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Acrylic Painting for the Non-Painter, Beginning and Continuing

Explore the world of acrylic painting with us. Whether you are just starting out with this fast-drying medium or are looking to challenge your skills, this is the class for you. In this class, you will learn to blend on canvas quickly using a small misting bottle to keep the medium moist. Next, you will delve into the 'wet on wet' technique and then move on to more complex mini practice paintings learning how to make objects appear three dimensional. You will then finish off with simple compositions and still life paintings. Instructor, Gloria Howarton. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Acting for Fun!

Let's get acting! During this interactive class, you will learn basic acting skills, movement, improvisations and scene work. Getting the creative juices flowing is what this class is all about. Join playwright, director and actor, Charlene Emerson, as we delve into the world of theatre together.

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Acting for Fun!, The Next Step

During this interactive class, you will explore intermediate level acting skills and continue learning about movement, improvisations and scene work. Take your acting passion to the next level with playwright, director and actor, Charlene Emerson, as we delve deeper into the world of theatre together.

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Adventures in Oil Painting: Loose and Juicy to Impasto

Experiment in the rich medium of oil using several techniques to explore the possibilities. Subjects will range from still life to portraiture, using photographs, live models and set-ups. Bring samples of any previous work or any oil painting materials you have. A drawing background is strongly recommended. Obtain a basic supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net. A more extensive materials list will be discussed during the first class. Maren Phillips, MFA, is the instructor.

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Ballroom Dance

Professional Studio One 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

Learn Waltz, Tango and Foxtrot's basic steps as you learn what it takes to get you looking like a polished dancer. With so many great benefits from ballroom dancing, this class will be a great addition to your life. Instructor is Tammy Jones. Registration fee is per person. No partner required. No discount.

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Basics of Welding

Learn the basics of welding as you experience arc and MIG welding techniques, as well as cutting with acetylene/oxygen torch and plasma cutter. Bring a welding helmet, welding gloves, long sleeve cotton shirt and work boots. Wear jeans without holes. A supply fee of $30 is payable to the instructor on the first night of class. Instructor, Matt Stetler.

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Beginners Belly Dance

A great place to start your journey, this class provides an introduction to the isolations required to execute the dance. Simple dance combinations used in each class will demonstrate how the movements link together. Register early; space is limited! Karen Barbee Adkisson is an internationally renowned belly dance instructor and is owner of Karavan Dance Studio, located at 331 W. Mulberry #3. No discount.

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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 Studio One for four-weeks of fun! No dance experience or partner necessary. Price is per person. No discount.

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Beginning Photography, Chapter 1

Do you love photography? Do you want to take your photography to a new level? 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. Chapter 2 will help open up the possibilities. 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 S. Janette Constantino, professional photographer, has a BFA and an Associates of Science in Digital Photography. No discount.

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Beginning Salsa

Learn the latest salsa club dance moves and show everyone how well you can strut your stuff on the dance floor. Studio One's talented instructors will show you how easy and fun it is to learn to Salsa dance. Price is per person. No partner required. No discount.

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Bigger, Better, Different – Making Your Photos POP!

Sometimes a photo just needs a little something extra to help make it pop. In this class, you will learn to add vibrancy to an image to make it stand out; learn to understand the different types of black-and-white images, how to fix red eye, and manipulate your images to make them what you want them to be. Please bring your laptop with photo editing software such as Photoshop and Lightroom and your images on the laptop or thumb drive. Instructor S. Janette Constantino, professional photographer, has a BFA and an Associates of Science in Digital Photography. No discount.

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DIY Burlap Wreath

Spice up your front door with a seasonal DIY wreath! Art teacher Stacey Morrison will guide you step-by-step in creating your own burlap wreath. Bring your own extra items such as flowers, fall leaves, pumpkin trinkets, seasonal items, wood or chipboard letters, clothespins to attach photos, etc. to personalize your wreath. A supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class, which includes your wreath frame, burlap and wire.

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Drawing Basics

At some point, all painters figure out that they need to know how to draw. This is your chance. You will learn how to properly sharpen and hold the pencil. Find new ways of shading, as well as understanding perspective and values. Learn how to draw anything by learning the basic structures in all objects; everything from line to composition. This is necessary information for all artists regardless of how long they have been drawing. A supply list can be obtained by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net. Maren Phillips, MFA, is the instructor.

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Fused Glass Coral Sea Bowl

This project is enjoyed by young and old alike and offers a great way to spend creative time together. After you make one bowl you will want to make others to give as gifts. Your bowl will have to be fired twice so pick up will be at a later date. Instruction provided by Stained Glass Crafter's Workbench. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. No discount.

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Fused Glass Pendant Lights

Pendant lights can be a focal in any room if the glass globe is unique. In this class, you will learn how easy it is to make your own pendant light globes. You will have your choice to make either a pendant light to hang or an up light to display on a lamp base. Pendant light mechanics and lamp bases are not included. Instructor, Stained Glass Crafters Workbench. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. No discount.

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Fused Glass Santa Picture Frame

Are you looking for something to do that's fun, cute and crafty for Christmas? Join Stained Glass Crafters Workbench in making a great way to display your child’s or grandchild’s Santa picture year after year. The frame will hold a 5 x 7 picture. A $12 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. No discount.

