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WINTER  2017


ADULT: Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi, Dance and Drumming workshops will be held in the Performing Arts Building, parking available on the east side, enter from Orchard street.

Adult Tai Chi: Experience the flowing movement of Tai Chi as it treats your body to a gentle, relaxing workout.  Tai Chi is the most popular form of exercise on the planet.  Adults that practice Tai Chi lead a more active life, and their health potential increases.  Tai Chi as an exercise is said to leave one cool, calm, refreshed as well as energized.  This class is suggested for those ages 45 and older.

Instructor: Norm Skanchy

January 3 through March 30, 2017

Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Ages: Adult

Tuition: Drop-in: $7 members, $8 nonmembers.

Ten (10)class punch pass: $50 members,

$55 nonmembers.

Chair Yoga: A unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a yoga chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of the body. The student is able to warm up the body safely and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair or the chair is used for support during standing poses, forward and backward bends, side extensions, balancing, and leg and arm stretches. Chair Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions.

Instructor: Allison Berlin

January 3 through March 28, 2017

Tuesday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Drop-in: $9 members, $11 nonmembers

Eight (8) class punch: $56 members, 

$72 nonmembers.

Ease-y Meditation:  Workshop will include instruction on the basic meditation practice of using the breath to develop samatha (tranquility and joy). Three basic skills: 1) mindfulness; 2) appropriate objects of attention; and, 3) appropriate effort will be covered.  Of course, we cannot ignore the context of real-life difficulties affecting the ability to accomplish these skills. Therefore, there will be discussion of obstacles to concentration and a brief introduction to the insight aspect of meditation. Attending meditators will be welcome to present and lead in their own tradition. No minimum duration of meditation will be required. It simply is expected that people choosing to sit for shorter periods respect others by not being unnecessarily noisy. Chairs will be available or bring your own cushion.  Those interested in beginning a mediation regime are welcome.

Supervisors: Linda & David Weiskopf

January  5 through March 30, 2017

Thursday, 6:40 p.m.

Quarterly Tuition: $15 members, $20 nonmembers.

Nightly: $ 5 members, $6 nonmembers

Morning Kundalini Yoga: Taught in the Kundalini Yoga tradition established by Yogi Bahjan, this morning class will focus specifically on how to use Kundalini Yoga to dramatically improve your health—physically, emotionally, and mentally. Open to all students—beginners or experienced.

Instructor: Tim Irwin

Winter: January 11 through March 1, 2017

Spring: March 15 through May 3, 2017

Wednesday,  9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Tuition: (8 weeks session): $40 members,

$50 nonmembers

Daily/Drop-in: $6 members, $8 nonmembers

Kundalini Yoga: Learn Kundalini Yoga techniques that can help one develop increased energy and well being.  Practice meditation that can bring deep states of relaxation and connectiveness.  Experience how to practice Kundalini Yoga that can help bring  calm and contentment to these chaotic times. 

Instructor: Sat Mandir Khalsa

Winter: January 11 through March 1, 2017

Spring: March 15 through May 3, 2017

Wednesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuition (8 week sessions): $40 members,

$45 nonmembers.

Restore and More Yoga: A continuing,  slower vinyasa flow class with restorative poses to help overall physical and mental health. Each class is designed to create and maintain  flexibility, balance and a healthy back. We will also release tension from hips and shoulders. After this class you will move through life with less effort and more ease. A minimum of 5 students is required with a maximum set at 15 students. 

Instructor: Jill Sjoblom, RYT

January 3 through March 29, 2017

Tuesday and/or Wednesdays, noon to 1:00 p.m.

Tuition: Drop-in (daily):$10 members, $12 nonmembers.

Four (4) class punch pass: $32 members, $38 nonmembers

sAdhana Yoga: All levels welcome for this yoga class. We will explore awareness, opening space in the body, grounding and overall physical and mental well being. Focus will be on the subtleties and benefits of yoga, modification of poses for personal growth and knowledge.

Instructor: Jill Sjoblom

Wednesday, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

January 11 through March 29, 2017

Four (4) class punch pass: $32 members, $38 nonmembers.

Daily/Drop-in: $10 members,

$12 nonmembers.

Wine Tasting:  This popular class introduces your palate to a variety  of  wines while the instructor discusses what to look for in a good wine.  Students must be at least 21 years old.  

Due to the expense of the wines served, registration will not be recorded without payment. Early reservations to hold a space in a specific class will not be recognized until a payment has been received by ECAC staff. Registration payments may only be refunded if notice is given 10 days prior to the start date of the class, otherwise your tuition will default to become payment for the wine and the instructor’s wages. Classes are held with a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 13.

