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Note: Class partially discountable.

3/22-4/14 M,W 5:45-6:45 PM $41 13500-03

4/19-5/5 M,W 4:30-5:30 PM $31 13500-04


Water Safety Instructor

Prerequisite: All students must have knowledge and ability to perform the following strokes: front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke and butterfly stroke. This course teaches future aquatic Instructors proper methods and curriculum in Red Cross Water Safety. It is an extensive skill review and proper presentation of all levels of swimming. Books are included in the fee. Students completing this course will receive W.S.I. certification and Instructor Candidate Training Certificate. Participants must attend ALL classes.

Age: 16 years & up

Location: Edora Pool Ice Center

Note: Class may switch pools. Letter will be sent prior to class start. Class is not discountable.

4/8 Th 4:00-10:00 PM $172 23590-01

4/9 F 4:00-10:00 PM

4/10 Sa 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

4/11 Su 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Lifeguard Training

Participants will be required to complete a 300 yd continuous swim using the following strokes in order: 100 yd of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick, 100 yd of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence and 100 yd of front crawl or breaststroke. Participants will also have to complete a timed 20 yd swim using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 ft, retrieve a 10 lb object, return to the surface, swim 20 yd back to starting point with object and exit water without using ladder or steps, within 1 min, 40 sec.

Age: 15 years & up

Note: Participants must attend all classes - no exceptions. Must be 15 yrs. on or before start of class. Skills will be tested at the first class and continuation of class will depend upon passing. Books and pocket mask are included in fee. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will receive American Red Cross certificates for Lifeguard Training, CPR-PR, AED, and Standard First Aid. Class not discountable.

Location: Edora Pool Ice Center

3/15-3/18 M-Th 9:00 AM-4:30 PM $140 13540-02

4/9 F 4:00-6:00 PM $140 13540-03

4/10 Sa 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

4/11 Su 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

4/17 Sa 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

4/18 Su 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location: Mulberry Pool

4/30 F 4:00-6:00 PM $140 22540-01

5/1 Sa 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

5/2 Su 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

5/8 Sa 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

5/9 Su 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Lifeguard Review

This class is for the lifeguard whose certification is about to expire. This shortened version of Lifeguard Training will enable the lifeguard to recertify without having to take the full lifeguard course. Please call Krista Hobbs at 221.6335 for specific time requirements for past certification eligibility. A skill test will be administered the first day of class to determine continuation in the class. Participants must attend all classes - no exceptions.

Age: 18 years & up

Location: Edora Pool Ice Center

Note: Must hold current American Red Cross certifications in LGT, CPR-PR, AED and FIRST AID or certifications that have expired within 1 year of expiration dates. Bring those certifications to first day of class. Individuals that do not have eligible certificates may not participate in course. All participants are required to have lifeguard book and pocket mask, cost is included in fee and can be discounted at time of registration if applicable. Class is partially discountable.

4/24-4/25 Sa,Su 8:00 AM-7:00 PM $132.95 13541-01

ARTS & CRAFTS


Visual Arts Committee

The Fort Collins Senior Center is looking for people interested in serving on the Visual Arts Committee. If you would like more information about the committee’s mission and duties, contact Steve Dietemann at 970.224.6028 or sdietemann@fcgov.com


Teachers?

Do you have a special talent and want to share it with others? New proposals for arts and crafts programs are always welcome. If you are a skilled, competent Instructor, contact Steve Dietemann at 970.224.6028 or sdietemann@fcgov.com


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help oversee the operation of a wood shop and general arts and crafts studio. If you are interested in volunteering or even teaching a class, contact Steve Dietemann at 970.224.6028 or sdietemann@fcgov.com.

Visual Arts & Crafts Show

Call for artists and crafters. Artists and crafters who are 50 and older can show their work. Awards will be given to the top three in each category. The show will be open May 1- June 2. Pick up an entry form at the Senior Center registration desk or fill one out when you bring your work for submission. Drop off: Submissions may be delivered to the Senior Center north entrance Friday, April 23, 1:00-5:00 PM and Saturday April 24, 9:00 AM-Noon. Reception for artists and public: Saturday, May 1 from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM. Display: Arts and crafts will be displayed May 1-June 2, Monday–Friday 6:00 AM-9:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM–5:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM–9:00 PM. Pick up: Art will be returned to the artists Friday June 4, 1:00-5:00 PM and Saturday June 5, 9:00 AM-Noon.

