Classes

 

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YOUTH ACTIVITIES


MESSY ART

Ages 4-8. Wear your old clothes because we are going to get messy creating art that your parents probbaly wouldn't let you do in the house. Each class will be entirely different and we will always have messy fun!
Day: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee for each class: $10; $5 city resident discount
Location: Academy Recreation Center Arts and Crafts Room

PUFFY PAINT
Activity #9032.316
Mix and mold a type of paint that will create a texturized painting that comes to life on your paper! 
Day: 9/20, Pre-register by 9/16 

 

 

FLOATING CHALK
Activity # 9033.316
Watch in wonder as we create speckled, swirling colors with a new floating chalk technique

Day: 10/4, Pre-register by 9/30

 

POP PAINT
Activity #9034.316
Stomp, squeeze, smash and pop as we paint with a material that you can hardly resist to touch!

Day: 10/18, Pre-register by 10/14  

 

COLORS AND CLAY
Activity # 9035.316
As the weather gets cooler, the leaves get more colorful! Celebrate Fall by creating an imprint of the beautiful leaves we collect.
Day: 11/1, Pre-register by 10/28

 

 

SQUISH PAINTING
Activity # 9036.316
We'll drip and drop several runny colors of paint around a big piece of paper, then SQUISH! You've got a messy art masterpiece!

Day: 11/15, Pre-register by 11/11

 

TWISTART
Activity # 9037.316
This Messy Art class was so much fun we are bringing it back! You will turn into a canvas as we play a wild and crazy game of twister that definitely requires wearing old clothes!
Day: 11/29, Pre-Register by 11/25

 


GREENWAY ADVENTURES

 

Ages 4 and up. Using the greenways as our classroom, we will explore critters and their habitats with fun and creative activities. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun. Each program will meet at the designated greenway.
Days: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $10; $5 city resident discount

APP FOR THAT: LEAFSNAP
Activity # 9045.216
Download the latest tree I.D. app, Leafsnap, and join us on a journey exploring the forest. Can't get the app? Don't worry, we'll share and use other methods!
Day: 9/13, Pre-register by 9/9
Location: Weddington Road Bark Park

 

CRITTER CAVES
Activity # 9046.316
Using recycled items and our natural surroundings we will build a home and tunnel system much like out critter friends the ant, mole and groundhog.
Day: 9/27, Pre-register by 9/23
Location: Mcgee Park 

 

GREENWAY BINGO
Activity # 9047.316
Let's play BINGO Scavenger Hunt in search of wildlife, plants and more. Along the way we will use smartphone apps to identify specific species.
Day: 10/4, Pre-register by 9/30
Location: Hector H Henry II Greenway 

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON'T
Activity #9048.316
Our natural resources seem to disappear like a magic trick, bu which ones will we see again? On our hike we will look for endangered wilderness treasures.
Day: 10/11, Pre-register by 10/7
Location: Hector H Henry II Greenway

 

NATURE SENSES
Activity # 9049.316
Identify nature by sight, taste, smell, sound and touch. Test your senses while blindfolded!
Day: 10/18, Pre-register by 10/14
Location: McGee Park

 

FOREST FEAST
Activity # 9050.316
Come prepared to hunt like a wolf, forage like a squirrel and burrow like a mole as we uncover our woodland menu.
Day: 10/25, Pre-register by 10/21
Location: Weddington Road Bark Park

 


JUNIOR BRIDGE CLUB

Ages 8 and up. Join others interested in playing our gavorite game of bridge! NO FEE. Instructed by Concord Bridge Club members.
Days: Mondays, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Academy Recreation Center


YOUTH ART PARTY

Ages 9-19. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Each participant will create an original masterpeice through step by step instruction. Please have your young artist dress in clothing sutied for painting or send an apron/smock to wear. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks of your choice or welcome. The instructor will provide all materials. Instructor: Melynda Enslow
Day: Saturday, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fee per class: $40; $5 city resident discount
Location: Fire Station #7, 250 International Dr NW

WHIMSICAL PUMPKINS
Activity # 5132.316
Day: 10/15, Pre-register by 10/7

WINTER SNOWMAN
Activity # 5133.316
Day: 12/10, Pre-register by 12/2


BALLET

Ages 2-5. Learn ballet principles, body position, carriage and posture through movement. Instructor: Tuwanna McNeely
Fee per session: $25; $5 city resident discount
AGES 2-5
Day: Monday, 10:00 -10:30 a.m.

SESSION I: 9/12 - 10/3 Activity # 1043.216
SESSION II: 10/10 - 11/7 Activity # 1048.316
NO class 10/31
SESSION III: 11/14 - 12/5 Activity # 1049.316

Location: Academy Recreation Center


HARTSELL KARATE CLUB

The Hartsell Karate Club will teach you how to kick, block, punch and strike. Ages 3 and up.
Instructor: James Reid
Date: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
SESSION I: 9/7 - 9/28 Activity # 1065.216
SESSION II: 10/3 - 10/26 Activity # 1056.316
SESSION III: 11/2 - 11/23 Activity # 1057.316
SESSION IV: 11/28 - 12/21 Activity # 1058.316
Fee per session: $25; $5 city resident discount
Location: Les Myers Park, C.T. Sherrill Building


