Around Town DC Summer I 2019 Class List

illustration by Barbara Ucko

Private Casino, by Barbara Ucko Made in an Around Town DC art class

Download  the Around Town DC Classes Summer I 2019 Class Schedule b with all of the new and continuing classes.

Download the easy to read two page flyer summarizing the SUMMER I classes in Ward 2 or 3:
Ward 2 Around Town DC Classes Summer 1 2019 b
Ward 3 Around Town DC Classes Summer I 2019

 ALL CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE. Some materials recommended for art classes. 

All DC Residents 60 and older are welcome to take our classes. We do ask participants to complete a registration form and waiver.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

LIBRARIES 

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library        3310 Connecticut Ave. NW
Zumba Gold with Ruth Barnes
Wednesdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm                   May 22-July 10 (CLASS CANCELLED: June 12)
A fun, easy to follow dance exercise class. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

A lifelong love of dance and movement therapy led Ruth Barnes to become a fitness instructor in 1999. Ruth is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Group Fitness Instructor and is also a certified Zumba and Zumba Gold Instructor. Her philosophy is that exercise should be fun, safe and accessible to everyone. Her goal is to welcome all participants to an enjoyable experience of movement.

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Cleveland Park Library                                 
3310 Connecticut Ave. NW
Introduction to Drawing with Trisha
Thursdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm                       May 23-July 18 (skip July 4)
In this class students will learn drawing, proportions, and color theory. Working primarily in pastels, students will learn to draw a variety of surfaces and textures. They will learn to draw still life subjects. The class will begin to explore figure drawing. Drawing kits (including paper and supplies) available for purchase from the Instructor for $40, or you can borrow a kit during the class. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus. Register with Pauline Sealey at Pauline.sealey@dc.gov.

Trisha Gupta is an interdisciplinary artist and educator.

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Georgetown Neighborhood Library                        3260 R St. NW
Drawing for Life with Edgar Farr Russell
Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 pm                             July 3-August 21
In this drawing class students will be exposed to the importance of observation in drawing still life, landscape, and figure. Students will practice depicting the shape of objects, their proportion, perspective, the use of “light and dark” in modeling subjects, and ultimately capturing “the gesture of life” for each subject. This class will be useful for the beginner and will serve as a refresher for more advanced students to get back into the joy of drawing. Bring a 18” x 24” newspaper print pad. Some paper will be available for those who don’t bring pads. Register with Jay Sambasivan at jayanthi.sambasivan@dc.gov. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus

Edgar Farr Russell, III is a fine artist who studied at Georgetown University, American University, and with RaVae Marsh in South Dakota. He is an award-winning artist and writer who has served as president of several non-profit organizations including the Washington, DC Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters and has taught extensively.

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Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library   4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Rx. Move to the Music! with Kathy Gracenin
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am                         May 8-June 26
A combo class using elements of Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi Gong, and Dance sequences to not only help the BODY improve strength, balance, and alignment, but also the MIND. Studies have shown that by dancing a little each day you can help the health of your brain. Follow this prescription and watch your SPIRIT rise! Dancing in your chairs is also great! Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

Kathy Gracenin has an extensive background, which includes a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Movement and Dance from Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio. Her love of teaching is evident in her infectious spirit!

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Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library   4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Fearless Art Explorations with Meg Artley
Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm                                 May 16-July 11 (skip July 4)
Discover (or re-discover) and tap into your own creative power. Using the theories of creativity and art-making expressed by Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way and Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic as guideposts, participants play, discover, and embrace process rather than perfection to see what the universe has in store for them that day. Each class session will focus on a new project and technique, working with colored pencils, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic paints, building 3 dimensional forms, and collage. Delve into concepts of self, intuitive color and forms as we find the spirited calm an hour and a half of art making will bring you. Register with: carol.auerbach@dc.gov.This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

While she worked at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Meg Artley, an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, studied drawing and painting as an adult student. Meg takes and shares joy in the process of making and enjoying visual art — from the technique and mindful focus required, to the universal language spoken, shared and heard.

