*Note to District Employees: TVUSD Employees may take two classes per year from adult community programs, at no cost to the employee a benefit provided by the district.  This benefit will be offered on alternating sessions.   The next session this benefit will be offered will be in Spring, 2023.

ADULT COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Winter, 2022

 

We are a community of concerned, caring, creative learners.  Caring communities protect each other, including those most vulnerable, in all ways possible.  To that end we practice social distancing, wash hands and surfaces and adhere to public health guidelines.  Thank you for helping us keep everyone at adult community programs as safe as possible.

 

Sit and Stitch Knitting Group

Join friends and fellow knitters for an evening of conversation and relaxation while knitting and sharing ideas, knitting expertise and tips, and project goals.  The group will meet in the fiber arts room from 6-8 for a non-instructional open studio “knitting bee.”  Novice knitters are welcome with peer support offered.

 

Group coordinator: Kristi Sparks

Cost: $20

Date and Times: 

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6-8, Kristi Sparks, January 12-March 7

 

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POTTERY

Pottery classes at the Sorensen Tanque Verde Center provide adults in our community an opportunity to develop pottery skills in a positive, creative atmosphere with excellent instruction and state of the art equipment.  The program encourages skill development in different areas of ceramic art.  As an educational facility, we will not support work completed at a production pace.  Staff reserves the right to limit clay purchases to two bags per session.  A materials fee is included in fees at the time of class purchase for all pottery classes.  No glazes, chemicals, or clay may be brought from outside to be used in this studio.   A selection of clay bodies is available for purchase and glaze and decoration materials are available for student use.  All classes will use cone 10 clay, j glaze fired in a cone 10 reduction atmosphere.   Clay is available for purchase online at the adult leisure program website and may be procured at the studio by showing a receipt to the instructor.  Students will supply tools for their own use.


GLAZE WORKSHOP

Glazing 101

Glazing is an essential part of making pottery, and cone 10 glazes can be especially tricky.  In this class you will learn the essentials of good glaze technique to make your work look finished and professional.  You will learn about the uses of wax resist, how to prepare the glazes before using them, and a few basic decorating techniques.  Students will be provided with 2 pieces of bisque ware to glaze.

Techniques learned in this class will make glazing easier, more successful, and more fun!

 

Instructor: Linda Baker

Cost: $50

Date and Times: 

Sunday, 10-2, Linda Baker, February 5

 

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HANDBUILT POTTERY

Learn basic techniques of slab, coil and pinch construction using the slab roller, clay extruder, molds and hand sculpting to make unique and creative clay objects as well as tile and mosaic projects. Glaze techniques and other surface decoration techniques will be demonstrated as well as various class projects using patterns and interesting textures.

 

Instructors: Julie Szerina Stein, Nancy Murray, Cindy Straw, Linda Baker

Cost: $145

Date and Times:

Tuesdays,        9-12,     Cindy Straw,       January 9-March 5

 

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Wednesdays,  1-4,        Julie Stein,          January 11-March 6

 

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Wednesdays,  6-9,        Julie Stein,          January 11-March 6

 

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Thursdays,       9-12,     Nancy Murray,   January 12-March 7

 

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Thursdays,       1-4,       Nancy Murray,   January 12-March 7

 

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Saturdays,        1-4,       Linda Baker,      January 14-March 9

 

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WHEEL POTTERY

Learn or practice wheel technique in a class offering general skill development for wheel throwers of all experience levels. Such topics as making matched sets, lids, rim treatments, altered forms, glazing, and use of alternative surface treatments will be explored.

 

Instructors: Linda Baker, Karen Reifschneider

Cost:    $145

Date and Times:

Wednesday, 6-9,    Karen Reifschneider, January 11-March 6

 

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Wednesday, 9-12,  Linda Baker,                January 11-March 6

 

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Saturday,      9-12,  Linda Baker,               January 14-March 9

 

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CLAY USED HERE TO BE PURCHASED HERE:

Cone 10 High Fire Pottery Clay,  Clay4-22           $25

 

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WEAVING 

This class is designed to develop basic through advanced weaving skills.  Students will improve their knowledge of warping a loom, reading a draft, and general weaving vocabulary.  The student will study and plan a project learning techniques and tricks that make weaving easier and fun.  Projects will be chosen according to the skill level and interest of the student with the goal of developing the use of technique, texture and color to achieve the desired effect.  After weaving the project, the student will learn a variety of finishing techniques, including wet finishing. 

 

To provide more individualized instruction experienced students may be asked to attend from 9-12 while beginners will attend from 1-4.

 

Instructor:  Melanie Abel

Cost:   $145

Date and Times:

Monday, 9-12 or 1-4,    Melanie Abel,  January 9-March 4

 

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MACRAME

Macrame can be very easy to learn and once you’ve got the basics down, the sky is the limit!  In this class we will start with a few basic knots, helping your hands to lean the muscle memory of the knots you will use most often.   We will start with a plant hanger and move on to fun wall hangings, market bags, decorations, keychains - and more!  Macrame can be both artistic and functional - we’ll make functional items that can instantly be put to use in your home.

Do you already know how to macrame?  Join us to get more ideas and craft with friends!   All levels are welcome and encouraged to join in on the fun.

Materials for the first project will be provided and we will discus what quantities of cord will be required for subsequent projects.    Kits will be available for purchase or you may assemble your own.

Instructor:  Lindsey Kowalski
Cost:  $145

Dates and Times:

Tuesdays, 1-4       January 10-March 5

 

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Tuesdays,  6-9      January 10-March 5

 

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PRINTMAKING

This relief printmaking class will provide an introductory level focus on the basics of relief printmaking.   Instruction will be provided concerning the best way of designing and carving a linoleum (rubber) block, inking and printing techniques and implementing best practices in relief printmaking.   We will focus on building basic printmaking skills and applying those skills to a variety of projects with lots of room for individual choice of subject matter and design.

Students will provide their own tools (available at Michael’s or Amazon) to include a brayer (soft rubber preferred),  linoleum cutting tool (pink handle is a good one), sketchbook and pencil or iPad with drawing software, plastic putty knife (1”) and one small tube of black water soluble ink (Caligo preferred). Additional material needs, many related to individual projects and goals, will be discussed at the first class.   

 

Instructor:  Hannah Ingerson
Cost:  $145

Dates and Times:

 

Mondays, 6-9       January 9-March 4

 

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