured including ceramics, paintings, photography, printmaking, glass art, jewelry, textiles and more. The hours on Sat and Sun are 10am to 6pm. At Civic Park, Studio E, 1375 Civic Dr, functional and decorative ceramic art including porcelain, raku, sculpture and more will be featured. The hours Sat are 10am to 6pm and Sun 10am to 5pm. Proceeds from the sale of art benefit our artists and Civic Arts Education programs. For information call 925.943.5846.

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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 and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, acrylic, water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in, composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy, value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Ronna Leon

$182: 8 classes

Class 24160

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Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

1/25-3/22

No class 2/15

Abstract Watercolor Landscape Painting Discover how to translate emotion into a watercolor landscape

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and continuing painters experience the landscape, through

Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics

sketches to establish the values, color, mood and composition of

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

the scene, getting to know the subject and loosening up as you go.

to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values,

Techniques are shown to move beyond realism to a bolder, more

and representation through demonstrations and individual

abstract version of a landscape with demonstrations, individual

instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to

and group critiques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs.

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett

Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

manner. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

$140: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren

painting. Photographs are invaluable-if used correctly. Beginners

Class 24432

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/13-3/17

No class 1/20, 2/17

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $169: 10 classes

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Class 24290

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/14-3/18

Class 24289

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

1/15-3/19

Figure Drawing Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening,

Painting Still Life Like the Old Masters

value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

Learn the techniques of the old masters. Using oils or acrylics,

Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough

work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille,

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

layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-

Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used;

dimensionality. Previous experience with paint is not necessary.

teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor.

Come to first class with materials from list, ready to work.

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$202: 10 classes

Class 24582

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Fri

$169: 10 classes

9:00am-12:00pm

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1/17-3/21

Class 24196

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

1/16-3/20

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

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The Figure in Watercolor and Drawing This class will involve working from the model with short demos,

MokuhangaJapanese Woodblock Printing

critiques and individual instruction in all things related to working

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

from the figure. Costumed and undraped poses from warm-up to

process may be the perfect solution. This workshop introduces

60 minutes. Appropriate for watercolor or drawing.

a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, Ukiyo-E technique. Participants learn to carve the woodblock, use Japanese

INSTRUCTOR : John Finger

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

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Participants will cut their own woodblocks and create a small

$159: 7 classes

Class 24257

Mon

edition of multicolor prints. All levels are welcome. Bring a bag 6:30pm-9:30pm

1/13-3/17

No class 1/20, 2/17, 3/3

lunch. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

WORKSHOPS

$30 supply fee due at first class

Class 24491

10:00am-5:00pm

Sun

2/2-2/9

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Palette Knife Painting Workshop Painting with a palette knife is a very freeing experience, ‘loosening’ your work. It’s a great way to let the unexpected happen. Whether this might just become your exciting new method of painting, or you use it just to add some areas of interest, come explore the potential of painting with a palette knife. Lunch break included. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

10:00am-4:00pm

1/26-2/2

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Encaustic (Hot Wax) Painting Workshop Encaustic painting is a beeswax based paint that was first practiced by the Greeks in the 5th century. Kept molten on a heated palette, encaustic is applied to a surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a uniform enamel-like finish. Learn safety, working with heat sources, equipment, paints, medium, collage materials, fusing layers, tools, priming appropriate substrates, scraping, pastel sticks, incising and more. Bring a bag lunch. Please wear cotton art clothes and closed toe shoes.

sketchbook journals that are travel ready. Even though this class works well as an adjunct to the Sketchbook Journal Workshop offered in the spring, all students are welcome. Focus is on alternatives to store bought journals without getting overly complicated in construction. Journals will include fold-only, as well as simple stitched, bindings. Lunch break included.

$72: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 24281

10:00am-4:00pm

Sun

2/23

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NEW | Hand and Home Printmaking Techniques Long before printing presses people transferred images to paper and cloth. Explore hand printing methods such as rubbings, newly developed ‘gelli’ plates, trace monotypes and Styrofoam ‘etchings’. Expand your printmaking possibilities. Re-visit techniques you may have explored in elementary school but never as a sophisticated adult. You’ll be surprised and delighted by the possibilities and fun to be had.

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

INSTRUCTOR : Ronna Leon

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$88: 1 class

$65 supply fee due at class

Class 24129

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

Learn basic, simple folds for creating your own personal

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$127: 2 classes

Sun

Handmade Journal Workshop

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24280

$149: 2 classes

2/1

$175: 2 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 24297

Sat

10:00am-2:00pm

Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm

3/8 3/9

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Intro to Intaglio & Relief Printmaking In this class we will focus on two kinds of printmaking - intaglio

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

and relief printing. The intaglio process will consist of etchings and drypoints. In relief printing, we will create linocuts and/or woodcuts. Please bring materials to first class. Artists of all levels are welcome. Materials List online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Moose Wesler LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $181: 9 classes

Class 25038

Tue

6:00pm-9:00pm

1/14-3/18

No class 1/21

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Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting Reid Thaler

Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. No solvents in class. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

NEW | Digital Photography & Bookmaking Explore your world with a digital camera in hand and a

$140: 10 classes $97: w/ another CAE class

Class 24195

AG E S 8 - 1 2

trusty notebook at your side. Learn the basics of taking great 1/17-3/21

photographs and then compile them into a journal you’ll make by hand. A digital camera, preferably a point-and-shoot with a manual setting and a sense of adventure are required for participating in

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this course. No previous photography experience required.

Open Studio Painting

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Hall

Open to all experienced painters and current painting students.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Work on your own in a group setting, no instruction. Participants

$108: 10 classes

provide their own supplies and are responsible for clean up.

Class 24357

Fri

3:30pm-5:00pm

1/17-3/21

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $111: 10 classes $55: w/ another CAE class

Class 24209

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

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1/16-3/20

CAE Photography Forum The mission of Photography Forum is to encourage photographers of all levels to continue to study the art of photography, practice

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and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. Meets

Open Studio Printmaking

3rd Tuesday of each month (June through May) to share images,

Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. Supervised use but no instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and inks and any specialized materials. LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

Photographic field trips and workshops allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

$111: 10 classes $55: w/ another CAE class

Class 24210

critiques, technical developments, and hear guest speakers.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

1/16-3/20

$71: Yearly Membership

Class 23315

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Tue

7:00pm-9:30pm

6/18-5/20

Digital Media & Photography A D U LT

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Take Control of Your Digital Camera

Photoshop Made Simple

Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great

Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class

photographs and how to gain more control over the design of

will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop

pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point

the easy way! No layers, no complex commands to follow--just

of view. Camera functions, transferring files, and image file

straight forward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop

management will be explained. We will investigate the creative

computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have

aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of

Photoshop on yours. Bring your own images on a USB thumb

obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field

drive or memory card. The instructor will also Photoshop an image

trip will allow practice using tools and techniques learned in class.

from each student as you follow along step by step on your own computer

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

$123: 7 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24260

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

1/23-2/27

$85: 4 classes

Field Trip

Sat

11:00am-1:00pm

2/22

Class 24269

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/14-2/4

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Using Your Camera Made Simple

Photoshop for Photographers

Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you

This class will concentrate on those Photoshop features needed to

want? Instructor will bring in different camera types. Learn to make

edit digital images including resizing and cropping, understanding

better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and

layers, image adjustments, using levels and curves, hue/saturation,

flash. Learn how to download pictures from your camera on to the

color balance, black and white conversion, how to use the

computer and the best way to save, store and archive your images.

select and image editing tools to work on photographs, and the

Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual

importance of proper color management. Laptop with Photoshop

help.

installed highly recommended. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

$109: 4 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24268

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

2/24-3/17

$86: 6 classes

Class 24261

Wed

6:30pm-9:00pm

1/15-2/19

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NEW | More Joy of Digital Photography Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is

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Short Movie Workshop

encouraged by working both indoors and outside taking scenics,

This lab-based course uses collaborative teams to produce original

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

short narrative films suitable for public screenings and film festival

lighting, composition, content. Plus, you learn about shutter speed,

submission. Students are exposed to all aspects of the movie

f stops, light meters, ISO, Dynamic Range, Icon, Settings, RAW or

making process while exploring specific disciplines, such as story

JPEG, Color Balance, and more!

development, film acting, directing, camera, lighting, sound, and editing. HD video cameras and Apple editing laptops are supplied.

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

No experience necessary.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Frank Pappas

$123: 6 classes

Class 24309

Mon

7:00pm-9:00pm

1/27-3/10

9:00am-11:00am

1/28-3/11

$209: 10 classes

No class 2/17

Class 24308

Tue

LOCATION Park Place, Civic Park

Class 24274

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/14-3/18

No class 2/18

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Lighting Techniques Made Simple Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the mysteries of light. Hands-on course for beginners with any type of camera. The instructor will bring all types of lighting and camera equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any subject matter including portraits, jewelry, pets and more! We will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot. INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $113: 5 classes Reid Thaler

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Photographing Cities Day & Night

Class 24267

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/13-2/10

Field Trip

Sat

9:00am-1:00pm

2/1

No class 1/20

Dramatic compositions, intense color and contrast, atmosphere, people--the urban landscape is full of photographic possibilities. Class covers composition, locations and photographic strategies, exposure for digital and film, color, B&W (including infrared) and more. Two field trips will explore some of our best local cityscapes

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NEW | Color & Composition for Photographers and Painters

at the best times: early-to-mid morning and late afternoon, dusk

Why do some photographs/paintings capture the attention of

and night. Share results during second and third classes. Bring a

viewers and make lasting impressions, but some do not? Are you

DSLR or advanced compact digital, or 35mm or medium format

capturing your audience for long durations or are they fleeting

film camera that allows manual adjustment of focus and exposure,

moments? Are your sales lacking? Strong compositions, whether

tripod and remote release.

by design elements and/or by the use of color and its placement, is the answer for success. Two Powerpoint lectures and 180

INSTRUCTOR : Bill Helsel

supportive pictures from masterful paintings, demonstrate how

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

to captivate their interest, and create an up-swing with your

$113: 5 classes

photography (or painting) career. Bring samples of work for

Class 24270

Wed

7:30pm-9:30pm

1/15-1/29

Sat 7:00am-12:00pm 1/18

Sat 3:00pm-8:00pm

1/25

critique. INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $109: 4 classes

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Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It - Portrait Workshop Learn how to use light and shadow, set the mood, and give depth to your portraits. Capture accurate skin tones, exposure and white balance in camera. Create dramatic black and white works of art. Edit images to create the most powerful composition possible. Find your personal artistic vision, channel your inner Edward Weston, Richard Avedon, Dorothea Lange, Annie Liebovitz. Join

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

How to Choose a Digital Camera Learn what to look for when shopping for a new digital camera; find out when a point and shoot is a good choice; learn the difference between mirrorless and SLR camera systems. Find out which lenses will work best for you and what is the best buy for the money. Students must register in advance.

models both draped and undraped. For intermediate and advanced

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

photography students.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

Free: 1 class

LOCATION Park Place, Civic Park

Class 24273

Class 24275

Wed

6:00pm-10:00pm

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1/15-2/26

1/16-2/6

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the world of fine art figure photography and work with stunning

$203: 7 classes

20

Class 24266

Sat

11:00am-12:00pm

1/18

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How to Shoot Exciting Travel Photographs

NEW | DAM! Where Are My Photos?

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

folders and names. You’ll establish a workflow for downloading,

equipment and supplies to take, researching your trip, dealing

backing up, rating, renaming. Learn Digital Asset Management

with local regulations, passing through customs and more. We

and keep track of your images using software rather than grouping

will cover photographing landmarks, photographing people,

and archiving photographs. Emphasis will be on using Adobe

payment for photography, and shooting in places of worship. A

Photoshop Lightroom, although principles apply universally.

Digital Asset Management (DAM) using Adobe Lightroom file

field trip to the San Francisco Farmers Market located at the San Francisco Ferry Building will allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $87: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

Class 24277

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $92: 3 classes

6:30pm-9:00pm

INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler

Class 24262

Wed

3/12-3/19

Sat 10:00am-2:00pm 3/15

Sat

10:00am-3:30pm

1/25

A D U LT

Shooting and Processing RAW Files The majority of today’s digital cameras can take and save images as RAW files. What are RAW files? Are they just for professional

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photographers? What are the advantages and disadvantages of

Minimalism & Photography

using RAW files? How do you process RAW files and how does

Seeing the world more directly and openly, without an agenda,

this process fit into one’s overall workflow? These questions

can change your relationship to photography--and to your world.

and more will be covered in this single session workshop. Bring

We will practice quieting the mind and learning techniques so

your notebook computer with either Photoshop or Elements and

that images appear freshly, instead of planning what to shoot.

Camera Raw.

Class consists of meditation, instructions on letting go, discussion, interactive sharing of images, and two field shoots between classes. No meditation experience required, but you should know how your camera works. DSLR preferred.

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $47: 1 class

Class 24263

INSTRUCTOR : Beth Witrogen

Sat

10:30am-1:00pm

2/1

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

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$56: 3 classes

Class 24276

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

1/14-1/28

Advanced Lightroom Present your best work for the world to see by creating prints, professionally bound coffee table books, and web galleries. Learn

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Make Money with Your Photography

to create print, book, and web templates to quickly produce your masterpieces. Third party add-in web gallery creation software that

Interested in making money with your photography and seeing

adds sophisticated functionality which extends Lightroom’s native

your images appear in advertisements, brochures, magazines,

Web Module will be highlighted.

and on the web? Learn about the exciting and profitable world of stock photography in an interactive and supportive environment. Course covers how to sign up with a stock agency; the difference between commercial and editorial stock photography; what buyers are looking for; what sells and why; model releases; strategies

INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $87: 1 class

Class 24278

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

3/15

to increase sales. Bring 3 to 5 samples of your photography with stock potential. INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Watson LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $51: 2 classes

Class 24323

Mon

7:00pm-9:00pm

2/24-3/3

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Digital Media & Photography A D U LT

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Outsmarting Your Smartphone: Use the Camera That’s with You

NEW | Up Close & Personal Photography

The best camera is the one that’s with you. Frequently, it’s our

up where a flower becomes a world of its own. You’ll need a

smartphone. With better image sensors, higher quality lenses,

camera that can focus to within a few inches of the lens, using a

unparalleled portability, and a plethora of apps to improve and

macro lens, extension tube, or close up lenses; a tripod, preferably

share images, today’s smartphones are a worldwide boon to

one that can be extended to lay close to the ground; and patience

photography. Do you want to have more fun with your smartphone

to explore, practice, and play. If available, bring a laptop with your

camera and learn new skills you can use every day? Do you want

favorite image editing program.

to explore and capture the beauty of your family and friends and the world around you?

Come celebrate the natural world and learn to photograph close

INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler

$87: 1 class

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24279

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

3/22

$87: 1 class

Class 24295

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

2/8

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NEW | Lightroom - Develop Mode

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Inside Your Canon DSLR

Designed for professional and enthusiast photographers, Adobe

Learn about all of the features of your Canon EOS Digital Single

for efficiently organizing, editing, printing, and publishing photo

Lens Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the

books, slideshow, web galleries, and posting to social media

camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will

sites. You’ll learn to use sophisticated, but easy to use, global

help in improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual,

and local contrast, saturation, and brightness tools. Lightroom’s

and questions.

many preset options enable you to increase your productivity and

Photoshop Lightroom is a beginning-to-end software solution

accuracy so more time is spent shooting instead of in front of a

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

computer!

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler

$47: 1 class

Class 24264

Sat

10:30am-1:00pm

2/8

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $87: 1 class

Class 24294

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Inside Your Nikon DSLR

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

2/22

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Learn about all of the features of your Nikon 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 in

Take Your Photography to the Next Level

improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual and

Whether you are a budding photographer or a seasoned shooter,

questions.

learn what makes a photo captivating and emotional. Train your eye to seek out pleasing textures, compositions, colors, textures,

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

moods, and tones. Explore seven qualities of light to enhance your

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

vision. Class will include a slideshow that highlights captivating

$47: 1 class

Class 24265

images and we will shoot images together outside the classroom. Sat

1:30pm-4:00pm

2/8

Students are encouraged to bring images to class for personalized guidance. Any type of camera is acceptable. INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $87: 1 class

Class 24293

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10:00am-3:30pm

3/8

Jewelry

JEWELRY

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Chasing, Repousse Plus Hinges (Int/Adv) Create high detail relief in sheet metal, as well as fold, forge, shape and anneal sheet and wire stock to create dramatic three-dimensional forms. Review the basics of chasing and repousse, folding forming, raising, and anti-clastic forming. All the techniques can be applied to intimate detailed jewelry work or large elaborate sculpture. Previous metalsmithing skills are required, and most tools and supplies are provided. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $184: 10 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 24235

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

1/15-3/19

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Mixed Metal Jewelry from Metal Clay Mona Clee

AG E S 8 - 1 2

Learn different possibilities for combining copper, bronze and steel clay in a single piece of jewelry. Make two types of pieces: one that

NEW | Wire Jewelry

combines copper and steel clay and combining copper and bronze

Be the coolest kid on the playground with your own handmade

in copper, wraparound and hot riveting. Time will dedicated to

jewelry! Learn to make bracelets, earring, rings, hair barrettes,

post firing finishing techniques of how to achieve a smooth matte

and key chains using different colored wire and a wide range of

finish, as well as the appearance of married metals. No previous

different sized colored beads.

experience necessary. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras

INSTRUCTOR : Hope Weiner

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

clay. Learn draping, overlay, inlay of copper in bronze and bronze

$94: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

$177: 7 classes

$60 supply fee due at first class

Class 24300

3:30pm-5:00pm

Class 24301

9:00am-12:00pm

Mon

1/13-3/17

No class 1/20, 2/17

Mon

1/13-3/10

No class 1/20, 2/17

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Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int)

Introduction to Torch-fired Enameling

Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry

Interested in enameling but have never gotten to try it? Don’t

design and construction. Beginners will design their own jewelry

have access to a kiln? Or do you just want to add some brilliant

and construct pieces using fundamental techniques of soldering,

color to metal? Torch-fired enameling is an easy method that is

sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures,

available to anyone with a small torch and a workspace. This one-

demos, and handouts provide basis of any techniques needed.

day workshop is a basic introduction to torch-fired enameling on

Intermediates will progress through more advanced techniques

copper. Students will learn the basics through demonstrations and

of forging, cold connections, etching, etc. Jewelry will be made

will make several enameled pieces for pendants, necklaces and

from metal sheet and wire. Copper, brass and tools provided. New

earrings.

students must attend first class for safety discussion and materials INSTRUCTOR : Mona Clee

list.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $184: 10 classes

$3 supply fee due at first class

Class 24243

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/14-3/18

Class 24242

Thu

12:00pm-3:00pm

1/16-3/20

$89: 1 class

$50 supply fee due at class

Class 24282

9:30am-4:30pm

Sat

2/8

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Glass

GLASS

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Dichroic Fused Glass Can’t find the center piece to make your own unique jewelry?

