4Qtr Workshops

Below is a listing of extra Workshops that are being given in the 4th Quarter 2018 (October to December).

Workshops, 4th Quarter 2018

Drama Class (Intermediate Level)
Day(s): Thursday
Class schedule, time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Class schedule, dates: 10/04/18 to 12/13/18

Participants will develop and practice acting skills developed in beginning drama.
Knowledge and talent will be expanded through reading and performance of monologues, skits and plays.
Additionally, participants will participate in script writing an original plays that reflects the artistic tastes of class members.
Intermediate participants will perform their first major production on Benson stage during this session.
Class size 12.

Instructor(s): Sherry Banks
Program: Workshops
Location: Heavy Art Room
Advanced Water Colors
Day(s): Friday
Class schedule, time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Class schedule, dates: 10/05/18 to 12/14/18

No materials will be distributed, “Students are to bring their own materials.” 

Class size 14.

Instructor(s): Naomi Kaufman
Program: Workshops
Location: Craft Room
Mahjong
Day(s): Monday
Class schedule, time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Class schedule, dates: 10/01/18 to 12/10/18

Mahjong is a game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with 144 domino like pieces or tiles marked in suits, counters, and dice, the object being to build a winning combination of pieces.

Class size:

  • Beginner 4 persons
  • Intermediate, 10 persons
Instructor(s):
Program: Workshops
Location: Game Room
Beginner Keyboard
Day(s): Thursday
Class schedule, time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Class schedule, dates: 10/04/18 to 12/13/18

Benson participants will learn the basic notes on the keyboard as well as learn to play easy songs.
Class size 8.

Note the following days this workshop will be held in an alternate location:

  • Thursday, November 1, location is Adult Day Lounge 1 
  • Thursday, November 8, location is The Library in Building B
  • Thursday, November 15, Adult Day Lounge 1
Instructor(s): William Green
Program: Workshops
Location: Conference Room A and B
Beginner Wheel Throwing
Day(s): Monday
Class schedule, time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Class schedule, dates: 10/01/18 to 12/10/18

This class is for beginner students only.
105G white clay can be purchased if needed from the Administrative Office in the Benson Center ($10 per 25 lb. bag).
Note: if you have pain in hands, elbow, shoulder or a weakness in arms or back this may not be an ideal class for you.
Class size 4.

Instructor(s): Joy Jones
Program: Workshops
Location: Heavy Art Room
Benson Chorus
Day(s): Thursday
Class schedule, time: 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Class schedule, dates: 10/04/18 to 12/13/18

This is a workshop for individuals who enjoy singing.

Location: Neighborhood Center (Building C), Ste. 108

Instructor(s): William Green
Program: Workshops
Location:
Drama Class (Beginner Level)
Day(s): Thursday
Class schedule, time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Class schedule, dates: 10/04/18 to 12/13/18

Participants will cultivate beginning acting skills through study and performance of monologues, skits and plays.
Performance of reading theater in a major production on the Benson stage will be the major creative endeavor of this class.
Materials Required: Three-ring notebook, writing paper, pencil/pen.
Class size: 12.

Instructor(s): Sherry Banks
Program: Workshops
Location: Heavy Art Room
One-on-One Piano
Day(s): Thursday
Class schedule, time: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Class schedule, dates: 10/04/18 to 12/13/18

This is a one- on-one session for advanced students.
Class size: 4

Instructor(s): William Greene
Program: Workshops
Location: Computer Lab
One-on-One Piano
Day(s): Friday
Class schedule, time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Class schedule, dates: 10/05/18 to 12/14/18

Benson participants will learn the basic notes of the keyboard as well as learn to play easy songs.

Class size 8.

Instructor(s): William Green
Program: Workshops
Location: Computer Lab
BBC Orwell statue
Day(s): Tuesday
Class schedule, time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Class schedule, dates: 10/02/18 to 12/11/18

Participants will develop confidence and skills for a variety of public speaking settings.
Workshop will explore great speeches in various genres in the cultivation of four major speech types.
Participation will write and deliver original speeches in each category.
There will be regular assignment of speeches for outside reading and class discussion.
Class size: 10.

Instructor(s): Sherry Banks
Program: Workshops
Location: Ceramics Room
Pythagoras formula
Day(s): Thursday
Class schedule, time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Class schedule, dates: 11/01/18 to 11/08/18

This course is for students who want to review or learn a portion of high school mathematics.
The only prerequisite is fluency in arithmetic’s and an interest in mathematics.
The topics to be explored will be introduction to geometry and algebra.
The course duration each week will be two hours.
The course will rely heavily on a highly recommended tutorial on the internet.
Students will be encouraged to return to the tutorial web site to review and practice while at home (or in a library if they are not equipped with internet access).

Instructor(s): Stephen Cole
Program: Workshops
Location: Conference Room B
Texas Hold'em
Day(s): Friday
Class schedule, time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Class schedule, dates: 10/05/18 to 12/14/18

Texas Hold 'em is a variation of the card game Poker.
Class size is open.

Instructor(s): Joan Lee
Program: Workshops
Location: Craft Room

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