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VOLUME N o 4 WINTER 2013

CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION

RECREATION

Fire up with Glass Bead Making, Stained Glass, Fusing or Flamework.

Winter registration begins December 3.

Learn to Photoblog, shoot Cities Day & Night and High Def Movies or Portraits.

Explore technology classes with Intro to Your PC & Discovering the Web, pgs 54-55.

Try Basketry, Tapestry and Loom Weaving or Resist Dyeing with a master artist.

Don’t miss out on the exciting social dance classes on pgs 48-50.


Welcome We are fortunate to live in such a wonderful, safe community where our high quality schools, recreation programs and culture and arts scene set us apart from other communities in the Bay Area.

We believe the classes, programs and services offered in the Guide to Arts + Rec contribute significantly to Walnut Creek’s exceptional quality of life, whether it’s a master artist ceramics workshop, after school recreation program for middle school students, a visit to the LCA or a travel experience with other active adults.

In line with our department’s mission, together we ARE creating a better community through services that strengthen heart, mind and body. The programs and services we offer provide fun and enjoyment to our participants of all ages, but what you may not know is that they also contribute to the health of the community and its economy.

With the rate of childhood obesity at a record high, we are a partner in public health— keeping kids healthy, active, building self-esteem and getting them outside. Our programs teach teamwork, build strong communities and provide life-long learning opportunities.

This great news gives you just a few more reasons to love what we do! We hope you are as passionate about what we have to offer as we are in delivering these services to you. The City of Walnut Creek’s Arts, Recreation and Community Services Department makes Walnut Creek a great place to live, work and play!

Barry Gordon Director of Arts, Recreation & Community Services

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


Arts CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6-8 Youth | Adult |

Exhibition calendar 37

DANCE 22-24 Youth | Adult |

glass 27-28 Youth | Adult |

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 32-33 Youth | Adult |

jewelry 26 Youth | Adult |

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 28-31 Adult |

music 17-21 Adult |

drama 25 Youth |

preschool 79

DRAWING,

FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 34-36

PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 9-16 Youth | Adult |

Rec adults 50+ Resources 65-69 Adults 50+ | AQUATICS 60-63 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | DOG/PET CARE 59 Adults | FOOD & COOKING 50-51 Adults | HEALTH & FITNESS 40-43 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | MARTIAL ARTS 58 Youth | Adults |

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 52-55 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 56-57 Youth | SOCIAL DANCE 48-50 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SPECIALIZED RECREATION 64 Youth | Adults | SPORTS 44-47 & 67-68 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | TENNIS 73 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

OPEN SPACE 70-72 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

+ more Bedford Gallery 83 facilities 81 GOLF 80 INDEX 76-77

Lesher center for the arts 82 Map 78 PRESCHOOL 79 REGISTRATION 74-75


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Civic Arts Education One of Northern California’s largest community arts education programs, the city’s CAE programs reach over 7,000 students of all ages and backgrounds each year with 180 artists providing 680 classes, workshops, master classes, year-long programs, performances, exhibits, art sales and events. The mission is to create engaging arts opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds that instruct, inspire and ignite.

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6 Youth 7-8

Adult

8

Open Studio

DANCE 22-24 Youth 24

Adult

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 32

Youth

32-33 Adult DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 28-31 Adult DRAMA 25

Youth

DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 9-12

Youth

12-16 Adult 16

Open Studio

EXHIBITION/EVENT CALENDAR 37 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 34-36 GLASS 27

Youth

27-28 Adult JEWELRY 26

Youth

26

Adult

MUSIC 17-21 Youth 17-21 Adult PRESCHOOL 79

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

Clay for Homeschoolers (Ages 8-16) INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $114: 10 classes

Class 21312

Tue

11:00am-12:30pm

1/8-3/12

AGES 7-12

Clay Works One A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot or any experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium. Focus on learning basic hand-building skills such as scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $98: 8 classes

Class 21305

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

1/7-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18

AGES 8-12

AGES 4-6

Clay Play: Little Worlds

Clay: Handbuilding with Wheelthrowing

Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most

Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your

versatile and forgiving mediums. It is a great introduction for

handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students

young creative minds with or without clay experience. Build

will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from

imaginary worlds filled with animals, a place for them to live;

centering to making simple pots. Pre-requisite: must have taken

flowers, trees, or a swimming pool! Learn a variety of techniques:

Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding

pinch, coil, slab, squeeze.

techniques.

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$93: 8 classes

$151: 10 classes

Class 21306

Mon

3:45pm-4:45pm

1/7-3/11

Class 21307

Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

1/8-3/12

No class 1/21, 2/18

AGES 12-17

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding

AGES 5-16

Clay for Homeschoolers (Ages 5-8)

Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s

Your hands are the two best clay tools in the world. Come see

wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding

what you can learn to make: cups, bowls, boxes, people, animals,

techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee ($15 tool kit if

bookends, houses, cars, signs, dinosaurs, miniature scenes, and

needed and $20 bag of clay).

lots more. Learn all the techniques to make your ideas work, plus a

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

variety of decorative and glaze finishes. Flexibility in projects and assistance for students with different needs.

$126: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

Class 21182

Wed

4:30pm-6:30pm

1/9-3/13

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21183

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

1/10-3/14

$151: 10 classes

Class 21313

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LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Wed

10:30am-12:30pm

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics (Int/Adv)

A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen

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

$188: 10 classes

Class 21176

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

1/10-3/14

Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes student

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form.

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton

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

$188: 10 classes

Class 21178

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

1/11-3/15

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

A D U LT

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

Intro to Sculpture (Beg-Adv)

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

More fully understand the process of working with clay and

$188: 10 classes

Class 21175

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

1/5-3/9

constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative. Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

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

$165: 8 classes

texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also

Class 21168

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

1/7-3/11

addressed. No wheel work will be taught. INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik

No class 1/21, 2/18

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

$188: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

Class 21180

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

1/8-3/12

$165: 8 classes

Class 21169

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/7-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18

A D U LT

The Human Figure in Clay Create ceramic sculptures using the human figure as inspiration

Ceramics (Beg)

working from your imagination, as well as live models. Feel free to

INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott

approach any stylistic aspect of the figure from realistic

$165: 8 classes

renderings, abstracted torsos, anatomical studies and stylized

Class 21170

Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm

1/7-3/11

figurines. Also explore finishing and surfacing techniques both within and outside the ceramic lexicon including underglaze, glass,

No class 1/21, 2/18

overglaze, washes and paints. This class includes models’ fees. INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik

Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$188: 10 classes

$229: 10 classes

Class 21171

Tue

7:00pm-10:00pm

1/8-3/12

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley $188: 10 classes

Wed

7:00pm-10:00pm

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/8-3/12

Ceramics studio information

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

Class 21173

Class 21461

1/9-3/13

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 A D U LT

Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv) Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. First half of class will focus on forms and techniques in making both handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well with the Raku firing process and demos of glaze application, use of resists and terra sigillata. Second half of class will focus on firing of work. Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be Ann Henderson

physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after

A D U LT

second class.

NEW | Salt Kiln Building Get an insider’s look at basic kiln construction. We will be rebuilding our 30 cubic feet catenary arch, hard brick, up draft salt

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

kiln. This type of kiln is a thing of beauty and a pleasure to build.

$229: 10 classes

After construction is completed, we will christen the kiln with its

Class 21179

Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

1/11-3/15

first series of firings. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Pete Coussoulis

Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs (Beg-Adv)

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $208: 10 classes

Class 21187

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

1/9-3/13

Explore a variety of methods for making art tiles and wall reliefs. Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and glazes to enhance your work. Moldmaking techniques and use of

A D U LT

Handbuilding with Soft Slabs (Beg-Adv) Explore a broad variety of techniques and ideas for creating works with soft slabs of clay! Garden vessels, dinnerware and wall reliefs will be among the projects in this course. A variety of surface

extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving, stamp images and relief designs. INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

treatments will be used. Bring your imagination and a sketchbook

$131: 6 classes

to the first class.

Class 21188

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

1/27-3/10

No class 2/17

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

A D U LT

$188: 10 classes

Class 21184

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

1/10-3/14

Open Studio Ceramics Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture

A D U LT

Functional Pottery with a Focus on Lidded containers (Int/Adv)

students to share skills and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at

This class will cover the basics of functional pottery but with a

instruction is provided. Student must purchase clay in the studio

focus on lidded containers such as casseroles, butter dishes, sugar

and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment

bowls and more, while exploring the wide variety of methods of

are included in the fee. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial

making lids.

learning purposes.

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$140: Non-Members $80: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

$188: 10 classes

Class 21186

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/10-3/14

City of Walnut Creek’s discretion. Studio is closed on all legal city holidays. Check current Open Studio hours posted in Studio. No

Class 21177

1/5-3/15

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CERAMICS & SCULPTURE Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

AGES 4-6

I Can Do It Art Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Lots of art materials to explore: paints, clay, wood,

Arts, Adventures and Academics Summer Camp 2013

chalk, pens, etc., as you draw, paint, and explore new mediums. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter.

June 17 - July 19 This ever popular 5 week program, for K-9th grades, will

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

offer classes in: ceramics,

$68: 5 classes

cooking, glass fusing, stained

Class 21308

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

1/9-2/6

glass, cartooning, musical

Class 21309

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

1/9-2/6

theatre, movie making, dance

Class 21310

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

2/13-3/13

and much more! Credentialed

Class 21311

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

2/13-3/13

teachers or specialists teach all classes! Check out www.walnut-creek.org/aaa

AGES 5-7

beginning January 14 to see

Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art

what AAA 2013 has to offer.

Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and

Register early to take advantage of our payment plan and to

sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts

get the best choices of classes.

of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage

Registration begins on February 11

Children repeating this class will have extended projects that

Classes are from 9:30am–12:30pm at Walnut Creek Intermediate

provide further independent growth and development.

Our full day option continues at Heather Farm with invigorat-

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

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

ing outdoor fun and

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

field trips.

$86: 10 classes

Class 21320

An early morning care

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

1/9-3/13

option is available beginning at 7:00am

AGES 6-8

Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing AGES 1½-3

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

Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent Designed to foster the toddler/parent relationship, explore social, physical, language development and parent education. Exploration activities including music and movement, tactile and visual art exploration and circle activities will be offered.

fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture, contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, marker and charcoal. Ideal for students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this

INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena

class will have extended projects that provide further independent

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

growth and development in the medium.

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 1½-2)

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

$105: 10 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21325

Fri

9:00am-10:15am

1/11-3/15

Class 21318

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 2-3) Fri

10:30am-12:00pm

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

1/7-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18

$122: 10 classes

Class 21326

$75: 8 classes

1/11-3/15

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 6-8

Creative Nature: Draw/Paint Animals & Natural Objects Emphasis on encouraging each child’s unique self-expression as they discover the beauty found in natural forms. Work on skills necessary to draw animals and natural objects using a variety of techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels, watercolors and colored pencils, students observe and draw plants and animals from the Lindsay Museum (taxidermy). Completion of Primary Colors or a similar art class recommended. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

Class 21314

Fri

4:00pm-5:30pm

1/11-3/15

AGES 7-10

Having Fun with Color

AGES 6-8

Paint Box

Learn how to make your artwork pop off the page and express just

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

how you feel, whether you want to convey excitement or a quiet

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

mood, carefully chosen colors will help you do the job. Paint will

tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing

be the medium for the color investigations as we create dynamic

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

works of art that will have a language of their own. Study the

about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects

relationships of the color wheel and find out how some colors

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

seem to jump off the page while others seem to blend in.

Students repeating this class will have extended projects that

Prerequisite: Paint Box or Primary Colors

provide further independent growth and development in the

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

medium.

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

$92: 8 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21319

$86: 10 classes

No class 1/16, 2/18

Class 21324

Fri

3:30pm-4:30pm

Mon

4:45pm-6:15pm

1/7-3/11

1/11-3/15 AGES 7-10

Tinkering: Constructing Art

AGES 6-8

Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills

Tinkering is what happens when you try something you don’t quite

Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon

know how to do, guided by whim, imagination and curiosity. When

characters and stories that are the foundation of successful

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

cartooning. Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored,

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

along with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil,

hand tools and your imagination to create contraptions that roll,

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

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

students will have opportunity to create and work on projects with

ideas, deal with challenges, design and construct individual

instructor.

projects.

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$88: 10 classes

$106: 10 classes

Class 21327

10

Tue

3:30pm-4:30pm

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Class 21323

Wed

4:45pm-6:15pm

1/9-3/13


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 8-12

AGES 8-14

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio

Masters & Contemporary Painters Studio

For students who have had some painting experience and are

Visit the works of a different artist each week and examine their

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

techniques and methods of working with the medium. Focus on

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

an important piece of that artist’s body of work. Children often find

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

these studies and exercises to be huge confidence builders,

art class recommended.

exposing them to new approaches to their own creative expression. Work in both acrylic and oil paint, selecting artists

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

from Michelangelo to Picasso. Completion of Paint Box or a similar

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

class recommended.

$106: 10 classes

Class 21316

Thu

3:30pm-5:00pm

1/10-3/14

$10 supply fee due at first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

Class 21317

AGES 8-12

Cartooning: Character Development & Video Game Concepts (Int/Adv) Create your own characters, make storyboards, create concepts for

Tue

3:45pm-5:15pm

1/8-3/12

AGES 10-17

How to Draw Anime/Manga (Beg/Int)

video games, develop dynamic perspectives along with creating

Are you interested in anime/manga and want to learn the basics of

plots and story lines. Develop or further develop your own heroes

drawing in this popular new style? Then this is the class for you!

and villains using character modeling techniques from humorous

Basics covered in this class include poses, basic anatomy,

cartoons to unique comic book styles including Manga action

composition, paneling, coloring and more!

comics to the Marvel classics.

INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Hallquist

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$106: 10 classes

$114: 10 classes

Class 21328

Tue

Class 21335 4:45pm-6:15pm

Thu

4:00pm-5:30pm

1/10-3/14

1/8-3/12 AGES 11-17

AGES 8-14

NEW | Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio for Homeschoolers

Drawing with Charcoal & Conte Crayons Explore the fundamentals of drawing using charcoal and conte crayons to achieve the basic skills for representational drawing.

For students who have had some painting experience and are

The goal is to provide a series of drawing concepts like texture

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

and shape and to learn techniques through demonstrations and

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

exercises that give students exposure to a versatile and engaging

composition will be explored.

drawing medium. INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Hallquist

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$106: 10 classes

$114: 10 classes

Class 21315

Fri

1:00pm-2:30pm

1/11-3/15

Class 21334

Fri

4:00pm-5:30pm

1/11-3/15

$10 supply fee due at first class.

TEACHER FEATURE: Patsy Taylor Whether you want to paint or make a journal, Patsy Taylor can help. The plein air artist combines her love of the outdoors with her passion for teaching and painting. She began teaching at CAE in 2008 and will teach six classes during the winter session including “Night Painting,” “Simple Handmade Journals,” and “Palette Knife Painting”. “I feel so fortunate to be able to do the things I love,” says Patsy.

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

Drawing Class: Explorations in Black & White Media You can draw with confidence whether you are an adventurous beginner or a seasoned artist. All experience levels are welcome in this class. We focus on traditional and contemporary approaches to shading, value and perspective. A good drawing depends on a combination of good observation, a sense of play with materials, and personal invention. We study different techniques with a variety of black and white media and a variety of subjects. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $165: 10 classes

Class 21463

AGES 14-18

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

1/10-3/14

Make Your Mark A visual art and design program for high-school artists from public, private or homeschooling runs 8 months once a week on Fridays. Teens are accepted through portfolio review. Professional working artists and designers guide students in creating personal meaning in their art as they learn about art school or careers in art or design. Portfolios are created for the 3-section AP Studio Art format for Concentration, Breadth and Quality. For full information and application, visit http://www.arts-ed.org or contact Doug Rowe for portfolio requirements at 943-5899 x2471.

Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint but feel that you know nothing or not enough to get started? Do you want to try a new medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums, including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. A fun class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$628: 27 classes

Fri

Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums

expanding in the direction of your choice.

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

Class 20924

A D U LT

$165: 10 classes

4:30pm-6:30pm

10/12-5/24

Class 21500

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/9-3/13

$20 supply fee due at first class. AGES 11-17

Teen Drawing & Painting

A D U LT

For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting to

Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int)

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

Learn the pure and simple techniques of watercolor in this class

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

for beginners and intermediates. Demonstrations each class using

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

watercolor transparently, layered, textured and more. Individual

focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex

instruction and critique. Materials discussed at first class.

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

Class 21495

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $140: 10 classes

Tue

4:15pm-6:15pm

$15 supply fee due at first class. 12

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $165: 10 classes

medium of their choice.

Class 21329

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout

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Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

1/8-3/12


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

A D U LT

Watercolor (Int/Adv)

Monday Morning Painting

Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis upon learning a

Primary focus is on the development of each student’s personal

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

style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos,

creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring

reviews, challenges and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles

reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations,

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

coaching and critiques as needed.

landscape. Work is primarily from photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice. Beginners with absolutely

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson

no knowledge of paints should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

to Different Mediums as a prerequisite.

$165: 10 classes

Class 21497

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

1/9-3/13

Class 21496

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/11-3/15

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $137: 8 classes

Class 21498

A D U LT

Secrets of Perspective & Composition (Beg-Adv) Two great topics in one class. Learn the simple secrets to great composition--the arrangement of elements in a ‘picture plane’, how the placement of the parts affects the image as a whole. We cover the use of line, shape, volume; the rules of balance, harmony, and rhythm; the concept of gestalt. Acquire easy perspective techniques to create visually believable boxes, bottles and buildings. We finish with the skills to map out a complex drawing or painting. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

1/7-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18

A D U LT

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

absolutely no knowledge of paints or painting should consider

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums a prerequisite.

$137: 8 classes

Class 21643

Mon

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/7-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $165: 10 classes

Class 21501

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/10-3/14

A D U LT

Printmaking: Etching/Intaglio, Relief & Collograph

SPECIAL INTEREST

An introduction to four traditional fine art printmaking forms:

Japanese Brush Painting

Monotype (unique single image prints), Etching/Intaglio (multiple

A D U LT

prints from etched metal plates otherwise worked with tools),

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

Relief (multiple prints made from cutting wood planks and

Oriental brushpainting makes you aware of our world and allows

linoleum and related materials), and Collograph (a hybrid form

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

combining intaglio and relief methods). Students may opt to try all

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

four forms or concentrate on one or two. More experienced artists

Lectures, demonstrations, individual help each class. Materials list

may continue their development of any or all of the four printing

at first class.

approaches. A materials list will be distributed at the first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

INSTRUCTOR : Ruth Santee

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$137 8 classes

$163: 8 classes

Class 21655

Thu

Class 21490 6:00pm-9:00pm

1/10-2/28

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

1/7-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18

$25 supply fee due at first class.

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

A D U LT

Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics)

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting

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

This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

painting students. One, two, or three session poses with nude

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color,

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

shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use

water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics

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

demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in,

work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group

composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy,

critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at

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

www.arts-ed.org.

www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$144: 8 classes

Class 21499

Mon

$174: 8 classes

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/7-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18

Class 21650

Sat

10:00am-1:30pm

1/12-3/16

No class 1/19, 2/16

A D U LT

A D U LT

Mix Those Media!

