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Mixed Level Wheel & Hand Building

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

#1 Wednesday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 8, 2017
#2 Thursday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 9, 2017
#3 Thursday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 9, 2017
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 (~$70) included in fee.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $260


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Hand Build a Pitcher

Wednesday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts January 4, 2017
Join Jen for this unique offering in pottery. Participants will have the time to focus on one form and a special surface decoration (sgrafitto, carving, texture) to create their unique hand-built pitcher using slabs. Learn to use underglazes as well. New forms and skills are attained as well as creating a functional work of art for your table. All material included. To view last year's projects, check out Access in Action online at tinyurl.com/handpitcheraccess  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $95


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Tableware

Wednesday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 8, 2017
Want to create your own dinnerware? In this class participants will create an original dinnerware set. Each person will make 4 plates, 4 cups/mugs and 4 bowls. Using textured slabs, each person's set will be customized and functional. This new Access offering will change the way you sit down to eat! This class is appropriate for those with any level of experience.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $190


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Terra Cotta Planters: Hand Building

Wednesday   5:45-7:45 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts May 17, 2017
Learn how to make beautiful terra cotta planters using slabs. Students can either make 1-2 larger planters for flowers or 3 small planters with a tray for kitchen herbs. We will experiment with using natural textures, decorative coils and wax resist to enhance pieces.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Jen Labie  Fee: $100


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Hand-Painted Earthenware -Pasta Bowl

Sponsored by The Automaster

#1 Monday   3:30-5:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 3, 2017
#2 Monday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 3, 2017
Create your own hand painted earthenware pasta bowl! Students will be provided with a bisque bowl and learn how to apply gorgeous, translucent, ceramic underglazes, creating a one of a kind serving piece. Paint your own freehand design, and/or use sponges and stamps to help produce your masterpiece. All artistic levels are welcome!! Pieces will be glazed and fired by instructor and returned within a two week period. All quality materials (approx. $15). are included in fee.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Lisa Kent  Fee: $40


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Watercolor for Beginners

Sponsored by Good Times Café

Thursday   4:00-6:00 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 9, 2017
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: $260


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Watercolor for Beginners 2

Thursday   6:15-8:15 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 9, 2017
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: $260


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Watercolor Studio

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts February 8, 2017
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: $200


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Landscape Painting in Acrylics
for the Absolute Beginner

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 20, 2017
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: $65


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Paint Skies and Clouds

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 27, 2017
Learn traditional and innovative ways to paint skies. We'll experiment on several small paintings and learn from each other. We'll work in acrylics with various helpful mediums to achieve more possibilities. Feel free to bring reference photos.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $75


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Paint Water and Rocks

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 3, 2017
As in the sky painting class, we'll create several canvases. We will explore some of the many ways water presents itself -oceans, lakes and streams, even puddles. Feel free to bring reference photos.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $75


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Explore the Versatility of Acrylic Paints

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 1, 2017
We'll use brushes and other tools as we explore how acrylic paints react to different surfaces. We'll mimic watercolor and oils as we paint on panels and watercolor paper as well as the more traditional canvas. We'll talk about the many mediums and grounds available which open up even more possibilities. Class includes handout. Please note we won't work toward a finished piece of art in this class -rather we'll make discoveries to help us with future artworks.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $75


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Intro to Drawing

Sponsored by Lantman's

Tuesday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts April 4, 2017
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 April 5, 2017
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 setup and cleanup, 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

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 setup and cleanup, 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 March 27, 2017
#2 Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 12, 2017
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

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 8, 2017
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: $40


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Zentangle Inspired by Nature Tangles

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 24, 2017
Prerequisite: Intro to Zentangle Class. This two-hour class is a Zentangle exploration on all things natural. Class will explore patterns found in nature. Students will first learn on small paper tiles, and then progress to creating patterns on rocks and wood. Learn the skills to take home and practice on your own! Teacher will provide pens, paper, and rocks. Students are also encouraged to bring their own pens and rocks, shells, or sea glass. Fee includes $5 for materials.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Jamie Proctor-Brassard, CZT  Fee: $40


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Traditional Rug Hooking for Beginners

Sponsored by City Market

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts February 16, 2017
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 ~ 5 to 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 February 16, 2017
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 ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Davey DeGraff  Fee: $105


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Punch Needle Rug Hooking for Beginners

Thusday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 30, 2017
Join Diane in this popular class of punch needle rug hooking with 100% wool rug yarn. This technique dates back to the mid-1800's. You will learn all the basics from start to finish. A practice kit is included and Diane will provide the tools and materials for use during class while creating an 8" to 14" design of your choice. We will use a #9 Oxford Punch Needle, and a variety of designs and templates will be available or you can create your own. All tools and materials used in class are available for purchase. Some rug yarn will be provided, and available for purchase. For more information, contact Diane at dburgess@cssu.org. This class is recommended for high school or older.   Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Diane Burgess  Fee: $105



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. Prerequisite: High school or older and a Beginner Punch Needle rug hooking class.   Typical class size ~ 4 to 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 March 13, 2017
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 May 1, 2017
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 March 20, 2017
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: $50


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It's in the Bag -3 Bags Sewing Workshop

