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Register for Father Ryan Arts Center 2019 Fall Classes

Dance, Cermaics, Drawing, Yoga, Screen Printing, Painting, Tai Chi, Cooking, and more!


Low Carb/High Fat Cooking Workshop

Low Carb Cooking ($10 per class)

June 15 10am - 12pm

Open to ALL, family friendly

This is the last Low Carb/High Fat Cooking class until Fall! Mark is going to teach us how to debone a chicken, cook the pieces, and create a delicious Chicken Piccata! This class is great for those trying to lose weight, eat less carbs, or cook for family members living with diabetes.

Instructor: Mark Snyder

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Kids Dance

Saturday 10am -10:50 am

Age: 3 to 4

This is an introductory dance class for youth 3+. This class features traditional and contemporary dance, combining dance techniques and fitness movements.

Instructor: Kaijha Gomez


Youth Movement

Saturday 11am - 11:50am

Age: 5+
Students will explore storytelling via the body and improvisational methods. By using different styles of music, students will learn to release their inner artist. No experience required.

Instructor: Kaijha Gomez

Hip Hop ($75)

Saturdays, 12pm- 12:50 pm Ages: 7+

This class is focused on teaching students discipline, improvisation, flexibility, and calming the mind. Parents are encouraged to participate. Instructor: Kaijha Gomez

Contemporary Dance ($75)

Saturday 1 pm - 1:50pm Age 7+

Contemporary dance gives your child complete creative freedom to jump, twirl, and move at their own pace. Blended elements of Contemporary and Modern dance allow students to explore their individual dance styles. Instructor: Kaijha Gomez


Yoga/Tai Chi

Restorative Yoga ($90)

Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm Age:16+

In this session we’ll be slowing everything down and encouraged to work while listening to ourselves and our breaths. Perfect for the elderly, those with limited mobility, and the athlete. Instructor: DJ Jah Ques

Intermediate Tai Chi

Saturdays, 12pm-1:15pm AllAges

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese meditation of movement and is used to alleviate stress and anxiety. Tai Chi for seniors helps improve overall health, balance, and safety. Instructor: Bernard Stankay.

Intermediate and advanced private lessons are available upon request. Instructor: Bernard Stankay


Advanced Tai Chi ($90)

Saturdays, 9am- 10am Ages: 21+

Age: 7+

In a world that is so fast paced, it’s hard to catch your breath. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese meditation of movement and is used to alleviate stress and anxiety. Tai Chi for seniors helps to improve overall health, balance and safety. This gentle exercise consists of making slow, graceful movements while breathing deeply. Intermediate and advanced private lessons are available upon request.

Instructor: Bernard Stankay


Family/Adult Ceramics

Family/Adult Ceramics ($120)

Wednesday 5:30pm - 7pm

All Ages Welcome

Looking for a creative bonding experience with a family member or friend? Join us Wednesday evenings for fun with clay. Learn how to throw on a wheel, slab build, glaze, and fire.

Instructor: Kathryn Konrad


Visual Arts




Painting ($90)

Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8pm

Age: 14+

Be your own ARTIST! Come and learn how to create your own masterpiece on canvas or art paper, using pastels, charcoal and acrylic paints. Learn to mix colors, use form and shadow to create pictures.

Instructor: Joann Elliott Pugh



Screen Printing ($75)

Saturdays 10 am - 11:30 pm

Age: 14+

This class is open to all ages, youth, teens and adult. Learn to transform your ideas into designs. Learn the basics of screen printing and how to print gifts, posters, t-shirts, apparel for your business or starting your own clothing line.

Instructor: Quaishawn Whitlock


Drawing Studio

Drawing Studio ($90)

Saturdays 10am- 11:30am


Spark your imagination and interpret your dreams onto paper. Learn the fundamentals of composition, proportion, line and more!

Instructor: Matthew Critchfield



Cartooning ($90)

Saturdays 11:40am - 1:10pm


Learn a variety of visual and thematic techniques that will help tell your tale through character/scene design, story arc, plot twists and more!

Instructor: Matthew Critchfield


Animation ($90)

Saturday 1:15pm - 2:45pm


Ths hands-on history class covers animation basics by studying media and techniques by Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Pixar and DreamWorks.

Instructor: Matthew Critchfield

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