Senior Enrichment

Free Senior Drama Workshop


Drama in Progress invites adults and seniors to join us for a FREE Readers Theatre Mini-Workshop.
Come enjoy the experience of acting without memorization. We’ll learn how to make the words on the page come alive using active oral interpretation.
This workshop is open for adults and seniors to sample Reader’s Theater at Parker Arts. Just come, bring a friend, check it out, and have fun! No further commitment required.
Tu, Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Call to RSVP at 303.805.3374 or email your RSVP to PACEedu@parkeronline.org.

 

Reader’s Theatre for Seniors: Great Literature


Ages: 50+
Enjoy the experience of acting without memorization. Using scripts adapted from great works of literature, we’ll learn how to make the words on the page come alive using active oral interpretation.
Instructor: Drama In Progress
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $135 R/$148 NR
10704 W, Aug. 23 – Oct. 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 

Improv and Sketch Comedy for Seniors


Ages: 50+
Create sketch comedy routines in the style of the Carol Burnett Show and The Red Skelton Comedy Hour. We’ll learn about writing simple scripts but also study improv, the art of acting without a script. Whichever method you prefer, this class is sure to leave you laughing!
Instructor: Drama In Progress
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $135 R/$148 NR
10705 W, Oct. 18 – Dec. 6, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Adult Acting


Ages: 18+
This class is designed for adults who are interested in acting. Whether you want to work on your confidence in front of a crowd, or you want to brush up on your acting skills to audition for a show, or you are just looking for something fun to do, this is the class for you. Adult Acting will focus on public speaking skills, character building, and improvisation in a fun and non-judgmental environment.
Instructor: Inspire Creative
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $190 R/$209 NR
10711 M, Sept. 4 – Nov. 6, 6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Line Dance: Senior

 
Learn the basic steps for country line dances. Gain confidence to get out on the floor and have fun. A great class for fans of Country, Big Band Swing, West Coast Swing, and Latin styles of music. Please wear light weight clothing and shoes with a little slide.
Instructor: Joy Huggins
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $15 R/$17 NR
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
9648 Aug. 8 - 29
11088 Sept. 5 - 26
11089 Oct. 3 - 24
11090 Nov. 7 - 28
11091 Dec. 5 - 19 (3 weeks)

Mixed Media Collage Class


Ages: 16+ 
Students will learn various mixed media tips and techniques, and complete a 12”x12” canvas collage using various supplies including paper, fabric, paint, and ink. Students will make some of their own paper. Art or craft experience welcome, but not necessary!
Instructor: Chris Stuart
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $50 R/$55 NR 
9573 Th, Aug. 10, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
10881 Sa, Sept. 30, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Joys of Oil Painting


Ages: 14+
Grab this chance to break through your inertia and fear, and immerse yourself in painting. This workshop is for the beginning or intermediate artist. Our day will include: slide show, setting up your equipment and how to best use it for your desired effects.  Kris's step by step instruction will guide you through basic drawing and painting skills to complete your masterpiece. Pack your lunch and supplies and join us for a day of art.
Instructor: Kris Iltis
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $50 R/$55 NR
10885 Sa, Oct. 14 – 28, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Art Journaling


Ages: 15+
This class will start you on a path of keeping a journal of ideas and art. Students will create a journal using mixed media and collage, while finishing some pages and creating backgrounds for future work. All supplies included.
Instructor: Chris Stuart
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $50  R/$55  NR
10884 Th, Nov. 30, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Making Your Mark with Painting


Ages: 14+
Kris will gently guide you past your fears to teach you to paint. Her instruction covers painting techniques used by artists from the Dutch painters to the Impressionists and beyond. Come and experience the joy of creating something truly your own.
Instructor: Kris Iltis
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $50 R/$55 NR
10888 Tu, Sept. 5 – 19, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
10889 Tu, Nov. 7 – 21, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cold Wax Creations


Ages: 18+
This three day workshop will teach you how to explore and create with cold wax and oil paint. This medium is totally different from encaustic and provides incredible texture and depth while encouraging a true sense of play and discovery! If you don’t like something, just cover it up with another layer of wax and paint! No pressure. No experience in any kind of art needed. Just lots of messy fun! You’ll walk away with at least three completed paintings. Students should bring oil paints and an apron/shirt that can get dirty.
Instructor: Dianna Fritzler
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $175 R/$192 NR
10993 M-W, Oct. 2 – 4, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.