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West End Neighborhood Library                 2301 L St. NW
Fearless Art Explorations with Meg Artley
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am                         May 15-July 3
Discover (or re-discover) and tap into your own creative power. Using the theories of creativity and art-making expressed by Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way and Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic as guideposts, participants play, discover, and embrace process rather than perfection to see what the universe has in store for them that day. Each class session will focus on a new project and technique, working with colored pencils, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic paints, building 3 dimensional forms, and collage. Delve into concepts of self, intuitive color and forms as we find the spirited calm an hour and a half of art making will bring you. Register with Mimi Nguyen at my.nguyen@dc.gov. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

While she worked at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Meg Artley, an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, studied drawing and painting as an adult student. Meg takes and shares joy in the process of making and enjoying visual art — from the technique and mindful focus required, to the universal language spoken, shared and heard.

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West End Neighborhood Library                 2301 L St. NW
Zumba Gold with Ruth Barnes

Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm                             May 22-July 17 (no class June 19)
Fridays 11:30 am-12:30 pm                            May 24-July 12
A fun, easy to follow dance exercise class. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

A lifelong love of dance and movement therapy led Ruth Barnes to become a fitness instructor in 1999. Ruth is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Group Fitness Instructor and is also a certified Zumba and Zumba Gold Instructor. Her philosophy is that exercise should be fun, safe and accessible to everyone. Her goal is to welcome all participants to an enjoyable experience of movement.

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PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES


Chevy Chase Community Center                
5601 Connecticut Ave, NW
Gentle Yoga for Seniors with Camille Martone
Wednesdays 10:15-11:15 am                         Ends June 5
(no additional participants)
Enjoy mindfulness and stretching exercises with experienced yoga and mindfulness instructor Camille Martone. The group will do warm-ups, stretching, and breathing exercises – standing, seated, and on the floor, depending on the needs of the participants. We look forward to having you join us and hope you will leave the class with more energy but also feel more focused and relaxed. Bring your own yoga mat and a thick towel. Chairs, blocks, and straps will be provided by the center. Register with Brittany Miller at Brittany.Miller@dc.gov or call (202) 282-2201. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

Camille Martone is a DC resident and certified as an adult (and kids) yoga instructor. She has been teaching yoga to kids and adults for many years. Currently she teaches yoga to underserved residents in SE DC through A Wider Circle, staff at a local middle school, chair yoga at Cordoza health Center, and mindfulness and movement to homeless individuals at Thrive DC.

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Chevy Chase Community Center                 5601 Connecticut Ave, NW
Alexander Technique Class with Mary Naden
Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 am                         June 19-Aug.7 (skip July 24)
Alexander Technique is a form of postural re-education that teaches you to use your whole body with ease, efficiency, and balance. It is proven effective in numerous studies to relieve back and other types of joint and muscle pain, and it can have a positive effect on breathing. This is an 8-week class where students will identify and change habits that may contribute to pain and postural deficiencies and learn a process of self-care that they will take with them as a skill for life. The class includes sitting, standing, walking, and lying down on a mat. Variations and accommodations are easily made for individual abilities. Limited to 12 people. Register with Brittany Miller at Brittany.Miller@dc.gov or call (202) 282-2201 AFTER May 13. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

Mary Naden, M.F.A., Ohio University, has been teaching somatic movement and voice for over 30 years, exclusively Alexander for the past 10. She is a graduate of a three-year program at the Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique (AT), and continually updates her studies with current research. Besides being the A.T. staff teacher at Catholic University and the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine, she is a guest teacher for institutions and corporations in the region and maintains a private practice in Takoma Park, where her students have varying abilities from all walks of life.


5601 Connecticut Ave, NW
Gentle Yoga for Seniors with Regine Clermont
Fridays             10:00-11:00 am                       Extending:       May 10 – June 7
Summer:   June 21 – Aug. 8
Enjoy mindfulness and stretching exercises with experienced yoga instructor Regine Clermont. The group will do warm-ups, stretching, and breathing exercises – standing, seated, and on the floor, depending on the needs of the participants. We look forward to having you join us and hope you will leave the class with more energy but also feel more focused and relaxed. Please bring your own yoga mat and a thick towel. Chairs, blocks, and straps will be provided by the center. Register with Brittany Miller at Brittany.Miller@dc.gov or call (202) 282-2201 AFTER MAY 13. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

Regine Clermont is an RYT 200, Master’s Degree Social Worker, certified Usui Reiki II Practitioner, and a certified Integrative Health Coach. For over 27 years, Regine has worked in the fields of mental health, trauma, abuse, homelessness, affordable housing, and gerontology. The style of Hatha yoga Regine teaches is gentle flow and chair.