Thursday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 9, 2017
Make a great shopping bag as you get the feel for using a sewing machine. Next, create a zippered organizer pouch. Then end this class by creating 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. Materials needed: for all three classes you will need 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, 1 ½ yard of fusible fleece, and basic sewing supplies such as pins, scissors, and a tape measure or ruler. No class on March 23rd.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 8
Instructor:  Audrey Moore  Fee: $100


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Microwave Bowl Potholder

Thursday   5:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 20, 2017
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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Table Runner

Thursday   5:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 4, 2017
Prepare a table runner 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.   4 weeks   Starts March 15, 2017
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: $100


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Pillows! Sewing Workshop

Wednesday   5:30-8:00 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts April 12, 2017
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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All That Jazz Bracelet

Wednesday   6:00-9:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 25, 2017
If you like Funky, Chunky Bracelets, this is the class for you! This Bracelet requires stringing and some needle and thread work. Students will use Cube, Drop and Dagger Beads in this creation.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 8
Instructor:  Ginger Morton  Fee: $45


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Crystal Diamond Bracelet

Thursday   6:00-9:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 23, 2017
This is a needle and thread project, using seed beads and Swarovski Crystals. You will definitely add some sparkle to your life with this project! All quality materials are included in fee.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 8
Instructor:  Ginger Morton  Fee: $50


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Rick Rack Bracelet

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 9, 2017
This bracelet has kind of a lacey look, made out of seed beads and Czech glass rounds. It will remind you of Rick Rack! All quality materials are included in fee.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 8
Instructor:  Ginger Morton  Fee: $40


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Knitting Clinic for All

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts January 25, 2017
Come join this fun and casual approach to enhancing your knitting skills! Annette provides hand-outs, impromptu instruction using the whiteboard and internet, and makes sure to circulate among the students during each class. She also gives students a discount on yarn and supplies from her shop, Make Life Cozy. The focus is on continental knitting. All levels welcome.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $100


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Knit a Christmas Stocking

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 14, 2017
Start now, and you'll be stress free and finished by Christmas!! This class has so much going for it- you'll end up with a personalized Christmas stocking while essentially learning how to knit socks. We'll learn an easy way to add designs after the stocking is finished, as well as knitting them in. Yarn available from Annette at a discount (enroll two weeks before class for discount option). Suitable for intermediate knitters. Fee does not include yarn.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $80


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Needle Felt Hearts

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 14, 2017
This is a super fun and easy class and a great introduction to felting using the felting needle. Just in time for Valentine's Day you can choose teeny hearts, big 3D hearts, flat hearts for garlands, decorated hearts... lots of choices and colors available. Make some great hearts with all materials included.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 14
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $35


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Needle Felt a Cat

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 10, 2017
Bring a photo of your favorite feline and we'll reproduce it using wool and a felting needle. Suitable for beginners and lots of fun.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 14
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $40


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Needle Felt an Earth Ball

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 17, 2017
Make our Earth or design your own planet!  Typical class size ~ 6 to 14
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $25


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Make Origami Boxes!

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 23, 2017
Fold square and triangular boxes, with fancy lids. Easier than it sounds, with lots of room for experimentation and play. Many papers to choose from. Class includes a handout with instructions.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 14
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $30


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3D Origami Flowers

Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 24, 2017
Learn to fold pretty five-petaled paper flowers. Can be used individually as pins (I'll bring what's needed for that), or get ambitious and fold 60 to make a gorgeous flower globe (you won't have time for that in class, but you will have the know-how). Handout included with class.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 14
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $30


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Origami Kusudama

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts March 13, 2017
This is a fancy ball made of thirty pre-folded units, which are assembled into a globe shape. If you enjoy paper folding, then you can master the basic folds. The result is outstanding and makes a fabulous gift.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 14
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $40


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Paper Weaving- Hearts and Garlands

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 6, 2017
We'll play with pretty papers and make woven heart baskets and pennants with stars and stripes and other designs.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $30


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Make Your Own Coloring Pages

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 21, 2017
In this fun new offering, we'll expand on the coloring craze by designing our own coloring pages. Many cool designs will be made and shared after the class. The more the merrier for this one. Annette will also share her favorite coloring techniques, which may surprise you!  Typical class size ~ 5 to 12
Instructor:  Annette Hansen  Fee: $30


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Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Thursday   6:00-9:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 6, 2017
Ukrainian egg decorating, also called Psyanky, is a fun way to make beautiful eggs that will last for years. The process is like batik, in that you add layers of color by laying down designs in beeswax. This process uses raw eggs, that can then be blown or allowed to dry out naturally. Come learn how to make colorful eggs, just in time for Easter!  Typical class size ~ 5 to 12
Instructor:  Marie Eddy  Fee: $30


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Carving in Wood -The Spoon

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 7, 2017
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 -Whittle Bear

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 11, 2017
Learn the techniques of hand carving a miniature "Chainsaw Style" carved Bear. Beginning carvers will work on a bear cub hiding inside a stump with his head and arms peeking out. Experienced carvers will work on the same bear pattern but include his entire body and arms held out possibly holding a welcome sign. Optional purchase of knife and chisel, add $40.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 10
Instructor:  Bob Lindemann  Fee: $35/75


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Folk Art Style Shore Bird

Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week  Start to be determined
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 Spotted Sandpiper on a wooden 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

#1 Wednesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts January 18, 2017 .....Instructor: Dick Francis
#2 Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts April 4, 2017 .....Instructor: Jon Kohn
This class is designed for beginning woodworkers. Students will develop their own individual project design, material selection, and/or tool & machine use. Participants will receive expert advice on their projects. Learn power machine tools with teacher demonstrations and hands-on experience. Students will be able to continue work on projects by enrolling in other woodworking options.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Fee: $250


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Woodworking 2 -You Build It!!

#1 Tuesday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 7, 2017
#2 Thursday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 9, 2017
#3 Thursday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts April 6, 2017
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: $250


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CVU Wood, Weld & Metal Workshops

Monday   5:30-8:30 p.m.   6 weeks   Available on Mondays in January & February
If you have some woodworking, machining, or welding experience then reserve weeks to work on the tools available at CVU. Sign up to use the CVU Tech Ed shop with the guidance of experienced high school teachers, Dick Francis or Jeff Tobrocke. Dick and Jeff will help you plan and implement your workflow. Enroll with your work plan so we may coordinate shop space with instructors. Pay $45/wk and receive professional consulting while using state of the art tools.  Typical class size ~ 1 to 6
Instructor:  Dick Francis & Jeff Tobrocke  Fee: $45/wk


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Welding -Beginners

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

#1 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 28, 2017
#2 Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 30, 2017
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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Middle Eastern Cuisine -Vegetarian

Sponsored by City Market

Wednesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 8, 2017
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 April 19, 2017
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 Injera

Sponsored by The Automaster

FULL - #1 Thursday   5:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 16, 2017
#2 Thursday   5:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 23, 2017
Injera is unique staple food to Ethiopia & Eritrea best know for spongy sourdough flatbread. It's a mixture of Teff (nutrient-dense & gluten-free), barley, corn & self-rising flour. Learn to mix the dough in class. Also observe batter ready to be baked. Everyone will take turn making injera and when done we'll sit and enjoy dinner together. All four weeks of Ethiopian options 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 March 9, 2017
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. 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 wonderful cuisine. All four weeks of Ethiopian options 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 May 4, 2017
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. 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 wonderful cuisine. All four weeks of Ethiopian options 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 June 1, 2017
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. 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 wonderful cuisine. All four weeks of Ethiopian options for $130 or $35 per week.  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Alganesh Michael  Fee: $35


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Italian Immersion through Cooking

Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts May 2, 2017
Does you want to explore traditional Italian cuisine while learning the language? This unique offering will not only introduce four basic, traditional Italian piatti, but will do so while you learn vocabulary and communicative basics related to each week's recipe. The vocabulary related to each lesson will be presented in a fun and engaging manner while you cut, chop, stir, mix, and assemble your creations to bring home (or enjoy!) at the end of each lesson. This 4-week session follows the theme of a typical Italian meal.
Week One (Antipasto): Italian introductions and vocabulary followed by preparation of traditional Italian bruschetta or pesto.
Week Two (Primo piatto): Continuation of Italian vocabulary and introduction to basic conversation followed by preparation of either homemade pasta or homemade ravioli.
Week Three (Secondo piatto): Eliminating the use of most English while students prepare melanzana fritta (eggplant parmesan).
Week Four (Dolce): Continued immersion in Italian and preparation of the ever-popular dessert, tiramisu.
All dishes will be prepped, prepared and cooked on-site. All skill levels are welcome.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 14
Instructor:  Ashley Williams-Wenschhof  Fee: $140


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Classic Chinese Cuisine

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

Thursday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 26, 2017
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 Sesame 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 February 23, 2017
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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Energizing Your Diet with Living Foods

Tuesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 28, 2017
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 recipes and 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 March 14, 2017
Nutrition can be a complicated and confusing topic. Many experts pronounce their dietary approach to be the best for everyone. The truth is, there is no "right" diet for everyone, just the 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 that meets your unique nutritional needs. Course will include a presentation and discussion along with time in the kitchen preparing nutritious, nutrient dense desserts, smoothies, salads and entrees.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Tim Yandow and Ayla Yandow  Fee: $60


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Incredible Decorated Easter Cookies -All Ages Welcome

Sponsored by findandgoseek.net

Thursday   4:00-6:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 13, 2017
Learn the art of decorating great sugar cookies that will dazzle those lucky enough to receive one. Join Carol for this hands-on afternoon of fun and tasty treats. This class is designed for learners 5 years old and up. Adults are welcome and will most certainly enjoy learning this new skill as well. Participants will decorate a dozen holiday-shaped cookies, a $15 + value.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 16
Instructor:  Carol Fox  Fee: $25


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Chocolate Sponge Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

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 February 8, 2017
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 January 17, 2017
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 March 14, 2017
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 March 7, 2017
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 March 7, 2017
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. A useful text, good for the continuation level here at Access, and all handouts are included in the price and yours to keep. 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 March 8, 2017
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 Republic, 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. 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 March 8, 2017
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 topics 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.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Antonio Basanta  Fee: $140


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French 101 -Part 1

Sponsored by Lantman's

Tuesday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts March 21, 2017
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 101 -Part 2

Tuesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts March 21, 2017
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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French Immersion

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Tuesday   6:15-7:30 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 7, 2017
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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Italian for Travelers

Thursday   5:30-6:45 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts January 26, 2017
Learn the beginnings of conversational Italian the way Italians sound. Join native Italian speaker and former tour guide Francesca Creta-Merrill in this intensive course as she shares her love of Italy and this beautiful language. Immerse yourself in the culture and discover more about customs and habits of Italy before you go on your trip! Participants are guaranteed to be engaged in new learning from the first moments of the class to the last session. Of course, there is no homework, but practice always helps. No prerequisite, although some knowledge of a romance language acquired at some point in your life, will be an advantage. 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 March 15, 2017
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 March 15, 2017
This class is designed for those who have finished the study of Yong Ho's "Beginner's Chinese" or other beginner materials and already have basic conversation abilities, but are interested in improving their Chinese proficiency in listening and speaking. Jieru, an experienced native speaker, will present the class in Mandarin Chinese 95% of the time in order to create an immersive environment. Through focused daily-life conversations, students will expand vocabulary and be able to communicate accurately and appropriately in an authentic way. Materials included in fee.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 15
Instructor:  Jieru Wang  Fee: $150


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German for Beginners

Monday   6:30-7:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts January 9, 2017
If you are interested in the German language, the German culture, German ancestors, or vacations in Germany or Austria the feel free to join this group. New learners and those with previous German experiences will learn basic phrases, simple grammar, and easy conversations. This class is a good opportunity to find out about German habits and conventions like ordering a meal in a restaurant or reading easy fairy tales. A book will be provided after the first class to help improve skills at home as well. Sabine has taught adults in Germany and Vermont and is certified by the Goethe-Institut NYC.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 15
Instructor:  Sabine Reising  Fee: $175


 

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German Part 2

Monday   6:30-7:45 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts April 17, 2017
If you are interested in the German language, the German culture, German ancestors, or vacations in Germany or Austria feel free to join this group. Learners with a few or previous German experiences will learn from easy to more advanced conversations and grammar. This class is a good opportunity to find out about conventions like smalltalk, orientation during traveling or reading easy poems and fairy tales as well as talking about German habits. We also work constantly on the pronunciation and fluency. A book will help to improve skills during the class and at home as well. All necessary materials are included in fee. Sabine has taught adults in Germany and Vermont and is certified by the Goethe-Institut.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 15
Instructor:  Sabine Reising  Fee: $110


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Guitar for Beginners

Sponsored by Good Times Café

Thursday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 9, 2017
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. Limited spots available so reserve yours soon. Bring your own guitar. An electronic tuner is strongly recommended but not a prerequisite.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 10
Instructor:  Sallie Mack  Fee: $200


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Guitar 2 -Intermediate

Thursday   6:50-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 9, 2017
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 10
Instructor:  Sallie Mack  Fee: $200


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Basic Banjo

Sponsored by The Automaster

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 14, 2017
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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Old Time String Band

Tuesday   6:45-8:00 p.m.   10 weeks   Starts February 14, 2017
Play in a "string band" with Jim, our ACCESS banjo teacher. This class is all about having fun while playing in a group. Participants should be intermediate or advanced-beginner players of fiddle, (acoustic) guitar, mandolin, banjo, or (upright) bass. Other instruments will be considered individually; check in with us. Everyone will have a chance to play melody as well as an opportunity to play accompaniment. A new tune will be offered each week in this 75-minute class. Participants are welcome to suggest tunes. Emphasis will initially be on Old-Time tunes, but other genres are welcome. Sheet music and/or tablature will be provided as needed.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 15
Instructor:  Jim Shaw  Fee: $160


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Intro to Ukulele

Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts March 21, 2017
Ukuleles are a hoot. They make new friends and spread great waves of 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   6:45-7:45 p.m.   8 weeks   Starts March 21, 2017
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

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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Beginner Fiddle

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts February 20, 2017
Learn the fiddle through Scottish and Irish tunes. Bring your own violin, bow, and music stand to this interactive group. Open to all ages. This group meets on the third Monday in February thru May (February 20, March 20, April 17, and May 15).  Typical class size ~ 6 to 12
Instructor:  Helena Nicolay  Fee: $60

 

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Contemporary Dance

#1 Tuesday   7:30-9:00 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts January 3, 2017
#2 Tuesday   7:30-9:00 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 21, 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   6:15-7:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 23, 2017
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 ($110 per person).  Typical class size ~ 4 to 20
Instructor:  Terry Bouricius  Fee: $70


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Ballroom Dancing

Thursday   7:30-8:45 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 23, 2017
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, Foxtrot, 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 ($110 per person).  Typical class size ~ 4 to 20
Instructor:  Terry Bouricius  Fee: $70


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Jazzercise Dance Mixx

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Thursday   3:45-4:45 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 16, 2017
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! 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 Winter or Spring (upon available space)…$75
__Any 12 weeks per Winter or Spring semesters (upon available space)…$140
Pay at the first class or provide dates when payments will be made.  Typical class size ~ 12 to 24
Instructor:  Tamie-Jo Dickinson  Fee: $140


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Core Training

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

#1 Tuesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   15 weeks   Starts February 7, 2017
#2 Thursday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   15 weeks   Starts February 9, 2017
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 and Fitness -Part 1 Upper Body

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

Wednesday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 1, 2017
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: $80


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Weight Training and Fitness -Part 2 Lower Body

Wednesday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 29, 2017
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: $80


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

Monday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts January 30, 2017
This offering is a "core camp" for men and women. 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: $80


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

Monday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 27, 2017
See description for Core Strength - Part 1. 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: $80


