Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

Follow the Eccles Community Art Center on Facebook or Instragram

SUMMER 2017

 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: Sally Miller

June 1 through August 31, 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

June 6 through August 29, 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 a 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

June 8 through August 31, 2017

Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Quarterly Tuition: $15 members, $20 nonmembers.

Nightly: $ 5 members, $6 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

June 1 through August 29, 2017 (class will not be held July4th)

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

PERFORMING ARTS: DANCE:

CHILD/ADULY:

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.   

Information & Registration: www.tribalovedancer.org 

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

Information & Registration: www.tribalovedancer.org 

 

ADULT/YOUNG ADULT

Basic Middle Eastern dance: Open to all levels .  Come play with us!

July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8 & 15, 2017

Tuesday, 4 to 5 p.m.

Tuition: $37 members,

$40 nonmembers

MUSIC:

ADULT/ CHILD:

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

Information & Registration: www.tribalovedancer.org 

VISUAL ARTS & CRAFTS:

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

 

FAMILY:

Simple Sew Bag: Parents and children may work together to create a simple sew messenger bag.

Friday, August 18, 2017 4:30 to 5:30

Suggested Family donation: $3

A minimum of five families must be pre-registered for these Family night projects to be held.  Please call ahead to insure that the class  is going and that there are supplies for you and your family.

 

ADULT/ YOUNG ADULT:

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

August  3  through  31, 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. 

 

Paint Night at the Eccles: Have you ever dreamed of being an artist, but thought, “I can’t even draw a straight line, how could I be an artist?” Now’s your chance. Come to “Paint Night at the Eccles” and we’ll bring out the inner artist in you. You’ll go home with a beautifully painted canvas that you can hang on your wall and proudly say, “I painted that!”

Supplies provided.  Each night will include a different painting project.  Attend one or all.

Paint Night Facilitator:  Melissa Seamons

Session III: August  18, 2017

Friday, 6:00 p.m. until finished

Tuition/session:  $20 members

$25 non-members

 

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.   

A minimum of 5 students must be registered for the class to be held.  Therefore, drop-in students should call to confirm class is in session.

Instructor: Gary Baron

Session II: July 26 through August 30, 2017

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

Ages: 14 through Adult

Tuition/session: $80 members,

$85 nonmembers.

Drop-in Nightly rate: $15 members,

$20 nonmembers.

 FALL 2017

HEALTH & HAPPINESS:

HEALTH & HAPPINESS:

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: Sally Miller

September 5 through December 21, 2017 (class will not be held November 23)

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

September 5 through 18, 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 a 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

September 7 through December 21, 2017 (class will not be held on November 23)

Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Quarterly Tuition: $15 members, $20 nonmembers.

Nightly: $ 5 members, $6 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: Tim Irwin

(eight weeks):

September 13 through November 1, 2017

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

Tuition: $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

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

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

$12 nonmembers.

Four (4) or more classes  purchased in advance $8/class member or $10/ class nonmembers.

Monthly unlimited pass for all Jill’s classes: $58 members, $68 nonmembers.  Includes evening class.

Yoga Tonic: A class for all students, beginning and experienced, flexible and not so flexible, young and not so young.  This flow class will help with overall health and well being.  Jill is focused on uniting mind, body and spirit to assist the student to be present on the mat, promoting opening, releasing and growth; as well as a focus on graceful aging.  Classes will end with traditional Savasana and guided meditations.

Instructor: Jill Sjoblom, RYT

September 6 through December 20, 2017

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

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

Four (4) or more classes  purchased in advance $8/class member or $10/ class nonmembers.

Monthly unlimited pass for all Jill’s classes: $58 members, $68 nonmembers.  Includes Tuesday and Wednesday noon classes.

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, your payment/check will serve as your registration.  We must receive your registration payment by no later than 10 days prior to the start date of the class. These classes are held with a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 12.

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

Instructor: Jay Hart

Varietals: Fine wine is made all over the planet, but the same grape varietal can taste vastly different from region to region.  This four week course will offer wines from around the world focusing on one or two varietals each evening.

September 28 through October 19, 2017

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

Tuition: $80 members,

$ 85 nonmembers

Premier Napa: Join us for a new four week exploration of the best that Napa offer (well, at least the best of what's available in Utah).  Rather than the customary 5 wines per week sampled in other classes, in this first time course we will try 3 or 4 wines, allowing us to bring in some of the most famous names in America's best known wine region.

October 26 through November 16, 2017

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

Tuition: $80 members,

$ 85 nonmembers

PERFORMING ARTS: DANCE:

CHILD/ADULT:

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. 

Information & Registration: www.tribalovedancer.org 

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

Information & Registration: www.tribalovedancer.org 

ADULT/YOUNG ADULT

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

Instructor: Candace Baker (Zuhra)

September 12 through November 28, 2017

Tuesdays,  6:30 to 7:30

Monthly tuition:  $30 members, 

$33 nonmembers.

