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Hawkeye Business and Community Education provides professional skill development for individuals and businesses. Cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers . Browse a complete list of our courses or course series and if you do not see the type of course you are looking for suggest a course or contact us to learn more about designing customized training for your workforce.

 
Gain a basic understanding of ceramics and learn a fun new hobby! This class will take you step-by-step through the process of cleaning the green ware, painting techniques, glaze options and firing in the kiln. Materials to create a beautiful vase and bowl are included. Youth 15+ may register. This class is held at Art Craft Studio: 1620 Commercial St., Waterloo.  

Start date: 06/06/18

End date: 06/13/18

Tuition $35.00

Location : Art Craft Studio Inc. Location : 
  Art Craft Studio Inc..

Room :  Art Room



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This beginning ceramics class includes registration for one adult plus a child, age seven and older! You will work as a team to create a piggy bank and a mug. This is a great way to introduce a young person to ceramics while creating a fun and special memory. Materials are included. This class is held at Art Craft Studio: 1620 Commercial St., Waterloo.  

Start date: 06/20/18

End date: 06/27/18

Tuition $35.00

Location : Art Craft Studio Inc. Location : 
  Art Craft Studio Inc..

Room :  Art Room



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Are you a hobby photographer who would like to take better images in any situation? Learn the basic 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: 06/14/18

End date: 06/28/18

Tuition $89.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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Go beyond the basics! Expand your use of advanced camera functions and lens selection. Dive deeper into the world of digital photography and learn about composition, off-camera-flash lighting, advanced camera settings, white balance techniques, shooting and processing RAW files and more. In this class, you will have hands-on assignments and participate in a live photo shoot. It is recommended that you bring your own DSLR camera to learn more about its functions. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 07/19/18

End date: 08/02/18

Tuition $89.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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Create outstanding images with Adobe Photoshop! This class will teach you how to navigate PhotoShop to edit your photos. Learn how to lighten, darken, change contrast, add and remove objects, recompose, retouch faces, restore old photos, organize and more. Bring your own jpeg images on a jump drive to edit in class. Basic computer literacy is required as this class uses Adobe Photoshop for photo editing. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 08/09/18

End date: 08/23/18

Tuition $89.00

Location : Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall.

Room :  221 - Mac Lab



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Learn how to make your own unique metal 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. Returning students can register for Level 1 to use as studio time in order to develop unique projects while consulting with instructor.  

Start date: 05/08/18

End date: 05/29/18

Tuition $89.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  129



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For those who enjoyed Level 1 and wish to take their metal jewelry making skills to the next level! In this class you will learn new skills including sawing metals, bezel making for cabochon stones, creating rings, and additional uses of hard solder and silver. Create additional pieces of jewelry that you can enjoy or give as gifts. Consult with instructor to develop your own unique pieces of jewelry.  

Start date: 06/04/18

End date: 06/25/18

Tuition $95.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  129



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Calling all anime fans and aspiring animators! Would you like to discover how to draw anime characters and learn about anime as an art style from a local professional artist? Explore a variety of drawing techniques to create your own original characters and one-shot manga (Japanese comics) to showcase your work in the style of Japanese anime artwork. Materials provided for in class use. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 06/12/18

End date: 06/26/18

Tuition $59.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  146



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Even if you think you can't draw, Zentangle® is for you. At first glance it may seem intricate and complicated, but when you see how it is done, you realize how simple it is. A certified Zentangle instructor will guide you to create beautiful images with tangles or patterns that are broken down into easy steps. You can produce works of art, one stroke at a time, and be proud to say “I did that!” Tuition includes a kit to take home, including 5 official Zentangle tiles, a black Pigma Micron pen, a Zentangle pencil and tortillion. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 07/26/18

End date: 07/26/18

Tuition $35.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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Learn fundamental oil painting techniques used for centuries since the development of the medium. Working from a still-life, you will develop a painting in stages and layers. During this process, various painting techniques will be introduced such as imprimatura, scumbling, glazing, and others. Each class begins with a brief description of the particular technique as well as a demonstration by the instructor. Explore important painting techniques, such as: color mixing, color value, composition, glazing, brushwork, paint application, texture, and more. You will spend the majority of the class painting, during which the instructor will offer help and critique. This class will help you to express yourself with oils whether you want to paint still life, landscape, abstraction, or whatever inspires you most. Canvas and paints provided. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 07/17/18

End date: 07/31/18

Tuition $99.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  129



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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. Youth 15+ may register.

Start date: 05/17/18

End date: 05/31/18

Tuition $59.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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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. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 07/23/18

End date: 08/13/18

Tuition $69.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  146



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