SOUTHWEST KARATE

Age 4 and up learn how to defend themselves, gain confidence and get in shape. No fee.
Contact Tony Moody at 704.701.1346 for additional information.
Date: Tuesday  & Thursday, Continual    
  5:30 p.m. – Ages 4 & 5
  6:00 p.m. – Ages 6-10
  7:00 p.m. – Ages 11 and up 


 

ADULT CLASSES

ART & SPECIAL INTEREST


LINOLEUM RELIEF PRINTING

Activity # 5136.316
Ages 14 and up. Design and cut an illustration from linoleum images you can print over and over. Participants will make a fall themed image and print a set of greeting cards and 3 fine art prints of the image, keeping the linoleum block to use again. Instructor: Steven Mitchem
Day: Saturday, 9/24
10:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $80; $5 city resident discount
Location: Fire Station #7


PORTFOLIO DRAWING

Activity # 5137.316
Ages 14 and up. Charcoal, ink wash, graphite stick and powdered graphite will be explored. While directred to students building a college portfolio, anyone interested in different drawing techniques is welcome. Instructor: Steven Mitchem
Day: Thursday, 9/29 - 10/20
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $55; $5 city resident discount
Location: Academy Recreation Center


CLOTHED FIGURED DRAWING

Activity # 5138.316
Ages 14 and up. Human proportions, contrapposto and fabric draping using mixed media will be presented in this series exploring the human figure. While directed to help students build a college portfolio, anyone wishing to participate is welcome. Different drawing media will be used to develop a wide variety image for a portfolio.
Day: Thursday 11/3 - 11/17
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $80; $5 city resident discount
Location: Academy Recreation Center


TECHINQUES IN SHIBORI

Activity # 5125.216
Ages 18 and up. Explore making patterns in textile shaped resist forms, often called shibori, from Japanese culture. These forms of embellishing fabric provide innovation, enjoyment and the element of surprise. Instructor: Sunya Folayan
Day: Tuesdays, 10/4 - 10/25
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $130; $10 city resdient discount
Location: Clearwater Artist Studios


ADULT ART PARTY

Ages 18 and up. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Each participant will create an original painting on canvas to take home. Wear clothing that can get dirty or bring an apron/smock to wear. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks of your choice are welcome. The instructor will provide all materials.
Day: Saturday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee per class: $40; $5 city resident discount
Location: Fire Station #7

WHIMSICAL PUMPKINS
Activity # 5134.316
Day: 10/15, Pre-register by 10/7

WINTER SNOWMAN
Activity # 5135.316
Day: 12/10, Pre-register 12/2


ADULT BEGINNER SEWING

Activity #5125.316
Ages 18 and up. Learn how to use a sewing machine, select and read the proper size pattern, and discuss fabric choices. From there, lay out the pattern, cut and sew a simple garment! Bring your own sewing machine. Other materials needed will be discussed during the first class. Instructor: Bonnie Ray
Day: Monday, 10/3 - 11/14
NO class 10/31
Fee: $35; $5 city resident discount
Location: Academy Recreation Center


QUILTING

Enjoy creating a lifetime keepsake. Open to beginner and intermediate quilters. For a materials list call 704.920.5603.

DAY CLASS

Instructor: Carolyn Sweet
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

SESSION II: 8/9 – 10/4 Activity # 5026.216
NO class 9/6
SESSION I: 10/18 - 12/13 Activity # 5025.316
NO class 11/22


Fee per 8 week session: $40; $5 city resident discount
Location: Logan Multi-Purpose Center


EVENING CLASS

Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
SUMMER SESSION: Activity # 5024.115
   6/2 - 9/29
FALL SESSION: Activity # 5024.316
  10/6 - 12/15, NO class 10/27, 11/3, 11/24 
Fee per 8 week session: $20; $5 city resident discount
Location: Fire Station #7
  250 International Drive N.W.


CAROLINA SHAG DANCE CLASS

Learn the fundamentals of the dance that originated in the Carolinas. Open to singles and couples.  Minimum 10 participants
Instructor: Patty Blackmon
  Pre-registration required

SEPTEMBER SESSION:
Day: Thursday, 9/8 - 9/29
Beginners: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Activity # 8086.216
Intermediate: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Activity # 8087.216
Advanced: 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Activity # 8088.216

OCTOBER SESSION:
Day: Thursday, 10/6 - 10/27
Beginners: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Activity # 8080.316
Intermediate: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Activity # 8081.316
Advanced: 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Activity # 8082.316

NOVEMBER SESSION:
Day: Thursday, 11/3 - 12/1; NO class 11/24
Beginners: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Activity # 8083.316
Intermediate: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Activity # 8084.316
Advanced: 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Activity # 8085.316

Fee per session: $40, $5 city resident discount
Location: Academy Recreation Center


BEGINNING BRIDGE

Ages 18 and up. For those of you who have never played bridge or if you haven't played in a while, these lessons are for you! Instructed by Concord Bridge Club members
Day: Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
SESSION I: 9/14 - 10/19  Activity # 1007.216
SESSION II: 10/26 - 12/7 Activity #1008.316
NO class 11/23
Fee: $35; $5 city resident discount
Location: Academy Recreation Center


UPDATE YOUR BRIDGE SKILLS

Ages 18 and up. You may have played Goren Style Bridge, but are you ready to learn modern bridge? Instructed by Concord Bridge Club members
Day: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
SESSION I: 9/14 - 10/19  Activity # 1017.216
SESSION II: 10/26 - 12/7 Activity #1018.316
NO class 11/23
Fee: $35; $5 city resident discount
Location: Academy Recreation Center