Classes, Seminars & Workshops for July 12, 2013

If you have information on classes, seminars and workshops, email it to fun@theadvocate.com. Deadline is at noon each Monday. If your group is no longer listed here, you need to send an updated announcement of your classes and contact information.

  • ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Music Masters summer camp for ages 10-14, July 30-Aug. 2. (337) 233-7060.
  • A&E GALLERY: 335 W. Main St., New Iberia. Summer open studio. Drop in/drop off to paint with artist Paul Schexnayder, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through July 30. All ages and skill levels welcome. Children ages 6 and older may be dropped off with a snack and drink. (337) 321-1956.
  • AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE TROUPE: American Indians, those of American Indian descent, or those interested in Native American dances and songs can call K. Dixon, (601) 575-3016 or email Regina Smith at GinaSmith@cox.net.
  • ARGENTINE TANGO: Lessons, milongas, workshops. (225) 766-1792 or (225) 572-1748 or http://www.tangolagniappe.com.
  • ARTS COUNCIL OF LIVINGSTON PARISH: 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs. Various classes for children and adults in drawing, painting, crocheting, quilting and knitting. Visit http://www.artslivingston.org or call (225) 664-1168 for list of classes.
  • ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARIES: Debris Art with Trish Ransom, Part II, Wednesday, July 17: 10:30 a.m., Gonzales Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, (225) 647-3955 and 2 p.m., Dutchtown Branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. (225) 673-8699.
  • BALLROOM DANCE CLASS/WORKSHOP: Independence Park, 7800 Independence Blvd. All ballroom dance rhythms taught. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. (225) 275-8438, (225) 921-6807 or email hdufrn@bellsouth.net.
  • BATON ROUGE CALEDONIAN PIPES & DRUMS: http://www.csbr.org. Bagpipe and drumming lessons at no charge Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge. Stanley Masinter, (225) 927-0252. For Scottish country dancing, call Lyndon Williams at (225) 272-2541.
  • BATON ROUGE FENCING CLUB: Red Stick School of Fencing, 15450 George O’Neal Road, (225) 938-2039. Meets 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Youth fencing classes (ages 8-14), 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. (225) 772-1053.
  • BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE GROUP FIDDLE LESSONS: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tom’s Fiddle & Bow, 204 Fuselier St., Arnaudville. Classes open to all, and no reservation required. Cost is $15 per class. (337) 322-5402 or email tomsfiddleand-bow@me.com.
  • BEAD IT: 718 N. Burnside, Gonzales. On-going beading classes, wire wrapping, pearl knotting, basic to advance beading. Also offering art classes, mosaic classes and photography. Call for appointment, (225) 644-7862.
  • BREC’S BATON ROUGE ZOO - ZOO & ME MORNINGS: Zoo excursions for children ages 3-5 accompanied by parent occurs the second Tuesday of each month. Train rides, animal encounter and art projects. $18 per child or $30 for two children and parent. Pre-registration required, (225) 775-3877.
  • BREC PADDLE UP PROGRAM: various locations. Paddle Up 1, Paddle Up 2 and Moonlight Paddling kayak programs will be offered throughout the summer. (225) 272-9200 or email outdooradventure@brec.org.
  • BREC SUMMER CAMPS: A variety of camps will be offered. http://brec.org/summercamp or (225) 272-9200.
  • CALEDONIAN BROADSWORD ACADEMY OF BATON ROUGE: Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. Beginners welcome. Call James Mungall, (225) 278-1577.
  • CAMERA, PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOSHOP CLASSES: Images by Sharon Turner Photography Studio, 11522 Cedar Park Ave., (225) 752-5158 or http://www.SharonTurner.net.
  • CITÉ DES ARTS: 109 Vine St., Lafayette, http://citedesarts.org or (337) 291-1122. Tango workshops, Thursday and Friday evenings with some weekend time slots available. $120 per four week session. Call Alfonso Tarazona, (337) 303-6481 or visit http://www.alfonsotarazona.com. Tap dancing classes for beginners-advanced adults taught by Debbie Roat Moore, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday. $35 per month.
