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Ballroom Dance

Professional dance instructors will teach you some of the wonderful dances of the past and present. The Foxtrot and Waltz are classy dances that will give you that impressive edge at the next social event. So, put your dancing shoes on and get ready to start gliding, promenading and box-stepping. No partner necessary. Price is per person. No discount.

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Ballroom for Beginners - Keep On Dancing!

Ballroom Waltz, Foxtrot and Tango are the most important dances for social occasions. In this class, you will get a quick review of the basic steps, learn the distinctive characteristics of each dance and then we will add in more complex moves to give variety to your dance experience. Form, technique and etiquette are all part of the agenda for your Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango. Instructor, Tammy Jones. Registration fee is per person. No partner required. No discount.

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Basket Weaving: Chairside Basket

Do you need somewhere handy to keep your tv remote, magazines or books? In this class, you will weave a practical chairside basket that is perfect for favorite easy chair. This basket is woven with rattan reed and will have a hardwood push-in handle as well as four wooden feet.

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Basket Weaving: Laundry Basket

Everyone does laundry. Get creative and make your own laundry basket in this class. You can use this basket for actual laundry or it can hold rolled bath towels and fresh washcloths in the bathroom. In this class, the basket will be woven with rattan reed and have hardwood push-in handles. Instructor is experienced basket-weaver, Mary O'Haver. No discount.

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Basket Weaving: Tote Bag

Join instructor Mary O'Haver in weaving your own tote bag. Bags are perfect for any occasion. Totes are woven with rattan reed with shaker tape handles, which are woven through the base of the basket. All supplies included.

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Beginning Country Western Two-Step & Waltz

Enjoy learning two of the most traditional country and western dances, the Two-Step and the Waltz. Before you know it, you will be two-stepping, gliding, turning and spinning all around the dance floor. So, put your boots on and join us for some dancing fun! No dance experience or partner necessary. Price is per person. No discount.

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Beginning Photography, Chapter 1

Take the first steps to learning the triangle of exposure and how to control light to create great images. We will touch on the different elements of composition that can transform your images from casual snapshots to dynamic photographs. Bring your camera with a manual mode and its instruction manual to class. A valid email address and Internet access are also required for at-home projects. Instructor S. Janette Constantino, professional photographer, has a BFA and an Associates of Science in Digital Photography. No discount.

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Beginning Photography, Chapter 2

If you have started taking the steps to controlling the triangle of exposure and know how to adjust aperture and shutter speed, you are ready for Chapter 2. There are so many elements of your camera to learn and explore, that can affect the quality of your images. Learn to control focus, metering and understanding your lenses. Bring your camera with a manual mode and its instruction manual to class. A valid email address and Internet access are also required for at-home projects. Instructor is S. Janette Constantino.

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Creative Photo Editing

Sometimes a photo just needs a little extra; and sometimes you just want to make them “more.” Photo editing programs make it possible to slightly enhance or completely transform your images. This class will walk through the basics of “layer” processing to alter and create. Please bring a laptop with editing software preloaded and images you'd like to edit. Instructor S. Janette Constantino, professional photographer, has a BFA and an Associates of Science in Digital Photography.

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Fabulous Photos Fast

Organize and edit your photos with lightning speed. Categorize your images to make them easy to find and sort. Then apply easy to control edits to bring your images to life. Adobe Lightroom or another photo management system is recommended. Please bring a laptop with software already loaded and images you would like to edit. Instructor S. Janette Constantino, professional photographer, has a BFA and an Associates of Science in Digital Photography.

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Glass Bluebonnet Windchime

Let's get crafty! Create your very own windchime decorated with the great state of Texas's state flower, bluebonnets. You will attach both blue and red bluebonnets to your piece. Enjoy your creation in your backyard this summer and for years to come. A supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Instruction provided by Stained Glass Crafters Workbench. No discount.

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Glass Flower Vase

Summer is here and flowers are everywhere! Join Stained Glass Crafters Workbench in creating your very own blown glass flower vase. You will start with a clean slate to decorate your vase to your liking and then finish off your piece in the kiln. A supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. No discount.

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Inking Around

Join Stained Glass Crafters Workbench for playful freedom in this “just for fun” workshop where you will learn how manipulate the unique medium of alcohol inks in a variety of different ways. You will make backgrounds for photos, decorative tile and even incorporate the medium into your glass projects. You will walk away with several examples of this beautiful art and will have the knowledge to continue creating your own artwork at home. A supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. No discount.

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Latin Dance

In this class, you will learn the fundamental steps and techniques of Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. As a beginner, you will learn the latest moves of the most popular club style dances and get you ready to hit the dance floor. No partner necessary. Price is per person. No discount.

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Making the Cut, Part 1 - Getting to Know Your Silhouette Cutting Machine

So you’ve just taken your new Silhouette cutting machine out of the box — now what?! Take a tour of the most up-to-date Silhouette Studio® software for Windows® and learn just what you can do with your versatile Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Cameo®. Even if you don’t own a Silhouette cutter yet, learn the basic features and endless creative possibilities. Laptops encouraged but not required. Instructor is Melissa Tarun.

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Meet the Camera

There are many knobs, buttons and controls on a modern camera, not to mention the seemingly endless layers of menus to navigate. Do you want to learn what all those settings are for and how to use your camera to its fullest potential? This class focuses on the functions and features of camera. Bring your camera, its manual and your enthusiasm. No discount. S. Janette Constantino is the instructor.

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Nature & Botanicals Photography Workshop

Let's take a nature walk and learn to see the world through the lens of your camera; capturing its beauty. Professional photographer S. Janette Constantino will teach you to practice the art of nature photography, especially botanical photography. Please bring your camera equipment and tripod to class. Class location will be announced by the instructor via email.

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People Pictures Workshop

Photographing people can be the most challenging and frustrating experience. In this workshop, professional photographer S. Janette Constantino will walk you through the basics of portraiture; finding the right light and the perfect pose to capture organic photographs and the genuine personality of the subject. Please bring your camera equipment and tripod to class. Class location will be announced by the instructor via email.

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Salsa, Part 1

A combination of different dance styles, Salsa is considered the king of Latin dances. It is a lively and sensual dance with basic steps that make it easy for beginners to pick up. Take the first step toward learning this popular dance by signing up for this great class. Instructor Tammy Jones will start with essential footwork and move into basic turns that will help you feel comfortable on the dance floor. Registration fee is per person. No partner required. No discount.

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Single Time Swing and Triple Time Swing, Continuing

Let's keep on dancing single and triple time swing with instructor Tammy Jones! You’ve learned the basic steps and now it’s time to add some more twists and turns. We’ll start with a quick review of the basic steps and begin to add in more complex moves with attention to clear leads and proper footwork. Keep on jumping and jiving to your favorite single and triple time swing music! Registration fee is per person. No partner required. No discount.

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The Country Dance Floor - Get Ready to Dance!

Learn more Two-Step, Triple Two-Step and Country Swing steps that will prepare you for dancing to your favorite country songs. Whether they be fast, medium or slow songs you'll have choices when you hit the floor. These dances are fun and easy to learn! Instructor, Tammy Jones. Registration fee is per person. No partner required. No discount.

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