Community Creative Week

October 26-31, 2020

Community Creative Week is a week of free virtual creative education classes on a variety of topics, open to the community, with the intention to create digital spaces for neighbors to interact with one another, and to encourage personal development through creativity and sustainability. Click the register button below, and get access to every class we're offering!

Register once, and you get access to everything we have to offer you for the week. All classes will be held on Zoom.

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We're offering a wide range of classes from sourdough breadmaking, decorating your home for fall, and more. Classes are taught by members of our community. Scroll through the schedule to see what all we have to offer!

October 26 – Fall Watercolors

October 26, 2-3 p.m. Join us for a one hour fun and relaxing painting experience in the comfort of your own home. This is a live painting event taught by Michigan artist Kate Dupre and will be held live virtually through Zoom. Class will begin with an overview and demonstration of…

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October 26 – Yoga Basics for Beginners

October 26, 9-10 a.m. Learn about yoga principles, types of practices, equipment, and benefits while doing simple yoga. No equipment needed. About the Teacher: Leslie Young retired a year ago from a long career in healthcare and social work.  She has practiced yoga for over 30 years and became a…

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October 27 – Eight Common Yoga Poses for Any Day Practice

October 27, 9-10 a.m. Study and practice proper alignment and modifications of warrior, triangle, and downward-facing dog variations. Yoga mat recommended. Two yoga blocks suggested. About the Teacher: Leslie Young retired a year ago from a long career in healthcare and social work.  She has practiced yoga for over 30…

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October 27 – Quick + Easy Fall Decor

October 27, 7-8 p.m. Join Lee French as she helps us celebrate and nurture our space by creating a cozy Fall decor piece. Using minimal supplies (mostly what we can already find in or outside of our homes), we will create simple joy that will help us feel welcome and…

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October 27 – Spiritual Practices Sampler

October 27, 10-11 a.m. Join us as we sample a variety of practices we can use to enhance our spiritual development. From writing and art to nature and silence, Lectio Divina to Centering Prayer, we’ll explore activities that invite us to deepen our relationship with God. Supplies needed A journal…

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October 27 – Yoga for Kids

October 27, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Join in for movement, breath, and relaxation led through stories and games. Yoga helps us find connection to ourselves, understand our emotions, and learn to self-regulate. This class is geared toward children ages 4-10 (younger children are welcome with adult support). About the Teacher: Leslie Gossett…

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October 28 – Let’s Dance!

October 28, 4-5 p.m. Come join us virtually on Wednesday, October 28 from 4-5 pm for a fun dance class!! No experience required, just come ready to have fun!! This is for people of all ages and levels!! We can’t wait to dance with you!! About the Teachers: Hello! Our…

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October 28 – Sun Salutation

October 28, 9-10 a.m. Learn this brief, common series of eleven yoga poses for warm-up, strength and stretch. Participants should be comfortable moving from standing to floor and back to stand.  Yoga mat recommended. About the Teacher: Leslie Young retired a year ago from a long career in healthcare and…

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October 29 – Fifteen Minute Daily Stretch Home Routine for 50 Plus

October 29, 9-10 a.m. Learn and practice a gentle set of movements. No equipment needed.  Wear stretchy or lose clothing. About the Teacher: Leslie Young retired a year ago from a long career in healthcare and social work.  She has practiced yoga for over 30 years and became a certified…

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October 29 – No-Knead Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

October 29, 7-8 p.m. Gather your ingredients and I will guide you through making your own dough, then show you how to form your loaf, and finally to bake your loaf with a crispy crust and soft delicious crumb. Once you learn this master recipe the door is open to…

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October 30 – Flower Bulbs for Christmas

October 30, 2-3 p.m. Paperwhites and other bulbs make fabulous, low-cost gifts for the holidays.  Join in to learn how, creative ideas and resources. Supplies are optional, but to get started, get a few Paperwhite Narcissus bulbs, small stones and an attractive container. Have pen and paper available for notes. About…

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October 30 – Intro to Weaving

October 30, 5-6 p.m. Little to no experience with weaving? No worries, this class is for you! We’ll go over how to make a loom with supplies in your home, basic techniques and tips to get you started, and the best resources and creators for continuing your weaving education. If…

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October 31 – Christmas Ornament Trees for Children

October 31, 1-2 p.m. Surprise a child in your life with a tree decorated with little sacs containing small ornaments. Each day they open just one on the days before Christmas. Lots of options for the creative crafters or shoppers. No skills required. These trees can be used for many years…

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October 31 – The Art of French Macarons

October 31, 9-10:30 a.m. They’re delicate, they’re decadent, they’re delicious. Learn how to make these colorful confections that will transport you to Paris in a single bite. Following the traditional French method, you’ll leave the class with treats that will taste as good as they look on your Instagram. Supplies…

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Meet Your Teachers

Leslie Young
Various Yoga Classes
Christmas Ornaments
Leslie Young
Fran Gary
Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
Fran Gary
OwenAllison (1)
Intro to Weaving
Allison Owen
 Spiritual Practices
Amy Lyles Wilson
Quick and Easy Fall Decor
Lee French
The Art of French Macarons
Michele Crater
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Let's Dance!
Sydney, Avery + Virginia Johns
Yoga for Kids
Leslie Gossett
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K8 Creates: Fall Water Colors
Kate Dupre
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