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CHINESE BRUSHWORK

Learn the basics of Chinese ink painting in this multi-generational class. Participants will be shown how to hold the brush and create simple pictures of grass, bamboo and fruit. You will find your inner artist in this workshop. Supplies included.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 10 yrs and up
Fee, 1 Session: $14R/$14NR
232622A9 Oct 6 Su 3-5pm
232622B9 Oct 13 Su 3-5pm

IMAGINARY ANIMALS IN PAPIER MACHE

A child and parent work together in a two-step workshop exploring the fun of making exotic and imaginary animals based on the creatures of Oaxaca, Mexico in Papier-Mache. Registration will be under the child name; enrollment is limited to
10 registrants to ensure individualized instruction. All supplies are included with this class except for newspaper.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 6-14 yrs.
Fee, 3 sessions: $22 R/$25 NR
232623A9 Nov 3-17 Su 3:30-5:30pm

FAMILY CLAY SCULPTURE

A child and parent work as a team to create clay pieces that they’ll always treasure. Registration will be under the child name; enrollment is limited to 10 registrants to ensure individualized instruction. No class: Nov. 11.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 6-14 yrs.
Fee, 7 sessions: $70 R/$90 NR
232621A9 Sept 9-Oct 21 M 6-7pm
232621B9 Oct 28-Dec 16 M 6-7pm

POP-UP POTTERY ADULT CLASS

You always wanted to try pottery but didn’t want a long commitment? Commit only for one class and learn whether pottery is a hobby for you.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 17 yrs. and up
Fee, 1 session: $14 R/$14 NR
233604A9 Nov 11 M 5:30-7:30pm

POP-UP POTTERY YOUTH CLASS

You always wanted to try pottery but didn’t want a long commitment? Commit only for one class and learn whether pottery is a hobby for you.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 6-14 yrs.
Fee, 1 session: $12 R/$12 NR
232622A9 Nov 11 M 3:30-5pm

YOUTH POTTERY

Have you ever squeezed wet clay through your fingers? Do you want to turn your idea for a sculpture into a real piece or art? Students expand their imagination as they create clay sculptures, elbow pots, coils and more.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 6-14 yrs.
Fee, 7 sessions: $77 R/$97 NR
232620A9 Sept 11-Oct 23 W 6-7pm
232620B9 Oct 30-Dec 11 W 6-7pm

ADULT POTTERY

You will make sculptures, pots, plates and other items by hand-building and using the wheel. Make delightful gifts or create something for yourself. Fee includes materials, firings and one hour of studio time following each class. No class: Nov. 11.

Location: Robert Crown Community Center

Age: 17 yrs. and up
Fee, 7 sessions: $77 R/$97 NR
233603A9 Sept 9-Oct 21 M 7:15-8:15pm
233603B9 Sept 11-Oct 23 W 7:15-8:15pm
233603C9 Oct 28-Dec 16 M 7:15-8:15pm
233603D9 Oct 30-Dec 11 W 7:15-8:15pm

DROP-IN POTTERY

Use this time specifically to hone your pottery skills at your own pace. Instruction is not provided and finished pottery pieces will be fired in the regular fire rotation. No drop-in Sept. 29.  Instructors: Kathy Gemperle or Carol Beaver
Location: Robert Crown Community Center (room C)
Age: 17 yrs. and up
Drop-in fee: $14 R/NR
Sept 15-Nov 24 Su 1-3pm

MAGIC CLASS 

You will have fun as they learn fascinating tricks from the Magic Team of Gary Kantor. Some tricks may appear difficult but they are quick to learn and easy to perform. Tricks could involve cards, ropes, coins, or mind reading. All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit. Sign up again and again since new tricks are taught at each session.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 5-12 yrs.
Fee, 1 session: $20 R/$20 NR
232106A9 Sept 23 M 6:45-7:40pm
232106B9 Nov 13 W 6:45-7:40pm

 

DANCE 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Children enter the wonderful world of dance through enjoyable exercise, dance movement, games, music, and creative fun. The fundamentals incorporate body and spatial awareness, emphasizing development rhythm and coordination. A minimal introduction to ballet and its terminology in included. Leotards, tights, and slippers are required.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 2.5-5 yrs.
Fee, 6 sessions: $65 R/$85 NR
231101A9 Sept 7-Oct 12 Sa 9-9:45am
231101B9 Sept 7-Oct 12 Sa 10-10:45am
231101C9 Oct 19-Nov 23 Sa 9-9:45am
231101D9 Oct 19-Nov 23 Sa 10-10:45am

SALSA DANCING

Learn the basics of the popular Latin dances of salsa, meringue, and bachata. Class instruction includes easy, fun groupings that will get you out on the dance floor in style. Dancing partner not required. No class: Nov. 28.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 18 yrs. and up
Fee, 6 sessions: $60 R/$80 NR

233103A9 Sept 12-Oct 17 M 8-9pm

233103B9 Oct 24-Dec 5 M 8-9pm

BALLROOM DANCE

Learn popular ballroom dances, white improving your grace, posture, and balance. A focus on technique makes this class beneficial for skaters, and everyone will have fun. Singles and couples are welcome.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 18 yrs. and up
Fee, 6 sessions: $60 R/$80 NR
233118A9 Sept 9-Oct 14 M 8-9pm
233118B9 Oct 21-Nov 25 M 8-9pm

 

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

You will be swinging on the dance floor after an introduction to swing dances from east coast to west coast, Charleston to lindy hop. You will learn how to dance any style of music from big band to current pop and hip hop. Singles or couples are
welcome.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 18 yrs. and up
Fee, 6 sessions: $60 R/$80 NR
233601A9 Sept 9-Oct 14 Th 7-8pm
233601B9 Oct 21-Nov 25 Th 7-8pm

 

TAI CHI

TAI CHI LEVELS 1 & 2

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese form of exercise known for its slow, circular hand motions, strong dance-like foot movements. The ability to concentrate and move in sequence is the key to success. No class: Nov. 28.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 16 yrs. and up
Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR
Fee, 7 sessions: $70 R/$90 NR
233325A9 Sept 3-Oct 22 Tu 9-10am
233325B9 Sept 5-Oct 24 Th 10-11am
233325C9 Oct 29-Dec 17 Tu 9-10am
233325D9 Oct 31-Dec 19 Th 10-11am

TAI CHI LEVEL 3

A continuation of the tai chi form begun and developed in levels 1 and 2. Previous class experience required for level 3. No class: Nov. 28.
Location: Robert Crown Community Center
Age: 16 yrs. and up
Fee, 8 sessions: $80 R/$100 NR
Fee, 7 sessions: $70 R/$90 NR
233303A9 Sept 5-Oct 24 Th 9-10am
233303B9 Oct 31-Dec 19 Th 9-10am

 

OPEN GYM

Saturdays:
1–2pm, Grade School
2–3:30pm, High School

Sundays:
1:30–3:30pm 18 yrs. and up

Schedule: cityofevanston.org/robertcrown;
847-448-8258