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Arts

Hart Senior Center offers opportunities to participate in art and craft classes or workshops that spark the creativity of Sacramento's older adults.

$ Weaving Lessons: Mondays, 1-4p
Led by volunteer weaving instructor Cherie Jackson, these lessons will introduce students to terminology, looms, equipment, and weaving techniques. Each student will have the opportunity to work on a project of their own under direction from Cherie. Registration fee: $30/session, includes all materials. Space is limited. Contact the Center for class availability.

$ Intermediate Open Ceramics Lab: Thursdays, 8a-12:30p
Welcome to Hart’s open ceramics lab! Participants with an intermediate to advanced level of ceramics knowledge can create ceramics from start to finish – including pouring the molds, cleaning green ware, glazing and firing. A pottery wheel is available for use on the patio when weather permits and hand builders are also welcome. Members come and go at their convenience during the open lab hours. The Center provides molds, glazes and use of the kiln; participants supply their own materials and tools. Registration fee: $10/month (Note: registration opens the last Thursday of the month). Instruction is not provided. Space is limited. Ceramic supplies available for purchase at: Alpha Fired Arts, 4675 Aldona Lane, Sacramento, 95841, (916) 484-4424.

FREE - Craft ‘n Chat: Thursdays, 10a-Noon
Join our crafty participants as they work and chat on projects including sewing, quilting, crochet, weaving, knitting, needle point, drawing, coloring, paper crafts, jewelry, and more. No formal instruction provided. Participants supply their own projects and materials. Come craft and chat with us!

$ Introduction to Mandalas Workshop with Marie Taylor
At this 3-hour workshop, you’ll learn the basics of mandala design and go home with examples of your own original art. Why settle for coloring books when you can do the real thing? This course is generally offered once in the Fall and once in the Spring. To see examples of Marie Taylor’s work, go to MarieTaylorInk.com. Registration fee: $20, plus $5 for materials (optional). Contact front desk for class availability.

$ Adventures in Art with Marie Taylor: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 1-3p
If you’ve always wanted to know about modern art but didn’t know where to start, come to Adventures in Art! This educational, fun art class provides both a hands-on experience and an opportunity to learn about some of history’s most famous contemporary artists. The first hour will be an introduction to the artist and his or her place in art history; then, the next hour will be an open studio for participants to try their own hand at creating work. All art materials are provided but you are welcome to bring your own markers or colored pencils. Space is limited. Registration fee: $10/lesson. Contact the Center to inquire about upcoming featured artists and to reserve your space.