Adult Classes

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.

Winter/Spring 2024

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

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 8, 2024 – June 3, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
5/27/24
Price: $180 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
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Hatha Yoga - All Levels  **NEW CLASS**  
Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Yoga returns to Darlington! Hatha yoga focuses on posture and breathing techniques, traditionally to channel vital energy source. In Sanskrit, Hatha translates to force. The practice involves breath, body, and mind. Classes are 60 minutes of breathing, yoga poses, and meditation. The instructor will provide various options throughout the class to accommodate varying skill levels.
Teaching Artist: Mary Beth Vogel

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 11, 2024 – June 6, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price: $203 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
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Family Yoga | Guardian & Child  **NEW CLASS**  

Ages: 5+ with adult , Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
A family who breaths together relaxes together! In this class, children and guardians will learn poses and exercises for the body, as well as explore simple breathing and meditation for calming mind and heart. Enjoy practicing yoga together in a supportive and peaceful environment.
Teaching Artist: Mary Beth Murray

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 13, 2024 – June 3, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/25/24
Price: $180
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Workshops

Paint & Sip Events

Bring your favorite beverage and enjoy the company of other artists while you receive step-by-step instructions and paint beautiful original paintings! All painting materials provided.

Sunday, May 12, 2024 (Mother's Day) - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - $45 per person - REGISTER ONLINE

 


Summer 2024

Visual Art

Pottery for Adults
Ages: 18+, Mondays, 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

Summer Session: June 24 – August 12, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $228/$239
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Mixed Media for Adults 
Ages: 18+, Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Explore art in a new way with this exciting mixed media class for adults. No experience necessary. Create personalized pieces of art as you explore the freedom to blend color and texture and learn about how to put different art mediums together. 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. A studio materials fee will be added to the registration cost unless the student is bringing their own materials.
Teacher: Jessica Rogers

Summer Session 1: June 26 – July 17, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $114/$120
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Summer Session 2: July 24 – August 14, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $114/$120
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Drawing and Painting for Adults

Ages: 18+, Wednesdays, 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: Elizabeth “Bea” Kaplan

Summer Session 1: June 26 – July 17, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $114/$120
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Summer Session 2: July 24 – August 14, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $114/$120
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Dance/Fitness

Vinyasa Yoga   
Ages: 18+, Mondays, 6:45pm-7:45pm
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

Summer Session 1: June 17, 2024 – July 15, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates:
7/1/24
Price: $90 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
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Summer Session 2: July 22, 2024 – August 12, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price: $90 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
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Drama

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

Join us for this exciting opportunity to work with a published playwright to explore the fundamentals of writing a play. You'll gain the tools you need to begin and/or continue your playwriting journey as well as have ideas for your plot, a developed breakdown of your characters, and a draft of your first scene. Explore your writing in a safe and supportive environment.
Teaching Artist: Dave Ebersole

Summer Session 1: June 18, 2024 – July 9, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price before/after May 31: $79/$83
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Summer Session 2: July 16, 2024 – August 6, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price before/after May 31: $79/$83
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ONE DAY WORKSHOPS

 

Mixed Media Art Journals
Monday, June 3, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Artists will use paint, collage and assemblage to begin decorating the outside cover of an art journal. They will also explore a variety of techniques and materials to create tags, pockets, and a collage masterboard that can be later incorporated into additional page layouts of their journals. Artists are encouraged but not required to bring ephemera and small sentimental items to make their work more personal. These can vary and include family photos (or copies), notes/scraps from old cards, tickets stubs and theater or museum programs, catalogs for gardening or other interest areas, old keys, bits of lace or fabric and more.
Teacher: Jennifer Roman
Workshop Fee: $25
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