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Absolute Beginners Pottery
Our beginners course is great for anyone who wants to dive right into clay. Experienced instructors will guide you through the process of creating pottery on and off the potter's wheel. You will also learn basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the eight week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Absolute Beginners Pottery (ages 18+) 32103 4/6/2017 - 6/8/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Abstraction
If you want to have some fun, stretch your creativity or if you are just wanting to try something different this class is for you. Abstract painting made easy. This class will match your creativity with your choice of media. Learn why artists enjoy working in this format. Learn how you can change a simple barn and sky painting into an exciting and interesting work of art. Using class demonstrations, individual exercises and practice examples you will be successful. Come and enjoy the challenge of thinking outside of the representational box! This class is for artists of all skill levels. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Six program class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.
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Register Abstraction (ages 18+) 31130 4/25/2017 - 5/30/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Register Abstraction (ages 18+) 31221 7/11/2017 - 8/15/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Acrylics
Working in acrylics allows for maximum flexibility in color, ideas and techniques. This medium can be used like watercolor or oils. Acrylic paint drys quickly and when dry is permanent. Learn techniques through demonstration and classroom practice using glazes, knife work, texture, composition tips as well as many other methods. Working in acrylics are stress free because of the flexibility allowing for your work to evolve and advance! This class will be intriguing and fun for artists at all skill levels. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Six program class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Acrylics (ages 18+) 31131 4/25/2017 - 5/30/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Register Acrylics (ages 18+) 31222 7/11/2017 - 8/15/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Let us show you how to make the best of this photo editing program created by Adobe Systems. Topics include: creating an intense sky and beautiful skin tones, lightening shadows, bringing out highlights, and much more. We will also show you how to make it all happen in a flash with custom presets. Prerequisite:
• Laptop loaded with Lightroom (A free trial for Lightroom is available online)
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (ages 18+) 33160 8/22/2017 - 8/22/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Tu South Co L Info
Adult Paint Night
Embrace your creativity and enjoy a fun night out with friends! Our instructor will guide you step by step from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece! All materials will be provided. No art experience necessary!
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Register Adult Paint Night (ages 18+) 32085 6/15/2017 - 6/15/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Becoming Internet Savvy
In this class we will focus on the Internet. We will learn how to visit various websites and perform basic searches using Google. Plus we will talk about Internet safety. Prerequisite:
• Basic computer skills
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Becoming Internet Savvy (ages 18+) 33120 6/6/2017 - 6/6/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tu Hollins Li Info
Beginner Obedience (ages 18+)
Sit, Down, Off and Drop It are just a few of the commands your dog will master.This six week beginner course is designed for any dogs over 6 months old. Your dog will socialize on-leash with other dogs. Exercises include Sit, Down, Off, Touch, Look, Take it, Drop it, Come, Settle, Wait, Stand, Loose Leash Walking, Parent Separation, Tricks, Agility and more. Discussion topics include Canine Personality Test, reading dogs' body cues, getting your dog to focus on you around distractions, impulse control, use of no-pull harnesses, and reinforcing good manners. (No pre-requisite.) Instructor: High Hopes Dog Training.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Beginner Obedience Brambleton (ages 18+, July-September, Sa) 22262 7/29/2017 - 9/9/2017 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sa Brambleton Info
Register Beginner Obedience Brambleton (ages 18+, June-July, Sa) 22222 6/10/2017 - 7/15/2017 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sa Brambleton Info
Register Beginner Obedience Green Ridge (ages 18+, July-August, Tu) 22260 7/11/2017 - 8/15/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tu Green Ridg Info
Beginning Fiddle
This class is designed for beginners interested in learning to play the fiddle. Students will learn bowings, scales, and songs. Required materials: Fiddle (Violin) and bow. Eight week program.
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Register Beginning Fiddle (ages 16+) 32067 5/1/2017 - 6/26/2017 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Bluegrass Banjo
Learn to play chords, rolls and songs in this introductory bluegrass style banjo class. Students must bring their own banjo to class. Eight week program.
