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Chalk Painting Kitchen Cabinets/ Furniture

$77

with Miki Earl

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Is there furniture in your home that needs a fresh look? Been dreaming of a new kitchen? Students will learn the simple Royal Chalk 4 step system for painting your furniture. Students will learn how to create any look you desire, vintage, cottage, antiqued, or modern and in any painted color you desire. Wood, MDF, Laminate can all be painted. No experience required! Visit the royalchalk.com site to get an idea of the beauty you can create. Bring a VERY small portable piece of furniture or wooden craft to paint and a one cup sample of flat low-primer paint. We love the Home Depot BEHR Premium Plus flat sheen 8 ounce samples. (Please, no chairs with spindles.)  Wear your painting clothes or an apron and bring a small drop cloth. All materials, chalking supplies and tools will be provided.

Comedy Writing Class

$62

with Ian Stuart

Calendar Feb 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 7 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. 

Full Course

Digital Cameras: Introduction

$46

with Peter Wannemacher

Calendar Jan 22, 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. 

Digital Cameras: Introduction

$46

with Peter Wannemacher

Calendar Jan 23, 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.

Framed Mosaic Suncatcher

$23

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Feb 17, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to make beautiful framed glass sun-catchers using sea glass, shells, marbles and more. All materials are provided. In class we'll prepare the frames, create our designs, and glue on the glass. Everyone will be given instructions on how to do the optional final step at home--mixing and pouring the resin that will encase the items in a clear, durable finish. Please sign up at least one week prior to the class to give the instructor time to gather the materials. Kit fee of $25 payable to instructor at class. 

Guitar: Basic

$67

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Jan 20, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 10 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

$67

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Jan 20, 2018 at 12:15 pm, runs for 10 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. Requirement: A guitar and electronic tuner.

Intuitive Writing

$67

with Chrystal Wing

Calendar Jan 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 9 weeks
Rather than focus on writing as an end product, this course is about the enjoyment of writing as a process. Students will be encouraged to trust their own unique intuitive approach, writing from a weekly prompt and receiving supportive feedback. All genres - fiction, autobiography, poetry, plays, as well as unnamed forms - are welcome. Open to writers of any level of experience.




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