AG E S 1 2 - 1 7

Learn to create spectacular opal-like dichroic glass pendants and

Stained Glass

more. Go beyond the basic round cabochon. Learn to drill holes

Experience the beautiful tradition of stained glass! Learn to design, cut, grind, copper foil, and solder awesome stained glass windows in a safe and fun way. Explore the etching process and learn what makes glass colored.

wire wrapping and more. Take your fused jewelry to the next level. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. No previous experience with glass required. Beginning and experienced students welcome. Materials list online

INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras

at www.arts-ed.org.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $154: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 24207

4:00pm-6:00pm

Thu

in glass, create wire connectors, grind a groove into the side for

1/16-3/20

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24204

1:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

1/15-3/5

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Fused Glass (Beg-Adv)

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Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color and form. Learn the basics of glass cutting, fusing and slumping. Use sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, design and make glass art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24202

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/14-3/4

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LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24205

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

Stained Glass (Beg)

Make beautiful glass beads using a hot head bead torch. Each student uses a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how to make several different shaped beads, and a variety of surface decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber clothing. No previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

Come create brilliant stained glass art using the traditional methods made famous by Louis Tiffany. Learn stained glass design, glass cutting, and assembly of both windows and 3-dimensional glass art. Plan on completing one sampler and one small window. No previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students are welcome. First class mandatory. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $125: 6 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24203

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/14-2/18

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24206

10:00am-1:00pm

Sat

No class 2/15

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Glass Bead Making (Beg)

Tue

Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles,

at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

Tue

Glass Fusing & Slumping

1/25-3/22

Decorative & Fiber Arts A D U LT

NEW | Outdoor Mosaics: Garden Stone Glass & Mirror After this class you will be able to make multiple garden stones

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

on your own! Learn to design, choose colors, cut and shape glass, use proper materials/adhesives for outdoor use, adhere glass and mirror and apply grout. All materials provided in class. Wear art clothing and bring a lunch. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $65: 1 class

$45 supply fee due at class

Class 24292

10:00am-2:00pm

Sat

1/25

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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.

AG E S 1 2 - 1 7

Weaving for Kids (Beg) Explore the use of color and texture as the yarns you choose weave their web. Learn about the loom mechanics, lifting the harnesses in

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

varied sequences allowing a pattern to emerge. Weave your own

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

small project such as a mini rug or place mat made from recycled

$81: 1 class

material, a wool scarf, or small cover or bag for your iPhone.

Class 24208

Sat

10:00am-3:00pm

2/15

Looms and yarns will be provided. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Susan Sterling

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LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

CAE Glass Fusers Group

$119: 6 classes

$15 supply due at first class

The mission of the Glass Fusers Group is to encourage glass

Class 24258

10:00am-12:00pm

workers of all levels to continue to study Art Glass. Practice and

No class 2/15

Sat

1/25-3/8

produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. The group will meet the 2nd Saturday of each month (June 8 through May 10, no meeting in December) to share glass pieces, critiques, technical developments and hear guest speakers. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students.

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Loom Weaving (Beg) You have to be warped to weave, or so they say. Join us in

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

this playful class, focusing on loom warping skills. Working on

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

4-harness floor looms, learn how to design with pattern, color and

$60: 11 classes

texture, creating a sampler and a project of your choice. Looms and

Class 22683

Sat

10:00am-12:00pm

6/8-5/10

some yarns provided. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $196: 9 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 24254

Tue

1:30pm-4:30pm

1/14-3/18

Class 24255

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/14-3/18

No class 2/18

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Loom Weaving (Cont)

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-I

Once the weaver is secure in loom warping techniques, the

The rigid heddle loom is very portable, inexpensive and a great

range of weaving projects is limitless. Explore, at your own level,

tool for making gifts. Knitters wanting to use up leftover yarn,

projects such as colonial overshot, rug weaving, lace weaving, wall

spinners with yarn to spare, and for those just wanting to try out

hangings, double weave, and tapestry. To take this class you must

weaving. Learn how to warp using the direct warping peg method

be able to warp the loom on your own or have completed one

and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns. All experience levels

beginning weaving workshop or course. Prerequisite: Beginning

welcome, including returning students. Bring your own yarn or

Weaving or instructor’s ok. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.

pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your

org.

own. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

$196: 9 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

$65: 1 class

Class 24252

Tue

1:30pm-4:30pm

1/14-3/18

Class 24250

Class 24253

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/14-3/18

No class 2/18

9:30am-4:30pm

1/26

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Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-II

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

Tablet Weaving (Beg)

is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern

Tablet weaving, an ancients textile craft, is still exciting today with

weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are

the colorful patterns emerging as you turn the cards. These narrow

made on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. You will have

bands make very beautiful bracelets, headbands, belts, camera

an opportunity to explore a range of lace and patterned weaves

straps, trim, ties, etc. Patty will bring her incredible collection of

such as leno lace, Spanish medallion and pick up patterns. Bring

tablet woven samples both from around the world and students

a lunch. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom

to further inspire you. A convenient way to set up and transport

may be rented for $5 or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom.

your project is to use a rigid heddle loom. Learn the basics of

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

tablet weaving and bring along your optional rigid heddle loom. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

$65: 1 class

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24251

$120: 2 classes

$7 supply fee due at first class

Class 24256

10:00am-4:00pm

Sun

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Townsend

1/19-1/26

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

2/9

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NEW | Silk Spinning (Int)

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NEW | Geometry Blouse or Jacket

Silk is luxurious to use and requires just a little extra care to spin easily and well. We will sample a variety of fiber preparations

New to garment designing or new to sewing with your hand

and types. Yarns can be created specifically for the technique you

woven fabric? Here is an easy and delightful project that is

wish to use, whether it’s weaving, knitting or embroidery. Class is

perfect for all levels. Using a simple math formula, and squares

suitable for wheel or spindle spinners. Participants need to be able

or rectangles of fabric, students will construct a bias blouse or

to spin a continuous yarn. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

jacket that is flattering for all sizes. Great for all kinds of fabrics from elegant to casual. All straight-of-grain seam sewing! Students need to know how to sew, but do not need to be experts. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Julianne Bramson LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $83: 1 class

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Sun

Sat

9:30am-4:30pm

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3/1

INSTRUCTOR : Sara Lamb LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $83: 1 class

$24 supply fee due at class

Class 24259

9:30am-4:30pm

Sat

3/22

Music

MUSIC

Cynthia’s Music FIND

ENSEMBLES

AG E S 1 2 & up

Flock of Flutes AG E S 9 - 1 8

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Members of the Young Performers Orchestra (YPO) will sharpen orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie, teamwork and ensemble experience working toward musical excellence. A suite of successively more advanced orchestral experiences

Join the Flock and soar with the East Bay’s only flute choir. Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better flutist. Prerequisite: 3 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.

culminates with the teen level Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

(DRYO) who will perform challenging music and accompany

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

renown guest artists. Request full information by calling (925) 943-5846.

$365: 38 classes

Class 23751

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/17-6/3

No class 4/22

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

AG E S 1 3 & up

YPO (Ages 9-13)

Jazz Band Ensemble

$348: 32 classes

Class 23747

Tue

5:00pm-6:15pm

9/17-5/20

No class 4/22

Feel the thrill of being part of a full Jazz Ensemble. Play music of the jazz masters from the 30s to present day. At least four years of experience, knowledge of four major scales and sight reading skills are required. For auditions, please call 925-676-8203. Concerts on

DRYO (Ages 12-18)

3/13, 5/29.

$468: 32 classes

Class 23748

Tue

No class 4/22

INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

6:30pm-8:30pm

9/17-5/20

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $365: 37 classes

Class 23753

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

9/19-6/5

No class 4/24

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Music AG E S 1 - 2 ½

Tuneful Toddlers-Parent/Child Toddlers and parents learn delightful songs, dances and musical activities that focus on singing and keeping a beat to enhance timing, coordination, listening and language skills. High-quality percussion instruments are used, as well as puppets, stories and colorful props, to make this a very special music time. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

PHOTO NEEDED!

$89: 10 classes

Class 24145

Tue

9:30am-10:00am

1/14-3/18

AG E S 1 - 5

Family Music A fun, mixed age music class so siblings can attend together with parent! Important musical concepts will be presented and reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment. Experience the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding and learning together. Siblings 11 months and under are free. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes

MUSIC CLASSES

Class 24146

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

1/14-3/18

AG E S 3 m o s - 5 y r s

Music Together

AG E S 2 ½ - 4

A musical buffet! At any level of your child’s music development, whether newborn, toddler or preschooler, everything he/she needs for basic music competence is laid out both in class and in the materials used at home, for them to sample, learn from and enjoy. Classes are mixed age--bring siblings together! (Siblings under 8 months by class start date attend free!). Winner of Bay Area Parent Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Music Program’. Now in its 25th year. Supply fee per family includes CDs, songbook and parent guide DVD. Call 943-5846 to receive sibling discount.

$198: 10 classes $133: Siblings over 8 months $45 supply fee per family due at first class

5:00pm-5:45pm

1/6-3/24

6:00pm-6:45pm

1/6-3/24

No class 1/20, 2/17

Class 24383

Mon

No class 1/20, 2/17

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is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down are taught in a game-like atmosphere. More benefits include improved coordination and a sense of timing. Young children express their feelings productively, develop imagination and ability to focus as well as increase their self-confidence.

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

Mon

Child and parent sing, dance and play instruments. Solo singing

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

INSTRUCTOR : Music Together

Class 24382

Kids Make Music-Parent/Child

$89: 10 classes

Class 24147

Wed

11:30am-12:15pm

1/15-3/19

Individual Music Lessons Civic Arts Education maintains a list of approved professional music teachers for instruction in voice, music therapy for special needs, jazz-improv, brass, percussion, string and

Class 24387

Tue

4:30pm-5:15pm

1/7-3/11

Class 24388

Tue

5:30pm-6:15pm

1/7-3/11

Class 24384

Sat

9:15am-10:00am

1/11-3/15

Visit www.arts-ed.org for a list of instructors and contact

Class 24385

Sat

10:15am-11:00am

1/11-3/15

information. Instructors will make the individual lesson and

Class 24386

Sat

11:15am-12:00pm

1/11-3/15

payment arrangements.

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woodwind instruments. Lessons are held in Civic Arts facilities.

Music AG E S 4 - 5

AG E S 5 - 1 0

Petite Pianist – Parent/Child

NEW | Drumming for Fun

An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic

This class is designed to inspire children to explore their musical

note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive

curiosity, using a variety of hand drums. The class emphasizes

environment.

exposure to fun musical experiences and introduces basic rhythmic and beat patterns.

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller

$106: 10 classes

$12 supply fee due at first class

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24148

12:15pm-1:00pm

$93: 8 classes

Tue

1/14-3/18

Class 24154

Sat

2:30pm-3:30pm

1/25-3/22

No class 2/15

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

$12 supply fee due at first class

Class 24149

10:15am-11:00am

Wed

1/15-3/19

AG E S 5 - 1 1

Learn to Play - Play to Learn Parents and children affected by autism or related symptoms participate in this fun-inspired class and collaborate creatively

AG E S 4 - 7

Introduction to Suzuki Violin

using arts and music games. These games are great tools for

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

friendships, navigate transitions, and cope with upset based on

fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions,

the premise that no child needs to be different than they already

rhythms and respective behavior through games and songs. Begin

are--they just need tools to deal with today’s world. Facilitated by a

to play simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method.

music therapist. Some health insurances may cover.

home and school to interact more easily with others, create lasting

Instruments discussed at first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz

INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

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

Class 24130

Mon

$109: 8 classes

Class 24137 4:00pm-4:30pm

1/13-3/17

Sat

9:00am-10:00am

1/25-3/22

No class 2/15

No class 1/20, 2/17

AG E S 6 - 9 AG E S 5 - 7

Piano for Children

Music for Homeschoolers

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and

Students will experience elements of music while singing, playing,

solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at

creating, exploring and moving in a fun and creative atmosphere.

home for practice.

We will use rhythm instruments and Orff instruments to work on group playing, listening skills, timing, concentration and musical terms/notation. This is a great class to prepare your child for future musical study! INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Class 24143

4:30pm-5:20pm

Wed

1/15-3/19

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

$22 supply fee due at first class

Class 24151

11:15am-12:00pm

Tue

1/14-3/18

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Class 24142

4:00pm-4:50pm

Thu

1/16-3/20

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Music AG E S 7 - 1 2

Violin Ensemble (Beg) An introduction to the violin in a supportive group. Learn how to hold the violin, read notes, and play simple melodies in a friendly, fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be discussed first class. INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $115: 10 classes

Class 24134

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

1/17-3/21

AG E S 7 & up

String Orchestra (Int) Class emphasizes ensemble skills, more advanced technique and repertoire. A great class to prepare your child for YPO and DRYO. For students with at least 9 months experience. INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

AG E S 6 - 9

Piano for Children (Continued)

$115: 10 classes

Class 24135

Fri

4:20pm-5:20pm

1/17-3/21

Students will continue exploring the electronic keyboard by learning simple chords and song rhythms and how to improvise on the piano. Explore the many different sounds that the electronic piano can make and learn to identify the various instruments. Materials used will be current popular songs with fun and exciting rhythms, so be prepared to have fun in this class!

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and home for practice. Supply fee due at first class.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

Thu

Piano for Homeschoolers solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

Class 24144

AG E S 8 - 1 4

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

5:00pm-5:50pm

1/16-3/20

$108: 10 classes

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Class 24150

9:10am-10:00am

Wed

1/15-3/19

AG E S 7 - 1 2

Suzuki Group Ensemble

AG E S 9 - 1 4

Suzuki Chamber music for string violin, viola and cello students. Enjoy studying beginning chamber music through the Suzuki Repertoire. Develop musical skills by listening and chamber ensemble playing with duos, trios and quartets. Classes will include skills to develop a strong rhythmic pulse, musical phrasing, and dynamics contrasting. Requirements: Beginner to intermediate level student must be past Twinkle variations, Suzuki

can be! Proper technique, tone production, tuning, note reading and single line melodic playing. Move on to ensemble playing and basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary. Note: Nylon string classical guitar in appropriate size is required.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Chirgwin LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $93: 8 classes

Mon

4:45pm-5:45pm

No class 1/20, 2/17

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

Books I and II.

Class 24131

Classical Guitar for Tweens (Beg)

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$115: 10 classes

$18 supply fee due at first class

Class 24140

6:00pm-7:00pm

Tue

1/14-3/18

Music AG E S 1 4 & up

AG E S 1 0 & up

Cello Ensemble

Guitar in a Flash for Adults

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

Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing

tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge audience

postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature

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

and standard music notation while playing beautiful melodies.

cello ensemble literature. At least one year private cello instruction

Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars

or have progressed to the end of Suzuki Book I is required.

are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier. Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary.

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$115: 10 classes

Class 24141

Tue

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

8:35pm-9:20pm

1/14-3/18

$93: 8 classes

Class 24139

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

1/13-3/17

AG E S 1 0 & up A D U LT

Intro to Fiddle Styles Violin, Viola, and Cello students with 2 years of experience

Listening to Music

will draw on a range of fiddle styles, from Scottish, Irish, and

Many people say they wish they knew more about classical music.

