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Make Your Own Tableware:
Hand-Building Workshop

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

Tuesday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 3, 2015
Want to create your own dinnerware? In this class participants will create an original dinnerware set. Each person will make 4 plates, 4 cups/mugs and 4 bowls. Using textured slabs, each person's set will be customized and functional pieces. This new Access offering will change the way you sit down to eat! This class is appropriate for total beginners or those with any level of experience.
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $175  Limit: 12


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Mixed Level Wheel & Hand Building

#1 Wednesday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 4, 2015
#2 Wednesday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 4, 2015
#3 Thursday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 5, 2015
This class is open to all levels of students who are interested in handbuilding, the wheel, or both. The instructor will focus on your individual learning level. Jen brings many years of experience as an Access pottery teacher to learners of all levels. Students may develop their skills at their own pace while expressing themselves creatively through clay. 28 hours of class time plus 70 hours of open studio Mondays, 3:30-8 p.m. All glazes, reasonable amount of clay, and firing costs (approx $50) included in fee.
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $215  Limit: 10


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Hand-Painted Earthenware

#1 Monday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 16, 2015
#2 Monday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 16, 2015
Create your own hand-painted earthenware pasta bowl! Students will be provided with a bisque bowl and learn how to apply gorgeous, translucent, ceramic underglazes, creating a one of a kind serving piece. Paint your own freehand design, and/or use sponges and stamps to help produce your masterpiece. All artistic levels are welcome!! Pieces will be glazed and fired by instructor and returned within a two week period. All quality materials (approx. $15) are included in fee.
Instructor:  Lisa Kent  Fee: $40  Limit: 12


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Watercolor for Beginners

Wednesday   4:00-6:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 4, 2015
Learn the foundation of this versatile and exciting medium, integrating design, color, composition and light. Ginny, a professional illustrator, leads everyone through exercises designed to explore the many techniques associated with watercolor and foster the skills needed to enjoy painting for years to come. Quality materials are important in watercolor and we supply you with brushes to keep and a reasonable amount of paint and paper to use in class and at home. Material cost of approximately $45 is included in fee.
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $185  Limit: 16


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Watercolor for Beginners 2

Thursday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts March 5, 2015
Watercolor 2 continues your foundational skillbuilding in mixing colors, layering washes, design composition, etc. Quality materials are important in watercolor and we supply you with brushes to keep and a reasonable amount of paint and paper to use in class and at home. Material cost of approximately $45 is included in fee. If you have full supplies, subtract $45.
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $185/145  Limit: 16


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Watercolor Studio

Wednesday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 4, 2015
Learn new techniques along with increasing your talents with expert individual help. Designed for watercolor painters of all skills that have had at least an introduction, Ginny's class helps move everyone forward in an art studio atmosphere. Need new materials, including brushes and some paint and paper? Add $45 to fee.
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $175  Limit: 20


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Acrylic Paint and Mediums for All Levels

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 9, 2015
Learn the ins and outs of acrylic paints and their accompanying mediums throughout this two session course. For the past decade, Matt has hosted many lectures and demonstrations at numerous colleges, universities, art societies and stores across the country educating artists of all abilities on the technical aspects of artist materials. This new Access course will focus on learning not only the physical attributes of the acrylic family of materials, but their functional capabilities as well. All materials will be provided with plenty of in-class working time to experiment.
Instructor:  Matthew Hopper  Fee: $35  Limit: 15


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Calligraphy Beyond the Basics

Monday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 9, 2015
Continue to build on the basic skills learned in our intro class or perhaps you have prior learning from another source! Lydia will begin each week with warm-ups and practice of Italic to move you towards mastery. Learn to vary the appearance of this hand with pen manipulation, and even breaking a rule or two! Explore capital letters in more depth, learn a new lettering style or two, engage in guided projects (3-4 minimum) focused on layout and design, and move towards creative exploration and expression. Bring your own pad of quality sketch paper (11x14 minimum). $10 included in fee for new quality papers and nibs to enhance your supplies.
Instructor:  Lydia Batten  Fee: $115  Limit: 12


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Drawing

Tuesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 3, 2015
Drawing is all about seeing. This offering is designed for those interested in beginning drawing techniques. Join Meg, a certified art educator, in this engaging exploration of the fundamentals of drawing. Class covers contour, shading and composition using graphite and charcoal. Just bring your enthusiasm, as all paper and quality implements are included in the fee. Guaranteed to change how you view what you see.
Instructor:  Meg Miller  Fee: $145  Limit: 16


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Nature Journals

Wednesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts April 29, 2015
Join Meg, a certified art educator, in creating your own beautiful hand-bound nature journals. Once done, entries to the journal will be done both inside and outside. Draw and record observations and personal interpretations of natural objects and the surrounding landscape in our journals. If you love nature, enjoy drawing, and would like to deepen your experiences of both, come celebrate the return of spring with us in this new Access offering! All quality materials (approx. $30) are included in fee.
Instructor:  Meg Miller  Fee: $120  Limit: 16


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Drawing with Creativity

Monday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 26, 2015
Join Elizabeth for this unique approach to drawing. This class is all about letting your creativity out of the box! We will not be focusing on perspective or composition or values scales. You will begin with simple ideas from which bigger things will emerge. Drawing a series of fun projects, you will learn to create in the present. With this approach, the rules will be simple but the possibilities are vast. This new Access offering works well for participants of all levels of abilities.
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn  Fee: $75  Limit: 16


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Colored Pencil FUNdamentals

Monday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 2, 2015
Artists worldwide are discovering the joys of working in colored pencil. Affordable, clean, non-toxic, and easy to set up, colored pencils can create great works of art as you learn the best way to use them. Designed for beginners, Elizabeth will get everyone started and progressing each week to better and better works. Advice and discussion of the materials needed will be covered along with an introduction to several of the most popular colored pencil techniques. Starter material is included in fee, although many may want to add to their supplies over the 6 weeks.
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn  Fee: $95  Limit: 16


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Intro to Zentangle

Sponsored by City Market

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 3, 2015
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn-method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Join Carolyn, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), and be introduced to the creative art of Zentangle in this new Access offering. Leave with a solid knowledge of the basic principles and guidelines for the Zentangle art form. You will create an assortment of tangle patterns, using a simple step-by-step process, and finish two Zentangle tiles of your own. Once you have Zentangle skills, you will be able to create forever. It is fun and relaxing, intensifies focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction, and an increased sense of personal well-being. Zentangle is for everyone—you do not need to be an artist to create beautiful art. Fee covers all needed materials including a Zentangle kit to take home.
Instructor:  Carolyn Siccama  Fee: $45  Limit: 8


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Zentangle Beyond Basics: The Illuminated Letter

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 16, 2014
Illuminated lettering is a treasured art dating back to before the Middle Ages. Often decorated in gold, the first letter of a manuscript or book brought exceptional beauty to the beginning of the writing. Participants will embellish two letters of the alphabet by applying a modern twist -Zentangles. Your completed 2.5"-3.5" letters will be filled with "golden light," reminiscent of tradition illumination and suitable for framing. This makes a great gift! Upon registering, please inform us of the two letters you would like to tangle and the instructor will bring them ready for you to begin tangling. Please bring a micron pen and pencil to class. All other supplies will be provided. Any part not completed in class will be easy for you to do at home. Check out an example at http://goo.gl/W6vMPF
Instructor:  Carolyn Siccama  Fee: $45  Limit: 8


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Tangled Garden -More Great Zentangle

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 7, 2015
It's Spring in Vermont and how does your garden grow.... wild, whimsical or weedy? Come enjoy the art garden growing process by creating stunning works of art using the Zentangle Method. This class is designed for those that have already taken the introductory class. We will be working with gray and tan toned paper, white pencils, and our familiar micron pens and pencils while learning a full bouquet of tangle patterns inspired by nature. This is a wonderful way to move beyond the Zentangle tile into Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA). Please bring your Zentangle supplies to class. All other materials will be provided.
Instructor:  Carolyn Siccama  Fee: $45  Limit: 8


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Traditional Rug Hooking for Beginners

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts February 5, 2015
Learn the basics of rug hooking while creating a small project. Diane always has a great group of students. Topics covered include: tools, materials, design, wool quantity, color planning, basic dyeing techniques, and the finishing of your project. No supplies needed for first class. Hook and fabric kit included. Students will need to purchase wool. New frames can be purchased in class; used frames are available to use during class or bring your own frame. Designed for high school and older. If you need more information, contact Diane at dburgess@cvuhs.org
Instructor:  Diane Burgess  Fee: $95  Limit: 10


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Punch Needle Rug Hooking for Beginners

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 26, 2015
Join Diane in this new class of punch needle rug hooking with 100% wool rug yarn. This technique dates back to the mid 1800's. You will learn all the basics from start to finish. A practice kit is included and Diane will provide the tools and materials for use during class while creating an 8" to 14" design of your choice. We will use a #9 Oxford Punch Needle, and a variety of designs and templates will be available or you can create your own. All tools and materials used in class are available for purchase. Some rug yarn will be provided, and available for purchase. For more information, contact Diane at dburgess@cvuhs.org. This class is recommended for high school or older.
Instructor:  Diane Burgess  Fee: $95  Limit: 10


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Wool Dyeing Workshop

Thursday   6:30-9:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 11, 2014
Join Diane in this very hands-on workshop and learn basic and advanced dyeing techniques using wool fabric. All tools and materials are provided. 1/2 yard of wool is included with the workshop. Bring an apron or old shirt to protect clothing. Fee: $20 for Rug Hooking II participants, $35 for Workshop-only sign-ups.
Instructor:  Diane Burgess  Fee: $35  Limit: 8


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Pillows! Sewing Workshop

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 17, 2015
You will be surprised at how easy it will be to make great-looking pillows. Change the look of your home or give as gifts. Make a knife-edge or box-edge pillow as you learn the professional way to measure for your pillow size, cut the fabric, make piping, and put in a zipper. Designed for any ability. Materials needed: for the first class, bring a 12" to 18" pillow form (or you can recover one you have), 5/8 yard of fabric (not too thick to sew through several layers of, or too slippery), 1/2 yard of coordinating fabric for the piping, 2 yards of cording, matching thread and a zipper 3" shorter than the side of your pillow, as well as basic sewing supplies. Use one of the school's sewing machines or bring your own.
Instructor:  Angela Miller  Fee: $65  Limit: 8


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Sew It Up! Hems for Pants, Skirts or Dresses

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 11, 2015
Take the mystery out of making pants (or skirts and dresses) the right length. Join Angela and learn how to measure, cut and make a professional-looking alteration! Bring 2 items to alter to the first class. You will learn hand and machine-finishes for a hem that will match the original. Also bring basic sewing supplies, including thread matching the color of the garment hems. Use your machine or try one of the school's. This class is designed for all sewing abilities. This class pays for itself in money saved in no time at all.
Instructor:  Angela Miller  Fee: $65  Limit: 8


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It's Your Bag! 3 Bags Sewing Workshop

Monday   6:00-9:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 30, 2015
Make a colorful folding shopping bag as you get a feel for using a sewing machine. Secondly, create a small zippered organizer bag. The final project is the favorite tote, with lots of pockets, a zip top and double shoulder straps. This class is for those new to sewing, or those who would like to get more experience. You will learn basic use of the machine, how to use patterns, insert a zipper, line a bag, and add your personal style to what you make. Bring your own machine or use one at the school. Materials Needed: for the first class bring 3/4 yard of 42"-44" cotton in a non-directional cotton print for the shopping tote and organizer, a matching 7" zipper for the organizer, matching thread, and basic sewing supplies such as pins, scissors, and tape measure.
Instructor:  Angela Miller  Fee: $85  Limit: 8


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Teen Sew Lab -Pants

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 16, 2015
This new Access class is designed for those 12 to 19 years of age. Learn to read a pattern and make your p.j. pants the way you like them! Good for beginners or anyone wanting to learn more about sewing. For the first class bring 2 3/4 yards of 45" cotton and one yard of 1 1/2" elastic, along with matching thread and basic sewing supplies. Use the school's machines or bring in your own.
Instructor:  Angela Miller  Fee: $65  Limit: 8


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Teen Sew Lab -Pillows

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 25, 2015
Another new Access class designed for those 12 to 19 years of age. Learn how to machine sew as you make a pillowcase and a throw pillow to decorate your space. Bring 1 yard each of 2 fabrics that you like together of 44" non -directional cotton, matching thread and basic sewing supplies. Use the school's machines or bring in your own.
Instructor:  Angela Miller  Fee: $65  Limit: 8


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Microwave Bowl Potholder

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 9, 2015
Have you ever taken a hot bowl of soup out of the microwave and wished you had a potholder that worked for the microwave? Well, have we got the solution for you. Join Audrey and in just one evening you can make the Microwave Bowl Potholder. It is easy, requires only straight stitching and will be completed in just one evening. You will need 2 pieces of fabric 18" x 22" (2 fat quarters) or 4 squares of fabric 10" by 10" of 100% cotton fabric and 100% cotton thread to match. Batting necessary to complete the project is provided and if you forget your fabric, we have extra. Bring your own machine or use one of ours.
Instructor:  Audrey Moore  Fee: $30  Limit: 10



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Paper Window Stars

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 28, 2015
Brighten up winter with these fun and easy to make folded and glued paper stars. They are meant to be taped to a window, and make wonderful, easy-to-mail gifts. A special coated high quality paper in wonderful bright colors will be used to create this beautiful decoration. All materials ($10) included in fee.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $25  Limit: 12



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Weave a Basket with an Upcycled Paper Grocery Bag!