Introduction to Color with Soft Pastels

Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less

This introductory class will give you a firm foundation for your

predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and

work with soft pastels. We focus on learning how to manipulate

adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice, discover

this versatile medium in addition to studying the characteristics of

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

the pastels and papers. Color is incredibly rich, application is

Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich results.

immediate, and soft pastels are equally compatible with water and

Watercolor, acrylics, soft pastels, oil sticks/oil pastels, collage

oil-based mediums. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed media methods. Work with the technique of the week or pursue individual projects. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $165: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

Class 21460

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $165: 10 classes

Class 21462

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

1/11-3/15

A D U LT

1:15pm-4:15pm

1/8-3/12

A D U LT

Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics

Painting Still Life Like the Old Masters

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

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

and representation through demonstrations and individual

work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering

instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to

and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless

interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs.

three-dimensionality. Previous experience with paint is not

Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational

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

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

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

to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values,

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$165: 10 classes

$165: 10 classes

Class 21644 14

Tue

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

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1/10-3/14

Class 21503

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/8-3/12

Class 21502

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

1/9-3/13


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

Figure Drawing Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe

ARTISTs’ MARKET November 30 - December 2

and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening, value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills. Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough newsprint to first class. Supplies and materials discussed in class. Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used; teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $198: 10 classes

Class 21645

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

1/11-3/15

A D U LT

Figure and the Monotype Workshop Combine life drawing from a model with the painterly and versatile medium of Monotype printmaking! This workshop introduces the classic ‘black field manner’ of painting and drawing on the plate. Work is then printed on the press with the assistance of the instructor. Topics include additive and subtractive drawing and painting approaches; use of oil-based etching inks with brushes brayers, rags, and other tools; use of etching press to get excellent prints; drawing, composition, and organization of values in black and white. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

Our Winter Artists’ Market will open on Friday, November 30, 5:00pm-9:00pm and continue through Sunday at the Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget Lane, and at the Clay Arts Studio E in downtown Civic Park. Shadelands hours on Saturday are 10:00am-8:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm. Civic Park hours on Saturday are 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm. The sale at Shadelands will feature all media,

INSTRUCTOR : Ruth Santee

including drawings, paintings and printmaking, glass jewelry,

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

pottery and sculpture, photography, textiles and more!

$125: 6 classes

Ceramics and sculpture will be featured in Civic Park.

Class 21654

Mon

No class 2/18

6:00pm-9:00pm

1/28-3/11

$25 supply fee due at first class. A D U LT

NEW | Simple Handmade Journal Workshop

WORKSHOPS A D U LT

Learn basic, simple folds for creating your own personal

NEW | Collage: Beeswax, Papers and Plaster

sketchbook journals that are travel ready. Even though this class works well as an adjunct to the Sketchbook Journal Workshop

Using handmade papers, prints, tissue paper, napkins and more,

offered in the spring, all students are welcome. Focus is on alterna-

we will be fusing layers of papers together using beeswax for

tives to store-bought journals without getting overly complicated

adhesion onto wood and plaster surfaces. For added flair we will

in construction. Journals will include fold-only, as well as simple

mix in crayon, watercolors, and oil pastels.

stitched, bindings. Lunch break included.

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$68: 1 class

$70: 1 class

Class 21517

Sat

10:00am-2:00pm

$45 supply fee due at first class.

2/2

Class 21653

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

2/23

$10 supply fee due at first class.

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking OPEN STUDIOS

A D U LT

Silk Painting

A D U LT

One of the most exciting aspects of painting silk is the opportunity to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using the basic silk painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately guides the flow of the liquid, the colors glide through the silk and generate delight and excitement. The result is stunning!

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. Note: No solvents in Friday class, odorless solvents okay in Monday class.

All levels are welcome. $5 per 31”x31” silk supply fee due at class.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

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

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

$115: 8 classes $76: w/ another CAE class

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21647

$119: 2 classes

Class 21656

Sun

10:00am-4:00pm

2/24-3/3

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

$138: 10 classes $95: w/ another CAE class

A D U LT

Class 21648

MokuhangaJapanese Woodblock Printing For artists in-home studios without a press, this beautiful, low-tech process may be the perfect solution. This workshop introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, Ukiyo-E technique. Participants learn to carve the woodblock, use Japanese carving tools, and print with water-based ink on Japanese paper. Participants will cut their own woodblocks and create a small

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

Painting Open Studio Open to all experienced painters and current painting students. Work on your own in a group setting, no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup. INSTRUCTOR : Staff

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

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

$109: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$54: w/ another CAE class

Class 21646

$146: 2 classes

Sat

10:00am-5:00pm

1/11-3/15

A D U LT

edition of multicolor prints. All levels are welcome. Bring a bag

Class 21657

1/7-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

1/10-3/14

3/2-3/9 A D U LT

$30 supply fee due at first class.

Printmaking Open Studio A D U LT

Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class

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.

$125: 2 classes

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etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an open studio environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and inks and any specialized materials. INSTRUCTOR : Staff

$109: 10 classes $54: w/ another CAE class

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Sun

Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

Class 21642

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

Class 21651 10:00am-4:00pm

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3/3-3/10

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

1/10-3/14


Music

MUSIC

A G E S 1 2 & up

Flock of Flutes Join the Flock and soar with the East Bay’s only flute choir. Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better

TEACHER FEATURE: Cindy Schultz

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

“The benefits of involving children in musical

only. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $358: 33 classes

activities are

Class 20614

immense,”

No class 12/25, 1/1, 4/2

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/18-5/28

enthuses early childhood music

A G E S 1 3 & up

Jazz Band Ensemble

specialist Cindy Schultz. Cindy, who has over 20 years

Feel the thrill of being part of a full Jazz Ensemble. Play music of

experience teaching, has been part of CAE’s youth music

the jazz masters from the 30s to present day. At least 4 years of

program for the past 10 years. “Music for young people helps

experience, knowledge of 4 major scales and sight reading skills

with eye-hand coordination, concentration and much more,”

are required. Payment plan available. For auditions, please call

says the professional harpist and teacher. “It’s also fun!” This

925-676-8203.

winter Cindy will be teaching seven classes including “Tuneful Toddlers” and “Petite Pianist.”

INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $353: 35 classes

ENSEMBLES

Class 20693

AGES 9-18

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

9/13-5/30

No class 12/27, 4/4

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 culminates with the teen level Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra who will perform challenging music and accompany renown guest artists. Concerts are Dec 11 and May 28.

Performing very challenging music, Leadership is an elite, select group of musicians from Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra, Flock of Flutes and Jazz Band. Auditions required. Please prepare two contrasting musical selections that best demonstrate your range of your instrument.

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Scott Blakley

YPO (Ages 9-13)

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$328: 33 classes

Tue

Leadership Ensemble

musicality and technical level, plus two scales showing the full

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

Class 20616

AGES 12-20

Free: 30 classes

5:00pm-6:15pm

9/18-5/21

No class 12/25, 1/1, 4/2

Class 21139

Fri

7:00pm-8:30pm

10/26-5/24

No class 11/23, 12,/21, 12/28, 1/4, 2/8, 2/15, 4/5

DRYO (Ages 12-18) $453: 33 classes

Class 20617

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

9/18-5/21

No class 12/25, 1/1, 4/2

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Music A G E S 3 mos - 5 yrs

Mic Gillette, World Renowned Jazz Artist, to give Clinic and Concert

Music Together A musical buffet! At any level of your child’s music development,

Learn from and hear the world renowned

whether newborn, toddler or preschooler, everything he/she needs

Mic Gillette who has appeared on countless

for basic music competence is laid out both in class and in the

albums and CDs with some of the biggest

materials used at home, for them to sample, learn from and enjoy.

names in the business--Santana, Rolling

Classes are mixed age--bring siblings together! (Siblings under

Stones, Cheryl Crow, Doobie Brothers,

8 months, at class start date, attend free!). Winner of Bay Area

Quincy Jones, Rod Stewart, Elton John,

Parent Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Music Program’. Now in its 25th

Huey Lewis and the News, and Tower of

year. $45 supply fee per family includes CDs, songbook and parent

Power. The trumpet-trombone jazz/funk specialist will give musical advice, tips and instruction followed by a sizzling concert with the Civic Arts Ed Big Band Jazz Ensemble--Walnut Creek’s best kept secret! To sign up go to www.arts-ed.org, click on EZ-Reg, then “Activities, then “Events” or call 925-943-5846.

guide DVD. Call 943-5846 to receive sibling discount. INSTRUCTOR : Music Together LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $198: 10 classes $133: Siblings over 8 months

Class 21476

Sunday, February 3, Clinic 2:00pm, Concert 4:00pm $20 Clinic and Concert - $10 Concert Only

Class 21477

Shadelands Art Center Auditorium

Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

1/7-3/25

6:00pm-6:45pm

1/7-3/25

4:30pm-5:15pm

1/8-3/19

5:30pm-6:15pm

1/8-3/19

9:15am-10:00am

1/5-3/16

10:15am-11:00am

1/5-3/16

11:15am-12:00pm

1/5-3/16

No class 1/21, 2/18

Mon

No class 1/21, 2/18

111 North Wiget Walnut Creek CA 94598 For Mic Gillette information: www.micgillette.com

Class 21481

Tue

No class 2/19

A G E S 1 0 & up

Class 21482

Cello Ensemble (Adv)

Tue

No class 2/19

For more advanced cellists who have full knowledge of 1st-4th position, thumb position and have studied at least two years. Music played by the Leadership Ensemble is more challenging

Class 21478

Sat

No class 2/16

than that played by the Cello Ensemble. We will work on standard

Class 21479

orchestral excerpts, technical exercises and arrangements of

No class 2/16

classic repertoire for multiple cellos. Ensemble by invitation only.

Class 21480

Sat

Sat

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

No class 2/16

LOCATION Lobby, Shadelands Art Center

$45 supply fee per family due at first class.

$113: 10 classes

Class 21207

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

1/8-3/12

Tuneful Toddlers-Parent/Child

MUSIC CLASSES

Toddlers and parents learn delightful songs, dances and

A G E S 3 - 1 2 mos

musical activities that focus on singing and keeping a beat to

Musical Babies-Parent/Child

enhance timing, coordination, listening and language skills.

Babies instinctively react to music! In these interactive classes, parents and babies learn delightful rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap

High-quality percussion instruments are used, as well as puppets, stories and colorful props, to make this a very special music time.

games, action songs and dances that stimulate your baby’s natural

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

response to music. Specifically designed for babies three months

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

to walking!

$88: 10 classes

Class 21198

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $88: 10 classes

Class 21211 18

A G E S 1 2 - 2 4 mos

Tue

11:15am-11:45am

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1/8-3/12

Tue

9:30am-10:00am

1/8-3/12


Music AGES 1-5

AGES 5-7

Family Music

NEW | Music for Homeschoolers

A fun, mixed age music class so siblings can attend together

Students will experience elements of music while singing, playing,

with parent! Important musical concepts will be presented and

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

reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment. Experience

We will use rhythm instruments and Orff instruments to work on

the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding and learning

group playing, listening skills, timing, concentration and musical

together. Siblings 11 months and under are free.

terms/notation. This is a great class to prepare your child for future musical study!

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

$88: 10 classes

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21199

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

1/8-3/12

$94: 10 classes

Class 21201

Wed

11:15am-12:00pm

1/9-3/13

$22 supply fee due at first class.

AGES 3-5

Petite Pianist An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic

AGES 5-11

note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive

Learn to Play

environment.

Parents and children affected by autism or related symptoms

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

participate in this fun-inspired class and collaborate creatively

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

using arts and music games. These games are great tools for home and school to interact more easily with others, create lasting

$104: 10 classes

Class 21693

Tue

12:15pm-1:00pm

1/8-3/12

Class 21202

Wed

12:15pm-1:00pm

1/9-3/13

friendships, navigate transitions, and cope with upset based on the premise that no child needs to be different than they already are--they just need tools to deal with today’s world. Facilitated by a music therapist. Some health insurances may cover.

AGES 4-7

INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz

Introduction to Suzuki Violin

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

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

$107: 8 classes

fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions,

Class 21196

rhythms and respective behavior through games and songs. Begin

No class 1/19, 2/16

Sat

9:00am-10:00am

1/12-3/16

to play simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method. Instruments discussed at first class.

AGES 6-9

INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei

Piano for Children

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and

$88: 8 classes

Class 21194

Sat

11:00am-11:30am

1/12-3/16

No class 1/19, 2/16

solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

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

$104: 10 classes

Class 21204

Wed

4:30pm-5:20pm

1/9-3/13

$7.50 supply fee due at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

Civic Arts facilities. Visit www.arts-ed.org for a list of

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

instructors and contact information. Instructors will make

$104: 10 classes

the individual lesson and payment arrangements.

Class 21203

Thu

4:00pm-4:50pm

1/10-3/14

$7.50 supply fee due at first class.

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Music AGES 9-14

AGES 6-14

Recorder 101 for Homeschoolers

Classical Guitar for Tweens (Beg)

The recorder is an end blown woodwind instrument that is a great

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

introduction to wind playing! Learn basic music reading skills

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

while learning to play fun songs like ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’, ‘Ode

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

to Joy’, ‘Jingle Bells’ and many more. Bring your own recorder.

basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary. Note: Nylon string classical guitar in appropriate size is required.

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jon Mendle

$105: 10 classes

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21205

Tue

1:00pm-2:00pm

1/8-3/12

$113: 10 classes

Class 21206

$10 supply fee due at first class.

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

1/8-3/12

$18 supply fee due at first class. AGES 7-12 A G E S 1 0 & up

Violin Ensemble (Beg) An introduction to the violin in a supportive group. Learn how to

NEW | Intro to Fiddle Styles

hold the violin, read notes, and play simple melodies in a friendly,

Violin, Viola, and Cello students with 2 years of experience will

fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be

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

discussed first class.

Quebecois to American Old-time and Scandinavian. Folk music is transmitted orally, and there will a special emphasis on learning

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz

$113: 10 classes

Class 21192

Fri

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

3:30pm-4:15pm

1/11-3/15

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $93: 10 classes

Class 21209

A G E S 7 & up

String Orchestra (Int) repertoire. A great class to prepare your child for YPO and DRYO.

1/11-3/15

NEW | Green Day Music for Guitar Explore music of the legendary Bay Area punk band Green

For students with at least 9 months experience.

Day, from their early releases to the present. Songs will include

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes

Fri

6:00pm-7:00pm

A G E S 1 0 & up

Class emphasizes ensemble skills, more advanced technique and

Class 21193

Fri

‘Holiday’, ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, ‘21 Guns’, ‘When I Come Around’, ‘Brain Stew’, ‘Good Riddance’ (Time of Your Life), ‘Welcome to Paradise’, and more! Must have taken at least one

4:20pm-5:20pm

1/11-3/15

group guitar course or private instruction. INSTRUCTOR : Jon Mendle

AGES 8-14

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

NEW | Piano for Homeschoolers Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $104: 10 classes

Class 21200

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

$7.50 supply fee due at first class.

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$91: 8 classes

Class 21208

Sat

No class 1/19, 2/16

1:00pm-2:00pm

1/12-3/16


Music Civic Arts Education is proud to be a founding school and testing center

A G E S 1 4 & up

NEW | Sing to Health Learn new songs each quarter! If you love to sing and appreciate the health benefits of singing--deeper breathing, multi-sensory and memory stimulation, and social interaction--join our ‘no pressure, just for fun’ hour of song. We will review healthy singing practices then sing oldies but goodies as well as more recent favorites. You

The Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program

do not need to know how to read music, just have a love for it!

(The Achievement Program) provides a recognized national

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders

standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

course of study from beginner to advanced levels.

$85: 8 classes

The Achievement Program inspires excellence through individual

Class 21670

student assessments and allows students to celebrate

No class 1/21, 2/18

Mon

5:00pm-6:00pm

1/7-3/11

accomplishments and track their progress with others across the country. Civic Arts Education is proud to be a founding school and testing center. Spring Test will take place on June 1 & 2, 2013.

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Instant Chorus for Adults & Kids Sing luscious harmonies and cool rhythms--a cappella. No audition, performance or commitment beyond two hours of joyful

A G E S 1 3 & up

singing. Choose an easy part or take a solo and try simple body

Ukulele (Beg)

percussion. Learn by ear or read a score. Improve your musicality

The ukulele is a subset of the guitar family of instruments, which

in a supportive inter-generational group. Children over 8 who love

originated in Hawaii but has gained popularity in the U.S. You will

to sing are welcome if attending with an adult.

learn several chords and melodies from familiar repertoire and will

INSTRUCTOR : Betsy Blakeslee

be able to play a song after two classes! Bring your own ukulele.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jon Mendle

$23: 1 class

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $79: 8 classes

Class 21195

Sat

No class 1/19, 2/16

11:00am-12:00pm

1/12-3/16

Class 21190

Sat

3:00pm-5:00pm

1/12

Class 21191

Sat

3:00pm-5:00pm

2/9

Class 21210

Sat

3:00pm-5:00pm

3/9

$10 supply fee due at first class. A D U LT

A G E S 1 4 & up

Listening to Music: Opera

Guitar in a Flash for Adults

With its oversized sets, gestures and singers, opera can sometimes

Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing

seem ridiculous. But wait. Do you like music? Do stories of

postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature

passion, love, hate, greed, jealousy, madness, death, murder, pity,

and standard music notation while playing beautiful melodies.

and sex intrigue you? Have you ever wondered what all the

Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars

shouting is about? If you answered yes to any of the above, this

are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier.

class is for you. With the use of DVDs, we will view, listen to, and

Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary.

discuss some of the greatest operatic works in Western music by Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, and others.

INSTRUCTOR : Jon Mendle LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios

$91: 8 classes

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21197

Sat

No class 1/19, 2/16

12:00pm-1:00pm

1/12-3/16

$64: 6 classes

Class 21189

Fri

10:00am-12:00pm

1/25-3/1

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Dance

DANCE

Summer Dance Intensive July 15-August 2, 2013

AGE 2

This exciting three-week program

Kindertots

is designed for both advanced and

Your child will enjoy a wide variety of activities designed to develop gross motor skills, creative movement, and physical awareness while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. Attire: leotards or gym shorts and ballet or other soft-soled shoes.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Kinderdance

2, 2013. Classes are taught by

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

Program Director, Rebecca Crowell Berge, Diablo Ballet dancers and

$91: 8 classes

Class 21508

Mon

10:00am-10:30am

1/7-3/11

other distinguished faculty.

No class 1/21, 2/18

AGES 3-4

Pre-Ballet

AGES 2-4

Mommy and Me: Parent & Child

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

Sing, play games, stretch, increase self-confidence in a special

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

time between parent and child while learning basic dance

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

concepts.

stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may watch last session only.

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$94: 10 classes

Class 21358

Thu

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

10:00am-10:45am

1/10-3/14

$94: 10 classes

Class 21360

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

1/8-3/12

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$94: 10 classes

Class 21359

Fri

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

11:30am-12:15pm

1/11-3/15

AGES 3-5

Kinderdance

$94: 10 classes

Class 21361

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

1/9-3/13

Class 21362

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

1/9-3/13

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau

This program is a developmental dance, movement and fitness

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

program. Each class begins with stretching and body isolations.

$94: 10 classes

We also include the basics of ballet, tap, floor acrobatics, creative

Class 21363

Thu

10:45am-11:30am

1/10-3/14

movement and gross motor development while blending educational concepts such as numbers, colors, shapes and

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

vocabulary. Attire: Girls-leotards and ballet shoes; Boys-shorts,

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

T-shirts and ballet/gym shoes. Tap shoes optional.

$94: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Kinderdance

Class 21364

Fri

10:45am-11:30am

1/11-3/15

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

$115: 8 classes

Class 21510

Mon

10:45am-11:45am

No class 1/21, 2/18

1/7-3/11

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $76: 8 classes

Class 21365

Sat

No class 1/19, 2/16

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Dance AGES 3-10

AGES 7-10

Tap-Children

Ballet I

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

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

introduction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other

class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will enjoy

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

dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as

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

‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Nutcracker’.

warm-up exercises, stationary center practice and traveling combinations will culminate in a routine set to music. INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $94: 10 classes

Class 21354

Tue

4:15pm-5:00pm

1/8-3/12

$94: 10 classes

Tiny Tappers (Ages 3-4) Class 21372

Thu

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney

4:00pm-4:45pm

1/10-3/14

4:45pm-5:30pm

1/10-3/14

Intro (Ages 5-7) Class 21373

Thu

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $94: 10 classes

Class 21352

Fri

4:30pm-5:15pm

1/11-3/15

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

Beginning (Ages 7-10) Class 21374

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

1/10-3/14

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $76: 8 classes

Class 21353 AGES 5-7

Pre-Ballet II

9:45am-10:30am

1/12-3/16

AGES 7-11

Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are new to dance at age 5-7 or who have completed one or two years

Ballet II Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet

in Pre-Ballet.

training. Class will continue with traditional barre and center work,

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $94: 10 classes

Class 21366

Sat

No class 1/19, 2/16

Wed

improving technique, working on proper body alignment, with an emphasis on vocabulary. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in the Ballet I level and be at least 7

5:15pm-6:00pm

1/9-3/13

years old in the second grade. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program.

