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Mixed Level Wheel & Hand Building

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

#1 Thursday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 4, 2016
#2 Thursday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 4, 2016
#3 Wednesday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
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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Hand-Build a Pitcher

Wednesday   5:35-7:35 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts January 6, 2016
Join Jen for this unique offering in pottery. Participants will have the time to focus on one form and a special surface decoration (sgrafitto, carving, texture) to create their unique hand-built pitcher using slabs. Learn to use underglazes as well. New forms and skills are attained as well as creating a functional work of art for your table. All material included. To view last year's projects, check out Access in Action online at tinyurl.com/handpitcheraccess
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $95  Limit: 12


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Make Your Own Tableware:
Hand-Building Workshop

Wednesday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
Want to create your own dinnerware? In this class participants will create an original dinnerware set. Each person will make 4 plates, 4 cups/mugs and 4 bowls. Using textured slabs, each person's set will be customized and functional. This new Access offering will change the way you sit down to eat! This class is appropriate for those with any level of experience.
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $175  Limit: 12


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Hand-Painted Earthenware -The Vase

#1 Monday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 28, 2016
#2 Monday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 28, 2016
Create your own hand-painted earthenware vase! Students will be provided with a bisque vase and learn how to apply gorgeous, translucent, ceramic underglazes, creating a one of a kind piece. Paint your own free-hand design, and/or use sponges and stamps to help produce your masterpiece. All artistic levels are welcome!! Pieces will be glazed and fired by instructor and returned within a two-week period. All quality materials (appx. $15) are included in fee.
Instructor:  Lisa Kent  Fee: $40  Limit: 12


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Watercolor for Beginners

Wednesday   4:00-6:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
Learn the foundation of this versatile and exciting medium, integrating design, color, composition and light. Ginny, a professional illustrator, leads everyone through exercises designed to explore the many techniques associated with watercolor and foster the skills needed to enjoy painting for years to come. Quality materials are important in watercolor and we supply you with brushes to keep and a reasonable amount of paint and paper to use in class and at home. Material cost of approximately $45 is included in fee.
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $185  Limit: 18


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Watercolor for Beginners 2

Thursday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 4, 2016
Watercolor 2 continues your foundational skill-building in mixing colors, layering washes, design composition, etc. Quality materials are important in watercolor and we supply you with brushes to keep and a reasonable amount of paint and paper to use in class and at home. Material cost of approximately $45 is included in fee. If you have full supplies, subtract $45.
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $185/140  Limit: 18


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Watercolor Studio

Wednesday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
Learn new techniques along with increasing your talents with expert individual help. Designed for watercolor painters of all skills that have had at least an introduction, Ginny's class helps move everyone forward in an art studio atmosphere. Need new materials, including brushes and some paint and paper? Add $45 to fee.
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $175  Limit: 20


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Acrylic Landscape Painting for the Absolute Beginner

Monday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 21, 2016
Join Annette for this new and different Access class. Learn how to recreate a Vermont scene in this fun class. Understand by doing as color mixing, composition and the basics of how to portray distance using atmospheric perspective are included in this one night workshop. Explore how to add color and light to your painting. No prior art skills necessary. All materials ($20) included.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $55  Limit: 12


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Calligraphy

Monday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 7, 2016
This popular class is designed for beginners. This is a nuts-and-bolts intro to beautiful handwriting! These 8 hours of studio work will begin with examination of letter shapes and proportions using pencils and markers. Then, proceed to the exploration of letter forms for the Italic style of writing (both lower and upper cases) using the broad-edge nib and ink. Join Lydia, a VT-certified educator, in learning about layout, use of color, and paper choices. Everyone will complete basic lettering projects. Once you gain the power of the pen, you can use this skill for a lifetime. Quality pens and all materials ($25) and handouts are included in the fee.
Instructor:  Lydia Batten  Fee: $105  Limit: 12


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Intro to Drawing

Tuesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 2, 2016
Drawing is all about seeing. This offering is designed for those interested in beginning drawing techniques. Join Meg, an experienced and certified art educator, in this engaging exploration of the fundamentals of drawing. Class will focus on increasing observation. Work will include contour line drawing, shading, and design composition in graphite and charcoal. Just bring your enthusiasm - 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

Wednesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts March 2, 2016
This class will provide students an opportunity to continue to develop observational and technical skills first introduced in Intro to Drawing. Students will be challenged with assignments designed to encourage and grow artistic decision making, use of media, creativity and personal expression. Prerequisite is any other beginner drawing class. Join Meg Miller, an experienced and certified art educator, in an exciting and supportive environment in which to grow and develop your own artistic voice.
Instructor:  Meg Miller  Fee: $125  Limit: 16


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Vivid Birds and Flowers in Coloured Pencil

Monday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 7, 2016
Get in the mood for Spring! Learn how to use coloured pencils to render beautiful birds and flowers in all of their rich hues. Students will work from photos provided by the instructor as they learn about layering, burnishing and scribbling techniques with step-by-step instruction. While geared for beginners, all levels of skill are welcome in this supportive class. Students will be provided with their own set of artist-quality coloured pencils at the first class.
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn, professional artist/art educator  Fee: $115  Limit: 16


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Intro to Zentangle

#1 Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 2, 2016
#2 Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 18, 2016
This two-hour workshop is a basic introduction to the Zentangle drawing method. The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Jamie, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), will cover the history, the applications, and the steps of creating an original Zentangle tile. This class invites all levels and requires no artistic experience. Learn the skills to take home and practice on your own! Anyone, any age, with any level of art experience can tangle! Fee covers all needed materials including a Zentangle kit to take home. Fee includes a $5 materials fee.
Instructor:  Jamie Proctor-Brassard, CZT  Fee: $45  Limit: 10


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Zentangle® Renaissance Tiles

Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 1, 2016
Prerequisite: Intro to Zentangle Class. Learn to blend both highlights and shadow when utilizing a neutral color with tan tiles. Try blending both black and brown pen, along with graphite and chalk pencils to create a masterpiece. New tangles learned will incorporate two or more colors. Teacher will provide brown micron pens. Students should bring their black micron pen, white jelly roll pen, white chalk pencil, pencil and tortillon. Fee includes $5 for materials.
Instructor:  Jamie Proctor-Brassard, Certified Zentangle Teacher -CZT  Fee: $45  Limit: 10


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Zentangle® Inspired by Nature Tangles

Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 15, 2016
Prerequisite: Intro to Zentangle Class. This two-hour class is a Zentangle® exploration on all things natural. Class will explore patterns found in nature. Students will first learn on small paper tiles, and then progress to creating patterns on rocks and wood. Learn the skills to take home and practice on your own! Teacher will provide pens, paper, and rocks. Students are also encouraged to bring their own pens and rocks, shells, or sea glass. Fee includes $5 for materials.
Instructor:  Jamie Proctor-Brassard, Certified Zentangle Teacher -CZT  Fee: $45  Limit: 10


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Zentangled Seashells on Tile

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 26, 2016
With summer on its way, this is a nice way to begin to think about warm weather and walking on the beach. Using seashells for inspiration, we will use colored pencils and markers to create one sea-inspired Zentangle tile with just a hint of color. This advanced Zentangle class will use the Zentangle method and some new techniques, too. All materials will be provided. No art background is required. Students will be creating intricate patterns, which requires focusing up close. Note: Students must complete Introduction to Zentangle before taking this class. Check out an example online at tinyurl.com/zentangleseashell
Instructor:  Carolyn Siccama  Fee: $45  Limit: 8


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Rug Hooking II -New Project

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts February 4, 2016
Presented by popular demand, participants will continue rug hooking with a new and more advanced project with Diane's expert help. If you have taken Diane's beginner course or have some rug hooking experience, this class is for you. Participants will need to bring their frame, hook and a pattern or design in mind. Students will need to purchase their own materials for this exciting continuation of creative skills. Designed for high school and older. For more information you may contact Diane at diane@cssu.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 31, 2016
Join Diane in this popular 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@cssu.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   5:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 20, 2016
Join Diane in this very hands-on workshop and learn basic and advanced dyeing techniques using wool fabric. All tools and materials (approx. $10) are provided. 1/2 yard of wool is included with the workshop. Bring an apron or old shirt to protect clothing. Fee: $35 for Current Rug Hooking participants, $45 for Workshop-only sign-ups.
Instructor:  Diane Burgess  Fee: $35/45  Limit: 8


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Quilting for Beginners

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 7, 2016
Join Tammy, an avid lifelong quilter, to learn how to create your own "Pop-Up Blocks" throw-size quilt. Using 4 fabrics and strip piecing, all will create a fun and quick quilt. Finished size will be 42" x 54". 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: $115  Limit: 7


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Quilter's Workshop

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts April 25, 2016
Have you started a quilt and now could use some expert advice to move you to the next steps in the process? This new Access class is designed with you in mind. Designed as a workshop experience, Tammy, an avid lifelong quilter, will individually advise and guide you towards completion of your work. A week before class begins, Tammy will contact you to discuss your project. Class size is limited to just a handful to make sure everyone receives the attention needed.
Instructor:  Tammy Hall  Fee: $75  Limit: 5


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Intro to Embroidery

Monday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts February 8, 2016
If you have always wanted to learn embroidery, or would like to refresh your skills, join Anne for this new Access hand embroidery class! Learn the basic embroidery stitches, up to 10, while creating a unique embroidery 'sampler'. The 'Sampler' and skills you learn can be used to create your own designs or enhance fabric pieces you already own. Linen fabric, needles, plentiful and colorful threads, and handouts will be provided and are included in fee. Needle threading, patterns, design transferring, and much more will be discussed during this fun and relaxed class. Designed for high school age and older.
Instructor:  Anne Broussard  Fee: $45  Limit: 10


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It's in the Bag! 3 Bags Sewing Workshop

Thursday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 10, 2016
Make a great shopping bag as you get the feel for using a sewing machine. Next, create a zippered organizer bag. Then, by week three create a great purse with lots of pockets, a zipped top and double 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 personal style to what you make. Bring your own machine or use one at the school. Once the class is confirmed the week or two before it starts, head to the fabric store where they will help you with pleasure. Materials needed: 2 - one yard pieces of cotton fabric for the outside of the tote, organizer and purse; 2 -one yard pieces of cotton fabric for linings, (can be different fabrics for tote and purse), 2/3 yard of cotton fabric for pockets, a 9" zipper, a 18" zipper, matching thread, 36 x 44 piece of batting, 1 ½ yard of fusible fleece, and basic sewing supplies such as pins, scissors, and tape measure or ruler. Class will meet on March 10, 24, & 31.
Instructor:  Audrey Moore  Fee: $85  Limit: 8


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Microwave Bowl Potholder

Tuesday   5:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 9, 2016
Have you ever taken a hot bowl of soup out of the microwave and wished you had a potholder that worked for the microwave? Well, have we got the solution for you. Join Audrey and in just one evening you can make the Microwave Bowl Potholder. It is easy, requires only straight stitching and will be completed in just one evening, you can make the Microwave Bowl Potholder. You will need 2 pieces of fabric 18" x 22" (2 fat quarters) or 4 squares of fabric 10" by 10" of 100% cotton fabric and 100% cotton thread to match. Batting necessary to complete the project is provided. If you forget your fabric, we have extra. Also bring along pins, scissors, and ruler to make your job easier. Bring your own machine or use one of ours.
Instructor:  Audrey Moore  Fee: $30  Limit: 10


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Basic Clothing Construction

Wednesday   5:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
Dust off your sewing skills or come on out and learn to sew! This class is aimed at beginners who would like to be guided in making a simple garment such as a skirt, dress or top. Purchase an easy-to-sew pattern and the materials to complete it and bring them with you to the first class. The pattern to select will say "Easy to Sew", "Learn to Sew" or perhaps "Easy"--you get the idea! The fabric should be a non-knit cotton or cotton blend. Use the school's machine or bring your own. Please bring your own pins; other tools will be available for use.
Instructor:  Eleanor Marsh  Fee: $75  Limit: 8


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Pillows! Sewing Workshop

Wednesday   5:30-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 9, 2016
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 to measure for your pillow size, cut the fabric, make piping, and put in a zipper. Designed for any ability. Materials needed: 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:  Eleanor Marsh  Fee: $65  Limit: 8


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Awesome Grocery Bag!
-Recycle Grain Bags!