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 9, 2015
Join Annette to create your own woven basket. This is a great way to learn basket weaving with simple to obtain and use material. All materials provided. These functional items have a great "shabby chic" look. Ages 12 and up.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $20  Limit: 12


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Embroider a Patch for Your Jeans

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 6, 2015
Think peace signs and big bright colorful flowers. Annette will teach a few easy hand embroidery stitches. If you choose, you can use your own designs. All materials and handouts provided. Perfect for students ages 13 and up.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $25  Limit: 12


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Needle Felt Heart Ornaments

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 17, 2014
This is a super fun and easy class and a great introduction to felting using the felting needle. Make lots of ornaments or string them together into a garland. Join Annette, owner of Make Life Cozy, for this new and fun Access offering. All materials included.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $35  Limit: 12


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Needle Felt an Earth Ball

Monday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 9, 2015
In this beginner 3D needle-felting class, learn to embed fibers into a special ball and create your own world! Your Earth Ball is sure to become a treasured prize. Want to do a different planet? Bring along your ideas. You'll learn lots of techniques which will help you make many other 3D felted items. All materials included. Ages 12 and up.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $20  Limit: 15


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Quilting for Beginners

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 5, 2015
Join Tammy, an avid lifelong quilter, to learn how to create your own "Lucky Stars" kid-size quilt. This classic quilt even sports a patchwork border surrounding the 12 blocks. Finished size will be 45" x 60". You will need to bring in ready-to-sew fabric of your choice, so sign up early to receive info on materials list. That will give you lots of time to shop or rummage through the attic. Bring your own rotary cutter, mat, and ruler or borrow one while at CVU.
Instructor:  Tammy Hall  Fee: $125  Limit: 6


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Quilter's Workshop

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts April 30, 2015
Have you started a quilt and now could use some expert advice to move you to the next steps in the process? This new Access class is designed with you in mind. Designed as a workshop experience, Tammy, an avid lifelong quilter, will individually advise and guide you towards completion of your work. A week before class begins, Tammy will contact you to discuss your project. Class size is limited to just a handful to make sure everyone receives the attention needed.
Instructor:  Tammy Hall  Fee: $85  Limit: 5


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Knitting Clinic for All

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts February 11, 2015
Join this new "knitting club" designed by request. Bring your knitting and pattern questions or problems to Annette for advice and expert guidance. This is a great opportunity to learn lots of tips and techniques, as you learn from other people's knitting as well as your own! This is an informal gathering where you get to pick an expert knitter's brain. No materials included, but occasional handouts will be provided. As well, this really welcoming place inspires diverse conversation.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $95  Limit: 12


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Hand Puppet Creation

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 30, 2015
Join Emily Anderson, former Puppeteer with The Bread and Puppet Theater, for this new class in Hand Puppet Creation. In the early 1900's, artist Paul Klee fashioned eight hand puppets based on stock characters from Punch and Judy and gave them to his son Felix on his 9th birthday. The boy took to them so enthusiastically that his dad kept going, creating something in the neighborhood of fifty puppets. Klee also fixed Felix up with a frame that served as the proscenium for the shows he put on in a doorway of the family's tiny apartment. All will be introduced to the art of puppetry, create a personalized hand puppet and be part of a short final performance. Bring your puppet home to enjoy and the knowledge and skill to create more puppets and even perform for family and friends. Puppet design, paper-mache head creation, easy sewing, painting and assembly are part of the adventure. All materials included in this hands-on class.
Instructor:  Emily Anderson  Fee: $75  Limit: 10


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Carving in Wood-The Spoon

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 10, 2015
Join Matthew, a life-long carver and whittler, as he shares his talents with this hands-on presentation for those interested in learning how to carve correctly with quality tools. Participants will start with a basswood blank, and leave with a perfectly usable 6" spoon with your own personalized handle. Matthew, owner of his own architectural carving business in Stowe, brings a wealth of knowledge to this introductory carving course. The key to easy carving is a good tool. We will have high quality carving knives and chisels available for everyone to use, with an option to purchase the two at our cost after the class. Fee: $30. Optional purchase of knife and chisel, add $40.
Instructor:  Matthew Strong  Fee: $30/70  Limit: 12


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Carving in Wood-Animal Figurine, The Penguin

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 31, 2015
Join Matthew, owner of Architectural Carving of Stowe, as he leads the group in carving a penguin out of basswood. Start with a wood blank, and learn how to use our quality tools to create a work of beauty. After a lifetime of carving, Matt knows the best ways for you to learn this new skill. The key to easy carving is a good tool. We will have high-quality carving knives and chisels available for everyone to use, with an option to purchase the two at our cost after the class. Fee: $30. Optional purchase of knife and chisel, add $40.
Instructor:  Matthew Strong  Fee: $30/70  Limit: 12


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Woodworking - You Build It!! -12 weeks

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Monday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 2, 2015
This class is designed for beginners and experienced woodworkers. Brett, a certified Design and Technology educator, will lead the class through project design, material selection, and tool & machine use. Over the 30 hours of shop time, participants will learn about the needed hand and power tools in the CVU shop as well as receive expert advice on their projects. First class is orientation of shop machinery and planning, no machine work done this evening. Bring in projects or shop for materials after first class. If you do not need review of machinery, pay $210.
Instructor:  Brett Walker  Fee: $225  Limit: 11


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Woodworking -You Build It!! -14 weeks

Thursday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 12, 2015
This class is designed for those that have a familiarity with power tools and would like to work on a project with expert advice. Jon, a professional cabinet maker and woodworker, will help participants through project design, material selection, and/or tool & machine use in our shop. Over the 42 hours of shop time, enrollees, limited to 9 people, will be able to move quickly towards their goal. Bring in projects or shop for materials after first class. This is a great class for those that have taken woodworking before here at CVU or elsewhere.
Instructor:  Jon Kohn  Fee: $245  Limit: 9


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Wooden Bowl Turning

#2 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts February 10, 2015
#3 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 4, 2015
#4 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 31, 2015
#5 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts April 1, 2015
Full - #1 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts January 7, 2015
Join Nick Rosato, a professional wood turner, to make your first hardwood bowl or to continue to practice your turning skills if you have already taken the class before or have done some turning on your own. Each participant will have their own lathe to use the whole time in class. Through demonstration and lots of hands-on learning, students will explore the basic tools and skills involved in bowl turning. Safe practice, proper tool use, and properties of wood will be covered. The goal is for each participant to leave with new skills, appreciation of the art, and a turned bowl or other project of their own. All materials included in fee. Please let us know if you have taken this class before to enable Nick to plan a better class. Nick works professionally in Stowe and is the president of the Woodchuck Wood Turners of Northern Vermont, a non-profit dedicated to sharing the craft of woodturning. For more information about his work visit www.thesculptedtree.com.
Instructor:  Nick Rosato  Fee: $145  Limit: 6


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Basic Machining-Lathe and Vertical Mill

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

Wednesday   6:00-9:00 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts January 14, 2015
Join CVU design technology educator, Dick Francis, for this popular Access offering. In this project-based class, everyone will machine their own tack hammer applying the skills learned. More specifically, all will experience basic use and setting of engine lathe, as well as perform the following cuts: turning, facing, radius shoulder, square shoulder, knurling and hand grip, and chamfered. Learn to hold and measure dimensions to closest .001 inch. Vertical mill skills will include: flat surfacing, facing (90% face), machining taper, and compound angle taper. Making internal and external threads also included in this project-driven course. All necessary high-quality materials included in fee. 18 hours of class time for everyone.
Instructor:  Dick Francis  Fee: $235  Limit: 8


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Welding -Beginners

#1 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts January 20, 2015    Instructor:  Tom Owen
#2 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 10, 2015   Instructor:  Bruce Hathaway
Have you always wanted to learn to weld? Join Bruce or Tom for this very popular Access offering. This class is designed for total beginners as well as those that want to improve on their skills and learn how to do it the right way. Learn the right way to arc weld (stick), use oxy acetylene torches to braze and weld, handle Mig (wirefeed) and Tig, and even have an introduction to plasma cutting. Learn the why and how of a good weld. There is plenty of time to practice your skills during class time. Opportunity to bring in an item of your own that needs welding by the end of the session will be possible. All equipment and consumable materials ($60-85 per person) are included in fee in this fascinating technical offering.
Instructor:  Tom Owen or Bruce Hathaway  Fee: $225  Limit: 10


 

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Thai Table

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 3, 2015
Between the Northern Hills of Chiang Mai and the Seascape of the peninsular South, a plethora of spicy chilies are being pounded into mouth watering curries. Learn the restaurant favorites while we wake up the heat on these cold winter days and learn the secrets of the tropics. For those of you who can't get enough Thai food and are looking for three distinct recipes to add to your repertoire….look no further. These can be made vegetarian with fish sauce. Menu: Thai Style Fresh Rice Paper Roll, Tom Kar Gai -Coconut Milk Soup with Chicken, Pad Kae Mao -Drunken Basil Noodles with Beef.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Chicken Tikka Alive!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 3, 2015
Did you know 45 percent of all spices are derived from India? During this evening of cookery we will look at how to combine spice mixtures to flavor dishes in a way no other culture can do. Join Lauren to examine some common, as well as exotic, components of Indian cooking and discuss easy recipes to bring into your home kitchen. Don't limit yourself to the often lifeless curries found in restaurants. Come learn how the inspired home cook adds texture and layers seasoning beyond pre-made store bought jars. Menu: Chicken in Spiced Yogurt (contains Nuts), Sesame Potatoes,Turmeric-spiced Zucchini and Greens. Lauren is known in the area as the nomadic chef. Info at http://www.nomadicchef.com/
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Veggie Indian -New!

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 5, 2015
Continue to unravel the nuances of Indian spice as we turn up the heat in this new vegetarian class. Whether you are new to home-style Indian cooking or are a disciple of all things Indian you will return home with a deeper understanding of how spice blends meld in the pot to create rich flavors that penetrate all of our senses. Building Indian curries from the ground up will give you the skill base to create your own vegetables, grains and legume entrees and sides that truly satisfy the palate and feel authentic. Menu: Baked Spinach Kofte in Yogurt Sauce, Ginger Masala Cauliflower, North Indian Cucumber Chaat Salad.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Szechuan Cuisine

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 10, 2015
The Szechuan Province in Southwestern China boasts bold and chili rich cuisine that is anything but shy on the palate. Drying, fermenting and pickling as methods for preserving perishable ingredients have produced the pungent flavors that make this province distinct from other regions in China. Unleash your senses that have been numbed by the cold and you will find an explosion of flavor to welcome you. 3 great dishes easily done in your own kitchen once experienced here. Menu: Kung Pao Chicken, Hot and Sour Soup, Vegetable Stir Fry with Szechuan Black Bean Sauce.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Vietnamese Pho

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 11, 2015
Tropical Vietnamese style cooking relies on a diverse range of herbs and roots to develop characteristics quintessential to the cuisine. For those of you who are still reveling in the powers of nuoc mam and coconut crepes, here comes a few more recipes to add to your expanding knowledge base. Learn the hidden techniques and cryptic flavor combination in Pho (pronounced fuh) while we investigate three new Vietnamese specialties. Menu: Pho Aromatic Beef Noodle Soup, Spicy Lemongrass Chicken, Shrimp and Sesame Triangles.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Malaysian Penang

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 17, 2015
Considered by many to be one of the best food destinations in the world the Island of Penang offers every foodie a paradise of culinary exploration. If Malaysia is not in your travel plans why not come in for an evening of hawker style delicacies with recipes full of spice and style. As winter sets in why not let your taste buds vacation and learn how Indian, Chinese and European flavors melt into this complex and bold cuisine. Menu: Shrimp and Veggie Pancake with Chili Sauce, Mee Goreng (spicy yellow noodles), Penang-Style Salad. If you have not enjoyed one of Lauren's classes before, you are in for a real treat.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Greek Coastal Cuisine

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 31, 2015
Greece is blessed with incredible growing conditions and a large coastline for great seafood. As the Greek culinary scene begins to unfold in nearby cities and expands on the traditional fare we know and love, add some creative new dishes to your repertoire. Let the savory and healthy cuisine of the Mediterranean inspire you this winter. Menu: Calamari simmered with semi roasted tomatoes & capers, Spiced Beef and Sheep Cheese Filo Pockets, Village Salad with Classic Greek Dressing, Pistachio Crusted Salmon with crushed olives and Tzatziki.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Turkish Meze #2

