Creative Writing, Watercolor and more
Williamson County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce a number of community classes for youth and adults at the new Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. All classes are fee based and open to the public. Registration is now available at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Art Crawl with Miss Amy
Kids can enjoy a diverse art class during the monthly Franklin Art Scene, Friday, February 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For ages 5-11, $20. Call Hannah at 615-786-0186, ext. 2513 for sibling s discount. Supply fee payable to instructor: $5. Register at www.wcparksandrec.com, #10665.
Mindfulness is about improving our ability to enjoy the present. Practicing mindfulness can helps us gain focus and be more purposeful in where that focus takes our attention, power and action. Licensed therapist Melissa Herb will use classic rock and roll songs and writers like Carole King, Ringo Starr and James Taylor to teach how to use talents purposefully. Meets Fridays, February 2-23 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (#10803). For ages 13 through seniors. The four-week course is $40, plus a supply fee of $5 payable to the instructor.
Card Making with Varada
Perfect for a beginner or experienced paper crafter. Explore your creativity and learn how to create handmade, unique greeting cards using different techniques and holiday themes. Card Making with Varada meets Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Class Valentines, 2/3; Love Cards, 2/10; Everyday Messages, 2/17; Spring, 2/24); or Mondays, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Class Valentines, 2/5; Love Cards, 2/12; Spring, 2/26) at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. Open to ages 12 through adults. Register for these courses at www.wcparksandrec.com ($25 per class).
These drawing classes for kids (age 6-13) teach basic skills while having fun. Draw and paint in each class, and take home a finished piece each session. Meets Mondays, February 12-March 12 (skip 2/19) from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. Register for this session at www.youngrembrandts.com (#10701, $56).
Painting with Yara Stagner
Are you interested in finding your inner painter? Join the fun in this introductory class to oil and acrylic painting techniques. The class is offered on an ongoing basis on Mondays. Each class is $20 and no pre-registration is needed. New students can join at any time. Call instructor for supply list: 615-485-9839. The class meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mondays at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin.
Adults can learn to draw in this drop-in class on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. Learn the basics of drawing: perspective, value and texture. Each class will include a drawing exercise such as a face, animal or landscape. Classes are $15 each and will meet on Tuesdays (February 6-27). No advance registration is required-just pay the class fee at the front desk of the center.
Floral Watercolor Workshop
In this intermediate watercolor workshop, learn to paint from a live subject. Some basic knowledge of watercolor is desired. Sketching skills will be taught in class and students will learn to paint the layers to create a stunning watercolor. This class is for ages 16-adults. Bring your own supplies. Floral Watercolor workshop meets Sunday, February 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. Register for this session at www.wcparksandrec.com (#10698, $50).
Winter Ice-Acrylic Painting Class
Paint a beautiful winter ice scene in this class for adults and seniors. For a supply list, contact instructor Karen Brackman at (615) 509-3010. Winter Ice meets Fridays, February 16 and 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. Register for this session at www.wcparksandrec.com (#11458, $40).
Piano or Voice Lessons
Private weekly piano or voice lessons for adults with a focus on fun! For piano students, learn your way around the keyboard through a natural process, play songs with both hands and read music. Voice students will practice popular songs, breathing and vocal exercises as well as learn stage presence. Thirty-minute private lessons are available on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Contact instructor Lauren D’Amato at 615-394-1258 to reserve your class time. Meets at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave.
Guitar, Ukulele and Mandolin Lessons
Master guitarist John D’Amato offers private lessons on the guitar, ukulele and mandolin for all ages and skill levels. Lesson plans are created with the music and songs you want to play! Lessons are available on Fridays, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the new Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. Thirty-minute private lessons are $30 each, payable monthly. Contact instructor John D’Amato at 615-394-1252.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation is a public organization, here to benefit the community. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, teams, classes and events. For program registration, pass purchasing or additional information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. You may also receive department information by “liking” Williamson County Parks and Recreation on Facebook; following us on Twitter at @wc_parksandrec or Instagram at @willcoparksandrec or on Pinterest or YouTube.