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American Sign Language Level I
with Martin Samelson
Do you work in a career that brings you in contact with deaf clients/customers? Do you want to enhance your communication with deaf and hard of hearing family, pre-verbal children, friends, and co-workers using ASL? Late-deafened adults are welcome as are motivated and serious high school students building a resume for consideration by colleges or for employment applications. Join Martin Samelson, energetic ASL college professor and job coach for the deaf, as he demonstrates the basics of ASL (manual alphabet, fingerspelling, vocabulary, and sentence structure). Learn how to communicate without voice by the end of your first class. ASL is a visual language and no textbook is required. Handouts will be provided.
Continuing the Creative Journey with The Artist’s Way
with Mary Maverick
For students who took Session I of The Artist's Way this semester, and would like to finish the book with the same group in a structured program. Class begins with Chapter 7.
Create a Succulent Wreath
with Beth Hawkes
Have you seen those gorgeous succulent wreaths on a DIY website and thought how great it would be to be able to create that, yet you know it’s probably harder than it looks? And, seriously, you can really hang them? Yes! Beth Hawkes, professional gardener/greenhouse operator, will guide you, step-by-step, through the process. You will create a beautiful 12-inch or more moss wreath covered in a variety of different colored and textured succulents that will last indefinitely. Not only that, your succulents will reproduce, giving you the opportunity to create another wreath on your own if you like, from your own parent plants. Beth will supply everything you need to create this fabulous wreath. A material fee of $50 is included in the cost of the course. Register early; this class will fill fast!
Digital Photography I
with Leah Haraden
Whether you’ve just purchased your first digital camera or you are an aspiring pro or semi-pro photographer, this crash course will give you the technical skills and creative inspiration to take your work to a new level. You will become progressively more confident handling your camera and choosing settings that will help you produce the quality of images you have always desired. Included will be a combination of very lively lectures, demos, handouts, slide shows, videos, and hands-on practice. Students are encouraged to study and practice on their own with the optional homework assignments. All students should bring a digital camera that has manual exposure mode with a fully-charged battery, at least one lens, a tripod and an extra memory card.
Essential Oils for Home & Health
with Melinda Baxter
Learn about everyday ways to utilize pure therapeutic grade essential oils for health, wellness and cleaning. This three-class series will cover: essential oil basics, oils for digestion, immune health and oils for emotional support. The art of using essential oils for health is ancient and is making a modern-day comeback. There is much interest in natural healing and essential oils can have a central role in your home health kit as you learn to use them effectively and safely. $5 material fee included. Due to instructor availability, if this class experiences a postponement due to a weather related event, the make up date will be February 28th, same time and place.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
with Ben Dearnley
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join MOFGA for an evening workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
Make Your Own Hypertufa Plant Container
with Beth Hawkes
Hyper---what? Hypertufa is a method of mixing ingredients to create a beautiful planter that looks like stone, but weighs less, and can take on virtually whatever shape you like. The finished product can eventually take on a beautiful patina of mosses and lichens. Beth Hawkes, professional gardener/greenhouse operator, will walk you through the process as you create your own hypertufa plant container. You will leave with the knowledge and skills to reproduce other containers as your needs arise. During the first class, you will create your planter from the mixture and a mold, learning all the tips and tricks Beth has learned over the years; your unique creation will cure and the second week, you will return to finish it by filling it with beautiful succulents. You may bring your own 12-inch or less diameter plastic bowl or other vessel to use as a mold, or you can use one that Beth will supply. Beth will supply all other materials including molding mixture, soil and succulents. A materials fee of $25 is included in the cost of the course. Register early; this class will fill fast!
with Mary Maverick
What is the value of this spoon bending class? If, with very little training, you can easily bend a spoon that you could not easily bend before (if at all), then you can begin to see how powerful you actually are! Learn to access the subtle energy field that surrounds us all. The metal softening mechanisms you will learn in this class are actually quantum mechanics techniques you can transfer to enhance your daily life. This is the same energy field ancient and new age healers are accessing to perform healings and miracles. You will learn and practice several different techniques that will not only allow you to bend spoons, but allow you to experience inducing other changes in material reality. Learn how healers have been able to mend broken bones instantaneously and see how it might be possible for you to perform miracles in your own life. There is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor at the start of class. No discounts.