September and October
SCOTTSDALE – The ARIZONA SAGE GIFT SHOP is now open in the Holland Community Center Lobby. Arizona artists’ merchandise includes jewelry, etched glass, photography, messenger bags and other artful items for sale at affordable prices. It showcases artists who will be participating in the annual Arizona Sage Art Market, on Feb. 2 & 3, 2018. A portion of sales benefits the Foothills Community Foundation. Hours Open: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
FCF-HCC offers classes and programs at the Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. Online registration and details are available at www.azfcf.org
Every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Holland Community Center. Open to the public with cards starting at $13. Raffle prizes and $375 cash paid out weekly. Cards go on sale at 1:00 p.m. Visit ww.azfcf.org for more information. Holland Community Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-488-1090.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER, 2017
Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27
Open Studio Painting with Instruction 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Beyond paint-along, this class shows you the next steps towards improving your technique. This is a 4-week workshop series for the beginning painter in an open-studio format, but with semi-private instruction and support. You will study composition, values, perspective, color mixing, and brushwork. Materials are included. ($160) Register at www.azfcf.org.
Mondays, September 11, 18, 25 & October 2
Hula for Heart and Soul 11:30 – 12:30
The instructor is the owner and founder of Akala Dance Studio located on Oahu, Hawaii. She has a passion for teaching and spreading the Spirit of Aloha through her love of dance. Register at www.azfcf.org
Saturdays, September 16, October 7 & 21, and November 4
Family History Writing 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (9/16) and 10AM – 12 PM
(10/7, 10/ 21 & 11/4)
#1: Write Your Family Members to Life (9/16) – (In this active workshop session, come with a family member in mind to write about and learn strategies to bring him or her to life!) – $38
#2: Telling the Story Behind Your Family Artifacts (10/7) – (Artifacts tell us stories if we listen: stories about our family heritage & values, or ones with deep personal meaning. Bring a picture of an artifact or the artifact itself and your presenter will lead you through steps and strategies for writing a personal essay about your cherished artifact.) – ($25)
#3: Writing Your Ancestor’s Everyday Life World (10/21) – (In this workshop, participants will learn how to select and integrate details evoking the historical and social settings of their family history essays and stories. Through the writing techniques and strategies presented in this workshop, you will learn how to weave together researched and family document details to create a believable and humanizing life world around your ancestors.) – ($25)
#4: Writing Captivating Vignettes for your Family History (11/4)
Vignettes are narratives with a point and a clear beginning, middle and end. They are about real-life people and events. These will not be impersonal biographies, but will be about a family character experiencing an internal shift during an external event in a specific time and place. – ($25)
Register at www.azfcf.org
Instructor Cynthia Kiefer is a 20+ year teaching veteran with expertise in teaching writing, literature, and research to students of all ages. In addition to her passion for teaching, she is an American history buff, artifact aficionado, and historical fiction writer and researcher. In addition to teaching full time, Cynthia is currently writing a historical fiction novel. Not surprisingly, this novel concept began with a long-gone family member.
“The subject was just what I need for where I am in my genealogy – starting to write about my ancestors, rather than just having them on a chart with some statistics.” Quote from a Workshop #1 attendee.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Canvas & Coffee
Join Sunny Hall, owner of Paint and Gogh, for a creative painting experience that is a step-by-step guided acrylic painting class. You will take home your 16″ x 20″ acrylic painting of a Saguaro at Sunset at the end of the class. All supplies are furnished, including easels, paint, canvas, aprons and brushes. No experience necessary! $40 per student per class. Register at www.azfcf.org.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Plein Air Painting: Materials Exhibit, Discussion, and Demonstration
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Get a close-up, hands on look at several plein air (outdoor) painting setups, with a review of materials: solvents, surfaces, mediums, and paints. Q and A, local painting sites reviewed, and brief demo, time permitting. Learn more about what is being called “The New Golf”! ($10) Register at www.azfcf.org.
Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, & 11, 2017 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Belly Dancing for Fitness A fun, new fitness class!
