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INSIDE Explore collage, print-making, painting, writing and more in Adventures in Mixed Media! Pg 52 New Year, New You! Join one of our Health and Fitness classes and commit to a healthier you! Youth pg 18-19; Adults pg 59-62 Children ages 3-14 are invited to join us for Camp Community Arts - Spring! Explore drawing, painting, dance, music and more! Pg 32 Get help with your smartphones, laptops, and ipads in our Technology classes. Pg 68-69

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2020

Registration begins Dec 4 at 9am


Meet the Arts + Rec Staff! Each quarter we’ll be featuring one of our dedicated Arts + Rec staff. First up: Allison Easter, Office Assistant at Center for Community Arts. Ally developed a love for the arts early on and always pictured herself working in an arts related field. Fast forward to today, she is one of the superstars at Center for Community Arts assisting with registration, account related questions and even designing illustrations for marketing material. Ally also takes advantage of the Arts + Rec program offerings. For the last couple of years she has taken pottery classes and credits that to her development as an artist. In her leisure time, she is learning to be a tattoo artist and loves crime podcasts and horror movies.  When asked how she hopes to impact the Walnut Creek community, Ally explains “I hope to help create spaces in Walnut Creek where students can be supported in developing their artistic skills on a personal level, in a collaborative environment. I really believe that by uplifting and supporting each other, we can enrich the lives of everyone in the community.” Next time you’re at Shadelands Art Center, looking for Ally and say hello! 

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Skyhawks Sports Parties! 3-12 yrs Skyhawks Indoor Sports Parties create a fun and active day for your child and friends! We provide the coaches, curriculum, sports equipment, and facility (with tables, chairs and trash disposal). Parent will provide all refreshments, food, decorations, and paper supplies needed for the party. All participants must be close in age and sign a waiver. Sports choice options: Ages 3-5 Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Track & Field and Multi-Sport; Ages 6-8 Basketball, Dodgeball, Soccer, and Multi-Sport; Ages 9-12 Dodgeball and Multi-Sport. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Skyhawks DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/11

Sat 2:30pm-4:00pm $399/1

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1/11

Sat 4:30pm-6:00pm $399/1

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2/1

Sat 2:30pm-4:00pm $399/1

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2/1

Sat 4:30pm-6:00pm $399/1

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3/7

Sat 2:30pm-4:00pm $399/1

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3/7

Sat 4:30pm-6:00pm $399/1

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Youth Ceramics & Sculpture 4 Dance 5-8 Decorative & Fiber Arts 9 Digital Media & Photography 10-11 Drama 12 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 13-17 Food & Cooking 17-18 Health & Fitness 18-19 Laguages 20 Martial Arts 20 Music 21-24 Personal Enrichment 24-25 Sports 26-31 STEM 31 Writing & Literature 32 Preschools & Youth Camps 32-33 Events Calendar 33

Adults

registration begins Dec 4

Ceramics & Sculpture 36-39 Culinary Arts 39-41 Dance 42-45 Decorative & Fiber Arts 45-47 Digital Media & Photography 47-49 Dog/Pet Care 50 Drama 50 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 51-57 Glass 58 Health & Fitness 59-62 Jewelry 63 Languages 64 Music 65-66 Personal Enrichment 67-68 Technology & Business 68-69 Writing & Literature 69 Sports 69-70 Sports/Fitness Groups 70 Adults 50+ Programs & Services 71-75 Specialized Recreation 76

+ more Community Arts Foundation 34-35 Boundary Oak Golf 77 Aquatics 78-81 Tennis 82-84 Open Space 85-87 Registration 88-89 Facility Rentals 90-91 Lesher Center for the Arts 87 Bedford Art Gallery 87

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Youth — Ceramics & Sculpture

Ceramics & Sculpture

Clay Works I or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding techniques. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1 Instructor : Rana Nassar DATES DAY TIME

4 - 7 yrs

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tues 3:30pm-5:30pm $174/10

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CLAY PLAY: HABITATS Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most

8 - 1 2 yrs

versatile and forgiving mediums. This is a great introduction to 3D art for young creative minds with or without clay experience.

CLAY FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

Using a variety of techniques including pinch, coil, slab and

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

squeeze methods, children will learn the basics from scoring to

what you can learn to make. Cups, bowls, boxes, people, animals,

glazing their work. Build imaginary worlds filled with people,

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

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

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

and more!

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

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1

Instructor : Jennifer Fryer DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-10:00am $108/10

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Instructor : Ellen Sachtschale DATES DAY TIME

1/6-3/9

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Mon 9:00am-11:00am $150/8

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No class 1/20, 2/17

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1 Instructor : Rana Nassar DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 3:45pm-4:45pm $93/8

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No class 1/20, 2/17

1 2 - 1 7 yrs

NEW | TEEN CLAY: CERAMIC SCULPTURE Learn the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted ceramic objects. Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation and narrative. Techniques include

8 - 1 2 yrs

pinch, slab, coil and solid hand-building methods. Surface texture

CLAY WORKS I

and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed.

A great opportunity for older children who have not had a lot of (or any) experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium. Focus on learning basic hand-building skills such as scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We will make functional bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses.

No wheelwork will be taught. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2 Instructor : Jennifer Fryer DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1:30pm-3:30pm $174/10

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Instructor : Rana Nassar DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 5:00pm-6:30pm $120/8

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No class 1/20, 2/17

1 2 - 1 7 yrs

TEEN CLAY: WHEEL THROWING/HAND BUILDING Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s

8 - 1 2 yrs

CLAY WORKS II: HAND BUILDING/WHEEL THROWING Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from centering to making simple pots. Prerequisite: must have taken

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wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for hand-building techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee due at first class ($15 toolkit & $20 bag of clay). Location : Civic Park Studio E Instructor : Ida Thaler DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 4:30pm-7:00pm $174/10

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Youth — ­ dance

Dance 18 - 35 mos

CREATIVE DANCE WITH MY ADULT Creative dance is geared for developing growth motor skills for children in early developmental stages through playful group and duo activities. Class will consist of dancing with their adult in a group setting while adults bond with their child and get a great workout. Potty trained or not, please join us for some fun! Location : Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Lisa Ann Feece DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 9:30am-10:15am $120/10

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3 - 5 yrs

PRESCHOOL DANCING COMBO Preschool-aged students welcome to join in on the fun of learning ballet, jazz, and tumbling at an introductory level. Parents and

2 - 5 yrs

caretakers may view from outside the studio while children are

PARENT-CHILD DANCE

learning in class.

Young children begin their dance studies through their attachment to parent or primary caregiver. In addition to being, a lot of fun, parent-child dance classes are great preparation for very young

Location : Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Lisa Ann Feece

children to eventually participate in a creative dance class on

DATES DAY TIME

their own, learning to take direction for a new, adult teacher while

1/9-3/12

Thu

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:15am-11:00am $130/10

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staying true to their own ideas. Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room

3 - 5 yrs

Instructor : Ryleigh Hazen DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

PRE-TAP FEE/SESSIONS CR#

12:00pm-1:00pm $120/10

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Preschool aged dancers will learn basic tap dancing skills in a fun and creative atmosphere. Tap will be introduced through an early childhood education approach. Creativity will be intermingled through song, dance, and learning games. Parents and caretakers

3 - 4 yrs

may participate by viewing outside the studio while children are

PRE-BALLET

learning in class.

Blend the discipline of ballet with the freedom of creative dance. Begin with basic positions and steps of ballet; then leap, spin and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room Instructor : Staff

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

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

watch last session only.

1/8-3/11 Wed 4:45pm-5:30pm $130/10

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Location : Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Lisa Ann Feece DATES DAY TIME

1/9-3/12

Thu

Location : Civic Park Studio D FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:00am-11:45am $130/10

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Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

1/9-3/12

Thu

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:45am-12:30pm $130/10

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Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room Instructor : Sherida Lie DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1:00pm-1:45pm $130/10

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student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all students to stay enrolled in the same level for at least one year, unless the instructor advises otherwise.

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Youth ­— dance 4 - 5 yrs

6 - 1 0 yrs

PRE-BALLET

TAP I

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

An introductory level tap class is fun for students to learn how

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

to produce sound rhythms with one’s feet. Student will learn

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

fundamentals of tap while working on fun choreography!

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

Location : Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room

1/6-3/9 Mon 4:00pm-5:00pm $109/6

Instructor : Erin Leedom DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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No class 1/20, 2/17 FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 3:30pm-4:15pm $130/10

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6 - 1 0 yrs

JAZZ I

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room Instructor : Staff

Dance and explore a variety of jazz styles and music in this fun,

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 4:00pm-4:45pm $130/10

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upbeat class. Leap, turn and jump as we learn everything from Broadway Jazz to Jazz-Funk! Mixed levels welcome. Attire: jazz shoes, comfortable dance/workout clothes.

Location : Civic Park Studio D

Location : Civic Park Studio D

Instructor : Sherida Lie DATES DAY TIME

1/10-3/13 Fri

Instructor : April (Axé) Charmaine FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:15am $130/10

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DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 4:00pm-4:45pm $126/10

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Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room

6 - 1 8 yrs

Instructor : Sherida Lie DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1:45pm-2:30pm $130/10

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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.

6 - 1 0 yrs

BALLET I

Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room

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

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures (Beg) (6-12 yrs)

enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as

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Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Registration requirement:

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Five-year olds with one year of experience may move to Ballet I.

No class 1/18, 2/15

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9/3-6/9

$580/37

Tue

4:15pm-5:15pm

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:30am $78/8

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Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures (Int/Adv)* (6-18 yrs)

Instructor : Erin Leedom

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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.

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Instructor : Mary Aguilar

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DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat No class 1/18, 2/15

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:30am-12:00pm $78/8

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Youth ­— dance 7 - 1 0 yrs

7 - 1 1 yrs

HIP-HOP I

NEW | CONTEMPORARY DANCE I

In this introductory course, students will learn the fundamentals

An ideal class for beginners, this class teaches students movement

of hip-hop dancing. Students will learn about tempo and

vocabulary that is the foundation for classical modern dance.

performance as they work on basic hip-hop moves and learn

Students will focus on contractions, basic floor work, and

choreography.

elemental concepts of space, time and force. They will also build core strength and flexibility in a fun and encouraging environment.

Location : Civic Park Studio D

Students will learn the dynamics of movement and explore

Instructor : April (Axé) Charmaine DATES DAY TIME

variations in tempo and temperament, while connecting to the FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 4:00pm-5:00pm $126/10

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space in which they are dancing. Suggested attire: Comfortable clothing in which you can easily move, Bare feet Location : Shadelands Dance Studio

7 - 1 0 yrs

Instructor : Claudia Florian-McCaffrey

HIP-HOP II

DATES DAY TIME

Take your Hip Hop dancing to the next level! Work on advanced

1/9-3/12 Thu 4:00pm-5:00pm $126/10

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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moves and high energy choreography. Students must have one year of Hip-Hop I experience. A placement class must be taken in Hip-Hop I if a student is transferring from another dance program. Location : Civic Park Studio D

BALLET II Designed for students wanting to continue their ballet training.

Instructor : April (Axé) Charmaine DATES DAY TIME

8 - 1 1 yrs

Class will continue with traditional barre and center work, FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 5:00pm-6:00pm $126/10

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improving technique, working on proper body alignment and an emphasis on vocabulary. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Ballet I and be at least 7 years old in the second grade. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a

7 - 1 1 yrs

student is transferring from another dance program.

JAZZ II Designed for Intermediate jazz students. Students will further develop their Jazz moves and choreography. Students must have one year of Jazz I experience. A placement class must be taken in

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room Instructor : Erin Leedom DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9/3-6/9 Tue 5:15pm-6:15pm $580/37

Jazz I if a student is transferring from another program.

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Location : Civic Park Studio D

8 - 1 2 yrs

Instructor : April (Axé) Charmaine DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 4:45pm-5:30pm $126/10

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TAP III Designed for advanced tap students. Students will continue to develop advanced tap moves and choreography. This program is a school year-long program that offers students the opportunity to

7 - 1 1 yrs

develop their craft with a consistent group of students. Students

TAP II

must take one complete year of Tap II or a placement class in Tap

Designed for intermediate tap students. Students develop more

II if a student is transferring in from another program. Students

advanced tap moves and choreography. Students must take one

will perform in each quarter’s Performance Jam and the Spring

complete year of Tap I and a placement class. Students will have

Performance Festival.

the opportunity to share their work at the Performance Jam at the end of each quarter.

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room Instructor : Staff

Location : Civic Park Studio D

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Staff

9/9-6/8 Mon 6:00pm-7:30pm $830/29

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 5:00pm-6:00pm $109/6

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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No class 1/20, 2/17

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No class 1/20, 2/17

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Youth — ­ dance 8 - 1 2 yrs

9 - 1 5 yrs

NEW | CONTEMPORARY DANCE II

BALLET III

This course is designed for the intermediate contemporary

Designed for advanced level students. Technique and

dancer. Students will continue to build upon their technique while

advancement of ballet curriculum will be covered with an

exploring contractions, floor work, and concepts of space, time

emphasis working on choreography. Meets two times per week,

and force. Continued development of core strength and flexibility

must attend both days. Registration requirement: Students must

will be explored in an encouraging environment. Suggested attire:

have completed a full year of Ballet II and be at least 9 years

Comfortable clothing in which you can easily move, bare feet

old. A placement class must be taken in Ballet III if a student is transferring from another dance program.

Location : Shadelands Dance Studio Instructor : Claudia Florian-McCaffrey DATES DAY TIME

Location : Shadelands Dance Studio FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 5:00pm-6:00pm $126/10

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Instructor : Erin Leedom & Edward Stegge DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9/9-6/5

$1,090/64

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

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No class 1/20, 2/17

9 yrs & u p

Tahitian Dance & Drumming These class offer various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances)

9 - 1 5 yrs

BALLET IV

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student

Designed for advanced level students. Technique and

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

advancement of ballet curriculum will be covered with an emphasis working on choreography. Meets two times per week,

Location : Civic Park Community Center

must attend both days. Registration requirement: Students must

Instructor : Lisa & Reynaldo Aguilar

have completed a full year of Ballet III and be at least 9 years

Tahitian Drumming/Music (9 yrs & up)

old. A placement class must be taken in Ballet III if a student is

DATES DAY TIME

transferring from another dance program.

1/11-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:30am $78/8

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No class 1/18, 2/15

Instructor : Erin Leedom & Edward Stegge

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women (13 yrs & up) DATES DAY TIME

Location : Shadelands Dance Studio

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/15-3/11 Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm $78/8

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9/9-6/5

$1,090/69

Mon, Fri 5:30pm-7:00pm

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No class 1/20, 2/17

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No class 2/19

1 3 yrs & u p

Tahitian I Women & Men (Beg) (13 yrs & up)

NEW | CONTEMPORARY DANCE III

DATES DAY TIME

Students engage in improvisation, floor work and technical

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/15-3/11 Wed 7:30pm-8:30pm $78/8

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exercises to improve their full-body fluidity, artistic expression and dynamic specificity using vocabulary that is relevant in today’s

No class 2/19

contemporary world. Students will continue with movement Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* & (Adv)* (13 yrs & up) DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/15-3/11 Wed 8:30pm-10:00pm $78/8 No class 2/19

*Instructor approval required.

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vocabulary of modern dance. Students will learn the dynamics of movement and explore variations in tempo and temperament, while connecting to the space in which they are dancing. Suggested attire: Comfortable clothing in which you can easily move, Bare feet Location : Shadelands Dance Studio Instructor : Claudia Florian-McCaffrey DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/5 Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm $129/9

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youth — decorative & fiber arts

Decorative & Fiber Arts

machine demonstrations will enrich and enhance the art-making

4 - 8 yrs

process. Bring your desire to create and play. $10 supply fee due

FIBER FUN PLUS SEWING

at first class.

Enjoy the basics of hand sewing plus learn to make necklaces, bracelets, and headbands using buttons, beads, pompoms, and tassels. We will adorn our hand-sewn projects with custom designs and details.$15 supply fee due at first class.

Instructor : Alexandra Milukhin DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 4:45pm-6:45pm $151/8

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1

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No class 1/30, 2/27

Instructor : Alexandra Milukhin DATES DAY TIME

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 3:00pm-4:30pm $117/8

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No class 1/30, 2/27

1 0 - 1 4 yrs

BEGINNING WEAVING FOR KIDS Using our four-shaft table looms, kids will learn to plan a project,

8 - 1 5 yrs

prepare the loom and weave a scarf, while having fun with color

FIBER ART SEWING

and texture. Yarn spinning will also be introduced and farm-to-

Explore thread, yarn, fabric, buttons and beads while learning

multiple projects may be possible. $30 supply fee due at first class

about color, composition and construction. Create and make a

covers all materials.

series of individualized projects based on hand and machine sewing. Weekly review of sewing terminology and sewing

fabric connections will be discussed. Weaving will be self-paced so

Location : Heather Farm Studio H Instructor : Alexandra Milukhin DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 4:00pm-5:30pm $117/8

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No class 1/29, 2/26

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Youth — digital media & Photography

Digital Media & Photography

8 - 1 6 yrs

EXPERIMENTAL DIGITAL DESIGN The experimental digital design course is designed to give students the opportunity to use the programs that professionals use to create items like memes, posters, postcards, and much more. We will learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop while also exploring basic principles of color, composition, and design. The projects students create will develop digital skills, and the opportunity to find their digital art voices valuable to our modern digital world. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1 Instructor : Monico Jacobo DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 6:30pm-8:00pm $134/10

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9 - 1 7 yrs

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR HOMESCHOOLERS This digital photography class will introduce students to photography as an art form. Students will learn the ins & outs of digital camera controls, and how to use them to create proper exposures. This class will cover a technical foundation, such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, and composition, and break into basic editing skills using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will have the opportunity to practice concepts learned in class with weekly in-class shooting exercises. Students will emerge with a small digital portfolio and a set of printed photographs created using an Epson Stylus Pro Inkjet printer. Location : Shadelands Studio C Instructor : Brian Shapiro DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 1:00pm-3:00pm $112/8

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No class 1/20, 2/17

8 - 1 6 yrs

CARTOONING

1 0 - 1 6 yrs

In this course, we will explore different cartooning styles. We will

EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION

analyze and discuss some of our favorite cartoons, like Teen Titans

Experimental animation is a course designed to introduce students

Go, SpongeBob, and My Little Pony, as well as older favorites,

to an array of animation styles that will open the doors to any

such as Looney Tunes and Disney. Through the study of the figure,

budding animators looking to try their hand at making their own

basic anatomy, and proportion exercises, we will create a base for

movies. Students will be tasked with creating small carefully

us to build upon and explore our own unique cartooning style. We

planned out animations open to their own imaginations and

will research drawing techniques used in animation, and how we

creativity. We will learn the basics of animation and explore things

can incorporate these concepts into our work to create characters

like flipbooks, 2-d animation, sand animation, claymation, toy stop

with pop and charisma. $10 supply fee due at first class.

motion, paper puppet animation, and much more!

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1

Location : Shadelands Studio B

Instructor : Monico Jacobo

Instructor : Monico Jacobo

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 6:15pm-7:15pm $108/10

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DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 4:30pm-6:00pm $134/10

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Youth — digital media & Photography 1 0 - 1 6 yrs

1 1 - 1 6 yrs

EXPERIMENTAL ILLUSTRATION

STOP MOTION ANIMATION

The experimental illustration course is designed to introduce

Learn a variety of stop motion techniques ranging from claymation

students to a variety of mediums through individual and group

to pixilation! At the end of this course, students will make their

projects. Students will work on a variety of projects that will open

own short films.

them up to the wide scope of styles and designs found within the illustration world. Imagination and the desire to create is all you need to have fun making unique projects that will showcase your

Location : Shadelands Studio C Instructor : Rachel Seropian

individuality through the exploration of new art forms. $10 supply

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

fee due at first class.

1/9-3/12 Thu 4:30pm-6:00pm $115/10

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Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2

1 1 - 1 8 yrs

Instructor : Monico Jacobo DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 4:30pm-6:00pm $112/8

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STOP MOTION ANIMATION FOR HOMESCHOOLERS Learn the basics of stop motion animation. Explore the technique behind movies such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Wallace and Grommit and Coraline. At the end of this course, students will

1 1 - 1 5 yrs

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

make their own short films. Students will also learn the basics of

Students will learn about photographic history, practice time-

film. $25 supply fee due at first class.

making clay models and using found objects to complete their

honored visual strategies and embrace the versatile freedom of today’s opportunities for photography. Each class is equal parts focused lesson, free time for shooting and in depth editing and

Location : Shadelands Studio C Instructor : Brian Shapiro

critique sessions. By the end of class, students will have a photo

DATES DAY TIME

book of their own creations that will serve as a reminder of how

1/6-3/9

much they have learned and, in the future, how far they will have

No class 1/20, 2/17

Mon

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-12:00pm $114/8

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come. 1 2 - 1 7 yrs

Location : Shadelands Studio C

TEEN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Instructor : Eric Stampfli DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 4:00pm-5:30pm $164/10

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This digital photography class will introduce students to photography as an art form. Students will learn the ins and outs of digital camera controls and how to use them to create proper exposures. This class will cover a technical foundation, such as

1 1 - 1 6 yrs

2D ANIMATION BASICS

shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, and composition,

Learn a variety of 2D animation basics! From optical toys to

Photoshop. Students will have the opportunity to practice concepts

traditional paper animation, this course will teach how to make

learned in class with weekly in-class shooting exercises. Students

things move in 2D space both on paper and on the computer!

will emerge with a small digital portfolio and a set of printed

and break into basic editing skills using Adobe Lightroom and

photographs created using an Epson Stylus Pro Inkjet printer.

Location : Shadelands Studio C Instructor : Rachel Seropian DATES DAY TIME

Location : Shadelands Studio C FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 6:00pm-7:30pm $131/10

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Instructor : Brian Shapiro DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 4:00pm-6:00pm $134/10

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Youth — drama

Drama

8 - 1 0 yrs

COMMUNITY ARTS THEATER: STUDIO CLASS Join us for an in-depth exploration of theater! In a supportive and exciting environment led by professional theater artists, students will learn about the actor’s tools and uncover their unique voice as a performer. Through the study of movement, voice, and improvisation, young actors will work toward a performance of short scenes. Our Theater Studio class works with young actors to build confidence, communication skills, self-expression, teamwork, compassion, and most importantly, fun! All levels welcome. Students will end the session with an in-class sharing for family and friends. Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 4:45pm-6:15pm $117/8

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5 - 7 yrs

COMMUNITY ARTS THEATER: STUDIO CLASS Explore theater basics through music, movement, and theater games! Students will work with professional theater artists to help build their confidence and develop their voices as young actors in our Theater Studio Class. Students will end the session with an inclass sharing for family and friends! All levels welcome! Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 3:30pm-4:30pm $117/8

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No class 1/20, 2/17

1 1 - 1 7 yrs

ACTING BASICS: MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL Participants will learn to analyze scripts, improvise, and work within the given circumstances of episodic television, films and stage plays. Students will be directed during performances, receive feedback and will engage in selfreflective discussions during class. Students will leave class with improved confidence in their ability to make creative choices. All levels welcome. Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 4:00pm-6:00pm $215/10

6 - 1 4 yrs

COMMUNITY ARTS THEATER: HOMESCHOOL THEATER Participants will learn about the actor’s tools and begin to uncover their own unique voices as performers in our Studio Class. Through the study of movement, voice, character, scene study, improvisation and multiple genres of theater, students will build confidence, communication skills, self-expression, teamwork, and compassion. Most importantly, students will have fun in a supportive and welcoming environment. All levels welcome. Students will have an in-class sharing of work at the end of each

Scholarships Available!

quarter.

Our programs have a place for everyone, with

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room

scholarships available for residents and non-residents

Instructor : Tracey Garber DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 1:00pm-3:00pm $169/8 No class 1/20, 2/17

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Youth — drawing & Painting

Drawing & Painting 1 . 5 - 3 yrs

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 offered each session. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2 Instructor : Julie Tadena 18 - 24 Mos DATES DAY TIME

1/17-3/13 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-10:30am $129/8

19692

No class 2/14 24 - 36 Mos DATES DAY TIME

1/17-3/13

Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:45am-12:15pm $129/8

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4 - 6 yrs

PARENT-CHILD ART In this fun and welcoming class, young children can begin their

No class 2/14

exploration of visual art techniques through their attachment to their caregiver. Children will use their imaginations to explore

3 - 1 0 yrs

a range of mediums and materials and will create collaborative

KIDS OPEN STUDIO

works of art with their favorite adult. This class provides

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

opportunities for parent-child bonding, while also helping students build the confidence needed to eventually participate in studio art

concepts, techniques and challenges! A parent must accompany

classes independently.

kids ages 3-6; ages 6-10 can be dropped off for an opportunity to

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2

explore with their peers! Each drop-in class explores a new project

Instructor : Jennifer Fryer

based on the quarter’s theme. Register prior to class or pay by credit card on the day of class. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/11-3/14 Sat

10:00am-11:30am $130/10

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1/11-3/14 Sat

11:30am-1:00pm $130/10

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Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/18-1/18 Sat

10:00am-11:30am $14/1

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2/15-2/15 Sat

10:00am-11:30am $14/1

19698

3/21-3/21 Sat

10:00am-11:30am $14/1

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4 - 7 yrs

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. Many art materials to explore – paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens – as they draw, paint, and explore new media. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter.

