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Fall2013 Features Adobe Lightroom, 3


Character Voice Acting, 5

3 Computers

Life Writing, 11

5 Money 5 career


Fused Glass Dichroic Jewelry, 7 Backyard Chickens, 13 Cooking with a Yoga Mind, 15 Healthy Cooking & Eating — with BVSD’s Chef Ann Cooper, 17 On Pairing Wine with Food, 18

11 Writing

Ski Technique & Biomechanics, 19

12 DAnce

Hottest Travel Careers, 20

6 Visual Arts

12 Music

life&home 13 House & Garden 14 Family & Relationships 14 Fun & games 15 Food & Drink 19 Health & Fitness

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Microsoft Word 2010 for Everyone

business Computers Adobe Photoshop Explore the creative possibilities that Photoshop has to offer. In this hands-on class for beginners, students receive practical lessons in color corrections, combining two or more images, and better black-and-white conversions from color. Learn how to retouch images and understand how to get better prints and Web images. Mysteries like layers, resolution, masking, filters, and adjustment layers will be explained so that you can take your images to the next level. No “geek speak” will be used and you will get all of your questions answered in clear, understandable language. u Bill Guy (see Introduction to Adobe Lightroom 5) > Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 1 – Oct 22 $145 / Arapahoe Campus / 4 sessions

This class is designed to make beginners proficient and non-beginners efficient. The tips, tricks, and shortcuts we cover will make this class worthwhile for most users. Learn to create, format, print, save and retrieve documents, change fonts, insert symbols and more. We will then move on to more advanced features including hyperlinks, tabs and indents, numbered and bulleted lists, borders and shading, and headers and footers. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of Windows or proficiency using a Mac. This class will be taught on PCs. Open Office users can take this class with a laptop. u Diana Baranauskas, owner of PC Obedience, has 20 years of experience teaching all levels of students, from the nervous novice to the accomplished operator. She is known for her patience and humor. > Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 30 – Dec 4* $195 / New Vista High School / 5 sessions *No class on Nov 27.

QuickBooks Professional 2012 Tired of keeping shoeboxes full of receipts? This is the class for you! QuickBooks can help you more easily manage your business accounting. Learn to set up this program with simple forms (for checks, paychecks, bills, estimates, invoices, and receiving payments). You will then be able to generate the reports that you need to stay on top of things. We will also go over routine monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting tasks. This class will be tailored as closely as possible to the needs of the participants. Bring your laptop if you wish. u Diana Baranauskas (see Microsoft Word 2010 for Everyone) > Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Oct 12 – Oct 26 $175 / New Vista High School / 3 sessions

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom 5 Adobe Lightroom is becoming the go-to software program for photographers in this digital world. Built on the same platform as the Photoshop Camera Raw Processor it can transform your images from snapshots to great shots. But, as with most digital programs, it can be daunting. The instructor will walk you through uploading, organizing, and processing your images. Plus, it offers so much more, including fine tuning your shots, minor touch-ups, one click presets, and will even send images to your lab or make a professional looking photo book. > Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 3 – Oct 24 / $145 / Arapahoe Campus / 4 sessions

Bill Guy is a professional photographer and Photoshop Certified Expert with more than 20 years of experience in both film and digital photography. He is a popular and sought-after Photoshop teacher in Northern Colorado.


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Beginning Excel 2010 Is your desktop or computer cluttered with information? It’s time to learn how you can use Excel and the power of spreadsheets to help organize and make sense of it all. Learn how to create a new spreadsheet and how to decipher an existing one, the difference between a formula and a value, how Excel calculates, and how to create accurate and easy to read reports. You will also build graphs and learn to find and analyze information in a database. Managing information can be easy and even interesting! This class is for beginners, but those who have spreadsheet skills will pick up some shortcuts. u Diana Baranauskas (see Microsoft Word 2010 for Everyone) > Thu, Tue 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 3 – Oct 15 $175 / New Vista High School / 4 sessions

Intro to Windows Learn all the basics of using computers with the Windows 7 operating system. The differences between Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8 will be discussed in class. We will start with an overview of the hardware and accessories, including the mouse, keyboard, and desktop. Then, we will learn about files, folders, windows, menus, shortcuts, starting and switching applications, organizing the hard drive, and accessing the Internet. You will gain basic skills needed in today’s computer-dependent world. No computer experience is required. Bring your laptop if you prefer, but it’s not necessary. u Diana Baranauskas (see Microsoft Word 2010 for Everyone) > Wed, Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 2 – Oct 9 $145 / New Vista High School / 3 sessions

Building Documents with InDesign CS6 InDesign is a desktop publishing program used to produce documents such as flyers, brochures, advertisements, reports, newspapers, and magazines. Learn the tools and features necessary to create professional documents of your own. This class will include building master pages, working with text and typography, creating styles, working with graphics, managing color, using gradients, creating tables, preparing the document for printing, and exporting as a PDF file. The class will be taught using the book Adobe InDesign CS6 Digital Classroom. u Greg VanHoosier-Carey, Ph.D., is a former professor of communication specializing in media design, and has been teaching design since 1995. He owns Meeting of the Minds Academics, a local academic coaching, tutoring, and college admissions consulting business. > Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 3 – Nov 7* $225 / Arapahoe Campus / 5 sessions *No class on Oct 31.


Lifelong Learning / Fall 2013

> Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / Nov 2 – Nov 23 $175 / Monarch High School / 4 sessions

Introduction To PowerPoint 2010 Make your own PowerPoint presentations! We will create an actual presentation from scratch during class, using many concepts and methods from PowerPoint 2010. We will discuss and use master slides, animations, backgrounds, inserting photos and other objects, formatting, colors, slide organization, adding sound, and many other aspects of creating powerful and compelling PowerPoint presentations. u Bill Hermanson has been using PowerPoint since the program was first introduced in the 1980’s. He has command of all the features, from the basics through adding pictures, animations and sound. Bill’s energetic teaching style will keep you involved from beginning to end. > Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 15 – Oct 22 $79 / Casey Middle / 2 sessions

Excel 2 If you recently completed Beginning Excel, or already have knowledge of the basics, then this is the class for you! You’ll get the keys to fully explore Excel, including how to use the all-important Function Reference. You’ll learn the basics of “automatic colors”, how to add drop-down boxes to your tables, go much deeper into using equations, and learn all about that $-sign inside equations (critical to unlocking Excel’s power). You have an idea of what is possible; now, take the next step to expand your knowledge base and continue using the power of Excel. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Bill Hermanson (see Introduction To PowerPoint 2010) > Tue 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 29 – Nov 19 $149 / Casey Middle / 4 sessions

Intro to Character Voice Acting For TV, Multimedia and Feature Film Animation Create unique characters and give them a voice. Read cartoon animation scripts. Audition both in person and for on-line casting. Would you love to do these things? Come and learn from an expert who has been a voice actor, director, and educator in Los Angeles. Learn about the audition process and how to read scripts, what agents and producers look for in a character voice, how and when to make the all-important demo, and how to market yourself. Your work will be recorded each session and emailed to you for review and practice. There is homework every week. Brent Brace has been a voice actor, director, and educator in Los Angeles for more than two decades. His expertise covers TV and radio commercials, promos, movie trailers, infomercials and more. He now works nationally from his studio in Metro Denver. u

Instructor Brent Brace at work in his Denver studio.

> Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Nov 16 – Dec 14 $235 / Southern Hills Middle / 5 sessions

Instructor Brent Brace at work in his Denver studio.

