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Mixed Level Wheel & Hand Building

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

#1 Wednesday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   13 weeks   Starts October 5, 2016
#2 Thursday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts October 6, 2016
#3 Thursday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts October 6, 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. 70 hours of open studio Mondays available. All glazes, reasonable amount of clay, and firing costs (approx $50) included in fee.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $230 ($220 for Wednesday 13 weeks)


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Holiday Gifts in Clay

Wednesday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 5, 2016
Create your own practical and beautiful pieces for you to entertain with or give as gifts. Students can make bowls and plates using textured slabs. Jen has some great design ideas for everyone, and we guarantee a successful ceramics experience in this new Access offering. All levels welcome. For those interested, the Holiday Ornaments class follows this class in November and stamps made in this class can be used to design your ornaments. Open studio Mondays, 3:30-8 p.m.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $80


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Holiday Ornaments in Clay

Wednesday   5:35-7:35 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts November 16, 2016
All levels are welcome in this workshop. Create original ornaments using simple yet elegant hand-building techniques. Make your original gifts in clay in this once-a-year very popular Access class. Textures and underglazes will be used to enhance the pieces. Everything will be fired before the holidays and ready to give as gifts or put up in your own home. Open studio Mondays, 3:30-8 p.m.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $65


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Hand-Painted Earthenware -The Vase

Sponsored by The Automaster

#1 Monday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 7, 2016
#2 Monday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 7, 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.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Lisa Kent  Fee: $40


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Watercolor for Beginners

Sponsored by Good Times Café

Wednesday   4:30-6:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts September 28, 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.  Typical class size ~ 9 to 18
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $250


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Watercolor for Beginners 2

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts October 6, 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.  Typical class size ~ 9 to 18
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $250


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Watercolor Studio

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts September 28, 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.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 15
Instructor:  Ginny Joyner  Fee: $180


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Landscape Painting for the Absolute Beginner

Monday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 10, 2016
Have a blast while learning the fundamentals of landscape painting. We'll paint a Vermont scene in acrylics and learn about perspective, composition, color theory, and much more. All materials included. You go home with a 16 x 20 inch masterpiece and a comprehensive hand-out to reinforce what you learned in class!  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $60


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Beginner's Calligraphy

Monday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts September 19, 2016
This popular class is designed for beginners. This is a nuts-and-bolts intro to beautiful writing! Learn the fundamental concepts behind calligraphy and the basic forms for Italic lettering in a user-friendly environment. The 8 hours of studio work will examine letter shapes and proportions using pencils and broad edge calligraphy markers. Join Lydia, a VT-certified educator, in learning about basic lettering principles and strategies. Once you see lettering as art, rather than workaday function, a new world opens up to you! This course will only be offered in the Fall for the 2016-17 year, so enroll early to save your spot.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 15
Instructor:  Lydia Batten  Fee: $105


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Beginner's PLUS Calligraphy

Monday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts November 7, 2016
Now that you have some calligraphy fundamentals from the Intro class, this two week session will move beyond broad edge markers. The focus will shift to how to use ink and dip style pens to continue creating and expanding upon the Italic letter forms introduced in the beginning 4 week session. This course will also emphasize some basic layout and design ideas. If you took the intro class before and want a refresher, then this would be a great time to take advantage of that! Each student will work on design and complete a small project ready to frame or gift! Quality supplies include ink, pen holder, nib assortment, more great paper samples are included in fee (~$15). Once you gain the power of the pen, you can use this skill for a lifetime! Expand your repertoire now! This course will only be offered in the Fall for the 2016-17 year, so enroll early to save your spot.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 15
Instructor:  Lydia Batten  Fee: $55


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Intro to Drawing

Tuesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 20, 2016
Learning to draw is really about learning to see. 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.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Meg Miller  Fee: $150


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Keep on Drawing!

Wednesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts September 21, 2016
If you’ve taken a beginning drawing class or have been drawing for a while and want the motivation and inspiration to continue, this class is for you. This class will provide opportunities to continue to develop observational and technical skills along with encouraging creativity and personal expression. Join Meg Miller, an experienced and certified art educator, in an exciting and supportive environment that is sure to get your creative juices flowing!  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Meg Miller  Fee: $130


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Vermont Birds in Coloured Pencil

#1 Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 23, 2017
#2 Monday 6:00-8:00 p.m. 4 weeks Starts May 1, 2017
Coloured pencils aren't just for kids! More and more professional artists are choosing coloured pencils to create fine art. Coloured pencils have many advantages to traditional painting mediums. They are non-toxic, require no complicated set up and clean up, are portable and relatively inexpensive. In this four week class we will be learning to use coloured pencils to capture Vermont Birds. Professional artist and art educator Elizabeth Llewellyn will instruct students in the basics of using this exciting medium. Common coloured pencil techniques such as layering and burnishing will be demonstrated and practiced in a step-by-step fashion. All students will be provided with their own 12 pack of professional quality coloured pencils and a handheld sharpener. This class is open to students who have had some drawing experience.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn, professional artist/art educator  Fee: $100


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Vermont Landscapes in Coloured Pencil

Sponsored by PhotoGarden

#1 Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts October 3, 2016
#2 Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 6, 2017
Coloured pencils aren't just for kids! More and more professional artists are choosing coloured pencils to create fine art. Coloured pencils have many advantages to traditional painting mediums. They are non-toxic, require no complicated set up and clean up, are portable and relatively inexpensive. In this four week class we will be learning to use coloured pencils to create beautiful Vermont landscapes. Professional artist and art educator Elizabeth Llewellyn will instruct students in the basics of using this exciting medium. Common coloured pencil techniques such as layering and burnishing will be demonstrated and practiced in a step-by-step fashion. All students will be provided with their own 12 count pack of professional quality coloured pencils and a hand held pencil sharpener. This class is open to students who have had some previous drawing experience.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn professional artist/art educator  Fee: $100



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Intro to Zentangle

#1 Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 10, 2016
#2 Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 19, 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.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Jamie Proctor-Brassard, CZT  Fee: $45



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Zentangle in Reverse

Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 8, 2016
Add three dimensions in reverse with a white gel pen on black cotton paper. Learn how to highlight and add dimensional layers with white charcoal and zenstone chalk. Create a black tile to take home, and add some new tangles focused on contrast to your repertoire! Teacher will provide paper, white gel pens and white chalk pencil. Prerequisite: Intro to Zentangle Class. Fee includes a $5 materials fee.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Jamie Proctor-Brassard, CZT  Fee: $45


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Holiday Zendalas

Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 6, 2016
Utilizing a circular piece of 100% white cotton paper, learn to tangle in the round, mixing multiple holiday-inspired tangles on pre-strung paper. Makes a great festive holiday ornament or gift tag! Teacher will provide paper. Students should bring their Zentangle kit (micron pen, pencil and tortillion.) Prerequisite: Intro to Zentangle Class. Fee includes a $5 materials fee.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Jamie Proctor-Brassard, CZT  Fee: $45


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Traditional Rug Hooking for Beginners

Sponsored by City Market

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 6, 2016
Learn the basics of rug hooking while creating a small project. Diane always has a great group of students. Topics covered include: tools, materials, design, wool quantity, color planning, basic dyeing techniques, and the finishing of your project. No supplies needed for first class. Hook and fabric kit included in fee. Students will need to purchase wool. New frames can be purchased in class; used frames are available to use during class or bring your own frame. Designed for high school and older.  Typical class size ~ 10
Instructor:  Diane Burgess  Fee: $105


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Rug Hooking-Painting a Vermont Landscape with Wool

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 6, 2016
This is a class for the student with rug hooking experience who wants to create a pictorial of Vermont. It may be a mountain, the trees, a barn or a familiar homestead. The student will learn to transform a photo or sketch into a piece of art. Techniques for hooking trees, buildings, mountains, lakes and skies will be covered. Students will need to bring their own frames, hooks, and wool. There will be some wool available for purchase.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 15
Instructor:  Davey DeGraff  Fee: $105


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Punch Needle Rug Hooking II

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts January 12, 2017
Similar to needlepoint, this class goes beyond the basics and delves into some of the finer points of punch needle rug hooking. Create a small project using The Oxford #14 "Mini" Punch Needle. #14 Mini and frames are available for use in class or bring your own. This tool creates a short, 1/8" looped pile similar to needlepoint. Fast and easy, this tool may be used with 3-ply tapestry yarn, worsted weight knitting yarn, sock yarn and many other yarns of similar sizes. A great way to use up leftover knitting yarns other than silks, boucle, metallic, or ribbon like yarns. Sign up and Diane will email you a supply list needed. A variety of designs will be available to choose from or....design your own. A selection of yarns will be available for purchase. Pre-requisite: High school or older and a Beginner Punch Needle rug hooking class.  Typical class size ~ 8
Instructor:  Diane Burgess  Fee: $105


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Quilting for Beginners

Sponsored by The Automaster

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts September 19, 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.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Tammy Hall  Fee: $145


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Quilter's Workshop

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts November 7, 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.  Typical class size ~ 3 to 5
Instructor:  Tammy Hall  Fee: $75


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Intro to Embroidery

Monday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 10, 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.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Anne Broussard  Fee: $45


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Free-Style Embroidery for Beginners

