Register for New 2018 Adult Daytime Classes

Register for Adult Daytime classes hosted by the City of Pembroke Pines Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center Campus, 301 NW 103rd Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026. Registration is open to people 18 years or older, who have registered to be a member. Membership is free and some classes’ fees reflect a membership discount. For information, or to register for ongoing exercise, health, educational classes and special events held at The Center, please visit www.ppines.com, then click on Departments and select Community Services or call 954.450.6888.

Adult Acting Workshops – Do not miss out! Taught by Inside Out Theater Company, Inc. who has produced and performed over 450 shows in South Florida! Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am. Fee: $40.00 per six-week session. For information, and to register please call 954.385.3060 or visit www.insideouttheater.org

French Poetry – FREE for registered SWFP members only. Meets the Third Thursday of each month. 10:00am – 11:00am in the Main Hall.

Spanish Poetry – FREE for registered SWFP members only. Meets the Fourth Thursday of each month. 10:00am – 11:00am in the Main Hall.

Mini Spa Day! – Enjoy a relaxing hand massage and have your nails painted too! FREE for registered SWFP members only. First come, first served. First and Third Wednesday of each month. 9:30am – 10:30am in S/A Room.

NEW! Adult Computer Classes – Coming soon! Daytime computer classes in English and Spanish!  Weekday classes offered Monday thru Friday: 9:30am – 11:30am or 12:00pm – 2:00pm.

“Trash to Treasure” Recycled Crafting – In this unique class, students will create amazing re-purposed artwork by re-using everyday objects that are often thrown out as junk or garbage! Do not miss this chance to explore unconventionally creative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle by making eco-friendly original art! Using recycled and repurposed materials, we will design one-of-a-kind, upcycled creations.  These open-ended, “green” projects give you the opportunity to explore hands-on and creative ways to preserve our precious environment! Get ready to experiment and have fun! Thursdays 9:30am – 11:30am.  1/11/18 through 2/15/18 and 3/1/18 through 4/5/18.  Fees: $20.00 per person (55 yrs. & older) $40.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

Creative Art Journaling – The purpose of this hands on course is to generate inspiration, organize artistic ideas and develop an appreciation of Art.  Each week, class will begin with a brief overview and discussion of a famous artist. Attention is given to style, medium, theme as well as elements of art prominent in the artist’s work. Students then develop their ideas using a variety of mediums in their art journals. Offered in six-week sessions. Six different artists are introduced each session! Fridays 12:00pm – 2:00pm, 1/12/18 through 2/16/18 and 3/2/18 through 4/6/18.  Fees: $20.00 per person (55 yrs. & older) $40.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

3-D Photo Art Collage – In this exciting new class, students will learn how to transform multiple photos and art prints into incredibly amazing 3-D works of art that can be framed. Offered in six-week sessions. Materials not included – pick up supply list when registering. Tuesdays from 9:30am – 11:30am.  1/9/18 through 2/13/18 and 2/27/18 through 4/3/18. Fees: $20.00 per person (55 yrs. & older) $40.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

Adult Coloring – For Relaxation, Stress Relief and Fun! We are providing some coloring sheets, but students may bring their own.  So, bring your colored pencils or pens and join us – Keep Calm and Color On! Offered in six-week sessions. Advanced registration is required. Mondays from 12:00pm-2:00pm. 1/8/18 through 2/12/18 (no class 1/15/18) and 2/26/18 through 4/2/18. FREE for Registered SWFP Members Only.

Beginner’s Guitar – For the complete beginner! Bring your guitar and get the guidance and instruction you need to learn how to play the guitar. Course book can be purchased from instructor. Offered in six-week sessions. Mondays from 9:30am – 10:30am.  1/8/18 through 2/12/18 (no class 1/15/18 makeup TBA) and 2/26/18 through 4/2/18.  Fees:  $30.00 per person (55 yrs. & older) / $50.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

Intermediate Guitar – Students must have taken Beginner’s Guitar and have written approval from the instructor to register for this class. Course book can be purchased from instructor. Offered in six-week sessions. Mondays 10:30am – 11:30am.  1/8/18 through 2/12/18 (no class 1/15/18 makeup TBA) and 2/26/18 through 4/2/18.  Fees: $30.00 per person (55 yrs. & older) / $50.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

YOU Can Sew! – This “no pressure” course places the emphasis on having fun and creating projects you want to sew! Classes are offered in six-week sessions.Materials not included. Offered: Wednesdays 9:30am -11:30 am. 1/10/18 through 2/14/18 and 2/28/18 through 4/1/18. Fees:  $38.00 per person per class (55 yrs. & older) / $42.00 per person (54 yrs. & under). Offered day or evening.

Knitting for FUN!                            
Learn the basics of knitting and knit your stress away! Offered in six-week sessions. Offered: Wednesdays 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Offered: 1/10/18 through 2/14/18 and 2/28/18 through 4/1/18.  Materials not included. Fees: $38.00 per person (55 yrs. & older) / $58.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

Silk Floral Workshop – In this creative workshop, there will be a different theme and project each class and at the end of the workshop, each student will take their projects home! Workshops offered once a month on Tuesdays 9:30am – 11:30am. Fees per class: $18.00 per person. Includes ALL Materials! (Must register one week before by 4:00pm). Upcoming Workshops:  1/16/18, 2/20/18 and 3/20/18.

Flower Arranging Workshop – In this all-inclusive workshop, there will be a different theme and project each class and at the end of the workshop, each student will take their arrangement home! Workshops offered twice a month on Tuesdays 9:30am – 11:30am. Fees per class: $18.00 per person. Includes ALL Materials! (Must register the day before by 4:00pm). Upcoming workshops: 1/9/18, 1/23/18, 2/13/18, 2/17/18, 3/13/18 and/or 3/27/18.

