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Intermediate Acrylic Painting on Wednesdays in October at River House

$45

with Jenny Keyser

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class is for students with some prior knowledge of painting (for example, anyone who has taken Jenny’s Acrylic Landscape Painting class should consider this next step!). In this class, a variety of experimental techniques will be introduced that can serve to add to the students’ current repertoire and consequently deepen the artist’s practice and individual voice. The use of layering, glazing, mixed media, mono-printing, pulling, scraping, the incorporation of words/poetry or just further developing your style all within an art historical framework. It is this “fabric of the individual voice” that Jenny will try to help cultivate by working with each student from where they are and help them take the steps to get where they want to be.

Materials:  

Bring a canvas, art board or art paper to work on (your choice) and the materials you enjoy using in your practice.

For example:

  • a variety of acrylic paints in tubes,
  • a variety of brushes,
  • watercolor paints,
  • papers,
  • inventive mark-makers,
  • colored pencils,
  • graphite,
  • fine markers,
  • a palette (paper plates work well!),
  • inspirational writings,
  • sketchbook thoughts,
  • a rag for clean-up,
  • a cup for water,
  • a pencil and eraser,
  • sketchbook paper,
  • a plastic bag to transport your piece etc… (I also invite water soluble oil paints as well, but these may be harder to transport while wet).

4-week session will be held on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 from 2:00-4:00 pm at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084).

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Elements of Acting and Script Analysis on Tuesdays in October at River House

$45

with Sherrie Provence

Calendar Oct 11, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Acting is a craft that can be learned by anyone. The way one can learn this craft is the study of how to use technique in a more truthful portrayal of scene work and in order to do that, script analysis is where we start and then we apply it to our work.

4 week sessions to held on Tuesdays, October 11, 18, 25, and November 1 from 2:00-4:00 at at The River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class on October 4. Class will extend to November 1.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

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Mahjong for Beginners at River House on Wednesdays in October at River House

$45

with Carol Levy

Calendar Oct 12, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Mahjong is a game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has a worldwide following.  It is a game of skill, strategy, and luck.  It is very similar to the card game Rummy but with tiles instead of cards.

Carol is a retired Financial Advisor. In her younger years she was a teacher in New York. She has been playing Mah Jongg for over 40 years and loves playing the game and teaching others how to play.

4 week sessions will be held on Wednesdays, October 12, 19, 26 and November 2 from 9:00 to 11:00 at The River House (179 Marine St.   St. Augustine 32084)

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

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Drawing 1 on Thursdays in October at River House

$45

with David Ouellette

Calendar Oct 13, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 4 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

4-week session will be held on Thursdays October 13, 20, 27 and November 3 from 8:30-10:30 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084).

(No class on October 6, class will extend to November 3) 

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Chair Yoga on Thursdays in October at River House

$23

with Rebecca Dawson

Calendar Oct 13, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 3 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.

3-week session will be held on Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27 from 9:00 -10:00 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class on October 6.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

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Bridge for Beginners on Thursdays in October at River House

$45

with Dennis Chipman

Calendar Oct 13, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

This class is an introductory class designed for those who have never played the game or for those who haven't played in a long while. It is based on the popular American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) class entitled "Learn to Play Bridge in a Day" (although in this case three 2 hour days). This class is designed to be "hands on". You will be seated at a table with 3 others and will be playing hands on the very first day. For this reason, you might want to consider coming with your very favorite partner, but if this is not a possibility, come anyway and we will match you up with someone in a similar circumstance. Several handouts will be provided for your reference and study. And make no doubt about it, you will be shuffling, dealing, playing and scoring at the end of the class.

Dennis Chipman is a long-time bridge player and has taught several classes in the Flagler College Continuing Education program. He is certified by the ACBL to teach the "Learn to Play Bridge in a Day" class and he is a past president of the Saint Augustine Duplicate Bridge Club.

4 week sessions will be held on Thursdays October 13, 20, 27 and November 3 from 10:00 - noon at River House (179 Marine St.)

No class on October 6, class will extend to November 3.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

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

$23

with Gina Marie Newman

Calendar Oct 13, 2022 at 10:45 am, runs for 3 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.

3-week session will be held on Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27 from 10:45 to 11:45 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class on October 6.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Introduction to Calligraphy on Thursdays in October at River House

$35

with Liz Monaco

Calendar Oct 13, 2022 at 11 am, runs for 4 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 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

4-week session takes place on Thursdays in October 13, 20, 27 and November 3 from 11:00 - 12:30 at the River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

(No class on October 6, class will extend to November 3)

Classes are for adults age 18+

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