Gmail 101 Lots of people have a Gmail account, but they don’t know enough about its extensive capabilities. Go beyond receiving and answering emails; learn how to make messages look special, use spellcheck and attach files. Can you find email attachments that you downloaded without opening the original message, or an email that has disappeared? This class will help make your Gmail life easier. You will also learn how to set up your Gmail account in Outlook, Mozilla, or Live Mail, and learn to effectively use Tasks and the Calendar. Students should bring their Gmail username and password. u Diana Baranauskas (see Microsoft Word 2010 for Everyone) > Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 24 $55 / New Vista High School / 1 session

Career You’re On the Air Learn how to make it in voice-overs today! With so many celebrities lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so. In this class, you’ll learn about an exciting new way to get around the competition and turn voice-overs into a thriving full- or part-time business. We will discuss the numerous opportunities and income potential, technique, and producing the all-important demo. You’ll step up to the microphone for some practice recording and hear the results! u Jillian Nielsen is an expressive voice talent with more than 15 years of experience in radio and television commercial and promotional voice-overs and is working on multiple e-learning narration courses. > Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 2 $59 / Monarch High School / 1 session


Become a Voice-Over Artist The Basics

Wills and Estates Learn what estate planning is, and more importantly, what it is not. An introductory discussion will be held on wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, as well as the myths and realities of probate. Living wills and medical powers of attorney will also be discussed. There will be time for questions. u Kurt Hofgard, J.D., C.L.U., Ch.F.C., holds a BA with honors from Stanford and graduated from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College with honors. He is a partner at Hofgard and Associates, PC, a law firm specializing in estate planning. > Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 3 $39 / Casey Middle / 1 session

With so many commercials on TV and radio, advertisers are always looking for that right “voice logo” for their products or services. What does it take to be a voice-over artist? What are producers, agents, and casting directors looking for? We will focus on copy interpretation, mic technique, the audition process, when and how to make a demo, the types of work available, and how the industry has changed with regard to home studios. Students will receive either a CD or a MP3 of their recorded work from class for review and practice. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Brent Brace (see Intro to Character Voice Acting) > Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Oct 5 – Nov 2 $189 / Southern Hills Middle / 5 sessions

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creative Visual Arts Drawing for People Who Think They Can’t Uncover the drawing talent that lies right below the tips of your fingers! The ability to draw is common to everyone, not just the “gifted.” What enables one to draw well is the ability to see well. Learn to see the basic abstract elements of shape, then discover how to turn these abstractions into drawings. In the process, we will cover positive and negative space, contour drawing, composition, and design. Be prepared to have fun and be surprised at what you draw. Email the instructor at: for a supply list. u Chuck Ceraso, an artist with 25 years of teaching experience, studied at Notre Dame, the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, and with Henry Hensche. > Sat 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm / Sep 28 $95 / Chuck Ceraso’s Studio / 1 session

The Art of Color Seeing Using principles of Impressionism, you’ll learn how to paint the effects of form, atmosphere and light through the art of color seeing (the effects of light and how to capture them). Start with a simple exercise, designed by Charles Hawthorne and Henry Hensche, to facilitate the ability to paint like Monet. This workshop will change the way you see the world and is for all levels, from beginner to professional. Please email the instructor at chuckceraso@ for a supply list. u Chuck Ceraso (see Drawing for People Who Think They Can’t) > Sat 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm / Oct 26 $95 / Chuck Ceraso’s Studio / 1 session

Woodcarving for Beginning and Continuing Students Develop skills in European chip carving, relief carving, and carving in the round. Taught by a master carver trained in Bavaria, the focus will be on individual projects with step-by-step instruction. Learn how to sharpen tools, what types of wood to use, and most importantly, which safety techniques to employ. A $5 materials fee for wood and tool use is payable to the instructor at class. u Joseph Sikora was trained in Bavaria, Germany, where he worked as a professional woodcarver for many years. Joseph is a member of the Colorado Woodcarvers Club and the National Association of Woodcarvers. > Thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 10 – Nov 21* $149 / New Vista High School / 6 sessions *No class on Oct 31.


Lifelong Learning / Fall 2013

Beginning Watercolor Experience Jim Pedersen’s beginning watercolor series and learn everything you need to know to get started in this exciting medium. This class provides a solid technical foundation in watercolor. Jim’s “follow-along” demonstrations include wet-inwet painting, gradation, layering, color theory, correction techniques, and “right-brain” painting philosophy. A complete supply package is available from Jim for $91. Please call or email him to reserve one at 303.449.6324 or pedersen@pedersenart. com. If you prefer to bring your own supplies, please visit for a supply list. u Jim Pedersen, an award-winning painter whose work has been featured in Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, and Watercolor Magazine, has been teaching art for 35 years. > Tue 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / Oct 1 – Dec 3* $195 / 1040 Dellwood Ave Studios / 8 sessions *No class on Oct 8, Nov 26.

Mosaics 101 Learn the craft of mosaics during this one-day workshop at the instructor’s delightful Prospect Longmont studio. Create your own keepsake picture frame or 8”x8” wall art. Using a variety of materials, you will learn simple techniques of cutting, gluing, and grouting fine china, art glass, half marbles and tile. In the morning, we’ll cut and glue. During the lunch break, students may visit Prospect’s fabulous restaurants and shops, then return at 2 pm to finish the grouting and go home with your work of art! A $50 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Susan Wechsler, MFA, teaches and works in her beautiful Longmont studio. She is an avid collector of antique china, stained glass, figurines, tiles, and other discarded treasures which she uses to create her unique, inspiring mosaics. > Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm / Sep 21 $79 / Half Measures Drive / 1 session

Introduction to Drawing Realistically

Contour Drawing and Watercolor

Using light and shadow correctly while drawing is the key to making three-dimensional objects look real. The instructor will do demo drawings of basic objects, and discuss technique. Students will practice drawing the objects and become familiar with their materials through practice. We will work with basic shapes—which form the basis of more complicated shapes in life—such as cubes, cylinders, spheres, and cones. This class is suitable for beginning drawing learners, or those who would like practice working with light and shadow. u Jala Pfaff studied full-time for two years in the classical atelier, Colorado Academy of Art. She is a painter in oils and soft pastels and this is her third year as a juried Boulder Open Studios artist. Visit her website at www. and her Blog,

From Your Own Photographs

> Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm / Nov 16 – Dec 14 $145 / Southern Hills Middle / 5 sessions

Create original compositions using your own photo(s). Alice will demonstrate composing and contour drawing from the inside out, guiding each student as necessary. After the lunch break she will demo her approach to painting and how to mix colors on the page. Class will often end with a critique. u Alice Carol is an award-winning artist. She has taught for Foothills Art Center in Golden, at East Boulder Senior Center, and at the Lafayette Library. Alice is a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society. She has studied extensively with Charles Reed. > Thu 10:30 am - 2:30 pm / Sep 19 – Oct 24 $195 / Lafayette Public Library / 5 sessions

Contour Drawing and Watercolor Animals and/or People from Photographs

Beginning Painting with Acrylics Explore the world of acrylic painting in this step-bystep class. Each week we will learn a new technique and practice it in different painting exercises that will develop your skills and your artist eye. Michelle creates a safe atmosphere for experimenting and exploring, and discusses how to foster creative energies while facing the inner critic that inevitably comes up in art making. In the last three weeks we will also begin painting a canvas of an image you are attracted to and learn the steps for beginning and planning out a larger piece. u Michelle Fox is an Art Therapist with more than 20 years of painting experience. She brings a knowledge of painting technique and color theory along with an understanding of the fundamental process of creating art.