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Location : Shadelands Youth Art 3 Instructor : Ida Thaler DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tues 4:00pm-5:00pm $101/10

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Youth — drawing & Painting 5 - 7 yrs

PRIMARY COLORS Studio art for primary school-age children. Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques will be learned as children explore the basic design concepts of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage projects included. Completion of I Can Do it Art recommended. Children repeating this class will complete extended projects that provide further independent growth and development. $10 supply fee due at first class Location : Shadelands Youth Art 3 Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

1/17-3/13 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4:00pm-5:00pm $87/8

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No class 2/14

4 - 7 yrs

“DINO” MITE ART Let us go wild about dinosaurs! Make your very own pet dino and

5 - 7 yrs

fossil and create a prehistoric world for it to live and explore.

OBSERVE AND IMAGINE

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1

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

Instructor : Lisa Taft

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

DATES DAY TIME

2/22

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm $22/1

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media as they play drawing games, invent insects, design their own city, and draw tiny objects using a magnifying glass. We will look at drawings made by different artists and discuss what we see, leading the way to inspire them in their own work.

4 - 8 yrs

Location : Shadelands Music Classroom

WINTER WONDER ART

Instructor : Staff

It is winter and we will be thinking about how to make a winter

DATES DAY TIME

wonderland come to life with drawing, painting and sculpting. Be

1/6-3/9 Mon 4:45pm-5:45pm $90/8

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

ready to use lots of snow and create all sorts of winter animals.

No class 1/20, 2/17

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Bring a snack for a mid-afternoon break. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1

5 - 7 yrs

Instructor : Lisa Taft DATES DAY TIME

1/25

MIXED MEDIA MASH-UP FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm $22/1

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Student artists will experiment with a new medium and a new project every week. Draw, paint and sculpt little masterpieces and learn different ways to express themselves, as well as learn how a variety of materials works. Modern influential artists will be our

4 - 8 yrs

inspiration. Media include pastel, watercolor, air-dry clay, mixed

HEART ART

media, printmaking and more.

How many things can you create from heart shapes? Did you know that you could make a zoo full of animals by using only hearts? We will be preparing for Valentine’s Day by going crazy with hearts!

Instructor : Casey Rasmussen White

We will paint, construct, and sculpt to create a collection of heart

DATES DAY TIME

animals and heartfelt creations. Bring a snack for a mid-afternoon

1/8-3/18 Wed 4:00pm-5:00pm $94/9

break.

No class 2/5, 3/4

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1 Instructor : Lisa Taft DATES DAY TIME

2/8 14

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 3

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm $22/1

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Youth — drawing & Painting 5 - 8 yrs

5 - 1 0 yrs

GO GREEN

CREATIVE 3D/SCULPTURE CLASS

Explore green art. You can paint green for sure but in this class,

Students will explore 3D art and learn basic sculpture techniques

you will create with recycled items to make unique art.

while playing with modeling clay, cardboard, paper and natural materials such as wood, pebbles etc. Through this session,

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1

students will create their own masterpieces while learning about

Instructor : Lisa Taft DATES DAY TIME

3/14

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm $22/1

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public art in the City of Walnut Creek. $5 supply fee due at first class. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2 Instructor : Staff

5 - 8 yrs

THE WORLD OF DESIGN

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10

$101/10

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

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Have you ever wanted to create your own island or museum? Come and explore different materials, and create your own world. This is a great class for a young inventor or designer. If you enjoyed tinkering class expand your creativity in World of Design.

drawing techniques! Paint and draw live animals, explore 2D

Instructor : Staff

1/17-3/13 Fri

HOMESCHOOL MIXED MEDIA Work with a variety of fine art media and learn new painting and

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1

DATES DAY TIME

6 - 1 6 yrs

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4:00pm-5:00pm $87/7

19691

No class 2/14

media, printmaking, weaving, sewing, and object making. A great place to meet fellow homeschoolers and make new friends! Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1 Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

5 - 1 0 yrs

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tues 1:00pm-3:00pm $136/10

TINKERING No rules and no expectations! Tinkering is a time for exploration and creativity. Have access to a variety of new and exciting

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8 - 1 1 yrs

materials each week to use to create whatever one can imagine.

HAVING FUN WITH ACRYLIC PAINT

Wood, paper, paint, foam, cardboard, and clay. The media list goes

This is an all-around creative class! Students begin by exploring a

on. Kids can get messy and have the freedom to explore through

painting technique of pressing natural and synthetic textures onto

process and with guidance from their instructor.

paint and paper. Discussing mark-making, pattern, texture, color, and design students discover that unlikely objects can generate

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2

beautiful and surprising art. Using their original paintings to

Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thurs 4:00pm-5:00pm $101/10

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create wonderful greeting cards, gift bags, and bookmarkers and whatever else we can imagine. $5 supply fee due at first class. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 3 Instructor : Jeannette Fromm DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 4:00pm-5:30pm $112/8

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No class 1/20, 2/17

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Youth — drawing & Painting 8 - 1 2 yrs

1 0 - 1 4 yrs

NEW | ACRYLIC & OIL PAINTING STUDIO

ADVANCED PAINTING AND DRAWING

For students who have had some painting experience and are

Join this class to take your painting and drawing to the next level.

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

Students will work on advanced techniques while developing and

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

working on their own projects. Students will work closely with

composition will be explored.

their teaching artist to develop skills and expand creatively.

Location : Shadelands Music Classroom

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2

Instructor : Monico Jacobo

Instructor : Staff

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 5:00pm-6:30pm $136/10

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8 - 1 6 yrs

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 5:00pm-6:30pm $130/10

1 1 - 1 4 yrs

INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING

NEW | LET’S DRAW

Students will have the opportunity to try out different types of

Students will explore basic drawing concepts, and place focus on

paint mediums through a variety of art projects in order to open

practicing those skills. Students will explore a variety of drawing

them up to the world of paint. Students will get to try their hands

materials and methods will be introduced. This class builds

at watercolors, acrylics, gouache, and oil paints in various ways

observation skills and allows for creative exploration. This is a

and techniques. Through introductory projects, the painting world

stress-free drawing class where the students create both loose,

will open up to allow our young artists the ability to express their

and more developed drawings. This is a great opportunity to draw

voices with every swipe of their brush.

and have fun. $10 supply fee due at first class.

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 3

Instructor : Monico Jacobo

Instructor : Jeannette Fromm

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 4:00pm-5:00pm $130/10

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8 - 1 6 yrs

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 4:00pm-5:30pm $130/10

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1 2 - 1 4 yrs

CHARACTER DESIGN

IT’S ALL ABOUT PAINTING

In this class, we will do our best to explore different cartoon styles

Students will have a hand at painting still life, landscape, animals,

from anime, comics, classic cartoons and much more. What we

and people, using watercolor and acrylic paints. We will talk about

want to do is further our already created characters and see if we

basic drawing concepts, and build paintings from there. $10 supply

can work together to enhance and further stylize our art to show

fee due at first class.

off what sets them apart from others. This is a class for any artist looking to either create a new style or find what it is that they like drawing. This is the perfect class for any new artists who want to

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2 Instructor : Jeannette Fromm

try their hand at drawing but are intimidated by how hard it may

DATES DAY TIME

seem to draw some of our favorite characters. We want to embrace

1/7-3/10 Tue 4:00pm-5:30pm $130/10

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

our own style in this class and find a way to push our characters and make their unique styles our focus. $5 supply fee due at first class. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2 Instructor : Monico Jacobo DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 6:15pm-7:15pm $130/10

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Youth — food & cooking

Food & Cooking

1 2 - 1 7 yrs

TEEN DRAWING & PAINTING For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing an understanding of form, composition, line, light/shadow, perspective and color. Students may work at the easel, initially focusing on basic techniques, and then moving on to projects that are more complex. Student exposure to a variety of mediums including acrylics, oils, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students receive individual help in their areas of interest and medium of their choice. $20 supply fee due at first class. Location : Shadelands Studio A Instructor : Elizabeth Selna DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 4:15pm-6:15pm $157/10

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1 2 - 1 8 yrs

EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING Have you ever printed from a piece of wood? From the sole of your sneaker? What is a print, anyway? We’ll discover what prints are through the use of a variety of materials to create our images. Among the materials we will use are wood, styrofoam, found objects and more. Want to print your design on a t-shirt? Join us! No experience necessary; bring your enthusiasm. $20 supply fee due at first class. 2 - 6 yrs

Location : Shadelands Studio A Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 4:30pm-6:30pm $135/8

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Parent & Me Cooking Class – S.T.E.M. Series MUM’s Cooking classes will expose children to some of the basics of science (learning how our bodies use food), technology

No class 1/20, 2/17

(learning how appliances work), engineering (following recipes and instructions), and math (measuring ingredients and

1 3 - 1 8 yrs

understanding units of measure). Parent participation creates a

TEEN OPEN STUDIO

rich bonding experience with their child while learning the joy

Open studio gives high school students the opportunity to

of creating healthy foods. It is our goal to leave the fast food

develop personal art projects and portfolios. Bring your works-in-

generation behind and develop children who are healthy in body,

progress or create something entirely new. A professional artist

mind and spirit.

will facilitate creative growth and professional development for

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

emerging artists.

Instructor : Michele Uriarte

Location : Shadelands Studio C

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Monico Jacobo

1/9-1/30

Thu

10:00am-11:00am $152/4

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DATES DAY TIME

2/6-3/5

Thu

10:00am-11:00am $152/4

21143

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/17

Fri

6:00pm-8:00pm $22/1

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2/21

Fri

6:00pm-8:00pm $22/1

19695

3/20

Fri

6:00pm-8:00pm $22/1

19696

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

No class 2/13

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Youth — food & cooking

Health & Fitness

6 - 1 2 yrs

NEW | Baking Healthier Versions Baking is a fun, joyful experience since everyone loves sweets. Do not miss the opportunity for your children to learn how to bake healthier versions of baked goods. The goal is to teach and create healthier eating habits by using less sugar and healthier ingredients. Students are introduced to the kitchen, learn to bake, and taste their results. Students use their imaginations when decorating the baked goods. $45 supply fee due at first class. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Mehrnaz Abed DATES DAY TIME

1 8 m o s - 3 yrs

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. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/14-3/3 Tue 3:45pm-5:15pm $198/8

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DATES DAY TIME

1/7-2/4

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue

9:30am-10:15am $88/5

19955

2/11-3/10 Tue

9:30am-10:15am $88/5

19956

6 - 1 2 yrs

NEW | Valentine Cookie Making

1 - 6 yrs

NEW | Jump Start Gymnastics

Time to spread love and celebrate Valentine’s Day by making healthier versions of baked cookies! Students learn how to make heart shaped cookies with love and joy and decorate them with color icing and sprinkles. Students use their imagination to decorate and gain confidence by doing it themselves. Healthier version uses less sugar and healthier ingredients. $15 supply fee due at class. Call 943-5858 for sibling discount.

“I did it!” is what your child will be saying throughout each session. Come see their confidence grow through movement and positive encouragement. The class uses a circuit format, building motor skills through tumbling, climbing, jumping on the trampoline, bar skills, and balance beam, plus a variety of ball sports, scooter boards, and parachute. Classes for 1-3 year olds

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

are less structured, allowing the children to explore the gymnastics

Instructor : Mehrnaz Abed

equipment while the instructor introduces new skills. Parent

DATES DAY TIME

2/14

Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4:30pm-6:00pm $58/1

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participation is also required. The 4-6 year old class is structured and jam packed with continuous activities, and no parent participation is required. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

6 - 1 3 yrs

Instructor : Arista Lemos

NEW | International Celebrations Each meeting we will celebrate and enjoy the specialty foods and celebration practices from international festivals such as Thailand’s Songkran Festival, Brazilian Carnival, Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro,

1 - 2 yrs DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 5:10pm-5:50pm $183/10

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the Philippines Pahiyas Festival and Germany’s Oktoberfest. Children will learn map education and a brief language lesson, a

2 - 3 yrs

folk tale will be read or a trivia game played. The program is 100%

DATES DAY TIME

hands on; all children peel, chop, dice and mince. As we cook, we

1/8-3/11 Wed 4:20pm-5:00pm $183/10

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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will talk about the country of the day or our culinary experiences. The outcome is a new appreciation of food and a desire to see the world through food! Nut free recipes! $40 supply fee due at first class.

Instructor : Cooking Round The World FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/15-3/4 Wed 3:45pm-5:15pm $203/8

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DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 3:30pm-4:10pm $183/10

Location : Civic Park Community Cntr. Social Hall Kitchen

DATES DAY TIME

4 - 6 yrs

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Youth — health & fitness 3 - 5 yrs

Gymnastics – Preschool Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength, coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning gymnastics skills and equipment use Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc DATES DAY TIME

1/7-2/4

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue

10:15am-11:00am $88/5

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2/11-3/10 Tue

10:15am-11:00am $88/5

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2 - 7 yrs

Kids Warrior Fitness Inspired by the television show American Ninja Warrior, this class gives our littlest warriors a chance to explore obstacle courses! Focus is on positive encouragement and challenging students to do their best while they jump, climb, balance, run and tumble. We include fun agility games and creative strength activities. Wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. Parent participation required. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Arista Lemos

5 - 1 1 yrs

Yoga for Kids! Yoga is fun, creative, and beneficial for children! Studies have shown yoga improves concentration and focus, teaches children to be mindful and present, boosts confidence, and increases

2 - 3 yrs

flexibility and strength. Through games, stories, and exercises,

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 4:20pm-5:00pm $147/8

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No class 1/20, 2/17

children are introduced to poses, body awareness, relaxation techniques, and conscious breathing. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

4 - 5 yrs

Instructor : Sherida Lie

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 3:30pm-4:10pm $147/8

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No class 1/20, 2/17

1/25-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

8:45am-9:30am $157/7

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No class 2/15

6-7 yrs DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 5:10pm-5:50pm $147/8 No class 1/20, 2/17

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6 - 1 2 yrs

Zumba® Kids Kids get the chance to be active and jam out to their favorite music. Zumba kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography. We break down the steps, add games and activities along with cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Zumba helps develop a healthy lifestyle while incorporating key childhood development elements such as leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory,

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creativity, coordination, and cultural awareness. Wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor : Berrin Alyanak DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 5:00pm-6:00pm $143/10

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Youth — languages / martial arts

Languages 3 - 6 yrs

French Language, Art and Culture What is more fun for a young child to learn a new language than with hands on art activities! Preschoolers learn about the French culture while exploring their artistic skills. Inspired by various famous French artists, students express themselves in French using their imagination to create an art piece through different techniques and media, such as, drawing, painting, collage, charcoal, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic. Students listen to French stories, songs and learn classic French dances. Each class ends with a “taste of France” snack. $10 supply fee due at first class. 6 - 1 2 yrs

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

Shito Ryu Karate

Instructor : Ushine DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Entry level karate class for girls and boys. Shito Ryu karate has

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm $243/5

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diverse roots, and is a combination of strong, powerful and

2/11-3/10 Tue

9:00am-12:00pm $243/5

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quick movements. Students learn basic stances, punches, blocks,

1/7-2/4

kicks and forms (kata) within a fun and safe environment. Our philosophy is to promote the merits of courtesy, respect for oneself and others, and self-discipline. Instructors are certified by the Shito Ryu International Karate-do Kai, Osaka, Japan. A karate

Martial Arts

gi (uniform) is required and can be purchased for $35 at class. Wear comfortable clothing. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

3 - 6 yrs

Instructor : Northern California Karate-Do

Tiny Tigers Karate

DATES DAY TIME

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

1/25-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:00am-11:45am $110/8

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learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with more than five years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into groups based on age if necessary. Participants will need to purchase a uniform for approximately $40.

7 - 1 2 yrs

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

Location : Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of

Instructor : Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises your

DATES DAY TIME

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

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 6:00pm-6:30pm $91/8

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respect and increased athletic abilities. New students please email deltaconcord@gmail.com upon registering to sign facility waiver and order/pay for Gi uniform. Participants will need to purchase a

1/7-2/4 Tue 3:30pm-4:00pm $58/5

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1/9-2/6 Thu 5:00pm-5:30pm $58/5

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2/11-3/10 Tue 3:30pm-4:00pm $58/5

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Location : Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

2/13-3/12 Thu 5:00pm-5:30pm $58/5

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Instructor : Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

uniform for approximately $40.

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 3:45pm-4:30pm $107/8

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Youth — music

Music

1 - 5 yrs

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

3 m o s - 5 yrs

mixed-age music class that siblings can attend together! Important

Music Together

musical concepts will be presented and reinforced in an engaging

Consistent winner of local/national awards, Music Together is the gold standard in early childhood music education. Download our free “Hello Everybody” app to hear our music and find out more. Fun for parents/adult caregivers and babies/toddlers/preschoolers

and nurturing environment through singing, instrument playing, dance and rhythm activities. Experience the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding, enjoying, and learning together. Siblings 9 months and under are free.

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

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room

rhythm. Our family classes feature songs, instruments, movement

Instructor : Kelly Mustain

and group activities. Supply fee includes CDs, digital downloads and songbook extending the music into your home.Call (925) 943-5858 for sibling discount. $45 supply fee per family due at first class.

DATES DAY TIME

1/7-3/10

Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:15am-11:00am $107/10

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1/8-3/11 Wed 9:30am-10:15am $107/10

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Wed

10:15am-11:00am $107/10

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor : Music Together Tri-Valley, Inc. DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 9:30am-10:15am $230/10

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Thu

10:30am-11:15am $230/10

4 - 6 yrs

VIOLIN FOR KIDS Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin fundamentals, notation and rhythm through games and songs. Beginning to play simple melodies like “Twinkle Twinkle Little

Location : Tice Valley Gym Classroom

Star” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Instruments discussed at first

Instructor : Music Together Tri-Valley, Inc. DATES DAY TIME

class.

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 5:00pm-5:45pm $230/10

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1/7-3/10 Tue 6:00pm-6:45pm $230/10

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1/11-3/14 Sat

9:00am-9:45am $230/10

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1/11-3/14 Sat

10:00am-10:45am $230/10

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1/11-3/14 Sat

11:00am-11:45am $230/10

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Location : Shadelands Music Classroom Instructor : Tonya Lei DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 2:00pm-2:45pm $110/10

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4 - 6 yrs

SONG FLUTE FOR LITTLE ONES

1 - 2 . 5 yrs

TUNEFUL TODDLERS

Come and explore the wonderful sounds of the flute. This class

In the world of toddlers, movement and exploration are their

will focus on building music skills. We will learn basic tunes on the

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

song flute in addition to incorporating drums and other musical

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

instruments. Please bring your song flute to the first class, or you

development through research-based activities. Through singing,

will have one to borrow one.

fingerplays, rhythm activities, dancing, instrument playing, and

Location : Shadelands Music Classroom

focused listening the foundations of musical learning will be

Instructor : Monica Williams

encouraged and nurtured, making this a very special music time. Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room

DATES DAY TIME

1/7-3/10

Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:00am-11:50am $110/10

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Instructor : Kelly Mustain DATES DAY TIME

1/7-3/10 Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:00am $107/10

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Youth — music 4 - 6 yrs

5 - 1 0 yrs

UKULELE FOR YOUNG KIDS

DRUMMING FOR FUN!

Learn the basics of music on a fun instrument the perfect size

This class is designed to inspire children to explore their musical

for little hands! You will learn how to hold the instrument, basic

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

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

fun musical experiences and introduces basic rhythmic and beat

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

patterns.

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

Location : Shadelands Music Classroom Instructor : John Waller

Location : Shadelands Music Classroom

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Jonathan Mendle DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/16-3/12 Thu 5:30pm-6:20pm $125/9

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 1:30pm-2:15pm $95/8

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No class 1/20, 2/17

5 - 1 0 yrs

GUITAR FOR KIDS! Learn the basics of guitar, from holding it to playing basic chords.

4 - 7 yrs

NEW | Music Together – Rhythm Kids®

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

Students explore rhythm by playing with music from around the

learn music theory and rhythm exercises, you will be having fun

world. Music Together–trained teachers lead dynamic classroom

rocking out in no time. Bring your own acoustic guitar to class. $5

activities designed especially for preschoolers/early elementary

supply fee due at first class.

students, and the discovery continues at home with the interactive Rhythm Kids videos, easily viewable on our app. As they drum, sing, and move to different rhythms, children naturally build

of music from nursery rhymes to popular music. Through easy to

Location : Shadelands Music Classroom Instructor : John Waller

musicality that helps them prepare for formal music lessons.

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Opportunities to solo, work in ensembles, and improvise support

1/16-3/12 Thu 4:30pm-5:20pm $103/9

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social and listening skills, self-expression, and self-confidence. Supply fee includes CDs, digital downloads and songbook bringing the music into your home. Call (925) 943-5858 for sibling discount. $50 drum purchase fee and $45 supply fee per family due at first

INTRODUCTION TO PIANO

class.

In this beginning piaNo class, your child will be introduced to basic piano skills, notation and rhythm in a supportive, hands-on

Location : Tice Valley Gym Classroom

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

Instructor : Music Together Tri-Valley, Inc. DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

12:30pm-1:15pm $230/10

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practice. Location : Shadelands Music Classroom Instructor : Stephen Evans DATES DAY TIME

5 - 8 yrs

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 3:00pm-3:50pm $134/10

LITTLE VOICES Do you love to sing? Are you interested in learning more about music and how to use your own instrument that you carry with

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7 - 1 6 yrs

you every day? Then come join us in a fun, structured and

UKULELE (Beg)

supportive environment where we will learn the different elements

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

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

make learning the ukulele fun and enjoyable. Students must rent

to sing.

or buy their own ukulele. $5 supply fee due at first class.

Location : Shadelands Music Classroom

Location : Shadelands Music Classroom

Instructor : Kelly Mustain

Instructor : Peter Chatterjee

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 4:00pm-4:45pm $128/10

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DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 5:00pm-6:00pm $110/10

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Youth — music

7 - 1 6 yrs

7 - 1 8 yrs

UKULELE (Int)

COMMUNITY ARTS YOUTH ORCHESTRA

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

Members of the Community Arts Youth Orchestra-group will

make learning the ukulele fun and enjoyable. Students must rent

sharpen orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie,

or buy their own ukulele. $5 supply fee due at first class.

teamwork and ensemble experience and work toward musical excellence. A suite of successively more advanced orchestral

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room

experiences culminates with the teen level Advanced Orchestra

Instructor : Staff

that will perform challenging music and accompany renowned

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm $110/10

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guest artists. Request full information by calling (925) 943-5846. Additional pre-requisites are sight-reading of music, and at least two years of instrumental experience.

7 - 1 6 yrs

Location : Shadelands Auditorium

YOUTH CHORUS

Instructor : Rem Djemilev

Join Walnut Creek’s Youth Chorus. Students will meet others who love to sing, learn how to sing in a group setting, and even have

Intermediate (7-13 yrs)

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

DATES DAY TIME

welcome!

9/10-5/19 Tue 5:00pm-6:15pm $404/33

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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Location : Shadelands Music Classroom Advanced (11-18 yrs)

Instructor : Peter Chatterjee DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 6:30pm-7:30pm $128/10

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DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9/10-5/19 Tue 6:30pm-8:30pm $545/33

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8 - 1 4 yrs

7 - 1 4 yrs

VIOLIN ENSEMBLE (BEG) An introduction to the violin in a supportive group. Learn how to

EXPLORING WIND INSTRUMENTS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

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

Students will learn the basics of flute. Including how to read music

fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be

and playing fun songs like Mary had a little lamb. We will also

discussed at first class.

learn Native American style flutes learn how to create your own songs as well as playing traditional Native American pieces.

Location : Shadelands Music Classroom Location : Shadelands Music Classroom

Instructor : Rem Djemilev DATES DAY TIME

1/10-3/13 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3:30pm-4:15pm $110/10

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Instructor : Monica Williams DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 1:00pm-1:50pm $143/10

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Youth — music 1 0 - 1 6 yrs

Up t0 1 2 mos

BEGINNING GUITAR

Loving Touch

Aspirations to learn acoustic guitar? Dreams of becoming a

Learn how to give your baby a full body massage and experience a

songwriter? We will learn the fundamentals of guitar and improve

wealth of benefits. Relaxation for both you and your baby. Stimulation

your finger dexterity while exploring strumming patterns and

of all your baby’s senses, motor skills, language development,

learning some classic songs. We will study how the guitar works

emotional and social competence. Relief for gas and colic. Positive

and learn its use in an ensemble. All you will need is your guitar

Interaction making your baby feel safe, loved and secure. Participants

and a pick to get started. $10 supply fee due at first class.

are encouraged to connect, exchange and discuss any parenting topic they wish. All materials provided.

