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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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April 2018

Woodland Terrarium Workshop

$30
April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 11, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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Take on the terrarium trend with Tufarock Design! Saturday. April 28th 3:00-4:30 p.m. Room 11 at Sierra 2 Center Fee: $30/ person Advanced Registration Required; Attendance is limited to 15 students. REGISTER HERE Terrariums: beautiful and trendy mini-ecosystems that are great displaying and growing plants indoors!  Join us for a fun workshop that features a terrarium planting project. All materials are included! Join Joe Triglia from Tufarock Design as he explains the best plants to use and how to care…

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May 2018

Mother’s Day High Tea

$45
May 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Curtis Hall, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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A delightful (and delicious) tea experience to celebrate the mothers in your life! Sunday, May 13th 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Curtis Hall Fees: $45/person  Advanced registration required; attendance is limited. with local tea sommelier Ellen Ogle-Arden Shucks! This class is full! Contact Katie to be added to the wait list. Join The Novel Tea for a traditional Mother's Day High Tea. Learn about the history of afternoon tea in the United States, the difference between afternoon tea and …

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Let’s Dance: Salsa

$25
May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Studio 3, 2791 24th Street
sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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A great opportunity to learn and refine your social dance skills in a fun, friendly, and exciting environment! Sunday, May 20 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in Studio 3 Fee: $25/couple Advanced registration required; space is limited. Shucks! This class is full! Try our Cha Cha class next month or email Katie to be added to the wait list. Salsa - not the dip with chips! - is one of the most popular styles of social dance today which you can…

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Watercolor Workshop: Cactus & Succulents

$35
May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 11, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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Watercolor Wednesdays with Tonja Wilcox-- practice your skills & make cool art! Wednesday, May 23rd 6:00 -8:00 p.m. in Room 11 Fees: $35 with Watercolor Artist Tonja Wilcox Advanced registration required; attendance is limited. REGISTER HERE Succulents and cactus are very trendy-- especially for artists! Come explore this fun and whimsical style of painting with local artist Tonja Wilcox. Tonja will teach you how to create a couple types of succulent & cacti, and then guide you through a finished…

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June 2018

Continuing Spanish

$100
June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Room 12, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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Converse with more than 400 million Spanish speakers world wide and travel in over 21 foreign countries with ease! THURSDAYS, June 7- July 19 (Skipping July 5th) 6-7:20 p.m. in Room 12 Fee: $100 All students need to purchase this Spanish workbook for class. (it’s good for all levels of Spanish taught through the Learnery) REGISTER HERE The next in the series, this class continues with the basics towards conversation, including more tenses & irregular verbs.  Great for those with some Spanish…

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Watercolor Sky Workshop

$40
June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 11, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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Watercolor Wednesdays with Tonja Wilcox– practice your skills & make cool art! Wednesday, June 20th 6:00 -8:00 p.m. in Room 11 Fees: $40 with Watercolor Artist Tonja Wilcox Advanced registration required; attendance is limited to 15. REGISTER HERE The sky is the limit! Learning to paint watercolor skies allows you to set any mood for your landscape or seascape. Whether it’s a clear, sunny sky or a stormy night, the sky can play a supporting role or be the major star of…

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Midsummer Afternoon Tea

$40
June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Garden Room, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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Cool off with deliciously refreshing blends of ice tea in this festive Scandinavian tea event! Saturday, June 23rd  1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Garden Room  Fee: $40/person Advanced registration required; space is limited. Registration deadline: Thursday, June 22nd, 1:00pm.  REGISTER NOW Midsummer is a public holiday in many Scandinavian countries. In deference to Sacramento’s warm summers, we’re focusing on iced tea for this delightful mid-summer tea event.  In this lighter-fare afternoon tea, learn how to make various blended iced…

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Let’s Dance: Cha Cha

$25
June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Studio 3, 2791 24th Street
sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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A great opportunity to learn and refine your social dance skills in a fun, friendly, and exciting environment! Sunday, June 24th 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in Studio 3 Fee: $25/couple Advanced registration required; space is limited. REGISTER HERE The Cha Cha (or Cha Cha Cha, depending on who you talk to!) is a fun and sassy Latin dance that became popular in America during the 1950s. It has roots in Cuban beats and rhythms these days is often danced to…

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July 2018

Drawing 101- Art for Beginners

$80
July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sierra Art Parlor, 2791 24th Street 95818 United States + Google Map

Put pencil to paper while you learn the fundamentals of drawing! *This class start date was postponed to July 3rd and registration is still open. Join now!* Tuesdays, July 3rd - August 21st 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Sierra Art Parlor Fee: $80/person With Instructor & Fun-maker Cate Schmiedt Advanced registration required; attendance limited to 10 students. REGISTER HERE Drawing 101 is back by popular demand! This class is 8 weeks long with 1.5 hours of instruction & projects followed by…

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Home Buying 101: A Class for First Time Home Buyers

$10
July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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Is home ownership a dream of yours?  Why not make it a goal and start planning how to make it a reality!  The best way to start is gaining important home buying knowledge and gaining confidence to explore your options! Thursday, July 12th 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 9 Fee: $10/person Advanced Registration Required. REGISTER NOW Join local real estate expert Leanna Halldorf and mortgage lender Mark DiMercurio for an in-depth look at first-time home buying. Attendees will start with a…

