Archive for Thursday, December 30, 2010

LAC offering yoga, art classes

December 30, 2010

The Lumberyard Arts Center will offer two new classes in January for children and adults.

Local certified yoga instructor, Jane Taul will offer “Yoga with Art for Children” beginning Saturday, Jan. 15 and running for three additional consecutive Saturdays.

“Yoga will be the springboard of creativity and exploration as we learn to draw animals while studying each animal's characteristics and qualities,” Taul said. “This program helps children discover how to develop strong bodies, gain respect for nature, and use this information to calm and relax themselves at school or at home.”

The class will teach carefully selected yoga poses paired with drawing activities that stimulate children's verbal, spatial and artistic skills. The practices cover a multitude of common situations such as calming down, getting ready for a test, or even riding in a car.

Students should wear stretchy, comfortable clothes which are easy to move around in. Shoes will be removed at the beginning of class. Art and yoga supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Cost for the four-week session is $40, which includes all supplies. Class times are 9 to10 a.m. for ages 4-7; 10:30 a.m. to noon for ages 8-12.

Baldwin welcomes back visiting artist Tricia Spencer for a one-week watercolor class to be Jan. 17 through 21. Spencer is a nationally recognized artist and has been teaching as a visiting artist in this region and across the country. She works in a variety of mediums including oils, watercolor, egg tempera and acrylics and has designed and painted several large community murals.

This class will focus on watercolor still life and will explore how one theme can be expressed in many different ways. The class is open to students of all skill levels from beginner s to advanced. The class will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Lumberyard Arts Center. Fee is $75 for five sessions.

Spencer will also conduct an Open Session Workshop fro 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15 and Sunday, Jan. 16. These sessions are also open to all skill levels, and students may work in their chosen medium.

“We will be working with actual still life which will provide students with direct visual contact, enabling them to actually see and study how light moves and changes across their canvas,” Spencer said.

Class fee is $75 for the two-day workshop.

The watercolor classes and open sessions will include introductions of techniques used by master artists in their work and how these same techniques may be applied by students to create successful paintings.

Pre-registration for all classes is required. Please register by contacting Sherry Bowden, program coordinator at (785) 594-4211.

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