Location : Shadelands Music Classroom Instructor : Jake Nunn

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor : Marija Eanes

Age 10-13 DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-2/26 Wed 200pm-3:00pm $95/8

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DATES DAY TIME

1/6-2/3

1/8-2/26 Wed 3:15pm-4:15pm $95/8

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-11:30am $138/4

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10:00am-11:30am $138/4

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No class 1/20

2/10-3/9

Age 14-16

Mon Mon

No class 2/17

5 - 1 2 yrs

1 2 - 1 8 yrs

Kids’ Carpentry

VOICE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE Students will meet others who love to sing, learn how to sing in a group setting, and even have a chance to perform! No experience necessary, all levels welcome.

Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem solving, measuring and applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere. The safe use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while boys and girls kindergarten through sixth grade work together on boats, bird

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room

feeders, doll furniture, games, clocks and more after first completing

Instructor : Kelly Mustain

their sanding block and super top projects. Program may be taken

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 7:15pm-8:00pm $128/10

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year-round with different projects offered each session. Our motto is building confidence and teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment. $50 supply fee due at first class. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor : Nino Rytokoski

Personal Enrichment

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-2/27 Thu 3:00pm-4:00pm $163/8

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1/9-2/27 Thu 4:00pm-5:00pm $163/8

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1/9-2/27 Thu 5:00pm-6:00pm $163/8

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Up to 6 mos

Loving Song

6 - 1 2 mos

A journey into musical communication, connection and joyful bonding with your baby. We will use songs, rhymes, musical

Parents/Caregivers will learn about a respectful approach to child

instruments and other props to engage and develop babies’

development and parenting while babies play in a safe, peaceful,

attention, communication, language and cognitive skills. You will

and cognitively challenging environment. Parents/caregivers will

experience time slowing down as you dedicate your full attention

receive support and guidance relating to infant care and will have an

to noticing and responding to your baby’s subtle cues. Having fun

opportunity to ask questions from a parent educator. All materials

is just one of many benefits and useful tips you will take home.

provided. Please bring baby and blanket for baby.

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

Location : Tice Valley Gym Classroom

Instructor : Marija Eanes

Instructor : Shiva Behrouzi

DATES DAY TIME

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NEW | Respect-Based Parenting

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-1/29 Wed 9:30am-10:30am $103/4

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1/9-1/30 Thu 1:00pm-2:30pm $123/4

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2/5-2/26 Wed 9:30am-10:30am $103/4

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2/20-3/12 Thu 1:00pm-2:30pm $123/4

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Youth — personal enrichment 9 - 1 4 yrs

Advanced Public Speaking & Debate: Learn Powerful Techniques to Succeed! Have you ever wondered what is the #1 fear in this world? Yes, it’s public speaking and our goal is to prepare your child for success! They will learn to present impressively and write effectively in 6 easy steps. In this advance course, kids will learn various formats of writing such as persuasive, narrative, and descriptive. Students will learn to manage public speaking anxiety and present themselves with confidence, and make strong arguments by providing reasoning and evidence on thought provoking debatable topics, and campaign speeches. Learning will be fun and easy! Location : Tice Valley Gym Classroom Instructor : Gurus Education East Bay DATES DAY TIME

6 - 9 yrs

1/9-3/12 Thu 5:30pm-6:30pm $198/10

Young Masters: Creative Writing & Presenting Skills

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1 0 - 1 5 yrs

One skill that every leader acquires is strong speaking skills. Bring out the confidence in your children in 8 easy steps. We emphasize on teaching the techniques to think critically, write effectively and lessen speaker anxiety. Through various presentations, story telling/writing techniques, activities and games, they begin to understand the importance of maintaining good body language including expressions while influencing the audience. Students become more fluent, confident and happier. We make learning easy and fun and prepare them for success!

Babysitting for Beginners Learn the skills needed to be a trusted and responsible babysitter. Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline, how to get jobs, and ways to make babysitting fun for you and the kids. Basic first aid, general safety, and what to do in an emergency will also be covered. Students should dress to play and bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor : Morgan Dziad

Location : Tice Valley Gym Classroom

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Gurus Education East Bay DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 4:15pm-5:15pm $198/10

2/2

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sun 9:00am-2:00pm $58/1

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6 - 1 1 yrs

Teen’s Online Driver’s Education Course

Chess Academy for Kids

Interactive and educational course with the latest in animation,

Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy! This program is a

video and web technology. It sets the foundation for behind-the-

great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles,

wheel driver’s training and is in accordance with the guidelines set

think strategically, and stay focused. Specifically designed for

by the California DMV. Course is a requirement for teens to obtain

young players with little or no experience, the course offers video

a learner’s permit and driver’s license. Course covers rules of the

lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations,

road, freeway driving, causes of traffic collisions, alcohol and

and preparation for chess tournaments. The use of the modern

drugs, and much more. Course is self-paced with no time-limit.

technology (projectors, iPad, teaching software) makes the

Course login information e-mailed within five business days after

learning process easy, fast, and fun! All equipment (boards

enrollment. Once online course is successfully completed student

and pieces, clocks, demo tools) provided. Participants receive

will receive a DMV-approved certificate of completion via regular

certificates and trophies at the last class.

mail.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

Location : Offline

Instructor : Pacific Chess Academy

Instructor : Bay Area Driving School

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/14-3/10 Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm $188/9

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Ongoing $25 19745

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Youth — sports

Sports

3 yrs

Skyhawks Tot Sports This multi-sport tot program combines soccer, baseball, basketball, and track & field; allowing young athletes to discover a passion for a variety of sports in one fun-filled setting. Participants explore balance, body movement, coordination, self-esteem, teamwork, sportsmanship and sport specific skill development through a series of fast-paced instructional circuits and games. Our progressive curriculum, modified equipment, and highly trained staff provide a safe environment where kids can develop at their own pace. All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and awards medal. Location : Tice Soccer Field Instructor : Skyhawks DATES DAY TIME

1/9-3/12

Thu

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:15am-11:00am $288/10

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Location : Heather Farm Sports Field #2N Instructor : Skyhawks DATES DAY TIME

1 8 m o s - 3 yrs

1/10-3/13 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:45am-11:30am $288/10

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Wee Hoop – Dribblers This parent-interactive class develops gross motor skills and

3 - 5 yrs

coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities

Skyhawks Tot/Preschool Basketball

include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop

Learning the fundamentals of basketball has never been so

listening skills. Parent participation required. Participants will need

much fun. Through a series of age appropriate drills and skill-

to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $8.

based games, boys and girls can tip off their basketball career in a positive environment with lots of encouragement. Skyhawks

Location : Tice Valley Gym Court 3

coaches keep kids engaged and entertained while developing their

Instructor : Pivotal Training Llc DATES DAY TIME

1/7-2/4

dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense, self-esteem, FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue

11:05am-11:40am $78/5

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2/11-3/10 Tue

11:05am-11:40am $78/5

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and love for the game. All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and Award Medal. Location : Fieldhouse Instructor : Skyhawks

4 - 5 yrs

DATES DAY TIME

Wee Hoop – Hot Shots

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 1:15pm-2:00pm $238/8

Wee Hoop is designed to provide children with a positive basketball

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No class 1/20, 2/17

experience while promoting an active lifestyle. This class places an emphasis on developing basketball skills and learning basic rules

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

of the game. The activities in this class will encourage teamwork

Instructor : Skyhawks

and new friendships. Participants need to purchase a Wee Hoop

DATES DAY TIME

basketball on the first day of class for $8. Location : Tice Valley Gym Court 3 Instructor : Pivotal Training Llc DATES DAY TIME

1/7-2/4

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 5:30pm-6:15pm $288/10

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue

11:45am-12:30pm $78/5

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2/11-3/10 Tue

11:45am-12:30pm $78/5

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Youth — sports of baseball, basketball, soccer, and track and field. All participants

3 - 5 yrs

Skyhawks Tot/Preschool Baseball

receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and medal.

Skyhawks tot baseball was designed to give children a positive

Location : Tice Soccer Field

first step into America’s pastime. Using our progressional

Instructor : Skyhawks

curriculum and modified equipment, participants learn baseball

DATES DAY TIME

fundamentals and social skills through a series of fast-paced

1/9-3/12

Thu

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:15am-12:00pm $288/10

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instructional circuits and developmental games. Our primary development objectives include throwing, catching, hitting, baserunning, balance, body movement, hand/eye coordination, selfesteem, teamwork, and sportsmanship! All participants receive a Skyhawks t-Shirt and award medal.

Instructor : Skyhawks DATES DAY TIME

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

1/10-3/13 Fri

Instructor : Skyhawks DATES DAY TIME

Location : Sport Fields Heather Farm #2N Sports Field - Soccer

North FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:45am-12:30pm $288/10

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 5:15pm-6:00pm $238/8

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No class 1/20, 2/17

2 . 5 - 6 yrs

NEW | Amazing Athletes Amazing Athletes is a comprehensive physical education program.

Location : Fieldhouse

We utilize the movements of ten different sports in a way that

Instructor : Skyhawks

helps children meet, master, and exceed their motor development

DATES DAY TIME

1/7-3/10 Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

12:15pm-1:00pm $288/10

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milestones and build self-confidence. We run obstacle courses, relay races and play games. We also incorporate lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, and nutrition! Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Golf, Hockey, Tennis, Track & Field. Bring a water bottle. Optional: $15 t-shirt fee.

3 - 5 yrs

Tot/Preschool Soccer

Location : Parks Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

Founded in 1979, Skyhawks is the #1 choice for parents looking

Instructor : Amazing Athletes North Bay California

to introduce their children to the fundamentals of the world’s

2.5 - 3.5 yrs

most popular sport. Using our progressional curriculum and modified equipment, participants learn soccer fundamentals and social skills through a series of fast-paced instructional circuits and developmental games. Our primary development objectives include dribbling, passing, shooting, ball control, balance, body movement, foot/eye coordination, self-esteem, teamwork, and

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/12-3/15 Sun 9:00am-9:40am $203/9

3.5 - 4.5 yrs

sportsmanship! All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and

DATES DAY TIME

award medal.

1/12-3/15 Sun 9:50am-10:30am $203/9

Instructor : Skyhawks FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 5:15pm-6:00pm $288/10

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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No class 2/16

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

DATES DAY TIME

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No class 2/16

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4.5 - 6 yrs DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/12-3/15 Sun 9:50am-10:30am $203/9

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No class 2/16

4 - 5 yrs

Skyhawks Preschool Sports

AMAZING ATHLETES CANCELLATION WATCH: Check the

This multi-sport tot program was created to give young athletes

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the skills, confidence, and passion necessary to take the next step

AmazingAthletesNorthBay 1/2 hour prior to your class time. All

in athletics. Through a series of fast-paced instructional circuits

cancellations will be made up at the regular class time during the

and developmental games, participants learn the fundamentals

week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be offered if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.

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Youth — sports KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches using the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive format. All participants receive a KLS jersey. Shin guards are required by the second class meeting for all ages except Parent & Me Soccer.

2 - 3 . 5 yrs

4 - 5 yrs

Parent & Me Soccer

Pre Soccer

Introduce your toddler to the world’s most popular sport! As you

Learn the basic techniques of the game while building self-

participate together in our fun age-appropriate activities, your child

esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching

will be developing their large motor skills and socialization skills.

environment.

The fun happens on the field, and in this class parents are a part of the action!

Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer

Location : Heather Farm #2N Sports Field - Soccer North

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer DATES DAY TIME

1/27-3/16 Mon

Location : Heather Farm Sports Field #2N

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/27-3/16 Mon 9:30am-10:05am $132/7 FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:15am-10:45am $132/7

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No class 2/17

1/27-3/16 Mon 5:15pm-5:50pm $132/7

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No class 2/17

1/23-3/12 Thu 9:30am-10:00am $150/8

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1/23-3/12 Thu

1/23-3/12 Thu 5:45pm-6:15pm $150/8

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1/23-3/12 Thu 5:00pm-5:35pm $150/8

10:40am-11:15am $150/8

Location : Parks Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer

Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer

DATES DAY TIME

1/25-3/14 Sat

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No class 2/17

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-9:30am $150/8

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3 . 5 - 4 yrs

DATES DAY TIME

1/25-3/14 Sat

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:15am-10:50am $150/8

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5 - 6 yrs

Tot Soccer

Soccer 1: Techniques and Teamwork

Enjoy running and kicking just like the big kids! Encourages large

Learn dribbling, passing, defense and shooting goals. Fun skill

motor skill development through fun soccer games and introduces

games are played at every session, and every participant will

small children to the group setting. All participants receive a

have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be

soccer jersey. Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

introduced gradually. Perfect for first time players and fun and engaging for kids with some experience.

Location : Heather Farm Sports Field #2N Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer DATES DAY TIME

Location : Heather Farm Sports Field #2N FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/27-3/16 Mon 9:00am-9:30am $132/7

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No class 2/17

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/27-3/16 Mon 4:30pm-5:15pm $132/7

1/27-3/16 Mon 5:50pm-6:20pm $132/7

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No class 2/17

1/23-3/12 Thu

Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer

1/23-3/12 Thu 4:15pm-5:00pm $150/8 10:10am-10:40am $150/8

1/23-3/12 Thu 3:45pm-4:15pm $150/8

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No class 2/17

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Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer

Location : Parks Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer DATES DAY TIME

1/25-3/14 Sat

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1/25-3/14 Sat FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:40am-10:10am $150/8

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:55am-11:40am $150/8

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Youth — sports

7 - 1 0 yrs

1 2 - 24 mos

Soccer 2: Skillz and Scrimmages

Super Soccer Stars: parent and me

Have a great time while developing core soccer skills like dribbling,

Parent and me is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program

passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class will include

specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months.

individual skill building and scrimmages to develop teamwork and

Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi

positional play. All levels welcome.

& Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and

Location : Heather Farm Sports Field #2N

engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will

Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer DATES DAY TIME

have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play—all while FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/27-3/16 Mon 3:45pm-4:30pm $132/7

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No class 2/17

having a blast! Parent Participation required. Closed toed shoes. $15 t-shirt fee. Location : Tice Valley Gym Classroom Instructor : Super Soccer Stars

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer DATES DAY TIME

1/25-3/14 Sat

1/9-2/6 FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:45am-12:30pm $150/8

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu 9:30am-10:10am $133/5

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2/13-3/12 Thu 9:30am-10:10am $133/5

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KIDZ LOVE SOCCER CANCELLATION WATCH: In case of cancellations, please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 thirty minutes prior to your class start time or download the free Kidz Love Soccer app for iPhone or Android to receive cancellation

Instructor : Super Soccer Stars DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/12-3/15 Sun 9:00am-9:40am $263/10

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notifications directly on your phone. All cancellations will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.

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Youth — sports 4 . 5 - 5 yrs

Super Soccer Stars The focal point at this age group is for your child to become comfortable with the ball by developing soccer skills such as dribbling, shooting and the introduction of passing. Every class includes dynamic activities, which involve dribbling technique, and moves to promote confidence with the ball. The primary focus for this age group is body movement with the ball and your child will be introduced to juggling and other skill building activities. The concepts of teammates and teamwork are also introduced. $15 t-shirt fee due at first class. Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor : Super Soccer Stars

2 - 3 yrs

DATES DAY TIME

Super Soccer Stars

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/12-3/15 Sun 9:50am-10:40am $263/10

Every 2-3 year old Super Soccer Stars class includes an

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introduction to physical activities, rich language exposure, and movements such as running, hopping, jumping and changing directions. The focal point at this age group is to improve your child’s natural development through our fun, physical learning experience allowing your child to improve their natural ability. $15 t-shirt fee.

5 - 7 yrs

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

Location : Tice Valley Gym Classroom

Every Kindergarten-1st Grade Super Soccer Stars class emphasizes

Instructor : Super Soccer Stars

spatial awareness and teammates, encouraging teamwork.

DATES DAY TIME

1/9-2/6

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu

10:20am-11:00am $133/5

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2/13-3/12 Thu

10:20am-11:00am $133/5

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Repetitious ball skill activities are used to promote muscle memory and build confidence. $15 t-shirt fee due at first class. Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor : Super Soccer Stars

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Super Soccer Stars

1/12-3/15 Sun

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:35am-11:35am $263/10

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/12-3/15 Sun 9:50am-10:30am $263/10

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5 - 7 yrs

Super Soccer Stars United 3 - 4 . 5 yrs

Call Super Soccer Stars at (415) 233-8277 or email sf@

Super Soccer Stars

soccerstarsunited.com to sign-up for the mandatory free player evaluation held only during the first two classes. Upon completion

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

of the evaluation, you will be invited via e-mail to enroll for the

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

for players poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed and experienced coaches use specially developed curriculum to introduce sophisticated skills, provide technical improvement and foster social development in a fun, non-competitive environment.

concepts of teammates and teamwork are also introduced. $15

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

T-shirt fee due at first class.

Instructor : Super Soccer Stars

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Super Soccer Stars

1/12-3/15 Sun

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/12-3/15 Sun 9:00am-9:45am $263/10 30

Soccer Stars United program at the full rate. Program designed

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:45am-11:45am $313/10

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Youth — stem

STEM

8 - 1 0 yrs

Super Soccer Stars The focal point at this age group is to improve your child’s

2 - 4 yrs

elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill development and group activities like small-sided games to goals.

Tiny Tot Science

This Super Soccer Stars class emphasizes spatial awareness and

Introduce your little ones to the exciting world of science. Each week

encourages teamwork. Repetitious ball skill activities are used to

we will explore a new topic, and will include a story, songs, and

promote muscle memory and build confidence. $15 t-shirt fee due

hands-on science experiments specifically tailored for this young and

at first class.

curious age group. This supportive environment will allow children to develop fine motor skills and grow a love for science. Parent-

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

participation required. $15 supply fee due at first class.

Instructor : Super Soccer Stars DATES DAY TIME

1/12-3/15 Sun

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:40am-12:40pm $263/10

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Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room Instructor : Maria Kapadia DATES DAY TIME

1/10-2/21 Fri

8 - 1 0 yrs

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:30am $123/6

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11:00am-12:00pm $123/6

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No class 2/14

Super Soccer Stars United

1/10-2/21 Fri No class 2/14

Call Super Soccer Stars at (415) 233-8277 or email sf@ soccerstarsunited.com to sign-up for the mandatory free player evaluation held only during the first two classes. Upon completion of evaluation, you will be invited via e-mail to enroll for the Soccer Stars United program at the full rate. Program designed for

6 - 1 0 yrs

ALOHA Mind Math Class

players poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed

Kids find learning math visually fun and engaging. Your child will

and experienced coaches use specially developed curriculum to

learn to do math on the abacus (soroban) and practice mental math

introduce sophisticated skills, provide technical improvement and

techniques. Watch your child be inspired to develop confidence

foster social development in a fun, non-competitive environment.

and agility with numbers and number sense. Broaden your child’s understanding of math as they realize they can be math rock stars.

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

Abacus and two workbooks (homework and classwork) included.

Instructor : Super Soccer Stars DATES DAY TIME

1/12-3/15 Sun

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:50am-12:50pm $313/10

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Location : Aloha Mind Math Instructor : Lava Learning Inc. DATES DAY TIME

SUPER SOCCER CANCELLATION WATCH: Check the Super Soccer Stars twitter page at https://twitter.com/SuperSoccerSF 1/2 hour

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-1/29

Wed

10:00am-12:00pm $203/4

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2/5-2/26

Wed

10:00am-12:00pm $203/4

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prior to your class time. Cancellations will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be offered if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.

6 - 1 2 yrs

NEW | Fun with Programming - Animation with JavaScript Have fun learning how to write computer programs! We will explore writing code to create dynamic, animated digital art and web pages with images, shapes, sounds, and text! Students will learn the fundamentals of computer programming using the very popular language, JavaScript, and will be able to see the results of their code. All necessary equipment provided for use during class. Great for

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beginners or continuing students. No prerequisites required.

Become a part of the Walnut Creek Arts+Rec family, and keep up

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

with all the latest news, activities and fun on Facebook!

Instructor : Fun with Academics LLC

facebook.com/CommunityArtsWC

DATES DAY TIME

facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/27-3/9 Mon 4:00pm-5:30pm $198/6

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Youth — writing & literature / youth camps

Youth Camps 3 - 1 4 yrs

CAMP COMMUNITY ARTS – SPRING BREAK Join us over spring break, March 30-April 3, for Camp Community

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Arts –Spring Break! Campers will participate in a range of arts experiences throughout the day including drawing, painting, dance, music and more! Half day and full day options are available (ages 3yrs-4yrs half-day option only) Morning care and afternoon care are available for an additional fee. More info about Spring Camp can be found at www.communityarts.org/camps. Camp prices increase after March 1 ($193 half day and $355 full day).

Location : Shadelands Arts Center

Writing & Literature

DATES

DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Morning Care

3/30-4/3 Mon-Fri 8:00am-9:00am $47/5

1 2 - 1 8 yrs

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CREATIVE NONFICTION Creative nonfiction comes in many forms, from essays and memoirs to diary writing and journaling. Some nonfiction even comes in the

Ages 3-4 (half day only)

3/30-4/3 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:30pm $167/5

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form of fiction, poetry and plays. We will look at a variety of nonfiction in this class and experiment with telling autobiographical and other nonfiction stories through different forms. Students will also be

Ages 5-7

invited to share their writing with parents through a student-led

3/30-4/3 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:30pm $167/5

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reading in the final week.

3/30-4/3 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm $330/5

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Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2 Instructor : Amanda Montei DATES DAY TIME

Ages 8-10 FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 4:00pm-5:30pm $171/10

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1 2 - 1 8 yrs

3/30-4/3 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:30pm $167/5

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3/30-4/3 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm $330/5

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Ages 11-14

STORYTELLING: THE BOOK

3/30-4/3

We will explore what makes a book, as well as look at our own writing

3/30-4/3 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm $330/5

Mon –Fri 9:00am-12:30pm

$167/5

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to determine if we might have the makings of a book already. Students will be invited to engage in weekly writing prompts, and to share their writing with the group. We will work on book-length projects together and experiment with strategies for book editing and planning. There

After Care

3/30-4/3

Mon-Fri 4:00pm-6:00pm

$58/5

will also be opportunities for students to create mini-books and to share their work with parents in a student-led reading on the final week.

scholarships available for residents and non-residents

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room

of all ages. To apply, review the eligibility guidelines

Instructor : Amanda Montei DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 2:15pm-3:45pm $171/10

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Scholarships Available! Our programs have a place for everyone, with

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and fill out an application form at www.communityarts.org or www.walnutcreekrec.org.

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preschools / calendar

Preschools

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

child’s work is play. Our preschool teachers provide child-centered,

play-based, and arts-integrated experiences inspired by Reggio

DECEMBER 6-8

At the Community Arts Preschool program, we believe that a

Emilia practices. You can choose to place your child in a class with two, three, or four year-olds, or in a mixed-age group. Community Arts Preschool is a part-time, recreational enrichment program of the City of Walnut Creek’s Arts and Recreation Department.

Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Shadelands Art Center

DECEMBER 10 – FEBRUARY 10

Twos Program DATES DAY TIME

Handcrafted Holiday Sale

Community Arts Teaching Artists Exhibition FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Shadelands Art Center

At Shadelands Arts Center

8/26-5/27

M, W

8:30am-11:30am

$351 monthly

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FEBRUARY 10 – APRIL 10

8/28-5/27

M, W

12:30pm-3:30pm

$328 monthly

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Studio Group Printmaking Show

8/29-5/28

T, Th

8:30am-11:30am

$328 monthly

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Shadelands Art Center

No class 1/20, 2/17 DECEMBER 30 – MARCH 20

At Heather Farm

8/27-5/28

T, Th

Pam Fletcher, Painting Exhibition 8:30am-11:30am

$353 monthly

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Threes Program DATES DAY TIME

City Hall, First Floor Gallery

JANUARY 2-3 FEE/SESSIONS CR#

At Shadelands Art Center

Winter Break Art Workshops Morning Session, 9:00 – 12:00 PM Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

8/28-5/28

T,W,Th 8:30am-11:30am

$479 monthly

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8/28-5/28

T,W,Th 12:00pm-3:00pm

$464 monthly

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Shadelands Art Center

FEBRUARY 22

Fours Program DATES DAY TIME

Family Yoga FEE/SESSIONS CR

Shadelands Art Center Auditorium

At Shadelands Art Center

8/27-5/29 M,T,W,F 8:30am-11:30am

$548 monthly

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8/28-5/29 M,W,F

$390 monthly

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12:30pm-3:30pm

No class 1/20, 2/17

MARCH 3

Winter Performance Jam Tuesday, 6:30 – 7:30 PM Shadelands Art Center, Dance Studio

Mixed Age Program DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

At Civic Park

8/26-5/27 M,T,W

Saturday, 10:15-11:15 AM

MARCH 12

Winter Jazz & Flock of Flutes Concert 12:30pm-3:30pm

$395 monthly

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8/26-5/28 M,T,W,Th 8:30am-11:30am

$548 monthly

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$403 monthly

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Thursday, 7:30 – 9:00 PM Shadelands Art Center Auditorium

No class 1/20, 2/17 At Heather Farm

8/26-5/29 M,W,F

8:30am-11:30am

No class 1/20, 2/17

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Community Arts Foundation

President’s Message “The arts empower.

