Winterville Community Center

Community and Culture in Winterville, Georgia

2021 Classes

 

Oil Painting

When

Every Tuesday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Where

Room 103

Instructor

Dortha Jacobson

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 in order 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.

The 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 own 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 of 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.

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 er studio/gallery once a year to the public.

Cost

Four sessions at a time ($40)

2022 Classes

 

ACT UP! Creative Dramatics for Adults

When


Tuesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – January 4 to February 8, 2022

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

Beaded Jewelry Making Basics

When:

Fridays from 10 am – 12 pm (noon) – January 7-28, 2022

Where:

Room 101

Instructor:

JoAnn Snow

Description:

This 4-session class is designed for the beginner wanting to learn beaded jewelry making for pure enjoyment with the practical element of accessorizing your wardrobe.

Each week you will explore your creativity as you learn about the various tools, supplies and equipment needed to produce a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry for yourself, to give as gifts to others, or to sell.

Each student will be loaned a jewelry “kit” that includes findings (elements to construct your jewelry), stringing materials, four jewelry making tools, and a bead mat.  The kits will be available for purchase, if desired.  Each lesson will be accompanied with take-home informational resources and charts to enhance your jewelry making experience.  At the end of each class, you will have a finished piece of jewelry to take home and show off.

Week One:  
– Introduction to Beaded Jewelry Making
– Distribution of “Kits” with tools, findings & bead mat
– Make a pair of drop or dangle wire earrings

Week Two:
– Learn about stringing materials
     … elastic, wire, thread and needles
– Make three styles of bracelets
     … stretch, wire and memory

Week Three:
– Learn to use a design bead board
– You will design and make a necklace using
     wire, beads, a focal piece, spacers and a clasp

Week Four:
– Make a piece of jewelry of your choice
– Design assistance and guidance will be provided,
     as needed

Required additional items you need to bring with you each week …

Week One:  
– Bring a ruler or sewing tape measure displaying both
     inches and centimeters
– Bring a small pair of sewing scissors or nippers

Week Two:
– Bring wire cutters

Week Three:
– Bring a beading board for designing your necklace 
     (will require you to purchase on own)

Week Four:
– Purchase your own beads and findings to make a
     piece of jewelry of your choice

Material Fee to be paid to instructor:

$10 (one-time) for findings and beads, or $25 (one-time) to purchase the findings kit, tools, bead mat, and beads.  If you have your own tools, materials, and supplies, you may opt out of borrowing or purchasing the Kit.

Minimum Participants Required:  2
Maximum Participants Required:  6

Cost:

$40 per person


Botanical Sketchbook

Instructor:

Nicole Bechill

When:

Mondays from January 3 – Feb. 28, 2022 at 10-11 a.m. ; MLK Holiday will be closed at the Winterville Center on Jan. 17, 2022.

 Where:

Room 101

Description:

A class that encourages students to tap into the local environment through drawing regional plant life. Fall is a particularly wonderful time of year for this kind of exploration. Learn traditional and modern techniques for drawing plants including but not limited to using colored pencils, water colors and mixed media. We will be using regional plants, vines, fruits and veggies as inspiration. Learn the name of the plant along with its uses and seasonality. Increase your plant knowledge and enjoy a drawing session that will connect you with your local environment, encourage pattern recognition and welcome the vibrance of fall.

Artists use sketchbooks for a variety of reasons. It’s nice to have a blank page around when inspiration hits, It is a place where mistakes can happen and be explored and a place to study various approaches to the same theme. For others it’s a journal and a place to connect to creativity with the process being more important than the product. Whatever your take it can be a profoundly positive experience to start a sketchbook routine. A fun goal for this session might be to work out a theme for The Sketch Book Project in Brooklyn, NY. Here is the link to this fun non-profit with an analog and digital style art library of sketchbooks from around the world. Wouldn’t it be fun to submit to this library? https://www.sketchbookproject.com/

The instructor, Nicole Bechill, holds a Bachelors in Fine Art from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her own work in Art and in Yoga is often inspired by Mary Oliver Poems about the natural world and the mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. This is part of her “Drawing for well-being” work in which there is an emphasis to use drawing as a source of well-being.

