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The

GUY MASON COMMUNITY CENTER

Spring 2012 Program

 

 

Spring classes are 8 weeks
unless otherwise specified

CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF APRIL 2nd , 2012
unless otherwise noted

                                         REGISTRATION BEGINS

TUESDAY MARCH 6th, 2012 @ 9:00 am

 

To register online, log onto DPR’s website

How to Register

1      To Register Online

a.    Go directly to www.dpr.dc.gov and click Programs and Services.

b.    Click ‘Online Registration System’ then scroll to class location

c.    Select class and follow directions.

2      In Person – or money order/credit card Mon-Fri 9am-9pm

classes begin week of April 2, 2012  unless otherwise specified 

 

 

Check the Spring Schedule from Friends of Guy Mason

www.friendsofguymason.org

Or drop by the Center

 

 

 

 

 

ART

(Drawing & Painting)
LANDSCAPES, CITYSCAPES & SEASCAPES                 
-Starts April 2nd          
ages 15 & over

This course presents the fundamentals of drawing and painting land, city and seascapes. Students will be introduced to one, two and three-point perspective using pencil, color pencils, pastels and ink or acrylic paint. Turner pastels and watercolors can be used for seascapes. For landscapes and cityscapes, students may work outside, weather permitting and photos may be used especially for seascapes.

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Thursday

6:15 pm-8:15 pm

$90/$95

Zapatka

PAINTING FOR PLEASURE                                       -Starts April 2nd      

Art class for all levels - acrylics, watercolor or oils. Beginners will be given a materials supply list at the first class. Advanced students may work from their projects - whether it is still life, landscape or photographs. Instructor will advise on composition, color and materials.

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Monday

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

$90/$95

Joffe

STUDIO w/CRITIQUE                                                 -Starts April 7th            

 Artists with some previous experience work on projects. The instructor provides guidance as well as group and individual critiques.

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Saturday

11:00 pm-1:00 pm

$90/$95

Phillips

CRAFTS

CHINA PAINTING                                                      - Starts April 5th      

Learn to paint on porcelain, including basic techniques on brush strokes and how to mix colors. The class is designed for beginners and the more advanced, allowing students to work on their own projects and at their own pace. All styles of porcelain painting are taught, especially Dresden and Meissen.

 

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Thursday

10:30 am-12:30 pm

$90/$95

  Sylos-Labini      

Thursday

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

$90/$95

Sylos-Labini

POTTERY                                                                    -Starts April 3rd     

Beginning and intermediate artisans learn at their own skill level. Emphasis is on shape, function and surface decoration. Students will learn everything there is to know from basic clay forming and the wheel, to decorating and glazing to form finished pieces.  Courses include demonstration and critiques. A materials fee of $45.00 will be payable at the first class.

CLAY FOR KIDZ

This class is an afterschool program for middle school age kids (9-13) which will introduce or advance experiences with both hand building & wheel throwing of stoneware clay.  Projects will range from making "fun food" & bowls to crafting imaginary "techno-buddies" or fantasy animals. A $20 materials fee is payable at the 1st class.

Sessions: 8 weeks

        Hours

Fees

 Instructor

Tues. - Beginners

 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

$145/$155

Kerr

Tues. - Clay for Kidz  (9-13 yrs)

4:00 pm-6:00 pm

 

 

Wed.- Wheel Throwing

 7:00 pm-9:30 pm       

       

Miller   

Thu.- Wheel Throwing

 7:00 pm-9:30 pm          

       

Kerr

INTRODUCTION TO ENAMELS & FUSED GLASS         -Starts April 2nd     

Introductory workshops for copper enameling and fused glass: Sessions are the pre-requisite for students wishing to become eligible for the ongoing crafts studio series. This workshop is intended to equip the student with basic skills needed to complete introductory projects.

