Online registration for Fall is open.

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Shaping Pottery

All Fall Adult Enrichment classes will be

in-person or online and the 

AAPS Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols 

will be followed. 

Adult
Enrichment

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NEW class offering

FREE class offering

Cocktail Making

Mixology 101

The Cocktail is Back!

Sunday

2:00PM - 5:00PM

9/25 ONLY (IN PERSON)

HANDS ON. Ages 21 - Adult. 

In this 3-hour hands-on workshop, learn the fundamentals of making a delicious and well-crafted cocktail. Learn all about the tools, techniques and ingredients needed to mix up a variety of classic and modern cocktails and gain the skills to come up with your own drinks. Samples are provided (equivalent of 2-3 cocktails throughout the workshop). You must be 21 and provide a valid ID to participate in this class. Materials fee ($25) due to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop. Instructor: Tammy Coxen, owner of Tammy's Tastings. 1 class.

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Exploring Clay Together

Parent & Child Class

Sundays

10:00AM - NOON

10/2 - 12/4 (IN PERSON)

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Ages: Grades K - 6th w/Adult.

Fee is per pair. Additional child is $199. Parents and children learn classical techniques of tile making, slab construction, sculpture, press molding, coiling, and glazing. Fee includes glazing and firing of 3-6 medium to large pieces and material costs. Each pair receives one 25lb bag of clay per session. Additional clay can be purchased from Rovin Ceramics. Instructor: Mae Huynh.10 classes.

Wheel Throwing

Adult Pottery

Sundays

NOON - 3:00PM

10/2 - 12/4 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 16 - Adult. 

In this open studio format, create pieces to be proud of! Create as many as 4-6 medium to large pieces incorporating techniques such as tile making, slab construction, sculpture, press molding, wheel throwing, coiling, extrusions, and glazing depending on your interests. Some experience is helpful but not required. Class size is limited to allow access to equipment and assistance from the instructor. To maintain a reasonable number of participants in the studio, you may only attend class on the day of the week for which you are registered. Please do not show up to another section if you have missed your scheduled section unless you have contacted the instructor. Fee includes one 25lb bag of clay (either red or white). Additional clay can be purchased from Rovin Ceramics. Instructor: Mae Huynh. 10 classes.

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Blom Meadworks

Tour & Tasting

Sunday

3:00PM - 4:00PM

10/9 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Ages: 21 - Adult. 

At Bløm Meadworks (pronounced “bloom”), we make what we like to call session meads and ciders – they’re light, dry, carbonated, and remarkably sessionable. For our meads, we start with the same ingredients as a traditional mead - honey, water and yeast - which means we can source all of our ingredients from Michigan. Unlike most meads though, we ferment it like a dry craft cider, so the result isn’t nearly as thick or sweet as traditional mead. During this event, you'll learn all about how mead is made, tour the taproom and production area, taste the ingredients and sample two of our current meads and ciders. **Participants must be at least 21 years of age and proof of vaccination must be shown upon arrival (vax card or photo of card).** Materials fee, $10 (cash or credit card), due to instructors at class. Instructors: Lauren Bloom and Matt Ritchey, owners of Bløm Meadworks. 1 class.

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Ann Arbor Civic Chorus

Mondays

7:00PM - 9:00PM

9/12 - 12/12 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Ann Arbor Civic Chorus is for adult singers with previous choral experience who want to rediscover the joy of making music with others. The Chorus sings musical selections from the classical, pop, jazz, folk, Broadway, and modern styles and performs two concerts annually. Fall concert date scheduled for 12/11. Musical Director: Karen TenBrink. 14 classes.

Ballroom Dancing Lessons

Ballroom: Beginning

Mondays

6:30PM - 7:30PM

9/26 - 11/14 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 16 - Adult. 

Get ready for your next social event and learn some of the most popular ballroom dances. Dances vary but may include Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha and Foxtrot. You learn the basic steps to help you and your partner dance the night away. Register with a partner of your choice (family member, friend, significant other). Fee is per individual, partner required.

Instructor: Sue Bareis. 8 classes.

Sewing Machine

Beginning Sewing

Mondays

6:30PM - 8:30PM

11/7 - 12/12 (IN PERSON)

Ages:  18 - Adult. 

