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Looking to learn a new hobby? Find something fun or interesting to do and fulfill your personal goals. With the variety of options you're sure to find something!

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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 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.  

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.  

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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Learn to play Bridge, a fun and fascinating card game that helps keep your brain active and healthy!  Formerly employed with the American Contract Bridge League, your instructor will teach you how to evaluate a bridge hand, count points, and the basics of bidding. Practice what you learn in a structured party bridge setting. This class meets at the Cedar Falls Senior Center and is intended for those 60+.  

Start date: 06/04/18

End date: 06/25/18

Tuition $25.00

Location : Cedar Falls Community Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Community Center.

Room :  Cedar Falls Senior Center Room



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Learn to play Bridge, a fun and fascinating card game that helps keep your brain active and healthy!  Formerly employed with the American Contract Bridge League, your instructor will teach you how to evaluate a bridge hand, count points, and the basics of bidding. Practice what you learn in a structured party bridge setting. Great fun for all ages!  

Start date: 07/10/18

End date: 07/31/18

Tuition $25.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  146



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Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this camp has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   

Start date: 08/06/18

End date: 08/10/18

Tuition $179.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  114 Computer



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Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this camp has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   

Start date: 08/06/18

End date: 08/10/18

Tuition $179.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  114 Computer



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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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Would you like to catch a trout on a fly rod? This class will teach you how to properly set-up your fly rod and casting techniques to improve your chances of success! Learn how to select a fly and basic knots to tie them to your line. Discover how to read water and currents to know where to cast and to ensure wading safety. If you have a fly rod and gear, please bring to class. If not, demos will be provided in order to practice. An optional fishing trip will be planned upon class completion. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 09/17/18

End date: 09/24/18

Tuition $39.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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Would you like to create an ancestor chart or compile a family history booklet for your children? Finding your ancestors and sharing with your loved ones is the ultimate family legacy creation. Certified Genealogist Lyle Potter will get you started on your journey. You will learn where to find information, types of records to research, what Census records can reveal, and how history affected our ancestor’s lives. You will have computer time in class to search the internet with guidance.  

Start date: 08/07/18

End date: 08/21/18

Tuition $59.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114-Computer Lab



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Are you thinking about buying a drone?  Do you have a toy drone and want to upgrade to something bigger and better? What is a drone anyway? What can you do with one? This course will answer these questions and more. Designed for hobby drone enthusiasts of all skill levels, this six-session course provides the general knowledge to fly small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), otherwise known as drones. Learn about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for safely operating drones for either hobby or commercial use. In addition, you will learn about the history and application of drones, basics of flight, radios & electronics, aerial photography, first person view (FPV) and helpful smartphone apps. There will also be drone flight demonstrations. This course is a prerequisite for the FAA’s Remote Pilot Certification course (date to be determined) to prepare for commercial drone pilot certification. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 06/11/18

End date: 06/27/18

Tuition $69.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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