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Register Bluegrass Banjo (ages 16+) 32068 5/1/2017 - 6/26/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM M Brambleton Info
Cake & Canvas
Embrace your creativity while your taste buds embrace a sweet treat from one of our local cupcake shops. Invite a friend or make it a date night. No experience necessary for this paint night. Instructor Katie Reed will guide you step by step from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece. All materials included. Please register by: Aug. 25th.
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Register Cake & Canvas NEW! (ages 16+) 32640 8/29/2017 - 8/29/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Ceramics
Awaken your passion and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or have experience with ceramics, this class is for you. Come learn the skills that make your pieces unique.The class fee includes assistance of certified instructor, Jo Robertson, and firing of your ceramic pieces. Purchase your greenware from the Brambleton Center or an outside source.
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Register Ceramics (ages 18+) 32055 6/8/2017 - 7/27/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Th Brambleton Info
Register Ceramics (ages 18+) 32879 8/10/2017 - 9/21/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Th Brambleton Info
Chalk Paint
Breathe new life into your old and tired furniture. You will be amazed how quick and easy it is to transform old furniture, décor, and kitchen/ bathroom cabinets. You will learn: Basic paint application, wax application and how to distress your piece. Each person will also leave with a finished piece. All supplies are included in the program fee. Please bring a small item that you are intested in painting. Please register a week prior to class.
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Register Chalk Paint (ages 18+) 32600 6/3/2017 - 6/3/2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Collage
Collage was invented by Pablo Picasso in the early part of the 20th century, and it's still fun today! Using papers, old parts of paintings, cloth or just about anything that can be glued to a backing surface, is fair game. Images can be realistic or abstract. You are only limited by your imagination! Supply list given before class to this specialty class. Instructor: Michael Farrar. Instructor: Michael Farrar.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Collage (18+) 31223 7/12/2017 - 8/16/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Computer Basics
Learn the basic components of a computer as well as navigating Windows. We’ll cover the main keys on the keyboard, entering text, moving the cursor on the page, as well as using the wheel and buttons on the mouse, moving the pointer in the window, clicking on links, scrolling the page, and opening/closing programs. Prerequisite:
• Keyboard and Mouse or comparable skill level.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Computer Basics - Part 1 (ages 18+) 33152 7/18/2017 - 7/18/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tu Hollins Li Info
Computer Basics - Part 2
A continuation of Computer Basics Part I. Includes instructions on how to navigate storage, application files, folders, and the recycling bin. Prerequisite:
• Computer Basics Part I or comparable skill level.
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Register Computer Basics - Part 2 (ages 18+) 33153 7/25/2017 - 7/25/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tu Hollins Li Info
Digital Photography: Basics and Beyond (ages 18+)
Ready, Aim, and SNAP that perfect pic! Learn your camera inside and out! Classroom instruction during this two hour workshop will focus on both automatic and manual settings. Learn how to adjust ISO, white balance, exposure and more. This class is open to both point and shoot and DSLR photographers. Participants should bring their camera, a fresh battery and owner's manual. Instructor: Leah Marlow.
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Register Digital Photography: Basics and Beyond (ages 18+, July 17, M) 22266 7/17/2017 - 7/17/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM M Green Ridg Info
Drawing
Drawing is an essential first step in laying the base for painting in any media. Shapes, shading, lighting, picture composition, contour drawing, gesture drawing and one and two point perspectives will be covered in this six week program. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Instructor: Michael Farrar.
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Cancelled Drawing (ages 18+) 31132 4/26/2017 - 5/31/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Driver's Education
Refresh your driving knowledge in this two session program presented by AARP and held at the Brambleton Center. Fees: $20, with a $5 discount for AARP members. Class fee to be paid to the instructor at the first session. No fee is due to the Brambleton Center. Two session program.