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 24, 2016
Bring an item you'd like to decorate- jeans or a jacket, a favorite top, or even a bag. No t-shirts or other knit items, please. We'll play with lots of crewel embroidery stitches and choose from Annette's large collection of threads as we make your item truly unique. Unlimited possibilities! Bring your imagination and enthusiasm.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $45


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It's in the Bag! 3 Bags Sewing Workshop

Thursday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 6, 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.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Audrey Moore  Fee: $80


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Microwave Bowl Potholder

Thursday   5:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 3, 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.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Audrey Moore  Fee: $30


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Holiday Table Runner

Thursday   5:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 10, 2016
Let’s get the table ready for the holidays with a table runner you make in one evening! You will need ¼ yard of focus fabric, 1/3 yard of coordinating fabric for the border, ¼ yard for the 2nd border, and ½ yard of fabric for the back. All cotton fabrics work best. Also, please bring thread to match, pins and scissors. Batting will be provided. This is a great class for beginners, as well as those with experience.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Audrey Moore  Fee: $30


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Basic Clothing Construction

Wednesday   5:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 19, 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.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Eleanor Marsh  Fee: $80


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Pillows! Sewing Workshop

Wednesday   5:30-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts November 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.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Eleanor Marsh  Fee: $65


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Embellished Ladder Bracelet

Thursday   6:00-9:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 13, 2016
Please join Ginger Morton of Bead Crazy in Williston, to create an Embellished Ladder Bracelet. The Embellished Ladder is an inch wide bracelet that is embellished with rows of different colored seed beads that give the bracelet a "striped" look. All quality materials are included in fee.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Ginger Morton  Fee: $45


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Beaded Snowflakes


Full #1 Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 20, 2016
#2 Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 26, 2016
Snowflakes are universal winter symbols. Come and join the fun, as you learn to make beaded snowflakes just in time for the holiday season. Create beaded snowflakes and use them for pendants, decorate gift boxes or hang them up. All quality materials are included in fee.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Ginger Morton  Fee: $20


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Advanced Beaded Snowflakes

Full #1 Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 2, 2016
#2 Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 17, 2016
If you have previous beading experience then join Ginger for the Advanced Beaded Snowflakes. This course will use smaller, more intricate beads to make another unique gift or personal treasure. All quality materials included in the fee.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Ginger Morton  Fee: $25


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Tila Zig Zag Bracelet

Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 3, 2016
Please join Ginger Morton of Bead Crazy in Williston, to create a Tila Zig Zag bracelet. The Tila Zig Zag is a bracelet made using two hole, Tila beads. The pattern produces a slightly zig zag look. All quality materials are included in fee.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Ginger Morton  Fee: $40


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Make A Cuff Bracelet

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 14, 2016
Choose a base fabric to decorate with embroidery, beads, sharpies, whatever your heart desires. Once decorated, we'll custom size a lightweight aluminum core, then finish the bracelet with another piece of fabric for the back. Easy and fun, and makes a great gift. Lots of threads, beads, and other goodies will be provided.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $50


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Off-Loom Weaving with Seed Beads

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts September 27, 2016
Learn how to weave beads into pictures without a loom using peyote stitch. We'll make a pretty hanging panel, using comfortably large beads. This cheery piece will make a great gift or keepsake for yourself. Tips and tricks and all materials included.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 10
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $85


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Knitting Clinic for All

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts September 28, 2016
Want to improve your skills or work on new projects? Bring your knitting questions or problems to Annette, and everyone learns! All levels welcome, including complete beginners. Concentration is on the preferred continental method. Class includes occasional hand-outs and stimulating conversation! Annette has been knitting since age 7, and has a small yarn and knitting needle shop. Students may purchase supplies at a discount.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $100


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Learn to Knit Cables while Making a Hat- for adventurous knitters

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts November 29, 2016
Advanced beginners and up will learn the ins and outs of knitting cables (including how to make this stitch without an extra needle). We'll make a great wool hat (fits average adult). Yarn, pattern, knitting needle and cable needle included. Everyone will choose a Peace Fleece color three weeks befor class begins or a selection of colors will be available in class. Class will also include lots of tips and tricks to make your knitting better and easier!  Typical class size ~ 5 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $130


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Fun with Crochet Granny Squares

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 18, 2016
Absolute beginners welcome in this fun class. During the first session we'll review basic crochet stitches (easy) and make several types of "grannies"- they don't have to be square. During the second session we'll explore how we can use granny units to create not only afghans, but also hats, scarves, wraps and bags. Class includes yarn and a crochet hook. Different types of yarn available to choose from.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $85


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Needle Felt A Dog

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 3, 2016
Bring a picture of your dog in a standing pose, and we'll replicate him or her in wool using a felting needle. Instructor will also have models and reference photos available. No prior skills necessary. All materials included. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 14
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $45


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Make Origami Boxes!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 1, 2016
Make square and triangular boxes, with fancy lids! Easier than it sounds. Lots of papers to choose from.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 14
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $35


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Paint with Wool and a Felting Needle

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 17, 2016
Even if you can't draw or paint, you will be able to make a sweet picture using wool! We'll use a felting needle to paint a picture on a piece of high quality felt. Lots of colors and textures to choose from. No prior skills necessary.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 14
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $45


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Make Your Own Background Papers for Scrapbooks and Cards

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 8, 2016
The focus is on fun and play and color experimentation. We'll use all kinds of inks, applied in lots of fun ways. Stop buying pre-made papers- your own will be so much better! Dress in something you don't mind getting stained.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $45


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Carving in Wood -The Spoon

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 20, 2016
Join Bob, an experienced educator and woodworker, as he provides a hands-on presentation on how to carve correctly with quality tools. Participants will start with a softwood blank, and leave with a perfectly usable 6" spoon with your own personalized handle. 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. Optional purchase of knife and chisel, add $40.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Bob Lindemann  Fee: $35/75


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Carving in Wood -Comfort Bird

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 4, 2016
Join Bob, an experienced educator and woodworker, as he provides a hands-on presentation on how to carve correctly with quality tools. Participants will start with a softwood blank and leave with a comfort bird, a handheld gift usually given as an act of kindness. Or you may mount the small bird on a small stand with feet. 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. Optional purchase of knife and chisel, add $40.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Bob Lindemann  Fee: $35/75


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Carving in Wood -Holiday Ornaments

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 6, 2016
Join Bob, an experienced educator and woodworker, as he provides a hands-on presentation on how to carve correctly with quality tools. Participants will start with a softwood blank and leave with small hand carved and painted ornament like a snowman or bird. 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. Optional purchase of knife and chisel, add $40.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Bob Lindemann  Fee: $35/75


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Carving in Wood -Shore Bird

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts April 11, 2017
If you have some wood carving experience then this is a great opportunity to expand your skills. Join Bob, an experienced educator and woodworker, as he provides a hands-on presentation on how to carve , paint, and mount a folk style bird. This two week course will carve during the first night and the second night will paint and mount to a base. We will provide materials including quality carving knives and chisels available for everyone to use, with an option to purchase the two at our cost after the class. Optional purchase of knife and chisel, add $40.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Bob Lindemann  Fee: $35/75


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Intro to Woodworking Tools

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Monday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts September 19, 2016
This class is designed for beginning woodworkers. Dick, a certified Design and Technology educator, will lead students through their own individual project design, material selection, and/or tool & machine use. Participants will receive expert advice on their projects. Dick will demonstrate and review power machine tools with the whole class. Students will be able to continue projects by enrolling for a CVU Wood & Metal Workshop spot.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Dick Francis  Fee: $250


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Woodworking 2 -You Build It!!

#1 Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts September 27, 2016
#2 Thursday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts September 29, 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. Participants 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.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Jon Kohn  Fee: $540



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CVU Wood & Metal Workshops

Monday & Wednesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   Varies upon project development   Available on Mon & Wed in Dec-Mar
Sign up to use the CVU Tech Ed shop with the guidance of experienced high school teachers, Dick Francis or Jeff Tobrocke. If you have some woodworking, machining, or welding experience then you may submit a proposal to work on the tools available at CVU. Dick and Jeff will help you plan and implement your workflow. Once you submit a basic plan then we will arrange a timeline to complete the project. Pay $35/hr and receive professional consulting while using state of the art tools.
Instructor:  Dick Francis & Jeff Tobrocke  Fee: $35/hr


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Welding -Beginners

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

#1 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts September 20, 2016
#2 Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts September 22, 2016
Have you always wanted to learn to weld? Join Bruce 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.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Bruce Hathaway  Fee: $300



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Intro to Basic Machining -Lathe and Vertical Mill

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

Wednesday   6:00-9:00 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts September 21, 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.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Dick Francis  Fee: $300



 
 

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Tomato Magic - Homemade Sauce and More

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 6, 2016
Have you always wanted to know how to make your own great tomato sauce? Adele's sauce comes from the old world family recipes and everyone will leave with new skills and some pasta topped with the Italian "elixir of the gods." Besides sauce, the class will prepare roasted tomatoes, an intense robust flavored delicacy that will last all winter in the freezer. While the sauce simmers, all will dine on Adele's homemade sauce and pasta. No one will leave hungry. Participants are encouraged to save some of this summer's tomatoes to make more sauce at home. All tomatoes and ingredients will be supplied for this class.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $40


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Pasta Making 101

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 20, 2016
Are you one of those people who have a brand new pasta machine sitting in the basement or just want to make your own fresh pasta? Now is the time to learn the simple techniques and recipes for homemade pasta dough. Pasta machine use and care are covered as well in this delicious class. Prepare spaghetti along with 2 different sauces, add a salad and the end of class all will manga manga manga. Adele's family back in Italy owns a pasta company that makes the best dried pasta in all of Italy! This is a class for all ages. All quality materials included.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $40


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Meat Balls from Scratch!

