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Mosaic Series

Explore unique and wonderful ways to create mosaic. Learn to work with base materials like concrete pavers and plywood, and different kinds of adhesive recommended for the diverse projects. Students will work with glass, ceramics and tile, learning how to break the pieces safely to make appropriate sizes for their artwork. Material fee covers basic supplies for 2 or 3 projects; additional supplies may be purchased at student’s discretion.

Instructor: Helle Rasmussen is practiced in the arts of mosaic, sculpture, weaving, and mural painting and has instructed in a variety of teaching settings.

4 Tuesdays
9:30am – 12:30pm
Sept 16 – Oct 7, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $40 material fee to instructor
#4310-1
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Fun with Ceramics

The art of ceramics will be explored in this fun hands-on class. Projects can include creating relief tiles and fashioning a mobile to hang indoors or out. Design and make your own ceramic treasures which we will paint in class after firing. All supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Susan Clarke is an award winning teacher who works in pottery and sculpture, and owned her own ceramics business. Debbie Selznick is a talented artist with 20 years of experience in ceramics.

6 Mondays, 9:30am – 12:30pm Sept 15 – Oct 20, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3
Cost: $110 plus $30 material fee to instructor
#4311-1
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Gourd Painting as Fine Art

Get hooked on gourd art! Colorful dyeing and staining on a dried gourd in naturalistic designs, patterns, and textures can yield a beautiful art object for your home or office. This class is designed for beginners, so give it a try! All supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Tom Winans is a professional watercolor painter and artist who was honored as “Artist of the Week” by Yosemite National Park. A credentialed teacher, Tom has taught for Ventura College and the Conejo Unified School District.

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014
9:00am – 12:00pm
Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3
Cost: $45 plus $15 material fee to instructor
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Fall Floral Design

In this workshop learn step by step methods to design a beautiful fall floral centerpiece in a pumpkin using the brilliant fall flowers, pods, leaves and berries. We will also show you some fun techniques for incorporating modern decorative florist wire in your designs. Ideas for expressing your own personal style in your fall table décor and ways to transition your arrangement from Halloween to Thanksgiving with ease will be explored.

Instructor: Tony Alvarez, AIFD, CCF, EMC, is an event planner and floral designer. He served as Director of the CA Floral Association.

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
9:00am – 12:00pm
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3
Cost: $45 plus $30 material fee to instructor
#4605-1
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General Woodworking

A hands-on class for all ability levels using a variety of hand and power tools. Beginning and Advanced students will have the opportunity for one-on-one instruction. The class can include fine furniture making and finishing. An in-class safety test and competency project will be required before students begin to work on their own projects.

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Instructor: Daniel Bell teaches in the local district and is a member of the Conejo Valley Woodworkers Association. He’s the owner of DIY Tiny Homes.

8 Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm Sept 10 – Nov 5
(no class Sept 17)
Thousand Oaks High School Room A2
2323 N. Moorpark Road Thousand Oaks 91362
Cost: $145 plus $50 material fee to instructor
#4246-1
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Experimental & Collage Art
Inspiring new techniques will help you discover the artist within you. This is a fun class for beginners and advanced artists alike. Explore mixed media on watercolor paper or canvas with inks, acrylics, gesso and more. We will also use a wide variety of materials such as rice paper, foils, beads, yarn and many more. Basic materials provided for projects, additional supplies may be purchased at student’s discretion.

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

4 Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:30pm Sept 17 – Oct 8, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3
Cost: $85 plus $10 material fee to instructor
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Making Creative Books

This class will introduce you to the craft of making your own books totally by hand. We will first overview the tools and materials used and then begin making several different books. Using artist papers, pictures, rubber stamps and embellishments will add further interest to your books. All levels of experience are welcome. Supplies to bring: pencil, scissors, xacto, metal ruler, glue stick, bone folder and glue brush.

Instructor: Joan Hawks earned a BA in Art from UCLA. With the Society for Calligraphy, she has specialized in both commercial and fine art. She teaches workshops and has had articles published in national and international magazines.

8 Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30am Sept 19 – Nov 7, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#4389-1
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Beginning Copperplate
Beginners!!! 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. We will explore inks and ink alternatives and other fun and beautiful techniques. Please contact SJLaporte@verizon.net for first class supply list.

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.

8 Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Sept 11 - Oct 30, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#4383-1
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Beginning Italic

Come explore the broad edged pen and learn to create beautiful Italic letterforms. This course will introduce the beginner to this classic style of calligraphy with step by step instruction. You’ll use Italic for a variety of creative projects for weddings, greeting cards, envelopes and pieces of art. You will learn to decorate the letters with gold, watercolors and other media used in the craft. Please contact instructor at SJLaporte@verizon.net in advance of class for supply list.

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.

8 Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm Sept 11 – Oct 30, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
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Costume your own Halloween

Make Halloween special by creating your own costume! Construction from pattern or design your own using found material. Sewing machines are available for use.

Instructor: Debbie Lee Bavaro is a parent of 5, costumer, sewer, designer, and has been an instructor for the Conejo Valley Adult School and the Parenting Program for over 15 years.

3 Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm Oct 1 – Oct 15, 2014
Horizon Hills, Room 12
33 Greta St.
Thousand Oaks 91360
Cost: $65
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Funtangle

The class is based on the Zentangle art form. Its many benefits range from stress reduction to problem s o l v i n g ! ! ! F u n t a n g l e is easy to learn and comprised of repetitive structured patterns that create beautiful images. This class will work with pencil, ink, watercolor, glitter and more to make designs for greeting cards and for framing. Basic materials provided.

Instructor: Joan Hawks earned a BA in Art from UCLA. With the Society for Calligraphy, she has specialized in both commercial and fine art. She teaches workshops and has had articles published in national and international magazines.

6 Fridays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm Sept 19 - Oct 24, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3
Cost: $85 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#4395-1
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