Whole Lotta Classes Goin’ On

by Jessica on September 10, 2014

It’s back to school for the kids and back to school for us too. We have a couple classes I wanted to highlight that we’ve got goin’ on this fall!

First Up TWO Vroman’s Education Classes are happening!

The Basic Four for Story Development: Point of View, Structure, Character Development and Dialogue
 Thursdays, September 18 – October 23, 6:30 – 8:30pm
 $250.00 per student

Learn the basics before you begin. Or if you are stuck in the novel, memoir or short story you’ve already begun, plug in for a recharge. This intensive and inspirational four-week course will teach you all you need to know about The Basic Four: Point of View, Structure, Character Development and Dialogue. Dynamic, engaging writing exercises, the chance to share your work in a safe environment, and concentrated mentoring by an award-winning novelist and skilled writing instructor will help jump-start your writing or pick you up out of the doldrums. All genres and writing abilities are welcome. Bring laptops or your favorite pen.
Instructor: Leslie Schwartz is the award-winning author of Angels Crest and Jumping the Green. She has published numerous short stories, essays and articles. She has taught writing for the past 20 years at various academic institutions including UCLA Extension, the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and UC Irvine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Pacific University and is the recipient of numerous awards for her writing. You can find her at www.leslieschwartz.com


Beth Amine’s Shrine Making Workshop
Saturday, September 20, 1 – 5pm
$95.00 per person, materials included

Do you have the desire to explore your artistic creativity, clear the past, or intuit a new direction for career, health or love? If so, our next fulfilling and easy workshop is for you.
Shrine making is about self love and self discovery. Using a gently guided process, you will construct, paint and embellish a beautifully crafted wooden sacred space with doors and reveal hidden knowledge to yourself through the process. Beth has been working with thousands of people of all ages for over a decade. Each individual has a wonderfully fun experience of intuitive creativity and connection.
Instructor: Beth Amine has been dedicated to self expression in the arts for over four decades. She has created hundreds of commissioned works and paintings, as well as dance performances and teaching. Her passion for personal exploration has led her to create formats in both the visual arts and movement that allow anyone – literally anyone, from an autistic child to a patient with Alzheimer’s to a stressed executive – to experience the joy and well-being, that comes from expressing and connecting to ones internal life. Her work can be seen at www.bethamine.com. It is her greatest pleasure to share this delight with you.

We are now taking sign ups for these classes! Call Vroman’s Will Call at 626-449-5320 to sign up.


The First Tuesday of Every Month Arthur Murray Dance Studio is putting on FREE dance classes on the Paseo!

Tuesday October 14th @ 6pm-6:30pm will be a Salsa Group Class!

Tuesday November 11th @6pm-6:30pm will be a Swing Group Class!

Tuesday December 9th @ 6pm-6:30pm will be a Merengue Group Class!



Go ahead, have some fun while gettin’ your learn on!