For students that want to learn to sew or learned how to sew 25 or more years ago. Projects will include a zippered travel/toiletry/make-up bag and pajama pants. Projects finished in class. See online and receipt notes for supply lists. No experience needed. Scissors, pins, measuring tape, and seam ripper are providedNew sewing machines are provided for use during class. Please do not bring your own sewing machine. 

Instructor: Mary Ann Kozak. 6 classes.

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Estate Planning Basics

Tuesday

6:00PM - 8:00PM

9/13 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Probate, long term care and tax laws are constantly changing. Find out how to prevent your assets from going through probate, how to protect unnecessary taxation, how to retain control of your affairs and how to protect yourself against the costs of long term care. Discover the dangers of using joint accounts and quit claim deeds as estate planning tools. Learn about medical and financial powers of attorney, wills, "Ladybird" deeds and living trusts. Understand how "gifting" can affect you and the recipient, including gift tax laws, capital gains tax laws, as well as eligibility for Medicaid and Veterans benefits. The class will cover recent changes in Michigan's real estate laws, which prevent the reassessment of the taxable value of the property for transfers to family members. Learn about Michigan's "Estate Recovery" law, whereby the State can seek repayment from a person's estate for governmental benefits paid, and ways to prevent that from happening. Attendees receive a Personal Affairs Organizer. Register additional people for only $10 each!  

Instructor: Christopher Lindsay, Elder Law attorney.1 class.

Tai Chi Group Practice

Introduction to Tai Chi

Tuesdays

11:00AM - NOON

9/20 - 10/11 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Through movement, meditation and breathwork, you learn to cultivate energy. Regular practice can improve balance, coordination and confidence. These sessions are designed as an introduction for beginning students. The studio is located one flight downstairs and there is no elevator available.

Instructor: Master Wasentha Young.

4 classes.

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Spanish

Level 1

Tuesdays

6:00PM - 7:30PM

9/20 - 11/8 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 18 - Adult.

Learn the foundations of Spanish, whether you’re getting ready to travel to a Spanish speaking country, to help you at work, or communicate with friends or family. Emphasis is placed on simple conversation and everyday vocabulary in this beginner level class. In addition, this course covers greetings, the alphabet, numbers, as well as conjugation of the present tense of verbs.

Last class (11/8) will be held at a Mexican restaurant to celebrate together. Restaurant TBD. Instructor: Sarah Kairis.

8 classes.

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Taiko Arts Workshop

Let’s Mushi Okuri – Send Away Bugs!

Tuesday

7:00PM - 9:00PM

9/27 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Ages: 13 - Adult. 

All are welcome to explore the empowering art of Taiko with us in three different 2-hour workshops with demonstrations and hands-on activities that introduce participants to Taiko drumming (no experience necessary) and how the art form builds community through celebration (Let’s Mushi Okuri – Send Away Bugs! on 9/27), imagination (Drum & Dream on 10/25), and storytelling (Why We Drum on 11/29). In each of our Taiko Arts Workshops, we will share in the joyous energy and generous spirit of Taiko as we practice moving in space, using our voices, playing with instruments, and exploring the rhythms and groove of Taiko music together (you may sign up for any one or more of the workshops). We provide the drums (taiko) for you to play on; and you can borrow, bring, or purchase your own pair of wooden drum sticks (bachi). Instructor: Eileen Ho from the Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC). 1 class.

Palette

Acrylic Painting

Beginning & Continuing

Tuesdays

6:00PM - 9:00PM

9/27 - 11/29 

(ALTERNATES IN PERSON/ONLINE)

Ages: 15 - Adult.

Versatile, fast-drying, bright and fun, acrylic paints are easy to use and suitable for a variety of painting projects from landscapes to abstractions. Although all skill levels are welcome, this is a fast paced moving class, beginners may need to spend extra time in between classes practicing the exercises and activities provided by the instructor. The Instructor, Mary Thiefels, educator with Rec & Ed for nearly 20 years and founder of TreeTown Murals, will guide the class into making successful works of art through one on one in person instruction plus in depth virtual class demonstrations. The virtual classes will provide an explanation of all materials, advanced color theory practices, color mixing, brush handling techniques, tricks, collage and mixed media. Class will meet in-person on Tuesdays, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/15 & 11/29 (5 classes), 6-9pm where you will have open studio time to paint while getting personal feedback and guidance from Mary. On alternate weeks, the class meets on Zoom on Tuesdays 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, & 11/22, 6-8pm (4 classes) where Mary will do her live painting lessons and introduce class projects. During these classes you will be invited to paint along to practice your techniques. Come join the fun!!

