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369 CVU Rd  Hinesburg, VT  05461

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Mixed Level Wheel & Hand Building

#1 Tuesday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 4
#2 Tuesday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 4
#3 Wednesday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 5
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 teaching pottery to Access learners. 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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Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Wednesday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 5
This class is designed for students who are already familiar with the fundamentals of working with clay. Students should be able to consistently center clay on the wheel or have experience making cylinders. We will focus on throwing more forms on the wheel (beyond cylinders & bowls) or students may sharpen their skills by focusing on a form or specific project. Surface design techniques will be covered. 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: 9


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Watercolor

Wednesday   4:00-6:00 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 5
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 a reasonable amount of paint and paper to use in class and at home. Materials cost approximately $45 included in fee.
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $185  Limit: 16


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Watercolor Continued

Wednesday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 5
Learn new techniques along with expanding your talents with expert individual help. Designed for watercolor painters of all skills who have had at least an introductory class, Ginny 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: 16


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Paint on Glass -Olde Tyme

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 10
Have you ever seen reverse painting on glass and wondered how they did that? Participants will learn to do this 18th century art form using 21st century materials. Join Martha, an Early American Decoration expert, in this new Access class. Use historically preserved and recorded patterns to create your work of art. The glass is painted in reverse, details first, background last. Left is right and right is left. It may be possible to finish more than one piece by the end of the five weeks. Everyone will work on a still life to begin and then move to more complex designs if possible. Materials cost of $35 included in fee.
Instructor:  Martha Kinney  Fee: $165  Limit: 12


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Vinegar Grain Painting -Olde Tyme

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 27
This is a beginner class in an early American decorative technique usually performed on wooden items that were a functional part of life as well as decorative. Participants will work on pre-painted panels and then possibly move on to a project that you could bring in the second week. This age old process includes learning about base coats, making your own vinegar paint, and manipulating various tools to create a grain of your choice. Protective finishes explained as well in order to protect the decorative painting. Materials cost of $30 included in fee.
Instructor:  Martha Kinney  Fee: $85  Limit: 12


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Miniatures in Polymer Clay: Fruits and Vegetables

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 6
Two classes will teach you the basics of turning miniaturists' favorite material - polymer clay - into tiny fruits, vegetables, and containers. Miniature foods are perfect for dollhouses and vignettes, but they are also just fun on their own, made into jewelry, magnets,or just itty-bitty still-lifes. Students will be able to choose which whole fruits or vegetables they want to make. Melissa (an architect who prefers dollhouses) will bring her personal collection in order for you to see the possibilities. You can expect to make at least 10 different items (more than one each) over two evenings, and you will be able to choose from a list of apples, bananas, oranges, lemons, limes, mangos, grapes, pears, tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, chilies, mushrooms, cabbage, cauliflower, pumpkins, summer squash, carrots, potatoes, and broccoli. Part of one class will show you how to make plates, bowls, or clay "baskets" to display your produce. All materials included in this new Access offering. Do this and Mini Baked Goods and pay only $55 (save $5).
Instructor:  Melissa Cook  Fee: $40  Limit: 8


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Miniatures in Polymer Clay -Baked Goods

Thursday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 27
Companion class to Miniature Fruits and Vegetables, in dollhouse scale 1:12. Students will learn how to transform miniaturists' miraculous dream material – polymer clay – into tiny but astoundingly realistic baked breads, pies, doughnuts, cookies, and pastries, depending on their choice. Expect to take home at least five tiny pastries/breads, and the techniques to go much further on your own.
Instructor:  Melissa Cook  Fee: $20  Limit: 8


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Calligraphy Beyond the Basics

Monday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 10
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

Thursday   5:30-6:50 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts March 6
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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Drawing 2 -Creative Seeing

Tuesday   5:30-6:50 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts March 4
Sharpen your drawing and observational skills in an engaging series of exercises designed to encourage your inner artist. The class will work in graphite, charcoal, and pastel with individual, supportive guidance from Meg Miller, an experienced and knowledgeable art educator. This class is designed for students of all skill levels that have had at least an introduction to drawing. High quality materials will be provided.
Instructor:  Meg Miller  Fee: $145  Limit: 16


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Colored Pencil FUNdamentals

Monday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts February 3
Colored pencils aren't just for children! Come join Elizabeth, an accomplished artist and educator, to learn the basics of creatingbeautiful colored pencil paintings in a fun, supportive environment. Colored pencils in the hands of a skilled artist can produce a variety of different effects: airbrush, watercolor-like wash, or an oil painting. After the first class, students will need to purchase Prismacolor pencils which are artist quality as well as some Stonehenge paper. Elizabeth will make sure to cover advice and discussion of materials, demonstrations on the most popular colored pencil techniques, and lots of studio time. All levels of skill are welcome to learn in this new medium.
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn  Fee: $85  Limit: 16


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Kids -Drawing and Painting Dragons -Ages 8-12 years old

Monday   3:30-5:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 24
Powerful, magical, and mystical, who doesn't dream of owning a dragon? What would your dragon look like? Big-small-cute-scary-red, green, purple, or orange? In this fun art class, it's all up to you! Join Elizabeth as she inspires all to create a unique painting. The first two classes will be spent drawing and developing different types of dragons. Students will then choose their favorite and complete an 11x14 acrylic painting to take home and show off to family and friends. All quality supplies are included.
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn  Fee: $85  Limit: 10


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Intro to Zentangle

Full - Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 18
NEW - Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 4
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: $40  Limit: 8


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Zentangle Zendalas

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 11
For those of you who have taken the Introduction to Zentangle class, come be introduced to the use of Zentangle patterns and techniques to create a Zendala. We will create our Zendala with a surprisingly simple technique that produces dazzling results! Participants begin by using a Zendala template to learn how to use intuitive methods of combining patterns with defined geometric spaces. The class then continues by providing instruction for creating your own personal Zendala structure and adding patterns to complete it for a uniquely personal piece of art. Bring your Micron pen, a pencil, and any coloring materials you may have. Fee includes a $5 materials fee.
Instructor:  Carolyn Siccama  Fee: $40  Limit: 8


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Traditional Rug Hooking for Beginners

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts February 6
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 27
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

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 22
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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Sew It Up! Simple Alterations

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 18
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 at the school. 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

Wednesday   6:00-9:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 19
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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Pillows! Sewing Workshop

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts April 3
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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Sewing Together! Parent and Child -New Project!

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 10
Enjoy an evening together as you learn to make two fun projects. The first week we will create an animal pillow, and the second week we will sew up a messenger bag. This is a relaxing time as you cut out the fabric and sew simple seams to complete the projects. This class is designed for all skill levels, including total beginners. Please bring 1/2 yard of non-directional cotton fabric, 12 ounces of polyester stuffing and matching thread, plus basic sewing supplies such as scissors and pins to the first class. Use the school's machines or bring in your own.
Instructor:  Angela Miller  Fee: $75/pair  Limit: 5 pairs


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Sewing Quilted Cases -Tablets and More

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 31
Your iPad or Kindle needs a home that protects it in style. Make a quilted slip-in style bag for your tablet as you learn to cut, sew and quilt this case with a fold-over flap. We will also make an easy phone case/card case in the second class. Bring 2 half -yard 44" non-directional fabrics that coordinate plus 1/2 yard cotton or polyester batting to be quilted inside to the first class. You will also need basic sewing supplies including matching all-purpose thread. Bring your machine or use one at the school.
Instructor:  Angela Miller  Fee: $55  Limit: 8


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Quilting for Beginners

Thursday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts February 13
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: 8


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Knitting Clinic for All

#1 Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 3
#2 Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 31
Join this new "knitting club" designed by request for you. 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. Sign up for all 12 weeks, #1 and #2, and save $10.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $125  Limit: 10


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Needle Felt a Snowman

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 19
Needle felting is a way of making felt and sculpting wool with a special needle. No water is necessary, so we'll stay warm and cozy while we create a 3D wool sculpted snowman. Join Annette, owner of Make Life Cozy, for this new and fun Access offering. These make the best little gifts, especially around Valentine's or Mother's Day. Other options for designs will be available as well.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $35  Limit: 12


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Needle Felt a Picture

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 9
Let your creativity run free in this fun and super easy class. "Paint" with wool and a felting needle as you make pictures or lots of pins. Lots of fun materials will provide embellishment! You may also bring in any wool and/or felt items you'd like to decorate- maybe you have a favorite felted bag? All materials ($10) included in fee.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $40  Limit: 12


