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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

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.

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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