 

Sessions: 2 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Monday

7:00 PM-9:15 PM

$15/$20

Barton

$65 materials fee covers supplies & studio (equipment) fees. If questions, contact
instructor at
gmsaworkshop@earthlink.net 

ENAMELS AND FUSED GLASS SERIES II                         -Starts April 16th    

 

Students who wish to participate in the 8 weeks crafts studio series must have completed the introductory course for copper enameling and fused glass or have permission of the instructor. The studio crafts series provide an opportunity for students to put their new skills to use.

 

Session: 6 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Monday

7:00 PM-9:15 PM

$35/$40

Barton

$15 studio (equipment) fee is payable at each session attended. If questions, contact instructor at gmsaworkshop@earthlink.net 

FITNESS AND EXERCISE

MOVE IT or LOSE IT                                                 -Starts April 4th       

If you love moving to music and want a work out that doesn’t put you on course for eventual joint replacement, try this blend of ballet, jazz and modern: small studies which give you strength, flexibility­­­­­---- and joy!

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Wednesday

9:30 am-10:30 am

$60/$65

April

YOGA                                                                        -Starts April 2nd          

Integral Yoga offered on Tuesdays and Fridays creates an opportunity for integration and harmony for the individual by calming the mind and toning the entire nervous system. The typical 1 1/2 hour session includes four aspects: a series of physical postures, deep relaxation, simple breathing exercises and meditation.

Hatha Yoga class is a one hour multi-level class with emphasis on strength, healing, flexibility and endurance. The class will explore breathing exercises and interactive yoga. It’s an invigorating combination that will challenge your physical and mental strength.

 

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Tuesday-Integral

9:15 am-10:45 am

$95/$100

Sturm

Thursday-Hatha

7:35 pm-8:35 pm

$80/$90    

Robles-Gordon

Friday-Integral

9:15 am-10:45 am

$95/$100

Sturm

PILATES -Basic Mat class                                              -Starts April 5th 

Pilates strengthens and stretches; slims thighs, corrects bad posture, elongates muscles while realigning the body relieving tension and strain.

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Thursday-Basic

6:30 pm-7:30 pm

$100

Robles-Gordon

PILATES BALL FUSION                                             -Starts April 4th                 

Work your body with a fast paced Pilates – based workout using the Swedish Ball.

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Wednesday

7:30 pm-8:30 pm

$100/$110

Sariane Leigh

 

 

DANCE

BRAZILIAN SAMBA                                                           -Starts April 2nd    

This class will introduce students to Brazilian Samba. Samba dance is a unique and specialized dance form using groups of four to six step movements incorporating side to side, forward-and-backward and circular motions. Men and women dance samba differently and together, yet with minimal touching. The dance for women is characterized by symmetrical foot movements accompanied by elegant hip, shoulder and arm movement. Men also perform the foot movements, but with limited hip and shoulder gyrations. Samba for fun!

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Tuesday

7:00 pm-8:30 pm

$90/$95

Pessoa

CARDS

BRIDGE DUPLICATE                                                 - On-Going Program  

Join a competitive game for the serious bridge player in an on-going league .

Sessions: On-going

Hours

Fees

Director

Monday

11:00 am-3:00 pm

$5.00

Galvin

Thursday

11:00 am-3:00 pm

$5.00

Galvin

CHILD/GUARDIAN CLASSES

ART FOR KIDZ                                                                     -Starts April 5th      
ages 2 years.-3 years      

This is a special class for toddlers, ages 20 months to 3 years old, and parent/caregiver. Children learn about color, texture and more while experimenting with new and innovative materials. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, and printing while developing fine motor, language and self–help skills.  Materials fee of $35.00 is payable at the 1st class.

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Thursday

10:00 am-10:45 am

$100/$110

Baker

Thursday

11:00 am-11:45 am

      

            

 

 

 

 

MUSIC AND MOTION                                                -Starts April 2nd

Parents participate with their children, ages 1 - 5. Join this music and motion jamboree. Children will sing, dance, play instruments and have a blast. You won’t want to miss one of these classes.   Materials fee of $35 is payable at the first class. Register for a weekly play date with your kids.

