*Due to Covid-19, some classes have started back and others are still postponed. Please check with instructors for schedules or email education@rosecenter.org.  Classes will follow social distancing measures and safety practices.

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Fine Art

Acrylic Painting with Dan Gibson


Local artist Dan Gibson is offers 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.  Pre-registration required through instructor.


Instructor: Dan Gibson

When: Upcoming workshops are February 27, March 27, April 24, and May 22, 2021.  Each workshop is 9am-Noon.

Where: Classroom 3

Contact: Dan Gibson at dangibsonart@gmail.com for more information or to register for the course.

*Resumes February 27th!


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 

When: TBA 

Where: Online   


Contact: Jessica Borchert, jessicaborchertart@gmail.com, education@rosecenter.org

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 and Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm

Where: Children's Studio  


Contact: Robyn Canter, mrscanter2017@gmail.com,



Starts in April!

Figure Drawing with Cosima Aryee

Figure Drawing - Live model class.  This class is for anyone wanting to draw the figure from a live model.  Poses will be timed.  We will start with quick sketches and end with one long post in each session.  Each student will bring their preferred drawing tools and paper.  Instructor will give one on one feedback when asked.

Age: 18 and up


Price: $20 a workshop

Instructor:  Cosima Aryee

When: Wednesdays 6:30-9:30 pm

Where: Room 3  


Contact: Cosima Aryee at 224-440-0213


Culinary and Crafts

Cake Decorating

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 

catherinerussert@gmail.com, 609-610-5582

Susan Rucker-Skaggs, Tuesdays 10-12:30pm or Thursdays 6-8:30pm

susandenise70@gmail.com, 423-231-5426


When: Instructors publish schedules as they become available.

Where: Prater Hall Kitchen 


*Postponed until further notice

Sew Basic 

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; p_moles3640@hotmail.com, 330-280-2542


*Postponed until further notice


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


*Postponed until further notice

Salsa Habana

If you want to lose weight, have fun, and make new friends, come and learn salsa!  Cuban salsa.  Come and participate in partner dancing known as Rueda de Casino.  Developed in Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s and early 1960s, pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by the caller.  Bring your family and friends for a night of fun!


Price: $10 a class

Instructors: Lexis Aragon

When: Mondays and Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm

Where: Dance Studio 

Contact:  Lexis Aragon at salsahabanastudio@gmail.com, 786-54-3301

Wing Chun

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



*Postponed until further notice

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 kevinmullins108@gmail.com

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 www.motowncloggers.com or contact instructor Heather Ehret at

423-967-8800 or motowncloggers@yahoo.com 

Line Dancing 

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

*Postponed until further notice

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. 

Instructors: Various

Where: Dance Studio

Contact:  For more info or to register, visit www.elizabethwilliamsschoolofdance.com

Tai Chi


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

Where: Tai Chi Room


*Postponed until further notice

Barre Class 

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 


*Postponed until further notice