Wednesday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 30, 2016
Make a reusable grocery bag (or two) from a recycled plastic feed bag. What a green idea! Learn how to sew a feed bag into any size grocery bag you would like. All materials included. If you have a bag you would like to convert, bring it along.
Instructor:  Eleanor Marsh  Fee: $30  Limit: 8


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Two Tone Twist Bracelet

Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 11, 2016
This new Access class is a great introduction to needle and thread beading. It works up quickly, and can easily be turned into a necklace. Please join Ginger Morton of Bead Crazy in Williston, in one, two or all 3 new Access beading classes. Ginger, with 12 years of experience teaching to all abilities, will have participants selecting their own color options to create this one-of-a-kind piece. All quality materials ($15) are included in fee.
Instructor:  Ginger Morton  Fee: $40  Limit: 8


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Super Duo Picot Bracelet

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 21, 2016
Here is another bead option presented by Ginger. Using two-holed Super Duo Beads and 11/0s, this is a flat bracelet that is fun to make. All quality materials ($20) are included in fee.
Instructor:  Ginger Morton  Fee: $45  Limit: 8


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Russian Spiral Bracelet

Full - # 1Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 24, 2016
#2 Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 7, 2016
Working in a spiral with two styles of seed beads, Ginger will lead participants in creating a tubular bracelet with a spiral. This is another great piece to wear anywhere. All quality materials ($15) are included in fee.
Instructor:  Ginger Morton  Fee: $45  Limit: 8


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Knitting Clinic for All

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
Want to improve your skills or work on new projects? 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. This really welcoming place inspires diverse conversation.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $95  Limit: 12


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Needle Felt -Hearts for Valentine's Day

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 8, 2016
This is a super fun and easy class and a great introduction to felting using the felting needle. Make some great hearts just in time for Valentine's Day or for any special occasion. Join Annette, owner of Make Life Cozy, for this new and fun Access offering. All materials included.
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $35  Limit: 12


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Advanced Card and Rubber Stamping Techniques

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 4, 2016
Annette will have everyone making cards using new approaches. Learn some advanced rubber stamping techniques such as how to use a stamp positioner to create scenes, and how to add the illusion of motion to your stamped images. Also explore various forms of embossing. Annette has had articles written about her card art, and some of her cards will soon appear in a published book!
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $35  Limit: 12


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Carving in Wood -The Spoon

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 8, 2016
Join Matthew, a life-long carver and whittler, as he shares his talents with this hands-on presentation for those interested in learning how to carve correctly with quality tools. Participants will start with a basswood blank, and leave with a perfectly usable 6" spoon with your own personalized handle. Matthew, owner of his own architectural carving business in Stowe, brings a wealth of knowledge to this introductory carving course. The key to easy carving is a good tool. We will have high quality carving knives and chisels available for everyone to use, with an option to purchase the two at our cost after the class. Fee: $30, Optional purchase of knife and chisel, add $40.
Instructor:  Matthew Strong  Fee: $30/70  Limit: 12


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Carving in Wood -Animal Figurine,
Mini-Duck Decoy

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 29, 2016
Join Matthew, owner of Architectural Carving of Stowe, as he leads the group in carving a penguin out of basswood. Start with a wood blank, and learn how to use our quality tools to create a work of beauty. After a lifetime of carving, Matt knows the best ways for you to learn this new skill. The key to easy carving is a good tool. We will have high-quality carving knives and chisels available for everyone to use, with an option to purchase the two at our cost after the class. Fee: $30. Optional purchase of knife and chisel, add $40.
Instructor:  Matthew Strong  Fee: $30/70  Limit: 12


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Woodworking -You Build It!!

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Monday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts January 25, 2016
This class is designed for beginners and experienced woodworkers. Dick, a certified Design and Technology educator, will lead students through their own individual project design, material selection, and/or tool & machine use. Over the 30 hours of shop time, participants will receive expert advice on their projects. On the first night, January 25, Dick will be demonstrating and reviewing power machine tools with the whole class. For those new to this class, bring your ideas to discuss and shop for materials after first class. If you have already taken the Access Woodworking class and do not need machine review, begin February 1 and subtract $20 from fee.
Instructor:  Dick Francis  Fee: $225/205  Limit: 12


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Woodworking 2 -You Build It!!

Sponsored by The TreeHouse Hardwoods & Millshop

Thursday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 4, 2016
This class is designed for those that have a familiarity with power tools and would like to work on a project with expert advice. Jon, a professional cabinet maker and woodworker, will help participants through project design, material selection, and/or tool & machine use in our shop. Over the 36 hours of shop time, enrollees, limited to 10 people, will be able to move quickly towards their goals. Bring in projects or shop for materials after first class. This is a great class for those that have taken woodworking before here at CVU or elsewhere.
Instructor:  Jon Kohn  Fee: $235  Limit: 10


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Wooden Bowl Turning

Sponsored by The TreeHouse Hardwoods & Millshop

Full - #1 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts January 6, 2016
Full - #2 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts January 12, 2016
Full - #3 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 2, 2016
#4 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 23, 2016
#5 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 29, 2016
Join Nick Rosato, a professional wood turner, to make your first hardwood bowl or to continue to practice your turning skills if you have already taken the class before or have done some turning on our own. Each participant will have their own lathe to use the whole time in class. Through demonstration and lots of hands-on learning, students will explore the basic tools and skills involved in bowl turning. Safe practice, proper tool use, and properties of wood will be covered. The goal is for each participant to leave with new skills, appreciation of the art, and a turned bowl or other project of their own. All materials included in fee. Please let us know if you have taken this class before to enable Nick to plan a better class. Nick works professionally in Stowe and is the president of the Woodchuck Wood Turners of Northern Vermont, a non-profit dedicated to sharing the craft of woodturning. For more information about his work visit www.thesculptedtree.com.
Instructor:  Nick Rosato  Fee: $145  Limit: 6


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Welding -Beginners

#1 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts February 2, 2016
#2 Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts February 1, 2016
#3 Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 3, 2016
#4 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 22, 2016
Have you always wanted to learn to weld? Join Bruce or Tom for this very popular Access offering. This class is designed for total beginners as well as those that want to improve on their skills and learn how to do it the right way. Learn the right way to arc weld (stick), use oxy acetylene torches to braze and weld, handle Mig (wirefeed) and Tig, and even have an introduction to plasma cutting. Learn the why and how of a good weld. There is plenty of time to practice your skills during class time. Opportunity to bring in an item of your own that needs welding by the end of the session will be possible. Students must be of high school age or older to enroll. All equipment and consumable materials are included in fee in this fascinating technical offering.
Instructor:  Bruce Hathaway/Tom Owen  Fee: $235  Limit: 10


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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 20, 2016
Join CVU design technology educator, Dick Francis, for this popular Access offering. In this project-based class, everyone will machine their own tack hammer by 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 are included in fee. 18 hours of class time for everyone.
Instructor:  Dick Francis  Fee: $235  Limit: 8


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Balinese Food from the Gods

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 8, 2016
As colorful as the people is the Balinese cuisine - dancing in contrasting flavors and hues. In this class, we explore the daily food based on rice, fish and the condiments that tempt even the gods and goddesses of this paradise. Menu: Fish Fillet with coconut sambal in banana leaf, Lumpia (Balinese Spring Roll), Balinese pickles Vegetables.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Vegetarian Arabian Meze

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 9, 2016
The bazaars of the Middle East conjure up mystical images of silky scarves, flying carpets and genies popping out of swan-necked kettles. Among the magical essence of the market place sits an extensive array of warming spices, saffron, pomegranates, almonds, Seville oranges, and seasonal produce. As Spring emerges here at home let's take a journey into a culture where vegetables, legumes, and grains take an important role on the meze table. Menu: Stuffed Savory Pastry with saffron & almonds, Roasted cauliflower, Carrot tahini dip with dukkah sweet and salty cheese stuffed dates.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Caribbean Special

Sponsored by City Market

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 10, 2016
The lilting of steel drums begins the celebration of life in the islands. On the sweaty streets, the festivals roll on for days in full bloom and color, while vendors deal 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, Roti Plantain Fritter with tamarind chutney, Spicy Pineapple Salad.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $45  Limit: 16


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Thai Street Food -New Menu!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 22, 2016
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: Rare Beef salad, Chiang Mai Noodles, Basil chicken in nappa cabbage.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Szechuan Cuisine

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 23, 2016
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 sheltered 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 Pork, Hot and Sour Soup, Vegetable Stir Fry with Szechuan Black Bean Sauce.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Vietnamese Crepe

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 24, 2016
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 Green papaya Salad, Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango.
Instructor:  Lauren Gammon  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Pasta Making 101

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 16, 2016
Pasta wide or thin, linguine or fettuccini: choose your favorite to learn the techniques for using that pasta maker in the closet. In addition learn to make cavatelli and hand-rolled pasta that needs only your hands! Adele, a Burlington resident, comes from a long tradition of pasta making. Back in Italy, her family still runs an artisan pasta company in their town, Fara San Martino. Join Adele as she recreates her family recipes right here at CVU. This is a class for all ages. All quality materials included.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Meat Balls from Scratch!

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 31, 2016
Using Adele's grandmother's recipe from the old country, make meatballs from scratch starting with grinding up the precise blend of meats in a food grinder. Each participant will fry up two sumptuous hearty meat balls that will be added to fresh cooked pasta for the dinner and served with a salad. As well, everyone will take home several meat balls to fry up at home and share with those you love! A great learning experience and a dinner from Italy will be enjoyed by all. All quality materials included.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Risotto

Sponsored by City Market

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 12, 2016
Learn the simple techniques necessary to produce a fabulous creamy (yet low fat) risotto. Everyone will prepare the traditional Risotto Milanese with saffron and a mushroom risotto. After a hearty tasting of risotto, learn how to prepare risotto cakes, delicious hot out of the oven or served for a summer picnic. Remember risotto is gluten-free and the techniques taught in this class will work very well for other grains such as Farro and Barley.
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Rustic Pizza Making

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 6, 2016
Join Emily to learn how to roll out, push out, and braid pizzas! We will make dough, sauce and the toppings while learning some essential kitchen skills as well. Rustic style pizza allows for culinary creativity on a guaranteed to satisfy dish. Once you can create your own pizza from wholesome ingredients, it is a great meal for all events and loved by people of all ages. Locavores will delight in its simplicity. Mozzarella, rapini, caramelized onions, soppressata, fresh herbs, and more will be available to enhance dinner! The best part is sitting down to eat together when done. Yum!
Instructor:  Emily Irwin  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Argentinian Treat! Empanadas and Mate Night!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 9, 2016
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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Paella and Tortilla de Patatas!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 15, 2016
Join Constancia Gómez, Director of La Lu Farm in the Mad River Valley, for a cultural evening of Spain. Treat yourself the way the natives do, and learn to make a Spanish Paella and a real Tortilla de Patatas stuffed with various delicious ingredients. Paella, with its origins coming out of Valencia, a region on the eastern coast of Spain, is world renowned in flavor, texture and taste. Paella, a Spanish national rice dish, combines meat, chicken, fish, and other seafood in a savory blend. As well, there are few pleasures cheaper than eating a good Spanish omellete (Tortilla de Patatas). Transport yourself to Pamplona or any other town in Spain by the end of the meal. All quality ingredients included in fee.
Instructor:  Constancia Gomez  Fee: $45  Limit: 16


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Classic Chinese Cuisine

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 17, 2016
Join Jim, a NECI graduate with years of experience as a chef in some of our best restaurants, for this new Access class designed to bring new tastes from China that consist of foods you might actually find in China! Learn how to use those strange sounding vegetables such as pak choy and lotus root to produce impressive salads and sides as well as main dishes such as Ma Po Tofu, BBQ-style pork, and Red Pine chicken.
Instructor:  James McCarthy, M.S.  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Modern Sauces

Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 7, 2016
Join Chef Jim as he takes you on a culinary tour of many of the new sauces that are used by the top modern chefs. From brightly colored vegetable purees to translucent fluid gels, learn to use some of those strange sounding white powders such as agar-agar and xanthan gum. These ingredients and more are now popping up in your grocery stores, and serving dishes with a new sauce will impress your friends at your next supper! And of course, all sauces will be paired with complimentary foods to create a three course meal we can all sit down and enjoy!
Instructor:  James McCarthy, M.S.  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Sous Vide

Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 29, 2016
Did you ever wonder how some of your favorite chefs are able to pull off that perfectly cooked piece of beef or that piece of lobster that melts in your mouth like butter? Learn to cook 'sous vide'- literally 'under pressure'- using a home vacuum sealer to lock in flavor. Join Jim to explore some of the benefits, limitations, and safety issues of this new cooking. Menu will include pan-seared lamb, chicken roulade, butter-poached lobster, and even a 72-hour pork belly!
Instructor:  James McCarthy, M.S.  Fee: $45  Limit: 16


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Salad in a Jar

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 5, 2016
Now that Spring is around the corner, the craving for more greens and salads is upon us. Here's a fun way to prepare a fantastic salad and enjoy it in class. As well, everyone will leave with a Salad-in-a-Jar to enjoy in the coming days or share with someone at home. Together, all will layer the salad, oh so scientifically, in a jar to keep in the freshness, crispiness, and great taste of the best ingredients. Come on out and enjoy this easy-peasy way to eat well, learn lots about nutrition, and leave with a meal for later. Salad menu: black beans, diced peppers, scallions, rainbow carrots and mesclun greens with a homemade lime cilantro dressing. Mason Jar and all great ingredients included in fee.
Instructor:  Liz Perkins, MS, AADP and Certified Integrative Nutritionist  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Rockin' the Rainbow!

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 14, 2016
Join Liz, a certified nutritionist, for this fun, tasty way to create and enjoy delicious foods brimming with rainbow power. "You want to eat the rainbow every day!" This is the path to a healthy diet and it looks pretty, makes you feel happy seeing it, and your body feels awesome when you eat it. Based on food science, each color benefits you with its unique chemistry and protects your cells in many ways. The phytonutrients protect your body from inflammation that leads to chronic diseases. Everyone will create a rockin' rainbow meal and leave with a week's meal plan. At class, prepare and enjoy: Mediterranean Stew, 3-Bean Salad, Mango Kefir Smoothie. Liz teaches classes on family nutrition helping families eat good food, that is easy to cook, and helps kids and parents stay healthier, happier and more balanced.
Instructor:  Liz Perkins, MS, AADP and Certified Integrative Nutritionist  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Passover Specialties

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 11, 2016
This great holiday of freedom compels us to create special recipes for the yearly rituals. Join Viviane in this new Access class and serve new and delicious specialties this year. All will prepare dishes from the Sephardic tradition. Menu: Harosset, a mixture of dates, raisins and apples; Bimuelos, a fried Matzo pancake; Walnut Macaroons, a healthy and delicious cookie; and Caramel/Chocolate Matzo Crunch, a special treat! All materials included.
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Passover Desserts

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 4, 2016
Vivian will have everyone busy making the best Passover desserts around. The desserts include: fluffy meringue shell filled with raspberry mousse; a honey syrup cake topped with glazed almonds; and a flourless chocolate cake covered with Chocolate Ganache. Delectable endings to a Passover meal! All materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Italian Ricotta Cheese Cake -An Easter Tradition

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 21, 2016
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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Incredible Decorated Easter Cookies -All Ages Welcome

Sponsored by findandgoseek.net

Thursday   4:00-6:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 17, 2016
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-shaped cookies, a $15 + value. Save with 2 or more from same family, only $20 each.
Instructor:  Carol Fox  Fee: $25  Limit: 12


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Chocolate Sponge Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 11, 2016
Baking is a wonderful way to show your love! In this class, you will learn the secret to making a delicious chocolate sponge cake with a chocolate ganache. You will then decorate it with a chocolate cut-out and brush on gold luster dust that will give your cake an amazingly simple but elegant finish. Wow your friends and family as you offer this cake for holiday time, special occasions, or just because! It will be one you want to keep it in your recipe box for a lifetime of festive occasions. Everyone leaves the class with an 8-inch cake to enjoy. All quality ingredients included in fee.
Instructor:  Carol Fox  Fee: $45  Limit: 8


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Middle Eastern Pastries

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 7, 2016
For those with a sweet tooth, join Viviane in this new Access offering as we indulge in Middle Eastern specialties which are served at every occasion, showering guests with hospitality and happiness. We will prepare Basboussa, an almond/semolina pastry, topped with Orange Blossom syrup; Travados, half-moon dough filled with walnuts and dipped in syrup; Apple Fritters with Rhum, drizzled with Maple Syrup; and Stuffed Apricot Drops.
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Chocolate Specialties!

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 10, 2016
Join Viviane for delectable chocolate candymaking and tips on working with chocolate. This Access class is great for creating gifts or treating your family! Participants will learn to make chocolate truffles, walnut turtles, almond crunch, chocolate-covered orange peels and Grand Marnier bonbons. Yum! Just in time for Valentine's day to treat yourself or others. All materials included.
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Gelato, Sorbet, Italian Ice

Sponsored by City Market

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 9, 2016
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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Cake Decorating Basics - Course 1

Sponsored by Lantman's

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
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 uniced cupcakes and a can of icing to the first class. After you finish this course, you may choose Flowers and Cake Designs or Gum Paste and Fondant.
Instructor:  Sally Dattilio  Fee: $85  Limit: 12


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Flower and Cake Design - Course 2

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 16, 2016
In Flowers and Cake Design, you'll explore sophisticated ways to bring your cakes and desserts to life! Learn how to create professional-looking flowers and designs made from royal icing. Sally Dattilio, a Certified Wilton Method Instructor, will teach you how to make lifelike rosebuds, pansies, and violets, plus detailed patterns, like lace and basket weave designs. Please bring a Course 2 kit and student book. Prerequisite is the Basic Course 1 class.
Instructor:  Sally Dattilio  Fee: $85  Limit: 12


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Gum Paste and Fondant

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts April 27, 2016
Join Sally for this Access class designed for those with at least Cake I decorating experience. Some of the exciting techniques you'll create are: carnation, daisy, ribbons & accents. You will also learn to cover a cake and cake board with fondant. Prerequisite: Course I cake decorating. Please purchase Course 3 Fondant book and kit. Sally will contact you before class begins.
Instructor:  Sally Dattilio  Fee: $85  Limit: 12


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Spanish 1 -Part 1

Wednesday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
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:  Josh Mulholland  Fee: $175  Limit: 20


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Spanish 1 -Part 2

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
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 is on speaking and reading, with optional light homework that will aid understanding. Participants will continue in the Spanish is Fun, Book 1. Add $20 to fee if you need the book. Ability to switch to different level Spanish after first couple of weeks is always possible.
Instructor:  Josh Mulholland  Fee: $175/155  Limit: 20


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Spanish 2 -Part 1

Wednesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
Join Toni, a native speaker from Cuba, for this engaging and fun class. This class is designed for those who have taken the Beginner Access classes or have taken Spanish 1 and 2 in high school or college. This is an engaging and fun continuation of your Spanish learning. Emphasis on speaking and reading, with light homework going a long way although not required. Book 2 is included in fee. Ability to switch to different level Spanish after first couple of weeks is always possible.
Instructor:  Antonio Basanta  Fee: $165  Limit: 20


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Spanish Study Seminar

Wednesday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
Led by Toni, a native speaker originally from Cuba, this class is designed for those with a strong foundation in Spanish who would like to continue towards speaking and understanding the language better. Instruction time will focus primarily on conversational skills reinforced with reading, writing, and light homework. All materials cost including a useful text are included in fee.
Instructor:  Antonio Basanta  Fee: $165  Limit: 20


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French for Beginners -Part 1

Tuesday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts March 1, 2016
Discover the basics of the French language in a fun and interactive way through illustrations, audio and print material. Led by Alysse, a native speaker and skilled educator, enjoy this beautiful language through exercises, games, and activities to stimulate learning. Designed for beginners and near beginners, use the book and CD to enhance your language skills. Conversation and pronunciation are emphasized in this class. Books and all materials included in fee.
Instructor:  Alysse Anton  Fee: $155  Limit: 20


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French for Beginners -Part 2

Tuesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts March 1, 2016
Continue on from the first semester of your French journey and continue to add to your knowledge and abilities in a fun and interactive way. Illustrations, audio and print material are used. If you have taken some French in the past and are coming back to it, this class may also be for you. Moving between classes once the semester starts is always possible. Alysse will use the books from Part 1. Need the book? Add $20 to fee when sending payment.
Instructor:  Alysse Anton  Fee: $135/155  Limit: 20


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Interactive French Learning & Playing -Kids and Adults!

