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Drawing with Zentangle
Adults and Youth 13+

If greater creativity and balance are among your goals, look no further than Zentangle— a type of meditation achieved through pattern-making, created by artist Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Each pattern is built one line at a time, organically combining simple patterns into complex zentangles in unplanned, unexpected ways that grow, change and unfold on the page as you enter an immersive state of flow. There are no mistakes and you don't have to know how to draw.
You will learn the fundamentals of art and basic drawing techniques including line, contour, value, texture, form and shapes. Drawing reduces stress, improves brain function, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Anyone can draw and create a Zentangle!

Dates: Wed, Oct 29–Nov 19
Time:   5:30pm - 6:30pm 
Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick.
Location: Park District Building, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Room 125, Langley
Fee: $60*
*Plus $10 materials fee, paid directly to instructor on the first day of class.

Beginning Guitar
Adults and Youth 13+

Have fun while learning how to play acoustic guitar! Gain a solid foundation and the tools to play thousands of songs using traditional and contemparary sources in folk, country, gospel, blues, bluegrass and rock styles. Learn fundamental chords, progressions, strums and fingerpicking. By the end of this course, you will have the resources to play many songs in different syles.
Beginning guitar is geared toward folks who have no guitar playing experience whatsoever and would like to sample playing guitar with a thorough, encouraging and patient instructor. This class also makes a great refresher for those with some playing experience. Loaner guitars are available; be sure to reserve one prior to class. All materials included!

Dates: Wed, Oct 29 - Nov 19
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick is a patient and thorough instructor. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from this gifted acoustic guitarist and composer. For more information on Quinn, please visit
Location: Park District Building, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Room 125, Langley
Fee: $60

Blues & Jazz Guitar
Adults and Youth 13+

Learn the basics of Blues and Jazz guitar: chords, scales and rhythms. Learn how to navigate up the fretboard, chord melody, fingerstyle, funk, uptown blues and bossa nova. We’ll cover standards and popular tunes. No note reading required but helpful. Music will be written in tablature and standard notation. Please bring an acoustic guitar. This class will take your playing to the next level! All materials included.

Dates: Wed, Oct 29–Nov 19
7:30pm - 8:30pm  
Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick. For more info on the instructor please visit
Location: Park District Building, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Room 125, Langley
Fee: $60

Classical Music & Opera
Finding joy in music
Adults and Youth 16+

Join us for four 2-hour classes led by a skilled instructor with vast experience in a life-long exploration of how to find ever more excitement in classical music, seeking the utmost experience from music, both familiar and new.  Guaranteed fun for everyone no matter how new or familiar with classical music.
In an air-conditioned home theater with state-of-the-art sound and video, we will experience samples of what can be thrilling, powerful, hilarious, sad and/or beautiful in music, both vocal and instrumental.  We will explore, and learn from, differences in how each of us experiences music.  We watch and listen to outstanding performances, seeking always to understand what makes them so moving.  The goal is to expand our ways of experiencing what can make music and musical theater so nourishing and fun. Please bring an eagerness to experience new sources of joy, an openness to how others experience, and a willingness to agree to disagree about strongly held opinions.               
Instructor: Rod Parke has 25 years reviewing classical and opera, 6 years teaching English and 2 years teaching a course on how to listen to music (Experimental College of the U of W). Contact Rod: Min 1; Max 12. Free demo class: Oct 1. RSVP Required.

Dates: Wed, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7
10am - Noon
Location: A private home theater in Langley, location TBA. Location has 15 steps to be negotiated.
Fee: $20

Drawing Nature
Adults, older youth by permission

Come study with professional artist, illustrator, and field-journal-keeper, Susan Zwinger. Do you love plants and wildlife, and long to do simple, but elegant line drawings in your journals, garden book, or class projects? This drawing method, Ippon Sen, teaches everyone to draw. Even “non-drawers”. In a few weeks you will be executing lovely and informative nature illustrations.
Supply list: pencil, charcoal or conte or chalk; newsprint or “throw away” paper, nice drawing tablet or or journal, good black pen (roller-ball).
Instructor: Susan Zwinger’s natural history essays have been collected in anthologies and published in journals. Her first book received the Governor’s Author’s Award. She is known for her ability to teach workshops in natural history, writing, art and illustrated journaling. She has been hired by The Nature Conservancy, Audubon, National Park Institutes, and the Smithsonian, to combine the skills of art and writing into the science of natural history. Contact: Min 7; Max 22

Supply List
Observing Notes

Dates: Thu, Oct 2–Nov 20
Location: Park District Building, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Room 111, Langley. We also will work outside some.
Fee: $130*
*Additional $4 materials fee for joint art supplies paid to instructor at first class.

Belly Dance Basics
(Adults and Youth 16+)

Please join instructor Gwendolyn as we explore the beautiful and graceful movements of belly dancing in a fun, social environment. Our main focus is to teach basic belly dance movements and foundations, through gentle repetition, and will also include an introduction of basic belly dance rhythms and props. Students will learn a general history of the dance as it travels from its roots in the Middle East to its current resurgence in the West. Each class will consist of a gentle warm-up, review of proper dance posture, break down of basic movements and cool-down. This class is for those with little or no previous belly dance experience or those looking for a fun, new way to add a little exercise to their life. Please wear comfortable loose clothing you can move around in. Min 5 / Max 15.

Instructor Gwen Sipes has 10+ years experience belly dancing -
practicing, performing and taking lessons and workshops from a wide
variety of well known and respected teachers from around the world.
Gwendolyn has performed throughout the West Coast with live musicians and DJs at concerts, festivals, restaurants, competitions and haflas (belly dance recitals). As a belly dance teacher she has continued on to share her passion for belly dance, providing beginner’s classes for adults and children.

Belly Dance Basics Level I:
Dates: Tue, Oct 21 - Nov 25
Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Belly Dance Basics Level II:
Dates: Tue, Oct 28 - Dec 2
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: SWPRD Rec Center Room 125
Contact: Gwen Sipes: or (541) 430-5282
Fee: $72




5475 Maxwelton Road
Langley, WA 98260
Phone, 360.221.5484
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