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Adult Enrichment

All Summer Adult Enrichment classes will be

IN PERSON and the AAPS COVID & Health Guidance will be followed.

Online registration for Summer classes is OPEN!

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Happy Birthday, Ann Arbor!

Theatre History Tour

Sunday

1:00PM - 2:30PM

Sunday, June 30 ONLY

Grades: 9th - Adult. Ann Arbor has been a center of entertainment since the opening of its first Opera House. In honor of our bicentennial, join us for a walking tour of downtown Ann Arbor that will take us past these former entertainment spots and learn about these long ago movie palaces and the people behind them. Instructor: Patti Smith is an Ann Arbor townie, special education teacher, storyteller and author of Images of America: Downtown Ann Arbor and co-author Forgotten Ann Arbor. and Michigan Beer: A Heady History. 1 class.

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Walking History

Tour of Downtown Ann Arbor

Sunday

1:00PM - 2:30PM

Sunday, July 14 ONLY

Adult. Have you ever looked around beautiful downtown Ann Arbor and wondered, "What was there?" Find out by joining local historian Patti Smith for a dynamic history walk. Learn about the "red light district" on Fourth Avenue, the first courthouses, the old fire station, the businesses that lined Main Street and so much more! Bring your walking shoes and be prepared to walk 1-2 miles. Rain date August 6th. Instructor: Patti Smith is an Ann Arbor townie, special education teacher, storyteller and author of Images of America: Downtown Ann Arbor and co-author Forgotten Ann Arbor. and Michigan Beer: A Heady History. 1 class.

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Blom Meadworks

Tour & Tasting

Sunday

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Sunday, July 28 ONLY

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.** 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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Beginning Sewing

Mondays

6:30PM - 8:30PM

6/17/24 - 8/5/24

Adult. Want to sew but don’t know where to start? Come join us and learn how to work with a sewing machine, patterns, fabric and more. No experience needed! Projects include a pillow cover, tote bag and pajama pants, and all work will be done in class. Sewing machines and basic supplies will be provided. Please do not bring your own sewing machine. Instructor will provide a materials list at the first class session. Instructor: Patricia Na. 8 classes.

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Ann Arbor Civic Chorus

Community Summer Sing

Monday

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Monday, July 8 ONLY

Adult. Join the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus for a Community Summer Sing this summer. Sing engaging and eclectic SATB repertoire with an enthusiastic group of singers. Repertoire will range from classical, contemporary, musical theater, a cappella, and world music to vocal jazz. No audition or experience needed, all voices welcome! Each summer sing is a stand-alone class and different from the other community sings. Sign up for individual sessions (see ID# 1769.401, .402, .403) or for the 6-session series (see ID# 1768.401) depending on your schedule! Director: Karen TenBrink. 1 class.

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Ann Arbor Civic Chorus

Community Summer Sing

Monday

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Monday, July 22 ONLY

Adult. Join the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus for a Community Summer Sing this summer. Sing engaging and eclectic SATB repertoire with an enthusiastic group of singers. Repertoire will range from classical, contemporary, musical theater, a cappella, and world music to vocal jazz. No audition or experience needed, all voices welcome! Each summer sing is a stand-alone class and different from the other community sings. Sign up for individual sessions (see ID# 1769.401, .402, .403) or for the 6-session series (see ID# 1768.401) depending on your schedule! Director: Karen TenBrink. 1 class.

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Ann Arbor Civic Chorus

Community Summer Sing

Monday

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Sunday, August 19 ONLY

Adult. Join the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus for a Community Summer Sing this summer. Sing engaging and eclectic SATB repertoire with an enthusiastic group of singers. Repertoire will range from classical, contemporary, musical theater, a cappella, and world music to vocal jazz. No audition or experience needed, all voices welcome! Each summer sing is a stand-alone class and different from the other community sings. Sign up for individual sessions (see ID# 1769.401, .402, .403) or for the 6-session series (see ID# 1768.401) depending on your schedule! Director: Karen TenBrink. 1 class.

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Ann Arbor Civic Chorus

Community Summer Sing SERIES

Mondays

7:00PM - 9:00PM

July 8, July 22, and August 19

Adult. Join the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus for a Community Summer Sing this summer. Sing engaging and eclectic SATB repertoire with an enthusiastic group of singers. Repertoire will range from classical, contemporary, musical theater, a cappella, and world music to vocal jazz. No audition or experience needed, all voices welcome! Each summer sing is a stand-alone class and different from the other community sings. Sign up for individual sessions (see ID# 1769.801, .802, .803) or for the 3-session series (see ID# 1768.401) depending on your schedule! For the 3-session series, senior discount recipients pay $30, and scholarship recipients pay $15. Director: Karen TenBrink. 3 classes.