Quebecois to American Old-time and Scandinavian. Folk music is

If you’re one of those people, the Listening to Music series is

transmitted orally, and there will a special emphasis on learning

for you. A brand new series starts in the winter with this entry-

music by ear. Students are encouraged to bring a recording device.

level class, which introduces music concepts and vocabulary, and illustrates these basics with a tour of western music from

INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes

Class 24136

Fri

6:00pm-7:00pm

1/17-3/21

earliest times to the present day. Material is presented via lecture, listening, and class discussion. Come and join us! INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $69: 6 classes

AG E S 1 0 - 1 7

Class 24133

The Voice Do you want to learn to sing your favorite songs with proper vocal technique? In this class you will explore your voice by singing pop music and songs of your choice solo or in groups. Every session is

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A D U LT

NEW | Native American Flute for Adults beautiful tone. It is an end blown instrument (very easy to produce

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Enders LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $87: 8 classes

Mon

10:00am-12:00pm

The Native American flute is one of the oldest instruments with a

different. All levels and musical styles welcome!

Class 24138

Fri

a tone) that is based on a pentatonic scale--every note combination sounds good together. In this class we will explore all aspects of the Native American flute including how to improvise and play

6:00pm-6:50pm

1/13-3/17

traditional Native American songs. Flutes will be provided by instructor for in-class use. Flutes may also be purchased directly from instructor for at home use.

Individual Music Lessons

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Civic Arts Education maintains a list of approved professional

$74: 10 classes

music teachers for instruction in voice, music therapy for

Class 24156

Wed

11:30am-12:30pm

1/15-3/19

special needs, jazz-improv, brass, percussion, string and woodwind instruments. Lessons are held in Civic Arts facilities. Visit www.arts-ed.org for a list of instructors and contact information. Instructors will make the individual lesson and payment arrangements.

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Dance

DANCE AG E S 2 - 4

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

Dave Find!

INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Class 24171

Thu

10:00am-10:45am

1/16-3/20

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Class 24172

Fri

11:30am-12:15pm

1/17-3/21

AG E S 3 - 1 0

Tap-Children

AG E S 3 - 4

Pre-Ballet

Noisy, fun, irresistible and contagious, youth tap is an ideal

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

dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting the young

Begin with basic positions and steps of ballet; then leap, spin

student’s musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. A series

and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen

of warm-up exercises, stationary center practice and traveling

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

combinations will culminate in a routine set to music.

introduction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other

watch last session only.

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Tiny Tappers (Ages 3-4)

$96: 10 classes

Class 24173

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

1/14-3/18

$96: 10 classes

Class 24192

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

1/16-3/20

4:45pm-5:30pm

1/16-3/20

No class 3/6

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Intro (Ages 5-7)

$96: 10 classes

Class 24174

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

1/15-3/19

$96: 10 classes

Class 24175

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

1/15-3/19

Class 24193

Class 24177

Fri

10:45am-11:30am

1/17-3/21

No class 3/6

INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed

Beginning (Ages 7-10)

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$87: 9 classes

Class 24194

$96: 10 classes

Class 24176

Thu

10:45am-11:30am

1/16-3/20

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

1/16-3/20

No class 3/6

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all

$78: 8 classes

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

Class 24178

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

No class 2/15

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unless the instructor advised otherwise.

Dance AG E S 5 - 7

AG E S 7 - 1 1

Pre-Ballet II

Ballet II

Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are

Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet

new to dance at age 5-7 or who have completed one or two years

training. Class will continue with the traditional barre and

in Pre-Ballet.

center work, improving technique, working on proper body alignment and will have an emphasis on vocabulary. Registration

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

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

Class 24179

Wed

5:15pm-6:00pm

1/15-3/19

Class 24180

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

1/17-3/21

transferring from another dance program INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $87: 9 classes

Class 24181

Fri

Class 23787

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/3-6/10

No class 4/22

3:45pm-4:30pm

1/17-3/21

No class 2/7

AG E S 9 - 1 5

Ballet III

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Sat

Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum

$78: 8 classes

Class 24182

$46 Monthly Payment

11:45am-12:30pm

1/25-3/22

No class 2/15

skills. This challenging class requires a commitment to regular attendance and adherence to the Attire as in Ballet I and II. Meets two times per week, must attend both days. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Ballet II level and be at least 9 years of age. A placement class must be

AG E S 7 - 1 0

taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance

Ballet I

program.

Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet. Each class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will

INSTRUCTORs :

enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such

Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little, Edward Stegge

as Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker. Registration requirement:

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Students must have completed a full year in Pre-Ballet or PreBallet II and be at least 7 years of age.

$92 Monthly Payment

Class 23789

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

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

9/5-6/12

No class 1/2, 1/20, 2/17, 4/21, 4/24, 5/26

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Class 24169

Tue

4:15pm-5:00pm

1/14-3/18

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $87: 9 classes

Class 24167

Fri

4:30pm-5:15pm

1/17-3/21

No class 2/7

Ballet Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. All year-round dance

$78: 8 classes

Class 24168

Sat

programs will be subject to a $3 administrative processing fee, 9:45am-10:30am

1/25-3/22

which will be added to first payment.

No class 2/15

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Dance

Summer Dance Intensive July 14-August 1, 2014

This exciting three-week program is designed for both advanced and intermediate students ages 9-18 years old with at least two years of ballet experience. Both levels will perform at the Shadelands Arts Center in Walnut Creek on August 1, 2013. Classes are taught by Program Director, Rebecca Crowell Berke, Diablo Ballet dancers and other distinguished faculty.

A D U LT

Tap-Adult Adult/teen tap is an ideal physical workout and artistic outlet in one! Our tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz,

AG E S 1 1 - 1 8

Professional Training Program

beginning and advanced student alike. Includes a series of warm-

Intermediate and advanced ballet training, including technique,

up exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations

pointe, variations from classical and contemporary repertory. For

which culminate in a routine set to music.

audition contact Rebecca Crowell Berke, Director, at rebecca@ diabloballet.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.

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $91: 9 classes

Class 24183

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center & Studio D,

Civic Park $174 Monthly Payment

Class 23791

INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini

Tap Fundamentals

Intermediate

Mon, Wed, Sat

9/4-6/13

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

1/14-3/18

Musical Theatre Tap Class 24184

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/14-3/18

No class 2/4

A D U LT

Adult Ballet (Int)

Advanced

For students with some formal ballet training. Class includes a

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Graciela Acedo, Erin

required. Proper ballet attire is not required but wear something

Leedom, Edward Stegge

that fits close to the body.

barre warm-up, center work, turns, jumps and leaps. Ballet shoes

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center & Studio D,

Civic Park

Class 23791

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

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INSTRUCTOR : Ginger Megley LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

$380 Monthly Payment

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while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the

9/4-6/13

$113: 10 classes

Class 24166

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

1/15-3/19

Drama

DRAMA

AG E S 7 - 1 2

Kids Theatre – “Willy Wonka KIDS”

4 Stepping Stones for Young Performers

Let’s put on a show, “Willy Wonka KIDS!” This performancesbased program will begin to prepare your young actor for our

The Youth Theatre Company engages children, pre-K through high

more advanced competition groups. Each session students will

school in musical theatre performance and theatre education.

rehearse and perform a show in its entirety. End the session with

Please call (925) 943-5846 for a YTC brochure.

a performance for family and friends. Participation in Mini-Kids is recommended but not required. No experience necessary. Work with our Youth Theatre Company staff to learn the basics of the stage. No audition necessary. $10 performance fee included in

AG E S 5 - 6

course fee. Performances will be 7pm, 3/6 (Thu class) 3/7 (Fri

Mini Kids Theatre

class).

Sing, dance and act to songs from your favorite musicals such as The Lion King, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Mary Poppins and more! Play games and dress up. Students will sing

INSTRUCTOR : Jaclyn Foster LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

along and learn choreography. No experience necessary. Work

$234: 9 classes

with our Youth Theatre staff to learn the basics of the theatre. End

Class 24320

Thu

4:15pm-6:00pm

1/9-3/6

the session with a performance for family and friends. Students will join Kids Theatre in a song and dance of their production and will delight in performing in several of their own musical numbers. No audition necessary. $10 performance fee included in course fee. Performances will be 7pm, 3/6 (Thu class) 3/7 (Fri class).

INSTRUCTOR : Jaclyn Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $234: 9 classes

Class 24321

INSTRUCTOR : Jaclyn Foster

Fri

4:45pm-6:30pm

1/10-3/7

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

AG E S 1 0 - 1 4

$183: 9 classes

Class 24318

Thu

3:30pm-4:15pm

1/9-3/6

Junior Theatre Long-term program that began in October 2013. Please call (925) 943-5846 for information.

INSTRUCTOR : Jaclyn Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $183: 9 classes

Class 24319

Fri

4:00pm-4:45pm

1/10-3/7

AG E S 1 4 - 1 8

Teen Theatre Long-term program that began in October 2013. Please call (925) 943-5846 for information.

 

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Friends Friends of of Civic Civic Arts Arts Education Education Foundation Foundation

You’re invited to the Party of the Season . . . Auction * Dinner & Cocktails * Dancing

Paris

benefiting the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation

You’re invited... after

Midnight The 8th Annual Benefit to raise funds for Civic Arts Education to support arts in our community.

Friday, February 7, 2014 Shadelands * Walnut Creek

Visit www.FriendsArtsEd.org for more details or call (925) 939-2787

. . . ‘Paris After Midnight • Friday, february 7th at 6:00pm • Shadelands ballroom, walnut creek • Tickets: www.friendsartsed.org. • or call 925.939.2787

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Imagine a fabulous night under twinkling lights covering the Eiffel Tower ... hot cafe jazz from a live band ... a glass of French wine in your hand ... and delicious French cuisine. Bring your friends and come enjoy a great party for a great cause at the annual Viva Arts charity event! This year’s theme is Paris After Midnight and it will be a night to remember. Funds raised support our mission to provide scholarships and programs for low-income students, and advocate for the arts in our region. Here are some highlights of the evening:

• French wine and specialty aperitifs • Delicious French dinner and desserts • Dancing to French Cafe Jazz Band • Getaways, events, dinners, spa

treatments and much more IN our silent and live auctions

Friends Friends of of Civic Civic Arts Arts Education Education Foundation Foundation

Support arts education this holiday season Is there a very special artist in your life? Do you value arts education for everyone in our community? Do you wonder how an arts education might have changed your life if you had the opportunity when you were a child? Show your passion for arts education with a year-end donation that helps experienced and budding artists in the Walnut Creek area take arts classes and programs in 2014. Your tax-deductible gift to the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation helps us continue our mission to provide local low-income students of all ages with scholarships and programs to explore classes in theater, dance, music instruction and the visual arts. If you wish, we invite you to honor a special artist in your life with a donation in their honor. The Friends Foundation awards scholarships to students in need -- from preschool-age children to seniors -- so they can pursue their arts education in the Civic Arts program. Many local families cannot afford to offer their children after-school participation in arts programs. Through your generous donation, a deserving student will be able to participate in a CAE class next year.

Donate $50 / $100 / $250 today in support of the scholarship program You choose the amount. Please visit www.friendsartsed.org and donate today -- for the arts, for the kids, and for continued programs at Walnut Creek ’s Civic Arts Education.

order on-line today!

• Go to www.friendsartsed.org • Choose donate • Receive acknowledgement letter and certificate • Wrap and give to someone special Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Board Members Michael Weiner, President; Nan Siegel, Vice President; Paula Evangelou, Treasurer; Suzanne Masella, Secretary; Directors: Fritz Brunner, Kathy Jakel, Mary-Leigh Miller, David Summers, Linda VanderJagt, David VanderJagt, Cynthia White.

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Arts Teacher Advocates for Civic Arts The Friends Foundation is committed to advocating for the arts, so that classes and programs can help shape the artistic lives of students of every age. One of our favorite success stories is Laney Deatsch, an avid arts student and now Pleasant Hill middle school art teacher. Her early artistic inspiration in Civic Arts led to a career in teaching and advocating for the arts. “I started Civic Arts when I was five years old” she remembers. “It was great exposure to the arts that I wasn’t getting anywhere else.” “I would encourage people to try a class that they’ve never thought of trying before” she says. Stretch your artistic wings, get out of your creative comfort zone, and discover your passion through Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education.

Friends Foundation Funders Major Funders -$1000 and over Bank of the West / Yama Jamili By The Kids, For The Kids City of Walnut Creek Donna & Ken Coit Lori Depole Dutch Girl Enterprises Robert and Sharon Freed The Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation Barclay & Sharon Simpson Gary Skrel SummerHill Apartment Communities Michael & Denise Weiner Woods Manor Board

Key Funders -- $500 to $999 Adriane Lee Bird Daniel Levenstein Diane Longshore De Golia Robin Rangel Valerie & Damon Reed Christine & Art Scimia Steve & Candace Taylor Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce zynga.org

Funders -- $100 to $499 Mima Baird Laura Borvice Preetinder Brar Cindy & Bob Brittain Fritz Brunner Cassie Rose Burns-Coffin Karen & Ron Cassano Wai Ming & Frances Chan

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Contra Costa Branch of MTA Glynnis & John Cowdery Samantha Crerar & Frank Miller Jodi Davenport & Joseph Bunik Jenean & Brian Davidson Kay & Gunther de Groot Lauren & Joseph De Lucia Christine Diaz Amanda Druckemiller Kenneth & Janet Forman Carol & Ken Fowler Spencer Fulweiler Mark & Margaret Garibaldi J. and Helen Giuntoli Michael Glover Melissa Godron Barry & Niki Gordon Paula Hammonds Heffernan Insurance Brokers Kathy & Jerry Hicks Brian Hirahara Sally & Richard Ingraham Laurie Itow & John Greitzer Kathy & Jim Jakel Barbara & Dave Johnson Kaiser Permanente Community Giving Campaign Barnabas & Veronika Kerekes Kelly & Daniel Kunzman Chris & Jon Lee Sherene Lee Ernie & Carole Leopold Karen Lile Daniel Lowrie & Adrienne Robillard Rita & Bob MacKay Aneline Mitchell Kate Morgan-Chu Barry Nudelman Ellen Osmundson Patricia & David Pava Gary & Jean Pokorny Gwen & Ed Regalia Jenny & Aubrey Riley Mike Rippey Jane Rotermund Doug Rowe Stuart & Karen Rowley Jennifer & Timothy Ruane Brittany Sequeira Nan Siegel Cindy & Tom Silva Jorge & Venus Suasin Frank Szymanski Anne Marie & Steve Talmage Arthur & Arliss Ungar Rosemary Weltz Theresa & Joshua Wendler Jennifer Heath Womble Dawn Yates

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Viva Arts Event donors Event Sponsors Bank of the West Coit Financial Group SummerHill Apartment Communities Steve & Candace Taylor Michael & Denise Weiner

Event Donors 2013 WC Arts Commissioners All American Signs American Conservatory Theater Ann Saavedra Designs Arts Council for Monterey County Aurora Theatre Company Balloon Thrills Bankhead Theater Beach Blanket Babylon Bell Investment Advisors Berkeley West Edge Opera Blackhawk Museum Blow Dry Bar Matt Bolender Joe Bologna Boundary Oak Golf Course Bob Brittain Joel Bryden Michael Butler & Timothy Near Center Repertory Company Peter Chastain & Prima Restaurant Childrenís Discovery Museum Chris Kanyusik Ceramics City of Walnut Creek Clos Pegase Cobbís Comedy Club Concannon Vineyards Consignment Plus Cornucopia Tom Crews Darioush Winery Darrell Hill Studio Diablo Ballet Diablo Regional Arts Association East Bay Nature Elevation Salon and Cafe Feathered Follies Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Forma Sports and Fitness Freight & Salvage Coffee House Gerry Wallace Ceramics John Gravell Great America Harvest Market Hess Winery Sally Hogarty Jim & Kathy Jakel Laury Joseph Juliannas Personal Chef & Catering Kayak Connection Roswitha Kress Lavanda Spa & Boutique Le Gateau Elegant

LeMor Designs Karen Lile Little River Inn, Mendocino Livermore Valley Opera Liz Payne Maria Maria Restaurants Marriott Hotel, Walnut Creek Mary Leigh Miller Melissa Joy Manning Massimoís Restaurant Mendocino Soroptomists Mt. Diablo Interpretive Association Nimbus Arts, St. Helena Shirley Nootbar Nuerot Glass Studio Oakland Zoo Omnibus Organizing Opera San Jose Ovid Winery Peetís Coffee & Tea Pet Food Express Pier 39 Sue & Dick Rainey Renaissance Club Sport Richards Art Marketplace Linda Rimac Colberg Round Hill Country Club Doug Rowe Bobbi & Seymour Rubinstein Ruth Bancroft Garden Salvatore Restaurant San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Fire Department San Francisco Forty Niners San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Symphony San Jose Museum of Quilts &Textiles Art & Christine Scimia Nan Siegel Cindy Silva, Walnut Creek Mayor Bob Simmons, WC Councilmember Skin Spirit Sky High Sports Joe Starkey, Cal announcer St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery Stelle Bistro Cafe Stephen Joseph Photography Sunrise Bistro and Catering Susa Reynolds Photography The Bedford Gallery The Cheesecake Factory The Jungle Island Fun & Adventure The Retreat Day Spa The San Francisco Creamery The Unique Trading Post The Walt Disney Family Museum Thirteen Salon Tiffany & Co. Triptych Restaurant David VanderJagt Carlos Velilla & Clarita Cardenas Walnut Creek Yacht Club We Olive Whaleís Tail Inn, Mendocino

Calendar EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES Oct 30-Dec 2

Dec 15

Jody Mattison, Oil Paintings,

Jazz Band & Flock of Flutes Concert,

City Hall 1st & 2nd Floors

Shadelands, 2:00pm, tickets $10

Dec 2-Feb 6

Joann Hanna, Oil Paintings,

Jan 13

City Hall 1st Floors Nov 21-Jan 30

Winter Classes begin Jody Mattison

Roswitha Kress, Pastel

Jan 30-Apr 3

Paintings, Boundary Oak

Tom Donahoe, Photography,

Tom Donahoe

Boundary Oak Dec 2 Feb 6-Mar 27

Registration for Winter classes begins

David Lipton, Photography, City Hall 1st & 2nd Floors

Dec 6-8

Artists’ Market, Shadelands and Feb 18

Civic Park Studio E

Registration for Spring Dec 10

Roswithia Kress

classes begins

David Lipton

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Concert, Shadelands, 7:00pm,

Feb 21 & 22

tickets $10

Youth Theatre Company, Jr. Theatre performance, “Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr.”, 2/21-7:00pm; 2/22-2:00pm and 7:00pm; Del Valle Theatre

Dec 12 & 13

Youth Theatre Company, Mini Kids

Mar 3

and Kids Theatre

Registration for Summer Camps begins

performances, “101 Dalmatians”,

Mar 6 & 7

7:00pm, Shadelands,

Youth Theatre Company, Mini Kids

tickets $10 Artists’ Market

and Kids Theatre performances, “Willy Wonka KIDS”, 7:00pm, Shadelands, tickets $10

Dec 13 & 14

Winter Ballet Gala, Del Valle Theatre, Fri, 7:30pm; Sat, 2:00pm; tickets $16.75 general, $12 for groups of 10 or more.

