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Drawing Skills
Become familiar with the essential tools and techniques needed to create balanced and interesting drawings. Course will include various methods of shading and rendering texture, proportions and perspective. Each student is given individual attention and instruction as we work in class. Materials are furnished for the first class; a supply list will provided at that time.

Instructor: Elisabeth Arena is an experienced instructor who has an MFA from Radford University and a BFA from Tufts University.

8 Wednesdays
9:30 - 11:30 am
May 20 - July 8, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $105
#8240.102
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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 paperor 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. Materials furnished for the first class with supply list provided for following projects.

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

5 Wednesdays
1:00 - 3:30 pm
May 20 - June 17, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95
#8155.205

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Special Effects & Lettering for Cards

Using watercolors, inkpads, markers and more, the card maker will learn to create exciting backgrounds for special cards. Quick and fun lettering will be taught to enhance the outside design and inside message.

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.

6 Thursdays
9:00 – 11:00 am
May 21 - June 25, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8162.101
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Oil/Acrylic Workshop

Join master artist Barbara Shannon for an opportunity to paint in her workshop setting. Instruction is provided for new students while 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. More about your instructor

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10 Tuesdays
3:00 - 5:00 pm
May 12 - July 14, 2015

Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95, under age 62
Cost: $75, seniors 62 & over
Plus material fee $10 payable to instructor
#9340.205


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10 Tuesdays
6:30 – 8:30 pm
May 12 - July 14, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95, under age 62
Cost: $75, seniors 62 & over
Plus material fee $10 payable to instructor
#9340.306


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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.

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.

Tuesdays/Thursdays
6:00 – 9:00 pm
May 12 – June 4, 2015
Thousand Oaks High School Room A2
2323 N. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks 91360
Cost: $165 plus $50 material fee to instructor
#8140.305

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Clever & Cool Crocheting

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Learn how to crochet or refresh your skills. In 6-weeks read and follow patterns with confidence and complete one-skein wonder projects like a market bag, scarf, headband, or kitchen items. 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.

6 Thursdays
9:30 - 11:30 am
May 7 - June 11, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 7
Cost: $95, under age 62
Cost: $55, seniors 62 & over
Plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8175.103
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Summer Watercolor

Learn 22 new techniques including salt, watercolor pencils using “resist”, as well as what brushes, paints and paper to use. New summer themes will be demonstrated in each class with individual attention provided. All levels are welcome!.

Instructor: Yoka Yohanna is a world renowned portrait artist "of all living things." She has had many exhibits and paints private commissions. View her work, and see complete bio, at www.yokasgallery.com.

4 Tuesdays
9:30am – 12:30pm
May 26 - June 16, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8260.101

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Kathleen Galloway Rogan, Instructor
Creative Writing Workshop

This class offers exercises in creative expression, improvisation, visualization, and spontaneous writing. Story structure, character and grammar will be covered also. Journal writing, class assignments, and at-home writing projects launch you on a journey of discovery. No previous experience required.

Instructor: Kathleen Galloway Rogan is a writer, standup comedienne and creator of one-person shows.

10 Thursdays
7:30 – 9:30pm
May 21 - July 23, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $135 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8930.305

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Screenwriting Nuts & Bolts
What separates an average screenplay from a great one? The story? The characters? The dialogue? All of the above and more. This course will teach beginning screenwriters what it takes to create a page-turning script, focusing on the essential elements of plot, theme, character, dialogue, format and tone.

Instructor: Ed Kamen has been a professional script consultant, or “script doctor,” for 17 years on more than 50 films and television. He has been a guest lecturer for the American Film Institute, the 168 Film Project and at Pierce College.

10 Mondays
6:30 – 8:30pm
May 11 - July 20, 2015
(no class May 25)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 7
Cost: $135 plus $3 material fee to instructor
#8915.302
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