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Creative Aging

The Fitton Center invites adults 50+ to participate in our Creative Aging Series, designed to engage older adults in the artistic experience. Classes are suitable for any experience or wellness level.  Sign up for one of our classes featured below.

Creative Aging Mosaics

Ages: 50+
Instructor: Lori Farr
$45.00/members, $45.00/non-members

This class will teach the basic fundamentals of mosaic arts. Learn how to create mosaics from a variety of media including ceramic, pottery, colored glass tiles and sheets. Explore basic design principles, color theory, materials, and techniques. Discover how to cut and shape tesserae using a variety of tools. This is a great class for beginners and intermediate students who want to further their skills in creating mosaics. While all supplies are included, students may provide their own substrates and glass tiles if desired.

Fridays  | 10am - 12pm

Fall Session II: No class on 11/24, extended to 12/22

Session I :
09/15/2017 - 10/20/2017 Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session II :
11/10/2017 - 12/22/2017 Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Creative Aging Painting

Ages: 50+
Instructor: Chrissy Collopy
$45.00/members, $45.00/non-members

This class will introduce students to acrylic painting basics and materials. Students will learn acrylic mixing strategies, color theory, and various approaches to painting including blending and glazing. Modeling form, rendering space, and studying masterworks will be the focus of this class. All supplies included in the cost of the class.

Fridays | 2-4pm

Fall Session II: No class on 11/24, extended to 12/22

Session I :
09/15/2017 - 10/20/2017 Friday 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Session II :
11/10/2017 - 12/22/2017 Friday 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Creative Aging Painting 2 - Fall Session I

Ages: 50+
Instructor: Chrissy Collopy
$45.00/members, $45.00/non-members

This class will introduce students to acrylic painting basics and materials. Students will learn acrylic mixing strategies, color theory, and various approaches to painting including blending and glazing. Modeling form, rendering space, and studying masterworks will be the focus of this class. All supplies included in the cost of the class.

Fridays | 10AM-12pm

Fall Session II: No class on 11/24, extended to 12/22

Session I :
09/15/2017 - 10/20/2017 Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Creative Aging Pottery

Ages: 50+
Instructor: Julie Blair
$45.00/members, $45.00/non-members

Learn the basics of hand-building with clay to create pots, platters and more. Learn to work with coils and slabs and create surface textures with a variety of tools. Finished work will incorporate various glazing and decorating techniques.

Fridays | 10-11:30pm

Fall Session II: No class on 11/24, extended to 12/22

Session I :
09/15/2017 - 10/20/2017 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Session II :
11/10/2017 - 12/22/2017 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Creative Aging Yoga - FALL SESSION I

Ages: 50+
Instructor: Bevy Sue Hammons
$25.00/members, $25.00/non-members

Suitable for beginners or experienced students, this class explores the fundamentals of yoga to help calm the mind while improving flexibility, balance, and core strength. Classes begin with yoga breathing techniques and movements to warm muscles and joints followed by basic yoga postures. Each class ends with a guided deep relaxation leaving students feeling refreshed and energized. Suitable for all fitness levels. Wear clothes that allow you to move freely. Mats and props are provided, but students may bring their own.

Wednesdays | 10-11:15am

Session I :
09/13/2017 - 10/18/2017 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Session II :
11/08/2017 - 12/13/2017 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM