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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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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.


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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