This class will be held for 8 weeks.

Optional Material Fee:

An additional (optional) $20 supply fee for a sketchbook. Please let your instructor know at the first class, if you are interested in the sketchbook.  Otherwise, bring your own sketchbook.

Minimum Participants:

4

Maximum Participants:

10

Cost:

$80

Chair Yoga

When

Mondays from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – January 3, 10, 24 & 31; February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2022 (8 weeks) Please note that we will not meet on MLK Day, January 17th as the WCC will be closed.

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.

Minimum Participants Required:  3

Maximum Class Participants:  10

Course Fee
Eight weeks – $80 per person

 

Color Theory

When:

Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Beginning January 5, 2022 to February 9, 2022

Where:

Room 101

Instructor:

Lauren Adams

Description:

In this 6-week class, students will learn introductory approaches to color theory and mixing as it applies to a variety of media. Students will engage in color studies, explore harmonious and discordant color schemes, and be led through the creation of their own color charts for later reference. This is an excellent class to take before starting any class that utilizes color.

Class is open to acrylic, watercolor and colored pencil users.

Lauren Adams, instructor, is a southern artist and native of rural middle Georgia. Lauren has explored and experimented with painting and drawing most of her life. Inspired by her southern roots and the natural world, her work runs the gamut from figurative, to landscape and beyond. She holds a MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art & Design. In addition to her studio practice, she currently teaches adult painting classes in the Atlanta area.

Color Theory Supplies

Multimedia paper pad 9” x 12” (approx.) 140 lb or higher (or watercolor pad for watercolorists)
Mixed Media Pads
Strathmore 400 Media Pads

Paper palette pad or butcher paper
Blick Studio Disposable Palette Pads

Ruler/pencil/scissors/glue stick

For those using paint:

One warm and one cool of each primary color plus black and titanium white, or a 12
color set:
Blick Studio Acrylics
Blick Artists Watercolors

2 brushes one small (1/8”-1/4”) and one medium (1/2”-1”) round or flat

Palette knife for mixing color (metal preferred)

Small Mister bottle (keeps acrylic paint moist on the palette)

Paper towels

For those using Pencils:
One warm and one cool of each primary color plus black and white, or a 12 color set:
Blick Studio Colored Pencils

If you have any questions, please reach out to the instructor: lhapainting@gmail.com

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

20

Cost:

$60 per person

Dot Painting

When

Mondays from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – January 10 to February 21, 2022;  Class will not meet January 17th due to MLK holiday as Center will be closed.

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.

Course Fee

Six weeks – $60 per person

Oil Painting

When

Wednesdays from 1:00 PM – 3:00 AM beginning January 5, 2022

Where

Room 103

Instructor

Dortha Jacobson

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 in order 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.

The 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 own 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 of 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.

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 er studio/gallery once a year to the public.

Cost

Four sessions at a time ($40)

Painting the Winter Landscape

When:

Wednesdays, 1:30 – 2:30pm beginning January 5, 2022 until Feb 23, 2022

Where:

Room 101

Instructor:

Lauren Adams

Description:

This 8-week acrylic painting class will focus on color harmony, shape making and combining lost and found edges to maintain a loose, painterly quality in creating a lovely winter landscape scene. We will discuss how to paint trees, snow, and light and shadow in the winter landscape. We will use specific techniques to enhance reality and exciting color and value. Class will consist of visual presentation, demos, and plenty of working time with one-on-one guidance. Participants should bring at least 2-3 photo clear photo references. These can be printed on copy paper, if you wish to grid or use transfer paper, or on your tablet or phone. Don’t worry so much about how difficult or easy you thing your image will be to paint. Instead, focus on finding a few images that really “speak” to you.

Lauren is a southern artist and native of rural, middle Georgia. She has explored and experimented with painting and drawing most of her life. Inspired by her southern roots and the natural world, her work runs the gamut from figurative, to landscape and beyond. Lauren holds a MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art & Design. In addition to her studio practice, she currently teaches adult painting in the Atlanta area.