C.H.A.T. (Crafts Hobbies Arts Time)

Interested in cropping for scrapbooks, crochet, watercolor, knitting, or some other hobby? Join an open relaxed atmosphere where you can meet new friends and share your enthusiasm for creativity. This group meets weekly to work on projects and share ideas. Learn from others as you discuss the many aspects of art.

Note: No Instructor, No fee, Senior Center members only

Location: Senior Center

Ongoing Wed 1:00-3:00 PM

Open Shop

Open shop offers an opportunity for people to work on projects. There are many tools available for media such as jewelry, stained glass, and woodworking. Also available are scroll saws, wood lathes, other wood related tools and basic tools for mechanical repairs. You supply the materials and the expendable resources such as sand paper, glue etc. Students enrolled in a class can utilize the shop to work on projects outside their class time. A shop attendant is on duty to assist with questions. Production work or work on items for sale is not permitted.

Note: There is no fee for students currently enrolled in an arts and crafts class; for persons not currently enrolled in a class, a Senior Center membership is required and a $2.00 fee per open lab time is charged. Shop is not discountable

Location: Senior Center, Studio

Ongoing Tue 8:00 AM-Noon

Ongoing Wed 1:00-5:00 PM

Ongoing Thu 6:00-10:00 PM

Quilting Quorum

Novice and expert quilters welcome. Work on group or individual projects. Quilters may also work on charity projects. Meet other local quilters, swap tips, share techniques, and a common interest in quilting. Sewing machines, mats, cutters, and material available.

Note: No Instructor, No fee, Senior Center members only

Location: Senior Center
Ongoing Fri 1:00-3:00 PM

Artistic Abilities Art

Participants will learn techniques with a variety of materials. This class is open to people of all abilities, with emphasis on accommodations for various challenges and disabilities. Participation in an art show this spring is optional.

Age: 13 years & up

Location: CSU, Visual Arts Building, Room F113

Note: Learn more at www.artisticabilities.org. Class is partially discountable. For more information, contact Alison Cope, 416.2024, acope@fcgov.com

3-D Art

3/24-4/21 W 4:00-6:00 PM $30 14616-02


Dinner Roll Basket

This lovely basket is 5” high, 8” in diameter. This basket has a wonderful decoration of curls on the sides and is perfect for a centerpiece or for serving food.

Age: 16 years & up

Instructor: Dianne Saye

Location: Senior Center

Note: All supplies provided. Wear old clothes and bring an old towel, and a sack lunch. Class partially discountable.


3/27 Sa 9:00 AM-6:00 PM $71 14103-01
Simplicity Basket

This particular basket has a 8” diameter and is 13” high to the handle. This basket uses ¼ “ flat oval reed to create clean classic lines. It has a wrapped handle to add a wonderful elegant touch.

Instructor: Dianne Saye

Location: Senior Center

Note: All supplies provided. Wear old clothes and bring an old towel, and a sack lunch. Class partially discountable.
4/24 Sa 9:00 AM-6:00 PM $71 14104-01

Beginning Sewing

Prerequisite: Must be familiar with your sewing machine and able to sew a straight seam

Make a fleece vest just in time for the cool early spring days. You will learn how to read a pattern, cut the material and size the project. Also learn how to set a zipper and finish the edges.

Age: 14 years & up

Instructor: Diana Hotchkiss

Location: Senior Center

Note: Supply list provided at registration. (Approximate cost $15-$25.) You may bring your own sewing machine or one can be provided. Class partially discountable.

3/17-4/7 W 6:30-9:00 PM $49 14124-01

Tumbling Blocks Quilt

Prerequisite: Basic quilting knowledge is necessary

Learn a different way to make a tumbling block quilt top. Blocks are made in strips rather from a squares or diamonds. Blocks appear once the long strips are sewn together.

Instructor: Diana Hotchkiss

Location: Senior Center

Note: Supply list provided at registration. (Approximate cost $25-$50.) Bring your own sewing machine or one can be provided. Class partially discountable.

5/1-5/8 Sa 9:00 AM-5:00 PM $76 14125-01

Black Tie Cummerbund Quilt

Prerequisite: Beginning sewing and quilting helpful

This simple 45” wall hanging will be made of 3 different blocks. This will add more block ideas to your help fuel that quilting affliction and inspiration for more quilts.

