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Course Course Description Instructor Location Schedule Price

Visual Art

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting

ArtTeach2

Learn the skills to create the art you desire through fun exercises and exciting projects. A variety of media, including charcoal, pencil, pastels, and paint of choice will be explored. Classes progress from exploring media to individual artistic techniques, depending on the need of the student. A list of materials will be provided at the first class.

Cable Spence is an award winning artist who graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. IL. His paintings and pastel drawings are stunning in their vibrant colors and realism.

Cable Spence

Mill Creek Elementary School

3750 International Golf Parkway

St. Augustine, FL 32092

Meets Tuesday evenings at 6:00-8:00 pm from January 23- February 27

Six classes-
Twelve hours total


$80.00

Beginning/Intermediate Acrylic Painting

Paint lovely landscapes and St. Augustine scenes while learning the principles and techniques of acrylic painting. You will complete 2-4 paintings during the class.

Dara Dodson is a professional artists of 25 years who has taught painting in small group and individual settings. She follows her lifelong passion for art as a member of the St. Augustine Art Association and the St. Augustine Beach Art Studio. Her artwork can be seen at Ocean Art Gallery, Flagler Beach, FL and at DaraDodsonArt.com.

Dara Dodson

St. Augustine High School

3205 Varella Avenue

St. Augustine, FL 32084

NOTE: Schedule Change

Class meets Tuesday evenings at 6:00-8:00 pm from January 30- March 6

Six classes-
Twelve hours total

$80.00

 

 

More History and Practice of Photography II

Photography is an intriguing mixture of art, science, technology and history. In this course you will touch on many aspects of the evolution of the practice and the art of photography, as well as learning techniques to improve your photographs. This course is an intermediate photography course but open to all levels of interest.

Ken Barrett is a St. Augustine native whose interest, skills and talent in photography dovetail perfectly with the history, community, nature and art of the area. He is a professional photographer and former teacher at Flagler College who exhibits at local and regional galleries.

Kenneth Barrett, Jr.

RB Hunt Elementary School

125 Magnolia Street

St. Augustine, FL 32080

Meets Tuesday evenings at 6:00-8:00 pm from January 16-February 20

Six classes-

Twelve hours total

$80.00

Lifestyle & Home

Sewing With a Twist

Barbara Scheidker and Kelly Kennedy 2

Are you ready to create beautiful, affordable, well-fitting clothing? Or a craft project that requires machine sewing and pattern reading? This class will take you through every step of the process, empowering you to continue creating fashions and fun.

Barbara Scheidker brings many years of experience as a tailor, teacher, and sewing mentor to all ages. She is an imaginative designer, problem solver and expert at making or altering clothing for all ages, genders and styles.

Must bring sewing machine and sewing projects to class. Projects can be new items or alterations to an existing piece. NO knit fabrics for beginners, please.

Barbara Scheidker

Mill Creek Elementary School

3750 International Golf Parkway

St. Augustine, FL 32092

Meets Tuesday evenings at 6:00-8:00 pm from January 23- February 27

Six classes-
Twelve hours total

$80.00

Limited to 7 people

Stress Management

This workshop focuses on what stress is, its causes, major stressors in one’s life, and prevention, management, and reduction techniques.The course gives you tools to recognize and reduce stress and develop a stress management plan to avoid stress.


Laurie MacFarlane is an experienced trainer and employment specialist working in business and community settings.

Laurie MacFarlane

RB Hunt Elementary School

125 Magnolia Street

St. Augustine, FL 32080

Meets Tuesday evenings at 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 30


One Class- Two Hours

$25.00

 

Time Management

This workshop will analyze how you actually spend your time compared to your current perceptions; recognize time burglars and adjust your behavior to free up more time; get a handle on email and organizing paperwork using the FAST method; create SMART Goals that will keep you focused and increase your probability of success; and learn to distinguish between competing priorities based on importance and urgency.

