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Classes and Programs

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Writing Picture Books - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/14/2014, End Date: 11/23/2014, Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Explore and discuss the distinctive qualities of picture books and writing for this genre! This class includes instruction on creating characters, point of view, and beginnings and endings. In-class workshops will be aimed to help improve voice and structure. Instructor: Julie Bliven

Advanced Israeli Dance: Drop In - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/14/2014, End Date: 12/14/2014, Time: 6:15 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: $9/class; JCC member cost: $7/class

Beginner Social Bridge - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/15/2014, End Date: 12/15/2014, Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Beginners For people who do not know how to bid or play Bridge. Develop the skills needed to enjoy playing in a social setting. Basics will be covered, including point counting, opening bids, responses, overcalls, bidding to contract, and basic elements of playing the hand. Instructor: Sam Seicol

Playing Better Bridge - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/15/2014, End Date: 12/15/2014, Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

(Beginners/Intermediates) Designed for Social Bridge players who know how to bid to contract and would like to improve their play. Improve declarer play at No Trump and Suit contracts; defender leads and signals; and tips for planning the play. Advanced bidding techniques will be explored. Duplicate players welcome. Instructor: Sam Seicol

New to Oil Painting - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/16/2014, End Date: 12/02/2014, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Beginners) Start with exercises needed to learn oil painting such as brush handling and painting with limited palettes. Finding shape, values and edges, color mixing, drawing and compositions will be covered. Bring soft pencil, eraser, sketchbook and several choices of pictures to work from to first class. Instructor: Susan Kelley www.artistcolony.com/

Oil and Acrylic Painting - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/16/2014, End Date: 11/25/2014, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Intermediate/Advanced) Study color theory and the fundamental concepts of mixing and controlling color. Emphasis will be on students’ needs and styles of expression. Still life, photos, art of the masters, and imagination will provide sources for projects. New students welcome with permission of instructor. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Ruth Kates www.ruthkates.com

Israeli Dance: Drop In - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/16/2014, End Date: 12/16/2014, Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Cost: $10/class; JCC member cost: $8/class

Klezmer Plus - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/16/2014, End Date: 12/16/2014, Time: 8:00 PM-9:30 PM

(All levels) While klezmer music, a centuries-old folk art from Eastern Europe, is emphasized we will also explore the multi-faceted palate of Jewish music. Almost any instrument (winds, brass, strings, voice and piano) can be worked into this ensemble. Includes coaching and historical background with occasional performances. Instructor: Barry Shapiro

Painting in Style - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2014, End Date: 12/10/2014, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Intermediate/Advanced) Bring your style to new frontiers using diverse painting media (oils, acrylics, collage) and a wide range of special effects. Color theory, composition and drawing skills are an integral part of this course. Learn to communicate your ideas and to critique your work in a relaxed, creative atmosphere. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Marjorie Gerber Gold

Introduction to Paint and Pastel - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2014, End Date: 12/17/2014, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Beginners/Intermediate) Learn the basics – handling materials, values, edges, composition, and mixing color – in your choice of medium, working from your still life or photos. Bring a sketch book, pencils and a kneaded eraser to the first class. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Susan Kelley www.artistcolony.com/

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