Instructor: Diana Hotchkiss

Location: Senior Center

Note: Bring lunch or order. Supply list provided at registration. (Approximate cost $15-$25.) You may bring your own sewing machine or one can be provided. Class partially discountable.


3/20-3/27 Sa 9:00 AM-5:00 PM $76 14126-01
Spinning, Beginning

Class will discuss the properties of all textile fibers, how to harvest and process them, and we’ll spin yarn on a drop spindle. At the second session, we’ll break out the spinning wheels, and investigate the tools and equipment used in the fiber industry. You will be given a basic spinning kit to take home with you.

Instructor: Liz Moncrief

Location: Senior Center

Note: All supplies provided Please wear old clothes. Class partially discountable.
4/6-4/13 Tu 6:30-8:30 PM $42 24153-01

Soap Making

This workshop features basic soap making, how to safely handle the materials, molding, scenting and adding designer ingredients. You’ll be given a recipe book with instructions.

Instructor: Liz Moncrief

Location: Senior Center

Note: Supplies provided. Wear old clothes. Class partially discountable.


3/13 Sa 10:00 AM-2:00 PM $42 24151-01

Total Body Care

We’ll make and take home several bath products using items found in your local health food market. Gain a better understanding of your skin’s needs, what makes products work, how to add or delete special elixirs and essential oils.

Instructor: Liz Moncrief

Location: Senior Center

Note: All supplies provided. Please wear old clothes. Class partially discountable.

3/27 Sa 10:00 AM-2:00 PM $42 24152-01

Floral Centerpiece Design

Learn to arrange an elegant centerpiece for your table or coffee table. Container provided. Learn how to make magic bows.

Instructor: Lucy Plaisance

Location: Senior Center

Note: Supply list provided at registration. (supply cost $25-$30). Class partially discountable.


3/20 Sa 10:00 AM-Noon $15 24155-01

Stained Glass Stepping Stone

Decorate a fitted mosaic stepping stone for your garden or home. Explore stained glass without using copper or lead. Make a beautiful 11-inch glass covered stepping stone using a garden paver and stained glass.

Instructor: Donna Beard

Location: Senior Center

Note: Some supplies included in class fee. Supply list available at registration. (Approximate cost $2-$3.) Class partially discountable. Class will not be held on 4/19.


4/12-4/26 M 7:00-9:00 PM $37 14121-01
Fused Glass Pendants

In this class you will create six beautiful fused glass pendants while learning basic glass cutting, fusing techniques, and discovering the magic of dichroic glass.

Instructor: Kathi Dougherty

Location: Senior Center

Note: All supplies provided. Class is partially discountable.
4/17 Sa 9:00-11:00 AM $46 14139-03

4/17 Sa Noon-2:00 PM $46 14139-04

Fused Glass Ornaments

Create five fun fabulous fused glass ornaments to hang in a window or on your tree. Pre-cut squares are drilled and ready to decorate with the glass of your choice.

Age: 14 years & up

Instructor: Kathi Dougherty

Location: Senior Center

Note: All supplies provided. Class partially discountable.

4/17 Sa 3:00-5:00 PM $30 14140-02

Jewelry, Beginning

In this extended class concentration on cutting and piercing with a jeweler’s saw, filing, soldering, as well as the proper techniques for polishing and finishing will be covered.

Instructor: Mark Ruby

Location: Senior Center

Note: Tools and some supplies provided. Supply list available at registration. (Approximate cost $55-$80.) Class partially discountable.


3/23-5/11 Tu 5:30-7:30 PM $105 14112-02

Jewelry Stones & Mechanisms

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry, class is for students who have a solid understanding of jewelry concepts. Class focused on faceted stone setting and moving parts and cold connections. Technical demonstrations on creating hinges, clasps, locks, rivets, etc.

Instructor: Mark Ruby

Location: Senior Center

Note: Some supplies provided. Supply list provided at registration. Supplies and supply costs vary with your project choice). (Approximate cost $50-$85.) Class partially discountable.

3/23-5/11 Tu 8:00-10:00 PM $110 14113-01
Bob Ross Painting

Complete a finished painting in one day using the Bob Ross painting technique Instructor teaches you about the use of different brushes, a palette knife, mixing colors and the manipulation of certain special paints. Have our own Bob Ross supplies? Receive a $15 discount.

