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Fall enews
It's official. Fall is here and the first cool tease just rolled through over the weekend. The fresh weather complements the cool classes, workshops and happenings this October at PAC!

October starts with a fun-filled weekend. We kick off, this Friday, with "First Friday." PAC doors will be open from 5 - 9PM. Bring the kiddos and make a pinch pot bowl for the Meals on Wheels fundraiser, Empty Bowls. On Saturday, from 11-1PM (just after our regular yoga class) Ms. Barbara will be making delicious pumpkin pies with homemade pumpkin pur´┐Że.

On October 16th, PAC travels over the bridge to again be a part of Realize Bradenton's ArtSlam. Come try your hands at wheel throwing. PAC pottery wheels will be spinning while the community comes alive to celebrate art in the county. The end of the month brings in a family yoga workshop with author and yoga instructor Danielle Palli, an Imagination Journey to India with Laurie Tuttle and more creative crafting with Leah Snyder.

New PAC classes, like Kid's Yoga on Wednesdays, are already receiving rave reviews. Zumba is still sizzling with new classes being added. Home School art classes are now enriching young PAC enthusiasts and Kid's After-school Art Classes continue to bring out creativity and confidence in our wonderfully-fun group of eager artists.


Monday evening's Open Studio is a great opportunity to work on ceramic table decor for Thanks Giving...or get the jump start on thoughtful and affordable, handmade Xmas ornaments and gifts. No experience is necessary to experience a fun, quietly-productive time creating at the PAC.


After reading the below, do have a look at our PAC class calendar for more information about our October happenings and regular classes. Also, don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook for regular updates, news and event pictures. Doing so, like telling your friends about PAC, helps spread the word and keeps good things growing. 

As always, PAC invites you to bring a friend, refer a friend or to
make new friends this Fall...and thanks you for your inspiring support.

Delicious Sugar Pumpkins

- Fresh from York Pennsylvania - 

Make a homemade pumpkin pie with Ms. Barbara!


Sugar pumpkins  


Fall is the time for pumpkins and homemade pumpkin puree is much better fresh than that from a Libby's can. Ms. Barbara has recently traveled to York, Pennsylvania to pack the trunk of her car to bring back three varieties of pumpkins for us to sample: Delicious "Sugar," "Cheese" and "Jack Be Little" pumpkins. You will learn how to make homemade pumpkin puree and turn it into a delicious pie. Ms. Barbara will also share other  great ideas for these yummy fall treats! Oh, and if the the above doesn't tempt you, please know that each participant will be taking home a delicious pie!


October 8th | 11 - 1PM | $15

Drop off the kids or bring the whole family!  

RSVP | Gretchen (941) 518 -2109    


Mixed mediums with good company

PAC ART Club with Gretchen and Wendy Marble 




Every Monday morning PAC offers a workshop that mixes mediums with good company. Come try something new or enjoy a medium from the past. Or bring your craft and work in a setting with other folks who are continuing to enrich their days. No prior experience is necessary. 10AM - Noon | $15 for workshop.    


October 10th : Sketchbook Workout: Create an Art Journal

Bring a sketchbook (or purchase one in class) and join Wendy in some warm-up exercises. Then explore ways to let drawing chronicle your life.  Creative doodles (and tangles!), mixed media and line drawings help you map a day, or even a moment, in your journal while painlessly building your skills.  No drawing experience necessary.

October 17th : Zentangle Clay Tile

We will talk about the art of constructive doodling and then using textures and line work make a Zentangle clay tile. Tiles will be fired and can be painted at home with acrylics - or come back to PAC on the 31st and we will paint our tiles with ceramic glazes. 

October 24th : Sketchbook Workout: Drawing With Color

What can three colors do?  Let's explore "triads" and drawing (or tangling!) over color.  Also join Wendy in experimenting with "painting past the photo." Supplies provided. No drawing experience necessary.