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Register Driver's Education (ages 55+, July) 31125 7/17/2017 - 7/18/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM M,Tu Brambleton Info
Register Driver's Education (ages 55+, June) 31124 6/19/2017 - 6/20/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM M,Tu Brambleton Info
Etsy 101
Got goods? Get started in discovering how to sell them using Etsy: a peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items (Wikipedia). Please note that the Etsy website requires personal information, as well as credit card information and/or a PayPal account in order to set up a seller’s account. Prerequisites:
• Basic computer and Internet skills
• Valid email address
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Etsy 101 (ages 18+) 33166 9/27/2017 - 9/27/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM W Hollins Li Info
Excel 2016 Basics - Part 2
A continuation of Excel Basics Part I. In this class we will cover how to create simple formulas, use AutoSum and AutoFill, and transpose cells. Prerequisite:
• Excel Basics Part I or comparable skill level.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Excel 2016: Basics - Part 2 (ages 18+) 33156 8/10/2017 - 8/10/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Th Hollins Li Info
Excel 2016: Basics - Part 1 (ages 18+)
An introduction to spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2016. In this class we will cover the basic features of Excel 2016 including navigating the layout, entering data, and formatting cells. Prerequisite:
• Word II or comparable skill level.
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Register Excel 2016: Basics - Part 1 (ages 18+) 33155 8/3/2017 - 8/3/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Th Hollins Li Info
Family Paint Night
Looking for a fun family activity? Get the whole family painting at this paint night. We will have paintings that even little hands won’t have a hard time with so that your kids can get in on all the fun. Instructor: Katie Reed
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Register Family Paint Night 32090 6/23/2017 - 6/23/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM F Brambleton Info
Family Pottery
INTRODUCING-The Family Pottery class. Many parents are as interested in pottery as their children. In this class, work side by side with your child, learning how to hand build with clay and work on the potter's wheel. The fee includes one bag of clay, glazes and the use of tools. An adult must register with a child. $95 per person $190 for both. Eight weeks. Instructor: Rebecca McKeever.
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Register Family Pottery (ages 7+) 32779 7/9/2017 - 9/10/2017 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Su Brambleton Info
Cancelled Kids Pottery (ages 7-17) 32010 4/2/2017 - 6/11/2017 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Su Brambleton Info
Register Kids Pottery (ages 7-17) 32778 7/9/2017 - 9/10/2017 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Su Brambleton Info
Gelli Plate Printing Workshop
Create beautiful monotypes without a press, using common art materials! Gelli plate artwork is quick and uses minimal supplies, but creates a unique piece. We will go over the basics of this technique; there will be a supplies list sent for purchase once minimum registration is met. 4 hr. workshop. Instructor: Suzanne Ross.
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Register "I Can't Stop Gelli Plate Printing!" Workshop 31133 6/5/2017 - 6/5/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM M Brambleton Info
Get Paid To Talk-Intro To Professional Voice Overs
Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class explores numerous aspects of voice over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in your area. You will learn how to prepare your demo, how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. You will even have a chance to record a commercial script.
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Register Get Paid To Talk-Intro To Professional Voice Overs 32113 8/3/2017 - 8/3/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Getting Started with Android Tablets
Bring your Android tablet to class and learn the basics of using this popular operating system, including learning your way around, exploring settings, loading and using apps, checking email, accessing the Internet. Prerequisites:
• Bring your Android tablet to class
• Know your Google ID and password*
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Register Getting Started with Android Tablets (ages 18+) 33158 8/15/2017 - 8/15/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu South Co L Info
Guitar for Absolute Beginners
Randy Walker wants to introduce you to play all styles of music on your guitar. Learn tuning, tab and chords. Bring guitar to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randy Walker
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Register Guitar For Absolute Beginners 32503 7/13/2017 - 8/31/2017 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Th Brambleton Info
Cancelled Guitar For Absolute Beginners (ages 12+) 32095 4/27/2017 - 6/15/2017 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Th Brambleton Info
Guitar Pickin'
Have you wanted to play country, folk and blues melodies from guitar tab? Join Randy Walker as he introduces his new guitar class. This is an eight week class. All students must have had previous guitar classes or lessons.
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Register Guitar Pickin' NEW! (age 12+) 32501 7/10/2017 - 8/28/2017 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM M Brambleton Info
Handbuilding in Clay
Pottery can be created without the use of a potter's wheel. You can create beautiful pots and clay forms by hand using simple tools, slabs of clay, or just by using your hands and fingers. In this class you will explore many techniques for handbuilt pottery. Ten week program.
