The MJCC is dedicated to the health, happiness, and personal growth of our membership and the community. With the intention of being a neighborhood spiritual center, the MJCC’s Center for Mind, Body, & Soul will connect participants to experiential learning, meditation, lecture series, film festivals, book festivals, classes, and so much more.
Mindful Meditation Circle
Thursdays • 7:30pm
Silent meditation quiets the mind, relaxes the body, and helps develop mindfulness. Many find that meditation eases the pressures and stress of daily life. Individuals with varying levels of experience and from diverse meditation practices are welcome. Interest or want more information? Call Nancy Shapiro at (901) 484-1982.
with Daniel Lamontagne
This 8-week course is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction clinic program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, started by JonKabatt-Zinn Ph.D. Thousands of people have taken his courses using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness. For more information, please visit www.meditatewithdan.com.
Mon 7:00–8:30pm | 10/22–12/10 | $175 fee/$165m | Class #5269
Silk Scarf Printing
with Memphis College of Art
Learn the foundational skill of block printing – led by paper and fabric artist Meredith Olinger. Participants will learn how to create a block print and apply that print design to textiles. The skill of creating your own handmade textiles translates across multiple fields and designs, so see where it can take you! You will leave the class with a unique block-printed scarf just in time to update your spring wardrobe. All equipment and supplies are provided.
Wed 4:00–7:00pm | 9/26 | $85 fee/$80m | Class #5113
with Amy-Beth Rice
This 6 week series is designed to teach you acrylic painting techniques. From color theory, to design, and medium technique, this class will cover it all! This is a class designed for all levels, from beginner to advanced student!
Tue 6:00–8:00pm | 10/9–11/13 | $180 fee/$175m | Class #5267
Beginning Pointed Pen
with Maggie Naylor
Take an in depth journey into the art of beautiful handwriting with this 6-week session of calligraphy classes. Learn how to create beautiful letterforms using pointed pens, which are the common style used to create Copperplate and Spencerian calligraphy and are being used today by many calligraphers particularly for wedding calligraphy. Have fun putting your new skills to use by practicing addressing envelopes and other projects. This is a great class for beginners who have never picked up a calligraphy pen, but also great for all levels to continue to grow and perfect the art of calligraphy. Supplies can be ordered online from Paper and Ink Arts in Nashville at www.paperinkarts.com/pointedpen.html
Local stores have a few items, such as:
• Menage Fine Stationery and Gifts, 430 Perkins
• The Art Center, 1636 Union
• Hobby Lobby
Tue 10:00–11:30am | 10/9–11/13 | $180 fee/$175m | Class #5268
Taking Better Photos with Your iPhone
with Rena Knop
Want to step up your selfie game or simply take a nonfuzzy photo of your children? Come learn the basics of composing and taking a better iPhone photo. Get familiar with your iPhone camera features, gain
some helpful photography tips, and learn about post processing apps. This workshop will give you the tools you need to up your iPhone photo game!
Sun 11:00–1:00pm | 11/18 | $35 fee/$30m | Class #5271
For all questions, please contact Marcy Stagner, Program Director for Cultural Arts and Adult Services, at (901) 259-9230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.