Mar 6-26

Northgate High School Photography Students, Photography & Ceramics, Shadelands

Mar 13

Jazz Band Concert, Shadelands, 7:30pm, tickets $10 Winter Ballet Gala

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HEALTH & FITNESS

60-63 Youth

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Youth

Adults

42-44 Adults 45-46

Adults 50+

AQUATICS 64-67 Youth

PERSONAL

64-67 Adults

ENRICHMENT 47-48 Youth

GOLF

48-49 Adults

68

Youth

49-50

68

Adults

Adults 50+

SOCIAL DANCE

TENNIS

51

69

Youth

69

Adults

Youth

51-52 Adults 52

Adults 50+

SPECIALIZED

SCIENCE &

RECREATION

TECHNOLOGY

71

Youth

53-54 Youth

71

Adults

MARTIAL ARTS 55

Youth

& COOKING 56, 58

Youth

56-58 Adults DOG/PET CARE 59

The Recreation Division is proud to provide the Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of programs and activities that improve physical and

ADULTS 50+

emotional health, create memories, strengthen

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families, create community, foster human

Adults 50+

OPEN SPACE

FOOD

Walnut Creek Recreation

77-79 Youth

development, and reduce stress. We truly have something for everyone.

77-79 Adults PRESCHOOL 2 Youth

Adults

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HEALTH & FITNESS

AG E S 6 - 1 1

NEW Rhythmic Gymnastics This class is designed to introduce your child to the basics skills of rhythmic gymnastics. Rhythmic gymnastics combines the elegance of dance and ballet with the use of apparatus; ball, ribbon, hoop and rope. Children will be taught skills in order to attain flexibility, strength and coordination. The class will be fun and non-competitive yet challenge your child. INSTRUCTOR : Anastasia Torba LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $83: 8 classes

Class 24516

Fri

5:15pm-6:15pm

1/17-3/7

A D U LT

Adi-Yoga “Open Gate” ‘Adi’ means primal, original, or source. Adi-Yoga is an authentic clasical hatha yoga which brings together restorative meditative movement (Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), and mindfulness practices (Meditation). Adi-Yoga helps cultivate present-moment awareness, reduce daily stress and improve your sense of well-being.

AG E S 1 ½ - 3

Gymnastics-Parent/Child

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns

This popular class, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance your child’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $51: 4 classes

on movement, rolling, climbing, hanging and jumping. Parent

Class 24368

participation required.

No class 1/20.

Class 24369

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $73: 5 classes

Class 24162

Tue

Tue

Mon

7:30pm-8:45pm

1/6-2/3

7:30pm-8:45pm

2/10-3/10

No class 2/17. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

9:30am-10:15am

1/14-2/11

$59: 4 classes

Class 24163

Mon

9:30am-10:15am

2/18-3/11

$63: 5 classes

Class 24370

Thu

9:30am-10:45am

1/9-2/6

Class 24371

Thu

5:30pm-6:45pm

1/9-2/6

Class 24372

Thu

9:30am-10:45am

2/13-3/13

Class 24373

Thu

5:30pm-6:45pm

2/13-3/13

AG E S 3 - 5 A D U LT

Gymnastics-Preschool Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength,

Floor Barre

coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning

Full ballet barre on the floor using the resistance of the floor.

gymnastics skills and equipment use.

Develop every muscle needed for ballet. Help access the correct muscles to achieve perfect placement, simultaneously building

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $73: 5 classes

Class 24164

Tue

Tue

‘core strengthening’ class is ideal for non-dancers interested in toning and stretching. No experience necessary. Bring a mat.

10:15am-11:00am

1/14-2/11

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$59: 4 classes

Class 24165

abdominal strength and dramatically increasing flexibility. This

10:15am-11:00am

2/18-3/11

$100: 10 classes

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Wed

10:00am-11:00am

1/15-3/19

Health & Fitness A D U LT

A D U LT

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller

This class is for anyone who wants to move well and feel

class takes Pilates to a whole new level. The roller adds elements

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

of self-massage, circulation, balance and control while the

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

flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase

brain to feel younger, stronger and fit! Slow, easy movements

your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination

progress to complex active movements. Please dress comfortably

all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout.

and bring a big towel and pillow.

A blend of traditional Pilates mat work and the Slow Method, this

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$123: 10 classes

$111: 9 classes

Class 24335

Class 24299

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

1/8-3/12

1/16-3/13 A D U LT

Hatha Yoga

Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband

Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment.

The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your

A D U LT

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

muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg sculpting.

your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

before class.

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

$99: 8 classes

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Class 24334

$87: 8 classes

No Class 1/20, 2/17.

Class 24185

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

Mon

9:30am-10:20am

1/6-3/10

1/13-3/17

No class 1/20, 2/17

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $100: 10 classes

Class 24186

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

1/15-3/19

INSTRUCTOR : Marianne Haynes LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $103: 9 classes

Class 24187

Fri

10:00am-11:30am

1/17-3/21

No class 2/7

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $91: 9 classes

Class 24190

Sat

10:35am-11:35am

1/11-3/22

No class 1/18, 2/15

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Health & Fitness A D U LT

What Works Weight Loss Program Clothes getting a bit tight? Tired of trying to lose weight and feeling discouraged yet again? Research has determined which behaviors and attitudes relate directly to successful weight loss. ‘What Works’™ will introduce you to the successful skills, behaviors and attitudes used by those who have lost weight and kept if off for good. Jamie has lost 50 lbs using the program she now teaches to others and will help you design a personal program that will help you get started on your success

PHOTO NEEDED!

INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $85: 4 classes

Class 24360

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

1/21-2/11

A D U LT

Zumba Zumba fitness fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and easy to follow.

A D U LT

Tai Chi & Chi Kung

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

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

$103: 10 classes

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

Class 24362

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/7-3/11

in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works

A D U LT

Zumba Fitness and Toning Combo Class (1/2 & 1/2)

LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park $63: 8 classes

Class 24342

Thu

9:30am-10:45am

1/16-3/6

Class 24343

Sat

9:30am-10:45am

1/18-3/8

Take your Zumba Fitness to a new level. In addition to spicing up your monotonous aerobics class with inspirational, sizzling, low-impact Latin music & moves, you will also sculpt your body and build muscle endurance with light resistance. This class will use ‘Zumba toning sticks,’ 1-lb. or 2.5-lb. weights that shake like

A D U LT

maracas (available in advance from Instructor), or bring your own

U-Jam Fitness

weights.

U-Jam Fitness is an athletic cardio dance fitness program that unites world beats with urban flavor. The music will take you around the world from old school hip-hop to Bollywood with an

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

athletic, intense cardio workout that makes you sweat, tones your

$103: 10 classes

body and leaves your body craving for more!

Class 24363

INSTRUCTOR : April Crosby LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $93: 9 classes

Class 24358

Sat

10:30am-11:30am

No class 2/15

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INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

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1/11-3/15

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/9-3/13

Health & Fitness A D U LTS 5 0 +

A D U LTS 5 0 +

Chair Yoga

Qigong (Ancient Chinese Health Exercise)

This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of on

Qigong was created over 3000 years ago to strengthen the body

the floor and is ideal for those who are challenged with mobility

and cure and prevent disease, thus promoting health, vitality and

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

longevity. It is an ancient Chinese health and healing exercise

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

comprised of breathing, movement and meditation. Qigong is an

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

enjoyable way to keep fit, reduce stress, gain flexibility, youthfulness

462-5285.

and a positive mental attitude. These gentle exercises are designed to harmonize the internal organs and enhance their functions,

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $83: 10 classes

Class 23988

Thu

balance the body, mind and spirit and to balance the individual with nature. Master Adam Wallace is a senior student of internationally renowned Master Michael Tse, and is certified with over 25 years

10:15am-11:15am

1/9-3/13

experience in affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre. INSTRUCTOR : Master Adam Wallace

A D U LTS 5 0 +

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Move to Improve Your Balance

$75: 6 classes

Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of

Class 24007

healthy aging. This class is based on the Feldenkrais Method

No class 1/20, 2/17

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

1/13-3/3

which uses creative and innovative movements that will ‘feed and challenge your brain. There is extensive research that shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be done sitting, standing and walking. Learn and improve the quality

A D U LTS 5 0 +

Taijiquan (Traditional Tai Chi Chuan)

of your life. Your instructor, who has been teaching for 20 years,

Taijiquan is China’s #1 health exercise, based on the yin and yang

will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your

principles, with its origins in martial arts practice for vital energy

balance.

and longevity. Through this gentle discipline you will realize strength, internal power, balance, inner calm, ease of movement

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes

Class 24004

Mon

and self-awareness. Taijiquan unifies the body in movement and is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training. Students will learn the Yang Style 24-Step Form. Master Adam

1:30pm-2:30pm

1/27-3/10

No class 2/17

Wallace is a senior student of internationally renowned Master Michael Tse, and is certified with over 25 years experience in affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre.

A D U LTS 5 0 +

INSTRUCTOR : Master Adam Wallace

Seniorcise

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

$75: 6 classes

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

Class 24012

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

No class 1/20, 2/17

Mon

9:00am-10:00am

1/13-3/3

weights and come exercise to wonderful big band music! INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $47: 8 classes

Class 24009

Mon

3:00pm-4:00pm

1/6-3/10

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No class 1/20, 2/17 $58: 10 classes

Class 24010

Wed

3:00pm-4:00pm

1/8-3/12

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Health & Fitness A D U LTS 5 0 +

A D U LTS 5 0 +

Gentle Exercise

Zumba for Beginners

Increase your mobility, vitality and well-being. Improve your

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

flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone

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

your muscles with easy strength exercises. Get in touch with your

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

body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system

Come check it out.

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,

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $48: 9 classes

and have fun!

Class 24023

INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat

Wed

1:45pm-2:30pm

1/8-3/12

1:45pm-2:30pm

1/10-3/14

No class 1/22

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Class 24024

$41: 5 classes

Fri

No class 1/24

Class 23990

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

1/10-2/7

Class 23991

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

2/14-3/14

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $48: 9 classes

A D U LTS 5 0 +

Class 24025

Gentle Yoga

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

1/7-3/11

No class 1/21

It is never too late to begin yoga. Each individual will develop a unique yoga practice modifying it to fit their specific needs. The focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to enhance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Wear loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to class. Before registering for class, please call instructor at (925) 462-5285.

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INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $83: 10 classes

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Class 23994

Tue

11:00am-12:15pm

1/7-3/11

on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think,

Class 23993

Thu

8:45am-10:00am

1/9-3/13

and stay connected!

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Personal Enrichment

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT AG E S 1 - 2 ½

Spanish for Parent and Child Children and adults experience foreign language together. Have fun singing, playing games and creating art all while learning Spanish. Our instructor’s first language is Spanish. She holds an A.A. in Early Childhood Education and has over 4 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language in preschool immersion programs. INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $63: 5 classes $5 supply fee due at first class

Class 24459

Wed

3:15pm-4:30pm

1/15-2/12

$51: 4 classes $5 supply fee due at first class

Class 24460

Wed

3:15pm-4:30pm

AG E S 5 - 1 2

2/19-3/12

Kids Carpentry Kids choose from a wide variety of projects after first completing their sanding block and super-top. Children are introduced

AG E S 3 - 5

Spanish Immersion Preschool

to concepts like applied math and problem solving and

Children will learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and

teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment.

stimulating environment. In this class your child will develop

Winter classes with John Baker. Director Michael and Jeab will

social, fine and gross motor skills. Your child will have fun singing,

return to teach Spring and Summer.

craftsmanship. Our motto since 1982: Building confidence and

doing creative art, making puzzles, enjoying new friends and other fun activities.

INSTRUCTOR : John Baker (15 years teaching Kids Carpentry) LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $103: 4 classes $5 supply fee due at first class

Class 24344

Wed

9:00am-11:30am

1/15-2/5

Class 24346

Thu

9:00am-11:30am

1/16-2/6

$101: 6 classes $36 supply fee due at first class

Class 24333

Thu

3:00pm-4:00pm

1/23-2/27

Class 24332

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

1/23-2/27

Class 24331

Thu

5:00pm-6:00pm

1/23-2/27

AG E S 6 - 1 3

$128: 5 classes $5 supply fee due at first class

Chess Class

Class 24345

Wed

9:00am-11:30am

2/12-3/12

Each lesson consists of instructions, analysis, and tournament

Class 24347

Thu

9:00am-11:30am

2/13-3/13

games during which students play each other. Lessons are fun, easy to follow, and include individual written instructions to practice at home. Students are divided into groups based on experience and knowledge: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. All equipment provided. Trophies and prizes presented at last class. INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $113: 9 classes

Class 24161

Fri

6:00pm-7:00pm

1/17-3/14

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Personal Enrichment

AG E S 7 - 1 0

AG E S 1 0 - 1 5

Story Writing I

Babysitting for Beginners

The five elements of story writing will be the focus during this

Learn the skills needed to be a trusted and responsible babysitter.

session. Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and

Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline,

nonfiction genres. Their work will also be published in the Lekha

how to get jobs, and ways to make babysitting fun for you and

online magazine ‘Young Wordsmiths.’

the kids. Basic first aid, general safety, and what to do in an emergency will also be covered. Students should dress to play

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $140: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24492

Mon

4:00pm-5:00pm

and bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion. Instructor: Suzy McCreary. INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary

1/13-3/17

No class 1/20, 2/17

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $51: 1 class

Class 24410

Sat

9:00am-2:30pm

1/25

AG E S 8 - 1 2

Personal Narrative Essay

A D U LT

Personal narrative essay writing comes naturally, allowing

CPR & First Aid Combo

students to write about their own experiences as experts on

Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First

their own lives. Through standard writing conventions such

Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are

as the proper use of ‘I’; linear narrative structures; engaging

good for 2 years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator

story elements and themes; facts vs. emotions; and ‘show’ vs.

(AED). Wear comfortable clothing.

tell language students will be able to craft engaging personal statements for themselves and to tell the stories of those around them.

LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC

$65: 1 class $10 supply fee due at class

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $140: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class

Class 24493

Mon

5:00pm-6:00pm

No class 1/20, 2/17

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INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life

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Class 24284

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

1/25

Class 24285

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

3/1

Personal Enrichment A D U LT

A D U LTS 5 0 +

NEW | Fundamentals of Mindfulness

Bridge Class: Diamond Series

Mindfulness is the practice of learning how to be in the present

Learn to play bridge or learn to be a better player in a friendly,

moment, slow down our busy lives, and be free of the judgments

relaxed, atmosphere by enrolling in one of four bridge courses

we place on ourselves and others. Through deep breathing

offered throughout the year. New players should begin with the

techniques, it has been scientifically proven to increase a mind/

Club Series class offered in the Fall. Whether you are interested in

body connection, empathy, compassion and gratitude, and overall

playing bridge just for fun or are interested in serious competition,

quality of living. This 6 week course teaches practical tools for how

these classes will improve your game. This class is designed to

to reduce stress and anxiety and cultivate the awareness to live

improve the student’s skill at declarer play. The Club series or

your life with attention and intention.

equivalent experience is a prerequisite. Techniques including developing a plan, the finesse, hold up play, dummy reversal,

INSTRUCTOR : Joree Rosenblatt LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $99: 6 classes $8 supply fee due to at first class

Class 24494

Mon

11:00am-12:15pm

crossruff, endplay and others are presented and practiced. Text: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century, available for purchase in class for approximately $20. Instructor is an American Contract Bridge

1/13-3/3

League Accredited Instructor and Silver Life Master. INSTRUCTOR : Larry Miller

No class 1/20, 2/17

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $63: 8 classes

A D U LT

NEW | Marketing Made Easy! Get All The Customers You Want. Would you like a steady stream of customers for your business?

