Classes

 

Tuition: To introduce our classes, we are offering some of them FREE of charge for a limited time (although there might still be a minimal fee for supplies). In addition, donations are welcome, but not required (donations go directly to the teachers).

For classes that are NOT free, you will need to pay the teachers directly when you show up to class. (The CCCenter is not involved in these payments.)

Scholarships Available: If you're really set on a class, but can't afford it, please contact our CCCenter Director thru one of the class links below to ask for financial assistance.

 

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, Sax, Clarinet Lessons with Ryan

Individual Lessons by Appointment

Cost: $25 per lesson

Students will learn how to read music, improvise, build scales and chords, play duets, etc.

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Kids Choir with Ryan

Thursdays 7:00-7:45 PM (Music activities available from 6:30-7:00)
Jul 11 – Aug 22

Cost: FREE (Ages 7-12)

All levels of singers are welcome to join this community kids choir. We will be exploring a variety of fun songs in an inclusive environment, while learning about rounds, harmony, and solfege.

Singers will be building teamwork skills and self-confidence while working toward creating a beautiful form of art, as we memorize music that is fun and melodies that they won’t be able to stop singing. Our rehearsals will culminate with a performance for family and friends on August 22nd.

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Instructor Bio

Ryan Carlson is a trained musician and music director. He has lead middle school, high school, and college bands, as well as church choirs. After graduating with a BS is Music Education from Warner Pacific University in 2015, Ryan has spent most of his time directing children’s choirs. He has been the Children’s Choir Director at Reedwood Friends Church since 2016. This past year, he served as a volunteer at Grout Elementary School and Lewis Elementary School doing choir time with their 2nd graders. Ryan also runs a private music studio offering piano, clarinet, saxophone, and guitar lessons.

Yoga

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Yoga Class with Hannah

Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm (Ages 13+)

Cost: $5/Class (Supplies: 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

Cost: FREE (Supplies: Optional $15 Textbook)

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.