Learn techniques for drawing and painting people and animals from photographs. We will learn contour drawing by starting with the human or animal eye; then we will learn how to draw the shapes of the head using the eye for proportion and measurement. In the mornings, Alice will demo contour drawing and help individuals with their drawings. After lunch she will do a short demo mixing watercolor on the page. There will be plenty of time for individual attention and critiques of your work. u Alice Carol (see Contour Drawing and Watercolor) > Thu 10:30 am - 2:30 pm / Oct 31 – Dec 12* $195 / Lafayette Public Library / 6 sessions *No class on Nov 28.

> Tue 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 15 – Nov 12 $149 / Casey Middle / 5 sessions

Fused Glass Dichroic Jewelry Beginning and Beyond Learn the art of fusing while working with stunning dichroic (two-color) glass. This specially formulated glass becomes very sparkly when fused, making it the perfect material to create amazing jewelry pieces. Beginning with the basics, students will learn to cut, layer and design glass. Then, moving into advanced level fusing techniques, we will introduce dichroic decals and explore the many possibilities available! Students will create beautiful layered pendants while incorporating fascinating designs with decals and dichroic glass. Each student will create at least 15 pendants with the option to make more. > Tue 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Nov 5 – Nov 19 / $95 / Southern Hills Middle / 3 sessions

Erinn Diekman, BA in Fine Art and Art Education, is a Boulder glass artist finding daily inspiration in the beautiful and vibrant colors within the landscapes of Colorado. Erinn has taught and created art in her studio for nearly 10 years. u

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Van Gogh’s Brush Vincent van Gogh’s expressive brushwork is unparalleled in the world of painting. If you’d like to learn how to add alive brushwork to your painting process, this class is for you. We’ll study the different ways van Gogh applied paint by looking at his paintings enlarged on an HD screen. We’ll then play with similar strokes in the studio, while painting a still life. This is about playful exploration, not about right or wrong. Bring a new dimension of aliveness to your paintings. u Chuck Ceraso (see Drawing for People Who Think They Can’t) > Sat 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm / Nov 30 $95 / Chuck Ceraso’s Studio / 1 session

Introduction to iPhoneography There are thousands of photography applications developed for the iPhone, but how do you know which ones to buy and how to use them? Come and explore this limitless new form of photographic expression. The iPhone is like having a camera, darkroom, and editing suite in your pocket. We will explore fun and easy ways to capture and process images with your iPhone and learn ways to turn them into unique and artistic images. Soon, you will be sharing your newly created masterpieces with the world. Requirements: iPhone 3Gs or higher or iPad 2 or higher, with an active iTunes account. u James Clarke received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin/Madison. He has had national and international recognition for his work, which has been included in several prestigious photographic competitions. His work can also be seen on,,, and > Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 3 – Oct 17 $115 / Casey Middle / 3 sessions

Beginning Digital Photography Unravel the mysteries of digital photography and create photos limited only by your imagination. You will learn how to take great shots of people, pets and scenery. We will examine the digital camera’s functions and how to make it work for you. Included are all types of cameras from the point-and-shoot to the DSLR. We will cover exposure, color, and camera settings as you learn how to turn your snap shots into Great Shots. Bring your digital camera and manual to class. u Bill Guy (see Photoshop) > Wed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 2 – Oct 23 $95 / Arapahoe Campus / 4 sessions

Color Art, Design, and Culture

Introduction to Silversmithing Rings This introductory class provides a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to explore and develop the necessary technical skills for making jewelry. Using sterling silver, the focus for this class is rings. Participants will be introduced to a variety of metalsmithing tools such as flexshafts, polishing equipment, soldering torches, hammers, and much more. A materials fee of $25 is payable to the instructor at class. All tools are provided. Please bring a sack lunch. u Shelly Bohin, owner and founder of Boulder School of Metals, has more than 25 years of experience in the jewelry making field. After receiving her BFA for Metalsmithing in 1988, Shelly worked for several notable jewelers. She then went on to design and produce her own distinct line of jewelry, showing in many of the top contemporary jewelry galleries throughout the U.S. A > Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm / Sep 21 $115 / Boulder School of Metals / 1 session B > Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm / Nov 16 $115 / Boulder School of Metals / 1 session


Lifelong Learning / Fall 2013

Join us on a fascinating tour of history and culture through interior design, architecture and painting. Expand your world of COLOR by learning about color theory, the elements and principles of design and art, and the effects and expressions of color in our environment and on paper. Explore color psychology and the emotions of color associations. Our tour will come alive in real time with hands-on art exercises that reveal the hidden dimension of color! ALL abilities are welcome and absolutely no prior art experience is necessary. u Cynthia Peacock is a professional designer with a background in Hospitality and Residential Interior Design. Interior design is her third career, and she has practiced for 20 years in locations worldwide. Currently, she is a design consultant and specializes in color. Cynthia enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with all who are interested in design, art, and culture. > Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 23 – Nov 13 $135 / Southern Hills Middle / 4 sessions

Photo to Fabric Making a Portrait Quilt Transform a cherished photo to a fabric representation (bring three or four photos to the first class). We will start by discussing photo composition and use photo-editing software to select a suitable composition, then crop, grayscale, posterize, and resize. We will create a pattern and cut fabric pieces. When layered and fused together, an amazing, lifelike image will emerge from the fibers. Participants will also learn how to select appropriate fabrics for future projects. You will leave the final session with an art quilt top that can be finished with basic hand or machine sewing skills. A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class for a complete kit. u Lea McComas (see Felted Wool Mittens) > Thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 3 – Oct 24 $145 / Monarch High School / 4 sessions

Felted Wool Mittens Reduce, reuse, recycle. If you have ever shrunk a favorite sweater in the laundry, you have felted wool. Don’t toss that sweater aside. Instead, give it new life as a pair of mittens. In this class, we’ll learn to create a simple pattern in various sizes and complete each mitt with a single hand-stitched seam. We’ll experiment with embellishments that will turn each pair into a unique creation suitable for holiday gifts. This is a fun and practical project with plenty of opportunity for creative expression. All skill levels are welcome. u Lea McComas has had a lifelong obsession with textiles and 30 years of teaching experience. Her art quilts have been exhibited nationally and internationally and featured in numerous publications. > Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm / Nov 2 $75 / Monarch High School / 1 session

Creative Journaling and Collage Enhance your self-exploration, self-understanding and creative expression through journaling and art processes. Learn journaling tools that will add texture and color to your writing. Through collage, create a set of cards that will combine images, words, and intuition into finished works of art. Linking these two processes together will result in deeper writing and artistic voice. Take a gentle and playful leap into discovery of your inner self. A $25 materials fee for a workbook, collage cards, sleeves, and special glue, is payable to the instructor at class. u Rosemary Lohndorf is a former principal and award-winning elementary school teacher who has taught children and adults for more than 30 years. She has been an avid journal writer for many years, and is now a certified Journal to the Self® instructor. Laura Lyon has been a teacher of children and adults for 38 years, and has been a collage artist for decades, creating Illustrated Journals, Vision Boards, and SoulCollage® cards. She is a certified SoulCollage® Facilitator, and loves sharing her expertise of the SoulCollage® process. > Tue 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 1 – Nov 5 $165 / Laura Lyon Studio / 6 sessions

Advanced Portrait Quilts Building on the skills learned in the Photo to Fabric course, participants will work with a broader color palette and expand to more complex compositions. We will return to the computer lab to edit photos for multi-color schemes and design elements. Learn additional tips for marking patterns, as well as skills needed to make your own fabric choices. Time will be provided for group discussion, feedback, and trouble-shooting so that each student can produce their artwork with greater depth and realism. u Lea McComas (see Felted Wool Mittens) > Wed 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm / Nov 13 – Dec 11* $89 / Monarch High School / 4 sessions *No class on Nov 27.