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 1, 2015
Turkey's specialties are indicative of the Mediterranean diet that is so rich in vegetables, legumes and grains. This festive table is full of flavors and textures that celebrate the deeply satisfying fusion of savory & sweet and will open your mind to the creative possibilities residing in your own pantry. Join us for an evening of favorites as we explore the Kabob culture and regional small plates that are sure to leave you hankering for more. Menu: Lamb Kofte with dried fruit and nuts, Minted Vegetable Lentil Soup, Eggplant Lebni, Pomegranate Beetroot Dip and Pita.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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NEW! Dim Sum Supreme!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 7, 2015
Take your entertaining to the next level and offer your guests a taste of the East. All of the recipes are mouth-watering bite-sized treats and can be prepped mostly in advance so you are feeling fresh when the guests arrive. We will explore how to create a menu that balances flavors and textures and discuss some additional menu options that will pair well with these appetizers and will provide some filling additions to satiate the hungry crowd. Menu: Coconut Shrimp on a stick, Lobster Dumplings with Garlic Butter, Pork Scallion Meatball with Char Sui Sauce.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $45  Limit: 16


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Vegetarian Dim Sum # 2

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 9, 2015
Take a walk down the ancient path of the silk road, where the weary traveler takes a break at the local tea house, sips on green tea and nibbles on little morsels that warm the belly. We will explore the traditional technique in preparing three courses that will indulge both your palette and your sense of adventure. Menu: Three Mushroom Dumpling, Mung Bean Bok Choy Dumpling, Mushroom Wonton Soup.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Argentinian Treat! Empanadas and Mate Night!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 10, 2015
Join Constancia Gómez, a native Argentinian living in the Mad River Valley, to enjoy a cultural evening of Argentina. Treat yourself the way the natives do, and learn to make empanadas (turnovers) stuffed with various delicious ingredients. Constancia will have everyone building empanadas with different combinations of fillings of meat, cheese, corn, spinach, jams, sweet potato and more. Fried or baked, they make a great food for serving to company or as the family dinner. Never had Mate, or only the Americanized version? Constancia will introduce all to the pleasures of this versatile tea as a hot, cold, or enhanced beverage. It is an absolute must in Argentina and many drink Mate before thinking about a coffee. All food and materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Constancia Gomez  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Middle Eastern Cuisine -Vegetarian

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 3, 2015
Don't be intimidated by Filo! Join Viviane for this hands-on vegetarian cooking class using Filo and wholesome ingredients in savory and sweet recipes. Middle Eastern cuisine is rich in olive oil, garlic, nuts, fresh vegetables & herbs to promote a healthy lifestyle! Viviane's love of cooking authentic delicious Mediterranean foods will leave everyone sated. Menu: Cheese Filo Triangles, mini Spanakopita Quiches, Tabouli Salad with Quinoa, Baba Ghanoush with Pita, Falafel, and Walnut Filo cigars (mini Baklava).
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $35  Limit: 16



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Great Vegetarian Soups & Puff Pastry from the Middle East

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 4, 2015
Homemade soups are hearty, filling and so satisfying! Join Viviane as she shares her family recipes of; a velvety pumpkin soup with coconut milk & rhum, a delicious red lentil soup with cumin, coriander and turmeric, a luscious garlic soup with cheddar cheese. Paired with the soups will be homemade puff pastry called Bollos, from the Spanish Ladino. We will pair the soups with puff pastry filled with cheese. All delicious and all ingredients included in fee.
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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A "Kids Cook Monday" Dinner

Monday   4:00-6:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 12, 2015
Calling multi-generational dinner-making partners (best for children 8 and up) to join the mother-daughter team to create a fun to make and eat dinner for the family. Join the Kids Cook Monday Campaign (more information at www.thekidscookmonday.org) to enjoy quality time preparing and sharing meals with the family while giving your children the health-promoting skills of cooking from scratch. Research shows that children try new foods and make healthier choices when they are involved in the preparation of their meals. Bring containers or use some of ours to carry home your dinner creations. Menu: Pad Thai Noodles with Vegetables and Tofu, Kale Chips and a dessert of Fried Bananas with Coconut and Chocolate.
Instructor:  Deirdre Holmes  Fee: $50/pair  Limit: 8 pairs


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Learn to make Raw Yogurt and Cheese

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 8, 2015
Learn how easy it is to make yogurt and other lactic coagulated cheeses in your own home with a focus on the importance of keeping them raw. Kalyn Campbell, from Family Cow Farmstand in Hinesburg, will lead all in making yogurt, spreadable yogurt cheeses, and ricotta. Participants will leave with some yogurt and cheese to share at home. Yum!
Instructor:  Kalyn Campbell  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Indian Potato Recipes -Vegetarian

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 26, 2015
Indian cooks have hundreds of wonderful ways to cook potatoes, more perhaps than even Peruvians. Potatoes are made into delicious snacks, curries, and side dishes. Each part of the country has its own favorites. Join Melissa for this new Access offering to prepare and enjoy some of the huge variety, with recipes from north, south, east and west India. Melissa, a devout Indian-food fan who has been eating and cooking such for over three decades, loves to share her passion.
Instructor:  Melissa Cook  Fee: $30  Limit: 12


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Risotto and Risotto Cakes

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 13, 2015
Learn the simple techniques necessary to produce a fabulous creamy (yet low fat) risotto. Create a delicious traditional Risotto Milanese with saffron and a mushroom risotto. After a hearty tasting of risotto, learn to prepare risotto cakes, a delicious hot out-of-the-oven treat or served cold for a summer picnic. Remember risotto is gluten free using Italian rice and the techniques taught in this class will work very well for other grains including faro and barley. The variations possible using this process are infinite.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Pasta Salad: Handmade Cavatelli

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 14, 2015
Pasta made by hand is a labor of love! Join Adele and learn to make fresh cavatelli using only your hands. No pasta machine needed for this old world process. In anticipation of summer's bounty, create a delicious traditional pesto sauce with a special twist. Add fresh veggies and sit down to a complete meal, one that can be served hot or cold! Get ready for the farmer's market or your back yard garden. All ingredients included.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Cake Decorating Basics

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts February 3, 2015
Let Sally Dattilio, a Wilton Method Instructor, help you experience the thrill of creating cakes and treats that will delight your friends and family—even if you've never decorated before! Learn to bake a great cake, see how to make and color icing and learn the best way to ice the cake. Along the way, you'll learn to create icing drop flowers, shells, leaves, shaggy mums, and the ribbon rose. Students need to purchase the Wilton Course 1 Basic Kit before class and you will need to bring 6 plain sugar type cookies and a can of icing to the first class. After you finish this course, you may choose Flowers and Cake Designs or Gum Paste and Fondant.
Instructor:  Sally Dattilio  Fee: $85  Limit: 12


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Flower and Cake Design

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 17, 2015
In Flowers and Cake Design, you'll explore sophisticated ways to bring your cakes and desserts to life! Sally will show you how to create breathtaking icing flowers such as pansies, lilies and the famous Wilton Rose. Then, you'll discover the secrets of arranging them in a beautifully balanced cake-top bouquet. Participants need to purchase the Wilton Course 2 Flower and Cake Design Kit before coming to class.
Instructor:  Sally Dattilio  Fee: $85  Limit: 12


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Italian Cookies # 1

Sponsored by City Market

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 8, 2014
Learn to make 3 different types of authentic Italian cookies. Join Adele in making her childhood favorites of biscotti, light and delicious lace cookies, and amaretti. This class will have everyone busy making enough to bring home 2 dozen cookies to swap at the next holiday party. With a little practice, you may become famous in your neighborhood for one or more of these terrific desserts. All materials included. Sign up for both Italian cookie classes for only $60 (Save $10) and your holiday table will be twice as sweet. Fee: $35 or Cookies # 1 and # 2 for $60/person
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Italian Cookies # 2

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 15, 2014
Learn 3 more great cookie favorites in this sister class to Cookies # 1. Join Adele in making her childhood favorites of Pizzelli, fruit/nut-filled sweet ravioli, and sesame cookies. Dozens to bring home again. All materials included. Sign up for both Italian cookie classes for only $60 (Save $10) and your holiday table will be twice as sweet. Fee: $35 or Cookies # 1 and # 2 for $60/person
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Bake-Decorate-Enjoy Awesome Cookies

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 17, 2014
Learn the art of baking perfect cookies and then decorating them with homemade frostings. Join Carol for this hands-on fun and tasty class designed for all. Bake from scratch, and create the frostings to finish the cookies artistically. Participants will decorate a half dozen holiday-themed shaped cookies.
Instructor:  Carol Fox  Fee: $30  Limit: 12


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Chocolate Specialties!

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 11, 2015
Join Viviane for delectable chocolate candy-making and tips on working with chocolate. This Access class is great for creating gifts or treating our family! Participants will learn to make chocolate truffles, walnut turtles, almond crunch, chocolate-covered orange peels and Grand Marnier bonbons. Yum!
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Gelato, Sorbet, Italian Ice

Sponsored by City Market

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 11, 2015
Once you have made your own ice cream, you may never buy store bought again. Create a basic custard and make a fruit based "Italian Ice Cream." Add to that the chocolate recipe from Florence, and you will have a hit! In addition, all will make sorbet, which is without eggs, as well as Italian Ice (dairy free). You will have an opportunity to use the modern "iceless" ice cream machines as well as the old fashioned crank variety. All materials included.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $25  Limit: 16


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Fresh Berry Pie!

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 18, 2015
Forget about using canned fruits when the berry farms in Vermont are bursting with juicy sweet berries. We will begin by preparing our own pie crust, with Adele's special technique guaranteed for success. The filling is simple, yet so flavorful, a tasty treat to share with all of your friends. For those of you who would prefer an even healthier alternative, a great variation is the berry crisp we prepare as well.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $30  Limit: 16


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Chocolate Sponge Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 12, 2015
Learn the art of baking perfect cookies and then decorating them with home made frostings. Join Carol for this hands-on fun and tasty class designed for all. Bake from scratch, and create the frostings to finish the cookies artistically. Participants will decorate a half dozen holiday-themed shaped cookies.
Instructor:  Carol Fox  Fee: $35  Limit: 12


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Incredible Decorated Easter Cookies -All Ages Welcome

Sponsored by findandgoseek.net

Thursday   4:00-6:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 2, 2015
Learn the art of decorating great sugar cookies that will dazzle those lucky enough to receive one. Join Carol for this hands-on afternoon of fun and tasty treats. This class is designed for learners 5 years old and up. Adults are welcome and will most certainly enjoy learning this new skill as well. Participants will decorate a half dozen holiday-shaped cookies, a $12 + value. Save with 2 or more from same family, only $20 each.
Instructor:  Carol Fox  Fee: $25  Limit: 12

 
 

 
 

Spanish 1 -Part 1

Wednesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts March 4, 2015
Join Sara to begin your journey towards speaking this beautiful and useful language. This class will focus on reading and speaking as much as possible. There will be some light homework, as practice between classes will help you learn much more quickly. A useful text, good for the continuation level here at Access, and all handouts are included in the price and yours to keep.
Instructor:  Sara Molina  Fee: $155  Limit: 20


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Spanish 2 -Part 2

Tuesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts March 3, 2015
This class is designed for those with a foundation in Spanish who would like to continue towards speaking and understanding the language better. Sara is skilled in having all learners progress while enjoying their newfound language skills. Our goal is to have you learning at the correct level. Moving between classes once the semester starts is always possible. This continues in the "Spanish is Fun", Book 2 series here at Access. Need a book? Add $20 to fee.
Instructor:  Sara Molina  Fee: $155  Limit: 20


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Spanish 3 -Part 2

Tuesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts March 3, 2015
This class is designed to follow level 3 learning. Focus is on working on fluency and increasing your ability to understand spoken language well. Mostly instructed in Spanish, participants can do light homework in order to move ahead more quickly. Moving to a more appropriate level after the first class is common and encouraged to make sure your learning experience is fun. The book 'Spanish is Fun 2" is used. Need a book? Add $20 to fee and we will order one for you.
Instructor:  Sara Molina  Fee: $155  Limit: 20


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Spanish Study Seminar

Wednesday   6:40-8:20 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts March 4, 2015
This class is designed for those with a strong foundation in Spanish who would like to continue towards speaking and understanding the language better. Sara will focus primarily on conversational skills reinforced with reading, writing, and light homework. All materials cost including a useful text are included in fee.
Instructor:  Sara Molina  Fee: $185  Limit: 20


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French for Beginners -Part 1

Tuesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 3, 2015
Discover the basics of the French language in a fun and interactive way through illustrations, audio and print material. Led by Alysse, a native speaker and skilled educator, the class will let you enjoy this beautiful language through exercises, games, and activities to stimulate learning. Designed for beginners and near beginners, use the book and CD to enhance your language skills. Conversation and pronunciation are emphasized in this class. Books and all materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Alysse Anton  Fee: $145  Limit: 20


