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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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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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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 7 years old. Each paid registrant will leave with a hand pump and bag of 100 assorted balloons.  

Start date: 10/13/18

End date: 10/13/18

Tuition $45.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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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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Create a special memory with a child, age 7+, while you learn the basics of crochet! Discover how to create basic stitches such as chain stitch, slipstitch, single crochet, and double crochet. Create a simple cowl as you learn the stitches with hands-on instruction as you work. Tuition incudes registration for child and materials for both to create a cowl.  

Start date: 10/13/18

End date: 10/20/18

Tuition $45.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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Create a small holiday ornament with your choice of pattern as you create a memory with a child, age 7+. Together you will learn how to do the cross-stitch, border stitch, and neatly finish your work. Discover how to read a pattern and count stitches. Tuition includes registration for child and materials for both to create an ornament.   

Start date: 11/10/18

End date: 11/17/18

Tuition $45.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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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: 10/08/18

End date: 10/29/18

Tuition $25.00

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

Room :  Cedar Falls Senior Center 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 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 take home one dozen decorated cupcakes.

Start date: 12/01/18

End date: 12/01/18

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 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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Make people feel extra special by showing your creativity in your cookie decorating. Learn easy decorating techniques that take little time or effort but really make the event or holiday memorable. Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Big Sister or Brother, feel free to bring one child to the class for free. Child must be at least 7 yrs. old. Each paid registration will leave with 2 dozen specially, decorated cookies at the end of class.

Start date: 11/03/18

End date: 11/03/18

Tuition $45.00

Location : Cedar Valley SportsPlex Location : 
  Cedar Valley SportsPlex.

Room :  Kitchen



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