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 28, 2016
Using Adele’s grandmother's recipe from the old country, make meatballs from scratch starting with grinding up the precise blend of three meats in a food grinder. Each participant will fry up two light, fluffy, and sumptuous 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. No recommended for vegetarians.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $40


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Risotto

Sponsored by City Market

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 14, 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.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $40


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Gnocchi Times 3

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 26, 2016
Gnocchi, the much loved pasta hearty enough for a main meal or as a primo course made simple in this evening class. Join Adele to learn to make three different types. First, prepare the most well known potato based gnocchi. Secondo, make Giuseppe Verde’s favorite, ricotta and spinach, yum! And finally, create Adele's favorite, the parmesan cheese one made with semolina flour. Add some Del’ Amore Sauce, some salad and mange!  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $40


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Rustic Pizza Making

Sponsored by The Automaster

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 21, 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!  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Emily Irwin  Fee: $35


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Middle Eastern Cuisine -Vegetarian

#2 Thursday    6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 3, 2016
FULL - #1Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 28, 2016
Don’t be intimidated by Filo! Join Viviane for this hands-on vegetarian cooking class using Filo and wholesome ingredients in savory and sweet recipes. Middle Eastern cuisine is rich in olive oil, garlic, nuts, fresh vegetables & herbs to promote a healthy lifestyle! Viviane's love of cooking authentic delicious Mediterranean foods will leave everyone sated. Menu: Cheese Filo Triangles, mini Spanakopita Quiches, Tabouli Salad with Quinoa, Baba Ghanoush with Pita, Falafel, and Walnut Filo cigars (mini Baklava).  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $40


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Mediterranean Dinner

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 19, 2016
Join Viviane for a delectable dinner comprising Moussaka (an eggplant & meat dish with Bechamel sauce, a splendid meal in itself), cauliflower in a tomato/lemon sauce, grape Leaves stuffed with meat & rice, and Baklava (the grandest of Mediterranean pastries)!  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $40


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Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Sponsored by The Automaster

Thursday   5:00-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 22, 2016
The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is more than sipping a good cup of joe. It's an important part of Ethiopian & Eritrean social & cultural ritual that has been passed from generation to generation. Come join this unique ceremony roasting green coffee beans and brew it in a traditional clay pot and enjoy the aroma. Talk about the history of coffee and origin and sipping coffee together. All four weeks for $130 or $35 per week.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Alganesh Michael  Fee: $35


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Ethiopian/Eritrean Cuisine -
Vegetable focus (with one meat)

Thursday   5:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 6, 2016
Learn simple techniques to prepare ethnic food that is rich in flavor. Ethiopian/Eritrean cooking relies on a diverse range of herbs & roots to develop characteristics quintessential to the cuisine. Everyone will participate making a variety of dishes and experience the culture as we eat the food. Alganesh will demonstrate Injera, bread which is a unique staple to these countries. The first class will be a coffee ceremony and each week will explore different dishes with vegetables and meat. Try to take all four weeks of this full course experience but enroll for at least one week's worth of wonerful cuisine. All four weeks for $130 or $35 per week.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Alganesh Michael  Fee: $35


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Ethiopian/Eritrean Cuisine -
Meat focus (with one vegetable)

Thursday   5:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 10, 2016
Learn simple techniques to prepare ethnic food that is rich in flavor. Ethiopian/Eritrean cooking relies on a diverse range of herbs & roots to develop characteristics quintessential to the cuisine. Everyone will participate making a variety of dishes and experience the culture as we eat the food. Alganesh will demonstrate Injera, bread which is a unique staple to these countries. The first class will be a coffee ceremony and each week will explore different dishes with vegetables and meat. Try to take all four weeks of this full course experience but enroll for at least one week's worth of wonerful cuisine. All four weeks for $130 or $35 per week.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Alganesh Michael  Fee: $35


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Ethiopian/Eritrean Cuisine -
Meat & Vegetable

Thursday   5:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 8, 2016
Learn simple techniques to prepare ethnic food that is rich in flavor. Ethiopian/Eritrean cooking relies on a diverse range of herbs & roots to develop characteristics quintessential to the cuisine. Everyone will participate making a variety of dishes and experience the culture as we eat the food. Alganesh will demonstrate Injera, bread which is a unique staple to these countries. The first class will be a coffee ceremony and each week will explore different dishes with vegetables and meat. Try to take all four weeks of this full course experience but enroll for at least one week's worth of wonerful cuisine. All four weeks for $130 or $35 per week.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Alganesh Michael  Fee: $35


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Argentinian Treat! Empanadas and Mate Night!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts TBD
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.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Constancia Gomez  Fee: $35


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Paella and Tortilla de Patatas!

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts TBD
Join Constancia Gómez, a native Argentinean living in the Mad River Valley and Director of La Lu farm Cheese farm 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 is currently an internationally-known rice dish from Spain. It originated in the fields of a region called Valencia on the eastern coast of Spain. Constancia will have everyone making the different kind of Tortillas and the Paella with different combinations of meat, chicken, fish, sea food, etc. There are few pleasures cheaper than eating a good Spanish omelette (Tortilla de Patatas). Tasting this staple within Spanish cuisine is a “must” when you visit Pamplona or any other city in Spain. Never had Mate or Mate Cocido, 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.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Constancia Gomez  Fee: $45


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Classic Chinese Cuisine

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts TBD
Join Jim, the Executive Chef at the Inn at Shelburne Farms, 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 Seasame Tofu, Red Oil Chicken, and Dry-Fried Long Beans.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  James McCarthy, M.S.  Fee: $40


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Sous Vide

Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts TBD
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 Rosemary Lamb, Deviled Chicken Roulade, Butter-Poached Shrimp, and Chili Pork Belly!  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  James McCarthy, M.S.  Fee: $40



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Soup Challenge

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 2, 2016
Fall is here and a fantastic way to feel nourished and happy is to eat seasonal soups full of rainbow colors and good flavor. Liz Perkins, MS, will teach you how to make an incredible tasting autumn vegetable miso soup in class and go over the recipes for the two week soup challenge. The goal of the challenge is to prepare ingredients ahead of time, on the weekend, for the week, so that each evening having a nutritious soup is super easy. Participants have the option to purchase the soup challenge from Liz and go home with a 14 soup recipes that are all cancer fighting, health promoting and tasty! The price includes the cost of ingredients for the night of the class and optional to sign up for the soup challenge.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Liz Perkins, MS, AADP and Certified Integrative Nutritionist  Fee: $35


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Cooking with doTerra Essential Oils

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 7, 2016
Join Liz, a certified nutritionist, for this fun, interactive tour of doTerra Essential Oils. Essential oils give plants distinctive smells and play a role in pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants, essential oils are used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices (http://doterra.com/). In this course, make a salad dressing with dill oil, a bean dish with cumin oil and a lassi with mint and citrus oil.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Liz Perkins, MS, AADP and Certified Integrative Nutritionist  Fee: $35


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Energizing Your Diet with Living Foods

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 4, 2016
Do you want more energy from the food you eat? We will introduce you to Living and Raw Food Cuisine and show you how easy it is to incorporate these nutrient dense foods into your diet through discussion and kitchen time. You will leave with practical tips on how to get started the next day.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Tim Yandow and Jane Rowe  Fee: $35


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What Should I Eat? Navigating the Nutritional Jungle

Tuesday   6:30-8:15 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 25, 2016
Nutrition can be a complicating and confusing topic. Many experts pronounce their diet to be the best or only diet that is right for you. In this short course, we will introduce you to Bio-Individuality and provide concepts and principles to help guide your way to a truly healthy diet right for YOU. Course will include a presentation and discussion along with time in the kitchen preparing nutritious, nutrient dense whole foods.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Tim Yandow and Ayla Yandow  Fee: $60



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French Pastry: Paris Brest, Napoleon's & L'Opera Cake

Sponsored by The Automaster

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks           Starts October 13, 2016
Join Kim Purdy as she provides a three week tour of French Pastry. You will leave every week with a dessert to take home. Kim is a lover of great food, a culinary graduate, and former chef instructor.
WEEK 1 PARIS-BREST * The classic French dessert made famous by the yearly bicycle race from Paris to Brest then back to Paris in 1871. The dessert is made round to resemble a bicycle tire. We will explore the 3 components of pate a choux, pastry cream and Chantilly cream. A formula you will be glad to add to your repertoire.
WEEK 2 NAPOLEON'S * A staple in all Patisseries in France. Layers of Puff pastry, apricot jam and pastry cream topped with vanilla and chocolate icing in the traditional chevron pattern. You will learn the classic formula but will be left with many variations. Students will be required to come to class with pastry cream made from ingredients given from week 1.
WEEK 3 L'OPERA CAKE * This gold dusted cake is a show stopper. Layers of delicate genoise/sponge cake, soaked with coffee syrup, layered with coffee cream and chocolate ganache is just perfect. Students will rush home to share this classic with their friends and family.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Kim Purdy  Fee: $130


