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Creative Arts
Register now for Spring 2019 classes.

Intro to Drawing & Painting on iPad

In this course students will learn the basics of drawing and painting using an iPad and the app Procreate. Covered topics will be layers, basic composition, Using photo references, color and other app features. Students will bring their own iPad that is capable of running Procreate. A stylus or Apple Pencil is also recommended.

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.

3 Tuesdays
9:30 – 11:30am
Feb 12 – 26, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $60
#8199.101
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Beginning Copperplate Calligraphy

Learn the beautiful art of Copperplate script. This hand is perfect for invitations, envelopes, place cards, menus and so much more. This 8-week course will introduce you to the basics of this elegant hand and its many applications using fun and beautiful techniques. Please contact SJLaporte@verizon.net for first class supply list.

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

8 Thursdays
9:00 – 11:00am
Feb 21 – April 11, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $115 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8161.101

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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 - 9:00pm
Feb 20 – March 13, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 10A

Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8131.304

....OR

4 Mondays
9:15am - 12:15pm
March 18 – April 8, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School,
Room 10A

Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8131.105

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Crochet
Learn how to crochet using the basic stitches or refresh your skills in this fun and relaxed class. You will make simple projects that reinforce the basic stitches, while learning to read and follow patterns with confidence. Students need 1 skein of worsted weight yarn (preferably acrylic) and a hook (size H, I or K) on the first day, 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 Fridays
9:30 - 11:30am
Feb 22 - April 12, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Seniors: $105 plus $5 material fee to instructor
Non-Seniors: $90 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8175.102
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Crochet Jewelry
Learn how to crochet beautiful jewelry using beads, fiber yarns, thread and wire. Make special pieces for yourself or to give as gifts. Previous experience with crocheting is advised for this class. Please bring your crochet hooks and jewelry tools to the first day of class. There will also be jewelry tools to use in class if you do not have your own.

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.

5 Thursdays
1:00 – 3:00pm
March 14 - April 11, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room D

Cost: $80 plus $30 material fee to instructor
#8187.201
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Classes on this page
Beginning Copperplate Calligraphy
Crochet
Crochet Jewelry
Creative Art Journaling
Digital Photography Intro
Hand Building with Clay
Intro to Drawing & Painting on iPad
Intro to Film Noir
Knitting for Beginners
Knitting to the Next Level
Leatherworking
Marbled Papers & Projects
Mosaic Making
Seasonal Simple Stroke Watercolor
Silk Scarf Painting Workshop
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Creative Art Journaling

Create a beautiful keepsake that will be a
joy to journal in, revisit and share with
friends if you choose. Through stimulating
creative writing and mixed media art we
will begin the process of journaling. Find your unique voice, get inspired, and learn
a variety of techniques using media that
includes collage, stenciling and creating
texture. Let your inner child come out to
play. Please bring a journal/drawing pad
with blank pages. Mixed media weight paper is recommended.

Instructor: Tracey Yokas holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and is experienced in creative healing work.

3 Wednesdays
9:00 am - 12:00pm
Feb 13 - 27, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $80 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8186.102

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Marbled Papers & Projects
In this class you will learn 2 ways to marble paper and other objects quickly and easily. The last 2 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 Wednesdays
12:30 – 2:30pm
March 20 – April 10, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $75 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8166.201
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Silk Scarf Painting Workshop

Create a beautiful unique gift for yourself or a best friend. Hand-painted silk scarves are wearable art which are easy to paint. You will learn different tie dye techniques and go home with one wonderful scarf each week. This pleasing class is for beginners and advanced students alike. Please bring an apron.

Instructor: Dorothea Heger is an award winning artist whose work has been presented in numerous museums and exhibitions, and published in magazines. See www.dorothea-art.com for more information.

4 Wednesdays
12:30 – 2:30pm
Jan 9 - 30, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $70 plus $45 material fee to instructor
#8192.202


....OR

Instructor: Anu Subramian has been a professional artist and instructor since 2004, selling her work locally, nationally and internationally.

4 Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00pm
March 27 – April 24, 2019
(no class Apr 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $70 plus $45 material fee to instructor
#8192.203


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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 versus stamping designs, hand sewing, coloring and finishing. You will make a custom leather cellphone case by the end of the class. The skills you learn can be scaled and adapted to make a wide variety of projects.

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 Wednesdays
3:00 - 5:00pm
Feb 20 – March 20, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $70 plus $30 material fee to instructor
#8142.202
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Become a Community Enrichment Instructor
Do you have a hobby, talent or knowledge of a foreign language that you would love to share with others? Come to this informative seminar and learn how classes are developed. No teaching credential is required although experience is a plus. Ideas will be discussed and course proposal forms provided.

Instructor: Anne Bartholomew is Coordinator of the Community Enrichment Program.

Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:30 – 11:00 am
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: FREE
(Pre-registration required)
#8068.102
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Seasonal Simple Stroke Watercolor
With the simple stroke of a brush you can create pretty watercolor flowers, grasses, flower pots and more. Learn how to let the brush and paint do the work to design cards, enhance store bought stationery, or use in your journals. No art experience needed; contact the instructor at SJLaporte@verizon. net in advance of class for supply list.

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 Wednesdays
12:30 – 2:30pm
Feb 20 – March 13, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $90 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8211.204
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Intro to Film Noir:
Tough Guys &
Femmes Fatales
In this class you will be introduced to Film Noir, meaning Black Film, which was an influential type of film that had its heyday in Hollywood from 1940-1958.  Four classic films will be shown and the basic elements of Film Noir will be discussed: the visual style, the type of story, the characters, and the mood. For those that joined us previously, this class features new titles.

Instructor: Joseph Longo has a Master’s degree in Mass Communications, has taught college-level film and literature courses, and has written about film.  He also worked as a film researcher for the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

4 Tuesdays
6:00 - 8:45 pm
Jan 8 - 29, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $40 plus $3 material fee to instructor
#8138.301
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Mosaic Making
Learn the basics of mosaic art including creative vision and demonstration of procedure and technique. All materials are provided to complete a small scale mosaic planter.

Instructor: Nela V. Steric is an art educator, and actively exhibiting artist. Learn more at her website www.teachergallery.com.

3 Thursdays
6:00 – 8:00pm
Feb 7 - 21, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $55 plus $30 material fee to instructor
#8148.302
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Knitting for Beginners
Would you like to learn how to knit but don’t know where to start? Learn how to cast on, knit and purl stitches, bind off, read a pattern, and choose the correct yarn and needles for a project. Students need to bring one skein of #4 worsted weight/4-ply light color yarn, and size US 8 knitting needles to the first day of class.

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 Mondays
2:30 – 4:30pm
March 4 - May 6, 2019
(no class April 15, 22)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $105 plus $7 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $90 plus $7 material fee to instructor
#8177.203
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Knitting to the Next Level
If you already know the knitting basics of knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease, you are welcome to join this intermediate class. Penny will help you refresh your knitting skills from years gone by, or assist you with project difficulties. Students need one skein of #4 worsted weight/4-ply light color yarn, and size US 8 knitting needles for the first class, and are welcome to bring a 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
March 6 - May 1, 2019
(no class April 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B

Cost: $105 plus $5 material fee to instructor
Seniors $90 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8178.203
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Hand Building
with Clay


Sample not necessarily accurate depiction

Create special decorative and functional pottery pieces with hand building. Instruction will be given in the pinch pot, coil and slab construction techniques and students will learn how to use household objects as molds for “hump” and “slump” construction. Final projects will be bisque fired, then painted with glaze in class before a final firing to make them shiny and functional!

Instructor: Anu Subramian has been a professional artist and instructor since 2004, selling her work locally, nationally and internationally.


6 Mondays
3:00 – 5:00pm
Feb 25 - April 1, 2019
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5

Cost: $90 plus $40 material fee to instructor
#8265.201

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