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Arts & Recreation

Class offerings include oil painting, acrylics and pastels, beginning and conversational language courses, dance lessons, as well as group classes and health club at Biggers Sports & Fitness on Hillcrest.

 

Dance Classes

Looking for a fun and easy way to step into HPUMC? Come dance with us! Our church has a fun and longstanding relationship with Dallas dance instructor, Elaine Hewlett. Pay at the door or online. No experience necessary!

January 31- February 21; West Coast Swing and Waltz (4 weeks)

March 7-April 4; East Coast Swing and Quick Step (5 weeks)

April 25 - May 23; Rumba and Foxtrot (5 weeks)

Cost: $30 for each 4-week session or $12 per class / $40 for 5-week session or $12 per class

KidCare is available for this class. 

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231, beaglesL@hpumc.org
Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

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Cost: Four Week Class: $30.00, Per Class: $12.00, Five Week Class: $40.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 391

Every Tuesday, from 01/31/2017 to 05/23/2017, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Oil Painting, Pastels & Acrylics

We offer instructional painting classes for beginner to advanced students. Supplies are only provided for oil painting. Supply list for students using:

Pastels: Paper: Canson or Strathmore Pastel pad in assorted colors (14x18, 12x16); Pastels: 3 kinds, hard (Nupastel), semi-hard (Rembrandt) and soft (Sennelier, Schmenke or Unison); pastel pencils.

Acrylics: Liquitex and Basics Starter sets are good paint brands. Brushes: synthetics for both acrylic and oil (an assortment of 4, 6, 8); Bottle of Liquitex medium/varnish; Regular canvases will be fine for acrylic, and depending on the result you desire, watercolor paper will also work.

January 4-25, February 1-22, March 1-22, April 5-26, May 3-24

Led by Mary Anne Whittle

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,  

Please pay the teacher directly.  

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Cost: Supplies Included: $100.00, Bring Your Own Supplies: $90.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 385

Every Wednesday, from 01/04/2017 to 05/24/2017, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Oil Painting & Pastels

We offer instructional painting classes for beginner to advanced students.

February 2-23, March 2-23, April 6-27, May 4-25

Led by Janice Hamilton

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

Please pay the teacher directly.

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Cost: Supplies Included: $100.00, Bring Your Own Supplies: $90.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 211

Every Thursday, from 02/02/2017 to 05/25/2017, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dance Classes (June 2017)

Looking for a fun and easy way to step into HPUMC? Come dance with us! Our church has a fun and longstanding relationship with Dallas dance instructor, Elaine Hewlett. Pay at the door or online. No experience necessary!

Tuesdays, 8:00–9:30 pm, Room 391

June 6 - 27 Cha Cha and Tango (4 weeks)

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,  

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,  

KidCare is available for this class.

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Cost: Per Class: $12.00, One Month Session: $30.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 391

Every Tuesday, from 06/06/2017 to 06/27/2017, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Meadows Museum Tours: Between Heaven & Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera

This is a guided tour of this exhibition which showcases highlights by Ribera from various collections. Between Heaven and Hell celebrates the variety of Ribera’s drawings, the technical skill in his use of pen, ink, and chalk, and the extraordinary originality of his subject matter, spanning anatomical figure studies and lively street scenes, to capricious subjects and scenes of martyrdom and torture. The Meadows museum is the only location in the country that will show this exhibition.  

Register by Monday, June 5

For this class you will park at the museum and meet the group in the museum lobby. Please be in the lobby by 10:20, as the tour will start promptly at 10:30.

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,
​Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

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Cost: $8.00

Thursday, June 08, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

The Thrill of the Grill

Grilling is what we love to do in the summer! It's quick and easy and puts you in the center of all the outdoor activities instead of being stuck in the kitchen. Cleanup couldn't be easier. Join us and learn a new menu for the July 4th weekend. We’ll grill together and enjoy dining afterwards.

Chef Claudine Martyn is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She worked in a Michelin starred restaurant in France, managed a cooking school in Texas and leads culinary trips to France and Italy. She currently works as a personal chef in Dallas.

Menu:       
Grilled Caesar Salad with Sweet Cornbread Croutons
Grilled Flank Steak with Coffee Chile Rub
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms and Zucchini
Grilled Garlic Ciabatta Bread
Grilled Peaches with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

Register by Tuesday, June 6

Led by Claudine Martyn

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

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Cost: $35.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 329W

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oil Painting, Pastels & Acrylics

We offer instructional painting classes for beginner to advanced students. Supplies are only provided for oil painting. Supply list for students using:

Pastels: Paper: Canson or Strathmore Pastel pad in assorted colors (14x18, 12x16); Pastels: 3 kinds, hard (Nupastel), semi-hard (Rembrandt) and soft (Sennelier, Schmenke or Unison); pastel pencils.

Acrylics: Liquitex and Basics Starter sets are good paint brands. Brushes: synthetics for both acrylic and oil (an assortment of 4, 6, 8); Bottle of Liquitex medium/varnish; Regular canvases will be fine for acrylic, and depending on the result you desire, watercolor paper will also work.

June 14-28; July 5-26; August 2-23

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,  

Please pay the teacher directly.  

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Cost: Supplies Included: $100.00, Bring Your Own Supplies: $90.00, Supplies Included (3 week): $75.00, Bring Own Supplies (3 week): $67.50

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 385

Every Wednesday, from 06/14/2017 to 08/23/2017, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Oil Painting & Pastels

We offer instructional painting classes for beginner to advanced students.

June 15-29; July 6-27; August 3-24

Led by Janice Hamilton

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

Please pay the teacher directly.

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Cost: Supplies Included: $100.00, Bring Your Own Supplies: $90.00, Supplies Included (3 week): $75.00, Bring Own Supplies (3 week): $67.50

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 210

Every Thursday, from 06/15/2017 to 08/24/2017, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dance Classes (July 2017)

Looking for a fun and easy way to step into HPUMC? Come dance with us! Our church has a fun and longstanding relationship with Dallas dance instructor, Elaine Hewlett. Pay at the door or online. No experience necessary!

Tuesdays, 8:00–9:30 pm, Room 391

July 11 - Aug.1 (4 weeks) Progressive Double Two Step, Bachata and Merengue

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,  

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,  

KidCare is available for this class.

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Cost: Per Class: $12.00, One Month Session: $30.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 391

Every Tuesday, from 07/11/2017 to 08/01/2017, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Meadows Museum Tours: Picasso/Rivera: Still Life and the Precedence of Form

This guided tour will afford a closer look at the development of Picasso’s Still Life in a Landscape by presenting it together with Still life with Compote and Glass and Rivera’s variation on the theme. The visual dialogue taking place in 1915 between these two giants of modern art will be further outlined through the display of Rivera’s 1915 Still Life with Bread Knife. Beyond the rich anecdotes regarding the relationship of the two artists, this group of paintings provides an opportunity to find parallels as well as deviations between these canvases.

 

Register by Friday, August 11

For this class you will park at the museum and meet the group in the museum lobby. Please be in the lobby by 10:20, as the tour will start promptly at 10:30.

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

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Cost: $8.00

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM