Green Valley Recreation offers several special interest classes including painting, ceramics, clay and sculpture, lapidary, German, jewelry making and several types of dance classes. There are also several classes that run year-round, including aqua fitness, medium impact aerobics, Spanish and more.

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2018 Summer Catalog [PDF]
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Class Updates

On this page, you can find updates and information regarding classes—classes that have been added since the catalog has been released or classes that have had date, time, or location changes. Check back weekly for new updates.

Summer Class Updates

New! Beyond Wheel 101 Not appearing in the catalog
Prerequisite: Member of the GVR Clay Studio and Wheel 101 or equivalent. Member must demonstrate the ability to throw. An introduction to techniques, philosophy, and ideas beyond bowls, platters, and cylinders. To include, but not limited to, faces, feet, and altered shapes, such as turning a round piece into a square peg. Focus will be on techniques, an understanding of clay, imagination and planning an end product including glazing. We will explore several fun projects. SUPPLIES NEEDED: clay of choice and tools such as: cutoff wire, wood and rubber rib, needle tool, small sponge and a wood modeling tool. Supplies can be purchased at the Clay Studio. All clay must be purchased at the Clay Studio. Material fee of $10 payable to instructor on first day of class.
40339 9/4-25 Tu 12-4pm SRS-WHEEL $65

New! Handbuilding – From Start to Finish Not appearing in the catalog
Prerequisite: Must be a member of the Clay Studio of GVR. As a follow-up to the Introduction to the Clay Studio, two instructors will assist you in learning techniques for fun with hand building beyond the basics. In the first session you will create two free-form pieces; the second week will focus on using slump and press molds; and the third week we will concentrate on a project using a tarpaper pattern. In the final session we will concentrate on wall hangings and glazing completed projects from the first three weeks. Anticipate additional work between sessions to complete your projects. SUPPLIES NEEDED: Basic clay tools and a 25lb of clay that includes grog. All clay must be purchased at the Clay Studio. Other tools are available for purchase or loan at the studio. Instructor: Sue Peetoom, Marilynn Serra
40341 9/4-25 Tu 9am-1pm SRS-HAND $60

New! Silversmith Not appearing in the catalog
Please note that this class is a prerequisite for more advanced Silversmith classes offered by the GVR Lapidary Club. Students will be introduced to the basic elements of Silversmithing and the steps to successful, productive soldering including torch control, choosing the correct solder, and fitting a solder joint. There will be a short lecture, a demo, and then you will practice the techniques-taking the components of the project and assembling them to form a finished piece. You will learn the methods of cutting, sawing, cleaning, and polishing your piece of jewelry. All tools and materials are furnished. Wear old clothes, closed-toed shoes, and tie long hair back. Please indicate any special physical needs when registering. Because of the open flames used, oxygen tanks cannot be allowed. The material fee of $75 will be collected the first day of class.
40388 9/12-14 W,Th,F 1ppm-4pm EC-STUDIO $60

Stretch, Strengthen, and Stabilize Updated location for June
The summer projects at Canoa Ranch will take a bit longer than originally expected, it will be closed until June 19. All classes will return to Canoa Ranch beginning June 20!

A Dance Practice for You Not appearing in the catalog
Come one come all to practice your favorite dances! Once a month these sessions are for you to enjoy, socialize, and dance to many different genres such as Swing, Foxtrot, waltz, country two-step, Ten-step, Cowboy Cha Cha, and various Latin dances. Bring your own snacks/drinks (water provided). Join me and have fun! Music played by CDs. Instructor: Donna Green
39475 6/10 Su 4-5pm LC-OCOT $5

Soft Stretch Yin Yoga Not appearing in the catalog
Using seated or very close to the ground poses, we let gravity help us in a good way! Breathing for several minutes in each pose, we stretch muscles, lengthen connective tissue, strengthen the bones and essentially exercise the joints to reduce inflammation and pain. Fantastic for fibromyalgia or uptight & wound up. All levels, everyone welcome. Bring a yoga mat. Discounted fees for multiple weekly classes with this instructor, please see staff. Course unavailable for online registration. Drop-in fee $12. Instructor: Stacey Bell
40176 5/5-26 Sa 9-10am LC-CTWD $40
40177 6/9-30 Sa 9-10am LC-CTWD $40
40178 7/7-28 Sa 9-10am LC-CTWD $40
40179 6/2-30 Sa 9-10am LC-CTWD $50
40180 9/8-29 Sa 9-10am LC-CTWD $40

Metalsmithing Introduction Not appearing in the catalog
Please note that this class is a prerequisite for more advanced Metalsmithing classes offered by the GVR Lapidary Club. This introductory class includes safety, metals, tools and their care, and techniques used in metalsmithing and jewelry. Learn about disc cutting, dapping blocks, punches, mandrels, stamps, hammers and mallets, hydraulic press, and other metal forming tools. The Acetylene/air torch will be used to anneal/soften sheet metal before forming. You will see many examples of copper, brass and silver jewelry designed by GVR Lapidary Club members. There will be a hands-on activity to make a textured copper pendant and earrings. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring small jewelry pliers and a Sharpie pen if you have them. Material fee of $20 payable to instructor. Instructed by GVR Lapidary Club Fee: $35
39727 8/11 Sa 1-4:30pm DH-LAP

Course Catalogs are published three times a year and are available in April for Summer, late-August for the Fall Session, and late-November for the Winter Session. Registration dates are listed in each catalog.

To receive a catalog in the mail, send a 8½ x 11 self addressed stamped envelope (include FIVE (5), $0.49 cent stamps) to:

Green Valley Recreation
Attn: Class Catalog
PO Box 586
Green Valley, AZ 85622-0586

Please specify on the bottom left of the envelope: “Summer”, “Fall” or “Winter” so your receive the catalog for the appropriate session.

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