As you may know, we’re holding ceramics classes Mondays at 1:00 p and Tuesdays 6:00 p.
I wanted to share what we have been doing!
A new item we have just offered to the students is screen printed items. Each of the items below have been individually selected by each student and hand screen-printed by the students themselves! We had so much fun!
We have also been making coil pots, forms pots, and experimenting with new glazes. This is a class suited for all levels of experience, so no one should feel intimidated if they have no experience. Come check it out and join in on the fun!
One of my favorite things to give (and receive) for Christmas is something handmade. It is so special and not like anything that could ever be bought! If you have some time Tuesday evenings, join our awesome group and make some ceramic pieces for your friends and family for Christmas!
***GIFT IDEA FOR THE “HARD TO BUY FOR”: Make your own mug and give it as a gift with packets of hot cocoa and marshmallows! It’s personalized and easy!**
Below are some items our current students have made. Obviously we are having a blast!
Every project can be personalized and we work on the projects as a class with detailed instruction. If you have any questions about possible projects you would like to work on call Kate and we will try to make it happen!
AGE is not a factor when attending our evening class……all ages are welcome and we have a diverse group already! So come on out and see what is going on!
Enrollment Fee: $15/class ($10 for ages 50+) OR $55/month ($35 for ages 50+)
Bridget Moore Lynam and her students (of all ages) have been having so much fun making slab pottery pieces that we’re doing it for another month! So this month, on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00-7:30pm, classes begin again!
Clay materials, glazes and firing are provided for only $15 per class ($10 for seniors) or $55 for the month ($35 for seniors).
The September pieces are really cool! Cups, platters, bowls and many other imaginative pieces. Will be posting pics so keep checking back.
I thought slab pottery meant that it was flat! Turns out, it can be almost whatever you want it to be: pitchers, rattles, trays plates, cups, serious art or pieces to make you smile.
The series of classes begins Monday September 14th, 6-8pm and is open to ages 6 years and better. For a small fee of either $15 p/class or $35 for the month, you will be able to create your piece, it will be fired and then you can glaze it and it will be re-fired. We have many glazes that are food safe, too!
For additional information, call Shawnee Senior Center at 405.878.1528 or stop in at 401 N. Bell St., Downtown Shawnee.
Local pottery and clay artist, Bridget Moore, has taken on the GIGANTIC task of organizing our ceramics room. She is also firing projects that had been waiting for just such a wonderful person!
Bridget is offering classes beginning August 10. “You can pick a piece to make your own, from extra-small to pretty large.” say Bridget. The class is only $10 and for that, you can paint your piece and we will fire it for you. The Senior Center is providing the paints, finishes, room, kiln AND instructor!!! This class is open to all ages with plans for inter-generational activities. Grab your kid and grandma and join us on Mondays from 10:30 until 12 noon.
Shawnee Senior Center received a grant for $32,950 from Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to fight hunger. The grant will be used to add more nutritional food to the breakfast menu and for dedicated staff for meal preparation, shopping, etc.
Kas Murdock, the Breakfast Coordinator, will now have Melissa Dethrow as an assistant to help her with the meals, prep, clean up and shopping. Kas has been making meals for three years now. Shawnee Milling Company has been providing flour and gravy mix since the program began. Kas’ daughter, Karen Trevino, uses the flour to make homemade biscuits and bread (OMG – amazing!!).
We are so grateful to Shawnee Milling, and now Walmart Foundation for their commitment to fighting hunger among our seniors.
Thank you, Walmart Foundation and Shawnee Milling Company!
Our goal is to provide health related, civic and recreational programs and services, promote volunteerism, and provide daily social interaction for persons 50 years of age and older. HOWEVER – many of our activities are open to the public and we hope you will join us!
We meet our goals by offering: crafts, ceramics, painting, quilting, aerobics, Tai Chi, Enhance Fitness, dominoes, pool, card games, Bingo, AARP Defensive Driving, gospel singing, as well as live music and dancing which is held twice weekly.
Our health-related services include regular blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests, flu shots, a weekly nutrition program, Foot Clinic. We also provide informational seminars on a full range of topics, educational and entertaining – as well as assistance to those seeking others supportive services.
Our goal is to provide health related, civic and recreational programs and services, promote volunteerism, and provide social interaction for persons 50 years of age and older. To meet those goals we offer crafts, ceramics, painting, quilting, line dancing, aerobics, yoga, bridge, dominoes, pool, card games, Bingo, AARP Defensive Driving, gospel singing, as well as live music and dancing which is held 10 times a month. Our health-related services include regular blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests, flu shots, a weekly nutrition program, Diabetic Foot Clinic, direction to a wide offering of other services. We also provide informational seminars on a full range of topics, educational and entertaining.