BVSD Lifelong Learing Fall Adult Catalog

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    fall 2012

  • 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

    720.561.5968 / 6500 E. Arapahoe Ave., Boulder Office Hours: Mon Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pmRegister anytime at

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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 cap...