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Paper Window Stars

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 12
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: $35  Limit: 12


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Altered Art Shadowbox

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 5
Join Annette for this new and different Access class. Perfect for scrap-bookers! Annette will provide the box and glue and art supplies, students bring photos, postcards, small trinkets, plastic animals, pieces of kids art, old jewelry and fabric, whatever else they want to use in the piece. These should be related to a theme, and we'll pick and choose to make a unique and personal piece of art. Suitable for everyone! $65 includes $15 of materials.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $65  Limit: 12


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Traditional Dreamcatcher with Natural Materials and Beads

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 19
Use a willow branch as a frame to weave beads and feathers and sea glass into dreamcatchers. Have fun adding beads and feathers to your own hand made dreamcatcher. $15 of material included in fee.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $40  Limit: 12


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Intro to Polymer Clay

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 26
This class is guaranteed to leave you asking for more. Explore this oven-bake clay, also called "3D paint." Learn about tools, color blending, basic cane making and other tips and techniques. Participants will bake a few beads and a pin or pendant to take home. All high quality materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $35  Limit: 12


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Face Brooch Decorated with Polymer Clay

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 2
Learn to make leaf and flower canes with polymer clay. You'll also use a mold as we create these wonderfully whimsical decorated face pins. Can also be used as a key fob! Some experience with polymer clay preferred. All materials included.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $40  Limit: 12


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Basket Making: The Berry Gathering Basket

Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts April 29
This new Access offering is just in time for berry season! Maura makes it seem easy as she leads everyone to success. Have you always wanted to learn how to make a basket or continue creating your basket collection? With your own hands, all will make this multi-use rugged basket. Envision a small version of an Adirondack pack basket finished with your own won touches. No experience needed. All materials ($25) are included in the fee. Participants will receive small list of simple household tools to bring to class.
Instructor:  Maura Clancy  Fee: $85  Limit: 8


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Basket Making: Large Carry All Basket with Handle

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts April 30
This basket is not only a very useful addition to any gardeners' list of tools, but can also double as a great carry all for pot luck suppers.  Sturdy, functional, and built to last, it also is seen by many as a beautiful piece of art.  No experience needed.  All materials ($25) are included in the fee.  Participants will receive small list of simple household tools to bring to class.
Instructor:  Maura Clancy  Fee: $85  Limit: 8



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Carving in Wood-Animal Figurines

Full - Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 8
NEW - Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 29
Join Matthew, owner of Architectural Carving of Stowe, as he leads the group in carving a dog or beaver 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 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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Functional Curves, Carving Wooden Spoons

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 13
Have you always wanted to carve something useful from a tree? From a green cherry log, students will carve spoons using hand tools. The spoon is shaped and hollowed-out with a Sloyd and a bent knife. Design will be explored, keeping an eye on beauty while maintaining function. Randall will cover carving techniques, safety, wood selection, tool sharpening, drying and finishing of spoons. This workshop is for all levels of woodworking experience. All materials and tools will be provided for students to use during this workshop.
Instructor:  Randall Henson  Fee: $165  Limit: 10


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Adult/Kid -Carving Wooden Spatulas

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 13
Flip pancakes with your own hand-carved spatula. In this workshop, designed for middle school students with an adult, learn how to safely use hand tools and carve your own wooden spatula. Learn about trees, wood grain, and how we get lumber. If time permits, kids can also carve a butter spreader. All materials and tools will be provided for students to use during this workshop. Minimum age: Middle school students (5-8th grade) along with adult.
Instructor:  Randall Henson  Fee: $65/pair  Limit: 4 pair


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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 3
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. Bring in projects or shop for materials after first class.
Instructor:  Brett Walker  Fee: $205  Limit: 11


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Woodworking -You Build It!! -14 weeks

#1 Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 4
#2 Thursday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 6
This class is designed for beginners and experienced woodworkers. Jon, a professional cabinet maker and woodworker, will lead the class through project design, material selection, and tool & machine use. Over the 42 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. Bring in projects or shop for materials after first class.
Instructor:  Jon Kohn  Fee: $225  Limit: 11


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Wooden Bowl Turning

Full - #1 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts January 8
Full - #2 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts February 5
Full - #3 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 5
Full - #4 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts April 2
Full - #5 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts April 30
Full - #6 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts May 28
NEW! - #7 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts May 27 (Class meets May 27 and June 10)
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 intro class. Each participant will have their own lathe to use the whole time in class. Through demonstration and 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. Nick works professionally in Stowe and is the president of the Woodchuck Wood turners of Northern Vermont, a non-profit organization 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 22
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: $205  Limit: 8


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Welding -Beginners

Sponsored by Washburn's Servicenter

#1 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 11
#2 Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 13
Have you always wanted to learn to weld? Join Tom for this very popular Access offering. This section is designed for those with basically no real hands-on experience with welding 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. 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 consumable materials ($40-65 per person) are included in fee in this fascinating technical offering.
Instructor:  Tom Owen  Fee: $205  Limit: 10

 
 

 
 

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Traditional Dim Sum

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 5
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 techniques of preparing three courses that will indulge both your palate and your sense of adventure. Menu: Superb Wonton Soup, Shrimp Sui Mai, Three-Mushroom Dumpling. 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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Vegetarian Dim Sum

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 6
Let the traditions of local China and the mystic of the Silk Road fill your belly with healthy vegetarian dumplings and wontons. Similar in technique to the Traditional Dim Sum class, this evening will help you develop and expand your vegetarian menus at home and make your whole family salivate as you practice your new found skills. Menu: Squash and mushroom sui mai, Bok choy mung bean dumpling, Vegetarian Wonton Soup.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Thai Street Food

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 10
Between the northern hills of Chiang Mai and the seascape of the peninsular South, Thailand's plethora of ready-made fare fills the open-air markets with mouth-watering aromas. Street vendors endure the blistering heat and offer freshly-made specialties tossed in tangy and bold sauces. Turn up the heat on these cold winter days by learning the flavor secrets of the tropics. For those of you who can't get enough Thai food and are looking for three new distinct recipes to add to your repertoire….look no further. Menu: Thai Shrimp Cake Appetizer, Chiang Mai Noodles, Rice Paper Rolls.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Thai Veggie

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 15
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. (Note-Vegetarian with fish sauce). Menu: Green curry with Tofu, Pad Thai, Lettuce wraps.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Szechuan Cuisine

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 12
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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Korean: Table's Landscape

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 20
There is nothing more colorful than the Korean dinner table. Home cooked condiments, each filled with a contrasting flavor and texture, dot the tables landscape. Traditionally, the more side dishes served, the more respected the guest, thus the diversity of offerings from this part of Asia are deeply set in ritual, culture and food. Get ready for your gardens' bounty and join us for an evening of spicy condiments, earthy sesame dollops and fermented salty sides. Menu: Mung Bean Vegetable Fritter, Kim Chi Basics, Bibimbap Korean mixed vegetables.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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South Indian Delight-Vegetarian

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 30
Deep in the South of India, the sun blazes hot on the streets and the kitchen air is laden with pungent spices ready to warm the belly. Southern Indian cuisine is rarely found in the North Indian restaurants we are so familiar with here in the States. Consider joining us for an evening of exploration as we create some of the true gems found in the lower regions of this diverse country. Menu: Lentil Crepe (Dosa), Coconut Chutney, Potato Curry.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Balinese!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 18
Drenched in culture and art, Bali remains one of the most picturesque places on our planet. As colorful as the people, the Balinese cuisine dances in contrasting flavors and hues. In this class, we explore the daily food based on rice, spicy sides of veggies and seafood, and the condiments that tempt even the gods and goddesses of this paradise. Menu: Rice & Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf, Coconut Peanut Sambal, Balinese Stir fried Vegetables.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Caribbean -Tropical Fusion!

