Classes

 

To introduce our classes we are offering them FREE of charge for a limited time. However, there will be a minimal fee for supplies. In addition, donations are welcome and will go directly to the teachers.

 

Art

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Art Camp: Animals in Everything

July 29-August 2
9AM-Noon (Ages 6-10)

Cost: $160

Paint a penguin, build a giraffe and learn to draw them! We are creating a camp surrounded by animal fun. Students, will paint, build and draw in this camp. They will come away with a “toolbox” full of skills and creativity that will give them the confidence to continue creating through the summer.
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Art Camp: Painting & Drawing

August 6-8
9AM-Noon (Ages 6-10)

Cost: $65

Is your child anxious to learn to draw “real”? We will be learning how an artist sees with line, shape and form as we move towards drawing what we see. We will have a day in the studio with warm ups, a lesson that builds on our skills and then a focused project that we work on a little each day. Students will gain skills that will keep them making through the summer.
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Instructor Bio

Julie has been teaching art for 25 years. She graduated in 1994 from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in Art Education. She currently runs her own studio, gallery, and teaching space, called The Abbey Art Center. She is also the art teacher at Queen of Peace Elementary School and she teaches occasionally in several other public schools through their Artist in Residency programs. Julie has also been a working artist who shows and sells her art regularly throughout the Willamette Valley.

Music

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Piano Lessons with Boston

Individual Lessons by Appointment

Supplies: $10 for music book

Boston is happy to work with students of all ability levels from beginner through early advanced—anyone who is committed to practicing consistently every week. Students will learn how to read music, improvise, build scales and chords, play duets, etc.
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Instructor Bio

Boston has been playing the piano for nearly twenty years. He graduated with a BA in Music Performance from Warner Pacific University in 2016. He now teaches music to students of all different ages and ability levels at several locations around Portland: Ethos Music Center, Harvey Scott Elementary, Portland International Scholars Academy, and now piano lessons at the Community Connection Center! Boston also serves as Adjunct Professor of Music at Warner Pacific University. Boston is trained as a classical musician, but also loves to play and teach jazz, blues, hymns, and pop.

Yoga

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Kids Yoga Class with Hannah

Thursdays 4:00-4:45 pm (Ages 7-12)

Supplies: No Fee (Participant to provide own mat)

Mindful movement is important for all ages and the younger we can instill it, the better. In this class we will work on basic breathing techniques, exploring flexibility and movement, and most importantly, having fun! We will work together to create a take home tool box of meditations and asanas (postures) that can be accessible from anywhere. Kids will learn how to calm themselves down out of stressful situations, find deep relaxation when necessary, explore their physical capabilities, and hopefully become excited about mindful movement. Hannah worked in a preschool for four years and has 10+ years of childcare experience. Please make sure your child is in work out appropriate clothing.
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Adult Yoga Class with Hannah

Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm (Ages 13+)

Supplies: No Fee (Participant to provide own mat)

In this class we will follow a general hatha (posture-based) style of yoga, incorporating vinyasa flows (rhythmic transitions) and restorative movements for a deep, well rounded practice. We will work on strengthening our familiar yoga poses, exploring new ones, creating energizing flows and learning to listen to our breath. This class is all levels, ages 13 and up. If you’re a seasoned practicer, a YouTube Yogi, or a first-timer, come join us. Each session will accommodate the ever changing variety of needs to suit the day and it’s participants. Please notify the teacher if you have a special condition that may alter your abilities in class. It is recommended that you bring a mat and any props you enjoy in your practice, but not necessary.

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Instructor Bio

Hannah is a certified yoga instructor, who works well with adults and kids. She has been doing yoga with her mom since she was a little girl. Yoga has helped her deal both physically and mentally with fibromyalgia, which she was diagnosed with at only fifteen. She recently completed her 200hr yoga teacher training and hopes to help more people with disabilities like hers. When not doing yoga, she loves painting and cooking vegan food. She loves children and has a deep passion for instilling eco conscious mindfulness in the next generation of leaders.

World Religions

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Introduction to World Religions with Brian

Next class begins in the Fall

12 week course

Supplies: No Fee ($15 Textbook, Optional)

Learn about the 10 major religions of the world in a fun, safe, and un-biased setting. We won't be pushing any one religion over the other, but will look at some of the benefits and controversies of each religion. Even if you don't believe in a god or a spiritual reality, it can still be wonderfully fun and interesting to study different cultures and their belief systems. If you're looking for a minimum commitment, the classroom time will provide engaging lectures, group discussions, videos, and activities. If you're feeling like you need more, than you can go further with the readings and documentaries at home as well. Plus, there is a religious service visit option (attend a religious service, with a small group of colleagues from the class, of any religion that you've never experienced before).
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Instructor Bio

Brian has been teaching world religions and biblical studies on and off over the last 20 years. He's taught at Linn Benton, Oregon Coast, and Chemeketa Community Colleges, as well as George Fox University and Warner Pacific University. Brian received his masters in theological studies from Portland Seminary, where he modified his program to include the study of all other major religions.