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French for Beginners -Part 2

Tuesday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 3, 2015
Continue on your French Journey from the first semester as you add to your knowledge and abilities in a fun and interactive way through illustrations, audio and print material. If you have taken some French in the past and are coming back to it, this class may also be for you. Our goal is to have you learning at the correct level, so moving between classes once the semester starts is always possible. Need the books? Add $20 to fee when sending payment.
Instructor:  Alysse Anton  Fee: $130  Limit: 20


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French 2 -Part 2

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 4, 2015
Looking to continue from first semester or get back to your French? This level is best described as high school French 2. Annalisa, a certified Vermont French Educator, will bring lots of conversation practice to this course, and optional light homework will enhance your skills. If you have had French before and would like to get back to it, this may be the right level for you. If not, move to one of the other choices. All materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $135  Limit: 20


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French Immersion

Tuesday   6:15-7:30 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 3, 2015
This class will be presented in French 95% of the time for those interested in improving their fluency in listening and speaking. Maddy, a certified VT educator, encourages anyone with a strong French education background or experience living in a French speaking environment for 3 months or more to join this class designed for you. All necessary materials included in fee. If this is not the right class for you, ability to switch is possible.
Instructor:  Maddy Posig  Fee: $155  Limit: 16


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Italian for Travelers

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts April 1, 2015
Learn the beginnings of conversational Italian the way Italians sound. Join native Italian speaker and former tour guide Francesca Creta-Merrill in this intensive course as she shares her love of Italy and this beautiful language. Immerse yourself in the culture and discover more about customs and habits of Italy before you go on your trip! Participants are guaranteed to be engaged in new learning from the first moments of the class to the last session. Of course, there is no homework, but practice always helps. No prerequisite, although some knowledge of a romance language acquired at some point in your life, will be an advantage. Book and all materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Francesca Creta Merrill  Fee: $115  Limit: 20


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Italian for Travelers -Conversation Plus

Wednesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts April 1, 2015
You asked for it! Keep working on your conversational skills with Francesca and you will gain more confidence when speaking and relating with locals. Everyone will be encouraged to actively participate in each class in a relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere. Join Francesca, native speaker and former tour guide, as she brings her travel knowledge, love of Italy and the language to class, every week. Street smarts and cultural knowledge embedded in every aspect of the class.
Instructor:  Francesca Creta Merrill  Fee: $105  Limit: 18


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German 1 -Part 1

Thursday   6:45-8:00 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 5, 2015
Designed to have participants gain the ability to understand, speak, read and write simple German, this Access class brings another world language to our campus. Join David for this interactive, stimulating and comprehensive approach to learning German. Emphasis will be on the comprehension of written and spoken German and its application in the day-to-day environment. Students will learn basic grammar, syntax and sentence structure. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond actively in everyday situations. Light homework will be assigned and goes a long way to help you converse in German. No prerequisite. All materials included in fee.
Instructor:  David Tomasi  Fee: $195  Limit: 18


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German 1 -Part 2

Thursday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 5, 2015
Have you studied German before? Designed to have participants gain the ability to understand, speak, read and write simple German, participants need some beginner background in German study. This class serves as a follow-up to Access German, Part 1 or those with some intro to German. All materials needed included in fee.
Instructor:  David Tomasi  Fee: $195  Limit: 18


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Beginner Mandarin Chinese

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 4, 2015
Whether your interest is the language, the food, the culture, visiting, or even living or studying in China, "Beginner Mandarin Chinese " has something for you. This class is designed for those without knowledge of the Chinese language or with a very limited Mandarin background. The course will help you understand the pronunciation system and basic grammar along with simple conversation, and help you build up and develop basic speaking and listening skills. Weekly exercises cover the familiar topics such as introduction, home and family, shopping and numbers, asking directions and places, eating in Chinese restaurant etc. A brief overview of China's geography, culture and food will be introduced along with the classes. Students are expected to purchase Yong Ho's "Beginner's Chinese" with Audio CD before the class.
Instructor:  Jieru Wang  Fee: $145  Limit: 16


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Mandarin Chinese Immersion

Wednesday   6:50-8:05 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 4, 2015
This class is designed for those who have finished the study of Yong Ho's "Beginner's Chinese" or other beginner materials and already have basic conversation abilities, but are interested in improving their Chinese proficiency in listening and speaking. Jieru, an experienced native speaker, will present the class in Mandarin Chinese 95% of the time in order to create an immersive environment. Through focused daily-life conversations, students will expand vocabulary and be able to communicate accurately and appropriately in an authentic way. Materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Jieru Wang  Fee: $145  Limit: 16


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Beginning Ancient Greek

Thursday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts March 5, 2015
Reach back 2,500 years in time to discover the language of Homer, Plato, Herodotus, Sappho and Sophocles. Read Ancient Greek with CVU's new Classical Languages teacher Rachael Birch. Rachael studied Latin, Ancient Greek and Sanskrit at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the American School for Classical Studies in Athens. Our text, Athenaze, uses the reading-first approach which presents graduated passages of classically-styled text so that students read every day and rapidly but seamlessly acquire critical vocabulary and grammar. Don't be surprised if you pick up some "visual literacy" from looking at ancient art too!
Instructor:  Rachael Birch  Fee: $125  Limit: 18


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Guitar for Beginners

Sponsored by Good Times Café

Thursday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 5, 2015
This class is designed for those of all ages with little or no experience. Join Sallie, an enthusiastic educator with years of teaching experience, to learn basic acoustic guitar skills and work on learning a few chords through popular songs. Everyone will be playing music before long. Limit is 8 to ensure more personal attention, so reserve your spot soon. Bring your own guitar. An electronic tuner is strongly recommended but not a prerequisite.
Instructor:  Sallie Mack  Fee: $155  Limit: 8


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Guitar 2-Intermediate

Thursday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 5, 2015
This class is designed for those guitar players who have had an introduction to guitar before. Join Sallie, an enthusiastic educator with years of teaching experience, to learn new acoustic guitar skills and work on learning more songs while receiving instruction on your technique. Limit is 8, so reserve your spot soon. Bring your own guitar. Music selected to your taste. An electronic tuner is strongly recommended but not a prerequisite.
Instructor:  Sallie Mack  Fee: $155  Limit: 8


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Basic Banjo

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 3, 2015
Join Jim for this Access class designed for those who have no real experience playing a stringed instrument. Here is the chance to start with the banjo. Two or three easy styles of playing will be taught, allowing students to sound "musical" and have fun playing from the very first week. "Strumming", "two-finger", and simple "three-finger" styles can each stand alone, or serve as a good introduction to either clawhammer (old-time) or bluegrass playing. Jim is a long-time performer on, and teacher of, banjo (and guitar), and he will adjust his presentation and pace to the various abilities of the students. Follow up with another session of "Basic Banjo" or move on to "Introductory Clawhammer (Frailing) Banjo". Students need to bring a 5-string banjo (open-back or resonator style). An electronic tuner is helpful as well. A capo will eventually be useful. All music materials are provided in fee.
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $155  Limit: 8


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Introductory Clawhammer (Frailing) Banjo

Tuesday   6:45-7:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 3, 2015
This class is for those who have some (even a little) experience playing a stringed instrument. The old-time frailing or clawhammer style of banjo playing will be taught from the first session. This style is appropriate for accompanying singers or other musicians and for playing "fiddle" tunes. It is the style typical of old-time string bands, but can be used to play reels, marches and songs from a variety of cultures. Jim, teacher and performer, will pace the class to participant ability and needs. Bring your own 5-string banjo (open-back or resonator style). An electronic tuner is very helpful. All music materials are provided in fee.
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $155  Limit: 8


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Old-Time String Band

Thursday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 19, 2015
Play in a "string band" with Jim, our ACCESS banjo teacher. This class is all about having fun while playing in a group. Participants should be intermediate or advanced-beginner players of fiddle, (acoustic) guitar, mandolin, banjo, or (upright) bass. Other instruments will be considered individually, check in with us. Everyone will have a chance to play melody as well as an opportunity to play accompaniment. A new tune will be offered each week. Participants are welcome to suggest tunes. Emphasis will initially be on Old-Time tunes, but other genres are welcome. Sheet music and (banjo) tablature will be provided as needed.
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $115  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Get Yourself Into a Jam With Your Ukulele: How to Play Well with Others

Tuesday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts February 3, 2015
Do you have a little ukulele know-how at your fingertips? Wondering how to use those skills to play music with others at sing-alongs, family gatherings, and the like? Well, it's easier than you think! Geared for beginning and intermediate ukulele players, this class will help you learn tunes by heart, join in on unfamiliar songs with increased confidence, lead a song in a jam session, and generally play well with others. You'll learn a simple tool to help you guess what chords are being played in many folk, bluegrass, and popular tunes. Hint: This tool has been pre-installed at the end of your arm. Focus will be on ukuleles in high-G ("re-entrant") tuning, common for soprano, concert, and tenor ukes. Ukes in other tunings (including low-G and baritone ukes) and other acoustic instruments are welcome but you will need to be able to translate the chords and tablature yourself. This class is designed for adults who can already switch among several basic chords with relative ease while keeping up a simple strum (as many of these as possible: G, G7, C, C7, D, D7, D minor, F, E7, A, A7, A minor, B). Players of instruments other than the ukulele may join after conversation with the instructor.
Instructor:  Clare Innes  Fee: $105  Limit: 18


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Intro to Songwriting and Composition

Thursday   5:30-6:15 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 12, 2015
This new Access class is designed for students with some experience reading music notation and playing an instrument or singing. Join guitarist, composer/songwriter, and teacher Tim Fitzgerald, as he introduces all to the basic elements and techniques of songwriting and composition. Work on musical and/or lyrical ideas weekly with a goal of producing the final product of a completed piece of music or song by week 5. Bring your main instrument-all instruments are welcome! Tim's professional experience includes writing songs and music for his own performance groups (Julius Blue, The Light and the Laugh, The Subtle Bandits) as well as for others. He studied guitar, composition, and songwriting at the University of Vermont and Berklee College of Music. All materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Tim Fitzgerald  Fee: $115  Limit: 8


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Intro to Musical Improvisation

Thursday   6:30-7:45 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 12, 2015
Join guitarist and composer/songwriter Tim Fitzgerald, in this new Access class designed for anybody with some experience playing an instrument or singing. All musicians are welcome! Tim will introduce all to common techniques of musical improvisation in various genres with a focus on chord scale improvisation, or "playing the changes" in the jazz idiom, using blues/pentatonic scales and triad patterns, rhythmic improvisation, and more. Part of each class will be devoted to technique, the rest of the time will be a "jam-session" workshop. Tim's professional experience includes playing highly improvisational music with his own groups as well as teaching these skills. He studied guitar, composition, and songwriting at the University of Vermont and Berklee College of Music.
Instructor:  Tim Fitzgerald  Fee: $115  Limit: 8


 
 

 
 

Jazzercise

Thursday   3:45-4:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 12, 2015
Join Tamie-Jo for Jazzercise right after school. Jazzercise, the original Dance Exercise, is a 60-minute workout that fuses dance and muscle toning movements choreographed to today's hottest music, including Top 40, Country, funk, and classics. Each class includes a warm-up, aerobic dance workout, strength training with weights and a stretch finale. Fun and effective, it will lift your spirits and strengthen your heart, muscles, and core. Fresh moves, new music, pure motivation. Join the fun! During the 10-week session of ACCESS, members can also do Jazzercise classes at Shelburne Health and Fitness for free.
Instructor:  Tamie-Jo Dickinson  Fee: $105  Limit: 25


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Core Training

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

#1 Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   15 weeks   Starts February 10, 2015
#2 Thursday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   13 weeks   Starts March 5, 2015
Join Caroline, as she leads everyone to work on core strength, helping sculpt your body over the year. This course uses Pilates style mat exercises in combination with other exercises to develop core strength and control, particularly in the abdominals and back. We have added more weeks for less cost. Suitable for all fitness levels. Use one of our mats, or bring your own. Caroline, an experienced personal trainer, will have you exercising in a fun and entertaining way. Participants will leave each class knowing they have exercised for an hour.
Instructor:  Caroline Perkins  Fee: $155 for 15 weeks, $135 for 13 weeks  Limit: 22


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Advanced Joint Strength and Stability

Monday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 2, 2015
Join Steve to do six weeks of muscular strength and endurance training, building slowly from a modest workload the first week to be in continuous good shape within 6 weeks. Your outdoor winter activity is so much more enjoyable and safe if you are fit. These workouts will give all a big boost in stamina and control while skiing, hiking, or snowshoeing. In the process, learn how to use your gym time to enhance your fun time.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Weight Bearing and Resistance Exercises for Osteoporosis Prevention