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Ann Arbor Civic Chorus

Vocal Skills Workshop

Monday

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Monday, July 15 ONLY

Adult. This workshop is intended for beginning and intermediate solo or choral singers and will cover the following skills: a) sing with healthy technique to increase breath capacity, singing range and projection b) sight-read sheet music and c) develop aural skills and vocal independence. Each workshop is a stand-alone class and different from the other vocal skills workshops. Sign up for individual sessions (see ID# 1767.801, .802) or for the 2-session series (see ID# 1765.801) depending on your schedule! Director: Karen TenBrink. 1 class.

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Ann Arbor Civic Chorus

Vocal Skills Workshop

Monday

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Monday, July 29 ONLY

Adult. This workshop is intended for beginning and intermediate solo or choral singers and will cover the following skills: a) sing with healthy technique to increase breath capacity, singing range and projection b) sight-read sheet music and c) develop aural skills and vocal independence. Each workshop is a stand-alone class and different from the other vocal skills workshops. Sign up for individual sessions (see ID# 1767.801, .802) or for the 2-session series (see ID# 1765.801) depending on your schedule! Director: Karen TenBrink. 1 class.

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Ann Arbor Civic Chorus

Vocal Skills Workshop SERIES

Monday

7:00PM - 9:00PM

July 15 and July 29 ONLY

Adult. This workshop is intended for beginning and intermediate solo or choral singers and will cover the following skills: a) sing with healthy technique to increase breath capacity, singing range and projection b) sight-read sheet music and c) develop aural skills and vocal independence. Each workshop is a stand-alone class and different from the other vocal skills workshops. Sign up for individual sessions (see ID# 1767.801, .802) or for the 2-session series (see ID# 1765.801) depending on your schedule! For the 3-session series, senior discount recipients pay $15, and scholarship recipients pay $10. Director: Karen TenBrink. 2 classes.

Sewing Studio

NEW! Sewing Lab

Tuesdays

6:30PM - 8:30PM

6/18/24 - 8/20/24

Adult. It's summertime, so no rules! Work on any projects you like in a relaxed atmosphere with help from the instructor. Sewing machines and basic supplies will be provided. Please bring at least two potential projects to the first class. Prerequisite: Completion of Beginning Sewing or ability to sew a plain pillowcase unassisted. Instructor: Patricia Na. 10 classes.

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Woodworking with Power 101

Tuesdays

6:30PM - 9:00PM

6/18/24 - 8/6/24

Adult. Have you always wanted to try working with wood but were intimidated by the power tools? Learn to safely cut, drill, form and join wood using a variety of power tools. Once comfortable, begin a woodworking project of your choosing and complete it under the guidance of your instructor. Tools and safety goggles provided. Come with ideas for projects or ask the instructor for suggestions. Instructor: Mark Williams. 8 classes.

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NEW! Mindful Mandalas:

Artful Relaxation for Adults

Tuesday

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Tuesday, June 25 ONLY

Adult. Mandala art, with its intricate patterns and repetitive nature, offers a meditative experience that promotes relaxation, mindfulness, and self-expression. This class is perfect for adults looking to explore a new form of artistic expression while also improving their mental well-being. Join us for a transformative experience and rediscover the power of mindfulness through the beauty of mandala art. Instructor: Namrata Khemka. 1 class.

Communicating Through Signs

American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1

Tuesdays

6:00PM - 7:30PM

6/25/24 - 8/13/24

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. Materials will be provided in class. 8 classes.

Food Photography

iPhone Photography

Tuesday

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Tuesday, July 2 ONLY

Grades: 10th - Adult. Apple iPhone Required. Class is not designed for Androids. Begin to understand the photographic possibilities of your Apple iPhone. In this course we will cover the basic settings in your iPhone, filters that come preinstalled and some of the editing options available. Instructor: Katelend Rosaen is a fine art photographer who has exhibited her art work in multiple countries and has a European Masters of Fine Art Photography; Katelend changes people’s perspective one project at a time. 1 class.

