Classes and Workshops

If you have any questions about any of the below classes and workshops, please contact cshortliffe@thetrustees.org or call 978.456.3924 x5

Painting Materials and Methods with Jill Pottle

Tuesdays, April 30 through June 18 | 9:30AM-12:30PM
Member $260, Nonmember $325.

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This 8-week course is for beginning and returning painters who want to acquire fundamental painting skills and new approaches to painting with oils or acrylics. A dynamic and accomplished artist, Jill Pottle’s instruction includes weekly exercises and one-on-one teaching geared to all levels of experience. Whether picking up a brush for the first time or the hundredth, students emerge from this course with greater confidence and a renewed passion for painting. Some basic drawing experienced is preferred.

Please note that space in this class series is limited and pre-registration is required.

Supply list will be provided by instructor prior to first session.

Painting with Pastels with Joelle Feldman

Tuesdays, April 9- May 28 | 6-8PM
Member $260, Nonmember $325.

Registration period has passed.

This course is for beginning and returning artists who want to acquire fundamental skills and new approaches to painting with pastels. A dynamic and accomplished artist, Joelle Feldman’s instruction includes weekly exercises and one-on-one teaching geared to all levels of experience. Whether trying the medium for the first time or building on experience, students emerge from this eight-week course with greater confidence and a renewed passion for making art.

Pre-registration required.

Hunyuan Natural State Qigong—Chinese Moving Yoga for Vitality and Harmony

Fridays, April 12- June 7 28 | 10:30AM-12Noon
Member: $180, Nonmember: $225.

Registration period has passed.

Hunyuan Natural State Qigong is a moving Chinese yoga for releasing stress while building and integrating the vitality of body, heart and consciousness, based on the ancient medical and spiritual philosophy of yin and yang. An ancient Chinese term for the natural state of being, “Hunyuan” represents the interconnectedness of all of life through spirit.

What is Qigong? Qigong is an energy refinement practice that connects us to the gravitational-spiritual force of the universe “Qi” to facilitate health and wellness. Move body-mind-spirit into the universal breath, light and biorhythm of the earth in relation to the sun, moon, and stars. Relax into your natural physical structure to result in a supple you with more: strength, agility, focus and emotional wellbeing. Open into joy, kindness, wisdom and love! 

About the Class

  • Class begins with a sound recitation exercise “Om Har Reim” to open us into a relaxed vibrational feeling prior to the movement part of class.
  • This session’s “Hunyan” Natural State qigong focuses on refining, building and integrating the primary energy centers of the body to help us each to enter the harmony of our own true natures, and thus to merge with the greater “Hunyuan.”
  • Through flowing movement and intention, we will activate and develop the vitality of the 3 treasures: “jing” the force of earth—our physical energy and structure, “qi” the force of humanity and the animals—our heart/emotional energy, and “shen” the force of heaven--our subtle consciousness energy.
  • We will learn to access and open in movement the energy planes of the body’s eight directions known as the eight ancestral reservoirs to balance the body’s structure, organs, and tissues bringing emotional-mental awareness and harmony.  
  • It is said that when the three treasures are strong and polished, and the eight directional reservoirs are resplendent, one’s spirit can shine clearly like sunlight through a perfect crystal.

 

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