$76: 8 classes

Class 21369

Sat

11:45am-12:30pm

1/12-3/16

No class 1/19, 2/16

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $45/payment

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

Class 20686

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

No class 12/25, 1/1, 4/2

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/4-6/11

$94: 10 classes

Class 21367

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

1/11-3/15

Jazz/Hip Hop

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $94: 10 classes

Class 21368

Fri

AGES 7-11

Come learn fun and funky dance moves! Learn to kick, leap and turn to the latest hip hop and pop music. It’s a high energy class with a strong emphasis on jazz technique. End-of-session

3:30pm-4:15pm

1/11-3/15

performance for friends and family. Jazz shoes required.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

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

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

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

$76: 8 classes

programs will be subject to a $3 administrative processing fee, which will be added to first payment.

Class 21357

Sat

12:45pm-1:45pm

1/12-3/16

No class 1/19, 2/16

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AGES 9-15

Ballet III Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum skills. This challenging class requires a commitment to regular attendance. Must attend both days. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Ballet II level and be at least 9 years of age. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program. INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $90/payment

Class 20689

Mon, Thu

4:00pm-5:30pm

9/6-6/13

No class 12/24, 12/27, 12/31, 1/3, 1/21, 2/18, 4/1, 4/4, 5/27

AGES 11-18

Professional training Program Intermediate and advanced ballet training, including technique, pointe, variations from classical and contemporary repertory. For

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Adult Ballet (Int)

audition contact Rebecca Crowell Berke, Director at

For students with some formal ballet training. Class includes a

rebecca@diabloballet.org or (925) 943-1775. Intermediate class

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

meets 3 days per week; must attend all 3 days. Advanced class

required. Proper ballet attire is not required but wear something

meets 4 days per week; must attend all 4 days. Please call for a

that fits close to the body.

brochure for more information.

INSTRUCTOR : Ginger Megley

Intermediate

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little

$110: 10 classes

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands & Studio D, Civic Park

Class 21699

Wed

7:30pm-9:00pm

1/9-3/13

$170/payment

Class 20927

Mon, Wed, Sat

9/5-6/14

No class 12/24-1/5, 1/19-21, 2/16-2/18, 4/1-6, 5/25-27

Tap-Adult

Advanced

Adult/teen tap is an ideal physical workout and artistic outlet in

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Graciela Acedo,

one! Our tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz,

Erin Leedom, Edward Stegge

while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands & Studio D, Civic Park $372/payment

Class 20927

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

Ballet Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. All year-round dance programs will be subject to a $3 administrative processing fee, which will be added to first payment.

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beginning and advanced student alike. Includes a series of warm-up exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations which culminate in a routine set to music.

9/5-6/14

No class 12/24-1/5, 1/19-1/21, 2/16-2/18, 4/1-6, 5/25-27

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INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $98: 10 classes

Tap Fundamentals Class 21370

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

1/8-3/12

Musical Theatre Tap Class 21371

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/8-3/12


Drama

DRAMA

AGES 7-12

Kids Theatre – “Winnie the Pooh” Let’s put on a show, “Winnie the Pooh!” This performance-based program will begin to prepare your young actor for our more advanced competition groups. Each session, students will produce a short musical and focus on teaching basic stage movement, vocals, choreography, theatre games and more. End each session with a performance for family and friends. Participation in Mini-Kids is recommended but not required. No audition necessary! $10 performance fee included in course fee. INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $230: 9 classes

Class 21261

Thu

4:15pm-6:00pm

1/10-3/7

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $230: 9 classes

Class 21262

Fri

4:15pm-6:00pm

1/11-3/8

AGES 10-14

Four Stepping Stones for Young Performers

Junior Theatre 2012-13

The Youth Theatre Company engages children, Pre-K

These are long-term programs that began in October 2011. Please

through high school, in musical theatre performance

call 943-5846 for information.

and theatre education. Please call 943-5846 for a YTC brochure.

AGES 14-18

Teen Theatre 2012-13

AGES 5-6

These are long-term programs that began in October 2011. Please

Mini Kids Theatre

call 943-5846 for information.

Sing, dance and act to songs from your favorite musicals such as ‘The Lion King’, ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Annie’, ‘Mary Poppins’ and more! Play games and dress up. Students will sing along and learn choreography. No experience necessary. Work with our Youth Theatre staff to learn the basics of the theatre. End the session with a performance for family and friends. Students will join Kids Theatre in a song and dance of their production and will delight in performing in several of their own musical numbers. No audition necessary. $10 performance fee included in course fee.

AGES 8-17

Acting & Improvisation for Homeschoolers Be silly, be creative, be dramatic! Develop acting skills as you have fun playing theatre games, creating scenes and performing skits for one another. Creativity and self-expression will be emphasized as you work on ensemble-building, characterization and

INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms

presentation skills. Basic scene work will be introduced in this

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

class. An informal presentation for friends and family will be

$180: 9 classes

scheduled for the last class.

Class 21270

Thu

3:30pm-4:15pm

1/10-3/7

INSTRUCTOR : Tracy Randolph LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

$92: 8 classes

$180: 9 classes

Class 21271

Fri

Class 21333 3:30pm-4:15pm

1/11-3/8

Mon

1:00pm-2:30pm

1/7-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18

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Jewelry

JEWELRY

A D U LT

Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int) Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry

TEACHER FEATURE: Natalie Borges

design and construction. Beginners will design their own jewelry and construct pieces using fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demos,

Natalie Borges loves working with

and handouts provide basis of any techniques needed.

students in a wide variety of classes.

Intermediates will progress through more advanced techniques

The graduate of California College

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

of the Arts especially loves teaching

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

anything involving glass.

students must attend first class for safety discussion and materials

“It is such a beautiful material,” says

list.

Natalie. “I have been working with

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt

glass for nine years, and it continues

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

to surprise

$181: 10 classes

me.” Natalie will teach “Bling – Jewelry for the 21st Century

Class 21488

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/8-3/12

Class 21487

Thu

12:00pm-3:00pm

1/10-3/14

$3 supply fee due at first class.

Student,” “Stained Glass” and “Fused Glass” during the winter session.

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NEW | Jewelry: Chasing & Forming (Int/Adv) AGES 8-12

NEW | “Bling” Jewelry for the 21st Century Student

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

Design and make cool accessories to wear as a hip statement.

repousse, folding forming, raising, and anti-clastic forming. All

Come learn how to make custom buttons, beautiful beaded jewelry

the techniques can be applied to intimate detailed jewelry work

and rugged cuffs!

or large elaborate sculpture. Previous metalsmithing skills are required, and most tools and supplies are provided.

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges

INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

$92: 8 classes

Class 21336

Mon

No class 1/21, 2/18

4:30pm-6:00pm

1/7-3/11

$15 supply fee due at first class.

$181: 10 classes

Class 21396

Tue

10:00am-1:00pm

1/8-3/12

Class 21544

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/10-3/14

$10 supply fee due at first class.

AGES 12-17

NEW | Intro to Jewelry for Teens Get your first hands-on experience working with metal. All the basics will be covered: sawing, filing, annealing, texturing, soldering and finishing. Students will make a few small projects in copper and brass and will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the materials. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $151: 10 classes

Class 21397

Thu

4:00pm-6:00pm

$15 supply fee due at first class.

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Glass

GLASS

A D U LT

Glass Fusing & Slumping Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles, jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $162: 8 classes

Class 21298

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/9-2/27

$10 supply fee due at first class.

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Dichroic Fused Glass Can’t find the center piece to make your own unique jewelry? Learn to create spectacular opal-like dichroic glass pendants and more. Go beyond the basic round cabochon. Learn to drill holes in glass, create wire connectors, grind a groove into the side for wire wrapping and more. Take your fused jewelry to the next level. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge

AGES 12-17

with new techniques. No previous experience with glass required.

NEW | Fused Glass (Beg/Int)

Beginning and experienced students welcome. Materials list online

Come chill out while making some hot items. Learn glass cutting,

at www.arts-ed.org.

stacking and melting. Make sun-catchers, copper silhouettes and

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

a flat fusing three-dimensional by slumping into a mold. Color

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

theory, as well as the use of transparency in art works, will be $162: 8 classes

topics of discussion.

Class 21299

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $151: 10 classes

Class 21337

Thu

3:30pm-5:30pm

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/9-2/27

$10 supply fee due at first class.

1/10-3/14

$15 supply fee due at first class.

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Fused Glass (Beg-Adv) Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color

AGES 12-17

NEW | Stained Glass (Beg/Int)

and form. Learn the basics of glass cutting, fusing and slumping.

Experience the beautiful tradition of stained glass! Learn to design,

art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new

cut, grind, copper foil, and solder awesome stained glass windows

techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students.

in a safe and fun way. Explore the etching process and learn what

$10 supply fee due at first class. Materials list online at

makes glass colored.

www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Use sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, design and make glass

$151: 10 classes

Class 21338

Tue

$162: 8 classes

4:30pm-6:30pm

$15 supply fee due at first class.

1/8-3/12

Class 21300

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/7-3/11

Class 21301

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/7-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18

$10 supply fee due at first class.

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Glass Bead Making (Beg) Make beautiful glass beads using a hot head bead torch. Each student uses a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how to make several different shaped beads, and a variety of surface

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY A D U LT

decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber. No previous

CAE Photography Forum

experience required. Beginning and repeat students welcome.

The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage

Must have supplies for first class. First class mandatory. Materials

photographers of all levels to continue to study the art of

list online at www.arts-ed.org.

photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month (June 1

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

through May 31) to share images, critiques, technical

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

developments, and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips

$122: 6 classes

Class 21297

Tue

and workshops allow members to broaden their knowledge. Field 1:00pm-4:00pm

1/8-2/12

$10 supply fee due at first class.

trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

A D U LT

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Flamework for Fusers

$68: Yearly Membership

Learn to work with COE.90 glass to design elements using a hot

Class 20507

Tue

7:00pm-9:30pm

head torch. Add these components to your fusing work to create unique fused pieces. Start with an intro to the torch and how to use rods, stringers and sheet glass. Learn torching techniques including twisties, string dots, strip twisties and more. Use these techniques in hands-on torch time where each student makes elements to be fired on a sample tile using techniques learned in workshop. This fun new workshop will add to your glass working education. Materials: Bring Mapp gas and COE 90 sheet glass, rods and stringers.

Using Your Camera Made Simple Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you want? Instructor will bring in different camera types. Learn to make better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and flash. Learn how to download pictures from your camera on to the computer and the best way to save, store and archive your images. Bring camera, manual and questions to class for

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

individual help.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

$64: 1 class

Class 21322

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LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Sat

10:00am-2:00pm

2/9

$10 supply fee due at first class.

$107: 4 classes

Class 21383

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

2/11-3/11

No class 2/18

A D U LT

NEW | Mosaic: Mirror/Glass Workshop Learn how to cut glass, use different adhesives for various materials, consider indoor or outdoor use, design, use color, grout and more. We will complete two projects in this class.

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NEW | Understanding Camera Controls Want to understand how to use the controls of your camera to take fabulous pictures? Good photography is knowing how to adjust

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

your camera to capture compelling photographic images. Learn

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

how to understand your camera controls and how and when to

$88: 1 class

use the features, unleashing the power of digital photography.

Class 21518

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

$45 supply fee due at first class.

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INSTRUCTOR : Robert Amador LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $124: 6 classes

Class 21387

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Wed

6:00pm-9:00pm

1/9-2/13


Digital Media & Photography A D U LT

A D U LT

Take Control of Your Digital Camera

NEW | Introduction to Paintshop Pro

Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great

This class will concentrate on features needed to edit your digital

photographs and how to gain more control over the design of

images: navigating your way around the program, viewing and

pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point of

saving your files, resizing and cropping, understanding layers,

view. Camera functions, transferring files, and image file

image adjustments, using levels, hue/saturation, color balance,

management will be explained. Investigate creative aspects of

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

digital photography and correct exposure. Assignments and a field

and more. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and

trip will allow practice using techniques learned in class.

techniques learned in class. Bring laptop with Paintshop Pro installed.

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$119: 7 classes

Class 21391

Thu

Field Trip Sat

6:30pm-9:00pm 11:00am-1:00pm

1/10-2/14

$84: 6 classes

Class 21390

2/9

Wed

6:30pm-9:00pm

2/6-3/13

A D U LT A D U LT

High-Def Movie Making: The A to Z of HD

Photoshop Made Simple

Introductory course designed to give students the skills

Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class

necessary to produce quality videos suitable for YouTube or DVD.

will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop

Learn all the steps: scripting, storyboarding, filming, and editing

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

your production. Students will get an intensive yet fun hands-on

straight forward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop

experience in the art of moviemaking with provided professional

computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided. Bring your own

HD video cameras, audio recorders, Apple laptops and

images on a USB thumb drive or memory card. The instructor will

professional (FCP) editing software. Students who have Windows

also Photoshop an image from each student as you follow along

laptops with Adobe Premiere or Elements are welcome to use

step by step on your own computer.

them in the class.

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

INSTRUCTOR : Frank Pappas

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place

$84: 4 classes

Class 21384

Tue

$205: 10 classes

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/8-1/29

A D U LT

Class 21395

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/8-3/12

A D U LT

Fine Art Portrait and Figure Photography with Model (Int)

NEW | Your World Through a Pinhole

Create striking portrait and figure studies photographing

photography is the simplest and perhaps the most profound form

professional models both draped and undraped. Class is

of photography. It is enjoying a revival in the worldwide art

structured to help you develop your portrait skills through: lectures

community. This class introduces principles and techniques of

on theory and technique, hands-on experience with continuous

pinhole photography. Build a reusable pinhole camera that uses

lighting equipment, and extensive constructive feedback on your

35mm film--no darkroom required. During a field session, you’ll

work. Come prepared to learn, laugh, work and share. Professional

experience the process of making images through a pinhole. You’ll

models draped and undraped for some sessions. Requirements:

see how film is developed and learn to scan negatives for online

Membership in the CAE Photo Forum or consent of the instructor;

sharing and digital printing. Students 12+ may enroll with

familiarity with basic SLR controls. Bring camera and lenses.

instructor’s permission. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Jeffrey K. Smith

INSTRUCTOR : J.M. Golding

LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Discover the magic of photography without a lens! Pinhole

$171: 6 classes

Class 21522

Wed

No class 2/13

$70: 5 classes

5:30pm-9:30pm

1/16-2/27

Class 21393

Mon

7:00pm-9:00pm

1/7-2/11

No class 1/21

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Digital Media & Photography A D U LT

Matting and Framing Workshop Learn to mat and frame your flat art using professional techniques, archival materials and sectional frames. Learn to create a presentation suitable for gallery or museum hanging. Professional mat cutters and instruction will be provided and practice material is included in the cost of the course. Bring a sample of your art to the first meeting. Sample art should be minimum 8x10 but not larger than 16x20. Required materials will be determined at first class which will be approximately $40. INSTRUCTOR : Gene Farley LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $80: 3 classes

Class 21580

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

1/29-2/19

No class 2/5

Bill Helsel A D U LT

Photoblogging with WordPress

How to Shoot Exciting Travel Photographs

Learn how to create a photoblog using WordPress, the most popular blogging software among photographers. Class covers the

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

features and capabilities of WordPress tools, creating a WordPress

equipment and supplies to take, researching your trip, dealing

account, setting up your photoblog, common tasks including up-

with local regulations, passing through customs and more. We will

loading photos, inserting content, images, installing plug-ins and

cover photographing landmarks and people, payment for

themes, appearance, and launching self-hosted sites. Perfect for

photography, and shooting in places of worship. A field trip to the

professional photographers and non-photographers who want to

farmers market located at the San Francisco Ferry Building will

include photos on their website.

allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

INSTRUCTOR : Robert Amador LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

$129: 5 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21386

$89: 3 classes

Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

1/24-2/28

No class 2/14

Class 21392

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

2/28-3/7

Field Trip

Sat

10:00am-2:00pm

3/2

A D U LT

NEW | HDR Photography Workshop

A D U LT

NEW | Photographing People

HDR photography is short for High Dynamic Range, which allows

People have always been the photographer’s favorite subject--

darkest areas of an image. By merging multiple photographs

preserving in pictures the faces that are special to us and recording

and using tone mapping techniques, we can produce images

memorable scenes and events. Learn to take fantastic people

with preserved or exaggerated local contrast for artistic effect.

photographs. We will discuss candid, environmental and formal

Requirements: digital SLR camera that allows auto or manual

portraits and will cover equipment, composition, lighting, and

over and under-exposure bracketing. Requires good knowledge of

more. Assignments will allow student to practice the tools and

your camera and computer experience; laptop with Photomatrix

techniques learned in class. Bring camera and manual.

installed (trial version is available for download).

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

INSTRUCTOR : Robert Amador

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and

$71: 2 classes

Class 21389 30

A D U LT

Tue

$85: 1 class

6:45pm-9:15pm

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Class 21520

Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

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Digital Media & Photography A D U LT

A D U LT

Art and Product Photography

NEW | Digital Storytelling Workshop

Learn to use your digital camera to produce professional

Want to produce your own story? Use new and exciting

quality photographs of art work or products for sale or advertising.

technology to enhance your business or classroom teaching?

Camera usage, lighting and staging work will be demonstrated and

Digital stories are short movie narratives. It is the practice of

practiced. Computer image processing using Adobe Photoshop

creating stories using computer-based software tools to tell a

and using these images to create jury slides, show cards, gallery

story. Learn the steps and principles for designing digital stories.

cards, a portfolio book, will be discussed. Students will have the

Brainstorm a script, develop a storyboard, select images, sound,

opportunity to photograph their own objects, as well as those of

and record your voice. Have fun learning and sharing your digital

fellow students. Bring two pieces to be photographed, camera and

story!

instruction book.

INSTRUCTOR : Robert Amador

INSTRUCTOR : Gene Farley

LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$72: 2 classes

$138: 3 classes

Class 21388

Class 21581

Wed-Fri 12:30pm-3:30pm

Sat

9:00am-1:00pm

3/2-3/9

2/27-3/1 A D U LT

A D U LT

NEW | Contemplative Photography

NEW | Portrait Photography Workshop Learn how to use your digital camera to capture compelling

In this class we will combine exercises to quiet the mind along

portraits. Practice hands-on techniques, learn what equipment is

with instruction on letting the image appear to you, rather than

required, and how to set up monolighting. The goal is to teach you

your going out to find objects to shoot. Lecture, interactive

how to work with studio lighting for family portraits, headshots,

discussion, and brief meditation will be included. You will shoot in

graduation, pets, children, babies, businesses, and other

the field between the second and third classes and share images

photography.

with great discussion. You do not have to be a student of meditation to learn or enjoy this way of seeing. DSLR cameras are preferable for maximum success.

Class 21519

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $55: 3 classes

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $60: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Beth Witrogen

Class 21385

INSTRUCTOR : Robert Amador

1/22-2/5

Sat

9:00am-1:00pm

2/9

A D U LT

Photographing Cities Day & Night Dramatic compositions, intense color and contrast, atmosphere,

A D U LT

Lighting Techniques Made Simple

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

Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the

exposure for digital and film, color, B&W (including infrared) and

mysteries of light. Hands-on course for beginners with any type of

more. Two field trips will explore some of our best local cityscapes

camera. The instructor will bring all types of lighting and camera

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

equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any

and night. Bring a DSLR or advanced compact digital, or 35mm

subject matter including portraits, jewelry, pets and more! We

or medium format film camera that allows manual adjustment of

will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a

focus and exposure, tripod and remote release.

Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot.

Class covers composition, locations and photographic strategies,

INSTRUCTOR : Bill Helsel

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$111: 5 classes

$111: 5 classes

Class 21394

Wed

7:30pm-9:30pm

2/13-2/27

Class 21382

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/7-2/4

Field trip

Sat

7:00am-12:00pm

2/16

Field trip

Sat

9:00am-1:00pm

2/2

Field trip

Sat

3:00pm-8:00pm

2/23

No class 1/21

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Decorative & Fiber Arts

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

A D U LT

Loom Weaving (Beg) You have to be warped to weave, or so they say. Join us in this playful class, focusing on loom warping skills. Working on 4-harness floor looms, learn how to design with pattern, color and

AGES 5-7

Kinder Sew-Early Elementary Sewing

texture, creating a sampler and a project of your choice. Looms and some yarns provided. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

The tools and sewing techniques used for students in kindergarten

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

through second grade, such as large-eyed needles, perle cotton

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

thread and felt, are designed for small hands and make learning how to sew fun and easy. Enjoy creating an assortment of projects such as felt critters, small wall hangings, pillows and tote bags. Children repeating will have extended projects that provide further

$192: 10 classes

Class 21345

Thu

1:30pm-4:30pm

1/10-3/14

$5 supply fee due at first class.

independent growth and development in the medium. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Tanya Patrick LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Loom Weaving (Cont)

$86: 10 classes

Once the weaver is secure in loom warping techniques, the range

Class 21331

Thu

3:45pm-4:45pm

1/10-3/14

of weaving projects is limitless. Explore, at your own level, projects such as weaving rugs, double weaves, lace weaves, tapestries, or colonial overshots.