9 classes. No class 11/8.

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Bridge for Beginners

Part 1

Tuesdays

6:00PM - 8:00PM

9/27 - 12/6 (IN PERSON)

Grades: 7th - Adult.

Bridge has been called the world's greatest card game. Players return to the table time and again for the mental challenge, the competition and the company of others who share their love of the game. It is a game you can play at any age. The focus of this class is on basic bidding in the Standard American system with modern treatments. Each class will include instruction, fill in problems and discussion, with the last 30 minutes left for actual play of hands based on the lesson. Purchase text: Bidding in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. Instructor: Ray Gentz.

10 classes. No class 11/8.

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Social Dance 101

Tuesdays

7:00PM - 8:00PM

9/27 - 12/6 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 15 - Adult. 

Dazzle your friends at the upcoming office party, wedding reception, or other social gatherings. A few easy dance steps are all you need to get on the dance floor. Louise Tamres introduces you to the basics of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Tango, Waltz, Night Club, Slow Dancing and Disco. No prior dance experience needed, just the willingness to have fun dancing with a partner (can be a family member, friend or any partner of your choosing). Fee is per individual, partner required.

Instructor: Louise Tamres.

10 classes. No class 11/8.

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Swing Dance 101

Tuesdays

8:00PM - 9:00PM

9/27 - 12/6 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 15 - Adult. 

Swing to a wide variety of music: Big Band, Motown, Oldies and Rock 'n' Roll -- all the way to today's top music hits. No prior dance experience needed, just a willingness to have fun dancing. Register with a partner of your choice (family member, friend, or any partner of your choosing). Fee is per individual, partner required.

Instructor: Louise Tamres.

10 classes. No class 11/8.

Photography Light

Creative Photography

Tuesdays

6:00PM - 7:30PM

10/4 - 10/25 (IN PERSON)

Grades: 10th - Adult. 

Photography in today's world has become a life skill. Most photography classes focus on how to use your camera and become a better photographer, but this class focuses on photography as an art form. Geared towards those who want to learn about the creative value of the medium, you explore different photographers and their styles, different genres, and use class critiques and out-of-class assignments to expand your portfolio and horizons. Please note, you are expected to have a basic understanding of your camera operations. A digital camera, manual, charged battery and memory card are needed every class, as well as the ability to import and export images for email.

Instructor: Katelend Rosaen. 4 classes.

Communicating Through Signs

American Sign Language (ASL)

Level 1

Tuesdays

6:00PM - 7:30PM

10/4 - 12/6 (IN PERSON)

Grade: 9th - Adult. 

Sign language vocabulary, finger spelling and grammar are presented to develop conversational signing skills for communicating with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Practice conversation fluency and understand cultural aspects that influence American Sign Language (ASL). Instructor: Brooke McCully.

8 classes. No class 11/8 & 11/22.

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Learn to Knit

Tuesdays

6:00PM - 7:30PM

10/11 - 10/25 (ONLINE)

Ages: 14 - Adult. 

If you are looking for a new hobby and have always wanted to learn how to knit or are looking for a refresher, this virtual class is for you! You have two projects to choose from, either a simple washcloth or knitted slippers. Start from the beginning, where you learn how to cast on to start your project. Learn both the knit stitch and purl stitch, how to read a pattern, and finish your project binding off. In the process of learning how to knit, discover how relaxing and meditative knitting can be. This class is a combination of demonstration, practicing with your own supplies, and Q&A in real time. Handouts will be emailed to all participants.

Instructor: Jill Garl. 3 classes.

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Retirement Planning Today

Tuesdays

6:00PM - 9:00PM

10/11 - 10/18 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

In simple language, Retirement Planning Today® explains time-tested strategies that help you to make informed financial decisions. Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement, this course helps you plan your future with confidence. By attending Retirement Planning Today®, you learn about the many ways to save for retirement as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. You discover how to save money on taxes, manage investment risks and protect your assets from potential long-term health care expenses. Above all, this course shows you how to assess your financial situation and develop a personalized plan to achieve your retirement goals. This course includes a 223-page illustrated textbook for each participant. Register a second person for only $10! Instructor: Patrick Shope.

2 classes.

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Pen & Ink Drawing

Beginning

Tuesdays

6:30PM - 8:00PM

10/11 - 11/1 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 13 - Adult. BEGINNING. 

