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Register now for Late Fall & Winter 2017-18 classes.


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Crocheting for Winter
Learn how to crochet or refresh your skills. In 8-weeks read and follow patterns with confidence to complete holiday crafts and one-skein wonder projects. Students need 1 skein of worsted weight yarn and a hook (size H or K preferred) on the first day of class, or bring your work-in-progress for further development.

Instructor: Marcia Bucaro learned the craft from her Grandmothers, and has shown and sold her work in Ventura County for many years. She loves teaching and passing on the art of crocheting.

8 Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30am
Nov 28, 2017 – Jan 30, 2018
(no class Dec 26, Jan 2)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $105 Plus $5 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $85 Plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8176.101
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Digital Photography
Intro
This workshop will give you the essential skills needed to get started with digital photography. Students will learn about camera controls, shooting modes, file formats, resolution, memory cards, electronic flash, white balance and downloading images to your computer. Additionally, course covers composition, simple enhancement, preparation for email or website, printers, and selecting digital image-editing software. Bring your digital camera and the instruction manual.

Instructor: Tom Ferguson is both a commercial and fine art photographer. He has appeared in over 100 exhibitions nationwide.

4 Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Oct 25 - Nov 15, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 10A
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8131.302
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Mah Jongg for Beginners
Interested in this fascinating ancient game? In this six week class you will learn the fundamentals of mahjongg – the tiles, their function, the “Charleston”, and critical basic strategies of the game. With the help of this class, handouts, and the National Mah Jongg League Card of America, you will discover the fun and excitement of declaring your first “mahjongg”. The class will be limited to 10 participants.

Instructor: Merrily Lewis brings her teaching skills and enthusiasm for Mah Jongg to those who are curious about this interesting game that has grown wildly in the past few years.

6 Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Jan 11 – Feb 15, 2018
Boys & Girls Club
1980 E Avenida de las Flores
Thousand Oaks
Cost: $105 plus $16 material fee to instructor
#8144.103
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Watercolor for Beginners
In this beginning watercolor class, you will gain knowledge of basic watercolor painting skills with practical tips, easy methods, and techniques. No experience necessary to paint a personal work of art, DaVinci was once a beginner!

Instructor: Day Steinhart is an accomplished watercolor teacher and artist who brings creativity, humor and passion to her art class; she holds a BA in Fine Art & Design.

8 Fridays, 1:00 – 3:30pm
Dec 1, 2017 – Feb 2, 2018
(no class Dec 29, Jan 5)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $125 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8213.202
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Notary in One Day
Seminar plus official Notary Exam
Start your own business, become a more valuable employee, provide customer service and earn additional income. This intensive one-day seminar is designed to equip you with everything you need to become an effective Notary and includes 2017 legislation.

For Renewing Notaries
3 hours of training are required. Seminar plus official Notary exam Reviews all laws and regulations you are required to know to continue as a Notary. You must take the exam and be fingerprinted again. Your commission must be current to be eligible for the 3-hour course.

New and Renewing Notaries, bring the following:

New and Renewing Notaries bring the following:
1) A $40 check made payable to “Secretary of State” for the test fee.
2) Proper ID – current state issued driver’s license or ID card or passport.
3) Two #2 pencils.
4) 2 X 2 passport color photo.

Live Scan Fingerprints required after you pass the exam.


Serious conviction may disqualify applicant.

PLEASE NOTE: Arrive early. Due to State regulations, no one will be admitted to the classroom after 8:30 am or 1:00 pm. You must be on time when returning to the classroom from a break.
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First-Time Notaries

Friday, Jan 19, 2018
8:00am - 4:00pm
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Seminar: $99
Material Fee: $35
(payable to instructor)
Test Fee: $40
#8040.102


Renewing Notaries
Friday, Jan 19, 2018
12:30 - 4:00pm

Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Seminar: $50
Material Fee: $35
(payable to instructor)
Test Fee: $40
#8041.202

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Presented by Notary Public Seminars, Inc., a leading public course provider in California for 16 years.