Sponsored by Good Times Café

Full - Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 26
NEW - Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 25
The lilting of steel drums begins the celebration of life in the islands. On the sweaty streets, festivals roll on for days in full bloom and color, while vendors dole out their specialties rich in flavor and spice. Ya-Mon! Let's transport ourselves to the lapping shores of Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados and investigate the food that fuses Africa, India and local Island fare. Tropical Fusion at its finest!! Menu: Curried Chicken and Roti, Coconut Shrimp with Lime, Spicy Pineapple Salad.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Greek Coastal Cuisine

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 9
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

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 8
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, Lentil Soup, Eggplant Lebni, Beetroot Dip and Pita.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Vietnamese Fare-Crepe

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 16
Vietnam, in her sublime beauty, offers a cuisine of contrasting textures, aromatic herbs and deep savory flavors that light up the palate. Renew your dining experience at home by bringing three refreshing recipes to table while exploring the culinary trends that weave this cuisine into fruition. Menu: Savory Coconut Crepe with Scallion and Shrimp, Vietnamese Mint Chicken, Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Argentinian Treat! Empanadas and Mate Night!

Full - Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 24
NEW - Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 27
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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Breaking Down Pad Thai Noodles

Full - Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 17
NEW - Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 3
Have you always loved Pad thai noodles and wondered if you could cook some up at home? Join Nitch, a native Bangkoker, to learn about every authentic ingredient that is required in traditional Pad thai. Learn the secrets of this famous dish which has so many exotic ingredients unknown to most here. I will dissect the dish thoroughly with full explanations of every ingredient as participants have their hands on the makings of a delicious meal. Nitch has lived in the U.S. for 12 years and has perfected her Pad Thai using typical home kitchen stoves and equipment. Guaranteed to please as everyone leaves fully satiated and with new understanding and skills. All quality ingredients included in fee. Menu: Pad Thai with Shrimp and Peanuts.
Instructor:  Nitchamon Alexander  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Middle Eastern Cuisine -Vegetarian

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 6
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 satiated. 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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Pasta Bene -Handmade Fresh Pasta

Sponsored by City Market

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 10
Learn to prepare your own cheese-filled ravioli from the pasta you make from scratch. Once you make the dough, choosing the different types of pasta is easy, and choices for sauces are endless. Adele, a Burlington resident, comes from a long tradition of pasta-making. Back in Italy, her family still runs a long-standing custom pasta company. Recreating the family recipe right here at CVU and making a light sauce to enhance your meal, will leave everyone satiated. All materials included.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Beginning Cooking: Find Your Kitchen Confidence! Introduction: The Basics of Getting Around the Kitchen

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 19
Do you feel intimidated by your kitchen? Overwhelmed by what this or that knife or gadget is for? Staggered by the idea of doing more than boiling water or heating up jarred spaghetti sauce? Then this is the class for you! Join a Culinary Institute of America trained chef and a registered dietitian from Fletcher Allen Health Care as they help you navigate the basics of creating simple, healthy dishes that won't take all day or break your bank to prepare. Learn knife skills, basic cooking skills like poaching, blanching and sautéing, how to cook on a budget, and how to serve easy meals that maximize the health benefits of your raw ingredients as well as showcase their beauty and tastiness. Although this is a four class series, it can be taken "a la carte". You are welcome to join us for the complete series, or for any single class that piques interest! In our introductory session, our chef Leah will demonstrate basic knife skills, and Maryann, our registered dietician discuss kitchen pantry supplies, as we create a yummy chicken veggie stir fry. Maryann our RD will explore the essentials of the New American Plate: moving toward making half your plate veggies, while eating less meat and still feeling satisfied.
Instructor:  Chef Leah Pryor, and Maryann Ludlow, RD  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Beginning Cooking: Find Your Kitchen Confidence! Cooking skills: Poaching and Blanching a Simple Sauce

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 5
Leah will walk you through these elegant techniques to create the perfect poached salmon and blanched broccoli with a sauce. Maryann will lead a discussion on the benefits of fish and how to choose healthy, sustainably caught fish. We'll also talk about healthy fats that you might use in sauces and stir fries.
Instructor:  Chef Leah Pryor, and Maryann Ludlow, RD  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Beginning Cooking: Find Your Kitchen Confidence! Demystifying grains, and cooking on a budget

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 19
Most of the world eats grain dishes as a staple, often with beans as a complementary protein source. Whole grains can be an inexpensive way to add protein, healthy carbs, fiber, vitamins and minerals to your nutritional arsenal. Leah will get you comfortable with cooking grains, with a Mediterranean barley salad. We'll also do a whole wheat pasta fagioli (pronounced "fa-zool" in Neapolitan dialect; English translation: pasta with beans). While we're cooking, Maryann will talk about the health benefits of whole grains, and getting complete protein from grains and beans. We'll also discuss gluten, and answer your questions about gluten and gluten free diets.
Instructor:  Chef Leah Pryor, and Maryann Ludlow, RD  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Beginning Cooking: Find Your Kitchen Confidence! "What do I do with this?" Mystery foods from the grocery store or farmers' market

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 2
In the final class of the series, Leah will lead us in the creation of a "request" dish – to be determined by what you've said you'd like to know more about. We'll feature a "mystery" food (examples might be fennel or kohlrabi) that is not an everyday staple but that you might come across at the grocery store or farmers' market. Maryann will whip up enthusiasm for other nutritious mystery foods to try at home.
Instructor:  Chef Leah Pryor, and Maryann Ludlow, RD  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Idlis!

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 1
Southern India produces the best vegetarian breakfast foods in the world. They are equally great in other meals, or as snacks. Since she was given an idli steamer two decades ago, one of Melissa's favorite foods has been idlis. Traditionally made of fermented rice and urad dal, the ancient version of idlis have a "quick" version now, made of semolina and yoghurt. With variations in spices, herbs, nuts, grains, and accompanying chutneys, idlis are a reason to get up in the morning. This class will introduce you to traditional idlis in "leftover" style, made into one or two spicy Indian home-cook supper dishes. Sweet-and-sour tomato chutney will be simmering while students learn to make the "quick" idlis. Breakfast may never be the same.
Instructor:  Melissa Cook  Fee: $25  Limit: 12


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"Meatless Monday" Vegetarian Dinner

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 31
Join the quickly growing international "Meatless Monday Campaign" which encourages having vegetarian meals once a week. The benefits of reducing meat consumption include improved health and a reduced carbon footprint. Diets high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes have been shown to reduce cancer, heart disease and diabetes risk. This class will provide information and several recipes to deliciously reduce your meat consumption. Menu: Greens & Polenta Pie, Cider-Glazed Carrots, Peach Sorbet for dessert, and local maple sap soda to drink. For more info on the movement, go to www.meatlessmonday.org
Instructor:  Deirdre Holmes  Fee: $25  Limit: 16


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A "Kids Cook Monday" Dinner

Sponsored by findandgoseek.net

Monday   4:00-6:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 17
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 atwww.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: Meatless lasagna with plenty of colorful vegetables tucked in, a fresh green salad with homemade buttermilk ranch dressing, and a tropical fruit cobbler for dessert.
Instructor:  Deirdre Holmes  Fee: $50/pair  Limit: 8 pair


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Wintertime Local Eating

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 18
Are you curious about the growth of wintertime healthy local choices produced by your neighbors?  Join Suzy Hodgson, Founder/Manager of the online farmers' market, YourFarmstand.com, and Deirdre Holmes, to not only find out more about all the possibilities, but to enjoy the bounty with others.  Info, discussion, and hands-on cooking will be the focus of this new Access offering.  A hearty mid-winter Menu: Vermont Minestrone Soup made with local beans and a wide assortment of local veggies, Local Sausage, Fresh Carrot Bread, and Homemade Butter.
Instructor:  Suzy Hodgson/Deirdre Holmes  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Cake Decorating Basics

Sponsored by Lantman's

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 5
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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Italian Ricotta Cheese Cake - An Easter Tradition

Sponsored by City Market

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 14
In Italy on Easter Sunday, each family had their own version of this celebration of spring and rebirth. The base was always the same, eggs and ricotta cheese with a special crust. The recipe in this class uses vino de Marsala in the crust and is flavored with the zest of lemon and orange. Great for dessert, breakfast or a healthy snack this pie presents beautifully for family and guests alike.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Chocolate Specialties!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 11
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

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 13
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!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 6
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: $25  Limit: 16


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Bake-Decorate-Enjoy Awesome Cookies

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 20
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 theme shaped cookies.
Instructor:  Carol Fox  Fee: $30  Limit: 16


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Decorated Easter Sugar Cookies -All Ages Welcome

