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Spring 2019 Community Education Courses! 12/7/2018
Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Introduction to Graphic Design

W     Jan 30 – Feb 20   5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

MC Center A24      Instructor: Mallory Critchfield     

Fee: $50

This course will further your understanding of the basic objectives, principles, and methods used in graphic design. You will learn and apply fundamentals to various software, such as Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop and Acrobat.  Learn techniques on web design, image editing, drawing and graphic animation, poster design, flyer design and more.  In this course you will be introduced to the elements of design, principles of design, typography, how to prepare a document for print or web, and an introduction to image editing. Please note:  Participants will need to have a desktop or laptop or subscription with Adobe Suite (Creative Cloud), Photoshop, Illustrator. Indesign, Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat.

String Art for Beginners!

Choose one session:

Evening Session: T    Jan 29    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Morning Session: F     Feb 1     10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

MC Center TBA   Instructor: Allie Steiner       

Fee: $20 + $5 supply fee paid to instructor

Who knew some nails, wood, and string would become the new trending craft? Come learn how to make a string art project yourself!  We will guide you through all the steps to create your own custom string art creation. Basic and advanced stringing will be discussed. You will get to choose between two holiday templates to string.

Pencils and Chalk Pastels                                               

T       Jan 29 - Feb 26        12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

MC Center B14       Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      

Fee: $40    Ages 16+

This course is aimed at teaching fundamental drawing skills. Learn the differences between contour/line drawings and values. You will gain an understanding of different drawing tools and paper surfaces, gray scales, and tips for improvement.  This is a great course for beginners, and more advanced students can benefit from the guidance of the instructor.   Watercolor pencils provide a unique crossover between drawing and painting.  You draw with them as you would any other pencil, but when water is added they give the beautiful look of watercolor paints. Colors can be blended together to produce a wide range of tones and shades.  Come learn basic drawing fundamentals, while experimenting with a fun, new medium. A list of supplies will be provided at time of registration.

Cake Decorating with Fondant

TH       Feb 07 - Feb 28       6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

MC Center A14      Instructor: Angela Williams      

Fee: $65 Ages: 16+

Learn the basics of cake decorating, from filling and frosting to amazing finishing touches! In this class you will learn to tort (level) cake layers, basic cake carving, and frosting techniques.  You will learn how to use topers or finishers; ganache, sprinkles, and cake crumbles and the basics of borders, piping letters, and flowers. The instructor will also cover fondant including how to cover the cake with fondant, cut shapes and make figures.  This class will require students to bring their own supplies including a frozen cake to decorate. A supply list will be provided upon registration.    

Pottery Workshop

F      Feb 8 – Apr 19       12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

MC Center A16       Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      

Fee: $75 + supplies ($20/20 lb. bag of clay paid to instructor)  Ages 16+

Learn basics of handling, molding, shaping and throwing clay. Explore an array of ceramic building and glazing techniques while developing your own personal style using clay as an expressive medium. From the raw clay to a finished beautiful piece suitable for food use or decoration. Craft bowls, cups, or a wind chimes, or even that museum forgery! This course is reserved for beginning level participants, but this is not the old “ashtray” class; students will do free-hand, molding, wheel-throwing, and slab building. Participants must be 16 +yrs. to register. 


Intro to Google Photos/Cloud Storage I                           

T       Feb 12  Choose one session 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. OR 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

*If you sign up for all sequential classes I, II, III the cost is $50.

MC Center TBA       Instructor: Amy Christopherson      

Fee: $20     Ages 12+

In this interactive workshop, learn how to use the free cloud storage that is available through Google Photos.  In this session, we will find, organize, and edit the pictures that can be automatically downloaded to the Google Photo Cloud site.  Bring your phone to work from the App, or have a Gmail address to log into a desktop computer.    Using Google Photos can free up space on your phone or computer and make your images more accessible.  


Intermediate Google Photos/Albums and Sharing II                           

T        Feb 19 Choose one session 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. OR 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

*If you sign up for sequential classes I, II, III the cost is $50.

MC Center TBA       Instructor: Amy Christopherson      

Fee: $20     Ages 12+

Now that you have found and organized your photos on the Google cloud, we will learn how to make albums, search for older or deleted pictures, and share albums with friends and family.   Shared albums are a great time-saving tool because they allow others to add the album as well!

Products and Photobook with Google Albums III                            

T       Feb 26  Choose one session 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. OR 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

*If you sign up for sequential classes I, II, III the cost is $50.

MC Center TBA     Instructor: Amy Christopherson      

Fee: $20     Ages 12+

It's time to get these digital images and albums off your device or desktop computer and into the hands of family and friends.  We will review photobooks and digital scrapbooking resources available to you so that your pictures can become special gifts for all!     We will teach you how to organize a book or scrapbook pages, but the finished product will be up to you to order.   There is no pressure to make a final project, but we will equip you with tips and tools to make something special!