Drawing Fundamentals – The foundation of all studio art classes is drawing. Students will learn the fundamentals of drawing including the study of line, perspective, light and shade, form and proportion in this easy to follow class. Mediums students will use are graphite pencil, charcoal and pen & ink. Offered in six-week sessions. Materials not includedBring a sketchpad, drawing pencil to your first class. Wednesdays 12:30pm – 2:30pm.  1/10/18 through 2/14/18 and 2/28/18 through 4/1/18.  Fees: $20.00 per person (55 yrs. & older) $40.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

Intermediate Drawing – The next step after Drawing Fundamentals, this class will expand your knowledge of drawing techniques. Offered in six-week sessions. Materials not included – Bring a sketchpad, drawing pencil to your first class. Thursdays 9:00am – 11:00am. 1/11/18 through 2/15/18 and 3/1/18 – 4/5/18.  Fees:  $20.00 per person (55 yrs. & older) $40.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

Figure Drawing – Explore the world of figure drawing in this easy to follow course. Students will learn the fundamental skills of figure drawing. Some previous drawing experience is desired. Offered in six-week sessions. Materials not included – Bring a sketchpad, drawing pencil to your first class. Tuesdays 12:30pm – 2:30pm. 1/9/18 through 2/13/18 and 2/27/18 through 4/3/18.  Fees: $20.00 per person (55 yrs. & older) $40.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

Portrait Drawing – Learn the art of portrait drawing through this informative course. Working from photographs, students will learn to draw portraits, culminating their studies by creating a self-portrait using a hand held mirror at the end of the 6-week course. Please bring a sketchpad, drawing pencil, and portrait style photograph to the first class. Fridays 9:30am – 11:30am.  1/12/18 through 2/16/18 and 3/2/18 through 4/6/18.  Fees: $20.00 per person (55 yrs. & older) $40.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

Intro to Watercolor – This creative class is designed for individuals who want to learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting. This course will provide students the basic skills needed for working with watercolors. Offered in six-week sessions. Materials not included. Thursdays 12:30pm – 2:30pm. 1/11/18 through 2/15/18 and 3/1/18 through 4/5/18.  Fees: $20.00 per person (55 yrs. & older),  $40.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

Beginner’s Acrylic Painting – Learn the basic skills needed to start painting in this easy to follow class. Offered in six-week sessions. Materials not included. Fridays 9:30am – 11:30am. 1/12/18 through 2/16/18 and 3/2/18 through 4/6/18.  FREE for registered SWFP members.

Intermediate Acrylic Painting – The next step after Beginner’s Acrylic Painting, students will expand their knowledge of painting techniques. Offered in six-week sessions. Materials not included. Mondays 9:30am – 11:30am. 1/8/18 through 2/12/18 (no class 1/15/18 – makeup TBA) and 2/26/18 through 4/2/18.  Fees: $20.00 per person (55 yrs. & older) $40.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

Advanced Acrylic Painting – In a supportive, friendly and relaxed environment, students will explore the wide range of effects that can be achieved using acrylics. Offered in six-week sessions. Materials not included. Fridays 12:00pm – 2:00pm.  1/12/18 through 2/16/18 and 3/2/18 through 4/6/18.  Fees: $20.00 per person (55 yrs. & older) $40.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

Ceramics Class – Students will create low fire ceramic pieces using pre-molded green ware that are decorated using traditional underglazes, over glazes or layering and mixing of colors. Offered in six-week sessions. Materials not included. Tuesdays 9:00am – 12:00pm. 1/9/18 through 2/13/18 and 2/27/18 through 4/3/18.  FREE for registered SWFP members.

Pottery Classes – Using hand building and pottery wheels, students will create high-fired stoneware pottery. Offered in six-week sessions. Materials not included. Wednesdays 9:30am – 11:30am. 1/10/18 through 2/14/18 and 2/28/18 through 4/1/18.  Fees: $42.00 per person (18 yrs. & older).  Offered day or evening.

Beginner’s Spanish Class – Offered in six-week sessions. Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm.  1/10/18 through 2/14/18 and 2/28/18 through 4/1/18.  Fees: $20.00 per person (55 yrs. & older). $40.00 per person (54 yrs. & under).

Smartphone Photography 101 – Whether you have an Android or iPhone, this class will teach you how to take better pictures with your cell phone!  Students will learn about basic composition and options on their phones. They will also learn how to send their pictures to family and friends or post their pictures on social media sites like Facebook. Every Second and Fourth Monday of the Month from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. FREE to registered SWFP members.

Inquire about free transportation to The Center by calling the City of Pembroke Pines Transportation Department Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 954.450.6850; hearing-speech impaired/TTY please dial 954.435.6579. View bus routes, maps and schedules at www.ppines.com, select City Departments, click on Community Services, then Transportation.

The City of Pembroke Pines Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center Campus, 301 NW 103rd Avenue, located in the heart of Pembroke Pines provides a wide range of classes, workshops and events for people 18 years and older who have registered to become a member of The Center, membership is free.  The Center is a popular rental venue for celebrations, seminars, and other events throughout the year.  Daily The Center provides a friendly comfortable atmosphere, where members may volunteer, learn or enhance talents/skills and work on self-improvement through sewing and painting to language and exercise classes. Opportunities abound at The Center, stop in and meet new people, take a class, volunteer, build a support network, read a book, shoot pool or attend a weekend community event. For additional information, please visit www.ppines.com and click on Community Services or call 954-450-6888.