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Waitlist Handbuilding in Clay (ages 18+) 32070 4/2/2017 - 6/11/2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Register Handbuilding in Clay (ages 18+) 32777 6/28/2017 - 8/30/2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Indian Cooking
A fun evening making some popular snacks. We will make potato filled Samosas and vegetable Pakauris; fried nuggets made with vegetables dipped in chick pea flour batter and the sweet and sour Tamarind Chutney. Instructor: Bhawana Scaer.
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Register Indian Cooking Brambleton- July (age 18+) 32664 7/22/2017 - 7/22/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Register Indian Cooking for Teens 32064 6/20/2017 - 6/20/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Indian Cooking (ages 18+, June-July, W)
Spice up your summer-Indian spices! June will be a vegetarian delight! Rajma is red kidney beans cooked in a thick tomato-based sauce. Baigan Bharta is eggplant prepared with Indian spices. Don’t forget dessert-Rabdi is made with sweetened milk and nuts. July is all about the Indian snacks! Potato-filled Somosas and Vegetable Pakauris (fried nuggets made with vegetables dipped in a chick pea flour batter) and the popular sweet and sour Tamarind Chutney. Instructor: Bhawana Scaer.
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Register Indian Cooking Green Ridge (ages 18+, June 14, W) 22195 6/14/2017 - 6/14/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM W Green Ridg Info
Indian Cooking Summer
Spice up your summer-Indian spices! July is all about the Indian snacks! Potato-filled Somosas and Vegetable Pakauris (fried nuggets made with vegetables dipped in a chick pea flour batter) and the popular sweet and sour Tamarind Chutney. August will feature Vegetable Biryani (a delicious blend of rice and vegetables), Mircha Ka Saalan (a sauce made with peanuts and coconut) and Ras Gulla (milk balls in a sweet syrup). Instructor: Bhawana Scaer.
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Register Indian Cooking Green Ridge (ages 18+, August 30, W) 22265 8/30/2017 - 8/30/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM W Green Ridg Info
Register Indian Cooking Green Ridge (ages 18+, July 12, W) 22196 7/12/2017 - 7/12/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM W Green Ridg Info
Intermediate Obedience (ages 18+)
Step up your training! This six week intermediate course emphasizes the essential obedience commands needed for your dog to be a well-mannered companion. You will learn how to communicate clearly with your dog through the use of positive reinforcement. We also cover proper diet, leadership, exercise, confidence-building exercises and more. Verbal commands and hand signals include Sit, Down, Touch, Distance Stay, Look with Distractions, Leave it, Come, Heel, Place, Release, Tricks, and Agility. (Pre-requisite: Dogs must have graduated from Beginner Obedience.) Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Intermediate Obedience Brambleton (ages 18+, July-September, Sa) 22263 7/29/2017 - 9/9/2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Register Intermediate Obedience Brambleton (ages 18+, June-July, Sa) 22224 6/10/2017 - 7/15/2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Register Intermediate Obedience Green Ridge (ages 18+, July-August, Tu) 22261 7/11/2017 - 8/15/2017 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Tu Green Ridg Info
Intermediate Spanish
Already know some basic spanish but want to take your language skills to the next level? This class is for you. Brush up on your conversational skills and reinforce what you have already learned. Class is 8 weeks.
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Register Intermediate Spanish (ages 18+) 21000 8/9/2017 - 9/27/2017 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM W Green Ridg Info
Intro to Photoshop
Learn how to enhance photos using the # 1 photo editing software in the world: Adobe Photoshop. Get a basic introduction to Photoshop's tools, layers, and adjustments. Finally, we will experiment with colorizing a black and white photo; bring your own sample if you wish.
