Art & Music



Harmonica
Learn the basics of playing a 10-hole diatonic harmonica (harp) with the opportunity to advance to Blues, Christian, Country and Jazz. The first part of each lesson will be the basics for all (you can never get enough basics) and then focus on more advanced material for the last part, inviting beginners to stay and participate if interested. Larry recommends a Hohner Special 20 Key of C. (5 sessions)

Instructor: Larry Regen is a full-time musician and harmonica teacher with years of stage, teaching, and studio experience. He has been teaching harmonica at PORA for over five years. 



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HRMBI
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 1
Regen 11/9 - 12/14 Fr 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM $20.00

Learn to Play Native American Flute

Playing the Native American flute is an opening into deeper expression of self because the soul connection is undeniable. Laura Lee Perkins, MS, will be your flute instructor and flute-maker, Ken Green, will provide you with 6-hole flutes in the key of G. Because they use a finger-numbering system to teach you how to play, no musical background is required. They are from Maine, but winter in Surprise. Students are permitted to sign out flutes for FREE to practice at home, but you will need to purchase "The Native American Flute Tutor/enc: CD" from the instructor ($24.95). (3 sessions)

Instructor: Laura Lee Perkins is a writer, counselor, educator, and professional musician who exhibits a passion for life. Her career has included teaching music at all educational levels. She has been awarded 5 Artist-in-Residencies, 11 grants, and has authored 7 books plus 150+ published articles. Laura Lee's Native American flute playing is featured on 10 professional CDs and 3 audio books, and she was in the top 5 NAMMY Awards. Laura Lee is widely known for her engaging teaching style.

Ken Green is widely acclaimed as a flute-maker for the Heard Museum and many other venues. His flutes are sold throughout the world and are prized for their pitch accuracy, handcrafted styles and superb tone quality.



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LPNAF
PORA Adult Learning
Conference 1
Perkins, MS 11/29 - 12/13 Th 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM $20.00

Oil and Acrylic Painting: Friday
This class is for anyone who loves art. If you can write, you can paint with instructor Elaine Katz. She will provide individual attention to each student, whether a beginner or experienced. Be sure to pick up the list of materials to purchase for the class -  Oil and/or Acrylic Paint Supply List. (8 sessions)

Instructor:  Elaine Katz started her career in painting over 15 years ago, taking several classes and joining the Sun City West Art Club. She discovered her love of painting her love of teaching art. Elaine was a physical therapist for over 45 years, in Massachusetts and Phoenix. She was Director of  Physical Therapy at Phoenix Baptist Hospital and John C. Lincoln Hospital. She retired from active care after 10 years of home care physical therapy at St. Josephs.

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OIL22
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 1
Katz 11/9 - 12/21 Fr 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM $25.00

Oil and Acrylic Painting: Wednesday
This class is for anyone who loves art. “If you can write, you can paint” with instructor Elaine Katz. She will provide individual attention to each student, whether a beginner or experienced. Be sure to pick up the list of materials to purchase for the class.   


Instructor:  Elaine Katz started her career in painting 15 years ago, taking several classes and joining the SCW Art Club. She discovered her love of painting, her talent and love of teaching art.

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OIL12
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 1
Katz 11/7 - 12/19 We 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM $25.00

Watercolor Basic

This class is designed for the beginner. It will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques and enjoying the process of painting. You will learn the basics of materials, tools, techniques, color and composition. It will be a fun atmosphere and everyone will leave with the skills to create beautiful paintings. A list of supplies is provided. (6 sessions)

Instructor: Victoria (Vicki) Jessing graduated from Northern Arizona University many moons ago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration and currently works for Villafnae Studios in Carefree, AZ. She is skilled in most art mediums and loves teaching others how to tap into their own creativity. She currently resides in Surprise, AZ with her husband and two teenage daughters. 



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Watercolor II

After learning the basics of watercolor, it's time to build on what we've learned. This class will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques and enjoying the process of painting. You will learn the basics of materials, tools, techniques, color and composition. It will be a fun atmosphere and everyone will leave with the skills to create beautiful paintings.  See the list of supplies provided. (6 sessions)

Instructor: Victoria (Vicki) Jessing graduated from Northern Arizona University many moons ago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration and currently works for Villafnae Studios in Carefree, AZ. She is skilled in most art mediums and loves teaching others how to tap into their own creativity. She currently resides in Surprise, AZ with her husband and two teenage daughters. 




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wcII
PORA Adult Learning
Camino 1
Jessing 11/1 - 12/13 Th 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM $25.00