BVSD Lifelong Learing Fall Adult Catalog

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  • 2business 3 Computers

    5 money

    creative 6 Visual arts

    12 musiC

    13 DanCe

    14 Writing

    life&home 14 House & garDen

    15 Family & relationsHips

    16 Fun & games

    17 FooD & Drink

    19 HealtH & Fitness

    small world 21 language & Culture


    BVSD Lifelong Learning provides opportunities for enrichment and discovery through a community of learners and teachers.

    As a community of learners, we will strive for educational excellence and will serve the whole family by providing high-quality offerings for the BVSD community. We will expand our program by meeting the needs of our diverse populations, thus strengthening the bond that exists between community members and their schools.

    lifelong learning StaffDr. Melinda Groom | Director/Community School Program

    Angela Weigner | Lifelong Learning Manager

    Ivy Lee | Registrar

    Shere Holleman | Programmer

    Ivy Lee, Marla Riley | Catalog Editors

    Mary Lynch | Catalog Designer

    The Lifelong Learning catalog is produced by the BVSD Community School Program and is printed on recycled paper using soy inks.

    cover image: rich Legg /

    fEaTurESsilk painting, 10

    Fused glass Bowls, 11

    Dia de los muertos, 12

    your online Dating profile, 15

    raging Cajun, 17

    Vegan Baking made easy, 17

    Behind-the-scenes at the great american Beer Festival, 18

    seven-Day mental Diet, 20

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    intro to WindowsLearn all the basics of using computers with the Windows 7 operating system. We will start with an overview of the hardware and accessories, includ-ing the mouse, keyboard, and desktop. then we will learn about files, folders, windows, menus, short-cuts, starting and switching applications, organiz-ing the hard drive, and accessing the internet. You will gain basic skills needed in todays computer-dependent world. No computer experience is re-quired. Bring your laptop, if you like, but its not necessary. u Diana Baranauskas, owner of PC Obedi-ence, has 20 years of experience teaching all levels of students, from the nervous novice to the accomplished operator. She is known for her patience and humor.

    > tue, thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Sep 18 Sep 27*$135 / New vista high School / 3 sessions*No class on Sep 25.

    Microsoft Word 2010 for Everyonethis class is designed to make beginners proficient and non-beginners efficient. the tips, tricks, and shortcuts we cover will make this class worthwhile for most users. We start by learning to create, for-mat, print, save, and retrieve documents. then you will learn how to move around a document, how to change fonts and insert symbols, set margins, and insert page breaks. then we will move on to some of the finer points of microsoft Word including hy-perlinks, tabs and indents, numbered and bulleted lists, borders and shading, headers and footers, page numbering, comments, tables and graphics. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of Windows or pro-ficiency using a mac. this class will be taught on Pcs, and while the software is similar to Word for mac, the differences between the two will be point-ed out. open office user? Yes, you can take this class with your laptop. u Diana Baranauskas (see Intro to Windows)

    > thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 25 Nov 29*$195 / New vista high School / 5 sessions*No class on Nov 22.

    gmail 101Like a lot of people, you probably have a gmail ac-count. maybe youre comfortable with getting emails and answering them, but can you make your messages look special, use the spellcheck func-tion, and attach files? can you find the attach-ments you downloaded without opening the origi-nal email? Do you know how to find that particular email you were looking for that has somehow dis-appeared? this one-night class will teach you how to use gmail to make your email life easier. Well start with the basics and then move on to auto-matic signatures, out of office auto-responses, creating contacts and groups, how to set up your gmail account in outlook, mozilla, or Live mail, and other topics including tasks and using the calen-dar. u Diana Baranauskas (see Intro to Windows)

    > tue 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 30$49 / New vista high School / 1 session

    Beginning Excel 2010is your desktop or computer cluttered with a lot of information from your personal life or work? its time to learn how you can use excel and the power of spreadsheets to help organize and make sense of all that information. in this class, you will learn what a spreadsheet is, how to create one (using all that information!), and how to decipher an existing one. Learn the difference between a formula and a value, how excel calculates (yes, a math review!), and how to edit (format) text and values so you can create reports that are accurate and easy to read. You will also build graphs (charts) as well as learn to analyze and find information in a database. Youll find that managing all that information can be easy and even interesting! this class is for beginners, but those of you who have acquired some spread-sheet skills through learning by doing will pick up shortcuts while you fill in the blanks. mac users are welcome with their laptops. So are open office users. u Diana Baranauskas (see Intro to Windows)

    A > thu, tue 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 4 oct 18*$165 / New vista high School / 4 sessions*No class on Oct 9.

    B > Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / oct 13 Nov 3$165 / monarch high School / 4 sessions

    QuickBooks professional 2012tired of keeping shoeboxes full of receipts? this is the class for you! QuickBooks can help you more easily manage your business accounting. Learn to set up this program with simple forms (for checks, paychecks, bills, estimates, invoices, and receiving payments). You will then be able to generate the reports that you need to stay on top of things. We will also go over routine monthly, quarterly, and an-nual accounting tasks. this class will be tailored as closely as possible to the needs of the participants. Bring all of your questions and laptops, if you wish. u Diana Baranauskas (see Intro to Windows)

    > Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 17 Nov 14*$165 / New vista high School / 4 sessions*No class on Oct 31.


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    Excel 2Beyond the Basicsif you recently completed the Lifelong Learning Be-ginning excel class, or perhaps you already have knowledge of excel basics and want to go further, then this is the class for you! here, you will get many chances to practice and refine your beginners skills, and also learn much new material. Youll get the keys to fully explore excel, including how to use the all-important Function reference. Youll learn the basics of automatic colors and how to add drop-down boxes to your tables. Well go much deeper into using equations and learn all about that $-sign inside equations (critical to unlocking excels power). You have an idea of what is possible from the Beginners class; now take the next step to ex-pand your knowledge base and continue using the power of excel. a $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Bill Hermanson has been teaching Excel at BVSD since 2008 and has re-fined and developed his classes since then. As a small business owner, Bill has developed spreadsheets that analyze and predict cash flow, control and manage in-ventories, calculate the cost of doing business, and so much more. Bill is fond of saying that from the simple to the complex, he can make Excel do anything!

    > tue, thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 23 Nov 1$165 / arapahoe campus Lab 150 / 4 sessions

    Excel 3focus on functions, formulas, and formatsBegin with a quick review of the basics of excel, but rapidly expand into formulas, functions, and formats. a thorough explanation of cell referenc-ing will give you the methods you need to make large swaths of equations by only writing one! Learn about the Function reference, which is the key to using functions that perform common math-ematical and statistical calculations. Well discuss in detail all the date and time, text, and logical functions, especially the powerful iF statement, which lets your worksheet make decisions based on your data. a comprehensive excel workbook loaded with example functions and formulas will be used hands-on by each student. many tricks and techniques for creating spreadsheets faster and easier will be demonstrated. if you have great ideas for making spreadsheets but cant seem to get started, this class will get you off cell a1 and into the world of worksheets! a $7.50 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Bill Hermanson (see Excel 2: Beyond the Basics)

    > thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Nov 8 Dec 6*$165 / arapahoe campus / 4 sessions*No class on Nov 22.

    Home Sweet HomepageMake Your own Simple WebsiteWould you like to make simple but functional Web pages for your small business, community organi-zation, or hobby? in this course, you will gain hands-on experience in creating htmL pages for building and maintaining your own website using the free software PageBreeze. You will also learn to upload it to the internet. topics to be covered in-clude Web layout, text formatting, links, search engine optimization, graphics creation, and pub-lishing. Background information and theory at ba-sic and intermediate levels will be covered. Stu-dents will examine usability of websites and utilize beginning principles of design tactics to create their individual websites. Prerequisites: Solid expe-rience with Windows (including creating folders and files), typing skills, and experience using Web browsers. u Jen Spolnik is a freelance Web and graph-ic designer. She formerly has worked in International Studies at CU and as Web Content Manager at Naro-pa University, as well as taught English at Anhui Uni-versity in China.

    A > thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Sep 20 oct 4$165 / arapahoe campus / 3 sessions

    B > Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm / Nov 10 Nov 17$165 / monarch high School / 2 sessions

    Dreamweaver Website DesignDreamweaver is the industry-leading Web design and production tool. Using version cS4, we will cover everything you need to know to build and maintain a website from the ground up, including: Dreamweaver interface basics; site definitions; ht-mL; text formatting; links; image use; cSS (cascad-ing Style Sheets); an intro to cSS layout; templates; and publishing. experience with Windows is re-quired for this class. htmL and graphics experience is helpful but not required. Students are encouraged to bring their own content and graphics for use in class. u Jen Spolnik (see Home Sweet Homepage)

    > tue, thu 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 9 oct 18$185 / monarch high School / 4 sessions

    Videography: How to Work with iMovieits easy, now, to create amazing videos for yourself, others, or even to publish on Youtube. in this course, you will learn how to download and edit your im-ages in order to create more artistic videos; how to create interesting apertures; tools for transitions and special effects; fonts; adding music; and more. imovie is not difficult to learn, but you can jump-start your video skills by learning from a pro. re-quirements: Bring your apple Laptop oS 10.7.2 or later, or iPad loaded with imovie. u Marcos Serra, BA, is a multi-talented artist, environmental activist, au-thor of children stories, poetry, and song lyrics.

    > Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 10 oct 17$115 / arapahoe campus / 2 sessions

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    photoshop explore the creative possibilities that Photoshop has to offer in this hands-on class for beginners. With an emphasis on understanding the elements of an image, from pixels to half-tone dots, you will work on images from your digital camera or the Web. Projects include everything from simple color correction to complex photo retouching. We will cover color models, resolution, layers, masks, paths, special filters, panoramic compositions, and much more. u Bill Guy, B.S., is a professional photographer with more than 20 years of experience in both film and digital photography. As a member of the National As-sociation of Photoshop Professionals, he has been a popular and sought-after Photoshop teacher in North-ern Colorado for the last four years. He currently works for the Center for Fine Art Photography in Loveland.

    > tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 2 oct 23$145 / arapahoe campus / 4 sessions

    Social Media for BusinessMaking Sense of it all B2B, B2c, P2P, Seo, Sem and others are ingredi-ents in the social network marketing world. in this two-session course, you will gain information that will help demystify Facebook, Linkedin, twitter, google, and other social media concepts. You will also learn about the financial benefits to you per-sonally and your business professionally. We will discuss more than 50 real-life case studies, how Search engines work, the key customer service/support benefits of twitter, and the top reasons to use Linkedin. Leave class knowing how to increase revenues and market share, and how to reduce customer support costs. this course has been up-dated with 60 new topics and 200+ slides. u Thom-as B. Cross is the creator of unique marketing com-munications and an avid social media expert focusing primarily on Twitter, a CrossTalk blog, LinkedIn, and CrossPinPoints (online marketing communications so-lution). He posts daily to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twit-ter and assists businesses in maximizing their social media messages.

    > mon 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 22 oct 29$65 / New vista high School / 2 sessions

    Kindle fire for New usersamazons kindle Fire has proven to be a very cost effective and useful tablet computer. if you are new to the kindle Fire, or have been a basic user, it is likely you are only scratching the surface of its vari-ous capabilities. in this class learn the interface and its navigation, the wide variety of uses, applicable apps, internet connections, managing content, syn-ching, and troubleshooting. u BJ Strass brings a rich background with 30+ years of Apple product experi-ence. As an Apple employee, BJ served in Business Consultant, Trainer and Technician positions. He is cur-rently the owner of MacEducator, an independent Ap-ple products training and tech support company.

    > mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 8$75 / arapahoe campus / 1 session

    apple ipad The Basics and MoreNew and basic users are only scratching the sur-face of the iPads capabilities. in this class, we cover basics of the interface and setup, a wide va-riety of uses, applicable apps, managing internet connections, synching, troubleshooting, and prod-ucts to expand the capabilities of your iPad. a $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u BJ Strass (see Kindle Fire for New Users)

    > mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 22 oct 29$115 / arapahoe campus / 2 sessions


    Wills and EstatesLearn what estate planning is, and more impor-tantly, what it is not. an introductory discussion will be held on wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, as well as the myths and realities of probate. Living wills and medical powers of attorney will also be included in this course. there will be time for ques-tions. u Kurt Hofgard, J.D., C.L.U., Ch.F.C., holds a B.A. with honors from Stanford and graduated from North-western School of Law at Lewis & Clark College with honors. He is a partner at Hofgard and Associates, PC, a law firm specializing in estate planning.

    > thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 18 oct 25$69 / casey middle / 2 sessions

    a Womans Journey to financial independenceDid you know that nearly 90 percent of women will be solely responsible for their financial plans at some point in their lives? You will discover the unique challenges and opportunities for women when it comes to investing and financial planning. together, we will explore ways that you can take control of your financial life by identifying your val-ues and setting specific and measurable goals to-wards planning for retirement, living in retirement, and paying for a childs or grandchilds future edu-cation. a $10 materials fee for a comprehensive workbook is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Bill DeWandeler is a licensed financial advisor with Edward Jones. His practice is based in Boulder and he enjoys working with investors and business owners on an individual basis.

    > tue 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / oct 2 oct 16$65 / casey middle / 3 sessions

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    Can You retire When You Want?Do you know when you will run out of money in re-tirement? this class will help you determine wheth-er you are on the right path, the risks to your retire-ment plan, and the things you can do today to meet your retirement goals. We will discuss which vari-ables impact your retirement situation the most, such as social security payments, inflation, savings, and spending. We will also look at various invest-ment strategies, such as investing in dividend-pay-ing stocks, treasury inflation-protected securities, and real estate. Please note that this is not a class about making money quickly or about choosing stocks. u Doug Carey owns Atlas Capital Manage-ment, an independent financial advisor firm in Boulder. He has more than 17 years of experience in the finan-cial markets. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst with a Masters degree in Economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a B.S. degree in Economics, with an emphasis in Finance, from Ball State University.

    > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / oct 10 oct 17$75 / casey middle / 2 sessions

    Youre on the airLearn how to make it in voiceovers today! With such notable talent as morgan Freeman, glenn close, and alec Baldwin lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so. in this class, youll learn about an exciting new way to get around the competition and actually turn voiceovers into a thriving full or part-time business. We will discuss the numerous opportunities and income potential in this field, voiceover technique, and the all-important demo and how to produce it. Youll step up to the micro-phone to do some practice recording, and best of all, hear the results! u Lisa Fosters broadcasting and voice career spans 15 years and began in Sacramento, CA, as the weekend traffic reporter on Rush Lim-baughs flagship station, KFBK. Most recently, she co-hosted The Mitch & Lisa Show on KLSYs MIX 92.5. Lisa has done numerous voiceover projects for local and national companies, including CD games and comedy bits, and has made several TV appearances. You may very well have heard her on air representing Crest Toothpaste, Olay, LA Weightloss, Sleep Train, and much more!

    > mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 1$49 / casey middle / 1 session

    Visual arts

    art, Design, and Culturetake a tour of history and culture through interior design, architecture, and painting to discover color theory and psychology and the elements and prin-ciples of design and art. Learn about the effects and expressions of color in our environment and on paper. explore color symbolism and the emotions of color associations. to make our tour come alive, we will have hands-on, in-class exercises each week to help reveal the hidden dimensions of color. all abilities are welcome. absolutely no prior art experience is necessary. u Cynthia Peacock is a pro-fessional designer with a background in Hospitality and residential interiors. Interior Design is her third career, and she has practiced for 20 years in locations worldwide. Coordinating art collections for design proj-ects has been her inspiration and motivation to create art through watercolor, oils, and pastel painting.

    > Sat 9:30 am - 2:30 pm / Nov 10 Nov 17$135 / Southern hills middle / 2 sessions

    rendering 3-D objectsUsing light and shadow correctly while drawing is the key to making 3-dimensional objects look real. the instructor will do demo drawings of various objects, discuss technique, and students will prac-tice drawing the objects. We will work with basic shapes such as cubes, rectangles, spheres, and cones. this class is suitable for beginning drawing learners, or those who would like practice working with light and shadow. u Jala Pfaff studied full-time for two years in the classical atelier, Colorado Acade-my of Art. She is a painter in oils and soft pastels and has been a juried Boulder Open Studios artist for the last two years. Visit her website at and her Blog,

    > thu 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / oct 4 Nov 15*$135 / Southern hills middle / 6 sessions*No class on Oct 18.

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  • Beginning Drawing like the old Mastersenhance your observational skills and hand-eye coordination as you learn to draw. We will focus on some of the basic elements of visual art including line, shape, form, composition, and value. Begin-ning with basic pencil exercises, we will explore still life, free-form drawing, and people. the focus will be on learning to see well so that drawings become more accurate representations of life. there will be scheduled time for students to choose their own subject matter. u Shere Holleman, BFA, MEd, began drawing at age four and has never stopped. She taught art to elementary school students and others for more than 15 years and made a living as an artist in Los Angeles doing architectural renderings and wa-tercolor constructions. Shere believes that a classical training in drawing is an essential foundation for the visual arts.