Monday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 30, 2015
The BEST Exercise Program, developed at the University of Arizona, is based on one of the largest studies on exercise and bone density in postmenopausal women. The Six BEST Strength Training Exercises are done on the weight machines. Personal trainer Steve Gaydos explains and demonstrates each exercise. From the first workout, participants will be building bone density, strength and calorie burning metabolism. Introduction to Cardio-Weight-Bearing Activities are also explained and demonstrated in this new Access offering. Seniors save $5.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Core Strength: Abdominals, Lower Back, and Hips -Part 1

Monday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 2, 2015
This new Access offering is a "core camp" for men and women. Steve will introduce you to several new core strength routines, demonstrating and explaining the exercises, and then doing them with the class each week. Participants can do level 1, 2 or 3 to achieve healthy results just right for themselves. Do you hate doing crunches? We don't do any crunches in this class! Join us as we build strength, endurance, and balance by utilizing up-to-date core training exercises in our fitness center. Take both part 1 and part 2 and save $15. Only $135 for all 12 weeks.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Core Strength: Abdominals, Lower Back, and Hips -Part 2

Monday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 30, 2015
This new Access offering is a "core camp" for men and women. Start on Part 2 or do it as continuation of Part 1. Your experience will be individualized and tailored to your needs. Take both Part 1 and Part 2 and save $15. Only $135 for all 12 weeks.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Weight Training and Fitness

Wednesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 4, 2015
Join Steve to correctly learn how to build yourself up and stay healthy with weight and resistance training. Learn scientifically-based techniques that will help you achieve fast, effective and safe results. Each person's individual goals, age and limitations will be addressed in class with appropriate exercises. Pre-existing injuries and limitations are taken into consideration when developing your program. Steve, an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, will have you focus on upper body, lower body and core strengthening and toning. Topics covered include proper technique, number of repetitions and sets, how much weight to lift and how often to work out.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $135  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Power Training for Cycling

Wednesday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 4, 2015
Cycling season is coming and this class, taught by avid cyclist Steve Gaydos, will have you working out doing cycling-specific weight training exercises that you need in order to develop your power and reduce your risk of injury. You will also learn the best techniques for warm-up, cool-down, stretching, and recovery. Learners of all ages (15+) are welcome, and special attention is given to the unique needs of women, juniors (age 15-17), and masters (over 40). Attention to hill climbing speed, time trialing, and sprinting will be included for those interested. Also addressed will be muscle imbalances and flexibility issues that may be holding you back from riding at your best.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Golf Conditioning-Flex and Strength

Wednesday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts April 1, 2015
This class is designed for golfers interested in hitting the links in the best possible condition to avoid the pulls and strains of the early season. Steve, an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, will focus workouts on flexibility, postural strength and endurance, cuff and resistance training. Goals are to improve to a full swing arc, increase backswing flexibility, and maximizing power for distance. Work out today, play better golf tomorrow and make your game time more fun.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Conscious Walking-Moving to Self: Breath and Step

Wednesday   5:15-6:45 p.m.   1-3 weeks   Starts April 1, 2015
How can the simple act of walking encourage more aliveness, connection, and psychological well-being? Conscious walking is a mindfulness practice and is used to increase personal awareness of the interplay between one's internal and external environments within the context of the present moment.  In this Access series on walking, participants will explore different ways to focus attention in order to gain a deeper understanding of the embodied self.  This class will teach participants how to use walking as a meditation through exploration of:
Week 1, April 1: Breath and Step
The rhythm of breath, heartbeat, and cadence.
Week 2, April 8 - Sensing Sensation
The experience of the senses
Week 3, April 15 - Wondering and Wandering
The way in which thoughts and feelings inform how we move through the world.

Join Nicole, author of "I Left My Sole in Vermont: A Walker's Journey and Guide Through Central Vermont Back Roads", for one or all of these classes.
Fee for all 3 walks is only $40. Save $20!
Instructor:  Nicole Grubman  Fee: $20  Limit: 15


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Conscious Walking-Moving to Self: Sensing Sensation

Wednesday   5:15-6:45 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 8, 2015
Week 2, April 8: Sensing Sensation
The experience of the senses.
Fee for all 3 walks is only $40. Save $20!
Instructor:  Nicole Grubman  Fee: $20  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Conscious Walking-Moving to Self: Thoughts and Landscapes

Wednesday   5:15-6:45 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 15, 2015
Week 3, April 15: Thoughts and Landscapes
The way in which thoughts and feelings inform how we move through the world.
Fee for all 3 walks is only $40. Save $20!
Instructor:  Nicole Grubman  Fee: $20  Limit: 15


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Making Peace with Food

Tuesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   13 weeks   Starts February 10, 2015
If you are one of the many people who secretly fear being addicted to food or find yourself stuck in the diet/binge cycle, you'll be happy to learn the problem is not you. There are clear-cut solvable reasons why eating can feel frustrating and painfully out of control. It's not about willpower or calories or carbs. Learn science-based skills to help you revolutionize your relationship with food by addressing the real problem at its source. Learn about effective solutions for lasting weight loss that do not involve dieting. In this hunger-based eating program, everyone will learn the way out of the diet-binge-remorse cycle as they are presented the most up-to-date expert information available. Patricia Fay personally lost over 45 pounds several years ago and founded her training company Beyond Expectations Coaching. She maintains 3 nationally-accredited certifications in the areas of itness, nutrition and behavior change. www.beyondexpectationscoaching.com
Instructor:  Patricia Fay  Fee: $155  Limit: 18


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Yoga Monday Evening

Monday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 2, 2015
Never tried yoga or want to get back to the basics? This class is for you! Join John for a fun, light-hearted class focused on cultivating a strong foundation for building your yoga practice. With student-focused, individual attention, the class is an ongoing study of basic alignment, breathing and sequences.
Instructor:  John McConnell  Fee: $145  Limit: 20


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Yoga Tuesday Evening

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 3, 2015
The benefits of Yoga are strength, flexibility and well-being—in body, mind and spirit. With regular practice, you will see these benefits in all aspects of your life on and off your Yoga mat. Each week, we explore a different sequence of postures and a different focus…and we have fun. This class is appropriate for total beginners as well as experienced Yoga students. Laura is a certified Yoga therapist, a Master Yoga Teacher, a certified Integrative Health Coach and Director of Beecher Hill Yoga. See http://beecherhillyoga.com for more information. Please bring a yoga mat.
Instructor:  Laura Wisniewski  Fee: $125  Limit: 22


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Vinyasa Yoga -Extended Time

Wednesday   3:40-4:55 p.m.   17 weeks   Starts February 4, 2015
Yoga with Jessica is now an hour-and-15 minute offering (3:40-4:55) to accommodate your yoga practice and requests. Sign up right away to take advantage of this great class with over 21 hours of yoga for only $205. Many of today's yoga branches stem from the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga. In this class, you will practice a Vinyasa yoga sequence that is inspired by Ashtanga's Primary Series. This encompasses yogic philosophy, deep breathing, a series of poses and a lot of fun. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat. High School students may earn credit through the Independent Study process. Check in the Direction Center for more information. Two ways to pay this semester. Pay for 'All 17' classes for $205 or purchase a 'YogaPass12' good for any 12 Wednesdays for $175. Jess will keep attendance for those on the YogaPass system. Special H.S. student rate is $155 or $125 for YogaPass12.
Instructor:  Jessica Barnum  Fee: $205/175  Limit: 22


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Chi Gong with Tai Chi for Beginners

Thursday   5:45-7:00 p.m.   7 weeks   Starts February 5, 2015
Chi Gong is part of a dynamic Chinese exercise system that utilizes core movement to improve physical health, flexibility, strength, energy flow, and balance. Both segments of the Yang style "Tai Chi long form" and associated Chi Gong exercises will be practiced. This class is appropriate for people of all ages and abilities who are interested in getting a taste of an old and really interesting fitness system from China. Questions? Email: Emanuelbetz@gmavt.net
Instructor:  Emanuel Betz  Fee: $75  Limit: none


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Swing and Jitterbug

Thursday   6:15-7:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 5, 2015
If you always wanted to join the fun on the dance floor, this is the class for you. This is a full hour and 15 minute class. Terry makes learning swing fun. With over 20 years of teaching experience and a step-by-step approach, he gets everyone learning immediately, guaranteed! From Big Band to Rock 'n Roll, this "six-count" East-coast swing and jitterbug style is the place to start. Pairs encouraged, singles welcome. Sign up for Swing & Ballroom and save $30 ($100 per person).
Instructor:  Terry Bouricius  Fee: $65  Limit: none


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Ballroom Dancing

Thursday   7:30-8:45 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 5, 2015
This hour and a quarter class is a great way to learn some standard ballroom dances that will have you gliding across the floor. Join Terry to learn the basics of Waltz, Rumba, Fox Trot, Merengue and Tango. Couples and singles welcome. Practice between classes will have you dancing before you know it. Pairs encouraged, singles welcome. Sign up for Swing & Ballroom and save $30 ($100 per person).
Instructor:  Terry Bouricius  Fee: $65  Limit: none


 
 

 
 

Basic Computer & Internet Skills on Mondays

Sponsored by Limbwalker Tree Service

Monday   3:30-4:45 p.m.   1 or many weeks   Starts by calling or emailing to confirm dates
Use Monday afternoons to improve your mouse & menu control when you participate in one or several basic sessions. Practice skills to improve personal goals like internet use, email essentials, file management, and word processing. Each week will provide personal attention, useful demos, and handy applications. Sign up for a week at a time and at your own pace. Open your eyes to the world of computers with the help of CVU's hip! Extended opportunities available based on personal goals or projects.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell/CVU student tutors  Fee: $20  Limit: 5/week


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Personalized Technical Consulting: All-Access

Monday - Friday   Times available a.m. & p.m. p.m.      Starts by calling or emailing to confirm dates
Schedule your own personal learning tutorial at CVU. This is a great way to learn a listed class in a shorter time frame that fits your schedule. Call or email your requests and we will confirm availability. Bring your own laptop or use a CVU PC. Topics may include but not limited to:
*Computer backup, internet security, and file management
*Laptop, cell phone, and new product tutorials
*Digital pictures, photo albums, Picasa, and Photoshop
*Multi-media presentations
*Contact & calendar management
*Accounting & mail merges
*Cloud & emerging online solutions
Call (482-7194) or email (access@cvuhs.org) to arrange a schedule that meets your individual needs.
Reserve a block of time that may meet on one or multiple days.
Fee: $40 for 1 hr, $105 for 3 hrs, $150 for 5 hrs.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $40-$30/hr


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


File Management Skills

Thursday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts February 5, 2015
Improve the organization and synchronization of your files. Learn how to manage the various resources of your computer and sync it with cloud services. Utilize applications for file management, printing, faxing, burning CDs and networking. Practice on a CVU Windows-based computer or work from your own laptop. All computer users will benefit from this tour of management tools.
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $15  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Browse the Web Well

Thursday   5:00-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 12, 2015
Stay up to speed with the sophisticated and changing elements of the internet. Learn how to effectively enhance your use of internet tools to quickly extract the information you want. Explore different browser options, manage bookmarks/favorites for quick access, shop safely, utilize "the cloud," and become smarter with your email. Everyone can expand their online options: this is a great way to personalize your world wide web journey!
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $10  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Cloud Control

#1 Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts January 5, 2015
#2 Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts February 2, 2015
Are you in a fog when it comes to storing, saving, and backing up your computer's important information? Learn how to utilize "cloud storage" to efficiently manage your information across many devices like desktops, laptops, mobile phones & iPads. Compare the costs & options for many types of "cloud services" like iCloud (Apple), Google's Cloud, and other backup options for important files, pictures, and music. Observe how different cloud services function and how they are changing the way we save information on local computers or backup hard drives. The dawn of a new day is here and we will keep at least one foot on the ground. The first week of class will provide a general overview of options. The second week will provide lots of personal attention setting up your own cloud systems.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $25  Limit: 20


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


iCloud Drive: Many Files for Many Devices

Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 2, 2015
Use an Apple ID and any Mac or PC computer with an internet browser to utilize free & simple software for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshow presentations, and photo albums. Discover how to create basic documents that are compatible to MS Office and Google Drive. Explore the basic controls and learn how to effectively manage and share your digital projects for business, family, or personal endeavors. This is one of the many emerging "cloud" solutions available and this class will compare different online products. The class will also personalize ways to syncronize your iPhone or iPad with Mac or PC computers.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $25  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Web Photo Albums: Picasa & iCloud

Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 23, 2015
Photos, photos, everywhere but not a spot to share? There are many ways to organize and share all your digital photos from hand held devices and traditional digital cameras. Discover how Google and Apple provide similar services that allow to view and share your photos/videos across many devices and computers. The class will tour the basic setup for both Picasa & iCloud and everyone will receive personal information on how to improve their picture management.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $30  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Improve Your iPhone Experience

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts April 28, 2015
The iPhone provides many options for communicating and coordinating information. This class will allow you to get the most out of your iPhone and protect your digital world. This course provides useful demos and exercises for backups, security, settings, Siri, and the five most important apps. Don't worry be Appy: this class is a great (non-technical) way to get to know your iPhone & receive personal advice on what will work best for your iWorld. This class is suitable for iPhone 4 or newer.
Instructor:  Randy Senior  Fee: $35  Limit: 12


