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FIT-TO-FUNCTION

Six-Week Class

Wednesdays 10am – 11am

Cost: $55 per 6-week session

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2018-19 Class Sessions

Spring Session: April 17 – May 22, 2019

Instructor: Kiawna Brinson

Location: Dance Studio A/B, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 18+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail:

FIT TO FUNCTION is a class designed to focus on the body’s seven primal movements; squat, lunge, push, pull, twist, bend and gait. Sedentary lifestyles decrease in mobility and balance as we age can make every day, ordinary movements of the body a lot harder than intended. Performing functional movements helps our bodies to thrive and survive.  This style of exercise is also great for those who may suffer from Parkinson ’s disease as it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living.

Participants are welcome to perform movements seated or standing, and any age is welcome!  Class duration is an hour. Classes will be modified according to fitness levels, limitations, etc.  As an extra added bonus, stretching and breathing techniques will also be incorporated into some sessions. Why not come out and give it a try?  You owe it to yourself to be fit to function!

FIT-TO-FUNCTION

BEGINNER OIL PAINTING

Six-Week Class

Tuesdays, 10am-12pm OR 6-8pm

Cost: $105 per session

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2018-19 Class Sessions

Spring Session: April 23 – May 28, 2019

Instructor: Genevieve Lawrence

Location: Art Studio A, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 16+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Learning to paint doesn’t have to be intimidating. With nearly twenty years of experience in oil painting, instructor Genevieve Lawrence will walk students through the basics of creating a painting from life. Students will learn under-painting techniques, color mixing, oil paint and medium properties, glazing, layering, and much more. This class is geared towards beginners, but all are welcome.  *supplies list available on Suffolk Center’s website: suffolkcenter.org.

*This supply list can all be purchased online at www.dickblick.com This link takes you to a shopping list with exactly the materials you will need. (usually delivers within two weeks/also free shipping) or similar items can be purchased at Michael’s or Jerry’s Artarama. Just bring the list and ask a sales associate for help. If you can’t find the exact brands, just buy something similar.

Supplies list that students will need to bring to the first class:

  • 8×10 in. drawing pad
  • 6B drawing pencil
  • Two 11×14 in. stretched and gessoed canvases (any brand)
  • Painting Palette 11×14 in. or larger, preferably glass or plastic
  • Blick Palette Knives by RGM, style 52 (metal)
  • Two small glass jars (any kind will do, they don’t have to come from an art store)
  • One Blick Studio Bristle Brush, filbert size 12
  • One Blick Studio Bristle Brush, filbert size 6
  • Three Blick Studio Bristle Brushes, filbert size 2
  • One Blick Studio Bristle Brush, filbert size 0
  • Blick Scholastic Wonder White Brushes (soft synthetic), filbert sizes 4 and 6
  • Gamblin Galkyd oil painting medium, 4.2 oz.
  • Gamblin Gamsol Oderless Mineral Spirits, 16.9 oz.
  • Blick Studio Oil Colors (student grade) 37 ml tubes in colors: raw umber, burnt umber, raw sienna, burnt sienna, cadmium red hue, crimson alizarin, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow hue, lemon yellow, and titanium white
  • Gamblin 1980 Oil Paint 37 ml tube in color Venetian Red
  • 2 old rags or t-shirts cut into rags
  • 1 roll paper towels
  • a handful of Q-Tips
BEGINNER OIL PAINTING

ADVANCED WHEEL THROWING III

Eight-Week Class

Wednesdays

6:00pm-8:30pm

Cost: $180 per 8-week class, $20 lab fee paid directly to instructor.

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2019-20 Class Sessions

Winter Session: Jan. 8 – Feb. 26, 2020

Instructor: Harriette Laskin

Location: Pottery Studio, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 16+

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: This class is designed for the experienced wheel throwing potter.  Continue your learning with Advanced Wheel Throwing III. Limit 6 students.

ADVANCED WHEEL THROWING III

KIDS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Three-Week Class

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: $40 per session ($10 supplies fee included)

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2018-19 Class Sessions

Winter: January 17-31, 2019

Instructor: LeKesha Adams

Location: Photography Lab, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: Kids, Ages 8-13

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Young artists will have the opportunity to learn the techniques of drawing and painting various pieces of art.

They will work with line drawing, shape, pattern, texture, and shading. They will be experiment with different techniques and tools when it comes to drawing and painting. This class is primarily for students who want to have fun and learn some fun skills to create a beautiful piece of art.

KIDS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SHAG DANCING – INTERMEDIATE

Four-Week Class

Thursdays, 7:45-8:45pm

Cost: $45 per 4 week session 

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 2018-19 Class Sessions

Session 1: February 7-28th, 2019

Session 2: March 7-28th, 2019

Instructor: Larry and Steva Williams

Location: Rehearsal Hall

Ages: 18+

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: This class is designed for those with a basic level knowledge in shag dancing. If you want to expand your knowledge in techniques in Shag Dancing, this intermediate class is for you. Grab your partner and get ready to shag!

