Winterville Community Center

Community and Culture in Winterville, Georgia

ACT UP! Creative Dramatics for Adults

When

Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – October 6 to November 3, 2021

Where

Room 101

Instructor

Mary Moseley

Description

Let’s pretend! You will hear that a lot in creative dramatics for adults.  In this course, you will learn: to develop your imagination, expand your self-awareness, improve communication, work cooperatively, and allow you to express a healthy release of emotions.  Creative drama can include imagination journeys, improvisations, mime exercises, communication games, reader’s theatre, scene enactment, and one-act plays.

Requirements

Loose, comfortable clothing … the activity level for this class is moderate to high.

Course Schedule

Week 1 Introduction, Warmups, Imagination
Week 2 Mime Exercises, Focus, Emotions
Week 3 Communication, Improvs
Week 4 Improvs, Reader’s Theatre
Week 5 Scene Enactment, Stage Directions, Blocking
Week 6 One-act Plays

Minimum Participants Required

5

Maximum Class Participants

10

Course Fee

Six weeks – $60.00 per person

Beginning Drawing

When

Tuesdays from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – September 21 to October 19, 2021

Where

Room 103

Instructor

Mary Moseley

Description

Drawing is a skill that can be developed with practice.  This course is designed to give you the foundation for drawing.  You will learn about drawing tools, proper techniques, how to “see”, 1D and 2D perspectives, composition and more.  We will also review famous artists and their drawings.

Course materials will be provided to you for a $5.00 fee:

  • Conte crayon
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Plastic eraser
  • Ruler
  • Paper Blener/stump

Materials provided by the instructor for use in the classes:

  • Drawing boards
  • Newsprint sheets

Course Schedule

Week 1 Introduction, Drawing tools and how to use them, Shapes
Week 2 Learning to See: 1D & 2D perspectives
Week 3 Line weight and value, Positive/negative space
Week 4 Elements of Composition, the rule of thirds
Week 5 Still Life drawings
Week 6 Landscapes

Course Fee

Six weeks – $60 per person

Minimum Participants Required

5

Maximum Class Participants

10

Chair Yoga

When

Mondays from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – October 4 to November 22, 2021

Where

Room 102

Instructor

Nicole Bechill

Description

Nicole teaches a well-rounded, gentle, and accessible chair yoga class.  Centered on intention and breath, followed by a seated sun salutation then working into the connective tissue around the hips, pelvis, and spine.  This class promotes deep breathing, mindfulness, and inward listening. Chair Yoga is suitable for beginners and experienced Yoga students.Anyone can benefit from a chair yoga practice.  It is a great practice for folks with limited mobility, people who work in a chair that might want to learn how to take a “stretch break” or anyone seeking a fun and grounding class that focuses on retiring flexibility and mobility.

Chairs are provided but if you have any other yoga comforts or props you like, feel free to bring them.  No props are required for class but blocks, straps, and blankets can make any yoga class more accessible.

Course Fee
Eight weeks – $80 per person

 

Dot Painting

When

Mondays from 10:00 AM – 11 AM starting August 16

Where

Room 103

Instructor

Lorrie Lowe

Description

Are you interested in learning a new painting technique that is fun, relaxing, and needs no previous art skills? If yes, this class is for you! The dot painting technique is an art form that is becoming increasingly popular. You can find examples online at websites such as Pinterest, Etsy, and Instagram. Dot painting consists of using various tools to apply dots of paint on a canvas to create paintings that range from fun, simple pictures to elegant, complex ones. You can work on small projects and see beautiful results in a short time. The canvas possibilities you can choose from are endless (e.g., rocks, thick cardboard, old CDs, vinyl records, glassware, mugs, etc.). Dot paintings make wonderful, one-of-a-kind birthday and Christmas gifts. The instructor will bring samples of dotting projects so you can see the range of possibilities for this craft.

During the class you will learn about:

  • Selecting and using dotting tools, including those that you can find at home (e.g., a tack in a pencil eraser, cotton swab, sewing pin heads) as well as tools you can purchase.
  • Using different dotting techniques
  • Selecting the design you wish to paint
  • Preparing your canvas surface for painting
  • Sealing your project once you are finished.

Please bring the following materials to the first class:

  • An old shirt or apron to protect your clothing
  • Three (3) different colors of your choice of acrylic craft paint (Apple Barrel brand is available at Walmart for about 50 cents each; Folk Art and Deco Art Americana brands [the instructor’s favorites] are available at Michaels, Joann, and Hobby Lobby for about $1.89 each).

The instructor will provide poster board squares to use as the canvas for your first project as well as a variety of dotting tools for you to try.

Floral Design

When

Weekly on Friday from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – September 17 to Dec 11, 2021

Where

Room 101

Instructor

Judy Logue

Description

The class will meet weekly on Friday’s at 11 a.m. for 1 hour for 12 weeks.  Class will begin September 17 and will run until December 10, 2021 with no meeting on November 26, 2021 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  This class will provide instruction on the elements of good design including, but not limited to, line, form, pattern, texture and color.  As a participant, you will be taught basic form using artificial flowers.  Later in the class, you will learn how to choose local foliage and live flowers that work well in designs.  Because of the holiday season, you will have the opportunity to make your own table settings for Thanksgiving and Christmas or appropriate door wreath options.  You will be responsible, later in the instructional period, to purchase or bring your own containers, foliage and flowers; however, that will be several weeks into the class schedule.  Judy will inform you, in advance, when those items will be required.  You should expect to have a wonderful time in this creative endeavor!

Cost:

Twelve weeks – $120 per person

Oil Painting

When

Tuesdays from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – September 14 to October 19, 2021

Where

Room 103

Instructor

Dortha Jacobson, Master’s degree in Art Education from Tyler School of Art. Has taught in public schools and adult classes. Participates in local juried art shows and opens up her studio/gallery once a year to the public.

Description

This class is for the adult who wants to try a new craft for the first time or to renew an interest now that there is more time in life for leisure activities. Each class will focus on a different aspect of oil painting, starting with creating a color wheel to understand color and ending with the completion of a landscape. Oil painting is a solitary activity, but with a group of like-minded people. Classes will also include learning how to critique a painting and discussing what is effective in a painting and what can be improved.

Class Agenda

  1. Materials, how to use them. Each student will create a color wheel
  2. Value Study – working with one color to create “darks and lights”
  3. Still Life – minimal objects to create shapes, color, and value
  4. Composition – understanding of center of interest, horizon lines, balance, vanishing points
  5. Gridwork – Transferring your photo to canvas
  6. Landscape – working from your photo or one teacher provides.

Materials to bring to the first class: sketchbook, pencil, compass, straight edge, medium-size oil painting brush, fine tip black marker, and painting pallet. If a student has oil colors, bring them. If they need to purchase, try getting a starter kit at Michael’s (such as Windsor Newton or Gamblin) or order from art supply stores such as Dick Blick, Utrecht or Cheap Joe’s.

It is not necessary to have all the colors, but the colors recommended are Cadmium Red medium, cadmium scarlet, cadmium orange, cadmium yellow deep, cadmium yellow Light, Lemon Yellow light, Cadmium Green, Cobalt Green, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Manganese Violet, Mars black or Ivory black, Titanium White, Paynes Gray, Yellow ochre, ultramarine blue. Other supplies: odorless mineral spirits, safflower oil, disposable gloves, paper towels, canvas board, stretched canvas, boards with gesso.

Cost

Six weeks – $60 per person

 

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WINTERVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER
P.O. Box 306
371 North Church Street
Winterville, GA 30683
Office: 706-742-0823
FAX: 706-742-0828

CENTER OFFICE HOURS
9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday