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Code Name Info Dates Time Hours Days Fee

Y20-SPC-415

Holiday Glam Makeup Workshop

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Holiday Glam Makeup Workshop

'Tis the season for glamorous makeup! Whether you celebrate in a big way or small gatherings, makeup is a great way to feel and look festive. This 2-day workshop is taught by a local makeup artist who will share her tips and tricks to help you create a custom holiday look. Instruction will include red lips, lashes, glitter and full glam. This class is not for beginners. Some skill and understanding of how to apply makeup is required. You will need to bring your own makeup to class. A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Nov 14 2019 to Nov 15 2019

6 00 PM to 8 00 PM

4

Thu Fri

$49

Y20-SPC-143

Pencil Drawing

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Pencil Drawing

If you have ever wanted to capture the beauty around you in a drawing, here is your opportunity to learn how to do just that. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate artist, this class will help you explore your creativity. Learn how to design detailed and realistic drawings by using both different grades of drawing pencils and blenders. Explore toning, shading and the use of different pencils to create textures for different subjects. Step-by-step instruction, in a pleasant and relaxed learning environment, will help you develop the confidence you need to work towards mastering the skill of drawing. A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Pencil Drawing Supply List


  • Drawing paper (Strathmore Drawing Medium & Mead are two excellent brands, there are also other good brands to use)

  • Size 9x12 or 11x14 80 lb. comes in 12 or 24 sheet tablets

  • Pencils - Prismacolor Sketch Accessory Set. This set includes:

  • 3 Pencils - 8B - HB - 6H

  • Sanding Pad - Vinyl Eraser - Blending Stump

  • 2 Tortillons

  • As with Drawing Paper there are also other fine sets of Drawing Pencils available, such as Staedtler and Lowe Cornell

  • Pencils - Hard - 2H H F HB B 2B 6B - Soft

  • 12" Ruler

  • Note: A blending Stump also known as a Tortillon is a very important tool when doing a drawing in pencil. This allows the student to blend and shade to achieve realistic results.

    These are suggestions for supplies, but any combination of these or other brands will do.

Jan 14 2020 to Feb 18 2020

3 30 PM to 6 00 PM

15

Tue

$69

Y20-SPC-144

Pencil Drawing

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Pencil Drawing

If you have ever wanted to capture the beauty around you in a drawing, here is your opportunity to learn how to do just that. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate artist, this class will help you explore your creativity. Learn how to design detailed and realistic drawings by using both different grades of drawing pencils and blenders. Explore toning, shading and the use of different pencils to create textures for different subjects. Step-by-step instruction, in a pleasant and relaxed learning environment, will help you develop the confidence you need to work towards mastering the skill of drawing. A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Pencil Drawing Supply List


  • Drawing paper (Strathmore Drawing Medium & Mead are two excellent brands, there are also other good brands to use)

  • Size 9x12 or 11x14 80 lb. comes in 12 or 24 sheet tablets

  • Pencils - Prismacolor Sketch Accessory Set. This set includes:

  • 3 Pencils - 8B - HB - 6H

  • Sanding Pad - Vinyl Eraser - Blending Stump

  • 2 Tortillons

  • As with Drawing Paper there are also other fine sets of Drawing Pencils available, such as Staedtler and Lowe Cornell

  • Pencils - Hard - 2H H F HB B 2B 6B - Soft

  • 12" Ruler

  • Note: A blending Stump also known as a Tortillon is a very important tool when doing a drawing in pencil. This allows the student to blend and shade to achieve realistic results.

    These are suggestions for supplies, but any combination of these or other brands will do.

Mar 2 2020 to Apr 6 2020

6 30 PM to 9 00 PM

15

Mon

$69

Y20-SPC-654

Watercolor for Everyone!

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Watercolor for Everyone!

Take time for yourself this year. Learning how to paint with watercolor is a beautiful, fun way to express yourself creatively. Designed for beginner and intermediate artists, this course will help you explore various techniques in watercolor, such as mixing colors, applying glazes, using the dry brush technique, wet on wet application, and lifting of paint from an area to achieve desired effect. Hands-on instruction in a relaxed environment will help you learn foundational skills, explore your artistic side and also teach you to embrace new techniques. Art is an adventure, and you are invited to explore with us as you learn the unique skill of painting with watercolor! A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Watercolor Supply List


  • Watercolor Paper (Size 9x12) 140 lb. weight Cold Press Paper (Strathmore and Cottman by Windsor Newton are two excellent brands). NOTE: Paper to light (90 lbs.) will buckle and not allow students to achieve the desired effect.

  • Watercolor Paint (Tubes only). Colors needed include: Red, Yellow, Green, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre

  • Watercolor paint comes in sets. Sets include:
  • Niji (great for both beginners or advanced students
  • Thomas Kincade Watercolor Paint Set
  • Grumbacher and Windsor Newton

  • Brushes - Either a 1 or 1 1/2 inch Flat Brush

  • Round Brush (#8 or #6 Size), Round Brush (#4 Size), Liner or Detail Brush (Size #1)

  • Brushes also come in sets. (Brushes or very important, so stay away from cheap sets, as the bristles tend to come off while painting).

  • Plastic Pallette or Styrafoam Plate

  • Plastic Container for Water

  • Pencil (No. 2)

  • Eraser and 12 inch Ruler

Jan 14 2020 to Feb 18 2020

6 30 PM to 9 00 PM

15

Tue

$69

Y20-SPC-655

Watercolor for Everyone!

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Watercolor for Everyone!