Learn the basics of pen and ink drawing including the techniques, tools and materials. Drawing with pen and ink allows you to create strong areas of contrast. Complete ink drawings using black inks on white surfaces which leads to heavy contrast in values. Learn to create different marks, and with these marks, beautiful images. Time is also time spent creating ink washes with India Ink and brushes.

Instructor: Nancy Lybrink. 4 classes.

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Long Term Care

Medicaid Planning

Tuesday

6:00PM - 8:00PM

10/18 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Did you know that 50% of people 65 years or older will spend some time in a nursing home and that it costs $8,000 a month for such care? Because neither health insurance nor Medicare covers these costs, losing your life savings in these situations is a natural fear. Learn about ways to avoid the nursing home, in-home care options, payment options, long term care insurance, life insurance conversions and hybrids, Veteran's and Medicaid benefits, special needs trusts and more. There have been significant changes to the Medicaid and VA rules. Learn how to prevent Medicaid's estate recovery process from impacting your family. Register additional people for only $10 each! Instructor: Christopher Lindsay, Elder Law attorney1 class.

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Knife Skills Workshop

Tuesday

6:00PM - 8:30PM

10/18 ONLY (ONLINE)

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Knife skills is where it all begins in the kitchen! This class is about building kitchen confidence by learning proper technique. Designed for beginner and experienced cooks alike, the goal is to improve your prep game and understand how to select, sharpen, and care for your knives. Together we will slice, dice, julienne, brunoise, chiffonade and more. After plenty of practice, class will conclude with a demonstration of how to break down a whole chicken. This is a virtual cooking class, which means you are working along with Chef Natalie, and will be able to have questions answered in real time. Please see online notes for ingredients and equipment needed to participate. We suggest waiting until you receive specific measurements before purchasing anything you do not already have. Minor food prep may be required before class begins. Only one registration is needed per screen. Class may end early or run a little late depending on class size. Instructor: Natalie Marble.

1 class.

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Taiko Arts Workshop

Drum & Dream

Tuesday

7:00PM - 9:00PM

10/25 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Ages: 13 - Adult. 

All are welcome to explore the empowering art of Taiko with us in three different 2-hour workshops with demonstrations and hands-on activities that introduce participants to Taiko drumming (no experience necessary) and how the art form builds community through celebration (Let’s Mushi Okuri – Send Away Bugs! on 9/27), imagination (Drum & Dream on 10/25), and storytelling (Why We Drum on 11/29). In each of our Taiko Arts Workshops, we will share in the joyous energy and generous spirit of Taiko as we practice moving in space, using our voices, playing with instruments, and exploring the rhythms and groove of Taiko music together (you may sign up for any one or more of the workshops). We provide the drums (taiko) for you to play on; and you can borrow, bring, or purchase your own pair of wooden drum sticks (bachi). Instructor: Eileen Ho from the Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC). 1 class.

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Introduction to Tai Chi

Tuesdays

11:00AM - NOON

10/25 - 11/15 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Through movement, meditation and breathwork, you learn to cultivate energy. Regular practice can improve balance, coordination and confidence. These sessions are designed as an introduction for beginning students. The studio is located one flight downstairs and there is no elevator available. Instructor: Master Wasentha Young. 4 classes.

Kneedles and Yarn

Intermediate Knitting

Tuesdays

6:00PM - 7:30PM

11/1 - 11/15 (ONLINE)

Ages: 14 - Adult. 

This class is designed to take your beginning knitting skills to the next level! In this class you will learn how to knit in the round and how to read a pattern of your choice. This can be a hat or simple sweater. You will learn how to create a simple cable pattern, a simple lace pattern and how to increase and decrease stitches (this is how you shape the “fabric” you are knitting for your project). This class will open up some new skills that you will use to create knitted items you will love to wear. Students should already know how to knit and purl to take this class. Instructor: Jill Garl. 3 classes.

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Taiko Arts Workshop

Why We Drum

Tuesday

7:00PM - 9:00PM

11/29 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Ages: 13 - Adult. 