CHILD:

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: http://www.tannerdance.utah.edu/

MUSIC:

ADULT/ CHILD:

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

Information & Registration: www.tribalovedancer.org 

VISUAL ARTS & CRAFTS:

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

FAMILY:

Red, Yellow, Orange: Join us for family oriented arts and craft projects that follow an autumn theme.

Friday, September 22, 2017

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Suggested Family donation: $3

Bewitching Night:  A family oriented workshop with arts and crafts which are themed as Halloween decorations.

Friday, October 20, 2017

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Suggested Family donation: $3

A minimum of five families must be pre-registered for these Family night projects to be held.  Please call ahead to insure that the class  is going and that there are supplies for you and your family.

 

CHILD/ADULT:

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.

Basic Art - Drawing:  Students should bring a mixed media sketchbook 9 x 12.  Other supplies will be provided.

September 14 through October 19, 2017

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

Tuition: $42 members,

$45 nonmembers

Basic Art—Painting:  Students should bring a mixed media sketchbook 9 x 12.  Other supplies will be provided.

November 2 through December 14, 2017 9 class will not be held Nov.23)

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

Tuition: $42 members,

$45 nonmembers.

 ADULT/ YOUNG ADULT:

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

September 7 through December 21, 2017 (class will not be held Nov. 23)

Thursdays,  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. 

Book Making Adventure:  Your Personal Journal: Journal writing is a powerful, creative tool—a place to explore, experiment, ponder, draw and write.  This class will direct you through the process of making a journal wrapped in designer leather using a fine paper perfect for pen, paint or collage.  A pocket added to the end page for memorabilia collecting completes the journal.  At the end of the class you will have experienced the satisfaction of making a book yourself. Supplies provided.

Instructor: Mary Wells

October 28, 2017

Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Ages 14 through Adult

Tuition/class: $20 members,

$22 nonmembers

 

Journal Making: Begin your new year with a journal making adventure---a beautiful leather-bound journal that YOU make.  This class will direct you through the process of making a journal using a nice paper perfect for pen, paint or collage.  Supplies provided.

Instructor: Mary Wells

Saturday, December 2, 2017
noon to 2:00 p.m.
Ages 12 through adult
Tuition:  $15 members,

$18 non members

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, October 7, 2017

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

Tuition: $55  members. 

$58 nonmembers.

 

Paint Night at the Eccles: Have you ever dreamed of being an artist, but thought, “I can’t even draw a straight line, how could I be an artist?” Now’s your chance. Come to “Paint Night at the Eccles” and we’ll bring out the inner artist in you. You’ll go home with a beautifully painted canvas that you can hang on your wall and proudly say, “I painted that!”

Supplies provided.  Each night will include a different painting project.  Attend one or all.

Facilitator:  Melissa Seamons

Autumn: September 15, 2017

Halloween: October 20, 2017

Holiday: December 15, 2017

Friday, 6:00 p.m. until finished

Tuition/session:  $20 members

$25 non-members

Oil Painting Basics:  Explore the basics of this medium or refresh your skills. Participants will learn to mix colors, basic color schemes, color values and range, cool and warm shadows, the use of brighter colors to suggest light,  and the technique of painting wet in wet.  This class is recommended for beginning and intermediate students.  A supplies list will be made available to registered students.  Class limits are set at a minimum of 6 and a maximum  

12 students.

Stephen Hedgepeth paints in two different mediums gouache and oils.  His works hold a strong sense of design, and a subtle use of color maintaining a sense of place.

Mr. Hedgepeth has many exhibits and competitions to his credit including the Springville Art Museum, Taos Art  Center, and Arts For The Parks, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Mr. Hedgepeth has taught seminars at the Valley Art Center, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and at BYU- Idaho.  He has also taught as a part-time arts specialist in Ogden City Schools.

Instructor: Stephen Hedgepeth

September 18 through December 4, 2017 ( class will not be held Oct. 9 & 16)

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

Ages: 12 through adults

Tuition: $100 members,

$110 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 (www.terrecebeesley.com)

Seven classes: September 14 through November 16, 2017 (Class will not be held September 28, October 5, or November 2, 2017)
Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuition: $95 members,
$100 nonmembers.

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.   

A minimum of 5 students must be registered for the class to be held.  Drop-in students should call to confirm class is in session.

Instructor: Gary Baron

Session I: September 13 through October 18, 2017

Session II: November 1 through December 13, 2017 (class will not be held November 22)

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

Ages: 14 through Adult

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 www.ogden4arts.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Join the ECAC members then receive membership benefits: discounts on ECAC classes, receive invitations to ECAC events and exhibits, receive the ECAC newsletter and class schedules, and know that your annual donation  supports the operations of the Eccles Community Art Center.  Donate Now

Use the above button to link to the giving site.