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SPRING 2014




Homeschool for kids in Palmetto Bradenton Ellenton Parrish. Home school art classes in palmetto Terra Ceia Ciea Zumba classes sarasota bradenton zumba yoga classes clay wheel throwing Snead Island pilates tai chi
ZUMBA
Mondays with Gretchen | 8:15AM
Mondays with Bertha | 5:30PM
Tuesdays  with Ann Marie | 5:30PM
Tuesdays with Kristen | 6:30PM
Wednesday with Bertha | 5:30PM
Thursdays with Ann Marie | 5:30PM
Fridays with Gretchen | 8:30AM
Saturdays with Kristen | 8:00AM

$10 drop in
Class card: 10 classes for $60
Summer Special for County Teachers | $6 drop in
Contact | Gretchen (941) 518-2109
email | Gretchen
                
Zumba is a fantastic exercise program that burns calories and gets you moving! No dance experience is necessary, but having fun is a requirement! Gretchen Leclezio & Bertha Alvarez & Kristen Brusco are certified Zumba instructors and they will show you all the moves. Wear sneakers,
bring your water bottle and a friend. All fitness levels welcome
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CLAY Open Studio
Monday night studio closed until August

Tuesday day studio closed until July29th

with Wendy Marble & Amanda Cornwell
Mondays 6:45PM - 9:00PM
Tuesdays 11:30AM-2PM
$10 for studio time if have clay experience - clay and firing additional
$25 for first hand building lesson if no experience - includes clay, firing and glazes
Ages 10 - 15 drop in $20
Pottery Wheel Lessons by appointment only
Contact | Gretchen (941) 518-2109
email | Gretchen

Explore hand-building as an alternative way of making functional and sculptural ceramic art. Students will learn basic construction processes such as coiling, slab work and a variety of decorative and finishing techniques using clays and glazes. Students will first achieve technique through guided building and then pursue
individual projects with assistance from the instructor.
 

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Open Studio | Painting + Drawing
Open Painting Studio closed. We will resume September.

with Wendy Marble
Mondays 6:45PM - 9:00PM
All first time students $25 includes canvas and paints
Ages 10 - 15 drop in students $20
Ages 16 and up $10 for studio time
PAC has canvases and paints available for purchase
16 x 20 canvas $5 | $3 for studio paints

Contact | Wendy (941) 722 - 1064
email | Gretchen

Express yourself freely while learning a variety of artistic techniques in painting and drawing.
This class meets on Monday evenings from 6:45 - 9PM! Join in anytime for a relaxed studio (as opposed to structured class) atmosphere open to all levels. If you've never painted or drawn before, or if you're looking
to improve your style, bring your projects, problems and interests to a happy finish with gentle and inspiring feedback from the teachers and each other. Students will learn about basic composition, the formal
elements of design, color mixing, and painting tricks. Please feel free to bring your own drawing and painting materials, or PAC has canvases, paints and clay available for purchase.

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YOGA
with LaRae Brownewell
Saturdays: 9:15-10:15AM
Wednesdays: 9:15-10:15AM
$10 | Mats available.
Contact | LaRae (941) 527-9847
email | LaRae

Bring your eager spirit. LaRae Brownewell offers a mixed level Yoga class with modifications so we can all be successful working on strength, flexibility, cardio-conditioning, and balance. Classes run for one beautiful hour.

“LaRae has a gift of teaching a mixed level class beautifully, she talks you through each pose with a steady rhythm…you finish feeling fresh, strong and rejuvenated.”
- student of LaRae

LaRae also offers private lessons upon appointment.


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T'ai Chi
with Jeff Wolf
Mondays - Wednesdays - Fridays | 11AM - Noon
$8 drop 10 classes for $50
Contact | Jeff Wolf (847) 826-2680

 

Take a mid-day break with a movement class that will give you a good workout,  

but doesn't require special exercise clothes (or a shower).


Often called a moving meditation or Chinese yoga, T'ai Chi is a series of slow easy movements that exercise muscles, enhances joint range-of-motion and builds better habits of posture and breathing. T'ai Chi combines with Ch'i Gong to increase strength, improve balance and reduce inflammation and pain associated with stress. The instructor, Jeff Wolf, has studied different styles of T'ai Chi and Ch'i Gong for 20 years with a wide variety of teachers, has been teaching for 15 years and is certified in Arthritis Foundation T'ai Chi. Class emphasis is more on coordination and balance than martial arts applications. Each class is self-contained (you're not "behind" if you miss a class) and suitable for any level of physical ability - you can even do T'ai Chi sitting in a chair!

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AERIAL YOGA
with LaRae Brownewell
Next time to fly :: August 30th | 11:30AM - 12:45PM
$20 for a 75 minute workshop
Contact | LaRae (941) 527-9847
email | LaRae

Aerial yoga is a unique class blending yoga and aerial work. Yoga poses are practiced in, around and supported by a fabric hammock similar to the ones you might see an acrobat dance in at the circus.
Using the hammock one can experience unique inversions, wonderful opening support in some poses,
and new challenges in others.  