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Mile High Apple & Pumpkin Pie - Fool Proof Pie Crusts

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 17, 2016
Afraid of making a mistake with the crust? Fear no more! Using fresh Vermont apples, spices and King Arthur flour, you will be introduced to a fast, simple, foolproof method of making pie crust. Peeling and coring apples, making the correctly-sized slices, and adding just the right amount of spices will culminate in the best apple pie ever. Pumpkins, a holiday favorite, will be ready to use and making both pies will be the goal. All materials included in the fee.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $40


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Italian Cookies #1

Sponsored by City Market

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 5, 2016
Learn to make 3 different types of authentic Italian cookies. Join Adele in making her childhood favorites of biscotti, light and delicious lace cookies, and amaretti. This class will have everyone busy making enough to bring home 2 dozen cookies to swap at the next holiday party. With a little practice, you may become famous in your neighborhood for one or more of these terrific desserts. All materials included. Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35


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Italian Cookies #2

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 13, 2016
Learn 3 more great cookie favorites in this sister class to Cookies #1. Join Adele in making her childhood favorites of Pizzelli, fruit/nut-filled sweet ravioli, and sesame cookies. Dozens to bring home again. All materials included.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Adele Dienno  Fee: $35


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Chocolate Sponge Cake with Chocolate Ganache

#1 Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 15, 2016
#2 Thursday 6:00-8:30 p.m. 1 week Starts February 9, 2017
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.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Carol Fox  Fee: $40



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Chocolate Specialties!

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 16, 2016
Join Viviane for delectable chocolate candy-making 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!  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Viviane Levy  Fee: $40


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Cake Decorating Basics - Course 1

Sponsored by Lantman's

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts October 4, 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.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Sally Dattilio  Fee: $90


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Flower and Cake Design - Course 2

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts November 1, 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.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Sally Dattilio  Fee: $90



 
 

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Spanish 1 -Part 1

Tuesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts September 27, 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.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Antonio Basanta  Fee: $160


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Spanish 1 -Part 2

Tuesday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts September 27, 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.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Antonio Basanta  Fee: $140


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Spanish Seminar I

Sponsored by City Market

Wednesday   7:30-8:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 21, 2016
Discover the basics of the Spanish language with Toni, a native speaker from Cuba, in this interactive 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. Each class will emphasize speaking and reading associated with cultural connections to Spain, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Dominican Rebublic, Mexico, & Cuba. Explore geography, literature, music and history to strengthen grammar & conversational language skills. Light homework will be assigned as practice between classes to help you learn. Classes will include selections from Spanish for Business, Read and Think Spanish, Charlemos Un Poco and Advanced Spanish Step-by-Step. Give it a try or switch to a different level Spanish.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Antonio Basanta  Fee: $140


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Spanish Seminar II

Wednesday   6:00-7:10 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 21, 2016
Join us for Spanish Seminar II if you have previous experience with speaking Spanish and want to maintain your conversational skills. Join Toni, a native speaker from Cuba, as he organizes topis of discussion around food, immigration, customs, weather, literature, history, music, and traveling. Light homework will be assigned as practice between classes to help you learn. Classes will include selections of Spanish for Business, Read and Think Spanish, Charlemos Un Poco and Advanced Spanish Step-by-Step.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Antonio Basanta  Fee: $140


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French for Beginners -Part 1

Sponsored by Lantman's

Tuesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 13, 2016
Discover the basics of the French language in a fun and interactive way through role-playing real-life dialogues, audio and print material. Led by Alysse, a native speaker and skilled educator, this course will guide you into this beautiful language through activities and games to stimulate your learning. Designed for beginners and near beginners, the class (and CD) is organized so that you can progressively enhance your language skills. Book and all materials included in fee.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Alysse Anton  Fee: $160


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French for Beginners -Part 2

Tuesday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 13, 2016
Continue on from the first semester of your French journey and add to your knowledge and abilities in a fun and interactive way through illustrations, audio and print material. If you have taken some French in the past and are coming back to it, this class may also be for you. Our goal is to have you learning at the correct level so moving between classes once the semester starts is always possible. Alysse will use the same book from Part 1. Need the book? Add $20 to fee when sending payment.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Alysse Anton  Fee: $140


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Introduction to French

Monday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 12, 2016
Bonjour! Begin your French-language learning here at Access. Organized around practical themes, activities will be interactive and fun and focused on using the language as much as possible in class. All materials and book included in fee.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $160


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French Immersion

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Tuesday   6:15-7:30 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts September 20, 2016
Join us for French Immersion if you have previous French experience and want to improve your conversational skills. This interactive class is presented in French 95% of the time with activities organized around food, customs, music, and travel. Every student will improve fluency through listening, speaking, reading, writing, and a little bit of homework. All necessary materials included in fee. Give it a try or switch to a different level of French.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Maddy Posig  Fee: $170


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French Songs, Games, & Art (K to 4th grade)

Sponsored by findandgoseek.net

Wednesday   5:00-6:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts November 2, 2016
Join Maddy, an experienced elementary school French teacher, as she inspires kids to learn the French language. This fun & interactive course is available to kids in Kindergarten thru 4th grade. Parents may join for free as Maddy organizes songs, games, art, and group activities centered around French culture. Everyone will enjoy activities designed to introduce numbers, colors, days of the week, and other basic speaking & reading skills.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Maddy Posig  Fee: $50


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Italian for Travelers

Thursday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts September 8, 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.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Francesca Creta Merrill  Fee: $115


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Beginning Mandarin Chinese

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

Wednesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 28, 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.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 15
Instructor:  Jieru Wang  Fee: $150


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Beginner Mandarin Chinese -Continued

Wednesday   5:45-7:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 28, 2016
This class is designed for those who have finished the study of Yong Ho's "Beginner's Chinese" or other beginner materials and already have basic conversation abilities, but are interested in improving theirChinese proficiency in listening and speaking. Jieru, an experienced native speaker, will present the class in Mandarin Chinese 95% of the time in order to create an immersive environment. Through focused daily-life conversations, students will expand vocabulary and be able to communicate accurately and appropriately in an authentic way. Materials included in fee.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 15
Instructor:  Jieru Wang  Fee: $150


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Guitar for Beginners

Sponsored by Good Times Café

Thursday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 29, 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.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Sallie Mack  Fee: $200


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Guitar 2 -Intermediate

Thursday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts September 29, 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.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Sallie Mack  Fee: $200


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Basic Banjo

Sponsored by The Automaster

Thursday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts October 6, 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.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $160


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Intermediate Banjo

Thursday   6:45-7:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts October 6, 2016
Join Jim for this Access class for those who have successfully completed “Basic Banjo” or who know at least six chords and can move quickly and easily between them, and can keep a steady rhythm (in any style) with their right hand. Students can work on clawhammer (frailing), two-finger, or bluegrass (three finger) style banjo or all of the above! Lessons will focus on playing some basic tunes and songs in various keys, and perhaps adding style-appropriate embellishments. 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. Students need to bring a 5-string banjo (open-back or resonator style), a tuner, and a capo. Students are also encouraged to bring to class any lesson or tune books they already own. All necessary sheet music materials are provided in fee.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $160


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Intro to Ukulele

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts October 4, 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.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Clare Innes  Fee: $110


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

Tuesday   7:00-8:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts October 11, 2016
Do you have a little ukulele know-how at your fingertips? Wondering how to use those skills to play music with others at sing-alongs, family gatherings, and the like? Well, it's easier than you think! Geared for adult ukulele players who are already comfortable switching among basic chords and keeping a steady strum, this class will help you learn tunes by heart, join in on unfamiliar songs with increased confidence, lead a song in a jam session, and generally play well with others. For ukuleles in the common high-G ("re-entrant") tuning. Ukes in other tunings (including low-G and baritone ukes) are welcome but you will need to be able to translate the chords and tablature yourself. Being comfortable with these chords will help tremendously: G, G7, C, C7, D, D7, D minor, F, E7, A, A7, A minor, B).  Typical class size ~ 6 to 18
Instructor:  Clare Innes  Fee: $110


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Introduction to Bagpipes

# 1 Tuesday   6:00-7:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts September 20, 2016
# 2 Tuesday   6:00-7:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts March 21, 2017
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.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Beth Paul  Fee: $130



 
 

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Jazzercise Dance Mixx

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Thursday   3:45-4:45 p.m.   30 weeks   Starts September 22, 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 30-week session of ACCESS, members can also do Jazzercise classes at Shelburne Health and Fitness for free.
Enroll for the entire year's worth of classes or choose from other weeks per season or semester.
__Any 5 weeks for Fall, Winter, or Spring (upon available space)…$75
__Any 12 weeks per Fall or Spring semesters (upon available space)…$140
__Each week per school calendar (appx 30 weeks)…$290
Pay at the first class or provide dates when payments will be made.  Typical class size ~ 12 to 24
Instructor:  Tamie-Jo Dickinson  Fee: $290


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Core Training

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

#1 Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   15 weeks   Starts September 20, 2016
#2 Thursday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   15 weeks   Starts September 22, 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.  Typical class size ~ 11 to 22
Instructor:  Caroline Perkins  Fee: $160



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Weight Training for Strength & Power, Part 1

Monday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 3, 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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $70


