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Fall 2022

Gyrokinesis - Adult Fitness

$141

with Earlene Hopkins

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Adult, 18 +

Gyrokinesis is an exercise system that moves the body through all 3 dimensions.  With the use of breath, students build coordination and flexibility to create a global sense of well-being.  Movements focus on the plasticity and the support of the spine to help the overall function of the muscles and organs.  Gyrokinesis can be both dynamic and relaxing.  Each class of Gyrokinesis will leave you feeling light and better aligned.

Students need to come to class with comfortable clothing and a yoga mat.  Gyrokinesis is performed barefoot or in sock feet.

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, (Skip November 23).

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $58.00, paid every two weeks.

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Story Collecting - ONLINE

$69

with Jules Corriere

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Ages 15 - Adult

This four-part online class is designed for those interested in collecting oral stories from family members, neighbors, veterans, and community members. Participants learn how to conduct one-on-one interviews as well as how to hold story circles through a combination of class instruction and hands-on training, covering such skills as generating effective questions, finding potential storytellers, creating the best environment, as well as proper use of recording equipment. Participants each receive a PDF guidebook which follows the training course and Power Points. All who complete the course will be certified story collectors for Jonesborough’s StoryTown Programs. All Participants are encouraged to continue using the skills learned in this class by becoming a StoryTown Brigade member, and to collect stories from Washington County community members for use in Jonesborough’s StoryTown programs, which include a monthly radio show, podcast, annual play, and other projects.

6:00 - 7:00 pm, Wednesdays, ONLINE, September 7, 14, 21, 28.

 

Creative Circle Writers Group

Free

with Jules Corriere

Calendar Sep 8, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 12 weeks

Ages 15- Adult

This writers group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the McKinney Center. The group this year will focus on developing and generating stories for possible use in the monthly radio show “StoryTown Radio Show and Podcast” which performs at the McKinney Center and airs on WETS 89.5 FM. The group will also develop stories and pieces for other special story-based programs that are part of the StoryTown Initiative. In addition, members are encouraged to bring creative works to develop for their own purposes. Techniques in writing for radio and the stage are regularly discussed. 

Thursdays 10-11:30am September 8, 22, October 13, 27, November 10, December 8, 22.

Metals for Kids and Teens

$135

with Linore Huss

Calendar Sep 8, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Grades 4- 8

This is a great class for kids, grades 4 - 8, who want to learn about wire wrapping, basic hammer texture, plier use, the properties of different metals, beadwork, and much more!  Students will leave with a collection of bracelets, ornaments, earrings, necklaces, and rings as they choose what they would like to create with each process we learn.

4:30 - 5:30 pm, Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13.

High School Metals

$178

with Linore Huss

Calendar Sep 8, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Grades 9 - 12

This is a great class for teens, grades 9 - 12, who want to learn about texturing and forming sheet metal, wire wrapping, basic hammer texture, plier use, the properties of different metals, beadwork, and much more!  Students will leave with a collection of bracelets, ornaments, earrings, necklaces, and rings as they choose what they would like to create with each process we learn.

6:00 - 7:30pm, Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13.

Brush & Pallete Knife Workshop - Flowers

$67

with Beverly Thomas Jenkins

Calendar Sep 10, 2022 at 9 am

Grades 9 - Adult

This workshop is for the person who wants to try painting without having prior knowledge of painting.  Students will be creating a beautiful vase of flowers using acrylic paint.  The style is intuitive, casual, and abstract.  The canvas is a 9"x12" flat board which will fit a frame of your choice (not included).  This is a great workshop to take with family or friends!  

You can also reserve a private workshop with a minimum of 6 guests!  Please call the McKinney Center to make this reservation.

9:00 a.m. - Noon, Saturday, September 10.

Mosaic Pet Portrait

$164

with Beverly Thomas Jenkins

Calendar Sep 10, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Grade 9- Adult

Learn mosaics by creating a family keepsake of your favorite animal or beloved pet. This class will teach you basic mosaic principles along with shading techniques, color enhancement choices, etc., to achieve a unique one of a kind finished mosaic. 

2:00 - 5:00 pm, Saturdays, September 10, 17, October 1, 8, 15.

Adventures in Drawing

$172

with Sharon Squibb

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grades 9 - ADULT

This class explores basic drawing techniques and how to use a variety of drawing media: pencils, color pencils, oil pastels, chalk pastels, charcoal, and pen & ink.  The instructor will provide step-by-step instruction with demonstrations of each new technique.  Students will do a number of studies and finished pieces using each media/technique.  Students of all levels are welcome!

5:30 - 7:00 pm, Mondays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14.





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