Tuesday   4:30-5:15 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 8, 2016
Join Alysse, a native speaker, for this fun new Access offering designed for 1st - 5th graders with an adult along to participate. Learn French while playing with greetings, numbers, colors, days of the week, and singing popular French kids songs! Alysse will bring her years of experience teaching those of all ages as there will be lots of hands-on and fun activities to enhance your French language learning in a natural way. Imagine learning the way French speaking families learn.
Instructor:  Alysse Anton  Fee: $55/person  Limit: 14


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French Immersion

Tuesday   6:15-7:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 2, 2016
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, or 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: $155  Limit: 16


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German for Beginners

Monday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 1, 2016
Designed to have participants gain the ability to understand, speak, read and write simple German, this Access class brings another world language to our campus. Join David for this interactive, stimulating and comprehensive approach to learning German. Emphasis will be on the comprehension of written and spoken German and its application in the day-to-day environment. Students will learn basic grammar, syntax and sentence structure. Light homework will be assigned and goes a long way to help you converse in German. No pre-requisite. All materials included in fee.
Instructor:  David Tomasi  Fee: $175  Limit: 18


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German -Continued

Monday   6:45-8:00 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 1, 2016
Have you studied German before? Continue working on and learning more German in this class designed for those that have had an introductory class already. All materials needed included in fee.
Instructor:  David Tomasi  Fee: $175  Limit: 18


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Russian in a Nutshell

Tuesday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts March 29, 2016
Discover the basics of the Russian language in a fun and interactive way with Alie, a native speaker. Focused on practical use, Alie will have everyone focused on simple greetings and sharing info about oneself as well as learning the alphabet, commonly used vocabulary, and the basic structure of Russian grammar. Useful topics for travel such as foods, weather, and getting around will enhance learning. As a former teacher of Russian to Peace Corps volunteers in her country, she has years of experience in the teaching of practical Russian to people with no prior experience with the language. All materials included in fee including the Compact Oxford Russian Dictionary ($15). If you have the dictionary, subtract $15 from fee.
Instructor:  Alie Yuldasheva-Woods  Fee: $145  Limit: 18


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Italian for Travelers

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
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: 20


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Italian Conversation

Wednesday   7:00-8:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
You asked for it! Keep working on your conversational skills with Francesca and you will gain more confidence when speaking and relating with locals. Conducted almost completely in Italian, 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.
Instructor:  Francesca Creta Merrill  Fee: $105  Limit: 18


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Beginning Mandarin Chinese

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

Wednesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
Whether your interest is the language, the food, the culture, visiting, or even living or studying in China, "Beginner Mandarin Chinese" has something for you. This class is designed for those without knowledge of the Chinese language or with a very limited Mandarin background. The course will help you understand the pronunciation system and basic grammar along with simple conversation, and help you build up and develop basic speaking and listening skills. Weekly exercises cover the familiar topics such as introduction, home and family, shopping and numbers, asking directions and places, eating in Chinese restaurant etc. Info about China's geography, culture and food will be introduced along with the classes. Students are expected to purchase Yong Ho's "Beginner's Chinese" with Audio CD before the class.
Instructor:  Jieru Wang  Fee: $145  Limit: 15


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Beginner Mandarin Chinese -Continued

Wednesday   5:45-7:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
This class is designed for those just completing the Beginning Mandarin class here or if you have had an intro class before in Mandarin. Continue your work on the pronunciation system and basic grammar along with simple conversation. Weekly exercises cover the familiar topics such as introduction, home and family, shopping and numbers, asking directions and places, eating in Chinese restaurant etc. Students are expected to purchase Yong Ho's "Beginner's Chinese" with Audio CD before the class.
Instructor:  Jieru Wang  Fee: $145  Limit: 15


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Guitar for Beginners

Sponsored by Good Times Café

#1 Thursday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 4, 2016
#2 Thursday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 4, 2016
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 4, 2016
This class is designed for those guitar players who have had an introduction to guitar before. Join Sallie, an enthusiastic educator with years of teaching experience, to learn new acoustic guitar skills and work on learning more songs while receiving instruction on your technique. Limit is 8, so reserve your spot soon. Bring your own guitar. Music selected to your taste. An electronic tuner is strongly recommended but not a prerequisite.
Instructor:  Sallie Mack  Fee: $155  Limit: 8


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Basic Banjo

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 2, 2016
Join Jim for this Access class designed for those who have no real experience playing a stringed instrument. Here is the chance to start with the banjo. Two or three easy styles of playing will be taught, allowing students to sound "musical" and have fun playing from the very first week. "Strumming," "two-finger," and simple "three-finger" styles can each stand alone, or serve as a good introduction to either clawhammer (old-time) or bluegrass playing. Jim is a long-time performer on, and teacher of, banjo (and guitar), and he will adjust his presentation and pace to the various abilities of the students. Follow up with another session of "Basic Banjo" or move on to "Intermediate Banjo." Students need to bring a 5-string banjo (open-back or resonator style). An electronic tuner is helpful as well. A capo will eventually be useful. All sheet music materials are provided in fee.
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $155  Limit: 8


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Old-Time String Band

Tuesday   6:45-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 2, 2016
Play in a "string band" with Jim, our ACCESS banjo teacher. This class is all about having fun while playing in a group. Participants should be intermediate or advanced-beginner players of fiddle, (acoustic) guitar, mandolin, banjo, or (upright) bass. Other instruments will be considered individually; check in with us. Everyone will have a chance to play melody as well as an opportunity to play accompaniment. A new tune will be offered each week in this 75-minute class. Participants are welcome to suggest tunes. Emphasis will initially be on Old-Time tunes, but other genres are welcome. Sheet music and/or tablature will be provided as needed.
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $175  Limit: 15


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Intro to Ukulele

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts February 2, 2016
Ukuleles are a hoot. They make new friends and spread great waves joy wherever they go. Want to learn how to play one so you can join in the fun? What a coincidence! This class will help you do just that. You'll learn the basics and soon be playing tunes that fit in perfectly around the campfire and family gatherings. You'll learn how to make chords, strum smoothly, and gain confidence in playing for yourself and others. This class is designed for adults. Bring a ukulele, an electronic tuner (recommend brand: Snark clip-on), and an adventurous spirit.
Instructor:  Clare Innes  Fee: $105  Limit: 18


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Ukulele Campfire Sing-Along

Tuesday   6:45-7:45 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts February 2, 2016
Grab your ukulele and your favorite country, bluegrass, Americana, and folk tunes and let's all belt 'em out together! All levels of adult ukulelians are welcome, as well as non-ukers who just want to sing. Bring tunes with a maximum of 5 basic chords so everyone can hang on for the ride. We will be able to project them on a screen for all to see. Bring a uke (don't forget your tuner!), and we'll sit around our imaginary campfire and swap some tunes.
Instructor:  Clare Innes  Fee: $105  Limit: 18


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Introduction to Bagpipes

Thursday   6:00-7:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts March 3, 2016
Join Beth, currently Pipe Major (band director) of the St. Andrew's of Vermont Pipe Band, for an introduction to the ancient and unusual Great Highland Bagpipe. Students in this new Access class will receive a practice chanter, the recorder-like instrument on which one learns to play. (Actual bagpipes will not be featured in this class, chanter work is the prerequisite for learning to play bagpipes.) The chanter will belong to the student and can be used during an entire piping career for practice and learning. A brief history of the instrument, care and handling, basic fingering patterns, and the learning of a pipe tune all included. Following completion, interested students are invited to continue their studies with the St Andrews of Vermont Pipe Band, based in Essex Junction. The pipe band is committed to promoting the appreciation of Scottish heritage and music. Chanter cost of $60 included in fee.
Instructor:  Beth Paul  Fee: $125  Limit: 10


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Jazzercise Dance Mixx

Thursday   3:45-4:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 4, 2016
Join Tamie-Jo for Jazzercise right after school. Jazzercise Dance Mixx is a high intensity mix of dance-based cardio and strength training for a calorie-crushing total body workout. Everyone will rock it out, slim it down and tone it up with fresh pulse-pounding music and body-blasting moves. This high intensity dance workout targets the 3 major muscle groups—upper body, abs and legs—so feel it where you need it. Incinerate up to 800 calories in this 60 minute class and with Dance Mixx, you'll get toned target zones, increased energy and a mood boost. Leave it all on the dance floor. Join the fun! During the 10-week session of ACCESS, members can also do Jazzercise classes at Shelburne Health and Fitness for free.
Instructor:  Tamie-Jo Dickinson  Fee: $105  Limit: 25


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Core Training

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

#1 Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   15 weeks   Starts February 9, 2016
#2 Thursday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   15 weeks   Starts February 11, 2016
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 Training and Fitness -Part 1 Upper Body

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Monday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 1, 2016
Join Steve to improve your upper body strength using scientifically-based exercises in our fitness center. Learn fast and effective techniques to build strong chest, shoulder and upper back musculature. Each person's individual goals, age, and limitations will be addressed with appropriate exercises. Steve, an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, will take into account pre-existing conditions and past injuries when developing your program. Topics covered include which exercises are best, safe and effective technique, how much weight to use, how many reps and sets, how to properly warm up and cool down, and how often to work out. Take Part 1 and Part 2 and save $15. Only $135 for all 12 weeks.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


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Weight Training and Fitness -Part 2 Lower Body

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Monday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 21, 2016
Join Steve to improve your lower body strength, endurance, and balance using scientifically-based exercises in our fitness center. Learn fast and effective techniques to build strong and flexible hips and legs. Learn how to use balance trainers to improve your efficiency in the sports you enjoy. Each person's individual goals, age, and limitations will be addressed with appropriate exercises. Take Part 1 and Part 2 and save $15. Only $135 for all 12 weeks.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


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Off Season Conditioning for Cyclists and Mountain Bikers