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Fused Glass Platters and Condiment Dishes Discover the glass artist within you by designing and creating your own rectangular fused glass platter and a pair of condiment dishes. Your dinner guests will be so impressed! We will cover glass cutting, design and layering concepts, varieties of fusible glass, and kiln firing schedules, including fusing and slumping processes. A materials fee of $45 is payable to the instructor for all of the required materials, project firings and tool use. u Erinn Diekman, BA (see Fused Glass Dichroic Jewelry) > Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Sep 25 – Oct 2 $65 / Monarch High School / 2 sessions

Advanced Fused Plates, Platters and Bowls During this advanced-level class, experienced students will have the opportunity and freedom to create two projects. Using the information learned in previous fusing classes, students will work independently to create projects of their choice, the first being approximately eight square inches and the second being about 12 square inches. u (see Fused Glass Dichroic Jewelry) > Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 16 – Oct 23 $65 / Casey Middle / 2 sessions

Beginning Knitting Knitting is an ancient craft practiced by women (and some men) for centuries. Once a necessity, knitting has developed into beautiful wearable art. Discover the joy of knitting for yourself and others as we create beautiful projects with needles and yarn. We will learn basic knitting techniques to get you started such as casting on and off, knitting and pearling, and how to determine yarn to needle size. We will also learn gauging, how to read a pattern, blocking, and finishing your work. Projects range from a scarf to fingerless mittens. u Eileen Christofferson, BA, has been knitting for more than 40 years. She enjoys using a variety of yarns and needles and often creates her own patterns. Eileen has been commissioned to create pieces for everyone from babies to the elderly. She has taught knitting to students ages 10-60. > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm / Sep 25 – Oct 30 $115 / Southern Hills Middle / 6 sessions

Beginning Batik Blend modern techniques with the centuries-old art of Batik. The messy wax and dyes of the past are now replaced with water-soluble resist and dyes that become permanent when set with heat. Students will create their own designs on fabric panels, apply resist, and experiment with a variety of dye application techniques. Go home with finished panels and everything you need to start another project on your own. A $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class for three fabric panels, resist, dye, and tools for application. Bring a sack lunch for the one-hour lunch break. u Lea McComas (see Felted Wool Mittens) > Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / Oct 5 $89 / Monarch High School / 1 session


Lifelong Learning / Fall 2013

Secrets to Great Travel Photos

Connecting Through Stories

Have you always wanted to take great travel photos like the pros but didn’t know where to start? In this class, you will learn how to use creative settings on your camera to freeze or slow down action, how to control depth of field, the creative use of lighting, fill flash, and how to create a beautiful, full-color photo book in a week’s time. During the second half of the class, you will go outside to practice what you have learned. Bring your digital camera to class. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Ron Stern is the travel columnist for the San Diego Community Newspaper Network and editor-in-chief of He has published hundreds of articles in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Shape Magazine, and the Orlando Sun-Sentinel.

Stories have so much to teach us, especially when they come from someone in our own family. Develop your skills in interviewing, writing, editing and organizing so you will be able to produce a memoir of an older relative’s life. This can be a first step in a more detailed genealogical study, or an end in itself. The class is especially helpful in making the caregiving experience more enjoyable. At the end of the class, you’ll be given the resources to publish a hardcover version of the story you’ve written. The last half hour of each session will be an optional time for writing and to receive coaching. u Bunny Henderson worked as a Language Arts teacher for more than 20 years in the Boulder Valley schools. She also taught at CU, wrote and published a book, and cared for her aging mother.

> Sat 9:00 am - 1:30 pm / Oct 12 $65 / Southern Hills Middle / 1 session

> Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 9 – Oct 30 $115 / Casey Middle / 4 sessions

Writing Word War 1 The Art of Copyediting Copy editors possess a rare set of skills, including a sensitivity to the nuances of expression, a desire to help writers create the best prose they can, and a firm grasp on grammar, syntax, and usage. If you have wondered what copy editors do and the role they play in the world of publications, join us in an exploration of this little-known profession. After you have been introduced to both the practical and philosophical aspects of copyediting, you will have an opportunity to edit a short passage and to learn about starting a freelance career. A $3 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Alice Levine, a guest lecturer at the Denver Publishing Institute, began her 40-year career as a proofreader. Alice has mentored many proofreaders and copy editors, and has edited nonfiction, academic and museum publications, as well as conducted extensive workshops. > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 16 – Oct 23 $85 / New Vista High School / 2 sessions

The Comma Unveiled Even fairly knowledgeable editors, proofreaders, and writers can lose their composure when faced with that most confounding of punctuation marks: the comma. If you are confused or unclear about where and when to insert a comma or delete one, join us as we demystify the most talked-about punctuation mark. Enlightening lessons, dozens of memorable examples, sharp pencils, and challenging exercises await you. A $3 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Alice Levine (see Word War 1) > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 30 $45 / New Vista High School / 1 session

Life Writing This creative and interactive writer’s workshop focuses on the art and science of the personal essay. Information will be provided about writing techniques, structure and voice — and there will be fun in-class writing prompts and inspiring take-home assignments. If you’re interested in finally getting around to doing some life-inspired writing (serious, humorous or whatever), this course may be ideal for you. Why not give it a try? There’s no time like the write time! > Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 8 – Oct 29 $135 / Southern Hills Middle / 4 sessions

Ellen Mahoney is a local freelance writer. She has taught writing at the University of Colorado for a number of years, and enjoys the writing process and working with students. u

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Music Improvisational Singing for Fun and Vocal Expression

Speed Reading Increase Speed, Comprehension and Retention Imagine reading two, three, or even four times faster, and remembering it! Speed Reading is a proven system that will double (as a start) your reading speed, comprehension, and retention. You will learn to zip through books, technical documents, reports, magazines, course books and more. Students of all ages leave this class with the power to save time, increase retention and enjoy reading more. If you can read, you can read faster! A $17 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class for a 75-page comprehensive workbook. u Elizabeth Gold, To the Point Training and Development (, increases the success of individuals and organizations through employee performance and skill development. In addition to speed reading, her focus includes management/leadership training, team alignment and customer service excellence.

