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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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The disappearance of the honey bee has been alarming this past decade and will have a huge impact on one third of our food supply if we, as a society, don't take action. The restoration of the bee population in the United States will not be a few companies with millions of bee hives, instead it will be millions of people having 1 or 2 hives in their backyards. Join this class and learn how you can be part of the solution. In this class, you will learn how to set up your hive the correct way. Discover the protective bee equipment, hive components, and assembly.  Understand the difference between the bees and why you need to know. Learn honey bee biology and class system, as well as colony management, pest management, and honey production. Also, you will be able to diagnose the signs and symptoms of viruses and colony collapse disorder and what you can do to prevent it. You will also have the opportunity to join a beekeeping club at the Cedar Valley Arboretum. This class meets every other week.

Start date: 01/10/18

End date: 04/18/18

Tuition $149.00

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

Room :  108



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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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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 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: 11/07/17

End date: 11/28/17

Tuition $89.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  129



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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: 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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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: 04/17/18

End date: 04/19/18

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. Youth 16+ may register.

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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