Note: not all classes are held each quarter.

Adult Tap Dance (Quarterly) 

Aqua Zumba(Quarterly) 
Ballroom Dance (Fall, Winter)

Basic Digital SLR Photography 50+ (Fall) 
Basic Digital SLR Photography Workshop 50 + (Spring & Fall)

Be Ready for the Home Inspector (Spring & Fall) Hand outs 

Beginning Drawing with Pencils (Spring & Fall) -All supplies are provided 

Beginning Glass Fusing (Quarterly)  

Beginning Piano (Spring & Fall) 

Beginning Pottery (Quarterly)   
Behind the Easel with Oil or Acrylic (Quarterly)

Belly Dancing (Quarterly)  

Boxercise (Quarterly)

Chair Caning (Winter) 

Chair Recovery(Spring & Fall) 
Chair Recovery-Small Projects (Winter)

Civil War (Summer, Fall, Winter)

Conversational Spanish (Quarterly) – Booklet provided

Creative Writing (Winter, Spring, Fall) –Booklet provided 

Clogging (Quarterly) 

Dancing with a Partner (Fall & Winter) 
Digital Photography: Close-Up/Macro (Summer)
eBay: Buying and Selling (Quarterly) 
Enhancing with Calligraphy (Summer, Fall) All supplies provided
First time Fitness (Quarterly)
Fitness Basics (Quarterly)
Garden to Table Workshop (Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall) All supplies are provided
Getting to Know Your Android System (Quarterly) 
Intro to Quilting (Fall)
Hand Embroidery (Winter) All supplies are provided
Home Repair Classes (Spring & Fall) All supplies are provided
Intro to Hand Sewing (Fall) All supplies are provided
Intro to Oil Painting (Summer & Winter) – All supplies are provided
Jump Drives & Memory Cards 101 (Spring & Fall)
Just Strummin My Guitar   (Quarterly) 
Line Dancing For Fun And Fitness(Fall, Winter & Spring) 
Low Impact Intervals (Quarterly)
Marylin Copeland’s Acrylic Painting (spring & Fall)- All supplies are provided
DSCN8670Microsoft Windows Vista or 7 (Ending 2015) 
Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1 (Quarterly) 
Microsoft Excel 2007 & 2010 (Summer) 
Microsoft Word 2007 & 2010 (Spring & Fall) 
One day Acrylics (Spring & Fall) –All Supplies are provided
Pastels Exploring the Medium of Degas  (Spring & Fall) 
Pilates (Quarterly)
Piloxing (Quarterly) 
PiYo Fitness (Quarterly) 
Portrait Drawing with Pencils (Spring & Fall) -All supplies are provided
PowerPoint 2007/2010 (Summer)  
Relaxing Massage for Couples (spring and fall) 
Return of the Rag Rug(Spring & Fall) 
Selling Your Short Story (Spring & Fall) –Booklet Provided
Shred Interval Workout (Quarterly)
Spanish Classes (Quarterly) Booklet provided

Stained Glass (Quarterly) 
Texas 2 Step (Spring & Fall) 
The Basics of Photo Editing 50+ (Fall)
The Basics of Machine Sewing (Fall) 
Top Hits for Hips (Quarterly)
Understanding Facebook (Spring & Fall) 
Understanding Family Tree Software 50+(Spring & Fall)
Watercolor From the Beginning (Summer) -All supplies are provided
Walking Fit (Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall)
Whole Food Life Style (Spring & Fall) All supplies provided
What's New in Windows 8/8.1 (Quarterly)
Writing Your Memoirs (Fall) 
Yoga (Quarterly)
Zumba (Quarterly)

Directions to Various Locations

Directions to the Community Center
Directions for the Fitness Studio
Directions to Franke Pavilion
Directions to Psi Ote Pavilion in Bob Arnold/Northside Park 


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This season we are offering a variety of Arts, Crafts & Hobby classes including: Knitting for Beginners, Sewing Survival 101, Chair Recovery, Acrylic Pour, Acrylic Painting, Mosaic Mirror, Beginning Pottery, and more!

Check out the  Winter Fun Times to learn more. 

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Pottery 2018 Pottery Fall 2018


Be sure to check out the Sample Projects  page too.



Chair Recovery Fall 2018 Chair Recovery Fall 2018 2

Wood Sign Class 2 Fall 2018 Wood Sign Class 3 Fall 2018

Colored Pencil Class 1

Billiards for Women
I haven enjoyed every lesson. Lucy D.

Great class, detailed personal instructions.  Delores P.

Behind the Easel
For a beginner it was very "safe" place to start, great camaraderie among instructor and participants-lots of guidance regarding color and technique. Kathy B.

Glass Fusing

This was an outstanding class.  I've taken it 3 times so far.  Juanita is an encouraging teacher creating a non-threatening environment which enabled our creativity.  There is such a varied selection of glass for us to use in making our creations. Pauline F.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class-will plan on taking other classes presented by Juanita-Rosi B.

I enjoyed the class-Brandon is very knowledgeable he is also personable and friendly and very talented. Linda B.

Stained Glass
I really enjoyed the class. Juanita is a patient and kind teacher. Jenny S.

This was a great class. I went into it nervous thinking my chair was too difficult for me to upholster but Larry showed each one of us ladies step-by-step how to upholster our chairs. He was kind and professional. A great teacher-I'm glad I took the class. My chair looks great-Carol V.


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The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of Adult Special Interest

For more information about classes contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(427-6466), Program Facility Coordinator for Adult Classes or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(427-6468), Recreation Specialist Adult Programs. 

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Class Supply List  

Look up supply lists on the registration side without registering. Go to Registration find the category of interest, find the particular class and click on the "i" icon found under the notes heading for details about the class including the supply list. This option is always available.

Class Supply lists are also available at the following link: Supply List & Directions page   Click on the particular class of interest to check out the class supply list before or after you register. 

Note; not all classes have supply lists.  If you have trouble finding the class list on the Registration side or listed below then please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Classes of Interest

Colored Pencil Class 2

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies 


Other Adult Classes

Computer Classes

Fitness classes

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Class Notes 

A-C means “Adult-Child Fee” 

Classes are mainly held at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department: Community Center 233 West Main Street.  

Parking at the Community Center is off of Maiden Lane at the corner of West Berry Street and Maiden Lane (both are one way streets.)

All fees are for individual participants except for the Adult-Child fee. One child may sign up with an adult for special discount price. 

If registering as an Adult-Child fee you cannot register on line. Either call 427-6000, visit the Community Center or the Main office (705 East State  Blvd- parking is off of Parnell at the Bob Arnold Park entrance) or drop registration in the mail.  


As project photos become available they will be posted on the Sample Projects page.

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Upcoming Events

Community Unity
19 Nov 2019   6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
“Christmas Connections” Holiday Exhibit
23 Nov 2019  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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24 Nov 2019   9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department  705 E. State Blvd.   Fort Wayne, IN 46805  (260) 427-6000 • Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm  parkswebmaster@cityoffortwayne.org