Do you love to sing? Want to expand your capacities of ear, range, style, and melody? Then join us and learn the many techniques that encourage expressive, innovative singing. Using improvisational structures and vocal/rhythmic games, and then moving into free-form improv, we will co-create beautiful music together. This enlivened form of singing is not only a lot of fun but will expand your existing capabilities at whatever level you are at. It also has a magical way of expanding other areas of expression in your life. All levels of singers are welcome. u Celeste Niehaus sings in the local a capella ensemble Sound Circle. She also has been studying with master jazz singer and improvisationalist, Rhiannon. Celeste is delighted to share the joy of creating music from the heart, in the moment > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Sep 25 – Oct 30 $129 / New Vista High School / 6 sessions

> Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / Nov 9 – Nov 16 $115 / Southern Hills Middle / 2 sessions

Dance Beginning Ballroom Dance for Couples Explore the elegant waltz, the graceful foxtrot, the sensual rhumba and the lively swing. We will emphasize technique and fundamentals as you and your partner learn these four dances. The first week will focus on correct posture, dance frame, basics in leading and following, four directions of movement, five basic foot positions, resistance techniques and body mechanics. The remaining weeks will consist of lots of beautiful dancing by our beautiful couples! The course fee is $79 per person. u Christian Thierens was introduced to Latin American and Ballroom dance at the late age of 23. He started teaching in 1990 and soon developed a reputation as a top-quality instructor. Christian loves to teach people of all ages and backgrounds about the rewards, both physical and emotional, associated with dancing. > Tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Oct 1 – Oct 29 $79 / Community Montessori / 5 sessions


Lifelong Learning / Fall 2013

Guitar for Beginners Level 1 Let the guitar take you into the wonderful world of music making. Learn basic picking and strumming techniques that give full-bodied expression to your favorite songs. Make sense of songbooks by your favorite artists and gain a clear picture of the guitar styles that you might like to pursue. This class is a fun and encouraging way into solo playing or can prepare you for playing with friends at a potluck jam session. u Doug Richards, BA in Music from CU, plays the guitar and fiddle in a variety of professional music ensembles. His deep love of American roots music is reflected in his teaching and music composition. > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Oct 9 – Oct 30 $95 / New Vista High School / 4 sessions

Fundamentals of Interior Design

life&home House & Garden Build a Greenhouse from Recycled Materials Join us to learn how to build a garden greenhouse from recycled and scavenged materials using basic handyman skills and common tools. Learn what materials you need and where, how, and when to get them. We will discuss lighting, watering, heating, location, snow loads, wind, sunlight and other concerns. You will also learn what plants do well, and how growth in the greenhouse differs from open air growth. Class concludes with an optional visit to the instructor’s greenhouse. u Bill Hermanson is an avid scavenger, recycler, and long-term gardener, who combined his interests and built a greenhouse using basic handyman skills and simple tools. He is able to provide a harvest of fresh vegetables in the dead of winter.

Would you like to explore Interior Design? In this course, students will be introduced to the basic elements and principles of good interior design. Emphasis will be on the ability to analyze and evaluate any interior space. Focusing on residential design, students will develop an awareness of basic space planning, color, lighting, material schemes, furniture selection, and art and accessories. Students may work on a design project of their own. u Cynthia Peacock is a professional designer with a background in Hospitality and Residential Interior Design. Interior design is her third career, and she has practiced for 20 years in locations worldwide. Currently, she is a design consultant and specializes in color. Cynthia enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with all who are interested in design, art, and culture. > Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 15 – Nov 12 $175 / Casey Middle / 5 sessions

> Thu 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm; Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 am / Oct 3 – Oct 5 $75 / Southern Hills Middle / 2 sessions

Burn Your House Down! How to Declutter and Downsize for an Easier to Maintain Life Do you have too much stuff? Want to create more space in your house? Or, no matter your age, maybe it’s time to downsize. In this class we will learn the top nine reasons to let go of your stuff now, nine steps to declutter your home for downsizing and/or moving, how and where to move your stuff responsibly, and how this can actually be an enjoyable experience! Got paper clutter? What about those horizontal paper piles or epapers screaming for your attention? You will never need most of them again, but which ones? We’ll cover all that, too. u Kim Wolinski, MSW, is an internationally known author, speaker, stress expert, and professional organizer. She offers simple yet powerful ways to make immediate and lifelong changes to take your life back. > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Nov 13 – Nov 20 $65 / Monarch High School / 2 sessions

Backyard Chickens Fresh eggs are just one of the many benefits of raising your own chickens! Come learn how easy and fun it is to keep your own flock! This course covers how to choose the best breed for you and your family, how to set up a brooder, ways to keep your chickens safe from predators, basic health and nutrition, and proper chicken handling. Additionally, we will discuss city regulations about keeping a backyard flock. > Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / Oct 19 $59 / Arapahoe Campus / 1 session

Heather Riffel teaches Agriculture and Plant Sciences for the Boulder Technical Education Center during the school year. In summer, she helps local florists create beautiful designs for the busy wedding season. u

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Winterizing Your Garden Putting your garden to bed for the winter is a great way to get an early and bountiful start in the spring. This course will cover topics such as soil preparation, nutrient testing and amending as well as crop scheduling, season extension and pest management. Simple, organic practices can keep your garden producing well into the first frost and weeks before the last. u Heather Riffel (see Backyard Chickens) > Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm / Oct 26 $59 / Arapahoe Campus / 1 session

Fun & Games Mah Jongg

Learn how to create your own unique floral designs for the special occasions in your life! This course will introduce learners to the basic principles of floral arrangement and provide hands-on design experience with fresh floral material. Topics will include centerpieces, corsages and boutonnieres, vase arrangements, bouquets, and ceremonials. Students will create and take home at least four different floral designs. A materials fee of $35 is payable to the instructor at class. u Heather Riffel (see Backyard Chickens)

It’s not your grandmother’s game anymore. Mah Jongg is making a comeback! Come learn this ancient tile game of skill and fortune. It is challenging yet fun and social—a great way to keep your mind sharp and to meet new people. This class will teach the basics of American Mah Jongg which uses 152 tiles including Jokers. Mastering the art of the game takes patience and practice, but your efforts will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class for supplies and an official card. u Jan Meyer has been playing Mah Jongg passionately for many years. She has taught for the City of Boulder, given private lessons, and coordinated Mah Jongg tournaments.

> Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Nov 7 – Nov 21 $115 / Arapahoe Campus / 3 sessions

> Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Oct 5 – Oct 26 $115 / Southern Hills Middle / 4 sessions

Introduction to Floral Design

Family & Relationships Coping Skills for the Highly Sensitive Person

10 Habits That Mess Up a Woman’s Diet

High sensitivity affects 15-20% of the population. A highly sensitive person notices more in the environment, is more sensitive to noise, lighting, medication, food additives, effluents in the air, and the moods of others. HSPs tend to be deeply reflective, empathetic, intuitive, creative and conscientious, and can become overwhelmed by stimuli. They value sanctuary and solitude, and need adequate sleep and regeneration. It is important to understand and appreciate these traits. Don’t miss these valuable lectures where you will learn three major steps to daily effectiveness. u Dr. Paul Radde, author, keynote speaker and practicing psychologist, has worked with thousands of HSP’s and has taught continuing education courses across the country. He has reframed his own life using what he has learned as an HSP.

Are you in a constant battle with your weight? Do you feel like the scales are tipped against you no matter what you do? Have you been on “diets” and “fallen off the wagon” only to gain the weight back? You are not alone. More than 80% of people who’ve lost weight on a diet gain more weight back than they lost. Stop the cycle and learn the facts about the foods that will help you heal your biology to not only lose weight, but keep it off. Get off the roller coaster for good with key and proven solutions. u Kim Wolinski, MSW, is an internationally known author, speaker, stress expert, professional organizer, and Priority and Health Coach. She offers simple yet powerful ways to make immediate and lifelong changes to take your life back.

> Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 23 – Oct 30 $79 / Casey Middle / 2 sessions


Lifelong Learning / Fall 2013

> Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Nov 14 – Nov 21 $65 / Casey Middle / 2 sessions

Cooking With a Yoga Mind What do yoga and cooking have in common? When approached with mindfulness and practiced with intention, they can both be the most potent forms of self care. In this handson cooking and demo class we will merge the mindfulness and intention of yoga with cooking to create the most healing foods possible for your specific body. Learn how simple cooking methods, conscious ingredient selection and open hearts can bring peace and fun back into the kitchen. Bring an apron and a container to take home any extra food. Please wear closed-toe shoes to the 2nd and 4th classes. > Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Oct 2 – Oct 30* / 4 sessions $179 / Arapahoe Campus / *No class on Oct 23.

Lauren Gennett is a personal chef and faculty member of the International Academy of Natural Cookery. Lauren loves bringing delicious, healthful vegan cuisine into the world and watching students transform as they discover that they can create dishes without following recipes. u

Food & Drink The Art of Fermented Foods

Wednesday Night Ladies’ Texas Hold’em 101 Learn to hold your own at the poker table while enjoying a fun “girlz nite out.” Texas Hold ‘em is the most popular poker game in the U.S. and this class will teach you the basics and secret benefits of the game. You will learn poker language and a variety of strategies while practicing your newly learned “bluffing” skills. During each class you will learn and practice the skills which will end in a full “tournament”-style game at the final class. We play with poker chips, not money. Essential snacks and cheat sheets will be provided. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Roz Bard learned to play Texas Hold ‘em New Year’s Eve of 2007 and has been playing ever since. She has experienced all of the benefits mentioned above including getting to know her competitive edge. She plays because it is FUN. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Sep 25 – Oct 9 $89 / Arapahoe Campus / 3 sessions

Sauerkraut, kimchi, and homemade ginger ale— come learn the basics of home fermenting including a unique process for turning cabbage into a probiotic super food! We will transition from sauerkraut to fermented sweet potatoes, to kimchi, kombucha, kefir, and homemade carbonated beverages. We will finish with Nukazuke, a Japanese style of fermentation that imparts a bold and complex flavor to a variety of vegetables. A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. Students will take home the delicious fermented treats prepared each week. u Taylor White, has spent the past decade navigating the modern organic lifestyle. He views home fermenting as a natural extension of bringing past wisdom into modern application, bridging the gaps of food availability, cost of probiotics, and ancient techniques for food enhancement. > Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Nov 5 – Nov 19 $115 / Arapahoe Campus / 3 sessions

Recipe-Free Vegan Baking As the cooler weather and holiday season approach, we begin to think about the nostalgia of homebaked sweets and goodies. In this class Chef Lauren will demo different vegan dessert techniques using all plant-based organic ingredients. In the first class we will cover ingredient selection, then make and sample desserts such as cakes, cookies, custards and tarts. In the second class, students will have the opportunity to apply these methods to creatively make a variety of desserts. u Lauren Gennett (see Cooking With A Yoga Mind) > Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Nov 7 – Nov 14 $89 / Arapahoe Campus / 2 sessions

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life&home food & drink


Cheese Lovers Unite! Learn to Make Your Own Fresh Cheese Change your cheese life forever! Learn to make delicious fresh mozzarella, tangy ricotta and scrumptious goat cheeses. It’s cheaper and better than store cheeses! Country folk have done it for a centuries, why not you? While we’re at it, we will cook up some fresh basil pizzas and have an epicurean event to remember. A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Cheyne Keith began cooking professionally at age 15 and has worked at more than 26 restaurants, from pizza joints to fancy French bistros. Trained at the Culinary Institute of America, he has worked in Manhattan, Seattle, Copenhagen, and Colorado. > Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm / Nov 9 $65 / Monarch High School / 1 session

Indian Market and Cooking Discover one of Boulder’s hidden gems: The India Bazaar. Let Chef Cheyne Keith expertly guide you as you explore all of the food in this amazing store while gaining a heap of knowledge and confidence. After our working tour, the class will return to the kitchen and cook up Indian and Nepali feasts. Through his many travels to the subcontinent, Chef Cheyne has become an expert at cooking this amazing cuisine and loves to teach it to others! u Cheyne Keith (see Cheese Lovers Unite!) > Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm; Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 26 – Oct 29 $89 / Southern Hills Middle / 2 sessions

What Are You Really Hungry For? Sometimes our feelings of hunger are not about food, but we mistakenly try to relieve them by eating. Hunger can signal a need for comfort, nurturing, beauty, self-expression or spiritual fulfillment. By learning about and utilizing mindfulness (the awareness of what is happening both internally and externally without judgment and criticism) you can begin to untangle and separate these different feelings of hunger. Learn to respond to each one effectively, rediscovering your delight in food and in life. We will mindfully play with identifying the seven types of hunger and how to satisfy them all. u Mari Reisberg is a licensed therapist for the Mapleton Counseling Center and the Beacon Clinic at Boulder Community Hospital. She teaches at Naropa University in the Graduate Somatic Psychology department. She believes that a connection to the body and mind supports improved quality of life and a greater capacity to live life to the fullest. u Kathleen Farrell is a registered dietitian and certified health fitness instructor. She works at CU Boulder as a clinical and research dietitian. She has worked extensively in community, clinical, education, research, and sports nutrition. > Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Sep 26 – Oct 24 $149 / Casey Middle / 5 sessions

Two Nights, Twenty Tricks Practical, Professional Secrets of the Culinary Arts So many dishes, so little time to hone your culinary tricks. Chef Cheyne will dig deep into his bag of tricks and by focusing on subtle, profound skills, your preparations will move from delicious to astounding. The class will use various European foods as the springboard for creating weekly feasts. Anyone can follow a recipe, but after this class, you’ll be writing your own! Children over 10 years old are welcome to attend with a parent (but both must be registered). A $25 materials fee per student is payable to the instructor at class. u Cheyne Keith (see Cheese Lovers Unite!) > Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Dec 4 – Dec 11 $95 / Monarch High School / 2 sessions

Canning 101 Have you ever marveled over the gemlike arrays of jams and jellies in a store, wondering how they do it? Do you wish you could ship your homemade salsa to your sister without it spoiling en route? Or maybe you are a gardener who wants to extend the eating season. Well, you CAN! And it’s easier than you think. Learn the basics of canning as we create delicious preserves, salsas, and pickles. Tool up in time to make the best use of the bounty of the summer. A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Cheyne Keith (see Cheese Lovers Unite!) > Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 9 – Oct 23 $65 / Southern Hills Middle / 3 sessions


Lifelong Learning / Fall 2013

Healthy Cooking and Eating — with BVSD’s Chef Ann Cooper Encouraging Good Nutrition for Our Families BVSD Food Services believes that all children in our school district should have daily access to fresh, flavorful and nutritious food made with wholesome and when possible, local ingredients. We have removed highly processed foods from our school lunch program and replaced them with scratchcooked meals and daily salad bars at every school. These changes encourage the children to establish healthy eating habits. BVSD Food Services is now bringing these same concepts to the home by hosting four events this fall on cooking seasonal, local and healthy. Sign up once a month for these hands-on classes to learn more about nutrition and cooking techniques. Each class is one session and will be held at Casey Middle School.

