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Acrylic Paint Pouring: Beginners


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Oct 27, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 1 week
With this exciting process, students never know what beautiful patterns will be created until the paint is poured. We’ll cover what types of paint and additives work best to create beautiful abstract art. This class is appropriate for any artistic skill level, from beginner to pro, that wants to learn this technique. You will be transporting your wet paintings home in a container provided by the instructor, but you may want to have some plastic and a clean trunk or floor to rest the container on for the trip home. $30 materials fee payable to the instructor the night of class.

Acting For Non-Actors

Calendar Sep 18, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks
Have you ever wanted to step on to the stage and try acting. Come experience a fun, low pressure, acting opportunity. Students will learn the basics of memorizing lines and finish with the ability to perform your own monologue solo. Students will grow through exercises and games geared to getting you out of your shell and onto the stage.

Comedy Writing Class


with Ian Stuart

Calendar Sep 20, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Does everybody tell you that you are funny? In this course, students will focus on the techniques and science of comedic writing. Taught by a professional comedian, you will learn how to write one-liner jokes, how to write comedic stories and how to write monologues. This course is for people interested in Stand Up Comedy, Late-Night writing and anyone interested in including comedy in their writing.

Digital Cameras: Introduction


with Peter Wannemacher

Calendar Oct 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
This introductory course provides students with the necessary skills to start taking high quality photographs. The course covers many camera features and settings, focusing on both “point-and-shoot” and D-SLR cameras. Students should expect class discussions about camera topics including shadows, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, aperture priority, resolution, f-stop, and more. To ensure students can apply knowledge for real-world circumstances, the course also covers the organization and printing of photos. The price of this course includes a lab fee of $5.00.

Guitar: Basic


with Mike Duffy

Calendar Sep 8, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 9 weeks
Designed for students with no prior guitar experience, this course covers the basic fundamentals of learning the instrument. Course topics include common chords, tuning, and how to keep a steady strum pattern. Requirements: A guitar and electronic tuner.

Guitar: Continuing


with Mike Duffy

Calendar Sep 8, 2018 at 12:15 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Building off of Guitar: Basic, this course helps students to progress along their guitar-playing path. Students will review and practice what they have previously learned, using that information to learn additional chords and songs. Prerequisite: Completion of Guitar: Basic or instructor permission. Requirements: A guitar and electronic tuner.

Indie Publishing: Intro


with Jane Karker

Calendar Dec 6, 2018 at 6:15 pm, runs for 1 week
Promoting a book is a marathon, not a sprint, and authors can often get overwhelmed before they even begin. Students will get information on traditional and internet book marketing and ways to avoid burnout with tools to break down marketing tasks into realistic steps. These tools are used with the “Gradual Yes Method”—ten basic sales truths specifically for authors.

Ink Painting And Pendants


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Sep 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
If you like color, this class is for you. Using alcohol inks and special paper, students will create little works of abstract art that you can keep whole for framing, or use the pendant trays and glass cabochons provided to create wearable pendants featuring your creations. Materials Fee: $7 payable to instructor at the class.

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