Monday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 1, 2016
This new Access offering provides the opportunity to restore your muscles and joints to their natural ranges of motion after a season of riding the roads or off-road terrain. Steve will have all focused on a whole body workout with relatively light loads and high reps, using machines and free weights that target specific muscle groups for full range of motion exercise. Add moderate stretching for the whole body and you will be prepared for your best season ever! Take both the Off-Season Conditioning class and the Power Training for Cyclists class and save $15. Only $135 for all 12 weeks.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


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Power Training for Cyclists and Mountain Bikers

Monday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 21, 2016
This new Access offering is designed to make you stronger using relatively heavy weight and low reps, and then to convert that strength to power. Steve is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and a USA Cycling Licensed Coach, as well as an avid cyclist. Using modern collegiate athlete training techniques, Steve will demonstrate and explain the best exercises in order to go up steeper hills, and then show you how to convert that strength to power to lift you up any hill faster. Take both the Off Season Conditioning class and the Power Training for Cyclists class and save $15. Only $135 for all 12 weeks.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


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

Wednesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
Do you hate doing crunches? We don't do any crunches in this group fitness class! Steve will introduce you to several new core strength routines, demonstrating and explaining the exercises, and then doing them with the class each week. Join us as we build strength, endurance, and balance by using up-to-date core training techniques in our fitness center. Take both Part 1 and Part 2 and save $15. Only $135 for all 12 weeks.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


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

Wednesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 23, 2016
This new Access offering is a "core camp" for men and women. Start on Part 2 or do it as continuation of Part 1. Your experience will be individualized and designed to your needs. Take both Part 1 and Part 2 and save $15. Only $135 for all 12 weeks.
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


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Ski and Snowboard Fitness: Balance and Power

Wednesday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
In this new Access offering, Steve, an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, explains and demonstrates how to use several pieces of equipment in our fitness center to help you develop the kind of power and great reflexes that characterize those skiers who are enjoying everything that the mountain tosses at them. Using balance cushions, BOSUs, stability balls, and elastic tubing, Steve will lead you through a number of exercises that develop the kind of dynamic balance needed for real skiing. This class is appropriate for everyone from beginner to expert, and promises to be fun for all!
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $75  Limit: 12


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Golf Conditioning -Flexibility and Strength

Wednesday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 23, 2016
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 muscular endurance. The goals are to improve to a full swing arc, increase backswing flexibility, and maximize power for distance. Work out today, play better tomorrow! And make your gym 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 1, 2016
Never tried yoga or want to get back to the basics? This class is for you! Join John for a fun, light-hearted class focused on cultivating a strong foundation for building your yoga practice. With student-focused, individual attention, the class is an ongoing study of basic alignment, breathing and sequences.
Instructor:  John McConnell  Fee: $145  Limit: 24


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Yoga Tuesday Evening

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 2, 2016
The benefits of Yoga are strength, flexibility and well-being—in body, mind and spirit. With regular practice, you will see these benefits in all aspects of your life on and off your Yoga mat. Each week, we explore a different sequence of postures and a different focus…and we have fun. This class is appropriate for total beginners as well as experienced Yoga students. Laura is a certified Yoga therapist, a Master Yoga Teacher, a certified Integrative Health Coach and Director of Beecher Hill Yoga. See http://beecherhillyoga.com for more information. Please bring a yoga mat.
Instructor:  Laura Wisniewski  Fee: $125  Limit: 22


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Vinyasa Yoga -6 Weeks

Wednesday   3:40-4:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 3, 2016
Today there are many variations of the ancient practice of yoga. In this class, focus will be on vinyasa yoga, a style that incorporates breath with flowing movement. We will practice different breathing techniques, posture sequences and relaxation exercises. These six weeks are the perfect time to gain flexibility and strength as well as stay active during the winter. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat. High School students may earn credit through the Independent Study process. Special H.S. student rate is $40.
Instructor:  Sienna DeVoe-Talluto and Jess Barnum  Fee: $55  Limit: 22


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Swing and Jitterbug

Thursday   6:15-7:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 3, 2016
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 3, 2016
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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Swing Dance Workshop -Continuation-Intermediate

Thursday   6:15-7:45 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 14, 2016
Want more? Here is the opportunity for those who have taken the beginning class any time in the past to learn some more great swing dance moves. Students should already be comfortable with the basic six count step (slow-slow-rockstep). In addition to learning some great new moves, all will seek to improve style and lead/following skills. No partner necessary. This special one night class will run 90 minutes.
Instructor:  Terry Bouricius  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Beginner Bollywood Dance!

Monday   7:00-8:00 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 7, 2016
A fun way to get rid of those Monday blues. Come shake a leg and learn Bollywood! Join Akriti for this exciting new Access offering! She will lead all in short dances to different songs every class. The range of movement and song will span upbeat classic Bollywood music to folk Bhangra songs to even slow classical music. Bollywood dancing is a great cardio workout and Akriti is able to accommodate for all ages and health conditions to ensure everyone can make a great experience out of it. No experience needed, but you must be willing to have loads of fun!
Instructor:  Akriti Bhargava, President of UVM Jazbaa  Fee: $65  Limit: 30


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Hip Hop for Kids!

Monday   5:00-5:50 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts February 8, 2016
Do you have child who loves to move, jump, or dance around the house? Then, this new Access class will most likely be a great learning experience. Class will include freestyle movement, strength and flexibility training, basic dance technique, and hip hop dance games to entice creativity and movement. Rick Kinsman has been dancing since the age of six years old and has trained in the dance styles of Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. Since moving to Vermont, he has worked in numerous dance studios in and around the Burlington area teaching classes of all ages for the past seven years. This class is geared towards boys and girls ages 5-10 years old. Bring a water bottle, street shoes and your 'flyest' threads! Rick looks forward to moving with you!
Instructor:  Rick Kinsman  Fee: $75  Limit: 20


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Hip Hop for YOU!

Monday   6:00-7:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts February 8, 2016
Have you ever wanted to try a dance class but were scared you wouldn't be able to keep up? This is the perfect class for you! This Hip Hop dance class is a great introduction for you as well as those of you that feel you have natural rhythm and just want to move, sweat and laugh. The class will involve stretching and flexibility coaching, core strength training, and learning fun new moves that you can show off to your friends at your next wedding or night out on the town. Rick Kinsman has been dancing his whole life. Working in numerous dance studios in and around the Burlington area, he has been teaching classes for all ages. He keeps up to date with the most popular dance styles by taking Master Classes from industry professionals such as Marty Kudelka, Natalie Gilmore, David Moore and Lindsay Richardson. Come dance to today's top hit songs. Wear comfortable clothing, street shoes, bring a water bottle, and be ready to move.
Instructor:  Rick Kinsman  Fee: $75  Limit: 25


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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   Email or call to confirm dates
Use Monday afternoons to improve your mouse & menu control when you participate in one or several basic sessions. Practice skills to improve personal goals like internet use, email essentials, file management, and word processing. Each week will provide personal attention, useful demos, and handy applications. Sign up for a week at a time and at your own pace. Open your eyes to the world of computers with the help of CVU's hip! Extended opportunities available based on personal goals or projects.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell/CVU student tutors  Fee: $20/wk  Limit: 2 people per tutor


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Personalized Technical Consulting: All-Access

Monday - Friday   Times available a.m. & p.m. p.m.      Email or call 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 or email 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

Tuesday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts May 17, 2016
Improve the organization and synchronization of your files. Learn how to manage the various resources of your computer and sync it with cloud services. Utilize applications for file management, printing, faxing, burning CDs and networking. Practice on a CVU Windows-based computer or work from your own laptop. All computer users will benefit from this tour of management tools.
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $15  Limit: 15


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Cloud Control

Monday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts January 4, 2016
Are you in a fog when it comes to storing, saving, and backing up your computer's important information? Learn how to utilize "cloud storage" to efficiently manage your information across many devices like desktops, laptops, mobile phones & iPads. Compare the costs & options for many types of "cloud services" like iCloud (Apple), Google's Cloud, and other backup options for important files, pictures, and music. Observe how different cloud services function and how they are changing the way we save information on local computers or backup hard drives. The dawn of a new day is here and we will keep at least one foot on the ground. The first week of class will provide a general overview of options. The second week will provide lots of personal attention setting up your own cloud systems.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $25  Limit: 20


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iPhone & iPad Workshops

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Thursday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   1 or many weeks   Email or call to confirm dates
Receive personal advice on how to manage your info on an iPad, iPhone, iPod. Configure your hand-held device and explore sync options on a CVU computer, your own Mac/PC laptop, or with several cloud services. This is a great way to get hands-on support in a flexible time frame. You may sign up for one or multiple weeks and improve your skills for:
*Using basic buttons, App Store, Settings, shortcut tricks
*Setting preferences for email, text, camera, contacts
*Utilizing iTunes or iCloud interface for sync & backup options
*Organizing and sharing pictures
*Managing other in-the-cloud technology, troubleshooting issues, and learning new apps.
Email or call to reserve a spot and confirm availability for most weeks.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $20/wk  Limit: 5 people per week


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Twitter Tweet Essentials

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 30, 2016
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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Google Smarts

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts May 4, 2016
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 May 4: 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 May 11: 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 May 18: Create your own website with Google Sites and publicize your own info for others to see. Google is always improving its efficient user interface so come experience the current tricks of the trade! Learn about Google Plus as a social networking tool, join communities, and check out a Hangout (like Skype). Sign up for any one week for $15 or all three for $30.
Instructor:  Bonnie Birdsall  Fee: $15/30  Limit: 15


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Intro to Google Sketchup

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 14, 2016
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 January 21, 2016
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

Monday   5:00-7:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 7, 2016
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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The ABC's of Excel

Tuesday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts April 5, 2016
Learn how to use the MS Excel spreadsheet program so you can carry out and organize your data and projects. Students will master data entry, formatting, simple formulas and basic functions, use of ranges and range names, sorting and basic manipulation of data, and making various graphs to display relationships and large amounts of data. Activities will prepare students for at-home or business projects and provide the fundamentals for the "advanced" excel course offered next Fall.
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $50  Limit: 15


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Excel Data Analysis

Monday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 25, 2016
Use Excel to consolidate and manipulate data with sorting and other extraction techniques. Practice data manipulation with conditional (if/and/or) statements and analyze data by the use of pivot tables and database functions.
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $50  Limit: 15


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Web Design for All

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts January 14, 2016
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 February 4, 2016
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 Buttons & Menus

Sponsored by PhotoGarden

#1 Monday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 1, 2016
#2 Thursday   7:15-8:45 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 12, 2016
Learn to use the basic 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.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $30  Limit: 15


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Digital Camera Aperture & Shutter Speed Essentials

#1 Monday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 7, 2016
#2 Thursday   7:15-8:45 p.m.   1 week   Starts June 2, 2016
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: $30  Limit: 15