Farmer’s Market Frenzy Shop the Wednesday Farmer’s Market in Boulder and learn how to make seasonal dishes from whatever looks best! Spend time selecting fresh produce and products and then cook them up in the kitchen at Casey Middle School. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. > Wed 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Sep 11 / $39

Eat Your Veggies! Focus on fall harvest veggies and whole grains. Learn best cooking practices and flavor profiles for these vital food groups. > Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 9 / $39

Thanksgiving Takeover How do you cook the best feast? This class will highlight go-to recipes and cooking techniques for this big family holiday. We’ll be cooking traditional thanksgiving favorites, with new twists and cooking techniques to make your holiday a memorable one. > Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Nov 13 / $39

Soups, Stews, & Chilis Galore ’Tis the season for savory warmth. Learn more about winter soups, longcooked braises and warm foods to get your family through the cold weather. We’ll be cooking our winter fare and tasting the delicious seasonal recipes to keep you warm all winter long. > Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Dec 11 / $39

Chef Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator, and enduring advocate for better food for all children. Ann is a relentless voice of reform by focusing on the links between food, family, farming and children’s health and wellness. Cooper has been BVSD’s food service director for four years.

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life&home food & drink


On Pairing Wine with Food Dinner and Wine Pairings A Four-Course Experience with Manuel Sanchez Enjoy a four-course dinner and appropriate wine pairings from the famous regions of Barola, Asti, and Alba in Piemonte, Italy. Each thoughtfully plated course is accompanied by a wine which encourages you to savor each and every bite. The menu will be selected closer to the beginning of the event. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Manuel Sanchez is the owner of the West End Wine Shop in Boulder. Manuel has traveled the world visiting wineries, and loves to share his passion for wine in a fun, relaxed environment where you can experience the pleasures of the world of wine. > Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Nov 7 / $69 / Trattoria on Pearl / 1 session

Food and Wine Pairings For Holiday Celebrations Tips From an Executive Sommelier Wine is a sauce for food (especially during the holidays), and using the correct sauce is critical for an enjoyable food and wine pairing. This class will teach you the basic and key components to understanding how to pair food and wine together. We are going to taste and evaluate five wines that are traditionally used for food and wine pairings, and learn why they work together. Join us and then show off your new education during the upcoming holiday season. A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Nicolas Post (see Wine Evaluation and Tasting) > Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Nov 21 $45 / Colorado National Golf Club / 1 session

Beer Appreciation An Intro to Some of Boulder County’s Newest Breweries Craft brewing is one of the most exciting and fastest growing industries in the nation. Boulder County is home to more than 30 craft breweries, with several of them arriving on the scene in just the last year. This series of classes is designed to allow you to learn about some seminal craft beer styles while meeting the entrepreneurs who are following their passion and living their dream of making beer. The classes will be hosted by local breweries. While some food will be served, it is best to eat before class. A $45 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Jeff Mendel is a partner at Left Hand Brewing Co. and a judge at the Great American Beer Festival. Jeff’s goal is to provide his students with a high-contact beer experience so they may gain a passion for our local brewers. > Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Oct 23 – Nov 6 $79 / Selected Breweries in Boulder County 3 sessions


Lifelong Learning / Fall 2013

Wine Evaluation and Tasting An Education Come explore the technical side of wine and enjoy a light dinner. This class is specifically designed to teach the same techniques that professionals use to evaluate wine. We will use an Advanced Wine Evaluation Form to explore the Visual, Smell, Taste, In-Mouth Profile, and Finish, of five different world class wines. We will also learn about the basics of wine making and why wine is the most chemically complex drink you will ever happily enjoy! A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Nicolas Post owns a wine consultation company and is an Executive Sommelier, Masters Candidate, and Senior Wine Educator with the International Wine Guild. > Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Sep 26 $45 / Colorado National Golf Club

Health & Fitness

The 7-Day Mental Diet for a Better Life Story Make Big Changes with Small Decisions

Deep Relaxation An Intro to Nidra Meditation for an Easeful Body and Calm Mind If you feel that stress and tension are becoming too much a part of your life, this is the class for you. Through a deeply relaxing form of guided meditation, you will acquire tools that you can use in your everyday life to release anxiety, relieve pain, have more energy, and sleep more soundly. Learn how to open up to your full potential by giving this simple gift to yourself. This meditation does not require sitting for long periods of time on the floor. It is focused on comfort, so bring a blanket, mat, and pillow to class and wear loose, comfortable clothing. u C.M. Brown is a certified Integral Yoga instructor and relaxation therapist. He is a member of Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. He has been teaching and conducting seminars since 1997.

Going on a food diet is “the norm” in our society, but few people stay mindful of the “food” they are feeding their mind. To really transform our lives, the focus should be on our mental state; the rest will follow. The Seven-Day Mental Diet is designed to help you boost happiness, dispel negativity, and to positively change your life. How much time and energy do you lose to television, news reports, tabloids, gossip, and an unfocused racing mind? Learn to be conscious of it happening and how to retrain your brain and neural pathways in a new direction for the lifelong change you desire. u Kim Wolinski (see Burn Your House Down!) > Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 3 – Oct 17 $95 / Monarch High School / 2 sessions

> Thu 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm / Oct 10 – Dec 5* $95 / New Vista High School / 6 sessions *No class on Oct 31, Nov 28.

Ski Technique and Biomechanics Part 1: Skiing is a sport that rewards good technique, and good ski technique is a broad

subject whose mastery is enhanced by understanding. This course helps students develop that understanding by presenting the physical and physiological principles of the sport, as well as the design principles of skis and boots. In-class material will draw heavily from videos and photographs of expert skiing and World Cup racing. The course is directed at experienced skiers, but presumes no prior knowledge of physical mechanics or kinesiology. It will be of particular interest to ski instructors, coaches, competitors, and avid skiers. > Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 1 – Oct 22 (no class on Oct 8.) / $85 / Casey Middle / 3 sessions

Part 2: A continuation of Ski Technique and Biomechanics Part 1, topics include: expanded treatment of ski techniques; skier alignment and stance; boot design and setup; and tactical applications of techniques to skiing in moguls, powder, ice, and steeps. > Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Oct 29 – Nov 12 / $85 / Casey Middle / 3 sessions

Ron LeMaster is a technical advisor to the U.S. Ski Team and Vail Ski School, and lectures frequently about technique and biomechanics to ski schools and teams around North America, Europe, and other parts of the skiing world. A regular contributor to skiing magazines, Ron is the author of four books on the sport, including a technical manual for the Professional Ski Instructors of America, and contributes to educational materials for the U.S. Ski Coaches Association. u

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Language & Culture

small world Travel Fly Cheap, Stay Cheap, Travel Cheap Learn the secrets of traveling in grand style on a limited budget. Discover how to obtain great deals on airfares, accommodations, cruises, and entertainment, and get creative lodging ideas. Learn airline tips and secrets, how to fly within Europe for only $99, ways to cruise exotic ports for weeks at the same price as a typical seven-day cruise, and how to stay in a country home or castle for free anywhere in the world. Get tips for packing wisely, avoiding unnecessary bag fees, and travel safety. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class for his travel companion book. u Ron Stern (see Secrets to Great Travel Photos) > Tue, Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Oct 8 – Oct 10 $59 / Monarch High School / 2 sessions

Become a Travel Writer The Easy Way If you have the wanderlust but not the money to pay for it, consider becoming a travel writer. Stay in the best hotels, eat the finest food, and experience VIP treatment for free. Learn the secrets of travel writing: how to get started with online publications, build a media contact list, get free airfare, take photos that sell, and more. Learn how writing product reviews can get you apparel, gear, and accessories for free. An optional materials fee of $25 is payable to the instructor for three booklets. u Ron Stern (see Secrets to Great Travel Photos) > Sat 9:00 am - 1:30 pm / Oct 5 $65 / Monarch High School / 1 session