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Weight Training and Fitness -Part 2 Lower Body

Monday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts November 7, 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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $70


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

Wednesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts September 28, 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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $70


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

Wednesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts November 9, 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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $70


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Ski and Snowboard Fitness, Part 1 Muscular Strength and Endurance

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Wednesday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts September 28, 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!  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $70


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Ski and Snowboard Fitness, Part 2 Advanced Joint Strength & Stability

Wednesday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts November 9, 2016
In this new Access offering, Steve, an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, explains and demonstrates skiing-specific exercises designed to help you prepare for the twisting and one-sided movements of actual skiing. Muscular power exercises will be introduced into our workouts as we progress so that we are prepared to handle the forces generated by faster and steeper skiing. This class is appropriate for most people who have the ability to jump a few inches from the floor.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $70


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Osteoporosis Prevention Exercises

Monday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts October 3, 2016
The BEST Exercise Program, developed at the University of Arizona, is based on one of the largest studies on exercise and bone density in postmenopausal women. The Six BEST Strength Training Exercises are done on the weight machines. Personal trainer Steve Gaydos explains and demonstrates each exercise. From the first workout, participants will be building bone density, strength and calorie-burning metabolism. Introduction to Cardio-Weight-Bearing Activities are also explained and demonstrated.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $120


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Yoga Monday Evening

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

Monday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts September 19, 2016
Never tried yoga or want to get back to the basics? This class is for you! Join Jane 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.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Jane Taylor  Fee: $150


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Tuesday Night Yoga

Sponsored by Good Times Café

#1Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts September 13, 2016
#2 Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts January 17 , 2017
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 people at all levels of fitness and Yoga experience. Laura is the founder and director of Beecher Hill Yoga. See http://beecherhillyoga.com for more information. Please bring a yoga mat and a blanket.  Typical class size ~ 11 to 22
Instructor:  Laura Wisniewski  Fee: $150


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Yoga & Creative Writing

Thursday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts September 22, 2016
Explore the meeting point between creative writing and Yoga – both time-honored practices that help to center us within our lives. Each class starts with a half hour meditative Yoga practice, followed by silent writing (all genres welcome). We’ll have the chance to share our writing (completely optional) without ‘workshop’ feedback. This is an opportunity to tap into our own deep source of thoughts, dreams, memories and imagination and to write freely. Laura is the founder and director of Beecher Hill Yoga. See http://beecherhillyoga.com for more information. No Yoga or writing experience is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat, blanket and writing materials.  Typical class size ~ 11 to 22
Instructor:  Laura Wisniewski  Fee: $70


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Chair Yoga

Tuesday   4:00-5:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts September 13, 2016
This gentle form of Yoga offers the powerful physical, mental and spiritual benefits of Yoga. You will practice Yoga postures, breathing and awareness while sitting in a chair. This class is perfect for you if you are looking for a modified Yoga practice to accommodate physical challenges/limitations or are ready for a new approach to deepening your current Yoga practice. You will improve strength and flexibility, increase body awareness, release stress and have fun. This class is wheelchair accessible and is appropriate for people at all levels of ability and Yoga experience. Please bring a blanket. Laura is the founder and director of Beecher Hill Yoga. See http://beecherhillyoga.com for more information.  Typical class size ~ 11 to 22
Instructor:  Laura Wisniewski  Fee: $95


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Vinyasa Yoga

Sponsored by City Market

Wednesday   3:40-4:40 p.m.   30 weeks   Starts September 14, 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. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat. High School students may earn credit through the Independent Study process. We will use props to aide alignment, move deeper into poses, and support relaxation poses. Please consider investing in a block for this series. Here is a link to a good brand (http://tinyurl.com/zfkv5su).
Enroll for the entire year's worth of classes or choose from other weeks per season or semester.
__Any 5 weeks for Fall, Winter, or Spring (upon available space)…$75
__Any 12 weeks per Fall or Spring semesters (upon available space)…$140
__Each week per school calendar (appx 30 weeks)…$290
Pay at the first class or provide dates when payments will be made.  Typical class size ~ 11 to 22
Instructor:  Camille Kronk  Fee: $290


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Yoga for Absolute, Total Beginners

#1 Thursday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts September 22, 2016
#2 Thursday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts November 17, 2016
Are you wondering if Yoga is really as wonderful as everyone says? It is! Have you been looking for a beginners’ Yoga class that actually begins with the basics? Do you need an experienced teacher who can modify the practice for you to accommodate your strengths and limitations? If so, join us for this relaxed, non-competitive, fun class. Laura is the founder and director of Beecher Hill Yoga. See http://beecherhillyoga.com for more information. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket.  Typical class size ~ 11 to 22
Instructor:  Laura Wisniewski  Fee: $95 (8 weeks), $48 (4 weeks)


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Prenatal Yoga and Pregnancy Self-Care

#1 Tuesday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts September 6, 2016
#2 Tuesday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts October 18, 2016
#3 Tuesday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts January 3, 2017
#4 Tuesday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 21, 2017
#5 Tuesday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts April 11, 2017

Prenatal Yoga is the perfect way to prepare your body, mind, and spirit for your new baby. In this class you'll learn breathing techniques that will focus and clarify, useful for the challenges of pregnancy and the intensity of childbirth. Yoga postures are taught that help you find ease and relief from common pregnancy aches and pains. Each class will end with restorative postures, essential oils, and simple massage techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life. Share stories with other pregnant women and find support in our local community of mothers. All stages of pregnancy welcome!  Typical class size ~ 6 to 20
Instructor:  Nicole Dagesse  Fee: $70


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Experiential Anatomy and Somatics

Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts September 8, 2016
Somatics is a field that recognizes the whole human being; engaging a creative interplay between body, mind, and spirit that aligns the self toward greater vitality. In this course we'll draw from many somatic practices to increase our understanding of our own unique bodies. Through experiential anatomy we'll discover the genius design behind our human form and use this knowledge to improve alignment, strength, function, and flexibility. With the help of yoga, Body Mind Centering, and Alexander Technique, we'll increase our awareness of our bodies, re-pattern old habits, and encourage a wide range of movement potentials. We’ll connect scientific knowledge of the body with our own experiential findings, learning bones, muscles and organs as they function ideally and actually. Finally, we'll take the somatics knowledge we've gained and apply it to our daily lives, working to experience an embodied sense of movement in our everyday pursuits. This course will include movement, journaling, readings, and discussion.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 20
Instructor:  Nicole Dagesse  Fee: $155


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Contemporary Dance

#1 Tuesday   7:30-9:00 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts October 18, 2016
#2 Tuesday   7:30-9:00 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts January 3, 2017
#3 Tuesday   7:30-9:00 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 21, 2017
#4 Tuesday   7:30-9:00 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts April 11, 2017
Experience the joy and freedom of movement through contemporary dance. Learn floor work, standing phrases, traveling jumps and turns that strengthen the body, increase coordination, and improve memory and concentration in a fun and playful setting. Learn simple improvisational structures that help develop your unique style of movement and express your inner landscape. All levels welcome.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 15
Instructor:  Nicole Dagesse  Fee: $70


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Swing and Jitterbug

Sponsored by PhotoGarden

Thursday   7:30-8:45 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 6, 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).  Typical class size ~ 4 to 20
Instructor:  Terry Bouricius  Fee: $70


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Ballroom Dancing

Thursday   6:30-7:15 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 6, 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).  Typical class size ~ 4 to 20
Instructor:  Terry Bouricius  Fee: $70




 
 


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Email, Internet, File Basics

Sponsored by Limbwalker Tree Service

Monday   9:00-10:00 a.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m.   1 or many weeks   Email or call to confirm dates
Use Monday mornings or evenings to develop basic email & internet skills. Sign up for one or many weeks and at your own pace. Extended opportunities available based on Personalized Technical consulting sessions (see below).  Typical class size ~ 1 to 3
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $35/wk



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Personalized Technical Consulting: All-Access

Sponsored by The Automaster

Monday - Friday   Times available a.m. & p.m.  1 or many weeks   Email or call to confirm dates
Schedule your own personal learning tutorial at CVU. This is a great way to learn computer or technical skills in a flexible timeframe. 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: $45 for 1 hr, $120 for 3 hrs  Typical class size ~ 1 on 1
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $45-$40/hr


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Cell Phone & Cloud Workshops

Sponsored by Good Times Café

Tuesday   9:00-10:00 a.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m.   1 or many weeks   Email or call to confirm dates
Use Tuesday mornings or evenings to improve your cellular & cloud services. Receive personal advice on how to manage your info on a cell phone, tablet, or computer for various cloud services. Many options to explore (but not limited to):
*Using basic buttons, App Store, Settings, shortcut tricks
*Setting preferences for email, text, camera, contacts
*Utilizing 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. Suitable for both PC & Mac users. Sign up for one or many weeks and at your own pace. Individual attention or share as a group of 3 people.  Typical class size ~ 1 to 3
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $35/wk



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Twitter Tweet Essentials

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

#1 Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 28, 2016
#2 Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 3, 2017
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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Bonnie Birdsall  Fee: $15



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Word Skills -Basic & Advanced Workshops

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

Monday   5:00-7:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts September 26, 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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $40


