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    No  classes: 10/5, 10/9, 11/5, 11/22, 11/23

     Refund Policy:

    • ALL CLASS fees are refundable if there is insufficient enrollment.

    • A Full (100%) Refund will be given for cancellations more than 15 days prior to the class start date.
    • A Full (100%) Credit will be given for cancellations 8–15 days prior to the class start date.
    • Credits expire one year from date of issue.

    • NO REFUND OR CREDIT will be given for cancellations 7 days or less prior to start date.
     
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    • GETTING PAID TO TALK, MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR VOICE

      Course #620, $29, CHS Rm. 234,

      Tues. 6:30-9 PM, 1 evening on November 14 (ages 18 +)


      Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice·over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the internet in your area. We will cover all the basics, including how to prepare the all-important demo, how to be successful, and earn great income in this exciting field. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of our voice coach producer! This class is informative, lots of fun and a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting professionally.

      Instructor: Voice Coaches.

       
       
    • CURING "CLOSETITIS" (A CLOSET OF CLOTHES BUT NOTHING TO WEAR)

      Course #532, $15, CHS Rm. 234,

      Tuesday, 7:30–9 PM, 1 evening on September 26

      Do you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? Feeling overwhelmed by all your “stuff” in your closet? The goal of this class is to make shopping in your own closet a joyful and fun experience! In this class you will learn the five basic steps of how to clean out and organize your clothes closet. This will save you time and energy when deciding what you’re going to wear on daily basis. It will also help create space you didn’t have before. Having a plan of action to organize your clothes, will make it easier for you to put new outfit combinations together-expanding your existing wardrobe. You’ll save money because you’ll avoid buying something you already have but can’t find or remember you’ve purchased.

      Instructor: Randi Siu.

       
       
    • POLISH YOUR CAREER IMAGE TO EARN MORE ANNUAL INCOME

      Course #533, $15, CHS Rm. 234,

      Tuesday, 7:30–9 PM, 1 evening on October 3

      In this class you will learn the components of what a polished, well-groomed look are, and how to achieve that look in a few simple steps, to potentially raise your annual income level in the near future. Fortune magazine recently cited a study by two sociologists, who looked at how physical attractiveness relates to income. The researchers also factored in “grooming”—or how well puttogether an individual appeared. This turned out to be more important than looks when it came to earnings. That might mean that women with a polished look, might actually do better financially than those who do not.

      Instructor: Randi Siu.

  • SEWING

    Course #605

    $149, CHS Rm.109,

    Tuesday, 6:30–9:15 PM, 10 weeks beginning September 12 (ages 18+)

    This class is based on your own individual project. Our first class is held at Jo-Ann Fabrics in Westford, where you will be helped in choosing a pattern, fabric, and the notions you will need. In the following classes you will learn how to measure correctly, read, adjust and cut out a pattern, and, finally, put it all together. Please bring your own sewing machine to class. By using your own machine you will become more familiar with all that your machine can do.

    Instructor: Therese Quinn.

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  • DRAWING I

    Course #606

    $99, CHS Rm. 230,

    Tuesday, 6:30–8:30 PM, 10 weeks beginning September 12 (ages 18+)

    Learn the basics of drawing. See how form and shading make your pictures look realistic and three dimensional. Students will be taught an exciting technique, using four basic shapes. From the shapes, at least two finished pictures will be created. Students will be responsible for supplies/materials, which will include turpenoid (clear not yellow), drawing pencils (2B, 4B and 6B), colored pencils (Berol, Prismacolor preferred—do not choose “Verithin”), 11"x14" sketchpad (spiral bound is best, smooth surface) and erasers (kneaded rubber and hard rubber). This class is a great opportunity to explore and express your creative side!

    Instructor: Joan Turner

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  • DRAWING II

    Course #607 

    $99, CHS Rm. 230,

    Thursday, 6:30–8:30 PM, 10 weeks beginning September 14 (ages 18+)

    Learn the basics of drawing. See how form and shading make your pictures look realistic and three dimensional. Students will be taught an exciting technique, using four basic shapes. From the shapes, at least two finished pictures will be created. Students will be responsible for supplies/materials, which will include turpenoid (clear not yellow), drawing pencils (28, 48 and 68), colored pencils (Berol, Prismacolor preferred-do not choose “Verithln”), 11 “x14” sketchpad (spiral bound is best, smooth surface) and erasers (kneaded rubber and hard rubber). This class is a great opportunity to explore and express your creative side.

    Instructor: Joan Turner.

