Classes/Groups

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 | Oil Painting Class |Acrylic Painting Class

Mah Jongg Class

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 studiokarenjohnston@gmail.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!