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SUMMER 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
Yes, 8:15AM Labor Day. No 5:30PM Class
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
Mondays 6:45PM - 9:00PM with Amanda
Tuesdays 11:30AM-2PM with Wendy
$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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Directed Studies in Clay
with Wendy
Tuesdays beginning September 2nd | Noon - 2PM
$20 per participant per class, this fee includes clay, glazes, firing and guided instruction.
Feel free to join into any two week session.
Contact | Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109
email | Gretchen

Students will learn basic hand building and wheel throwing skills to create functional and sculptural works in clay. Hand building includes pinching, coiling, and working with slabs. Students will also work on the potter's wheel to make forms such as bowls, plates and mugs. Students will decorate and glaze their finished pieces. Tuition includes all materials. Clay projects will run two weeks at a time. 
September 2nd & 9th: Florida's First Americans: ancient technique of pinch pots "stained" in natural colors
September 16th & 23rd: Create a Vase: coiling and paddling a specific form of your choice
September 30th & October 7th: Slab Box: measuring, cutting and joining a box with a custom-designed lid
October 14th & 21st:  Animal Baskets: coil  the base and sculpt the handle with imaginative animal forms
October 28th & November 4th: Hollow Ball Creations: paddle and pull joined pinch pots to alter their
form while keeping the air inside
November 11th & 18th: Pottery Wheel : centering clay & throwing process
November 21st & December 2nd: Pottery Wheel Trimming & Pulling Handles
December 9th & 16th:  Working on creative holiday gifts! Ideas provided
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Open Studio | Painting + Drawing
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

Open studio meets on Monday evenings from 6:45 - 9PM! Join in anytime for a relaxed studio (as opposed to structured class) atmosphere open to experienced painters. Please feel free to bring your own drawing and painting materials, or PAC has canvases, paints and clay available for purchase. Please note, this is not a class. Wendy is available for troubleshooting and technical advice. PAC will be holding a beginning painting class this September, please keep an eye on our webiste. Or if you would like to receive this information as soon as it published, please leave your info with us, email PAC.

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Blank Canvas:
Layout and Painting in Acrylics for Beginners

with Wendy Marble
Begins Monday September 8th - September 29th  
7:00 - 9:00PM | $80 | $25 material fee for the four weeks   
Payment in full is due on first class, thank you.
RSVP | Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109


Have you every thought about learning to paint but didn't know where to start? Have you come to our painting parties and wished you could increase your skills and confidence? PAC is offering a four-week course, "Blank Canvas: Layout and Painting in Acrylics for Beginners". This will include how to select and modify your images for painting, the basics of drawing a design, how to grid and transfer your design to canvas, the basics in color theory, and how to bring tools and materials to bring your idea to life. Supplies will include sketch pads and pencils, paints and canvas. Come try something new for YOU!  
 


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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
Please note: No class the weeks of August 18th - 29th. Thank you
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 September 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
No Class on Labor Day, thank you.
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
with Karen Nicholson
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00AM
NEW 4:30PM on Thursday begins September 4th
$10 | Mats available. $60 for a 10 class card

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 this fall

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
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Tuesdays & Thursdays |  9:15 - 10:15AM
Prices $10 drop or $60 for a 10 class card.

Evenings
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Tuesdays* and Thursdays 5:30-6:30PM
*Please note Tuesday night is full for the month of September.
$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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Breath + LeBARRE
with Eric Wilds
Friday | 8:00 - 9:00AM | Begins September 5th |  $10
Contact | Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109


Breath + LeBARRE 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 + LeBARRE, 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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ART After School : Potter's Wheel
with Ms. Gretchen & Ms. Wendy
Tuesdays | Begins September 16th | 3:30 - 5PM
$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


Artists of all skill levels welcome. The class will cover wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, use of tools and surface techniques. Campers should wear old clothes because work on the potter's wheel can get messy (wah-hoo!). 

The wheel is like life...it is not about the destination, but the journey. An average of 6 works will be created this session! 

Please remember that finished work will need to dry and then go through 

the firing process. Allow 10 days from the last day of class for picking up work, thank you.

Week 1 Let's get centered. Before we begin to whirl around, campers will learn the history
of the potter's wheel and why it was used. We will also learn how to prepare our clay before learning
to center the clay. Getting centered and getting muddy is the goal today.

Week 2 Campers will continue the journey on the wheel making a summer time snack bowl.
Week 3 Don't flip out, flip over! Today campers will learn the techniques to trim the bottoms of their bowls. 
Week 4 
Up, up and away. Campers learn how to pull clay on the wheel to achieve height from their work.
Week 5
Getting to know glaze. We will learn about glaze and have a painting party on our last day of camp.
Week 6 Free play on the wheel and wrap up any projects still in progress.


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Creative Handwork for Kids
with Deb Cogan
September 8th - November 10th | Ages 6.5 - 12 | class times 3:30PM - 4:50PM
$145 | Includes materials | Minimum of four children to hold class, thank you.
$25.00 Non-refundable deposit required
RSVP or for more information | Deb (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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Homeschool Drawing

with Ms. Wendy Marble
New semester begins Thursday | September 18th.

Please visit out Homeschool page for complete class details on Homeschool Drawing, thank you.
Or give us a ring, (941) 518 - 2109
email | Gretchen

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Homeschool ART!
with Ms. Wendy
New semester begins Wednesday | September 10th

Please visit out Homeschool page for complete class details on Homeschool ART, thank you.
Or give us a ring, (941) 518 - 2109

email | Gretchen
 

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Homeschool Directed Studies in Clay
with Ms. Wendy
New semester begins Tuesday | September 2nd
Please visit out Homeschool page for complete class details on Homeschool Directed Studies in
Clay, thank you.
Or give us a ring, (941) 518 - 2109

email | Gretchen

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PAC Pottery Parties
Parties run for 2 hours.
Cost: $25 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.