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Register Intro to Photoshop (ages 18+) 33162 9/5/2017 - 9/5/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tu South Co L Info
Register Intro to Photoshop (ages 18+) 33163 9/28/2017 - 9/28/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Th South Co L Info
iPad for Beginners
Want to get the most out of your iPad? Learn all of the basics you need to get started in this introductory course, including hardware features, navigating the device, getting connected to Wi-Fi, downloading apps, working with settings, and more. Prerequisites:
• Bring your iPad to class
• Know your Apple ID and password*
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register iPad for Beginners (ages 18+) 33150 7/11/2017 - 7/11/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu South Co L Info
iPad III
If our previous classes have left you wanting more, come join us again as we delve further into iPad’s fun and functional features. We will talk in more detail about using the Camera; find out how to organize using Calendars and Reminders; and keep in touch with friends and family using Contacts, Messages, and FaceTime. We will also cover the new iCloud feature, Keychain, and much more. This class is for users of iOS7. Some covered Camera features are only available on iPad 3 or later. Prerequisites:
• Understand basic iPad operation
• Know your Apple ID and password*
• Bring your iPad to class
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register iPad III (ages 18+) 33154 7/25/2017 - 7/25/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu South Co L Info
iPad the Next Step
If you feel comfortable with the iPad basics, it’s time to take your knowledge and confidence to the next step. We’ll zero in on more settings, including those for keeping your device secure and protecting your privacy; learn more about using the popular browser, Safari; discover how to back up your iPad; and discuss many of iCloud’s great features. Prerequisites:
• Understand basic iPad operation
• Know your Apple ID and password*
• Bring your iPad to class
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register iPad: The Next Step (ages 18+) 33151 7/18/2017 - 7/18/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu South Co L Info
iPhone for Beginners
Discover the world of the iPhone, including phone functions, camera tips, Internet tricks, and useful apps. We’ll also talk about the benefits of Apple’s iCloud. Prerequisites:
• iPhone 5 or higher with iOS 9 or higher operating system
• Know your Apple ID and password*
• Bring your iPhone to class
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Register iPhone for Beginners (ages 18+) 33157 8/14/2017 - 8/14/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM M South Co L Info
iPhone: The Next Step
Have you been using your iPhone for a while but aren’t sure whether you’re using it to its full potential? Take this class and fall in love with your iPhone again. We will cover how to use Calendar, Contacts, Music, and more. Prerequisites:
• iPhone 5 or higher with iOS 9 or higher operating system
• Understand basic iPhone operation
• Know your Apple ID and password*
• Bring your iPhone to class
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register iPhone: The Next Step (ages 18+) 33159 8/21/2017 - 8/21/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM M South Co L Info
Keyboard for beginners
In this easy to learn course you will learn to read music and play a portable keyboard. Let the instructor guide you as you work through the method book. Purchase of the book will be discussed in first class. This is an eight week course instructed by Randy Walker.
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Register Keyboard For Absolute Beginners NEW! (age 12+) 32502 7/10/2017 - 8/28/2017 7:05 PM - 8:20 PM M Brambleton Info
Krafty Kids
Have a child that has a crafty side? This class is perfect for them! They will learn to paint a beautiful scene on a terra cotta pot, then plant their very own flower in it! Learn how to make a mosaic step stone with colorful pieces of tile. All supplies included Instructor: Katie Reed
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Register Krafty Kids NEW! (age 6-14) 32641 6/24/2017 - 6/24/2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Little Known Secrets of Paying for College
The cost of college education is higher than ever. How will you afford this expense? This can't miss class will teach you how to send your children to the college of their dreams without bankrupting your own retirement. You will discover strategies that may enable you to quailfy for financial aid and minimize your tax exposure- giving you greater cash flow for funding a college education. Instructors: Franklin Butler Jr., Jennifer Rose.
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Register Little Known Secrets of Paying for College (ages 18+) 32110 5/24/2017 - 5/24/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Register Little Known Secrets of Paying for College (ages 18+) 32655 7/18/2017 - 7/18/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Marbled Paper Workshop
Have you ever noticed the fancy swirled fronts and backs of old books? Or maybe, the ends of pages? That is marbled paper and it is easy and fun to make! In this class, you can make your own paper as art, use it in collages or make your own cards. Bring a bagged lunch and give it a try to see how much fun it is! There will be a supplies list sent, once minimum is met, to purchase. 4 hr. class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.
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Register Marbled Paper Workshop 31228 6/20/2017 - 6/20/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Medicare Made Easy
You have been told that you are eligible for Medicare, but what does that really mean? This educational presentation will help you understand the Medicare program and what you need to do to make the right decisions for yourself regarding your medical and prescription drug needs. Presenter: Lynn Atkinson MBA, HIA, SCLA, AAI.