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Etiquette Tea for Grandma & Me

$15 – $50
July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Garden Room, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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Kids! Bring your family to this fun children's tea where you'll learn fancy manners! Sunday, July 15th 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Garden Room  Fees: $50 - for 1 adult & 1 child; $40 - additional adult; $15 - additional child Advanced registration required; space is limited. Registration deadline: Thursday, July 12th REGISTER NOW The Novel Tea invites grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers, fathers, or any other adults who think it's time for an introduction to proper table etiquette to come to…

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Sip & Sew: Beginner’s Sewing Class

$50
July 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room 12, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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A sewing class for tea drinkers and morning people! Saturday, July 28th  10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. in Room 12 Fee: $50/person Advanced registration required; space is limited. REGISTER NOW Have you always wanted to sew, but aren't sure where to start? This is the class for you. Dust off that sewing machine and make a tote bag! In between sips of tea, you'll learn how to: Thread your sewing machine. Cut fabric accurately. Sew straight and zigzag stitches. Understand seam…

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August 2018

Theater Chair Upcycle Workshop- A Collaboration with UPcyclePOP!

$180
August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
UPcyclePOP Art Lab, 7300 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Saturday, August 4, 2018 Times: 10 a.m.  – 4 p.m. Location: at UPcyclePOP’s Art Lab -- 7300 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento 95826 Fee: $180/ person Advanced registration required. This class is limited to 10 participants. Register Here A long-lasting trend in the DIY community is furniture flipping and restoration-- and it’s easy to see why! Not only is the life of the piece of furniture extended, flippers and DIY-ers get to infuse their own creativity on the project with new paint…

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Encaustic Frames – Beginner’s Art Class with Cate the Funmaker!

$30
August 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sierra Art Parlor, 2791 24th Street 95818 United States + Google Map

Jump into the waxy world of encaustic painting with this easy beginner's project! Saturday, August 11th 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Sierra Art Parlor Fee: $30/person With Instructor & Fun-maker Cate Schmiedt Advanced registration required; attendance limited to 10 students. Register Here This is a simple encaustic project resulting in a fantastic and interesting picture frame to put a special memory in! No artistic experience required! Instructor Cate will walk you through the basics of encaustic painting and…

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Pen & Ink Technique – A 6 Week Drawing Class

$60
August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sierra Art Parlor, 2791 24th Street 95818 United States + Google Map

Put pen to paper while you learn the fundamentals of drawing! Thursdays, August 16- September 20th 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Sierra Art Parlor Fee: $60/person With Instructor & Fun-maker Cate Schmiedt Advanced registration required; attendance limited to 10 students. Register Here Explore the versatile and exciting world of pen and ink techniques. We will start with the old fashion fun of dip pens, work on creating different textures and values with different inks, nibs and brushes and pen types. Some…

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Hypertufa Birdbath Workshop

$35
August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 11, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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Craft your own rustic bird-attracting garden focal point! Saturday. August 18th 3:00-4:30 p.m. Room 11 at Sierra 2 Center Fee: $35/ person Advanced Registration Required; Attendance is limited to 15 students. Register Here Dive into the exciting world of hypertufa art by hand-crafting your own unique birdbath. The hypertufa mixture is an affordable medium for crafting garden decorations, pots and sculptures that are natural-looking and lightweight! Join Joe Triglia of Tufarock Design as he guides you through crafting, curing and…

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September 2018

Tea 201: Basics of Tea Blending

$40
September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room 12, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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Come learn the art of blending tea leaves, herbs and spices to make signature blends of tea. Saturday, September 1st 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Room 12 Fees: $40/ person Advanced registration required; space is limited. REGISTER NOW Tea tastes vary from person to person and by cultural traditions.  Over time different cultures developed custom tea traditions based on availability of flavorings and teas.  Join The Novel Tea for “Tea 201” to learn how tea sommeliers discern distinct tea qualities…

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Literary Tea for Romance Readers

$40
September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Garden Room, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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With N.Y. Times Bestselling Author Jayne Rylon! Sunday, September 2nd 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Garden Room Fees: $40/ person Advanced registration required; space is limited. Registration deadline: Thursday, August 30th REGISTER NOW Join fellow romance readers for afternoon tea. Discuss your favorite romances, get recommendations for your next great read, and take high tea with Sacramento’s premier tea provider. Grab your book club, your best friend, or any fellow romance reader and join The Novel Tea for their…

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Events at Sierra 2 Center for Sacramento Open Studio Tour 2018

September 8 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm
Garden Room, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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Sierra 2 Center is proud to participate as an event sponsor in Sac Open Studios organized by Verge Center for the Arts. This 13th annual art event spans 2 weekends in September showcasing over 150 emerging and established artists in their studios across Sacramento County and, new this year, West Sacramento! We are bringing together artists who are unable to open their studios to performs arts demos, show their work and talk about their process. We will also offer hands-on arts experiences…

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Let’s Dance: Waltz

$25
September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Studio 3, 2791 24th Street
sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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A great opportunity to learn and refine your social dance skills in a fun, friendly, and exciting environment! Sunday, September 16th 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in Studio 3 Fee: $25/couple Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register Here While considered one of the most sophisticated of dances today, the Waltz was thought to be quite scandalous when it was first danced in the middle of the Eighteenth Century. For a time, it was even banned by Papal Decree! Fortunately for us,…

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