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Fine Arts, Creative Outlets & Arts
Photography, Writing & Music
Register now for Spring & Summer 2016 classes. Hurry! Many classes fill quickly.

Drawing with One Pencil
Join this introductory, individually focused and interactive course on learning to draw with a single pencil. Students will use creativity and imagination to put onto practice the basic principles of drawing; topics include shading and rendering texture, proportions and perspective. 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.

8 Tuesdays
12:30 – 2:30 pm
May 10 - June 28, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $100
#8235.204
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Anyone Can Draw
Drawing is a skill which can be learned, just like reading and writing. Once you learn the basics, you can draw anything. No art knowledge is necessary and students at all levels are encouraged to enroll. Please bring 8 ½ x 11 unlined paper, pencil and eraser.

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

8 Tuesdays
6:00 – 7:30 pm
May 10 - June 28, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus optional $15 book fee to instructor
#8225.302
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Mosaic Sries
Explore the wonders of different ways to create mosaic while making inside artwork as well as outside garden ornaments. Students will learn about adhesives, grouts, how to break glass, and ceramics safely, and are welcome to bring their own materials to add a personal touch to their artwork.

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

5 Tuesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
May 10 - June 7, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $115 plus $40 material fee to instructor
#8150.103
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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: Stephen Kozlowski teaches in the Conejo Valley Unified School District and has over 30 years of experience working with wood.

6 Tuesdays
6:00 – 8:30 pm
May 3 - June 7, 2016
Colina Middle School
Room 34
1500 E. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks 91362
Cost: $105 plus $50 material fee to instructor
#8140.304
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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

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Intermediate Guitar
You know some chords, and you know a few songs. Now what? Take it to the next level! We’ll take a deeper look at the chords, scales, and techniques in the songs that we listen to, in a variety of styles. This course will also go over Finger Style guitar as well.

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
May 6 - June 24, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8713.202
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Working Planner

Let’s keep on schedule with an illustrated Working Planner. Using a blank calendar or a mixed media notebook we will create a fun way to plan our busy lives. We will decorate, illustrate, color, letter, stamp and paint our daily lives into these planners that can be looked back on like a diary.

Even the laundry and grocery shopping becomes a colorful page of your life. You and your family will love looking back on your Planner\ Journal\Diary!! Please bring a 5.5 x 8.5 XL Canson Mixed Media notebook or Month at a Glance calendar, black fine line waterproof pen\marker, small ruler and any type of color markers, small stickers.

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.

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4 Thursdays
9:00 am – 11 am
June 16 - July 7, 2016
First class meets at Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $75 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8168.101


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Art Appreciation
This course examines art history from the artists’ perspective. We will delve into hidden symbolism and imagery discovered in the Sistine Chapel, and the intimate life of Leonardo Da Vinci and his pupils. We will explore the California Regional painters and their influence during post WW1 era and the Great Depression. Other fascinating topics include Women in the Arts from Baroque to Rococo, artists copying artists, artists copying from photos and devices used in Contemporary Art.

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

8 Tuesdays
4:00 - 5:30 pm
May 10 – June 28, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $95
#8157.202
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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: Rosina Paluzzi is an award winning artist who attended art school in both the US and Italy. Rosina brings a creative energy to her work, and her oil paintings have appeared in many galleries.

8 Mondays
12:30 – 2:30 pm
May 9 - July 11, 2016
(no class May 30 & July 4)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $100 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8200.204

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Pastels
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This class is designed to explore techniques of charcoal and pastel, sometimes in combination together. Come use this imaginative resource cultivated through the experience of drawing as painting! All basic materials are provided and all levels are welcome.

Instructor: 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.

8 Wednesdays
12:30 – 2:30 pm
May 11 - June 29, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $100 plus $30 material fee to instructor
#8230.203
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Jewelry Design
In this class learn jewelry making terminology, design, different techniques and what tools to use. We will be making a different hands-on project each week using bead knotting, stringing and beginning wire wrap methods. Each project will be completed in class to take home.

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

4 Fridays
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
May 13 - June 3, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 7B
Cost: $90 plus $45 material fee payable to instructor #8185.103
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Creative Writing Workshop

Kathleen Galloway Rogan, Instructor
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
7:00 – 9:00 pm
May 12 - July 14, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $135 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8930.302
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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 10 - July 12, 2016

3:00 - 5:00 pm
#9340.207
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
$75 for Seniors*
$105 for Non-Seniors*
*Plus $10 material fee to instructor

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10 Tuesdays
May 10 - July 12, 2016

6:30 - 8:30 pm
#9340.308
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
$75 for Seniors*
$105 for Non-Seniors*
*Plus $10 material fee to instructor


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Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Learn 22 techniques including salt, watercolor pencils, using “resist”, as well as what brushes, paints, paper and Aquabord to use. You will have a lot of fun as you learn. Demos in each class and new subjects with individual attention provided.

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

4 Wednesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
May 18 - June 8, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8210.103

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Simple Stroke Watercolor Flowers
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 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.

4 Thursdays
9:00 – 11:00 am
May 19 – June 9,2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $75 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8211.102
 
Cool and Clever Crocheting

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Learn how to crochet or refresh your skills. In 10-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.

10 Tuesdays
9:30 - 11:30 am
May 10 - July 12, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $130 plus $5 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8175.103
 
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 – 9:00 pm
May 25 - June 15, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 10
Cost: $95 per session plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8131.305
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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 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
1:00 - 4:00 pm
May 25 - June 29, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 10
Cost: $125 per session plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8130.202
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