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Register Medicare Decisions Made Easy (ages 55+, August) 32662 8/12/2017 - 8/12/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Register Medicare Decisions Made Easy (ages 55+, July) 32661 7/8/2017 - 7/8/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Register Medicare Decisions Made Easy (ages 55+, June) 32660 6/10/2017 - 6/10/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Next Step
Come dive right in to the clay with us as you use your skills learned in the absolute beginner’s pottery course. You will continue your basic methods for finishing and glazing your pieces. Class fee includes studio time during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the ten week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Prerequisite: Absolute Beginners Pottery. Instructor: Carlos Dowling.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Absolute Beginners Pottery (ages 18+) 32770 6/29/2017 - 8/31/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Register Next Step Pottery (ages 18+) 32104 4/6/2017 - 6/8/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Register Next Step Pottery (ages 18+) 32776 6/29/2017 - 8/31/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Oil Painting
Have a passion for painting? This course will cover surface preparation, palette layout, materials handling, color and shading techniques. Great for beginners, those who have painted with acrylics, or those who want to brush up on their skills. Six week program. First canvas is included in cost! Instructor: Michael Farrar.

*Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.*
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Cancelled Oil Painting (ages 18+) 31128 4/26/2017 - 5/31/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Register Oil Painting (ages 18+) 31219 7/12/2017 - 8/16/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Old-Time Band
Instructional band for guitar, harmonica (keys of D, A, G), banjo, ukulele and bass students with two months or more of previous lessons. Bring instrument to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.
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Register Old-Time Band NEW! (age 12+) 32504 7/13/2017 - 8/31/2017 7:05 PM - 8:20 PM Th Brambleton Info
Paint Your Pet
Paint a portrait of your beloved furry family member. What? I'm not an artist! Fear not- our artists pre-sketch your pet on the canvas for you from photos that you email to us. Complete with a step by step guide on how to paint your pet. Just submit your favorite photo of your pet to reedphotographyva@gmail.com. Instructor: Katie Reed.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Paint Your Pet (ages 12+) 32642 7/27/2017 - 7/27/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Pinterest 101
How many times have you found something on the Internet that you wanted to remember, such as a delicious recipe, creative design idea, or great landscaping inspiration? Start organizing your favorites with Pinterest. This popular, easy-to-use social media site allows you to set up any number of online bulletin boards – Recipes, Design Favorites, and Landscaping Ideas, for example – so you can “pin” the things you love to the boards for quick access in the future. Prerequisite:
• Basic computer and Internet skills
• Current email address or Facebook account and passwords to each
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Pinterest 101 (ages 18+) 33161 8/24/2017 - 8/24/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Th Hollins Li Info
Portraits in Oil
Learn how to acquire a likeness of yourself or a loved one in Oils. Bring a photograph (5x7 or 8x10) in size that has a simple background , so that you can learn to study the structure of the face and head. Discover how to find the correct proportions using warm and cool colors and correct values to flesh out your portrait. First canvas is included in cost! *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class.* Six week class. Instructor: Michael Farrar.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Portraits in Oil (ages 18+) 31129 4/25/2017 - 5/30/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Register Portraits in Oil (ages 18+) 31220 7/11/2017 - 8/15/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Pottery Courses
The Brambleton Center offers a well equipped studio to create original works of clay in both wheel and freeform. Equipment includes 13 electric wheels, a slab roller, and an assortment of tools and accessories for shaping and sculpting the clay. A variety of glazes are mixed in the studio offering about 23 colors. Class fee also includes utilizing the studio on your own during select times when classes aren't in session and the firing of pieces made during the 10 week term. Clay must be purchased through Brambleton Center at $25/25 pounds. Saturday will be an open workshop opportunity for those currently registered in a Pottery class. All pottery classes are ten week programs.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Pottery - Monday Afternoon (ages 18+) 32071 4/3/2017 - 6/12/2017 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Cancelled Pottery - Monday Night (age 18+) 32073 4/3/2017 - 6/9/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Register Pottery - Monday Night (age 18+) 32771 6/26/2017 - 9/11/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Register Pottery (ages 18+, Th) 32076 4/6/2017 - 6/8/2017 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Register Pottery (ages 18+, Th) 32775 6/29/2017 - 8/31/2017 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Th Brambleton Info
