The

GUY MASON COMMUNITY CENTER

Summer Program

 

Classes are 8 weeks
unless otherwise specified

CLASSES START THE WEEK OF JUNE 18, 2012
    unless otherwise noted

Online Registration begins Tuesday, June 5th
 to register log directly onto
www.dpr.dc.gov

 

NOTE FEES: There are two fees listed for classes. The first amount is for D.C. Residents and the second refers to Non-Residents. There is a $5.00 surcharge for classes under $100.00 and a $10.00 surcharge for classes over $100.00.

 

 

ART CLASSES  

PAINTING FOR PLEASURE                                       -Starts June 19th

This painting class is offered to all levels. Students may work from their own projects, whether it is still life, landscape or photographs. Choice of acrylics, watercolors or pastels.

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Tuesdays

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

$90/$95

Joffe

STUDIO w/CRITIQUE                                                         -Starts June 23rd                    

 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

11:30 am-1:30 pm

$90/$95

Phillips

CRAFTS

CHINA PAINTING                                                      -Starts June 21st

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: 6 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Thursday

10:30 am-12:30 pm

$80/$85

Sylos-Labini      

Thursday

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

$80/$85

Sylos-Labini

POTTERY                                                                  -Starts June 19th     

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 paid to instructor.

Sessions: 8 weeks

        Hours

Fees

Instructor

Tues.- Beginners

7:00 pm-9:30 pm

$145/$155

Kerr

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 June 18th   

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 II                                -Starts July 2nd  

 

Students who wish to participate in this 6 weeks crafts studio series must have completed the introductory course for copper enameling and fused glass or have permission of the instructor. Enamels and Fused Glass II provides 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 

DANCE                                                             

BRAZILIAN SAMBA                                                            -Starts June 19th

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

 

 

 

FITNESS & EXERCISE

MOVE IT or LOSE IT                                                -Starts June 20th       

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: 6 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Wednesday

9:30 am-10:30 am

$50/$55

April

PILATES BALL FUSION                                         -Starts June 20th                 

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

INTEGRAL YOGA                                                        -Starts June 19th           

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.

Sessions: 8 weeks

Hours

Fees

Instructor

Tuesday

9:15 am-10:45 am

$90/$95

Sturm

Friday

           

   

DUPLICATE BRIDGE                                           -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

   

 

 

 

 

 

Instructors

 

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.

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 Cape Town. 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 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 Women’s' 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

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. 

Donna Sturm

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.

 

 

 

 

     SPECIAL THANKS

Stephanie Barton - Website

Whole Foods - Fadia Jawdat

Georgetown University

Savoy Suites - Vince Purdie