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Organize & Share Digital Picture Workshops: Cameras, Picasa, Photoshop

Sponsored by Good Times Café

Monday   5:00-6:30 p.m.   1 or many weeks   Email or call to confirm dates
This workshop provides personal guided support for using a digital camera and organizing/enhancing your pictures with Google's Picasa or Adobe's Photoshop/Bridge programs. You may bring your own laptop or work on a CVU computer as you receive personal advice & demonstrations on how to improve your digital projects. This is a great way to get hands-on support in a flexible time frame. Also a great Photoshop lab for personal use. You may sign up for one or multiple weeks and improve your skills for:
*Utilizing buttons, menus, and aperture/shutter speed controls on your camera
*Importing pictures to a computer from a camera
*Organizing your pictures into folders and albums
*Sharing your pictures online
*Adjusting picture quality for brightness, contrast, color, highlights, shadows, etc
*Sharing & printing photos online
Email or call to reserve a spot and confirm availability for most weeks.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $20/wk  Limit: 5 people per week


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Adobe Photoshop Basics

Sponsored by PhotoGarden

Monday   7:15-8:45 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 21, 2016
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:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $80  Limit: 15


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Next Layers of Photoshop

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 23, 2016
Photoshop is unsurpassed as a tool to correct your exposure, lighting and color problems. It can repair those torn, smudged family photos or antique your modern shots. The list goes on and on. But you can do so much more when you learn the secrets of using layers. Layers, layers, layers—have we got layers! After this course you will know how to combine layers of your camera images with graphics, shapes, text, as well as other art objects. Create your own framed pictures, holiday letters, business cards, special tributes for family and co-workers, logos, invitations and announcements-all showing a WOW-factor that gets attention! All sessions are product oriented, so that with each lesson, you have a template which you can model for your own needs. You will receive a CD containing all of the class session instructions as well as many bonus projects. This is a great way to reinforce your previous skills and take your creative self to new heights. This course is a natural follow up to the basic course. You need to have completed that or have enough hands-on experience to have mastered the basic Photoshop tools and commands. SAVE $20 - Sign up for any two Photoshop courses.
Instructor:  Dick Hong & Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $80  Limit: 16


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Photoshop & Camera Images in the New Digital Age

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts May 4, 2016
A completely new approach to computer modifications of digital images is cropping up in publications and television. In fact, classic photographs for advertising or to accompany printed articles are becoming rarer and rarer. The treatment of photographs with these newer techniques results in extremely attractive and novel renditions which you can use to make your photos show stoppers. A birthday card, party invitation, yearly newsletter-the list is endless-will capture the reader's attention and become a treasured souvenir long after the event is forgotten. We will be learning to use blending modes, displacement techniques, digital separation, smart objects-all strange sounding terms, but which will become familiar to you as you complete goal oriented projects for each lesson. As usual you are guided along the lessons and will receive a CD containing each step by step described project. You need to have completed the "Next Layers" course or permission of the instructors as a prerequisite.
Instructor:  Dick Hong & Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $80  Limit: 16


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Photoshop & InDesign Workshops

Wednesday   5:00-6:15 p.m.   1 to 4 weeks   Starts April 27, 2016
Receive personal attention to improve your Adobe Photoshop or InDesign projects. Sign up for any week or multiple weeks. Bring your own laptop or use one of CVU's computers. Improve basic skills and discover new ways to increase your graphic design capabilities. Gain valuable hands-on experiences while you work at your own pace.
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $20/wk  Limit: 15



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Mindful Meditation for Beginners

Wednesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 23, 2016
Do you often find at the end of the day that your brain seems too full? Would you like to learn how to be more centered, present and aware? Join Meg Howard in a simple practice of Viipassana (or insight mindful meditation), that you can then easily continue at home after only 3 weeks. This class is ideal for those who have never meditated before or would like to try this method. Interested in doing some reading before the class? Look for books by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Stephen Levine, Thich Nhat Hanh and Jack Kornfield. Meg Howard has been practicing and studying meditation since 1970.
Instructor:  Meg Howard  Fee: $35  Limit: 18


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Reiki -First Degree

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts February 2, 2016
Do you want to feel better, balance stress, bring clarity and increased mindfulness into your life? Join Sandy as she leads the group in this First Degree Reiki class, where people will begin practicing Reiki during the first class. You will learn protocols for practicing self-Reiki, and for offering informal Reiki sessions to your family, close friends, or animals in your life. How Reiki supports your wellness and medical therapies and a brief history of Reiki will be discussed. Everyone receives a comprehensive manual ($50) that is included in class fee. Leave with new strength and a Reiki 1 Certificate. Find out more at www.GreenMountainReikiInstitute.com
Instructor:  Sandra Jefferis  Fee: $185  Limit: 5


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Self Hypnosis 101

#1 Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 15, 2016
#2 Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 23, 2016
Self-Hypnosis is a simple, scientifically proven, powerful technique that can help you relax and make positive changes in your life. Use it to reduce stress, stop old bad habits, and develop new good ones. Your subconscious mind is a powerful force in your life. But left on its own, it isn't always your best friend. Hypnosis is a way to be the programmer of your own subconscious mind, and use it to your benefit. The simple technique is easy to learn and has a myriad of applications. Join Gary, who was trained as a hypnotherapist over 20 years ago, as he shares decades of self-hypnosis practice. In this class he will introduce the basic concepts of hypnosis from a scientific viewpoint and dispel some of the misconceptions. The class will undergo a group induction to experience the hypnotic state, and receive instructions on how to perform self-hypnosis on their own.
Instructor:  Gary Beckwith  Fee: $15  Limit: 20


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Intro to Shamanic Journeying

Wednesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 2, 2016
The Shamanic Journey has been a foundation of shamanic traditions of original cultures throughout the world. It is a means to access wisdom, assistance and support from a vast source of compassionate intelligence. The class will provide journey instruction to "non-ordinary reality" to tap into this source. Participants are asked to bring a blindfold, a mat for laying down, a notebook and a sense of adventure. Julie Soquet is a local shamanic practitioner of over 20 years. She has studied with Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman and indigenous medicine people of Belize, Borneo, Brazil, and Peru.
Instructor:  Julie Soquet  Fee: $45  Limit: 16


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Animal Communication

Wednesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 30, 2016
If you have ever bonded with an animal, you have likely been communicating back and forth consistently with this animal friend. This class offers exercises and practice in sharpening your intuition and telepathy to intentionally communicate with animal friends, and receive their direct messaging. Please bring photos of several animal friends who are currently in your life. Julie has been practicing Animal Communication for 20 years. She studied with Penelope Smith, author of many books on the subject.
Instructor:  Julie Soquet  Fee: $45  Limit: 16


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Exotic Spices, Teas & Coffees

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 20, 2016
From flowering teas that magically bloom before your eyes to invigorating spice blends from halfway around the world, teas, spices and coffee have been consumed since the beginning of time. Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, and explore the world of flavorful drinks and exotic spices. Participants will delve into the craft of blending the complex flavors of spices, teas & coffees for healing and pleasure. Explore some history, have a few tastes, and then everyone will prepare their own! Stay warm this winter! All quality materials included.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $35  Limit: 16


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Herbs & Aromatherapy For Winter Health!

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 17, 2016
Learn how to prevent common winter ailments, from the cold to the flu, with herbs and aromatherapy. Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, in a class focused on how to stay healthy during the winter months! Create an Herbal Hand Sanitizer to protect your hands, a Sinus Oil Blend to open up the nasal passages, and a Sore Throat Spray and Room Disinfectant to help keep you healthy all winter long! You will go home with products made in class and recipes to keep you going throughout the season!
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Traditional Cold Pressed Soap

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 10, 2016
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 and nourishing ingredients to make a batch of beautiful aromatic soap. Each student will go home with soap 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 traditional 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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The Cocoa-Licious Facial!

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 13, 2016
If we ever needed a reason to indulge in chocolate, this is it! Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, and experience a luxurious facial that will feed your senses & skin at the same time! Sample & taste different chocolates to make natural skin care recipes. Applying a Scrumptious Cardamom Cocoa Cleanser, Sweet Floral Cocoa Steam, Rhassol Clay Cocoa Mask, Cocoa Absolute Toner, and a Decadent Cocoa Butter Moisturizer are on tap. Come in stressed & leave relaxed with a youthful, healthy glow! Please bring a large towel, bowl, ability to tie your hair back & a love for chocolate. This class is open to all! All quality materials included.
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Natural Liquid Makeup for your Face!

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 4, 2016
Do you love playing with color? Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, as we create natural, colorful, liquid cosmetics for your face. We will explore healthy alternative ingredients such as micas, oxides & natural sunscreens as we make our cosmetic creations! We will be making a Colorful Creamy Eye Shadow, Clay Cream Blush, Shimmering Lip Gloss, and an Airbrushed Concealer. You will receive tons of recipes and as well as your products to take home. Enjoy a splash of color for the summer!
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Massage Therapy -Dealing with the Lower Back Pain Blues

Sponsored by Joe Kropf, DMD

Thursday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 3, 2016
This new Access workshop given by Kirsten Wiley, B.C.M.T., will cover the possible sources and self help/partner help treatment of low back pain. Everyone will have the opportunity to practice techniques in class and discuss contra-indications for massage therapy. Handouts with technique and stretching recommendations will be part of this interactive learning workshop. Dress comfortably, yoga mats will be provided for the part of the class it is needed. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own mat. No experience or partner is required. 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

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 29, 2016
Voice-overs are hot today! You don't have to be an actor to get voice-over work, but it certainly doesn't hurt! With such notable talent as James Earl Jones and Reese Witherspoon lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so! Brian will demonstrate voice-over technique and present an overview of the voice-over business. He will talk about the numerous opportunities, income potential, and the all-important demo and how to have it produced. You'll step up to the microphone to do some practice recording, and best of all, hear the results! Brian has done voice work for pro sports teams, GE Healthcare, Fox News and more.
Instructor:  Brian Thon of Suchavoice –Voiceover Training & Demo Production  Fee: $25  Limit: None


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Bridge Past Beginners -Diamond Series

Monday   3:30-5:00 p.m.   9 weeks   Starts February 29, 2016
Join Phil for this follow-up class for beginners and enjoy new learning and practice, all in the comfort of the CVUHS library. If you know a little about Bridge, this class is for you. These lessons feature a 'hands on' teaching approach with students learning the game by doing exercises with actual cards at the table. The Diamond course comes with a great book to guide you at home. (subtract $10 if you already own book). A lifetime of fun follows as people everywhere are playing bridge. The instructor, Phil Sharpsteen, is an accredited ACBL teacher and the current president of the Vermont Bridge Unit.
Instructor:  Phil Sharpsteen  Fee: $95  Limit: None