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Latin Mix Up, 1

Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia are some of the hottest Latin American dances characterized by explosive movements and sensuous lively beat. Learn the basics to these essential dances to spice up your latin moves. We will also learn how to combine these individual dances into one. Come enjoy these easy to learn fun dances and you might get hooked! This class is designed for beginners and is taught by Tammy Jones. Registration fee is per person. No partner required. No discount.

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Latin Mix Up, 2

The playful Cha-Cha will get you moving to some Cuban rhythms while the romantic Rumba will slow you down with some beautiful melodies. The many steps you acquire can be used in both dances which will make new learning very easy. This class is designed for beginners and is taught by Tammy Jones. Registration fee is per person. No partner required. No discount.

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Line Dancing, Scoot Your Boots

Have fun burning calories while you learn line dance steps such as the Grapevine, Cha-Cha, Jazz Box and Kick-Ball Change. You'll also learn the Waltz Across Texas, Tush Push, Boot Scootin Boogie and many more. Join us for great exercise, good company and lots of fun. Please wear leather soled shoes. Singles or couples. Instructors are Lynn and Jack Francis.

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Mixed Media Works on Canvas and Paper

Explore the fundamentals of color using paints and soft pastels. In this class, you will first draw to create one of a kind abstract works. By learning color principles, you will successfully create fun and vibrant paintings and/or pastels. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://community.neisd.net. Instructor, Loretta Medellin.

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Oil Painting for the Non-Painter, Beginning and Continuing

If you have never painted with oils, or if you already have some experience with this rich medium, come learn the basics or gain new oil painting techniques with self-taught Sunday painter Gloria Howarton. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Painting, Beginning to Intermediate

Whether you are a beginner or have been working at your craft for a while, this class is for you. Instructor Andy Villarreal will cover color theory, design, space and light. Various painting techniques and styles will be explored in this course. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Pencil Portrait Drawing

Analyzing and drawing faces can be difficult. There are many elements and practices that go into mastering portrait drawing. In this five week workshop, you will learn how to tackle drawing faces without fear! Practices such as examining proportion will be covered. You will work on portraits of your family from photos, random choice from photos and end with a live portrait model. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net. Instructor, Dan McBain.

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Portrait Painting

If you already have some experience in drawing and oil painting but would like to marry these two talents this may be the class for you. Portraits in oil can be treasured for a lifetime and by the end of this class you will complete two or three paintings. Bring any oil painting supplies you have to the first class including but not limited to sable and bristle brushes, odorless turpenoid or mineral spirits, palette, paints, paper towels and stretched canvas 14x18 or larger. We will discuss other supplies at the first class. Instructor, Maren Phillips.

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Portraiture in Watercolor

Have you ever worked with watercolor before? This class might just be for you. You will learn techniques to render imaginative and realistic portraits, in this beautiful transparent medium. Join all of the fun with instructor Lynn Denzer. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Quick Studies in Painting

How fast can you paint? Well, it's not a race, but the faster you can make decisions, the more confident and stronger your paintings will become. This class is designed for oil painters with some experience and you will learn about color, value, temperature, shapes, shadows and light. You will do paintings of landscapes, still life, figures and portraits. Your painting will be timed and we will start with 25 minute paintings, working up to 90 minute paintings. The first class will concentrate on how to mix color, how to plan the painting and then making a color wheel as a way for the instructor to see how you work. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net. Maren Phillips is the instructor.

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Single Time Swing and Triple Time Swing, Beginning

Whether you go to formal ballrooms or casual country and western honky-tonks to dance, swing dancing is a must! We will start with the proper footwork to build a foundation for various patterns--lady turns, sweetheart moves and more. The men will be taught to give clear leads, so that the ladies can follow with confidence as they are led into various, more complex moves. A wonderful dance form and very easy to learn, Single Time Swing and Triple Time Swing can be danced to almost any kind of upbeat music from rock and roll to boogie-woogie. Join instructor Tammy Jones for a jumping and jiving fun time. Registration fee is per person. No partner required. No discount.

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The Country Dance Floor

Get ready to impress as you learn a variety of 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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Two Step & Country Western Swing

There has never been a better time to learn how to dance Country Western. In this class you will learn how to master the basic steps of the most popular dances in Texas. Instructor Tammy Jones will teach you the basic steps in Two Step and Country Western Swing, in a fun and easy way, which will get you ready for the dance floor. Registration fee is per person. No partner required. No discount.

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Watercolor for Beginners

You will explore the types of brushes, paper and paint colors used in watercolor while learning several traditional techniques like wash, bleeding, dry brush as well as some experimental techniques including poured watercolor and working from photos and still life. Basic color theory, composition, stretching paper and unstretched paper and watercolor collage techniques will also be covered. Join instructor Maren Phillips, MFA, for some watercolor fun! Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Your Chance to Dance

Put on your dancing shoes and grab your partner (or come on your own) then head on over for your chance to dance. Instructor Tammy Jones will be on hand to help you glide across the dance floor as you practice the moves she has taught in her dance classes. Meet new friends or bring them with you and dance the night away to all genres of music. Scheduled on the first and third Friday nights (October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17 and December 1 & 15), the cost is $15 per person. Purchase all six nights at once and save.

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Your Chance to Dance - Bundle

Scheduled on the first and third Friday nights (October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17 and December 1 & 15), the cost is $15 per person. Purchase all six nights at once and save.

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