Thursday   4:00-6:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 17
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 dozen holiday theme shaped cookies, a $25 + value. Save with 2 or more from same family, only $25 each.
Instructor:  Carol Fox  Fee: $30  Limit: 16


 
 

 
 

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Spanish 1-Part 1

Thursday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 13
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:  TBA  Fee: $175  Limit: 20


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Spanish 1-Part 2

Tuesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 4
This class is designed for those who have taken the Beginner Access class or have taken Spanish 1 in high school or college. This is an engaging and fun continuation of your Spanish learning. Emphasis on speaking and reading, light homework goes a long way although not required. If you need the Spanish is Fun Text being used, add $20 to fee.
Instructor:  Kelly Dolan  Fee: $155/175  Limit: 20


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Spanish 2-Part 2

Tuesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 4
This class is designed for those with a foundation in Spanish who would like to continue towards speaking and understanding the language better. Kelly is skilled in having all learners progress while enjoying their new found 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. Fee includes new book. Subtract $20 if you already own the text.
Instructor:  Kelly Dolan  Fee: $175  Limit: 20


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Spanish 3 -Part 2

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 5
This class is designed for those with a strong foundation in Spanish and would like to continue towards speaking and understanding the language better. Kelly, one of the excellent CVUHS Spanish educators, will have people conversing, reading, and writing each night. Emphasis will be on spoken language skills. Check it out. A $20 materials cost is included in fee.
Instructor:  Kelly Dolan  Fee: $175  Limit: 20


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Spanish Study Seminar

Wednesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 5
This class is designed for those with a strong foundation in Spanish who would like to continue towards speaking and understanding the language better. Kelly, one of the excellent CVUHS Spanish educators, will have people conversing, reading, and writing each night. Emphasis will be on spoken language skills. Check it out.
Instructor:  Kelly Dolan  Fee: $160  Limit: 20


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Conversational Spanish Immersion

Thursday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 13
This class will be presented in Spanish 95% of the time for those interested in improving their fluency in listening and speaking. If you have a strong Spanish education background, have lived in a Spanish speaking environment for 3 months or more, this class has been designed for you. All necessary materials included in fee. If this is not the right spot for you, move to a different level, receive a full credit to any future Access class, or a refund.
Instructor:  TBA  Fee: $135  Limit: 18


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Spanish Immersion for Kids-Ages 1-5

Tuesday   3:30-4:15 p.m.   7 weeks   Starts March 11
Join Constancia Gómez, an experienced Spanish teacher, for this interactive Spanish musical class for kids. This class will have activities to keep little ones and parents moving. Learn the basics of Spanish, through Latin American songs and games especially designed for 3-7 year olds. Parents and kids will learn colors, animals, numbers, body parts and more with songs. This allows parents to reinforce and enjoy Spanish at home! Constancia is a native of Argentina, with a 4 year old daughter. She is an experienced Spanish teacher and a certified Music Together instructor. She makes learning fun and shares her love of this great language and music with everyone. Fee includes child and adult. Purchase of your own CD is possible for $15.
Instructor:  Constancia Gomez  Fee: $95  Limit: 18


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French 1 -Part 1

Tuesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 11
Bonjour! Begin your French-language learning here at Access. Organized around practical themes, activities will be interactive and fun and focused on using the language as much as possible in class. All materials and book included in fee.
Instructor:  Alysse Anton  Fee: $155  Limit: 20


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French 2-Part 2

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 5
Looking to continue 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. This course follows our French 2, part 1 class. All materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $175  Limit: 20


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French 3 -Part 2

Wednesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 5
Looking to continue or get back to your French? This level is best described as high school French 3, part 2. Join Annalisa, a VT certified teacher for more fun with tenses, along with a focus on speaking and reading. Optional light homework will enhance your skills. If this is not at your right level, move to one of the other choices. All materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $175  Limit: 20


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French Immersion

Wednesday   6:15-7:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 5
This class will be presented in French 95% of the time for those interested in improving their fluency in listening and speaking. If you have a strong French education background, have lived in a French speaking environment for 3 months or more, this class has been 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: $165  Limit: 16


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French for Kids -3-6th Graders

Wednesday   4:00-5:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts February 12
Join Madame Maddy Posig, an experienced, certified French teacher, for a French class designed for students ages 8-11. Students will learn French songs, play games, learn about French culture and engage in art activities.
Instructor:  Maddy Posig  Fee: $95  Limit: 12


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Italian for Travelers

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts March 19
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 pre-requisite, 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: 18


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Italian for Travelers Continued -Molto Bene!

Wednesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts March 19
You asked for it! This continuation of "Italian for Travelers" will focus on enhancing skills to converse and on gaining 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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Italian Conversation Seminar

Monday   6:45-8:00 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 3
Are you interested in bringing your Italian language skills to the next level? If you have a strong foundation in another romance language and some level of confidence in your Italian language skills, this class may be just right for you. The focus will be on conversation and discussion of Italian culture, incorporating, grammar, vocabulary, readings and translations of history, literature and music. David will have everyone participating in as much Italian as possible. Not the kind of lanuguage class you remember from school (much more fun!). All needed material included in fee.
Instructor:  David Tomasi  Fee: $195  Limit: 18


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German 1 -Part 2

Monday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 3
Designed to have participants gain the ability to understand, speak, read and write simple German, this Access class continues as the second part of Beginner German. Join David, born and raised in South Tyrol -a trilingual region between Austria and Italy, 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. All materials needed included in fee.
Instructor:  David Tomasi  Fee: $195  Limit: 18


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Beginner Mandarin Chinese

Wednesday   6:45-7:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts March 5
Learn one of the oldest languages in the world, with a continuous history of at least 3,000 years. This class is designed for students with no knowledge of the Chinese language or with a very limited Mandarin background. Develop abilities in speaking, listening with understanding the pronunciation system and basic grammar along with simple conversation. Move towards some easy reading and writing of Chinese characters. Weekly exercises are focused on Chinese for everyday purposes such as greetings, introducing friends and relatives, thank you's, shopping, numbers, etc. Participants will be expected to purchase Yong Ho's "Beginner's Chinese" with Audio CD before second class.
Instructor:  Jieru Wang  Fee: $135  Limit: 16


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Mandarin Chinese-Level 2

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

Wednesday  5:40-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts March 5
This class is designed for those with some background in basic Mandarin who want to continue to develop their abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The participants will learn the structures of Chinese characters to be able to recognize and write simple Chinese characters. Then they can expand their vocabulary and move on to communicate accurately and appropriately in daily-life conversation. The improvement of vocabulary, grammar and writing will be focused as compared with the beginner's class. Additionally, info about Chinese culture and places will be included. Yong Ho's "Beginner" and/or "Intermediate Chinese" with Audio CD will be used in the class. Students are responsible for buying their own book after first class.
Instructor:  Jieru Wang  Fee: $135  Limit: 16


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Beginning Ancient Greek

Thursday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts February 6
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 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


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Guitar for Beginners

Sponsored by Good Times Café

Thursday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 6
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


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Guitar 2-Intermediate

Thursday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 6
This class is designed for those guitar players that 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. An electronic tuner is strongly recommended but not a prerequisite.
Instructor:  Sallie Mack  Fee: $155  Limit: 8


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Very Basic Banjo

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 4
Join Jim for this new Access class designed for those who have no experience playing any stringed instrument, but want to try the banjo. The old-time "two-finger" style will be taught, allowing students to sound "musical" and have fun playing from the very first week. This style can 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 6 more weeks 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. Capo will eventually be useful. All music materials are provided in fee.
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $85  Limit: 8


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Very Basic Banjo Again

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts April 1
This class designed for those just finishing Very Basic Banjo or those that want to start up for the first notes. Check out the class description above. Jim is able to individualize the learning for everyone, so begin your adventure here.
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $85  Limit: 8


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Introductory Clawhammer (Frailing) Banjo

Tuesday   6:45-7:45 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 4
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). Keep it going for another 6 weeks with the same class beginning in April. An electronic tuner is very helpful. All music materials are provided in fee.
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $85  Limit: 8


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Introductory Clawhammer (Frailing) Banjo Again

Tuesday   6:45-7:45 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts April 1
This class designed for those just finishing Intro Clawhammer class or those that want to start banjo and have some experience string experience (description above). Jim is able to individualize the learning for everyone, so continue or begin your adventure here.
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $85  Limit: 8


 
 

