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All Fired Up at PAC

Three cool clay camps, Just For Girls field trips, Monday night's open studio and community members utilizing the PAC's firing schedule for their own work created at's always exciting to open the kilns after every firing to see the results of summer fun and creativity. Wow!   


Ever wondered what it feels like to play with clay on the potter's wheel or using free-form hand building techniques? Stop in between 6 - 8pm on Monday evenings to learn the basics before adding your excitement to our next firing! During the summer break, kids are also invited to come play. 


Also exciting: New PAC friend Leah Snyder shares her creative card making techniques on August 27th and 29th. Cooking classes and tapas will be back on the menu soon. By popular request, Eric Wilds will be offering a follow up series of "Plant to Plate" classes this Fall; bringing his horticultural knowledge and casual cooking flair to a deliciously social evening. Seasonally inspired pies, made fresh from scratch, will be taught (and savored) by Ms. Barbara and her class as the cool months set in. 


After reading the below, do have a look at our class calendar for more information about our August 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 Summer...and thanks you for your ongoing and inspiring support.

Family Art Night |  

Recyclable Wild Flowers 

Free craft night with Kerstin & Gretchen 


Paper Wild Flowers  

Family Art Night: Recyclable Wild Flowers!

Ever wanted a bouquet of flowers that doesn't wilt within the week? Come join Kerstin and Gretchen at the Palmetto Art Center's Family Art Night on August 5th from 6-8pm. Kids and parents are welcome to come and create a lovely flower arrangement using all recyclable materials. Egg cartons, soda cans - all things we throw out everyday - come together to inspire the next generation of artists and environmentalists. Stop by and make some beautiful art that helps protect our beautiful Earth!


Collage Beach Cards

with Leah Snyder  


Beach Collage Cards  

Come cool off from the summer heat in this fun beach card class using a variety of inks applications and mixed media. New to card making? This class will be just for you! Leah Snyder has been crafting, stamping and altering for 20 years. Leah will guide you though the creative process and you will take home two collage beach cards. No prior experience is necessary, just the love to imagine and create.  


Keep you eye on the PAC newsletter, Leah will be back in September and November with a holiday card workshop! 


Saturday the 27th | 11AM - 1PM or Monday the 29th | 6 - 8PM 

$20 for worshop & $5 for materials

If you have craft glue, scissors, heat tool, ruler and paper cutter please bring them. Feel free to bring a small snack to share too.  

Can't make this one, but want to be informed of the next workshop with Leah, please do let us know. 

RSVP | Gretchen (941) 518 -2109    



Zumba | Seven PAC Classes a week  

with Beth and Gretchen    

 Zumba banner

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, energy-producing fitness experience.   


ZUMBA FUSION :: Wednesdays 8AM with Beth Golden

Hot off the press from the 2011 Zumba Instructors Convention,  

Beth is one of the very first instructors to offer Zumba Fusion to  

her classes! This is a combo class of Toning, Stretching, Burlesque,  

Polynesian, Broadway, Capoeira, to name a few plus more surprises!   

Focus in the class is on improving your personal flexibility, not measuring yourself against others. Fun music. Everyone welcome!



Wake up and come shake that thing! Beginning this Saturday,  

August 6th Zumba is ON at the PAC!  You will get your dance party workout in and you will be ready to start you weekend fresh and revived!   



Regular Zumba classes

Monday | 8:30AM with Beth  

Tuesday | 6PM with Gretchen

Thursdays | 6PM with Gretchen

Friday | 8:30AM with Gretchen

Saturdays | 8AM with Gretchen 


Zumba Fusion

Wednesday | 8AM with Beth 


Zumba Tone

Thursdays | 8:30AM with Beth 

Drop In Class | $8

Buy a class card for 10 classes | $50  

More info on class? | Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109 


Look forward to Mondays!  


Monday Night Clay Open Studio  


The weekend is over and Monday evening's "Open Studio" is just what you need to start the week off with wonder and imagination... 


New to clay? No problem. Guidance is given as needed - along with project ideas to inspire. Come take your first spin on the wheel or simply explore hand building as an alternative way of making functional and sculptural ceramic art while shaking off the worries of the day. 


Should you need tuition, your first clay class is $20 - which includes one pound of clay, and instruction on hand building/wheel techniques plus glazing techniques to create your one of a kind piece.


Parents please note: Now through August 15th you are welcome to drop off a young PAC friend with Gretchen from 6 - 8PM. $20 includes one pound of clay and a hand building project of choice: treasure box, bird feeder, plate, "my favorite room", mask, tile...and more!  Ages 6 and up. 


Mondays | 5:30 - 8:30PM
PAC friend drop off | 6 - 8PM | $20 includes clay and firing
Studio fee for unsupervised PAC friend | $10
Clay $4/lb includes glazes and firing

More Info | Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109

By popular request:  

Plant to Plate Cooking Series

 back in September with Eric Wilds


Kickoff Greens and Red Zone Gardentinis

  This fall kickoff edition of Plant to Plate features Kale-Itos, Fresh Mixed Greens with Warm Bacon Dressing and Gardentinis. Come laugh a little, learn a little and live a lot as Eric spins around the kitchen creating the freshy-est, healthiest football watching food you have ever enjoyed.

Friday | September 9th | 6PM

Visit the PAC Calendar for full details. 


PAC happenings do fill up quickly.

For full details on all the fun...

click here | PAC Calendar  


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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  



Tai Chi

Tai Chi with Judson Sanderson   


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 | 6:15 - 7:30PM
Judson | 721 - 9511









Your Talent!


PAC is always looking  

to share new crafts  

and talents with our  



From cabaret and cultural cooking to pine needle  

basket weaving and  

modern dance  

performances, the PAC  

has been an ideal venue.  


Contact Gretchen  

to entertain adding your workshop to PAC's calendar.



(941) 518 -2109


Farewell to
our "Funner"

    Fede and his fish

We have sure had fun this summer. It seems like forever ago when Ms. Kymmie was sewing with the kiddos...or  

Ms. Barbara was making blueberry pies from scratch  

...and Ms. Wendy was doing morning dancing & drawing warm ups to groovy tunes.  

This week, Gretchen and  

happy campers are creating hand-sculpted underwater sea friends (like the one Fede has created above).  


The last week of wheel camp will soon come and go and we will be back into the school swing. But as we say farewell  

to Summer Camps, do feel encouraged to RSVP early for ART After School which will start back up in September.   


Six weeks of  

Recyclable Arts!  

Have a peek at  

the PAC Calendar   for complete details.  



(941) 518 -2109




 "What A Fun

    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  

for more details on pricing and dates available. 



(941) 518 -2109



PAC is ALWAYS OPEN for regular scheduled classes although the exhibition gallery will

be closed for our summer months of June, July and August.  


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