AGES 8-14

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

Fashion Forward

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

Create new and innovative fashion designs by reassembling articles of clothing, fabric, and assorted materials into new one-of-a-kind pieces: shirt, pants, jacket, hat or even wall hangings. Students will explore patterns, putting pieces together by various methods using fasteners such as grommets, sewing with thread,

$192: 10 classes

Class 21346

Thu

1:30pm-4:30pm

1/10-3/14

Class 21347

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/10-3/14

$5 supply fee due at first class.

safety pins, fabric glue, knot-tying and much more. Create your new fashion forward garment or textile art piece.

A D U LT

Art of Tapestry Weaving

INSTRUCTOR : Tanya Patrick LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Create beautiful pictorial weavings using classic European

$106: 10 classes

Class 21332

Thu

techniques used since medieval times. Warp a small portable loom 5:00pm-6:30pm

1/10-3/14

and choose sumptuous colors of fine wool yarns. Learn techniques including plain weave, straight and diagonal lines, curves and color blending. Look at contemporary and historical work and

AGES 8-14

discuss the basics of designing for tapestry. Students with tapestry

NEW | Kids and Ewes

or other weaving experience can learn or improve techniques such

It is one thing to research on the Internet how cloth is made, but to have it in hand from the raw fleece to the finished cloth is magical.

Open to all levels.

Learn how to spin wool on a drop spindle in the first session.

INSTRUCTOR : Tricia Goldberg

Taking their spindles home, students will spin enough yarn for a

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

mug rug and in the second and third sessions will warp and weave their mug rug. Loom, spindles and wool will be provided. INSTRUCTOR : Kate Colwell

$63: 3 classes

Class 21350

Wed

3:30pm-6:00pm

$20 supply fee due at first class.

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$199: 7 classes

Class 21344

Wed

No class 2/20

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

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as weaving with Aubusson bobbins and weaving perfect circles.

1/16-1/30

10:00am-2:00pm

1/16-3/6

$10 supply fee due at first class.


Decorative & Fiber Arts A D U LT

A D U LT

NEW | Creative Garments on the Rigid Heddle Loom

NEW | Itajime Clamp Resist

Do you want to take a step beyond making scarves on your rigid

clamping using small wooden blocks to create bold graphic

heddle loom? Learn how to create garments from beautiful hand

patterns. Work with cut shapes and carved clamps with cut

woven cloth. Design your project, weave the cloth and construct

channels. Compare the use of indigo and other natural dyes with

your garment, using easy shapes and sewing techniques.

commercial dyes. Dye remover and over dyeing give layers of

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

color. Learn to resist scour silk organza, removing the sericin from

Learn the traditional Japanese Itajime method of folding and

areas to create color and texture contrast. Materials list online at

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

www.arts-ed.org.

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

INSTRUCTOR : Ana Lisa Hedstrom

$139: 6 classes

Class 21341

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/8-2/12

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $166: 2 classes

Class 21339

A D U LT

Sat-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm

2/9-2/10

$15 supply fee due at first class.

NEW | Multi-harness Weaving on the Rigid Heddle The possibilities for interesting fabrics are greatly increased when

A D U LT

you can weave 4-, 6- or 8-harness patterns. You will weave 2 or 3

Melon Basketry Workshop

scarves while learning to weave more complex patterns, such as

Traditional Appalachian style baskets with handles can be woven

twills, pinwheels and basket weaves on your Rigid Heddle loom.

into a variety of shapes and sizes. Using natural and dyed reed,

Rigid Heddle I or warping equivalent required. Materials list online

sea grass and rattan, create unique functional, colorful baskets.

at www.arts-ed.org.

Begin by weaving ribbed structures and explore different styles and materials in the body of the basket. Students will go home

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

with one large or two small baskets. No experience necessary.

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

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

$94: 4 classes

Class 21342

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

2/19-3/12

INSTRUCTOR : Michele Hament LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $64: 1 class

A D U LT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-I

Class 21343

Sat

10:00am-5:00pm

3/2

$15 supply fee due at first class.

The rigid heddle loom is very portable, inexpensive and a great tool for making gifts. Knitters wanting to use up leftover yarn, spinners with yarn to spare, and for those just wanting to try out

A D U LT

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

NEW | Spinning for Weavers

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

For the designing handweaver, beyond color and size, qualities of

welcome, including returning students. Bring your own yarn or

body, softness and elasticity are significant. Topics include warp

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

yarns, which are the ‘bones’ of the textile, the twist, grist and struc-

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

ture for the warp, and visual effects; and weft, which are the textile’s muscles and skin, creating twill on two shafts. Also in-

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

cluded are garment yarn, carpet warps, rug wefts, as well as

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

figuring setts for handspun yarns. For weavers and spinners

$64: 1 class

Class 21340

yearning to produce yarns for the loom, this lively class is for you. Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

1/13

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Stephenie Gaustad LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $78: 1 class

Class 21351

Sat

9:30am-4:30pm

2/23

$8 supply fee due at first class.

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation

You’re invited to our Annual Benefit Party . . . Please join us in a fun evening to raise funds for deserving students to participate in our Civic Arts Education classes and in overall CAE program support. Open to the pubic, we invite you to bring your family and friends (adults only) and have an enjoyable evening that includes a fabulous dinner, live and silent auctions, celebrity host and live music!

. . .‘Midnight in Havana’ Gather your family and friends for a great evening out!

• Friday, february 8 at 6:00pm • at Shadelands Auditorium • Tickets at www.friendsartsed.org • or call 925.939.2787

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This year, Havana Restaurant will be providing a Cuban-themed sit down dinner, and Wilma Lott Catering will be providing appetizers and desserts. Complimentary wine and a Havana Mojito will welcome you. Join in on the exciting cocktail auction as well as the after dinner live auction! Lastly, the Los Boleros Band will bring the “Midnight in Havana ” theme to life. Organize a group of Friends and join the party! Save the date now and visit the website to buy your tickets!


Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation

Adopt a Student this Holiday Season! Have someone on your holiday list that is hard to buy for? Know someone who is a patron of the Arts? This holiday season honor them by giving the gift of a Civic Arts Education scholarship. A deserving student will be able to participate in a class through your donation!

The Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation believes success in the arts is dependent on many things including talent, education and opportunity. With the economic downturn, not all families can afford to offer their children after school participation in arts programs. For example, recently a 13-year-old performer found her passion in CAE’s Junior Theatre program. Even though her talent is evident in her impressive performances, her single mom was economically restricted and worried about being able to fund her daughter’s participation. Without the Friend’s scholarship program, she would not have had the opportunity to be the talented performer she is becoming. Donate $50 / $100 / $250 today in support of the scholarship program

You choose the amount. A letter and certificate acknowledging your gift will be mailed to you. 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. *student’s identity receiving the scholarship is kept strictly confidential

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: June Bowen, Fritz Brunner, Jody Davenport, Kathy Jakel, Cynthia White, Mary-Leigh Miller, Christine Scimia.

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Running the Route for Education It’s takes a special dedication to the Arts to commit a portion of your business’s profits to a philanthropic endeavor. Walnut Creek’s Dutch Girl™ Cleaners has that commitment. For over 5 years, owner Steve Depper have been donating to Civic Arts Education’s Friend’s Foundation through their “Running the Route Program”. Their commitment has added up to the single largest business donor to the Friend’s Foundation, allowing many under-privileged students an arts education. Dutch Girl Cleaners have been established in Walnut Creek since 1978 and The Depper Family has been serving California‘s Dry Cleaning needs since 1904. “We believe in giving back to the community and are thrilled to be impacting the lives of many talented, local art students through the Friends Foundation scholarship program.” Through a shared vision, Dutch Girl™ Cleaners is committed to respect and serve the needs of their team members, customers and our community with the highest degree of quality, empathy and integrity in all aspects of their business. To find out how you can participate with Dutch Girl™ Cleaners in supporting the Arts, please visit www.dutchgirlcleaning.com. Sign-up for their Running the Route for Education free pick up and delivery dry cleaning service for your home or office. Every new customer can make a difference and will be a new friend to the Deppers and the Friends Foundation (www.friendsartsed.org).

Thanks to our major Sponsors Bill’s Chairs for Affairs Party Rentals City of Walnut Creek Coit Financial Group Concannon Vineyards Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation Diablo Bay Area Magazine Dutch Girl Enterprises Havana Restaurant J & J Event Design Mary-Leigh Miller Pat & Lee Baxter Susan and Kevin Weiberg Summerhill Homes Wilma Lott Catering

Major In Kind Sponsors 2011 Arts Commission of Walnut Creek Bell Investment Advisory Boundary Oaks Golf Course Center Rep Chamber Music San Francisco Gene Farley Photography Google Greg Gonzalves Julianna Craco Personal Chef & Catering John Gravell Kathee Colman Kathleen Elbasani & Horizon Reach Marriott Hotel Walnut Creek Mary-Leigh Miller & Bare-Ash Winery Mayor Sue and Senator Richard Rainey Michael Butler and Timothy Near Maureen Miller Nourot Glass Studio Redwood House Bed and Breakfast Renaissance Club Sport Roundhill Country Club Sunrise Bistro & Catering Tiffany’s of Walnut Creek Timothy Near and Michael Butler Walnut Creek Marriott

In Kind Donors American Conservatory Theater Asian Art Museum Bankhead Theater of Livermore Bay Area Discovery Museum Beach Blanket Babylon Berkeley Repertory Theater Berkeley West Edge Opera Bob Brittain Photography Boundary Oak Golf Course Broadway Plaza California Academy of Sciences

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California’s Great America California Shakespeare Theater Center Repertory Theater Company Clayton Valley Frameworks City of Walnut Creek Aquatics City of Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education Chris Kanyusik Sculpture Company C Ballet Contemporary Jewish Museum David Vander Jagt Ceramics Debra Chiarucci Diablo Ballet Diablo Symphony Doug and Laurie Rowe Elaine Burman Artist Ellen Sachtschale Ceramics Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Flemings Freight & Salvage Coffee House Gary Schaub & Monica Gounaris Gene Farley Photography Gerry Wallace Ceramics Jay W. Carson, MD Jim Newton Ceramics Jody Mattison Studio Joe Bologna Sculpture Joseph Family Vineyards Kayak Connection Lamplighters Music Lawrence Hall of Science Livermore Valley Opera Maria Maria Restaurant Mary-Leigh Miller Ceramics Massimo’s Restaurant Oakland Zoo Olga Jusidman Ceramics Peet’s Coffee and Teas Pete Coussoulis Ceramics Roswitha Kress Studio Ruth Bancroft Gardens Salvatore’s Restaurant San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Symphony Shirley Nootbaar Artist Illustrator Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon Studio 522 Art Glass Susan Reynolds Photography Tom Crews Photography Triptych Restaurant, San Francisco Uptown Theater Walnut Creek Aquatics Walnut Creek Recreation Walt Disney Family Museum Wax Museum of Fisherman’s Wharf

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Major Donors $1,000-$2500 Civic Arts League By The Kids For The Kids Robert & Sharon Freed Lori Depole Diane Longshore De Golia Michael & Denise Weiner June & Bill Bowen Mary Leigh Miller Gary Skrel

Key Funders $500-1000 Karen Cassano Robin & Art Rangel Sidney Weiss Cindy & Tom Silva Gary & Jean Pokorny Nan Siegel

Funders $250-500 Carol & Ken Fowler Barry & Niki Gordon Sharon & Bob Burke Jane Rotemund Christine Scimia Shane Bartling Paula and Steve Evangelou Daniel Levenstein Doug Rowe Dawn Yates Jorge and Venus Suasin Jeanean and Brian Davidson Arthur and Arliss Ungar

Supporters $100-$250 Donna Arganbright Mima Baird Todd and Emilia Bauleke Adriane Lee Bird Laura Borvice June and Bill Bowen Elaine M. Burman Claude and Lisa Caputi Phyllis and Harvey Ceaser Wai Ming and Frances Chan Contra Costa Branch of Music Teachers Assn Richard Del Foss Amanda Druckemiller Mark and Estella Edwards Carol and Ken Fowler

Susan Franz and Antonio Gagean Margaret and Mark Garibaldi Sami Ben Grine Helen Giuntoli Elaine Hannah Kathy and Jerry Hicks Brain Hirahara Edward and Janice Hohman Natalie Inouye Kathy and Jim Jakel Barbara & Dave Johnson Barnabas and Veronika Kerekes Brian Krcelic Wayne Lawson Beverly Loder Chuck and Pam Luther Monica Maestretti Dirk Mellema Kathryn Nelson Claudia and Howard Nemir Lee and Art Oller Mary Parish Sandra Reed Gary Schaub Edy & Jeff Schwartz Adria & Norman Schwartz Sandra Reed Jane Rotermund Adria and Norman Schwartz Edy and Jeff Schwartz Johannes & Michaela Stahl Maria and Brian Tanczos Kathryn Thomas Cynthia and Jack White Gloria Weston


Calendar EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES Dec 6, 7 & 10

Feb 3

Youth Theatre Company, Mini Kids and Kids Theatre

Mic Gillette, World Renowned Jazz Artist, Clinic 2:00pm,

performances, “Sleeping Beauty”, 7:00pm, Shadelands, $10

Concert 4:00pm, Shadelands. See page 18 for more info.

Dec 9

Feb 8

Jazz Band & Flock of Flutes Concert, Shadelands, 2:00pm, $10

Viva Arts Gala Fundraiser – “Midnight in Havana”, Shadelands

Dec 11

Youth Orchestras

Feb 22 & 23

of the Diablo Valley

Youth Theatre Company, Junior

Concert,

Theatre performance, “Pirates

Shadelands,

of Penzance Jr.”, 2/22-7:00pm;

7:00pm, $10

2/23-2:00pm & 7:00pm; Del Valle Theatre

Dec 13-Feb 28

Oakland Art

Winter Ballet Gala

Association, various painters, Boundary Oak Golf Clubhouse

Cathy Yih

Feb 28-May 2

Bill Helsel’s students and fine art photographers, Lisa Franklin, Lorraine Castillo, Phil Lee, Sheila Reid, Marilyn Verducci, Cathy Yih, Boundary Oak Golf Clubhouse

Dec 14 & 15

Winter Ballet Gala, Shadelands, Fri, 7:30pm; Sat, 2:00pm and 7:30pm; $10

Mar 7

Jazz Band Concert, 7:30pm, Walnut Creek Library Jan 8-Mar 7

Mira M. White, paintings,

Mar 7 & 8

1st floor City Hall

Youth Theatre Company, Mini Kids and Kids Theatre performances, “Winnie the Pooh”, 7:00pm, Shadelands, $10

Jan 10-Mar 14

Tomoko Murakami and students, Japanese block prints; Display cases:

Mar 7-Apr 12

522 Art Glass, Penny Ruhter & Melissa

Ruth Santee, paintings,

McCumiskey, Shadelands

Mira M. White

1st floor City Hall Ruth Santee

Feb 1 & 2

Mar 21

Youth Theatre Company, Teen Theatre performance, “Once upon

Flock of Flutes Concert, 7:30pm,

a Mattress”; 2/1-7:00pm; 2/2-2:00pm & 7:00pm; Del Valle Theatre

Walnut Creek Library

Mar 22-24

Artists’ Market

Artists’ Market, Shadelands hours: Fri 4-9pm (4-5pm interior decorators’ preview and sale), Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm; and Civic Park Tomoko Murakami

Studio E hours: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm

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ADULTS 50+

OPEN SPACE

65-69

70-72 Youth

Adults 50+

70-72 Adults AFTERSCHOOL PERSONAL

SPORTS 47

Youth

ENRICHMENT 52-53 Youth

AQUATICS

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Adults

60-63 Youth

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Adults 50+

60-63 Adults PRESCHOOL DOG/PET CARE 59

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Youth

Adults SCIENCE &

RJ Muna

FOOD

TECHNOLOGY

& COOKING

56-57 Youth

50-51 Adults SOCIAL DANCE GOLF

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Youth

Walnut Creek Recreation The Recreation Division is proud to provide the

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Youth

48-50 Adults

Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of

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Adults

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programs and activities that improve physical and

Adults 50+

HEALTH

SPECIALIZED

& FITNESS

RECREATION

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Youth

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Adults

Youth

40-42 Adults 42-43

emotional health, create memories, strengthen families, create community, foster human development, and reduce stress. We truly have something for everyone.

Adults 50+ SPORTS

MARTIAL ARTS

44-46 Youth

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Health & Fitness

HEALTH & FITNESS AGES 1½-3

Gymnastics-Parent/Child This popular class, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance your child’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is on movement, rolling, climbing, hanging and jumping. Parent participation required. INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $73: 5 classes

Class 21504

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

1/15-2/12

9:30am-10:15am

2/19-3/12

$59: 4 classes

Class 21505

Tue

AGES 2-4

Fitness and Sports with JumpBunch JumpBunch is a fun, structured program that introduces children to a wide range of sports, helps build coordination, self-esteem, and a life-long love of sports and fitness. We have safe and age appropriate equipment to teach the children the basics of many sports together with the concept of teamwork. JumpBunch incorporates sports, fitness and music for a fun-filled, safe and exciting class. Please wear tennis shoes. Parent participation

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recommended.

Yoga Heart: Adi-Yoga “Open Gate”

INSTRUCTOR : JumpBunch

Join us for classical hatha yoga. Adi-Yoga “Open Gate” class is a

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

great way to de-stress and to improve your general health and well

$51: 4 classes

being. Adi-Yoga brings together restorative meditative movement

Class 21474

Wed

11:30am-12:00pm

1/16-2/6

Class 21475

Wed

11:30am-12:00pm

2/13-3/6

(Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), and mindfulness practices (Meditation). Realize the fundamental unity and indivisibility of body, energy, and mind. Plus you’ll get tips for deepening your own home practice. All Levels.

AGES 3-5

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns, Yoga Learning Center

Gymnastics-Preschool

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength,

$91: 8 classes

coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning

Class 21584

gymnastics skills and equipment use.

No class 1/21, 2/18

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

Class 21506

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

1/15-2/12

40

Tue

7:30pm-8:50pm

1/7-3/11

8:00am-9:20am

1/8-3/12

$113: 10 classes

Class 21562

Tue

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $113: 10 classes

$59: 4 classes

Class 21507

Mon

10:15am-11:00am

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Class 21563

Wed

6:00pm-7:20pm

1/9-3/13

Class 21564

Thu

9:30am-10:50am

1/10-3/14

Class 21565

Thu

5:30pm-6:50pm

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Hatha Yoga Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment.

Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband

Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will

The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your

strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on

muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance

correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring

while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg

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

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

before class.

not required until second class.

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $75: 6 classes

$85: 8 classes

Class 21375

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

1/7-3/11

Sat

Mon

9:30am-10:20am

1/28-3/11

No class 2/18

No class 1/21, 2/18

Class 21380

Class 21400

10:35am-11:35am

1/12-3/16

No class 1/19, 2/16

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INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

Zumba

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and dance

$98: 10 classes

moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled interval

Class 21376

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

1/9-3/13

training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and easy to follow. Bring towel and water to class.

INSTRUCTOR : Marianne Haynes LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

$110: 9 classes

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Class 21377

Fri

10:00am-11:30am

1/11-3/15

No class 2/8

$103: 10 classes

Class 21417

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Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/8-3/12

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Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller

Zumba Fitness and Toning Combo Class

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

Take your Zumba Fitness to a new level. In addition to spicing

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

up your monotonous aerobics class with inspirational, sizzling,

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

low-impact Latin music and moves, you will also sculpt your body

flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase

and build muscle endurance with light resistance. Class time will

your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination

be half zumba and half toning. This class will use “Zumba toning

all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. Flexbands available

sticks,� 1 lb. or 2.5 lb. weights that shake like maracas (available in

from instructor for $7. (Expect to pay approximately $25 for a

advance from instructor), or bring your own weights.

roller.)

