Calling all skill seekers and lifelong learners!
The Learnery at the Sierra 2 Center provides a variety of quality, local learning opportunities for people of all ages! Discover a new hobby, pursue passions, foster creative talent, or become an expert on an interesting topic with our educational enrichment classes taught by area experts. Our offerings range from the arts to technology, and culinary courses to professional development.
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Put pencil to paper while you learn the fundamentals of drawing! Tuesdays, January 23rd - March 13th 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Sierra Art Parlor Fee: $80/person With Instructor & Fun-maker Cate Schmiedt Advanced registration required. Shucks! This class is full. Email Katie to be added to the waitlist. Join us for the Drawing 101 class this January! This class is 8 weeks long with 1.5 hours of instruction & projects followed by a half hour of bonus (optional) drawing time. Students can leave…More Information
Saturday, February 24th 2:00 -5:00 p.m. in Room 12 Fees: $30; $5 materials / person ($35 total) Advanced registration required; attendance is limited. Instructor: Ellen Arden-Ogle from The Novel Tea REGISTER HERE Tea is the most widely drunk beverage in the world, with deep cultural roots on every continent. Join The Novel Tea for “Tea 102” to learn about worldwide tea culture, with an in-depth look at Western tea culture, including High Tea or Afternoon Tea. This three-hour workshop will include…More Information
Carve and sculpt your own piece of garden art in this creative, hands-on art workshop! Saturday. March 3rd 2:30-4 p.m. Room 11 at Sierra 2 Center Fee: $35/ person Advanced Registration Required; Attendance is limited to 10 students. REGISTER HERE Come learn the history of hypertufa and the techniques used to create your own hypertufa garden sculpture. Participants can sculpt whatever subject they want or they can follow instructor Joe Triglia as he makes a simple Easter Island style tiki. What…More Information
Grab your love and let’s hit the dance floor! Sundays, March 4- April 15th (Skipping March 18th ---- St. Patrick Day's Weekend) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Studio 3 Fee: $60/each or $105/couple (Since it takes 2 to Tango, save $15 when you sign up with a dance partner!) Advanced registration required; space is limited. REGISTER NOW We are kicking off our ballroom dance program with the dramatic and fiery Tango. This is a dance of intrigue, excitement, passion ..…More Information
Saturday, March 10th 3:00 -5:00 p.m. in Room 11 Fees: $30/person plus $5 materials fee ($35 total) Advanced registration required; attendance is limited. with Watercolor Artist Tonja Wilcox REGISTER HERE Get your feet wet in this watercolor basics course with local artist Tonja Wilcox! This tutorial is perfect for beginners and novice painters. We’ll talk about recommended supplies, basic color theory, and techniques to get you started. We’ll explore color mixing both in the palette and on paper (without making…More Information
Saturdays, March 24th & April 7th 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Sierra Art Parlor Fee: $50 All materials included Advanced registration required; attendance is limited. REGISTER HERE Join Cate the Funmaker for Embroidery 101! We will cover basic embroidery technique and stitches, straight stitch, back stitch, split stitch, lazy daisy, laced running stitch, seed stitch and French knots! Our second class will cover filler stitches such as cross stitch, basket weave and Satin stitch. We will practice these…More Information
Saturday, April 14th 3:00 -5:00 p.m. in Room 11 Fees: $30/person plus $5 materials fee ($35 total) Advanced registration required; attendance is limited. with Watercolor Artist Tonja Wilcox REGISTER HERE Watercolor is hot and florals reign! Come explore this fun and whimsical style of painting with local artist Tonja Wilcox. Tonja will teach you how to create several different flower and foliage shapes and lead you through a finished project. You will take home your very own loose watercolor floral bouquet.…More Information