All are welcome to explore the empowering art of Taiko with us in three different 2-hour workshops with demonstrations and hands-on activities that introduce participants to Taiko drumming (no experience necessary) and how the art form builds community through celebration (Let’s Mushi Okuri – Send Away Bugs! on 9/27), imagination (Drum & Dream on 10/25), and storytelling (Why We Drum on 11/29). In each of our Taiko Arts Workshops, we will share in the joyous energy and generous spirit of Taiko as we practice moving in space, using our voices, playing with instruments, and exploring the rhythms and groove of Taiko music together (you may sign up for any one or more of the workshops). We provide the drums (taiko) for you to play on; and you can borrow, bring, or purchase your own pair of wooden drum sticks (bachi). Instructor: Eileen Ho from the Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC). 1 class.

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French Through Film

Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesdays

5:00PM - 6:10PM

9/14 - 10/5 (ONLINE)

Grades: 10th - Adult.

Bonjour tout le monde! Interact with French culture and language through film in this course. During week one we will view two short films during the session. For the following weeks, you will view full-length films independently at home and complete vocabulary and language activities to support your French. In class, you discuss major themes of the films in slow French, practice pronunciation and vocabulary, and play some games to practice comprehension. Recommended text: Francophone Cultures through Film First Edition by Nabil Boudraa Cecile Accilien, SBN-13: 978-1585103119, ISBN-10: 158510311X. Instructor: Towela Okwudire.

4 classes.

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French Through Film

Intermediate/Advanced

Wednesdays

6:15PM - 7:20PM

9/14 - 10/5 (ONLINE)

Grades: 10th - Adult. 

Bonjour tout le monde! Interact with French culture and language through film in this course. During week one we will view two short films during the session. For the following weeks, you will view full-length films independently at home and complete vocabulary and language activities to support your French. In class, you discuss major themes of the films in slow French, practice pronunciation and vocabulary, and play some games to practice comprehension. Recommended text: Francophone Cultures through Film First Edition by Nabil Boudraa Cecile Accilien, SBN-13: 978-1585103119, ISBN-10: 158510311X. Prerequisite: previous French classes or experience required.

Instructor: Towela Okwudire. 4 classes.

Sewing Machine

Beginning Sewing

Wednesdays

6:30PM - 8:30PM

9/21 - 10/26 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 18-Adult. 

For students that want to learn to sew or learned how to sew 25 or more years ago. Projects will include a zippered travel/toiletry/make-up bag and apron. Projects finished in class. See online and receipt notes for supply lists. No experience needed. New sewing machines are provided for use during class. Please do not bring your own sewing machine. Scissors, pins, measuring tape, and seam ripper are also provided.

Instructor: Mary Ann Kozak. 6 classes.

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom

Intermediate

Wednesdays

7:00PM - 8:00PM

9/28 - 11/16 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 16 - Adult. 

Polish up your style and technique of ballroom dance. You may learn new steps of the prerequisite dances or new dances may be introduced. Register with a partner of your choice (family member, friend, significant other). Fee is per individual, partner required. Prerequisite: Must know the basics of Foxtrot, Waltz and Swing. 

Instructor: Sue Bareis. 8 classes.

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iPhone Photography

Wednesdays

6:00PM - 7:30PM

10/26 - 11/2 (IN PERSON)

Grades: 10th - Adult. 

Learn all the photographic possibilities of your Apple iPhone and how to take creative images through this workshop. Learn about different camera settings on your phone, how to explore all angles and address different lighting, experiment with the programs provided, have in class and out of class exercises and lastly discuss additional tools that one can acquire in order to improve their images. You must have an iPhone or iPad (not an Android) to participate. Instructor: Katelend Rosaen.

2 classes.

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UMS 101

Aida Cuevas with Mariachi Atzlan

Wednesday

6:00PM - 7:30PM

11/4 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Workshop & Performance

Ages: 18 - Adult.

Are you looking to get more out of your performance experience? Join us for UMS 101! This 90-minute workshop focuses on an upcoming UMS performance. Facilitated by professional, community-based practicing artists/educators, UMS 101 workshops offer background and contextual learning, live demonstrations, and participatory activities in a fun, casual environment. Each workshop is tailored with audience members in mind and is ideal for individuals seeking to familiarize themselves with or deepen their understanding of the presented art genre and performing artist. All UMS 101 workshops take place at Cahoots in Downtown Ann Arbor located at 206 E. Huron StreetAll corresponding performances take place at Hill Auditorium located at 825 N. University. 

Instructor: UMS Staff. 1 class.

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UMS 101

Aida Cuevas with Mariachi Atzlan

Wednesday

6:00PM - 7:30PM

11/2 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Workshop Only

Ages: 18 - Adult.

