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Ukulele Levels 1 & 2 on Wednesdays in September at River House

$35

with Dennis Fermin

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 9:45 am, runs for 4 weeks

Open to new students with no or some prior experience. We will cover basic chords, strum patterns and fun, easy songs!

Requirements: Instrument, music stand, pen or pencil

Dennis Fermin has been playing guitar for over 30 years and joyfully helping others learn to play along the way. As a graduate from Musician's Institute of California, he has the skills and the patience to teach on many different topics and styles of music. Currently you can hear him perform locally as Fermin Spanish Guitar.

4-week session will run on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 from 9:45 - 11:15 a.m. at the River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

American Sign Language for Beginners on Wednesdays in October at River House

$35

with Linnea Aldridge

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 10:15 am, runs for 4 weeks

Linnea Aldridge, sign-language instructor, is back to teach Beginning Sign Language.  She will teach basic sign-language and incorporate some learning exercises to practice new signs.  She will also share some information related to deafness and Deaf Culture.  

She will be using the book Everything Sign Language by Irene Duke.

4 week sessions will be held on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 from 10:15 to 11:45 at The River House (179 Marine St.   St. Augustine 32084)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Chair Yoga on Wednesdays in October at River House

$30

with Rebecca Dawson

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 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 River House instructor, Rebecca Dawson.

Rebecca Dawson is a 500 ERYT Experienced Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist who has been teaching yoga for 20 plus years. She received her Yoga Therapist license in 2014 after studying with International Yoga Therapist, Gary Krafstow. She enjoys bringing yoga and meditation to her students so that they may benefit from the combined benefits of the body, mind, spirit connection.

4 week sessions will be held on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 from 10:30 -11:30 at The River House (179 Marine St.  St. Augustine 32084)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Beginning Acrylic Landscape Painting Class on Wednesdays in October at River House

$45

with Jenny Keyser

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 11:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

In this painting course, Jenny will lead you through the fundamentals of landscape painting from composition to finished piece.  

You will learn how to break down a composition into readable shapes and patterns, how to mix colors as well as how to apply different painting applications all within an art historical framework.  Jenny’s goal is to work with each student from where they are and help them take the steps to get where they want to be.

Jenny is an award-winning, independent, St. Augustine area artist and has shown her work internationally in galleries and museums.  Her formal education includes a BS from Vanderbilt University, a certificate in Museum Studies from Northwestern University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Supplies Needed:

A few images of landscapes you might want to paint - printed out

a 16”x20” canvas,

a painter’s palette (do not get one with dividers as it is not conducive to mixing colors, paper plates can work quite well),

a variety of round and flat paintbrushes,

a general set of tube acrylic paints including black, green, yellow, red, brown, blue and two tubes of white or one large tube (white is used more than the other colors),

a rag for clean-up,

a plastic cup for water,

a pencil and eraser,

a plastic trash bag to transport your piece,

a sketchbook or white paper to make preliminary sketches on. 

4-week session will be held on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11:30 to 1:30 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Guitar Level 3 on Wednesdays in September at River House

$35

with Dennis Fermin

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 11:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Class will cover more open string chords, Dominant 7th chords, 12 Bar Blues progressions and Minor Pentatonic Scales.

Requirements:

  • Instrument,
  • stand,
  • pen or pencil,
  • ability to play some basic open string chords.

Dennis Fermin has been playing guitar for over 30 years and joyfully helping others learn to play along the way. As a graduate from Musician's Institute of California, he has the skills and the patience to teach on many different topics and styles of music. Currently you can hear him perform locally as Fermin Spanish Guitar.

4-week session will be held on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11:30 to 1:00 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

American Sign Language Level 2 Class on Wednesdays in October at River House

$35

with Linnea Aldridge

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 12:15 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Level 2 Sign Language is for those students that have taken Beginners (Level 1) Sign Language. She will teach basic sign-language and incorporate some learning exercises to practice new signs. She will also share some information related to deafness and Deaf Culture.

 She will be using these books: Everything Sign Language by Irene Duke and  A Basic Course in ASL by Tom Humphries, Carol Padden, and Terrance J O'Rourke.

4 week sessions will be held on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 from 12:15 to 1:45 at The River House (179 Marine St.   St. Augustine 32084)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Intermediate/Advanced Tap Dance on Wednesdays in October at River House

$35

with Judy Woodruff

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join us at River House for Intermediate/Advanced Tap Dance with instructor Judy Woodruff. This class will include tap dance technique and steps from the Matanzas Tap repertoire. Previous tap dance experience is expected; students in the class should be sufficiently fit to stand unaided for at least 90 minutes. 

4-week session will be held on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 from 1:30-3:00 pm at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084).

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Tai Chi - COA Center at Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee Wednesdays

$30

with Dennis Shiels

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Instructor Dennis Shiels will guide you through a series of gentle physical exercises and stretches. Sometimes described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity and connects the mind and body.  This class can be done standing or seated.  Open to all adults age 18 and older.  Cost is $30 for four one hour classes every Wednesday in Ocotber at 1:30.  

 





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