Wine tasting classes are held in the dining room of the historic Eccles mansion, please enter through the east  (kitchen) entrance.

Instructor: Jay Hart

Wines from the US: Join us for a four week exploration of wines produced in the US.  We'll focus one week each on wines from California, Oregon and Washington, finishing with last week from a variety of states.

February 2 through 23, 2017

Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Tuition: $80 members,

$85 nonmembers.

Around the World: In this workshop participants will explore wines from beyond the USA and around the world.

March 9 through 30, 2017

Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Tuition: $80 members,

$85 nonmembers.


African Dance: Introductory program of African dance taught in an invigorating atmosphere.  Move with polyrhythm, which are the basis of African dance and many other popular dance forms, such as hip hop and stomp.  Explore the cultural significance of these dances.  African–based movement is a great aerobic workout and it is fun!  No experience is necessary.  Any age is welcome.  (Children may take class if accompanied by a parent.)

Instructor: Déjà   Mitchell, B.S., Modern Dance, Utah State University.  She has studied African dance and drumming  for over 15 years with numerous renowned teachers.   

Ongoing, beginning January 9, 2017

Mondays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuition/class: $8 members,

$10 nonmembers.

For more information or for those interested in monthly or yearly rates, register at: 


Fusion Belly Dance: Learn the basic belly dance language. Feel sensual and strong. Fusion belly dance is a blend of styles and cultures--from India, to North Africa, to New York urban. A fun, full-body workout that will make you feel transformed.  All levels and ages welcome.

Instructor: Deja Mitchell

Ongoing, beginning January 5, 2017

 Thursday, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Tuition/class: $8 members,

$10 nonmembers.

For more information or for those interested in monthly or yearly rates, register through 

Middle Eastern Performance Class: A choreography class for those students that participate in performances with instructor.  Instructors  to place students in class.

Instructor: Candace Baker (Zuhra)

January 5 through March 23, 2017

Tuesdays,  6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Monthly tuition:  $37 members, 

$40 nonmembers.

Argentine Tango Class: Tango I:  Learn to dance tango with us! Argentine tango is an improvised social dance, known for its beauty, passion, drama and excitement. It fosters the experience of oneness and presence. Learning tango will develop your balance, coordination and flexibility, as well as provide you with gentle cardio, rich music, and a meaningful social experience.

This class is designed for beginning dancers and is open to everyone who would like to continue to improve the basic elements of this dance or take on a different role.

We will start with exercises in balance, coordination, body posture and continue with tango walking, lead and follow communication, navigation on the dance floor and musicality.

Prepare to have fun and make new friends.  Who can join: Complete beginners are welcome to join in. You don’t need a partner to join.


What to wear: Wear comfortable clothing and secure smooth-soled shoes.

Instructors: Kseniya Lindemayer and Christopher Neville

January 9 through March 27, 2017

Mondays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (6 to 7 p.m. lesson, 7 to 8 p.m. guided practica)

Tuition/monthly: Tango I: (4 week session): $60 members, $65 nonmembers.

Nightly: Drop-in: $15 members,

$16 nonmembers.

Intermediate Tango: Practica only  4 punch pass: $20 members,

$22 nonmembers



Virginia Tanner Creative Dance:  Our creative dance classes focus on the development of the whole child.  Dancers develop technique through traditional modern and ballet exercises.  In addition, they exercise their creativity and imaginations as they explore the elements of dance through age appropriate movement.  Dancers are given opportunities to improvise, engage in creative problem solving and grow in cognitive, social and emotional ways as they interact in each class.  Each class has a musical accompanist to expose dancers to a variety of musical genres.  Kindergarten and older classes will participate in 2 proscenium performances each year, one in Ogden and then again in Salt Lake City as part of the annual Tanner Dance Studio Show.

For more information or registration, please call:(801)581-7374 or on-line:



Tribal Rhythms: Drums: Explore the basics of drumming. Traditional African rhythms and djembe techniques will be taught.  We will have a facilitated drum circle, so you  can get playing and have fun!

High-quality African drums (djembes) and instruments will be supplied for class use.  Or you may bring your own to play.

Instructor: Déjà  Mitchell

Beginning:  Ongoing, beginning January 3, 2017

Tuesdays, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 8 through Adult

Mixed Levels:  Ongoing, beginning January 9, 2017

Mondays, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8 through Adult

Advanced:   Ongoing, beginning January 4, 2017

Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

Ages: 8 through Adult

Tuition/class: $8 members,

$10 nonmembers.