Hottest Travel Careers Did you know that travel is the world’s biggest business and one of the fastest growing? You can make money as a part-time or full-time homebased travel agent, or travel for free arranging group tours. Cruise for as little as $35 a day on a luxury cruise line or make money as a tour director while traveling the world. Learn how to take a free vacation in Spain, just by speaking English. Discover these and more opportunities in the travel industry. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Ron Stern (see Secrets to Great Travel Photos) > Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Oct 2 $49 / Monarch High School / 1 session


Lifelong Learning / Fall 2013

French for Travelers Come and experience the beauty of the French language and culture. This course gives you a foundation in basic grammar and vocabulary with an emphasis on conversational skills. You will learn fast in this interactive class through lots of repetition and practice in a relaxed environment. Different aspects of the French culture will be discussed at each class and tips will be given for those who are going to travel there. This class is for people with little or no previous French experience. A $5 materials fee (includes MP3 recordings) is payable to the instructor at class. u Sophie Rose, MA in law from Caen University in France, has been teaching French for 10 years. A native French speaker, she enjoys sharing her language and her extensive knowledge of France. > Tue 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Oct 8 – Nov 12 $145 / Monarch High School / 6 sessions

Beginning German This class offers a comprehensive introduction to the German language, including basic grammar and conversational skills. The class environment is interactive with an emphasis on group learning to help facilitate your learning experience. The instructor will address vocabulary pertinent to travel in German-speaking countries. Please purchase the book German Grammar (4th Edition, Schaums Outline) available at the Boulder Bookstore. u Susanne Kortals, a native speaker of German, has more than 25 years of experience teaching German in the classroom and on an individual basis. > Thu 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Oct 3 – Nov 14* $145 / New Vista High School / 6 sessions *No class on Oct 31.

Continuing German

Spanish for Busy Adults Level 1

This course is a continuation of Beginning German. It will review and expand on basic grammar and conversational skills. This is a good class for students who are familiar with the tenses and conjugations of verbs, the cases of nouns and pronouns, plurals of nouns, and adjective formation. In addition, students who wish to increase their vocabulary or have a scheduled time to practice speaking German will enjoy this class. u Susanne Kortals (see Beginning German)

These easy-to-follow Spanish classes are created to accommodate the busy life of a working adult. You will be speaking and understanding Spanish in a surprisingly short time. Students will learn practical vocabulary, conversational skills, and how to put together sentences in the present tense for business, travel, and everyday conversation. Oral repetitions will help you master correct pronunciation of everyday phrases. There are no prerequisites for this class. An $8 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. Optional CDs will be available for purchase. u Carla Abbott, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, has taught Spanish to adults for the past 16 years and is known for her comfortable teaching style and enthusiastic approach to learning. She is the owner of Spanish for You, Inc.

> Tue 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Oct 1 – Nov 12* $145 / New Vista High School / 6 sessions *No class on Nov 5.

Beginning Italian Buongiorno! Learn Italian from a native speaker in a relaxed atmosphere. This class will cover basic grammar and pronunciation, and provide useful tips for travelers. Learn how to order in a restaurant, how to buy train tickets, how to ask for directions and much more. In this interactive class everyone will have the opportunity to participate and learn at their own speed. No previous Italian experience is required. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u Francesca Giongo is a native of Rome and has been teaching Italian for the past eight years. She holds a BS from the University of Pisa, Italy, as well as an MS from Colorado State University.

> Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm / Sep 18 – Oct 30* $105 / Casey Middle / 6 sessions *No class on Oct 2.

Spanish for Busy Adults Level 3

> Tue 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Oct 1 – Nov 5 $145 / New Vista High School / 6 sessions

In Level 3, after a basic review of Spanish 1 & 2, you will learn and practice the past tense, enhance your vocabulary, and expand your conversational skills and understanding of the language from a native speaker. There are no prerequisites for this class. An $8 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Optional CDs will be available for purchase. u Carla Abbott (see Spanish for Busy Adults Level 1)

Fundamentals of Spanish Level 1

> Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Sep 18 – Oct 30* $105 / Casey Middle / 6 sessions *No class on Oct 2.

Have you always wanted to learn Spanish for business, travel, or simply to speak it with your neighbors? Have you tried to learn but found classes tedious, anxiety provoking or difficult? Here’s your chance to experience success at learning a language. These classes offer practical vocabulary and conversational skills utilizing a variety of nonthreatening, creative methods. You will be surprised at how much fun a Spanish class can be. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u John Beckwith first learned Spanish by doing business and living in Mexico. He followed up with a BA in Spanish and a MA in Education and has shared the fun of Spanish with all levels of students for 10 years. > Tue 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm / Sep 24 – Nov 19 $129 / Arapahoe Campus / 9 sessions

Fundamentals of Spanish Level 2 Incorporate your particular language need or area of interest into the structures learned in Fundamentals of Spanish Level 1. Learn strategies that will enable you to advance your Spanish knowledge through continued study and authentic interaction. You will practice listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish through a combination of inclass and at-home activities. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u John Beckwith (see Fundamentals of Spanish Level 1) > Tue 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm / Sep 24 – Nov 19 $129 / Arapahoe Campus / 9 sessions

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Spanish for Educators Level 1 The focus of Spanish for Educators Level 1 is the acquisition of basic language structures and vocabulary. Students’ ability to communicate the intended message orally will be emphasized over grammatical accuracy. The course will employ kinesthetic learning strategies that reflect first-language acquisition, which makes retention automatic and allows students to connect their Spanish directly to the spatial/social world instead of to the English translation. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u John Beckwith (see Fundamentals of Spanish Level 1) > Tue 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm / Sep 24 – Nov 19 $195 / Arapahoe Campus / 9 sessions

Spanish for Educators Level 2 This Level 2 class allows each student to incorporate his or her particular language need or specific area of interest into the structures learned in Level 1. Students will become familiar with strategies that enable them to advance their Spanish knowledge on their own through continued study and authentic interaction. Students will practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish through a combination of in-class and at-home activities. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. u John Beckwith (see Fundamentals of Spanish Level 1) > Tue 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm / Sep 24 – Nov 19 $195 / Arapahoe Campus / 9 sessions

Intercambio English for Adult Immigrants

Learn practical, real-life English in a fun, interactive setting. Build your confidence, meet new people, and make friends from many different countries. Seven levels of classes are offered, from beginner to advanced. Classes are taught by volunteer teachers in Boulder and Lafayette.

$35* / 16 sessions *Pay $10 materials fee to instructor at class. Sep 17 – Nov 7 / Boulder High Tue & Thu, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Register through Intercambio: 303.996.0275 —ext.0 Intercambio Uniting Communities builds

understanding, respect and friendship across cultures through educational and intercultural opportunities. Founded in 2001, Intercambio offers volunteer-taught English classes for adult immigrants, courses on life skills and citizenship, and cultural trainings and events for all community members.

teens BVSD Lifelong Learning provides high school students with classes year-round that can help prepare them to be safe drivers, have more confidence in their high school academic experience, and score higher on college admissions tests. For class information: visit or call 720.561.5968

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Lifelong Learning / Fall 2013

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School Closings Lifelong Learning classes will be canceled if BVSD has closed schools or canceled after-school activities due to inclement weather.

By Mail Send completed registration form with check or credit card payment to: Lifelong Learning, P.O. Box 9011, Boulder, CO 80301. Please allow seven days for processing.

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In Person Lifelong Learning is located in the east end of the Education Center at 6500 E. Arapahoe Ave., Boulder Office Hours: Mon — Fri, 8:30am — 4:30pm

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