Express yourself at GVCA!
Fun and learning await! We offer a wide variety of classes and workshops for adults and children. Below you will find information on our current and upcoming class offerings.
To register for a class please download the Class Registration Form or call 585-243-6785. Please fill it out as completely as possible and email to info@gvartscouncilorg. If the student is under 18, please also submit a copy of this Emergency contact form.
**GVCA members receive a $5 discount on class fees. Not sure if your membership is current? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.**
Our classes require a minimum number of class participants in order to run; therefore your registration must be submitted at least three business days prior to class start. If minimum class size is not met, registrants will be notified and payment refunded.
Please Note: Some of our classrooms are located on the second floor of the Arts Center. There is no elevator or lift to the second floor. If you require accommodation for this, please notify us upon registration.
Should the Arts Center close due to emergency or inclement weather, we will post a message on our voice mail system and notify WHAM TV-13 and 1180 WHAM (radio).
Winter/Spring 2018 Yoga
RuthAnn Polito, E-RYT-500, NYS LMT
Whether you are returning or just beginning – Here are yoga classes that fits you! Start the New Year with a fresh commitment to renewing body, mind and heart with yoga!
Yoga Basics and Beyond
For returning students – join us this winter as we return to the basics and beyond of what creates a fun, safe and supportive yoga practice for all levels: Conscious Breathing, Refined Alignment and Balanced Action.
Along with yoga postures (asana) modified to create accessibility for each individuals’ needs; we will continue to explore breathing techniques (pranayamas), visualization (dharana), short meditations (dhyana) and interweave yoga philosophy and life style into each class. Yoga is for every body, mind and heart!
** Returning students or by permission of instructor
Dates and Times:
WINTER SESSION * Session III March 20, 27 & April 3 (* 3 weeks)
SPRING SESSION – Session I April 17-May 8 (4 weeks)
Session II May 22-June 12 (4 weeks)
****** Classes not running Tues Feb 6 & March 13*****
Whether you are just beginning a yoga practice or for those who are “re-starting” a practice after some time off – join us this Winter as we return to the basics what creates a fun, safe and supportive yoga practice for all levels: Conscious Breathing, Refined Alignment and Balanced Action.
Along with yoga postures (asana) modified to create accessibility for each individuals’ needs; we will playfully explore breathing techniques (pranayamas), visualization (dharana), short meditations (dhyana) and interweave yoga philosophy and life style in each class. Yoga is for every body, mind and heart!
Dates and Times:
WINTER SESSION *Session III March 22 & 29 & April 5 (*3weeks)
SPRING SESSION – Session I April 19-May 10 (4 weeks)
Session II May 24-June 14 (4 weeks)
****** Classes not running Thurs Feb 8 & March 15 **********
To register, call GVCA 243-6785 or RuthAnn 519-6472
Limited Space – Sign up early! Number Of Students per Class 7
For All Yoga Classes:
Please consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program.
Eat lightly, bring water, bring yoga mat or purchase from instructor, dress in comfortable layers.
#4 Murray Hill Drive, Mt Morris NY – Parking in Rear of Building, follow signs, for “New Deal Art Gallery”
*** Take stairs to 2nd floor
Yoga Club Discount
3 week session: Full Price — $41.25. Yog Club for returning students – $33.00.
4 week session: Full price — $55.00. Yoga Club for returning students 20% off – $44.00
5 week session: Full Price — $68.75 . Yoga Club for returning students 20% off – $55.00
The Art of Tarot: Saturday, April 21st, 12-3pm
Have you ever received a tarot reading and thought, “Wow, I wish I could do that”? Are you trying to learn tarot on your own but struggling to memorize the meaning of each card?
Tarot is a form of divination that has been around for centuries. You don’t need to have psychic powers or follow any particular spiritual path to read tarot. Nor do you have to memorize every keyword in the guide book to perform an effective reading.
The tarot is a wonderful tool for tapping into your intuition and deepening your self-inquiry. In this hands-on workshop, we’re going to explore ways to connect with the cards so that you can be on your way to reading for yourself and others.
This workshop will cover:
- The history, art, and symbolism of the tarot
- Tarot deck structure: Major Arcana, Minor Arcana, and Court Cards
- Making personal connections with the cards
- Telling a story in a tarot spread
Using the techniques we discuss, you and your fellow students will practice reading for one another in pairs or small groups.
This class is for anyone who has been curious about tarot or has read tarot before but may want a fresh approach to the cards.
Please bring a copy of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck or another tarot deck of your choice to class if you have one. A limited number of extra decks will be available to borrow during the workshop.
About the Instructor: Jen Meli, Tarot Reader
Jen Meli is a writer, editor, and tarot reader based in Rochester, NY. She has been reading tarot for several years and has had a lifelong fascination with all things mystical. Visit her website Words & Wands at jenmeli.com and follow her on Instagram @jenmwrites.
Cost: $45 Member/$50 Nonmember
Ceramics: Texture & Pattern: Saturday, May 5th, 12-3pm
Are you looking for ways to enrich and enliven the surfaces of your ceramics? Pattern and texture are the answer! In this workshop, participants will learn a variety of techniques to create and apply textures and patterns.
Topics to be covered include:
- Found Textures
- Handmade Stamps
- Textured slabs
- Paper Patterns
- Layering Techniques
In addition, participants will also have the opportunity to make their own stamps and stencils which they will use with bisque molds to create tiles and dishes. All necessary materials will be provided.
Instructor: Melissa Moody
About the Instructor: Melissa Moody is a ceramic artist and sculptor from Spencerport, NY and serves as the Program Coordinator at GVCA. She holds an MFA in Ceramics from RIT’s School for American Crafts. Her work can be seen online at mlmoody.wixsite.com/melissamoodyceramics
Cost: $25 members/ $30 non-member
Register for Classes
To register for a class please download the Class Registration Form or call 585-243-6785. Please fill it out as completely as possible and email to email@example.com. Our classes require a minimum number of class participants in order to run; therefore your registration must be submitted at least three business days prior to class start.
If the student is under 18, please also submit a copy of the Emergency contact form.