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $99: 8 classes

Class 21401

Wed

$103: 10 classes

Class 21418 9:30am-10:20am

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/10-3/14

1/23-3/13

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What Works Weight Loss Program Are you one of those people who know how to lose weight yet

Feldenkrais Method: Awareness Through Movement

can’t seem to do it? “What Works” is a program designed to

Explore and expand your options for pain-free, easy ways of

introduce you to the skills, behaviors and attitudes used by those

moving. We begin with comfortable, gentle movements that

who have lost weight and kept if off successfully for years.

gradually evolve into movements of greater range and complexity.

Develop weight loss strategies that work for you and your personal

Participants can reduce or eliminate bodily discomfort and pain as

lifestyle. Program includes tools and information on meal

they learn to move with greater ease. What you learn in this class

planning, dining out, nutrition, emotional eating, exercise and

is transferable to daily activities and to sports and recreation. Safe

more.

for all ages. Please dress comfortably and bring a big towel and pillow.

INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$82: 4 classes

Class 21399

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

1/29-2/19

$123: 10 classes

Class 21419 A D U LT

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

1/10-3/14

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Tai Chi & Chi Kung

Boomers Broadway Boogie

Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through meditation and exercise. In this class we use gentle movement and learn how to realign our posture, breathe for relaxation and stretch in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

Kick up your heels, have fun and try something new. Learn easy but energetic song and dance routines to lively show tunes from musical theatre favorites. No dance or singing experience necessary. This total mind and body workout will improve your balance, coordination, endurance, and flexibility while keeping

INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works

your brain agile and your heart light. Spark your creativity and

LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park

increase your musicality in a playful and supportive atmosphere.

$63: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Sheryl Weiss and Loree Capper

Class 21415

Thu

9:30am-10:30am

1/17-3/7

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 21416

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

1/19-3/9

$70: 7 classes

Class 21640

$63: 8 classes

Class 21414

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

Mon

6:30pm-7:30pm

1/14-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18

LOCATION Water Lily Studio

1/17-3/7

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $70: 7 classes

Class 21637

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Tue

11:00am-12:00pm

1/15-3/12

No class 1/22, 2/19

Floor Barre Full ballet barre on the floor using the resistance of the floor. Develop every muscle needed for ballet. Help access the correct muscles to achieve perfect placement, simultaneously building

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Chair Yoga

abdominal strength and dramatically increasing flexibility. This

This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of on the

“core strengthening” class is ideal for non-dancers interested in

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

toning and stretching. No experience necessary. Bring your own

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

mat.

loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to class. Before registering for this class, please call

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy

$98: 10 classes

Class 21356

Wed

the instructor at 925-462-5285.

10:00am-11:00am

1/9-3/13

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $75: 9 classes

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Thu

10:15am-11:15am

1/17-3/14


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Gentle Yoga

Seniorcise

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

Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

unique yoga practice modifying it to fit their specific needs. The

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to

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

enhance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart

weights and come exercise to wonderful big band music!

rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Before registering for class, please call instructor at 925-462-5285.

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy

$42: 7 classes

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 21238

$75: 9 classes

No class 1/21, 2/18

Class 21224

Thu

8:45am-10:00am

1/17-3/14

Zumba for Beginners

3:00pm-4:00pm

1/14-3/11

3:00pm-4:00pm

1/16-3/13

$53: 9 classes

Class 21239

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Mon

Wed

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Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fun experience. You’ll forget you’re exercising! Come check it out.

Move to Improve Your Balance Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of healthy aging. These classes will be based on the Feldenkrais Method which uses creative and innovative movements that will

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash

‘feed and challenge your brain.’ There is extensive research that

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be done sitting, standing and walking. Come learn and

$43: 8 classes

Class 21248

Wed

1:45pm-2:30pm

1/16-3/13

No class 1/23

Fri

No class 1/25, 2/1, 3/1

teaching for 20 years, will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your balance.

$33: 6 classes

Class 21250

improve the quality of your life. Your instructor, who has been

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight

1:45pm-2:30pm

1/18-3/15

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $84: 6 classes

Class 21233

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

1/28-3/11

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Gentle Exercise Increase your mobility, vitality and well being. Improve your flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone your muscles with easy strength exercises. Get in touch with your body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep breathing. This class is designed to accommodate all, from the fit to the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing. Come, and have fun with Gentle Exercise. INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $41: 5 classes

Class 21218

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

1/11-2/8

Class 21219

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

2/15-3/15

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Sports

SPORTS

AGES 3½-4

Tot Soccer Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun running and kicking just like the big kids!

Kidz Love Soccer

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $75: 6 classes

Class 21439

Mon

9:30am-10:00am

1/28-3/11

5:15pm-5:45pm

1/28-3/11

No class 2/18

Class 21440

Mon

No class 2/18 $95: 8 classes

Class 21441

Thu

10:00am-10:30am

1/24-3/14

Class 21442

Thu

5:45pm-6:20pm

1/24-3/14

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $95: 8 classes

Class 21443

Sat

9:00am-9:30am

1/26-3/16

AGES 4-5

Pre Soccer Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches

Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while

teaching the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-

building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a

appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional

nurturing teaching environment.

scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format.

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

AGES 2-3½

$75: 6 classes

Parent & Me Soccer

Class 21444

As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the field so you won’t have to watch from the sidelines.

Mon

10:00am-10:35am

1/28-3/11

5:45pm-6:20pm

1/28-3/11

No class 2/18

Class 21446

Mon

No class 2/18 $95: 8 classes

Class 21447

Thu

10:30am-11:05am

1/24-3/14

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

Class 21449

Thu

3:40pm-4:15pm

1/24-3/14

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

Class 21450

Thu

5:45pm-6:20pm

1/24-3/14

$75: 6 classes

Class 21409

Mon

10:45am-11:15am

1/28-3/11

$95: 8 classes

$95: 8 classes

Class 21448

Class 21411

Thu

6:30pm-7:00pm

1/24-3/14

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $95: 8 classes

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LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

No class 2/18

Class 21412

Sat

11:00am-11:30am

1/26-3/16

Class 21413

Sat

11:35am-12:05pm

1/26-3/16

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Sat

9:30am-10:05am

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Sports

Wee Hoop

AGES 5-6

Soccer 1 Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting,

This program is designed to

age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every

provide children with a

session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet.

positive basketball

Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually.

experience while promoting a physically active

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

lifestyle. Children can master

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

basketball skills from one

$75: 6 classes

Class 21452

Mon

class to the next, build 3:45pm-4:30pm

1/28-3/11

6:20pm-7:05pm

1/28-3/11

self-confidence and

No class 2/18

Class 21453

Mon

self-esteem and learn how to behave in a more structured

No class 2/18

environment while having fun. Participants will need

$95: 8 classes

Class 21454

Thu

5:00pm-5:45pm

to purchase a Wee Hoop

1/24-3/14

basketball on the first day of class for $7.

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $95: 8 classes

Class 21455

Sat

10:05am-10:50am

1/26-3/16

AGES 1½-3

Dribblers AGES 7-10

This parent interactive class develops gross motor skills and

Skillz and Scrimmages

coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class will focus on scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels are welcome. Each participant receives a soccer jersey.

experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop listening skills. Parent participation required. INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

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

$63: 4 classes

$87: 6 classes

Class 21430

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

1/15-2/5

Class 21432

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

2/12-3/5

Class 21456

Mon

4:30pm-5:15pm

1/28-3/11

No class 2/18

AGES 4-5

$108: 8 classes

Class 21457

Thu

4:15pm-5:00pm

1/24-3/14

Hot Shots This class places more of an emphasis on developing basketball

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

skills and learning the basic rules of the game. The activities

$108: 8 classes

encourage teamwork and new friendships.

Class 21458

Sat

10:50am-11:35am

1/26-3/16

INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium $63: 4 classes

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts,

Class 21431

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

1/15-2/5

Class 21433

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

2/12-3/5

please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 ½ hour prior to your class start time. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, credits will be issued.

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SPORTS

AGES 3-5

Lil’ Baseball Lil’ Baseball players will learn elementary

Tice Valley & Foothill Community Gymnasiums

skills and the direction of baseball in this

Tice Valley and Foothill Community Gymnasiums are available for

exciting new program. Each class includes

public and private rentals. Book your special events (birthday

skill building in throwing, hitting, fielding,

parties, basketball/volleyball practices, luncheons, business

and base-running. We ensure safety with

meetings, etc.) with us. For further information call Hope Keung or

age-appropriate equipment designed for

Wes Allnutt at 925-256-3572

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!

Badminton & Pickle Ball Drop-in Badminton & Pickle Ball

925.256.3572

The drop-in programs meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

INSTRUCTOR : The Pitching Center

mornings from 10:00am-12:00pm at Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $3.

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $99: 6 classes

Class 21470

Tue

4:00pm-4:50pm

2/5-3/12

Class 21471

Tue

5:00pm-5:50pm

2/5-3/12

Adult Basketball Leagues

943-5899, ext. 5866

Sunday 5-on-5 LIL BASEBALL WEATHER WATCH : In case of rainouts, please call

(650) 796-7378 ½ hour prior to your class start time. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the session. No refunds will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.

you would like to have a 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 played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on a waiting list

AGES 7-17

by emailing Hope Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org.

NEW | Bowling-Junior Learn to bowl the right way or improve your current skills in a fun, low-key environment. This weekly 90 minute class includes instruction by a certified bowling teaching professional followed by a game of bowling. Class fee includes rental shoes and ball. INSTRUCTOR : Diablo Valley Bowl

Additional sports classes and information about our other exciting health and fitness classes can be found on pages 40-47.

Adult Volleyball Leagues

$93: 9 classes

Thu

Fitness Programs

Volleyball

LOCATION Bowling Lanes, Diablo Valley Bowl

Class 21669

Our adult 5-on-5 basketball fall/winter leagues are in progress. If

4:00pm-5:30pm

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Monday Night Coed League

943-5899, ext. 5866 Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

Registration packets for the Monday spring adult volleyball coed league and Wednesday Women’s 4’s will be available at the Tice

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NEW | Bowling

Valley Gym in February. League starts in March. If you would like

Learn to bowl the right way or improve your current skills in a

Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org. Individuals looking to join a

fun, low-key environment. This weekly 90 minute class includes

team may be placed on a waiting list by emailing Hope Keung at

instruction by a certified bowling teaching professional followed

Keung@walnut-creek.org.

to have a registration packet emailed, send a request to Hope

by a game of bowling. Class fee includes rental shoes and ball.

Drop-in Volleyball

INSTRUCTOR : Diablo Valley Bowl LOCATION Bowling Lanes, Diablo Valley Bowl

The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from

$93: 9 classes

Class 21668 46

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $5 and is open to 10:00am-11:30am

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the first 45 participants. For further information call 925-256-3572.


Sports

Sport/Fitness Groups Continental Little League (925) 210-6141

Afterschool Sports Programs

Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. For more information, visit www.continentalbaseball.com. CYO Sports

St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball – call (510) 376-5423. St.Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track & field – call (925) 256-8453. jazzercise (925) 947-6987

Designed for all fitness levels and ages, with high- and low-impact options. Classes are ongoing. Register anytime. Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219

Oddyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email OdysseyVball@astound.net for more information. Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955

WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For dates and more information, visit www.wcasi.org. Walnut creek bulldawgs (925) 933-4884

Practice Your Sport Year-round or Try Something New!

WC Bulldawgs PONY Baseball is a competitive baseball program for players 9U-14U, offering a Fall instructional program and a Spring competitive program. For more information,

Afterschool sports programs for Walnut Creek

visit www.walnutcreekpony.org.

Intermediate and Foothill Middle School students are

Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For more information, visit www.wcbaseball.org.

available throughout the school year. It’s a great way to have fun, meet friends, learn new skills and stay active!

Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 years old. For more information, visit www.wcyfmarauders.com. Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages 6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org.

Winter/Spring Girls Intramural Basketball: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Girls Competitive Basketball: 7th & 8th Grade - Tryouts Required Boys Intramural Basketball: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Boys Competitive Basketball: 7th & 8th Grade - Tryouts Required

Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11, including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. For more information, visit www.wcyaa.com.

Spring Coed Golf: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade- Tryouts Required

Turf & Dog Park UPDATE

Girls Intramural Volleyball Part II: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

www.WalnutCreekRec.org or (925) 256-3574

Learn more about the afterschool sports programs at

Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should view website or call for updated conditions of all City fields

Walnut Creek Intermediate and Foothill Middle School by visiting www.walnutcreekrec.org and click on the Afterschool Sports tab.

and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

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Social Dance

SOCIAL DANCE AGES 5-16

Baton Twirling and Dance Learn how to twirl the baton! It’s fun and unique, combining dance and baton twirling for an exciting performance art. You can perform in parades, be the star of your school’s athletic events or talent show, and join a competition team! INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $75: 8 classes

Beg/New Students Class 21491

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

1/17-3/14

No class 1/24

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Int/Cont Students Class 21493

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

1/17-3/14

No class 1/24

Tahitian Dance & Drumming This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student

AGES 6-17

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and neighboring islands for all levels.

should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $67: 8 classes

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Class 21539

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

1/16-3/13

No class 2/20

$63: 6 classes

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg)

Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg)

Class 21545

Class 21540

Sat

9:30am-10:30am 1/26-3/9

Ages 6-12

No class 2/16

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

Tah/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv*)

Tahitian II* Women and Men (Int)

Class 21546

Class 21541

Sat

1/16-3/13

No class 2/20

10:30am-12:00pm 1/26-3/9

Ages 6-17

No class 2/16

Wed

8:30pm-9:15pm

1/16-3/13

No class 2/20

*Registration by instructor invitation only.

Tahitian III* Women and Men (Adv) Class 21542

Wed

9:15pm-10:00pm

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

No class 2/20

$63: 6 classes

*Registration by instructor invitation only.

1/16-3/13

NEW | Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg) Class 21585

Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm

1/30-3/13

No class 2/20

Ages 8-17

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $63: 6 classes

Tahitian Drumming/Music Class 21543

Sat

No class 2/16

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A D U LT

Line Dance

NEW | Square Dance Basics

Beginning/easy intermediate class: This is an energetic class

Modern Square Dancing is not the same old song and dance you

with many returning dancers. This class is for the beginning line

might remember from elementary school. The vibrant, energetic

dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn how

activity leads to valuable health benefits. Dancing helps your heart

to line dance and review dances being taught in the immediate

and strength as well as exercising your mind and reducing stress.

area. New dancers are welcome. The first part of the class will be

Best of all, it’s fun! The course will bring you to a proficient level of

devoted to introductory dances. Intermediate class: For the

dance which will allow you to join local clubs and attend

improving and experienced dancer who wants to learn newer

sponsored weekend dances and festivals.

dances and review the classics. Dances taught will reflect the interest and ability of the class.

INSTRUCTOR : Professional Square Dance Caller Gary Kendall LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

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

$123: 10 classes

Class 21667

Mon

7:30pm-9:30pm

1/14-4/1

No class 1/21, 2/18

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int) Class 21402

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

1/16-3/13

Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance

Line Dance (Int) Class 21404

Wed

A D U LT

7:00pm-9:00pm

1/16-3/13

For those who want to experience Salsa and any Latin Dance. Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed

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instruction will allow you to lead or follow to any type of Latin

Argentine Tango

rhythm. Great tips and lots of fun.

Argentine Tango is very popular in the Bay Area, one of the most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world. Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections

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

not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals,

$48: 5 classes

technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement

Class 21421

awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most challenging of all dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes.

6:30pm-7:30pm

1/17-2/14

6:30pm-7:30pm

2/21-3/14

$39: 4 classes

Class 21422

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis

Thu

Thu

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

Argentine Tango (Beg) Class 21424

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

1/17-2/14

Argentine Tango (Int) Class 21427

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

1/17-2/14

$39: 4 classes

Argentine Tango (Beg) Class 21425

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

2/21-3/14

Argentine Tango (Int) Class 21428

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

2/21-3/14

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Food & Cooking A D U LT

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa

FOOD & COOKING

Have a great time and learn foxtrot, jitterbug, cha-cha, waltz, swing, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy, smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and prepare you for any dance party or wedding. We change partners so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome. INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $82: 4 classes

Class 21521

Mon

7:00pm-8:25pm

1/28-2/25

No class 2/18

A D U LT

Asian Vegetarian Cuisine

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Tuesday Line Dance

Using his new cookbook ‘Vegetarian Fusion’, Chat invites you to

Join us for an afternoon of fun and exercise while learning popular 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 pressure. The continuing class is designed for the student who has line dance experience or has completed the beginning course.

join his quest for healthy eating. Let’s modify popular fusion East and West dishes into vegetarian-friendly meals and maintain the soul of both worlds. We will make dishes with a combination of various cuisines such as French, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Mediterranean, Japanese, Thai, Swiss, and Vietnamese and make them healthier and more beneficial by using only vegetables and their by-products. Learn to use different seasonings and herbs

INSTRUCTOR : Dennis McGuire

from both worlds and prepare popular dishes. Bring your sharp

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, apron, hand towel, and your own beverage.

$66: 9 classes

Line Dance (Beg) Class 21244

Tue

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

12:45pm-1:45pm

1/15-3/12

$53: 1 class

Line Dance (Cont) Class 21242

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

1/15-3/12

Class 21437

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/4

$12 supply fee due at class.

A D U LT

Sushi and Nigiri Discover the secret to slicing fresh fish and shaping it into bite-size offerings for sushi and nigiri. You’ll convert plain rice into flavorful sushi rice, wrap it and roll it into traditional and trendy rolls. Have fun creating your own delicious and healthy dinners of nigiri and popular rolls such as California, Philadelphia, cucumber and spicy. Please bring the following to class: pointed-tip chef’s knife, large cutting board, bamboo mat, cloth hand towel, beverage, and a large to-go box. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $53: 1 class

Class 21435

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

$12 supply fee due at class.

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A D U LT

Delicious Stir-fries

Dim Sum

Wok and stir-fry cooking provide fresh, quick, and easy food

Dim Sum means “a little bit of heart,” and these little savories and

preparation using the best ingredients, taking little time to cook,

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

and employing the simplest techniques. Let’s make delicious and

elegant and fun light appetizer, light lunch, or snack. We will learn

popular dishes from Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese

to use a variety of ingredients and seasonings to create popular

restaurants using ingredients such as pepper shrimp, spicy

items, and learn techniques of filling and wrapping delicious

eggplant with Thai basil, beef and broccoli. Bring your favorite

popular Asian snacks such as pork and shrimp dumplings, BBQ

wok, sharp chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, apron, hand towel

pork buns, Chinese broccoli, and sesame seed balls. Bring your

and beverage.

sharp chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, apron, hand towel, beverage, and a to-go box.

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

$53: 1 class

Class 21438

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/11

$53: 1 class

Class 21436

$12 supply fee due at class.

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

2/25

$12 supply fee due at class. A D U LT A D U LT

Quick & Healthy Meals from costco & trader joe’s

Thai Cooking Series

Do you struggle with meal preparation and planning? Want to find

Having recently returned from Thailand with new trends and his

out how to feed yourself and your family well with more ease?

cookbook ‘Easy Thai’, Chat invites you to get into Thai with this

Discover products from Costco, Trader Joe’s and more. You can

3-week intensive Thai cooking series. Learn Thai culinary

simply “heat and eat”, as well as how to use a few ingredients

philosophy and recognize Thai tastes and flavors by a hands-on

to create delicious, healthy meals quickly. Products list, recipes

preparation of a five-dish Thai meal each night. We’ll use herbs

and samples included. Jamie specializes in teaching busy people

and spices such as galangal and kaffir lime that are unique to Thai

how to eat well conveniently. Her new cookbook features healthy

cuisine and transform fresh ingredients into delicious dishes.

weight loss recipes using Trader Joe’s products.

Bring your sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, hand towel, and beverage.

INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

$38: 1 class

Class 21398

Thu

7:00pm-9:30pm

1/17

$123: 3 classes

Class 21464

$7 supply fee due at class.

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/28-2/11

$35 supply fee due at first class. A D U LT

Wine & Chocolate Pairing Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Some say it can’t be done, pairing wine with chocolate, but if you have the right wine to complement the right chocolate it can be a match made in heaven! Whether you are pairing a delicate white chocolate or a lively dark chocolate with wine, there are a few pairing tips to keep in mind, so join us for a decadent exploration of chocolate and wine. Class includes wine and chocolate tasting, plus take home materials. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Chappell LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $28: 1 class

Class 21406

Thu

6:30pm-8:30pm

2/7

$15 supply fee due at class.

