*Due to Covid-19, some classes have started back and others are still postponed. Please check with instructors for schedules or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes will follow social distancing measures and safety practices.
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Acrylic Painting with Dan Gibson
Popular local artist Dan Gibson is offering another of his popular acrylic painting workshops at Rose Center. Students will complete an 11"x14" acrylic painting in each class.
Price: $35 for members, $40 for non-members. All materials provided.
Instructor: Dan Gibson
When: Workshops are August 22nd, September 26th, and October 24th 2020. Each workshop is 9am-Noon.
Where: Classroom 3
Contact Dan Gibson at for more information or to register for the course.
Local artist Wendy Leedy holds an ongoing drawing class at Rose Center every Monday. Students will learn technical aspects of drawing in this 6-session class.
Price: $42 for six sessions. Show up anytime.
Instructor: Wendy Leedy
When: Every Monday, 6-8pm.
Where: Classroom 3
Contact: Wendy Leedy at 865-993-2952
Drawing with Wendy Leedy
Adventures in Art with Jessica Borchert
Join Jessica Borchert for her online painting classes! Open to all ages and experience levels.
Price: $12 for individual classes, $10 for group classes. Can sign up for 6 week sessions.
Instructor: Jessica Borchert
Contact: Jessica Borchert, ,
Art Adventures with Robyn Canter
Students will be exploring different art methods from painting to learning how to do cement art, and will focus on a certain type of art each month. The class agenda will be set every month. Please come and join us for art exploration! (Some art projects may also incorporate safe science experiments!)
Age: Kindergarten - 6th grade
Price: $45 a month, $40 for Friends of Rose Center
Instructor: Robyn Canter
When: Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Children's Studio
Contact: Robyn Canter, ,
Culinary and Crafts
Classes are open to all ages and cover the basics of cake decorating. Topics include baking, making and coloring icing, and the fundamentals of decorating to make beautiful cakes.
Price: $65 for a 6 week course. Pre-registration required through instructors.
Cate Russert, Mondays 6-8:30pm
Susan Rucker-Skaggs, Tuesdays 10-12:30pm or Thursdays 6-8:30pm
When: Instructors publish schedules as they become available.
Where: Prater Hall Kitchen
Do you have a sewing machine and unsure where to start? In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn the basics on how to use your machine. Projects will be completed that will give you the knowledge and confidence to start your journey to sewing creatively.
Price: $40 for non-members, $35 for members. Pre-registration required through instructor.
Instructor: Paula Moles
When: Every other Tuesday, 6-8pm
Where: Classroom 2
Contact: Paula Moles; , 330-280-2542
Sounds of Joy Music Academy
Joy Goodman offers one-on-one sessions for all band instruments, voice, piano and more!
Where: Music Room
Contact: For more information or to sign up,
contact Joy at 423-277-0803.
Dance, Fitness & Healthy Lifestyles
Wing Chun is a low impact martial arts system that is great for health and fitness. Along with the benefits of fitness, students will also learn self defense applications. For ages 12 and up. All welcome to learn this traditional Chinese martial art!
Price: $80 a month, $70 for Friends of Rose Center
Instructors: Jesse Canter
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8pm,
or Sundays 1-5pm
Where: Tai Chi Room
Contact: Jesse Canter at 865-469-3650 or
Mullins Kung Fu
Traditional Kung Fu training incorporating strength, flexibility, fitness, and self defense through Shaolin Kung Fu. Children's ages start at 4 years. No age limits for adults. Show up any time.
Price: $80 a month
Instructors: Kevin Mullins
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm
Where: Prater Hall
Contact: Kevin Mullins at 423-736-2271 or
Ballroom Dance Classes
Ballroom Dance returns with new instructors, David and Rhonda McNish. Couples and individuals are invited to learn the basic steps of the classic dances.
Price: $10 per person. Show up anytime. Please bring exact change or checks to class.
Instructors: David and Rhonda McNish
When: Tuesdays 7-8pm
Where: Classroom 1
Clogging at Rose Center:
Price: $40.00 for four weeks. All classes start out at age 8-adult. Pre-clog classes are available--see instructor.
Instructor: Heather Ehret
Clog 1 -2 6:00 - 6:40 PM
Clog 2 5:15 - 6:00 PM
Clog 3 4:45 - 5:30 PM
Beginner Clog: 6:45-7:30 PM
Clog 2: 7:30 - 8:15 PM
For more information, visit the Mo'Town Cloggers online at or contact instructor Heather Ehret at
Give this popular dance form a try - or learn some new steps in this fun class! New students welcome anytime.
Price: $6 per person per class. Show up anytime. Please bring exact change or checks to class.
Instructor: Glenda Hardin
When: Mondays; Beginners class 6-7pm, Intermediate class 7-8pm
Where: Prater Hall
Contact: Glenda Hardin at 423-581-4249
Elizabeth Williams Dance Studio
The Elizabeth Williams School of Dance offers classes each Monday and Tuesday in Ballet, Jazz, Tumbling, and Hip-Hop. The school was established in 1980 by Elizabeth and Ricky Williams. EWSD teaches ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, tumbling, clogging, and tap for all ages and experience levels.
Where: Dance Studio
Contact: For more info or to register, visit , or see the Rose Center office.
Rose Center plays host to awesome yoga instructors. Learn the basics, strengthen your core, and be kind to your body.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:45 AM
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 PM, and Saturday morning at 10:00 AM
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 PM
$10 drop in fee, multi-class passes available with a discount for a monthly pass. Speak to your instructor regarding discounts. $8 for regular students.
Links to more info and instructors:
Both beginning and continuing classes of Tai Chi are open for all fitness levels. Students will learn from noted instructors Jim Parker and Barbara Thompson about the basic 108 moves in Tai Chi to restore and maintain a sense of wellness.
Price: $25 a month
Instructors: Jim Parker and Barbara Thompson
Mondays: 5:30 - 7:00 PM Continuing Tai Chi
Thursdays: 10:30 - Noon Continuing Tai Chi
Barre classes offer a unique full-body workout combining pilates, weights, standing barre work and movements on the floor. You will sculpt your arms, thighs, and flatten abs in a one-hour session! All movements are low impact and will help improve posture and balance. Instructor Connie Ailey has over 7 years of Barre certification and teaching experience.
Price: $8 a session
Instructor: Connie Ailey
Mondays: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Thursdays: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Where: Dance Studio