Holland Center: January classes

Asian Brush Painting: Year of the Rat!

Date: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Description:  Happy Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat! Though Western cultures tend to think of the rat in negative terms, the cultural lore of most Asian countries portrays the rat with many virtues. With your new perspective of this critter, you will have the opportunity to create your own lively and fun interpretations using traditional brush painting materials. $70

Everyone Has a Story Book Club

Every third Friday at 10:30 am at The Holland Center – January 17, 2020

Foothills Community Foundation is excited to partner with Desert Foothills Library for a fascinating new book club! Each month, we will be reading a biography, memoir, or autobiography and come together to talk about the person’s life.  One book will be chosen but feel free to read or watch other materials on the person of choice to join in the fun. Everyone is welcome!  January: Randy Pausch – Book Title: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.

Travel Talk

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020  10:30am – 12:00pm

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020  1:00 – 2:30pm

In this new monthly series, we will explore places to go, things to see, hear travel stories, and learn about how to plan vacations to maximize your time and money.  Leading the discussion will be Dave Decker, a local travel agent and Foothills resident, who specializes in custom travel all over the world. Topic for January Sessions: Resort Vacations.

Understand Grief and Mourning

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020   11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This is the third in a series of lectures, sponsored by Hospice of the Valley.  Grief and loss can be overwhelming experiences, but the more you know about what to expect, the less frightening it is.

Waging Peace in the 20th Century

Tuesday, Jan. 7 & 14, 2020

9:00 – 10:30 AM

The aim of this 2-week course is to confront myths and misconceptions about peace activism in modern American history.  We will explore the various historical dimensions of waging peace as part of a shared tradition in our national history. Mark Sweeney, the speaker, is a retired history professor.   $35 for 2 weeks

Morning Joe with TED – “Ideas Worth Sharing”

Wednesday, Jan. 8    9:00 – 11:00 AM

There is no better way to start the day than with hot coffee and cool topics!

January’s topic is: MEDIA: Deepface Technology – Is seeing really believing? Can the internet be made less toxic?

$5 payable at the door.

AnthroBites: A lecture series on Anthropology

Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:30 on the following dates:

Jan. 9 – Culture

Jan. 16 – Rituals

Jan 23 – Kinship

Jan 30 – Shamans and Healers

Jan Downey is giving a series of 8 separate lectures on some aspect of the study of what makes us human. She holds a Master’s Degree in Anthropology.  $20 per session.

Family and Friends CPR

Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

10:00 – 12:00

This class is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Metal Embossing: Frames

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020

9am – 3pm

In this workshop, using a simple tool kit, you will learn the basics of Repujado – the fine art of Metal Embossing. Instruction and inks will be provided. Students will leave class with a completed frame.

Weft Twining: An American Folk Art

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Twining is similar to weaving, in that two fabric strips twist around each other to enclose vertical warp cords. This technique makes very sturdy rugs, placemats, wall hangings, bags, etc. In this class, the student will use a twining frame to make an 8×8 inch hot pad. 

Faux Forged Metal Journal

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

9:30 – 12:30 PM

It’s a brand new year, and it’s a wonderful time to start a Journal.  A journal cover should reflect your creative choices, and in this class, you will explore a fun technique using simple tools as you explore surface design and mixed media. Each artist will complete a unique journal cover in this fun ½ day workshop.

Investing Basics

Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 or

Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

4:00 – 5:00 PM

The objective of this class is to educate you as to how investment portfolios are designed. Some questions that might come up are: What are Mutual Funds? What are bonds and how do they work? Mr. Hatcher is a senior investment manager with over 25 years experience in portfolio design.

All Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This is a 3-hour course that will teach you how to do your own Self-Hypnosis, providing you with a tool to improve the quality of your life in any area you choose. Hypnosis is the oldest form of healing. It can be used on anything you would like to change in your life.

Visual Arts Series 2020

Every Thursday from 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Starting January 23 and ending on March 5.

Once again, we have a fabulous lineup for our 2020 Visual Arts Series. These talks are on all aspects of the visual arts.

January 23: Doreen Weiser – “The Art of the Monuments Men”

January 30: Perrin McEwan – “Jackson Pollock in Arizona”

5th Annual Arizona Sage Art Market

Friday, Jan. 31 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10:00 – 4:00

Come to this fabulous show and sale, featuring 40 local fine artists. In a wonderful indoor environment, you will be able to spend time talking to the artists, and finding out how they created their incredible art. There will be a raffle, and a food truck as well. Don’t miss this chance to get fine art all priced below $300.

Holland Gallery January Show

Jan 6 – Jan 24, 2020

Main Gallery: “F-Stops & Shutter Speeds”

Alley Gallery: “Expressing Artistic Diversity”

Artist Reception: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020

Art, Coffee, and Conversation: Jan. 3, 2020

 FCF Holland Center

Contact: Betsy Anderson

Office: 480-488-1090

Email: betsy@azfcf.org

Register: www.azfcf.org/Take Classes/Holland Community Center