Register Pottery (ages 18+, Tu) 32105 4/4/2017 - 6/7/2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Register Pottery (ages 18+, Tu) 32773 6/20/2017 - 8/29/2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Register Pottery (ages 18+, W) 32106 4/5/2017 - 6/7/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM W Brambleton Info
Register Pottery (ages 18+, W) 32774 6/28/2017 - 8/30/2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM W Brambleton Info
Puppy Kindergarten (ages 18+)
Does your puppy need some direction? Cute and adorable as they are-they just sometimes have difficulty listening and bad habits continue! This six week course is designed for puppies aged 10-24 weeks old. Your puppy will socialize off-leash with other puppies and people. Exercises include Name Recognition, Touch, Sit, Drop It, Down, Off, Gotcha, Come, Agility, and Pass the Puppy. Discussion topics include puppy development, house-training, chewing, grooming, play-biting, reading puppies' body language, building confidence, and extensive socialization outside of the class. Instructor: High Hopes Dog Training.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Puppy Kindergarten Brambleton (ages 18+, July-September, Sa) 22264 7/29/2017 - 9/9/2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Register Puppy Kindergarten Brambleton (ages 18+, June-July, Sa) 22223 6/10/2017 - 7/15/2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Sites for Book Lovers
Not sure what to read next? Using Goodreads and other online resources, we will help you find new books based on what you like to read, record what you’ve read, rate books you like … and those you don’t, share what you’ve read with your friends, join discussion groups with other book lovers, and even talk to authors.
Prerequisite:
• Basic computer understanding
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Sites for Book Lovers (ages 18+) 33119 6/1/2017 - 6/1/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Th Vinton Lib Info
Succulents 101
Come learn how to take care of indoor succulent plants – planting, propagation, and everything in between! As part of the class, you will plant and take home your own starter pot of succulents. They are sure to liven up any sunny windowsill! Instructor: Kathleen Reed, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Succulents 101 (18+) 31240 6/17/2017 - 6/17/2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Sa Brambleton Info
Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (ages 18+, April-June)
Want a new way to have fun and exercise? Swing Roanoke will be teaching classes to keep your feet moving all winter long! Each six week series of classes will cover various swing dances like East Coast Swing, 20's or 30's Charleston, Lindy Hop, and others. No partner is required and those with two left feet are welcome! No matter how many times you have come before-classes will have fresh material to learn in each series! Classes include one hour of instruction followed by practice time. Instruction by Swing Roanoke. April/May's class will be 3-Count Hustle. May/June's will be Swing 101.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (ages 18+, April-May, Tu) 22242 4/18/2017 - 5/23/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Tu Green Ridg Info
Register Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (ages 18+, May-July, Tu) 22243 5/30/2017 - 7/11/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Tu Green Ridg Info
Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (ages 18+, Summer)
Want a new way to have fun and exercise? Swing Roanoke will be teaching classes to keep your feet moving all winter long! Each six week series of classes will cover various swing dances like East Coast Swing, 20's or 30's Charleston, Lindy Hop, and others. No partner is required and those with two left feet are welcome! No matter how many times you have come before-classes will have fresh material to learn in each series! Classes include one hour of instruction followed by practice time. Instruction by Swing Roanoke. July-August will be Lindy Hop. August-October will be Swing 201.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (ages 18+, August-October, Tu) 22256 8/29/2017 - 10/3/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Tu Green Ridg Info
Register Swing Roanoke Dance Lessons (ages 18+, July-August, Tu) 22255 7/18/2017 - 8/22/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Tu Green Ridg Info
Swing Roanoke Dance Social (ages 18+, Summer)
Looking for something new and fun to do on Friday nights? Join Swing Roanoke for our swing dance social! No partner is required and we hold an introduction class from 7pm-7:30pm (tailored to those who come) with the social to follow from 7:30pm-9:30pm! Come just as you are even if you have two left feet! It's a deal of a lesson and dance for only $5 per person! Themes for dances: June is Alt Swing. July is American Classics. August is Summer Swing Out.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Swing Roanoke Dance Social (ages 18+, August 18, F) 22259 8/18/2017 - 8/18/2017 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM F Green Ridg Info