    > mon 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Sep 24 oct 15$149 / Southern hills middle / 4 sessions

    Drawing peoplea Classical approachDrawing people is one of the most fascinating of subjects. Learn the essentials of gesture, propor-tion, perspective, drawing accurate and sensitively handled contours, how light falls on the human body, and shading form. Using drawing lessons from the old masters, our main focus will be under-standing anatomy and letting go of preconceived notions of human shape and structure. classic graphite techniques will be explored as we learn how to create beautiful lines and tones. We will work from life and photographs. Bring your art ma-terials to the first class. a $5-15 model fee (de-pending on the number of students) is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Shere Holleman (see Beginning Drawing Like the Old Masters)

    > mon 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 29 Dec 3*$149 / Southern hills middle / 4 sessions*No class on Nov 12, Nov 19.

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    Beginning painting with acrylicsLearn the basics of color theory and color mixing as you explore the world of acrylic painting. techniques for light and shadow, dimension, and perspective will be covered as you work with images that interest you. We will focus on what motivates us to create art and how to foster creative energies while facing the inner critic that inevitably comes up in art-making. then we will apply these skills to a long-term painting done on canvas. Students will be encouraged to write about their painting process and share their insight with others.

    u Michelle fox is an art therapist with more than 20 years of painting experience. She brings a knowledge of painting technique and color theory along with an understanding of the fundamental process of creating art. michelle uses a mindfulness approach to teaching and focuses on students strengths and each ones own unique process.

    A > mon 6 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 8 Nov 5$149 / monarch hS / 5 sessions

    B > Wed 6 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 24 Nov 28*$149 / New vista hS / 5 sessions*No class on Nov 21.

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    process paintingfinding Your inner imagesLearn experimental painting techniques while also learning about yourself. You will be encouraged to explore images that attract you and sustain en-gagement with those images through the painting process. We will create shapes, dimension, and shadow through a layering technique and applica-tion of color. additionally, we will explore how the painting process parallels our own life experience and how to dialogue with our images. Spend time with yourself and find out how making art can be a restorative and healing process. u Michelle Fox (see Beginning Painting with Acrylics)

    > tue 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Dec 4 Dec 8$139 / New vista high School / 3 sessions

    Beginning Watercolorexperience Jim Pedersens beginning watercolor series and learn everything you need to know to get started in this exciting medium. this structured class provides a solid technical foundation in wa-tercolor. Jims follow-along demonstrations in-clude wet-in-wet painting, gradation, layering, col-or theory, correction techniques, and right-brain painting philosophy. a complete supply package is available from Jim for $89. to reserve one, call 303.449.6324 or email if you prefer to bring your own supplies, please visit for a supply list. u Jim Pedersen, an award-winning painter whose work has been featured in artists magazine, Southwest art magazine, and Watercolor magazine, has been teaching art for 35 years.

    > tue 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / oct 2 Dec 4*$195 / 1040 Dellwood ave Studios / 8 sessions*No class on Oct 9, Nov 20.

    large loose Vibrant flowers in WatercolorDiscover the many techniques that encourage ex-pressive, innovative floral paintings. We will focus on good design, values, color, mingling the paint on the paper, wet-in-wet, and negative painting. Learn the loose and free techniques and also the more traditional approach that will give you the freedom to portray the transparency and delicacy of flowers charged with color. all levels are welcome. Bring a sack lunch. email the instructor at: for a supply list. u Teresa Smith, who has a classical education in Fine Arts, has lived, studied, and taught art for more than 22 years in Canada and the U.S. Her artwork is available throughout the west-ern states.

    > Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm / oct 13$79 / Southern hills middle / 1 session

    painting from lifeContour Drawing and Watercolor Learn contour drawing from the inside out as we plan our compositions and paint from life. review the importance of values in your paintings, how to use complementary colors, how to make the most of your brush, and how to mix color on the page instead of the palette. the instructor will demo contour drawing, help individuals with their draw-ings in the morning, and move to watercolor in the afternoon. there will be lots of time for individual help. class is limited to 10 students and ends with a critique. Bring a sack lunch. Please contact Life-long Learning for a supply list at 720.561.5968. u Alice Carol is an award-winning artist. She has taught for Foothills Art Center in Golden, at East Boulder Se-nior Center, and at the Lafayette Library. Alice is a sig-nature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society.

    > thu 10:30 am - 2:30 pm / oct 4 Nov 8$175 / Lafayette Public Library / 6 sessions

    Exploring Color in oilshow does color turn into light? Purple rose, creamy whites, dazzling reds, deep corn yellows, turquoise blue! Discover and understand color in oils through painting still life. Working from simple objects to more colorful set-ups, this class is designed to give people the fundamental tools and skills to paint convincingly from life. through observation, we will learn how to translate what we see into successful renditions and learn a step-by-step approach to understanding oil paint and how to use it. as our mastery develops, spontaneous play becomes part of our repertoire. one-on-one attention is given in a supportive and creative atmosphere. u Jordan Wolfson is a contemporary artist who has taught painting for more than 20 years. He has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad and his artwork is found within many public and private collections. Wolf-son received his M.F.A. from Yale University Art School and he is the recipient of numerous awards.

    > Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm / oct 6 oct 13$165 / Jordans Studio / 2 sessions

    abstract Expressionismexplore the history of action and color Field paint-ing, a pivotal period in american art history. then create your own paintings using the techniques of various masters. We will discuss and learn from artists such as Jackson Pollock, mark rothko, hans hoffman, Willem de kooning, and helen Franken-thaler. at the end of the class, we will have a cri-tique of each students work and discuss the prin-ciples learned. u Anne Laurie Twarogowski, B.F.A., is an artist and art teacher. She studied Art History at Sothebys in London and traveled in Europe exten-sively. She also has a Colorado Professional Teachers License in Art K-12 and earned an A.M.S. in Early Childhood Teaching Certificate from Montessori Edu-cation Center of the Rockies.

    > mon 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 1 oct 22$165 / casey middle / 4 sessions

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    introduction to iphoneographythere are thousands of photography applications developed for the iPhone, but how do you know which ones to buy and how to use them? Join us as we explore this limitless new form of photographic expression. the iPhone is like having a camera, darkroom, and editing suite in your pocket. First, we will explore fun and easy ways to capture and process images with your iPhone. then, we will learn ways to turn your photos into unique and ar-tistic images. get introduced to the popular appli-cation, hipstamatic, with its growing choices of lenses, film, and flash combinations. Soon, you will be sharing your newly created masterpieces with the world. Students are required to have an iPhone 3gs, 4, or 4s with an active itunes account. u James Clarke received his MFA from the University of Wis-consin/Madison. He has had national and international recognition for his work, which has been included in several prestigious photographic competitions. His work can also be seen on,,, and

    > Sat 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / oct 20 oct 27$115 / monarch high School / 2 sessions

    Beginning Digital photographythis class will unravel the mysteries of digital pho-tography and help you create photos limited only by your imagination. We will examine digital camera functions, and decipher terms like megapixel, jpeg, and white balance, but primary focus will be on the fundamentals of photography, whether digital or traditional. Learn how to take your camera from making snapshots to great shots. Students should bring their digital cameras and manuals to class. u Bill Guy, B.S., is a professional photographer with more than 20 years of experience in both film and digital photography. As a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, he has been a popular and sought-after Photoshop teacher in Northern Colorado for the last four years. He currently works for the Cen-ter for Fine Art Photography in Loveland.

    > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 10 oct 24$95 / casey middle / 3 sessions

    photo to FabricMaking a portrait Quilt

    transform a photo of a cherished friend or family member to a fabric representation. Bring three or four digital photos to the first session in the computer lab. Following a discussion of portrait compositions, we will use photo-editing software to select a suitable composition, then crop, grayscale, posterize, and resize. in follow-up sessions, we will create a pattern and cut pieces from fabrics. When layered and fused together, an amazing, lifelike image will emerge from the fibers. although a complete kit will be provided by the instructor, the class will include instruction on color, value, and temperature that will prepare participants to select appropriate fabrics for future projects. You will leave the final session with an art quilt top that can be finished outside of class with basic sewing skills either by hand or machine.

    > tue 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 2 oct 23 / $145 / monarch high School / 4 sessions

    Note: a $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

    u lea McComas has had a lifelong obsession with textiles and 30 years of teaching experience. her art quilts have been exhibited nationally and internationally and featured in numerous publications.

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    Creative Journaling and Collageexplore your creative expression. Learn journaling and art processes to enhance self-understanding. You will learn journaling tools that will add texture and color to your writing. You will also work with collage and choose images that will result in deep-er writing and artistic voice. through collage, you will create a set of cards that combine images, words, and intuition into finished works of art. Link-ing these two processes together is a gentle, play-ful leap into discovery of your inner self. a $25 ma-terials fee for a workbook, collage cards, sleeves, and special glue, is payable to the instructors at the first class. u Rosemary Lohndorf is a former principal and award-winning elementary school teacher, and has taught children and adults for more than 30 years. She has been an avid journal writer for many years, and is certified Journal to the Self instructor. Laura Lyon has been a teacher of children and adults for 38 years, and has been a collage artist for decades. She is a certified SoulCollage Facilitator and loves sharing her exper-tise of the SoulCollage process.

    > Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 3 Nov 14*$165 / casey middle / 6 sessions*No class on Oct 31.

    painting on glass Vesselsexplore the intriguing world of painted glass. You will work with specially formulated paints and enamels to create colorful painted glass vessels. this course is great for anyone looking to learn a new craft or for the experienced painter looking for a new canvas. a $45 materials fee that includes all paints, glass, tool use, and project firings, is pay-able to the instructor at the first class. u Erinn Diek-man (see Fused Glass Bowls)

    > Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 3 oct 10$85 / New vista high School / 2 sessions

    introduction to Silversmithing this introductory class provides a unique opportu-nity suited to anyone wishing to explore and de-velop necessary technical skills for making jewelry. Participants will be introduced to a variety of met-alsmithing tools such as: flexshafts, polishing equipment, soldering torches, hammers, and much more. Using sterling silver, the focus for this class is ring making. a $25 materials fee is payable to Boulder School of metals at class. all tools are pro-vided. Please bring a sack lunch. u Shelly Bohin, owner and founder of Boulder School of Metals, has more than 25 years of experience in the jewelry mak-ing field. After receiving her B.F.A. in Metalsmithing in 1988, Shelly worked for several notable jewelers. She then went on to design and produce her own distinct line of jewelry, showing in many of the top contempo-rary jewelry galleries throughout the U.S.

    > Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm / Sep 22$115 / Boulder School of metals / 1 session

    felted Tote Bagsturn a tragic laundry accident into a useful and decorative tote. Learn how to transform a felted wool sweater into a fun purse or a bag for going to the market or carrying books. Bring shrunken sweaters, heavy-duty thread, colorful yarns, and a pair of sharp scissors to class. add some decora-tive beads or buttons and walk away with a fabu-lous bag designed by you. this inexpensive project can be made from thrift store finds. make cher-ished gifts for friends and family without breaking your budget. all skill levels are welcome. u Lea Mc-Comas (see Photo to Fabric: Making a Portrait Quilt)

    > Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm / Nov 10$75 / Southern hills middle / 1 session

    felted Wool Mittensreduce, reuse, recycle. if you have ever shrunk a favorite sweater in the laundry, you have felted wool. Dont toss that sweater aside. instead, give it new life as a pair of mittens. in this class, well learn to create a simple pattern in various sizes and complete each mitt with a single hand-stitched seam. Well experiment with embellishments that will turn each pair into a unique creation suitable for holiday gifts. this is a fun and practical project with plenty of opportunity for creative expression. all skill levels are welcome. u Lea McComas (see Photo to Fabric: Making a Portrait Quilt)

    > Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm / Dec 1$75 / monarch high School / 1 session

    Silk paintingPainting on silk is a centuries old art form whose beautiful, flowing ink design is still appreciated to-day. Learn about the history of the process and explore the techniques of silk painting as you cre-ate your own pieces of art. the first session will be spent designing and applying the resist to a circle of silk, along with a freeform shape or a scarf. in the second session, paint the designs using per-manent silk ink. a $25 materials fee for silk hoops, one scarf, silk dyes, brushes and fixative, is payable to the instructor at the first class. No other materi-als are needed. u Patty Jones (see Artful Lettering)

    > thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 18 oct 25$75 / monarch high School / 2 sessions

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    artful letteringHelvetica to graffitiLearn about typography, the art of letters, as you create a personalized project of your choice. Being able to letter well is important to everyone. We need this skill to create interesting flyers, posters, displays, invitations, and more. its not just about good penmanship, but about getting noticed! We will learn the basics of typography and the effec-tive use of fonts, how type affects us and is used in graphic design, and then play with descriptive and decorative lettering. We will also explore the art of graffiti and learn how to create 3-D letters. then, using your name, you will design a piece of decora-tive or graffiti art onto your own canvas bag. a $10 materials fee for a canvas bag and all other neces-sary materials is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Patty Jones, M.A. in Medical Illustration/Anatomy, is an artist and art teacher. She taught on Guam before returning to Colorado to teach art for 14 years at Angevine Middle School in Lafayette. Now retired, she is enjoying pursuing her own art, especially watercolor.

    > tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 2 oct 23$119 / New vista high School / 4 sessions

    Mosaics 101 Learn the craft of mosaics in this one-day work-shop. You will create your own beautiful picture frame in a delightful studio in Prospect New town, with a variety of materials provided by your instruc-tor. You will learn her simple technique to cut, glue, and grout fine china, art glass, half marbles, and tile into a keepsake picture frame. in the morning, you will design, cut, and glue. then we will take a lunch break, allowing you to visit Prospects fabu-lous restaurants and shops. after lunch, when the glue is dry, we will finish the grouting and you will go home with your unique work of art! register early. Space is limited to 12 students. a $35 mate-rials fee is payable to the instructor at class. to see Susans art, visit u Su-san Wechsler, M.F.A., teaches and works in her beauti-ful Longmont studio. She is an avid collector of antique china, stained glass, figurines, tiles, and other discard-ed treasures which she uses to create her unique, in-spiring mosaics.

    > Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm / oct 13$79 / half measures Drive / 1 session

    fused glass Dichroic JewelryThe Next levelcreate stunning fused glass jewelry using a di-chroic decal material that has been sprayed with metal oxides, yielding a unique dual color appear-ance. the possibilities are endless with this fasci-nating material! a $45 materials fee that includes jewelry findings for 10 pendants and a set of ear-rings, glass, tool use, project firings, and adhesive, is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Erinn Diekman (see Fused Glass Bowls)

    > thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Nov 8 Nov 15$85 / casey middle / 2 sessions

    fused glassChoose Your own adventureDive into the colorful world of glass fusing. During these two sessions, you will learn how to cut, de-sign, and layer glass to make unique items that will be great holiday gifts or for you to keep. Projects include your choice of four of the following: bottle stoppers, belt buckles, key chains, drawer pulls, let-ter openers, and key chains. a $45 materials fee that includes glass, adhesive, tool use, glass firing, and project hardware for four projects, is payable to the instructor at the first class. Please Note: ad-ditional projects are optional and will cost $10 each. u Erinn Diekman (see Fused Glass Bowls)

    > Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Nov 28 Dec 5$85 / monarch high School / 2 sessions

    Fused glass BowlsLearn the art of fused glass while creating a pair of fused glass condiment dishes and a 10-inch diameter serving bowl. topics will include glass cutting, design and layering concepts, varieties of fusible glass, and kiln firing schedules including fusing and slumping processes.

    u Erinn Diekman is a Boulder glass artist finding daily inspiration in the beautiful and vibrant colors within the landscapes of colorado. She received her B.a. in Fine art and art education from Purdue University. erinn has been working with glass for nearly 10 years, teaching art classes and creating art in her studio.

    > thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Sep 27 oct 4$85 / casey middle / 2 sessions

    Note: a materials fee of $45 is payable to the instructor for all of the required materials, project firings and tool use.

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    Woodcarving for Beginning and Continuing Studentsreceive step-by-step instruction from a master carver. european chip carving, relief carving, and carving in the round will all be covered. the focus will be on individual projects with technical aid given by the instructor. Learn how to sharpen tools, what types of wood to use, and most importantly, the safety techniques that should be employed. a $5 materials fee for wood and tool use is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Joseph Sikora was trained in Bavaria, Germany, where he worked as a professional woodcarver for many years. Joseph is a member of the Colorado Woodcarvers Club and the National Association of Woodcarvers.

    > mon 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 1 Nov 5$149 / New vista high School / 6 sessions

    Mask Making Journey for HalloweenYou are invited to a fun, creative, and expressive day of making a mask on your own face! after you remove it, you will paint, then decorate it with an assortment of treasures. as you complete your mask, it begins to come alive. masks can be used to conceal or reveal what or who lies behind it. the surprises come when you start to express who this mask represents. No previous experience neces-sary. a $15 materials fee is payable to the instruc-tor at class. Bring your lunch, messable clothes, and a willing spirit. u Myrna Castaline is passionate about the mystery, magic, and power of masks. She has been developing and facilitating workshops exploring the many different aspects of mask making since 1987.

    > Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm / oct 27$89 / Southern hills middle / 1 session


    Beginning Harmonica level 1Yes, you can make music even if youve never played an instrument before. if playing harmonica is something youve always wanted to try, now is the time! in this class you will learn to play several of your favorite songs, learn some blues licks, how to jam, and how to bend notes. We will cover folk, country, and rock-and-roll styles with a focus on the blues. a 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of c is required. No prior musical experience is necessary for this class! a $3 materials fee is pay-able to the instructor at the first class. u Clay Kirk-land began his musical career at the age of 10 and has been going strong ever since. His relaxed teaching style makes even the shyest musicians feel comfort-able. Clay has performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and opened for many notables such as B. B. King, the Steve Miller Band, and Leon Russell. The Den-ver Post calls him one of the worlds innovators.