The arts give a voice to the voiceless.

The arts help transform American communities.

The result can be a better child, a better town,

a better nation and certainly a better world. “

-Robert L. Lynch, President, Americans for the Arts

As we enter a new year, it is an opportunity to stop and reflect on what is important in our lives. We are fortunate to live in a community that values the arts and understands the importance of arts education. Walnut Creek offers a wide variety of arts opportunities, many that are unique and not offered by other programs or cities in close proximity. Because these opportunities have been so much a part of the community for decades it is easy to take them for granted.

There are members of our community that wish they could participate in one of the classes described in this catalog but simply can’t afford it. This year the Community Arts Foundation is planning to provide over $75,000 in Scholarships to members of our community so that they can access the wonderful programs available through Center for Community Arts.

It is my hope that as you look through the wide variety of classes described in this catalog, you will consider giving the gift of an arts class to someone else - someone who you don’t know, who will be able to create and grow because of your gift. As Robert Lynch said in the quote referenced above, “the result can be a better child, a better town, a better nation and certainly a better world”.

Visit our website to make your donation and to learn more about our work at http://commartsfoundation.org

Thank you for helping the Community Arts Foundation provide ARTS FOR ALL!

Glynnis E Cowdery President, Community Arts Foundation

Community Arts Foundation Board Members Glynnis Cowdery, President, Rob Stankus, Vice President, Yama Jamili, Treasurer; Sandra Jacobsen, Secretary Directors; Paola Meta, Lee Oller, Jennifer O’Neill, Doug Rowe, Linda VanderJagt

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Community Arts Foundation

“Be at the Heart of Art!” Please join the Community Arts Foundation and Center for Community Arts for our end-of-year fundraising campaign. Help provide scholarships for children, youth, adults and seniors with financial need to experience the life-changing power of quality arts education.

If you would like to show your support and “Be at the Heart of Art” in our community, you can make a tax-deductible contribution prior to January 1, 2020, by mailing a check to Community Arts Foundation, 1666 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, or visit our website at www.commartsfoundation.org.

Foundation contributed $76,500 in Scholarships! Thanks to our generous donors, this past year the Community Arts Foundation was able to donate $76,500 to support scholarships for qualifying students of all ages, enabling them to participate in preschool, art, dance, drama and music classes through Center for Community Arts. Help us fund even more scholarships for 2019-2020! The Community Arts Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and your contributions may be tax-deductable.

Join our 2019– 2020 Donor Circle and help provide “Arts for All” Maker Circle ($250 to $499) Artist Circle ($500 to $999) Creative Circle ($1000 to $2499) Designer Circle ($2500 to $4999) Founders Circle ($5000 or more)

Scholarships awarded during 2018-2019

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ADULT — ceramics & sculpture

Ceramics & Sculpture

A D U LT

CERAMICS FOR FIRST TIMERS Have you ever wanted to try ceramics, but didn’t want to commit to a full-term class? These workshops are designed to introduce ceramics to the beginner. It is limited to first-timers who wish to

A D U LT

try their hands in clay. Students will be introduced to the potter’s

CERAMICS

wheel and glazing. The class will make cups and bowls along with

Learn to wheel throw or hand-build basic ceramic forms.

little unique pieces that find their way through the process.*No

Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered.

Open Studio access with this class.

Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound

Location : Civic Park Studio E

fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes student

Instructor : Kathleen Jensen

must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form. Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend first class. Location : Civic Park Studio E

1/10-2/7 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR

7:00pm-10:00pm $110/5

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A D U LT

NEW | CERAMICS FOR FIRST TIMERS & SECOND TIMERS

Ceramics (Beg/Int) Instructor : Jennifer Fryer DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm $189/8

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No class 1/20, 2/17

This class is a follow up class to Ceramics for First Timers. Students will be able to hone their skills and reinforce the principles and techniques covered in the first class. Cups and bowls will continue to be explored, as well as handle making and layering glazes.*No Open Studio access with this class.

Instructor : Darren Cockrell DATES DAY TIME

Location : Civic Park Studio E FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 7:00pm-10:00pm $219/10

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Instructor : Lisa Tsubouchi DATES DAY TIME

2/14-3/13 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

7:00pm-10:00pm $110/5

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Instructor : Christopher Fortin DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 9:00am-12:00pm $219/10

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plates. Casseroles, butter dishes, water pitchers, teapots, bean pots, sushi dishes, soy pots, and candlestick holders will be taught.

Instructor : Lesley Jensen

1/6-3/9

DINNERWARE: LET’S SET THE TABLE (INT/ADV) Instruction in wheel thrown methods for making cups, bowls and

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

DATES DAY TIME

A D U LT

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Mon 7:00pm-10:00pm $189/8

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If it’s used in a table setting, we can try to make it. Location : Civic Park Studio E Instructor : Ann Henderson

No class 1/20, 2/17

DATES DAY TIME Instructor : Kristin Landowski DATES DAY TIME

1/9-3/12 Thu

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

7:00pm-10:00pm $219/10

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Scholarships Available!

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

Our programs have a place for everyone, with scholarships available for residents and non-residents

Instructor : Bruno Kark

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DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10

$219/10

Tue 7:00pm-10:00pm

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm $219/10

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of all ages. To apply, review the eligibility guidelines and fill out an application form at www.communityarts.org or www.walnutcreekrec.org.

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ADULT — ceramics & sculpture A D U LT

GARDEN VESSELS AND EXPRESSIVE TOTEMS (INT/ADV) Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems that express your unique personality. Totems will include large tactile beads, sculptural elements and may include journalistic pieces as well. Planters, birdbaths, mushroom sculptures, fountains and more will be offered in the Garden Vessel portion of the class. Instructors bulbous textured slab techniques will be demonstrated in the garden vessel portion of this class. Location : Civic Park Studio E Instructor : Ellen Sachtschale DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 9:00am-12:00pm $219/10

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GLAZE APPLICATION (INT/ADV) Time to learn how to apply those cone 10 glazes! By the end of the quarter, each student will understand and know how to apply proper glaze combinations that fit your personal forms and aesthetics. Bringing your own bisqueware is encouraged; there will be an opportunity to make new forms/projects as well. Location : Civic Park Studio E

A D U LT

Instructor : James Newton DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-12:00pm $219/10

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HANDMADE ART TILES AND WALL RELIEFS (INT/ADV) Explore a variety of methods for making art tiles and wall reliefs. Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and

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glazes to enhance your work. Mold-making techniques and use of

NEW | HAND BUILDING (beg/int)

extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving, stamp images and relief designs.

Learn basic hand building techniques including pinching, coiling, slabs and hollowing. This class is designed to teach the

Location : Civic Park Studio E

fundamentals of creating vessels without the use of a potter’s

Instructor : Ed Blackburn

wheel. Lectures will include forming, glazing and decorating

DATES DAY TIME

techniques.

1/5-3/8

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sun 10:00am-1:00pm $219/10

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Location : Civic Park Studio E Instructor : Darren Cockrell DATES DAY TIME

1/10-3/13 Fri

A D U LT FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1:00pm-4:00pm $219/10

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HARDLY STRICTLY HAND BUILDING (INT/ADV) Go beyond the basics of pinch and coil to using slabs with texture and templates. Mugs, cups, platters, vases, lidded canisters and teapots will be demonstrated. Some texturing tools will be made in class. The possibilities are endless. Glazing, studio etiquette and ancillary materials will be covered. No wheel work will be taught. Location : Civic Park Studio E

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Instructor : Kathleen Jensen DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 4:00pm-7:00pm $219/10

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SODIUM VAPOR (INT/ADV) Students will make work fitted for sodium-based kiln firings. There will be an emphasis on wheel-thrown and hand-built vases, lidded vessels, cups, and pitchers. Location : Civic Park Studio E Instructor : Roger Yee DATES DAY TIME

1/6-3/9

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Mon 9:00am-12:00pm $234/8

19379

No class 1/20, 2/17

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NEW | (DE)CONSTRUCTED POTS WORKSHOP The wheel is an energetic tool with endless potential. In this workshop, students will combine throwing skills with hand

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INTRO TO SCULPTURE

building skills by throwing bottomless forms and altering them.

Learn the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted

then put them back together using coiling techniques and slabs to

ceramic objects from functional to figurative. Investigate broad

create larger sculptural vessels. There is always pressure to throw

artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or

“perfect” pots, but in this workshop, students will look at ways to

narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations

enhance the imperfections, take some risks, and make pots that

and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques include pinch,

are more personal and expressive.

Participants will take the pots off the wheel, deconstruct them, and

slab, coil and solid hand-building methods. Surface texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed. No wheel work will be taught. Location : Civic Park Studio E Instructor : Christopher Fortin DATES DAY TIME

1/7-3/10 Tue

Location : Civic Park Studio E Instructor : Vince Montague DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/3-1/4

$130/2

Fri, Sat 9:00am-1:00pm

19397

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-12:00pm $219/10

1/7-3/10 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $219/10

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Animal Mask Workshop This workshop will explore making wall-hanging animal masks in clay. From dogs and cats to panda bears and giraffes, come

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POTTERY MAKING FOR RAKU (BEG-ADV)

explore the animal kingdom in this three-day workshop. Along

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

of the face. Students should have in mind a subject they’d like

with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. Students

to sculpt and have photos of the subject to aid in the modeling

will focus on hand-built and wheel-thrown forms and techniques

process. Surface treatment including colored slips/underglazes will

that work well with the raku firing process; glaze demos on proper

be addressed on the last day.

with building techniques, the focus of the class will be the gesture

application, use of resists and terra sigillata will be covered. Note: Students participate in firing process and must be physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable that students

Instructor : Christopher Fortin

provide their own gloves and tongs. No registration permitted

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

after second class. Prerequisite: 1 quarter of ceramics. No clay

1/2-1/4

$114/3

beginners. Location : Civic Park Studio E Instructor : James Newton DATES DAY TIME

1/10-3/13 Fri

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-12:00pm $283/10

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Thu-Sat 4:00pm-7:00pm

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Culinary Arts

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Open Studio Ceramics Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised

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studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students (workshops not eligible) to enhance and share skills

Asian Noodles Workshop

and knowledge learned from current, quarterly ceramics and

Noodles have become an Asian mainstream diet and their recipes

sculpture classes. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s

have been modified to fit local palate by using local ingredients

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

and techniques. Learn to use many varieties and make many

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

versions of noodles both meat and vegetarian with influences

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

from Asian countries. Learn new trends in noodle dishes that

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

are popular worldwide and prepare a scrumptious meal, such as

fee. Clay Arts Guild members qualify for discounted open studio

Hunan crispy noodles salad, Japanese noodles, Nonyan curried

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

noodles, Thai stir-fried noodles, and Vietnamese dried noodles.

learning purposes.

$15 supply fee.

Location : Civic Park Studio E

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen

Instructor : No Instruction

Instructor : Chat Mingkwan

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

DATES DAY TIME

1/5-3/14

Mon

$103 (CAG) $167/56 19400

3/12

Tue 4:00pm-7:00pm

Wed 12:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Fri 4:00pm-7:00pm

Sat 12:00pm-10:00pm

Sun 1:00pm-7:00pm

4:00pm-7:00pm

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

19919

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No Open Studio

NEW | Basic Knife Skill Workshop Learn to cut and dice like a pro! This basic skill will make your cooking less laborious and more fun. We will learn to julienne,

No class 1/20, 2/17

baton, brunoise, chiffonade vegetables and break up whole chickens to make a simple dinner. Please bring a sharp chef knife (at least 8-inch), sturdy cutting board, vegetable peeler, zip-locked

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NEW | SETTING UP A HOME CERAMIC STUDIO WORKSHOP This two-day workshop is geared for those who ever wondered

bags, and beverage. $15 supply fee due at first class. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen Instructor : Chat Mingkwan

what is exactly involved in setting up a home ceramics studio.

DATES DAY TIME

Topics covered will include types of kilns, electrical and gas

2/6

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

19914

specifics, firing practices including loading and firing schedules, wheel choice and maintenance, plaster basics for wedging tables and bats, air compressors and sprayers, and recycling clay

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procedures.

Basic Thai Cooking Series

Location : Civic Park Studio E

Recently returned from Thailand with new trends and his cookbook

Instructor : Takemi Tsuruta

Easy Thai, Chat invites you to get into Thai with this four-week

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/3-1/4

$95/2

Fri, Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm

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intensive Thai cooking series. Learn Thai culinary philosophy by hands-on preparation of a five-dish Thai meal each night. We’ll use herbs and spices such as galangal and kaffir lime that are unique to Thai cuisine and transform fresh ingredients into delicious

Ceramics studio information

Studio use is for instruction and other learning. Work produced or fired in the Community Arts Ceramics Studio may not be sold except through the Clay Arts Guild and Center for Community Arts. No work produced outside of classes or open studio will be fired. Class and workshop fees include firing. Clay must be purchased in class. Tools and tool kits may be purchased in the studio. Wheel

dishes. $55 supply fee due at first class. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen Instructor : Chat Mingkwan DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

2/4-2/25 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm $163/4

19913

chair accessible electric potter’s wheel available.

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Indonesian Cooking The cooking of the Spice Islands fills with aromatic flavors and fresh herbs, spices and tropical fruits. Join us in cooking a popular Indonesian meal for our dinner. Learn to use Indonesian herbs and spices and preparing popular dishes with unusual techniques, such as assorted satays, gado gado with peanut dressing, dried beef curry, and fresh tropical fruit salad. $15 supply fee due at class. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen Instructor : Chat Mingkwan DATES DAY TIME

3/3

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

19932

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NEW | International Crepe Workshop Crepes are found in one form or another around the world, and they can be served as an appetizer, snack, salad, main entrĂŠe, or

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dessert. Learn how to make different batters and fillings and try

Healthy Stir-Fries

your hand at various techniques in spreading and stuffing crepes.

Wok and stir-fry cooking techniques were invented in China, but all

We will prepare the most popular crepes from a variety of world

Asian cultures have adapted and modified the classic techniques

cuisines including blintzes with cheese sauce, Chinese mu chu,

to make them their own. Learn about the various methods and

crepe suzette with fresh fruit, Thai crepes, and Vietnamese moon

simple techniques of stir-frying, quick and easy food preparation

crepes. $15 supply fee due at class.

using fresh ingredients, and taking little time to cook. Make

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen

delicious healthy dishes from Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Menu includes beef and broccoli, eggplant and Thai basil, chow mein, peppered shrimp, and more. $15 supply fee due at class. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen

2/26

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

DATES DAY TIME

3/5

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

19917

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Instructor : Chat Mingkwan DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Chat Mingkwan

19916

Peruvian Flavors and Italian Dessert Hands-on class with historical overview. The appetizer is stuffed avocado with Russian salad; an unexpected, healthy delight. Your entree will be shrimp flambee over soft yucca with pisco brandy

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sauce. Dessert is tiramisu: lady fingers, marscapone, kahlua,

NEW | In a Cuban Kitchen

chocolate, coffee and creme. $17 supply fee due at class.

Hands-on class with historical overview. The appetizer is an avocado and tomato salad with marinated red onion sauce. Your entree will be Cuban picadillo, a tasty beef hash with olives and raisins, served in your own rice terrine. Dessert is coconut flan, a two-milk and egg creamy custard in sugar caramel sauce. $17 supply fee due at class. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen Instructor : Nora Frazier DATES DAY TIME

1/23

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm $58/1

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19905

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen Instructor : Nora Frazier DATES DAY TIME

2/21

Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

6:30pm-9:30pm $58/1

19910


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Sushi Workshop 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. $15 supply fee due at class. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen Instructor : Chat Mingkwan DATES DAY TIME

2/20

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

19915

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Vegetarian Vietnamese Cooking

2 1 yrs & u p

Using his new cookbook, Vietnamese Vegetarian Fusion, Chat

Tapas and Spanish Wines

has selected many best recipes for you to try your hands-on

There’s no better recipe for a great evening than sharing a few

Vietnamese cooking. Let’s make popular Vietnamese dishes

simple tapas and bottles of wine shared with friends. Over the

into vegetarian friendly meals and maintain the soul that makes

course of the evening we’ll put together a few small plates such

Vietnamese cuisine so trendy these days. Vietnamese food is quite

as Tortilla Española and a smoky take on Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp

healthy with a lot of fresh herbs and vegetables. In this class, we

in garlic), paired alongside classic Spanish wines. As we move

will use only authentic Vietnamese herbs and vegetables, such as

through the pairings, we’ll learn a bit about the wines in our glass.

rau ram, and nua gai. Some dishes can be made in big batches

$20 supply fee due at first class.

that last for several meals. $15 supply fee due at class.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen

Instructor : Nicole Ruiz Hudson

Instructor : Chat Mingkwan DATES DAY TIME

3/10

DATES DAY TIME FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

1/9

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm $53/1

19930

19918 2 1 yrs & u p

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NEW | Vietnamese New Year (Tet) Feast

Wine Analysis: A Journey through a Glass of Wine

Tet, which means the first morning of the first day of the New

Class identifies three types of wine tasters explaining how you

Year, is the Vietnamese New Year. The celebration lasts for seven

can determine what category of taster you are. Learn to identify

days. Like the Chinese version, the Lunar New Year is one of the

and describe seven major components of wine by tasting five

most celebrated holidays and special dishes are prepared. Learn to

specific wines that exemplify each component. Learn the link

use fresh herbs, such as Vietnamese mint-rau ram, basil-rau que,

between aroma and flavor. Be exposed to wine aromas having an

ngo gai and simple techniques in preparing popular Vietnamese

opportunity to test your olfactory skills. Learn technique for tasting

dishes, such as lemongrass chicken, clay pot, shrimp fresh spring

a glass of wine, serving wine at proper temperatures, proper

rolls, green mango salad, and more. $15 supply fee due at class.

wine storage and importance of using correct wine glass. Class is

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen

appropriate for both novice and intermediate wine connoisseurs. $5 supply fee due at class.

Instructor : Chat Mingkwan DATES DAY TIME

2/12

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

19933

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor : Robert Becker DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/11

Sat 2:00pm-4:30pm $48/1

19885

2/8

Sat 2:00pm-4:30pm $48/1

19886

3/14

Sat 2:00pm-4:30pm $48/1

19887

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Adult — dance

Dance

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ADULT DANCE ENSEMBLE This is a performance class and is by audition only. For more information, please contact the office and they will put you in touch with the director of the ensemble, (925) 943-5846. Location : Shadelands Dance Studio Instructor : Jennifer O’Neill DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 7:30pm-9:00pm $145/8

19406

No class 1/28

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ADULT HIP HOP Syncopation derived from jazz-funk and street jazz, with high energy focus on the latest styles and moves. Location : Shadelands Dance Studio Instructor : Jennifer O’Neill DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 6:30pm-7:30pm $99/6

19402

No class 1/20, 2/17

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ADULT BALLET Come experience the joy and beauty of ballet with us. In this class, we will be working on proper body alignment and ballet technique

Dance and explore a variety of Jazz styles and music in this fun,

as we build our dance foundation and learn new choreography.

upbeat class. Leap, turn and jump as we learn everything from

We will be at the barre, center, traveling across the floor, stretching

Broadway Jazz to Jazz-funk! Mixed levels welcome. Attire: jazz

and strengthening. Mixed levels are welcome. Non-competitive,

shoes, comfortable dance/workout clothes.

positive, fun atmosphere! Wear ballet slippers and comfortable, fitted clothes you can move freely in.

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Jennifer O’Neill DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm $114/10

19404

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 6:00pm-7:15pm $112/8

19405

No class 1/28

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NEW | ADULT LYRICAL DANCE Students will learn emotionally driven movement to the lyrics of

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contemporary pop music. This is for the advanced beginner to the

ADULT CONTEMPORARY BALLET

intermediate level dancer.

Classical ballet technique will be introduced to the adult learner in a way that breaks the bounds of a traditional ballet setting. Come join us in learning ballet technique with other adults while

Location : Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Cassie Kosin Liu Begley DATES DAY TIME

integrating contemporary dance with the traditional form.

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 12:00pm-2:00pm $171/10

Location : Shadelands Dance Studio Instructor : Ryleigh Hazen DATES DAY TIME

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room Instructor : April (Axé) Charmaine

Location : Shadelands Dance Studio

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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NEW | ADULT MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE

NEW | DANCE CONDITIONING

Learn exciting dance routines to Broadway’s hottest musicals like

Dance conditioning is a class designed for anyone with or without

Chicago, Legally Blonde, Aladin, and more. This class will begin

dance training. We will utilize light cardiovascular-based dance

with a warm-up and stretch. Students will learn traditional musical

movements, full body strengthening, and stretching to emphasize

theatre dance technique while working on their performance

one’s flexibility, agility, stamina, core strength, balance and blood

quality.

flow for optimal health benefits.

Location : Civic Park Studio D

Location : Civic Park Studio D

Instructor : Cassie Kosin Liu Begley DATES DAY TIME

1/8-3/11

Wed

Instructor : April (Axé) Charmaine FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-12:00pm $171/10

19423

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DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 7:30pm-8:30pm $114/10

19434

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COMMUNITY ARTS ADAPTIVE DANCE PROGRAM

INTERMEDIATE JAZZ

Center for Community Arts and Walnut Creek Specialized

Students will continue to explore a variety of Jazz styles and

Recreation are collaborating on an adaptive dance program. In this

music in this fun, upbeat class. Leap, turn and jump as we learn

introductory course, students will learn creative dance combining

everything from Broadway Jazz to Jazz funk! Attire: jazz shoes,

techniques from ballet, jazz and contemporary. This class will

comfortable dance/workout clothes.

Intermediate jazz students will take their skills to the next level.

consist of dancing in a group setting with step-by-step instruction. Join us for this adaptive designed dance and movement program for students with special needs. Location : Civic Park Studio D Instructor : April (Axé) Charmaine DATES DAY TIME

Location : Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Jennifer O’Neill DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9

$104/8

Mon

7:30pm-8:45pm

19403

No class 1/20, 2/17 FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-2/11 Tue 6:30pm-7:30pm $63/6

19427

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TAP

1 3 yrs & u p

NEW | DANCE AND MEDITATION

In beginning tap, students will be introduced to classic moves

Take time to reconnect with yourself. We will use breath and

across-the-floor steps. In Intermediate Tap, advanced moves such

mindfulness as the starting point to uncover the body’s innate

as Shim Sham, toe stands, and time steps will be taught. Students

rhythm. We will dance through creative ways by moving in space

will learn across-the-floor steps. A variety of fun, up-tempo music

with music, changes of dynamics, tempo and pace. Followed by

will be offered.

including flaps, shuffles, heel drops, and more. Students will learn

a yoga class and meditation we will assimilate the experience of movement and your inner awareness of rejuvenation calm and ease. This workshop will increase your strength, stamina, flexibility

Location : Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Cyndi Wright

and freedom of movement. You will leave this workshop with

TAP (BEG)

more joy, rejuvenated, grounded and centered.

DATES DAY TIME

Location : Shadelands Dance Studio

1/10-3/13 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

5:30pm-6:30pm $114/10

19431

Instructor : Claudia Florian-McCaffrey DATES DAY TIME

1/25

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 2:00pm-5:00pm $50/1

19816

TAP (INT) DATES DAY TIME

1/10-3/13 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

6:30pm-7:30pm $114/10

19432

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All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa

Line Dance (Adv. Beg/Easy Int.)

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

dances, depending on the level of participants. One new dance

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

will be taught each week with reviews of all others taught. Open

smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will

dancing for warm up. Step sheets provided for all dances taught.

make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and

Dancers should wear comfortable shoes with suede or leather

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

soles.