     

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  • CHARCOAL AND PASTEL ART STUDIO

    Course #608

    $49, CHS Rm. 235,

    Tuesday, 6–8 PM, 5 weeks beginning November 21 (ages 18+)

    Using charcoal pencils/sticks and dry pastel sticks, you will produce a complete work of art using instructor-selected subjects to work on an 18”–24” drawing pad. Art subjects range from simple to complex life, architectural structure and human figures on occasion. Drawing methods of outline, contour, shading, blending, detailing, and connectedness are taught in achieving perspective and proportion, and orientation on the 4 canons of renaissance art (sfumato, cangiante, unione, chiaroscuro). You will need the following supplies: easel, 18” x 24” drawing pad (not sketch pad or newsprint pad), charcoal pencils and sticks (some brands are sold in a kit), set of dry pastel sticks (soft and/or firm pastels preferable intermediate colors), blending stumps (comes in a package) and tri-tip eraser (white triangular-shaped eraser).

    Instructor: Alma Bella-Solis.

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  • INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY AND ADOBE LIGHTROOM * Room Changed to #208*

    Course #609

    $119, CHS Rm. 208, * Room changed from Career Center and will now be in #208*

    Thursday, 7—9:30 PM, 8 weeks beginning September 14 (ages 18 +)

    This course is a follow up on the Camera Basics class and is for those who wish to expand their new camera skills. It is also an introduction to Photoshop Lightroom (Lr). A typical evening will include discussions on photocomposition, camera technique and include hands on editing with Lr. You will go out with your camera and capture whatever interests you between classes. The following week we will examine your work and see how Lr can help to tell your story. You will also be introduced to taking RAW images. For this reason it is preferred that you have a DSLR camera or other camera capable of taking RAW images (most current cameras do). You should come to the first class with a new “clean” thumbdrive.

    Instructor: John Wren.

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  • ADVENTURES IN DIGITAL FILMMAKING

    Course #610

    $95, CHS Rm. 224,

    Tuesday, 7—9 PM, 8 weeks beginning October 10 (ages 18+)

    Join Matt Scott, former longtime Director of Chelmsford TeleMedia and life-long filmmaker, on an adventure in digital filmmaking. The class will work together to create a short film from start to finish- including an original story idea, scripting, shooting, editing, and postproduction. All equipment and materials will be provided. Just bring your enthusiasm and creativity!

    Instructor: Matt Scott.

     

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  • KNITTING

    Course #500

    $55, Comm Ed Meeting Rm.,

    Monday, 6:30–9 PM, 4 weeks beginning September 11 (ages 18+)

     

    Course #501

    $55, Comm Ed Meeting Rm.,

    Monday, 6:30–9 PM, 4 weeks beginning October 16 (ages 18+)

     

    Course #502

    $55, Comm Ed Meeting Rm.,

    Monday, 6:30–9 PM, 4 weeks beginning November 13 (ages 18+)

    Would you like to learn how to knit? Do you know how to knit but would like to tackle a more challenging project or learn a new knitting skill? This class is open to anyone interested in knitting. Beginners will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off while knitting a small class project. Continuing knitters should either bring their own projects or the instructor will provide a project in class for the cost of the materials. Beginners should bring a ball of medium weight yarn number 4 (preferably a light color wool) and size 6, 7 or 8 straight or circular knitting needles to class.

    Instructor: Dale Keothe.

     

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  • FINE ARTS FOR KIDS

    Course #503

    $59, Comm Ed Rm. 15,

    Wednesday, 6–7 PM, 7 weeks beginning September 13 (ages 5-12)

     

    Course #504

    $59, Comm Ed Rm. 15,

    Wednesday, 6–7 PM, 7 weeks beginning November 8 (ages 5–12)

    In this Fine Arts Class, students will work with acrylics on canvas, mixed media sheets and watercolor sheets. Students will learn different techniques to achieve particular effects. They will also learn different color mixing techniques. Creativity of each student is encouraged in the class. They will be given tips/ techniques according to their age group so that they can learn and enjoy painting. A $25 material fee payable to the instructor will be collected the first day of class.

    Instructor: Gopika Luthra.

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  • LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS

    Course #505

    $59, Comm Ed Rm. 17,

    Monday, 6–7 PM, 7 weeks beginning September 11 (ages 5–12)

     

    Course #506

    $59, Comm Ed Rm. 17,

    Monday, 6–7 PM, 7 weeks beginning November 6 (ages 5–12)

    This course is for kids who love to draw and want to learn this skill. In this class we will start with basics. Students will learn about basic shapes, proportions, depth (perspective) and shading. Students will cover projects that will give them basic understanding of these concepts to go to the next level. A $25 material fee payable to the instructor will be collected the first day of class.

    Instructor: Gopika Luthra.