Beginning Belly Dance is suitable for all ages and stages of fitness. It is low-impact and gentle on the joints. You will strengthen your core, lower body, (even arms), and improve your cardio fitness. It’s FUN, fluid, lyrical and sexy! Register at www.azfcf.org.
Fridays, September 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, & 15.
9:00 AM – Noon Beginning Bridge
This is an introduction to the challenging game of Bridge. Focus is on the fundamentals of bidding, play of the hand and defense. Learn this great game and have fun at the same time! ($99) Register at www.azfcf.org.
Fridays, September 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, & 15.Bridge Next Step 1:00 – 3:00 PM
This course is for the student who has completed the Beginning Bridge class or who has a working knowledge of Bridge basics. We will explore key bidding conventions, overcalls, effective defense and strategic play of the hand. ($99) Register at www.azfcf.org.
Mondays, September 25, October 2, 9, and 16, 20179:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Beginning Mahjongg I
Want to learn how to play Mahjongg? Whether you have never played or simply want a refresher, this 4-week class is for you! Mahjongg cards must be purchased on own before first session. They are available at a number of places including the National Mahjongg League, www.nationalmahjonggleague.org. Instructor Cindi Ginn has taught Mahjongg at several local country clubs, and currently plays with a regular group from Terravita. $90 for 4-week instruction. Register at www.azfcf.org. Minimum of 4 people required, maximum of 8.
Fridays, September 29, October 6,13, & 20, 2017 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Multi-media artist Sue Hunter, teaches an introduction to various techniques for creating exciting paintings by exploring numerous products. Week one, design with Masking Fluid Pens on watercolor paper and yupo. Week two, use watercolor or acrylics or both, on the tar gel paper you prepared in week one and then apply black gesso to the background. Week three, create stencil stamps using hot air blowers and material. And week four, use the stencils and molding paste to create texture. Each week will include a demonstration of the products and you will learn new techniques of producing creative paintings. 4-week course; $225.00 includes instruction. Students must purchase art supplies on own. Supply list provided upon registration. Register at www.azfcf.org.
Fridays, September 29, October 6, 13 & 20, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Prints
Multi-media artist, Sue Hunter, teaches that alcohol inks are an easy and interesting way to create works of art. In this class, you will be shown how to freeform using easy techniques for applying highly pigmented inks to special paper. As the inks flow and mingle, they create remarkable effects that can be controlled with brushes to create abstract prints or realistic paintings. 2-week course for $125.00 includes all art supplies. Register at www.AZFCF.org.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Morning Joe with TED 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Fresh coffee and hot topics! Nothing beats a fresh cup of coffee and gathering with interesting people. This is 8 month series, and each month a different topic will be explored through the TED talks medium, which consists of a short video (20 min.), with host, Mark Sweeney, facilitating conversation afterwards. ($2 at the door). Register at www.azfcf.org.
Sup Saturday, October 4, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Canvas & Coffee
Join Sunny Hall, owner of Paint and Gogh, for a creative painting experience that is a step-by-step guided acrylic painting class. You will take home your 16″ x 20″ acrylic painting of a Vase with Flowers at the end of the class. All supplies are furnished, including easels, paint, canvas, aprons and brushes. No experience necessary! $40 per student. Register at www.azfcf.org.Fridays, once a month, starting October 6, 2017 Art, Coffee, and Conversation 10:00 AM – Noon Join a varied group of artists currently exhibiting at the Holland Gallery of Fine Art in an informal and informational discussion about the creative process. Get up close and personal with the artist and his/her art, and get a chance to ask questions about technique and inspiration. Register at www.azfcf.org
Mondays, October 30, November 6, 13, and 20, 2017 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Beginning Mahjongg II
Want to learn how to play Mahjongg? Whether you have never played or simply want a refresher, this 4-week class is for you! Mahjongg cards must be purchased on your own before the first session. They are available at a number of places including the National Mahjongg League, www.nationalmahjonggleague.org. Instructor Maureen Johnson has groups at Terravita CC. $90 for 4-week instruction. Register at www.azfcf.org.