Class 23984

Wed

1:30pm-3:30pm

1/15-3/5

A D U LTS 5 0 +

We can help you navigate the world of marketing and advertising

Mah-Jongg

with two simple techniques to double your business this year.

Mah-Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles

Learn how to identify and speak to key prospects. Discover

rather than cards. American Mah-Jongg uses a card of standard

online and offline marketing tools. Get ‘unstuck’ and dramatically

hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small

increase your bottom line. You will leave this workshop with a

amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced

mini-marketing plan you can implement right away.

with a lot of mental stimulation. For a fun experience come and

INSTRUCTOR : Howard VanEs

enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

step at a time.

$42: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Betty Fraga

Class 24377

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

1/23

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $43: 4 classes

Class 24002

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/14-2/4

Class 24326

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

2/11-3/4

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A D U LTS 5 0 +

Computers: An Introduction to Your PC

Edutainment: Timely Topics

In a safe, small group environment you’ll take the first steps into

Enjoy a program of learning through “Edutainment” using

the world of computers. By the end of this class you will have an

discussion, film, biography, reading materials, word puzzles

understanding of how to use and care for your computer. You’ll

and more. Devoted to the remembrance and appreciation of

gain a basic knowledge of computer terminology, how to hook up a

significant historical events and people, we’ll use a variety of skills

computer, use the mouse, learn the parts of a computer and, most

each meeting-visual, audio, cognitive-to create a stimulating,

important, how to turn it on and off. You’ll save yourself time and

lively, fun learning experience. No books, no tests, just lots of fun

feel much more confident knowing what you’re doing, how your

learning.

computer works and how to take care of it right from the start. INSTRUCTOR : Jean Lee

INSTRUCTOR : JoAnn Adams LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library $45: 2 classes

Class 23989

Tue

10:15am-12:00pm

1/14-1/21

January: Communications, Looking Back Where would we be without the development of communication? “Print Matters” will explore the effects of printing on

A D U LTS 5 0 +

communications in history, including Benjamin Franklin’s masterful

Internet Intro: Discovering the Web If you have previous computer experience but haven’t learned to surf the web, there’s a whole new world waiting at your fingertips. Learn the vocabulary with a few easy steps and then you’ll be ready to jump in and go. Using simple language, combined with a friendly and supportive environment, you’ll learn to search on the net; find pictures; save your favorite web sites; discover different web browsers, use keywords and much more. If you’ve decided it’s time

use of the printed word. “Movies Move,” you’ll learn how movies came to be in the late 1800s, in France and the US, especially, and the effect of the motion picture as a communications and entertainment medium. “Entertaining Airwaves” will explore radio and TV as vehicles for news, entertainment and education, and the Philo T. Farnsworth controversy about the invention of TV. $33: 3 classes

Class 24015

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

1/14-1/28

to join in the fun, this is the class for you. Student should bring the name of their e-mail/internet provider to class.

February: Presidential Matters

INSTRUCTOR : Jean Lee

This exciting session will go behind the scenes by covering select

LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library

Presidents for the following: “The Founders” and their role in how we define the office; “The Civil War,” Presidents before, during

$45: 2 classes

Class 24000

Tue

10:15am-12:00pm

1/28-2/4

and after and the long term effects of those Presidents; “Crash and Depression,” before 1929 and the role of Roosevelt in saving the country; and “The Fated Presidents,” were these Presidents

A D U LTS 5 0 +

unlucky, or is there a link to the year they were elected to office?

NEW | the gifts of aging

$43: 4 classes

This class explores aging from many different contexts. On the one

Class 24016

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

2/4-2/25

hand we have certain perspectives, potentials, and expectations and on the other, experiences, opportunities, and growth. What’s living in Elder Hood? It is a time to develop and grow-as someone once said-’In Age, Wisdom, and Grace’. This is your opportunity to explore your unique aging experiences and to process those experiences for the wisdom to be found in them. The classes will accelerate that process through input, discussion, sharing, and readings in a safe, quiet place for reflective insight.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes

50

Wed

10:00am-12:00pm

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Women in History: “The Vote,” the 19th Amendment and the efforts of women to secure that vote. “Adventure,” learn about women who have done some notable and adventurous things. Travel below the surface of history to discover all kinds of interesting facts in this fun, two-part session. $23: 2 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Desmarais, PhD, MA

Class 24704

March: Women in History

1/15-2/19

Class 24017

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

3/4-3/11

Social Dance

SOCIAL DANCE

AG E S 6 - 1 7

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and neighboring islands for all levels. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Aguilar LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

PHOTO NEEDED!

$67: 8 classes

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg) Class 24403

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

1/18-3/15

ages 6-12

No class 2/15

Tah/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv)* Class 24404

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

1/18-3/15

ages 6-17

No class 2/15.

AG E S 6 - 1 8

A D U LT

Baton Twirling and Dance

Tahitian Dance & Drumming

Learn how to twirl the baton! It’s fun and unique, combining dance and baton twirling for an exciting performance art. You can perform in parades, be the star of your school’s athletic events or talent show, and join a competition team!

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$75: 8 classes

$67: 8 classes

Beg/New Students 4:00pm-4:45pm

1/16-3/13

No class 1/30

Class 24405

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

1/15-3/12

Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg) Class 24406

Int/Advanced Students Thu

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women No class 2/19

$99: 8 classes

Class 24380

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student

INSTRUCTOR : Rey and Lisa Aguilar

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

Thu

(dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues.

INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios

Class 24378

This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas

4:45pm-6:00pm

1/16-3/13

No class 1/30.

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/15-3/12

No class 2/19

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* Class 24407

A D U LT

Wed

8:30pm-9:15pm

1/15-3/12

No class 2/19

NEW | Belly Dance for Fun and Fitness! Belly dance is a complete workout that is fun, energizing and soulful. Belly dance incorporates core exercises, cardiovascular movements and stretching. Benefits include increased stamina, fluidity and empowerment.

Tahitian III Women and Men (Adv)* Class 24408

Wed

9:15pm-10:00pm

1/15-3/12

No class 2/19

*Registration per instructor’s approval only.

INSTRUCTOR : Sharifa Ohanesian

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

$67: 8 classes

Tahitian Drumming/Music

$58: 5 classes

Class 24488

Wed

7:30pm-8:45pm

1/15-2/12

Class 24409

Class 24489

Wed

7:30pm-8:45pm

2/26-3/26

No class 2/15

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

1/18-3/15

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A D U LT

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa

Line Dance

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

many returning dancers. It is designed for both the beginning line

swing, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy,

dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn how

smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will

to line dance and review dances being taught in the area. New

make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and

dancers are welcome. The first part of the class will be devoted to

prepare you for any dance party or wedding. We change partners

introductory dances. Intermediate class is for the improving and

so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome.

experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review

The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with

the classics. Dances taught will reflect the interest and ability of

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

INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti

$84: 4 classes

Class 24461

Mon

the class.

7:00pm-8:25pm

1/27-2/24

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $75: 9 classes

No class 2/17

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int)

A D U LT

Class 24211

Argentine Tango

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

1/15-3/12

7:00pm-9:00pm

1/15-3/12

$75: 9 classes

Argentine Tango is very popular in the Bay Area, one of the most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world.

Line Dance (Int)

Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections

Class 24213

Wed

not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals, technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most challenging of all dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes.

A D U LTS 5 0 +

Tuesday Line Dance Join us for an afternoon of fun and exercise while learning popular

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $48: 5 classes

line dances. The beginning class is perfect for someone who is new to line dancing or hasn’t danced for some time and wants to have a slower paced review. Lots of fun, great exercise and no

Argentine Tango (Beg)

pressure. The continuing class is designed for the student who has

Class 24336

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/16-2/13

Class 24338

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

2/20-3/20

line dance experience or has completed the beginning course. INSTRUCTOR : Cornelia Taylor LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Argentine Tango (Int)

$73: 10 classes

Class 24337

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

1/16-2/13

Class 24339

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

2/20-3/20

BEGINNING Class 24021

A D U LT

Tue

Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance

CONTINUING

For those who want to experience Salsa and any Latin Dance.

Class 24019

Tue

12:45pm-1:45pm

1/7-3/11

2:00pm-3:30pm

1/7-3/11

Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed instruction will allow you to lead or follow to any type of Latin rhythm. Great tips and lots of fun. INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $48: 5 classes

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Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

1/16-2/13

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Class 24341

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

2/20-3/20

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Science & Technology

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

AG E S 6 - 1 0

AG E S 2 - 5

Friends with Fur What makes a mammal a mammal? Most are covered in fur and

NEW | Saturday Keeper WorkshopReptiles and Amphibians

give birth to live babies. Some climb, some crawl. What else do

What is a day in the life of an animal keeper like at the museum?

they do?

Meet a keeper and learn how they care for, train and communicate with our reptile and amphibian ambassadors.

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

$63: 4 classes

Class 24400

Sat

10:00am-11:00am

1/4-1/25

$48: 1 class

Class 24420

Sat

9:00am-11:00am

2/22

AG E S 6 - 1 0

NEW | Saturday Keeper WorkshopMammals What is a day in the life of an animal keeper like at the museum?

AG E S 7 - 1 2

NEW | Filmmaking from Script to Premiere

Meet a keeper and learn how they care for, train and communicate

This class begins with a completed script, allowing the participants

with our mammal ambassadors.

to immediately get into the substance of a project. The group begins with creating the storyboards for their film. Using basic

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

video cameras and editing software, they produce the film,

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

integrating simple special effects, sound effects and a musical

$48: 1 class

Class 24419

score that is specific to the theme of their film. They learn camera Sat

9:00am-11:00am

1/25

angles, film etiquette and vocabulary, as well as how to use digital film tools! Bring a flash drive to the last class to take a copy of your animation home!

AG E S 6 - 1 0

NEW | Saturday Keeper WorkshopRaptors What is a day in the life of an animal keeper like at the museum? Meet a keeper and learn how they care for, train and communicate

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $185: 8 classes

Class 24423

Wed

4:00pm-5:30pm

1/8-2/26

with our raptor ambassadors. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $48: 1 class

Class 24421

Sat

9:00am-11:00am

3/29

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Science & Technology winter break CAMPS

AG E S 8 - 1 3

Digital Animation Students are introduced to the fundamentals of digital computer

AG E S 6 - 9

animation. Participants will learn skills that help computer

Secret Agent Lab Camp

drawing, character movement, frame layering and dialogue

Journey into the world of detection, spy science, and forensics.

matching. Students will work in small groups to complete a short

Campers will examine the science behind the spy tools made

animated film. Bring a flash drive to the last class to take a copy of

famous by the world’s greatest spies! We will reconstruct activities

your animation home!

using scientific methods and use the science of cryptology to send

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC

and decode secret messages. Kids will get a chance to see what

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

can’t be seen by the naked eye and will follow in Sherlock’s steps to learn what tracks can tell us and will take home their own spy tools each day!

$188: 4 classes

Class 24425

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:30pm

12/30-1/3

No class 1/1.

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $185: 4 classes

Class 24482

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

12/30-1/3

No class 1/1

AG E S 8 - 1 3

Game Design: Beginning to Advanced Improve your skills and impress family and friends with your own unique video game! Advanced gamers work on individual computers and are mentored on character movement, multiple

AG E S 6 - 1 1

platforms and game formats. Beginners work in pairs and are

Crazy Chemistry Camp

introduced to the fundamentals of game design. Bring a flash drive

We’ll explore and create exciting chemical reactions, make colorful

on the last day to take your game home and share!

concoctions and bubbling brews. Amaze yourself with magical

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC

temperature changing baggie science or growing ghost crystals.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Study the chemistry involved in not-so-simple things like chalk and soap, and even experiment with the chemistry used by artists, spies and detectives! Chemists bring home a project each day.

$188: 4 classes

Class 24424

Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:30pm

No class 1/1

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $185: 4 classes

Class 24481

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

12/30-1/3

No class 1/1

PHOTO NEEDED!

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Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS

AG E S 5 - 6 0

Cutting Edge Martial Arts This challenging, traditional program is offered to build an ongoing practice in martial arts for students of all ages. Class begins with a warm-up combining both kids and adults. Students are then separated by age and ability to learn techniques combining five traditions: Tae-Kwon-Do, Shotokan, Aikido, Judo and Jujitsu. Emphasis is on physical conditioning, character development and technique perfection. ‘A Cutting Edge black belt is not something you earn; it’s something you become.’ INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $63: 5 classes

AG E S 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 5 years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down

Class 24312

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

1/7-2/4

Class 24314

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

1/10-2/7

Class 24316

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

1/11-2/8

Class 24313

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

2/11-3/11

Class 24315

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

2/14-3/14

Class 24317

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

2/15-3/15

into groups based on age if necessary. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35.

Karate Kids

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

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

$80: 7 classes

Class 24348

Mon

AG E S 7 - 1 2

to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of 6:00pm-6:30pm

1/13-3/10

school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises your child will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect

No class 1/20, 2/17

and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a $58: 5 classes

uniform on the first day of class for $35.

Class 24349

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

1/14-2/11

Class 24352

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

1/16-2/13

Class 24350

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

2/18-3/18

Class 24353

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

2/20-3/20

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics $94: 7 classes

Class 24354

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

1/13-3/10

No class 1/20, 2/17

AG E S 5 - 1 5

Keeping Kids Safe

$68: 5 classes

This program featured on ABC7’s View From The Bay is designed for the health and safety of your child. Safety expert and 5th

Class 24355

Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

1/14-2/11

Class 24356

Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

2/18-3/18

degree black belt Sensei Preston Jones designed the program to engage your child in hands-on activities and games that help teach techniques to keep safe at home, school and while visiting friends. Stranger and bully awareness are the focus. As safety experts agree, ‘Every child should learn how to keep themselves safe.’ INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $63: 5 classes

Class 24310

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

1/10-2/7

Class 24311

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

2/14-3/14

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Food & Cooking

FOOD & COOKING

AG E S 1 1 - 1 4

NEW | Cooking Show Star Cooking network stars stand back- Rainbow Chefs is here! In this

AG E S 4 - 5

very fun class learn what it takes to become a cook to be reckoned

We Teach Your Kids to Cook

with. Get creative and play with ingredients to make unexpected,

In this fun class, Chef Lynda and her staff guide children in learning how to make recipes the entire family will enjoy. Young chefs learn the basics of nutrition, grocery shopping, reading food labels, food- and knife-safety, and the importance of proper cleanup. Children learn how to make delicious, healthy food that builds self-esteem and supports their bodies. Family and friends will be

yet healthy meals that are not only nutritious but also delicious. INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $175: 7 classes $28 supply fee before the start of class

Class 24485

Tue

6:15pm-7:15pm

1/14-2/25

clamoring to book a seat at your table to sample your young chef’s creations. Two recipes made each class. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Chef Lynda and staff LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Dim Sum Dim Sum means ‘a little bit of heart,’ and these little savories and

$171: 3 classes $15 supply fee due at first class

sweets gladden the heart and palate. Dim Sum can be served as an

Class 24366

Mon

1:30pm-3:00pm

1/27-2/10

ages 4-5

elegant and fun light appetizer, light lunch, snack, or as a special

Class 24367

Mon

4:00pm-5:30pm

1/27-2/10

ages 6-12

treat. We will learn to use a variety of ingredients and seasonings to create popular items, and learn techniques of filling and wrapping delicious popular Asian snacks such as pork and shrimp

AG E S 4 - 6

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

NEW | Storybook Cook

balls. Bring your sharp chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, apron,

In this timeless and classic class we will take recipes from an array

hand towel, beverage, and a to-go box.

of favorite children’s books and turn them into fund and delicious

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

meals! Your child will discover recipes from some all-time favorite

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

books like Dr. Seuss, Mother Goose, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and more!

$57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at first class

INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs

Class 24463

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

2/3

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $181: 7 classes $28 supply fee before the start of class

Class 24484

Tue

3:30pm-4:30pm

1/14-2/25

A D U LT

Japanese Cooking Series Learn the basic aspect of Japanese cuisine, starting with basic ingredients in traditional meals. Learn the Japanese philosophy of

AG E S 7 - 1 2

simplicity and prepare simple and easy soups and salads. Apply

NEW | Iron Chef Challenge

Japanese fresh and light to our meals in making sashimi, sushi,

Students will have a more in depth examination of one special ingredient in each class. Using the daily ingredient, they will produce a creative dish and be ‘judged’ on their accomplishments.

dinner each night, for example yakitori, sukiyaki, teriyaki, sushi, miso soup.

All students attending Rainbow Chefs courses learn state and

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

national standards in safety, sanitation and culinary skill sets.