    > thu 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm / oct 18 Nov 15$139 / New vista high School / 5 sessions

    Dia de los muertos Day of the Dead

    Join us and explore the rich history and traditions that surround the ancient ritual of Dia de los muertos. this holiday celebration is a combination of pre-hispanic customs and christian devotions that come to life each year in hispanic cultures throughout the world. We will explore the symbolic skeletons, ofrendas (offerings), flowers, and art while we prepare and sample traditional dishes of this uniquely beautiful and spiritual celebration of life and death. We will learn to make simple papel picado (cut paper), sugar skulls, and Pan de muerto (Bread of the Dead), as we prepare traditional foods to sample and place on our ofrenda. a $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class.

    u Deborah gallagher has studied the celebration of Dia de los muertos extensively in oaxaca, mexico. She is a personal chef, caterer, and also teaches art and culinary arts classes at the University of New mexico in taos.

    > Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / oct 20 / $65 / Southern hills middle / 1 session

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    Beginning Harmonica level 2Jam some more! this class is for continuing stu-dents or those who have learned to play on their own. You will learn how to make your songs more soulful, develop your tone and expertise, and learn how to play creative solos. You are encouraged to bring cDs of songs that you would like to learn. Please bring 10-hole, diatonic, blues-type harmoni-cas (like hohners old Standby, marine Band, or golden melody) in the keys of a and c. a $3 materi-als fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Clay Kirkland (see Beginning Harmonica Level 1)

    > thu 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm / oct 18 Nov 15$139 / New vista high School / 5 sessions

    Beginning guitar level 1Launch yourself into the relaxing and rewarding world of music making. come with a guitar and little or no knowledge of how to play and walk away picking melody and harmony together. You will learn how to make sense of and play the songs from a song book of your favorite artist, learn to avoid the pitfalls and confusion inherent in how to play guitar books, and develop a clear picture of the guitar styles that you might like to pursue. the emphasis will be on the fun and enjoyment of mu-sic. u Doug Richards, B.A. in Music from CU, plays the guitar and fiddle in a variety of professional music en-sembles. His deep love of American roots music is re-flected in his teaching and music composition.

    > mon 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / oct 15 Nov 5$115 / New vista high School / 4 sessions

    improvisational Singing for fun and Vocal ExpressionDo you love to sing? Want to expand your capaci-ties of ear, range, style, and melody? then join us and learn the many techniques that encourage ex-pressive, innovative singing. Using improvisational structures and vocal/rhythmic games, and then ul-timately moving into free form improv, we will co-create fun and beautiful music together. all levels of singers are welcome. this enlivened form of singing is not only a lot of fun but will expand your existing capabilities at whatever level you are now. in addi-tion, it has a magical way of expanding other areas of expression in your life. u Celeste Niehaus sings in the local a capella ensemble Sound Circle. She also has been studying with master jazz singer and improvisa-tionalist, Rhiannon. Celeste is delighted to share the joy of creating music from the heart, in the moment.

    > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 3 Nov 7$129 / New vista high School / 6 sessions

    Beginning Ballroom Dance for couplesLearn four different dances in this fun, structured class with an emphasis on technique and fundamentals. explore the elegant waltz, the graceful foxtrot, the sensual rhumba, and the lively swing. the first week will focus on correct posture, dance frame, basics in leading and following, four directions of movement, five basic foot positions, resistance techniques, and body mechanics. each person will dance with their own partner only, so you wont be dancing with strangers.

    u Christian Thierens, a.k.a., the Dancing giant, was introduced to Latin american and Ballroom dance at the late age of 23. he was quickly honored by winning teacher of the year, and has continued to teach at the highest level. in 1990, christian was offered a position as an instructor at a very large and successful dance studio in Southern california. he soon developed a reputation as a top quality instructor and occasionally competed and performed with his students. christians main goal today is to teach people of all ages and back-grounds about the tremendous rewards, both physical and emotional, associated with dancing.

    > tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm / oct 2 oct 30$79 / community montessori / 5 sessions


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    picture Your first picture Bookif you love writing picture books for children, or are just beginning to write one, this one-day workshop is for you. the picture book industry is alive and magical, and you can be a part of it. Please bring your work-in-progressfrom one page to a full picture book manuscript to work on in class (and a sack lunch). Well explore how to get started with What if. . . , how to freshen and tighten your story to make an editor scream, Yes!, self-publishing versus traditional, and so much more. Well do fun writing exercises so bring a notepad and pencil. u Elaine Pease is an award-winning childrens author. Her most recent chapter book, ghost over Boulder creek, won a First place CIPA EVVY for Juvenile Fic-tion. She has published two picture books the warm and funny even Sharks Need Friends and a sweet, circle-of-life tale lll Never Leave. She just released her third picture book with Pelican Publishing, tallies christmas Lights Surprise!, a holiday whodunit. Visit

    > Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm / oct 13$85 / Southern hills middle / 1 session

    With a fine-Toothed CombThe Essentials of Copyeditingcopy editors possess a rare set of skills including a sensitivity to the nuances of expression, a desire to help writers create the best prose they can, and a firm grasp on the rules of grammar, syntax, usage, and punctuation. this six-session, 12-hour course provides a strong basis for beginning a career as a copy editor of print and web publications. We will cover the details as well as the art of copyediting as you learn to mark documents, read closely for every detail and mode of expression, use a style manual, create a style sheet, impose consistency, relate to and query authors, and master the proper use of hyphens and dashes; we will also review basics of commas and grammar, edit sample passages, and consider possible careers in copyediting. (this course covers material presented in alices previ-ous classes, including Word War i, Beyond the Basics, Dynamic of the Duet, the comma Un-veiled, and a grammar review.) a $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Alice Levine has mentored many copy editors, has ed-ited nonfiction, academic and scholarly texts, chil-drens books, museum catalogs, and book proposals.

    > mon, Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 1 oct 17$179 / New vista high School / 6 sessions

    House & garDen

    an Energy Efficient Homefree Money for Energy Efficiency upgradesare you paying high utility bills and wishing your home were more comfortable? Planning on energy upgrades, but unsure of where to start? Before you replace those windows, attend this seminar. We will practice simple energy-saving measures, set-ting priorities for the biggest bang for your energy buck, and review the ways that Boulder countys energy conservation program, energySmart, can help you achieve your goals (free money!). Bring your specific energy questions, a wintertime ener-gy bill, and a small appliance to test with the kill a Watt electricity usage monitor. u Margaret Rogers is accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council, holds a certificate in Green Building from CSU, and currently works with the community at the sustainable design firm, Populus LLC. Populus administers the popular EnergySmart services in Boulder County that assist residents in making their homes and businesses more comfortable and energy efficient.

    A > thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Sep 20$50 / casey middle / 1 session

    B > thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Sep 27$50 / monarch high School / 1 session

    fundamentals of interior DesignWould you like to explore interior Design? in this course, students will be introduced to the basic elements and principles of good interior design. emphasis will be on the ability to analyze and eval-uate any interior space. Focusing on residential de-sign, students will develop an awareness of basic space planning, color, lighting, material schemes, furniture selection, and art and accessories. Stu-dents may work on a Design Project of their own. u Cynthia Peacock is a professional designer with a background in Hospitality and residential interiors. In-terior Design is her third career, and she has practiced for 20 years in locations worldwide. Coordinating art and collections in design projects has been her inspi-ration and motivation to create art through watercolor, oils, and pastel painting.

    > tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 16 Nov 27*$175 / casey middle / 5 sessions*No class on Nov 6, Nov 20.


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    Build a greenhouse from recycled Materialsa simple backyard greenhouse will extend the growing season and let you harvest fresh vegeta-bles all year long. Learn how to build an effective vegetable-growing greenhouse from recycled and scavenged materials with basic handyman skills and common tools. this course will show the in-structors greenhouse and describe in detail how it was built. You will learn what materials to gather, and where, how, and when to get them. We will discuss lighting, watering, heating, location, snow loads, wind, sunlight, and other concerns. Youll learn what plants do well and how growth in the greenhouse differs from open air growth. the time to begin planning and collecting materials is now. a $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Bill Hermanson is a long-time gardener (with a background in engineering) who has a lot of firsthand experience to share regarding the construc-tion of a simple home greenhouse, as well as what conditions to expect inside it, how to avoid problems, and other practical tips.