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Monday

9:30 am-10:20 am

$120/$130

McFadden

Monday

10:30 am-11:20 am

        

    

Monday

4:00 pm-4:50 pm

       

    

Tuesday

9:30 am-10:20 am

       

     

Tuesday

10:30 am-11:20 am

       

     

Tuesday

11:30 am-12:230 am

       

     

Thursday

10:45 am-11:30 am

        

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTUCTORS

 

Gayla April

Ms. April has been in the field of dance both as a performer and teacher for 40 years. Her training includes study with the Washington School of Ballet, The National Ballet , Erika Thimey Dance Theatre , Pola de La Tour  and Evelyn Davis and Charles Weidman. She also holds a B.A. in English Literature from George Washington University.

Suzanne Baum

Sue Baum graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute, a leading art school in NYC but never pursued producing fine arts seriously until settling here in Glover Park, almost 10 years ago. She’s proud that she took her first pottery class here at Guy Mason. She progressed over the years and began attending workshops at crafts schools and pottery studios from Maine to North Carolina. She has studied with many of the current leading potters in sessions that range from weekends to eight weeks series.

Ms Baum has taught children’s art classes before but currently is teaching clay for the first time in the first afterschool clay program for kids (9-12 years) at Guy Mason where they are exposed to throwing and hand building techniques along with exposure to glazing techniques.

Laurence Galvin

Is a rated Tournament Director for the American Contract Bridge League for 30 + years. He has also served as a National Director for the American Bridge Association and is a life master in both organizations.

Neil Joffe

An artist from South Africa who graduated from the University of South Africa at Johannesburg, Neil Joffe has exhibited works there and in Capetown. He was invited to exhibit his paintings locally by the International Monetary Fund and ended up residing in this area in 1993. His work is influenced by his life in South Africa as well as his connection to the International  Arts movements of the 20th century. In the last few years, Mr. Joffe has been teaching glazing techniques layering one glaze on the other to produce a luminous textured surface. His teaching approach is to help students create different color and composition solutions which will result in more personal and satisfying artwork as opposed to them slavishly copying from photographs or books.

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Kerr

 

Starting in high school and continuing his education in clay through college, Jonathan Kerr has honed his throwing skills, adapting lessons learned from instructors in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Colombia. Focusing primarily on utilitarian pottery, he has recently also explored raku and sagar firing techniques; “Hand-made functional ware something everybody can learn to make.”  Mr. Kerr attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Sariane Leigh

Sariane Leigh is a fitness instructor from Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from University of Maryland-College Park with a B.A in Communication and the George Washington University with an M.A. in Womens' Studies. Ms. Leigh has taught aerobics, yoga and Pilates to youth, seniors, health care workers, runners and cyclists. Her love for international outreach has taken her to Belize, Honduras and Panama where she coordinated Fitness Beach Retreats for teenage mothers. Ms. Leigh currently balances her time between Anacostia teaching yoga classes and Foggy Bottom working as an educational coordinator at George Washington University

Lauren McFarland

Lauren Mc Farland is a certified Kindermusik teacher who has studied musical theory and technique for over 10 years. As the lead music teacher for Jonah's Treehouse, Lauren currently teaches voice, movement and dance to young children, although her backgrounds also includes leading concert and marching bands at the high school level. Lauren loves to share new and innovative interpretations of songs that span different cultures, and appreciates the multicultural Kindermusik curriculum.

Paula M. Miller 

A potter since 1984, Paula Miller studied under Mexican potter, Alfredo Hijar, Japanese potter, Kyoko Hull and American potters, Debra Vardon and Sara Bailey. She has been affiliated with Guy Mason Center's pottery studio since 1996, initially as an assistant and beginning in 2004, as an instructor. In addition to ceramics, she teaches polymer clay techniques. Ms Miller is a graduate of Catholic University and owner of  Dagoba Designs and Intact Artifact.

