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Get creative! Have fun and save money creating your own cards, home décor, gifts, and more.

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Acrylic painting is a great medium for budding artists as it's relatively inexpensive, water-soluble, quick drying, and easy to paint over when you make a mistake. Explore fundamental acrylic mixing and painting techniques such as underpainting, sgraffito, and glazing. Working from a still life, you will develop a painting in stages and layers. Discover color mixing, composition, brushwork, paint application, texture and more. Canvas and paints provided. Youth 15+ may register.    

Start date: 09/13/18

End date: 09/27/18

Tuition $99.00

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

Room :  254 - Fine Arts



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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 greenware, painting techniques, glaze options and firing in the kiln. Materials to create a beautiful vase and bowl are included. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 11/03/18

End date: 11/10/18

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.  

Start date: 10/13/18

End date: 10/20/18

Tuition $35.00

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

Room :  Art Room



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Do you wish you had beautiful handwriting to create artistic invitations and holiday cards? Explore the basics of calligraphy, a brief history of the craft, and an overview of the supplies you need to get started. Learn to write in basic italic font and to draw simple flourishes that are not nearly as difficult as they first appear. Materials provided for in class use and you will receive a calligraphy pen to take home. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 09/18/18

End date: 10/02/18

Tuition $59.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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Learn how to effectively pose families in a park setting and capture great outdoor portraits. Increase your knowledge about your camera while exploring composition, camera settings, and lighting in order to capture great outdoor images. Bring your DSLR camera and take part in a live photo shoot, which will be held Sunday afternoon, November 11. Prerequisite: Digital Photography 1 and your own camera. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 11/05/18

End date: 11/05/18

Tuition $59.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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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. 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: 09/13/18

End date: 09/27/18

Tuition $79.00

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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If you’re interested in learning how to shoot sports like a pro then this class is for you! Learn what gear you need, the camera settings to stop motion and achieve sharp focus, and compositional techniques that tell the story of what is happening in the game. Bring your DSLR camera and take part in shooting images of a Hawkeye Community College Volleyball game for the second night of class. Prerequisite: Digital Photography 1 and your own camera. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 10/01/18

End date: 10/03/18

Tuition $59.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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Learn to make unique metal jewelry! Experience soldering with a butane torch using soft solder. Solder decorative brass filigree, stampings, rhinestones and hand formed copper components to brass and copper sheet metal. You will make either a pendant or bracelet and learn to connect to chain and clasps. All materials provided.  

Start date: 09/22/18

End date: 10/13/18

Tuition $89.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  143-Mechanical Lab



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For those who enjoyed Level 1 and wish to take their metal jewelry making skills to the next level! Using a butane torch, learn to solder with hard silver solder. Students will complete a silver spinner ring, which can be all silver or a more colorful combination using silver, brass and copper. Consult with instructor to develop your own unique pieces of jewelry. All materials provided.  

Start date: 10/27/18

End date: 11/17/18

Tuition $95.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  143-Mechanical Lab



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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.  

Start date: 10/01/18

End date: 10/15/18

Tuition $59.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  146



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