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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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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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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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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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Basics of Welding

Learn the basics of welding as you experience arc and MIG welding techniques, as well as cutting with an 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. No discount.

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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: Market Basket

Do you enjoy going to the farmer's market? In this class, you will create a practical market basket to hold all of your goodies. You will create a large rectangular basket that is woven with very wide rattan reed and very long narrow weavers. Additionally, there will be a square handle that runs the long way of the basket and makes it distinct from standard market baskets. Instructor, Mary O'Haver. No discount.

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Basket Weaving: Waste Basket

Explore the art of basket weaving with instructor Mary O'Haver. In this class you will create a waste basket that is practical and perfect for any room. The basket will be woven with rattan reed and will have hardwood push-in handles. 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

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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Color Bursting Glass Plate

Lots of color, lots of fun is how we would describe this plate technique. In this class, you will choose a plate shape and your burst of colors to create a one-of-a-kind glass piece. A supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Instructor, Stained Glass Crafters Workbench. No discount.

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Digital Scrapbooking with Project Life®

Are all your photos on your smart phone or tablet? If so, a quick and easy way to organize and show off your photos is in the palm of your hand! Using the Project Life® app and others, we’ll create quick and easy digital layouts, touch up and embellish photos, and learn how to create holiday cards and invitations instantly. Smart phone or tablet required and Project Life® app must be purchased and installed prior to class. Instructor, Melissa Tarun.

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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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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. No discount.

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Drawing Sampler: Give It a Try!

Jump into the world of drawing with a few basic "tricks" and find out how 'seeing' is a skill worth developing. Make a drawing from a composition using found objects during the class! Bring a pad of drawing paper, at least 14" x 18" (Strathmore is a good brand), a #2 pencil, a medium grade charcoal pencil, a kneaded eraser and lots of enthusiasm! Instructor, Maren Phillips, MFA.

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Glass Bird Feeders

Create a one-of-a-kind piece for your yard. This bird feeder is sure to please you and all of your feathered friends. Starting with a clear base, you will design your feeder with colors of your choice. Then you will fire and slump your feeder. Lastly, you will drill holes and add a chain so you can hang and admire your feeder and all of the creatures it brings. A supply fee of $20 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Instructor, Stained Glass Crafters Workbench. No discount.

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Glass Pendants

Create glass pendants for you, give them as gifts or even sell them to make extra cash. In this class, you will create three dazzling pendants of your liking. Express your creativity through this fun medium. You may make additional pendants for $10 each. A supply fee of $30 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Instructor, Stained Glass Crafters Workbench. No discount.

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Glow in the Dark Glass Critters

Add a little light to your yard or garden. In this class, you will create two glow in the dark glass critters that are perfect for outside décor. Each additional critter is $10. A supply fee of $20 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Instructor, Stained Glass Crafters Workbench.

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Intermediate Acrylic Painting and Mixed Medias

Are you looking to expand on your experience in acrylic painting? This class is for students already familiar with acrylic and color mixing. You will further explore the versatility and mixed media options available with this type of paint. Taught as a demo and paint along format class, you will work with in-class projects and references to create both realistic and nonobjective paintings. To obtain a supply list, visit https://communityed.neisd.net. Instructor, Sharon DeWeese.

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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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Jump Start Drawing

Learn to use both sides of your brain to build drawing skills quickly. You will be taught basic drawing skills in pencil and other mediums in a fun and laid back environment. No previous experience required. Bring a sketchpad and basic drawing supplies you already own to your first class. Instructor and artist, Dan McBain will discuss the list of additional materials needed on the first day of class. No discount.

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Latin Dance

In this class, Studio One instructors will teach you 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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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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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. No partner necessary. Price is per person. Instructors are Lynn and Jack Francis.

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Making the Cut - Designer Edition

Have you recently upgraded to Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition (V4, PC version) and wondering what to do with it? If you’re new to Designer Edition, learn about the awesome features and tools you’ll only find in in this upgrade. From crafting rhinestone designs to unlocking more files for your Silhouette®, you’ll be amazed by how much more you can do with your machine! Laptops and Silhouette® cutting machine encouraged but not required in class. Instructor, Melissa Tarun.

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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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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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Metal Sculpture

Take your welding skills to the next level! In this class, you will learn how to create metal sculptures. You will cover everything from design to cutting to welding it together to creating art will be covered! Basic welding knowledge is required. Instructor, Harvey Gutierrez. 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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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. No discount.

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Pastels, Traditional to Mixed Media

Explore the world of pastel painting! In this class, you will be introduced to the essential information needed to complete life and landscape compositions using the pastel medium. Join former Southwest School of Art teacher and artist Rainey Rodriguez as you examine various foundational underpainting from tradition to contemporary. To obtain a supply list, visit https://communityed.neisd.net. A $20 supply fee covers pastels and is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. No discount.

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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 paint 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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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.

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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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Single Time Swing and Triple Time Swing, Continuing

Let's keep on dancing single and triple time swing! 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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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 - Faces & Flowers

Are you wanting to take your watercolor knowledge to the next level? Join artist Lynn Denzer in this intermediate level class. You will learn techniques to render imaginative and realistic portraits in this beautiful transparent medium! A secondary focus on flowers or a subject of your choice can be added to help personalize your final work. 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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