Register Swing Roanoke Dance Social (ages 18+, July 21, F) 22258 7/21/2017 - 7/21/2017 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM F Green Ridg Info
Register Swing Roanoke Dance Social (ages 18+, June 16, F) 22257 6/16/2017 - 6/16/2017 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM F Green Ridg Info
Watercolor
Enjoy a simplified step-by-step process while you learn to express yourself through watercolors. This class for the beginning student includes techniques such as wet paint on dry paper, wet into wet, lost edges, color glazing, color mixing, palette layout and different brush techniques. Sound composition in both still lifes and landscapes will also be covered. *Note: supply list will now be given at the first class, not prior to class. Basic art supplies will be supplied during the first class. Must bring own watercolor paper to class* Instructor: Michael Farrar.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Watercolor (ages 18+) 31139 4/26/2017 - 5/31/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Register Watercolor (ages 18+) 31224 7/12/2017 - 8/16/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Word 2016 Basics - Part 1
This class is for those who have used Word but want to learn some of the finer points of the program, such as creating a bulleted list, page setup, inserting an image, and attaching a document to email. Prerequisites:
• Familiarity with mouse and keyboard
• Basic familiarity with Word
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Word 2016: Just the Basics (ages 18+) 33107 6/1/2017 - 6/1/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tu Hollins Li Info
Word Basics - Part 1
This class will get you started with the latest version of Microsoft Word. Covered topics include: navigating the interface, opening/saving/printing documents, basic text editing and formatting, and cut/copy/paste. Prerequisite:
• Basic computer skills
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Word Basics - Part 1 (ages 18+) 33164 9/7/2017 - 9/7/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Th Hollins Li Info
Word Basics - Part 2
A continuation of Word Basics Part I. Covered topics include inserting images, using spell check, creating outlines, and alignment and spacing. Prerequisite:
• Word Basics Part I or comparable skill level.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Word Basics - Part 2 (ages 18+) 33165 9/14/2017 - 9/14/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Th Hollins Li Info
Wreath Making
Do you ever drive by houses and wonder how they make those
big beautiful burlap wreaths? This two hour workshop will
guide you into making your very own burlap wreath. Come have
a good time. All materials are included.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Wreath Making - American Flag (age 18+) 32643 6/14/2017 - 6/14/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM W Brambleton Info
Register Wreath Making - Fall Festivities (age 18+) 32644 8/28/2017 - 8/28/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM W Brambleton Info
Fruity Flowers: Edible Gift Workshop
Love those tasty bouquets of fruity flowers but prices makes you sour? This workshop teaches the basics of creating you own edible gifts at home for a fraction of the price. Take home a beautiful arrangement to dazzle your loved ones! All supplies included. Instructed by Virginia Cooperative extinction agents.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Fruity Flowers: Edible Gift Workshop 32505 6/22/2017 - 6/22/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Th Brambleton Info
Advanced Pottery
You will have the advantage of using the open studio and the guidance of the Monday afternoon monitor in this class. Come learn from your fellow potters. Prerequisite: two or more years in a pottery course at the Brambleton Center. This pottery class is a ten week programs with a monitor in the studio.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Advanced Pottery 32772 6/26/2017 - 8/28/2017 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM M Brambleton Info
Indian Cooking Brambleton- June (age 18+)
June Class
This lesson will be focusing on
making Chicken Korma: Chicken cooked in Cream and yogurt,
Bhindi Masala: Okra cooked in spices and Indian flat bread Roti
Instructor: Bhawana Scaer.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Indian Cooking Brambleton- June (ages 18+) 32063 6/10/2017 - 6/10/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Blues Band (ages 18+)
Instructional band for guitar, harmonica (key of C), keyboard, ukulele and bass students with two months of previous lessons. Perform real blues songs. Bring instrument to class. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Blues Band (ages 18+) 32096 4/27/2017 - 6/15/2017 7:05 PM - 8:20 PM Th Brambleton Info
Harmony Band (ages 12+)
Instructional band with a focus on vocal harmony. Also open to instrumentalists (guitar, keyboard, ukulele, mandolin, bass) with two months of previous lessons. Eight week program. Instructor: Randolph Walker.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Harmony Band (ages 12+) 32094 4/24/2017 - 6/19/2017 7:05 PM - 8:20 PM M Brambleton Info