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Camera Basics

Tuesday

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Tuesday, July 9 ONLY

Grades: 10th - Adult. Begin to understand how to master your camera's basic settings. Topics covered include scene modes, aperture priority, ISO, shutter priority, and manual mode. (This course is geared towards point and shoot, DSLR and mirrorless. Always bring your device charged and ready for in class activities!). Instructor: Katelend Rosaen is a fine art photographer who has exhibited her art work in multiple countries and has a European Masters of Fine Art Photography; Katelend changes people’s perspective one project at a time. 1 class.

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NEW! Creative Photography Basics

Tuesday

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Tuesday, July 16 ONLY

Grades: 10th - Adult. Come learn the basics of Creative photography. In this class we will discuss composition, lighting and techniques to make images more aesthetically pleasing. Finishing up with in class activity and critiques in order to make sure all your needs are addressed. Instructor: Katelend Rosaen is a fine art photographer who has exhibited her art work in multiple countries and has a European Masters of Fine Art Photography; Katelend changes people’s perspective one project at a time. 1 class.

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Long Term Care/Medicaid Planning

Tuesday

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Tuesday, July 23 ONLY

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 attorney. 1 class.

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Estate Planning Basics

Tuesday

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Tuesday, August 13 ONLY

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.

Baking

NEW! Adult & Child: Father's Day

Cookie Decorating Workshop

Thursday

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Thursday, June 13 ONLY

Grades: 1st - 8th with an Adult. Join us for a special Father's Day themed cookie decorating class where you and a child in your life can create sweet treats together! Learn how to decorate cookies with a variety of designs perfect for celebrating Dad, uncle, grandpa or friend. Our expert instructor will guide you through techniques for decorating with frosting & sprinkles. Get creative and bond while making delicious treats to enjoy together on Father's Day. Workshop will include: One Cookie Colab Signature Cookie to eat, 4 cookies to decorate, Box/packaging to transport cookies, Use of any tools needed for decorating (piping tips, Toothpicks, decorating stick, glitter, etc), Cookie Colab sticker and staged place setting to take a photo. If the adult would like to decorate their own set of 4 cookies, please sign up as an additional person. Instructor: Amy Lugo from Cookie Colab. 1 class.

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NEW! Adult & Pediatric

First Aid/CPR/AED Certification

Thursday

5:30PM - 8:00PM

Thursday, June 20 ONLY (in-person part)

Adult. Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED blended learning course equips participants to recognize and care for a variety of first aid breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. It is designed for students who need a certification that satisfies OSHA workplace or other regulatory requirements. This class is taught in a blended learning format and the online portion (accessed via mobile desktop or tablet) must be completed prior to attending the Instructor-led skills session. Upon successful completion a valid 2 year digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED is issued. Instructor: Zack Brannock. 1 class.

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NEW! Appalachian Clogging

Thursdays

5:45PM - 6:45PM

6/20/24 - 8/1/24

Grades: 8th - Adult. Experience the captivating rhythm of Appalachian clogging, a cherished form of percussive dance stemming from a fusion of European, African, and Indigenous influences in the heart of Appalachia. The fundamental shuffle step, reminiscent of both tap and Irish dance, serves as the cornerstone of this art form. No prior dance experience is necessary to join this enriching class. It is recommended to wear tap shoes or leather soled shoes. Clogging is a fun workout for your mind and body. Instructor: Emily Evans. 6 classes. No class 7/4.

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Woodworking: Continuing

Thursdays

6:30PM - 8:30PM

6/20/24 - 8/15/24

Adult. Prerequisite: Woodworking 101 or instructor approval. This class provides supervised access to the woodworking lab for experienced students. You will work independently on a project of your choice. Bring all of your own materials to class. A working knowledge of power tools is expected and Woodworking 101 is recommended for those new to the woodshop. Supervisor: Joe Kyle. 8 classes. No class 7/4.

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Improv for Non-Actors

Thursdays

6:00PM - 7:30PM

7/11/24 - 8/8/24

Grades: 9th - 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 has an M.A. in Performance and has studied improvisation at Second City in Chicago. 5 classes. No class 7/4.

Using Sign Language

American Sign Language (ASL) Level 2

Thursdays

6:00PM - 7:30PM

6/27/24 - 8/15/24

Grades: 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). Previous experience in ASL or completion of ASL Level 1 required. Instructor: Brooke McCully. Handouts are included in the class fee. 6 classes. No class 7/4 and 8/1.

