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EXTREME FUN!! That’s how people describe this class. Learn from a pro the tips and techniques of shaping and twisting special modeling balloons into various forms to create figures, animals and objects. Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Big Sister or Brother, feel free to bring one child to the class for free. Child must be at least 9 years old. Each paid registrant will leave with a hand pump and bag of 100 assorted balloons.  

Start date: 10/14/17

End date: 10/14/17

Tuition $39.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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Come share in the joy of creating a cake for any celebration. Using buttercream frosting with fondant decorations you will create a two-tiered 8" round cake that will delight any age for any occasion. Learn how to make buttercream roses and to write with icing. You will take home a fully decorated cake. This class will meet at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex: 300 Jefferson Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 10/24/17

End date: 10/24/17

Tuition $45.00

Location : Cedar Valley SportsPlex Location : 
  Cedar Valley SportsPlex.

Room :  Kitchen



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Learn simple and fun decorating techniques by making Christmas trees and snowflake cupcakes as delightful holiday treats. Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Big Sister or Brother, feel free to bring one child to the class for free. The child must be at least 7 years old. Each paid registration will leave with one dozen specially, decorated cupcakes at the end of class. This class will meet at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex: 300 Jefferson Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 12/05/17

End date: 12/05/17

Tuition $45.00

Location : Cedar Valley SportsPlex Location : 
  Cedar Valley SportsPlex.

Room :  Kitchen



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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 course 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: 07/10/17

End date: 07/14/17

Tuition $179.00

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

Room :  114 CAD



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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 course 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: 07/10/17

End date: 07/14/17

Tuition $179.00

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

Room :  114



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Learn simple and fun decorating techniques that will transform your cupcakes into delightful treats and make your event extra special. Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Big Sister or Brother, feel free to bring one child to the class for free. The child must be at least 7 years old. Each paid registration will leave with one dozen specially, decorated cupcakes at the end of class. This class will meet at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex: 300 Jefferson Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 07/20/17

End date: 07/20/17

Tuition $45.00

Location : Cedar Valley SportsPlex Location : 
  Cedar Valley SportsPlex.

Room :  Not Assigned



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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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Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! This class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student created games will be available on a password protected 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: 06/26/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $179.00

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

Room :  114 CAD



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Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! This class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student created games will be available on a password protected 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: 06/26/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $179.00

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

Room :  114 CAD



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Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Start date: 07/24/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $179.00

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

Room :  114 CAD



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