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

Dances taught will be a mixture of beginner to intermediate

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

Instructor : Alice Marez

Instructor : Anna Magid

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/27-3/9 Mon 7:00pm-7:55pm $102/7

20068

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-2/4 Tue 1:30pm-3:00pm $43/5

19991

2/11-3/10 Tue 1:30pm-3:00pm $43/5

19992

No class 2/17

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NEW | Open Floor Movement Practice

Line Dance

Let’s explore moving to all types of music and tempos to wake up

The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with

the wisdom of the body. You don’t have to be a dancer to enjoy or

many returning dancers. It is designed for both the beginning

benefit from class. This is mindfulness and meditation in motion.

line dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn

No steps to get right or wrong. Honoring your body’s abilities

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

and building personal awareness to show up every day more

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

resourced, resilient and alive. Absolute acceptance for beginners,

introductory dances. Intermediate class is for the improving and

all physical abilities and styles of dance. This is conscious dance!

experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review the classics. Dances taught will reflect the interest and ability of the class. Open dance from 5:00-5:30pm, lessons begin at 5:30pm.

Location : Tice Valley Gym Exercise Room Instructor : Kamla Sufi DATES DAY TIME

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor : John Trentacosti

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-2/6 Thu 7:30pm-8:45pm $78/5

19881

2/13-3/12 Thu 7:30pm-8:45pm $78/5

19882

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int) DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-2/5 Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm $48/5

20064

2/12-3/11 Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm $48/5

20065

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

Line Dance (Int) DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-2/5 Wed 7:00pm-9:00pm $48/5

20066

2/12-3/11 Wed 7:00pm-9:00pm $48/5

20067

Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals, technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most challenging of all dances. Dances will reflect the interest and ability of the class. Please wear leather-soled shoes. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor : Marcelo Solis

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DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-1/30 Thu 8:30pm-9:30pm $43/4

19743

2/6-2/27 Thu 8:30pm-9:30pm $43/4

19744


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Tahitian Dance & Drumming These class offer various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances)

Decorative & Fiber Arts

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Participants should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. Tahitian Ahuro’a Women Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor : Lisa Aguilar DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/15-3/11 Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm $78/8

19892

No class 2/19 Tahitian Drumming/Music Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge Instructor : Reynaldo Aguilar DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:30am $78/8

19896

No class 1/18, 2/15 Tahitian I Women and Men (Beg)

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Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

BASICS AND BEYOND RUG WEAVING

Instructor : Lisa Aguilar DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/15-3/11 Wed 7:30pm-8:30pm $78/8

19893

No class 2/19

First-time Weavers Welcome. Create your first rug on pre-warped floor looms allowing beginners to focus on design and color play. Advanced weavers will continue exploring patterns and color. $20 supply fee due at first class. Location : Heather Farm Studio H

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

Instructor : Staff

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Lisa Aguilar DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/15-3/11 Wed 8:30pm-10:00pm $78/8

19894

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm $222/8

19719

No class 1/29, 2/26

No class 2/19

*Instructor approval required.

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BEGINNING QUILTING PART 1 In this class, students will learn many techniques of piecing together a quilt. We will talk about terminology and discuss fabrics while learning to properly cut fabric, and accurately piece and assemble the quilt top. You will learn the basics a beginning quilter

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needs to complete their first quilt top. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials. Location : Heather Farm Preschool Instructor : Laurie Biundo DATES DAY TIME

1/11-2/1 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-1:00pm $157/4

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CROCHET 101 Learn five foundation stitches: chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half-double crochet and treble crochet. Learn to read patterns and put your new stitches together to create finished projects. Sources for free patterns will be discussed. $20 supply fee due at first class. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 3 Instructor : Pattee Court DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-10:30am $157/10

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FIBER ART SEWING Explore Embroidery and Surface Design while learning to cut and sew a simple project. Beginners will learn the basics while Intermediate and advanced students will be challenged by the design work of Alabama Chanin. $10 supply fee due at first class. Location : Heather Farm Preschool Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/16-3/12 Thu 7:00pm-9:00pm $157/8

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BEGINNING QUILTING PART 2

MIXED LEVEL WEAVING

Building upon the foundation learned in Beginning Quilting Part

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

I, students will advance their quilting techniques. Expanded

Students explore pattern, color and texture through the creation

vocabulary and methods will be explored as you work with

of a sampler. Weaving terms, project planning, warping technique

the medium. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/

and basic weave structures are covered. Perfect for beginners.

materials.

Great for those wanting to feel more secure with warping and project planning. Continuing students may explore a variety of

Location : Heather Farm Preschool

weave structures, working at their own pace. Teens welcome. $25

Instructor : Laurie Biundo DATES DAY TIME

2/15-3/7 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-1:00pm $157/4

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supply fee for beginners/$5 for continuing students due at first class. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Location : Heather Farm Studio H Instructor : Reba Siero DATES DAY TIME

1/7-3/10 Tue 2:00pm-5:00pm $240/9

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1/7-3/10 Tue 6:00pm-9:00pm $240/9

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Adult — digital media & Photography 1 4 yrs & u p

OPEN STUDIO KNITTING AND CROCHETING Bring your current project to the open studio and work in the company of other artists who are as passionate about knitting

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and crocheting as you are. Get one-on-one help to overcome A D U LT

roadblocks in completing your project, as well as help in interpreting patterns. No knitting or crocheting lessons will be given during the open studio. Crochet 101 or Knitting 101 is

ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP This class will explore the myriad capabilities of Adobe Photoshop:

recommended if you have never taken lessons before.

understanding layers, image adjustments, using levels, working

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 3

with color, how to use select and image editing tools. We will

Instructor : Pattee Court

cover noise reduction and sharpening, integrating Camera Raw

DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:30am-12:00pm $83/10

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into the overall workflow, blending modes, creating black & white images, creative sharpening, smart objects and smart filters, creative text effects, masking, and much more. Finally, we will discuss the importance of having Adobe Bridge in your workflow

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and proper color management techniques. Assignments allow

RIGID HEDDLE LOOM WEAVING WORKSHOP I The rigid heddle loom is a very portable, inexpensive and elegantly simple tool for weaving. The Cricket Loom is a small rigid heddle loom that is ideal for knitters who want to use up leftover yarns, for spinners with yarn to spare and for those just wanting to give weaving a try. Learn how to warp using the direct

students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class on their own images. To get the most out of this class students should have a laptop computer with Photoshop program installed. Students are expected to have basic computer skills including how to create, open and save files, how to use their laptop, and working in Photoshop.

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

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2

Returning students are encouraged. Bring a lunch. Bring your own

Instructor : Eric Stampfli

yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $15 or

DATES DAY TIME

bring your own. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/

2/6-3/19 Thu 6:30pm-9:00pm $200/9

materials. Location : Heather Farm Studio H

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Instructor : Reba Siero DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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1/26-2/2 Sun 9:30am-1:00pm $81/2

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BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is encouraged by working both indoors and outdoors taking scenic, portraits, still life’s, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with

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lighting, composition, content. Learn about shutter speed, f stops,

RIGID HEDDLE LOOM WEAVING WORKSHOP II Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use, it

light meters, ISO, dynamic range, icon, settings, RAW or JPEG, color balance, and more! Bring a digital camera and manual.

is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern

Location : Shadelands Studio C

weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are made

Instructor : Conrad Johnson

on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. We will explore a range

DATES DAY TIME

of lace and patterned weaves, using pick up sticks. Returning

1/7-3/10 Tue

students are encouraged. Bring a lunch. Bring your own yarn or

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

8:30am-10:30am $206/10

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pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $15 or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials. Location : Heather Farm Studio H

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Instructor : Reba Siero DATES DAY TIME

2/23

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sun 9:30am-1:00pm $81/1

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INT - ADV PHOTOGRAPHY

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA

For the serious enthusiast. We will cover the finer points of getting

Students will learn a clear and understandable approach to

dramatic images with emotional content. Assignments are more

composing great photographs by subject placement, proper

challenging, and will encourage developing a personal vision.

framing, and selecting a point of view. We will explain camera functions, transferring files, and image file management,

Location : Shadelands Studio C

investigate the creative aspects of digital photography, and discuss

Instructor : Conrad Johnson DATES DAY TIME

1/7-3/10

Tue

the importance of obtaining correct exposure. Photographic FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:30am-12:30pm $206/10

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assignments and a field trip will allow the student to practice the tools and techniques learned in class. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2

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Instructor : Eric Stampfli

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP

DATES DAY TIME

This introductory class is for those who want to use Adobe

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 6:30pm-9:00pm $200/9

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Photoshop to process their digital images. We will cover the basics for understanding Photoshop including vocabulary of photos, how to navigate around the program, resizing and cropping. We will focus on understanding layers, image adjustments, using levels, and using selection and image editing tools to work on photographs and more. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class on their own images. Students should have a laptop computer with Photoshop installed. Basic computer skills including how to create open and save files will be demonstrated.

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THE PHOTOGRAPH AS A FINE ART PRINT Take your images off the screen and into the printed form! This course will focus on building a body of work in the form of printed photographs. Learn best practices in shooting, editing, preparing images for print, and archival storage methods. The class will utilize the Epson Stylus Pro, an inkjet printer capable of delivering stunning professional-quality prints on media up to 24 inches wide

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2

by any desired length. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and/or

Instructor : Eric Stampfli

Lightroom highly recommended. $25 supply fee due at first class.

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-1/30 Thu 6:30pm-9:00pm $148/4

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Location : Shadelands Studio C Instructor : Brian Shapiro DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 6:30pm-7:30pm $170/8

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SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Learn tips and concepts to get the most out of your smartphone’s

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camera, both technically and artistically. Great attention will be paid to the process of editing photos, as quick and powerful editing is one of the true advantages of smartphones over traditional and DSLR cameras. Classes will be held alternately at Shadelands Art Center and at offsite locations featuring the best landscapes Mt. Diablo Valley has to offer.

PHOTOGRAPHY FORUM The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage photographers at all levels to continue to study the art of photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. Meets the third Tuesday of each month (June

Location : Shadelands Studio C

through May) to share images, critiques, technical developments,

Instructor : Eric Stampfli

and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops

DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-11:30am $155/10

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allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of the participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled students. Enrollment is open throughout the year at a prorated fee. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1 Instructor : Brian Shapiro

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

6/18-5/19

$63/11

3rd Tues 7:00pm-9:30pm

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DIGITIZING YOUR NEGATIVES AND SLIDES Have boxes of negatives and slides gathering dust? Want to find a way to share those precious memories and save them for future generations? Learn the basics of scanning and digitizing negatives, both black and white and color, and slides on a flatbed scanner along with color correcting and discussing print options. Location : Shadelands Studio A Instructor : Brian Shapiro DATES DAY TIME

1/19

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm $67/1

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INSIDE YOUR DSLR CAMERA Learn about all of the features of your Canon EOS or Nikon Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help in improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual, and questions. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2 Instructor : Eric Stampfii

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NIKON DATES DAY TIME

1/18

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 5:30pm-8:00pm $59/1

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Students will learn this classic photographing process. We will cover the entire process of making a cyanotype image, from preparing the materials to fixing the final image. Students will

CANON DATES DAY TIME

2/1

OUT OF THE BLUE: CYANOTYPES

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 5:30pm-8:00pm $59/1

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also be introduced to the historical context of the medium and contemporary cyanotype work. Go beyond the blue with this class. Location : Shadelands Studio C Instructor : Brian Shapiro

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MATTING AND FRAMING YOUR WORK

1/26

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm $67/1

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Do not let your artwork just sit in drawers. Learn how to creatively mat and frame your work, the ins and outs of proper archiving, and how to save money by doing it yourself. Explore different

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types of frames, mats, glass and hardware, and learn proper

SHOOTING AND PROCESSING RAW FILES

installation techniques. Go home with basic skills to work on your

The majority of today’s digital cameras can take and save images

own, and to understand better what to ask from a framing shop.

as RAW files. What are RAW files? Are they just for professional photographers? What are the advantages and disadvantages of

Location : Shadelands Studio C

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

Instructor : Brian Shapiro DATES DAY TIME

1/12

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm $67/1

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this process fit into one’s overall workflow? Bring your camera and laptop computer with either Photoshop or Elements and Camera Raw. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 2 Instructor : Eric Stampfii DATES DAY TIME

1/25

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 5:30pm-8:00pm $59/1

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Adult — dog & pet care / drama

Dog & Pet Care

Drama A D U LT

INTRO TO ACTING Come play with us and create theatre through Improvisational theatre games and techniques! We will explore acting through ‘improvised play’, developing scenes and characters through games, movement, voice and our imagination. Drawing from the foundational work of Viola Spolin and Augusto Boal, we will create a fun and welcoming space to allow everyone’s creative

NEED PHOTO!

expression to shine! Location : Shadelands Dance Studio Instructor : April (Axé) Charmaine DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/5 Thu 7:30pm-9:00pm $165/9

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Scholarships Available for All Ages!

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Dog Obedience (Beg) Beginning Obedience is the foundation for all training goals. We teach you how to motivate your dog to want to learn the basics of heel, sit, and down. We teach how to shape the “leave it” and “come” commands and the command “wait” to prevent your dog from bolting through doors. This is a critical step in developing a healthy bond and puts your dog on the road to a more meaningful life. The first class of the session is mandatory, and you come without your dog. Please bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records for the instructor to keep. Suitable for dogs four months and older. $25 supply fee due at first class.

Arts + Rec programs have a place for everyone, with scholarships available for residents and non-residents of all ages. Through

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

partnerships with Community Arts Foundation, the Clay Arts

Instructor : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

Guild, and other generous funders, financial aid is available for the

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

programs listed in this Guide.

1/7-2/11 Tue 7:15pm-8:00pm $158/6

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Whether you’re looking for a class, workshop or camp for you or a

2/18-3/24 Tue 7:15pm-8:00pm $158/6

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family member, you can apply today! Center for Community Arts Scholarships: Applications for Winter

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quarter programs open November 12. Visit communityarts.org for application information.

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

Recreation Scholarships: Applications are accepted year-round for

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

Recreation scholarships of up to $500 for a family and $250 for a

should call for updated conditions of all city fields and the

single-person household. Visit walnutcreekrec.org for application

Heather Farm Dog Park.

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Adult — drawing, painting & printmaking

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OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING AND PAINTING Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use, no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. No solvents. Location : Shadelands Studio B Instructor : Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9

6:30pm-9:30pm

$147, $111/8

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1:00pm-4:00pm

$170, $111/10

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Mon

2 1 yrs & u p

No class 1/20, 2/17

1/10-3/13

Fri

MAKE AND MINGLE OPEN STUDIO Join us for an evening of meeting new people and making

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

OPEN STUDIO PAINTING

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

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.

credit card on the night of the class. In collaboration with Calicraft.

Instructor : Staff

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-2/20

$135, $60/7

1:00pm-5:00pm

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

Location : Calicraft, 2700 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Location : Shadelands Studio B

Thu

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

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OPEN STUDIO PRINTMAKING

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/13

Mon 7:00pm-8:30pm $28/1

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2/10

Mon 7:00pm-8:30pm $28/1

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3/09

Mon 7:00pm-8:30pm $28/1

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Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a Community Arts class within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled

DRAWING: SKETCHING AND RENDERING

in a class. Use a fine art custom handmade French American

Develop your drawing skills with projects and exercises designed

professional etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an

to improve your fundamentals. Train your eye by drawing from

open studio environment to create your own prints. Supervised

life and photographs, and learn (or review) the basics of sketching

use but no instruction provided. Participants provide own paper,

and rendering. Topics include still life, composition, texture, basic

plates, inks, and any specialized materials.

perspective and shading, along with landscape and figurative themes. Students should bring paper, pencils, ruler and eraser to

Location : Shadelands Studio A

class. Beginners welcome.

Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-2/20

$112, $70/7

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

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Location : Shadelands Studio A Instructor : Elizabeth Selna DATES DAY TIME

1/10-3/13 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

6:30pm-9:30pm $194/10

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PORTRAIT IN PAN PASTEL AND CHARCOAL PENCIL We will create painterly portraits using PanPastel and charcoal pencils. The class will focus on capturing the realism without losing the energy and mood of the subject. PanPastel is like a bridge between painting and drawing. It is very forgiving and easily erased. You can create both linear and thick painterly effects with this medium. We will use photographs as our reference and focus on how to see correctly and read values and shapes to capture the essence and resemblance in our portraits. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Location : Shadelands Studio B Instructor : Seema Mahboob DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

2:00pm-5:00pm $197/10

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ADVENTURES IN MIXED MEDIA The goal of this course is to provide students an opportunity to explore a variety of mixed media methods using a wide range of techniques. Each class will be a stand-alone project and a chance to delve into a medium that is perhaps new or unexplored. Students will be encouraged to take a medium farther into personal projects and further exploration. You will leave this class with a new set of tools for working with wet and dry materials, A D U LT

printmaking, painting, collage, writing, and other mediums that

FIGURE DRAWING

strike our fancy as we move through the class. $20 supply fee due

Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe

at first class.

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

Location : Shadelands Studio C

value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

Instructor : Erin Wheeler

Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough

DATES DAY TIME

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

1/10-3/13 Fri

Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used; teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor.

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1:00pm-4:00pm $184/9

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No class 2/21

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Location : Shadelands Studio B Instructor : Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME

1/10-3/13 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-12:00pm $288/10

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Adult — drawing, painting & printmaking A D U LT

COLOR AND COLLAGE We will move around the color wheel, exploring color theory and color combinations through a weekly collage project. We will make collages in triadic colors, complementary colors, single colors, split complementary colors, and more. We will also talk about ways to work in collage and mixed media including cutting, composition, and gluing. In this class, you will generate new ideas for creating abstract art and think deeply about color through the fun, accessible medium of collage. Open to artists of all levels of experience. Location : Shadelands Studio C Instructor : Erin Wheeler DATES DAY TIME

1/10-3/13 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-12:30pm $184/9

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No class 2/21

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COMMUNITY ARTS: ADAPTIVE ART PROGRAM Walnut Creek Specialized Recreation are collaborating on an adaptive art program. Students will experiment with new mediums and projects every week. Draw paint, sculpt little masterpieces, and learn different ways to express yourself, as well as learn how a variety of materials works. Modern masters will be our inspiration. Join us for an adaptive designed art program that works in both 2-D and 3-D for students with special needs.

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Location : Shadelands Youth Art 3

ABSTRACT ACRYLIC PAINTING

Instructor : Ida Thaler DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-2/11 Tue 6:30pm-7:30pm $63/6

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Artists of all disciplines come and explore abstract art, pure form on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials. Location : Shadelands Studio B Instructor : Cybele Gerachis

Scholarships Available! Our programs have a place for everyone, with scholarships available for residents and non-residents

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm $170/8

19822

No class 1/20, 2/17

of all ages. To apply, review the eligibility guidelines and fill out an application form at www.communityarts.org or www.walnutcreekrec.org.

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still life WATERCOLOR PAINTING Explore the art of watercolor painting. Work a on a series of still life paintings while learning various watercolor techniques Core skills taught will be taught through step-by-step instruction. Build confidence and expand your creative vision. Location : Shadelands Studio A Instructor : Elizabeth Selna DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm $197/10

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DRAWING & PAINTING: BUILDING SKILLS & TECHNIQUES (INT) Intermediate class for students who need to develop skills in their medium(s) of choice: charcoal, oil, acrylic. Practice will be in application of medium, using tools correctly, understanding underlying basics, developing strong drawing/painting habits, defining individual vision and conveying that vision to finish.

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ABSTRACT PAINTING & COLLAGE: ALL LEVELS

Emphasis will be on practice. Dry or wet mediums welcome. Beginners with no knowledge of mediums must take Drawing and

The basic way to create abstraction is to simplify down to essential

Painting: Intro to Different Mediums. Materials list online at www.

shapes. Be open, experiment, change directions and try new

communityarts.org/materials.

materials and ways of working. Learn the basic compositions for a successful abstract painting. Reality may serve as your inspiration. Georgia O’Keefe abstractions began with a realistic viewpoint. Brief painting and lecture demos, constructive critiques, and plenty

Location : Shadelands Studio B Instructor : Patsy Taylor DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/17 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm $221/10

of time to paint in your favorite medium are included.

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No class 2/18

Location : Shadelands Studio A Instructor : Pamela Howett DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $197/10

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DRAWING & PAINTING: INTRO TO DIFFERENT MEDIUMS Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint but feel that you

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

ADVANCED PAINTING

medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while

For established painting students interested in exploring new

exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums,

topics and goals through their painting. Class will focus on

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

individual assessment of student’s needs, creating plans and

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

exercises to meet those objectives. Each session includes re-

expanding in the direction of your choice. $40 supply fee due at

evaluation and new exercises to meet those goals. Class open to

first class.

intermediate to advanced students.

Location : Shadelands Studio B Instructor : Patsy Taylor

Location : Shadelands Studio B Instructor : Patsy Taylor DATES DAY TIME

1/7-2/4

DATES DAY TIME FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm $133/5

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2/11-3/17 Tue

9:00am-12:00pm $133/5

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1/8-3/18 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm $221/10 No class 2/19

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ENCAUSTIC HOT WAX

JAPANESE BRUSH PAINTING/SUMI-E

Encaustic is a beeswax-based paint dating back to the 5th

Gain the freedom of brushstrokes that give excitement to an

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

artwork. Oriental brush painting makes you aware of our world

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

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

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

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

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

Lectures, demonstrations, individual help each class. Materials list

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

online at www.communityarts.org/materials.

Bring a bag lunch. Wear cotton art clothes and closed-toe shoes. $65 supply fee due at first class.

Instructor : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

Location : Shadelands Studio C

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Connie English DATES DAY TIME

2/1

Sat

Location : Shadelands Studio A

1/10-3/13 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-12:00pm $197/10

19895

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-4:00pm $96/1

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MONDAY MORNING PAINTING

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EXPLORING WATERCOLOR

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

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

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

unexpected joy of watercolor! Perfect for the continuing artist who

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

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

concentrate on still life and landscape. Work is primarily from

work together in a series of little paintings using the transparent

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

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

Beginners with no knowledge of paints should take Drawing and

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

Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. Materials list

evoke the presence of artists in their work. Materials list online at

online at www.communityarts.org/materials.

painting. Classes alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges

www.communityarts.org/materials.

Location : Shadelands Studio B

Location : Shadelands Studio A

Instructor : Patsy Taylor

Instructor : Casey Rasmussen White DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/25 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm $184/9

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/16 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm $184/9

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No class 1/20, 2/17

No class 2/5, 3/4

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NIGHT PAINTING

EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOR (ALL LEVELS)

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

Expressive Watercolor: all levels welcome in this class, numerous

be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on

techniques using this exciting medium will be demonstrated.

reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition,

Explore a range of subjects including composition and design,

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

effectively using light and dark values, color mixing, edges,

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

brushstroke techniques and much more. Expand your insight into

individual development. Students may work on their own personal

the magic of watercolors!

subjects. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in the medium of your choice. Beginners should take Drawing & Painting: Intro to

Location : Shadelands Studio A

Different Mediums as a prerequisite. Materials list online at www.

Instructor : Pamela Howett DATES DAY TIME

communityarts.org/materials. FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm $170/8 No class 1/20, 2/17

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Location : Shadelands Studio B Instructor : Patsy Taylor DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/19 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm $221/10

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No class 2/20

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Adult — drawing, painting & printmaking A D U LT

PORTRAIT AND FIGURE DRAWING AND PAINTING This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and painting students. One, two, or three-session poses with nude and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, acrylic, water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics are

NEED PHOTO!

demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in, composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy, value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials. Location : Shadelands Studio B Instructor : Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME

1/11-3/14 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-1:00pm $248/8

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No class 1/18, 2/15

1 6 yrs & u p

SECRETS OF COLOR Does Color Theory make you cross-eyed? Learn the secrets of color in this exciting winter class. Color mixing becomes a breeze once you understand the simple rules. Each week we will discover different aspects of using color, while you assemble a color resource to keep as your personal guide. Lecture and demo, with lots of practical painting exercises. Location : Shadelands Studio C

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PORTRAIT AND LANDSCAPE PAINTING FROM PHOTOGRAPHS: OIL/ACRYLICS

Instructor : Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 1:30pm-4:30pm $197/10

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Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values, and representation through demonstrations and individual instruction.

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Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to interpret and

SILK PAINTING

execute a portrait, working from photographs. Develop your

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

painting abilities to work in a representational manner. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials.

to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using basic silk

Location : Shadelands Studio B

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

Instructor : Gary Bergren

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

DATES DAY TIME

1/8-2/5

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Wed 9:30am-12:30pm $124/5

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delight and excitement. The result is stunning! All levels are welcome. $10 supply fee due at first class. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials.

1/8-2/5 Wed 2:00pm-5:00pm $124/5

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2/12-3/11 Wed 9:30am-12:30pm $124/5

19851

Location : Shadelands Studio C

2/12-3/11 Wed 2:00pm-5:00pm $124/5

19853

Instructor : Tomoko Murakami DATES DAY TIME

2/9

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sun 10:00am-4:00pm $98/1

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Adult — drawing, painting & printmaking A D U LT

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STILL LIFE PAINTING LIKE THE OLD MASTERS Learn the technique of the old masters. Using oils or acrylics, work

MOKUHANGA - JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTING

through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering and

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

glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-dimensionality.