October 31st : Glazing our Zentangle Clay Tile

Come in and glaze your tile from class on the 17th or if you do not have a tile, you will make one in class today!


A minimum of three students needed to hold an ART club class. 

RSVP | Gretchen (941) 518 -2109    


ART after school :: Going Green!

with Gretchen   


Healey and Ryan  


Pictured above, Healey and Ryan spray paint recycled coffee tins during ART after school. For the next three weeks, we will continue turning trash into treasure - getting our hands (and minds) busy as we cut, draw and paste...paint, sculpt and craft our way into the wonderful world of "upcycling."  


It's not only folk artists who use recycled goods to make useful, interesting-looking objects. Contemporary artists also use recycled goods. Famous 20th-century American artists who have incorporated found objects into their art include Louise Nevelson and Robert Rauschenberg. We will continue to learn about these artists and create through inspiration and imagination! 



ART after school: Thursdays | 3:45 - 5:15PM

Pick up at Palmetto Rowlett bus stop available! 

Three classes remaining.  

Next class :: POP ART portraits from recycled goods!
$15 class & $3 material fee
Drop in students welcome, although a call is appreciated.  

Ages 6 - up. RSVP | Gretchen (941) 518 -2109    



Harvir in the Amazon
A Family Yoga Workshop with Danielle Palli

Harvir in the Amazon  

Author Danielle Palli will be reading from Harvir in the Amazon and guiding kids and parents through yoga-based art where participants can act out the story using yoga poses. The workshop will include a fun yoga song, a few "serious" poses and lots of storytelling. Afterward, stick around for juice and animal crackers. We know, you're only in it for the crackers. That's okay, we understand. Each child will leave with their own signed copy of the book, so families can practice yoga together at home. 
October 29th | 11AM - Noon
$25 per parent and child 
$10 per additional adult or child
This price includes a copy of Harvir in the Amazon.
RSVP | Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109
Fall cards and Domino Pendant  
with Leah Snyder


Cards created by Leah Snyder  

Fall is in the air. Get in the spirit with these three autumn themed cards. You will learn several techniques, experiment with several mediums and get those creative vibes moving. Leah will have everything cut and prepped and ready for your creative touches in this card making class.
1 - 2PM | $10 + $5 for materials
The things you can do with a domino: After taking this class your dominoes will never be safe just for games again. In this class you will make a vibrant fall colored pendant. You will learn several techniques and use different mediums to transform the domino into the perfect for fall accessory or gift for someone special.
2:30PM - 3:30PM | $10 + $4 for materials
Note: RSVP for both of Leah's classes the fee will be reduced
to $15 for both classes + $9 for materials.
RSVP  | Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109 

Imagination Journey to India  

with Laurie Tuttle 


Guided Journey to India  


Could you imagine being able to travel to exotic locations around the world without even stepping on a plane or boat...all the while discovering that relaxation, not hurried frustration, is at the core of your travel and emotional healing? Feeling the freedom of exploration, with the unique guided-imagination journeys that Laurie Tuttle has created, you can transport yourself to places only you can dream of. It's all about... Imagination, Relaxation and YOU!
We will travel with Laurie to India this month. Laurie's guided journey allows your body to fully release tensions through music and guided story. This relaxed state may aid in healing, foster creativity, and bring you much needed stress relief. It has also been known to help people feel more in control of their emotions and thought processes as well, which may improve overall moods, health, and your sense of well-being.

Saturday | October 29th from 7-9pm. Cost $20 per person. 
Included in this beautiful session is a cup of organic chamomile-lavender hot tea and complete relaxation.

RSVP | Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109


Company or Private Holiday Party Plans?

The PAC is a fresh and inviting venue for your event - with tables, chairs, a prep kitchen, central location ample parking. Book early to avoid disapointment.


PAC happenings do fill up quickly.