For more information or for those interested in monthly or yearly rates, register through 


CMEA – Classical Music Education for Adults:  Explore the history of Western Music from the Renaissance Period through Modern Day. Topics will include prominent and uncommon composers and compositions, the evolution of musical instruments, and world events that influenced music throughout time. Participants will have the opportunity to learn new information, as well as contribute their own ideas and knowledge to enhance the experience of the class.

Instructor: Marianne Rohbock, Education & Outreach Coordinator Ogden Symphony & Ballet

January 9 through February 13, 2017

Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuition: $15 members,

$18 nonmembers


Classes are  held in Art Studio in the Carriage House Building unless otherwise noted.


Basic Art: This art program is designed for artists ages 8 and up. It is a beginning level art class that is designed to be fun and structured. This course offers students the foundations of basic drawing and painting skills and the ability to explore various mediums such as graphite, charcoal, color pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint. Students will be taught the elements of art and the principles of design. While learning, they will be encouraged to develop and master techniques as well as a creative thinking process.

Instructor: Lori Thomas
Lori is certified Art teacher in Texas and Georgia. I have taught art to all levels of children from preschool to high school for 16 years. I have a Bachelor’s in Fine Art and a Master of Education, both from the University of Texas in Arlington. I moved here to Eden, Utah with my husband in June of this year from Fayetteville, Georgia and want to continue to encourage and teach children.

Students should bring a mixed media sketchbook 9 x 12.  Other supplies will be provided.

January 19 through February 23, 2017

Thursday, 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.

Tuition: $42 members,

$45 nonmembers



Letters Under Glass:  During this one day workshop, students of all levels of experience will learn to make hand-drawn verbal capital letters, and how to decorate them in the style of Adolph Berndt.  This letter style will be used to create a finished work of a single letter which students will matt and frame.

Instructor: Mary Wells

Saturday, February 25, 2017

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tuition: $55  members. 

$58 nonmembers.

Adult Open Art Studio:  Grab this opportunity to explore your own art interest under the supervision of an art instructor.  A variety of media and basic art knowledge will be investigated based on the direction each participant plans to pursue.  Students will provide their own materials.

Supervisor: Jennifer Sorenson

January 5 through March 30, 2017

Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tuition: Drop-in: $12 members,

$15 nonmembers.

Four (4) class punch pass: $40 members, $45 nonmembers. 

Watercolor Studio: A workshop for beginning and intermediate students. New students will set up their palettes, learn basic washes and brush techniques in the first class. All students will explore a multitude of watercolor techniques (with projects provided by the instructor) to develop confidence with this exciting medium. The class size will be kept small to allow students to receive individualized instruction (limited to 12 students). A basic supply list will be made available to registering students, other supplies provided by the instructor.
Instructor: Terrece Beesley (

Seven classes: January 12, 19, 26, February 9, 16, 23, March 9, 2017
Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuition: $95 members,

$100 nonmembers. CLASS IS FULL


Watercolor Techniques: All experience levels are welcome.  The purpose of the class is to familiarize ourselves with the characteristics and traits of the watercolor medium. How to use them to capture our artistic visions and transfer them to paper.  We will cover basic forms from stretching paper, washes, brush techniques and effects. We will work individually on paintings as well as have group assignments and classroom demonstrations.  A weekly critique will be held to allow for constructive advice and comments from fellow class members.  Open painting time with the instructor is available for instruction and advice.   

Instructor: Gary Baron

Wednesday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Session I:  January 11 through February 16, 2017

Session II: February 22 through March 29, 2017

Tuition/session: $80 members,

 $85 nonmembers.

Drop-in Nightly rate: $15 members,

$20 nonmembers.



Class Policies: Advanced registration is required for all classes; registration fees are required to be paid 10 days prior to the start date of the class/workshop.  Space may be reserved by phone; the registration fees may be mailed or delivered to the art center.   All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment.  The Art Center reserves the right to cancel classes with low registration.  Every effort is made to notify those registered of cancellations or postponements.  Fees for canceled classes are fully refundable.


Withdrawals/Refunds: For multiple date classes, refunds will be made available for students withdrawing from classes within the first week, prior to the day of the second class.  For single date classes refunds are available only if students withdraw one week prior to the class.  Class fees after these dates are non-refundable.  A $5.00 withdrawal processing fee may be charged.

For more information, please contact: The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401, (801) 392-6935 or on-line at






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Exhibits                 February 2017



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