Adult Classes & Groups
Learning is a lifelong endeavor. The Gordon JCC is building an offer that includes a comprehensive range of educational and cultural programs that stimulate minds, help participants maintain a healthy lifestyle, and encourage community and social engagement. For all adult programs and classes, please contact Alex | 615.354.1623 for more information. Join us for:
The J Book Club
Best thing about being in a book club? Once a month you get to read a new book, get together with old and new friends, and have someone to talk to when you finish your book! Come read something you might not have otherwise and enjoy thoughtful discussions about your latest read!
Last Friday of the month | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Free | Register
Upcoming Books & Authors
|Jan. 12||A Higher Loyalty by James Comey|
|Feb. 22||A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles|
|Mar. 22||A Season of Darkness by Douglas Jones & Phyllis Gobbel|
|Apr. 26||The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs|
|May 24||A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle|
|Jun. 28||Murder in Music City by Michael Bishop|
|Jul. 26||A Many Splendored Thing by Han Suyin|
|Aug. 23||My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by Jennifer Teege|
|Sept. 27||The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot|
Oil Painting Class
The 4 week class includes instruction in painting and drawing. For the budding artist to the professional looking to tweak their techniques or enhance their own personal style. Relax with a cup of coffee in a small group setting. Topics include color mixing, blocking, drawing shapes, proportions, focal points, planes, lighting and shadow as well as palette and canvas set up. Supply list will be provided.
Mondays | Ongoing | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | M: $80 per month (4 wks) | NM: $100 per month (4 wks) | Register
Instructor: Rhonda Wernick, Professional Artist
Abstract Acrylic Painting Class
Discover new and exciting ways to approach a canvas using the expanse of your imagination. This 6 week class is for the beginner as well as the seasoned painter and will guide each student through the process of abstract painting covering tips on starting, loosening up, risk-taking, trust, perseverance and intention. Receive one on one attention in addition to enjoying a relaxed group dynamic as you push the artistic boundaries of color, composition, application, and intuitive mark-making in order to find and express your own artistic voice.
Supply list will be provided
Sundays | February 3 – March 10 | 2:00 – 4:30 pm | Contact Alex to register
$150 members/$180 non-members for 6 weeks
Registration deadline is January 31st.
Instructor: Karen Johnston, Professional Artist
To learn more about Karen visit www.studiokarenjohnston.com
or contact her with questions at email@example.com
Mah Jongg Class
Learn to play American Mah Jongg from an experienced teacher in a fun, interactive atmosphere. This class introduces you to the fundamentals of the game. It is a perfect fit if you are new to the game, or want to brush up on your skills. You will learn how to interpret the card, together with becoming familiar with all the official National Mah Jongg League rules. No class currently scheduled. Please let us know if you are interested in learning to play!