Are you looking to get more out of your performance experience? Join us for UMS 101! This 90-minute workshop focuses on an upcoming UMS performance. Facilitated by professional, community-based practicing artists/educators, UMS 101 workshops offer background and contextual learning, live demonstrations, and participatory activities in a fun, casual environment. Each workshop is tailored with audience members in mind and is ideal for individuals seeking to familiarize themselves with or deepen their understanding of the presented art genre and performing artist. All UMS 101 workshops take place at Cahoots in Downtown Ann Arbor located at 206 E. Huron Street. All corresponding performances take place at Hill Auditorium located at 825 N. University.

Instructor: UMS Staff. 1 class.

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Virtual Cinema Club

Wednesdays

7:00PM - 8:30PM

11/2 - 12/7 (ONLINE)

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Enjoy cinema from around the globe and absorb some cultural history! Watch a themed series of movies exploring a cinematic style, region or concept, and engage in discussion. Foreign language movies are subtitled. No need to be an expert: everyone is welcome! Stream movies on your own and join an online video conference to discuss. You will need high-speed access to the Internet, an Amazon account (not the Prime service), and devices that will allow you to stream movies and video conferences. Instructor will provide a film schedule before activity begins. Note: registration closes 10/28. 

Instructor: Mark Ziemba.

5 classes. No class 11/23.

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Cooking 101: Fall Favorites

Wednesday

6:00PM - 8:30PM

11/16 ONLY (ONLINE)

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Fall is here and we are going back to school! In this class, we will focus on the basic dry-heat techniques of sauteing and roasting, which highlight the wonderful bounty of the season. As we focus on mastering heat and building flavor, these techniques will help you become a more confident, seasoned cook. Come ready to learn and think of this class as your direct kitchen hotline. This is a virtual cooking class, which means you are cooking along with Chef Natalie, and will be able to have questions answered in real time. Please see online notes for ingredients and equipment needed to participate. We suggest waiting until you receive specific measurements before purchasing anything you do not already have. Minor food prep may be required before class begins. Only one registration is needed per screen. Class may end early or run a little late depending on class size. Instructor: Natalie Marble. 1 class.

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Cooking 101: Winter Welcome

Wednesday

6:00PM - 8:30PM
12/7 ONLY (ONLINE)

Ages: 18 - Adult. The temperatures may be falling, but it’s getting warmer in the kitchen! In this class, we will focus on the moist-heat techniques of braising and stewing, which are low and slow and cozy - the perfect way to welcome winter. Our goals will be understanding heat and liquid, building layers of flavor, and always, kitchen confidence. Once you know these techniques, you will not need a recipe and the sky's the limit as to what you can create! Come ready to learn and think of this class as your direct kitchen hotline. This is a virtual cooking class, which means you are cooking along with Chef Natalie, and will be able to have questions answered in real time. Please see online notes for ingredients and equipment needed to participate. We suggest waiting until you receive specific measurements before purchasing anything you do not already have. Minor food prep may be required before class begins. Only one registration is needed per screen. Class may end early or run a little late depending on class size. Instructor: Natalie Marble. 1 class.

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UMS 101

Bella Fleck My Bluegrass Hearth and Punch Brothers

Wednesday

6:00PM - 7:30PM

12/14 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Workshop & Performance

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Are you looking to get more out of your performance experience? Join us for UMS 101! This 90-minute workshop focuses on an upcoming UMS performance. Facilitated by professional, community-based practicing artists/educators, UMS 101 workshops offer background and contextual learning, live demonstrations, and participatory activities in a fun, casual environment. Each workshop is tailored with audience members in mind and is ideal for individuals seeking to familiarize themselves with or deepen their understanding of the presented art genre and performing artist. All UMS 101 workshops take place at Cahoots in Downtown Ann Arbor located at 206 E Huron Street. All corresponding performances take place at Hill Auditorium located at 825 N. University.

Instructor: UMS Staff. 1 class.

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UMS 101

Bella Fleck My Bluegrass Hearth and Punch Brothers

Wednesday

6:00PM - 7:30PM

12/14 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Workshop Only

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Are you looking to get more out of your performance experience? Join us for UMS 101! This 90-minute workshop focuses on an upcoming UMS performance. Facilitated by professional, community-based practicing artists/educators, UMS 101 workshops offer background and contextual learning, live demonstrations, and participatory activities in a fun, casual environment. Each workshop is tailored with audience members in mind and is ideal for individuals seeking to familiarize themselves with or deepen their understanding of the presented art genre and performing artist. All UMS 101 workshops take place at Cahoots in Downtown Ann Arbor located at 206 E Huron Street. All corresponding performances take place at Hill Auditorium located at 825 N. University.

