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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.

After The Paycheck Stops: Retirement Income Primer


with Seth Cheikin

Calendar Oct 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This class is designed for people who are thinking about retiring or have retired recently. Students will learn ideas to help build a reasonable and sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement, utilizing the framework of Plan for the Expected, Prepare for the Unexpected and Position the Portfolio for Both.

Baking Exchange


with Katherine Slevin

Calendar Sep 29, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Are you a woman from another country, have a passion for baking, and are willing to learn from others? Hosted by the C. Love Cookie Project and in partnership with the Root Cellar Portland and Portland Adult Education, this program will highlight multiple cultures from around the world in this intensive 6- week baking program. Each week a recipe from another country will be highlighted, as students gain baking skills and have an opportunity to learn about another culture and one another. Recipes will be in English, Arabic, and French. Any woman at any age is welcome to join in on this culinary experience. If you would like to support the class or have questions about the program, please visit:

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Ballroom Dancing For Couples


with Patty Medina

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
This class introduces couples to basic ballroom dance skills that will help them enjoy a night out, or prepare them for special events such as weddings, anniversaries, or social gatherings. The class also helps boost a student’s confidence by teaching them to look great while dancing to styles such as waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, and merengue. Requirement: A dancing partner. Class payment is per person.

Boost Confidence With Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar Oct 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Is your confidence lower that you would like it to be? If so, the answers to increased self-confidence are within your subconscious mind and can be accessed in hypnosis. Transform yourself from being reactive to being proactive by releasing the causes of your reduced confidence and replacing them with new, positive, confident feelings and actions.

De-Stress With Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar Nov 19, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Stress can be incapacitating and crippling, contributing to many diseases in our minds and bodies. Hypnosis can help you release your habitual reaction to stress and replace it with a positive, relaxed response. Learn to enter the hypnotic state whenever you desire, using it to reinforce a comfortable, confident, satisfying way of handling stress. The repetition of that response, in self-hypnosis, causes it to become the new permanent habit in your subconscious mind.

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.

Eliminate Fear Through Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

  Discover the roots of your fears in hypnosis. Release whatever had caused your fears to take hold and free yourself completely from them. By creating new, positive thoughts, feelings and perceptions, you can enjoy being the new, transformed you.

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