SHAG DANCING – INTERMEDIATE

AFRICAN DANCE – BEGINNER ADULTS

Six-Week Class

Thursdays, 6-7:30pm

Cost: $75 per 6 week session 

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2018-19 Class Sessions

January 17 – February 21, 2019

Instructor: Alicia Edwards

Location: Dance Studio A/B

Ages: 16+

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Alicia Edwards creates a fun upbeat class that focuses on traditional dances from the countries of West Africa. This class is a full body workout that will engage your creative side and help to form group bonds through communal dance. This is a wonderful way to burn off holiday calories while enjoying a great cardio workout.

AFRICAN DANCE – BEGINNER ADULTS

WET FELTED PAINTINGS WORKSHOP

1-Day Workshop

Saturday – 2-4pm

Cost: $25 per student + $10 material fee

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January 19, 2019

Instructor: Hazel Bessette

Location: Art Room B

Ages: Adults, 16+

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

In this one-day workshop, you will create painting-like images from wool and other fibers like silks, bamboo and Angelina. You will learn concepts of wet felting and ideas of how you can embellish your work after it dries. Many colors of fibers will be used to help create these fun, fast, small wool paintings. Suggested items to bring are an apron and dishwashing gloves if your hands are sensitive to hot water and dish soap. Materials fee of $10 to be paid instructor.

WET FELTED PAINTINGS WORKSHOP

NUNO FELTED SCARVES WORKSHOP

1-Day Workshop

Saturday – 2-4pm

Cost: $25 per student + $20 material fee

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February 9, 2019

Instructor: Hazel Bessette

Location: Art Room B

Ages: Adults 16+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

In this one-day workshop, you will use hand dyed silk chiffon scarves and various dyed wools and silk fibers to create a beautiful and soft scarf. You will learn concepts of wet felting and nuno felting while creating your work. Suggested items to bring are an apron and dishwashing gloves if your hands are sensitive to hot water and dish soap. Materials fee of $20 to be paid to instructor.

NUNO FELTED SCARVES WORKSHOP

MAKING CHRISTMAS BRIGHT: CARD STAMPING

3 Day Workshop

Tuesdays 10am-12pm or 6-8pm

Cost: $45 per session + $30 supplies cost paid directly to instructor

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2018-19 Class Sessions

October 23 – November 6

Instructor: Tammy Shaia

Location: Art Room B, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 14+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: It’s a Special Delivery from the North Pole! Everyone is going to think you had help from Santa’s elves! You’ll learn how to create 3D candy treat holders, cocoa packets, gift card holders, and gift tags and bags. Don’t miss this creative and fun way of giving treats to others!

MAKING CHRISTMAS BRIGHT: CARD STAMPING

FROM TRASH TO TREASURE WORKSHOP

1-Day Workshop

Saturday 9am-4pm 

Cost: $25/ per person, group discounts available!

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2018-19 Class Sessions

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Instructor: Dale Wayne

Location: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

Ages: Adults, 18+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail:

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts invites educators of Hampton Roads to an amazing opportunity.  Teachers will be instructed in the creation of artwork from recycled plastic bottle which will be contributed to a community project.  Links to teacher’s curriculum include possible applications to science, visual arts and social consciousness. Teachers can include color mixing, transforming shapes, and contributing to a public installation in the Suffolk Center.  Potential discussions are possible with students about the environment, other innovations using recycled materials, or water shortages requiring the use of bottled water.  Teachers will be equipped with an understanding of the techniques Dale Wayne uses and will return to their classrooms to engage students to understand the project, learn about a working artist’s work who takes her initial inspiration from Dale Chihuly.  They can create (collect and transform plastic water bottles into blossoms), collaborate (work in community with other schools by contributing their creations to the installation), and celebrate (visit the finished display). Students can learn about a contemporary artist and her work using recycled plastic bottles to express a theme by using critical thinking skills.

Educators attending the workshop will be able to bring many of the required elements of the Science Standards of Learning to their students.  Areas which Dale Wayne’s techniques can be implemented are respect for living things, public policy and legislation, economic costs and benefits, personal responsibility, citizenship, patience and persistence, and many others. “The Science Standards of Learning have explicit standards relating to recycling in the kindergarten (SOL K.10), grade one (SOL 1.8), and grade three (SOL 3.10) standards.  In addition to these standards, it would seem appropriate to discuss recycling when covering topics in other grade levels that relate to natural resources, maintaining air and water quality, and general policies related to the environment.  It should be the goal of every school to integrate recycling with hands-on activities as part of the school recycling programs.  It is imperative that faculty and staff, at all levels, and students are educated about the need to recycle.  This education should include the concepts of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” (Virginia Department of Education: Guidelines for Recycling Materials in Public Schools, 2010)

The workshop encompasses a multitude of the goals for the Visual Arts Standards of Learning.  Wayne will demonstrate skills necessary for creative, communication and artistic expression. Her creations illustrate an understanding the elements of art and principles of design.  Her workshop will employ critical evaluation skills when creating works of art.

Dale Wayne Bio: http://www.dalewayne.com/about/

Educational guidelines supported through this workshop:

National Standards

FROM TRASH TO TREASURE WORKSHOP