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Kids Yoga
with Emily Carr-Osborne
Please check back with us in August when school is back in session, thank you.
Contact | Emily (941) 737 - 5396

Yoga Kids - fun and fitness for kids of all ages - join this interactive yoga experience and learn a variety of yoga poses interwoven with imaginative games,  story telling, and a taste of improvisational dance.

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Pilates
with LaRae Brownewell
Mondays:  9:30- 10:30AM
$10 | Mats available.
Contact | LaRae (941) 527- 9847
email | LaRae
                       
Pilates is a total body conditioning exercise method combining strength and flexibility. LaRae’s class will help you develop mind and body uniformity, balance, flexibility and strength, improve posture, and strengthen the powerhouse.

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Pilates for the People
with Eric Wilds
Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:00AM
$10 | Mats available. $60 for a 10 class card.
Summer Special for County Teachers | $6 drop in
Contact | Eric (941) 527 - 2151

Give your body the license to do everything you love! In some ways, mat Pilates is
the most challenging form of Pilates because it is just your body and the floor with
no other support. Yet it's the most accessible form due to the low cost & the fact that
we each already have a relationship with movement and rest on the ground.
Eric and Karen's class will provide a healthy healthy range of movement experience that will
tone your body and give you the distinctively Pilates feeling of length & strength.


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Pilates

with Karen Nicholson
Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00AM
$10 | Mats available. $60 for a 10 class card
Summer Special for County Teachers | $6 drop in


Karen Nicholson joins us for Thursday morning Pilates. With a Personal Training and Physical Therapy background, Karen who has practiced Pilates for over 8 years enjoys offering students a little science behind the exercises. A self-described "water baby", Karen enjoys sea kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding and eventually plans to meld SUP with Pilates classes on the paddle board. Stay tuned for more on this later.

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Pilates Reformer

with LaRae Brownewell
30 minute & 60 minute training sessions.
Contact LaRae to schedule a personal training session (941) 527- 9847   
email | LaRae                 

LaRae offers Pilates personal training sessions on the Reformer machine. Work on balancing the body and deepening into the core on the Pilates Reformer.  A low impact work out strengthening the back, core, legs, and arms.  Teaches proper movement patterns, deep focus, and helps to balance the two sides of the body.

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Restorative Yoga

with LaRae Brownewell
Next workshop | August 9th | 10:30AM

RSVP | (941) 527 - 9847
email | LaRae

Using blocks, blankets, bolsters, sandbags, and straps to create restful and replenishing yoga poses meant to restore the body. Come relax and renew in this workshop.  Give the body the gift of a little rest and relaxation.


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Breath + Body
with Eric Wilds
email | Gretchen

Mornings
: Please note: Breath + Body morning class has been cancelled until August, thank you.
Thursdays 9:15 - 10:15AM
Prices $10 drop or $60 for a 10 class card.
Summer Special for County Teachers | $6 drop in


Evenings
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Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-6:30PM
$10 drop in or $50 for two classes per week per month.

Breath & Body
Get the most from the life by learning techniques of strength and flexibility training that you can use anytime, anywhere. Let Eric Wilds take you through proper posture, form and motion to get the most from your training time. This body-changing workout is now offered in the evenings, because working people want to be strong and look great too!


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Pure Strength

with Eric Wilds
email | Gretchen

Please note: Pure Strength morning class has been cancelled until August, thank you
Tuesdays 9:15 - 10:15AM .
$10 drop in or $60 for a 10 class card.
Summer Special for County Teachers | $6 drop in

Pure Strength combines all the stretch and strength training with added emphasis
on combination movements and more stability training.



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Breath + Barre
with Eric Wilds
Friday | 7:30 - 8:30AM | $10
Please note: Breath + Barre morning class has been cancelled until August, thank you
Contact | Eric (941) 527 - 2151

Breath + Barre classes are one hour classes and are an all encompassing full body workout that is core focused and will effectively work your seat, thighs, arms, and your abs by using the LeBARRE as the main prop to reinforce ideal positioning of the exercises, while performing small, concentrated movements. The classes are a result of fusing the ideas and philosophies of yoga, Pilates, and Eric's 15 years of fitness experience. With commitment to Breath + Barre, you will feel and see the results in record time of a stronger, leaner you. We, at PAC, believe in our peeps, and promote camaraderie and personal guidance in every class, giving you the personal training feel in the comforts of a small group setting.

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LeBARRE
with Eric Wilds
Contact | Eric (941) 527 - 2151
Wednesdays |  8:00 - 9:00AM | $10
Please note: LeBARRE morning class has been cancelled until August, thank you


Taking the hottest trend in dance-inspired conditioning, ballet barre training, and using
"make-sense progression" to create a format suitable for every level of exerciser,
LeBARRE is a workout like no other!

