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Creative Outlets
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Improvisation

Improvisation is for everyone – all backgrounds and professions. In a supportive and safe environment, students will learn to trust their instincts, strengthen listening skills and build confidence through exercises, games and good old fun!

Instructor: Jessica Lynn Verdi has been involved in theatre for 15 years both in Los Angeles and Ventura County. She is an award winning actress and director and performs improv weekly in LA.

10 Tuesdays
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Sept 8 – Nov 10
Boys and Girls Club
1980 E. Avenida de las Flores Thousand Oaks, 91360
Cost: $135 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8195.301
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Beginning Guitar

This guitar course is geared towards new students just starting out, or for those who have been away from their guitar for a while. We start with some easy melodies and chords, and by course conclusion, students will be able to play basic songs.

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.

8 Mondays
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Sept 21 – Nov 9, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School Room C
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8712.201

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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 imageediting software. 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.

4 Wednesdays
1:00 – 4:00 pm
September 9 - 30, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 10
Cost: $95 per session plus $5 material fee to instructor #8131.201
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Digital Photography
Basics Plus
This introductory 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, 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 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.

6 Wednesdays
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Sept 9 – Oct 14, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 10
Cost: $125 per session plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8130.301
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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
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Oct 21 – Nov 18, 2015
(no class Nov 11)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 10
Cost: $95 per session plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8132.301
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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.

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5 Wednesdays
Oct 14 – Nov 18, 2015
(no class Nov 11)
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3
Cost: $75 plus $10 material fee to instructor

Beginning Level
(never played before)
6:00 – 7:30 pm
#8105.301

Intermediate Level
(familiar with the game)
7:30 – 9:00 pm
#8106.301


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General Woodworking

A hands-on class for using a variety of hand and power tools with the opportunity for oneon- one instruction. An in-class safety test and competency project will be required before students begin to work on their own projects.

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

Beginning Level
8 Tuesdays
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Sept 15 – Nov 3, 2015
#8140.301

Intermediate Level
8 Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Sept 17 – Nov 5, 2015
#8141.301

Thousand Oaks High School
Room A2
2323 N. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks 91360

Cost per session: $165 plus $50 material fee to instructor

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Art Appreciation
A new course examining art and art history from the artist’s viewpoint will probe intriguing topics including the French Impressionists, How to Read a Painting, Devices Artists use in Composition, Understanding Modern Art, New Discoveries on Michelangelo’s Moses and Women in the Arts in the 1800’s.

Instructor: Peter Kraus ls an established graphic designer, author, educator and artist with over 35 years of experience.

8 Tuesdays
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Sept 29 – Nov 17, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95
#8157.201
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Get to Know Your Camera
Make friends with your camera and its lenses to take better pictures! Let’s face it, digital SLR cameras can be intimidating. There are so many buttons and dials, and that manual is a novella! Learn the basics about shutter speed, aperture and ISO and how they work magic in your camera. Easy techniques to photograph flowers, landscape and outdoor portraits will be presented. Bring your DSLR camera (camera with with interchangeable lenses), camera manual, and any lenses you may have.

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

4 Mondays
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 5 - 26, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 7B
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $65 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8120.101
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Jewelry Design

In this class learn the basics of jewelry making: terminology, technique and tools. At the same time hands-on learning of basic stringing, bead knotting and wire wrap will allow a new project to be completed each week.

Instructor: Jeanette Nelson is a certified bead and jewelry designer/instructor who has been creating and teaching jewelry design for 15 years.

3 Fridays
9:30am – 12:30 pm
Sept 11 – 25, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 7B
Cost: $80 plus $35 material fee to instructor
#8185.101

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Beginning Ukulele

Learn to play the ukulele! This popular starter instrument is for the true beginner to music. It can also be an excellent way to get back into playing an instrument for those who have been away. By course end (or before), students will be playing easy songs and simple melodies.

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

8 Fridays
10:30am – 12:00 pm
Sept 18 – Nov 6, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8710.101

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Ukulele Workshop
This class is designed for the ukulele player that has completed the Beginning class (or equivalent) and is ready for more musical challenges. A more in-depth approach to what can be done with a ukulele will be taken, including advanced styles and song selections.

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

8 Fridays
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Sept 18 – Nov 6
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8711.201
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iPhone Photography
Yes, your iPhone pictures are good but great ones are possible! More pixels do not guarantee an outstanding photograph, but this class will…by exploring photography basics of composition, lighting and editing right on your device. iPhone photography is becoming an art form and this class will put you ahead of the curve. Bring your iPhone to class each week.

Instructor: Sherri Burke studied photography at Moorpark College. She is an artist who has been photographing nature, children and adults for over 20 years.

2 Saturdays
9:30 – 11:30 am
Oct 10 & 17, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School Room D
Cost: $55
Seniors: $40
#8125.102

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2 Thursdays
10:00am – 12:00 pm
Sept 10 & 17, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 7B
Cost: $55
Seniors: $40
#8125.101
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