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Chevy Chase Community Center                          5601 Connecticut Ave. NW
Introduction to Printmaking with Trisha Gupta
Tuesdays 2:30-4:30 pm                                               July 2-August 20
Have you marveled at the carvings and meticulous prints of Dürer? Do you want to know what printmaking is all about? Learn about relief carving in this introduction to relief printmaking. This class covers drawing a sketch, planning the composition, carving a block, and printing a woodblock. Why make one masterpiece when you can print many from one block. Kits will be available for purchase through the instructor and some kits will be available to borrow during class. Register with Brittany Miller at Brittany.Miller@dc.gov or call (202) 282-2201 AFTER May 13. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

Trisha Gupta is an interdisciplinary artist and educator.

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Friendship Recreation Center/Turtle Park              4500 Van Ness St. NW
Tai Chi with Norman Greene
Fridays 10:00-11:00 am                                              June 7-July 26
Norman Greene practices and teaches Tai Chi Chan, which can help strengthen balance, posture, memory, and patience. The single movements of Tai chi can help us enjoy ourselves by slowing down and enjoying the moment. It is fun and helps the meditative practice. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus. Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

Norman Greene has been teaching all ages of DC residents Tai chi since 1985, and is an artist as well.

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 Palisades Recreation Center                                     5200 Sherrier Pl. NW
RX: Move to the Music! with Kathy Gracenin
Thursdays 10:00-11:00 am                            May 30-July 25 (skip July 4)
A combo class using elements of Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi Gong and Dance sequences to not only help the BODY improve strength, balance and alignment, but also the MIND. Studies have shown that by dancing a little each day, you can help the health of your brain. Follow this prescription and watch your SPIRIT rise! Dancing in your chairs is also great! Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

Kathy Gracenin’s extensive background includes a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Movement and Dance from Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio. Her love of teaching is evident in her spirit and vitality which is infectious!

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OTHER SITES

Foundry United Methodist Church             1500 16th St NW
Fountain of Youth Group Fitness (FOYF) with NiClaire Jones
Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 pm                                   June 4-July 23
FOYF is a group exercise class designed to celebrate and motivate the mature client in their evolving yet very essential fitness journey. Participants can expect to be guided through a workout that challenges the full body via cardio, strength, core/balance and flexibility training. Seated and Standing options are both presented in class and all fitness levels are accommodated with modifications offered where necessary. FOYF ultimately seeks to remind our clients of the various benefits of remaining physically active and that we truly ARE as young as we feel! Bring your own water bottle please. First 20 participants welcome. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

NiClaire Jones is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor entering her 6th year as a FT Fitness Professional.
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Heurich House Museum                                1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Beginners Tai Chi with Tyrone Cave
Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 am                               June 4-July 23, 2019
Tai Chi is a time-tested set of exercises to increase physical and mental ability. The practice gently improves circulation, concentration, and posture. Bring your own water bottle. Join the group in the garden. Enter through the gate on Sunderland Place (there is a stone lion statue above it).  No access to the building. Registrants will be asked to complete a registration form and waiver. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

Tyrone Cave has been practicing Yang style Tai Chi for over 30 years. In addition to Yang, he also practices Wu Dang and Chen Tai chi, Baguazhahn, Xing Yi, Liuhebafa, Qi Gong and Shaolin. He also has expertise with a variety of martial arts. Now retired, he continues his training to improve and develop his expertise in the vast internal systems that compose Tai Chi Chuan. 

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Iona Senior Services                                     4125 Albemarle St. NW
Walk with Omar Weaver
Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 am                                May 14-July 2
Join Omar Weaver as he leads a group of active older adults in a 2-3 mile walk around the neighborhood. Keep fit and get to know some of your neighbors. Walk at your own pace. Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes. Meet in the lobby. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.
Weather: Please use your discretion. The walking coach will plan to be there in light rain, but the walking group may be cancelled in severe weather.