 
 

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Zumba Gold®with Jeanne

Wednesday   6:15-7:15 p.m.   13 weeks   Starts February 5
Join Jeanne for this popular Zumba offering that allows more people to enjoy the fun of movement, exercise, and dance. Exercise to your appropriate level to great music. Zumba Gold® is designed for the active older adult, the true beginner, and/or people who are not used to exercising, or people who may be limited physically. Zumba Gold® is done at a much lower intensity. It uses zesty Latin and International music like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton along with swing in exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves.
Instructor:  Jeanne Neu  Fee: $135  Limit: 25


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Jazzercise

Thursday   3:45-4:45 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 13
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!
Instructor:  Tamie-Jo Dickinson  Fee: $125  Limit: 25


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Core Training

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

#1 Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   15 weeks   Starts February 4
#2 Thursday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   15 weeks   Starts February 6
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  Limit: 22


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Weight Bearing and Resistance Exercises for Osteoporosis Prevention

Monday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 3
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. Seniors save $5.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $135  Limit: 15


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Upper Body: Chest and Shoulder

Monday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 3
This class is designed as a 'chest and shoulder camp' for men and women and will become an intense six week program to help all look and feel better. This is a solid workout for the entire body with emphasis on the upper torso size and strength. Learn the most productive exercises and start building muscle and creating a best posture. Personal Trainer Steve Gaydos demonstrates and explains the exercises, and will have time to work with all individually each class to maximize everyone's efforts.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


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Core Strength: Abdominals, Lower Back, and Hips

Monday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 31
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. 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 exercise.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


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Weight Training and Fitness

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Wednesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 5
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


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Resistance Training for Cyclists

Wednesday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 5
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


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Golf Conditioning-Flex and Strength

Wednesday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts April 2
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


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Yoga Monday Evening

Monday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 3
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: $135  Limit: 20


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Yoga Tuesday Evening

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   15 weeks   Starts February 4
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: $145  Limit: 22


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Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesday   3:40-4:55 p.m.   18 weeks   Starts January 29
Yoga with Jessica is now an hour-and-15 minute offering (3:40-4:55) to accommodate your yoga practice and requests. Total of 22.5 hours of yoga here on Wednesday afternoon. Sign up right away to take advantage of this great class. 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. Adult rate is $215. Special Student Rate, only $155.
Instructor:  Jessica Barnum  Fee: $215  Limit: 22


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Yoga for Well-Being series -Nourished

Wednesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 12
This series draws on the wisdom and science of Yoga, a time tested system for personal development, right action and health. Each class includes lecture, discussion and simple Yoga postures and techniques. Classes can be taken separately or in combination. Classes are appropriate for all levels of fitness and ability - including beginners. Laura Wisniewski is founder and director of Beecher Hill Health, helping people gain balance, vitality and well-being through Yoga, Health Coaching and bodywork. $20 for 1 class. Save $5 if taking 2 or more. $35 for 2, $55 for all 3. NOURISHED: This is the first class in the Yoga for Well-Being series. One size does not fit all. Learn how to eat for your unique type. Learn how to understand cravings rather than fighting them. Our Yoga practice will focus on postures and breathing to assist digestion and encourage mindful eating.
Instructor:  Laura Wisniewski  Fee: $20  Limit: 20


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Yoga for Well-Being series -Clean

Wednesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 19
This is the second class in the Yoga for Well-Being series. Your body and mind are beautifully designed to cleanse and detoxify. We will explore simple Yoga postures, breathing and dietary guidelines to support our natural cleansing systems.
Instructor:  Laura Wisniewski  Fee: $20  Limit: 20


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Yoga for Well-Being series -Calm

Wednesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 16
This is the third class in the Yoga for Well-Being series. We can't eliminate all the stress in our lives, but we can change how we react to that stress. Learn simple and powerful Yoga techniques to calm your mind and relax your body. $20 for 1 class. Save $5 if taking 2 or more. $35 for 2, $55 for all 3.
Instructor:  Laura Wisniewski  Fee: $20  Limit: 20


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Swing and Jitterbug

Thursday   6:15-7:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 6
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


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Ballroom Dancing

Thursday   7:30-8:45 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 6
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


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Salsa! For Beginners!

Tuesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 11
Join Constancia Gómez, an experienced traveler, teacher and lover of dance, to learn the basics of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha-Cha-Cha. Constancia, a native Argentinian, has had the chance to shake her bom-bom throughout Spanish America, and will make sure everyone is dancing and having fun. Pairs and singles welcome.
Instructor:  Constancia Gomez  Fee: $75  Limit: None


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Tai Chi Chuan for Beginners

Wednesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 5
Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art system with a myriad of benefits including improved physical health, flexibility and martial prowess, plus increased awareness and sensitivity, stress reduction, and better mental health. The first segment of the Yang style form will be taught. It is amazing how good this feels after just a few weeks of practice.
Instructor:  Howard Goldberg/Emanuel Betz  Fee: $115  Limit: 20


 
 

 
 

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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 for everyday operations like internet use, email essentials, file management, and word processing. Every 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


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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  Limit: None


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File Management Skills

Thursday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts February 13
Use Windows systems and the Internet to organize 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, 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: $20  Limit: 15


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Wade Well with the Web

Thursday   5:00-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 6
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: $12  Limit: 15


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Cloud Control

Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 27
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.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $15  Limit: 20


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Improve Your iPhone Experience

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts January 21
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: $25  Limit: 12


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iSync Success with iPads, iPhones, & iPods

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts February 3
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 laptop, or with several cloud services. $15 for any week or $35 for all 3 weeks.
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iSpeak for iPodics, iPhonics & iShop on February 3: Learn to push your own buttons as you edit Settings and Play options. Find out how the iPod has evolved into the iPhone & iPad. Practice using the iTunes interface to Sync, Shop, and observe your Library.
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Playlists & A/V Specials on February 10: Sync-up your own music, pictures, & videos. Create playlists from CDs and other sources. Discover how to purchase ringtone specials and other audio/video tricks.
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Contacts & Calendars & Apps on February 17: Create, call, email & text contacts. Practice adding Calendar dates to your phone that can be synced to the web. Utilize features such as Maps, Notes, Voicemail and other options via applications and in-the-cloud technology.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $15/35  Limit: 12


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Google Smarts

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 19
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!
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Google Accounts, Gmail, Contacts, and Calendar on March 19: 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.
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Google Drive on March 26: 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.
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Google Sites & Google Plus on April 2: 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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Twitter Tweet Essentials

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 16
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


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Intro to Google Sketchup

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 6
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

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 13
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

Tuesday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts April 29
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

Tuesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts April 8
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

#1 Thursday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 9
#2 Tuesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts May 13
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 Tuesday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 7
#2 Thursday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 20
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 other database applications. 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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CS Sampler

Monday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts January 27
Learn design dreams through Adobe's Creative Suite/Cloud programs. Each week will provide demos and simple activities to increase your design skills for print, digital, web, or a/v applications. Use Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, DreamWeaver, and Flash to create some basic media products. These are fun tools to use for family & business products. Observe how the Creative Cloud provides options for this software if you don't currently own a version.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $120  Limit: 10


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Intro to InDesign Publications

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts January 9
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 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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Web Design for All

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 27
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 May 1
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

Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 10
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
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Digital Camera Buttons & Menus on March 10: 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.
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Organize & Share Digital Pictures on March 17: 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.
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Photoshop Sampler on March 24: 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.
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Aperture & Shutter Speed Essentials on March 31: 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  Fee: $90  Limit: 12


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Digital Camera DSLR Foundations

Tuesday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 25
Explore the foundational photographic concepts and learn how they apply to your DSLR camera. Each week will provide hands-on activities to learn about exposure modes (Av,Tv,M,P), shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance and in-camera image settings. You will learn many tricks from an experienced sports/event photographer, Keith Darwin. This course will help new owners utilize DSLR features. Bring a DSLR and owner's manual.
Instructor:  Keith Darwin  Fee: $80  Limit: 15


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Digital Camera -Action Photography

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 3
Learn how to take better action/sports photos with your digital camera. We will spend the evening discussing equipment, settings and techniques for capturing action both indoors and outdoors. Sports photographer Keith Darwin will help you understand what gear you need and how to get the most out of what you have. The class will focus on the DSLR camera with some applicability to point & shoot users as well.
Instructor:  Keith Darwin  Fee: $20  Limit: 15