Laurie MacFarlane is an experienced trainer and employment specialist working in business and community settings.

Laurie MacFarlane

RB Hunt Elementary School

125 Magnolia Street

St. Augustine, FL 32080

Meets Tuesday evenings at 6:00-8:00 pm on February 6


One Class- Two Hours

$25.00

 

World Languages

All About France

BA-French

Boost your French skills. Learn about French language, customs and culture. You will learn language in the context of French life and culture. Beginner levels welcome.


Denise Baudinet is a French native speaker who has been teaching French to English speakers for more than 25 years. She has been a translator and technical writer since the early ’90s. She taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels French to college and university students since 2001, as well as to high school, language academy, and IB [International Baccalaureate] students. She enjoys teaching pronunciation, grammar, listening/speaking, and the culture of France. Note: Suggested book: “50 Ways to Improve Your French” ISBN# 978-0071746328

 

Denise Baudinet

St. Augustine High School

3205 Varella Avenue

St. Augustine, FL 32084

Meets Monday evenings at 6:00-8:00 pm from January 22- February 26 (no class on February 19)

Five Classes- Ten Hours Total

$80.00

 

 

 

Conversational Spanish- Intermediate

Learn and use Spanish language for everyday situations in an informal setting. This class is adapted to those who have some experience with Spanish language and customs. Most instructions and conversations will be in Spanish.

Mrs. Cecilia R. Feliciano is a native of Cali, Colombia with a Master’s Degree in Education with emphasis in Spanish language education and Latin American studies resulting from combined studies at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama and the University of Veracruz in Mexico. Her graduate degree was completed at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She was a chair of the Foreign Language Department at T. R. Miller High School in Brewton, Alabama for ten years prior to beginning her work as a Spanish Language instructor at Allen D. Nease High School in January 2003. She recently retired.

Cecilia Feliciano

Osceola Elementary School

1605 Osceola Elementary Road

St. Augustine, FL 32084

Meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:00- 8:00 pm from January 16- February 20

Six classes-
Twelve hours total

$80.00

 

Conversational Spanish- Beginning

Learn basic spoken and written Spanish language for everyday situations in an informal setting. This class is an introduction to Spanish language for beginning speakers. Instruction will be a combination of English and simple Spanish.

Mrs. Cecilia R. Feliciano is a native of Cali, Colombia with a Master’s Degree in Education with emphasis in Spanish language education and Latin American studies resulting from combined studies at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama and the University of Veracruz in Mexico. Her graduate degree was completed at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She was a chair of the Foreign Language Department at T. R. Miller High School in Brewton, Alabama for ten years prior to beginning her work as a Spanish Language instructor at Allen D. Nease High School in January 2003. She recently retired.

Cecilia Feliciano

Osceola Elementary School

1605 Osceola Elementary Road

St. Augustine, FL 32084

Meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:00- 8:00 pm from February 27- April 10 (No class on March 27)

Six classes-
Twelve hours total

$80.00

Computers and Technology

Microsoft Excel Techniques
Excel

Microsoft Excel is one of the most valuable workplace programs but it can be one of the most intimidating for new users. Never fear, because this course will increase your comfort level and provide you with techniques for entering and organizing data, formatting spreadsheets and other valuable functions.


Computers will be provided or you may bring your laptop.

Barbara Smith is an accredited trainer with over 25 years of experience teaching MS Office and Adobe applications. Her training focuses on skills necessary to use software creatively and efficiently.

Barbara Smith

Mill Creek Elementary School

3750 International Golf Parkway

St. Augustine, FL 32092

Meets Wednesday, January 24 at 6:00-9:00 pm


Three Hour Intensive

$45.00

 

 

 

Computing for the Home and Workplace

Computer skills are very useful around the home and are required for many jobs. This class will teach navigation skills in common programs and application, including word processing, email and web searches. You will learn many “Shortcuts and Tips” for a quick productivity boost and will walk out of class with powerful techniques.