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Off Season Conditioning
for Cyclists and Mountain Bikers

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Wednesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 1, 2017
Cycling season is coming and this class, taught by avid cyclist Steve Gaydos, will have you working out doing cycling-specific weight training exercises that you need in order to develop your power and reduce your risk of injury. You will also learn the best techniques for warm-up, cool-down, stretching, and recovery. Many ages (15+) are welcome, and special attention is given to the unique needs of women, juniors (age 15-17), and masters (over 40). Attention to hill climbing speed, time trialing, and sprinting will be included for those interested. Also addressed will be muscle imbalances and flexibility issues that may be holding you back from riding at your best.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $80


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


Power Training for Cyclists and Mountain Bikers

Wednesday   5:30-6:40 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 29, 2017
See description for Off Season Conditioning for Cyclists and Mountain Bikers. Start on Part 2 or do it as continuation of Part 1. Your experience will be individualized and tailored to your needs.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $80


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Golf Conditioning -Part 1 Winter Conditioning

Monday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts January 30, 2017
Look forward to going to the gym for workouts this winter by training for your favorite sport! This class is designed for golfers to improve their conditioning during the off season. Steve, an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, will focus workouts on a combination of Strength training, Core training, and Balance training. The exercises are sport-specific and chosen to be appropriate for all levels of fitness. The goal is to improve your swing and decrease your risk of injury by performing strength and stretching exercises. And to make your gym time more fun and more relevant.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $80


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


Golf Conditioning -Part 2 Flexibility and Strength

Monday   6:45-7:55 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts March 27, 2017
See description for Golf Conditioning -Part 1 Winter Conditions. Start on Part 2 or do it as continuation of Part 1. Your experience will be individualized and tailored to your needs.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Steve Gaydos  Fee: $80


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


Yoga Monday Evening

Sponsored by Chef Leu's House

Monday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   14 weeks   Starts January 23, 2017
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

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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Vinyasa Yoga

Sponsored by City Market

Wednesday   3:40-4:40 p.m.   12 weeks   Starts February 15, 2017
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 aid 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 Winter or Spring (upon available space)…$75
__Any 12 weeks per Winter or Spring semesters (upon available space)…$140
Pay at the first class or provide dates when payments will be made.  Typical class size ~ 11 to 22
Instructor:  Camille Kronk  Fee: $140


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Prenatal Yoga and Pregnancy Self-Care

Sponsored by The Automaster

#1 Tuesday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts January 3, 2017
#2 Tuesday   6:00-7:15 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts February 21, 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


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


Equestrian Yoga

Monday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts January 23, 2017
Come explore the benefits that your time on the yoga mat can bring to your riding and relationship with your equine partner. Beginners welcome. The first class will be an hour and a half while the other five classes will be an hour. Please bring a yoga mat and cushion or blanket. Typical class size ~ 6 to 20
Instructor:  Elizabeth Poulsen, Beecher Hill Yoga  Fee: $55

 

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Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


Explore Yourself, Explore Feldenkrais

Wednesday   6:30-7:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts May 24, 2017
Find joy in small movements. Classes are designed to have you do less, and explore more. The result is a new experience of yourself in movement. All that's needed is a mat or blanket, and comfortable loose fitting clothes and a curiosity about yourself. The Feldenkrais Method has been around for over 50 years in the US, and helps people with varied physical abilities. It is appreciated by top athletes, musicians, dancers, as well as people recovering from injuries, dealing with Parkinson's, MS and other issues. Gillian spent 4 years getting 800 hours of training and is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner.  Typical class size ~ 4 to 10
Instructor:  Gillian Franks  Fee: $40

 
 

Email, Internet, File Basics

Sponsored by Limbwalker Tree Service

#1 Monday   9:00-10:00 a.m.   1 or many weeks   Email or call to confirm dates
#2 Monday   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


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194

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,web albums, 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


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


Cell Phone & Cloud Workshops

Sponsored by Good Times Café

#1 Tuesday   9:00-10:00 a.m.   1 or many weeks   Email or call to confirm dates
#2 Tuesday   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


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


Twitter Tweet Essentials

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


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


Word Skills -Basic & Advanced Workshops

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

Thursday   5:00-7:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts February 16, 2017
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


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


The ABC's of Excel Part 1

Monday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 20, 2017
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

Monday   5:00-6:45 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts April 17, 2017
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

#1 Thursday   9:00-10:00 a.m.   1 or many weeks   Email or call to confirm dates
#2 Thursday   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


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


Digital Camera & Image Workshops

Sponsored by PhotoGarden

#1 Wednesday   9:00-10:00 a.m.   1 week   Email or call to confirm dates
#2 Wednesday   7:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   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


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


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


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


Next Layers of Photoshop

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts May 3, 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


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


Advanced Photoshop Layers & Filters Workshops

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   4 weeks  Start to be determined
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


Enroll with online form or via access@cssu.org or call 802-482-7194


Intro to Adobe Illustrator

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

Wednesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 22, 2017
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 Vipassana (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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Mindful Meditation Part 2

Wednesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts April 12, 2017
If you have taken the first Meditation class then this is a great way to continue.  Typical class size ~ 9 to 18
Instructor:  Meg Howard  Fee: $25


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Reiki -First Degree

#1 Tuesday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts January 17, 2017
#2 Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts March 23, 2017
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 January 26, 2017
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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Intro to Shamanic Journeying

Thursday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts February 9, 2017
The Shamanic Journey has been a foundation of shamanic traditions of original cultures throughout the world. It is a means to access wisdom, assistance and support from a vast source of compassionate intelligence. The class will provide journey instruction to "non-ordinary reality" to tap into this source. Participants are asked to bring a blindfold, a mat for laying down, a notebook and a sense of adventure. Julie Soquet is a local shamanic practitioner of over 20 years. She has studied with Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman and indigenous medicine people of Belize, Borneo, Brazil, and Peru.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Julie Soquet  Fee: $45


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Animal Communication

Thursday   5:30-7:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 30, 2017
If you have ever bonded with an animal, you have likely been communicating back and forth consistently with this animal friend. This class offers exercises and practice in sharpening your intuition and telepathy to intentionally communicate with animal friends, and receive their direct messaging. Please bring photos of several animal friends who are currently in your life. Julie has been practicing Animal Communication for 20 years. She studied with Penelope Smith, author of many books on the subject.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Julie Soquet  Fee: $45


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Therapeutic Massage with Tuina

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   5 weeks   Starts May 3, 2017
Discover many elements of therapeutic massage with Kirsten, a Board certified massage therapist. Each week will explore different elements of massage including Swedish Massage therapy with an emphasis on the body-mind connection and solutions for common musculoskeletal conditions. We will examine the effect of relaxation on the immune system and how to integrate techniques such as Tuina, Reiki, & Shiatsu. Find out how these techniques improve pregnancy, oncology, sports massage and elder care. The massage solutions will address headaches, vertigo, vision, breathing dysfunction, back pain, sciatic nerve issues, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, Achilles tendinitis and many more muscle dynamic conditions. This class is approved by the national certification board and certified massage therapists will get continuing education credits. More info may be found at www.integrativemassagetherapyofvermont.com  Typical class size ~ 5 to 20
Instructor:  Kirsten Wiley  Fee: $120


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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 January 30, 2017
#2 Wednesday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 3, 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 for Beginners -Club Series

Monday   3:30-5:00 p.m.   9 weeks   Starts March 13, 2017
These lessons feature a hands-on teaching approach with students learning the game by doing exercises with actual cards at the table. No knowledge of bridge is required. If you always wanted to learn, this is a great opportunity in what has become an Access regular offering. A lifetime of fun follows as people everywhere are playing bridge. Learn the basic bidding system and card playing skills to build on with continued practice. The instructor, Phil Sharpsteen, is an accredited ACBL teacher and the current president of the Vermont bridge unit. The student text will be closely followed, so it will be an excellent review reference for the course material. Club Book is included with fee.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 30
Instructor:  Phil Sharpsteen  Fee: $95


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Bridge-Defense -Heart Series

Monday   5:15-6:45 p.m.   9 weeks   Starts March 13, 2017
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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Juggling for All -3 Weeks

Wednesday   5:30-6:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts March 22, 2017
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 - How to Travel Inexpensively

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 9, 2017
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. The emphasis is on Great Britain, but the info applies to travel anywhere. Swap your home and car with someone who wants 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. A brief time will be spent on how to lower other travel costs, such as airfares.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 15
Instructor:  Julia Blake  Fee: $25


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Solar Energy 101

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

Thursday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   2 weeks   Starts April 13, 2017
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 familiar 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. Sponsored by the Vermont Astronomical Society  Fee: $25


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Bird-Watching in Winter??? YES!!

Sponsored by The Automaster

Monday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts January 30, 2017
Bird-watching is so easy in the spring and summer. All the little birds are chirping with excitement, flitting to and fro, looking for mates, nesting, and feeding noisy youngsters. But birding during Vermont's winters can also be wonderful. In this class we'll look at the large flocks of little birds that visit backyard feeders and forage in agricultural fields; then the even larger flocks of diving birds that winter on Lake Champlain; and then the Biggies: wintering eagles, owls, hawks and falcons. We'll plan an optional field trip to look at diving ducks on the lake.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 20
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $50


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Escape from Winter with Birds

Monday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 13, 2017
For this one evening, forget about cold fingers and toes. Forget about shoveling the driveway and scraping your windshield and carrying in loads of heavy wood for the stove. Join birder Maeve Kim in a virtual visit to Arizona's "sky islands" - warmth, endless blue sky, desert flowers, and lots and lots of birds.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 20
Instructor:  Maeve Kim  Fee: $20


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Beekeeping Basics

Sponsored by Horsford Nursery

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   3 weeks   Starts April 4, 2017
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

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 31, 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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Summer Tree ID

Sponsored by Limbwalker Tree Service

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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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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Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation

Monday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 13, 2017
Ever found an orphaned baby wild mammal or bird and wondered what to do and whom to contact? Join Helena, a VT State and Federally Licensed wildlife rehabilitator and author, in this fascinating class and learn what a wildlife rehabilitator does in their daily work of responding to injured/orphaned wildlife calls and the journey from admitting an animal to its eventual release back into the wild. Helena will also discuss the ecology, habits and impact humans have on Vermont birds and mammals. If you are considering becoming a licensed rehabilitator, Helena will have applications and tips on the process involved. Helena runs NorthStream Wildlife Rescue and is the author of The Squirrel Diaries, Tales from a Wildlife Rehabilitator. Attendees will receive a FREE Copy of her book, retail value -$16.95!!!  Typical class size ~ 12 to 24
Instructor:  Helena Nicolay  Fee: $25


