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Consumer Education Programs

Dates, times, and sessions for classes subject to change. Please call 805.289.1744 if you have questions.
FEES (see fees listed for individual classes)
Annual registration fee is $10.00 per class/per each school year.
Drop-in fee varies by class plus annual $10 registration fee
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. See our Flyer.

Fee: $90 per 10-week session; 3 hours per day
Fall Session: Sep 7, 2023 to Nov 16, 2023 (no class 10/26)
Winter Session: Jan 18, 2024 to Mar 21, 2024
Spring Session: Apr 11, 2024 to Jun 13, 2024

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

Fee: $50 + $10 registration fee per 4-week session; Mornings 4 1/2 hours per day

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Advani 5200 Valentine Road 201 W 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Classes start:  
Summer session: Jul 19, Jul 26, Aug 2 and Aug 9 2023.
Fall Session: Sep 6 to Nov 1, 10 2023 classes (No Class 10/25)
Winter Session: Jan 17 2024 to Mar 21 2024, 10 classes
Spring Session: Apr 11 2024 to Jun 13 2024, 10 classes 

Spanish for Educators, Parents, and Community Members

Last school year's beginning class will continue contingent on sufficient enrollment.

This beginning class will be in-person for those who were in the previous class or for those who have had Spanish (first semester) but still feel like a beginner. The emphasis will continue to be on basic vocabulary, present and past tense verbs, numbers, telling time and using interrogatives. Instead of a textbook, the online soap opera, Destinos, is used. Lessons will include comprehension and conversation activities.

Register in class: In advance at VACE’s Main Office, 5200 Valentine Road, Room 101.

Fee: $10 annual registration fee.  See our flyer.

Session Dates: Sep 19, 2023 to May 14, 2024

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

¿Por qué hablar español? This class is for individuals interested in maintaining and/or improving their ability to speak and understand contemporary Spanish. Through vocabulary development, grammar, reading exercises and guided practice, students learn the essentials, thereby enhancing travel experiences and interacting locally. This class is not intended to prepare you to function bilingually in the workplace. Basic knowledge of Spanish is recommended. You are welcome to attend the first class before registering. ¡Adelante! Click here for our flyer. Register at VACE main office room 101.

Lab Fee: $60 per 10-week session, plus $10 registration fee.

Fall Session: Thursdays September 12, 2024 to November 21, 2024

Winter Session: Thursdays January 9, 2025 to March 13, 2025

Spring Session: Thursdays April 3, 2025 to June 5, 2025

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Martz 5200 Valentine Road Gallery Th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yoga – Healthy Living Through Yoga

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

Students will be wearing masks and entering the building from the outside door that leads directly into Room 104.

Fee: $90 per 9 classes,  $100 per 10 classes plus an Annual Registration Fee of $10 per class/per each school year. Drop in fee is $10 per class plus the Annual Registration Fee.  

Fall Session: Mondays Sep 11, 2023 to Nov 27, 2023 10 classes
Fall Session: Thursdays Sep 7, 2023 to Nov 16, 2023 10 classes

Winter Session: Mondays January 8, 2024 to March 25, 2024 10 classes
Winter Session: Thursdays January 18, 2024 to March 21, 2024 10 classes

Spring Session: Mondays April 8, 2024 to June 10, 2024 9 classes
Spring Session: Thursdays April 11, 2024 to June 13, 2024 10 classes

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

Annual registration fee is $10.00 per class/per each school year.