  • COMPUTER CLASSES: Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. All classes 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, PowerPoint; Tuesday, July 23, Excel Part 1; Wednesday, July 24, Excel Part 2. Pre-enrollment required. Free and open to the public. (225) 300-4528 or http://www.mirrorofgrace.org.
  • COMPUTER CLASSES @ THE LIBRARY: Offered at various East Baton Rouge Parish Library branches. Classes include Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007, Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007, Computers without Fear, Pinterest, Introduction to Gmail, Introduction to Social Networking. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch or visit http://www.ebrpl.com.
  • COOKING CLASSES: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St. Viking Cooking School classes offered Thursday through Sunday. Check the website at http://www.vikingrange.com or call (225) 906-5882 for more information.
  • CREATE STUDIOS: 3613 Perkins Road, Suite J1, (225) 366-9278. Classes on mosaic stained glass, steampunk style, beaded chandeliers, monogrammed wine glasses-etching class, billionaire redneck wine glasses and enamel wine glass painting. To register online, go to http://www.createbr.com.
  • DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT: Yoga in the Square, 4:45 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday in North Boulevard Town Square. Free. Visit http://www.downtownbatonrouge.org.
  • DRAMA KIDS CLASSES: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Mollylea and Sharp roads. For ages 6-teens. (225) 644-4517, http://www.dramakids.com or email dramakidsbr@eatel.net.
  • EUNICE PLAYERS’ THEATRE: 121 S. Second St., Eunice. Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop, Saturday, July 13. Children ages 7-10, 9 a.m.-noon; ages 11-14, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. $10 fee includes a ticket to see The Trial of Goldilocks. (337) 457-2156 or (337) 546-0163.
  • THE FRONT ROOM: 1301 Avenue A, Scott. Ongoing lessons offered for children and adults in photography, fiddle, guitar and playing in a rock band. http://www.facebook.com/thefrontroom, email thefrontroom.newsletter@gmail.com or (337) 258-2333.
  • IBERVILLE CHAPTER OF LOUISIANA ART & ARTISTS’ GUILD: 15201 Depot Road, Rosedale. Ongoing art classes by Sandra Keller. Students of all skill levels are welcome to learn at their own pace, in the media and subject matter they choose. Bring your own art supplies. $24 per two-hour class; $18, LAAG members. Jewelry making classes, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. $25; $20, LAAG members. Call Shirley Daigre, (225) 648-2203.
  • INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday. Learn dances from around the world. No partners needed. Call (225) 766-0517 or (225) 766-4060.
  • IREC SUMMER DAY CAMPS: Willow Wood Park, 113 Willow Wood Drive, New Iberia. Through Aug. 2. (337) 356-6197.
  • INTRODUCTION TO SCRAPBOOKING TECHNIQUES- DECORATIVE SCISSORS: 10 a.m., River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. (225) 389-4967
  • JITTERBUG LESSONS: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Onezia Lounge, 13091 Airline Highway, Gonzales. $5 per person. (225) 647-2447 or visit http://www.onezialounge.com.
  • KIDS CULINARY CLASS: Tallulah in the Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. Executive Chef Andy Papson and his team lead cooking classes for kids 4-12 years old. $40 (includes white chef coat with embroidered name and logo). For more information, call Tallulah at (225) 388-5710 or visit http://www.tallulahrestaurant.com.
  • LAFAYETTE BALLET THEATRE: 100 Pillette Road, Lafayette. Creative Movement Camps. Session 1 for children ages 4 and 5, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 15-19. Theme is “The Nutcracker.” Session 2 for children ages 6 and 7, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 22-26. Theme is “The Sleeping Beauty.” Dance attire is required and participants must bring a bag lunch. $175 per session. (337) 262-0444.
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHORUS: LPCC Music Camp, First Baptist Church, Denham Springs, July 22-26. For children entering kindergarten-sixth grades. http://lpccsing.org or (225) 247-8555.
  • LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. “Basic Drawing Skills” with instructor Steve Shamburger, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Monday, $60, members; $75, nonmembers. “Life Drawing Sessions,” 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, $10 per night or $30 per month. (225) 751-1049 or email steve@steveshamburger.com.
  • LOUISIANE VINTAGE DANCERS: 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Church of the Way, 250 Foster Drive. For those interested in learning about 19th century dances. Marguerite Gravois, (225) 761-5021.