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Personal Enrichment

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

AGES 3-5

Spanish Immersion Preschool Children will learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and stimulating environment. In this class your child will develop social, fine and gross motor skills. Your child will have fun singing, doing creative art, making puzzles, enjoying new friends and other fun activities. INSTRUCTOR : Miriam Lattanzi LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $140: 5 classes

Class 21523

Wed

9:00am-11:30am

1/16-2/13

$10 supply fee due at first class. Class 21525

Thu

9:00am-11:30am

1/17-2/14

$10 supply fee due at first class. $113: 4 classes

Class 21524

Wed

9:00am-11:30am

2/20-3/13

$10 supply fee due at first class. Class 21526

Thu

9:00am-11:30am

2/21-3/14

$10 supply fee due at first class.

AGES 5-11

Keeping Kids Safe This fun and innovative program is designed for the health and safety of your child. Your child will engage in hands-on activities and games helping them learn how to keep themselves safe at home, school and while visiting friends. Designed as a “Stranger Awareness” course, this program goes the extra mile to help children understand a variety of safety issues from germs to fire

AGES 1-2½

NEW | Spanish for Parent and Child

the Bay and is taught nationwide.

Children and adults experience foreign language together. Have

INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise

fun singing, playing games and creating art all while learning

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

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 Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $63: 5 classes

Class 21665

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

1/18-2/15

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

Class 21666

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

$5 supply fee due at first class.

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$123: 10 classes

Class 21555

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

1/11-3/15


Personal Enrichment AGES 5½-8

AGES 8-12

Spanish for School Age Let your child enjoy this new Spanish Immersion Program.

NEW | Writing for Poetry and Performance

Children will learn conversational Spanish and grammar. Your

Stories, poems and plays are not just meant to be read to yourself

child will have fun and learn Spanish while playing board games,

in silence. Just as a good storyteller tells a story animatedly, a poet

completing activity pages, going on scavenger hunts and other

recites his poems for effect, and a playwright sets the scene for the

activities. All activities will be in Spanish.

audience to “live” his work. The words that come out from a depth of feeling or when you burst out in song - that’s poetry. When

INSTRUCTOR : Miriam Lattazani LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $63: 5 classes

Class 21527

Wed

4:00pm-5:00pm

1/16-2/13

$10 supply fee due at first class.

Wed

playwriting. Come along and find the bard in you! INSTRUCTOR : Lekha School of Creative Writing LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $148: 8 classes

$51: 4 classes

Class 21528

you have to show and tell the world what you are thinking - that’s

4:00pm-5:00pm

2/20-3/13

Class 21678

Wed

5:00pm-6:00pm

1/16-3/6

$10 supply fee due at first class. AGES 10-16

Babysitting for Beginners

AGES 6-13

Chess Class

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

Each lesson consists of instructions, analysis, and tournament 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.

Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline, how to get jobs, and ways to make babysitting fun for you and the kids. Basic first aid, general safety, and what to do in an emergency will also be covered. Students should dress to play and bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion.

All equipment provided. Trophies and prizes presented at last

INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary

class.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy

$51: 1 class

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Class 21407

Sat

9:00am-2:30pm

1/12

$111: 9 classes

Class 21408

Fri

6:00pm-7:00pm

1/18-3/15

AGES 8-12

NEW | Personal Narrative Essay Personal narrative essay writing comes naturally, allowing students to write about their own experiences as experts on their own lives. Through standard writing conventions such as the proper use of “I”; linear narrative structures; engaging story elements and themes; facts vs. emotions; and “show” vs. tell language, students will be able to craft engaging personal statements for themselves and to tell the stories of those around them. INSTRUCTOR : Lekha School of Creative Writing LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $148: 8 classes

Class 21677

Wed

4:00pm-5:00pm

1/16-3/6

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First Aid Learn first aid training for burns, fractures, sprains, strokes, seizures, poisoning emergencies and heat/cold exposure. We will also cover diabetic emergencies, nosebleeds, bites and allergic reactions. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). An EMS Safety Services certificate, good for 2 years, will be issued upon successful completion. Students may not audit this class. INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center $38: 1 class

Class 21469

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

2/6

$7 supply fee due at class.

A D U LT

Basic Creative Writing A D U LT

Thinking about writing a novel or memoir? Stop thinking and start

Community CPR

writing as you discover techniques to crafting your own novel,

Learn the proper techniques for recognizing the signals of a heart attack and stroke, giving CPR, and applying first aid for choking victims of all ages. Other respiratory emergencies will be covered,

short story or memoir. Class includes in-class writing exercises, reading assignments and sharing of written work. Learn the basics of both fiction and creative non-fiction.

including introduction in use of a defibrillator (AED). An EMS

INSTRUCTOR : Janice De Jesus

Community CPR certificate, good for 2 years, will be issued upon

LOCATION Las Trampas Conference Room, Walnut Creek Library

completion.

$93: 6 classes

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life

Class 21434

LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

$5 supply fee due at first class.

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

1/16-2/20

$38: 1 class

Class 21465

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/30

$7 supply fee due at class. Class 21466

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/6

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Computers: An Introduction to Your PC In a safe, small group environment you’ll take the first steps into

$7 supply fee due at class.

the world of computers. By the end of this class, you will have an understanding of how to use and care for your computer. You’ll

A D U LT

gain a basic knowledge of computer terminology, how to hookup

CPR & First Aid Combo

a computer, use the mouse, what the parts of a computer are and

Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are good for 2 years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing.

LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

2/16

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doing, how your computer works and how to take care of it right from the start.

LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library $45: 3 classes

$65: 1 class

Class 21468

of time and feel much more confident by knowing what you’re

INSTRUCTOR : Walter Sanchez

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life

Class 21467

most importantly, how to start and stop it. You’ll save yourself lots

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Class 21515

Mon

10:15am-11:30am

1/28-2/11


Personal Enrichment A D U LT S 5 0 +

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Internet Introduction: Discovering the Web

Mah-Jongg

If you have previous computer experience but haven’t learned to

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

surf the web, there’s a whole new world waiting at your fingertips.

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

Come learn the vocabulary along with a few easy steps, then you’ll

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

be ready to jump in and go. Using simple language combined with

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

a friendly and supportive environment, you’ll learn to search on

enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one

the net; find pictures; save your favorite web sites; discover

step at a time.

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

different web browsers, use keywords and much more. Student should bring the name of their e-mail/internet provider to class. INSTRUCTOR : Walter Sanchez

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

LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library

Class 21230

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

1/15-2/5

1:00pm-4:00pm

2/12-3/5

$45: 3 classes

Class 21516

Mon

10:15am-11:30am

2/25-3/11

$43: 4 classes

Class 21231

Tue

A D U LT S 5 0 + A D U LT S 5 0 +

Bridge Class: Diamond Series (Declarer Play)

My Life Quilt: Past and Present

Text: ‘Play of the Hand in the 21st Century’

We are each the author of our own unique story. No one but

Learn to play bridge or learn to be a better player in a friendly, relaxed, atmosphere by enrolling in one of four bridge courses offered throughout the year. New players should begin with the Club Series class offered in the Fall. Whether you are interested in playing bridge just for fun or are interested in serious competition, these classes will improve your game. This class is designed to improve the student’s skill at declarer play. The Club

you has lived or experienced your life. Join author and teacher, Margaret Irvin as you review and share your unique life in prose and/or poetry. The focus is you--your life experiences past and present remembered, written and shared. The group process sets the stage, encourages, supports and offers editing feedback and a warm resonance. Brief class exercises will tweak your unique ‘voice.’ Good for beginning to advanced writers.

series or equivalent experience is a prerequisite. Techniques

INSTRUCTOR : Margaret Irvin

including developing a plan, the finesse, hold up play, dummy

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

reversal, crossruff, endplay and others are presented and

$51: 8 classes

practiced. Text: ‘Play of the Hand in the 21st Century’, available for purchase in class for approximately $20.

Class 21704

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

1/15-3/5

INSTRUCTOR : Larry Miller, American Contract Bridge League

Accredited Instructor and Silver Life Master LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $63: 8 classes

Class 21215

Wed

1:30pm-3:30pm

1/16-3/6

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Science & Technology

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

AGES 4-6

NEW | Animal Hide & Seek Learn why lizards blend in with the rocks yet butterflies stand out; why zebras have stripes and why moths sometimes have “eyes” on their wings. Meet live museum animals, create crafts and play hide-and-seek and other indoor games. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $53: 4 classes

Class 21571

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

2/6-2/27

AGES 5-7

Pre Engineering with LEGO® Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Build cities, bridges, motorized cars and planes. With access to over 100,000 pieces of LEGO, students build what they have only dreamed of with the support of an experienced instructor. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $145: 5 classes

Class 21675

Tue

3:30pm-4:45pm

2/5-3/5

AGES 5-8 AGES 2-3

NEW | Animal Adaptations

NEW | All Five Senses

Rodents gnaw and bats fly. Discover the differences between

Seeing, smelling, touching, hearing, and tasting! We use all five of

animals by learning what makes each one special, able to protect

our senses every day. Do other animals have these senses also?

its family and find food, water and shelter.

Let’s explore the five senses and discover what fun we can have in this class. Parent participation is required.

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

$23: 1 class

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Class 21570

$53: 5 classes

Class 21572

Wed

10:00am-10:45am

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

1/30-2/27

Tue

1/15

AGES 6-9

NEW | Intro to Building Electronic Circuits

AGES 4-5

NEW | Discovery Days

Kids will learn about electricity, circuits and simple machines. They

With sleeves rolled up and curiosity in high gear, come enjoy a

and more. Students have fun with basic electronic components

program full of hands-on animal activities, arts and crafts, science

and are encouraged to build their own designs. During the

experiments and a fun environment exploring games geared just

process, kids learn teamwork, problem solving, public speaking

for kids beginning their “school experience.”

and cooperation.

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

INSTRUCTOR : Fariba Namazi

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

will learn to create working models like radios, alarms, doorbells

$21: 1 class

Class 21573

$158: 5 classes

Thu

10:00am-11:30am

1/17

Class 21676

Mon

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3:30pm-5:00pm

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Science & Technology AGES 6-11

AGES 7-12

NEW | Light & Energy

NEW | Filmmaking from Script to Premiere

Electrons, photons, and protons! Jump into this exciting electrical

Calling all kids who love the movies! If you enjoy anything movie

adventure and survive the circuit maze! Be amazed as we fish for

related, this class is for you. Students begin learning the

feathers with electrons and conduct hair-raising experiments with

fundamental processes for successful filmmaking and then create

an electrostatic generator. Discover the light properties of colors,

their own movies in groups of 4 - 8. Students act, direct, edit and

use a prism to separate the wavelengths of light, and mix things

write in the process of creating their film, making each movie truly

up with a Technicolor Blender. Watch an underwater volcano

unique! At the end of the class, all movies will be shared with

demonstrate the properties of heat and bounce with Boinks while

family and friends and can be accessed at www.freshiacademy.

connecting with kinetic energy.

com.

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

INSTRUCTOR : Fresh I Media

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$145: 6 classes

Class 21567

Wed

$185: 8 classes

4:00pm-5:00pm

1/16-2/20

Class 21671

Mon

4:00pm-5:30pm

1/14-3/18

No class 1/21, 2/18

AGES 7-12 AGES 8-12

NEW | Beginning Game Design Design your own original video game worlds with Beginning

Jedi Engineering with Lego速

Game Design! This class takes the student from the role of player

Build X-Wings, droids, and palaces inspired by designs made a

to creator, allowing the student to develop original and unique

long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized sand

video games to share with family and friends! Students will learn

crawlers, drone assembly lines, and battle cruisers of imaginative

how to use software and will develop characters and plot. The

and original designs.

students will bring their characters to life through Multimedia Fusion 2 and create a basic video game, which will be available at the end of class!

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $145: 5 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Fresh I Media LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 21793

Tue

4:45pm-6:00pm

2/5-3/5

$185: 8 classes

Class 21672

Wed

4:00pm-5:30pm

1/23-3/13

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MARTIAL ARTS

AGES 7-12

Karate Kids All of our Karate Kids are taught in a professional facility dedicated to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises, your child will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35. INSTRUCTOR : Bay Mountain Martial Arts LOCATION Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts $101: 7 classes

Class 21535

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

1/14-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18 $73: 5 classes

Class 21536

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

1/15-2/12

Class 21538

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

2/19-3/19

A G E S 6 & up

Cutting Edge Martial Arts Be the best you can be! This fun and innovative program is open to all students and styles with no initiation fees. Our chief instructor and developer is a 5th degree black belt who blends five traditions to bring you a fun and challenging, ongoing program that takes students from white belt to black belt at a pace they are comfortable with. This program works with character development as much as physical conditioning. Students from other styles will be recognized at their current rank. Equipment and uniforms are available for purchase at class.

AGES 3-6

Tiny Tigers Karate

INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise

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

$63: 5 classes

learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over

Class 21556

Tue

5:30pm- 6:30pm 1/8-2/5

Ages 6-15

five years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into

Class 21557

Tue

5:30pm- 6:30pm 2/12-3/12

Ages 6-15

groups based on age if necessary. Participants will need to

Class 21661

Tue

6:30pm- 7:30pm 1/8-2/5

Ages 16 & up

purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35.

Class 21662

Tue

6:30pm- 7:30pm 2/12-3/12

Ages 16 & up

Class 21558

Fri

6:30pm- 7:30pm 1/11-2/8

Ages 6-15

Class 21559

Fri

6:30pm- 7:30pm 2/15-3/15

Ages 6-15

Class 21663

Fri

7:30pm- 8:30pm 1/11-2/8

Ages 16 & up

Class 21664

Fri

7:30pm- 8:30pm 2/15-3/15

Ages 16 & up

Class 21560

Sat

9:00am-10:15am 1/12-2/9

Ages 6 & up

Class 21561

Sat

9:00am-10:15am 2/16-3/16

Ages 6 & up

INSTRUCTOR : Bay Mountain Martial Arts LOCATION Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts $80: 7 classes

Class 21529

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

1/14-3/11

No class 1/21, 2/18 $58: 5 classes

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LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 21530

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

1/15-2/12

Class 21533

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

2/19-3/19

Class 21531

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

1/17-2/14

Class 21534

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

2/21-3/21

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Dog/Pet Care

DOG/PET CARE

A D U LT

Dog Obedience: Off-Leash Preparation Now that your dog understands basic obedience, let us help you move on to the next step. Teach your dog to obey hand signals and voice commands from a distance of 20 feet. Improve your dog’s quality of life by working toward building behaviors off-leash such as down from a distance, waiting in place, walking at your side with your hands off the leash. This is a perfect class for people who enjoy training and want to take it to the next level. Please bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records for the instructor to keep. Minimum age limit for the handler is 16. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Prerequisite: Beginning dog obedience or instructor approval. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center* $133: 6 classes

Class 21547

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

1/15-2/19

$25 supply fee due at first class. Class 21548

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

2/26-4/2

$25 supply fee due at first class. *2/12, 3/12 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center.

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 A D U LT

your dog react, and the steps you can take to redirect that energy

Dog Obedience: Beginning

into more positive social behavior. Please do not bring your dog

In this foundation class, your dog will learn how to walk nicely on leash, sit and stay, come when called, not bolt through doors, not jump up, behave when groomed or examined, and more. With these skills your dog will have a more meaningful existence, will be handy around the house, and will be a welcome part of society. The first class is mandatory, and owners should come

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. Please bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records for the instructor to keep. Minimum age limit for handler is 18. Prerequisite: Beginning dog obedience or instructor approval.

without their dog. Suitable for dogs four-months and older. Bring

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

a copy of your dog’s vaccination records for the instructor to keep.

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center*

Minimum age for handler is 16; minors must be accompanied by

$133: 6 classes

an adult.

Class 21551

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center* $133: 6 classes

Class 21549

Tue

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

1/15-2/19

Class 21552

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

2/26-4/2

$25 supply fee due at first class. 7:15pm-8:00pm

1/15-2/19

$25 supply fee due at first class. Class 21550

Tue

$25 supply fee due at first class.

7:15pm-8:00pm

2/26-4/2

Dog Park UPDATE www.WalnutCreekRec.org or (925) 256-3574

$25 supply fee due at first class.

Prior to dog park use, individuals should view website or call

*2/12, 3/12 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center.

for updated conditions of the Heather Farm Dog Park.

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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 2013 • 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 a

Year-Round Facility and Swimming Programs CLARKE SWIM CENTER

year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program. It provides novice through Olympic level training for swimmers of all ages and abilities. For information call 939-5990. Head coach, Mike Heaney www.walnutcreekaquabears.org

Located in Heather Farm Park 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5856

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

The adult (ages 19-90) Masters Swim Team is one of the finest (and most fun) in the country, providing a competitive swimming

• Heated pools open year-round • Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Heated locker rooms and showers • Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment • Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board • Seasonal children’s pool

program and structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. For more information call 280-5421. Head Coach, Kerry O’Brien www.swim4wc.org

• Vending machines Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

FACILITY CLOSED November 17, 18, 22 December 25 January 1, 2013 Additional dates: TBD WEEKEND HOURS November 23; December 24, 31 Additional dates: TBD

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The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program for swimmers of all ages and abilities. For more information call 934-4792. Head Coach, Kim Probst www.aquanuts.org


Aquatics

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.

Now - June 16, 2013

Closed toe shoes and clothing must be worn at all times.

50 meter pool:

Use at own risk.

Saturday - Sunday, 12:00-4:00 pm *Baby pool and diving pool closed for fall & winter season.

Adult Lap Swim Clarke Swim Center

Now - June 16, 2013 Monday - Friday 5:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday 7:00pm – 8:30 pm

Admission Fees Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee. No refunds.

Saturday - Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Daily Admission Fees Fitness Center Hours

One time entrance - no in/out privileges.

Clarke Swim Center

Children (6 & under)

$3.50

Youth

(7-17)

$4.25

Adults

(18 & up)

$5.00

Now - June 16, 2013 Monday - Friday 6:00am–3:30pm 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 (6 & under)

$45.00

Ages

(7-17)

$56.25

Ages

(18 & 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

Now - June 16, 2013

Adult

Circle swimming will be enforced to accommodate more

(18 & up)

$71.00

Saturday - Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm *All participants ages 7 – 17 must be accompanied by a swimming adult (18 & up)

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Aquatics

Exercise/Fitness Courses Water Aerobics Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the water’s natural buoyancy and resistance, as an excellent form of exercise for those looking for something new or those with special considerations such as: pregnancy, arthritis, knee/joint problems or other special considerations. Swimming skills not required. $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.

aqua zumba AZ is a fun, energizing and exhilarating water exercise course that incorporates the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional water exercise discipline. This course is great for any level of fitness enthusiast or novice alike. Healthy adults and those with joint problems, chronic conditions, weight issues, and pregnant woman are welcome! No swimming skills required. INSTRUCTOR : Rigel Cedeno LOCATION Clarke Swim Center free: 1 class

Class 21987

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

1/7

7:00pm-8:00pm

1/14-3/4

$68: 8 classes

Class 21765

Mon

Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers

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

WCM invites all interested fitness swimmers to sample our pro-

eligibility for 2012. Classes are taught by USS Walnut Creek

gram and experience an atmosphere of encouraging

Aquabears swim team coaches.

swimmers and coaches dedicated to stroke instruction and

Instructor : USS Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team Coaches

improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are

Location Clarke Swim Center

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

$133: 8 classes

Dates

Days

Ages 6-8 4:00-4:45pm Class

Ages 9-14 4:45-5:30pm Class

stop by during practice to talk with a coach.

2/18 – 3/13

Mon/Wed

21679

21680

2/19 – 3/14

Tue/Thu

21685

21688

$6: masters daily admission fee

3/18 – 4/17*

Mon/Wed

21681

21682

Mon-Fri

5:30am; 6:45am; 10:30am; noon

3/19 – 4/18*

Tue/Thu

21686

21689

Mon-Thu

7:00pm

swimmers in the world. For more information contact: Head Coach Kerry O’Brien (925) 280-5421 or www.swim4wc.org. You can also

*Register for tryout at front counter.