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Leatherworking

This class will get you started creating beautiful and useful items in leather. You will learn about the different types weights and grades of leather, leather craft tools, fasteners and closures, carving designs and hand sewing, pattern making, coloring and finishing. You will make a custom leather cellphone case or knife sheath by the end of the class.

Instructor: Howard Horwitz is an avid metalworker, woodworker and leatherworker. He specializes in a variety of leather holsters, sheathes, guitar straps, saddle bags, and is excited about passing on this quickly fading art.

5 Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Oct 16 – Nov 20, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $30 material fee to instructor
#8142.301
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iPad for Beginners
Are you brand new to using Apple’s iPad? Want to get an in-depth overview of your iPad’s most important features and benefits? Learn how to check your email, browse the web, setup iCloud, and download the latest Apps from Apple’s famous App Store. Come learn how to make the most of your iPad in this welcoming, fun, and friendly environment. Requirement: iOS 11 (operating system).

Instructor: Tracie Karasik worked at Apple for 3.5 years, has been teaching Apple products for over 10 years, and is the President of TLKmultimedia. Check out her website at: www.tlkmultimedia.com

4 Fridays, 9:00 – 10:30am
Oct 13 – Nov 3, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Cost: $65 plus $4 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $55 plus $4 material fee to instructor
#8020.101
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Room Design
Boot Camp
How would you like to learn to design a room in your own home without being overwhelmed by all the choices you need to make? If so, then enlist in this 6-part Room Design Workshop. You will get all the training and strategies needed to successfully complete your project. The class will cover finding the inspiration to kick start your project, how to access what you have, need and want, creating a floor plan, color coordination, lighting, shopping, hiring help, budgeting and much more.

Instructor: Susan Pritchard has been designing since 1996 and is the owner of Susan Pritchard Interior Design. She was voted a Ventura County Favorite in 2015 and has been featured on two “Famous Homes and Hideaways” episodes.

6 Wednesdays, 12:30 – 3:30pm
Oct 11 – Nov 15, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Cost: $125
#8503.201
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Loan Signing Agent
Prerequisite: No need to be a commissioned Notary or have received the results of your exam. You must have taken a Notary Workshop.

Now that you are a Notary, how do you build and maintain your signing business? You will learn the skills and obtain the necessary tools to become a Certified Loan Signing Agent. This workshop features how to properly notarize loan packages. We will discuss how to negotiate your fee, how to get called back and how to brand yourself as a professional in your market.

Friday, Jan 26, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Program Fee: $99
Material fee: $60 payable to instructor
#8045.102

Presented by Notary Public Seminars, Inc., a leading public course provider in California for 15 years.
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Classes on this page...
Art of Self-Care
CA Style Landscape Watercolors
Creating with Clay
Creative Brush Letterings
Crocheting for Winter
Digitial Photography Basics Plus
Digital Photography Intro
Drawing Pencil Portraits
Holiday Greeting Card Design
Holiday Music for Guitar
Holiday Music for Ukulele
Intermediate Digital Photography
Intro to Oils & Acrylics
iPad for Beginners
Knitting for Beginners & Beyond
Leatherworking
Loan Signing Agent
Mah Jongg for Beginners
Marbled Paper & Projects
Mindful Living Series I, II, III
Notary in One Day
Oil / Acrylic Workshop
Photography Medley
Poker: No Limit Hold Em
Room Design Boot Camp
Tarot II, Mastering the Cards
Watercolor for Beginners
 
Oil / Acrylic Workshop

Join master artist Barbara Shannon for an opportunity to paint in her workshop setting. Instruction is provided for new students, and returning students get the benefit of consultation with the instructor for their works in progress.