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NEW! Think Like a Photographer

Thursday

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Thursday, July 18 ONLY

Grades: 10th - Adult. Do you currently dabble in photography but would like to know how to take your skills to the next level? Come discover the creative process used to capture unique, jaw-dropping images, while exploring various photographic genres to broaden your artistic horizons. Expand your knowledge of what is achievable in the world of photography by seeing life through the lens of a professional photographer. Information will be provided in a lecture-style format - no cameras are required as they will not be used during class. Instructor: Katelend Rosaen is a fine art photographer who has exhibited her art work in multiple countries and has a European Masters of Fine Art Photography; Katelend changes people’s perspective one project at a time. 1 class.

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Traditional Argentine Tango

Beginning: Level 1

Fridays

7:00PM - 8:00PM

6/14/24 - 7/19/24

Adult. No dance experience needed. 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. Senior recipients pay: $24.50. Instructors: Lisa and Dennis Larkin and Tango Experience Ann Arbor teachers. 5 classes. No class 7/5.

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Traditional Argentine Tango 

Beginning: Level 2

Fridays

7:00PM - 8:00PM

6/14/24 - 7/19/24

Adult. Prerequisite: Beginning (Level 1) or instructor approval. Build on what you learned in the Beginning (Level 1) class and develop a greater appreciation of traditional Argentine Tango dance including the music and culture. Instructors continue to 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. Senior recipients pay: $24.50. Instructors: Lisa and Dennis Larkin and Tango Experience Ann Arbor teachers. 5 classes. No class 7/5.

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Traditional Argentine Tango 

Intermediate

Fridays

8:00PM - 9:00PM

6/14/24 - 8/23/24

Adult. Prerequisite: Beginning (Level 2) or instructor approval. Hone your dancing skills, with specific emphasis on improving the structure and mechanics of basic tango techniques like the boleo and sacada. 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. Fee is per individual. Partner is required. Fee is per individual. Partner is required. Senior recipients pay: $59.50. Instructors: Lisa and Dennis Larkin and Tango Experience Ann Arbor teachers. 10 classes. No class 7/5.

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NEW! Adult Pottery

Hand-Building

Fridays

6:00PM - 8:00PM

July 12 and July 19 ONLY

Grades: 10th - Adult. In this two-part pottery class, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with hand-building techniques to create your own unique pottery pieces. During the first session, you will be given instructions on how to make a clay object or objects of your choice, such as a cup or bowl, using up to 5lbs of clay. During the second session you will use underglazes or glazes to decorate your work. Pickup will be available one week after the final session, allowing you to take home your finished pieces to enjoy or gift to others. This class is perfect for beginners looking to learn new skills or experienced potters wanting to further develop their craft. Join us for a fun and rewarding pottery experience! Instructor: Mae Huynh. Due to limited space and high demand for this activity, Rec & Ed is unable to offer senior discounts. 2 classes.

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NEW! Adult Pottery

Wheel Throwing

Fridays

6:30PM - 8:30PM

July 12 and July 19 ONLY

Grades: 10th - Adult. In this two-part pottery class, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with wheel throwing techniques to create your own unique pottery pieces. During the first session, you will be shown how to center a piece of clay on the wheel and make a clay object or objects of your choice, such as a cup or bowl, using up to 5lbs of clay. During the second session you will use underglazes or glazes to decorate your work. Pickup will be available one week after the final session, allowing you to take home your finished pieces to enjoy or gift to others. This class is perfect for beginners looking to learn new skills or experienced potters wanting to further develop their craft. Join us for a fun and rewarding pottery experience! Instructor: Mae Huynh. Due to limited space and high demand for this activity, Rec & Ed is unable to offer senior discounts. 2 classes.

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NEW! Making Authentic

Indonesian Noodles

Friday

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Friday, July 26 ONLY

Adult. Food brings us together as humans, forming bonds through shared meals and traditions. Join us to experience the vibrant flavors of Indonesia while we cook and eat together, fostering friendships and community spirit. Learn my secrets on how to make an Indonesian noodle dish with locally available ingredients, all while ensuring it tastes authentically Asian without breaking the bank! And to top it off, we’ll wrap up the class by sharing our noodles, making new friends, and enjoying a beautiful Michigan summer day. Instructor: Peisy Sulimin. Peisy grew up in Indonesia and has a passion for sharing delicious food from her home country and fostering community. 1 class.

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Traditional Argentine Tango

Beginning: Level 1

Fridays

7:00PM - 8:00PM

7/26/24 - 8/23/24

Adult. No dance experience needed. 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. Senior recipients pay: $24.50. Instructors: Lisa and Dennis Larkin and Tango Experience Ann Arbor teachers. 5 classes.

