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 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



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.   

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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

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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)

June 6 through  August 1, 2017 (class will not be held July 4,2017)

Tuesdays,  :30 to 6:30

Monthly tuition:  $30 members, 


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



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

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


Summer Art Camps: Children ages 7 to 11 will work with local visual and performing artist to explore a variety of art concepts.  An exhibit of art created will be displayed for parents and family  at 11:30 a.m. on the Friday of each camp.  Art supplies provided.  Each camp will be different, so students may wish to participate in both.

Instructors: Various Artists

Camp Coordinator: MandiAnne Poll

Dates: June 26 through 30, 2017

July 17 through 21, 2017

9:30 to noon

Tuition/child/session: $50 member, 

$55 nonmembers



Letters: Using inspiration from the Utah Calligraphic Artists exhibit, family members can create a  family of personal initial .

Friday, June 30, 2017 4;30 to 5:30

Suggested family donation: $3

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.




Introduction to Acrylic Painting: Students will be introduced to Brights, Flat, and Filbert brushes and their various uses.  Students will become familiar with basic color theory and how to mix and create color with a pallet knife.  Painting supports like canvas, canvas board, and wood panel options will be introduced.  The qualities of painting mediums or varnishes  and how to use them will be introduced.  Basic composition and simple drawing skills will be discussed as students prepare to paint.  By the end of class students will complete a finished acrylic painting.  A supply list will be provided to registering students.

Instructor: Sunnie Bybee,


July 3 through August 7, 2017 (class will not be held on July 24th)

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

Ages 10 through Adult

Tuition:  $65 members,

$70 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

June 1 through  July 28, 2017

Thursday,  12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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 II: July 14, 2017

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 I: June 7 through July 12, 2017

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.




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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