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Backyard Blueberries

Thursday   5:30-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 4, 2017
Have you got a small space in your backyard? Come to this class and learn how to grow blueberries without chemicals or pesticides. Blueberries are high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They freeze easily and just taste good. You will learn about different varieties by berry size, plant size, season, and taste. Discover how to plant a berry plant and how, why, and when to prune. Find out about soil pH needs and mulching options. Learn tips on keeping the birds off your plants and how to store after you pick. Nothing beats picking berries in your own yard. You will enjoy watching your plants mature and enjoy your bounty for years to come.  Typical class size ~ 10 to 20
Instructor:  Barb Saunders  Fee: $20



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Gardening 101

Wednesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts March 15, 2017
Come learn the basics about smart gardening and get a jumpstart on managing your home landscape. We'll cover site analysis and talk about the best plants for wet or dry conditions, shade or sun, privacy, and wildlife value, including many cold-hardy classic perennials that are easy to grow and some new varieties to try. The last session will cover noxious weeds, agressive spreaders, and plants included on Vermont's invasive species list and discuss good alternatives recommended by the VT chapter of the Nature Conservancy. The instructor, Charlotte Albers, is a horticulturalist and garden curator at UVM's Center for Horticulture, Research, and Education in South Burlington.  Typical class size ~ 8 to 20
Instructor:  Charlotte Albers  Fee: $55


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SAT Bootcamp

Sponsored by Hart & Mead

Wednesday   4:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 22, 2017
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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The Heart of Parenting: Growing Authentic and Confident Kids

Sponsored by findandgoseek.net

Thursday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 16, 2017
*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
Do you know a child….
• struggling with difficult friend(s), mean behaviors, or bullying
• having a hard time with schoolwork, unsure of their capabilities?
• worrying about keeping up with peers in sports or other activities?
• who has a talent that others see, yet doesn't recognize and feel good about those talents?
• having a challenging time with making friends, or making sense of confusing friendships?
If you do know a child with any one of the above challenges, and you are struggling with helping them, this workshop is designed for you… 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.   Typical class size ~ 8 to 12
Instructor:  Deb Chisholm  Fee: $15


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VMAP: Motorcycle Awareness Program

Sponsored by The Automaster

#1 Thursday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts March 23, 2017
#2 Thursday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 20, 2017
#3 Thursday   5:00-9:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 18, 2017
A great starter class or refresher for returning riders, this 4.5 hour program is designed for new motorcycle riders who are planning to become licensed. It features topics and content that will acquaint new motorcyclists with information on motorcycle safety, risk factors, rider impairments, defensive riding strategies and characteristics of safe and responsible motorcyclists. The State of Vermont Motorcycle Permit written exam will be administered at the conclusion of class. Participants with a valid VT operator's license who pass the written exam may be issued a motorcycle permit with $29 payment by check made payable to State of Vermont. Participants between 16 and 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign registration form prior to start of class. PERMITS ISSUED, TAKE NOTE. The State of Vermont will issue your permit at the beginning of the riding season on or about April 1 to provide maximum riding time at the beginning of the riding season. Cost: $40 for Access/CSSU + $29 for Vermont Motorcycle Permit Exam.  Typical class size ~ 12 to 24
Instructor:  Bill Mitchell  Fee: $40 + $29 for Vermont Motorcycle Permit Exam


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Be the CREATOR of Your Life by
Understanding The POWER of Your Thoughts!

Thursday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 19, 2017
Our thoughts are powerful! There is hard science that backs it up. But, if all this is true why do we still struggle with our health, relationships, money and more? The secret lies in our subconscious and can be unlocked through an amazing mind-body tool called Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping. Learn the science and how to use tapping to begin manifesting the life you truly want. You will leave with a new understanding and simple tools you can implement immediately. "Love the way Colleen makes such powerful information easily accessible. Tapping has totally transformed my life!" (client- Susan). Details: www.colleenmarysmith.com/power-of-thoughts 
Typical class size ~ 4 to 15
Instructor:  Colleen Smith -Transformational Life Coach  Fee: $20


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Supercharge Your Income With an Outrageous Goal!

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 25, 2017
Outrageous Success starts with an Outrageous Goal! Even though we know setting goals is vital for success we still find it hard do it. A goal that actually stretches us beyond our current state – an outrageous goal! In this class we will not only be setting our personal outrageous goal but, identifying obstacles and learning techniques to more fully step into this goal. "Wow, these processes are so clarifying and powerful! Totally changed my understanding of money and how it manifests. Money miracles showing up!" (client- Marie). Details: www.colleenmarysmith.com/outrageous-goal
Typical class size ~ 4 to 15
Instructor:  Colleen Smith -Certified Tapping Into Wealth Coach  Fee: $20


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Learn How To Clear Your Biggest Money Blocks
& Go From Striving to THRIVING!

