Adult Classes - Fall 2024

Because we are a member-supported center for the arts, a non-refundable Family Membership of $75, valid from September 1 through August 31, is required to enroll in all activities (exceptions are noted and include all workshops) and will be pro-rated to $40 for activities beginning after March 1. The Family Membership may be tax-deductible and allows Darlington to maintain facilities, provide excellent administration, care for our instruments and studios, and fulfill our mission to provide Every Art for Everyone.

Dance/Fitness

SilverSneakers®
Ages: 65+ 
SilverSneakers® Classic focuses on strengthening muscles and increasing range of movement for daily life activities. Participants can use hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers® ball. Often a chair is used for seated exercises or standing support.
Teacher: Linda Tracy

Mondays, 10:00-11:00am
Drop-In Classes

Free for Medicare-eligible members of participating health plans. Call your provider to check eligibility.                        $10 Drop-In Fee for all others

Wednesdays,10:00-11:00am
Drop-In Classes
Free for Medicare-eligible members of participating health plans. Call your provider to check eligibility.                        $10 Drop-In Fee for all others

 

Vinyasa Yoga   
Ages: 18+, Mondays, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Yoga returns to Darlington! While Hatha yoga focuses on one pose at a time, with rest in between, Vinyasa yoga (also know as flow) strings poses together to make a sequence. Classes are 60 minutes and are designed for all levels. The instructor will provide various options throughout the class to accommodate varying skill levels.
Teaching Artist: Melissa Hanigosky

Fall Session 1: September 16 – November 11, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price: $210.60 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 18 – January 27, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/25/24, 12/23/24, 12/30/24
Price: $187.20 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
REGISTER ONLINE

 


Visual Art

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery for Adults - NEW CLASS!
Ages: 18+, Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
If you’ve taken Beginner Pottery for Adults and are looking to continue your exploration of ceramics OR you have intermediate to advanced pottery skills, then this is class for you. Come create personal projects with the assistance/feedback of our Darlington teaching artist. This small class allows for great one-on-one instruction and feedback. NOTE WELL: Students must use clay provided by Darlington Arts Center. Students may either use previously purchased clay or purchase a 25lb. block of clay for $40 at the time of registration.
Teacher: Elizabeth “Bea” Kaplan

Fall Session 1: September 9, 2024 – November 11, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After Aug 19: $296/$311
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 18, 2024 – January 27, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/25/24, 12/23/24, 12/30/24
Price Before/After Oct 28: $237/$249
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Beginner Pottery for Adults (Wednesday)
Ages: 18+, Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Explore the many techniques of making pottery: pinch, slab, coil and wheel-throwing. Work step-by-step through each technique and use these skills to create a variety of functional and decorative forms, such as bowls, mugs, plates and plaques. All experience levels are welcome! This small class allows for a great deal of one-on-one instruction. Personal project ideas are encouraged. NOTE WELL: Students must use clay provided by Darlington Arts Center. Students may either use previously purchased clay or purchase a 25lb. block of clay for $40 at the time of registration.
Teacher: Elizabeth “Bea” Kaplan

Fall Session 1: September 11, 2024 – November 13, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After Aug 19: $296/$311
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 20, 2024 – January 29, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/27/24, 12/25/24, 1/1/25
Price Before/After Oct 28: $237/$249
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Beginner Pottery for Adults (Thursday)
Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Explore the many techniques of making pottery: pinch, slab, coil and wheel-throwing. Work step-by-step through each technique and use these skills to create a variety of functional and decorative forms, such as bowls, mugs, plates and plaques. All experience levels are welcome! This small class allows for a great deal of one-on-one instruction. Personal project ideas are encouraged. NOTE WELL: Students must use clay provided by Darlington Arts Center. Students may either use previously purchased clay or purchase a 25lb. block of clay for $40 at the time of registration.
Teacher: Jessica Rogers

Fall Session 1: September 12, 2024 – November 14, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/3/24
Price Before/After Aug 19: $266/$280
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 21, 2024 – January 30, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/28/24, 12/26/24
Price Before/After Oct 28: $266/$280
REGISTER ONLINE


Drawing and Painting for Adults

Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
In a structured class setting, individual attention and guidance allows you to develop works in drawing and painting in many different mediums. Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, this class will build your technical skills through the basic elements of art and principles of composition. You will create works of art while using traditional materials such as pencil, charcoal, acrylic, watercolor, and more.
Teacher: Kaity Dempsey

Fall Session 1: September 12, 2024 – November 14, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/3/24
Price Before/After Aug 19: $266/$280
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 21, 2024 – January 30, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/28/24, 12/26/24
Price Before/After Oct 28: $266/$280
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Introduction to Bag Making - NEW CLASS!
Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Come sew with us! By class’s end, you’ll have created two awesome bags – a zipper pouch and tote bag – and strengthened your sewing abilities. We hope you’ll consider joining our sewing circle! Basic sewing skills necessary.
Teacher: Grace Elliott

Fall Session 1: September 12, 2024 – November 14, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/3/24
Price Before/After Aug 19: $184/$193
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 21, 2024 – January 30, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/28/24, 12/26/24
Price Before/After Oct 28: $184/$193
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Introduction to Quilting - NEW CLASS!
Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Have you ever wanted to make a quilt but didn’t know how to begin? Then this class is for you! Come learn the basics of quilt making and leave with a beautiful creation. Basic sewing skills necessary.
Teacher: Grace Elliott

Fall Session 1: September 12, 2024 – November 14, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/3/24
Price Before/After Aug 19: $184/$193
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 21, 2024 – January 30, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/28/24, 12/26/24
Price Before/After Oct 28: $184/$193
REGISTER ONLINE

 


Drama

Darlington Adventurer's Guild for Adults - NEW CLASS!
Ages: 18+, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Whether you’re new to tabletop roleplaying games or one of the Old Guard with opinions about THACO or anyone in between, you’re welcome at this table! This class will be a learner-directed class for anyone 18 or older where we’ll decide exactly what kinds of games and stories we want to explore together as a group of gamers.
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 10, 2024 – November 12, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/5/24
Price Before/After Aug 19: $266/$280
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 19, 2024 – January 28, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/26/24, 12/24/24, 12/31/24
Price Before/After Oct 28: $237/$249
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Audition Prep for Adults - NEW CLASS!
Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

The first rule of auditioning is that directors aren’t looking for how well you act; they’re looking for how well you can adjust. This class will focus on the craft of auditioning through a focus on acting techniques and monologue preparation. No acting experience necessary!
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 12, 2024 – November 14, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/3/24
Price Before/After Aug 19: $184/$193
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 21, 2024 – January 30, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/28/24, 12/26/24
Price Before/After Oct 28: $184/$193
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Introduction to Playwriting - NEW CLASS!
Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Most people assume that plays are written, when really they are wrought. In this class, participants will investigate some fundamental tools of dramatic structure – working towards building a ten-minute play that’s ready for the stage! Along the way, students will touch on additional modes of playwriting such as adaptation and documentary. No playwriting experience necessary!
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 12, 2024 – November 14, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/3/24
Price Before/After Aug 19: $184/$193
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 21, 2024 – January 30, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/28/24, 12/26/24
Price Before/After Oct 28: $184/$193
REGISTER ONLINE