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Drawing 1 on Thursdays in September at River House

$45

with David Ouellette

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 5 weeks

This course is structured to develop basic drawing techniques by concentrating on the elements of descriptive drawing through observation. 

Students will develop the qualities of line and volume with a full range of values. The course will also cover linear perspective and compositional design.

Materials needed:

  • 18" x 24" drawing pad
  • drawing board
  • #2 and #4 graphic pencils
  • graphite stick
  • white plastic eraser
  • kneaded eraser
  • masking tape

5-week session will be held on Thursdays September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 8:30-10:30 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084).

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled! 

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Chair Yoga on Thursdays in September at River House

$30

with Rebecca Dawson

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

Discover a yoga practice that has therapeutic benefits for seniors who may not be able to stand for long periods of time or may be uncomfortable seated on the floor, with a substitute teacher this month thoughtfully selected by River House instructor, Rebecca Dawson.

5-week session will be held on Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 9:00 -10:00 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

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Belly Dance (Level 2) on Thursdays in September at River House

$30

with Gina Marie Newman

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 10:45 am, runs for 5 weeks

This class is best suited for students that have taken the Bellydance for Fun and Fitness or have some basic Bellydance or dance training. Gina Marie will teach beginner, easy-to-follow, combinations with the goal of learning Bellydance choreography.

Please wear comfortable yoga or fitness wear that you can move freely in.

Bare foot or dance shoes in the studio is preferred.

Wear a hip scarf or coin belt if you have one.

Gina Marie is Director of Blue Lotus World Dance and is a certified SharQui Belly Dance Fitness Instructor.

5-week session will be held on Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10:45 to 11:45 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Introduction to Calligraphy on Thursdays in September at River House

$30

with Liz Monaco

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

The word calligraphy means beautiful writing. It can be used on letters, note cards, invitations, place cards, bookmarks, documents, certificates, etc. Look around and you will see some form of calligraphy on signs, home decor goods, and buildings.

This 5-week course will give you an introduction to italic style alphabet. Many variations can be attributed to the italic style also known as Chancery, such as modern calligraphy and the more elegant Copperplate.

Supplies needed:

  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Calligraphy Pens: 1 pointed nib, 1 broad tip nib (Cartridge style or dip pens)
  • India ink or non-waterproof ink for dip pens
  • 12" ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Right triangle
  • Unlined paper (printer copy paper)
  • White plastic eraser
  • Small water container
  • Lint-free cloth

5-week session takes place on Thursdays in September: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11:00 - noon at the River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Please register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled!

Classes are for adults age 18+

Belly Dance for Fitness and Fun on Thursdays in September at River House

$30

with Gina Marie Newman

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 11:45 am, runs for 5 weeks

This class is suited for all levels and will provide students with a gentle, low impact work-out while learning authentic Arabic dance movements.

Please wear comfortable yoga or fitness wear that you can move freely in.

Bare foot or dance shoes in the studio is preferred.

Wear a hip scarf or coin belt if you have one.

Gina Marie is Director of Blue Lotus World Dance and is a certified SharQui Belly Dance Fitness Instructor.

5-week session will be held on Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11:45 to 12:45 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

 

Colored Pencil Art on Thursdays in September at River House

$45

with Liz Monaco

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 1:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

With instructor Liz Monaco, this class is designed to teach you the popular art of Colored Pencil to create your very own works of art. You will learn color mixing, layering, and other techniques to get the results you have always wanted. 

*Supplies Needed:

  • Prisma Color Premier Colored Pencils – Set of 24
  • Open Stock Colors: Black Grape, Magenta
  • Colorless Blender
  • White Plastic Eraser, Pencil Sharpener, Ruler
  • Bristol Vellum Drawing Paper
  • Tracing paper, Graphite Transfer Paper

5-week session will be held on Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Please register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled!

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Tap Dance for Beginners on Thursdays in September at River House

$30

with Judy Woodruff

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Beginner Tap Dance, with instructor Judy Woodruff, is especially for tap dance novices.  No previous experience is expected!  The class will include the most basic tap fundamentals and simple combination steps at slow speeds and easy rhythms.  Students should be fit enough to be able to stand for the 60 minute class period.

5-week session will be held on Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 2:00 to 3:00 at River House (179 Marine St.)

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Fun Photography Basics on Tuesdays in September at River House

$45

with Laura Testut

Calendar Sep 6, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Like taking pictures? Learn basic settings, people posing, making the scene interesting, bringing proper attention to a focal point. Some classroom time and then we go outside and shoot!

No camera, no problem. You can use your phone!

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled! 

Classes are for ages 18 and up.





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