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts February 8, 2017
Not living the life you dreamed of? Learn the key inner shifts you need for real changes in how you earn and create wealth. Uncover, diagnose and even measure your biggest inner blocks to wealth. We begin with creating your personal and confidential Money Map, helping you gain clarity about your own money picture. Finally make the real change that you've been waiting and hoping for in your money! This is a proven step-by-step process where you will be uncovering and clearing blocks during class and learning tools to take home. Don't hesitate – it's time! "Hey Coll, I just 5x'd my business!" (client & entrepreneur – David). Details: www.colleenmarysmith.com/transform-wealth
Typical class size ~ 4 to 15
Instructor:  Colleen Smith -Certified Tapping Into Wealth Coach  Fee: $100


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Ripple Effect Wellness

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 p.m.   6 weeks   Starts January 17, 2017
Gain lasting momentum with your health and wellness goals in 2017. Join Kerry, a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, as she helps you make choices to inspire a cascade of health for yourself and your family. Set and reach goals in a supportive, fun, and positive atmosphere. Learn how food choices effect body systems and the best ways to feed your body. Establish healthy diets and mind habits and celebrate success along the way. Each week will provide general info on nutrition, digestion, blood sugar, and cardiovascular health while also providing individualized needs.  Typical class size ~ 5 to 20
Instructor:  Kerry Lake  Fee: $150


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Shed Pounds and Gain Confidence

Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   4 weeks   Starts January 24, 2017
Guess what? Diets don't work. Join us as we dive deep to dispel diet dogma, learn techniques to deal with cravings and emotional eating, adopt sensible, sustainable exercise, and importantly, make peace with our bodies and our Self! Plus, learn a powerful mind-body tool that will help you change the direction of your health and other areas of your life. Yes, it is that powerful! Join us! It is time to change your story! Class will not meet on Feb 14, 2017. For more detailed information: http://www.colleenmarysmith.com/shed-pounds or http://www.revfitnessforwomen.com/  Typical class size ~ 8 to 16
Instructor:  Colleen Smith, Transformational Life Coach and Michele Butler, Owner of REV Fitness for Women and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer  Fee: $200



 

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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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Finding "FINDING ABBEY"

Thursday   7:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 13, 2017
Walk along with the footsteps of writers Edward Abbey and Sean Prentiss to explore FINDING ABBEY. Author, Sean Prentiss, will provide personal insight about following Edward Abbey's final resting place. Discover stories about Edward Abbey's friends, political stances, and a personal journey into a desert solitude. Sean will share photographs as well as writing experiences with Edward Abbey's anarchic path philosophy.  Typical class size ~ 15 to 40
Instructor:  Sean Prentiss  Fee: $20


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LIFE IN A JAR: The Irena Sendler Project

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 3, 2017
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. These two stories will inspire other students, and all of us, to do what we can to "repair the world." The 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." You will also learn the book's backstory - how a Vermont pediatrician came to write LIFE IN A JAR.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 40
Instructor:  Jack Mayer, MD  Fee: $20


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BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN:
How Germany's Weimar Democracy Became the Third Reich

Monday   6:30-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 1, 2017
An exploration of this fascinating and critical history as seen through the lens of Jack Mayer's new historical fiction BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN. Winner of 10 book awards, this novel is based on the true story of a fascist assassin, Ernst Techow and his turning from evil. In 1922 Techow helped murder the highest ranking Jew in Germany's Weimar Republic, Walther Rathenau. Three themes impel this novel: how the Weimar democracy became a Nazi dictatorship, unfathomable forgiveness, and the complexity of redemption. A vivid depiction of Germany from the early 20th Century, to revolution and unrest after World War I which led to the fragile Weimar democracy, the rise of the Nazis, World War II and the Holocaust. BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN portrays ordinary people becoming complicit in extraordinary crimes and is a cautionary tale for our troubled time as well. Jack will show photos of Germany between the wars to accompany his talk.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 40
Instructor:  Jack Mayer, MD  Fee: $20


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Nonviolent Activism 101

Thursday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts February 16, 2017
Nonviolence has been proven to be incredibly effective in addressing oppression even though our culture may not embrace or encourage this truth. Learn the strategy of building a nonviolent movement. Participants will also explore how they are affected by various systems of oppression to help unlock meaningful ways to work towards social justice and peace without perpetuating the cycles of violence that permeate our culture. Kyle Silliman-Smith's background is in peace work through education, direct action, the arts and is involved with the Peace & Justice Center, a Vermont-based non-profit, membership organization (http://www.pjcvt.org/).  Typical class size ~ 10 to 30
Instructor:  Kyle Silliman-Smith  Fee: $10


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Sell on the Web with Etsy

Sponsored by Merchants Bank

Monday   6:00-8:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts January 30, 2017
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 2, Late Ice

Sponsored by Bolton Valley

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 March 27, 2017
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. We'll have a discussion of color trends as well as many tips and tricks to make picking paint colors easier! Betsey Dempsey is an independent Color Consultant and has been helping home and business owners for 15 years.  Typical class size ~ 7 to 30
Instructor:  Betsey Dempsey  Fee: $25


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Feline Behavior: Your Questions Answered!

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.
Enroll for any or all weeks.
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, Monday, March 27, 6:00-8:30 p.m.  
Typical class size ~ 7 to 30
Instructor:  Markey Read & Tim King  Fee: $15/week


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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!

Tuesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts April 18, 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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Herbal Kitchen Classics

Sponsored by City Market

Wednesday   6:00-7:30 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 10, 2017
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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Aromatherapy for Body Essentials!

Sponsored by Lantman's

Wednesday   6:00-8:00 p.m.   1 week   Starts May 31, 2017
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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