Required Materials:

  • Bring a snowy/wintry landscape image (or several) to work from. Please bring photo reference image(s) rather than an image of a painting to copy.
  • Brushes-have at least one small (1/8”-1/4”) and one larger (1-2”) round brush and one small (1/8”-1/4”) and one larger (1”-2”) flat brush. 
  • Paper towels
  • Metal Palette knife 
  • Stretched canvas, canvas board or canvas pad or gessoed paper 11” x 14” or larger
  • Disposable paint palette pad, Sta-wet palette or other palette. I do not recommend the small plastic palettes intended for watercolors. 
  • Pencil, charcoal, or chalk for sketching the image onto your canvas or support. 

Acrylic Colors:

(Golden or Liquitex recommended)

  • Burnt umber
  • Yellow ochre (or yellow oxide)
  • Cadmium Yellow medium>
  • Cadmium Red medium
  • Alizarin crimson (or permanent alizarin crimson) or Napthol Crimson
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Phthalo Blue or Cerulean blue
  • Titanium White (buy a professional grade white)

Optional Materials:

  • Acrylic Medium  –  (liquid NOT gel)  – matte or gloss
  • A rigger or liner brush for small branches/grasses
  • A ruler and pencil for gridding your image (if you wish to use the grid method
  • Transfer paper or tracing paper for transferring image to canvas (if you wish to transfer via this method)

The instructor usually buys art supplies online at DickBlick.com or Jerrysartarama.com. Hobby Lobby and Michael’s are options but their selection is often limited.

Minimum participation:

5

Maximum participation:

20
Parking is free. REGISTER NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 29, 2021.

Cost:

$80.00 per person

Strategies to Prevent & Fight Aging

When:

Wednesdays from 10 am – 11:15 am (class from 10-11 with Q&A session from 11 – 11:15 am beginning January 5 – February 2, 2022

Where:

Room 101

Instructor:

Nancy Burnham

Nancy is the owner of Simple Fitness LLC in Athens.  As a Successful Aging Specialist, her objective is to help individuals have a healthier and happier tenure while they are Moving Through Life (TM).  She began her return to health in 2008 when she walked into a local gym and hired a personal trainer.  Within a year she was no longer taking five prescription medications.  In July 2012, Nancy became certified as a trainer, having passed the exam, and immediately proceeded to study additional information regarding older “special” populations.  At the time there were no certifications available for training older adults.  She took courses in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, shoulder injuries, knee problems, and lumbo-pelvic stabilization.  In 2013, Nancy received certification as a Pilates trainer and holds certificates as a Fitness Coaching Speciaist, a Senior Fitness Specialist, Total Barre (TM) instructor, and ZenGA (TM) instructor.  In 2016, she became a certified Barefoot Training Specialist Level 1 and 2.

Description:

This lecture series will provide information on the war on aging. 

Getting Older Does Not Mean Getting Old

Aging begins at 40 and we cannot see what is happening inside our body or understand what to do about it.  We just know some things are changing.

Each session will provide a better understanding of how to process our aging experiences and delay or deny “getting old.”

Knowledge is power.  Topics to be discussed are:

1.  DIET – Did I Eat Today?  Fats, carbohydrates and proteins.  What am I putting in my body?

2.  HEART RATE – Blood pressure, resting heart rate (RHR), cardio exercise, sleeping changes in heart rate.

3.  BREATHING – Oxygen in our blood stream is crucial for life.  Not breating properly robs our body of crucial oxygen.

4.  STRENGTH – No one wants sarcopenia.  Keep moving by maintaining muscle fiber.  Resistance exercises are easy to learn and do.

5.  BALANCE – No one wants to be a fall statistic.  Core strength is the key to maintain balance.  Stay strong and stand tall.

Minimum Class Participants:

1

Maximum Class Participants:

20

Course Fee:

$50 per person

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All class participants MUST sign up at least one week prior to the first session to give the instructor enough lead time to prepare for the class. If you sign up for a class and do not attend the first session, you will receive a full refund and will have to sign up for a future class, if you so desire. If you attend the first session and decide that the class is not what you want, you will receive a refund for the remaining sessions. If you attend the first two sessions and do not come to the remaining sessions, you will not receive any refunds.

 

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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

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