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Consumer Education Programs

FEES $2/hour (see fees listed for individual classes)
$5/hour drop-in rate plus annual $10 registration fee
Fall Session starts September 6, 2018
Winter Session starts December 17, 2018
Spring Session starts April 8, 2019

 

Dates, times, and sessions for classes subject to change.

 

Clothing Construction Needle Arts and Sewing

Embroidery and smocking are just two of the many needle arts you can learn in this diverse and exciting class. Learn to use the sewing machine and serger. Work with patterns and designs to individualize your wardrobe. Create new clothes with alterations. Save money on family clothing and make your own store-quality clothing. Use our state-of-the-art embroidery machine to design a logo or enhance a sewing project! Students supply their own materials. Some sewing machines are available in class.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Advani 5200 Valentine Road 201 Th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $90 per 10-week session; 3 hours per day

Clothing Construction Quiltmaking

Learn about quilting, wearable art, and related crafts. Design and create decorative quilts of all sizes. Machines and cutting tables are available in class. Students provide their own materials.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Advani 5200 Valentine Road 201 W 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $90 per 10-week session; 3 hours per day

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Advani 5200 Valentine Road 201 W 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Fee: $120 per 10-week session; 4 hours per day

Spanish for Educators, Parents, and Community Members

In this course adult students will take the first steps at speaking and understanding Spanish in a fun and low-pressure environment. Using an online storytelling program which emphasizes comprehension and conversation, students will acquire basic grammar and vocabulary that will help them communicate with Spanish-speaking K-12 students, parents, and others. Maestro Cliff Rodrigues is the instructor.

Call for session dates. New students can join any time, but should be aware that this is a course continuing from last year and not appropriate for absolute beginners.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Rodrigues 5280 Valentine Road 225 T 4:00 - 5:45 pm
Spanish – Conversational Spanish

¿Por Qué Hablar Español? Improve your Spanish skills to enhance travel experiences and interact locally. Converse, practice, study and enjoy. Knowledge of basic Spanish is recommended. ¡Adelante!

Lab Fee: $60 per 10-week session

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Martz 5200 Valentine Road 201 F 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Yoga Healthy Living Through Yoga

Yoga classes are designed to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and awareness. Practice a variety of yoga postures, adapted to accommodate all fitness levels. Learn to manage stress through visualization, breathing and relaxation techniques.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Thurston 5200 Valentine Road 104 M 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Wilson 5200 Valentine Road 104 T 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Thurston 5200 Valentine Road 104 W 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Thurston 5200 Valentine Road 104 Th 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Monday Class Fees (per session):

$50 Fall; $45 Winter; $50 Spring

Tuesday Class Fees (per session):

$50 Fall; $50 Winter; $50 Spring
Wednesday Class Fees (per session):

$45 Fall; $50 Winter; $50 Spring
Thursday Class Fees (per session):

$50 Fall; $50 Winter; $50 Spring