    > thu 6:30 pm - 9 pm; Sat 9:30 am - 11 amoct 4 oct 6 $69 / Southern hills middle / 2 sessions

    Burn Your House Down!How to Declutter and Downsize for an Easier to Maintain lifeDo you have too much stuff? Want more open-space inside your house? maybe its time to down-size and lessen your load. No matter your age, there are plenty of reasons to downsize. Learn: the top nine reasons to let go of your stuff now; nine steps to declutter your home for downsizing and/or moving; how and where to move your stuff re-sponsibly; and how this can all be a less painful and actually enjoyable experience! and, what about those horizontal paper piles screaming for your at-tention? eighty percent of the paper you have you will never need again, but, which papers? office paper, computer efolders and efiles, an inbox with over 3,000 emails youll never have time to get to, school papers, art, taxes, receipts, magazines, pho-tos (paper and digital), memorabilia, and more. Well cover all that, too. u Kim Wolinski, M.S.W. (a.k.a. Dr. DeClutter), is an internationally known author, speaker, stress expert for more than 30 years, and professional organizer for more than 11. She offers simple yet powerful ways to make immediate and life-long changes to take your life back.

    A > tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 2 oct 9$65 / monarch high School / 2 sessions

    B > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 17 oct 24$65 / casey middle / 2 sessions

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    Write your online Dating profilethis class will help to demystify the online dating profile, help you get clear on your romantic goals, and get you on the way to attracting your own lovebird. already been online and frustrated with the results? Never tried online dating before? this class is for both the weary and the novice and will infuse new tools and techniques for online and of-fline dating with clarity and authenticity. Be pre-pared for in-class exercises, fun, new insights and homework assignments. By the end of the class you will complete your profile, start attracting the right kind of person for you, and re-ignite your love life! u Elizabeth Joy Mueller is a Life Coach and Intui-tive Soul Teacher ( work-ing with high achieving women to create reinvention from the inside-out. She has years of experience as a Cyberflirt in Chicago, NYC, and Colorado, where she now resides. While shes still searching for her own lovebird, she has learned tons of tips and techniques along the way that she will share with you!

    A > tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 2 oct 16$115 / monarch high School / 3 sessions

    B > thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 18 Nov 1$115 / casey middle / 3 sessions

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    life & home

    ancient Taoist love and Energy Secrets Every Woman Should Knowempresses and courtesans used taoist love se-crets to increase their grace and attractiveness to men and their own feminine happiness. Share in those secrets and increase your enjoyment of your femininity. Learn how to create and maintain an in-ner smile, dump negative emotions and low self-esteem that drain vital energy, and tune your femi-nine feelings by smiling love into all parts of your body. an $18 materials fee for a manual and cD is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Fran-cine Juhasz, PhD, Psychotherapist, author, holistic counselor and Qi Gong practitioner, offers you, from her 20 years of experience counseling women in the Netherlands, a powerful, life-changing opportunity to learn the energizing secrets of an evolved love of your-self and your body.

    > Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / oct 6 oct 13$89 / Southern hills middle / 2 sessions

    The art of living aloneare you living alone for the first time? Do you sometimes feel lonely and at loose ends? or, have you been living alone for some time and would like some tips on how to enhance that experience? No matter what your situation, this class will help you create comfort and satisfaction in your home space while deepening your relationship with your-self and others. topics will include exploring your thoughts and feelings about living alone; quick ways to create a living space that you enjoy coming home to; pinpointing and planning for those lonely times; becoming your own best company; and bal-ancing time between yourself and others. With humor, discussion, and a variety of fun assign-ments, your experience of living alone will take on a new outlook. a $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Rosalind Bard, PsyD, has been a counselor, teacher, and mentor for too many years to mention. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Boulder. She has previously taught this class in a variety of locations in the Denver/Boulder area with amazing results. This class grew out of her past personal experience of liv-ing alone. She is currently rushing to complete the guide to Learning to Live on Your own with com-fort and Pleasure.

    > tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 16 oct 30$89 / casey middle / 3 sessions

    Fun & games

    Contract Bridge The fun EasyBridge! Way a Class for Beginnersmodern contract Bridge is played all over the world from kitchen tables to world championship compe-titions. easyBridge! is the fun way to learn modern bridge methods by simply playing the game. By Lesson Four of this class, you will be playing Bridge in the competitive format. easyBridge! is a labora-tory-based fun and experiential way to initially learn or to just improve your bridge playing skills for competitive play. the lessons are based upon EasyBridge! The Comic Book, the award-winning textbook by edith mcmullen. an $8 material fee includes the book and is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Jim Steele is an American Con-tract Bridge League certified teacher and a Silver Life Master.

    > thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Sep 20 Nov 15*$135 / New vista high School / 8 sessions*No class on Oct 11.

    texas Hold em 101 Wednesday Night ladies pokerLearn to hold your own at the poker table while enjoying a fun girlz nite out. texas hold em is the most popular poker game in the U.S. and this class will teach you the basics and secret benefits of the game. You will learn the language (e.g., blinds, all in, and chip bully) and a variety of strategies, while practicing your newly learned bluffing skills. come learn how texas hold em helps you stay young, smart, stress-free, connected with others, patient, wise, and in good health (laughter keeps us well). During each class you will learn and practice the skills which will end in a full tournament style game at the final class. We play with poker chips, not money. essential snacks and cheat sheets will be provided! a $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Rosalind Bard learned to play Texas Hold em New Years Eve of 2007 and has been playing ever since. She has experienced all of the benefits mentioned above including getting to know her competitive edge. She plays because it is FUN. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice.

    > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 10 oct 24$89 / casey middle / 3 sessions

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    Canning 101have you ever marveled over the gemlike arrays of jams and jellies in a store, wondering how they do it? Do you wish you could ship your homemade salsa to your sister without it spoiling en route? or maybe you are a gardener who wants to extend the eating season. Well, you caN! and its easier than you think. Learn the basics of canning as we create delicious preserves, salsas, and pickles. tool up in time to make the best use of the bounty of the summer. a $30 materials fee is payable to the in-structor at the first class. u Elizabeth Ritter has been happily (and safely) canning for over 20 years. She taught sterile technique to college nursing and pre-med students, while earning her M.S. in Microbiology, and has worked with students from India to Indiana. She currently is a teacher for BVSD.

    > thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Sep 20 oct 4$95 / Southern hills middle / 3 sessions

    Vegan Baking Made EasyJust in time for the holidays! Learn how easy and delicious plant-based baking can be. each session begins with a discussion of ingredients, a quick demonstration, and then we cook and sample all of our treats. From chocolate chip cookies, cut-outs, and bars, to sweet and savory pies, decadent cakes, and even luscious cinnamon rolls, its all good! after this class, you will be able to veganize your favorite baking recipes with confidence and creativity. each session will include handouts with information, online links, and recipes made in class. a $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Dale Ball has been vegan for six years, and has cooked and baked for classes and spe-cial events. She enjoys helping others discover the joys of vegan cooking, without having to make all the mis-takes she made!

    A > mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 1 oct 15$95 / Southern hills middle / 3 sessions

    B > Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm / oct 27 Nov 3$95 / monarch high School / 2 sessions

    raging Cajunhaving worked at a Paul Prudhomme kitchen in New York city, chef cheyne is ready to spill the secrets he learned first hand. From the classic and yet remarkably complex gumbo to the simple and game-changing blackened catfish, you will learn professional cajun cookery techniques that will last a lifetime. Spicy is not the word here subtle and layered are more like it. a roux expert, chef cheyne aims to use this cajun class as a learning spring-board for other cuisines. a $40 materials fee is pay-able to the instructor at the first class. u Cheyne Keith (see Breads, Pizzas, and Cooking with Spices)

    > thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Nov 1 Nov 29*$135 / monarch high School / 4 sessions*No class on Nov 22.

    Breads, pizzas, and Cooking with Spicesthis class will simplify, speed-up, and take the fear out of making breads and pizzas. Students will learn to make amazing homemade pizzas (Sicilian and Neapolitan), and will do so for a fraction of the cost of store or pizzeria products. Students will learn professional techniques for making scrump-tious sauces, and the instructor will share his ex-tensive knowledge of spices. this will be a hands-on experience and students will leave with the knowledge and ability to make their home cooking more interesting and flavorful. it will be fun and you are guaranteed core learning that will save you time and money in the kitchen! a $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Cheyne Keith began cooking professionally at age 15 and has worked at more than 26 restaurants, from pizza joints to fancy French bistros. Trained at the Cu-linary Institute of America, he has worked in Manhat-tan, Seattle, Copenhagen, and Colorado. He has moonlighted at The Boulderado Hotel for the past 13 years while operating his own catering business.

    > Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 3 oct 17$119 / Southern hills middle / 3 sessions

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    artisanal Cheese Makingfive Easy CheesesFrommage, queso, goat or sheep learn how to create tasty and unusual artisanal cheeses. Well utilize the freshest of ingredients available locally and experiment with recipes with herbs, dried fruits, and vegetables. Youll develop a repertoire of fine cheeses to make and proudly serve. a $15 ma-terials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Deborah Gallagher has studied a variety of cultures and the foods and indigenous ingredients associated with them. She taught culinary arts classes at the Uni-versity of New Mexico, is a personal chef, and operates a small catering business.

    > Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / oct 6$65 / Southern hills middle / 1 session

    artisanal Sausage MakingFresh herbs, spices, a variety of meats and vegeta-bles, and seasonings, are the stuff we will explore while learning the techniques of hand-crafted sau-sage making. Lets experiment with a cache of in-gredients to create some extraordinary sausages that will delight from breakfast to late-night snacks! We will discuss creative presentations, uses, condiments, and will sample our work. this class pairs nicely with artisanal cheese making. a $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Deborah Gallagher (see Artisanal Cheese Making: Five Easy Cheeses)

    > Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / oct 13$65 / Southern hills middle / 1 session

    Cater Your own partyparty foods & Holiday Hors Doeuvres the first rule of catering your own party is to eNJoY your own party! timing is everything. in this class, explore what foods to plan, prepare and serve to your guests, and have fun doing it. Simple is the rule for a hassle-free, fun time to share with friends and family. We will discuss what foods and presen-tations work well together, how to prepare ahead of time, and how to serve for optimum quality and presentation. easy and elegant is our goal! Please bring containers and service items you would like to learn to use. a $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Deborah Gallagher (see Ar-tisanal Cheese Making: Five Easy Cheeses)

    > Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Nov 10$65 / monarch high School / 1 session

    Cupcakes and goodies as giftsWhat could be sweeter to give or receive than min-iature sweet cakes tucked like tiny gems into a decorative box? Little tarts (sweet or savory), cakes, and other mouth watering treats will be explored in this goodies as gifts class. We will make tasty small bites and learn creative ways to decorate and present them in delightful packaging. Bring your ideas to life in edible creations to savor and share. a $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Deborah Gallagher (see Artisanal Cheese Making: Five Easy Cheeses)

    > Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Dec 1$65 / monarch high School / 1 session

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    Behind-the-Scenes at the

    great american Beer Festival this is your chance to have the ultimate experience at the great american Beer

    Festival. Spend the day with Jeff mendel and Joanne carilli-Stevenson to learn more about the personalities and history of this exciting industry. During this special day, you will be provided with transportation to and from the event*, access to the award ceremony, photo opportunities, tour of the festival with hosts, You Be the Judge session, and a special beer and food pairing with selected brewers after the event. in addition, all participants will receive a commemorative keepsake and membership to the american homebrewers association. this unique experience is limited to 24 participants.

    u Jeff Mendel, M.B.a., is a partner in Left hand Brewing company and a judge at the great american Beer Festival. he has been involved in the craft brewing industry for 23 years. Jeffs goal is to provide his students with a high-contact beer experience so they may gain a passion for our local brewers, who are making some of the finest beers available in the world today.

    u Joanne Carilli-Stevenson is the executive Director of the colorado Distillers guild, and has been involved in beverage fermentation for more than 20 years. She has spoken at various beverage conferences including the american Distillers institute, White Labs Distillation class, the craft Brewers conference, World Beer cup and the Big Beers, Belgians and Barley Wines Festival.

    > Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm / oct 13 / $279 / 1 session *Pickup Location To Be Announced

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    Beer appreciationintroduction to Beer and Brewingif you are interested in getting your hands wet in beer, this series of classes could be for you. For the first class, we will meet at the Brewers association in Boulder and discuss the history of craft brewing and homebrewing in america. key association staff will discuss the genesis of legal homebrewing and the rise of american craft beer as we taste a range of beers developed over the last 30 years. For the second class, we will convene at Do Your Brew in Westminster, where proprietor/brewmas-ter terry murphy will guide us brew three different types of beer. While your beer is fermenting, well take a trip up to Left hand Brewing co. in Long-mont, where head brewer ro guenzel will lead us through a session in basic sensory education. We will learn about flavors and aromas, and why they are present in our beer. our final class will take place back at Do Your Brew, where terry murphy will lead us through the bottling process, after which each student will have some beer to take home! Well celebrate with a tasting of your beers as well as some other special selections. a $65 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Jeff Mendel (see Behind-the-Scenes at the Great American Beer Festival)

    > thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / oct 25 Nov 15$89 / to Be announced / 4 sessions

    HealtH & Fitness

    power Jam into Shapeready to get in shape with a fun, high-energy workout through line dances? Yep, thats right, line dances. however, few of these steps will include country music. michael Jackson, ricky martin, Dan-nii minogue, Backstreet Boys, anastacia, NSYNc, and Justin timberlake are just a few of the artists music we will use to get down. So get out your sneakers and workout clothes and lets PoWer Jam into shape! all levels and ages welcome as we will begin at an introductory level. u Ann DeBoe has taught exercise through Line Dancing for the past 10 years. With her professional career in Physical Educa-tion for 25 years, she strives to instill her passion for music and movement through fun and high-energy line dancing, utilizing both physical and mental skills.

    > Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm / oct 3 Dec 19*$139 / manhattan middle / 10 sessions*No class on Oct 31, Nov 21.

    Tai Chi The Sublime Exercisetai chi chuan is one of the great, inspired cre-ations of antiquity. it comes to us from a world that is, in many ways, the complete opposite of modern america: ancient china. tai chi can be the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life. its a healthy form of light exercise, a moving medi-tation, a deep-breathing exercise, and a basic self-defense method. the beautiful, relaxed, and flowing movements work to calm the mind, relieve stress, increase joint mobility, strengthen circulation, im-prove balance, and mitigate many common ail-ments. tai chi is easy to learn and practice. it just takes patience, regular class attendance, and home practice time. above all, its fun! u Craig Rice has been a student and practitioner of Tai Chi since the 1960s and a teacher since the 1990s. He has studied under several teachers over the years, most notably Grandmaster William C.C. Chen. For more in-formation about Craig visit his website at

    > Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 am / Sep 22 Nov 10$125 / Southern hills middle / 8 sessions

    2 Nights, 20 Tricksmaster the practical and professional secrets of the culinary arts

    So many dishes, so little time to hone your culinary tricks. chef cheyne will dig deep into his bag of tricks and, by focusing on subtle, profound skills, your preparations will move from delicious to astounding. the class will use various european foods as the springboard to creating weekly feasts. anyone can follow a recipe, but after this class, youll be writing your own! Parents with children over 10 years old are welcome to attend the class together (but both must be registered). a $25 materials fee per student is payable to the instructor at first class.

    u Cheyne Keith (see Breads, Pizzas, and cooking with Spices)

    > thu 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Dec 6 Dec 13$89 / Southern hills middle / 2 sessions

  • Deep relaxationan intro to Nidra Meditation for an Easeful Body and a Calm Mindif you feel that stress and tension are becoming too much a part of your life, this is the class for you. through a deeply relaxing form of guided medita-tion, you will acquire tools that you can use in your everyday life to release anxiety, relieve pain, have more energy, and sleep more soundly. Learn how to open up to your full potential by giving this simple gift to yourself. this meditation does not require sitting for long periods of time on the floor. it is focused on comfort, so bring a blanket, mat, and a pillow to class and wear loose, comfortable cloth-ing. u C.M. Brown is a certified Integral Yoga instructor and relaxation therapist. He is a member of Yoga Alli-ance and the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. He has been teaching and conducting seminars since 1997. He taught in hospitals, colleges, and community programs in New York, New Jersey, and Boston before moving to Colorado.

    > thu 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Sep 20 oct 25*$89 / New vista high School / 5 sessions*No class on Oct 11.

    The Seven-Day Mental Diet for a Better life StoryMake Big Changes with Small Decisionsgoing on a food diet is the norm in our society, but fewer people stay mindful of the quality of the food they are feeding their mind, namely their thoughts. to really transform our lives, the real fo-cus should be on our mental state, our beliefs and thoughts; the rest will follow. the Seven-Day men-tal Diet is designed to help you dispel negativity, boost happiness, and to dramatically and positively change your life. how many brain-bytes and how much time and energy do you lose to television, news reports, tabloids, advertising, negative sto-ries, drama, trauma and gossip? Learn to be con-scious of it happening and how to retrain our brain and neural pathways in a new direction for lifelong change. its said that We are what we eat, but it is even more true that We are what we think. u Kim Wolinski (see Burn Your House Down!)

    A > tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 16 oct 30$95 / monarch high School / 3 sessions

    B > thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Nov 8 Nov 29*$95 / casey middle / 3 sessions*No class on Nov 22.