This format combines Balance, Agility, Resistance, working Recovery and Eloquence
into a challenging full body workout. Use the exercises alone or in unique sequencing patterns
provided to create an entire LeBARRE program! No dance experience or pink tights required!


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ART After School
with Ms. Gretchen & Ms. Wendy
Thursdays | New Session Begins in the Fall 2014
$90 for six weeks + $10 materials
$20 for drop in students | Ages 6 - up
Rowlett bus stop available.
Contact | Gretchen (941) 518-2109
email | Gretchen

Come join this innovative after school art class where all of your projects will literally pop off of the working surface. During each week of students will use a different medium to sculpt in order to create a 3-Dimensional project. Students will be able to gain experience sculpting, molding, carving and fashioning a variety of materials.

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Creative Handwork for Kids
with Deb Cogan
September 8th - November 10th | Ages 6.5 - 12
$145 | Includes materials | Minimum of four children to hold class, thank you.
$25.00 Non-refundable deposit required
RSVP or for more information | Deb Cogan (941) 896 - 6610

During this 10-week course, children will be guided through their own knitting and/or crochet projects. Each project will be tailored to meet your child's interests, age and ability. Instruction will include basic skills such as; one and two-color finger knitting, making a slip knot, casting on, knitting, increases/decreases, casting off, holding yarn and needles correctly, counting stitches and rows, basic sewing, purling, crochet, and embroidery. Projects are drawn from the Waldorf education curriculum that is used in Waldorf schools throughout the world. 

Deb Cogan, B.A., COTA/L received her handwork teacher training from the Fiber Craft Studio in New York State.  She has worked as an assistant at Sun Ray, a private Waldorf-inspired arts enrichment program for 4-6 year old children in Sarasota. Deb is also a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. As a COTA she has worked in both school and clinic settings with children who have special needs in grades Pre-K through 12th grade.


 

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Drawing for Beginners

with Ms. Wendy Marble
Every other Thursdays | 1:00 - 2:30PM | New Session Begins Fall 2014
$15 | Materials included
Contact | Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109
email | Gretchen

Computers and technology have done exciting things for the art world, but the most essential tool for an artist is still the basic ability to draw. Like any skill, drawing takes practice, but with a few techniques, anyone can learn. Our first few lessons would include the handling of materials and gaining confidence in line quality, contour and gesture drawing, shading and subtractive tone work. We will also play with color, texture, contrast and the basics of composition.

If there's something specific you want to learn, Wendy will tailor lessons for you. Remember, if you come to each class faithfully, you'll see a big improvement!


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Homeschool ART!
with Ms. Gretchen & Ms. Wendy
New Session Begins September 2014
Every other Thursday | 1 - 2:30PM
Please click here for complete complete class calendar.
$15 per student $12 for additional siblings. Ages 6 - up.
Contact | Gretchen (941) 518-2109
email | Gretchen
 
Why math and art? The combination is natural! After all, math is everywhere, even in art- and we are all naturally creative. What better way for PAC artists to to learn and practice math concepts than through exciting art experiences in which they create colorful projects that they can share at home.

All PAC's classes focus on art elements, principles and FUN! Line, color, shape, form, texture, pattern, balance as well as art-history, creative self-expression and cultural appreciation will be bundled into each art lesson. Our goal is to learn and explore and have fun without getting distracted by technicalities. Gretchen Leclezio, a certified teacher (K- 12) specializing in teaching children with learning disabilities, will guide you each week in a creative journey. PAC's home school classes are designed to teach all grade levels in one class setting. Modification and skills will be taught to the older students as needed. Feel free to bring a bag lunch and meet up, after class, with other families in Bradenton's Riverwalk Park after class.

 
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PAC Pottery Parties
Parties run for 2 hours.
Cost: $20/per person (minimum of 6)
Fired pieces will be arranged for pick-up at a later date.
Info | Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109
email | Gretchen

Do something fun for your next party! Create functional and sculptural pottery pieces for long lasting memories. Clay jewelry, pets, masks, dragons, just a few of the themed parties. You’ll have hand-made memories to keep when the party is done. We supply the teacher and materials for up to 15. You may bring decorations and cake if you wish. Or we have organic cake makers and whole party packages. Venue available longer by request.

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PAC Painting Parties
Click here for PAC Painting Party page
phone | (941) 518 - 2109


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PAC Venue Rental
email | Gretchen
phone | (941) 518 - 2109

3,000 sq. ft space. Clean, urban loft-like setting. Full kitchen. Tables and chairs available. Birthday party, baby shower, anniversary, baptism, Quince Años, business event, private function? PAC is a perfect space for your next reason to gather.