Adult Classes

Created for those with a passion for art, a thirst to continue (or begin) their Jewish education, or those looking to adopt a new hobby, you’ll find what you need at the JCC. Both of our facilities offer a diverse list of classes throughout the year. Register today for our classes! More questions?  Contact Judy Yaillen.

Uptown

Beginning Portrait Drawing
Beginning Portrait Drawing is a class where you will learn the proportions and principles of Drawing the Head, whether it's a self-portrait, a friend or favorite pet. You may choose to do a portrait that is very simple or complex. Bring in a number of things from which we can choose the best and clearest image for you to work from. Adrian will do demos to begin with so that you can understand the principles of proportion. Once you understand these principles you will apply what you've learned. It's really very fun and satisfying to be able to create portraits. Looking forward to you joining this fall.

Classes held Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
January 8 - February 12  |  Register Now 

Finding Your Inner Artist 
Perhaps you think it’s too late to try your hand at creating art, but we know it’s not! All you need is an interest in two dimensional visual art and a desire to create something new. Join artist Adrian Deckbar, who has 35 years of teaching experience, and other like-minded adults as we embark on a fresh approach: to have some fun while learning new skills in art. Come learn about mixing colors, applying paint with skill, and other techniques. Is there something you always wanted to learn but couldn’t find the right class? Adrian can assist you in whatever mode or medium you wish. Design your own problem to solve in this class. Visit adriandeckbar.com to learn more. This class is open to all levels. Contact Judy Yaillen.

Classes held Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 9 to February 13 | Register Now
February 20 to April 24  |  Register Now

Learn to Play Mah Jongg
This six lesson class is perfect for Mah Jongg beginners or those who need a refresher course. Learn the game using the National Mah Jongg League rules. No experience necessary. Bring a friend! Contact Judy Yaillen.

Classes held Mondays and Wednesdays (no class on January 9)
January 7 to January 24

Nia Dance
Nia cardio-dance workouts combine the dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes–body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Nia is a welcoming community that encourages dancing in your body's way; it is non-impact and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Contact Katie Tillery.

More information coming soon! 

Metairie

Dog Obedience
Teach your best friend how to become a delightful companion for you and your family with positive and humane training methods. With over 30 years of experience, trainer Ann Becnel specializes in ‘sit’ and ‘down’ commands, coming when called, reactions to other dogs and people, and other dog obedience skills.

Email Ann Becnel Companion Dogs, LLC directly at abcompaniondogs@gmail.com to register.

Classes held Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM  

Learn to Play Mah Jongg
This six lesson class is perfect for Mah Jongg beginners or those who need a refresher course. Learn the game using the National Mah Jongg League rules. No experience necessary. Bring a friend! Contact Judy Yaillen.

Classes held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 14 to January 25  |  Register Now 
 

 

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