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs

$134: 3 classes $35 supply fee due at first class

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $165: 7 classes $28 supply fee before the start of class

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and nigiri. We will prepare 5 popular Japanese dishes for our

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

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Class 24462

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/28-2/11

Food & Cooking

Photo: Crab Causa Roll

A D U LT

A D U LT

NEW | Peru’s Cuisine: traditional menu

NEW | Peru’s Cuisine: fusion of cultures

Prepare Fish Ceviche, ‘presentation card’ and pride of Peruvians,

The language of Peruvian cuisine speaks of a mixing bowl of

as your appetizer. Lomo Saltado with Rice Peruvian, a family

cultures. The lemons brought by the Spanish flavors the native

favorite throughout Peru, stir-fried in a frying pan or wok, depicting

Peruvian potato in Crab Causa Roll (see photo above), your entree,

strong Asian influence, will be your entree. Both dishes are

a cool seasoned potato with a delectable crab filling, garnished

seasoned with Aji Amarillo, the soul of Peruvian food! For dessert,

with olives from Peru and salsa criolla. Hot Stone Shrimp, still

A Limena Woman’s sigh, poetic name for a (surprise) delicate,

cooked with hot stones in rural areas, will be your appetizer. For

delicious colonial dessert.

dessert, Three Milks, a cake infused with a delicious three-milk combination, sprinkled with cinnamon, the colonial way.

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

$52: 1 class $16 supply fee due at class

Class 24496

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

1/30

$52: 1 class $17 supply fee due at class

Class 24498

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

2/21

A D U LT A D U LT

NEW | Peru’s Cuisine: tasting new flavors Peruvian cooking has been in creation for 7000 years between

NEW | Peru’s Cuisine: ingredients and history

natives and immigrants. You will start with Yuquitas with

Learn of native Peruvian ingredients while preparing three classics

Huancaina Sauce, a preferred restaurant nibble: a cheese sauce

dishes of its varied gastronomy: over 400 dishes in the Guinness

from the Andes highlands with the wonderful yuca you will learn

book. For appetizer, Criollo Salad, a delicious combination of

all about. Chicken Escabeche is your entree, a result of 800 yrs. of

flavors including golden, grilled potatoes; your entree: Aji de

Moorish & Spanish influence. Arroz Zambito, an Afro-Peruvian

Gallina, eaten by the Incas since pre-Columbian times, gradually

dessert from colonial Lima, will teach you more about the culinary

fusing with the Criollo culture taking the best of two worlds. For

history and importance of desserts in Peruvian gastronomy.

dessert? Quinoa Pudding!

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

$52: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class

$52: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class

Class 24497

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

2/6

Class 24499

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/14

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AG E S 1 2 - a du lt

Quick and Healthy Meals from Costco and Trader Joe’s

NEW | Cake Pop Party

Have you decided that you want to eat healthier? Want some great

the process of making and decorating cake pops in three different

ideas and easy recipes to make it easier? Discover products you

styles. You will construct a beautiful display box to show off your

can simply ‘heat and eat’, as well as how to use a few ingredients

cake pop awesomeness!

to create delicious, healthy meals fast. You will leave with specific product information and simple, yet flavorful recipes. Dinner will be served as participants sample meals demonstrated and presented. Jamie is the author of 4 cookbooks, including her new book, Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s.

Curious to learn how to make cake pops? This class will teach you

INSTRUCTOR : Vanessa Craig LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $55: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class

Class 24506

INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson

Tue

6:00pm-9:00pm

1/21

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

AG E S 1 2 - a du lt

$41: 1 class $7 supply fee due at first class

Class 24359

Thu

7:00pm-9:30pm

NEW | Modern Cookie Decorating 1/16

Learn to bake something new! Bring home treats your family to devour or to be a hit at your next party? This class will instruct you how to make, decorate and package unique cookie treats. Learn a

A D U LT

Vietnamese Cooking Series

modern twist on decorating cookies and packaging them for gifts.

Let’s explore what makes Vietnamese cuisine so popular!

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Vanessa Craig

Vietnamese cuisine has an East-meets-West combination of subtle tastes and flavors. Plus, while Asian food is generally healthy, Vietnamese is at the forefront. You’ll learn to use fresh herbs, such as Vietnamese mint-rau ram, basil-rau que, ngo gai, and pick up

$55: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class

Class 24507

Tue

6:00pm-9:00pm

2/18

simple techniques in preparing popular Vietnamese dishes such as lemongrass chicken, hot and sour seafood soup, clay pot, shrimp fresh spring rolls, green mango salad, and more.

NEW | My oh Pie!

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

Perfect for the pie enthusiast! This class will guide you through

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

creating mini lattice pies with two different fillings and beautifully

$134: 3 classes $35 supply fee due at first class

boxing them for gifts. Mini pies made in 6 cup jumbo muffin pan.

Class 24375

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

2/24-3/10

Wine & Cheese Pairing

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Class 24508

Mention a wine party to someone and the first thought that comes to mind is ‘cheese.’ Both are natural products created using a standard process but with a myriad of results. This hands-on workshop is a perfect introduction to the basics and is designed to offer many ways for you to expand your knowledge and understanding of wine and cheese. Join us for a lively discussion and tasting of some classic combinations! This program includes the workshop, take-home instructional materials and of course the wine and cheese tasting! INSTRUCTOR : Monica Chappell LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $28: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class

Class 24401

INSTRUCTOR : Vanessa Craig

$55: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class

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AG E S 1 2 - a du lt

Fri

6:30pm-8:30pm

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Tue

6:00pm-9:00pm

3/11

Dog/Pet Care

DOG/PET CARE

A D U LT

Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs Don’t let another walk feel like a disaster because your dog lunges at other dogs. Don’t stop taking your dog out in public because your dog loses his brain when a car goes by. Learn what makes your dog react, and the steps you can take to redirect that energy into more positive social behavior. Please do not bring your dog the first day of class, but come ready to learn how to set your dog up for success and stop the overly reactive response to every day common occurrences. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center* $136: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class

Class 24302

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

1/14-2/25

Class 24303

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

2/25-4/1

*1/14, 2/11 and 3/11 class meets at Civic Park Community Center.

Turf & Dog Park UPDATE www.WalnutCreekRec.org or (925) 256-3574 Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should call for updated conditions of all City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

A D U LT

Dog Obedience: Beginning

The Walnut Creek Dog Park recently turned six years

In this foundation class, your dog will learn how to walk nicely on

The Park is located at the north end of Heather Farm

leash, sit and stay, come when called, not bolt through doors, not

Park. The one-acre off-leash dog area is fenced with

jump up, behave when groomed or examined, and more. With

segregated areas for small/senior dogs and large dogs.

these skills your dog will have a more meaningful existence, will

Parking and restrooms are available nearby, and the

be handy around the house, and will be a welcome part of society.

park includes ample seating and is fully accessible to the

The first class is mandatory, and owners should come without

disabled.

old (that’s 42 in dog years) and it is as popular as ever.

their dog. Suitable for dogs 4-months and older.

The dog park maintains the same hours as all non-

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

lighted parks in Walnut Creek: dawn to dusk, seven days

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center*

a week and it is closed every Tuesday from 7 am - noon

$136: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class.

(excluding holidays) for routine maintenance.

Class 24304

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

1/14-2/18

Class 24305

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

2/25-4/1

*1/14, 2/11 and 3/11 class meets at Civic Park Community Center.

To check on the current open/closed status of the Dog Park, call the Walnut Creek Turf Hotline at 925-256-3574 or follow us on Twitter. Park users abide by a self-policing policy and remind each other to always pick up after their dogs (bags are provided at the park). City staff ask that park users refrain from leaving water dishes, dog toys etc. at the park and, out of respect for the surrounding neighbors, always park their vehicles at the Dog Park when visiting.

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SPORTS

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches using the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Shin guards are required by the 2nd class meeting. AG E S 2 - 3 ½

AG E S 3 ½ - 4

Parent & Me Soccer

Tot Soccer

As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate

Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun

activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and

running and kicking just like the big kids!

socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the field so you won’t have to watch from the sidelines.

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $88: 7 classes

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

Class 24222

Mon

9:30am-10:00am

1/27-3/17

5:15pm-5:45pm

1/27-3/17

No class 2/17

$88: 7 classes

Class 24217

Mon

10:45am-11:15am

1/27-3/17

No class 2/17 $98: 8 classes

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Class 24223

Mon

No class 2/17 $98: 8 classes

Class 24218

Thu

9:30am-10:00am

1/23-3/13

Class 24224

Thu

10:10am-10:40am

1/23-3/13

Class 24219

Thu

5:40pm-6:10pm

1/23-3/13

Class 24225

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

1/23-3/13

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$98: 8 classes

$98: 8 classes

Class 24220

Sat

11:45am-12:15pm

1/25-3/15

Class 24221

Sat

12:20pm-12:50pm

1/25-3/15

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Class 24226

Sat

9:00am-9:30am

1/25-3/15

Sports AG E S 4 - 5

AG E S 7 - 1 0

Pre Soccer

Soccer Skillz and Scrimmages

Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing

self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing

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

teaching environment.

scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels are welcome. Each participant receives a soccer jersey.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

$88: 7 classes

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

Class 24227

Mon

10:00am-10:35am

1/27-3/17

$99: 7 classes

Class 24215

No class 2/17

Mon

4:30pm-5:15pm

1/27-3/17

No class 2/17

Class 24228

Mon

5:45pm-6:20pm

1/27-3/17 LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

No class 2/17

$109: 8 classes

$98: 8 classes

Class 24229

Thu

10:40am-11:15am

1/23-3/13

Class 24230

Thu

3:40pm-4:15pm

1/23-3/13

Class 24216

Sat

10:50am-11:35am

1/25-3/15

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, please

call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 ½ hour prior to your

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

class start time or download the free Kidz Love Soccer app for

$98: 8 classes

Class 24231

Sat

iPhone or Android to receive cancellation notifications directly on 9:30am-10:05am

1/25-3/15

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 sched-

AG E S 5 - 6

ule a make-up, refunds will be issued.

Soccer 1 Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $88: 7 classes

Class 24237

Mon

3:45pm-4:30pm

1/27-3/17

4:15pm-5:00pm

1/23-3/13

No class 2/17 $98: 8 classes

Class 24238

Thu

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $98: 8 classes

Class 24239

Sat

10:05am-10:50am

1/25-3/15

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Sports AG E S 3 - 5

Lil’ Baseball Lil’ Baseball players will learn elementary skills and the direction of baseball in this exciting new program. Each class includes skill building in throwing, hitting, fielding, and base-running. We ensure safety with age-appropriate equipment designed for your child’s motor skills. Parents learn, too, through daily observation and voluntary participation. Join us, and your child will be a step ahead of the game when it’s time for t-ball! INSTRUCTOR : The Pitching Center LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $139: 8 classes

Class 24327

Wee Hoop

Tue

4:00pm-4:50pm

1/21-3/11

LIL BASEBALL WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, please call

Wee Hoop is designed to provide children with a positive

(650) 796-7378 ½ hour prior to your class start time. All rainouts will

basketball experience while promoting a physically active lifestyle.

be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following

Children can master basketball skills from one class to the next,

the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make-ups are

build self-confidence and self-esteem and learn how to behave in

offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be

a more structured environment while having fun. Participants will

issued.

need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $7. AG E S 2 - 4

Fitness and Sports with JumpBunch

AG E S 1 ½ - 3

Dribblers

JumpBunch is a fun, structured program that introduces children

This parent-interactive class develops gross motor skills and

and a life-long love of sports and fitness. We have safe and age

coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children

appropriate equipment to teach the children the basics of many

experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition.

sports together with the concept of teamwork. JumpBunch

Activities include catching bubbles and organized games that help

incorporates sports, fitness and music for a fun-filled, safe and

develop listening skills. Parent participation required.

exciting class. Please wear tennis shoes. Parent participation

to a wide range of sports, helps build coordination, self-esteem,

recommended.

INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

INSTRUCTOR : JumpBunch

$63: 4 classes

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 24396

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

1/14-2/4

$51: 4 classes

Class 24397

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

2/18-3/11

Class 24287

Wed

11:45am-12:15pm

1/15-2/5

Class 24288

Wed

11:45am-12:15pm

2/12-3/5

AG E S 4 - 5

Hot Shots This class places more of an emphasis on developing basketball skills and learning basic rules of the game. The activities in this class will encourage teamwork and new friendships. INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Become a part of the Walnut Creek Recreation family,

$63: 4 classes

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Tue

10:40am-11:25am

1/14-2/4

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Class 24399

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

2/18-3/11

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SPORTS

Drop-in Volleyball The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from

Tice Valley & Foothill Community Gymnasiums Tice Valley and Foothill Community Gymnasiums are available

7:00pm-10:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $5 and is open to the first 45 participants.

for public and private rentals. Book your special events (birthday

Turf & Dog Park Hotline

parties, basketball/volleyball practices, luncheons, business

(925) 256-3574

meetings, etc.) with us. For further information call Leo Harrod or Wes Allnutt at 925-256-3572

Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should call for updated conditions of City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

Badminton & Pickle Ball Drop-in Badminton & Pickle Ball

Sport/Fitness Groups

The drop-in programs meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10:00am-12:00pm at Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $3.

CYO Sports

St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball – call (510) 376-5423. St.

Fall/Winter Basketball League Adult Basketball Leagues

943-5866

Sunday 5-on-5

Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track & field – call (925) 256-8453. Continental Little League

(925) 210-6141

Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Log

Our adult 5 on 5 basketball fall/winter leagues are in progress. If you would like to have a SPRING registration packet emailed for the spring leagues, send a request to Hope Keung at keung@ walnut-creek.org. Sunday night league play will begin in March and Thursday night league play will begin in April. Games will be

onto http://www.continentalbaseball.com for info. JAZZERCISE (925) 947-6987

Designed for all fitness levels and ages, with high- and low-impact options. Classes are ongoing, seven days a week. Register anytime.

played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. Free Agents:

Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219

Although we do not place players on teams, we will take your

Odyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for

information and make it available to team managers who are

5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email

looking for players. Send an email to add yourself to the free

Odysseyvball@astound.net for more information.

agents list to Hope Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org.

Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955

WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For dates and for more information, log onto

Fitness Programs

www.wcasi.org

Please see page 42 for details about many other exciting fitness classes.

Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For more information, log onto www.wcbaseball.org

Volleyball

Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745

Adult Volleyball Leagues

(925) 943-5866

Monday Night Coed League

Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 years old. Log onto www.wcyfmarauders.com

Registration packets for the Monday winter adult volleyball coed league and Wednesday Women’s 4’s are available at the Tice Valley Gym. League starts in January. Call 256-3572 or email

Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages

keung@walnut-creek.org for a registration packet. Free Agents:

6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org

Although we do not place players on teams, we will take your

Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

information and make it available to team managers who are

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11

looking for players. Send an email to add yourself to the free

including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Log onto

agents list to Hope Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org.

www.wcyaa.com for information.

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Aquatics

AQUATICS

LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER Located by the Lindsay Museum 2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5861 • Open summer months 2014 • L-Shaped recreation and lap pool (25 yards by 25 meters) • Diving area with 1 meter spring board • Children’s wading pool (1 foot deep) • Grass area • Vending machines • Spring season private rentals

Competitive Programs Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program. For information call (925) 939-5990.

Year-Round Facility and Swimming Programs CLARKE SWIM CENTER Located in Heather Farm Park 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5856

• Heated pools open year-round

Web Site: www.walnutcreekaquabears.org Head coach, Mike Heaney.

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

Our masters (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. For information call call (925) 280-5421. Web site: www.swim4wc.org Head Coach, Kerry O’Brien.

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

• Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams in

• Heated locker rooms and showers

international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic cham-

• Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment

pions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program for swimmers

• Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board

of all ages and abilities.

• Seasonal children’s pool

For information call (925) 934-4792.

• Vending machines

Web site: www.aquanuts.org Head Coach, Kim Probst.

FACILITY CLOSED November 28 through December 25 January 1, 2014 Additional dates: TBD WEEKEND HOURS November 29; December 24, 31 Additional dates: TBD

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! For information call visit www.walnutcreekswimclub.org or email director@walnutcreekswimclub.org. Co-Head Coaches -- Brett Anderson & Jason Kamp.

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Lap Swimming & Fitness Center

Recreational Swim Hours Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Horseplay and instruction is not permitted in recreational

All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of

area. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to

Clarke Swim Center

accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any 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 (ages 13 & up) Clarke Swim Center

Current - June 15, 2014

Current - June 15, 2014 50 meter pool only: Saturday - Sunday, 12:00-4:00 pm

Admission Fees Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee. No refunds.

Monday - Friday 5:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday 7:00pm – 8:30 pm Saturday - Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Daily Admission Fees One time entrance - no in/out privileges.

Fitness Center Hours (ages 18 & up) Clarke Swim Center

Current - June 15, 2014 Monday - Friday 6:00am–3:30pm

Children (ages 6 & under)

$3.50

Youth

(ages 7-17)

$4.25

Adults

(ages 18 & up)

$5.00

Lap Swim (ages 13yrs & up) $5.00

Monday - Thursday 7:00pm–8:15pm Saturday - Sunday 11:00 am – 3:45 pm

Discount 15 Swim Passes Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

Family Lap Swimming Hours Fitness swimming for the entire family! All swimmers ages 7 and up must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Recreation swimming and horseplay are prohibited.

Children (ages 6 & under)

$45.00

Youth

(ages 7-17)

$56.25

Adults

(ages18 & up)

$63.75

.

swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

Adult Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass

Clarke Swim Center

Based on a 30-day month

Circle swimming will be enforced to accommodate more

Current - June 15, 2014 Saturday - Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Adult

(ages 18 & up)

$71.00

*All participants ages 7 – 17 must be accompanied by a swimming adult (ages 18 & up.)