Instructor: Barbara Shannon is an award- winning artist and author of the multimedia textbook Exploring Art Media. For the past 40 years, she has taught art courses for Camarillo and Thousand Oaks High Schools, the Conejo Valley Adult School, and the Gate and Independent Study programs for the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Although she is proficient in all aspects of the visual arts, her personal passion is portraiture.

10 Tuesdays
Nov 28, 2017 - Feb 13, 2018
(no class Dec 26, Jan 2)
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3

Cost: $110 plus $12 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $75 plus $12 material fee to instructor

#9340.203

....OR

10 Tuesdays
Nov 28, 2017 - Feb 13, 2018
(no class Dec 26, Jan 2)

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3

Cost: $110 plus $12 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $75 plus $12 material fee to instructor

#9340.304

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Holiday Music
for Ukulele
We’ll take some favorite holiday songs and put them to the ukulele. Melodies and chords will be used so that you can provide accompaniment for singers, or just play melodies if that’s your thing. Bring your own instrument, Beginner to Intermediate are welcome.
Instructor: Jarold Davis has been teaching music for more than 20 years. He also has extensive recording and touring experience, having performed in such venues as the Gibson Amphitheater in LA and Madison Square Garden in NY.

4 Fridays, 12:45 – 2:15pm
Dec 1 - 22, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Cost: $60 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8715.201
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Intro to Oils & Acrylics
This beginning painting class will teach you the basics of oil painting, along with the theories of color and composition. With basic oil painting techniques beautiful projects can be created quickly. Materials furnished for first class; supply list for additional items provided at that time.

Instructor: Stella Violano is a published artist whose artwork is licensed and sold on greeting cards, garden flags and puzzles.  Her work painting animals and wildlife is award winning.

8 Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Nov 30, 2017 - Feb 1, 2018
(no class Dec 28, Jan 4)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $125 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8200.202
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Intermediate Digital Photography
This class is for those who have attended Digital Photography Introduction or for those familiar with the camera. This class will place more emphasis on the creative process. Topics will cover visualizing, composing, and designing better photographs. Students will learn to control and see light, both existing and flash. Bring your camera to class-

Instructor: Tom Ferguson is both a commercial and fine art photographer. He has appeared in over 100 exhibitions nationwide.

4 Wednesdays, 9:15am - 12:15pm
Jan 10 - 31, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 10A Cost: $95 per session plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8132.101
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Creative Brush Letterings
Learn the fun and quick art of Brush Lettering. You will create lovely letters with a paint brush and brush tip markers. With the same markers you will learn to layer colors, create flowers, vines and other decorative elements for your letters. Great for envelopes, place cards, journals and planners.

Instructor: Shirley LaPorte owns her own calligraphy and invitation business. She has appeared on the DIY network craft show and has had art projects and articles published in national and international magazines.

4 Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:00am
Nov 30 – Dec 21
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $70 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8158.101
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Marbled Paper
and Projects
In this class you will learn 2 ways to marble paper and other objects quickly and easily. The last meetings will be spent turning the marbled papers students have made into projects like books, bookmarks, cards and other exciting projects. These papers are great backgrounds for stamping, sketching and make a wonderful framed gift. All materials provided, please bring your own apron.

Instructor: Shirley LaPorte owns her own calligraphy and invitation business. She has appeared on the DIY network craft show and has had art projects and articles published in national and international magazines.

4 Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:00am
Jan 11 – Feb 1, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $70 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8166.101
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Holiday Greeting
Card Design
Create your own work of art for cards and more. In this holiday themed hands-on class you’ll explore techniques using gold leaf, glitter, die cutting, perfect pearls, simple watercolors and special settings for photocopying. Learn the tricks of the trade for scoring, choosing papers, decorating envelopes and creating cards that are a gift in themselves. All materials provided.

Instructor: Shirley LaPorte is a member of the Society for Calligraphy and owns her own calligraphy and invitation business. She has appeared on the DIY network craft show and has had art projects and articles published in national and international magazines.

