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Art Classes at the Senior Centers

Date: Continuing Event -- ---
Time: 10:00 AM -- 2:00 PM
Location: Diakon Community Senior Centers

These workshops are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. At the conclusion of this art program, a traveling gallery of the art produced will be put together to showcase the talents of program participants to the community. By taking part in these workshops, you agree to allow Diakon to show your work in the gallery that will travel among all five senior community centers. All artwork will be returned to the participant following the last gallery. Class size is limited; sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot contacting Debbie Herb at (570) 624-3016.  Payment must be received with registration from to secure your registration.

Class Schedule (click here for Flyer)

ZENTANGLE®101 - no cost/one session
Zentangle® is an art method using patterns, that when broken down step by step anyone who can hold a pen and write the alphabet can do - even if you can’t draw a straight line! You might be surprised! Come check out your curiosity about Zentangle® and see for yourself what it’s all about.
Friday, March 2 (9 AM - Noon) - Schuylkill Haven  
Thursday, March 8 (Noon - 3 PM) - Mahanoy City  

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS - $5 supply fee/one Session
In this beginner class you will learn basic techniques, achieve clarity of the medium and create a finished canvas painting. 
Tuesday, February 27 (12 - 2 PM) - Pottsville  
Tuesday, March 6 (10 AM - Noon) - Schuylkill Haven  

POTTERY- $5 supply fee/one session
Join Mud & Maker to create your very own bowl that can be used for ice cream, cereal and more! We will use hand-building techniques using coils, pebbles and vintage lace to create a one of a kind masterpiece that will also be food, microwave and dishwasher safe.
Tuesday, March 27 (10 AM - Noon) - Shenandoah  
Thursday, March 29 (12 - 2 PM) - Tremont  
PHOTOGRAPHY- no cost/two sessions
Learn how to use your device (bring your camera, phone, tablet) to create the best photo. This is a two part class - first week – instructions on how to use your device; second week – sharing photos taken.
Time for all sessions: 10 – 11:30 AM
January 30(Part 1) & February 6 (Part 2) - Pottsville 
February 15 (Part 1) & February 22(Part 2) - Shenandoah  
March 13 (Part 1) & March 20 (Part 2) - Tremont 
April 5 (Part 1) & April 12 (Part 2) - Mahanoy City  
April 10 (Part 1) & April 17 (Part 2) - Schuylkill Haven 


Contact for More Information:

Susan Long
E-mail: longs@diakon.org
Diakon Living & Learning After 50
118 South Centre Street, Suite 1
Pottsville, PA 17901
570-624-3018 or 1-800-621-6321

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