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click here to view 1001 - The Art of Quilling details

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Quilling is the art of coiling paper strips into designs for note cards and for framing. A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor the first day for a starter kit.

click here to view 1002 - Watercolor details

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Have fun and experiment with watercolors! Learn the basic skills of watercolor techniques through mini-lectures, demonstrations and critiques. Supply list will be e-mailed with registration confirmation or may be downloaded below. Taught by award-winning artist, Tribie Knapp. Class size limited to 10 students.

click here to view 1004 - Ceramics details

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This course is an introduction to wheel-thrown ceramics. It is intended to benefit beginners or those who are looking to take a refresher course. Students will focus on the properties and preparation of clay, developing skills and techniques on the potter's wheel, principles of ceramic form and design, and the possibilities for decoration and glazing. In addition, this course will stress the production of functional ware such as bowls, cups, etc. Strong manual dexterity skills and previous art class experience is helpful, but not required. A $30 material fee must be paid to the instructor the first night. The $30 materials fee includes a 25 lb. bag of clay, glaze and firing fees. Additional bags of clay may be purchased at $30/bag through your instructor. For beginning students, the $30 material fee is sufficient to make several cups and small bowls.

click here to view 1007 - Mixed Media Figure Sculpture details

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Create a figure sculpture that expresses something about you and what you love to do, such as baking, golf, walking the dog or reading, or make it for someone you love. These sculptures are lightweight, stand 12 – 18 inches tall on a wood base and are formed from wire, aluminum foil, plaster cloth and air dry clay. Other specialty fabrics, props and accessories can be added if you choose. Imagination is your only limit. A picture of the human skeleton provides correct proportions for the wire armature, but body type and pose are up to you. A patina of acrylic, metallic color gives the bronze, copper or silver cast metal feel unless you want go for realistic color. $14 materials fee due to instructor at first class. Class will be capped at 12 students.

click here to view 1008 - Stone Carving details

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Work with nature's most enduring material--stone. Learn basic carving techniques with stone tools and how to hammer, chisel, file, sand, and finish a stone. Students will be contacted regarding stone purchase prior to the first night of class. Cost of a stone that you pick out will run about $30-$60. Supply list will be handed out during first class.

click here to view 1101 - Dot Mandala Art & Design details

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Inspired by a recent trip to Costa Rica, Cory shows you how to paint your very own Mandala designs! These designs are featured in everything from jewelry to textiles to wall art. You are limited only by your imagination. All tools and supplies will be provided in this class. No experience is required. Please enroll before Feb. 5 to allow time for your supplies to be ordered. $11.00 materials fee is due to instructor. Learn Dot Mandala Art Feb. 19, Mandala Dot Design will be taught Feb. 26.

click here to view 2013 - Should I be following a Diet? details

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SHOULD I BE FOLLOWING A DIET?This is a discussion of today’s trending diets: ketogenic, intermittent fasting, paleo, plant based and vegan through the lens of science and science fiction. We will talk about what they are, what they are not, who they may be best for and what you can expect. Importantly, we will address the most important question of all: do I need to be following a specific diet to attain health? Bring your questions!

click here to view 2014 - Banish the Sugar Blues! details

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BANISH THE SUGAR BLUES!Are you constantly craving sweets or find yourself tired in the middle of the day? If you want to gain control without willpower or deprivation, then this class will help you. Is sugar really addictive? Are artificial sweeteners a safe alternative? Our discussion will examine how sugar affects you, your energy and your moods. You will understand your sugar cravings, what may be causing them and what you can do to keep them at bay and take control of your health. Find out about great replacement foods that provide feelings of balance and well-being. This class will permanently change your relationship with sugar.Jena Savadsky Griffith is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Eating Psychology Coach, is the head of nutrition for the Culpeper Wellness Foundation and has a private practice in Madison County. Having had a successful career in music and television production, Jena was inspired to redirect her work path and returned to school after transforming her own health and life with nutrition. She frequently teaches, writes and presents on food and nutrition based change.

click here to view 2015 - Eating for Energy details

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Struggling with energy? Do you wake up tired or have energy slumps throughout the day? Nutrition can take you from fatigue to vitality. Learn which common foods deplete energy and which foods, nutrients and beverages will keep you going strong all day long. In order to perform at your best, your body needs the highest quality raw materials. What you eat creates your blood, cells, tissues and organs. Food is truly the highest art form because it creates you. You will also find out about the one food that is missing most in our diets that has the potential to give boundless energy and transform your health.  Jena Savadsky Griffith is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Eating Psychology Coach with a private practice in Madison County. Having had a successful career in music and television production, Jena was inspired to redirect her work path and returned to school after transforming her own health and life with nutrition. She frequently teaches, writes and presents on food and nutrition based change.

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Have you been told you have osteoporosis or live in fear of a diagnosis? Why are rates for osteoporosis higher than they used to be? Our bones are meant to last a lifetime and the best defense is good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. This is an eye opening class that explains, in understandable terms, how bone density is measured, how some of the more common drugs work and why we need more than calcium. You will learn what foods and lifestyle practices will give you healthy bones for life.