4 Thursdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Oct 19 – Nov 9, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8134.101
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Holiday Music for Guitar
We’ll take some favorite holiday songs and put them to the guitar. Melodies and chords will be used so that you can provide accompaniment for singers, or just play melodies if that’s your thing. Bring your own instrument, Beginner to Intermediate are welcome.

Instructor: Jarold Davis has been teaching music for more than 20 years. He also has extensive recording and touring experience, having performed in such venues as the Gibson Amphitheater in LA and Madison Square Garden in NY.

4 Fridays, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Dec 1 - 22, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Cost: $60 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8750.101
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Poker:
No Limit Hold Em
Learn the rules, lingo and strategy of Texas Hold Em. Learn how to run your own tournament with friends or play at casino poker rooms. Each class will start with a lesson, then break into a mini-poker game for practice.

Instructor: Kate Henderson has been playing poker since she was a kid. Now a mom, she has won tens of thousands of dollars playing in home games, online, and in Las Vegas.

Beginning Level (never played before)
5 Wednesdays, 5:45 - 7:15pm
Oct 11 – Nov 15, 2017
(no class Oct 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $65 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8105.301

Intermediate Level (familiar with the game)
5 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Oct 11 – Nov 15, 2017
(no class Oct 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $65 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8106.301
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Tarot II
Mastering the Cards
Students will focus on readings, strengthening intuition and developing accuracy. Join us to learn more about layouts, archetypes and symbols. Bring your skill up to the next level! You will need Tarot cards, a pen and a notebook.

Instructor: Becky Zemlyn is a member of the American Tarot Association and has read for parties and private clients.

4 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Jan 10 - 31, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Cost: $65
#8173.301
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Drawing Pencil Portraits
This intermediate, individually focused and interactive course on pencil portraitures will concentrate on the fundamentals - covering general shapes and facial features, proportions and shading with the goal of capturing the subject’s personality. Prerequisite: completion of a basic drawing course. Please bring your own HB pencil, drawing paper and eraser if available.

Instructor: Steve Tanaka worked as an artist in industry for more than thirty years. He enjoys helping others maximize their artistic abilities through drawing and sketching.

8 Wednesdays, 9:30am – 11:30am
Nov 29, 2017 – Jan 31, 2018
(no class Dec 27, Jan 3)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $100 plus optional $6 material fee
#8238.101
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Knitting for Beginners and Beyond
Don’t know where to begin? Or stuck on a project? Learn the knitting basics: knit, purl, cast on, bind off, read patterns, or refresh your knitting skills from years gone by. Students need 1 skein of worsted weight yarn, one pair of 10 inch long-size 8 knitting needles for the first class, or bring your current work-inprogress project.

Instructor: Penny Atkinson earned a B.A. in Clothing, Textiles & Environmental Arts, and has 25 years of experience as an artisan and costume supervisor in theater, opera, TV and film.

8 Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm
Nov 29, 2017 – Jan 31, 2018
(no class Dec 27, Jan 3)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room B
Cost: $105 Plus $5 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $85 Plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8177.202

OR

8 Thursdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Nov 30, 2017 – Feb 1, 2018
(no class Dec 28, Jan 4)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Cost: $105 Plus $5 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $85 Plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8177.103
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Creating with Clay

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This class is designed for students who have an interest in creating works of art in clay. Instruction includes experience utilizing a variety of techniques including the processes of hand building coils and slabs. Functional and decorative pieces will be finished with glazes.

Instructor: Nilay Akay Singh has a Master’s degree in Ceramics and has been creating beautiful ceramic pieces for local studios.


6 Fridays, 12:45 – 3:45pm
Oct 6 – Nov 17, 2017
(no class Nov 10)
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $125 plus $45 material fee to instructor
#8171.202

...OR

5 Fridays, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Jan 12 – Feb 9, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $105 plus $45 material fee to instructor
#8171.103
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Mindful LIving
Series Two
This is the second series taught by this popular instructor. You will enjoy and learn from Series Two even if you have not yet experienced Series One. These classes will teach you meditative techniques and insight to increase happiness in yourself and with others, reduce stress, understand forgiveness, sleep better, improve self-awareness, and more.