 

 

 

 

 

Sonia Pessoa

A native of Bahia, Sonia Pessoa is a dance instructor who specializes in Brazilian Samba. She has performed professionally in the Washington area and abroad at private functions, museums and night clubs, including the Women’s Museum, the Smithsonian, Discovery Channel and the Kennedy Center to name a few. She has been an assistant dance instructor at the George Washington University and the University of the District of Columbia. In the nineties, Ms Pessoa danced lead roles with the Oba Oba Brazilian Dance Troupe during their tour through the USA and Canada. She attended the University of the District of Columbia and Howard University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition. Presently she resides in the District of Columbia and is teaching at the Capoeira Spot and Body Smith.

James Phillips

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Phillips was raised on a farm in Virginia. He attended the Philadelphia College of Art before returning to New York in the 60’s. In the 60-70’s he was associated with Weusi and Afri-Cobra groups and was inspired by contacts such as John Coltrane and such artists as Romare Bearden. Jazz and African cultural influences are strongly evident in his work. Phillips was an artist-in-resident at the Studio Museum in Harlem and has won CAPS and National Endowment for the Arts Awards. 

Amber Robles-Gordon

Amber Robles-Gordon is a mother of one, a visual artist, college student, teacher, advocate and leader. Ms. Robles-Gordon earned her undergrad degree in Business Administration at Trinity University, Washington, DC, and she is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Fine Arts at Howard University, Washington, DC.

 Ms. Robles-Gordon has been teaching yoga for five years and Pilates for two years. In addition, she has maintained her personal practice for six and half years. Ms. Robles-Gordon is also a member of the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America and has participated in both Practical Pilates Instructor Training and Practical Yoga Instructor Training Program.

Ms. Robles-Gordon has taught workshops, private sessions and group classes with DC   Yoga and other entities throughout the Washington Metropolitan area for five years.  Her ultimate goals in life are to continue to create, prosper and infuse her personal and professional life interaction with the healing power of art and yoga.

Donna Sturm

Dona Sturm is a certified Integral Yoga Instructor and Teacher of Transcendental Meditation. She has practiced, taught and studied meditation and yoga for over 25 years in the U.S., Canada, India, Nepal, Kenya, and several European countries.

 

Maria Luisa Sylos-Labini

Born in Tolmezzo, Italy and has a Masters in Italian Literature from the University of Treiste. Mrs. Sylos-Labini has been a member of the Northern, Va. Porcelain Arts Club since 1989. She is also a member of the Potomac China Painting  Association, the Va. World Organization of China Painters and IPAT, an international porcelain painters association. She has attended numerous seminars from artists such as Alfredo Toledano, Ann Zitterkopf, Camille Miller, Mary Ashcroft and Joyce Taylor.

Frances E. Trainor

 

Frances E. Trainor holds a BFA in German Language and Literature and a Minor in Fine Art: Painting and Drawing at Pennsylvania State University and completed the BFA/Post-Graduate Honors Degree Program at Limerick Regional Technical College, School of Art and Design, in Limerick, Ireland in 1996. She works primarily in mixed-media, oils, acrylics and pastels.  Her work has shown at Gallery 325, Meze Restaurant, Bar and Lounge, the Torpedo Factory, Spiral Flight Center for Yoga and the Arts, and Borders Books and Music Cafe.  Ms. Trainor is a 200hr RYT specializing in Hatha/Vinyasa yoga, and teaching in the DC metropolitan area. She has studied under teachers specializing in Kundalini and Jivamukti yoga, and has begun studying Prana Flow.  Ms. Trainor is also a professional Dancer and Dance Instructor, specializing in Middle-Eastern Dance.

Paul Zapatka

Paul Zapatka is a native Washingtonian. He received his art education from American University and the College of New Rochelle in New York. He has been in numerous group shows including the Watergate Gallery and the Lincoln Center in New York. His work emphasizes bright colors and, in many paintings, there is a focus on the mood of the picture. Many of his landscapes and seascapes reflect his love for the clean air and water of Cape Cod --- “ a relief for my asthma”, he says. Mr Zapatka’s work reflects his interest in some of the masters, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, Homer Winslow and Wayne Thieubaud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Stephanie Barton - Website

Whole Foods - Fadia Jawdat

Georgetown University

Savoy Suites – Vince Purdie

 

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