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

Previous experience with paint is not necessary. Come to first

introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process,

class with materials from the list, ready to work! Students ages

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

16+ may enroll with parent approval. Materials list online at www.

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

communityarts.org/materials.

Japanese paper. Participants will cut their own woodblocks and create a small edition of multicolor prints. All levels are welcome.

Location : Shadelands Studio B

Bring a bag lunch. $35 supply fee due at first class. Materials list

Instructor : Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME

online at www.communityarts.org/materials. FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 9:00am-12:30pm $288/10

19856

Location : Shadelands Studio B Instructor : Tomoko Murakami DATES DAY TIME

1 6 yrs & u p

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/12-1/26 Sun 10:00am-4:00pm $220/3

WATERCOLOR (ALL LEVELS) Learn the basics of color theory, expert drawing, and watercolor techniques using basic primaries and the right brain drawing method. First class teaches all the basics; then students work on

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PRINTMAKING EXPLORATIONS

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

Introducing the new green printmaking studio. This class will offer

learn what art school students learn: the basics.

a variety of printmaking techniques to engage students in the magical world of printmaking, using safer practices and less toxic

Location : Shadelands Studio A

materials and methods. Throughout the course, we will explore

Instructor : Wendy Soneson DATES DAY TIME

1/7-3/10 Tue

etching (intaglio) and block printing (relief). Each class will have FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-12:30pm $197/10

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instruction and studio time for students to pursue their individual interests. No experience necessary, the only requirement is enthusiasm! Experienced printmakers welcome. $15 supply fee due at first class.

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WATERCOLOR PAINTING (INT/ADV)

Location : Shadelands Studio A Instructor : Moose Wesler

Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis on learning a direct painting process, incorporating principles of design, and your own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings.

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm $197/10

19855

Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations, coaching and critiques as needed. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials.

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NEW | WHITE LINE WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING

Location : Shadelands Studio A Instructor : Leslie Wilson

White line printmaking was created in the early 1900s in

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Provincetown, Mass. It is a way of carving lines in a block of wood

1/6-3/9

$170/8

to create separate sections that are then painted with watercolors

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

19820

No class 1/20, 2/17

and printed.

1/8-3/11 Wed 2:00pm-5:00pm $197/10

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1/10-3/13 Fri

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1:00pm-4:00pm $197/10

Location : Shadelands Studio A Instructor : Moose Wesler DATES DAY TIME

2/22-2/23

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat-Sun 10:00am-4:00pm $180/2

19909

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Adult — glass

Glass

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INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS 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, and slumping into molds. No previous experience required. FIRST CLASS is mandatory for beginning students. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. $10 supply fee due at first class. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/ materials. Location : Shadelands Studio C Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-2/25 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm $207/8

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Instructor : Penny Ruhter DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-2/26 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm $207/8

19440

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GLASS FUSERS GROUP The mission of the Glass Fusers Group is to encourage glass workers at all levels to continue to study art glass, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. The group will meet the second Saturday of each month (June through May, no meeting in December) to share glass pieces, critiques, technical developments and hear guest speakers. Enrollment is open throughout the year at a prorated fee. Location : Shadelands Studio C

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Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey

FUSED GLASS (INT/ADV)

DATES DAY TIME

Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping

6/8-5/9

glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color and

No class 12/14

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

2nd Sat 10:00am-12:00pm $63/11

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form. Use sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, design and make glass art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new techniques, interact, and share new ideas with other students. Previous experience in glass fusing required. $10 supply fee due at first class. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/ materials.

shapes. Torching techniques covered include twisties, stringer dots, strip twisties and more. Students will have hands on torch FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-2/25 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $207/8

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time to practice making components. Bring one canister of MAAP gas and COE 90 glass (rods, stringers and sheet). Bring a lunch. Location : Shadelands Studio C

Instructor : Penny Ruhter

Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-2/26 Wed 1:00pm-4:00pm $207/8

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Work with COE 90 glass to design elements using a hot head torch. pieces. Use rod, stringers and sheet glass in the torch to make fluid

Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey

DATES DAY TIME

FLAMEWORK FOR FUSERS Add these components to your fusing work to create unique art

Location : Shadelands Studio C

DATES DAY TIME

A D U LT

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19439

DATES DAY TIME

1/25

Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-3:00pm $104/1

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Adult — health & fitness

Health & Fitness

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Seniorcise Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

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strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

Abs and Back Exercises

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

We all love to feel good about our workout. Get your core and

weights and come exercise to your favorite oldies hits.

back in shape! Everyone should have a strong stomach and back

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

to stay healthy and be fit. You will need a yoga mat and be able to

Instructor : Carolynne Levers

get on the floor. Those who cannot be on their knees can modify when needed. Isolation, isotonic and isometric movements will be performed.

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 3:00pm-4:00pm $63/8

20014

No class 1/20, 2/17

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor : Jo Nash DATES DAY TIME

1/10-2/7

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Fri

11:05am-11:50am $55/5

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2/21-3/13 Fri

11:05am-11:50am $44/4

20001

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

Location : Tice Valley Gym Exercise Room

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

Instructor : Jo Nash DATES DAY TIME

1/7-2/4

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue

11:50am-12:35pm $55/5

20008

2/11-3/10 Tue

11:50am-12:35pm $55/5

20009

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Ballet Fit(ness)

Instructor : Jo Nash DATES DAY TIME

1/8-2/5

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Wed

11:10am-11:55am $55/5

20002

2/12-3/11 Wed

11:10am-11:55am $55/5

20003

1/10-2/7

Fri

10:15am-11:00am $55/5

20004

2/21-3/13 Fri

10:15am-11:00am $44/4

20005

Get in shape the dancer’s way without being a dancer. No dance

Location : Tice Valley Gym Exercise Room

experience required. In an accessible way, this class will utilize

Instructor : Jo Nash

the barre techniques that create elongated, strong muscles. You might also learn some ballet vocabulary along the way! For men and women this is a great low-impact workout. All levels welcome. Teacher will offer modifications. Teacher is a former professional

DATES DAY TIME

1/7-2/4

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue

11:00am-11:45am $55/5

20006

2/11-3/10 Tue

11:00am-11:45am $55/5

20007

ballet dancer with 15+ years company experience in Europe. Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor. Bring a yoga mat.

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Zumba®

Location : Tice Valley Gym Exercise Room Instructor : Sherida Lie DATES DAY TIME

1/10-3/13 Fri

Zumba Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1:00pm-2:00pm $163/10

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dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and easy to follow. Location : Tice Valley Gym Exercise Room Instructor : Janice Litvin

Like us on Facebook!

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 7:30pm-8:30pm $93/10

19912

Become a part of the Walnut Creek Arts+Rec family, and keep up with all the latest news, activities and fun on Facebook! facebook.com/CommunityArtsWC facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec

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Adult — health & fitness A d u lt

Qigong for Health and Vitality Qigong is China’s ancient method to strengthen the constitution, promote vitality, prevent and cure disease, prevent premature aging, and prolong life. Lin Hou Sheng’s 18 Movements benefit the internal organs (enhancing their functions) and related external (sensory) organs, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. This class is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training. Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor : Adam Wallace DATES DAY TIME

1/6-3/9

Mon

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:15am-11:15am $108/7

20012

No class 1/20, 1/27, 2/17

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Tai Chi - Yang Short Form Tai Chi is China’s #1 health and longevity exercise, based on

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Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

martial arts and Yin/ Yang principles. It benefits bones, digestive

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

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

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

for both beginners and students with prior knowledge.

and lymphatic systems, balance, coordination, strength, and the Mind-Body connection. The Simplified Yang Style 24-Step Form

coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and brain to feel younger, stronger and fit! Slow, easy movements progress to complex active movements. Please dress comfortably

Instructor : Adam Wallace DATES DAY TIME

and bring a big towel and pillow. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Tancha McKnight DATES DAY TIME

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

1/6-3/9

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Mon 9:00am-10:00am $108/7

20013

No class 1/20, 1/27, 2/17

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 3:30pm-4:30pm $123/10

19879

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

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NEW | Healing Qigong: Qi (“chee”) Basics for Everyone

meditation and exercise. In this outdoor class we use gentle

Healing Qigong is ancient medicinal wisdom that yields enhanced

classical Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and

awareness of the body and how it can heal itself. Come learn

fitness levels.

simple and repeatable techniques you can apply directly to the ailments you are experiencing. Join a small group of like-minded

relaxation and stretch in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of

Location : Civic Park Bridge Cul-de-Sac

individuals and feel the amplifying effect on your personal healing.

Instructor : Qi Works

Looking to direct your own healing, then this class is for you. No

DATES DAY TIME

previous experience necessary, all are welcome who can bring an

1/18-2/22 Sat

9:30am-10:30am $63/6

19870

open mind, a belief that change is constant and inevitable, as well

1/16-2/20 Thu 9:30am-10:30am $63/6

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as a desire to participate in their own healing. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor : Jacob Chinn DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/14-3/3 Tue 6:00pm-7:15pm $83/8

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Adult — health & fitness A d u lt

Pilates: Circle/Flexband/Roller The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg sculpting. Flexband available from instructor for $7. Magic Circle not required until second class. Roller optional. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Connie English DATES DAY TIME

1/6-3/9

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Mon 9:30am-10:20am $123/8

19873

No class 1/20, 2/17

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Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller A blend of traditional Pilates mat work and the Slow Method, this class takes Pilates to a whole new level. The roller adds elements of self-massage, circulation, balance and control while the flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. Flexbands available from instructor for $7. (Expect to pay approx. $25 for a roller). Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Connie English DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 9:30am-10:20am $153/10

19871

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Chair Yoga

Gentle Yoga

This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of the

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

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

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

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

focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to

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

enhance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart

registering for this class, please call the instructor at (925) 462-

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

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

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

(925) 462-5285.

Instructor : Marcia Conroy DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 12:00pm-1:00pm $96/10

20016

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor : Marcia Conroy DATES DAY TIME

1/7-3/10

Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:00am-12:15pm $96/10

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Slow Flow Yoga (Level 1-2) Slow Flow is a class that incorporates the flow of a Vinyasa class with focus on alignment, longer holds and deep breathing. Students will practice yoga in a safe, encouraging environment where they can develop their individual practice. Variations, modifications and props are used to help students find connections with yoga and feel its powerful benefits. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Felicia Viera DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/5 Thu 6:30pm-7:30pm $107/8

19935

No class 2/20

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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. A D U LT

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

HATHA YOGA

Instructor : Ziv Porat

Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment. Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/10-2/7 Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm $43/5

20017

2/14-3/13 Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm $43/5

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your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours A d u lt

before class.

Move to Improve your Balance

Location : Shadelands Dance Studio Instructor : Sandra Foster DATES DAY TIME

Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 7:00pm-8:00pm $102/8

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which uses creative and innovative movements that will feed and challenge your brain. There is extensive research that shows

No class 1/20, 2/17

1/11-3/14 Sat

healthy aging. This class is based on the Feldenkrais Method

10:30am-11:30am $118/10

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

Location : Civic Park Studio D

will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your

Instructor : Sandra Foster DATES DAY TIME

that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm $118/10

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balance. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor : Tancha McKnight DATES DAY TIME

Location : Shadelands Dance Studio

1/27-3/9 Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm $75/6

Instructor : Nancy Spiecker DATES DAY TIME

1/10-3/13 Fri

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-11:25am $156/10

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19445

No class 2/17

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Adult — jewelry

Jewelry A D U LT

BEG/INT PROJECTS Students will learn the basics of metalsmithing with two projects. Project #1, the “Cuff Bracelet,” includes the very basics such as how to transfer patterns onto metal, sawing, finishing techniques such as filing, sanding and polishing, basic forming, and cold connections. Project #2, the “Double Dome Pendant,” takes those skills forward and incorporates more advanced techniques such as annealing and basic soldering. Location : Civic Park Studio J Instructor : Wendy L Jensen McDermott DATES DAY TIME

1/6-3/9

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Mon 7:00pm-10:00pm $181/8

19581

No class 1/20, 2/17

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OPEN STUDIO JEWELRY

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INT/ADV PROJECTS

Open to all experienced jewelers and current jewelry students.

Students will learn more about the basics of metal-smith work with two projects. Creating a hollow form ring to enhance soldering skills. Learn to make simple chains and different “findings” such as “S” clasps, toggle clasps, pin backs, earring wires, and numerous other findings. Students will then utilize these skills to design their own creations.

department has to offer. No instruction is included and participants provide their own materials. A monitor will be on-site to make sure equipment is used properly and cleanliness of the space is maintained. For students doing casting, there will be a $20 supply

Location : Civic Park Studio J

Instructor : Wendy L Jensen McDermott

1/9-3/12 Thu

of your choice and have access to all the tools the jewelry

fee.

Location : Civic Park Studio J

DATES DAY TIME

Work independently on any jewelry or metalsmithing projects

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

7:00pm-10:00pm $210/10

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Instructor : Natalia Alexandrova DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11

$116, $62/10

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

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ENAMELING Beginning students will learn about enamels and how to apply them in order to create amazing design and color Learn different techniques such as scraffito, stenciling, cloissone, and numerous other ways to create art with enamels. $20 supply fee due at first class.

NEW | STONE SETTING WITH METAL CLAY: THE BRACELET Setting stones in Metal Clay can be tricky and if not done properly stones may shift during firing resulting in an uneven, irregular setting or at worst a missing stone. In this class, students will learn and practice six techniques for accurately and securely setting and

Location : Civic Park Studio J

firing 4-mm faceted and cabochon stones. Each stone will be set in

Instructor : Wendy L Jensen McDermott

a shaped and textured link to create a stylish bracelet. To finish the

DATES DAY TIME

bracelet students will make a bar and toggle clasp. Prior metal clay

1/7-3/10 Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

7:00pm-10:00pm $207/10

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experience is required. Bring your lunch. Location : Shadelands Studio C Instructor : Arlene Mornick DATES DAY TIME

2/15-2/16

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat-Sun 10:00am-5:00pm $158/2

19585

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Adult — language

Language

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Advanced Conversational Spanish Did you study Spanish in high school or college but never

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achieved conversational fluency? If conversational Spanish is your

Beginning Spanish I

goal, we have the class for you! We will emphasize pronunciation,

This program is designed for people who want to learn Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere while discovering Latin American Art and Culture. By the end of the course, students will be able to express themselves in the present tense and have a simple conversation by using vocabulary for everyday use. Come and join us and let’s start this “fiesta.”

vocabulary and reading. You will get the practice you need to allow you to reach a level where you can finally have real conversations with native speakers. We will review grammar and learn new expressions and idioms to improve your knowledge of the language. Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor : Yanett Kenney

Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Yanett Kenney DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm $83/8

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 3:30pm-4:30pm $83/8

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No class 1/20, 2/17

No class 1/20, 2/17

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1/9-3/12 Thu 5:30pm-6:30pm $93/9

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No class 2/20

French for Beginners Long-time French resident and teacher offers you the French language in a fun and easy way, while covering grammar fundamentals, as well as learning to speak and pronounce basic French. We will cover gender, nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more, and explore the French language and its culture through unique

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Intermediate Spanish

interactive games and specific learning techniques. You’ll be

Let’s continue this Spanish fiesta! This program is designed for

paper and pen for taking notes.

speaking and understanding everyday French in no time! Bring

people who have some experience speaking Spanish and are looking for review and more extensive practice. Knowledge of fundamental grammar points and vocabulary needed.

Instructor : Hope Izabelle DATES DAY TIME

Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/14-2/4 Tue 7:00pm-8:00pm $69/4

Instructor : Yanett Kenney DATES DAY TIME

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 2:30pm-3:30pm $83/8

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French for Continued Beginners

No class 1/20, 2/17

A continuation of French for Beginners, this class is also for Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room

anyone who would like to brush up on or improve their French

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skills. Students should have a basic understanding of gender,

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 6:30pm-7:30pm $93/9

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No class 2/20

nouns, adjectives and verbs. We will review fundamentals, then cover simple prepositions, tenses, vocabulary, and more, with a different focus for each session. The fascinating French language and its culture will also be explored. Interactive games and specific learning techniques will get you comfortable in speaking and

Scholarships Available! Our programs have a place for everyone, with scholarships available for residents and non-residents of all ages. To apply, review the eligibility guidelines and fill out an application form at www.communityarts.org or www.walnutcreekrec.org.

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understanding basic French in no time! Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor : Hope Izabelle DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

2/18-3/10 Tue 7:00pm-8:00pm $69/4

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Adult — music

Music A D U LT

NEW | APPROACHES TO MUSICAL LISTENING This course aims to guide students through a wide range of musical styles, while building a more analytical and objective aspect of listening that is fundamental to music making and musical growth. Individual, small-groups, and full class discussions about aspects of music and their emotional and technical implications will make up the majority of this class. The role of informed listening in building musical taste and increased enjoyment through awareness are primary goals of this class. Location : Shadelands Music Classroom Instructor : Peter Chatterjee DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/12 Thu 6:30pm-8:30pm $115/10

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NEW | INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION AND SONGWRITING This course will teach the basics of writing music, including melody, harmony, lyrics, and writing for different ensembles. The course will feature a combination of small-group work on basic music theory, discussion of major compositions and songs across numerous styles, and individual work in composition. Student work will be work shopped in one-on-one and full-group formats. Ability to read music is required. Experience on an instrument is recommended.

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JAZZ BAND SMALL ENSEMBLE Feel the thrill of being part of an intimate jazz ensemble. Play music of the jazz masters from the 1930s to the present day. At least four years of experience, knowledge of all 12 major scales and sight-reading skills are required. Auditions required. Please

Location : Shadelands Music Classroom

call (925) 943-5846 for more information.

Instructor : Peter Chatterjee DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 6:00pm-7:00pm $115/10

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Location : Shadelands Auditorium Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/9-3/5 Thu 6:30pm-7:30pm $113/9

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AN INTRODUCTION TO LISTENING TO MUSIC Many people say they wish they knew more about classical music. If you are one of those people, this series of classes is for you! The series begins anew with this introductory class. Learn to listen perceptively, and discover how music can enrich your life. Come join us as we listen to and discuss Western classical music from the earliest periods to modern times.

Fri

Feel the thrill of being part of a full jazz ensemble. Play music of the jazz masters from the 1930’s to the present day. At least four years of experience, knowledge of all 12 major scales and sight reading skills are required. Payment plan available. Auditions

Location : Shadelands Auditorium

Instructor : A.J. Remedios

1/31-3/6

JAZZ BAND ENSEMBLE

required. Please call (925) 943-5846 for more information.

Location : Shadelands Music Classroom

DATES DAY TIME

1 7 yrs & u p

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-12:00pm $80/6

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Instructor : Walter Barr DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9/12-5/21 Thu 7:30pm-9:30pm $410/35

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Adult — music A D U LT

ADULT CHORUS Join Walnut Creek’s new Community Chorus. In this class, students will meet others who love to sing, learn how to sing in a group setting, and even have a chance to perform! No experience necessary and all levels are welcome! Location : Shadelands Music Classroom Instructor : Peter Chatterjee DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/7-3/10 Tue 7:30pm-8:30pm $121/10

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1 4 yrs & u p

GUITAR IN A FLASH Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing postures, fingerstyle and pick style techniques, reading tablature and standard music notation, while playing beautiful melodies. Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier. Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary. Location : Shadelands Youth Art 1

1 2 yrs & u p

Instructor : Jonathan Mendle

FLOCK OF FLUTES

DATES DAY TIME

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

1/6-3/9 Mon 7:00pm-8:00pm $105/8

Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better

No class 1/20, 2/17

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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flutist. Prerequisite: three years playing experience, good rhythm, and tone and sight-reading skills. Mid-year enrollment is possible. Please call (415) 220-6617 for audition to be scheduled by

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appointment only.

NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE CIRCLE

Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room

A mixed level ensemble, all levels welcome. We will play a new song every week that explores the wonderful and beautiful tone

Instructor : Monica Williams DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9/10-5/26 Tue 7:30pm-9:00pm $395/34

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of the Native American flute. Beginning students will learn the pentatonic scale and basic flute techniques while advanced students will learn how to embellish and phrase while playing with others. Instruments provided for in-class use, and instruments may be purchased from instructor for at-home use. $6 supply fee due at

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first class.

Music of the Baroque Period Born one month and 80 miles apart, Bach and Handel never met. In old age both lost their vision and were operated on by the same

Instructor : Monica Williams

quack doctor. Bach had 20 children with two wives. Handel never

DATES DAY TIME

married. What did Bach do that astonished Frederick the Great?

1/7-3/10

How could Handel write “Messiah” in 24 days? Find out about this and more. Come and listen to glorious music in a warm, fun and friendly setting. Location : Shadelands Rehearsal Room Instructor : A.J. Remedios DATES DAY TIME

1/31-3/6

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Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-12:00pm $80/6

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Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

12:00pm-12:50pm $121/10

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Adult — personal enrichment

Personal Enrichment

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CPR & First Aid Combo Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are good for 2 years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator

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(AED). Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a lunch and drink.

Bridge Class: Declarer Play

$10 supply fee due at class.

In this second of four bridge classes offered throughout the year,

Location : Professional Education Center Classroom

you will improve your ability to make your contract. Whether you

Instructor : CPR for Life

want to play just for fun or are interested in serious competition,

DATES DAY TIME

this class will elevate your enjoyment of bridge using a handson learning approach developed by top teachers and players. Meet other bridge players and make new friends in a friendly and engaging learning environment. Instructor is an accredited bridge

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/11

Sat 9:00am-3:00pm $65/1

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2/8

Sa

9:00am-3:00pm $65/1

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3/14

Sat 9:00am-3:00pm $65/1

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teacher and accomplished player. This class assumes introductorylevel bridge skills. Accompanying book available for purchase at

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class for further study.

Beginning Zentangle

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

Has your art life been in hibernation? When you think about

Instructor : Grant Robinson

drawing or creating art, do you feel a twinge of sadness because

DATES DAY TIME

1/16-3/12 Thu

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-12:00pm $123/9

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you simply don’t have time to do “one more thing”. This is the class that is all about being a beginner, all about waking up your creativity. All you have to do is hold a pen and breathe. I’ll guide you through the rest. Supplies provided. $27 supply fee due at first

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class.

Mah-Jongg

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

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

Instructor : Elaine Wegenka

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

DATES DAY TIME

hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced with a lot of mental stimulation. For a fun experience come and enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-1/27 Mon 1:00pm-3:00pm $70/3

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1/8-1/29 Wed 1:00pm-3:00pm $90/4

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step at a time. $9 supply fee due at first class. A d u lt

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

Zentangle: Color and All That Jazz

Instructor : Elizabeth Fraga DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Develop your own tangling style and become a tangler in the

1/7-1/28 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $53/4

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truest sense. This class series is designed for students who have

2/4-2/25 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $53/4

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completed Beginning Zentangle with a CZT. Students explore color, cutting tiles, projects. New material is presented each session. $27 supply fee due at first class. Bring pens/tools from Beginning class. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor : Elaine Wegenka DATES DAY TIME

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

2/3-3/9 Mon 1:00pm-3:00pm $111/5

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No class 2/17.

2/5-3/11 Wed 1:00pm-3:00pm $130/6

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Adult — technology & business

Technology & Business A d u lt

iCloud Essentials iCloud securely stores your photos, videos, documents, music, apps, and more and keeps them updated across all of your devices so that you have access to what you want, whenever you want it. iCloud also includes services such as backup, Find My iPhone, and secure password syncing. Bring your Macs, iPads, and iPhones and we’ll make sure they’re set up properly. In class handouts will be provided. $2 supply fee due at class. Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge Instructor : Michael Matthews DATES DAY TIME

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10:00am-12:00pm $33

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NEW | Zentangle: Crazy Scrap Workshop & Lab Zentangle. You can’t bring yourself to toss them, but don’t know what to do with them. My quilting background knows exactly what to do. Bring your pens, tools, scissors, favorite glue, and those tiles you don’t show anyone. This is a five-hour class; bring a lunch if you like. $10.00 supply fee due at class.

keep you safe, as well as a few third-party options. If you have a Mac, iPad or iPhone, please feel free to bring it along fully updated to the current version of the operating system. Class handouts will be provided. $2 supply fee due at class.

