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Arts & Creativity

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Winter 2014

Guitar 1
Bring your acoustic or electric guitar (no bass) to class in playable condition. Learn tuning, basic chords, picking, strumming, chord progressions and rhythm techniques. A beginner course for ages 16 and up. (8 sessions)
X126 Jan. 14-Mar. 4 Tu Doss 7-8:30p $99

Mandolin
Participants will learn how to hold and tune their mandolin, picks, chops and various strumming techniques. Then participants will apply those skills to tempo and tremolo to start playing songs. Bring your mandolin in playing condition and a flat pick to class.
X124 Jan. 16-Mar. 6 Th Doss 7-8:30p $99

Ukulele
No musical experience necessary! Learn to play soprano, concert or tenor ukulele. (Sorry, curriculum doesn't support the BARITONE ukulele). Course covers a wide variety of music including: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Hawaiian songs and more. (8 sessions)
X160 Jan. 15-Mar. 5 W Doss 7-8:30p $99

NEW! Valentine's Day Mosaics
Ages 15 and up. Nothing says I LOVE YOU like a personal, one-of-a-kind gift you made yourself, in gorgeous shades of red, pink, violet, lavender, and more. Choose from picture frames, heart shapes, mirrors, trinket boxes, and more - all provided by the instructor - or bring your own treasure to transform. All mosaic tesserae, adhesive, grout and supplies are also provided. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first session (cash only please). Previous mosaic experience is not necessary, and previous students are welcome to come back and use their skills! (4 sessions)
X131 Feb. 7-Feb. 28 F Alexander 1-3p $65

NEW! Creating Better Photos from A-Z -- Part 2
Prerequisite: Part 1. Part 2 builds on knowledge gained in Part 1. How to better control light, proper shooting techniques for various types of photos, developing your own "style." More hands-on, in-class and weekly photography assignments to improve your skills. Bring Point-and-Shoot or DSLR and have fun learning more about photography from A-Z. $2 class fee for 100+ pages of handouts for easy reference.
X177 Feb. 11-Mar. 11 Tu Kehr 6:30-8:30p $89

Fundamentals of Digital Photography
This 10-week class is a combination of Beginning & Intermediate Digital Photography. Participants will learn all the basics of their digital camera. Controls, settings and how to use them. (10 sessions)
X179 Jan. 15-Mar. 19 W Dungan 6:30-8:30p $150

Introduction to Interior Design [ONLINE]
Master design skills step-by-step while completing your first project: a fully developed room design complete with spatial layout, lighting, and finish selections. (6-week online class)
X455 Classes start Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 19 $99

NEW! Event Management and Design [ONLINE]
Whether you're already working in the field or planning to enter the profession, participants will learn about research, design, time management, coordinating volunteers, hiring vendors and caterers, sound and light technicians, entertainment, budgeting, pricing, and more.
X579 $1,995

Intermediate Sewing
Got the basics? Take your sewing to the next level! Join us for the next step where we learn how to make buttonholes, install zippers and move on beyond straight lines. (4 sessions)
X195 Feb. 18-Mar. 18 Tu Dean 6:30-8:30p $59

NEW! Home Decor Sewing
Participants will learn how to work with heavier fabrics to create curtains, throw pillows or a throw to make your home more beautiful. Must have taken basic sewing or know how to use your sewing machine. Must bring their own sewing machine to class.
X194 Feb. 20-Mar. 13 Th Dean 6:30-8:30p $59

Spring 2014

Drawing for the Non-Artist
Learn how to observe the world the way an artist sees, then draw the illusion that represents the world around us. Acquire sketch techniques to illustrate notes and letters or document life experiences. Minimal supplies required. (6 sessions)
X127 Apr. 2-May 28 W Schlaudraff 6:30-7:30p $75

NEW! ZenDoodle - A fun, new Pen & Ink Method
Zen Doodling is a fascinating, meditative style of drawing that allows you to unwind from stress, focus your thoughts, and explore your creative side -- even if you have no artistic talent! In this class, you will learn a wide variety of striking drawing patterns, styles and techniques, based on Zentangle® an art form developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, that uses simple, repetitive lines and shapes and deliberate pen strokes to create striking, one-of-a-kind abstract art. Instructor will provide all necessary materials and supplies. $10 materials fee is due to the instructor at the first class (cash only). 4 sessions.
X134 Apr. 10-May 1 Th Alexander 6-8p $79

Guitar 1
Bring your acoustic or electric guitar (no bass) to class in playable condition. Learn tuning, basic chords, picking, strumming, chord progressions and rhythm techniques. A beginner course for ages 16 and up. (8 sessions)
X126 Apr. 1-May 20 Tu Doss 7-8:30p $99

Mandolin
Participants will learn how to hold and tune their mandolin, picks, chops and various strumming techniques. Then participants will apply those skills to tempo and tremolo to start playing songs. Bring your mandolin in playing condition and a flat pick to class.
X124 Apr. 3-May 22 Th Doss 7-8:30p $99

NEW! Guitar I and II COMBO
This class is designed for those who wish to take the 11-week course to learn both I and II. This Combo Session takes you through chords, strumming, fingerpicks and many styles: rock, pop, country, classical; then fine tunes you're playing with Barre chords, more precision timing, smooth slides, alternative tunings and many more positions for cord and Melody. Perfect for those knowing "some" guitar, this will fill in the nuts and bolts and give you more to work with and new goals to set.
X125 Mar. 31-June 9 M Doss $166

