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    Beginning Adobe Photoshop Elements-V12

    Come learn the newest version of Photoshop Elements, an inexpensive and easy to use Photo Editing and Graphic Arts software. This class will teach you how to touch up, collage, and put special effects on your own photos. You will learn the Adobe Photoshop Elements; Tools, Menus, Palettes, Layers and Filters. You will gain basic graphic design concepts as you complete a variety of projects, such as: flyers, posters, business cards, etc.

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    302100.05 4/11/18 - 5/30/18 W3:00pm - 5:30pm C-10 Virginia Rooney $65.00 Register
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    Beginning Sewing 101

    Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of sewing? You will learn how to operate a sewing machine, shop for fabric and how to buy the right pattern. All levels welcome. Bring a friend and have fun learning in a fun environment. Enroll early. Class size is limited.

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    302510.08 4/9/2018 - 6/18/2018 M6:00pm - 9:00pm K-81 Lina Ibarra $139 Register
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    Beginning Sewing 101/102

    Have you wanted to learn the basics of sewing? In Sewing 101, I will teach you how to operate a sewing machine, stitches and techniques. In Sewing 102, we will learn how to shop for fabric and pick the right patterns. You will do projects to build your skills further. Learn an new hobby in a fun environment. We will have sew much fun together, bring a friend and let’s get started. All levels welcomed. Bring your own machine or use one of ours.

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    302520.01 4/13/2018 - 6/15/2018 F9:00am - 12:00pm K-81 Lina Ibarra $139 Register
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    Beginning Sewing 102

    Now you know how to use your sewing machine! This is for students who want to build their sewing skills and learn techniques. You will gain basic concepts as you complete a variety of projects. Bring a friend and have fun, creating and learning in a fun environment. Bring your own machine. Let’s start sewing! Prerequisites: Must complete sewing 101 or have basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine. Enroll early. Class size is limited.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    302520.1 4/12/2018 - 6/14/2018 Thu6:00pm - 9:00pm K-81 Lina Ibarra $139 Register
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    Bling, Baubles & More - Jewelry

    Want to learn how to make your own jewelry without using a torch and solder? Want to add that Bing without the huge cost? Then this class is for you! With pliers and metal wire learn to form great looking necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. Everybody will be impressed with your creations. We will also begin to learn Kumihimo (Japanese) Braiding and Pearl Knotting as alternates to show off your new creations. Mona Doshay is very talented in multiple jewelry techniques and is able to translate the most complex designs into workable, simplified designs. She will encourage and guide you to create wonderful and unique pieces.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    302410.05 4/18/2018 - 5/23/2018 W9:00am-12:00pm K-81 Mona Doshay $99 Register
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    Color Your World - Watercolor

    Watercolor painting can be easy and fun! Learn basic techniques and a variety of styles and subjects as you paint along with your instructor. “Beginners welcome, results guaranteed!”

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    302300.03 4/10/2018 Tue12:00pm - 3:00pm K-81 Linda Lee $89 Register
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    Floristry w/Flair - Sat

    This class will turn the love you have for flowers into beautiful arrangements that you will do yourself. Learn to create different arranging styles such as contemporary, traditional, exotic, weddings, and special occasions. Fresh flowers will be supplied each week to help you create your own arrangement. You will learn techniques and tips to help you create attractive fresh floral arrangements for your home.

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    302400.17 4/10/2018 - 6/26/2018 Tue 9:00am - 11:00am K-81 Terri Mercurio $69 Register
    302400.18 4/10/2018 - 6/26/2018 Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm K-81 Terri Mercurio $69 Register
    302400.19 4/11/2018 - 6/27/2018 W 6:00pm - 8:00pm K-81 Terri Mercurio $69 Register
    302400.20 4/14/2018 - 6/23/2018 Sat 9:00am - 11:00am K-81 Terri Mercurio $69 Register
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    Oil Painting

    Learn to oil paint the easy way! Simple follow along instruction enables the student to easily learn brush techniques, color mixing, and the necessary elements and fundamentals of art. “Beginners welcome, results guaranteed!”

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    302310.03 4/12/2018 - 6/28/2018 Thu9:00am - 12:00pm K-81 Linda Lee $89 Register
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    Rigid Heddle Weaving

    A rigid heddle is a small, portable loom that is easy to use. Come make a pair of impressive dish towels on your first day and decide if weaving is your new passion. Your project will be completed in one session with instruction on finishing the final step at home. Bring your own 100% cotton yarn to class in four colors of your choice.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    302900.04 4/14/18 Sat 8:00am - 2:30pm M-101 Nancy Moren $59.00 Register
    302900.05 5/5/18 Sat 8:00am - 2:30pm M-101 Nancy Moren $59.00 Register
    302900.06 6/2/18 Sat 8:00am - 2:30pm M-101 Nancy Moren $59.00 Register

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The Downey Adult School Career and Education Center, an institution of higher education, provides high-quality, relevant, and accessible programs for adults in a variety of areas.
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