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


iSync Workshops for iPads/iPhones/iPods

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Thursday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   1 or many weeks   Starts by calling or emailing to confirm dates
Receive personal advice on how to manage your info on an iPad, iPhone, iPod with iTunes & iCloud. Join our group on any night as we configure your hand held device and explore sync options on a CVU computer, your own Mac/PC laptop, or with several cloud services. This is a great way to get hands-on support in a flexible time frame. You may sign up for one or multiple weeks and improve your skills for:
*Using basic buttons, App Store, Settings, shortcut tricks
*Utilizing iTunes interface for playlists, backups
*Organizing and sharing pictures
*Managing contacts, calendars, iCloud, and other in-the-cloud technology
*Troubleshooting issues and learning new apps
Email or call to reserve a spot and confirm availability for any week.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $15  Limit: 12


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Twitter Tweet Essentials

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 6, 2015
Wondering why you keep hearing about Twitter? Is it only for actors and athletes? How can this tool bring about change in the world as it has done in the recent past? Join this class to learn the lingo (hashtags, retweets!) and develop a better understanding of how Twitter might be useful for you personally or professionally. Build your presence on social media and get connected with other like-minded people. We'll meet for one night only but will cover all of the basics to get you started and on the road to tweeting like a pro.
Instructor:  Bonnie Birdsall  Fee: $12  Limit: 15


Register via access@cvuhs.org or call 802-482-7194


Google Smarts

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 11, 2015
Parents, Community Members, and Students: Do you have a GMail account? Does your child have an account through their school that is a Google account? If so, there are many tools available to you and/or your child that you may not know about. Learn how these tools support and enhance education in our community. Learn about how you can use tools like Google Drive, Sites, Calendars, and even your email more effectively. Have you heard of Google Plus? What's a Hangout? Come join us as we explore Google Calendar, Contacts, Drive, Sites, and Hangouts. Our tour will share examples, and provide hands-on time and support for you.
Join us for any of the sessions or come to all 3!
*Google Accounts, Gmail, Contacts, and Calendar on March 11: Explore all the applications available to you with a Google account. Sample tools and try new tricks available with Gmail, Contacts, and Calendars to help your life run smoothly.
**Google Drive on March 18: Want to know about working 'in the cloud'? Google's free software provides solutions for educational & business projects. Learn how to create & organize word processing, spreadsheet, slideshow, forms and other files. All of these files may be shared online or edited by multiple collaborators. You can also upload your own files from your computer.
***Google Sites & Google Plus on March 25: Create your own website with Google Sites and publicize your own info for others to see. Google is always improving its efficient user interface so come experience the current tricks of the trade! Learn about Google Plus as a social networking tool, join communities, and check out a Hangout (like Skype).
Sign up for any one week for $15 or all three for $30.
Instructor:  Bonnie Birdsall  Fee: $15/30  Limit: 15


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Intro to Google Sketchup

Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 9, 2015
Use Google's free 3D modeling program to create your own projects or to integrate with Google Earth. This class will demonstrate how to utilize the tools necessary to build from scratch or work with existing models. Discover ways to share your work with others. Sign up for the Google Sketchup Workshop to receive guided attention building your own project.
Instructor:  Tony Galle  Fee: $25  Limit: 15


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Google Sketchup Workshop

Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 16, 2015
Receive guided individual attention as you create your own project with Google's Sketchup program. If you have some experience using this software then this is a great way to improve your skills, work on a personal project at your own pace, and receive tips & tricks. Sign up for one or multiple weeks. Space is limited so reserve a space today! Fee is $20/week or $60 for all four weeks.
Instructor:  Tony Galle  Fee: $60  Limit: 7


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Word Skills -Basic & Advanced Workshops

Thursday   5:00-7:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 26, 2015
Unlock the potential of Word by learning to navigate the "ribbon bar" to perform tasks while creating and modifying text. Class demonstrations and individual attention will gently move you towards expertise with this essential word-processor software. In the latter part of the course learn how to add pictures and captions; create and modify tables; print envelopes or labels, use mail merge to create letters or forms, insert spreadsheet data, and to add lines and other shapes.
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $50  Limit: 15


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Excel Basics

Thursday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts April 9, 2015
Learn how to use the MS Excel spreadsheet program so you can organize your own projects. This is a great introduction to Excel or for those with very limited use of the program. Students will master data entry, formatting, mouse operations, keyboard shortcuts, and basic menu selection. Each class will reinforce old skills to improve overall efficiency and confidence. Activities will be designed to enhance class demonstrations and prepare students for other at-home or business projects. SAVE $20 - Sign up for any two Excel classes!
Instructor:  Tony Galle  Fee: $50  Limit: 15


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Excel Up

Thursday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts May 14, 2015
Have you tried an intro Excel class here or are you only slightly comfortable using Excel? Expand your Excel repertoire as you learn formulas, functions, mail merges, data insertion to other programs, charting, sorting, filtering, and creating forms. Familiarity with at least the basics of this program is necessary. Please bring your own questions or problems to class. Bring your own laptop or use CVU computers. SAVE $20 - Sign up for any two Excel classes!
Instructor:  Tony Galle  Fee: $50  Limit: 15


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Excel Data Analysis

#1 Monday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 5, 2015
#2 Tuesday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts April 28, 2015
Use Excel to consolidate and manipulate data with sorting and other extraction techniques. Practice data manipulation with conditional (if/and/or) statements and analyze data by the use of pivot tables and database functions. If you completed Excel or Excel Up then this is an XLent adventure! SAVE $20 - Sign up for any two Excel classes!
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $50  Limit: 15


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Office Workshops

Tuesday   5:00-6:15 p.m.   1 to 5 weeks   Starts April 28, 2015
Receive personal attention to improve your MS Office projects for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Sign up for any week or mutliple weeks. Bring your own laptop or use one of CVU's computers. Improve basic skills and discover new ways to increase your Office literacy. Gain valuable hands-on experiences while you work at your own pace.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $12/wk  Limit: 4


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Web Design for All

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 5, 2015
Explore the fundamental components of website management. Learn how to shop for a domain name, server, and design software solutions. Each week you will practice proper file management skills while organizing hyperlinks and design layouts. Compare software solutions that are online, free downloads, and other fee-based programs to accommodate your web presence. A great way to create online resources for academic, family & business projects. Individual attention helps you personalize internet goals & expectations. Basic word processing experience is necessary and skills transfer well for other website software solutions.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $50  Limit: 15


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Dreamweaver Website Design Essentials

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts April 2, 2015
Create your own website in class with basic design principles for personal, professional, and marketing projects. Discover how Adobe's software provides many efficient techniques for creating text/image/table layouts, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), divs, forms & other web widgets. Each week provides class demonstrations on basic design theory. Learn menu/mouse operations and how to upload/download files from server. Individual attention helps you personalize internet goals & expectations. Basic word processing experience is necessary and skills transfer well for other design software. Improve your website management capabilities by learning Dreamweaver dynamic user interface. Every class will include a basic demonstration, useful online resources, and ample opportunity to practice on your own project.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $145  Limit: 15


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Digital Camera Spectrum

Sponsored by PhotoGarden

Pixel Me Pink! Choose from any or all of the one-week Digital Camera workshops. Everyone can learn new tricks that will improve personal or professional projects. $30 for any week, $70 for any three weeks, $90 for all four weeks
*Digital Camera Buttons & Menus:
FULL- #1 Thursday 7:00-8:30 p.m. 1 week Starts January 8, 2015
#2 Thursday 5:00-6:30 p.m. 1 week Starts January 15, 2015
Learn to use the dials, buttons, and menus of a basic Canon, Nikon, Olympus, or your own digital camera. Receive individual instruction as you compose pictures of different qualities. Experienced users develop new strategies for getting the most out of their equipment. Shoppers and still-in-the-boxers will take the first steps to being a confident photographer.
**Organize & Share Digital Pictures:
#1 Thursday 7:00-8:30 p.m. 1 week Starts January 15, 2015
#2 Thursday 5:00-6:30 p.m. 1 week Starts January 22, 2015
Digital cameras do a great job of capturing the moment but you need to download & organize your memories in efficient ways. Bring your own camera or use a class camera to learn how to transfer picture files from your camera to the computer. Explore ways to organize folders/albums, name pictures, print in quality, and share on the internet. If you have a camera or computer full of pictures and don't know what to do with them then this class is for you.
***Photoshop Sampler:
#1 Thursday 7:00-8:30 p.m. 1 week Starts January 22, 2015
#2 Thursday 5:00-6:30 p.m. 1 week Starts January 29, 2015
Discover how programs like Photoshop help improve the quality of a picture. Photoshop is a great program for making basic image enhancements as well as creating final products with your photographs. This class will provide an interactive tour of Photoshop magic and is a great way to decide if the four week Photoshop class is for you.
****Aperture & Shutter Speed Essentials:
#1 Thursday 7:00-8:30 p.m. 1 week Starts January 29, 2015
#2 Thursday 5:00-6:30 p.m. 1 week Starts February 5, 2015
Do you "get the picture" when it comes to depth of field or action shots? Learn the basics of aperture & shutter speed priority. Learn how camera controls help capture portraits, close ups, motion, or low-light situations.

Instructor: Duncan Wardwell Limit: 14


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Apprentice in a Digital Workshop: Cameras, Picasa, Photoshop

Monday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   1 or many weeks   Starts March 9, 2015
This workshop provides personal guided support for using a digital camera and organizing/enhancing your pictures with Google's Picasa or Adobe's Photoshop/Bridge programs. You may bring your own laptop or work on a CVU computer as you receive personal advice & demonstrations on how to improve your digital projects. This is a great way to get hands-on support in a flexible time frame. Also a great Photoshop lab for peronal use (option to ignore instructor is encouraged). You may sign up for one or multiple weeks and improve your skills for:
*Utilizing buttons, menus, and aperture/shutter speed controls on your camera
*Importing pictures to a computer from a camera
*Organizing your pictures into folders and albums
*Sharing your pictures online
*Adjusting picture quality for brightness, contrast, color, highlights, shadows, etc
*Sharing & printing photos online Email or call to reserve a spot and confirm availability for any week.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $25  Limit: 3/week


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Adobe Photoshop Basics

Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 26, 2015
Unlock the digital capacities of pictures or graphics: turn that dull sunset an orange hue, sharpen smiles hidden in shadows, or remove that strange uncle from a family portrait. Receive individual attention as you work on one of CVU's computers. Bring your own photos or practice on class samples. You will investigate the tools necessary to import, export, crop, resize, enhance, eliminate red-eye, merge a panoramic, and add text layers to existing graphics. This course is appropriate for learning how to use the tools & menus associated with the family of Photoshop products (CS, Elements). SAVE $20 - Sign up for any two Photoshop courses.
Instructor:  Tony Galle  Fee: $80  Limit: 15


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Next Layers of Photoshop

Sponsored by PhotoGarden

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 25, 2015
Photoshop is unsurpassed as a tool to correct your exposure, lighting and color problems. It can repair those torn, smudged family photos or antique your modern shots. The list goes on and on. But you can do so much more when you learn the secrets of using layers. Layers, layers, layers—have we got layers! After this course you will know how to combine layers of your camera images with graphics, shapes, text, as well as other art objects. Create your own framed pictures, holiday letters, business cards, special tributes for family and co-workers, logos, invitations and announcements-all showing a WOW-factor that gets attention! All sessions are product oriented, so that with each lesson, you have a template which you can model for your own needs. You will receive a CD containing all of the class session instructions as well as many bonus projects. This is a great way to reinforce your previous skills and take your creative self to new heights. This course is a natural follow up to the basic course. You need to have completed that or have enough hands-on experience to have mastered the basic Photoshop tools and commands. SAVE $20 - Sign up for any two Photoshop courses.
Instructor:  Dick Hong & Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $80  Limit: 16


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Photoshop & Camera Images in the New Digital Age

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts April 29, 2015
A completely new approach to computer modifications of digital images is cropping up in publications and television. In fact, classic photographs for advertising or to accompany printed articles are becoming rarer and rarer. The treatment of photographs with these newer techniques results in extremely attractive and novel renditions which you can use to make your photos show stoppers. A birthday card, party invitation, yearly newsletter-the list is endless-will capture the reader's attention and become a treasured souvenir long after the event is forgotten. We will be learning to use blending modes, displacement techniques, digital separation, smart objects-all strange sounding terms, but which will become familiar to you as you complete goal oriented projects for each lesson. As usual you are guided along the lessons and will receive a CD containing each step by step described project. You need to have completed the "Next Layers" course or permission of the instructors as a prerequisite.
Instructor:  Dick Hong & Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $80  Limit: 16


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Photoshop & InDesign Workshops