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  • WILTON CERTIFIED: BUILDING BUTTERCREAM SKILLS

    Course #507

    $45, Comm Ed Café ,

    Monday, 6:30–8:30 PM, 4 weeks beginning September 11 (ages 18 +)

    You will learn the three essentials of the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating such as correct bag position, pressure control and icing consistency. I will demonstrate how to make, tint, and alter consistencies of buttercream icing. Different decorating bag striping techniques will be discussed. You will learn how to fill and decorate cupcakes with the beautiful 1M rosette and swirl design. Key points for how to bake a great cake including how to level, torte, fill and get a smooth finish will be discussed and shown. We will make stars, rosettes, wavy lines, loops, and explore different texturing techniques, as well as many various borders such as a star border, easy ruffle, shell and the zig zag border. You will be shown how to transfer a pattern so that you can create your own unique designs. We will also learn how to make grass, various leaves, drop flowers, swirl drop flowers, daisies, zinnias, and ribbon roses. Writing and printing will also be taught. It’s a fun class. Hope you can join us! Please visit our website or contact CommEd for a materials list (no substitutions for icing due to needed consistancy).

    Instructor: Mary Napoli, Wilton Certified

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  • WILTON CERTIFIED: FLOWERS AND CAKE DESIGN

    Course #508

    $45, Comm Ed Cafe,

    Monday, 6:30–8:30 PM, 4 weeks beginning October 16 (ages 18 +)

    In this course, you will work with royal icing. This is the ideal medium for creating flowers and designs in advance. You will learn a variety of things such as how to make the icing, as well as how to create cornelli lace, beautiful brush embroidery, royal icing appliqués, rosebuds, the Wilton rose, various types of leaves, pansies, violets, lilies, and other flowers. Various borders and variations of basket weave will also be shown. Pre req: Session 1 or some experience preferred. Please visit our website or contact CommEd for a materials list.

    Instructor: Mary Napoli, Wilton Certified Instructor.

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  • WILTON CERTIFIED: FONDONT AND GUM PASTE

    Course #509

    $45, Comm Ed Café ,

    Monday, 6:30–8:30 PM, 4 weeks beginning November 13 (ages 18 +), No class 11/20

    Come and join us to learn how to work with fondant and gum paste. This is a wonderful medium to use for cakes and cupcakes that will help you achieve professional looking desserts. You will make bows, calalilies, roses, mums, carnations, daisies, ruffles and various borders. You will also learn how to paint on fondant with edible colors. Certificate upon completion. Prerequisite: Wilton Course 1: Building Buttercream Skills or equivalent cake decorating experience is required to take Course 3. Please visit our website or contact the CommEd for a supplies list.

    Instructor: Mary Napoli, Wilton Certified Instructor.

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  • INDOOR/OUTDOOR ORGANIC COMPOSTING

    Course #510

    $29/$35/couple, Comm Ed Rm. TBD,

    Monday, 6–9 PM, 1 evening on September 25 (ages 18+)

    Are you interested in organic composting? Have you ever wondered about what happens to the outdoor compost piles during cold winter months? Are you curious to know how to compost even if you don’t have access to a backyard? How about the mystical “Compost Tea” which rejuvenates indoor and outdoor plants? Learn how to create and maintain a healthy compost bin that will be fully operational during winter months and beyond. Your compost bin will be virtually odorless and will be very easy to maintain. You will be able to compost many things such as coffee, tea, some junk mail, egg containers, fruit and vegetable peels, and more. You will take home a 1/2 lb. container of a compost starter kit which contains all the micro and macro organisms that are needed to start a perfectly healthy, organic, functioning compost bin. You will also learn how to harvest compost, and how to make compost tea all year long. Your plants will love you, the trees will love you, and our planet will thank you for taking such a Green initiative. A $15 material fee payable to the instructor will be collected for a compost kit.

    Instructor: Ray Pourali.

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  • CAMERA BASICS

    Course #511

    $89, Comm Ed Rm. 17,

    Wednesday, 6:30–9 PM, 6 weeks beginning September 13 (ages 18 +)

    Course #512

    $89, Comm Ed Rm.17,

    Wednesday, 6:30–9 PM, 6 weeks beginning November 1 (ages 18 +)

    Yes, you too can become a great photographer. The basic tool for all photographers is the camera. It helps if you know how to operate it effectively. The basic function of a camera is to control the light entering it and that hasn’t changed in over 100 years. In class I give you “permission” to play and explore many of the features found on today’s electronic marvels. The course is designed around DSLR cameras, but cameras with full manual control will do. Class includes a field trip to a Lowell photography studio. DSLR camera preferred, which students should bring.

    Instructor: John Wren.

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