Instructor: Peggy Hunt

Location: Senior Center

Note: There will be a 1-hour lunch break (on your own). Please bring a role of paper towels and wear old clothes. Class not discountable.

Landscape Bob Ross

3/18 Th 9:00 AM-4:00 PM $60 14127-03

Floral Bob Ross

4/15 Th 9:00 AM-4:00 PM $60 14127-04


Chinese Brush Painting

Perfect for a beginner or experienced painter. You will learn to use the Chinese Brush on oriental paper; study the basic strokes and simple composition for several different styles of designs or advance your current knowledge of the techniques.

Instructor: Ann Hartzler

Location: Senior Center

Note: Bring an apron or wear old clothing. Bring a jar and a small dish or white saucer. All other supplies provided. Class partially discountable.
4/7-4/28 W 6:30-8:30 PM $60 14137-01

Porcelain Painting, Beginning

Students will learn proper painting techniques that include the use of oils, thinners, wiping tools and specialty brushes. Techniques for completion of the finished product takes several weeks.

Instructor: Jackie Mosman

Location: Senior Center

Note: All supplies included. Firing of your work is included in the course fee. Reduced fee when using your own supplies. Class partially discountable.


3/5-3/26 F 1:00-3:30 PM $47 14170-03

4/2-4/30 F 1:00-3:30 PM $56 14170-04

5/7-5/28 F 1:00-3:30 PM $47 24170-01
Porcelain Painting, Intermediate

The Instructor will demonstrate varied techniques for achieving desired results. Learn more about the chemical process of paints mediums and firing procedure.

Instructor: Jackie Mosman

Location: Senior Center

Note: Firing is included. You provide the painting supplies.

3/3-3/31 W 9:00-11:30 AM $51 14171-03

4/7-4/28 W 9:00-11:30 AM $39 14171-04

5/5-5/26 W 9:00-11:30 AM $39 24171-01

Porcelain Painting, Advanced

The classes will offer one-on-one hands-on instruction as well as group demonstrations. Attention will be given to advanced brush techniques, creating the image while observing color and value

Instructor: Jackie Mosman

Location: Senior Center

Note: Firing is included. You provide the painting supplies.
3/3-3/31 W 1:00-4:00 PM $56 14172-03

4/7-4/28 W 1:00-4:00 PM $46 14172-04

5/5-5/26 W 1:00-4:00 PM $46 24172-01
Watercolor, Beginning

The basics of composition, painting techniques and special effects will be covered as well as setting up a palette, types of papers, using the color wheel and color theory.

Instructor: Julianne Schempf

Location: Senior Center

Note: Supply list available at registration. (Approximate cost $50-$75.) Class partially discountable.
3/5-4/9 F 1:00-3:00 PM $64 14180-02

Watercolor, Intermediate

Prerequisite: Beginning Watercolor

This class will take you on a much more in-depth exploration into watercolor techniques. More emphasis on observation and various brush techniques will be covered. This class will challenge the students that have had beginning watercolor.

Instructor: Julianne Schempf

Location: Senior Center

Note: Supply list available at registration. (Approximate cost is $50-$100.) Class partially discountable.

3/4-4/8 Th 1:00-3:00 PM $68 14181-02

Photography, Advanced

Advanced creative techniques will be covered for specific genres including landscape, wildlife, night and close-up photos. Most of the applications and techniques apply to both film and digital photography. You must have an understanding of your camera and the basics of photography, either digital or regular film.

Instructor: Dick Myhre

Location: Senior Center

Note: Bring digital or 35mm SLR camera and manual to class.

3/25-4/8 Th 6:00-9:00 PM $67 14131-01

Woodworking, Beginning

Learn the use of basic woodworking tools and their proper setup and maintenance. Create a basic project that requires the use of the special skills you have learned. This class will give you the knowledge and basics so you can work in the open shop. Discussion of the different materials and finishes will be covered.

Instructor: Leroy Wilson

Location: Senior Center

Note: Some supplies provided. Supply list available first day of class (approximate cost $20-$30). Class partially discountable.

3/10-4/14 W 7:00-9:00 PM $89 14190-02

Note: All pottery classes are held at the Pottery Studio, Register at all Recreation registration sites. See page 14. The Pottery Studio is a recreational and educational facility. All work must be accomplished at the studio. Production work is not permitted.


