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Abstract Art Mixed Media

If you've always been fascinated with abstract art, then this is the class for you. You will explore the world of abstraction using methods and techniques of the early 20th century. Discover and explore various styles and approaches, as well as the subjective style of art. Based on your specific interests, different mixed media techniques will be introduced. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Abstract Painting

A paint for paints sake course designed to lift your spirits, free up your creativity and introduce you to the fundamentals of design, texture and color. Unlike creating a piece of work that is realistic and objective, abstract painting will explore the idea of subjective art and creativity. You will experiment with shapes, lines, surface embellishments and creating space using different tools. Bring five ideas and we will expand upon them. Instructor is Maren Phillips, MFA in painting and lifelong artist, passing on the joy of art! Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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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.

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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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Drawing Dynamics

Explore elements of drawing and learn how to draw realism and from your imagination. Drawing can be simple, natural and fun. If you can see, you can draw. Instructor Lynn Denzer will guide you through basic to more thorough techniques to draw from what you see to what you want to compose through your imagination. To obtain a supply list, visit https://communityed.neisd.net.

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En Plein Air Experience

Come join instructor, Maren Phillips for an en plein air (in open air) experience. You'll spend your first Friday morning at Walker Ranch Park and then move to various other locations for your open air adventure. Capture San Antonio with any medium you like and don't forget your hat, sunscreen, bug spray and water. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Fused Glass Clock

Have you thought about working with a different art medium? How about stained glass? Stained Glass Crafters Workbench has just the thing for you. In this class, you will make a 6” clock starting with a white base and embellishing it as you wish to create a piece uniquely your own. After the clocks are fired in the kiln you will return to drill a hole and add your clock components. A supply fee of $30 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. No discount.

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Fused Glass Garden Mushrooms

Summertime is here, which means you'll be spending more time outside! Join Stained Glass Crafters Workbench in making the perfect outside décor for the season. Spruce up your garden with these quick and easy mushrooms. You will create two 5” pieces using one opal glass with clear and one cathedral glass with clear. Both mushrooms can be decorated as you choose. A supply fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. No discount.

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Intermediate Watercolor- Landscapes

Take your watercolor landscapes to the next level and fine tune your skills while creating interesting and loose watercolor landscape paintings. Learn how to transform reference photos into thoughtful and expressive landscapes. Artist Sharon DeWeese will cover various advanced watercolor techniques and approaches to record skies, clouds, weather, mountains, rocks, trees, water, buildings and textures to develop your personal interpretation of the world around you through watercolors. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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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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Making the Cut, Part 1

Get to know your Silhouette electronic cutting machine. So you’ve just taken your new Silhouette cutting machine out of the box—now what? Take a tour of the Silhouette Studio v3 software (PC version) and learn just what you can do with your versatile machine (SD, Portrait or Cameo). Even if you don’t own a Silhouette cutter yet, join us for an informative overview of the basic features and endless creative possibilities. Laptops encouraged but not required. Instructor Melissa Tarun.

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Making the Cut, Part 2

Do you want to know more about what your machine and the Silhouette Studio software (PC version) can do? You will learn about different types of supported files and how to create your own designs from scratch. Familiarize yourself with the various media that your Silhouette can cut and how to use it for more than just cutting. Laptops encouraged but not required. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor, Melissa Tarun, at the beginning of class.

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Mosiac Garden Path Light

Explore the art of mosaic with Stained Glass Crafters Workbench this summer! In this three hour class, you will mosaic a glass globe with an abstract design of your choice. You will then attach the globe to a wood base and add a solar light to illuminate your mosaic glass globe. A supply fee of $40 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. No discount.

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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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Pencil Portrait Drawing

Analyzing and drawing faces can be difficult. There are many elements and practices that go into mastering portrait drawing. In this 10 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.

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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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Traditional & Experimental Watercolor

Are you interested in exploring a new art medium? What about watercolor? In this ten week workshop, you will learn the basics of watercolor. Discover the elements of design, composition, lighting, shading, perspective and color theory involved in watercolor painting. This is a fun, yet challenging medium to work with so come ready to learn and absorb! Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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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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