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Exercise/Fitness Courses Water Aerobics Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the water’s natural buoyancy and resistance, as an excellent form of exercise for those looking for something new or those with special considerations such as: pregnancy, arthritis, knee/joint problems or other special considerations. Swimming skills not required. LOCATION Clarke Swim Center $66/12-class punch ticket or drop-in $7

Mon/Wed/Fri

8:00am & 9:00am

Tue/Thu

8:30am

Shallow water & deep water classes offered. *All classes are 50 minutes long.

Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers WCM invites all interested fitness swimmers to sample our program and experience an atmosphere of encouraging swimmers and coaches dedicated to stroke instruction and improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are not a requirement to be a member, and is only one aspect of this largely successful adult fitness program. All practices are coached by the same experienced staff that trains some of the finest adult swimmers in the world. For more information contact: Head Coach Kerry O’Brien (925) 280-5421 or www.swim4wc.org. You can also stop by during practice to talk with a coach. $6: masters daily admission fee

Mon-Fri

5:30am; 6:45am; 10:30am; noon

Mon-Thu

7:00pm

*Register for tryout at front counter.

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. This course reviews County Swim Meet stroke and turn and eligibility for 2014. Classes are taught by USS Walnut Creek Aquabears swim team coaches. Instructor : USS Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team Coaches Location Clarke Swim Center $133: 8 classes

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Dates

Days

Ages 6-8 4:00-4:45pm Class

Ages 9-14 4:45-5:30pm Class

2/17 – 3/12

Mon/Wed

24411

24415

2/18 – 3/13

Tue/Thu

24412

24416

3/17 – 4/16*

Mon/Wed

24413

24417

3/18 – 4/17*

Tue/Thu

24414

24418

*No class spring break week: 3/31 – 4/4

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Certification Courses

Employment Opportunities

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (r2012)

Walnut Creek Aquatics is NOW HIRING for Winter, Spring & Summer 2014!

This course will provide you with the following skills and

We are looking for Lifeguards and/or Swim Instructors (ages

certifications to become a certified lifeguard: lifeguarding, first aid,

15 & up) and support staff. We accept American Red Cross

CPR-FPR, and AED (oxygen admin. optional).

Lifeguard Training Certificates or Ellis & Associates International

• Participants must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate.

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

• Must be 15 years old by the last day of class.

an application visit our web site at www.WalnutCreekRec.org or

• Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams.

come to Clarke Swim Center in Heather Farm Park. We will accept applications until all positions are full.

LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center FEE $213 (Includes book & certification)

Registration Information

Class 23827

Sat/Sun

9:30am-5:30pm

12/14-15, 12/21-22

Class 23828

Fri-Mon

9:30am-5:30pm

12/27-12/30

Class 24364

Mon-Thu

9:30am-5:30pm

3/17-20

Registration begins December 2.

Class 24365

Mon-Thu

9:30am-5:30pm

3/31-4/3

Please complete the registration form on page 81.

* Additional courses published in spring guide including an MDUSD spring break class and weekend class in May. Spring registration begins Feb. 18.

Online: www.WalnutCreekRec.org. Fax to: (925) 287-0179 Walk-in to: Clarke Swim Center (weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm)

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING REVIEW COURSE

Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration,

This course is designed for individuals that hold current

No phone-in registrations accepted.

301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598.

certifications in Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED which will expire soon (before this spring or summer 2014) who need to renew their certifications before they expire in half the time as a regular

Aquatics Refunds

certification course. Participation in class does not constitute

Refunds are allowed up to seven business days prior to the first

automatic renewal of certification. Must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate. Must provide proof of current certification. LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center

day of class; a $10 service fee per class will be applied to each refund. Cancellation requests received after the refund period but prior to the first day of class will receive a credit, minus the $10 service fee, valid for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If you must drop a class due to serious illness

$100: (includes Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED certification cards)

or injury, please contact Clarke Swim Center at (925) 943-5856 or

Class 24422 Sat/10:00am-5:00pm. Sun/10:00am-4:00pm 3/22-23

course. (Doctor’s note is required. $10 service fee applies.) We

email Heaston@walnut-creek.org, prior to the completion of the do not give refunds for weather or lack of student participation.

*Additional review courses published in spring guide. Spring

Transfers between classes may only be done if there is room and

registration begins Feb. 18.

transfer is approved by the manager on duty

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Tennis

WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER Heather Farm Park • 1751 Heather Drive • www.lifetimetennis.com • (925)945-0105 The tennis courts at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather Farm Park are available on a pay-as-you-play basis. The fee is based on a higher level of service, which includes the ability to reserve court use, provision of a well-stocked proshop with racket stringing service. For more information about class descriptions, registration, private lessons, and ball machine rental please visit our website at www.lifetimetennis.com or call us at the phone number listed above. Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm.

Youth Tennis Classes - Winter

Adult Tennis Classes - Winter (ages 16 & up)

Little Tennis (Ages 4-6)

12 week session • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 R=Resident, NR=Non Resident

12 week session • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis

Day Sun Sun Thu Fri Sat

Time 9:15-10:00am 1:15-2:00pm 415-5:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 9:15-10:00am

Dates 1/5-3/23 1/5-3/23 1/9-3/27 1/10-3/28 1/11-3/29

Fee $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Little Rallyer (Ages 6-9)

12 week session • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Sat Mon Wed Thur

Time 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:30-4:15pm

Dates 1/11-3/29 1/6-3/24 1/8--3/26 1/9--3/27

Fee $180R/198NR $180R/198NR $180R/198NR $180R/198NR

INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9)

12 week session • Class is invitation only by tennis instructor • No online enrollment • Must sign up for at least 2 days offered per session • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Intro to Tourn. Play Intro to Tourn. Play Intro to Tourn. Play Intro to Tourn. Play Intro to Tourn. Play

Day Mon Wed Fri Sat Sun

Time 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 12:00-1:00pm

Dates 1/6-3/24 1/8-3/26 1/10-3/28 1/11-3/29 1/5-3/23

Fee $180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR

Youth Tennis Lessons (Ages 7-15) 12 week session • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 R=Resident, NR=Non Resident

Level Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15)

Day Thu Fri Sat Sat Sun Wed Fri Sat Sun

Time 5:00-6:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 10:00-11:00am 2:00-3:00pm 10:00-11:00am 6:00-7:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 2:00-3:00pm

Dates 1/9-3/27 1/10-3/28 1/11-3/29 1/11-3/29 1/5-3/23 1/8--3/26 1/10-3/28 1/11-3/29 1/5-3/23

Fee $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Junior Development Teams (Ages 8-17) 12 week session • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Drop In Rate $28R/$31NR

Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Devel.-Match Play

Day Mon Wed Fri Sat Sun

Time 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-5:30pm

Dates 1/6-3/24 1/8-3/26 1/10-3/28 1/11-3/29 1/5-3/23

Fee $264R/$290NR $264R/$290NR $242R/$266NR $264R/$290NR $108R/$120NR

Level Cardio Cardio Cardio

Day Mon Wed Sun

Time 8:00-9:00am 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00am

Dates 1/6-3/245 1/8-3/26 1/5-3/23

Fee $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult

Mon Mon Sat Sun

9:00-10:00am 7:00-8:00pm 12:00-1:00pm 11:00-12:00pm

1/6-3/24 1/6-3/24 1/11-3/29 1/5-3/23

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Adv. Beg. Adult Adv. Beg. Adult Adv. Beg. Adult Adv. Beg. Adult

Mon Mon Thu Thu

10:00-11:00am 8:00-9:00pm 10:00-11:00am 6:00-7:00pm

1/6-3/24 1/6-3/24 1/9-3/27 1/9-3/27

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Int./Adv. Adult (6:1) Int./Adv. Adult Int./Adv. Adult Int/Adv. Adult Int/Adv. Adult (6:1)

Mon Wed Thu Fri Sat

6:00-7:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 12:30-1:30pm 8:00-9:00am

1/6-3/245 1/8-3/26 1/9-3/27 1/10-3/28 1/11-3/29

$168R/$185NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $168R/$185NR

Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult

Wed Sat Sat Sun

10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 3:00-4:00pm

1/8-3/26 1/11-3/29 1/11-3/29 1/5-3/23

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Late Night Drill Late Night Drill

Wed Thu

9:00-10:00pm 9:00-10:00pm

1/8-3/26 1/9-3/27

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Backhand/Net Game Fri Backhand/Net Game Sat

11:30-12:30pm 1/10-3/28 5:00-6:00pm 1/11-3/29

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Doubles Strategy Doubles Strategy

Mon Wed

9:00-10:00pm 6:00-7:00pm

1/6-3/24 1/8--3/26

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Ladies Drill & Play Ladies 3.5+ (6:1) Men’s Adv. Drill Mix Doubles League Serve & Return Specialty Shot Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Drill & Play

Wed Wed Thu Fri Sat Sat Tue Tue

8:00-9:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00pm 9:30-11:00pm 1:00-2:00pm 2:00-3:00pm 10:00-11:30pm 6:00-37:00pm

1/8-3/26 1/8-3/26 1/9-3/27 1/10-3/28 1/11-3/29 1/11-3/29 1/7-3/25 1/7-3/25

$132R/$145NR $168R/$185NR $132R/$145NR $44R/$88NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $198R/$216NR $198R/$216NR

Registration begins December 2. Register online at lifetimetennis.com or in the office at 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek. Winter Session runs for 12 weeks and includes 2 bonus/rain makeup days on weekends of Feb 22-23 and Mar 22-23. Times TBD

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Specialized Recreation

SPECIALIZED RECREATION

various cultures. Our very own Bay Area hosts some of the best

Specialized Recreation Karate

restaurants in the state and we’ll take the opportunity to try as

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. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

5:30pm-6:15pm

12/12-2/27

No class 12/26, 1/2

AG E S 1 6 & up

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Debbie Landesman for this specially designed cardio program for special needs adults ages 16 and above.

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. LOCATION TBD

Class 24469

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

12/18

Class 24470

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

1/15

Class 24468

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

2/19

AG E S 1 6 & up

Specialized Recreation Dances Join us for merriment and music as we celebrate the season with song and dance. Each month our Friday dance will be hosted at a different location. Please arrange for drop off and pick up at the

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

location of the dance. All dances are $6 at the door.

$53: 8 classes

Class 24464

many as we can. Our Dinner Club meets one Wednesday each

$38: 1 class

$53: 10 classes

Thu

Specialized Recreation Dinner Club Join us as we tour the world in 90 days to sample foods of

AG E S 8 & up

Class 24471

AG E S 1 6 & up

Mon

LOCATION Concord Senior Center

5:30pm-6:15pm

12/9-2/24

No class 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17

$6 at the door

Fri

AG E S 1 6 & up

7:00pm-9:00pm

12/6, 2/14

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Specialized Recreation Yoga

$6 at the door

This class is specifically designed and instructed to allow

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

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developmentally disabled adults and young adults to gain the benefits of the philosophy and practice of yoga. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended. $53: 10 classes LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Class 24472

Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

12/11-2/26

No class 12/25, 1/1

AG E S 1 6 & up

Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday trips each month. Trips vary in cost and duration. Trips are for special needs participants 16 years older and above. Drop off and pick-up for all Saturday trips will be from the Civic Park Community Center. LOCATION TBD

AG E S 1 6 & up

Specialized Recreation Movie Fest

Sat

12/21, 1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15

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

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

in the Specialized Recreation Program activities and

$18: 1 class

Class 24478

must be on file prior to the start of event.

Sat

11:00am-3:00pm

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ADULTS 50+

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 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. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $10 Per Ticket

Fri 11:00am-1:00pm

2/7

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 11:45am, so be sure to come early! We will be closed on New Year’s Day. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $2.25 ADULTS / $1.50 CHILDREN UNDER 12

Sun

9:00am-12:00pm

2/2, 3/2

AARP Driver Safety Program

PROGRAMS

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

Crab Feed

course entitles those folks over 55 years of age to a discount on

If you love crab, you’ll LOVE this evening. All you can eat CRAB,

can be repeated. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information or to

pasta, salad, French bread and dessert. A delicious fundraising dinner for the benefit of the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. Dining, dancing, fun with family and friends; what more could you ask for? LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $45 Per Ticket

Sat 5:30pm-11:00pm

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their auto insurance. The refresher course is good for 3 years and register for class. Must have taken the 8-hour Driver Safety Class within the last 4 years. LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $15 AARP members / $20 non-AARP members

Tue 12:00pm-4:30pm

AARP Tax-Aide

New Year’s Bingo Start the New Year off with a bang! Join us today for a Bingo Bash complete with lunch, a Money Tree Raffle and a morning of Bingo. Payouts are $20 for regular games and $50 for Blackout. Tickets can be purchased at the Walnut Creek Senior Club, Civic Park Community Center 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek. Questions? Call (925) 943.5851.

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 of charge. Locations are equipped to file your return electronically, allowing you to receive your refund much faster. The program is designed to serve and file simple tax returns. If your tax return is relatively complex you will be advised to seek professional tax

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

assistance.

$7 Per Ticket

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Fri 10:00am-1:00pm

1/17

Free

Thurs 8:00am-5:00pm

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Adults 50+ Friday Socials

Sing-a-Long

Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat

If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun

yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious

sounds attractive then this is the group for you! Meet once each

soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch

week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies,

reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the

musicals, and more.

lunch date by calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to

$1 Drop-In

attend.

Every Fri

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

March Friday Social

11:00am-12:45pm

“Let’s Sing” If you love to sing, come join the fun and sing familiar songs of the

Free: / $2: lunch

Fri

9:30am-11:00am

1/24, 2/21, 3/28

Big Band Era. This group is open to everyone. Members provide a community service by performing for non-profit organizations and senior living facilities. Participants must provide their own

Movie Matinee

transportation to the Center and to local performances. We use

Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your 50-cent admission price includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations

a keyboard, guitar, microphone, tambourines, and occasionally maracas. Singing is fun and can benefit your health; be sure and tell your friends too!

are not required; however seating is limited.

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Free

Every Fri

$0.50 Drop-In

Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

1/6, 2/3, 3/3

Bazaar Group

1:15pm-2:45pm

1/3-3/14

Snappy Cats Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group

This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects

of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retirement communities.

include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving

Free

members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call 943-5851 for more information. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

9:30am-11:00am

Hooked On Books If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and

Free

Every Wed

Every Fri

want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great

9:00am-3:00pm

group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the

Cardmaking Workshops

1st Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections.

Pop-ups, Stamping and Glitz and more! Come and learn new

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

techniques for cardmaking in these fun and easy workshops. Your

$0.50 Drop-in

fee covers all materials. Plan on going home with at least 8 cards to share with family and friends. No special artistic skills required.

Tue

1:00pm-3:00pm

1/7, 2/4, 3/4

You’ll be guided through the cardmaking process one step at a time. Advance sign-ups required, class size is limited. Please bring a pair of scissors and a small bottle of craft glue to class. INSTRUCTOR : Linda Rogers LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $10: 1 class

Mon

9:00am-10:30am

1/28, 2/25

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Adults 50+ Bridge Programs Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For Marathon Bridge, pre-registration through the coordinator is required.

Tuesday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In

Every Tue

8:45am-12:00pm

Thursday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In

Every Thu

12:30pm-4:00pm

Sunday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In

Every Sun

Investment Discussion Group All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing,

12:30pm-4:00pm

Marathon Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of

$20 Drop-In

the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-

Every Fri

12:00pm-4:00pm

5851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705.

Drop-In Bingo

LOCATION Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Tue

Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Cards are 1:30pm-4:00pm

1/21, 2/18, 3/18

sold separately for each session for $1 each. Paper games are also played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun

Mah-Jongg Drop-In

with friends.

Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experience and new learners are welcome. Haven’t played before? Be sure to sign up for the Mah-Jongg class listed under Personal Enrichment. LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-in

Every Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/7-3/11

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 Per Card

Every Thu

12:45pm-2:45pm

New I Trivia Fan-Atics! Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia? Want to have a

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good laugh and lots of fun while you exercise your brain? Then

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun

each month beginning February 5, 2014 for a fun-filled afternoon

afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want

of trivia challenge. This is a drop-in activity so no registration is

to learn how to play.

required. Your hosts will be Bob and Cindy Mohler.

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$0.50 Drop-In

$0.50 Drop-in

Every Mon

Wed

this is the activity for you! Join us on the FIRST Wednesday of

12:00pm-3:30pm

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2:00pm-4:00pm

2/5, 3/5

Adults 50+ Tennis Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing program and open to all adults over 50.

Senior Services Blood Pressure Screening Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month to check your blood pressure.

Bowling Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center Free

Wed

9:30am-11:00am

1/8, 2/12, 3/12

Hot Meals

Creakers Softball

Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

Join our “over 50� softball program. Call Terry White at

Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-noon one day ahead for a

(925) 939-7508. Fee is $72/year.

reservation. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Club 55 Skiers

$2 Suggested Donation

Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving!

Mon-Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm

Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather

Fri 11:30am-1:00pm

permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at

NO MEALS SERVED 1/21, 2/17

the large parking lot near the duck pond at 5:30am and return approximately at 6:30pm. Must contact David Summers at davidsummers8@aol.com.