Instructor: Lindsay Leimbach has 25 years of teaching and speaking experience. She currently teaches and lectures on Mindful Living and is Mindful Living Coach working with all ages.

4 Mondays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Oct 9 - 30, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room B
Cost: $75 plus $8 material fee to instructor
#8853.202
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Mindful LIving
Series Three
You will enjoy and learn from Series Three even if you have not yet experienced Series One or Two. These classes will teach you mindful acceptance and awareness, mindful eating, gratitude and compassion, and facing everyday mindfully. Simple meditative techniques and insight to foster peace and balance will be practiced.

Instructor: Lindsay Leimbach has 25 years of teaching and speaking experience. She currently teaches and lectures on Mindful Living and is Mindful Living Coach working with all ages.

4 Thursdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Oct 12 – Nov 2, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room B
Cost: $65 plus $8 material fee to instructor
#8854.301

OR

4 Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Nov 29 - Dec 20, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Cost: $75 plus $8 material fee to instructor
#8854.102
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Mindful Living
Series One
In this 4-week course on healthy mindful living learn how to reduce stress and lead a calmer and happier life by living a life in the present moment. Mindful living is the ability to use knowledge, personal understanding and simple meditative techniques to foster peace and balance. These classes will teach you how to reduce worry and anxiety, handle anger and physical pain, improve self-awareness, enhance your peace of mind and more.

Instructor: Lindsay Leimbach has 25 years of teaching and speaking experience. She currently teaches and lectures on Mindful Living and is Mindful Living Coach working with all ages.

4 Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30am
Jan 10 - 31, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C
Cost: $75 plus $8 material fee to instructor
#8851.102
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California Style Landscape Watercolor Painting

Follow your teacher in step-by-step “paint-along” demos of each California Style landscape painting technique. Learn to paint more boldly and directly using techniques that allow you to complete a painting more quickly. Materials will be supplied for the first meeting.

Instructor: Tom Winans is a professional watercolor, oil, and pastel painter. Also a credentialed teacher, Tom has taught at numerous schools including Ventura College.

7 Mondays
3:00 – 5:50 pm
Oct 9 – Nov 20, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $125 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8212.201

OR

4 Mondays, 3:00 – 5:30pm
Nov 27 – Dec 18, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $70 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8212.202

OR

8 Mondays, 3:00 – 5:30pm
Jan 22 – March 19, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $125 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8212.203

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Digital Photography
Basics Plus
Students will learn about camera controls, shooting modes, file formats, resolution, memory cards, flash, white balance and downloading images to your computer. Additionally, this course covers digital darkroom topics such as: email or website file preparation, adjusting image brightness, contrast and color, using layers for text and effects, optimizing portraits and montage/ scrapbook type projects. Bring your camera and the instruction manual.


Instructor: Tom Ferguson is both a commercial and fine art photographer. He has appeared in over 100 exhibitions nationwide.

6 Wednesdays, 9:15am - 12:15 pm
Oct 11 – Nov 15, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 10A
Cost: $120 per session plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8130.101
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Photography Medley

Visual Language, Composition & Breaking Rules Discussion, Field & Image Review… join in a 5-week class of compositional and artistic theory, in the field shooting, and image review to help you make images you love. We will shoot in Manual Mode (not on auto) so Intro to Digital Photography or Get to Know Your Camera are prerequisites. This class will involve some gentle hiking. Bring your DSLR camera (one with interchangeable lenses) and your creative energy!

Instructor: Berkeley Gray is a freelance photographer. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in Paint, Photography and Print.

5 Wednesdays, 9:15am - 12:15pm
Oct 11 – Nov 8, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C (except Oct 18 & Nov 1, locations TBD)
Cost: $120 plus $5 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $85 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8129.101
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