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The ABC’s of Excel Part 1

Thursday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 27, 2016
Learn how to use the MS Excel spreadsheet program so you can carry out and organize your data and projects. Activities will prepare students for at-home or business projects and provide the fundamentals for the “advanced” excel course offered later in the year. In Part 1 students will master data entry and display, formatting, use of ranges and range names, and carry out sorting and basic manipulation of data.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $35


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The ABC’s of Excel Part 2

Thursday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts December 1, 2016
A continuation of Part 1: students will learn how to develop and use simple formulas and basic functions, make various graphs to display relationships and large amounts of data, and explore using the database features of Excel.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $35


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Excel Data Analysis

Sponsored by City Market

Thursday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 12, 2017
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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Bob Ryder  Fee: $50


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Website & Graphic Design Workshops

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

Thursday   9:00-10:00 a.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m.   1 or many weeks    Email or call to confirm dates
Use Thursday mornings or evenings to develop a website or explore graphic design software options. Receive personal advice on how to develop a web presense or create graphics for online or print publications. Many options to explore (but not limited to):
*Online website design via Weebly, Wix, or Google Sites
*Online graphic design resources
*Training with Adobe's website design software, Dreamweaver
*Training with Adobe's graphic design software, Photoshop
*Basic workflow for Adobe's Illustrator, Lightroom, or Bridge programs
Email or call to reserve a spot and confirm availability for most weeks. Suitable for both PC & Mac users. Sign up for one or many weeks and at your own pace. Individual attention or share as a group of 3 people.  Typical class size ~ 1 to 3
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $35/wk



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Digital Camera & Image Workshops

Sponsored by PhotoGarden

Wednesday   9:00-10:00 a.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m. 1 or many weeks Email or call to confirm dates
Use Wednesday mornings or evenings to improve your digital camera controls and management of digital images. Many options to explore (but not limited to):
*Basic buttons & menus of digital camera
*Organizing, storing & sharing digital images
*Advanced camera controls for aperture & shutter speed priority
*Basic workflow for Adobe's Lightroom or Photoshop programs
Email or call to reserve a spot and confirm availability for most weeks. Suitable for both PC & Mac users. Sign up for one or many weeks and at your own pace. Individual attention or share as a group of 3 people.  Typical class size ~ 1 to 3
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $35/wk




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Adobe Photoshop Basics

Sponsored by PhotoGarden

Tuesday   7:15-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 17, 2017
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).  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $80


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Next Layers of Photoshop

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

#1 Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts September 7, 2016
#2 Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 22, 2017
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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Dick Hong & Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $80



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Advanced Photoshop Layers & Filters Workshops

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts May 3, 2017
Develop your Photoshop skills with projects that incorporate many Layers & Filters options. Sign up for any week or come to all four. Each week 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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Dick Hong & Duncan Wardwell  Fee: $80


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Intro to Adobe Illustrator

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Thursday   7:15-8:45 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts January 5, 2017
Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator, or AI, the most popular line drawing application. AI is able to produce vector art and reproduce other graphics that require scaling without distortion. AI is a valuable tool for graphic design and product design but is sometimes intimidating to learn the ins & outs. This class will provide lots of class demos and hands-on experiences using the basic tools & menus of AI. Nothing required but a pencil & notebook is recommended. Jim has worked with AI for over 17 years as a product/industrial designer and whose work may be view at: http://www.tribulusdesign.com/.  Typical class size ~ 3 to 15
Instructor:  Jim Sadler  Fee: $145



 
 

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Mindful Meditation for Beginners

Sponsored by Merchants Bank

#1 Wednesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 26, 2016
#2 Wednesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts November 30, 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.  Typical class size ~ 9 to 18
Instructor:  Meg Howard  Fee: $35


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Reiki -First Degree

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts October 18, 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  Typical class size ~ 3 to 5
Instructor:  Sandra Jefferis  Fee: $200


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Self Hypnosis 101

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 3, 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.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Gary Beckwith  Fee: $20


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Wake Up Now: 3 Ways to Have More Energy

Monday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 12, 2016
Have you been relying heavily on your caffeine fix to make it through to the end of the day? Do you often feel like you don't have the energy you did when you were younger and are frustrated with feeling like you are dragging yourself through life? Does getting out of bed in the morning feel like a chore? If any of these are applicable to you, be sure to come listen to Jen Lee give you three easy things you can start today to give your body a burst of new energy when you need it most.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 30
Instructor:  Jen Lee  Fee: $15


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Create a Vision Board

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 27, 2016
Visualization is a proven technique for success, in fact many Olympian Athletes have been using it for decades to improve performance and multiple studies have proven that when we visualize exercise, our body actually fires off the same centers in our brain as we would have actually doing the exercise! So let's create a powerful tool in attaining our goals and dreams through creating a vision board! Many magazines will be provided along with all the materials you will need, however, if there is a specific house, car, vacation or old photo of how you would love your body to look, please bring those along to incorporate.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 20
Instructor:  Jen Lee  Fee: $40


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3 Easy Ways to Heal Your Body Naturally

Monday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 7, 2016
Have you heard there are ways to heal your body naturally but just haven't found information that works for you yet? Maybe you have some questions about what other things you can do to help your body along it's healing journey... If so, come join Holistic Health Coach, Jen Lee to learn some simple techniques to help your body do what it wants to do: Heal itself!  Typical class size ~ 5 to 30
Instructor:  Jen Lee  Fee: $15


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Intro to Therapeutic Massage: Head, Neck and Shoulder Tension

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 26, 2016
Have you always wanted to know how to best give a therapeutic neck and shoulder massage to help someone reduce the effects of stress and common postural work habits? Join Kirsten, a certified massage therapist, to better understand the common causes of headaches, neck aches, weakness and numbness in upper extremities. Each week will explore different elements of massage. Week one will introduction basic anatomy, physiology and techniques. Week two will provide practice and sharing experiences that focus on specialty areas such as low back pain, planter fasciitis, tendinitis, and the effects of working at a desk all day. Week three will provide speciality areas and feedback between providers and receivers. No experience or partner is required. As an added bonus to participants, receive a beautiful print gift card designed by Kirsten. Now that you have the skill to massage, giving this card to someone special would surprise and delight. Enroll for all three weeks or join us for any of the weeks ($20/week). Background info can be found at www.integrativemassagetherapyofvermont.com  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Kirsten Wiley  Fee: $60


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

Sponsored by The Automaster

#1 Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 17, 2016
#2 Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 30, 2017
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.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 30
Instructor:  Brian Thon of Suchavoice –Voiceover Training & Demo Production  Fee: $30


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Bridge-Defense -Heart Series

Monday   3:30-5:00 p.m.   9 weeks   Starts September 19, 2016
This course is designed for those players that have taken the first two courses as well as those that have been playing Bridge for years and would like to learn more defensive play and/or review strategies. The student text of "Heart Defense Book" will be closely followed and is included in fee (subtract $10 if you already own book).  Typical class size ~ 10 to 30
Instructor:  Phil Sharpsteen  Fee: $95


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Bridge Past Beginners -Diamond Series

Monday   5:15-6:45 p.m.   9 weeks   Starts September 19, 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.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 30
Instructor:  Phil Sharpsteen  Fee: $95


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Juggling for All -3 Weeks

Wednesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts November 9, 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.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 30
Instructor:  Woody Keppel  Fee: $25


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Home Exchange & Low-Cost Travel

Thursday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts November 3, 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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Julia Blake  Fee: $35


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Solar Energy 101

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts September 22, 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.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Gary Beckwith  Fee: $30


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Backyard Astronomy

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts January 18, 2017
Impress your friends or family with your knowledge of the heavens. Here is your chance to pick up some pointers as we will be studying both the daytime and nighttime sky, how it moves and how it changes by seasons. You will become familure with the brighter stars, constellations and planets as seen with the naked eye and how to compliment this understanding with the use of observing aids like your new Planisphere and red light included with the course. The second week provides a chance to have your telescope checked out by experts. Explore different types of telescopes and binoculars to help you decide which ones might be right for you. Learn about 50x (power), Field of View, Eye Relief, Objective size, etc. There will be evening observing sessions to follow including a chance to visit the Vermont Astronomical Society's Observatory in Hinesburg. We might even get a glimpse at the sky after class! Fee includes a Planisphere and red light. Typical class size ~ 5 to 30
Instructor:  Jack St. Louis, Angele Mott Nickerson and Keith Lawrence  Fee: $25


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Create Your Own Corsage and Boutonniere

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts TBD
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.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Barbara Leclair  Fee: $35


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Early Fall Is Confluence Time!!!

