Events

Wheel Throwing

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).
Class size 4.
Location: Heavy Art Room.
Instructor: Joy Jones.
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.

Schedule: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Sep 10 2018 except Mon Sep 03 2018.
Location: Heavy Art Room
Rita Dove, poet

Benson participants will explore poetry appreciation through study and reading of poetry inside and outside class.
Regular class readings and recitations are assigned.
Participants will write and present original poetry by topic.
Personal commitment to writing poetry at home is encouraged.
Participants will read original masterpieces for the enjoyment of class and members.
Class size: 10

Schedule: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Sep 04 2018.
Location: Heavy Art Room
BBC Orwell statue

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.

Schedule: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Sep 04 2018.
Location: Heavy Art Room
Keyboard

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

Schedule: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 13 2018.
Location: Conference Room A and B
Actors

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.

Schedule: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 13 2018.
Location: Heavy Art Room
One-on-One Piano

This is a one- on-one session for advance students.
Location to be determined.
Class size: 4

Schedule: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 13 2018.
Benson Chorus

This is a workshop for individuals who enjoy singing.

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

Schedule: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 13 2018.
Two actors 1960

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.

Schedule: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 13 2018.
Location: Heavy Art Room
One-on-One Piano Workshops

This is a one- on-one session for advance students.
Location to be determined.
Class size: 4

Schedule: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Sep 14 2018.
Keyboard

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

Schedule: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Sep 14 2018.
Location: Conference Room A and B
Mahjong

Students will learn the rules for Modern American Mahjong, an ancient Chinese tile game.
Class size is 8 persons.
Instructor: Sylvia Roundtree

Schedule: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Jul 30 2018.
Location: Game Room
Market vegetables

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive.
Benson Participants will learn easy ways to get the biggest bang for their bucks on healthy foods at the grocery store.

Definite time to be decided.

Schedule: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: Conference Room A and B

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