Ukulele
No musical experience necessary! Learn to play soprano, concert or tenor ukulele. (Sorry, curriculum doesn't support the BARITONE ukulele). Course covers a wide variety of music including: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Hawaiian songs and more. (8 sessions)
X160 Apr. 2-May 21 W Doss 7-8:30p $99

NEW! Mosaics for the Garden
Come learn the basic techniques of mosaic art, then choose from a great selection of garden items to mosaic, all provided by the instructor along with adhesives, grout, and tools. Students may also bring their own treasures to transform. All experience levels are welcome to come and work at their own pace; beginners are welcome! A $25 materials fee is due to the instructor at the first class (cash only, please). (4 sessions)
X132 Apr. 8-Apr. 29 Tu Alexander 6-8p $79

NEW! Mosaic Address Plaques
Add color and architectural interest to your entryway with a unique mosaic address plaque! Choose from a selection of suitable substrates and mosaic tiles, plus adhesives, grout, and tools, all provided by the instructor. All experience levels are welcome to come and work at their own pace; beginners are welcome! A $25 materials fee is due to the instructor at the first class (cash only). (4 sessions)
X133 May 6-May 27 Tu Alexander 6-8p $79

Introduction to Interior Design [ONLINE]
Master design skills step-by-step while completing your first project: a fully developed room design complete with spatial layout, lighting, and finish selections. (6-week online class)
X455 Classes start Apr. 16, May 21, June 18 $99

Event Management and Design [ONLINE]
Whether you're already working in the field or planning to enter the profession, participants will learn about research, design, time management, coordinating volunteers, hiring vendors and caterers, sound and light technicians, entertainment, budgeting, pricing, and more.
X579 $1,995

NEW! Digital Photography: Beginning
Learn how to use your camera's full capabilities in creating beautiful photos, including composition, proper exposure, and how to get your camera off "auto" and on to full creativity. Good for photographers of all levels. DSLR/ILC and point-and-shoot cameras welcome. A $3 materials fee for a 100-page manual full of ideas, tips, and tricks for better photos is necessary and available in class. (5 sessions).
X176 Apr. 1-Apr. 29 W Kehr 6:30-8:30pm $119

NEW! Digital Photography: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Beginning. Covers many "how to photograph" sessions on a wide variety of different subjects and settings. This class is
full of "hands-on" learn as you go exercises to help develop your skills. A $3 materials fee for a 100-page manual full of ideas, tips, and tricks for better photos is necessary and available in class. (5 sessions).
X177 May 6-June 3 W Kehr 6:30-8:30p $119

NEW! Digital Photography Fundamentals
This 10-week class is a combination of Beginning & Intermediate Digital Photography. Participants will learn all the basics of their digital camera. Controls, settings and how to use them. (10 sessions)
X179 Jan. 15-Mar. 19 W Dungan 6:30-8:30p $150


Photography Workshops

NEW! Advanced Photography Projects
Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Beginning. Students will create more than 9 advanced photos in these fast-paced, hands on workshop. Students need a camera that allows them to use manual settings with tripod. (1 session)
X180 Apr. 5 Sa Kehr 9a-12p $39

NEW! Better Flowers and Nature Photos @ Pt. Defiance Park
Participants will learn how to create quality outdoor, natural light photos of flowers and nature. Ideal class for beginners, intermediate and advanced photographers. (1 session)
X181 May 10 Sa Kehr 9a-12p $39

NEW! Mt. Rainier Adventure-From Longmire to Paradise
Meet outside Main Lodge at Longmire at 9 a.m. for drive and shoot photo adventure. Participants responsible for own entrance fee. Bring a digital camera, lenses, tripod, neutral density filters, circular polarizers, diffusers, and reflectors. We'll photograph everything from alpine flowers to stunning landscapes. Bring comfortable walking/hiking shoes! (1 session)
X182 June 14 Sa Kehr 9a-12p $39


Basic Sewing
Don't let that sewing machine gather dust! Students will learn the mechanics of their sewing machine, the accessories, how to thread and sew, as well as the basics of pattern reading and project construction. Students need to bring their own machine. (4 sessions)
X193 Apr. 3-May 1 Tu Dean 6:30-8:30p $59

NEW! Sewing Open Studio
Have you taken some sewing classes but still need guidance? Need some space?Come join us for our open studio time! You'll have access to our space and tables, as well as an experienced "sewist" to help you complete your projects. (2 sessions)
X020 Apr. 7 & 14 M Dean 6:30-8:30p $29
X021 Apr. 22 & 29 Tu Dean 6:30-830p $29
X022 May 12 & 19 M Dean 6:30-8:30p $29
X023 June 2 & 9 M Dean 6:30-8:30p $29

NEW! Build Your Wardrobe - Summer Skirt
Join us as we create a summer skirt to take you from farmer's market to the beach! We'll be learning to put in a zipper and some rudimentary fitting as we make a wardrobe staple. Must have taken Basic Sewing or know how to use your machine. (2 sessions)
X024 Apr. 28 & May 5 M Dean 6:30-8:30p $49

NEW! Sewing-Beach Bag
Continue building your wardrobe with a beach bag! It's perfect for your towels, groceries or whatever you need to carry. (2 sessions)
X025 June 3-5 Tu/Th Dean 6:30-8:30p $49

NEW! Learn to Crochet
You've seen them everywhere; now learn to make your own! Warm hats are worn year-round here in the PNW. We'll make a beanie or earflap hat to keep you warm. (3 sessions)
X026 May 15-29 Th Dean 6:30-8:30p $69

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