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Picasa & Photoshop Workshops for Digital Pictures

Thursday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   1 or many weeks   Starts by calling or emailing to confirm dates
This open lab workshop provides guided support for organizing and enhancing your pictures with Google's Picasa or Adobe's Photoshop 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 photographs. If you have a little bit of experience with either program then this is a great way to get hands-on support. You may sign up for one or multiple weeks and improve your skills for:
*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: 5


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Adobe Photoshop Basics

Tuesday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 28
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 19
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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Advanced Photoshop: Blending & Filters

#1 Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 8
#2 Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts April 30
The extraordinary power of Photoshop as an application for enhancement and manipulation of digital images comes from the tremendous number of combinations available to the user. There are 23 blending modes available for the 24 basic tools. You can then pass those results through 13 filter groups (and some of the groups have as many as 15 different filters). With my limited arithmetic, I believe that gives you over 100,000 possibilities to choose from as you work on your original images. Sounds overwhelming, huh? Not to worry. You will learn to tame this artistic beast through our 4 lesson course. As usual, all sessions are product oriented, so you will see a finished piece of graphic art at the close of the lesson. All of the steps have been written out for you and you will receive a CD of all sessions for your future reference. You will make collages, learn advanced selection techniques and experience the new "smart objects" techniques. Completion of "Next Layers of Photoshop" or instructor permission is required for this course. SAVE $20 - Sign up for any two Photoshop courses.
Instructor:  Dick Hong & Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $80  Limit: 16


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Shoot & Share Videos Like a Pro

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts February 4
Explore the art & science of video production through the eyes of a professional. Whether you're making video presentations for work, school, or family memories, Ken will open up his bag of tricks to improve your results. Learn how composition, lighting, camera stabilization, audio and editing all affect your videos. Bring your own camera, use a class camera, or even your smartphone! Ken French is a veteran video producer who has used his skills as a writer, producer, shooter, editor, sound mixer to help tell people's stories for over 30 years. You can check out his work at www.kenfrenchmedia.com but enroll for this course to receive lots of personal attention for your video projects.
Instructor:  Ken French  Fee: $100  Limit: 12

 
 

 
 

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Mindful Meditation for Beginners

Wednesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 19
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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Facilitated Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday   6:45-7:45 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 12
Already familiar with the basic concepts of Mindfulness Meditation? Join us for an hour of guided seated and walking group meditation (no teaching or discussion). This new Access offering gives everyone a chance to come together for an hour of meditation. Possibility to do more 3-week sessions available depending on group interest. Only $20 for 3 weeks, senior discount available as well.
Instructor:  Meg Howard  Fee: $20  Limit: 18


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Reiki -First Degree

Full - Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 18
NEW - Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts May 6
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.sandyjefferisreiki.com
Instructor:  Sandra Jefferis  Fee: $185  Limit: 5


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Chocolate, Roses and Espresso

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 19
Chocolate has been used since the days of the Aztec and Mayan people, where they believed that this sweet treat was a source of spiritual wisdom, energy and power. Come tantalize your taste buds and awaken your senses as you learn how to combine chocolate with spices and herbs! Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, in this decadent class to keep you warm all winter! We will talk about the health benefits of chocolate, spices and herbs, and make some amazing hot chocolates from around the world. You will receive tons of recipes and take home 3 hot chocolate blends.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $25  Limit: 16


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Soap Making

Wednesday   6:00-9:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 5
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! Ages 10 years and older.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $45  Limit: 16


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Love Potions & Body Lotions -Herbs of Love

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 12
Herbal love potions have been around for thousands of years. Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, and learn how herbs, foods, essential oils and our lotions and potions of love, can arouse all of your senses! The following recipes inspire the spirit of playfulness, spontaneity, relaxation, caring and creativity. To tantalize your taste buds and spice up your love life we will start off with a Spiced Love Elixir, followed by an Exotic Body Butter to smooth onto your skin. We will then explore our sense of smell by making a Lavish Love Perfume. Are YOU ready to get in the mood? ! All materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $25  Limit: 16


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The Fantastic Facial with a Citrus Twist!

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 9
Let the sun shine as the sweet citrus sprays on your face! Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, will show you how to care for your special skin type with wonderful natural beauty products you can make yourself. You'll make your own nutritious face care products all with a citrus twist & then indulge in a fabulous five-step facial. Our recipes will brighten up your day and your face! They will include: an Orange Sugar Honey Cleanser, a Grapefruit Yogurt Mask, a Lemon Rosewater Facial Toner and an Orange Vanilla Moisturizer. Come in stressed & leave relaxed & glowing! Please bring a large towel, bowl & something to tie your hair back. This class is open to all!
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $30  Limit: 16


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Healthy Hair Care the Herbal Way!

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 14
Do you want to learn all about caring for your lovely locks? Then this class is for you and your hair!! Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, as we explore herbal ways to care for your hair and scalp. We will start clean by making an Herbal Shampoo based on your hair color and type, followed by a Natural Conditioner to suit your hair needs. We will then continue by making all natural Hair Spray and Hair Gel. Herbal hair color enhancers and rinses will be discussed as well as specific hair challenges. This class is open to everyone!
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $30  Limit: 16


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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Monday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 13
EFT is quickly becoming a very popular technique for resolving emotional and physical pain and discomfort. EFT combines the meridian principles of acupressure with neuro-linguistic programming and self-hypnosis. When done right, people experience immediate relief from physical pain, grief, depression, frustration and stress, as well as a myriad of physical issues. EFT helps people uncover the emotional links and blocks that are buried in the subconscious mind and resolve them. Come learn how to use EFT to create greater physical and emotional serenity.
Instructor:  Morella Devost, EdM, MA.  Fee: $20  Limit: 16


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EFT for Physical Pain

Monday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 27
This EFT class will focus exclusively on dealing with physical pain. Whether it's acute or chronic pain, you'll learn to apply EFT to effectively reduce the experience of it. Pain always puts your nervous system under tension and that tension tends to worsen the degree of discomfort. EFT begins to release that tension and the pain diminishes. Within 10 minutes people's pain rating can decrease dramatically and, in some cases, go away entirely. Attendance to previous EFT class a plus but not required.
Instructor:  Morella Devost, EdM, MA.  Fee: $20  Limit: 16


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Detoxification 101

Monday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 14
The increasingly toxic environment we live in is affecting our health. Allergies, digestive issues, pain, skin conditions… etc. are all potentially related to a body overwhelmed with toxins. Learn about the growing toxic burden from common household products, foods, chemicals, etc. Maintaining good health will increasingly require conscious support of our liver, kidneys, colon and lymphatic system. Overview of a 4-week food-based cleanse and liver healing protocol.
Instructor:  Morella Devost, EdM, MA.  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Managing Cholesterol Naturally

#1 Monday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 3
#2 Monday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 19
Did you know that cholesterol actually plays a vital role in your body? Most people trying to "eat healthy" for their cholesterol focus on eating very low fat or no fat, and in some cases this can make things worse. High cholesterol is a sign of inflammation and the only cholesterol-management lifestyle that works is one that reduces inflammation. Come learn how you can manage your cholesterol 100% naturally. You'll learn about delicious foods, spices and supplements that help to lower triglycerides and cholesterol. Taught by Morella Devost, EdM, MA, Holistic Nutritionist & Hypnotherapist. Cost $20. (This class for education purposes only).
Instructor:  Morella Devost  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Natural Weight Loss

Thursday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 6
Are you frustrated with your weight or tired of yo-yo dieting? Come learn why the age-old "eat less, exercise more" and calorie-counting mentality can keep people stuck. Weight loss is regulated by hormones and if they're not working right, it's IMPOSSIBLE to lose weight, no matter how many calories you count. Should you eat 3 or 5 times a day? What's the truth behind grazing? How to turn on the "fat-burning switch"? Come learn how we need to return to our natural way of eating in order to lose weight.
Instructor:  Morella Devost  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Sugar Savvy: Conquering blood sugar, sugar cravings and high triglycerides

Tuesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 27
Do you have sugar cravings or carb cravings? Do you crash when your blood sugar dips? Do you need to eat something every couple of hours? Have you gained weight around the middle? Do you eat within 3 hours of going to bed? Is it increasingly hard to lose weight? Managing your blood sugar is vital to longevity and if you said "yes" to any of these questions, your body can use some help. Come learn how to master your sugar cravings, manage your blood sugar, lower your triglycerides and prevent diabetes naturally – WITHOUT feeling like you're putting yourself in a straitjacket to avoid the sweets you love. (This class is a great complement to the cholesterol class.)
Instructor:  Morella Devost, EdM, MA.  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Simple Therapeutic Massage for Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain Management

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 12
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, for this informative and interactive one night class to learn and practice helpful techniques that are easy to provide, even after a long day. Simple therapeutic massage techniques may reduce headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and help with insomnia. Included is information about some symptoms and conditions to be cautious of, and that may need medical attention. Last but not least, you will learn strategies for making the service reciprocal! Background info can be found at http://kirstenwiley.com/.
Instructor:  Kirsten Wiley  Fee: $20  Limit: 20


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

Thursday   7:00-9:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 30
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! Nick Kaiser 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!
Instructor:  Nick Kaiser of suchavoice –Voiceover Training & Demo Production  Fee: $25  Limit: None


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Bridge, Common Conventions-Spade Series

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Monday   3:30-5:00 p.m.   9 weeks   Starts February 3
This course is designed for those players comfortable with Bridge and have taken at least one or more of the courses here at CVUHS or elsewhere. The Spade Series book will introduce more commonly used bidding conventions, allowing participants to enhance their play options. Discussions of new strategies as well as review of ones that have been previously presented are always integrated into the class. The instructor, Phil Sharpsteen, is an accredited ACBL teacher and the current president of the Vermont Bridge Unit. Book and all course materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Phil Sharpsteen  Fee: $95  Limit: None


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Bridge Past Beginners-Diamond Series

Monday   5:15-6:45 p.m.   9 weeks   Starts February 3
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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Home Exchange & Low-Cost Travel

Monday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts February 3
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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Juggling for All-3 Weeks in March

Thursday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 13
Everyone can learn to juggle, so come and learn from a veteran. 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:  Guy Collins  Fee: $25  Limit: None


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Birds and Birdwatching in Vermont

Full - Monday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 10
NEW - Monday   5:00-6:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 10
Over 200 species of birds nest in Vermont and many more pass through the state every year. In this class, you'll learn how to recognize some of them. Even more important, you'll learn fascinating facts about their behavior and how they spend their year. Where do Vermont's birds go when they're not around here? Why do birds make noise, and how? How do birds recognize each other? What birds might visit us in the middle of winter? How can you attract a variety of birds to your feeders? The class features lots of pictures and lots of sounds. You'll gain a deeper appreciation for the birds that fill our spring, summer and fall with color and song.
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $55  Limit: 15


Birds and Birdwatching in Vermont - Part 2: Spring Migration!

Monday   6:00-7:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts April 7
Join Maeve for more of Birds of Vermont in this continuation of the first 4 weeks of Part 1. Learn more about the 200 species of birds that nest in Vermont, especially those that spend the winters elsewhere and come back every spring to establish territories, find mates, nest and raise young. The class features lots of pictures and lots of sounds. Class dates will be April 7, 14, and 28 (no class 4/21 due to school vacation).
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $40  Limit: 15


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Beekeeping Basics

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

#1 Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts January 21
#2 Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts April 29
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 between 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.
Instructor:  VT Beekeeper's Assoc. Bill Mares, Mike Willard, Scott Wilson  Fee: $45  Limit: 30


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Pruning Trees

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

Wednesday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 26
Designed as a hands-on learning experience, participants will leave with a working knowledge of pruning. Join Matt, with years of professional landscaping experience, in beautifying the CVU trees and shrubs around campus. Info on fruit and ornamental trees as well as shrubs will be included. There will be plenty of time to ask questions about your own flora. Learn the anatomy of branching habits by doing! Dress for the weather at hand, as participants will be outside most of the time. Knowing what tools to use is essential; knowing which ones to avoid is even more important for the health of your plants.
Instructor:  Matt Krasnow  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Perennial Garden Possibilities

Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 6
Join Richard, an avid award winning gardener, to learn his secrets about different planting and maintenance methods for various light and moisture conditions in your yard. Explore garden worthy perennials, shrubs and grasses that thrive in these conditions. From starting a new garden to renovating or expanding an existing one, you learn the basics for a beautiful, low maintenance, full season garden. Richard's creative and engaging style will inspire you to dream and plan for warmer weather.
Instructor:  Richard Dube  Fee: $25  Limit: 25


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Create a Dynamic Garden for Full Season Beauty

Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 27
Discover how to dynamically combine plants for various light and moisture conditions to create a diverse, abundant and full season of beauty. Beginning with a basic consideration of flower color, height and bloom time; a dramatic garden of texture, form and color will evolve with your expanding awareness of enticing plant possibilities. Richard's expertise and shared experiences will have all transforming the yard with creative combinations of perennials, grasses, shrubs, conifers and annuals. The results can be the creation of an inviting and breathtaking landscape.
Instructor:  Richard Dube  Fee: $25  Limit: 25


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Create Your Own Corsage and Boutonniere

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 2
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: $40  Limit: 10


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Solar Bus Tour

Thursday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 1
Come meet the Solar Bus and receive a hands-on tour of alternative energy solutions. Meet at CVU and receive useful info about what it takes to be a conscious energy citizen. We'll go through the fuel system we installed and show you how we converted this big Cummins truck engine to run on waste vegetable oil. We'll look at the solar electric system that has powered hundreds of music concerts. All this information could be applied to your own vehicle and home. Tour the Solar Bus and hang out with Gary as he shares his stories about alternative energy.
Instructor:  Gary Beckwith  Fee: $10  Limit: 20


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Solar Energy 101

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts May 8
Is solar energy feasible in Vermont? You bet it is! Solar energy can give you power anywhere you need it - on a boat, recreational vehicle, summer cottage, on the farm, or even your home. 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 let the government pay for nearly half of the system! 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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Bio Fuels 101

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 22
Tired of driving on dirty petroleum that contributes to global warming and climate change? Do you cringe every time you turn the key and hear the motor fire up? Do you wish you could get from point A to point B without burning fossil fuels? Well you can! In 1903 Rudolf Diesel introduced his diesel engine at the world's fair and it was running on peanut oil. His intention was to make it possible for farmers to grow their own fuel. Since then our planet has been addicted to petroleum causing many environmental and economic problems. But today people are realizing that Rudolf Diesel's ideas could help save the planet. Biofuels don't contribute significantly to global warming, and they help domestic farmers instead of multinational oil companies. Instructor Gary Beckwith has been running his cars (and school bus) on biofuels for 10 years and you can too! Learn how you can convert your car, what are the different types of biofuels, where to get them, and how you can drive without petroleum.
Instructor:  Gary Beckwith  Fee: $15  Limit: 20


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VMAP: Motorcycle Awareness Program

Sponsored by Washburn's Servicenter

#1 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 18
#2 Monday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 17
#3 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 15
#4 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 13
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 will be issued approximately two (2) weeks after class except in the case of classes held between October 1 and March 15. Those permits will be issued 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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Street Smart

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 19
Once motorcyclists have the basic skills to operate their vehicles, they need to interact with other traffic. Having good perceptive skills means to be able to see and interpret traffic situations accurately. This workshop focuses on improving your perceptive abilities while riding in traffic in order to help you avoid situations before or as they develop to help keep you out of trouble. Individual and group activities and participants' workbooks are included. We share the road so car drivers are welcome too! Registration is restricted to those who already hold a valid VT driver's license.
Instructor:  Bill Mitchell  Fee: $30  Limit: 24


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The Seasoned Rider

Thursday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 20
The Seasoned Rider is designed to acquaint participants with the general effects of aging on the skills needed to ride safely and encourage active steps to become increasingly safer and a more responsible motorcyclist. The workshop is designed as an interactive event with a focus on involvement by the participants in group activities and discussions. While the workshop is designed for motorcyclists, car drivers can benefit from the class too! Registration is restricted to those who already hold a valid VT drivers license.
Instructor:  Bill Mitchell  Fee: $30  Limit: 24



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Ride Safe Vermont SMARTrainer Session

Thursday   5:00-9:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 3
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 between 5-9 pm.
Instructor:  Bill Mitchell  Fee: $35


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First Thoughts Writing Workshop

