IN PERSON: This class is for adults with some experience in the past painting in watercolor, and experienced watercolorists. Illustrator Matt Crane will demonstrate a sampling of painting and drawing techniques weekly. For a materials list email: email@example.com.
Learn strategies and useful tips to enhance your drawings and paintings from illustrator, Matt Crane. Practice applying different techniques to create depth, shading and highlights to enhance your drawings and paintings. Demonstrations are followed by student practice. The class size is small so each student receives one to one instruction. For a materials list email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 8-week course is designed for beginners who have an interest in learning to draw or simply want to improve their skills of observation. The class will introduce the tools and materials you’ll need along with demonstrations of techniques and exercises for practice. Line, shape, form, spatial concepts, value (light and shade), linear and atmospheric perspective, the figure, principles of composition (rhythm, scale/proportion, texture, variety, contrast, unity, balance) will be covered. Email email@example.com for a material’s list.
This 8-week course is designed for those with some experience drawing and want to improve their skills. Students will reinforce their basic drawing skills and combine drawings with other media like watercolor and colored pencil.
Elements of design, realistic and symbolic, as well as expressive modes of drawing as they apply to still-life, landscapes, the figure and portraits will be introduced and discussed. Drawing is a skill that builds on learning how to “see” and is the foundation of visual arts and a means of personal expression. Emphasis is placed on personal expression. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a material’s list.
IN PERSON: Instruction is offered in the fundamentals of art: drawing, color, shape, form, value, perspective and texture. It includes a variety of art mediums: graphite, watercolor, color pencils, water soluble colored pencils, pastels, portraiture, scratchboard, and additional techniques with art mediums. The instructor’s goal is to enhance the participant’s enjoyment, art skills, and personal styles. The class is non-judgmental. All skill levels are welcome. Materials fee discussed at first class meeting.
West Bay Community Band
On With The Show! The Birth Of Broadway
ONLINE: The lights of Broadway have always been bright, but before the neon and billboard of Time Square, were the candlelit salons of the New York elite and the gas lamps of Vaudeville. We’ll discuss the great producers and architects of the famous theaters as well as the artists that graced their stages. Discover the history of one of the Big Apple’s most iconic neighborhoods and the struggle of a new America trying to find its own voice through the medium of music and
IN PERSON: If enjoy uplifting music, rhythm and dance, this class is for you. We start with a slow gentle warmup and transition to easy paced low impact modified aerobic exercises that include a few fun easy to follow dance steps! We then use hand weights (optional) to build arm strength. Class concludes with gentle exercises performed on a mat to strengthen legs and stabilize knee joints. Bring hand weights and mat. Resistance bands provided. Guest drop-in passes are accepted and can be purchased in class.
IN PERSON: Wednesday Dance Fitness class meets in person and online via zoom. Once you’ve registered for the class, your instructor will email you to find out if you’ll attend in person or online. The zoom link to the class will be emailed to you approximately four days prior to the start of the class. If you have any questions email your instructor at: email@example.com. Students with schedules that vary enjoyed the option to alternate between joining the class in person and online. Guest drop-in passes are accepted for students joining this class in person and can be purchased in class.
IN PERSON: This beginning small group tai chi class will meet in person. Students will be positioned a safe distance apart from each other. The goal of this class is to improve your functional balance and overall agility. With the skilled and supportive coaching of Debbie Au, RN, you will learn and Tai Chi postures to improve coordination, support better balance responses, benefit joint mobility and increase overall agility. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, no sandals. Guest drop-in passes are not accepted for this class. Only VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS are permitted to join this class
HYBRID: You have the option of joining this class online via zoom or in person. Learn and practice beginning postures of the taiji routine. In this class for beginners you’ll learn 6-8 basic postures, slowly, step by step. Class starts off with gentle movements to warm up your joints and muscles to promote better flexibility, range of motion and balance. Warm up exercises are followed by practicing taiji postures. We will also have some time for developing community.
IN PERSON: Advanced Tai Chi students should have completed all 75 postures of the Zungu Chen Family routine and have been practicing the routine on their own. Fine tuning of the postures is a component of this class.
*Enrollment in Intermediate Tai Chi requires instructor approval. Please contact AAP Program Coordinator Jeri McGovern.
IN PERSON: Our Yoga for Health is designed for adults over 50. You’ll learn and practice mild to moderate poses at an easy pace. The yoga postures have been selected to help you gradually release bodily tension while increasing overall flexibility and strength. Additional benefits of practicing yoga are an enhanced focus of attention, and a feeling of well being.. In addition to teaching customary yoga positions, your instructor will offer modifications of postures for students as needed. Classes conclude with a meditative relaxation exercise. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a mat and towel. Guest drop-in passes are accepted and can be purchased in class.
IN PERSON: This blended class combines the yogic focus on enhanced mind and body awareness, strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, with Pilates techniques to improve posture and create a strong, stable foundation for movement. Instructor will teach basic Mat Pilates movement with a yogic focus. No prior experience is necessary. Guest drop-in passes are accepted and can be purchased in class.
Please note: At this point in time, only vaccinated people are permitted to join this class in person. Thank you for your understanding.
This class is designed to support and maintain overall fitness for adults 70 and better! We practice specific routines to improve leg and arm strength. You will learn about body mechanics that contribute to better posture and can help lower your risk for falls. Some exercises are done seated; others while standing, using a chair for support. Bring 2lb. hand weights. Resistance bands provided. Class size is limited to 10. Guest drop-in passes not accepted. Only vaccinated people are permitted to join this class in person. Thank you for your understanding
Guest Passes are a great way to sample a selection of our class offerings. Purchase a few guest passes for yourself or have a few on hand to invite a friend or visiting relative to class. You can buy them at the Adult School office or in class from your instructor.
Guest Passes can be used for most Health and Fitness classes, Current Events, and for Music Appreciation classes meeting in person. Guest Passes are not applicable to classes that feature ongoing projects such as Painting, Drawing, West Bay Community Band, and Memoirs and Stories.
NOTE: Guest Passes may NOT be used for Online Classes.
Guest Pass for 1-hour Health and Fitness classes accepting guest passes: $8.00 can be purchased in class from the instructor.
SAN MATEO ADULT & CAREER EDUCATION
789 E Poplar Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030
MILLBRAE recreation CENTER
477 Lincoln Circle, Millbrae, CA 94030
CENTRAL PARK RECREATION CENTER
50 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
SAN BRUNO SENIOR CENTER
1555 Crystal Springs Rd, San Bruno, CA 94066
SAN MATEO SENIOR CENTER
2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403
FOSTER CITY COMMUNITY CENTER
1000 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
FOSTER CITY RECREATION CENTER
650 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
Contact Active Adults Program Coordinator Jeri McGovern for more information.