Pottery Supplies

The fee for classes includes 25 pounds of clay. Additional clay used in our classes or labs must be purchased at the Pottery Studio, $14.00 for 25 pounds. (other clays may cost more) Supplies are not discountable. Note: Does not apply to the Sampler classes and children’s classes.


Birthday Parties

The kids will enjoy working in clay and will make a creation of their very own. They will learn the steps and processes that clay goes through and take a short tour. You invite participants and provide the refreshments (cake, ice cream, drinks, etc.) The Pottery staff will provide the “know how”, supplies and tools to teach and help them make a precious object that can be treasured for years.

Parties last about 60-90 minutes. We can tailor a birthday package to your needs. Cost is $9 per child (4 children minimum). Parties not discountable. Contact Steve Dietemann 224-6028 or sdietemann@fcgov.com

Boy and Girl Scout Badges

Scouts will learn the fundamentals of clay while completing the requirements set by the organization. Scouts will go on a tour and see the workings of a Pottery Studio. They will create a piece that they can personalize with their own creativity, which will be fired and glazed. Cost is $9 per child (4 children minimum). Not discountable. Contact Steve Dietemann 224-6028 or e-mail sdietemann@fcgov.com

Private Pottery Instruction

Interested in having that intense one-on-one time to rapidly develop your skills and knowledge? Private lessons are available for all levels. Fees vary depending on the program chosen. Not discountable. Contact Steve Dietemann 224-6028 or sdietemann@fcgov.com

Beginning Wheel/Handbuilding

You will learn about clay, tools, and glazing plus much more. You will learn the basic skills, techniques and principles involved in pottery. Primary emphasis for the class is on creating using the potter’s wheel as a tool. Some handbuilding will be covered.

Location: Pottery Studio

Note: Lab time included. All tools and supplies provided, 25 pounds of clay included in the fee. Class partially discountable.


3/22-5/24 M 9:00-11:00 AM $129 14060-04

3/22-5/24 M 5:45-7:45 PM $129 14060-05

3/24-5/26 W 8:00-10:00 PM $129 14060-06
Beginning + Wheel/Handbuilding

Prerequisite: One or more classes Beginning Wheel/Handbuilding

Paced for students who have taken a beginning class, and are acquainted with the basic techniques involved in wheel throwing. Excellent for students that are not yet comfortable with the clay.

Location: Pottery Studio

Note: Lab time included. All tools and supplies provided, 25 pounds of clay included in the fee. Class is partially discountable.

3/22-5/24 M 8:00-10:00 PM $129 14061-04

3/24-5/26 W 5:45-7:45 PM $129 14061-05

3/25-5/27 Th 9:00-11:00 AM $129 14061-06

Intermediate Wheel/Handbuilding

Prerequisite: Beginning Wheel/Handbuilding or equivalent

More complex ceramic/pottery techniques and skills taught. Expression and exploration of form will be taught. Students must have had experience working with clay.

Location: Pottery Studio

Note: Lab time included. All tools and supplies provided, 25 pounds of clay included in the fee. Class partially discountable.

3/23-5/25 Tu 5:30-7:30 PM $129 14062-03

3/24-5/26 W 9:00-11:00 AM $129 14062-04


Advanced Wheel/Handbuilding

Prerequisite: Intermediate Wheel/Handbuilding or equivalent

This class looks further into the development of form while honing your high-end techniques. Emphasis is placed on combining your own creativity with conceptual thought into design.

Location: Pottery Studio

Note: Lab time included. All tools and supplies provided, 25 pounds of clay included in the fee. Class partially discountable.

3/25-5/27 Th 5:30-7:30 PM $129 14063-02


Raku Workshop

Start by working in wet clay the first week, and the second week, glaze and finish by firing the pieces. It will include a hands-on contemporary exploration of the forming and firing process.

Location: Pottery Studio

Note: No previous experience necessary. All tools and supplies and 25 pounds of clay are included in the fee. Class partially discountable.

6/4-6/11 F 6:00-9:00 PM $63 14065-01

6/5-6/12 Sa 9:00 AM-Noon

Pottery Lab

Anyone currently enrolled in an adult pottery class (sampler excluded) may utilize the lab. Staff is in attendance but no formal instruction is provided. Lab is for current students to practice or finish work in progress. Anyone who has taken classes at the Pottery Studio may register as a lab student.




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