Wednesday   5:00-6:15 p.m.   1 to 4 weeks   Starts March 25, 2015
Receive personal attention to improve your Adobe Photoshop or InDesign projects. Sign up for any week or mutliple weeks. Bring your own laptop or use one of CVU's computers. Improve basic skills and discover new ways to increase your graphic design capabilities. Gain valuable hands-on experiences while you work at your own pace.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $15/wk  Limit: 15


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Intro to InDesign Publications

Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts April 6, 2015
Learn to utilize Adobe's InDesign workspace & tools to create print publication layouts. These classes will exercise your eye-mouse coordination while creating a 4 (or more) page brochure, a magazine advertisement, or your own print publication. Each week will provide hands-on activities on workspace tools, layouts, importing text/objects from other programs, style sheets, transparency, and other neat tricks. Use CVU computers with InDesign CS5 or bring your own laptop.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $145  Limit: 10


 
 

 
 



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Mindful Meditation for Beginners

Wednesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 25, 2015
Do you often find at the end of the day that your brain seems too full? Would you like to learn how to be more centered, present and aware? Join Meg Howard in a simple practice of Viipassana (or insight mindful meditation), that you can then easily continue at home after only 3 weeks. This class is ideal for those who have never meditated before or would like to try this method. Interested in doing some reading before the class? Look for books by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Stephen Levine, Thich Nhat Hanh and Jack Kornfield. Meg Howard has been practicing and studying meditation since 1970.
Instructor:  Meg Howard  Fee: $35  Limit: 18


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Reiki -First Degree

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 10, 2015
Do you want to feel better, balance stress, bring clarity and increased mindfulness into your life? Join Sandy as she leads the group in this First Degree Reiki class, where people will begin practicing Reiki during the first class. You will learn protocols for practicing self-Reiki, and for offering informal Reiki sessions to your family, close friends, or animals in your life. How Reiki supports your wellness and medical therapies and a brief history of Reiki will be discussed. Everyone receives a comprehensive manual ($50) that is included in class fee. Leave with new strength and a Reiki 1 Certificate. Find out more at www.GreenMountainReikiInstitute.com
Instructor:  Sandra Jefferis  Fee: $185  Limit: 5


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The Gorgeous Green Tea Facial!

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 16, 2014
Green tea isn't just for drinking! Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, & learn how to care for your special skin type using Green Tea as the key ingredient. Take advantage of the healing & protection properties of this tea as we make natural skin care recipes: Lavender Green Tea Cleanser, Lemon Balm & Mint Facial Steam, Green Tea & Honey Mask, Rose Green Tea Facial Toner, & a Green Tea Moisturizer. Come in stressed & leave relaxed with a youthful, healthy glow! Please bring a large towel, bowl & something to tie your hair back.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $30  Limit: 16


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Luscious Lotions & Bodacious Body Butters

Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 19, 2015
Would you like to pamper your skin & body using only the finest natural ingredients? Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, to create formulas that will nourish, support and hydrate your skin in order for you to look and feel the very best! To keep your skin looking radiant, all will prepare two luxurious lotions for all skin types using pure essential oils to create heavenly scents. As well, make a soft and hard body butter to both protect and moisturize the skin. Discover your inner beauty as Kelley teaches you to care for your outer beauty! All quality materials included.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $30  Limit: 16


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Milk Soap from Scratch!

Thursday   6:00-9:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 19, 2015
In this hands-on class, learn how to create and make traditional, healthy hand-made soap! Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, using herbs, spices, essential oils, plant based oils and other natural ingredients to make a batch of beautiful aromatic soap. This class will focus on the process of superfatting, and making milk soaps. Each student will go home with a soap sample to cut and age, as well as a handout containing detailed instructions. Recipes and ideas for customizing your own soap will be given. Please bring a quart paperboard milk or soy container for your soap mold and an old towel to wrap your fresh soap in. Get ready to make some suds! Great for those ages 10 to 110 years old. All quality materials included.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $45  Limit: 16


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The Fabulous Herbal Facial

Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 16, 2015
A pampering treat for your face! This class focuses on the face & how to care for your special skin type with wonderful natural beauty products you can make yourself. Together, make our own natural face care products & then indulge in a five-step facial. Recipes galore will be available to fit your skin type-come in stressed & go home relaxed & glowing! All participants will take home four facial products. Please bring a large towel, bowl, & something to tie your hair back. All welcome. All quality materials included.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Pesto, Oils & Vinegars ~ Herbal Delights for the Spring!

Sponsored by City Market

Thursday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 21, 2015
Ever wonder how they make those expensive herbal oils and vinegars? Join Kelley Robie of Horsetail Herbs and find out how it is done. This class is sure to surprise your senses of smell and taste! Indulge in Herbal Pesto for a taste explosion while we are making Herbal Oils and Vinegars using fresh herbs and spices! Be prepared to go home with tons of ideas and recipes! Your hand made creations will add a new flare to your kitchen cooking! Get ready to harvest those fresh spring greens! All quality materials included.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Herbs for Health: Turmeric and Garlic

Monday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 16, 2015
Learn why both these herbs have been used for ages to improve health and vitality. Emily, a clinical herbalist, will begin with a classic academic review of traditional and modern uses of garlic and turmeric. Learn the pharmacology and the safety of each. Then participants will prepare some snacks with each of these herbs and hopefully come away with a new appreciation of the handling and preparation of both. All ingredients included.
Instructor:  Emily Irwin  Fee: $20  Limit: 16


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Herbal Zoom Balls and Bliss Balls

Monday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 16, 2015
Join clinical herbalist, Emily Irwin, to create these raw, sweet, and medicinal treats! Emily will categorize and discuss tonic and catalyst plants allowing participants to custom blend the recipe focused on individual needs. These treats use any of the following: honey, nut butter, chocolate, coconut, rice crispies, dates and spices. It is easy to remember to take your medicine if it is in the form of a truffle! After talking about preparation and dose, everyone will mix up a personal batch to take home. All materials and handouts included in fee.
Instructor:  Emily Irwin  Fee: $25  Limit: 16


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You're on the Air-Intro to Voice-Overs

Tuesday   7:00-9:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 7, 2015
Voice-overs are hot today! You don't have to be an actor to get voice-over work, but it certainly doesn't hurt! With such notable talent as James Earl Jones and Reese Witherspoon lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so! Brian will demonstrate voice-over technique and present an overview of the voice-over business. He will talk about the numerous opportunities, income potential, and the all-important demo and how to have it produced. You'll step up to the microphone to do some practice recording, and best of all, hear the results! Brian has done voice work for pro sports teams, GE Healthcare, Fox News and more.
Instructor:  Brian Thon of Suchavoice –Voiceover Training & Demo Production  Fee: $25  Limit: none


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Bridge Past Beginners-Diamond Series

Monday   3:30-5:00 p.m.   9 weeks   Starts March 9, 2015
Join Phil for this follow-up class for beginners and enjoy new learning and practice, all in the comfort of the CVUHS library. If you know a little about Bridge, this class is for you. These lessons feature a 'hands on' teaching approach with students learning the game by doing exercises with actual cards at the table. The Diamond course comes with a great book to guide you at home. (subtract $10 if you already own book). A lifetime of fun follows as people everywhere are playing bridge. The instructor, Phil Sharpsteen, is an accredited ACBL teacher and the current president of the Vermont Bridge Unit.
Instructor:  Phil Sharpsteen  Fee: $95  Limit: none


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Bridge-Defense -Heart Series

Monday   5:15-6:45 p.m.   9 weeks   Starts March 9, 2015
This course is designed for those players that have taken the first two courses as well as those that have been playing Bridge for years and would like to learn more defensive play and/or review strategies. The student text of "Heart Defense Book" will be closely followed and is included in fee (subtract $10 if you already own book).
Instructor:  Phil Sharpsteen  Fee: $95  Limit: none


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Mah Jongg

Wednesday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 4, 2015
Learn the fun and very social game of Mah Jongg with neighbors and friends. No experience necessary. This ancient Chinese game is played worldwide in many languages by millions of people. Participants will learn the American style of this game. Join Jane, as she encourages everyone in this engaging, relatively easy-to-learn pastime. All learn by doing and when finished, you may even be inspired to start your own group to meet regularly. Find a few friends and come along. Any past participants are welcome to come back free of charge to refresh.
Instructor:  Jane Krasnow  Fee: $35  Limit: none


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Juggling for All-3 Weeks

Thursday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts April 30, 2015
Everyone can learn to juggle, so come and learn from a veteran. Woody has been juggling all his life as well as a musician with the Hokum Brothers Band. Designed for learners of all ages, beginners and skilled jugglers will have fun and add new skills. New studies show improved brain activity with 30 minutes of juggling on a regular basis.
Instructor:  Woody Keppel  Fee: $25  Limit: none


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Home Exchange & Low-Cost Travel

Thursday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 5, 2015
Would you like to travel but think you can't afford it? This class will show you how you CAN do it - economically and comfortably - to Europe, Australia, or a distant American state. Swap your home and car with someone there who wants to visit Vermont. Learn the ins and outs, pluses and minuses (very few) of home exchanging from someone who has done it numerous times and will explain the process to you AND allay your fears about turning over your home to "strangers." This class will also offer information on finding low-cost flights, B&Bs, rental cottages, and organizations offering free home stays.
Instructor:  Julia Blake  Fee: $35  Limit: 15


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Memoir Writing Workshop # 1

Wednesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts February 4, 2015
Everyone has a story to tell. In this workshop participants will look at memoirs of notable and not-so-well-known folks to see what makes a memoir work. Participants will engage in in-class writing exercises, peer feedback, and have the opportunity to conference with the instructor on their own work. Annalisa, a certified VT-educator and nationally-published freelance writer, will engage all in the writing process. Want more time on task? Memoir 2 follows Memoir 1, sign up for both and save $15, Only $105 for both classes.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $60  Limit: 15


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Memoir Writing Workshop # 2

Wednesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 18, 2015
Same Description as above. Start with this class or continue on from Memoir 1. Memoir 2 follows Memoir 1, sign up for both and save $15, Only $105 for both classes.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $60  Limit: 15


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Birding, Season by Season!

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts February 11, 2015
Are you familiar with some of Vermont's birds but would like to know more? Do you have a hankering for more information and to learn about even more beautiful birds? Season by Season is the class for you! Each class will focus on a different season and different birds. Topics to include: fall migration and seasonal changes in Vermont's raptor population; wintering owls; winter ducks and the large flocks of little birds that visit backyard feeders and forage in agricultural fields; eagles and early spring migrants; and spring migration of songbirds and warblers. Weekend field meet-ups are a possibility. Class dates are February 11, 18, skip vacation week, and then March 4, 11, 18.
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $75  Limit: 20


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Beekeeping Basics

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

#1 Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts January 20, 2015
#2 Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts April 28, 2015
Have you thought about keeping bees? This is the opportunity to learn more about these vital and fascinating creatures providing so much of our food. The instructors have over 50 years of experience among them. The three sessions will enlighten, and maybe inspire, you to start a few hives of your own or learn more about your bee passion. Plenty of question-and-answer time and all the info needed to start your own operation.
Instructors:  VT Beekeeper's Assoc. Bill Mares, Mike Willard, Russ Aceto  Fee: $45  Limit: 30


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Pollinators -Part 1 Bring Back the Pollinators

Monday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 9, 2015
Pollinators are in the news these days-not just honey bees and the iconic Monarch- but native bees and other insects as well. Their numbers are in decline - this is the bad news. But the good news is that we can all be agents of change in pollinator conservation by taking a few thoughtful steps to increase the diversity, abundance and health of their habitat. The first class will be an introduction to the world of pollinators: who they are, a brief natural history of bees and their mutualistic relationship with plants and the probable reasons for their decline. The second evening will cover pollinator habitat requirements including suggestions for your landscape, be it a backyard, a farm or something in between. Both evenings will feature a display and review of dozens of books and other resources. Anne is a teacher, library director, naturalist, master gardener and pollinator habitat specialist.
Instructor:  Anne Dannenberg  Fee: $25  Limit: none


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Children's Nature Books -Rapid Review!

