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Acrylic Pet Portraits

Whether you are wanting to capture your dog's regal beauty or your cat's stoic poise, this class is for you. Instructor Lynn Denzer will guide you through the process right from the start. You will learn how to first draw your pet and then develop it into a painting. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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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

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, Harvey Gutierrez. 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 Acoustic Guitar

Have you ever wanted to learn acoustic guitar? Did you get one for Christmas and don't know what to do with it? Here's your chance to learn how to play some of the best songs in your music library. You will learn everything about the guitar, such as playing chords, music theory and instrument fundamentals. Instructor Sean Slater has a degree in Music Industries Studies and is a private guitar and piano instructor.

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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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En Plein Air Experience

Come join instructor Maren Phillips for an en plein air (in open air) experience. You'll spend your first Saturday morning at Walker Ranch Park and then move to various 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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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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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, 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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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, 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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Mosaic 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 $45 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. No discount.

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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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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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Party Cuts with Your Silhouette Cutting Machine

Dress up your next big event with all types of décor made with your Silhouette. Create 2D and 3D personalized party decorations with vinyl, cardstock, edible paper and more. From invitations to party favors, you’re limited only by your imagination! Class taught using the latest version of the Silhouette Studio® software for Windows®. Laptops and machines are recommended for this class. A $5 supply fee is payable to instructor Melissa Tarun at the beginning of class.

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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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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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Portrait Drawing

Learn to draw portraits from the inside out. Emphasis will be on structure and learning to see details. You will work from the skull, each other, models and photographs. Bring a mirror to complete a self-portrait. Some prior art experience is helpful, but not necessary. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net. Maren Phillips has a M.F.A. and sells her wildlife art and animal portraits across the country.

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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, 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 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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Still Life Painting

Join Maren Phillips in learning how to create brilliant still life paintings. From day one, you will learn how to create a 'set up,' design the composition, arrange lighting and choose objects for the still life. Explore texture and surfaces, discover the shadow secrets and uncover the complexities of light. You can choose any medium of your choice as long as you have the painting experience. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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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, Beginning to Continuing

Make magic with watercolor. This class is designed for all experience levels. Beginners will learn the traditional basics of the watercolor medium while experienced artists will continue to enhance creativity by experimenting with even more watercolor techniques. Obtain a supply list visiting https://communityed.neisd.net. Instructor is Lynn Denzer.

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