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October classes outlined by 577 Foundation

BLADE STAFF

Pumpkin carving and autumn paintings are two of the classes being offered at the 577 Foundation this month. Below is a complete listing of October classes at the foundation.

Pre-registration required for all classes at www.577foundation.org or by calling 419-874-4174.

 

BEGINNER RECORDER LESSONS

For: 1st-6th grades

This class provides your child a recorder (blue, green or pink), practice/music theory book and lessons to teach the basics. Last class will be a mini-concert to showcase their talent. Leader: Tabitha Wheeler, call 567-322-7036 to order color. Limit: 10. There will be a mini-concert Oct. 27 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Saturdays Oct. 5, 12, and 19 from 11 a.m. to noon. Free is $30. 

PARTNERS IN FUN

For: 3-4 year olds with Adult

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to help create beautiful art projects. Leader: Carol Jambard-Sweet. Limit: 14 per class. Meets every Tuesday from Oct. 8 to Oct. 29 from 10 to 11 a.m. The first week the children make fall decorations, second week is pumpkin day, then making a haunted house, finishing with making owls. It costs $5 a week.

YOUTH POTTERY

For: 3rd-5th grades

Children will learn the basics of hand building and explore the potter’s wheel. Also, learn about glazing while finishing their pieces with high and low fire glazes. Leaders: Julie Beutler & Nadia Packard. Limit: 12.

Wednesdays from Oct. 30 to Dec. 11 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

FEE: $75.00

YOUTH POTTERY

For: 6th-12th grades

Students will focus on developing their creative side in many hand built and wheel projects. The course will feature extruded work, slab work and development of potter’s wheel skills. They will glaze their work and get an understanding of how it is fired. Leaders: Julie Beutler & Nadia Packard. Limit: 10.

Wednesdays from Oct. 30 to Dec. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

FEE: $80.00

Adult Classes

CARVE A JACK-O-LANTERN

Start with a basswood blank designed to hold a tea light and create a unique lighted Jack O Lantern to decorate your home. BRING: tools if you have them; tools provided. Sharpening and safety will be covered. No carving experience needed. Leader: Jean McDonald. Limit: 10.

Thursday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. FEE: $25.00

RETIREMENT: CATALYST FOR CHANGE

Ask ANYTHING of 2 who have been going to Costa Rica. What is Third World living really like? Prepare for retirement: Fool Mother Nature, but not Father Time. Shouldn’t YOU do the planning NOW? Bring your lunch. Leaders: Joan & Bruce Hankins. Limit: 12.

Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. FEE: $10.00

SATURDAY POTTERY

FEATURING: HOLIDAY FUN

Class provides intermediate and advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention and demonstrations. As well, students can work independently. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 6-week Adult Pottery class. Leaders: Julie Beutler & Nadia Packard. Limit: 15.

Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. FEE: $15.00

RAKU POTTERY

Spend an evening doing raku and enjoy a potluck (Bring a dish to share). PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 6-week Adult Pottery class and have 3-5 pots already bisque fired. Leaders: Julie Beutler and Nadia Packard. Limit: 15.

Oct. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. FEE: $15.00

INNER WRITING ROOM

Spend time sampling the various rooms in the Cottage and discover your own inner writing room. Use pen, paper, laptop or iPad; challenge yourself to connect with your creativity through journaling, memoir, short story or creating a poem. BRING: favorite quote, poem, story, picture, artifact as inspiration. The journey includes writing exercises, group sharing and expanses of silence. Leader: Judith Speizer Crandell. Limit: 12.

Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. FEE: $15.00

NEEDLE FELTED OWL

Use a barbed needle to felt (mesh fibers together) wool roving (the state wool is in before it is spun into yarn) into wool batting to make an adorable, soft sculpture owl. SUPPLY LIST: e-mail therovingartist@bex.net. Leader: Margret-Ann Miller. Limit: 12.

