Program Descriptions

For questions on the information below, please call 415-991-4040. 



Drawing and Watercolor Basics 


Instructor: John McCormick, BFA
Award-winning Artist and Instructor, San Francisco Academy of Art, et al 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
This is an All-Levels adult class. Beginners will receive basic understanding of materials while intermediate and advanced students will be guided by the instructor and encouraged to work on their own projects if desired. Explore using pencils and charcoal to develop an understanding of composition, spatial relationships and value (lights and darks). Students will develop their skills in drawing while discovering and nurturing their unique expression. These ideas will then be applied to watercolor painting. Materials will be available for purchase or bring your own.


Tune Time


Mondays, 1:00-2:00 pm
Elevate your mood with some musical remedies! Join us for informal singing, instruments, whatever way you like to enjoy music. No fee with Pass. (Bring some favorite lyrics)  


Teen Techies for the Older Adult


Redwood High School Students


Mondays, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Do you need help with your iPhone, iPad or laptop? Teen techies will provide guidance  to master your electronic devices with ease. Whether you’re a beginner or want to learn more about social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) apps or photography, no question is too small. No fee with Pass.


AgeSong Marin


Facilitators:

Mac Coffey and Judy Derstine
Mondays, begins April 30th
Another group begins in June, facilitated by Claudette Josephson and Nina Knox
These discussion groups provide conversation and connection for seniors who wish to explore life’s “third act.”  Each group of six to eight participants (plus two facilitators) meets during the day for 90 minutes, once weekly for 8 weeks. Experienced leaders help us to tell our stories, make new connections, laugh at our foibles, and reflect on our lives as we discover a sense of community and new opportunities for joy. For further information and program cost, please contact AgeSong by phone at (415) 234-5040 or email info@agesongmarin.org.


Teen Lounge


Monday through Thursday, 3:00 – 4:30pm
A stress-free zone for young folks.  Get creative or just hang. No fee.


Teen Makerspace Coming Soon!


Monday through Thursday
Makerspace is a place to come together to learn, collaborate, invent, prototype and test new ideas using state-of-the-art equipment.



Fun with 3D Printing

Instructor:

Michael Kim, Technology Consultant/Advisory;

Lead Teacher

, Club EDS program, Edna Maguire Elementary; and

Tech. Lead Instructor

, Galileo Summer Quest
First and Third Tuesdays, 10:30am – 12:00 noon
Michael will demonstrate basic skills and software (much of it free) needed to successfully operate a 3D printer. Learn what can be produced by a 3D printer in this fast-growing sector of technology. In this class, you will learn everything you need to know to design and 3D print your own creations. No fee with Pass.



Grown-Up Crafts


Instructor:

Julie Kritzberger, Executive Director, Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce and Crafter Extraordinaire
2nd Tuesday of every month, 10:30 – 12:00 noon
Get your hands busy in a creative way! You'll be surprised at your own talents. Our expert creator will show you the way. For total beginners and experienced crafters as well. Materials will be provided. No fee with Pass.


Chair Yoga


Instructor:

Megan Scott, PhD, Instructor California Pacific Medical Center, et al
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Curious about yoga, but not interested in getting up and down off the floor? Come for standing and seated movements and stretching that increase range of motion, improve posture, restore flexibility and increase breathing capacity. It will leave you with a smile on your face and an overall sense of well-being. No fee with Pass.


“Ask Jody”


Jody Timms, PhD , Marin Commission on Aging, Age-Friendly Fairfax, A-F Marin
Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm
Dr. Timms' many years of professional experience in Marin have provided her a vast knowledge of local resources for older adults. When you have a challenging situation or are stumped by any difficulty and need assistance, "Ask Jody" for guidance to the appropriate organization or agency. No fee with Pass.     


Storytime for Preschoolers with Ruth and Ruthe


Leaders

: Ruth Nenaber, Retired Teacher and Director of the Manzanita Children's Center, Marin City
Ruthe Hirsch, Former professional entertainer
Thursdays, 10:30 -11:30 am 
Join us as we read, sing and play together. Fun for the entire family from infants to grandparents. Books, songs, rhymes and fun for children of all ages. No fee with Pass.


From the Page to the Screen


Discussion Facilitator:

Sally Gelardin, Ed.D. , Editor, Author, Consultant and Counselor
Second Thursday of every month at 2:00pm - Discussion at 3:30 pm
Whether you've read the book or seen the movie, participate in an entertaining conversation, reviewing and critiquing the story.  The movie will be shown just prior to the discussion. The first book/movie to be discussed is Wonder on Thursday, May 10th. No fee with Pass.


Table Games


Monday through Thursday, 10:30 to 4:30pm (except during the lunch break)
The Green Room is available throughout the day for all ages to enjoy a hand of bridge, Mahjong, classic and current board games, a jigsaw puzzle or just chitchat. No fee with Pass.


Third Wednesday Speaker Series


1:00 – 2:30pm, Third Wednesday of every month
The Speaker Series, sponsored by Age-Friendly Corte Madera, Twin Cities Village, Age-Friendly Solutions and Corte Madera Parks and Recreation Department, has presented years of well-attended, successful events. All are invited to attend monthly informative and entertaining programs. No fee.