Thursday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts September 22, 2016
For birders, August and September offer a chance to see almost all the species of birds that ever show up in Vermont. In these two months, there’s a confluence of year-round birds, birds that nested here but will soon be leaving for their wintering territories, and birds that nested far north of here and are passing through the state on their way south. In this class, we’ll enjoy birds from each of these groups through photos, sound and stories. We’ll also consider these questions: Why do some bird species migrate while others stay put? Why do any birds leave the warm tropics where they spend their winters to embark on long, arduous and often perilous journeys?  Typical class size ~ 8 to 20
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $50


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Getting Started With Bird-Watching

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

Monday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts September 26, 2016
Bird-Watching is the fastest growing pastime in North America – and no wonder! It’s healthy, relaxing and enjoyable, and it’s easy to get started right in your own neighborhood. Learn about tools including binoculars, field guides and apps, and resources, both on-line and off. Enjoy pictures, sounds and stories about many species of birds that nest in Vermont or pass through in migration. Learn how to make your yard bird-friendly and about great local birding hotspots.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 20
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $50


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Vermont Birds and Conservation Issues

Monday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 17, 2016
Thousands of Vermonters care about native wildlife and habitat preservation. In this class, we’ll talk about successful conservation programs within the state, across the nation, and between countries. Learn about grassland protection, wetlands protection, and conservation efforts involving birds of Vermont’s forests and mountains. There will the option of a weekend field trip to visit a local area where conservation or restoration is occurring.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 20
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $50


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Beekeeping Basics

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 4, 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. Typical class size ~ 15 to 30
Instructor:  VT Beekeeper's Assoc. Bill Mares, Mike Willard, Russ Aceto  Fee: $45


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Growing Mushrooms in your Yard

#1 Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 18, 2016
#2 Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 24, 2017
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.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 30
Instructor:  Mike Walker  Fee: $25



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Winter Tree Identification

Sponsored by Limbwalker Tree Service

Thursday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 27, 2016
Many people rely on leaves to identify a tree. But after the brilliant display of fall colors, "stick season" can make tree identification a daunting task. In this 3-week course, participants will learn to tell the difference between Vermont's most common trees and shrubs by looking at the differences in bark, buds, and habitat. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable identifying the most common trees in our Vermont forests. An optional weekend field trip is planned. Teage is a naturalist, author of the blog Wild Burlington, and teaches Botany and Natural History courses at UVM and CCV. Typical class size ~ 12 to 24
Instructor:  Teage O'Connor  Fee: $55


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Amphibians

Wednesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 22, 2017
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.  Typical class size ~ 12 to 24
Instructor:  Teage O'Connor  Fee: $45


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Summer Tree ID

Wednesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts May 3, 2017
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.  Typical class size ~ 12 to 24
Instructor:  Teage O'Connor  Fee: $45


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Shrub Sense -Best Practices for Heading into Winter!

Tuesday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   2 weeks   TBD
This new Access course will make lifelong shrub care easy. The focus of the class will be on 3 categories for maintenance and care: non-flowering, spring flowering and summer/fall flowering. Participants will bring in pictures and actual samples of shrubbery and receive personalized recommendations and maintenance schedules to optimize the health and beauty of your shrubs. As well, the group will practice proper pruning techniques on CVU shrubs (bring your pruners) and take home a new appreciation for shrubs that support local bee populations, bird nesting habitat and year-round interest.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Matt Krasnow  Fee: $45


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The Nasty Bits: Basic Grammar and Sentence Checkup

Tuesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 27, 2016
Savage Quickie Writing Series 1: Is your 'autocorrect' working overtime? Do you want to shut that thing up and keep moving? Do you need a quickie review before a test? Let Dr. Trixie, your Grammar Specialist, beef up your basics: subject-verb agreement; the placement of apostrophes; and yes, the comedy of the comma.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 15
Instructor:  Katharine Hikel  Fee: $15


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Bring It: Paragraph, Outline, Letter, Essay

Thursday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 29, 2016
Savage Quickie Writing Series 2: Oh, no - not another cover letter, personal bio, short essay. Oh, yes - bring your topic, breeze through the outline, rough draft, and final copy -- and hit that "Submit" button!  Typical class size ~ 5 to 15
Instructor:  Katharine Hikel  Fee: $15


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Advanced Class: Yes You Can!

Tuesday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 4, 2016
Savage Quickie Writing Series 3: Do you have a Letter to the Editor or an OpEd in mind, or a story you'd like to tell? Bring in your idea, and be your own best editor.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 15
Instructor:  Katharine Hikel  Fee: $15


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Getting into the Writing Habit

Monday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts November 28, 2016
Getting into the proper mindset is an essential first step to writing a best-seller. This class explores ways for writers in all genres to stay focused, productive, and motivated. Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $70


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Memoir Writing Workshop

Monday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts September 12, 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.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $70


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Creative Writing Sampler

Monday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts October 24, 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. The class will not meet on October 31st.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $70


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Flash Fiction -One Night Workshop

Monday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 17, 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.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Annalisa Parent  Fee: $20

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Yoga & Creative Writing

Thursday   7:00-8:15 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts September 22, 2016
Explore the meeting point between creative writing and Yoga – both time-honored practices that help to center us within our lives. Each class starts with a half hour meditative Yoga practice, followed by silent writing (all genres welcome). We’ll have the chance to share our writing (completely optional) without ‘workshop’ feedback. This is an opportunity to tap into our own deep source of thoughts, dreams, memories and imagination and to write freely. Laura is the founder and director of Beecher Hill Yoga. See http://beecherhillyoga.com for more information. No Yoga or writing experience is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat, blanket and writing materials.  Typical class size ~ 11 to 22
Instructor:  Laura Wisniewski  Fee: $70



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SAT Bootcamp

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

#1 Wednesday   4:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 5, 2016
#2 Wednesday   4:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 9, 2016
For ten years, it’s been four hours to a higher score! This unique program teaches proven strategies and guides students to improve test performance through content review, practice, and stress management. SAT Bootcamp was founded 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. Visit our website www.satbootcampvt.com and find out why students from over 15 Vermont high schools and from schools in New Hampshire, New York, and Massachusetts attend this powerful workshop. Enroll early, space is limited!  Typical class size ~ 15 to 30
Instructor:  Lauren Starkey, and Essex High School math teacher Stacey Anthony  Fee: $190



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Nurturing Authentic*, Confident* Kids with Me Power!

Sponsored by findandgoseek.net

Thursday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts October 6, 2016
*Authentic: knowing your strengths, talents, beliefs, values, your true self - this is your Me Power
*Confident: acting on your Me Power and being who you really are 
Being a parent is hard work. How often do you find yourself stuck, and on a roller coaster of thoughts and emotions trying to figure out how to help your children, particularly with their social challenges? They are upset, frustrated, and worried about confusing friendships, not fitting in, being "good enough", or may be captivated by the power of what's "cool" (even if its negative).

Deb Chisholm's Me Power: The Power2Be (You. Real. Your True Self.) is an innovative program that she created to help children be authentic and confident, even under stress. When children practice Me Power, it makes all the difference in challenging situations (confusing friendships, bullying, teasing, etc.). Parents and others who care for children will learn the basics of Me Power and will leave with concepts and skills they can immediately apply.

In addition, participants will focus on 2 key processes for children to use their heads and act from their hearts (Me Power in action!). The 1-2-3 Me Power strategy is a proven method for kids to use their Me Power. This prepares them to do what is right for them when confronted with a challenging situation. Secondly, you learn about Growing My Way-Growing Your Way: a kid-friendly conceptual framework for understanding and accepting differences (one of the root issues in mean and bullying behaviors). A strong emphasis is placed on action planning and application!  Typical class size ~ 8 to 12
Instructor:  Deb Chisholm  Fee: $60


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Join us for one or many in the Character Development Series 2016-2017:
Assets & Liabilities
Addiction
Primal Movement
The Number One Benefit of Yoga
Humility
Stealing
Ruthless Compassion (I & II) - TBD 2017
The Assemblage Point - TBD 2017
Nutrition (I – III) - TBD 2017
Clear Communication - TBD 2017
Death - TBD 2017
Emotional Attachment - TBD 2017
Agreements and Commitments - TBD 2017
The Top Three and The Next Two (I & II) - TBD 2017

Assets & Liabilities

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts September 7, 2016
Practice the skill of recognition and explore recognition in relation to assets and liabilities. Potentially harness, or grasp, the courage to execute in one’s best interest, and in the best interest of all.  Typical class size ~ 3 to 20
Instructor:  Shekhinah Cluba  Fee: $60


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Addiction

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts September 21, 2016
This course is somewhat unrelated to drugs. Discuss addiction in general & within the United States & its many versions.  Typical class size ~ 3 to 20
Instructor:  Shekhinah Cluba  Fee: $60


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Primal Movement

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts October 19, 2016
Learn seven foundational/primal movements of humans. Practice diving into movements humans are innately structured and designed to perform. Please arrive dressed in comfortable clothing.  Typical class size ~ 3 to 20
Instructor:  Shekhinah Cluba  Fee: $60


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The Number One Benefit of Yoga

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts November 9, 2016
Yoga mats are unnecessary during this course. Recognize the number one benefit of yoga. Practice integrating this benefit any time, circumstance, on and off the mat.  Typical class size ~ 3 to 20
Instructor:  Shekhinah Cluba  Fee: $60


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Humility

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts November 30, 2016
Explore the seen & unseen & the direct contrast between the two. Develop the ability to drop into humility any time.  Typical class size ~ 3 to 20
Instructor:  Shekhinah Cluba  Fee: $60


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Stealing

Wednesday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts December 14, 2016
Practice the skills to recognize and avoid stealing beyond its traditional and obvious sense.  Typical class size ~ 3 to 20
Instructor:  Shekhinah Cluba  Fee: $60






 
 

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Constitution 101

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 25, 2016
This might be news to you but the upcoming election has increased interest in the U.S. Constitution. Sales of the Constituion recently skyrocketed as various candidates and pundits refer to its text. Have you read the Constitution lately? Join Chris O'Donnell, CVU's historic teacher and storyteller, as she walks you through specific language connected to the current candidates and previous elections. This is a great way to sharpen your mind before you go out to vote!  Typical class size ~ 7 to 30
Instructor:  Chris O'Donnell  Fee: $20