Instructor: UMS Staff. 1 class.

Digital Camera

Introduction to Photography

Thursdays

6:00PM - 8:00PM

9/22 - 11/3 (IN PERSON)

Grades: 10th - Adult. 

Learn to take better photographs and begin to master your camera’s basic settings through homework assignments and online lectures. While doing these lessons, you learn the rules for taking pictures, and the fundamentals of photography. Topics covered include: Aperture, ISO, Shutter speed, Automatic Modes, Manual Modes, and how to read your camera’s playback information. Every class you must have access to the Internet, have access to your physical camera, the ability to upload and download photographs as well as view a PDF. To get the best out of class, please be prepared to do two assignments a week, so that you can get regular feedback on your photos as you learn these skills. There will be opportunities to schedule one-on-one video chat time with the instructor to get additional questions answered.

Instructor: Katelend Rosaen. 7 classes.

Improv Group

Improv for Non-Actors

Thursdays

6:00PM - 7:30PM

10/6 - 11/3 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 14 - Adult. 

Increase your confidence and your ability to think on your feet. Improv promotes teamwork, creativity, innovation and helps people overcome their fear of public speaking. The exercises taught in this class are applicable to careers in music, classroom teaching, business and a wide variety of other professional fields where you interface with the public. Experience a variety of improvisational exercises in a safe and supportive environment.

Instructor: Mike Fedel. 5 classes.

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Retirement Planning Today

Thursdays

6:00PM - 9:00PM

10/6 - 10/13 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 18 - Adult.

In simple language, Retirement Planning Today® explains time-tested strategies that help you to make informed financial decisions. Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement, this course helps you plan your future with confidence. By attending Retirement Planning Today®, you learn about the many ways to save for retirement as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. You discover how to save money on taxes, manage investment risks and protect your assets from potential long-term health care expenses. Above all, this course shows you how to assess your financial situation and develop a personalized plan to achieve your retirement goals. This course includes a 223-page illustrated textbook for each participant. Register a second person for only $10! Instructor: Patrick Shope. 

2 classes.

Wheel Throwing

Adult Pottery

Thursdays

6:00PM - 9:00PM

10/6 - 12/15 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 16 - Adult. 

In this open studio format, create pieces to be proud of! Create as many as 4-6 medium to large pieces incorporating techniques such as tile making, slab construction, sculpture, press molding, wheel throwing, coiling, extrusions, and glazing depending on your interests. Some experience is helpful but not required. Class size is limited to allow access to equipment and assistance from the instructor. To maintain a reasonable number of participants in the studio, you may only attend class on the day of the week for which you are registered. Please do not show up to another section if you have missed your scheduled section unless you have contacted the instructor. Fee includes one 25lb bag of clay (either red or white). Additional clay can be purchased from Rovin Ceramics. Instructor: Mae Huynh.

10 classes. No class 11/24.

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Watercolor

Beginning & Continuing

Thursdays

6:30PM - 8:30PM

10/13 - 11/17 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 13 - Adult.

BEGINNING: Explore a variety of techniques using this dynamic medium. Challenge your mind while developing a solid foundation in watercolor painting. Each week, the instructor introduces a new watercolor technique and design concepts such as color integration, tonal contrast and composition. CONTINUING: Work on independent projects in a supportive, encouraging environment. Instructor offers guidance as needed, including technical help, problem solving and goal setting. Prerequisite: You must have completed one term of beginner instruction or the equivalent and must be able to work independently. Instructor: Nancy Lybrink.

6 classes.

Laughing at the Movies

Virtual Cinema Club

Thursdays

7:00PM - 8:30PM

11/3 - 12/8 (ONLINE)

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Enjoy cinema from around the globe and absorb some cultural history! Watch a themed series of movies exploring a cinematic style, region or concept, and engage in discussion. Foreign language movies are subtitled. No need to be an expert: everyone is welcome! Stream movies on your own and join an online video conference to discuss. You will need high-speed access to the Internet, an Amazon account (not the Prime service), and devices that will allow you to stream movies and video conferences. Instructor will provide a film schedule before activity begins. Note: registration closes 10/28.. 