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 3
Join Michelle, educator and writer, as she introduces you to a writing practice process that allows you to hear your own, inner creative voice. Gentle guidelines and encouragement to share in an atmosphere of kindness and non-judgment are part of the fun. Each week new techniques to deepen and enrich the process will be covered. This course is for beginners and experienced writers alike. Beginners can learn the process and practice, while experienced writers can jumpstart their practice. Leave the censor at home, bring only a notebook, fast-moving pen, and a willingness to dive in.
Instructor:  Michelle Demers  Fee: $135  Limit: 12


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Memoir Writing Workshop

Tuesday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts February 11
Everyone has a story to tell. In this workshop participants will look at memoirs of notable and not-so-well-known folks to look at 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.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $55  Limit: 15


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How to Write a News Story

Tuesday   7:30-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts February 11
Participants will look at the basics of news writing: how to identify essential elements of a story; the use of the inverted pyramid in news writing; and interview basics. Additionally, trends and current events in media will be discussed. Annalisa, a VT-certified teacher of journalism and nationally-published freelance writer, will help those budding reporters focus their skills in this new Access offering.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $55  Limit: 15


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Cats!! -Feline Behavior Essentials for Owners

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 12
This new Access offering is designed for those that love their cat or are thinking about a cat in their future. Cat owners do love their cats, but feline behavior is complex, if not mystifying. Join Elizabeth, a certified Feline Behaviorist, to examine topics including cat companions, myths about cats, territorial issues, play therapy, changing undesirable behaviors, clicker training for fun and bonding, aggression, and more. Elizabeth has worked with cats in boarding, grooming, veterinary, and rescue settings and brings 20 years of experience to the group.
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn, owner of TLC Cat Sitting Service  Fee: $25  Limit: 16



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Moving Ahead -A Path to Career Planning

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 19
Join Jane, Guidance and Career Counselor at CVU, in this engaging new offering from Access. Learn more about yourself as you consider ideas for a future career, a change in a current career, or just for fun! The activities will include an introduction to on-line and paper assessments including Your Work Values, Learning Style, Career Interest Inventories, and Personality Preferences. Process the info you gathered in a roundtable conversation focused on best ways to proceed from here. Fun for workers of any age – from 15 to 75!
Instructor:  Jane Krasnow  Fee: $25  Limit: 16


 
 

 
 

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Attracting and Conserving Native Pollinators

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 10
One out of every three bites of food we eat is made possible by pollinators - a service estimated to be worth $20 - $30 billion/year. Join Anne as she shares her passion for creating diverse and healthy landscapes with pollinator needs in mind. Topics covered include: understanding what constitutes pollinators in Vermont and world-wide, best pollinator plants, how to create nests and nest sites, successful site preparation, hedgerow/buffer benefits, native plant benefits, bee biology, where to purchase pesticide free nursery plants and seeds, beneficial bloom sequence, citizen science projects, pollinator habitat on the farm, in orchards and vineyards and more. This class appropriate for property owners and renters, farmers, orchardists, landscape architects, gardeners, natural area stewards, bee keepers, golf course and other land managers, vineyard owners and teachers. Anne is a teacher, library director, naturalist, master gardener and pollinator habitat specialist.
Instructor:  Anne Dannenberg  Fee: $20  Limit: 24


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Ten Amazing Journeys from the History of the World-Part 2, The Second 5

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 14
Join us for the second 5 journeys. Share an amazing adventure with CVU Teacher Chris O'Donnell as she guides you along some of the most momentous journeys in human history. We will trade on the Silk Road, follow the route of the Crusades, sail with Magellan around the world and travel to the Incan settlement of Machu Pichu. Meet Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, and Genghis Khan. Marvel at the treasure fleet of Zheng He and the amazing fortifications of Constantinople. Black Death optional. Nowhere in your history classes were these events presented the way Chris weaves our past together. What a great way to expand your ideas about our world and how we arrived at the present.
Instructor:  Chris O'Donnell  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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The Donner Party Story

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 18
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 in 12 Maps

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 18
Using Jerry Brotton's recent book The History of the World in 12 Maps as her inspiration, hris O'Donnell will explore Brotton's claim that maps do more than show the world, they reflect the values, ambitions, and passions of a particular culture in a particular time. In an age where maps are seemingly fading into the background, it is important to take the time to pay tribute to these beautiful maps and the rich stories and accomplishments behind them. Chris will include images of a few of her favorite maps and invites you to share a favorite map of your own. As always, everyone will find this an engaging and fun and Chris takes all on a night's journey. "Great minds discuss cartography; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
Instructor:  Chris O'Donnell  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Understanding the Mind-Body Connection

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 19
Join Dr. Steve Mann in this new Access offering focused on pesonal 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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Vermont Architecture–What Style Is It? -19th C. from Federal to Colonial Revival

Sponsored by Lantman's

Wednesday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 2
Much of Vermont's beautiful architecture was constructed between 1800-1900. You are invited to join architectural historian, Frances Foster, for an evening slide presentation focusing on many of our Chittenden County buildings from this era. She will help you understand what distinguishes each style of 19th century architecture. When you travel around the state, you will truly appreciate the variety of architectural styles which help to make Vermont such a beautiful state. A convenient hand-out will be given to everyone as a guide to identifying local architecture at the end of the class.
Instructor:  Frances Foster  Fee: $20  Limit: 22


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Burlington's Civil War Generals

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 4
For this small city in the larger landscape of the United States, Burlington, VT is the resting place for 4 Union Army Generals who made significant contributions to ultimate victory for the north in the Civil War of 1861-1865. Come listen to the many intriguing stories of how these men performed in battle and how their lives unfolded before and after the war. Some reached great heights in their careers and others tumbled downward. For some, the Civil War was the height of their careers, and for others, it was a stepping stone to greater achievements both in their military careers and private lives. Join Gary for this fascinating journey through life in the 19th century.
Instructor:  Gary De Carolis, Founder of Burlington History Tours  Fee: $15  Limit: None


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Siege of Leningrad

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 28
The 872 day siege of Leningrad by the German army during WWII is a story of survival and death, of heroes and villains. Join Jane, a former social studies teacher at Essex Middle School, recount the story of one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history. Jane's focus will be on daily life during the siege. What determined who lived and who died? Would you have been able to do what it took to survive? Hear fascinating excerpts from diaries written during the siege and see photos and maps.
Instructor:  Jane Vossler  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Choosing the Perfect Paint Colors in Your Home

Monday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 10
Picking paint colors can be a complicated task. With thousands of colors to choose from, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Making the right color choices the first time around can save you a significant amount of time and money. Color expert Betsey Dempsey will guide you through the basic steps to consider when choosing paint colors for your home or business. We will discuss why value and intensity is important, how light affects paint colors, having colors flow, how to be careful of neutrals, and how to overcome the even greater challenge of picking exterior colors. Feel free to bring in some fabric or a piece of art to practice picking colors. 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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Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 10
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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The Appalachian Trail -One Woman's Journey

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 18
Have you dreamt about hiking the AT? Need some encouragement or just want to hear one person's tale of hiking 2,185.9 miles from Georgia to Maine's Mt Katahdin? Join Deb, Mt. Abe high school counselor, as she brings to life her 5 month journey hiking alone as 'Lady Grey", her chosen trail name. Leaving family, friends, students and her hometown community in Starksboro, she put one foot in front of the other and kept walking -through snow, rain, wind, bugs, and over endless rocks of every shape and size, forging countless friendships along the way. She had set a goal to hike the AT, and time was running out as she was already 55 and not getting any younger. There will be time for question and answer throughout the evening of stories and photos. www.trailjournals.com/LadyGrey.
Instructor:  Deb Van Schaack  Fee: Donation Only  Limit: None


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Suburban Homesteading 101-Homestead Planning

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 17
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 or more, pay only $15 each night. All 4 classes for even less, only $50.
Session 1: Homestead Planning, March 17
Session 2: Vegetable gardens, March 24
Session 3: Preserving and Storing, March 31
Session 4: Backyard chickens and bees, April 7
Instructor:  Markey Read & Tim King  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Vegetable Gardens

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 24
Session 2: Vegetable gardens, March 24 *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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Preserving and Storing

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 31
Session 4: Preserving and Storing, March 31. *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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Backyard Chickens and Bees

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 7
Session 3: Backyard chickens and bees, April 7 *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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