Monday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 30, 2015
Join Anne as she shares her passion for Nature and Children's picture books on nature in this new Access offering. Designed as a workshop for parents, caregivers, teacher and education majors, Anne will present a short review of many titles and hand them around for all to peruse. What a great way to enhance the lives of our youngest learners. Anne is a teacher, library director, naturalist, master gardener.
Instructor:  Anne Dannenberg  Fee: $20  Limit: none


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Growing Mushrooms in Your Yard

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 11, 2015
Curious about growing gourmet shiitake and oyster mushrooms for a year-round supply? Learn how to cultivate this delicious super-food in your yard, basement or garage. The new Access class will cover the basic techniques for growing shiitake, oyster and lion's mane mushrooms and provide an opportunity for hands-on learning of inoculation techniques. It's easy to get started and only a few tools are needed for small scale growing. Mike has been growing mushrooms as a hobby and a business for over five years.
Instructor:  Mike Walker  Fee: $20  Limit: none


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Christmas Table Centerpiece

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 17, 2014
Everyone has the ability to create beautiful Christmas table arrangements. Join Barb to learn how to save for a lifetime by creating your own impressive holiday decorations. Learn new techniques and the tools you will need while working with quality materials including a container, cones, bows, fruit, holiday greens, ornaments and flowers. Included is learning how to work with velvet ribbon. There may even be enough time to cover info on swag and wreaths.
Instructor:  Barbara Leclair  Fee: $40  Limit: 10


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Create Your Own Corsage and Boutonniere

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 29, 2015
Create your own beautiful corsage and boutonniere with the help of a seasoned professional. Barb, with years of floral shop experience, will teach you the best techniques for taping and wiring flowers, making a basic bow, and even demonstrate a newer gluing method used by professionals. Flower choice is fun to think about, and Barb will discuss this as well. Finish and leave with one beautiful corsage and one handsome boutonniere. All quality materials are included in fee.
Instructor:  Barbara Leclair  Fee: $35  Limit: 10


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Intro to Therapeutic Massage: Head, Neck and Shoulder Tension

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 11, 2015
Have you always wanted to know how to best give a therapeutic neck and shoulder massage to help someone reduce the effects of stress and common postural work habits? Join Kirsten, a certified massage therapist, to better understand the common causes of headaches, neck aches, weakness and numbness in upper extremities. Discussion of the sources of pain, techniques to help relieve it, and cautionary signs will be covered. As well, everyone will practice these methods in class. No experience or partner is required. As an added bonus to participants, receive a beautiful print gift card designed by Kirsten. Now that you have the skill to massage, giving this card to someone special would surprise and delight. What a nice way to share your newly acquired ability. Background info can be found at http://kirstenwiley.com
Instructor:  Kirsten Wiley  Fee: $20  Limit: 40


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VMAP: Motorcycle Awareness Program

#1 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 20, 2015
#2 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 17, 2015
#3 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 24, 2015
#4 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 14, 2015
#5 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 12, 2015
A great starter class or refresher for returning riders, this 4.5 hour program is designed for new motorcycle riders who are planning to become licensed. It features topics and content that will acquaint new motorcyclists with information on motorcycle safety, risk factors, rider impairments, defensive riding strategies and characteristics of safe and responsible motorcyclists. The State of Vermont Motorcycle Permit written exam will be administered at the conclusion of class. Participants with valid VT operator's license who pass the written exam may be issued a motorcycle permit with $24 payment by check made payable to State of Vermont. Participants between 16 and 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign registration form prior to start of class. PERMITS ISSUED, TAKE NOTE. The State of Vermont will issue your permit at the beginning of the riding season on or about April 1 to provide maximum riding time at the beginning of the riding season. Cost: $40 if prepaid + $24 for Vermont Motorcycle Permit Exam. Fee is $45 unless prepaid.
Instructor:  Bill Mitchell  Fee: $40/45  Limit: 24


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Ride Safe Vermont SMARTrainer Session

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

#1 Thursday   5:00-7:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 22, 2015
#2 Wednesday   5:00-7:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 18, 2015
#3 Thursday   5:00-7:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 26, 2015
#4 Thursday   5:00-7:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 16, 2015
#5 Thursday   5:00-7:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 14, 2015
Are you a new or prospective rider looking to sharpen your riding skills before mixing with real traffic? How about a former rider considering a return to the sport? If so, consider joining us for one-on-one 30-minute session on the Honda SMARTrainer. While riding on a simulator configured with motorcycle controls you'll navigate realistic traffic situations, develop perception skills and build muscle memory before you have to deal with real-world risks. After navigating a route you'll have a personalized review of your performance and a printed report that includes the route of travel, your choices along the way and interactions with other vehicles, pedestrians and other travel hazards. Call or email to schedule your 30 minute session anytime: 5:00, 5:45, 6:30, or 7:15 p.m.
Instructor:  Bill Mitchell  Fee: $35  Limit: 4


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Solar Energy 101

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts April 27, 2015
Are you seeing all the solar panels go up on your neighbors' roofs and wondering what it's all about? Solar energy is now cost-effective and if you have roof space or an area on your property that is exposed to the sun, you can use it to save money. This class will focus on photovoltaics - the type of solar panels that make electricity when exposed to sunlight, and what they can do for you. Learn about the potential of solar energy for our country, how solar panels and system components work, and how to design a system for your application. Learn to put solar panels on the roof of your house, spin your electric meter backwards, and make sure you get all the rebates and incentives! Join Gary of The Solar Bus (http://solarbus.org) and consider your solar potential. Class will provide personal meetings at CVU as well as online resources throughout the course.
Instructor:  Gary Beckwith  Fee: $25  Limit: 20


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SAT Bootcamp

Thursday  4:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 12, 2015
With SAT Bootcamp, it's four hours to a higher score! This one-of-a-kind program is geared for juniors preparing for the PSAT and SAT, and seniors who are retaking the test this fall. It demystifies the SAT, explaining the content and strategies for each section, including when to guess and how to maximize your time. Now in its eighth year, SAT Bootcamp reduces test anxiety through familiarization and practice, and increases test-taking confidence. All materials provided, including a comprehensive manual to guide each student. Students will also come away with a clear idea of the sections on which they need to focus further study. SAT Bootcamp was founded in 2007 by Lauren Starkey, the author of Write Your Way to College: College Admissions Essay, SAT Writing Essentials, and 19 other books. Lauren has written test prep for clients such as Kaplan and McGraw Hill, and is the National College Admissions Examiner (examiner.com). For more information, check www.satbootcampvt.com
Instructor:  Lauren Starkey, Stacey Anthony, Janet Soltau, Michael Abrams  Fee: $185  Limit: 30


 
 

 
 

The Donner Party Story

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 17, 2015
In 1846 an improbable group of 86 Americans joined together to try their luck in the new territory of California. Their tale of struggle and survival has become an American classic and a perfect story for a dark winter evening. Come hear CVU teacher and storyteller Chris O'Donnell's riveting rendition of this oft told tale. Find out why generations of CVU students will tell you, "This version is unforgettable." *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Chris O'Donnell  Fee: $20  Limit: none


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The History of the World through Food

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 17, 2015
Join Chris, CVUHS history teacher extraordinaire, in this fun and whirlwind tour of world history as she pulls the best from her years of teaching curious minds. Provocative and engaging, Food will become your portal into our past. No essays, no exams, no homework! It doesn't get any better than this!
Instructor:  Chris O'Donnell  Fee: $20  Limit: none


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The 90-minute History of Lake Champlain

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 27, 2015
The history of Lake Champlain is simply amazing! It has served as a battleground for centuries for Iroquois and Algonquin Nations, the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Shipbuilding, sacred grounds, fiefdoms, forts, social experiments, recreational and commerce have all played a role in shaping the history of the 13th largest lake in the United States. Ben Franklin, General Lafayette, many US Presidents have all cruised its waters at some point. Come and hear the many incredible stories surrounding Lake Champlain by Gary as he shares his passion with all.
Instructor:  Gary De Carolis, Founder of Burlington History Tours  Fee: $15  Limit: none


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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 27, 2015
Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project is an award-winning book telling two true stories - the history of a forgotten Holocaust hero, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto, and the contemporary story of the three Protestant Kansas teens who rescued Sendler's story. It is a tribute to the power of one person to change the world. Through this project, the Kansas students have helped crack open the silence about the Holocaust in Poland. Students of history have become agents of history. I hope these two stories will inspire other students, and all of us, to do what we can to "repair the world". My presentation will be an opportunity for a general audience to learn about the Warsaw ghetto, Poland's traumatic WW II history, and how Poland has been changed by the "3 girls from Kansas". I will also share the book's backstory - how a Vermont pediatrician came to write Life in a Jar.
Instructor:  Jack Mayer, MD  Fee: $20  Limit: none


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Amazing Survival: The Story of Jan Baalrud

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 26, 2015
This is a true story of survival during WW II in Nazi-occupied arctic Norway. Using the book We Die Alone by David Howarth as inspiration, Jane tells the story of Jan Baalsrud. He is part of a team of Norwegian commandos who sailed from northern England to Norway to organize and supply the Norwegian resistance. The team is ambushed by the Nazis and Baalsrud is the only one to escape. He must survive the frigid Arctic winter, an avalanche and snow blindness as well as avoid being captured by the Nazis. It's a harrowing story of courage in the face of great odds that you will not soon forget.
Instructor:  Jane Vossler  Fee: $20  Limit: none


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Famous Dogs

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 16, 2015
Come and listen to stories of dogs that have made history. There's Sergeant Stubby, who participated in seventeen battles during WWI, saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and once caught a German soldier by the seat of his pants. He's one of several K-9 heroes from Vietnam to Afghanistan that you'll hear about. Peacetime dogs include Owney, who rode the mail train out of Albany, NY and later all across the US; Bobby the Wonder Dog who got separated from his family and walked 2,800 miles to get back home; Balto the sled dog who helped carry serum across Alaska to save children from diphtheria; and many more loyal and brave canines.
Instructor:  Jane Vossler  Fee: $20  Limit: none


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Feline Behavior: Your Questions Answered!

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 4, 2015
Cat guardians love their cats but often find their behavior puzzling. If you have cats and cat questions, this is the workshop for you! Feline behaviorist, Elizabeth Llewellyn will add a new perspective to your view of your loved cat in this new Access offering. Advice on common behavior issues such as: aggression, litter box avoidance, and environmental enrichment will be included in this give-and-take forum as well as illuminating myths about cats and all the questions you would like to discuss. Guaranteed to have you "thinking like a cat".
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn, owner of TLC Cat Sitting Service  Fee: $20  Limit: 20


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Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 9, 2015
Ever found an orphaned baby wild mammal or bird and wondered what to do and whom to contact? Join Helena, a VT State and Federally Licensed wildlife rehabilitator and author, in this fascinating class and learn what it takes to assess and safely capture injured or orphaned wild animals such as squirrels, cottontails, opossums, and waterfowl. Participants will also discuss the ecology and habits of these wild animals, provide humane ways to keep them out of attics, and describe a day in the life of a wildlife rehabilitator. Handouts will include plans for building squirrel boxes and steps necessary to become a wildlife rehabilitator in VT. Helena has been rehabilitating mammals, songbirds, and waterfowl for the past 15 years.
Instructor:  Helena Nicolay  Fee: $20  Limit: 24


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Understanding the Mind-Body Connection

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 18, 2015
Join Dr. Steve Mann in this dynamic Access offering focused on personal health and wellness, emotions and attitudes, and stress management. Easy to digest scientific info will be presented to better understand the mind-body connection everyone experiences. There will be discussion, demonstration, and practice of skills and tools to use to take charge of your wellness. Steve, a seasoned family practice physician, will lead discussion of the group with ample time for everyone's questions.
Instructor:  Dr. Steve Mann  Fee: $20  Limit: 18


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Introduction to Lake Ice

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 20, 2015
The Champlain Valley is one of the best places in the world to find snow-free lake ice for skating, sailing and ice biking. Join Bob as he shares his 40-year passion for ice activity with an eye on fun and safety. Learn the true nature of wild ice, as it is complex and has a wide variety of hazards. You will come away with an overview of ice behavior as well as techniques and equipment that can significantly reduce the chances of getting in trouble on one of Vermont's winter treasurers. Whether you fish, XC ski, snowmobile, skate or sail on the ice, this is a must do class to fully appreciate and enhance the joy of your activity. More at lakeice.org
Instructor:  Bob Dill  Fee: $20  Limit: 18


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Open and Run an Etsy Shop

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 16, 2015
Join Annette to learn how to sell your crafts on the internet. 2 hours of instruction with handouts on how to photograph, list, sell and ship your handmade and/or vintage items, as well as art and craft supplies on Etsy.com
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $20  Limit: 25


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Picking Paint Colors for your Home: Trends, Tips, and Tricks

Monday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 30, 2015
Color expert Betsey Dempsey will briefly guide you through the basic steps to consider when choosing paint colors for your home or business. Some of the topics will include intensity, value, undertones, and how light affects paint colors. New for this class will be a discussion of color trends as well as many tips and tricks revealed to make picking paint colors easier! Betsey Dempsey is an independent Color Consultant and has been helping home and business owners for over 10 years.
Instructor:  Betsey Dempsey  Fee: $20  Limit: none


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Suburban Homesteading 101-Homestead Planning

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 30, 2015
Tired of wondering if your food is safe? Want to be more of a localvore? Wish you could eat homegrown food year round? Come join us for this informative and interactive series that will explore the trends and realities of Suburban Homesteading. No matter if you have a small yard or some acreage, these workshops will help you understand how to use the resources you have right now! We will cover planning a suburban homestead, vegetable gardens, backyard chickens, and beekeeping; plus how to sell some of the bounty to offset your expenses. Fee is $20 per night, and if you sign up for 2, pay only $30 for both.
Session 1: Homestead Planning, March 30
Session 2: Vegetable gardens, April 6
Session 3: Backyard chickens and bees, April 13
*Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Markey Read & Tim King  Fee: $20  Limit: none

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