Instructor: Mark Ziemba.

5 classes. No class 11/24.

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Traditional Argentine Tango

Beginning

Fridays

7:00PM - 9:00PM

9/23 - 10/28 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 18 - Adult. BEGINNING.

Learn the basics of traditional Argentine Tango dance including the music and culture. Instructors teach you the cabeceo, how to use your eyes to invite your partner to dance, the milonga, an Argentine Tango dance party, the ronda, the flow of the dancers that allows large numbers of people to dance socially in the tango community and the tanda, how Argentine music is played to entice dancers to join in the ronda. Registration fee includes the practica where you can practice your technique; ask your instructors for details on dates and times. Fee is per individual. Partner is required.

Instructors: Lisa and Dennis Larkin and Tango Experience Ann Arbor teachers.

6 classes.

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Traditional Argentine Tango

Intermediate

Fridays

7:00PM - 9:00PM

9/23 - 12/16 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 18 - Adult. INTERMEDIATE. 

Hone your dancing skills, with specific emphasis on improving the structure and mechanics of basic tango techniques like the boleo and sacada. We work on exercises and strategies that lead to improved clarity in the lead, sensitivity in the follow with the goal of finding a comfortable and precise connection on the social dance floor. Registration fee includes the practica where you can practice your technique; ask your instructors for details on dates and times. Prerequisite: experience in traditional Argentine Tango or instructor permission. Fee is per individual. Partner is required.

Instructors: Lisa and Dennis Larkin and Tango Experience Ann Arbor teachers.

12 classes. No class 11/25.

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Traditional Argentine Tango

Beginning

Fridays

7:00PM - 9:00PM

11/4 - 12/16 (IN PERSON)

Ages: 18 - Adult. BEGINNING. 

Learn the basics of traditional Argentine Tango dance including the music and culture. Instructors teach you the cabeceo, how to use your eyes to invite your partner to dance, the milonga, an Argentine Tango dance party, the ronda, the flow of the dancers that allows large numbers of people to dance socially in the tango community and the tanda, how Argentine music is played to entice dancers to join in the ronda. Registration fee includes the practica where you can practice your technique; ask your instructors for details on dates and times. Fee is per individual. Partner is required.

Instructors: Lisa and Dennis Larkin and Tango Experience Ann Arbor teachers.

6 classes. No class 11/25.

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Forming and Moving Metal

Saturday

10:00AM - 3:00PM

9/17 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Ages: 15 - Adult. 

If you are a jeweler, sculptor or origami wizard you’ll enjoy this workshop! Using the principles of FOLD-FORMING, we’ll learn to fold copper sheets, hammering and unfolding to create dynamic forms and surface textures. We’ll use an acetylene torch to anneal and soften the metal, and various hammers to confirm the folds and forge our shapes. We will also investigate concave and convex surfaces, using various hammers on special metal and wood stakes. Demonstrations will be given and time allowed to create several forms for earrings, pendants, bracelets or sculptural elements. Bring a bagged lunch, there will be a half hour break to eat. $15 materials fee due to instructor at the beginning of class.

1 class.

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Introduction to Enameling:

Simple Earrings

Saturday

10:00AM - 3:00PM

10/8 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Ages: 15 - Adult. 

Make several pairs of round enamel earrings in the kiln and explore color and surface decoration. We’ll start with flat copper discs, form and drill holes, learn to sift enamel on the back and front sides using opaque colors. We will learn techniques like scraffito to add linear designs, and use paper stencils. We’ll complete our creations with beads or pearls on silver Earwires. Bring a bagged lunch, there will be a half hour break to eat. $20 materials fee due to the instructor at the beginning of class.

1 class.

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Enameling with

Surface Decoration

Saturday

10:00AM - 3:00PM

11/12 ONLY (IN PERSON)

Ages: 15 - Adult. 

In this class you will be introduced to ways to add surface decoration to your enamel work. Demonstrations include using liquid and sifting enamels, kiln and torch enameling, sgraffito, wet-packing, graphite and china paint. Students will choose what technique to focus on, create samples and earrings or pendants. If you have metal working experience you can create a piece to set. Copper circles, earwires and all materials included. Bring a bagged lunch, there will be a half hour break to eat. $25 material fee due to instructor at the beginning of class. 1 class.