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*No class spring break week: 4/1 – 4/5


Aquatics

Aquatics

Certification Courses

Employment Opportunities

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (r2012)

Walnut Creek Aquatics is NOW HIRING for Winter, Spring & Summer 2013!

This course will provide you with the following skills and

We are looking for Lifeguards and/or Swim Instructors (15 yrs+)

certifications to become a certified lifeguard: lifeguarding, first aid,

and support staff. We accept American Red Cross Lifeguard

CPR-FPR, and AED (oxygen admin. optional).

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) Winter Break

Class 21077

Wed-Sat

9:30am-5:30pm

12/26-12/29

Class 21692

Mon/Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

1/7-2/6

9:30am-5:30pm

4/1-4/4

No class 1/21 Spring Break

Class 21691

Mon-Thu

CPR FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER REVIEW COURSE For those previously trained and needing to re-certify in CPR/AED, this is a review of the CPR for the Professional Rescuer course. Participants must have been certified within two years of the start of this course. Participants will bring proof of certification and their book. Participation in class does not constitute automatic renewal of certification. Must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate. LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center $68: 1 class (includes Pocket Mask, CPR-FPR & AED Cert. Card)

Class 21695

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

3/9

Class 21694

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

4/13

Class 21696

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

5/11

Aquatics Refunds Refunds are allowed up to seven business days prior to the first day of class; a $10 service fee per class will be applied to each refund. Cancellation requests received after the refund period but prior to the first day of class, will receive a credit, minus the $10 service fee, valid for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If you must drop a class due to serious illness or injury, please call (925) 943-5899 ext 2438 or email: Heaston@walnut-creek.org, prior to the completion of the course. (Doctor’s note is required. $10 service fee applies.) We do not give refunds for weather or lack of student participation. Transfers between classes may only be done if there is room and transfer is approved by the manager on duty.

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Specialized Recreation

SPECIALIZED RECREATION

Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday trips each month. Trips vary in cost and duration. Trips are for special needs adults, ages 18 and up. Drop-off and pick-up for all Saturday trips will be from the Civic Park Community Center. LOCATION TBA

Sat

12/15, 1/5, 1/19, 2/9, 2/23

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Debbie Landesman for this specially designed cardio program for special needs adults, ages 18 and up. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $53: 10 classes

Class 21586

Mon

5:30pm-6:15pm

12/10-2/25

NO CLASS 12/24, 12/31, 1/21, 2/18

Specialized Recreation Dances A G E S 8 & up

Join us for merriment and music as we celebrate the season with

Specialized Recreation Karate

song and dance. Each month, our Friday dance will be hosted at

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

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $53: 10 classes

Thu

LOCATION Concord Senior Center January Dance

Class 21587

Fri

7:00pm-9:00pm

1/18

7:00pm-9:00pm

3/15

March Dance

5:30pm-6:15pm

12/13-2/21

No class 12/27

$6: 1 class

Class 21589

Fri

Specialized Recreation Dinner Club

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Join us as we tour the world in 90 days to sample foods of various

February Dance

cultures. Our very own Bay Area hosts some of the best restaurants in the state and we’ll take the opportunity to try as many as we can. Our Dinner Club meets one Wednesday each month and is limited to the first ten participants who sign up. If needed, staff will assist each participant with their meal and

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location of the dance.

$6: 1 class

clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended.

Class 21596

a different location. Please arrange for drop-off and pick-up at the

$6: 1 class

Class 21588

Fri

6:00pm-9:30pm

2/8

Specialized Recreation Movie Fest

beverage selection. Drop-off and pick-up will be from Civic Park

Specialized Recreation presents two great movies for one great

Community Center. Price includes dinner, gratuity and

time! Price includes admission for the double feature and

transportation.

popcorn.

LOCATION TBA

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$38: 1 dinner

$18: 2 movies

Class 21593

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

12/19

Class 21594

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

1/16

Class 21595

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

2/20

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Class 21597

Sat

11:00am-2:00pm

12/1


Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+ PROGRAMS

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. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $7

Fri 10:00am-1:00pm

1/18

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 943-5851. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $10

Fri 11:00am-1:00pm

2/8

Movie Matinee Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your $0.50 admission price includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited.

Pancake Breakfast Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

held on the 1st Sunday of each month and is open to everyone.

$0.50 Drop-in

This popular community event plays host to families large and

Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

1/7, 2/4, 3/4

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

Friday Socials Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch

2/3, 3/3

reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the lunch date by calling 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans

Crab Feed

change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held

If you love crab, you’ll LOVE this evening. All you can eat CRAB,

attend.

until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to

pasta, salad, french bread and dessert. A delicious fundraising dinner for the benefit of the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. Dining,

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

dancing, fun with family and friends; what more could you ask for?

Free/$2 lunch

For tickets or questions call 943-5852. Tickets for sale at the Walnut

Fri

11:00am-12:45pm

1/25, 2/22, 3/29

Creek Seniors Club 1375 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $45

Sat 5:30pm-11:00pm

1/12

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Adults 50+ Afternoon Tea Dances

Sing-a-Long

Join us for an afternoon of ballroom dancing as you get together

If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun

with friends both new and old. You’ll enjoy the ballroom standards

sounds attractive, then this is the group for you! Meet once each

played by DJ Colin Dickie who will be your host and music director

week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies,

each afternoon. You’ll even have a chance to move your feet to

musicals, and more.

Latin and swing dance music and during the intermission, Colin will lead line dances. Be sure to mark your calendar and get out your dancing shoes! LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $3 Drop-in

Every Thu

1:30pm-4:00pm

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-in

Every Fri

9:30am-11:00am

Hooked On Books If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and

Bazaar Group

want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader

A drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas while socializing

has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the

with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects include a variety

1st Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections.

of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving members who

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and

$0.50 Drop-in

items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

2/5, 3/5

Holiday Boutique. Call 943-5851 for more information. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Investment Discussion Group

Drop-in

All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged

Every Wed

9:00am-3:00pm

to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing,

Snappy Cats Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retirement communities. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-5851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free

Tue

1:30pm-4:00pm

1/15, 2/19, 3/19

Free

Every Fri

9:30am-11:00am

Mah-Jongg Drop-In

Cardmaking Workshops Cards that Move and Stamping! Linda Rogers is returning to teach us new techniques for cardmaking in her fun and easy workshops. Your fee covers all materials. Plan on going home with several

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-in

Every Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

cards to share with family and friends. No special artistic skills required. You’ll be guided through the cardmaking process one step at a time. Advance sign-ups required, class size is limited. Please bring a pair of scissors and a small bottle of craft glue to class. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $10 1 class

Mon 9:00am-10:30am

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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 Marathon Bridge coordinator is required.

Sunday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-in

Every Sun

12:30pm-4:00pm

Tuesday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN

AARP Tax-Aide

Every Tue

The AARP Tax-Aide program was created to help low-and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and over, prepare and file their income tax returns with the IRS, free-ofcharge. Locations are equipped to file your return electronically,

8:45am-12:00pm

Thursday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

allowing you to receive your refund much faster. The program is

$0.50 DROP-IN

designed to serve and file simple tax returns. If your tax return is

Every Thu

relatively complex, you will be advised to seek professional tax

12:30pm-4:00pm

Marathon Bridge

assistance. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Free

Thu 8:00am-5:00pm

2/7-4/11

$20: 1 CLASS

Every Fri

12:00pm-4:00pm

AARP Driver Safety Program This 4-1/2 hour refresher driver safety course is for those who have

Drop-In Bingo

taken the 8-hour course within the last 4 years. Completion of the

Enjoy a fun day of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Play is divided

course entitles those folks over 55 years of age to a discount on their auto insurance. The refresher course is good for 3 years and can be repeated. Call 943-5851 for more information or to register for class.

into morning and afternoon sessions. Morning session begins at 11:00am. Afternoon session begins at 12:45pm. Cards are sold separately for each session and are 50 cents each. Paper games are also played and are 25 cents for each card. This is a great

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $12 AARP members / $14 non-AARP members

Tue 12:00pm-4:30pm

2/19

activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun with friends. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Early-Bird Bingo

Pinochle

$0.50 per card

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun

Every Thu

11:00am-11:45am

afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want to learn how to play.

Afternoon Bingo

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

$0.50 per card

$0.50 DROP-IN

Every Thu

Every Mon

12:45pm-2:45pm

12:00pm-3:30pm

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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 2nd Wednesday of the month to check your blood pressure for free.

Bowling Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 9:45am to

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center Free

12:00pm.

Wed

Creakers Softball

Hot Meals

Join our “over 50” softball program. Call Terry White at 939-7508.

Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

Fee is $72/year.

9:30am-11:00am

2/13, 3/13

Call 280-7310 from 10:00am-noon one day ahead for a reservation. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Club 55 Skiers

$2 suggested donation

Club 55 is a ski club for active adults ages 55 and better, sponsored

Mon-Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm

by the WCSC. For more information, please call Preston at

Fri 11:30am-1:00pm

256-3531.

NO CLASS 11/12, 11/22-23, 12/24, 12/25, 12/31-1/1

Deaf Seniors Club

Cycling Club The Cycling Club meets Thursdays at 9:00am for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors Club membership is required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter Culshaw at shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

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 1-900-735-2922 or TDD by calling 1-800-735-2929. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free

Walking Buddies Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for 1–1½ hours. The

Every Wed

9:30am-4:00pm

Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers lasting

Case Management

2-3 hours or more. Some Thursday hikes that are out of the area

Case Management is available through Diablo Valley Foundation

require the consent of the coordinator.

for free in-home assessments and consultation. Call 945-8040 for

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

an appointment.

$1 DROP-IN

Every Tue

Walking Buddies I

8:15am-12:00pm

Bus Passes

Every Thu

Walking Buddies II

8:15am-12:00pm

County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk. Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

Office of Aging Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1-800-510-2020.

volunteer care coordinator Provided by Contra Costa Aging & Adult Services. Drop-in or by appointment. Call 943-5851. Every Mon & Wed; 10:00am-12:00pm.

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Adults 50+

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better, where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For JanuaryDecember, annual dues are only $12.00. Club members enjoy discounts on special events, savings on local and international trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services

Insurance Counseling

including financial counseling, blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income tax preparation, will preparation

Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the 2nd

and legal advice. To join, come by Civic Park Community Center

Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, or call 943-5851 for

Call 943-5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care counseling

more information.

available at the WCSC. Please call 938-1895 for Long Term Care counseling appointments.)

Home Chore & Respite Registry Home Chore and Respite Registry is a free service provided by

Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info

Senior Outreach that refers affordable home care workers to

Mondays

elders in need of assistance. Call 937-8311 for more information.

Pinochle: 12:30pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge*

Legal Services Senior Legal Services are available by appointment every second Thursday from 10:00am-12:15pm and the fourth Thursday from 11:00am–1:15pm. Call 943-5851 for your appointment.

Wills Preparation Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first Monday of each month from 1:30pm–3:00pm. Call 943-5851 for an appointment.

Tuesdays Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:20am, Lobby Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room

Wednesdays Bazaar Group: 9:30am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

Thursdays Bingo: 11:00am–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am, Lobby Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

Transportation Services

Tea Dances 12:30pm-4:30pm, Assembly Hall

You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek

Fridays

Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call 933-1434 from 9:00am-

Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall*

11:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday reservations,

Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall

please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday through Friday

Singing the Oldies!: 9:30am-10:30am, Lounge

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 943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

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 PROGRAMMING

storytime at the HOMESTEAD Saturday, January 12; 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Howe Homestead Park It’s storytelling time at Howe Homestead. We’ll meet in the Dutch Kitchen in the Howe residence and share stories and books on winter wildlife. Rain will not cancel this event and will actually make it even better. Reservations are required and there is a $2.00 per person fee. Contact Supervising Ranger Nancy Dollard at 925/943-5899 x2135.

WINTER NIGHT CAMPFIRE PROGRAM Friday, February 1; 5:30pm – 7:00pm, (Rain Date Friday, February 8) Sugarloaf Open Space Let’s try something new; a warm campfire for a cool winter evening. We’ll gather around the fire and share stories, fun and a traditional campfire snack. The Sugarloaf amphitheater is our meeting place. Reservations are required and there is a $2.00 per person fee. Call Supervising Ranger Nancy Dollard at 925/943-5899 x2135.

BIG RODENT DAY HIKE Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this brochure. Reservations are required for all programs if you are

Saturday, February 2; 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Acalanes Open Space

bringing a group of five or more. Pets are not permitted at Ranger-

Join us for a “funtastic” adventure as we look for the elusive

led interpretive programs, camping or special events. Most pro-

ground hog. We’ll do our own prognosticating and propose

grams are 1–1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be

prophesies while discussing myths and magic; facts and

accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of the

falsehoods. Trivia games galore! Later we’ll dine on some

program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will

groundhog legs and ribs, prepared the good ole fashioned way

cancel most programs. Please call the Ranger listed for more

from the Pennsylvania hills. Reservations limited to 25. Contact

information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program.

Ranger Bruce Weidman at 925/943-5899 x2665 to reserve your

Open Space maps are available at Ranger Stations or by sending a

spot.

message including your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek.org.

Ranger-led Programs BLACKSMITHING AT OLD BORGES FORGE

Sunday, February 10; 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Howe Homestead Park From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as a correspondent for the Associated Press before he settled in Walnut Creek. Hobbies such as wine making, smoking meats and pigeon

Saturdays, January 5 and January 12; 2:00pm – 3:30pm,

flutes kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” We will talk

Old Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge

about his amazing history and look at the photo displays in the

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.

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Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899 x3521.


Open Space FIRE DEFENSIBLE SPACES IN A GRASSLAND NEIGHBORHOOD

WHO POOPED IN THE PARK?

Saturday, February 16; 12:00pm – 1:30pm,

Lime Ridge

Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge

Sunday, March 10; 1:00pm – 2:30pm,

Many animals call Lime Ridge home yet they are rarely seen. How

Each year the Open Space Division spends over $25,000 to create

do we know they are here? The signs they leave behind tell us

firebreaks around the Open Space to help protect our neighbors

who’s in the park and what they have been doing. Join us on a

from grassland fires. Staff will discuss the division’s actions and

search for scat, tracks and other animal signs in the Open Space.

share ideas on what adjacent homeowners can do to help protect

Meet the Ranger in the parking lot at the corner of Ygnacio Valley

their property. Reservations are required but there is no charge.

Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required. For

For more information and to register for the program contact

more information please call Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899

Supervising Ranger Nancy Dollard at 925/943-5899 x2135.

x3521.

WINTER OWL PROWLS

REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN RAMBLE

Saturday, February 16; 5:30pm-7:30pm & March 16; 7:00pm – 9:00pm,

Sunday, March 17; 10:00 am - 1:00 pm,

Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge

Borges Ranch and Shell Ridge

Due to popular demand we are now offering two owl prowl

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by taking a hike around Borges Ranch

programs. Winter at the ranch is one of the best times of the year

and into Shell Ridge as we search for and learn about the various

to hear and see owls. Great-horned owls are usually very vocal

reptiles and amphibians that call our Open Space their home. The

and active around the ranch, while barn owls should be just

program will consist of a moderate hike into Shell Ridge, so be

pairing up in the historic 1903 Hay Barn. We will hike around

sure to wear hiking boots and be prepared for mud. Please carry

Borges Ranch and into Shell Ridge, looking and listening for our

water. Meet in the upper parking lot at Borges Ranch. Rain will

resident species of owls. Meet in the upper parking lot at Borges

cancel. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at

Ranch under the windmill. Bring a flashlight, wear sturdy walking

925/943-5899 x2162.

shoes, and be prepared for cold weather. Rain cancels. Reservations are required and space is limited to 20 people. For reservations call Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162 or e-mail bylin@walnut-creek.org.

ANCIENT WAYS CRAFTING: WALNUT DICE AND COUNTING STICKS Saturday, March 9; 10:00am – 1:00pm, Howe Homestead Park Walnut dice have been used for games since days gone by and walnut dice games are still played today. The shells are filled with natural material and adorned with abalone shell pieces or other items. Game scores are tallied using specially decorated sticks. Spend a morning learning how to make a set of dice and counting sticks. All materials and tools are provided and there is a materials fee of $10.00 per person. This is a great class for educators or anyone fascinated with primitive culture. Reservations are required. Call Ranger Bruce Weidman to register at 925/943-5899 x2665.

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Open Space

On-Going Programs

Saturday, January 12; 9:00am - 11:00am, Shell Ridge We will explore the grasslands above Borges Ranch for wintering songbirds and raptors and then search for thrushes, thrashers, and gnatcatchers in the chaparral covered slopes above Pine Creek. Meet in the Borges Ranch parking lot in Shell Ridge.

Saturday, February 9; 9:00am - 11:00am, Lime Ridge Open Space This 1.5 mile hike will take us through grasslands, oak woodlands and chaparral before we reach the crest of Lime Ridge. Along the way we should see sparrows, flycatchers, and other birds of the chaparral plant community. On the ridge top we will have a good chance of spotting soaring raptors. Meet at the end of Valley Vista Road in the parking lot to the right of Boundary Oak Golf Course.

LIME RIDGE MONTHLY HIKE

Saturday, March 9; 9:00am - 11:00am, Acalanes Open Space Join us for a leisurely stroll to Putnum Creek. We expect to find

Second Sunday of each month; December 9, January 13,

migrating songbirds on their journey from the tropics to their

February 10, March 10; 9:00am – 10:30am,

North American breeding grounds. Past hikes have turned up

Lime Ridge Open Space

various warblers, vireos, flycatchers, and orioles. Meet at the end

Put on your hiking boots and grab some water, a snack and a

of Sousa Drive in Acalanes Open Space.

hat. It’s time to join the Ranger on a guided hike into Lime Ridge.

Check the ranger-led programs for owl prowls in

The trails pass through oak woodlands, grasslands and inland

February and March.

scrub habitats that are home to a great variety of animals. Every month there’s something new to see. Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899 x3521.

OLD BORGES RANCH OPEN “HISTORIC” HOUSE Second Sunday of each month; December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10; 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge.

MONTHLY BEGINNING BIRD WALKS

Join us as we open the Historic Ranch House doors with Open

Join in to learn about our local bird life. While we search for birds

Space Ranger staff on hand to answer any of your questions. Tour

we will discuss identification tips, behaviors, habitat requirements,

the Historic 1901 Borges Ranch house at your own pace and learn

where to find specific species and other interesting facts about our

what life was like on the ranch for the Borges family. For more

feathered friends. Be sure to bring binoculars and a small notepad

information, contact Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162.

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 925/943-5899 x2162. See schedule below.

