Virtual Recreation

Here is a sampling of some of the many classes we offer. Be sure to check back to see when you can sign up for classes live and in person. 

Pilates with Lana Indoor Cycling Learn to Play Basketball

Lampwork Glass Vortex Eyeball

Cardio Dance 50+ Beg. Pilates with Lana Making a Lampwork Glass Bead

Mommy & Baby Yoga

Tai Chi Arts & Crafts Throwing a Ceramic Bonsai Pot

Glass Fusing Techniques

Hydraulic Press Gentle Yoga Making a Clay Whistle

Creative Dance

Pickleball for Beginners Yoga Balance Mishima Throwing the Hump
Kathi's Torch Fun Exercise for Kids T'ai Chi Chuan 108 Form  

Kohiki Slip

Sid makes an octopus bead

Hot-forging a copper bracelet

Make an elephant under a palm tree

 

Pilates with Lana

Join Lana for a Pilates mat work class designed to tone and sculpt your entire body, while giving you a low intensity calorie burning workout.

Cardio Dance 50+

A complete workout to include fun dance movements, balance and strength, flexibility and cool down to music geared for Seniors to improve cardiovascular health.

Tai Chi

You can still get some exercise thanks to the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department. Get a quick tai chi lesson from one of their top instructors.

Making A Unique Cuff Bracelet with a Hydraulic Press

Long time "maker"/Jewelry Making instructor Mark Ramsour teaches "Jewelry Introduction" Classes at Tucson Parks and Recreation. Watch how he uses the Hydraulic Press to make a unique cuff bracelet.

Pickleball for Beginners

Learn everything a brand new, want to be pickleball player needs to know to play organized open play!

Kathi's Torch Fun

Torch Fundamentals jewelry making with Tucson Parks and Recreation!

Indoor Cycling

You can still get your heart rate up with some exercise thanks to the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department. Get a quick indoor cycling lesson from one of their top instructors.

Beginning Pilates with Lana

You can still get your heart rate up with some exercise thanks to the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department. Get a quick Pilates lesson from one of their top instructors.

Arts & Crafts

You can still put your creative juices to work thanks to the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department. Get a quick arts & crafts lesson from one of their top instructors.

Gentle Yoga with Lynne Wolfe

Join instructor Lynne Wolfe for a combination of slow to moderate paced physical postures, breathing and meditation exercises. Yoga has been shown to reduce stress, improve flexibility and increase range of movement while reducing aches and pains.

Yoga Balance with Lynne Wolfe

Join instructor Lynn Wolfe for a combination of slow to moderate paced physical postures, breathing and meditation exercises. Yoga has been shown to reduce stress, improve flexibility and balance.

Exercise for Kids with Coach Jonah

Fun class to combine aerobic workout to help with strength, coordination, balance and flexibility exercises.

Learn to Play Basketball with Coach Jonah

Participants will learn basic rules and skills including: dribbling and passing. Activities based on age and skill level.

Making a Lampwork Glass Bead of Mapenzi

Join instructor Kathie Froede in creating a lampwork glass bead of Mapenzi ("Beloved" in Swahili) the new baby elephant at Reid Park Zoo. Kathie teaches a multi-jewelry technique class at Parks and Recreation called Torch FUNdamentals which covers glass bead torch work.

Throwing a Ceramic Bonsai Pot

Throwing a Ceramic Bonsai Pot with Tucson Parks and Recreation instructor Sid Henderson. The classic Japanese bonsai pot is designed according to Zen Buddhist traditions of the art of miniature landscape.

Making a Clay Whistle with Mary Swallow

Pottery Instructor Mary Swallow - Making a Clay Whistle or Ocarina. Begin with a closed up pinch pot with two holes: a mouthpiece and and a parallel air intake slot. The chamber makes the tone. Extra holes make the ocarina.

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Mishima with Mary Swallow

Join Tucson Parks and Recreation pottery instructor Mary Swallow as she talks about Mishima or using colored slip on ceramics. Mishima is a Korean surface technique of inlaying colored slip into an incised clay vessel then removing the excess slip creating a fine, intricate unique design.

T'ai Chi Chuan 108 Form Intermediate

This ancient Chinese defense exercise emphases body and mind in balance with each other, coordination,and sensitivity. Diaphragmatic breathing and meditation exercises help you release stress. Take this class and more at Tucson Parks and Recreation.

Lampwork Glass Vortex Eyeball with Sid Henderson

Join Tucson Parks and Recreation instructor Sid Henderson as he shows us the progression making an implosion "Vortex" eyeball using high temperature boro glass. We can't wait to have you back in a Torch FUNdamentals class with us soon!

Mommy & Baby Yoga

Join Tucson Parks and Recreation instructor Lynn as she leads you through a Mommy & Baby Yoga class to help you create more of a bond with your baby. Gentle yoga will be done with adult and infant together. Learn poses to protect your back along with your legs, arms, and abdomen.

Creating Glass Candle Holders Using Glass Fusing Techniques

Join Tucson Parks and Recreation instructor, Kathie, as she shows bubble entrapment in layered fused glass festive plaid patterns using glass "stringers & noodles". Air pocket bubbles are trapped inside the plaid pattern inside two layers of glass. The final project is then fused, slumped and draped in kiln firings creating candle holders.

Creative Dance

Join Tucson Parks and Recreation dance instructor Lashell in this creative dance video. In this beginning class she will introduce you to stretching, movements, improvisation, and other successive dance forms.

Sid makes an octopus bead

Watch Tucson Parks and Recreation pottery instructor Sid Henderson as he uses high temperature boro glass to sculpt a spotted Octopus sitting on an implosion bead.

Hot-forging a copper bracelet

Join Mark Ramsour, Tucson Parks and Recreation jewelry instructor and lifelong self-employed jeweler as he fashions a twisted and hot forged copper cuff bracelet using a homemade mini forge.

Kathy make an elephant under a palm tree

Join Kathy Galles, Tucson Parks and Recreation arts & crafts and pottery instructor, as she shows her step by step process of making an elephant under a palm tree of colored construction paper and recycled boxes and paint.

Throwing the Hump Clay Technique

Join our clay instructor, Sid Henderson, as he shows time and labor saving tips for "Throwing Off the Hump," an old technique used by potters to make multiples of a small form starting with a large amount of clay.

Kohiki Slip with Sid Henderson

Modeled after Korean Yi Dynasty wares, Kohiki typically refers to an iron-rich dark clay body covered over with white slip and is associated with tea. In the video, Sid shows texturing techniques revealing dark patterns from the clay body contrasting with swirl drawing in the white slip.