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Bridge for Beginners -Club Series

Monday   5:15-6:45 p.m.   9 weeks   Starts February 29, 2016
This is the first class for beginners. These lessons feature a hands-on teaching approach with students learning the game by doing exercises with actual cards at the table. No knowledge of bridge is required. If you always wanted to learn, this is a great opportunity in what has become an Access regular offering. A lifetime of fun follows as people everywhere are playing bridge. Learn the basic bidding system and card playing skills to build on with continued practice. The instructor, Phil Sharpsteen, is an accredited ACBL teacher and the current president of the Vermont bridge unit. The student text will be closely followed, so it will be an excellent review reference for the course material. Club Book is included with fee.
Instructor:  Phil Sharpsteen  Fee: $95  Limit: None


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Mah Jongg

Wednesday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 2, 2016
Learn the fun and very social game of Mah Jongg with neighbors and friends. No experience necessary. This ancient Chinese game is played worldwide in many languages by millions of people. Participants will learn the American style of this game. Join Jane, as she encourages everyone in this engaging, relatively easy-to-learn pastime. All learn by doing and when finished, you may even be inspired to start your own group to meet regularly. Find a few friends and come along. Any past participants are welcome to come back free of charge to refresh.
Instructor:  Jane Krasnow  Fee: $35  Limit: None


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Mahj Marathon 2

Saturday   10:00-2:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 30, 2016
Meet new friends in an exciting, fast-paced atmosphere of play. Browse through the Spring Craft Fair on your way to or from lunch at the CVU Cafe. Your entry fee entitles you to a $5 lunch voucher. If you have had a beginner class or have been playing for decades, this is designed for you. PLEASE NOTE: All participants must register in advance so we can organize the tables. After registering by email at access@cssu.org or by phone, Jane will email you with a "level of play" form in order to set up the day. There will be door prizes and lots of tiles moving around. This will be a happening.
Instructor:  Jane Krasnow  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Juggling for All -3 Weeks

Thursday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 24, 2016
Everyone can learn to juggle, so come and learn from a veteran. Woody has been juggling all his life and is a musician with the Hokum Brothers Band. Designed for learners of all ages, beginners and skilled jugglers will have fun and add new skills. New studies show improved brain activity with 30 minutes of juggling on a regular basis.
Instructor:  Woody Keppel  Fee: $25  Limit: None


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Home Exchange & Low-Cost Travel

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 2, 2016
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. Although the emphasis will be on Great Britain, the info applies to travel abroad and within the U.S. Swap your home and car with someone who would like to visit Vermont. Learn the ins and outs, pluses and minuses (very few) of home exchanging. Julia has done multiple exchanges and will explain the process to you AND allay your fears about "strangers" using your home. Information on finding low-cost flights, B&Bs, rental cottages, and contacting organizations offering free home stays will be included.
Instructor:  Julia Blake  Fee: $35  Limit: 15


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Solar Energy 101

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts April 4, 2016
Are you seeing all the solar panels go up on your neighbors' roofs and wondering what it's all about? Solar energy is now cost-effective and if you have roof space or an area on your property that is exposed to the sun, you can use it to save money. This class will focus on photovoltaics - the type of solar panels that make electricity when exposed to sunlight, and what they can do for you. Learn about the potential of solar energy for our country, how solar panels and system components work, and how to design a system for your application. Learn to put solar panels on the roof of your house, spin your electric meter backwards, and make sure you get all the rebates and incentives! Join Gary of The Solar Bus (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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Backyard Astronomy

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 9, 2016
Want to impress yourself, family, and friends with your knowledge of the skies? Join Keith Lawrence and other Vermont Astronomical Society members in this new Access offering focused on bright starts, constellations, planets and movement of the day and night sky. Included topics: star charts, planispheres, binoculars, telescopes, field of view, and more. If the skies are clear, viewing the skies through telescopes following class will be possible. Besides all this, evening observing sessions are available at the Vermont Astronomical Society's Observatory in Hinesburg. Trial membership through December 31 in the VAS is included in the fee! An optional 3rd week is possible if participants are interested.
Instructor:  Keith Lawrence and members of Vermont Astronomical Society  Fee: $25  Limit: None


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Create Your Own Corsage and Boutonniere

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 11, 2016
Create your own beautiful corsage and boutonniere with the help of a seasoned professional. Barb, with years of floral shop experience, will teach you the best techniques for taping and wiring flowers, making a basic bow, and even demonstrate a newer gluing method used by professionals. Flower choice is fun to think about, and Barb will discuss this as well. Finish and leave with one beautiful corsage and one handsome boutonniere. All quality materials are included in fee.
Instructor:  Barbara Leclair  Fee: $35  Limit: 10


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Birding Hot Spots of Vermont!

Monday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts January 25, 2016
Beautiful songbirds in the cold of winter?? We Vermonters need a touch of spring as we enter the cold, dark days of January. Each of these three weeks will feature vicarious visits to local birding hotspots. Join Maeve in this new Access class to learn the history of land conservation in those locations. Learn about the various habitats. Get directions and details about parking and trails. And, of course, see lots of photos of birds that can be seen at each location. This class will give you a whole list of "must see" places to go to when migrants start flocking back to the state in spring.
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $45  Limit: 20


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Vermont Birds and Conservation Issues

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 9, 2016
Thousands of Vermonters care about native wildlife and habitat preservation. In this class, stimulating discussion will surround four categories of birds that need everyone's attention and protection. Included will be grassland birds, birds of Vermont's forests and highest peaks, Vermont's waterfowl, and of course, songbirds and warblers. Throughout the class, learn about successful programs within the state, across the nation, and between countries. There will even be optional extra weekend field trip to visit a local area where conservation and/or habitat restoration is occurring.
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $55  Limit: 20


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Beekeeping Basics

#1 Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts January 19, 2016
#2 Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts May 3, 2016
Have you thought about keeping bees? This is the opportunity to learn more about these vital and fascinating creatures providing so much of our food. The instructors have over 50 years of experience among them. The three sessions will enlighten, and maybe inspire, you to start a few hives of your own or learn more about your bee passion. Plenty of question-and-answer time and all the info needed to start your own operation.
Instructor:  VT Beekeeper's Assoc. Bill Mares, Mike Willard, Russ Aceto  Fee: $45  Limit: 30


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Backyard Blueberries

Wednesday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 27, 2016
Have you got a small space in your backyard? Come to this class and learn how to grow blueberries with chemicals or pesticides. Blueberries are high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They freeze easily and just taste good. You will learn about different varieties by berry size, plant size, season, and taste. Discover how to plant a berry plant and how, why, and when to prune. Find out about soil pH needs and mulching options. Learn tips on keeping the birds off your plants and how to store after you pick. Nothing beats picking berries in your own yard. You will enjoy watching your plants mature and enjoy your bounty for years to come.
Instructor:  Barb Saunders  Fee: $20  Limit: 20


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Growing Mushrooms in your Yard

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 3, 2016
Curious about growing gourmet shiitake and oyster mushrooms for a year-round supply? Learn how to cultivate this delicious super-food in your yard, basement or garage. The popular Access class will cover the basic techniques for growing shiitake, oyster and lion's mane mushrooms and provide an opportunity for hands-on learning of inoculation techniques. It's easy to get started and only a few tools are needed for small scale growing. Mike has been growing mushrooms as a hobby and a business for over five years.
Instructor:  Mike Walker  Fee: $20  Limit: none


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Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 28, 2016
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 a wildlife rehabilitator does in their daily work of responding to injured/orphaned wildlife calls and the journey from admitting an animal to its eventual release back into the wild. Helena will also discuss the ecology, habits and impact humans have on Vermont birds and mammals. If you are considering becoming a licensed rehabilitator, Helena will have applications and tips on the process involved. Helena runs NorthStream Wildlife Rescue and is the author of The Squirrel Diaries, Tales from a Wildlife Rehabilitator. Attendees will receive a FREE Copy of her book, retail value -$16.95!!!
Instructor:  Helena Nicolay  Fee: $25  Limit: 24


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Amphibians

Wednesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 23, 2016
Each spring as the sun shakes the snow from the trees and the robins make their way back to our thawing lawns, overwintering frogs and salamanders return to the places where their lives began. Vernal pools and thawing ponds fill with these critters, the quiet winter skies giving way to early spring nights filled with the trills, croaks, and peeps of breeding amphibians. In this course, we will examine and discuss the life history of our native salamanders and frogs, and learn where and when to find these critters. Optional field trip to Shelburne Pond when amphibian migration is happening (weather dependent). Teage is a naturalist, author of the blog Wild Burlington, and teaches Botany and Natural History courses at UVM and CCV.
Instructor:  Teage O'Connor  Fee: $45  Limit: 25


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Know Your Horse's Hoof

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 8, 2016
You've heard the old adage "No hoof, no horse." Every horse owner knows how important strong healthy hooves are to a sound horse. Join Christine Bowden, a farrier and certified barefoot trimmer to learn about the horse's hoof from the inside out. This new Access class will cover the major structures of the hoof, their function, and how to identify a healthy appearance for each. Learn the basics of regaining and maintaining hoof health through good care and proper nutrition.
Instructor:  Christine Bowden  Fee: $25  Limit: 16


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Feeding Your Horse a Balanced Diet

Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 22 & April 5, 2016
Are you just guessing how much hay and grain to feed your horse based on how his weight looks? Are you wondering if your horse's vitamins and mineral needs are covered? Christine will be able to have your hay analyzed between the two dates of class. Did you know that there are set national recommendations for horses and their requirements for calories, proteins, and minerals? This two-part class will take out the guess work and show you how to determine what your horses' dietary needs are, and how to evaluate your horses' diet to determine if you are meeting the requirements. Bring a calculator and a hay sample to the first class. Fee includes $28 to cover cost of hay analysis (including some trace minerals). Did you do your analysis already? Bring it and subtract $28 from fee.
Instructor:  Christine Bowden  Fee: $65  Limit: 16


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Tree Identification by Leaf

Wednesday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts April 27, 2016
As winter draws to a close, the buds on our deciduous trees begin to swell and then burst open in a vibrant display of reds, greens, and yellows. In this class, join Teage to learn the basics of tree identification by using a tree's leaves. Discover the connection between a leaf's veins and its teeth, the difference between simple and compound leaves, as well as some of the diseases and parasites that affect leaves. An optional weekend field trip to Geprag Park in Shelburne is planned.
Instructor:  Teage O'Connor  Fee: $55  Limit: 25


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Spring Pruning Your Shrubs and Trees -Improve Health, Flowers and Fruit