Take time for yourself this year. Learning how to paint with watercolor is a beautiful, fun way to express yourself creatively. Designed for beginner and intermediate artists, this course will help you explore various techniques in watercolor, such as mixing colors, applying glazes, using the dry brush technique, wet on wet application, and lifting of paint from an area to achieve desired effect. Hands-on instruction in a relaxed environment will help you learn foundational skills, explore your artistic side and also teach you to embrace new techniques. Art is an adventure, and you are invited to explore with us as you learn the unique skill of painting with watercolor! A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Watercolor Supply List


  • Watercolor Paper (Size 9x12) 140 lb. weight Cold Press Paper (Strathmore and Cottman by Windsor Newton are two excellent brands). NOTE: Paper to light (90 lbs.) will buckle and not allow students to achieve the desired effect.

  • Watercolor Paint (Tubes only). Colors needed include: Red, Yellow, Green, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre

  • Watercolor paint comes in sets. Sets include:
  • Niji (great for both beginners or advanced students
  • Thomas Kincade Watercolor Paint Set
  • Grumbacher and Windsor Newton

  • Brushes - Either a 1 or 1 1/2 inch Flat Brush

  • Round Brush (#8 or #6 Size), Round Brush (#4 Size), Liner or Detail Brush (Size #1)

  • Brushes also come in sets. (Brushes or very important, so stay away from cheap sets, as the bristles tend to come off while painting).

  • Plastic Pallette or Styrafoam Plate

  • Plastic Container for Water

  • Pencil (No. 2)

  • Eraser and 12 inch Ruler

Mar 2 2020 to Apr 6 2020

3 30 PM to 6 00 PM

15

Mon

$69

Y20-SPC-406

Beauty Makeup

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Beauty Makeup

Learn how to apply everything from quick to full glam beauty, and use the right tools to achieve your desired look. This class is taught by a local makeup artist who will share her secrets of what to look for when purchasing products, how to choose the right color, correct application techniques for your face shape and skin type and how to feel comfortable enough to design a complementary face of makeup. Throughout this course you will also learn how to match and apply foundation, map eyebrows, contour and shade your face, choose and apply lashes and create multiple eye looks! A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins. No class 4/15/20.

Feb 26 2020 to Apr 22 2020

6 00 PM to 8 00 PM

16

Wed

$120.00

Y20-SPC-111

Photography 1: Introduction to Photography

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Photography 1: Introduction to Photography

Capture the world around you! Photography is an amazing way to express yourself and preserve the precious moments that you want to remember for life. This course is designed to help you gain an understanding of the basic principles of photography and learn the functions of your DSLR camera. You will learn about exposure, shutter speeds, composition, image processing and storage. Taught by a local photographer, you will learn about your camera and basic introductory skills for shooting different genres. Students are required to bring their own DSLR camera with them to class.

Jan 27 2020 to Mar 2 2020

6 00 PM to 8 00 PM

12

Mon

$99

Y20-SPC-112

Photography 1: Introduction to Photography

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Photography 1: Introduction to Photography

Capture the world around you! Photography is an amazing way to express yourself and preserve the precious moments that you want to remember for life. This course is designed to help you gain an understanding of the basic principles of photography and learn the functions of your DSLR camera. You will learn about exposure, shutter speeds, composition, image processing and storage. Taught by a local photographer, you will learn about your camera and basic introductory skills for shooting different genres. Students are required to bring their own DSLR camera with them to class.

Apr 20 2020 to May 25 2020

6 00 PM to 8 00 PM

12

Mon

$99

Y20-SPC-126

Photography 2: Intermediate Photography

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Photography 2: Intermediate Photography

Build your photography skills and gain confidence behind the lens. In this intermediate course, you will work on how to improve both creative and technical skills. Explore the aesthetic and com-positional aspects of photography. You will be introduced to various photographic genres, such as portraiture, high speed and motion blur, and still life while also touching up on skills learned in Introduction to Photography. Using Adobe Light room, learn how to develop effective work flows for sorting and editing images, refine image adjustment skills, and perfect printing ability. Hands-on instruction includes learning more in-depth composite skills as well as partaking in a field scavenger hunt. Introduction to Photography or basic photography experienced required. Students are to bring their own DSLR camera with them to class.

Jan 22 2020 to Feb 26 2020

6 00 PM to 8 00 PM

12

Wed

$99

Y20-SPC-127

Photography 2: Intermediate Photography

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Photography 2: Intermediate Photography

Build your photography skills and gain confidence behind the lens. In this intermediate course, you will work on how to improve both creative and technical skills. Explore the aesthetic and com-positional aspects of photography. You will be introduced to various photographic genres, such as portraiture, high speed and motion blur, and still life while also touching up on skills learned in Introduction to Photography. Using Adobe Light room, learn how to develop effective work flows for sorting and editing images, refine image adjustment skills, and perfect printing ability. Hands-on instruction includes learning more in-depth composite skills as well as partaking in a field scavenger hunt. Introduction to Photography or basic photography experienced required. Students are to bring their own DSLR camera with them to class.

Apr 22 2020 to May 27 2020

6 00 PM to 8 00 PM

12

Wed

$99

Y20-SPC-676

Beekeeping Basics II

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Beekeeping Basics II

Spring is the season to take your beekeeping to the “next level." It is so important to pay attention to the time of year when getting your bees to raise and this advanced class this class will explain why. Good planning is an important part of successful beekeeping. Learn the vital steps that are so important to taking great care of your bees. Lectures and discussions will include: Honey Bee Anatomy and Reproduction, Diseases and Pests, Queen Production and Grafting & Making Splits, Pollination and Honey Production & Anatomical Structure of Flowers, Honey Marketing & Labeling, Pesticides, Honey Bee Nutrition and Setting Up Your Apiary. If you are brand new to beekeeping, completing Beekeeping Basics before enrolling in this advanced class is suggested. The two classes are designed to work together to help you become a better beekeeper!

Feb 6 2020 to Mar 12 2020

6 00 PM to 8 00 PM

12

Thu

$99

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