  • LSU LEISURE CLASSES: To register or for more information, visit http://www.lsu.ed/leisureclasses or call (225) 578-5119.
  • LSU UNIVERSITY RECREATION: Tiger’s Den Summer Day Camp for ages 6-12. Five camp sessions throughout the summer. http://www.lsu.edu/urec/tigersden or emailzwood@lsu.edu.
  • MANSHIP THEATRE: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Annie Jr. Musical Production camp for ages 6-13, Monday-Saturday, July 15-27. Camp is full. To be added to the waiting list email mcouvillon@manshiptheatre.org.
  • MUGGIVAN SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE: Lessons include Irish step solo, traditional Ceili. (225) 926-5150 or (225) 927-9027.
  • THE ART SPACE: 7809 Jefferson Highway, Building C-1. Stained glass classes on Saturdays: 9 a.m.-noon July 27, filligree suncatcher, $30; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 3, heart wreath, $50; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 17, panel, $50. Students must be at least 16 years old. Materials and tools provided. (225) 771-9987.
  • EW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. (504) 658-4100. Summer Art Camp for ages 5-12. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, through Aug. 2. Half day: members, $140; non-members, $170. Full day: members, $260; non-members, $320. Email education@noma.org or call (504) 658-4128. Yoga, tai chi and pilates in the sculpture garden. Yoga and pilates 8 a.m. Saturdays. Tai chi/chi kung, 6 p.m. Mondays. $5; free, NOMA or East Jefferson Wellness Center members. Sponsored by East Jefferson Healthfinders. (504) 456-5000.
  • OSHNER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI AT LSU): Offering non-credit educational programs specifically developed for adults age 50 and older. To register or for more information, call (225) 578-6783, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or visit http://www.outreach.lsu.edu/olli.
  • PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY FOR THE HOME-SCHOOLED: (337) 896-1874 or familysheridan@bellsouth.net. Classes in acting, music, ballet and modern dance and conditioning for students age 7 to adult, and creative movement for children ages 3-6.
  • PHOTO WORKSHOP: Jones Creek Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, July 20. Presented by Gene Bachman of the Louisiana Photographic Society. For beginners and intermediates. Free. Registration required. Email educationcoordinator@laphotosociety.com.
  • PIANO CLASSES: Summer piano camps for beginning children and teens. Limited openings available July 15-19 and July 22-26, ages 7-10. (225) 767-0030 or http://www.thepianopathway.com.
  • PIANO AND GUITAR LESSONS: Christian Life Academy, 2037 Quail Drive. Study gospel and contemporary Christian improvisation styles. Learn to use the Nashville Number Chord Chart System. http://www.passiontolearn.com or (225) 773-3350.
  • THE RED SHOES: 2303 Government St., Baton Rouge. Pre-register for all events by calling (225) 338-1170. Freedom: Through the Hearts of Women, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14, $10. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, The Power of Email Marketing and Social Media. $10. Morning yoga, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Monday-Friday. Gentle yoga, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Wednesday Morning Yoga, 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m., Wednesdays. All yoga classes: $8 per class/$48 for seven classes. http://www.theredshoes.org.
  • RIC SEELING DANCE STUDIO: 10776 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Visit http://www.ricseeling.com or call (225) 928-2788 for list of classes.
  • SLU CAMPS: various locations. Art Camp for children ages 5-14, morning sessions 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. or afternoon, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, through July 18. $60. http://www.southeastern.edu/escamps or (985) 549-2301. Zoom into Careers summer classes for students in grades 7-12. http://www.southeastern.edu/zoom or email zoom@southeastern.edu. Computer/Robotics Camp for middle and high school students, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 22-26. $25, lunch included. http://southeastern.edu/csit.
  • SOUTHERN REP MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS: various locations around New Orleans. Five different camps for children ages 4-18. Email education@southernrep.com or http://www.southernrep.com.
  • THAI CHI: BREC, 8133 Jefferson Highway. 11 a.m., Tuesdays. $26 per month. (225) 926-9834.
  • THEATRE BATON ROUGE: 7155 Florida Blvd. Acting, voice, dance and set design classes for children, adults and seniors. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.