Tuesday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 8, 2016
This popular Access course will make lifelong tree and shrub care easy. Learn methodology, techniques and efficiencies by practicing on CVU's non-flowering, spring flowering and summer/fall flowering trees and shrubs (bring your pruners). Participants will bring in pictures and actual samples of shrubbery and receive personalized recommendations and maintenance schedules to optimize the health and beauty of the shrubs. Great info, lots of hands-on learning, and discussion are the focus of the class time. Leave with a new appreciation and skill set for helping trees and shrubs provide for local bee populations, bird nesting habitats and year-round interest.
Instructor:  Matt Krasnow  Fee: $40  Limit: 16


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Memoir Writing Workshop

Monday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts February 29, 2016
Everyone has a story to tell. In this workshop, participants will look at memoirs of notable and not-so-well-known folks to see what makes a memoir work. Participants will engage in in-class writing exercises, peer feedback, and have the opportunity to conference with the instructor on their own work. Annalisa, a certified VT-educator and nationally-published freelance writer, will engage all in the writing process.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $65  Limit: 15


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Creative Writing Sampler

Monday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts April 4, 2016
Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but have been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Join Annalisa as she guides you surely and safely into the writing life. There's no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The idea is to explore—see with a writer's eyes, spark ideas to life, gain confidence, and experiment with both fiction and nonfiction. Creative writing is one of the most fulfilling ways to express yourself, and you're never too young or too old to give it a try. Come on in. The water's fine.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent, teacher and published poet  Fee: $75  Limit: 15


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Flash Fiction -One Night Workshop

Monday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 4, 2016
Flash fiction is an extremely short (think flash in the pan) story. Experts in the genre generally agree that 300-1000 words describe a work. Join Annalisa, teacher and published poet, to explore excerpts and then play with some fun prompts to get everyone's creativity flowing.
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $20  Limit: 15


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VMAP: Motorcycle Awareness Program

#1 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 19, 2016
#2 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 22, 2016
#3 Tuesday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 3, 2016
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 a valid VT operator's license who pass the written exam may be issued a motorcycle permit with $24 payment by check made payable to State of Vermont. Participants between 16 and 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign registration form prior to start of class. PERMITS ISSUED, TAKE NOTE. The State of Vermont will issue your permit at the beginning of the riding season on or about April 1 to provide maximum riding time at the beginning of the riding season. Cost: $40 if prepaid + $24 for Vermont Motorcycle Permit Exam. Fee is $45 unless payment received day before class date.
Instructor:  Bill Mitchell  Fee: $40/45  Limit: 24


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Ride Safe Vermont SMARTrainer Session

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

#1 Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 21, 2016
#2 Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 24, 2016
#3 Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 5, 2016
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 a one-on-one 50-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 50 minute session anytime: 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00 p.m.
Instructor:  Bill Mitchell  Fee: $35  Limit: 4


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Career Re­Boot 1

Tuesday   7:00-9:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts February 2, 2016
Create and update your network status on a personal and technical level. Identify your current network and learn how to explore new options. Every week provides useful exercises for answering difficult interview questions, negotiating your best advantage, and proper protocol on your next opportunity. Join Marie, an experienced CVU counselor, as she presents many professional perspectives.
Instructor:  Marie Eddy  Fee: $40  Limit: 15


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Career Re­Boot 2

Tuesday   7:00-9:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 8, 2016
Time for a change and you can find out how here. Discover business research options and create great resumes and cover letters. Develop your personal skills to implement professional & technical strategies. Every week provides the latest online sources for you to explore with Marie, an experienced CVU counselor.
Instructor:  Marie Eddy  Fee: $40  Limit: 15


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SAT Bootcamp

Tuesday   4:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 22, 2016
Now in its ninth year, SAT Bootcamp teaches proven strategies for this high-stakes test in a unique four-hour format. Emphasizing strategy over content, the interactive workshop prepares students to take the revamped SAT, which debuts in March 2016. Sophomores and juniors will learn how to approach the Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and optional Essay sections. SAT Bootcamp reduces test anxiety through familiarization and practice, and increases test-taking confidence. Students will also come away with a clear idea of the sections on which they need to focus further study. Enroll early, space is limited! For more information, check www.satbootcampvt.com - SAT Bootcamp was founded in 2007 by Lauren Starkey, the author of Write Your Way to College: College Admissions Essay, SAT Writing Essentials, and 19 other books. Lauren has written test prep for clients such as Kaplan and McGraw Hill, and wrote a national column on college admissions.
Instructor:  Lauren Starkey, Stacey Anthony, Janet Soltau  Fee: $185  Limit: 30



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Staying Connected With Your Teen Parent
Workshops for parents of 5th-8th graders

Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 10, 2016
We know parenting isn't easy…We want to help! If you are looking for ways to stay connected to your teen or have concerns about some of the issues they may be facing, then this is the perfect course for you! Develop positive family management skills and discipline practices. Learn how to help your child make healthy choices. The program also offers parents the opportunity to learn and share from other parents who are facing similar challenges. A light dinner will be provided. All workshops will take place at CVU High School. For more information or to register, please contact Lynn Camara at lcamara@cssu.org or call 802-383-1219.
Instructor:  Lynn Camara  Fee: $35  Limit: None


 

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Staying Connected With Your Teen Parent
Workshops for parents of 8th-12th graders

Saturday   9:00-3:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 2, 2016
We know parenting isn't easy…We want to help! If you are looking for ways to stay connected to your teen or have concerns about some of the issues they may be facing, then this is the perfect course for you! Develop positive family management skills and discipline practices. Learn how to help your child make healthy choices. The program also offers parents the opportunity to learn and share from other parents who are facing similar challenges. A lunch will be provided. This workshop takes place at CVU High School. For more information or to register, please contact Lynn Camara at lcamara@cssu.org or call 802-383-1219.
Instructor:  Lynn Camara  Fee: $35  Limit: None



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The Donner Party Story

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 26, 2016
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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Making Sense of the World Around Us

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 9, 2016
Does it seem like world affairs are getting more and more complicated and unstable? Let veteran CVU social studies teacher Chris O'Donnell offer some perspective and ideas that might just bring some clarity and comfort to all of the confusion. Join Chris in this new Access offering for an ambitious ramble through history and look to the past to help explain our modern world. Together, everyone will "make haste slowly." *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 Champlain Valley Union High School:
The First 50 Years

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 8, 2016
Come one, come all–Crusaders and Redhawks– to CVU for an interactive history lesson facilitated by CVU social studies teacher Chris O'Donnell. Have an opportunity to reflect back on CVU's first fifty years as well as learn how the acorn became an oak of a school. Former students, teachers, administrators, staff, school board members and passersby are invited to join us as we share memories, stories and white lies to weave together a narrative history of Champlain Valley Union High School. If you have memorabilia, bring it to share, or if it still fits, wear your CVU colors. Years of yearbooks will be available to peruse as well. Evening schedule: 6-6:30 p.m. –check out memorabilia; 6:30-8:30 p.m. –Chris will lead the adventure into the past; 8:30-9 p.m. –time to linger? Don't miss this one, it will be a happening! *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 Settlement of New England
With Robert Charles Anderson

Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 12, 2016
As Director of the Great Migration Study Project at the New England Historic Genealogical Society for the last thirty years, Robert Charles Anderson has been studying migration from old England to New England in the 1620s and 1630s, from the arrival of the Mayflower to the outbreak of the English Civil War. As a renowned genealogist and author of The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620–1640, A Concise Compendium, his focus this evening will be the motivations for migration, the migration process itself, and the early development of New England towns and churches. Robert, visiting us from Boston, will be introduced by his sister Chris O'Donnell, CVU educator. We are honored to have a world famous visitor to share his understanding with us. *Special One Night U pricing: sign up for 2 or more classes and take $5 off each class!
Instructor:  Robert Charles Anderson  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 25, 2016
Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project is an award-winning book telling two true stories - the history of a forgotten Holocaust hero, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto, and the contemporary story of the three Protestant Kansas teens who rescued Sendler's story. It is a tribute to the power of one person to change the world. Through this project, the Kansas students have helped crack open the silence about the Holocaust in Poland. Students of history have become agents of history. I hope these two stories will inspire other students, and all of us, to do what we can to "repair the world." My presentation will be an opportunity for a general audience to learn about the Warsaw ghetto, Poland's traumatic W.W. II history, and how Poland has been changed by the "3 girls from Kansas." I will also share the book's backstory - how a Vermont pediatrician came to write Life in a Jar.
Instructor:  Jack Mayer, MD  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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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 13, 2016
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 that help to make Vermont such a beautiful state. At the end of the class, a convenient handout will be given to everyone as a guide to identifying local architecture.
Instructor:  Frances Foster  Fee: $20  Limit: none


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Open and Run an Etsy Shop

Sponsored by Merchants Bank

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 7, 2016
Join Annette to learn how to sell your crafts on the internet. 2 hours of instruction with handouts on how to photograph, list, sell and ship your handmade and/or vintage items, as well as art and craft supplies on Etsy.com
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $20  Limit: 25


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Understanding Lake Ice -Part 2, Late Ice

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 18, 2016
Join Bob for Part 2 of Understanding Lake Ice. Learn the true nature of wild ice as the season progresses towards spring conditions. Bob will review the thaw process and how to avoid trouble as the ice weakens. The warmer weather and thick ice can make this a wonderful time to be on the ice, but good judgement is needed to avoid some unexpected hazards. More online at lakeice.org
Instructor:  Bob Dill  Fee: $20  Limit: 25


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

Monday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 28, 2016
Color expert Betsey Dempsey will briefly guide you through the basic steps to consider when choosing paint colors for your home or business. Some of the topics will include intensity, value, undertones, and how light affects paint colors. New for this class will be a discussion of color trends as well as many tips and tricks revealed to make picking paint colors easier! Betsey Dempsey is an independent Color Consultant and has been helping home and business owners for over 10 years.
Instructor:  Betsey Dempsey  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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Feline Behavior: Your Questions Answered!

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 2, 2016
Cat guardians love their cats but often find their behavior puzzling. If you have cats and cat questions, this is the workshop for you! Feline behaviorist and former veterinary nurse, Elizabeth Llewellyn will answer your questions and offer advice on common behavior issues such as: aggression, litter box avoidance, and environmental enrichments. Guaranteed to have you "thinking like a cat."
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn, owner of Professional Cat Care Services.  Fee: $20  Limit: 20


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Suburban Homesteading 101 -Homestead Planning

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 7, 2016
Tired of wondering if your food is safe? Want to be more of a locavore? 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; preserving and storing; plus how to sell some of the bounty to offset your expenses.
Session 1: Homestead Planning, Monday March 7, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Session 2: Vegetable gardens, Monday, March 14, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Session 3: Backyard chickens and bees, Monday, March 21, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Session 4: Preserving and Storing, Monday, March 28, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
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.
Instructor:  Markey Read & Tim King  Fee: $20  Limit: None


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