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Upcoming Events

FUNdamentals of Jewelry Making

For the creative spirit who wants to work in precious metal! Learn about the tools and various metals that craftspeople use in this art form. We'll cover essential techniques needed for making jewelry such as sanding, sawing, filing, forming, & texturing. You'll create bracelets, rings, & pendants. Materials fee of $30 due at the first class meeting.

Ages: 12-17
Instructor: Carla Polek

when: July 28-August 1
9am-4pm
where: Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $259
info: http://hcc.edu/business-and-community/summer-youth-programs/arts-crafts-theater-and-language
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HCC Youth Soccer Clinic

A comprehensive soccer clinic for young athletes taught by HCC's head coach Rob Galazka with assistance from top college soccer players. The clinic stresses basic and advanced skills with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Focus on technical and tactical skills. The popular Clinic Olympics will be held once again! Players should bring cleats, shin guards, shorts, towel, non-perishable snack, bottled water marked with child's name and appropriate clothing. Hand carry a clean pair of sneakers. Players are also welcome to bring their own soccer balls.

Ages: 7-17

when: July 28-August 1
9am-1pm
where: Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $129
info: http://hcc.edu/business-and-community/summer-youth-programs/sports-and-outdoors
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Applied Arts Class

Description: This class is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of techniques and materials used in decorative and fine arts as well as architectural/interior design. Some of these techniques include faux finishing, trompe-l'oil, goldleafing, stenciling, moldmaking and more. Students design their own projects and are guided individually, while also learning from each other. For interested students, career development and mentoring is available.

About Instructor: I am a professional artist, art restorer, set designer and teacher. I was trained in the Old World techniques of Fine and Decorative Arts in the Czech Republic and Germany, where I attended school and apprenticed. After my education, I worked in the restoration field, restoring castles and churches, before coming to the United States in 1991. Since then I have worked as a freelance artist and gallery owner. Currently I also own my own restoration company, Vk Restoration, and consult for various art education organizations, architects and historical societies. www.vitekkruta.com.

when: Section 1:
Mondays 5-9pm

Section 2:
Tuesdays, 9am-12pm

*Ongoing enrollment. Students may come observe their first class at no charge.
where: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: 12 hour pass:
$132 + $24 materials fee

36 hour pass:
$360 + $72 materials fee

60 hour pass:
$540 + $120 materials fee
info: http://http//http//www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!appliedarts/cmzg
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Argentine Tango

Description: Essential structures and technique are taught with emphasis on building confidence in movement as well as connection to your partner and the music. Class is open to all levels. Beginners stick to basics as they start to integrate into the class, while advanced students are given the chance to learn variations in structure and musical possibilities. This class is geared to prepare you for dancing at a social dance, called a "Milonga." Check out our monthly Milonga at Gateway City Arts, every second Saturday, and join the fun of the tango nightlife. But, beware, once you come you might be hooked forever!

Beginners welcome! No partner necessary. Wear comfortable shoes, preferably with a suede or leather sole. Heels are not recommended unless they are proper dance heels.

About Instructor: Veronika first discovered her love of the Argentine tango in 2005. After taking one class, you could not keep her off the dance floor. She has travelled to tango festivals all over the country and studied with many world renown instructors, learning both traditional and modern tango techniques, and how to follow as well as lead. In 2008 Veronika decided tango was just too exciting to keep it all to herself, and began teaching. Her approach embraces a wide range of styles that inspire a continuous exploration of the tango’s many facets.

when: Mondays
6:30-8:00pm
where: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $50 monthly pass
$15 drop-in
info: http://http//http//www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!argentine-tango/c1r60
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Milactica Galactica -A Weekly Tango Dance Practica-

A practica is an informal setting for dancing with others from the tango community and a milonga is a tango dance party. This practica is somewhat of a mix between a milonga (tango dance party) and a practica, so we call it a Milactica. All levels of dancers are welcome to join. Occasionally there will be a class preceding the practica.

when: Saturday, July 30, 2014
where: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $5
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Hands-On Nature Adventure

The outdoor experience of a lifetime! Youth 10-15 will experience many of the natural wonders of our environment found right here in the Lower Pioneer Valley area. We will visit, explore and learn about: babbling brooks abundant in mysterious forms of aquatic life, investigate the ephemeral world of the vernal pools, observe the wonders of continental drift and glaciation responsible for our Connecticut Valley landscape. We'll also visit museums such as: the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Fall MA., and The Museum of Natural History located on the campus of Amherst College. Students will have the opportunity to touch dinosaur foot prints created millions of years ago here in Holyoke. Join us for this 5 day adventure!

Ages: 9-13
Instructor: Laurel Carpenter

when: August 4-8
9am-4pm
where: Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $259
info: http://hcc.edu/business-and-community/summer-youth-programs/sports-and-outdoors

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This project was made possible by a grant administered by the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau.