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Fine Arts, Creative Arts, Creative Outlets
Register now for Spring & Summer 2017 classes.

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.

4 Mondays
12:30 – 2:30pm
June 5 - 26, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $90 plus optional $6 material fee
#8238.203
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General Woodworking
A hands-on class for using a variety of hand and power tools with the opportunity for one-on- 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 the owner of Daniel Bell Construction.

12 Tuesdays/Thursdays
5:00 – 7:00pm
May 2 – June 8
Thousand Oaks High School
Room A2
2323 N. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks 91360
Cost: $185 plus $65 material fee to instructor
#8140.301
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Cool and Clever Crocheting

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Learn how to crochet or refresh your skills. In 8 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.

8 Tuesdays
9:30 - 11:30am
May 9 – June 27
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $105 plus $5 material fee
Seniors: $85 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8175.103

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Simple Stroke Watercolor Flowers

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 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
9:15 am – 12:15 pm
April 27 – May 18, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8211.102

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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 (one with interchangeable lenses), 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.

5 Thursdays
9:15 am – 12:15 pm
April 20 – May 18, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
(except May 18, Field Trip location TBD)
Cost: $120 plus $5 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $85 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8120.102
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Beginning Drawing
Drawing involves the analytical skills of seeing, and then of practicing making the marks that represent what you see. We will use the elements and principles of art to go from remembered images to compositions through drawing.
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Instructor: Dr. Jerry Ferguson, M.Arch, Ed.D, helps students develop an individual painting style through the analysis and use of materials, processes and design principles - all while having fun.

9 Tuesdays
12:30 – 2:30pm
May 9 – July 18
(no class May 30 and July 4)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $120 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8236.204
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Intro to Oils

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.

10 Wednesdays
10:00am – 12:00pm
May 17 – July 19
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $115 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8200.104

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Watercolor Painting Demonstrations
To watch an artist at work is a rare opportunity. This unique class will feature painting demonstration sessions where your master watercolor painting teacher will start, develop and finish landscape and seascape paintings, while explaining what he is doing and why. Get answers to all your questions, see techniques performed, and learn how to use watercolors successfully.

(NOTE: DEMOS ONLY, ATTENDEES WILL NOT PAINT IN THIS CLASS.)

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

2 Saturdays
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
April 22 and 29, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $50
#8241.101
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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 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 – 11:00am
May 25 – July 13
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $105 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8161.102
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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
April 19 – May 10, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 10A
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8132.302
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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.

Instructor: Tracie Karasik worked at Apple for 3½ years, has been teaching Apple products for over 10 years, and is the President of TLKmultimedia. Check out her website at: www.tikmultimedia.com.

2 Saturdays
9:30 – 11:30 am
April 22 and 29, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 5A
Cost: $55
Seniors: $45
#8125.104

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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, 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
May 16 - July 25, 2017
(no class July 4)
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3

Cost: $95 plus $12 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $75 plus $12 material fee to instructor

#9340.207

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10 Tuesdays
May 16 - July 25, 2017
(no class July 4)
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3

Cost: $95 plus $12 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $75 plus $12 material fee to instructor

#9340.308

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Watercolor
for Beginners

Learn basic techniques including wet in wet, dry brush, using salt and sponging, as well as what brushes, paints and paper to use. Demos are offered in each class with individual attention provided for the benefit of students at all levels. You will have a lot of fun as you learn.

Instructor: Yoka Yohanna is a world renowned portrait artist “of all living things." View her work at www.yokasgallery.com.

4 Wednesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
April 19 – May 10, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8213.102

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Beginning Italic Calligraphy
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 & art pieces. 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
12:30 – 2:30pm
May 25 – July 13
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $105 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8160.203
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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
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
April 20 – June 1, 2017
(no class May 11)
Boys and Girls Club
1980 E. Avenida de las Flores
Thousand Oaks 91360
Cost per session: $95 plus $16 material fee to instructor

#8144.102
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For more information, call 805-497-2761 ext. 1201, 1202 or 1203, or e-mail Anne Bartholomew at AnneB@ConejoAdultEd.org
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