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Everyone has a little Van Gogh in them! Even if you have never painted before, you can learn how with a little guidance and encouragement. Working with acrylic paints on canvas, you will learn basic brush strokes, how to mix colors and create a piece of art that you will be proud to show off. This is not a paint by numbers class, and everyone's painting will be individual and unique to the artist who created it! Canvas and paints included. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 10/09/17

End date: 10/09/17

Tuition $39.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  129



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This guided painting class includes registration for one adult plus a child, age 7 and older! Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Big Sister or Brother will work as a team with their +1 to create a dual canvas artwork, including rainbows, hearts and a little sparkle. Create a fun memory and a piece of artwork that your child will cherish! Canvas and paints included.  

Start date: 10/14/17

End date: 10/14/17

Tuition $45.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  129



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Learn how to make your own unique jewelry for yourself and to give as gifts! In this class, you will learn to wrap beads and make handmade chain links, hook clasp and a toggle clasp for a pendant you'll make using brass and copper. Experience soldering with a butane torch, with both hard silver solder and soft solder, in order to add decorative items such as filigree, stampings, and rhinestones to the pendant.  Learn to rivet to attach pieces of metal together. After four sessions, you will leave with a number of beautiful pieces and the know-how to make your own jewelry and gifts.  

Start date: 10/03/17

End date: 10/24/17

Tuition $89.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  129



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Learn the basics plus some advanced skills of digital photography from a Certified Professional Photographer. Gain an understanding of the tools of the trade and their purpose. Dive deeper into the different settings; aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, exposure compensation and more. Learn best practices such as the proper settings to use when photographing different scenarios, i.e. indoor and outdoor sports, family pictures on Christmas morning, etc. You may wish to bring your own camera to ask questions, but demo cameras will also be available for use.

Start date: 06/26/17

End date: 06/28/17

Tuition $75.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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Learn the basics skills of digital photography from a Certified Professional Photographer. Gain an understanding of the tools of the trade and their purpose. Dive deeper into the different settings; aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, exposure compensation and more. Learn best practices such as the proper settings to use when photographing different scenarios, i.e. indoor and outdoor sports, family pictures on Christmas morning, etc. You may wish to bring your own camera to ask questions, but demo cameras will also be available for use. Youth 15+ may register.

Start date: 10/02/17

End date: 10/04/17

Tuition $75.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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Do you have a base knowledge of your dSLR or digital camera but would like to learn more? Would you like to learn advanced lighting techniques and how to edit your photos? Then this class is for you!  Dive deeper into the world of photography and learn about composition, off-camera-flash lighting, advanced camera settings and photo editing, organization and ordering/printing best practices. Access to a computer will be provided, however it is recommended that you bring your own camera to learn more about it's functions. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 11/07/17

End date: 11/09/17

Tuition $75.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114



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Whether you want to learn how to write songs, or write better songs, or would simply would like to understand how to appreciate songs, this class will benefit you. You will learn the structure of a popular song and the elements of a hit song along with the hook and how it works. Different songwriting techniques will be discussed, along with the tricks of the trade. Plus, the instructor will also give you insight about the music business and how to get your song heard.

Start date: 09/11/17

End date: 09/25/17

Tuition $59.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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Take your songwriting to the next level! This class will be approached as a songwriting workshop with everyone contributing ideas and learning from each other. Guidance from the teacher will include song structure (lyrics, melody, rhythm, and chord patterns) and various songwriting techniques, aimed at approaching songwriting from different starting points, will be provided. Consider signing up for Level 1 or both.  

Start date: 10/28/17

End date: 11/18/17

Tuition $69.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  129



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Would you like to paint in watercolor but don’t know where to start? In this class, you will learn basic watercolor techniques that will help you create your own painting from a photograph that you love! In this three session class, we’ll cover color mixing, application techniques and fun watercolor effects. You’ll receive personal guidance from an award winning local artist, Amelia McMurrin, to help you on your way to becoming a watercolor painter. Tuition includes a watercolor paint set with brushes to take home and water color paper for class. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 09/23/17

End date: 10/07/17

Tuition $89.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  129



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