Omar Weaver is a personal trainer and has been working with clients from youth to seniors. He focuses on balance, strength, mobility, and flexibility.

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John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church                 1615 14th St. NW
Fountain of Youth Group Fitness (FOYF) with NiClaire Jones
Tuesdays 11:30 am-12:30 pm                         June 4-July 23
FOYF is a group exercise class designed to celebrate and motivate the mature client in their evolving yet very essential fitness journey. Participants can expect to be guided through a workout that challenges the full body via cardio, strength, core/balance, and flexibility training. Seated and Standing options are both presented in class and all fitness levels are accommodated with modifications offered where necessary. FOYF ultimately seeks to remind our clients of the various benefits of remaining physically active and that we truly ARE as young as we feel! Classes are free of charge. Please enter on Corcoran Street at the Elizabeth Brent entrance. Ring the buzzer and come to the second floor via the elevator. First 20 people admitted. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

NiClaire Jones is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor entering her 6th year as a FT Fitness Professional.
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Regency House                                              5201 Connecticut Ave. NW
Mindful Movement with Meg Artley
Fridays 9:30-10:30 am                                    June 7-July 26
Using the wall and lots and lots of props, participants will be guided through slow, careful movements to explore strength, flexibility, balance and range of motion. The class will include floor work and standing poses — alternatives are available for those who can’t get up and down from the floor.  Beginners are enthusiastically welcomed, and everyone is encouraged to work at his/her own energy and ability level. The class ends with a focus on the breath, relaxation, and guided meditation. Register by emailing Meg Artley at megartleyyoga@gmail.com. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

Meg was fortunate to have a physician recommend Hatha Yoga to her over 12 years ago as a way to navigate a chronic illness. Since then, her practice has not only brought her healing; it has also brought her joy, community, and a deeper sense of purpose and service. She received her teacher training at Tranquil Space (200-hour in 2012, completion of the 500-hour in 2017) and has clocked more than 1,000 hours of teaching since 2012.

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The Residences at Thomas Circle    1330 Mass. Ave. NW
Fearless Art Explorations with Meg Artley
Mondays 2:00-3:30 pm                                   May 13-July 8
Discover (or re-discover) and tap into your own creative power. Using the theories of creativity and art-making expressed by Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way and Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic as guideposts, participants play, discover and embrace process rather than perfection to see what the universe has in store for them that day. Each class session will focus on a new project and technique, working with colored pencils, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic paints, building 3 dimensional forms, and collage. Delve into concepts of self, intuitive color and forms as we find the spirited calm an hour and a half of art making will bring you. Enrollment limited to 10 participants. Please register with Meg Artley at megartleyyoga@gmail.com. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

While she worked at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Meg Artley, an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, studied drawing and painting as an adult student. Meg takes and shares joy in the process of making and enjoying visual art — from the technique and mindful focus required, to the universal language spoken, shared and heard.

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Stead Park                                                      1625 P St. NW
Walk with Omar Weaver
Thursdays 9:00-10:00 am                               May 16-July 18 (skip July 4)
Join Omar Weaver as he leads a group of active older adults in a 2-3 mile walk around the neighborhood. Keep fit and get to know some of your neighbors. Walk at your own pace. Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes. Meet in front of the building. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.
Weather: Please use your discretion. The walking coach will plan to be there in light rain, but the walking group may be cancelled in severe weather.

Omar Weaver is a personal trainer and has been working with clients from youth to seniors. He focuses on balance, strength, mobility, and flexibility.

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ALL CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE. Some materials recommended for art classes.

These classes are offered through the Around Town DC program (AroundTownDC.org) funded by the DC Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL), formerly the DC Office on Aging.

All DC Residents 60 and older are welcome to take our classes. We do ask participants to complete a registration form and waiver.

Around Town DC is funded through the DC Department of Aging (DACL).   DACL requires us to document the number of people served by the program and basic demographic information.  Funding for this pilot program relies heavily on the ability to report our service numbers.  We keep your information secure and share it only with DACL.  Thank you for helping us meet DACL’s requirements by completing your registration/waiver forms.

 

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