Courses

Are you an experienced woodworker looking to expand and practice your skills? In this class, students will learn and practice various types of joinery including dadoes, rabbets, shiplap, dovetails, and mortise and tenon. Don't miss out on this opportunity to work in a generously equipped woodshop alongside an instructor who has extensive experience and the tool collection of a professional furniture maker.


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Apples and Pears are definitely the unsung heroes of the winter fruit world. These juicy gems are naturally sweet and are easily transformed into silky, caramelized goodness. We will make a dark spicy gingerbread topped with caramelized pears, and  individual rustic apple tartelettes with almond cream encased in a flaky pastry.


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Using a mixture of lecture and hands-on application, your expert instructor will guide you through the importance of using scale and design before building, foundation basics, the components of a typical wall framing system, framing and truss layout, and roof system basics. You'll learn how to safely use construction tools and tricks of the trade for basic construction for homeowners. For students who want to learn about home/project based construction. Tools will be provided. Students will need to provide their own construction appropriate gloves.


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Learn applied techniques of sewing and make your own fast and fab hooded fleece poncho. All levels sewing instruction applied techniques in making a hooded fleece poncho. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one poncho in this single day, 3 hour class. Students to bring their own portable sewing machine and all sewing supplies as noted in supply list. All levels of sewing experience welcome. No pattern required.


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Sharpen your woodworking skills. This class is designed for the beginning woodworking student. Learn universal woodworking basics including shop safety, sharpening, tool use and maintenance, wood selection, and more.


October 2, 2019 to November 20, 2019, SHS
Want to incorporate more whole grains into your breakfast options, while still enjoying delicious bread products? In this class you will make three healthy whole grain breakfast items to take home and enjoy with your family. In class, students will make a healthy whole grain muffin, Irish soda bread, and hand-crafted granola.


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Join Chef Shannon with this hands-on International Sunday Dinner series. The second class in this winter series takes students on an exploration of French Country Cuisine. Learn French cooking techniques while preparing a delicious Sunday dinner of Coq Au Vin with Potatoes Anna and Haricots Verts.


Sunday, February 16, 2020, CUL 117
Join Chef Shannon with this hands-on International Sunday Dinner series. The final class in this winter series visits the Mediterranean region. Students will prepare a traditional Greek Moussaka, Phyllo Crusted Spanakopita and a Tomato Feta Salad.


Sunday, March 15, 2020, CUL 117
This is a great place to start learning metal fabrication and the use of machine tools. Gain skills using hand tools, band saw, drill press, metal lathe, milling machines, and more.


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Looking for a new hobby or to hone your welding skills? This introductory course will cover basic welding processes. It includes relevant safety topics and an introduction to shielded metal arc welding.


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Learn to design, construct, repair and troubleshoot residential irrigation systems. This class covers basic hydraulic theory, how to obtain site information, determine irrigation requirements and water supply, select sprinklers and spacing ranges, and calculate pressure requirements.


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Learn to bake pillowy-soft breads and buns using the Japanese method of bread-baking, Tangzhong  (milk bread). Discover why Tangzhong produces higher, lighter and fluffier breads that stay fresh longer. Do you have a favorite cinnamon bun recipe? Learn the simple formula for converting it to Tangzhong. Bring an apron and a container to take your baked goods home from this hands-on class. Bring an apron, sharp chef's knife and take-home containers.


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Learn basic sewing techniques in this hands-on class. Topics will include tips on which stitch to use, types of needles and when to use them, adjusting tension and different types of seams for various applications. Students will have the opportunity to complete one pillow case in this four-hour class. Materials are required for this class.


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Do you have limited space? Or do you need help planning and setting up your garden space? In this class students will learn how to integrate vegetables, and herbs with perennials so you can design and create a garden that is beautiful yet functional. We will talk about ways to utilize space if it is limited with the use of containers, and vertical gardening. The second half of the class will focus on students applying techniques and design their own garden space.


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Take your beginning sewing experience to the next level by learning how to recreate your favorite clothing in this hands-on class. Learn to deconstruct, create a pattern, and then reconstruct your favorite clothes. Discovers tips on pattern layout, making minor adjustments, matching prints and construction from start to finish.


October 19, 2019 to November 9, 2019, HCC 0260
Want to learn to sew, but not sure how to use your sewing machine? This class is a great way to get started on your sewing adventure. Bring your machine and owner's manual and learn common features shared by all standard sewing machines, as well as some features specific to your model. This two-hour class is intended for the beginner with a portable, standard sewing machine (not specialty machines for quilting or embroidery).


Tuesday, November 12, 2019, BEC 0160
Thursday, November 14, 2019, BEC 0160
Create a fun, personalized apron for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Choose your favorite style including a wrap-around, gathered skirt, bib, or Japanese cross back. Aprons can be made for men, women or children.  Pattern provided or created in class. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one apron in this four-hour class. This is not a beginning level class.


November 5-7, 2019, HCC 0260
Saturday, December 14, 2019, HCC 0260
Create your own, personalized table décor for every season. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one napkin and one placemat in this four-hour class. This is not a beginning sewing class, some sewing experience necessary and students should have a basic working knowledge of their sewing machine. Materials are required for this class.


Saturday, December 7, 2019, HCC 0260
Students will learn how to tidy their home with the KonMari Method, developed by Marie Kondo. Over the five week course, students will learn the principles of tidying the five KonMari categories and apply the principles to their home. The end result is an organized home, a discovery of what sparks joy and practice living the values of intention and gratitude.


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Have fun with your child/grandchild making class valentines treat bags. Each registered adult will receive a kit with everything needed to create 32 treat bags with satin tie closure, treats and name tags. A second kit may be purchased for $12 the day of the class. Registered adult may bring up to two children age 5-11 to class. All sewing levels welcome.


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