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Acrylic Paint Pouring: Beginners
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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.

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 Nov 29, 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.

Mindful Drawing For Beginners


with Christopher Reed

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
Students will learn the basic principles of drawing, including line, shading, composition, value, negative and positive space. Through the use of still life setups and landscape photos, students will begin to develop their own unique way of drawing. Mindfulness  exercises will be utilized to allow  the inner artist to unfold naturally without judgment and fears that impede the creative process. A materials list will be provided.
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Mindful Landscape Oil Painting


with Christopher Reed

Calendar Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
This class is open to beginners as well as those looking to build upon prior experience in landscape oil painting. The basic skills of mixing colors, applying paint, developing composition and value will be acquired through the use of landscape photos. Each class will begin with a meditative exercise for minimizing inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. Supply list will be provided once the class is determined to run.

Quilting: Confident Beginners


with Karen Eggert

Calendar Oct 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Students will learn a quilting technique that is used in many quilt patterns. You will be creating blocks to be used in a small project. Fabrics, color selection, value choices, and print scale will be discussed in the introductory class. Students will need a sewing machine in good working order. NOTE: The first class (10/18) will be a one hour introduction, 7:00-8:00pm.
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Ukulele For  Beginners
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Ukulele For Beginners


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Oct 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
The ukulele is a versatile, go anywhere instrument that is easy to play (with practice of course). Students will have a ball learning to play familiar songs using common chords, along with basic strumming and picking techniques. You don't need to know how to read music. You do have to have a ukulele (no baritones please) and a clip on electronic tuner or tuner app.

Voice Over Class


with Dan Levine

Calendar Nov 3, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
YOU'VE HEARD BRIAN THON ON TV AND RADIO COMMERCIALS! Now hear Brian LIVE as he illustrates how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. Brian will show you a unique, outside-of-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for! (Brian Thon’s voice can be heard on work from professional sports teams to Fortune 500 companies, from GE Healthcare to Fox News).
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