For full details on all the fun...

click here | PAC Calendar   


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Tai Chi

tai chi     

Explore and practice  

slow, graceful movements  

of traditional, health-oriented Yang Tai Chi. All ages and  

most health levels have benefited, regardless of  

initial physical conditions. 


Wed | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Judson | 721 - 9511



   Kids Yoga   

 Kids Yoga     

 Kids Yoga is a playful class that combines the ancient tradition of yoga with the playfulness of childhood. Laughing Lotus Kids Yoga  

at the PAC is a place for  

your children to come enjoy,  

explore and laugh while  

finding their peaceful side.  

This class will make  

physical fitness fun and non-competitive. Kids Yoga includes: share circles, yoga games, partner poses, and discussion on topics such as non-harming, contentment,  

and peacefulness. 


 Wednesdays at 2:15

Session One 

October 5th, 12th, 19th,  

26th and Nov. 2nd

$40 for first child  

$25 for each additional  

family member 

For more info or to register,   

LaRae | (941) 527 - 9847 



Yoga & Pilates

Yoga with LaRae   


While the sweltering  

summer heat might prove  

too much to continue with  

those intense workouts,  

this might be a good time  

to explore yoga for mental peace and physical fitness. LaRae offers a mixed-level yoga class with modifications  

so we can all be successful working on strength, flexibility, cardio-conditioning, and balance.  


Classes run for one beautiful hour...the well being last for

well longer




Sat | 9:15 - 10:15AM
Wed | 9:15 - 10:15AM



Mon | 9:30AM


All classes $8

PAC has mats available.

Need more info?  

Gretchen | (941) 518 - 2109  




Zumba heart
The Zumba program is
an effective, exhilarating,
Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that has taken
the fitness industry by storm.
It achieves the perfect
balance of a progressive
core workout, full-body
cardio and strength training, and a stress-relieving,

fitness experience. 


Regular Zumba Classes 

Note: All classes are walk in  

except for Tues and Thurs 5:30PM RSVP 

Mondays | 8:30AM  

Tuesdays | 5:30PM  RSVP Tuesdays 6:30PM - 7:20PM   

Thursdays | 5:30PM RSVP Thursdays 6:30PM - 7:20PM  

Fridays | 8:30AM  

Saturdays | 8AM  


Zumba Fusion

Tuesdays | 8:30AM  


Zumba Tone

Thursdays | 8:30AM


Drop In Class | $8

Buy a class card for 10 classes | $50  

More info on class?  

Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109 

From 3-11pm, ArtSlam will energize Bradenton's Old
Main Street with hundreds
of artists, thousands of spectators, live music and some of the most unique
public art projects you'll
ever experience.  PAC will
be there with our pottery
wheels-a- spinning,
creating community
totems as art is created.
Come take a spin!
Click here for complete
details on ArtSlam! 

What a
fun idea! 

Pottery Party


Do something fun for  

your next Birthday party!  

Create functional and  

sculptural pottery pieces  

for long lasting memories.


Clay jewelry, pets, masks, dragons, hand prints on a  

plate are just a few of the themed parties. You'll  have  

hand-made memories

to keep when the party is  

over. We supply the teacher  

and materials for up to 15.  

You may bring decorations  

and cake if you wish. Or PAC can supply the whole party. Cakes using organic ingredients or seasonal fruit pies from scratch are on  

our menu.


Contact Gretchen about pricing and availability.

(941) 518 - 2109


Pinch Pots for Empty Bowls

pinch pots


Come out to the PAC this Friday for "First Friday"  in Historic Downtown Palmetto. Support the Meals on Wheels Fundraiser "Empty Bowls"  

by having fun making  

a pinch pot.   


Click here to learn more  

about Empty Bowls.  

Please do RSVP Thank you

RSVP | Gretchen  

(941) 518 - 2109










PAC gallery hours Monday - Friday 11 - 2PM. Closed on Wednesdays. 

PAC is ALWAYS OPEN for regular scheduled classes and workshops! 


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