OLD BORGES RANCH TOURS Last Saturday of each month (excluding December); January 26, February 23, March 30; 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

Saturday, December 8; 9:00am - 11:00am, Borges Ranch

Join us on a tour to explore historic Borges Ranch. The Borges

Walk the grounds at historic Borges Ranch and the woodlands

is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour the 1901

around the Bob Pond Picnic Area in search of our winter visitors

ranch house and the 1903 horse barn while learning what life was

and year round residents. This is the time of year to see wintering

like on the ranch 100 years ago. Meet under the windmill near the

sparrows, kinglets, and thrushes that hang out around the ranch.

parking lot at Borges Ranch. Reservations are not required unless

Meet in the Borges Ranch parking lot in Shell Ridge.

you are bringing a group of five or more. Rain cancels. Call Ranger

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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 winter camps, 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 (16 & older) Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • * 6:1 ratio

Little Tennis (Ages 4-6)

R=Resident, NR=Non Resident

Session is 12 weeks long • 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 1/6-3/24 1/6-3/24 1/10-3/28 1/11-3/29 1/12-3/30

Fee $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Little Rallyer (Ages 6-9) Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Sat Mon Wed

Time 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm

Dates 1/12-3/30 1/7-3/25 1/9--3/27

Fee $180R/198NR $180R/198NR $180R/198NR

Youth Tennis Lessons (Ages 7-15) Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15)

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 1/10-3/28 1/11-3/29 1/12-3/30 1/12-3/30 1/6-3/24 1/9--3/27 1/11-3/29 1/12-3/30 1/6-3/24

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) Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Drop In Rate $28R/$31NR Level

Day

Dates

Fee

Jr. Development

Mon 4:00-6:00pm

1/7-3/25

$264R/$290NR

Jr. Development

Wed 4:00-6:00pm

1/9-3/27

$264R/$290NR

Jr. Development

Fri

6:00-8:00pm

1/11-3/29

$264R/$290NR

Jr. Development

Sat

4:00-6:00pm

1/12-3/30

$264R/$290NR

4:00-5:30pm

1/6-3/24

$107R/$118NR

Jr. Devel.-Match Play Sun

Time

Level Cardio Cardio Cardio

Day Mon Wed Sun

Time 8:00-9:00am 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00am

Dates 1/7-3/25 1/9-3/27 1/6-3/24

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

1/7-3/25 1/7-3/25 1/12-3/30 1/6-3/24

$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

1/7-3/25 1/7-3/25 1/10-3/28 1/10-3/28

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Int./Adv. Adult * Int./Adv. Adult Int/Adv. Adult Int/Adv. Adult *

Mon Thu Fri Sat

6:00-7:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 12:30-1:30pm 8:00-9:00am

1/7-3/25 1/10-3/28 1/11-3/29 1/12-3/30

$168R/$185NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $168R/$185NR

Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult

Wed Sat Sat Sun

10:00-11:00am 11:00-12:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 3:00-4:00pm

1/9-3/27 1/12-3/30 1/12-3/30 1/6-3/24

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Late Night Drill Late Night Drill

Wed Thu

9:00-10:00pm 9:00-10:00pm

1/9-3/27 1/10-3/28

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Backhand/Net Game Fri Backhand/Net Game Sat

11:30-12:30pm 1/11-3/29 5:00-6:00pm 1/12-3/30

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Doubles Strategy Doubles Strategy

Mon Wed

9:00-10:00pm 6:00-7:00pm

1/7-3/25 1/9--3/27

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Ladies Drill & Play Ladies 3.5+ * Men’s Adv. Drill Serve & Return Specialty Shot

Wed Wed Thu Sat Sat

8:00-9:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00pm 1:00-2:00pm 2:00-3:00pm

1/9-3/27 1/9-3/27 1/10-3/28 1/12-3/30 1/12-3/30

$132R/$145NR $168R/$185NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Register online at lifetimetennis.com or in the office at 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek. Registration begins Dec 3. Winter Session runs for 12 weeks and includes 2 bonus/rain makeup days on Feb. 2-3 & March 23-24, times TBD.

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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) 9443598 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, 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 Bay Mountain Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Diablo Valley Bowl, 1500 Monument Boulevard, 94520 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 Water Lily Studio, 2940 Camino Diablo Suite 200, 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; Cindy Silva; 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 Richard G. Carlston; Sandra Jacobsen; Carla Ludwig; Joe Stadum; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

pre-registration

Registration FORMS

FAMILy registration

Confirmations will be sent for all mail-in, fax-in and phone registrations. Confirmations are sent via email when possible, by post if necessary. If you do not receive your confirmation within 2 weeks, please call (925) 943-5858.

Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered.

Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time.

Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website.

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Health & Fitness

Registration Registration begins december 3

REGISTRATION FORM PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT

TEL (HOME) TEL (CELL/WORK) ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAIL ADDRESS 1ST CHOICE PARTICIPANT NAME

M/F

DOB

ACTIVITY NAME

ACCOUNT #

CLASS #

START DATE

2ND CHOICE CLASS #

START DATE

EXP DATE

FEE

TOTAL

AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE WAIVER OF LIABILITY I consent to the above person’s participation in 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

Signature

Please indicate whether: Parent

Participant

Guardian

policies RefundS/creditS

• All credits on account are valid

• Supply fees are payable to the

with disabilities to participate in

• Refunds/credits are subject to a

for a maximum of one year.

instructor at the first class. Please

our programs. If you have any spe-

service charge of $10 per person,

• Failure to attend program or

do not include supply fees with

cial needs that may require specific

per class. Refunds are processed

“no-shows” will not be granted a

your registration fees.

accommodations, please call (925)

within three weeks.

refund/credit.

• Accounts with credit amounts un-

943-5858.

• Refunds will be considered if

• Refund policies may vary for 50+

der $15 that are eligible for refund

requests are submitted up to seven

(Seniors) programs.

will be remitted upon request.

days prior to the first day of class.

fees

• For payment plans (annual

• For withdrawal requests received

•All courses and camp registra-

programs, camps, etc.), customers

after the refund period but prior to

tions include a $3 administrative

must provide a MasterCard or VISA

the first day of class, a credit valid

processing fee.

for automatic payment processing.

for one year may be permitted for

• Fees must be paid in full at time

In order to use a different method

use toward a future course.

of registration by cash, money

of payment, customers may pay

• Withdrawal requests after the first

order, VISA, MasterCard or check

prior to any scheduled payment

class meeting are subject to partial

payable to the City of Walnut

date(s).

credit less service charge and pro-

Creek, unless otherwise stated in

rated course fees.

program description.

• No refund requests are accepted

• All payments are processed upon

after the last class meeting.

receipt.

Waiting lists

CANCELLATIONs

MAKE-UP CLASSes

QUESTIONS

Waiting lists are established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified.

A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund is available.

Make-up dates for missed classes will only be granted for class cancellations resulting from inclement weather or from direction of the Arts, Recreation & Community Services Department.

Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531

ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those

donations If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to Civic Arts Education or Walnut Creek Recreation, please indicate so on your registration form. Thank you! SCHOLARSHIPS Civc Arts Education Scholarships are being accepted for Winter 2013. The deadline is January 7, 2013. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

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Aquatics

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, 62 CPR for the Professional Rescuer Review Course, 63

Health & Fitness

Social Dance

Fitness and Sports with JumpBunch, 40 Gymnastics – Parent/Child, 40 Gymnastics-Preschool, 40

Baton Twirling and Dance, 48 Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures, 48 Specialized Recreation (TBD)

Jewelry

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness, 65 Bling–Jewelry for the 21st Century Student, 27 Specialized Recreation Dances, 65 Youth Competitive Swim & Stroke Class, 62 Intro to Jewelry for Teens, 27 Specialized Recreation Dinner Club, 65 Specialized Recreation Karate, 65 Specialized Recreation Movie Fest, 65 Ceramics & Sculpture Martial Arts Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips, 65 Clay for Homeschoolers, 6 Cutting Edge Martial Arts, 58 Clay: Handbuilding with Wheelthrowing, 6 Karate Kids, 58 Sports Clay Play: Little Worlds, 6 Tiny Tigers Karate, 58 Clay Works One, 6 Afterschool Sports, 47 Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding, 6 Bowling – Junior, 46 Music Kidz Love Soccer – Parent & Me Soccer, 44 Cello Ensemble, 18 Kidz Love Soccer – Pre Soccer, 44 Dance Classical Guitar for Tweens, 20 Kidz Love Soccer – Skillz and Scrimmages, 45 Ballet I, 23 Family Music, 19 Kidz Love Soccer – Soccer I, 45 Ballet II, 23 Flock of Flutes, 17 Kidz Love Soccer – Tot Soccer, 44 Ballet III, 24 Green Day Music for Guitar, 20 Lil Baseball, 46 Jazz/Hip Hop, 24 Intro to Fiddle Styles, 20 Tennis, 71 Kinderdance, 22 Introduction to Suzuki Violin, 19 Wee Hoop – Dribblers, 45 Kindertots, 22 Jazz Band Ensemble, 17 Wee Hoop – Hot Shots, 45 Mommy and Me: Parent & Child, 22 Leadership Ensemble, 17 Pre-Ballet, 22 Learn to Play, 19 A dults Pre-Ballet II, 23 Musical Babies – Parent/Child, 18 Professional Training Program, 24 Music for Homeschoolers, 19 Tap- Children, 23 Music Together, 18 Aquatics Petite Pianist, 19 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, 62 Piano For Children, 19 Decorative & Fiber Arts Aqua Zumba, 62 Piano for Homeschoolers, 20 Fashion Forward, 32 CPR for the Professional Rescuer Review, 63 Recorder 101 for Homeschoolers, 20 Kinder Sew – Early Elementary Sewing, 32 Walnut Creek Masters: String Orchestra, 20 Kids and Ewes, 32 Try-out for Fitness Swimmers, 62 Sing to Health, 21 Water Aerobics, 62 Tuneful Toddlers – Parent/Child, 18 Drama Ukulele, 21 Violin Ensemble, 20 Ceramics & Sculpture Acting & Improvisation for Homeschoolers, 25 Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley, 17 Junior Theatre, 25 Ceramics, 7 Kids Theatre – “Winnie the Pooh”, 25 Functional Pottery with a Focus on Lids, 8 Open Space Programs , 72-74 Mini Kids Theatre, 25 Handbuilding with Soft Slabs, 8 Teen Theatre, 25 Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs, 8 Intro to Sculpture, 7 Personal Enrichment Open Studio Ceramics, 8 Drawing, Painting, & Printmaking Babysitting for Beginners, 54 Pottery Making for Raku Firing, 8 Acrylic & Oil Painting for Homeschoolers, 11 Chess Class, 53 Salt Kiln Building, 8 Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio, 11 Keeping Kids Safe, 52 The Human Figure in Clay, 7 Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills, 10 Kids’ Carpentry, 53 Cartooning: Character Development & Personal Narrative Essay, 53 Dance Video Game Concepts, 11 Spanish for Parent and Child, 52 Creative Nature: Draw/Paint Animals & Adult Ballet (Int), 24 Spanish for School Age, 53 Natural Objects, 10 Tap – Adult, 24 Spanish Immersion Preschool, 52 Drawing with Charcoal and Conte Crayons, 11 Writing for Poetry and Performance, 53 Having Fun with Color, 10 Decorative & Fiber Arts How to Draw Anime/Mange, 11 Science & Technology Art of Tapestry Weaving, 32 I Can Do Art, 9 Creative Garments on Rigid Heddle Loom, 33 Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing, 9 All Five Senses, 56 Itajime Clamp Resist, 33 Make Your Mark, 12 Animal Adaptations, 56 Loom Weaving (Beg), 32 Masters & Contemporary Painters Studio, 11 Animal Hide & Seek, 56 Loom Weaving (Cont), 32 Paint Box, 10 Beginning Game Design, 57 Melon Basketry Workshop, 33 Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art, 9 Discovery Days, 56 Multi-Harness Weaving on Rigid Heddle, 33 Teen Drawing & Painting, 12 Filmmaking From Script to Premiere, 57 Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop – I, 33 Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent, 9 Flight Club, 57 Spinning for Weavers, 33 Tinkering: Constructing Art, 10 Intro to Building Electronic Circuits, 56 Light & Energy, 57 Pre Engineering with Lego, 56 Glass Fused Glass, 26 Stained Glass, 26 76

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Index Digital Media & Photography

Glass

Art and Product Photography, 31 CAE Photography Forum, 28 Contemplative Photography, 31 Digital Storytelling Workshop, 31 Fine Art Portrait and Figure Photography with Model (Int), 29 HDR Photography Workshop, 31 High-Def Movie Making: The A to Z of HD, 29 How to Shoot Exciting Travel Photos, 30 Introduction to Paintshop Pro, 29 Lighting Techniques Made Simple, 31 Matting and Framing Workshop, 30 Photoblogging with Wordpress, 30 Photographing Cities Day & Night, 31 Photographing People, 30 Photoshop Made Simple, 29 Portrait Photography Workshop, 30 Take Control of Your Digital Camera, 28 Understanding Camera Controls, 28 Using Your Camera Made Simple, 29 Your World Through a Pinhole, 29

Dichroic Fused Glass, 26 Flamework for Fusers, 27 Fused Glass, 26 Glass Bead Making, 27 Glass Fusing & Slumping, 26 Mosaic: Mirror/Glass Workshop, 27

Dog/Pet Care

Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs, 59 Dog Obedience: Beginning, 59 Dog Obedience: Off-Leash Preparation, 59

Health & Fitness

Boomers Broadway Boogie, 42 Feldenkrais Method: Awareness Through Movement, 40 Floor Barre, 41 Hatha Yoga, 42 Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller, 40 Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband, 41 Tai Chi & Chi Kung, 41 What Works Weight Loss Program, 40 Yoga Heart: Adi-Yoga “Open Gate”, 41 Zumba, 42 Zumba Fitness and Toning Combo Class, 42 Jewelry

Jewelry: Chasing & Forming (Int/Adv), 28 Jewelry Design & Construction, 28

Drawing, Painting, & Printmaking

Martial Arts

Abstract & Non-Obj Painting (Acrylics), 14 Collage: Beeswax, Papers and Plaster, 15 Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums, 12 Drawing Class: Explorations in Black & White Media, 12 Enjoy Watercolor, 12 Figure and the Monotype Workshop, 15 Figure Drawing, 15 Introduction to Color with Soft Pastels, 14 Japanese Brush Painting, 13 Mix Those Media!, 14 Mokuhanga-Japanese Woodblock Printing, 16 Monday Morning Painting, 13 Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics, 13 Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting, 16 Painting Open Studio, 16 Painting Still Life Like the Old Masters, 14 Palette Knife Painting Workshop, 16 Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting, 14 Portrait and Landscape Painting From Photographs: Oil/Acrylics, 14 Printmaking: Etching/Intaglio, Relief & Collograph, 13 Printmaking Open Studio, 16 Secrets of Perspective & Composition, 13 Silk Painting, 16 Simple Handmade Journal Workshop, 15 Watercolor, 13

Cutting Edge Martial Arts, 58

Food & Cooking

Asian Vegetarian Cuisine, 50 Delicious Stir-Fries, 50 Dim Sum, 51 Quick & Healthy Meals for Families, 51 Sushi and Nigiri, 51 Thai Cooking Series, 51 Wine & Chocolate Pairing, 51

Music

Cello Ensemble, 18 Flock of Flutes, 17 Guitar in a Flash for Adults, 21 Instant Chorus for Adults and Kids, 21 Intro to Fiddle Styles, 20 Jazz Band Ensemble, 17 Listening to Music: Opera, 21 Sing to Health, 21 String Orchestra, 20 Ukulele, 21 Open Space Programs , 72-74 Personal Enrichment

Community CPR, 54 CPR & First Aid Combo, 54 Basic Creative Writing, 54 First Aid, 54 Social Dance

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa, 50 Argentine Tango, 49 Line Dance, 49 Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance, 49 Square Dance Basics, 49 Tahitian Dance & Drumming, 48 Specialized Recreation

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness, 65 Specialized Recreation Dances, 65 Specialized Recreation Dinner Club, 65

Specialized Recreation Karate, 65 Specialized Recreation Movie Fest, 65 Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips, 65 Sports

Badminton, 46 Basketball League (Fall/Winter), 46 Bowling, 46 Drop-in Volleyball, 46 Pickle Ball, 46 Tennis, 71 Volleyball (Adult League), 46 A dults 5 0 + Events

Afternoon Tea Dances, 67 Crab Feed, 66 Friday Socials, 66 Movie Matinee, 66 New Year’s Bingo, 66 Pancake Breakfast, 66 Valentine’s Tea, 66 Health & Fitness

Chair Yoga, 43 Gentle Exercise, 43 Gentle Yoga, 43 Move to Improve Your Balance, 43 Seniorcize, 43 Zumba for Beginners, 43 Personal Enrichment

Bridge Class: Diamond Series (Declarer Play), 55 Computers: An Introduction to Your PC, 55 Internet Introduction: Discovering the Web, 55 Mah-Jongg, 55 The Genius of the Aging Process, 55 Programs

AARP Driver Safety Program, 68 AARP Tax-Aide, 68 Bazaar Group, 67 Bowling, 69 Bridge Programs, 68 Cardmaking Workshops, 67 Club 55 Skiers, 69 Creaker’s Softball, 69 Cycling Club, 69 Drop-in Activities, 70 Drop-in Bingo, 68-69 Hooked on Books, 67 Investment Discussion Group, 67 Mah-Jongg Drop-In, 68 Marathon Bridge, 68 Pinochle, 68 Senior Services, 69 Sing-a-Long, 67 Snappy Cats, 67 Tennis, 69 Walking Buddies, 69 Social Dance

Tuesday Line Dance, 50

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Year-Round Preschool offered at three locations!

Our Fine Arts Preschool, Heather Farm and Civic Park Preschool offer well-rounded, nurturing, developmentally age-appropriate programs and curriculums for young children ages 24 to 60 months. We offer hands-on learning opportunities that develop and expand social/emotional, physical, and cognitive capabilities through creative learning experiences. Group activities include the arts, with small

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

focus groups exploring pre-math, science, and early language/literacy experiences.

Picnic Reservations begin February 1! Don’t miss out on booking your preferred picnic dates. picnic season is March 1 through November 30. Larkey  Park Medium Picnic Area (up to 75 people) $175/day Large Picnic Area (up to 300 people)  $285/day

Heather Farm Park Small Picnic Area (up to 30 people) $60/day Medium Picnic Area (up to 75 people) $175/day Large Picnic Area (up to 300 people) $285/day

All other picnic sites are available on a first-come/first-served basis, free of charge. For more information visit www.WalnutCreekRec.org or call 943-5858.

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Golf

Experience Boundary Oak

Catering Experience • Perfect location for Weddings, Showers, Golf Outings, Anniversaries, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, Birthdays & Celebration of Lives. • Flexible banquet & meeting spaces that can accommodate group sizes ranging from 10-400. • Indoor & Lakeside Outdoor Ceremony Site available for weddings.

Golf Course Experience • 18-hole Championship Golf Course. • 5 sets of tees to accommodate any level of golfer. • 55 stall lighted Driving Range including a 10 stall grass tee hitting area. • Home to the LPGA/Girls Golf Junior Program and First Tee of Contra Costa.

• Ample Complimentary Parking.

• Host to 200 Tournaments annually.

• Spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and Lime Ridge Open Space.

• Host of the PGA Nationwide Tour Qualifier for the Fresh Express Classic.

• Unique Dining Events held every month including: 4th Friday Dinners, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch and more.

Contact Us At (925) 934-3600 x 21

For Tee Times Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 10 For Tournaments Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 13

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Facility Rentals

FACILITY RENTALS Looking for that special place for a memorable wedding reception, family reunion, or company picnic? Do you need space to hold a seminar, meeting, or banquet? Walnut Creek Recreation Division has just the place for you! Heather Farm Community Center, Shadelands Arts Center, Civic Park Community Center, and the new Walnut Creek Library are available for private use. Let our professional staff help you find the perfect place for your event. Heather Farm Community Center sits comfortably in the middle of beautiful Heather Farm Park, directly off Ygnacio Valley Road. The attractive Lakeside Room has banquet seating for up to 200, a kitchen, dry bar, and a large outdoor patio, while the Club Room is great for small meetings. Shadelands Arts Center is directly off Ygnacio Valley Road and has been extensively remodeled. The faciliSite/Room

Capacity

ty is in-demand for large social and corporate events and has banquet seating for 300 guests. The Dance Studio is great for small events up to 100 guests and several classrooms are also available. Civic Park Community Center is nestled among oak and redwood trees and features immediate access to large grassy areas. This center has several rooms available for rental, the largest of

Use Weekdays

Heather Farm Community Center Club Room (Small) Lakeside Room (Large)

60 200

Civic Park Community Center Conference Room (Small) 40-60 Lounge (Small) Social Hall (Medium)

90-100

Assembly Hall (Large)

200-225

which accommodates 250 people and the smallest of which holds up to 65. A large, lovely gazebo is also available for rentals at Civic Park. Walnut Creek Library is a convenient location in downtown Walnut Creek. The Oak View Room has a capacity of 50-150 guests and the Las Trampas Conference Room can accommodate 16 seated at a large conference table.

Hourly Rate Saturdays

(M-Th and F until 5pm)

Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Non-Profit

$65 $45

Fridays (after 5pm & Sundays)

$105 $70

$65 $45 $1 70 $140

$65 $45 $125 $105

$65 $45 $100 $65 $105 $70

$65 $45 $100 $65 $1 70 $140

$65 $45 $100 $65 $125 $105

Shadelands Art Center Classroom/Conference

20-50

Dance Studio (Medium)

100

Auditorium (Large)

300

Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Non-Profit

$25

$25

$25

$100 $65 $105 $70

$100 $65 $195 $ 165

$100 $65 $125 $105

Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit

$100 $65

$100 $65

$100 $65

Walnut Creek Library Oak View Room (Medium)

50-150

Facility Rental Office at Heather Farm Community Center (925) 256-3575

You may also visit our website at www.walnut-creek.org/rentals for more information

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Lesher Center for the Arts

All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts Celebrating 22 years at 1601 Civic Drive, Downtown Walnut Creek (925) 943-7469 www.LesherARTScenter.org

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Bedford Gallery

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SUMMER CAMP

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