Classes/workshops include: Printmaking classes and workshops, Fairy House Carving Workshop, Circus Arts Workshop, archery, drumming, Irish Dance, Karatedo, and more! Registration can be done via phone at 425-2057 or 425-2048, online at www.lexingtonky.gov/parks, or in person from 9-4 at our office, Monday-Friday (we are closed Monday, 1/16) * If you are interested in registration for one of our programs, please do so by Monday, January 23.Please note that if classes do not have enough enrollment approximately a week before classes begin, the class may be cancelled*
Class: Shorin-Ken Karate (Karatedo)
Instructor: Keith Rossmiller
Dates: January 30-April 3
Students study classical Japanese Karatedo in a traditional, non-competitive atmosphere that stresses refined forms practice and discipline. Students will increase their physical fitness, mental focus, and self-confidence through the study of this martial art. Beginning participants will learn basic hand and foot techniques, incorporating them into forms and partner drills. As students progress, more advanced techniques are introduced along with increased understanding of their application. Karatedo rank and colored belts are awarded to students who successfully demonstrate skill levels appropriate for advancement.
Class: Irish Dance
Instructor: Megan Melony
Dates: January 30-April 17 $70
This class will focus on the basic techniques of Irish dance, with an emphasis on group (ceili) dancing. Specific instruction will include standard ceili dances and original choreographies for performance. No previous dance experience necessary, however students with previous dance or Irish dance experience are welcome.
Class: Children’s Drumming 6-7 p.m. $60 per session 429000-D1
Instructor: Justin Cornelison
Dates: January 31-March 21
This class is an exploration of rhythms from West Africa, South America and the Caribbean. You will gain new skills, techniques, grooves and rhythms with immediate practical applications. Djembe drums are provided.
Class: Zumba (ages 16 and up) 6-7 p.m. FREE
Dates: January 31-March 7
Join us for a high-energy, dance cardio group class. Movements from many different Latin dances, such as salsa, meringue, mambo, and many others, are set to upbeat hip hop music. You’ll forget you’re at a workout during this dance party-like atmosphere! Registration is free and available at the class.
Class: Beginning Pottery 6:00-8:30 p.m. $100 per session 229000-PB/429000-PB 10 weeks
Teacher: Karissa Arnold
Dates: January 31-April 11
This class teaches the fundamentals of working with clay through hand building techniques. Weekly demonstrations walk students through completing projects designed to enhance skills. Students learn to hand build pinch pots, bowls, mugs, and keepsake boxes as well as explore their own ideas for a special final project. Glazing and surface decoration will also be taught. All materials including clay and glazes are provided.
Class: Adult Tap and Jazz 7:15-8:15 $60 per session 428000-AJ
Instructor: Megan Davis
Dates: January 31-April 4
This class will teach tap and jazz fundamentals and skills based on the level of students enrolled.
Instructor: Kenneth Black
Dates:) February 1-March 8
· Children’s Archery (ages 7-13) 6-7 pm $60 per session 428000-A1
· Children’s Archery (ages 7-13) 7-8 pm $60 per session 428000-A2
This class explores the fundamentals of archery, including safety, equipment, marksmanship, sportsmanship, and shooting styles. Students will obtain a basic understanding of archery skills by the end of the course. All equipment is provided.
Class: Intro to Printmaking
Instructor: Stephen Wiggins
§ Adult 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m $60 Dates: February 2-Febrary 23(4 weeks) 429000-P1
§ Children (7-11) 6:30-8 p.m. $60 Dates: March 2-March 23 (4 weeks) 429000-P2
§ Teen (12-17) 6:30-8:30 p.m. $60 Dates: March 30-April 27 (break for FCPS Spring Break) 429000-P3
Explore a new technique every week! Juried, professional, practicing and exhibiting artists and members of the Bluegrass Printmaking Co-op teach the basics of a different printmaking medium each week. You learn how to make prints, ink plates and clean up using non-toxic materials and methods. Mediums covered may include monotypes, monoprints, collagraph, etching, linoleum, basic lithography and more. You will experience diverse printmaking mediums and build a portfolio for membership presentation. Learn the skills to take advantage of the BPC's open studio sessions. Create. Let go. Have fun. Enjoy a new passion or hobby!
Class: Artworks Community Choir 428000-KC
Instructor: John Stegner
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Dates: February 2-April 28
Do you enjoy choral singing, meeting new people, and performing a variety of vocal music? If so, consider joining the Artworks Community Chorale There will be a performance at the end of the semester to showcase what has been learned.
Class: Make it with “Mud” (ages 7-12) 10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. $60 per session
Instructor: Karissa Arnold
Dates: February 4-March 11
Working in the ceramics studio, students will be introduced to the basic building techniques through pinch pots, slab construction, coiling and then transition into more advanced forming and surface decoration techniques. The instructor will provide demonstrations, lead discussions and help with projects as well as develop skills.
Fairy House Wood Carving (16 and up): Saturday, February 25, 2016 10 am-3 pm 528000-02
During this workshop, students will gain a basic understanding for creating sculptures in wood and the tools used to do it by creating a fairy house out of cottonwood bark. All materials are provided.
Linocut Relief Printmaking (16 and up): Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 1-4 pm (must attend both days) $60 528000-04
Learn how to carve your own linoleum blocks to print onto paper and fabric! Students will learn how to transfer an image, draw, carve, proof and print the linocut block. All materials are provided, but students need to bring pictures of imagery they wish to print.
Circus Arts Workshop (ages 7-14): Saturday, April 22 1-4 pm $30 528000-08
Learn basic circus skills, including stilt walking, clowning, juggling and more during this unique workshop led by My Nose Turns Red, the premiere Cincinnati-based circus skills school!