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Traditional Argentine Tango

Beginning: Level 2

Fridays

7:00PM - 8:00PM

7/26/24 - 8/23/24

Adult. Prerequisite: Beginning (Level 1) or instructor approval. Build on what you learned in the Beginning (Level 1) class and develop a greater appreciation of traditional Argentine Tango dance including the music and culture. Instructors continue to 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. Senior recipients pay: $24.50. Instructors: Lisa and Dennis Larkin and Tango Experience Ann Arbor teachers. 5 classes.

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NEW! Watercolor Painting

on Yupo Paper

Saturday

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Saturday, June 22 ONLY

Adult. This is a 4-hour workshop which will walk you through an exciting and unique experience. Yupo paper is a synthetic, water-resistant surface that behaves differently from traditional watercolor paper. It is made of 100% polypropylene, which means it doesn’t absorb watercolor paint. Instead, the paint dries through evaporation. This lack of absorption allows for the interesting textures and affects you will learn as the paint interacts with the surface. All supplies for this class will be included with price. Instructor: Nancy Lybrink. 1 class.

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NEW! Intro to Painting

with Gouache

Saturday

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Saturday, June 29 ONLY

Adults. This is a 4-hour workshop intended to give you a taste of painting with gouache. We will be checking out techniques and mixing colors plus working on multiple exercises and one small painting. Gouache is a fun media that can stand alone or be added to watercolor or acrylic paintings. It is also referred to as an opaque form of watercolor. Which has more of a mat finish. Gouache is used more thickly than watercolor and because it is opaque you can add lighter colors on top of darker. All supplies for this class are included with price. Instructor: Nancy Lybrink. 1 class.

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NEW! Stackable Rings

with Cabochon Stone

Saturdays

9:30AM - 1:00PM

July 13 and July 20 ONLY

Grades: 10th - Adult. Get ready to stack up your style with a custom set of sterling silver rings! In this hands-on workshop, you'll master the art of measuring, soldering, and texturing different widths of sterling silver to create a stunning and personal design. Not only that, but you'll also learn how to set a beautiful cabochon gemstone like amethyst or garnet in the bezel setting provided. Walk away with a one-of-a-kind set of rings that truly reflects your unique style and creativity. A $35 materials fee is due to the instructor at the start of the class which covers metals, studio supplies, and 1 stone. Additional stones will be available for purchase. Bring a sketchbook to class. Instructor: Idelle Hammond-Sass. 2 classes.

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NEW! Adult Pottery

Hand-Building

Saturdays

1:00PM - 3:00PM

July 13 and July 20 ONLY

Grades: 10th - Adult. In this two-part pottery class, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with hand-building techniques to create your own unique pottery pieces. During the first session, you will be given instructions on how to make a clay object or objects of your choice, such as a cup or bowl, using up to 5lbs of clay. During the second session you will use underglazes or glazes to decorate your work. Pickup will be available one week after the final session, allowing you to take home your finished pieces to enjoy or gift to others. This class is perfect for beginners looking to learn new skills or experienced potters wanting to further develop their craft. Join us for a fun and rewarding pottery experience! Instructor: Mae Huynh. Due to limited space and high demand for this activity, Rec & Ed is unable to offer senior discounts. 2 classes.

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NEW! Adult Pottery

Wheel Throwing

Saturdays

1:30PM - 3:30PM

July 13 and July 20 ONLY

Grades: 10th - Adult. In this two-part pottery class, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with wheel throwing techniques to create your own unique pottery pieces. During the first session, you will be shown how to center a piece of clay on the wheel and make a clay object or objects of your choice, such as a cup or bowl, using up to 5lbs of clay. During the second session you will use underglazes or glazes to decorate your work. Pickup will be available one week after the final session, allowing you to take home your finished pieces to enjoy or gift to others. This class is perfect for beginners looking to learn new skills or experienced potters wanting to further develop their craft. Join us for a fun and rewarding pottery experience! Instructor: Mae Huynh. Due to limited space and high demand for this activity, Rec & Ed is unable to offer senior discounts. 2 classes.

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JUST ADDED!

Beginning Sewing

Thursdays

6:30PM - 8:30PM

6/20/24 - 8/15/24

Adult. Want to sew but don’t know where to start? Come join us and learn how to work with a sewing machine, patterns, fabric and more. No experience needed! Projects include a pillow cover, tote bag and pajama pants, and all work will be done in class. Sewing machines and basic supplies will be provided. Please do not bring your own sewing machine. Instructor will provide a materials list at the first class session. Instructor: Patricia Na. 8 classes. No class 7/4.

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