Instructor : Michael Matthews DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Elaine Wegenka

Fri

With the evolving game of security breaches, the privacy never

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

DATES DAY TIME

NEW | Staying Safe with Apple Products ends! We will discuss how to use Apple’s products and services to

Bring your stash of all those tiles you used as you learned

3/13

Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-3:00pm $60/1

3/3

Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-12:00pm $33

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Tech Buddies: All about iPhones

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NEW | Zentangle: Valentine Workshop & Lab methods, and projects. The class is designed for students who already have experience with zentangle and have been taught by a CZT. Students bring their usual pens/tools. Tiles and pens that are specific to the class will be provided. This is a five-hour class; bring a lunch if you like. $21 supply fee due at class. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Elaine Wegenka

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is for you. We’ll begin with the basics – how to use your iPhone’s buttons, controls, commands, and Settings app. Then we’ll look at

Heart-based tangling showcases “heart-friendly” tangles,

DATES DAY TIME

If you have an iPhone but want to learn more this hands-on class

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how to make and take phone calls, send and receive text messages and manage your contacts. Time permitting we’ll also discuss some of the iPhone’s built-in apps, such as Siri, Calendar and Reminders. $2 supply fee due at class. Bring to class your iPhone, Passcode, and Apple ID and password. Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor : Martha D. Strizich DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/28-2/4 Tue 1:30pm-3:30pm $78/2

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Adult — writing & literature / sports

Sports

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Tips & Tricks for Your iPad or iPhone Join this entertaining, informative class to learn some of these important tips and tricks. The hidden features and capabilities we discuss will help you get more organized, take better photos, write emails and texts more easily. You will learn to enhance your reading experience, improve your device’s performance, stay safe in an emergency and more. $2 supply fee due at class. Bring to class your iPhone, iPad, Passcode, and Apple ID and password.

Instructor : Martha D. Strizich

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $58

Tice Valley, Foothill and Walnut Creek Intermediate Gymnasiums are available for public and private rentals. Book your team and club practices, birthday parties, company and special events with us. For more information call the Tice Gym rental line, (925) 256-3560.

Adult Drop-In Sports

Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

DATES DAY TIME

Gymnasium rentals

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Schedule subject to change, please call (925) 256-3572 for updates.

Adult Drop-in Pickleball Location : Tice Valley Gymnasium

Writing & Literature

DATES

DAY TIME

FEE

1/6/20-3/6/20

Mon, Wed, Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

$5

1/6/20-3/6/20

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm $5

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INTRODUCTION TO FICTION

Location : Tice Valley Gymnasium

This class will focus on the fundamentals of good fiction writing. By reading work by some of the great modernist and contemporary fiction writers, we will study and try out a variety of writing techniques. We will also consider the many forms fiction takes, from prose poetry to the novel. There will be time to discuss revision, editing and publishing, while sharing our written work as we discuss what makes compelling characters and stories.

DATES

DAY TIME

Mon, Wed

9:00am-3:00pm

1/6/20-3/6/20

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm $5

Location : Tice Valley Gymnasium

DATES DAY TIME

DAY TIME

1/6/20-3/6/20

Instructor : Amanda Montei FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/6-3/9 Mon 5:30pm-7:30pm $138/8

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$5

Adult Drop-in Basketball

DATES Location : Shadelands Youth Art 3

FEE

1/6/20-3/6/20

Mon-Fri

12:00pm-3:00pm

FEE

$5

Adult Drop-in Volleyball Location : Tice Valley Gymnasium DATES

DAY TIME

FEE

1/7/20-3/3/20

Tue & Thur

9:00am-3:00pm

$5

1/10/20-3/6/20

Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm $5

LIFE WRITING Read personal essays, diary writings, memoirs and other autobiographies by great writers and respond to a series of writing prompts that will help you generate new material of your own. We will share our work and discuss editing, revision and publishing as well. Students should feel encouraged to bring new or previously written work, especially those working on book-length projects. Students looking to experiment with life writing are welcome.

Purchase your activity card for drop-in volleyball,

Location : Shadelands Youth Art 3

badminton, table tennis, pickle ball and pop-up

Instructor : Amanda Montei DATES DAY TIME

NEW – Non-Expiring Activity Punch Card

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/8-3/11 Wed 5:30pm-7:30pm $232/10

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playdate programs at the Tice Valley Gym. Buy 10 punches and get one free for $50. Activity cards do not expire. See staff for details.

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Adult — sports Pop-Up Playdate at Tice Valley Gym Our parent participation drop-in gives your child, ages 5 and under, a chance to play and meet new friends, while you connect with other parents and grandparents, or join in on the fun! This is a parent-supervised program where the parent is responsible for their child. Waiver must be signed the first time you attend and will be kept on file for calendar year. Nannies and caregivers welcome!

Sports/Fitness Groups Adult softball

Join in the Fun! Walnut Creek Adult Softball League offers men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues for all levels of play. Both those with teams and individuals looking to play should go to www.wcasi. org, call (925) 943-1955, or send email to com@wcasi.com for all of the information needed. There are 14 games starting in April and

Location : Tice Valley Gym days/time : Mon, Wed, Thu 10:30am - 2:30pm and Fri 10:30am -

12:30pm

double elimination playoffs in late July through early August. All games are played at the beautiful fields at Heather Farm Park. You will have a great time!

fee: $5 per child; $5 under 1yo; multiple child discount

Continental Little League (925) 210-6141

Note: Pop-Up Playdate @ Tice Gym times are subject to change

Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Log

at any time without prior notice. Please call ahead for schedule

on to www.continentalbaseball.com for information.

updates as facility schedule may change. (925) 256-3572. Food and drinks are permitted in the lobby. No food or drinks in the gym.

CYO Sports

St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball – call (510) 376-5423. St. Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track &

5 on 5 Basketball League

field – call (925) 256-8453.

Adult Basketball Leagues

Jazzercise (925) 357-8667

(925) 943-5899 ext. 2426

Class is designed for all fitness levels and ages, with high- and

Sunday 5-on-5

low-impact options. Classes are ongoing. Registration is taken by

To request a registration packet for Sunday night 5 on 5 or for questions about the adult basketball leagues, email allnutt@walnutcreek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on a free agents list by emailing Wes Allnutt at allnutt@walnut-creek.org.

Jazzercise anytime. Location: Tice Valley Gym. Mon-Sun: 9am Mon-Thu: 6:15pm

Free agents list is distributed to team managers as we do not place

Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

individuals on teams.

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

Volleyball Adult Volleyball Leagues

Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

(925) 943-5899 x2426

Monday Night Coed League Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages 6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org. Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

To request a registration packet or for questions about the adult

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11,

volleyball leagues, email Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@walnut-creek.org.

including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Go to

Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium.

www.wcyaa.com for information.

Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on a free agents list by emailing Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers as we do not place individuals on teams.

Turf & Dog Park Hotline (925) 256-3574 Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should call for updated conditions of all city fields and Heather Farm Dog Park.

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Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+ PROGRAMS AARP Tax-Aide This 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 of charge. Locations are equipped to file your return electronically. The program is designed to serve and file simple tax returns. Taxpayers with relatively complex tax forms will be advised to seek professional tax assistance. Call (925) 943-5851 to make an appointment at the Civic Park Community Center. Appointments required. Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

Bazaar Group This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas

DATES DAY TIME

while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects

2/6-4/2 Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving

Crab Feed

members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are

If you love crab, you’ll love this evening. All you can eat crab, pasta, salad, French bread and dessert. A delicious fundraising dinner for the benefit of the Walnut Creek Senior Club. Dining, dancing, fun with family and friends; what more could you ask for? Alcohol is included in the ticket price. Call (925) 943-5851 for info or tickets.

provided and items created are sold in the display case at the Civic Park Community Center. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information. Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room DAY TIME

Wed 9:00am-2:00pm

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall DATES DAY TIME

1/25

FEE

Sat 5:30pm-8:30pm $45

Quarterly Social Mark your calendar for our Spring Quarterly Social! Tickets can be

Bingo Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Paper games are sold in 6 on 10 sets for $6 and 3 on 10 sets for $3. This is a great activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged, as well as having fun with friends.

purchased at the front desk. Call (925) 943-5851 for information.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

DAY TIME

DATES DAY

Thu 12:30pm-2:45pm

3/20 Fri

Bowling Lunch & Learn: Fall Prevention Workshop Don’t let a fall change your life! One in three adults over the age of 65 falls each year. This class will emphasize three different aspects:

Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

fall prevention, making the home safer and exercise. Don’t let a fall with resultant hip fracture injury negatively impact your life; this incident may have serious consequences! Please call (925) 943-5851 to register for your reserved seat to this class. Keep the conversation going with peers over a nutritious lunch. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall DATE

DAY TIME

2/25

Wed 11:00am-11:45am

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Adults 50+ Card Making Workshop Come and learn new techniques for card making in this fun and easy workshop. Pre-registration required. Register at the Civic Park Community Center. $10 drop-in fee. Call (925) 943-5851 for questions. Please bring a pair of scissors and glue. All other supplies included. Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATE

DAY TIME

1/27, 2/24

Mon

9:00am-11:30am

Club 55 Skiers Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving! Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at the large parking lot near the duck pond at 5:30 a.m. and return approximately at 6:30 p.m. To sign up for Club 55 contact Peter Heyman at pjheyman@astound.net.

Conversation Group Do you crave deep conversation or want to discuss current events? Join others in this new Walnut Creek Seniors Club drop-in program for friendly conversation on a vast array of topics! Coffee and cookies will be provided as well as a variety of card and board games to use at your leisure. Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room

Bridge Open bridge for experienced players and those for haven’t played

DATES

DAY TIME

FEE

1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/9

Mon

$1

9:00am-11:00am

recently. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play.

Creakers Softball

Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room

Come out and join the Creakers, our Over 50 softball program.

DAY TIME

FEE

There are currently over 200 of us, displaying a wide range of skill

Sun 12:15pm-3:30pm

$1

Tue 9:15am-12:00pm

$1

Tue 12:30pm-4:00pm

$1

Marathon Bridge Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. Preregistration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator is required. Please contact Barbara Meyer at (925) 689-3591. Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room DAY TIME

Fri 12:00pm-4:00pm

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levels, enjoying the sport of recreational softball. We have open practices every Monday and Friday morning, weather permitting, and league play, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, runs from April through September. With the exception of a rare game or two over at Rudgear, it all takes place on the Heather Farm softball fields. Fee is $80 a year. To learn more, contact Dave Rose, registrar, (925) 969-0968 or via email at roguerose@sbcglobal.net or visit walnutcreekseniorsoftball.org.


Adults 50+ Cycling Club

Let’s Sing

The Cycling Club meets Thursdays at 9:00am (8:30am June

Love to sing songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s

through August) for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors Club

and enjoy Broadway show tunes. Join the fun and receive some

membership is required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter

vocal instruction and have the opportunity to either sing as part

Culshaw at shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

of the group or, if you would like, occasionally lead the group in song. Short solo or duets are also available. Singing can lift your

Location : Civic Park

spirits and provide a sense of physical and mental well being.

DAY TIME

Drop-in visitors are welcome. Lyrics are provided. Volunteer

Thu 9:00am-12:30pm

coordinator: Robin Wolf. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

Deaf Seniors’ Club Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative

DAY TIME

FEE

Fri 1:30pm-3:00pm

$1

speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information contact the Deaf Seniors Club at (925) 326-4570.

Mah-Jongg Drop-In

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced

DAY TIME

and new learners are welcome. Players are encouraged to bring

Wed 9:00am-3:30pm

their Mah-Jongg sets. $1 drop-in fee. Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

Hooked on Books

DAY TIME

If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and

Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm

want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the

Movie Matinee

1st Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections. $1

Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first

drop-in fee.

Monday of each month. Your $1 admission includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATE

DAY TIME

1/7, 2/4

Tue

required; however, seating is limited. Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

1:00pm-3:00pm

DATES

DAY TIME

FEE

Investment Discussion Group

1/6, 2/3, 3/2

Mon

$1

All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged

Petanque

to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and

1:00pm-3:30pm

insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing,

Learn to play this French game that’s a cross between bocce ball

this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday

and horseshoes. It’s fun and easy, and no experience is required.

of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-

Meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

5851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Back Patio

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES

DAY TIME

FEE

1/21, 2/18

Tue

$1

1:30pm-3:00pm

DAY TIME

FEE

Tue 2:00pm-4:00pm

$1

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Adults 50+ Trivia Fan-Atics Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia? Want to have a good laugh and lots of fun while you exercise your brain? Then this is the activity for you! Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a fun-filled afternoon of trivia challenge. This is a $1 drop-in activity so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and Cindy Mohler. Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room DATEs DAY TIME

2/5, 3/4

Wed

2:00pm-4:00pm

No drop-in 1/1

Walking Buddies Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to

Pinochle

one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun

Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the

afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want

coordinator.

for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some

to learn how to play.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lobby

Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room DAY TIME

FEE

Mon 12:00pm-3:30pm

$1

DAY TIME

FEE

ADULTS 50+ SERVICES

Sing-a-Long If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun sounds attractive, then this is the group for you! Meet once each

Hot Meals

week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies,

Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

musicals, and more.

Call (925) 280-7310 from 10 am to Noon one day ahead for a

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

reservation. Suggested donation is $3.

DAY TIME

Fee

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen

Fri 9:30am-11:00am

$1

DAY TIME

Mon-Fri 12:00pm-1:00pm No meals served 1/20,2/17

Tennis Join other tennis players at the Larkey Park Tennis Courts for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing program and open to all adults over 50. Walnut Creek Senior Club membership is required.

The Care Manager can help you with a variety of senior resources,

For more information call (925) 943-5851.

services and information on senior topics. Care Management

Location : Larkey Park Tennis Courts DAY TIME

Mon, Wed, Fri

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appointments are available at the Civic Park Community Center the third Wednesday of the month from 10:00am-12:30pm. Call (925) 943-5851 to schedule your appointment. Spanish or Cantonese appointments can be accommodated upon request.


Adults 50+ Insurance Counseling Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 12:303:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. Long Term Care counseling available at the WCSC.

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.

Office of Aging

Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members

Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County

drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For January-

Office on Aging. Call 1 (800) 510-2020.

December, annual dues are only $15. Club members enjoy

up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest

discounts on special events, savings on local and international

Senior Legal Services Senior Legal Services are available by appointment the fourth Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851

trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services including blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am

for your appointment.

and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, or call (925) 943-5851 for more

Senior Peer Counseling

Drop-In Activities

Senior peer counseling is available for individual one-on-

See activity descriptions for more info

one, 30-minute counseling sessions the second Thursday of each month from 10:00am-11:30pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment.

information.

Mondays Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge*

Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 256-3533 from 9:00am-10:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday reservations, please call the Friday before. Mini Bus service runs Monday through Friday from 8:45am-11:30am and from 1:00pm-

Screentime: 1:00pm-3:00pn, Lounge*

Tuesdays Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Bridge: 12:15pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:15am, Lobby Petanque: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Patio*

3:40pm. Evening and weekend service is provided through the

Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Assembly Hall

Walnut Creek Recreation’s Expanded Transportation Services with

Wednesdays

Lyft, which runs Monday through Friday from 3:40pm to 8:45am, and Saturday and Sunday all day. (Please note: due to Wednesday reservations having limited availability, we encourage you to make

Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room Trivia Fan-Atics: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room*

your medical appointments on most other days of the week.)

Thursdays

Please call (925) 943-5851 for more information. You must be a

Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room

Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

Wills Preparation Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first Monday of each month from 1:30pm-3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment.

Fridays Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Let’s Sing!: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Social Hall Sing-a-Long: 9:30am-11:00am, Lounge Marathon Bridge: 12:00pm-4:00pm, Multipurpose Room

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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Specialized Recreation

Specialized Recreation

Check it out!

Check out Adaptive Dance (pg 43) and Adaptive Art (pg 53) classes for adults with special needs!

5 yrs & u p

Adaptive Martial Arts/Karate Join Master Sensei Preston Jones for this adaptive martial arts/

1 6 yrs & u p

karate program for special needs.

Wednesday Dinner Club

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

Join us for another wonderful culinary treat. Drop-off and pick-up

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/16-3/19 Thu 5:30pm-6:15pm $63/10

19800

1 6 yrs & u p

will be from the Civic Park Community Center DATES TIME

FEE CR#

Location

1/15

$38

Old Spaghetti Factory

5:45pm-8:30pm

21152

2/19

5:45pm-8:30pm

$38

21150

Rockin Crawfish

3/18

5:45pm-8:30pm

$38

21146

Black Bear Diner

Adaptive Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Joline Sewell for this specially

1 6 yrs & u p

designed cardio program for special needs.

Saturday Trips

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/13-3/30 Mon 5:30pm-6:15pm $63/8

19779

No class 1/20, 2/17

Join us for one of our offsite Saturday trips. Drop-off and pick-up for all trips will be from the Civic Park Community Center lobby DATES TIME

FEE CR

Bingo/Game Day 1/11

11:00am – 2:00pm

$30

21155

9:30am – 2:00pm

$38

21156

11:00am – 3:00pm

$15

21157

$30

21158

$38

21159

$55

21160

1 6 yrs & u p

Adaptive Yoga

Bowling & Burgers

Join yoga instructor Kristen Stewart for this specially designed yoga program for special needs.

Movie Fest

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

2/8

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/15-3/18

$63/10

Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

1/25

19801

1 8 yrs & u p

Pacific Pinball Museum 2/22

10:00am – 2:30pm

Bowling & Pizza

Puppet Workshop

3/7

Join master puppeteer Mark Pitzlin for this unique and fun workshop. Participants will learn how to bring a variety of different puppets to life and present them to their family and friends at the

9:30am – 2:00pm

Diablo Ballet’s Coppélia 3/21

1:00pm – 4:30pm

end of the workshop. Drop-off and pick-up will be at the workshop 1 8 yrs & u p

location. Location : St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 3501 Putnam Blvd,

Friday Dances

Pleasant Hill

Join us for an evening of dancing and fun at one of these

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1/14-3/17 Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm $63/10

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21179

locations. No registration required. DATES TIME

FEE Location

1/10

7:00pm-9:00pm

$7

Pleasant Hill Senior Center

2/7

7:00pm-9:00pm

$7

Concord Senior Center

3/6

7:00pm-9:00pm

$7

Pleasant Hill Senior Center


golf

Experience Boundary Oak Catering Experience • Perfect location for Weddings, Showers, Anniversaries, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, Birthdays & Celebration of Life. • Flexible banquet & meeting spaces that can accommodate group sizes up to 250 seated guests. • Outdoor Ceremony Site available for weddings. • Ample Complimentary Parking. • Spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and the foothills of the East Bay. • Unique Dining Events held monthly including: 4th Friday’s, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch and various holiday themed events.

Contact us at (925) 934-3600 x 21

Golf Experience • 18-hole Championship Golf Course. • 5 sets of tees to accommodate any skill level of golfer. • Lighted Driving Range includes a grass tee hitting area and a 12 stall covered hitting bay. • Home to the LPGA/Girls Golf Junior Program and host facility for the First Tee of Contra Costa. • Perfect facility to host your Corporate, Charity, Club or Fundraiser Golf Event. • Host for the PGA Web.com Tour Qualifier.

For Tee Times Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 10 For Tournaments Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 13

3800 Valley Vista Road | Walnut Creek, CA 94598 | www.playboundaryoak.com

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Aquatics

AQUATICS CLARKE SWIM CENTER Located in Heather Farm Park

Recreational Swimming Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5856 • Heated pools open year-round • Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Certified Professional Lifeguards on duty

Clarke Swim Center

Current – June 8, 2020 50 meter pool only Sat-Sun, 12:00pm-4:00pm

• Heated locker rooms and showers • Rentable classroom • Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board • Seasonal children’s pool • Seasonal Inflatable in water obstacle courses • Vending machines • Shaded lounge area(s) • Rentable shaded picnic/party area • Learn to Swim/enhance swimming skills & Water Safety

Lap Swimming All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind

• Certification courses available

is prohibited. .

FACILITY CLOSED

LAP SWIM (13yrs & older)

November 28, December 25 January 1, 2020

Clarke Swim Center

Additional dates: TBD

Current – June 8, 2020

Special HOURS

Monday - Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm

November 29 – Weekend Hours

Saturday - Sunday

Monday - Friday

5:30am - 4:00pm 11:00am - 4:00pm

December 24 – Close at 4pm December 31 – Close at 4pm Additional dates: TBD

*Look online at walnutcreekrec.org for up to date schedules

LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER

FAMILY LAP SWIMMING

Located by the Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Fitness swimming for the entire family! All swimmers ages 7

2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5861 *Check online at walnutcreekrec.org for up to date schedule • Newly renovated 25yr x 25m heated pool

and older must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Recreation swimming and horseplay are prohibited. Circle swimming will be enforced to accommodate more

• 1 meter diving board

swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

• All Abilities Splash Ground with play deck and slides (seasonal)

Clarke Swim Center

• Certified professional Lifeguards on duty

Current – June 8, 2020

• Renovated locker rooms with added amenities

Saturday - Sunday 12:00 am - 4:00 pm•

• Family changing/restroom

*All participants ages 7-17 must be accompanied by a swimming

• Outdoor showers

adult (18 and up).

• Rentable covered party area • Shaded lounge area(s) • Learn to swim/enhance swimming skills classes available FACILITY CLOSED

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Aquatics

Admission Fees

Certification Courses

Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

No refunds

Daily Admission Fees One time entrance - no in/out privileges.

This course will provide participants with the following skills and certifications to become a certified lifeguard: lifeguarding, first aid, CPR-FPR, and AED training (oxygen admin. optional).

Children (6 and Under)

$3.50

• Must pass all written and practical exams to earn a certificate.

Youth (7-17)

$4.50

• Must be 15 years old by the last day of class.

Adults (18 & older)

$6.00

• Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams.

Lap Swim (13yrs & older)

$6.00

Discount 15 Swim Passes Valid for 1 year. No refunds. Children (6 and under) $45.00 Age (7-17) $60.00

Location Classroom, Clarke Swim Center FEE $213/ (Includes books, certificates)

Class 16852

Mon-Fri

9:30am – 5:30pm

11/25-11/29

9:30am - 5:30pm

12/26-12/29

No class Thur, Nov. 28

Class 16850

Thur-Sun

Class 21475

Mon-Thur 8:30am - 4:30pm

3/30-4/2

Age (18 & older) $73.50 Lap Swim (13yrs & Older) $73.50

RECERTIFICATION This course is designed for individuals that hold current certifications

Lap Swim/Fitness Center DISCOUNT Monthly Pass

in Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED which will expire soon, and who need

Monthly (based on 30 days) $65.00

automatic renewal of certification. Must pass all written and practical

6 Month

(based on 182 days) $375.00

exams to earn certificate. Must provide proof of current certification.

Annual

(based on 357 days) $714.00

to renew their certifications before they expire in half the time as a regular certification course. Participation in class does not constitute

• 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

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FEE $100: (includes Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED certification cards)

Class 16853

Wed/Fri 9:30am – 5:30pm

11/27-11/29

No class Thur, Nov. 28

Class 16851

Sat/Sun 9:30am - 5:30pm

12/28-12/29

Class 21476

Wed/Thur 8:30am - 4:30pm

4/1-4/2

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Aquatics

Competitive Programs

Exercise/Fitness Courses

Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

Water Aerobics

Year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program. Head Coach: Mike Heaney, www.walnutcreekaquabears.org (925) 939-5990 Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

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.

Nationally recognized (and most fun!) competitive swim team and

Shallow and Deep Water Classes. Floatation belts provided. All

structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. Try a workout

classes are 50 minutes long.

$8 drop-in. Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien, www.swim4wc.org, (925) 280-5421

Location : Clarke Swim Center $66/12-class punch ticket (valid 2 years) or drop-in $7

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

One of the most acclaimed teams in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic champions. Year round youth synchronized swim programs, including trainee program and free “try synchro” days for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Head Coach: Kim Probst, www.aquanuts.org, (925) 934-4792

Walnut Creek Swim Club (WCSC)

WCSC is one of the oldest and finest recreational swim teams in the county. We pride ourselves in creating an atmosphere where not only do swimmers improve, but there is great family fun for everyone! Head Coach: Vicky Dewey, www.walnutcreekswimclub.org, director@walnutcreekswimclub.org 80

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Deep Water Classes:

Mon/Wed/Fri

8:00am & 9:00am

Shallow Water Classes

Tues/Thus

8:00am


Aquatics

Youth Programs YOUTH COMPETITIVE SWIM & STROKE CLASS Sessions are designed with the summer-recreational swim team swimmer in mind. Instruction includes each of the four competitive strokes and their associated turns, skills and drills. This course reviews County Swim Meet stroke and turn and eligibility for 2020. Instructor : Russel Mikuni (WCAB coaching staff) Location Clarke Swim Center $143: 8 classes

Dates

Days

3/9 – 3/25 3/10 – 3/26

Mon/Wed Tue/Thu

Ages 6-8 4:00-4:40pm 21484 21485

Ages 9-14 4:40-5:20pm 21486 21487

Registration Information Registration begins December 4, 2019 Online: www.walnutcreekrec.org Fax to: (925) 938-7529 Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm) Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598. No phone-in aquatics registrations please. Registration form is on page 89.