Computers will be provided or you may bring your laptop.

Barbara Smith is an accredited trainer with over 25 years of experience teaching MS Office and Adobe applications. Her training focuses on skills necessary to use software creatively and efficiently.

Barbara Smith

Mill Creek Elementary School

3750 International Golf Parkway

St. Augustine, FL 32092

NOTE: Schedule Change

Meets Thursday, February 1 at 6:00-9:00 pm

Three Hour Intensive

$45.00

Theater, Music & Dance

Piano Refresher

 

If you have a little piano experience and want to get back into the swing of keyboard music, welcome to the club. This class will refresh your knowledge of scales, keys, chords and sight reading for the piano. Emphasis will be on a classic popular song repertoire- standards, show tunes, etc.

Ed Matlin has been playing piano since he was 8 years old. He has been a private teacher, coach and a professional musician. You can hear him regularly at Cafe Alcazar and occasionally at the St. Augustine Art Association.

Ed Matlin

St. Augustine High School

3205 Varella Avenue

St. Augustine, FL 32084

Meets Monday evenings at 6:00-8:00 pm from January 22- March 2 (no class on February 19)

Six Classes- Twelve Hours Total

$80.00

Meeting the Bard: Shakespeare’s Comedies

 

  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • All’s Well that Ends Well
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Twelfth Night
  • Measure for Measure
  • A Comedy of Errors
  • The Tempest
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona

To quote the Bard: “The play’s the thing….” Shakespeare’s plays were written to be performed and read aloud. Experience and learn Shakespeare’s comedies as he intended, by sharing in dramatic group readings of some of his most famous works. Join this class and be prepared to enjoy reading and listening to the Bard’s comedies. No previous knowledge of Shakespeare is necessary- all levels are welcome.

Jennifer Latka has been a teacher at St. Augustine High School for 13 years, teaching Drama, Reading, English, Creative Writing, Humanities, Special Education and Art over the years. She also teaches drama at Charter School USA. Ms. Latka has a Masters Degree in Arts Education and is an award winning playwright. She acts with the Limelight Theatre, Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre and the Flagler Playhouse. Ms. Latka is also a director and co-founder of “The Alumni Project” a local theatre production group.

Jennifer Latka

St. Augustine High School

3205 Varella Avenue

St. Augustine, FL 32084

NOTE NEW START DATE

Meets Tuesday evenings at 6:00-8:00 pm from January 23-February 27

Six classes-
Twelve hours total

$80.00

 

Banjo for Beginners

Get started on one of the world’s most recognizable and fun instruments. The banjo is a great instrument for personal or group music. It can be played in a variety of styles- strumming, frailing or picking. This class will touch on both bluegrass picking patterns and old-time clawhammer method.

Jim Bascom plays both clawhammer and picking style banjo. He plays regularly with the Free Rangers at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and in local bands, where he usually performs with his wife, Angie, on bass.

 

Jim Bascom

Osceola Elementary School

1605 Osceola Elementary Road

St. Augustine, FL 32084

Meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:30- 8:00 pm from January 23- February 27

Six classes-
Nine hours total

$75.00

 

 

Bluegrass String Band

 

Break out the fiddles, banjos, mandos, guitars, dobros, basses, dulcimers, autoharps, whatever…or just come play and sing some of the favorite bluegrass and old-time songs with folks like you, who love making music together. Basic chords and rhythm is required but we will work up to speed and develop our repertoire as we move through the class.

Tommy Bledsoe is a native of the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia who plays many string instruments and knows a ton of songs. He is a Florida Banjo Champion and a Tennessee Hog Caller (retired).

Tommy Ray Bledsoe

St. Augustine High School

3205 Varella Avenue

St. Augustine, FL 32084

Meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:30- 8:00 pm from January 16- February 20

 

Six classes-
Nine hours total

$75.00

 

 

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