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No. 204 Art Journaling for Beginners (HS RM C314)

Tuesdays, January 16th 

7:00-8:30 pm (5-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Kimberly Minardi (Limit 10)

R $100; NR $95; GC $95

You might have heard of a sketch diary and most likely, a journal. An art journal is a little of both, but anything goes. You can choose any medium or combination of them and any style. Experiment, play, and open to the possibilities. You never have to show anyone at all, though if you want to, go for it! In an art journal, there are no wrong moves. The freedom to start, proceed, or end with any method you most feel like using at the time will work out, always. 

 

In this class, Kimberly, frequently published in Art Journaling Magazine, will guide you through easily accessible and very enjoyable techniques every step of the way. She will provide the properties of mixed media collage, which combines paper, paint, and ink. Simple washes, doodles, and adhered paper are some of the ways we will create in our journals. We will start with examples and combinations known to be hassle free and build up to using prompts so that you will feel confident creating on your own. No experience in any medium whatsoever is required. Art Journaling provides a respite for tired minds and a nurturing space for creativity.  The lab fee of $60 will cover everything you need for the class and is included in the course cost above.

 

No. 103 BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS (HS RM C314)

Mondays, January 15th                 

5:00-7:30 pm (10-weeks)              

INSTRUCTOR: Gail Bodkin (Limit 15)           

R $78; NR $82; GC $72

Watercolor will be as much fun as your first grade water coloring class, but now with layering, shadowing, highlighting, laughing, and of course some fun.  Join us for multiple projects of elegant simplicity.

 

No. 302 WATERCOLOR BEYOND THE FUNDAMENTALS (HS RM C314)

Wednesdays, January 17th

5:00-7:30 pm (10-weeks)                                                      

INSTRUCTOR: Gail Bodkin (Limit 15)

R $84; NR $88; GC $80

Build on your fundamental watercolor skills while completing painting projects.  Explore different styles of watercolor painting while beginning to develop your own styles.  Please bring your basic watercolor supplies to first class.

 

No. 201 Great Unknown Movies (Offsite)

Tuesdays, February 6th  (8-weeks)

2:00-4:30 pm (Limit 18 students)

INSTRUCTOR: Elaine Wertheim

R $60; NR $64; GC $56

Join us for fascinating films and lively discussions. The series will include WOMAN ON THE RUN, IT AIN’T OVER and 6 other worthwhile movies. New students call Elain Wertheim after registering 412-341-4463. Limit 18 students.

 

No. 402 Great Unknown Movies (Offsite)

Thursdays, February 8th  (8-weeks)

7:00-9:30 pm (Limit 18 students)

INSTRUCTOR: Elaine Wertheim

R $60; NR $64; GC $56

Join us for fascinating films and lively discussions. The series will include WOMAN ON THE RUN, IT AIN’T OVER and 6 other worthwhile movies. New students call Elaine Wertheim after registering 412-341-4463. Limit 18 students.

 

No. 219 Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People (Zoom online)

Tuesday, February 20th (1-night)               

6:30-9:00 pm                                           

INSTRUCTOR: Craig Coffman (Limit 15)

R $65; NR $70; GC $63

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it.  This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Since this class is being held online with ZOOM, you will be able to sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure at all. And since the class includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well. Class limited to 15 students.  Topics include: How chords work in a song; How to form the three main types of chords; How to tune your guitar; Basic strumming patterns; How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid); And how to play along with simple tunes.  A Zoom link will be sent to you on the day the course begins.


 

Craig Coffman is an experienced piano and guitar instructor, professional pianist and music director. He has over 30 years experience teaching piano privately. His piano and guitar seminars, offered through Community Colleges and Community Education Programs, have been attended by over 30,000 students throughout Arizona, Minnesota and the United States over the last 27 years. He has a degree in Sociology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Illinois (where he also studied piano) and a Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

 

No. 106 The Steelband Experience: Making Music Together and Life Better! (HS FINE ARTS LOBBY)

Mondays, January 15th                 

6:00-8:00 pm (10-weeks)              

INSTRUCTOR: Ken Schrader (Limit 15)       

R $84; NR $89; GC $79

“I don’t want to work, I want to bang on the drum all day!” The lyrics from the chorus of this catchy 1983 song by Todd Rundgren provide guidance on the work/life balance we go through in life.  The course is designed to let participants experience making music on steel pans and rhythm instruments. The experience will teach the basics of playing in a steelband, offering an opportunity to play the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago, while learning about the rich history of the instrument. At the conclusion of the course, participants will “Bang on the Drum” in a music recital to present the diverse repertoire of music that was learned throughout the course. 

 

No. 104 Macrame (HS RM C312)

Mondays, January 15th

5:30-8:00 pm (10-weeks)              

INSTRUCTOR: William Bodkin (Limit 15)    

R $78; NR $82; GC $71

Learn the basics for completing hangers, wall hangings and other decorative designs.  Supplies will be included in completing a minimum of 3 projects.  This fun class will include some instruction on how to use electronic how- to’s. 

 

No. 119 Instant Piano For Hopelessly Busy People

Monday, February 19th                

6:30-9:30pm (1-night)

INSTRUCTOR: Craig Coffman 

R $68; NR $72; GC $65

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords. Since this class is being held online with ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all. And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well. The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands-on instruction.  Topics include: How chords work in a song. How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it. How to form the three main types of chords. How to handle different keys and time signatures. How to avoid “counting”. How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords.  A Zoom link will be sent to you on the day of the class.

 

Craig Coffman is an experienced piano and guitar instructor, professional pianist and music director. He has over 30 years experience teaching piano privately. His piano and guitar seminars, offered through Community Colleges and Community Education Programs, have been attended by over 30,000 students throughout Arizona, Minnesota and the United States over the last 27 years. He has a degree in Sociology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Illinois (where he also studied piano) and a Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.