    Ski Technique and Biomechanics part 1Skiing is a sport that rewards good technique, and good ski technique is a broad subject whose mas-tery is enhanced by understanding. this course seeks to help students develop that understanding by presenting the physical and physiological prin-ciples of the sport, as well as the design principles of skis and boots. in-class material will draw heavily from videos and photographs of expert skiing and World cup racing. the course is directed at expe-rienced skiers, but presumes no prior knowledge of physical mechanics or kinesiology. it will be of par-ticular interest to ski instructors, coaches, com-petitors, and avid skiers. u Ron LeMaster is a techni-cal advisor to the U.S. Ski Team and Vail Ski School, and lectures frequently about technique and biome-chanics to ski schools and teams around North Amer-ica, Europe, and other parts of the skiing world. A regular contributor to skiing magazines, Ron is the author of four books on the sport, including a technical manual for the Professional Ski Instructors of America, and contributes to educational materials for the U.S. Ski Coaches Association.

    > tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 2 oct 16$85 / casey middle / 3 sessions

    Ski Technique and Biomechanics part 2a continuation of Ski technique and Biomechanics Part 1, topics include: expanded treatment of ski techniques; skier alignment and stance; boot de-sign and setup; and tactical applications of tech-niques to skiing in moguls, powder, ice, and steeps. u Ron LeMaster (see Ski Technique and Biomechanics Part 1)

    > tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / oct 23 Nov 13*$85 / casey middle / 3 sessions*No class on Nov 6.

    Stress Management for the Holidaysthe holidays are upon us! Perhaps you feel over-whelmed with things to do. Family pressures. mon-ey pressures. or facing the holidays alone. maybe you love the holidays and go overboard. maybe you hate this time of year and get the winter blues. maybe youre just plain stressed out. everyone feels and handles stress differently. in this one day class, you can take some time out for yourself. You will have a chance to pinpoint your major stressors, look at your usual ways of coping, and figure out what works and doesnt work for you (including ef-fective ways of handling stress that you may not have thought of yet). u Rosalind Bard, PsyD, has been a counselor, teacher, and mentor for many years in-cluding being the Director of Individual Counseling for Access Counseling. During those years she has expe-rienced many life changes.

    A > Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 pm / Nov 3$89 / monarch high School / 1 session

    B > Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 pm / Nov 10$89 / Southern hills middle / 1 session

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    language & Culture

    latin americaThe Culture, the Biases, the Beautyexplore broad themes about Latin-american poli-tics, economy, and culture as we practice our inter-mediate and advanced Spanish skills. there will be a variety of individual assignments, activities, and projects based on participant interest. Students will use all of their senses to improve their lan-guage skills including listening, reading, and writ-ing. the focus will also include tolerance, inclusion, diversity, and compassion for our Latin american communities. u Sandra Diaz is a lawyer by training, an experienced Latin American business development specialist, and a Spanish language and cultural educa-tor. She advises individuals, U.S. companies, and agen-cies in a broad variety of legal matters and issues re-lated to Spanish-speaking countries.

    > thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm / oct 25 Nov 29*$145 / monarch high School / 5 sessions*No class on Nov 22.

    reading and Discussing literature in Spanishread and discuss (in Spanish) entertaining and en-lightening small pieces of literature written in the original from varying countries and writers. We will look at short stories, poems, essays, and excerpts from longer pieces of fiction. the primary point of the discussion is to make sure everyone under-stands the literal meaning in the texts. We then proceed to talk about opinions, reactions, items of cultural and/or political interest, etc. We use only very basic literary theory terminology. through their literature, learn more about Spanish-speaking cul-tures, and enjoy thought-provoking, lively discus-sions. a $5 materials fee is payable to the instruc-tor at the first class. u Jala Pfaff studied in Mexico and Spain and has traveled in Costa Rica, Cuba, and Guatemala, as well as many other countries. She has taught college-level Spanish for nearly 20 years.

    > tue 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / oct 2 Nov 13*$135 / casey middle / 6 sessions*No class on Nov 6.

    Spanish for Busy adults level 1these easy-to-follow Spanish classes are created for the busy life of the working adult. You will be speaking and understanding Spanish in a surpris-ingly short time. Level 1 is for people with little or no knowledge of Spanish. Students will learn prac-tical vocabulary, conversational skills, and how to put together sentences in the present tense for business, travel, and everyday conversation. oral repetitions will help you master correct pronuncia-tion of everyday phrases. there are no prerequi-sites for this class. an $8 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. optional cDs will be available for purchase. u Carla Abbott, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, has taught Spanish to adults for the past 16 years and is known for her comfortable teaching style and enthusiastic approach to learning. Her company, Spanish for You, Inc., offers interpreta-tion services and all levels of classes for businesses and the private sector.

    > Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm / oct 3 Nov 14*$105 / casey middle / 6 sessions*No class on Oct 31.

    Spanish for Busy adults level 2Note: The Spanish Level 2 class with Carla Abbott will be offered again in the winter catalog.

    Spanish for Busy adults level 3in Level 3, after a basic review of Spanish 1 & 2, you will learn and practice the past tense, enhance your vocabulary, and expand your conversational skills and your understanding of the language from a native speaker. there are no prerequisites for this class. an $8 materials fee is payable to the instruc-tor at the first class. optional cDs will be available for purchase. u Carla Abbott (see Spanish for Busy Adults Level 1)

    > Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm / oct 3 Nov 14*$105 / casey middle / 6 sessions*No class on Oct 31.

    fundamentals of Spanish level 1have you always wanted to learn Spanish for busi-ness, travel, or simply to speak with your neigh-bors? Did you try to learn but found classes te-dious, anxiety provoking, or difficult? heres your chance to experience success at learning a lan-guage. these classes offer practical vocabulary and conversational skills utilizing a variety of non-threatening, creative methods. You will be sur-prised at how much fun a Spanish class can be. a $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u John Beckwith first learned Spanish by doing business and living in Mexico. He followed up with a B.A. in Spanish and a M.A. in Education and has shared the fun of Spanish with all levels of students for 10 years.

    > mon 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm / Sep 24 oct 29$155 / monarch high School / 6 sessions

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    fundamentals of Spanish level 2incorporate your particular language need or spe-cific area of interest into the structures learned in Fundamentals of Spanish Level 1. Students will be-come familiar with strategies that enable them to advance their Spanish knowledge on their own through continued study and authentic interaction. Students will practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish through a combination of in-class and at-home activities. a $10 fee for hand-outs is payable to the instructor at the first class. u John Beckwith (see Fundamentals of Spanish Level 1)

    > mon 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm / Nov 5 Dec 17*$155 / monarch high School / 5 sessions*No class on Nov 12, Nov 19.

    Spanish for Educators level 1the focus of Beginning Spanish for educators Level 1 is the acquisition of basic language struc-tures and vocabulary. Students ability to commu-nicate the intended message orally will be empha-sized over grammatical accuracy. the course will employ kinesthetic learning strategies that reflect first-language acquisition, which makes retention automatic and allows students to connect their Spanish directly to the spatial/social world instead of to the english translation. a $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. u John Beckwith (see Fundamentals of Spanish Level 1)

    > mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Sep 24 oct 29$195 / monarch high School / 6 sessions

    Spanish for Educators level 2For more information see

    Beginning german level 1this beginning class offers a comprehensive intro-duction to the german language, including basic grammar and conversational skills. an interactive class environment with an emphasis on group learning will facilitate your learning experience. the instructor will address vocabulary pertinent to trav-el in german-speaking countries. Please purchase the book German Grammar, 3rd Edition, Schaums Out-line, available at the Boulder Bookstore for $17. u Susanne Kortals, a native speaker of German, has more than 25 years of experience teaching German.

    > thu 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Sep 20 Nov 1*$145 / New vista high School / 6 sessions*No class on Oct 11.

    Beginning italian for TravelersBuongiorno! Learn italian from a native speaker in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. this class will cover basic grammar, pronunciation and provide useful tips for travelers. Learn how to order in a restau-rant, how to buy train tickets, how to ask for direc-tions and much more. this is an interactive class; everyone will have the opportunity to participate and learn at their own speed. No previous italian experience is required. a $10 materials fee is pay-able to the instructor at the first class. u Francesca Giongo is a native of Rome and has been teaching Italian for the past eight years. She holds a BS from the University of Pisa, Italy, as well as an MS from Colorado State University.

    > tue 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / oct 2 Nov 13*$135 / New vista high School / 6 sessions*No class on Nov 6.

    french for TravelersJoin us and begin to experience the beauty of the French language and culture. this course gives you a foundation in basic grammar and vocabulary with an emphasis on conversation skills. very interac-tive, the class allows you to learn fast through rep-etitions and practice in a relaxed environment. Dif-ferent aspects of the French culture will be dis-cussed at each class and tips for those who are going to travel there will be given. this class is for people with little or no previous French experience. a $5 materials fee (includes mP3 recordings) is payable to the instructor at the first class. u Sophie Rose, M.A. in law from Caen University in France, has been teaching French for 10 years. A native French speaker, she enjoys sharing her language and her ex-tensive knowledge of France.

    > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / oct 3 Nov 14*$135 / casey middle / 6 sessions*No class on Oct 31.

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