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Art: Mixed Media 2 Collage and Print making


with Julia Morrison

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm

This class aims to explore what "mixed media” means through a range of materials. This class includes some fundamentals of drawing, painting and color theory for a beginning artist. The goal of this class is to encourage your unique creative style while learning various techniques and compositional tools. Layering is achieved through painting, drawing, collage, and print making. 

This class meets Wednesdays 6 - 8:30pm 5/1/19 - 5/29/19  



Baking Fundamentals: Desserts!


with Joan Safford

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class will teach students how to bake several different types of desserts. We will cover cookies, cupcakes, pie and more. Ingredients are included and every class you will take home your freshly baked creation. 

French 1, Basic Conversational


with Amy Racicot

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of the French language and covers basic grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. It includes simple conversation, reading, and writing exercises and provides an introduction to the arts and cultures of France and Canada and French-speaking peoples. This course will get you on your way to meeting new people and giving you the chance to travel somewhere new and explore.

This class meets Wednesdays 6-8pm from 3/13/19 - 5/22/19 with 4/24/19 off for BSD Spring Break 

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Jewelry Basics: Stone Setting


with Chris Sharp

Calendar Apr 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

In addition to learning the basics of making your own rings and braclets, you can learn how to set stones and gems on them as well. This abbreviated class is perfect for aspiring jewelry makers of all skill levels. 

This class meets on Tuesdays from 4/9/19 to 5/14/19 with no class being held on 4/23/19 due to BSD Spring Break. 

Jewelry Making


with Chris Sharp

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

A course designed for the beginning student. Jewelry making techniques such as filing, sawing, soldering silver and simple stone setting will be taught. Tools are furnished, but students are expected to pay for materials used.  The $75.00 lab fee is included in the tuition. Option of an Open Studio for experienced students who have already taken Basic Jewelry. Students will design and execute their own projects.

This class meets Tuesdays 6-9pm from 3/5/19 to 5/15/19 with 4/23/19 off for BSD Spring Break

Plumbing Basics


with Tom Treat

Calendar Mar 19, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Students will learn the basics of plumbing systems with an emphasis on simple plumbing maitenance and repairs to household plumbing and related appliances such as sinks, garbage disposals, toliets, HVAC units, etc. 

This class meets Tuesday 6-9pm from 3/19/19 to 5/14/19 with 4/23 off due to BSD Spring Break. 

Welding Basics


with John Osmond

Calendar Mar 14, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Fundamentals of making welded joints with oxyacetylene and electric arc processes are taught, along with MIG and TIG welding.  In addition, the fundamentals of metal fabrication.  This class meets on Thursdays for 10 weeks

This class meets Thursdays 6-9pm from 3/14/19 - 5/23/19 with 4/25 off due to BSD Spring Break



YY-Japanese, Basic Conversational
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YY-Japanese, Basic Conversational


with Yukari Dougherty

Calendar Mar 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course offers an introduction to speaking, listening, reading,and writing Japanese. Emphasis is on the conversational patterns used in everday life, when meeting people, getting around, etc..Learn to read and write hiragana, a Japanese syllabary.Discussions of life in Japan,customs and culture are interwoven throughout the language lessons. Book fees are NOT included. This is a 30 hour class.

This class meets Mondays 6-9pm from 3/18/19 to 6/3/19 with 4/22/19 off for BSD Spring Break and 5/27 off for Memorial Day.

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