Do you wonder what some of our activities are all about? What is a bunka? Who are Chicks with Sticks? Cards or Card Making, Knitting or Hooking, Moves or Movies, whatever your interests, we have it. Or we can make it happen. Here are some explanations so you can join in. Most activities have two or three experienced people willing to guide you on your journey to joy and relaxation.

 

 

Gentle Hatha Yoga with Sue Turner

 

In addition to asanas or postures, Sue's gentle yoga classes include elements of breath work (pranayama), visualization and meditation. Students are invited to discover and deepen their yoga practice through development of self-awareness and self-acceptance, to experience the power of the breath and proper alignment, and to connect the body, mind, and spirit in a peaceful, healing state of balance. Benefits include: improved flexibility, strength, balance and muscle tone, and stress relief. 

Chair Yoga with Sue Turner

 

The Gentle Hatha class description above applies, however this class is appropriate for those who prefer to practice yoga seated on/supported by a chair. Posture modifications are provided. 

Both classes are suitable for beginners as well as experienced students.

Artist in Residence:

Sue Turner  www.sueturner.ca

Working in Acrylics
Working in Acrylics

Art Studio

 

This relaxing three hour studio is a place for artists working in any media. We paint, draw, and chat, helping each other with encouragement, suggestions, and the flow of creative energy in the room.

Artists in Residence:

Sharon Stein

Lynn Steiner

Sally Munning

Rug Hooked Coasters
Rug Hooked Coasters

Rug Hooking

 

Prescott Hoops and Hooks meet twice a month to hook rugs. Rug hooking is easy to learn and relaxing to do. We work with burlap, wool strips, and a hook. We hold the wool strips under the burlap, and pull up loops with the hook. Anyone in the group will show you how it’s done and in five minutes get you started on a lifetime hobby. We make rugs, wall hangings, coasters, and other decorative objects. We hook for three hours, with coffee, treats and conversation to sustain us. Membership in Prescott Hoops and Hooks is $5 a year

Hardanger

 

Hardanger is a form of embroidery traditionally worked with white thread on white even-weave cloth, using counted-thread and drawn-thread techniques. It is sometimes called white work embroidery.

Bunka

 

Bunka is a form of Japanese embroidery originating around the turn of the 20th century. Bunka artists use a specialized embroidery needle and rayon threads to create very detailed pictures that resemble oil paintings. Unlike some other forms of embroidery, bunka is fragile and is usually presented as artwork rather than as clothing adornment. Bunka has gained in popularity since the advent of numbered kits, which provide a step-by-step guide to producing artwork. The Bunka Babes will be happy to get you started on your first project.

Bargello

 

Bargello is a type of needlepoint embroidery consisting of upright flat stitches laid in a mathematical pattern to create motifs. The name originates from a series of chairs found in the Bargello palace in Florence, which have a "flame stitch" pattern. Traditionally, Bargello was stitched in wool on canvas. Embroidery done this way is remarkably durable. It is well suited for use on pillows, upholstery and even carpets, but not for clothing. Traditional designs are colourful, and use many hues of one colour, producing intricate shading effects. The patterns are naturally geometric, but can also resemble stylized flowers or fruits.

A winning hand?
A winning hand?

Cards

 

Bridge, Euchre, Snap, Fish, name your game.

Nordic Walking
A Nordic walking group meets at Walker House on Friday mornings, except for the summer season.  Those who walk for stability and balance meet at 8:30 am and walk around the waterfront for half an hour. Those who walk for fitness meet at 9 am and walk for an hour. The poles and techniques are different for these two purposes.
 
Walker House will subsidize the cost of attending a Nordic walking clinic with Sue Turner, a certified Urban Poling instructor, to learn about the poles, techniques and health benefits, and to help you decide which walking group is most appropriate for you. For more information on Nordic walking, clinics, or to purchase or rent Urban Poles, the Canadian brand recommended by Sue, please visit her website at sueturner.ca or contact her at sue.turner2@gmail.com or 613-213-0869.

Pool and Shuffleboard

 

The boys in the basement enjoy a game of pool weekly. They welcome new players, any age, any ability. There's a shuffleboard table, too, if that's your style.