AQUATICS REFUNDS WITHDRAWALS : If you wish to withdraw, call us at least five (5)

business days before the start date for a refund. A $12 withdrawal

Year Round Employment Opportunities Walnut Creek Aquatics is NOW HIRING for Winter, Spring & Summer 2020. We are looking for Lifeguards and/or Swim Instructors (15 yrs+) and support staff. We accept American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificates or Ellis & Associates International Lifeguarding Certificates. Desirable candidates must enjoy the water, outdoors, and children, and possess a current lifeguarding certificate. For more information please call (925) 943-5859. For an application visit our web site at www.WalnutCreekRec.org or come to Clarke Swim Center in Heather Farm Park. We will accept applications until all positions are full.

fee per person, per class will be charged. No refunds or credits after this time. Refunds are processed within three weeks. No refunds for non-attendance or lack of student participation. To drop a class due to a serious injury or medical issue, correspondence in the form of a medical note must be submitted before the end of a class session to SThomas@walnut-creek.org or (925) 945-5899. TRANSFERS : If you wish to transfer to another course within the

same session, call us at least five (5) full business days before the start date for a transfer to be processed.

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WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LifetimeActivities.COM • (925) 945-0105 The tennis and pickleball 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. For more information about class descriptions, registration, private lessons, and ball machine rental please visit our website at www.lifetimeactivities.com or call the phone number listed above. • Registration begins December 4, 2019 • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm • Register on line at www.LifetimeActivities.com or in the•office at 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek.

Adult Tennis

ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older) Each session will run for 5-weeks • Target ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident In case of inclement weather, please call the office no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of the class to check class status. W NEW! Drop-In Option available for select classes. For more information, please call (925) 945 0105. Level Beginning Beginning Beginning Beginning Beginning Advanced Beginning Advanced Beginning Advanced Beginning Advanced Beginning Advanced Beginning Advanced Beginning Advanced Beginning Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate/Advanced Advanced Advanced W Advanced Cardio Cardio Cardio Cardio W Cardio Cardio Doubles Strategy Doubles Strategy Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Drill & Play Ladies Drill & Play Ladies 3.5+ W Men’s Advanced Drill Men’s 3.5+ Adult 3.5+ Drill Backhand/Net Game Adult Ball Machine Drill Super Seniors 60+ Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Late Night Drill

Day Mon Mon Thu Sat Sun Mon Mon Wed Thu Thu Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Wed Sat Sun Mon Mon Tue Fri Sun Sun Mon Tue Tue Thu Fri Sun Wed Wed Thu Thu Sat Fri Sat Fri Mon Tue Wed

Time 9:00am-10:30am 8:00pm-9:30pm 9:00am-10:00am 11:30am-1:00pm 11:30am-1:00pm 10:30am-12:00pm 8:00pm-9:30pm 7:30pm-9:00pm 10:00am-11:30am 6:30pm-8:00pm 1:00pm-2:30pm 5:00pm-6:30pm 6:30pm-8:00pm 7:30pm-9:00pm 9:00am-10:30am 6:30pm-8:00pm 12:00pm-1:00pm 8:00am-9:00am 10:00am-11:00am 10:30am-12:00pm 10:00am-11:30am 9:00am-10:00am 8:00am-9:00am 8:00pm-9:00pm 7:30pm-8:30pm 9:00am-10:00am 8:00am-9:00am 2:00pm-3:00pm 6:30pm-8:00pm 8:30pm-10:00pm 11:00am-12:30pm 8:00am-9:00am 10:00am-11:00am 12:30pm-2:00pm 8:00pm-9:00pm 7:30pm-9:00pm 8:00pm-10:00pm 8:00pm-10:00pm 8:00am-9:00am 11:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm-3:00pm 1:00pm-2:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm

adult PICKLEBALL at AT Heather Farm

Session 1 1/6-2/3 1/6-2/3 1/9-2/6 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/6-2/3 1/8-2/5 1/9-2/6 1/9-2/6 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5 1/9-2/6 1/3-1/31 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2 1/8-2/5 1/4-2/1 9/8-10/28 1/6-2/3 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 9/7-10/27 1/5-2/2 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/7-2/4 1/9-2/6 1/3-1/31 1/5-2/2 1/8-2/5 1/8-2/5 1/9-2/6 1/9-2/6 1/4-2/1 1/3-1/31 1/4-2/1 1/3-1/31 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5

Session 1 Fee $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $100R/&110NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $100R/&110NR $100R/$110NR $150R/$165NR $100R/$110NR $150R/$165NR $200R/$220NR $200R/$220NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR

Session 2 2/10-3/9 2/10-3/9 2/13-3/12 2/8-3/7 2/9-3/8 2/10-3/9 2/10-3/9 2/12-3/11 2/13-3/12 2/13-3/12 2/8-3/7 2/9-3/8 2/10-3/9 2/11-3/10 2/12-3/11 2/13-3/12 2/7-3/6 2/8-3/7 2/9-3/8 2/12-3/11 2/8-3/7 2/9-3/8 2/10-3/9 2/10-3/9 2/11-3/10 2/7-3/6 2/9-3/8 2/9-3/8 2/10-3/9 2/11-3/10 2/11-3/10 2/13-3/12 2/7-3/6 2/9-3/8 2/12-3/11 2/12-3/11 2/13-3/12 2/13-3/12 2/8-3/7 2/7-3/6 2/8-3/7 2/7-3/6 2/10-3/9 2/11-3/10 2/12-3/11

Session 2 Fee $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $100R/&110NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $50R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $100R/$114NR $100R/$110NR $150R/$165NR $100R/$110NR $150R/$165NR $200R/$220NR $200R/$220NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR

Each session is 5 weeks • Target ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident

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Time (90 Mins) 6:00pm-7:30pm 9:30am-11:00am 9:30am-11:00am 7:30pm-9:00pm 11:00am-12:30pm 11:00am-12:30pm

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Session 1 1/7-2/4 1/9-2/6 1/3-1/31 1/7-2/4 1/9-2/6 1/3-1/31

Session 1 Fee $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR

Session 2 2/11-3/10 2/13-3/12 2/7-3/6 2/11-3/10 2/13-3/12 2/7-3/6

Session 2 Fee $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR


tennis

Youth Tennis In case of inclement weather, please call the office no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of the class to check class status.

LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6) Each session will run for 5-weeks • Target ratio is 5:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis

Day Tue Thu Fri Sat Sat Sun Sun

Time 4:15pm-5:00pm 3:15pm-4:00pm 3:15pm-4:00pm 9:15am-10:00am 4:00pm-4:45pm 9:15am-10:00am 2:00pm-2:45pm

Session 1 1/7-2/4 1/9-2/6 1/3-1/31 1/4-2/1 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2 1/5-2/2

Session 1 Fee $83R/$92NR $83R/$92NR $83R/$92NR $83R/$92NR $83R/$92NR $83R/$92NR $83R/$92NR

Session 2 2/11-3/10 2/13-3/12 2/7-3/6 2/8-3/7 2/8-3/7 114-12/16 114-12/16

Session 2 Fee $83R/$92NR $83R/$92NR $83R/$92NR $83R/$92NR $83R/$92NR $83R/$92NR $83R/$92NR

Session 2 2/10-3/9 2/11-3/10 2/12-3/11 2/13-3/12 2/7-3/6 2/8-3/7 2/8-3/7 2/9-3/8

Session 2 Fee $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR

LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 5-7) Each session will run for 5-weeks • Target ratio is 5:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sat Sun

Time 5:00pm-6:00pm 5:00pm-6:00pm 3:00pm-4:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 3:30pm-4:30pm 9:00am-10:00am 4:00pm-5:00pm 9:00am-10:00am

Session 1 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5 1/9-2/6 1/3-1/31 1/4-2/1 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2

Session 1 Fee $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR

LITTLE CHAMPS (AGES 6-8) Each session will run for 5-weeks • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Class is invitation only by tennis instructor • No online enrollment • Must sign up for at least 2+ days offered per session Level Little Champs Little Champs Little Champs Little Champs Little Champs

Day Mon Wed Fri Sat Sun

Time 4:00pm-5:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 1:00pm-2:00pm 11:30am-12:30pm

Session 1 1/6-2/3 1/8-2/5 1/3-1/31 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2

Session 1 Fee $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR

Session 2 2/10-3/9 2/12-3/11 2/7-3/6 2/8-3/7 2/9-3/8

Session 2 Fee $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR

READY! RALLY! PLAY! (Ages 7-15) Each session will run for 5-weeks • Target ratio is 8:1 unless otherwise indicated • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Ready! Rally! Play! (7-12y) Ready! Rally! Play! (7-12y) Ready! Rally! Play! (7-12y) Ready! Rally! Play! (7-12y) Ready! Rally! Play! (7-12y) 4:1 Ready! Rally! Play! (7-12y) Ready! Rally! Play! (10-15y) Ready! Rally! Play! (10-15y) 4:1 Ready! Rally! Play! (10-15y) Ready! Rally! Play! (10-15y) 4:1

Day Tue Thu Fri Sat Sat Sun Tue Wed Fri Sat

Time 6:00pm-7:30pm 5:00pm-6:30pm 6:30pm-8:00pm 10:00am-11:30am 2:30pm-4:00pm 10:00am-11:30am 6:00pm-7:30pm 6:30pm-7:30pm 4:30pm-6:00pm 5:00pm-6:00pm

Session 1 1/7-2/4 1/9-2/6 1/3-1/31 1/4-2/1 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5 1/3-1/31 1/4-2/1

Session 1 Fee $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $180R/$198NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $120R/$132NR $113R/$125NR $120R/$132NR

Session 2 2/11-3/10 2/13-3/12 2/7-3/6 2/8-3/7 2/8-3/7 2/9-3/8 2/11-3/10 2/12-3/11 2/7-3/6 2/8-3/7

Session 2 Fee $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $180R/$198NR $113R/$125NR $113R/$125NR $120R/$132NR $113R/$125NR $120R/$132N

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT: BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD (Ages 8-15) Each session will run for 5-weeks • Class is try out / Requires Instructor Approval • No online enrollment • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident W Drop-In Option available. For more information, please call (925) 945 0105 Level Bronze, Silver, Gold W Bronze, Silver, Gold W Bronze, Silver, Gold W Bronze, Silver, Gold W Bronze, Silver, Gold W Bronze, Silver, Gold W

Day Wed Wed Fri Sat Sun Sun

Time 3:30pm-5:30pm 5:30pm-7:30pm 6:00pm-8:00pm 3:00pm-5:00pm 10:00am-12:00pm 3:00pm-5:00pm

Session 1 1/8-2/5 1/8-2/5 1/3-1/31 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2 1/5-2/2

Session 1 Fee $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR

Session 2 2/12-3/11 2/12-3/11 2/7-3/6 2/8-3/7 2/9-3/8 2/9-3/8

Session 2 Fee $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR $150R/$165NR

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WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER

COMPETITION TRAINING Each session will run for 5-weeks • Requires Instructor Approval • No online enrollment • Must sign up for at least 2+ days offered per session • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Competition Training Competition Training Competition Training Competition Training

Day Mon Wed Fri Sat

Time 5:00pm-6:30pm 5:00pm-6:30pm 5:00pm-6:30pm 11:30am-1:00pm

Session 1 1/6-2/3 1/8-2/5 1/3-1/31 1/4-2/1

Session 1 Fee $165R/$182NR $165R/$182NR $165R/$182NR $165R/$182NR

Session 2 2/10-3/9 2/12-3/11 2/7-3/6 2/8-3/7

Session 2 Fee $165R/$182NR $165R/$182NR $165R/$182NR $165R/$182NR

Youth holiday Camps & Play Days For all outdoor programs: In case of inclement weather, please call the office no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of the class to check class status. Level Little Tennis Camp (4-6y) Improvement & Jr Team (7-15y) Junior Play Day(8-15y)*

Day Mon Mon Mon

Time 10:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-2:00pm

MLK Day 1/20 1/20 1/20

President’s Day 2/17 2/17 2/17

Fee per Camp $44R/$49NR $45R/$50NR $30R/$33NR

Time (90 Mins) 4:00-5:30pm

Session 1 1/3-1/31

Session 2 2/7-3/6

Fee per Session $113R/$125NR

*Participants must be able to serve, rally, and keep score.

Youth Pickleball AT HEATHER FARM Each session is 5 weeks long • Target ratio is 8:1 Level Youth Pickleball

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open space

OPEN SPACE

Ranger-Led Programs NIGHT HIKE Wednesday, December 11 Join Ranger Corri Frazier on a night hike under a full Cold Moon in the Open Space. This will be a great opportunity to explore nocturnal activities of our resident wildlife. The time, location, and other details will be given to those who RSVP for the program. Due to the popularity of this program, reservations are required and space is limited. For more information and to make a reservation please contact Ranger Frazier at frazier@walnut-creek.org or (925) 943-5899 x2665  

HOWE HISTORY TOUR Sunday, January 26, 1:00 — 2:30 pm, Howe Homestead Park From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as an Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut Creek. Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats, and pigeon flutes kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” We will talk about his amazing history and look at some of the photo displays in the Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required. For more information Contact Ranger Art Janke at janke@walnut-creek.org or (925) 9435899 x3521.  

WHO POOPED IN THE PARK? Sunday, February 9, 1:00 — 2:30 pm, Lime Ridge Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this brochure. If you are bringing a group of five or more then reservations are required for all programs. Pets are not permitted at Ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events. Most programs are 1 – 1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program

Many animals call Lime Ridge home, yet they are rarely seen. How do we know they are here? The signs they leave behind tell us who’s in the park and what they are doing. Join us on a search for scat, tracks and other animal signs in the park. Meet the Ranger in the parking lot that is located at the end of Valley Vista Road. Reservations are not required.

will cancel most programs. Please call the ranger listed for more

For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at janke@walnut-

information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program.

creek.org or (925) 943-5899 x3521.

Open Space maps are available at ranger stations or by sending a message including your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek. org.

Scholarships Available! Our programs have a place for everyone, with scholarships available for residents and non-residents of all ages. To apply, review the eligibility guidelines and fill out an application form at www.communityarts.org or www.walnutcreekrec.org.

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Open Space Borges Ranch and Shell Ridge Open Space Saturday, December 14, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Take a break from Christmas shopping and joins us as we stroll around Borges Ranch and then hike into Shell Ridge Open Space as we welcome our winter visitors back to our Open Space. We will keep our fingers crossed for a spotting of a wintering prairie falcon. Meet in the Borges Ranch Parking lot in Shell Ridge Open Space at 1035 Castle Rock Rd.  

Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday, January 11, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 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, birds of the chaparral plant community, and on the ridge top we will have a good chance of spotting soaring raptors. Meet at the end of Valley Vista Rd. in the parking lot to the right of the golf course clubhouse.  

Hanna Grove and Shell Ridge Open Space Saturday, February 8, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

On-Going Programs

We will explore the woodlands around Hanna Grove and along Borges Creek for wintering songbirds including thrushes, thrashers, and sparrows.

Monthly Bird Walks

Meet in the Borges Ranch parking lot in Shell Ridge Open Space at 1035 Castle Rock Rd.

Join Ranger Dan Bylin to learn about our local bird life. While we search for birds we will discuss identification tips, behaviors, habitat requirement and other interesting facts about our feathered friends. Be sure to bring binoculars and a small notepad to record your observations.  Carry water and a hat, and wear sturdy shoes. Rain cancels birding programs.  For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at bylin@walnut-creek.org or (925) 943-5899 ext. 2162.  See schedule below.  

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lesher center for the arts & bedford gallery

2019 - 2020 Season The Devil’s Music:

The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith By Angelo Parra Musical Arrangements by Miche Braden Conceived & Originally Staged by Joe Brancato Directed by Darryl V. Jones Musical Direction by Kenneth Little Memphis, 1937. Transport yourself for one electrifying evening with Bessie Smith, as she recounts the incredible journey of her life and career, her loves and losses, and the songs that made her the “Empress of the Blues.”

January 24 - February 22, 2020

Pride and Prejudice

Graphic Design by Shannon Loys at Seattle Rep

Adapted by Kate Hamill Adapted from the novel by Jane Austen Directed by Michael Butler

Bold, surprising, boisterous and effervescent, this progressive adaptation of literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical! The outspoken Lizzy Bennet has declared Fitzwilliam Darcy is the last man on Earth she would ever marry. But when fate keeps throwing them together, will her feelings change?

March 27 - April 26, 2020

In the Heights

Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes Directed by Amanda Folena Musical Direction by Eryn Allen From the creator of Hamilton, comes In the Heights!

The universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

May 22 - June 27, 2020

1601 Civic Drive Downtown Walnut Creek (925) 943-7469 www.LesherARTScenter.org

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Registration CONTACT US

online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.CommunityArts.org

fax Registration, with credit card information to: (925) 938-7529 or (925) 944-3598 for Aquatics. mail Registration Form with payment to: Walnut Creek Recreation Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Make checks payable to City of Walnut Creek. phone Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (925) 943-5858 or (925) 9435846. (No phone registration available for Aquatics) Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready. walk-in Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Heather Farm Park or Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget. Aquatics: Clarke Memorial Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Heather Farm Park.

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Standards of behavior For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, the City of Walnut Creek expects all participants and spectators to treat the people and facilities connected with the program with respect and abide by all rules and direction from the staff. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. equal opportunity The City of Walnut Creek does not discriminate on the basis of disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission to, treatment in or employment in City of Walnut Creek programs and activities. For information about Walnut Creek’s equal opportunity policies, the process for filing of grievances or to request a copy of the City’s grievance procedures, contact ADA Liaison at (925) 943-5899 ext.2203. photos The City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only.

Boundary Oak Golf Course............................................................... 925-934-4775 3800 Valley Vista Road, 94598 Center for Community Arts, Shadelands Art Center...................... 925-943-5846 111 N. Wiget Lane, 94598 Civic Park Community Center ......................................................... 925-943-5852 1375 Civic Drive, 94596 Clarke Memorial Swim Center ………............................................. 925-943-5856 1750 Heather Drive, 94598 Heather Farm Community Center ................................................... 925-943-5858 301. N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Larkey Swim Center ……………………............................................. 925-943-5861 2771 Buena Vista Ave, 94597 Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .............................................. 925-256-3572 2055 Tice Valley Blvd, 94595 Walnut Creek Tennis Center ............................................................ 925-945-0105 1751 Heather Drive, 94598 Arts + Recreation Administrative Office ......................................... 925-943-5848 Center for Community Arts ............................................................. 925-943-5846 Dog Park Hotline ............................................................................... 925-256-3574 Facility Rentals .................................................................................. 925-256-3575 Field Conditions Hotline .................................................................. 925-256-3574 Open Space ..................................................................... 925-943-5899, ext. 2135 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

ADDITIONAL CLASS Locations Aloha Mind Math, 1475 N. Broadway, 94596 Arbolado Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Community Arts Ceramics Studio, Studio D and J, 1365 Civic Dr, 94596 Community Arts Preschool at Civic Park, 1395 Civic Drive, 94596 Community Arts Preschool at Heather Farm, Studio H, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Delta Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Fieldhouse, 2675 Mitchell Drive, 94598 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Street, Concord, 94519 Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 City Council Cindy Silva, Mayor; Loella Haskew, Mayor Pro Tem; Matt Francois, Justin Wedel, and Kevin Wilk City Manager: Dan Buckshi Director of Arts & Recreation: Kevin Safine Arts Commission: Iasmine Abdennabi-Klauber; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel; Ann Merideth; Anita Sagastegui Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission: Jodi Davenport; Robert Kearsley; Brendan Moran; Arthur Oller; Fred Weston

CONFIRMATION

pre-registration

Re gistration FORMS

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.

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Registration Registration begins december 4

REGISTRATION FORM PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT

TEL (HOME) TEL (CELL/WORK) ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAIL ADDRESS 1ST CHOICE PARTICIPANT NAME

M/F

DOB

ACTIVITY NAME

CLASS #

2ND CHOICE

START DATE

CLASS #

START DATE

FEE

WAIVER OF LIABILITY I consent to the above person’s participation in the activities and agree on behalf of myself, or minor child, that I assume the risk of accident, injuries or property damage sustained from any cause in connection with my (or my child’s) participation in the activities. I voluntarily release and hold harmless the City (including its officers, agents, employees and volunteers) from any liability for an accident, injury or property damage (except to the extent cause by the City’s active negligence or willful misconduct). I understand that I am responsible for the registration policies and procedures outlined in the brochure. I also understand that the City reserves the right to photograph activities and participants; those photos remain the City’s property for potential future use for publicity or promotional purposes. Dated

Signature

Please indicate whether:

ACCOUNT #

Parent

EXP DATE

Participant

CVV

Guardian

TOTAL

AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE

policies WITHDRAWALS: If you wish to

QUALITY ASSURANCE: If, after

do not include supply fees with

donations

withdraw, call us at least five (5)

attending the first class, you are

your registration fees. Supply fees

If you wish to make a tax-

business days before the start date

not happy with the quality of the

are non-refundable.

deductible donation to Center for

for a refund. A $12 withdrawal

program, call us right away. Tell us

• If payment plans are offered,

Community Arts or Walnut Creek

fee per person, per class will be

what was wrong so we can make

customers must provide a credit

Recreation, please indicate so on

charged. No refunds or credits

it right.

card (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX,

your registration form. Thank you!

after this time. Refunds are processed within three weeks. No refunds for non-attendance or lack of student participation.

PAYMENT AND ACCOUNT CREDIT POLICIES: • Fees must be paid in full at time of registration by cash, credit

Discover) for automatic payment processing. • All credits on account are valid

SCHOLARSHIPS Center for Community Arts

for a maximum of one year.

Scholarship applications are accepted the day catalogs are

TRANSFERS: If you wish to

card (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX,

ADA Accommodations

available online, and are accepted

transfer to another course

Discover), or check payable to

In compliance with the Americans

quarterly. Walnut Creek Recreation

within the same session, call

the City of Walnut Creek, unless

with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City

scholarships are accepted on an

us at least five (5) full business

otherwise stated in program

of Walnut Creek encourages those

on-going basis.

days before the start date for a

description.

with disabilities to participate in

transfer to be processed.

• All payments are processed upon

our programs. If you have any

receipt.

special needs that may require

• Supply fees are payable to the

specific accommodations, please

instructor at the first class. Please

call (925) 943-5858.

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. If a session is canceled due to weather and no make-up class is offered, a refund will be provided.

Make-up dates for missed classes will only be granted for class cancellations resulting from inclement weather or from direction of the Arts, Recreation Department.

Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531

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facility rentals

Make the Most of Every Celebration Whether it’s a business meeting, birthday party, or the celebration of a lifetime‌City of Walnut Creek has a facility for you! Choose from a variety of settings and room sizes, all at affordable prices, and bring your own caterer to customize your party. Big or small, we can do it all.

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THREE LARGE VENUES

RECEPTIONS & MORE! WEDDINGS, PARTIES,

• Each over 3,000 square feet

CORPORATE MEETINGS & MORE! • Two locations in unique

facility rentals

park settings • Capacities ranging from 200-300 guests • Facilities include kitchens and on-site parking • No preferred vendor list • Rental fees from $105 to $195/hour

MEETING ROOMS, CLASSROOMS & MORE! • Additional rooms accommodate 15-300 attendees • Projection screens and WiFi at most facilities Our venues can accommodate:

Weddings

• Rental fees from $30 to $105/hour

Birthdays Facility Rental Office Graduations Heather Farm Community Center Retirements

(925) 256-3575

Bat/Bar Mitzvah Parties

rentals@walnut-creek.org

Anniversaries For more information, please visit Team Sport Ceremonies www.walnut-creek.org/rentals Community Meetings

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Arts + Rec Job Fair Join our Walnut Creek Arts + Rec team! We’re looking for enthusiastic, creative, and community oriented part time employees in a wide variety of roles – summer camp leaders, lifeguards, gym/ building attendants and more. Flexible schedules; night and weekend shifts available. Wednesday, February 5, 4-7pm, Shadelands Art Center Auditorium. More info at walnutcreekrec.org

The Bubble Lady Parents and children alike will enjoy this fun, interactive, bubble-filled adventured accompanied by music, laughter and artistry. February 8, 11am and 12:30pm shows, Civic Park Assembly Hall, $10. Register for #22200 or #22201: (925) 943-5858 or WalnutCreekRec.org.

Arts After Dark Join Center for Community Arts after work for wine, beer and art-making stations under the direction of our experienced teaching artists! Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds help support our scholarship programs! Friday, March 20, 5:30-8pm, Civic Park Studios. Ticket information at communityarts.org.

Learn more at walnut-creek.org/ArtsAndRec

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City of Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec - Winter 2020  

Winter 2020 course catalog for Walnut Creek Recreation and Center for Community Arts (formerly Civic Arts Education).

City of Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec - Winter 2020  

Winter 2020 course catalog for Walnut Creek Recreation and Center for Community Arts (formerly Civic Arts Education).