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The Donner Party Story

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 17, 2017
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."  Typical class size ~ 7 to 30
Instructor:  Chris O'Donnell  Fee: $20


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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 7, 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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 30
Instructor:  Jack Mayer, MD  Fee: $20


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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 December 7, 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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 30
Instructor:  Frances Foster  Fee: $25


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Open and Run an Etsy Shop

Sponsored by Merchants Bank

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 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.  Typical class size ~ 12 to 30
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $25


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Understanding Lake Ice -Part 1, Early Ice

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 8, 2016
The Champlain Valley is one of the best places in the world to find snow-free lake ice for skating, sailing and ice biking. Join Bob for Part 1 as he shares his 40 year passion for ice activity with an eye on fun and safety. Learn the true nature of wild ice, as it is complex and has a wide variety of hazards. Focus for this session will be on early season ice. You will come away with an overview of ice behavior as well as techniques and equipment that can significantly reduce the chances of getting in trouble on one of Vermont's winter's treasures. Whether you fish, XC ski, snowmobile, skate or sail on the ice, this is a must-do class to fully appreciate and enhance the joy of your activity. More info is online at lakeice.org  Typical class size ~ 12 to 24
Instructor:  Bob Dill  Fee: $25


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Understanding Lake Ice -Part 2, Late Ice

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 16, 2017
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 info is online at lakeice.org  Typical class size ~ 12 to 24
Instructor:  Bob Dill  Fee: $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 November 7, 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.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 30
Instructor:  Betsey Dempsey  Fee: $25


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Feline Behavior: Your Questions Answered!

#1 Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts September 28, 2016
#2 Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 12, 2017
Cat guardians love their cats but often find their behaviour puzzling. If you have cats and cat questions, this is the workshop for you! Come and meet Van Gogh, registered therapy cat, and his guardian, feline behaviourist and former veterinary nurse, Elizabeth Llewellyn. Elizabeth will answer your questions and offer advice on common issues such as: aggression, litter box avoidance, and environmental enrichment. Guaranteed to have you "thinking like a cat."  Typical class size ~ 6 to 20
Instructor:  Elizabeth Llewellyn, owner of Professional Cat Care Services.  Fee: $20



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Suburban Homesteading 101 -Homestead Planning

Sponsored by The Automaster

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 6, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Session 2: Vegetable Gardens, Monday, March 13, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Session 3: Backyard chickens and bees, Monday, March 20, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Session 4: Preserving and Storing, Tuesday, March 28, 6:00-8:30 p.m.  
Typical class size ~ 7 to 30
Instructor:  Markey Read & Tim King  Fee: $15



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Aromatherapy for Body Essentials!

Sponsored by Lantman's

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 5, 2016
Enjoy the weather knowing the basics are covered! Rain, sun, snow, sweat and bothersome bugs! Need I say more? Whether it’s exercising, dressing up for dinner or taking a walk in the woods, these items will be needed. Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, as we make these body essentials using aromatic essential oils. We will be making a Sensational Sunscreen, a Dynamite Deodorant, a Sonic Bug Spray and Tasty Toothpaste. The basics of aromatherapy will be discussed. You will go home with lots of goodies and do it yourself recipes!  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $45


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Herbal Kitchen Classics

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts November 9, 2016
Have you ever wanted to add a little zest to your food? It’s simple & tasty! Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, as we cover some kitchen classics. We will be exploring some inventive additions to your cooking as we prepare these creations. Every kitchen needs some Flavored Extracts, and oh how easy they are to make! Tired of using plain old salt on your food? Try preparing some Herbal Gourmet Salts to spice up the ordinary. Last but not least, we will be making an Herbal Infused Honey to sweeten up your drinks & foods. We will do a little taste testing & then everyone will prepare their own!  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $40


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Herbal Stocking Stuffers

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts December 14, 2016
Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, and learn how to make skin care products from Vermont grown herbs just in time for the holidays! Keep your skin looking radiant & feeling healthy with your own blend of Luscious Lip Balms, Honey Sugar Scrubs and Moisturizing Body Butters. The basics of Aromatherapy will be discussed while we are creating these amazing natural products. Along with recipes, you’ll go home with your own hand-made goodies & lots of gift making ideas!  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $45


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Traditional Cold Pressed Soap

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 8, 2017
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.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $50


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The Fantastic Fruity Facial!

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 15, 2017
Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, will show you how to care for your special skin type with wonderful natural beauty products you can make yourself. You’ll make your own nutritious face care products all with a fruity flare & then indulge in a fabulous five-step facial. These recipes will brighten up your day and your face! You will be applying an Apple & Oat Cleanser, a Pineapple & Coconut Face Mask, a Papaya Toner and a Mango Moisturizer. Come in stressed & leave relaxed & glowing! Please bring a large towel, bowl & something to tie your hair back. This class is open to all!  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $45


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Herbal Medicine Making Basics

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 12, 2017
Immerse yourself in this hands-on class where you will learn to make your own homemade herbal medicine for yourself & your family! Ever wonder how it’s done? Well, now’s your chance to find out! It’s both fun and empowering to make your own herbal preparations. Kelley Robie of Horsetail Herbs will discuss techniques for harvesting, drying & storing herbs and then cover the basics of how to prepare highly effective medicinal teas, tinctures, infused oils and salves. Medicine making using “weeds for your needs!" You will take home all of your preparations for immediate use.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Kelley Robie  Fee: $45


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Fermented Foods: Buttermilk, Yogurt, Kombucha, Oh My

Wednesday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts October 19, 2016
Learn about making these fermented products in your home as people have for hundreds of years. A tradition you'll wonder how you ever did without once you've tried fermented foods and enjoy the health benefits of them. Please note that the medical profession cannot find that there are health benefits of Kombucha. However the Chinese call it "the elixir of life." You will be pleasantly surprised to see how much of the equipment needed you already have in your kitchen or are easy to obtain as an alternative to the equipment sold specifically for doing for fermentation. So not a big investment to do your fermentation. You will find often that you can make these for a much lower price than buying it at a store. Once you learn the process of fermentation, you will discover what an easy process it is to make fermented foods and will make them often. You will learn about equipment needed, alternatives on making yogurt without buying a yogurt maker, educational resources, how the fermentation process works, proper preparation of your fermentation food, and storage of you completed food. When you leave the class you will have a foundation to know how to make buttermilk, yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut, soaked oatmeal and will feel comfortable about making them in your home. So let's ferment.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 20
Instructor:  Barb Saunders  Fee: $30


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Nature's Stimulants and Herbal Chocolates

    p.m.      Starts TBD
This class will explore the many stimulants that help us move through our waking hours, and how to go about using them in healthy ways. Learn to use some of your favorites, like chocolate and coffee as the delivery system for many potent wildcrafted herbs that are growing outside of your front door. This class will include a platter of home-made herb infused raw chocolates, as well as recipes and a demo for an herbal coffee and chocolate elixir.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 20
Instructor:  Elliot Cluba, Herbs and Arrows, LLC  Fee: $30


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The Toxins In Your World: Detoxify your Home Step-by-Step

   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts TBD
Our modern world has introduced thousands of chemicals into our everyday lives without thoroughly testing them for toxicity or ill-health effects. Sadly, many chemicals are only removed from our world AFTER they have already caused some harm (i.e. lead, DDT, mercury thermometers, etc.). There is a growing body of research demonstrating that all together, these chemicals are creating a toxic body burden that is affecting our health in countless ways. It is up to us to slowly clean up our home, food, soil, water, and personal products to rid ourselves of this burden and improve our body's healing abilities. Come learn about the steps to take in order to remove the most toxic chemicals from your home, food, water and personal products.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 20
Instructor:  Morella Devost, EdM, MA.  Fee: $20


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Your Emotions & Your Health

   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts TBD
The body-mind-emotions connection is stronger than you might imagine. After all, your thoughts and emotions are very real chemical processes occurring in the body, and as such, they have a very real effect. In this class we will explore the different ways in which your emotions are contributing to your health challenges. You’ll learn how patterns of stress, anxiety, depression, grief and anger show up in various health problems. We’ll look at the emotional roots of common health issues like obesity, pain, digestive issues, skin disorders, autoimmune conditions, etc. You’ll learn about several tools to help you process emotional blocks that might be keeping you from experiencing better health.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 20
Instructor:  Morella Devost, EdM, MA.  Fee: $20


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What Keeps You From Losing Weight?

   5:30-7:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts TBD
Weight loss has become a very confusing thing to do. People end up watching their weight yo-yo with diets. Whether it’s low carb, low fat, vegan, paleo, or whatever it is, ALL dieting approaches fail to address two essential components: 1) the mechanisms through which your body burns fat (namely hormones), and 2) the mental and emotional components that create your habits. In this talk, we will explore two VERY different dimensions of weight loss. To begin, we will talk about how thyroid and adrenal function are related to your ability to lose weight and what you can do about it. In the second part of the class, we’ll talk about the beliefs and emotions that hold you back in your weight loss efforts. How stress, grief, depression, and subconscious sabotage will also be discussed.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 20
Instructor:  Morella Devost, EdM, MA.  Fee: $20



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