Adult Programs

ADULT Spring Classes

03/21/2024 - 06/08/2024
36 Church Street, Middletown NJ 07748

YOGA/WRITING

(class limit: 12)

LOCATION: MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER – 36 Church Street, Middletown NJ 07748

March 21 – May 30 (no class May 16) | Thursdays: 10:30 am – 11:45 am (10 classes) 

Would you like to reduce stress?  Do you want to grow your creativity?  If so, this 75 minute class taught by published author and certified yoga instructor, Mimi Cross, is for you!

We begin Relaxing into Writing with a centering warm up consisting of gentle stretches and attention to breath, followed by a guided 15 to 20-minute deep relaxation meditation. In this state of relaxation and body awareness, we learn how to sense blocks within the body through a technique called scanning. After the body scan, we transition from relaxing to writing, with the intention of transforming blocks into stories.If you write, or want to write, learning how tension, tightness, and holding in your body can translate into this special type of treasure will support you.  

When time allows, participants will be invited to share their writing, however, sharing is not required!

Materials needed: 1 full size 8×10 or 8×11 notebook. A favorite pen or pencil. 

Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a blanket or cushion.

No previous experience with meditation or creative writing necessary!

10 CLASSES: Members: $200, Non-members: $220

*class limit: 12

LOCATION: MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER – 36 Church Street, Middletown NJ 07748

April 6 – June 15 (no class Apr 13) I Saturdays: 8:30 am – 9:30 am (10 classes)

This gentle but stimulating Yoga class will allow individuals of all levels and fitness experiences to engage in the practice of Yoga. Yoga is an ancient form of full body exercise that focuses on core strength, balance, control, and breath. Exercises can be modified for injuries and all bodies. No previous experience required. Please bring a mat.

Mimi, a 200+ hour certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, is an author, songwriter, and Arts educator as well as the creator of Body of Writing, a practice that adds an additional dimension to the traditional mind-body-spirit discipline of yoga: story. She’s been teaching people of all ages yoga and music since 2001, both privately and in various studios in the Two River region of Monmouth County. To learn more, please visit www.mimicross.com.

10 CLASSES: Members: $150, Non-members: $170

NEW! Yoga + 25 MINUTE MEDITATION PERIOD

April 6 – June 15 (no class April 13) I Saturdays: 8:30 am – 9:55 am (10 classes)

Mimi’s excellent weekly class PLUS an additional guided deep meditation and relaxation period.

10 CLASSES: Members: $225, Non-members: $250

MOVEMENT

Mondays 7:00-8:00pm | April 8 – June 10
Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm | April 10 – June 12 

10 CLASSES: Members: $150, Non-members: $170

Combining her extensive classical ballet training and professional teaching experience, Andrea
brings us a class filled with detailed and comprehensive movement. MOVE with Andrea Wachholtz is designed to improve your strength, balance, flexibility and joint mobility. This class will also help decrease stress, improve your mood and your sleep. The class will be taught in a mixed level format. Focusing on classical ballet, exercises will also be taken from Pilates, Barre and Yoga bringing together this creative class. The main goal of this class is to help every student individually within the group to feel good inside and out! Beginners are welcomed and advanced students will be challenged. 


ART

LOCATION: MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER – 36 Church Street, Middletown NJ 07748

This Winter, students of all ages can immerse themselves in a special program taught by Master Artist, Elizabeth Schettini Sowell. The program is designed to take students through the fundamentals of drawing, sculpture, printmaking and painting in such a way that they will graduate the program with the solid foundation needed to be successful at making art, both personally and professionally. The life-changing class will guide students in a progression of skills, building a solid foundation for all art with strong technical skills. Students will draw from life and from their imagination while they progress to Intermediate Drawing then Sculpture, Printmaking and Painting as they develop and hone art skills while learning the language of art.

Artist Salon Open Sessions

SPRING SESSION 1March 2, 9, 16, 23 | Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm | 4 SESSIONS: $160

SPRING SESSION 2 – April 6, 13, 20, 27 | Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm | 4 SESSIONS: $160

Participate with other artists in a 3 hour art working session dedicated to your artwork in any Visual Fine-Art Medium. You will be welcome in a space made just for art-making and have an opportunity to choose from two different life set-ups (every week) from which to create work. This is a semi-informal work session where instructioal help is available if needed.

Self-Critique and Group Critique are both available, as is portfolio building. Beginners will be supplied with a materials list to start off on Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking and Painting.

Give yourself the gift of time… Bring your materials, brushes, etc. and use our easels and tables to make your work. If you choose, a monthly challenge will be presented to inspire you to create.

The work sessions will be administered by Master Artist Elizabeth Sowell-Zak.

Master Arts Skills for Teens and Adults | Ages 15+

SPRING SESSION 1March 4, 11, 18, 25 | Mondays 6:30pm – 8:30pm | 4 CLASSES: $225

SPRING SESSION 2 – April 8, 15, 22, 29 | Mondays 6:30pm – 8:30pm | 4 CLASSES: $225

A great class for students who are serious about their art and want to develop their skills and advance. Led by Master Artist, and former college Professor, Elizabeth Schettini Sowell. Students begin at their personal level and with individualized guidance and attention learn and perfect the foundational building blocks of art to create work they are proud of. Students will use different media, learn the technique of group and self-critique to build a strong portfolio.

SPRING Painting Workshop | Grace Graupe-Pillard

SPRING 2024 SESSION Meets Tuesdays from March 12 – April 23 (7 weeks)

TIME SLOTS: 9:30 – 11:30 AM | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | 2:30 – 4:30 PM

$140

Painting workshop participants will be taught to use paints (either oil or acrylic) and will be instructed on color, form, and space. Since this is a WORKSHOP, the instruction is individualized and Grace strongly believes that her job is to teach people “to see” the subtlety and nuances of what makes a good work of art in a fresh and original way.

This workshop is for all levels from the rank beginner to professional artists and teachers who come for feedback in an environment conducive to serious study.

This session will be held indoors. 

Space is limited and we expect these classes to fill up quickly, so REGISTER TODAY!

SPRING Painting Workshop | Grace Graupe-Pillard

Under the expert instruction of experienced artist and teacher, June Wilson, adult participants in this special EVENING session will be taught to use paints (either oil or acrylic) and will be instructed on color, form, and space. Since this is a WORKSHOP, the instruction is individualized. This workshop is for all levels from the rank beginner to professional artists and teachers who come for feedback in an environment conducive to serious study.

Space is limited and we expect this class to fill up quickly, so REGISTER TODAY!

TUESDAYS  7:00 – 9:00 PM  

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