Oct. 8 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. FEE: $30.00

CARVE A MOUSE

Carve a curious little “shelf sitter” mouse that peeks over the edge of any shelf. This is a simple, fun project, includes learning to carve animal eyes and hair. BRING: tools if you have them; tools provided. No carving experience needed. Leader: Jean McDonald. Limit: 10.

Oct. 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. FEE: $25.00

HERBS

Long to have your fresh culinary herbs available to you in the winter months when you are cooking your favorite dishes? Learn how to have fresh basil, oregano or other kitchen herbs from your “kitchen herb garden”. Leader: Sister Rita Wienken. Limit: 30.

Oct. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. FEE: $10.00

BEADED JEWELRY WITH GEMSTONES

Learn how to create your own unique beaded necklace and earring set. Pick gemstones from a vast selection of beads. Black Onyx, Turquoise, Jasper, Crazy Lace Agate, Tiger eye, Unakite, Snowflake Obsidian and more. No experience needed. Leader: Lauren Lake. Limit: 15.

Oct. 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. FEE: $30.00

URBAN HOMESTEADING

Mound Culture. Hügelkultur, pronounced “hoo-gull culture”, is a German word which translates to “mound culture”. This technique of building raised beds over rotting wood has been around for centuries in Eastern Europe and Germany creating more space for nutrients and water in the soil. Find out how you can eliminate yard waste, conserve water and create useable space rich in organic materials. Leaders: The 577 Foundation, Lucas County Soil & Water & Olander Park. Limit: 30.

Oct. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. FEE: $10.00

STAMPED CARDS & PAPER CRAFTS

Create with fall colors, make cards for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and all occasions. Also, make a “flip” card and treat bag. For beginner or experienced stampers, will include dry and heat embossing, use of die cuts, glitter techniques and other embellishments. Leader: Chris Shively. Limit: 18.

Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. FEE: $20.00

GARDEN KEEPSAKE NOTE CARDS

Looking for a greeting card to give someone needing encouragement and will be treasured? Learn to create your own card with dried flowers and greenery. Supplies, tools, instructions and handouts will be provided; feel free to bring your own dried flowers and greenery to use. Leader: Catherine Jacks. Limit: 20.

Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. FEE: $15.00

SATURDAY POTTERY

FEATURING: WOOD KILN FUN

Class provides intermediate and advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention and demonstrations. As well, students can work independently. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 6-week Adult Pottery class. Leaders: Julie Beutler & Nadia Packard. Limit: 15.

Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon, or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. FEE: $15.00

STAINED GLASS PANELS

Make a cheerful stained glass panel. No experience necessary, tools and materials provided. Choose from six designs; Celtic, Frank Lloyd Wright, Quilt, Heart, Star and Victorian. Plan to work an hour or so at home between classes. Leader: Steve Noblet, www.stevesglassclass.com for picture. Limit: 10.

Wednesday Oct. 23 and 30 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. FEE: $85.00

AUTUMN BEAUTY

Paint the Bob Ross Way. With the deep blue of the fall sky as a background, lofty mountains overlook the splendor of the glorious colors of autumn in this landscape. Small waterfall bubbles into a stream and stately jack pines in the foreground. BRING: roll of Bounty/Viva paper towels. All supplies furnished including 16”x20” canvas & a snack. Hour lunch break on your own. Leader: Pat Gstalder. Limit: 8.

Oct. 26 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FEE: $50.00

REIKI II CERTIFICATION

Continue your exploration of the Reiki Healing Method. Participants need to have completed Reiki I. Leader: Alisa Kinkaid. Limit: 10.

Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. FEE: $35.00

NEEDLE FELTED SPHERE 101

An introduction to needle felting (using a barbed needle to mesh wool fibers together) a basic but very important shape. Make them into beads, ornaments and Waldorf style doll heads. All supplies provided. Leader: Margret- Ann Miller. Limit: 12.

Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. FEE: $30.00

CRAPS CASINO STYLE

Learn the basics of the game of craps by hands-on playing. Explore the table layout and learn the various odds of each bet. Some people find craps intimidating, give it a try and see for yourself. Leader: Steve Gagnon. Limit: 10.

Oct. 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. FEE: $10.00



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