Bus Passes County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk. Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

Cycling Club The Cycling Club meets Thursdays at 9:00 am (8:30am June thru 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 In-home assessment and consultation are available through Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging and Senior Outreach Services. Contact each agency for more information and additional services. Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging: (925) 945-8040; Senior Outreach Services: (925) 937-8311.

Walking Buddies Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the coordinator.

Deaf Seniors Club Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call California Relay Services, VOICE 1-800-735-2922 or TDD by calling 1-800-735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-5851.

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$1 Drop-In

Every Tue

Walking Buddies I

8:15am-12:00pm

Every Thu

Walking Buddies II

8:15am-12:00pm

Free

Every Wed

9:30am-4:00pm

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.

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Adults 50+ Investment Counseling Investment Counseling available from 1:30-3:30pm the first Tuesday of each month. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. Free.

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors

Insurance Counseling

Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer

Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the second

Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better,

Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm.

where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes.

Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care

Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members

counseling available at the WCSC. Please call 938-1895 for Long

up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest

Term Care counseling appointments.)

drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For January-

opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park

December, annual dues are only $12.00. Club members enjoy

Office of Aging Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1-800-510-2020.

discounts on special events, savings on local and international trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services including blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, or call 943-5851 for more information.

Senior Legal Services Senior Legal Services are available by appointment the fourth Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for your appointment.

Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info

Wills Preparation

Mondays

Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first

Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge*

Monday of each month from 1:30pm–3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment.

Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room

Tuesdays Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek

Petanque: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Patio* Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room

Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from

Wednesdays

9:00am-11:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday

Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday

Thursdays

through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. (Please note: Due to Wednesday reservations having limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical appointments on most other days of the week.) Please call (925) 943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

Fridays Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall* Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Let’s Sing!: 1:00pm-2:30pm, Social Hall Singing the Oldies!: 9:30am-10:30am, Lounge

SUNDAY Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room * See activity description for exact dates.

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Open Space

OPEN SPACE PROGRAMS

Howe History Tour Sunday, January 12, 1:00 — 2:30 pm, Howe Homestead Park From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as an Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut Creek. Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats, and pigeon flutes kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” We will talk about his amazing history and look at some of the photo displays in the Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

The Truth about Chicken Little Sunday January 26, 11:00am – 12:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch Maybe chickens are not the smartest birds, but you might be surprised at the important role the chicken has played in the history of mankind. Learn about the history of the domestic Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this brochure. Reservations are required for all programs if you are bringing a group of five or more. Pets are not permitted at Ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events. Most programs

chicken and why they are the most important bird species in human history. Meet under the windmill at Borges Ranch. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

are 1–1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will cancel most programs.

Silence of the Limbs

Please call the Ranger listed for more information or to confirm that

Saturday, Feb 8, 2:00 pm, Acalanes Preserve

weather has cancelled a program. Open Space maps are available at Ranger Stations or by sending a message including your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek.org.

Ranger-Led Programs

The “Dead of Winter”, Groundhog Day, St. Valentine’s Day, and other old beliefs will be discussed during this trivia hike into Acalanes Preserve. We’ll also take a look at the plants along the way and end the walk with some haiku. Rain will cancel. Meet at the end of Sousa Drive. Please call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665 for more information.

Blacksmithing at Old Borges Forge Saturdays, January 11 and January 18, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Old Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge Relive your childhood as you get dirty, make noise, smash things, and play with fire! Here’s your chance to bang on some hot iron and make a simple hook. $5.00 per person materials fee and the minimum age to work on the forge is 12. Meet at the Blacksmith Shop at the Ranch. Reserve your spot by calling Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

Who Pooped in the Park? Sunday, February 9, 1:00 — 2:30 pm, Lime Ridge Many animals call Lime Ridge home, yet they are rarely seen. How do we know they are here? The signs they leave behind tell us who’s in the park and what they are doing. Join us on a search for scat, tracks and other animal signs in the park. Meet the Ranger in the parking lot located at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

Winter Family Campfire Friday, February 14, 6:00 – 7:30pm, Hanna Grove Amphitheater at Shell Ridge Family fun under the star filled sky. We’ll share stories, winter tales, wildlife lore and who knows what else. Rain will cancel. Reservations are required. Please contact Ranger Nancy at (925) 943-5899 x2135 for more information and to make your reservation.

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Open Space Earthly Edibles and Urban Usables Saturday, March 15, 2:00 pm, Lime Ridge Join Ranger Bruce for a hike into fabulous Lime Ridge to discover nature’s bounty that plants provide. Miner’s lettuce, chickweed, soap root, cattails and other local plants will be available for sampling and using. Meet at the back of Boundary Oak Golf Course parking lot. For more information call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925)943-5899 x2665. Weather may cancel.

Fire Defensible Spaces in a Grassland Neighborhood Sunday, March 23, 11:00 – 12:00, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Each year the Open Space Division spends over $25,000 to

Winter Animal Tales Monday, February 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Howe Homestead

create firebreaks around the Open Space sites to help protect our neighbors from grassland fires. Staff will discuss the Open Space Division’s actions and share ideas on what adjacent homeowners can do to help protect their property. Reservations are required.

It’s storytelling time at Howe Homestead on this wintery

Call Supervising Ranger Nancy Dawson Dollard at (925)943-5899

President’s Day afternoon. We’ll meet in the Dutch Kitchen in

x2135 for more information and to make reservations.

the Howe residence and talk about how local wildlife prepares for winter and share fun animal stores. This is an indoor activity and rain will not cancel this program. There is no charge for the program but reservations are required. Contact Ranger Nancy at (925)943-5899 x2135 for information and to make your reservation.

In Search of the Borges Ranch Serpent Sunday February 23, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Old Borges Ranch

California: Land of the Grizzly Sunday March 30, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch and Shell Ridge Join Ranger Dan Bylin on a 1.5 mile hike as we explore the old hunting grounds of the California grizzly bear. This bear was at one time the most dominant creature found in the state, but vanished forever in the early 1900’s. We will talk about the bears habits and

If you love snakes, or even if you don’t, you will want to come

behaviors, and how different California cultures dealt with the

along as we search Borges Ranch for the elusive sharp-tailed

big bruin’s presence. Come along with us as we hike under 300

snake. You will learn all about this harmless little snake that prefers

year old oak trees that experience grizzlies foraging under their

the cold, wet months of winter instead of the warm, dry days of

canopies. Meet in the Borges Ranch parking lot in Shell Ridge

summer. The program consists of an easy stroll around Borges

Open Space. Rain will cancel the program. For more information

Ranch and Bob Pond. Meet under the windmill at Borges Ranch.

contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925)943-5899 x2162.

For more information call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925)943-5899 x2162. Rain doesn’t cancel this program because this snake likes the wet weather.

Pollinators Aplenty Sunday, March 30, 1:00pm, Howe Homestead Park

New Moon Campfire, Marshmallows and Stars

Come take a stroll through the butterfly and community gardens

Saturday, March 1, 7:00 – 9:00 pm,

breeze to the beehives, we’ll have plenty to explore. For more

Orchard Picnic Area at Sugarloaf Open Space

information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925)943-5899 x3521.

Join us for a nice warm fire and a chilly winter sky. Simple as that! Bring a chair (reclining is best) or something comfy to lie on so you can look straight up. Dress for the weather. Heavy clouds, fog or rain cancels. Please call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925)9435899 x2665 for more information. 78

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and search for the various pollinators that help our plants grow. Learn how you can help out in your own backyard. From the

Open Space

On-Going Programs

Lime Ridge Open Space

Old Borges Ranch Open “Historic” House

This 1.5 mile hike will take us through grasslands, oak woodlands,

Second Sunday of each month: December 8, January 12, February

way we should see sparrows, flycatchers, birds of the chaparral

9, March 9 from 1:00-3:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

plant community, and on the ridge top we will have a good chance

Join us at the ranch as we open the Historic Ranch House doors

of spotting soaring raptors. Meet at the end of Valley Vista Rd. in

on the second Sunday of each month. Open Space Ranger staff

Saturday, February 8, 9:00-11:00 am

and chaparral before we reach the crest of Lime Ridge. Along the

the parking lot to the right of the golf course

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 what life was like on the ranch for the Borges family.

Acalanes Open Space Saturday, March 8, 9:00-11:00 am

Monthly Bird Walks

Join us for a leisurely stroll to Putnum Creek. We will hopefully

Join Ranger Dan Bylin to learn about our local bird life. While

their North American breeding grounds. Past hikes have turned up

we search for birds we will discuss identification tips, behaviors,

various warblers, vireos, flycatchers, and orioles. Meet at the end

habitat requirements, where to find specific species and other

of Sousa Dr. in Acalanes Open Space.

find some migrating songbirds on their journey from the tropics to

interesting facts about our feathered friends. Be sure to bring binoculars and a small notepad to record your observations. Carry water and a hat, and wear sturdy shoes. Reservations are not required unless you are bringing a group of five or more. Rain cancels. For more information call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 9435899 x2162. See schedule below.

Owl Prowl at Borges Ranch (reservation event) Saturday, March 22, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Borges Ranch Celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring by

Borges Ranch

attending our annual Owl Prowl at Borges Ranch. Great-horned owls are usually very vocal and active around the ranch, while

Saturday December 14, 9:00-11:00 am

barn owls will hopefully just be pairing up in the historic 1903

Walk the grounds around the historic Borges Ranch and the

Open Space looking and listening for our resident species of owls.

woodlands around the Bob Pond Picnic Area in search of our

Meet in the upper parking lot at Borges Ranch and meet the ranger

winter visitors and year round residents. This is the time of the

under the windmill. Bring a flashlight, wear sturdy walking shoes,

year to see wintering sparrows, kinglets, and thrushes that will be

and be prepared for cool weather. Rain cancels. Reservations are

hanging out around the ranch. Meet in the Borges Ranch parking

required, and space is limited to 20 people. Please call Ranger Dan

lot in Shell Ridge Open Space at 1035 Castle Rock Rd.

Bylin at (925)943-5899 x2162, or e-mail at bylin@walnut-creek.org

Hay Barn. We will hike around Borges Ranch and into Shell Ridge

for reservations.

Shell Ridge Open Space Saturday, January 11, 9:00-11:00 am

Old Borges Ranch Tours

We will explore the grasslands above Borges Ranch for wintering

Last Saturday of each month (excluding December):

songbirds and raptors, and then search for thrushes, thrashers,

January 25, February 22, and March 29 at 2:00 pm,

and gnatcatchers in the chaparral covered slopes above Pine

Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

Creek. Meet in the Borges Ranch parking lot in Shell Ridge Open

Join Ranger Dan Bylin on a tour to explore historic Borges Ranch.

Space at 1035 Castle Rock Rd.

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.

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Registration where we are

online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.arts-ed.org

fax Registration, with VISA or MasterCard information to: (925) 938-7529 or (925) 944-3598 for Aquatics. mail Registration Form with payment to: Walnut Creek Recreation Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Make checks payable to City of Walnut Creek. phone Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (925) 943-5858 or (925) 9435846. (No phone registration available for Aquatics) Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready. walk-in Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Heather Farm Park or Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget. Aquatics: Clarke Memorial Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Heather Farm Park.

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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 Liasison at (925) 943-5899 ext.2203. photos The City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only.

Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive, 94596 Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget Lane, 94598 Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 Tice Valley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation & Community Svcs. Dept ........................... 925.943.5848 Civic Arts Education............................................................... 925.943.5846 Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farm ................. 925.943.5856 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Field Conditions Hotline ........................................................ 925.256.3574 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5846 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531

CLASS LOCATIONS Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Delta Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Heather Farm Preschool, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Avenue, 94597 Park Place, 1395 Civic Drive, 94596 Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Street, 94519 Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, 94596 Boundary Oak Golf Course.....................................................925.934.4775 3800 Valley Vista Road 94598 Walnut Creek Tennis Center ..................................................925.945.0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Open Space............................................................ 925.943.5899, ext. 2135 City Council Loella Haskew; Kristina Lawson (Mayor Pro Tem); Cindy Silva (Mayor); Bob Simmons; Justin Wedel City Manager Ken Nordhoff Director of Arts, Recreation & Community Services Barry Gordon Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel; Carol Fowler; Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Jodi Davenport; Sandra Jacobsen; Carla Ludwig; Fred Weston; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

pre-registration

Re gistration FORMS

FAMILy registration

Confirmations will be sent for all mail-in, fax-in and phone registrations. Confirmations are sent via email when possible, by post if necessary. If you do not receive your confirmation within 2 weeks, please call (925) 943-5858.

Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered.

Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time.

Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website.

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Health & Fitness

Registration Registration begins December 2

REGISTRATION FORM PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT

TEL (HOME) TEL (CELL/WORK) ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAIL ADDRESS 1ST CHOICE PARTICIPANT NAME

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AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE WAIVER OF LIABILITY I consent to the above person’s participation in these activities and agree on behalf of said person and the undersigned that we assume risk of accident or injuries sustained from whatever cause in connection therewith and release the City of Walnut Creek and its officers, agents and employees from any and all liability for such accident or injury. I understand I am responsible for all registration policies and procedures outlined in the brochure. I further understand the City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only. Dated

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policies Refu ndS/creditS

• All credits on account are valid

• Lab fees are payable to the

with disabilities to participate in

• Refunds/credits are subject to a

for a maximum of one year.

instructor at the first class. Please

our programs. If you have any spe-

service charge of $10 per person,

• Failure to attend program or

do not include lab fees with your

cial needs that may require specific

per class. Refunds are processed

“no-shows” will not be granted a

registration fees.

accommodations, please call (925)

within three weeks.

refund/credit.

• Accounts with credit amounts un-

943-5858.

• Refunds will be considered if

• Refund policies may vary for 50+

der $15 that are eligible for refund

requests are submitted up to seven

(Seniors) programs.

will be remitted upon request.

days prior to the first day of class.

fees

• For payment plans (annual

• For withdrawal requests received

•All courses and camp registra-

programs, camps, etc.), customers

after the refund period but prior to

tions include a $3 administrative

must provide a MasterCard or VISA

the first day of class, a credit valid

processing fee.

for automatic payment processing.

for one year may be permitted for

• Fees must be paid in full at time

In order to use a different method

use toward a future course.

of registration by cash, money

of payment, customers may pay

• Withdrawal requests after the first

order, VISA, MasterCard or check

prior to any scheduled payment

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payable to the City of Walnut

date(s).

credit less service charge and pro-

Creek, unless otherwise stated in

rated course fees.

program description.

• No refund requests are accepted

• All payments are processed upon

after the last class meeting.

receipt.

Waiting lists

CANCELLATIONs

MAKE-UP CLASSes

QUESTIONS

Waiting lists are established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified.

A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund is available.

Make-up dates for missed classes will only be granted for class cancellations resulting from inclement weather or from direction of the Arts, Recreation & Community Services Department.

Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531

ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those

donations If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to Civic Arts Education or Walnut Creek Recreation, please indicate so on your registration form. Thank you! SCHOLARSHIPS Civc Arts Education Scholarships are being accepted for Winter 2014. The deadline is December 20, 2013. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

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Lesher Center for the Arts

New Neon: Light, Paint, and Photography December 5, 2013 – February 23, 2014 To brighten our winter days, the Bedford welcomes New Neon. Taking its cue from the re-emerging popularity of this distinctly Californian medium, New Neon examines the way in which neon has been repurposed, in painterly, photographic, and sculptural practices, to reflect the cadence and drama of our media-saturated cultural landscape. The Bedford will host an opening reception on Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm. Image: Tim Etchells, Wait Here, 2008, neon sign, 67 x 31.5 x 5.5 inches, edition of 3, Courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery, SF

Call for Entries Sky: A National Juried Exhibition All Artists Invited to enter artworks for National Exhibition at Bedford Gallery Submission Deadline: January 15, 2014 Exhibition dates: March 9 – May 25, 2014 For our March 2014 juried exhibition, Sky, we are asking artists to explore how the sky, both atmospheric and conceptual, can be represented in a diverse reach of media. Sky will be juried by DeWitt Cheng, San Francisco-based writer and critic, and Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemporary Art, BRIC in Brooklyn, NYC. The Bedford now only accepts online submissions via SlideRoom. To find out more visit www.bedfordgallery.org/artopportunities. Image: Brock Davis, Cotton Ball Cloud, 2012, Instagram photo

New! Shop at the Bedford The Bedford Gallery now sells hand crafted jewelry, art, accessories, and more made by local artists. Take a piece of art home with you the next time you visit the gallery – perfect for Holiday shopping!

Rent the Bedford Gallery for your next event All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Drive Downtown Walnut Creek

Host an event in the spacious 3,500 sq/ft gallery and offer your guests the opportunity to view engaging artwork while mixing and mingling. The Bedford is perfect for both the artistically savvy and culturally curious. Book early to reserve this unique space!

(925) 943-7469

See website for hours and information on all programs.

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Clay Play: Little Worlds Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most

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versatile and forgiving mediums. It is a great introduction for young creative minds with or without clay experience. Build imaginary worlds filled with animals, a place for them to live;

SUMMER CAMP

flowers, trees, or a swimming pool! Learn a variety of techniques: pinch, coil, slab, squeeze.

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

2014

$100: 9 classes

Class 20730

AG E S 5 - 1 6

Mon

3:45pm-4:45pm

9/10-11/5

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

The camp guide arrives March 1 as part of the community newsletter, “In a Nutshell”, or online at www.WalnutCreekRec.org.

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