The Greatest Shows in Mini-Cassia!

W      Feb 13       5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

MC Center TBA       Instructor: John Paskett     

Fee: $45 (includes ticket prices to all three shows)


There are three incredible theatres in the Mini-Cassia area that have put on stellar performances for over 111 years! The Mini-cassia area has been rewarded with incredible vaudeville acts, concerts, plays and more! The class includes an evening discussion on Theater Appreciation.  Then on the evening of the show, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the area’s majestic theatres that were built in 1907 and 1920; see the cutting edge production technology and renovations – and attend a performance of a popular show! This is your chance to learn more about the special role theatre plays in our community and experience first-hand the reasons each theatre is an acclaimed destination location.   Course does not cover transportation to the theaters.

#1) Little Shop of HorrorsWilson Theatre, built in 1920 (Rupert, Feb 15th)

#2) Newsies - King Fine Art Center built in 1999 (Burley, Feb 22st)

#3) Greater TunaHowells Opera House, built in 1907 (Oakley, March 8th)


Make Your Own Comics in a 'Zine!

S     Feb 23        1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

MC Center A12     Instructor: Bettina Throckmorton       

Fee: $35    Ages 16+

Learn to draw while creating your own comic or ‘zine. Discover the general fundamentals of drawing basic comics, the social and cultural impact of 'zines, and of course how to create your own DIY 'zine awesomeness! Get ready to break out the pencils, sharpies, ink and photocopiers, while spending time around like minded folks and making some awesome art. All skill levels welcome. A list of supplies will be provided at registration.


Hearty Healthy Meals on a Budget 

5 Different Sessions – Choose individual sessions or sign up for the complete series to receive a discounted rate! 

TH      Feb 21    1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

TH      Feb 28    1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

TH      Mar 21   1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

TH      Mar 28    1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

TH      Apr 4       1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

MC Center A14        Instructor: Dr. Rick Parker       

Individual Session: $15 registration fee + $5 supply fee paid to instructor

Complete Series $65 registration fee + $20 supply fee paid to instructor

Learn to make “dirt-cheap,” quick and easy meals! One of the best ways to rein in the food budget is to cook at home. This doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive to be good. Experience some of the tasty, easy, and cheap dishes you can make at home with very few ingredients and not much time; for example tomato-basil soup from scratch; creamed peas and potatoes; easy gravies without the packet mix; dried bean cookery; quick breads; sausage gravy; easy pulled pork; marinated chicken breasts; rice recipes from scratch; powdered milk yogurt; blenderized whole wheat pancakes and more. All supplies will be provided and each session will feature a different menu.

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly of Social Media

M       Feb 25 – Mar 4       7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

MC Center TBA      Instructor: Allie Steiner/1st Session and the Minidoka Sheriff’s Office/2nd Session       

Fee: $20     Ages: 18+

This workshop series will teach you how to connect with your family and friends on less familiar social media platforms like Marco Polo, What's App, Snapchat, and even Venmo.  Participants will learn how to navigate and connect with their families with these fun and interactive applications.  On the second night of the series, law enforcement will cover practical ways that families can protect against scams and other internet dangers.   We will cover privacy settings, filters, and other important strategies that inform and empower us to use social media with confidence. Due to the sensitive nature of the topics, we are offering this series for adults 18 and up.

Painting with Acrylics for Beginners I                              

T       Mar 05 - Apr 02       12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

MC Center B14       Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      

Fee: $40    Ages 16+

Explore the dynamics and versatility of acrylics paints.  Learn the basics of brush selection, color mixing, surface preparation, and a variety of texturing techniques to create your own unique masterpiece. Painting fundamentals will be discussed. A list of supplies will be provided at time of registration.

Painting with Acrylics for Beginners II                             

T       Apr 9 - May 07       12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

MC Center B14       Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      

Fee: $40    Ages 16+

Building upon the techniques learning in earlier course, participants will explore more options and methods of using acrylics paints to bring out the great artist. Painting fundamentals will be discussed. A list of supplies will be provided at time of registration.

Cosplay 101

F       Apr 12         5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

MC Center A14        Instructor: John Paskett      

Fee: $55

In this course you will learn the step-by-step process for making a foam helmet, which will give you basics to fabricate any other costume piece from foam. This class is perfect for updating your Halloween designs or wowing your friends with new creations for your next adventure at a comic convention. No prior experience is required! We will cover the tools you will need, how to make a pattern, cutting and gluing, and painting foam so that seams are minimized.   By the end of this course, you'll have a completed base of a helmet that you can paint and decorate however you want. Integrate it into a costume to impress your friends when you go to your next comic convention or party!

Introduction to Woodworking

M      Apr 01 – May 20  4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cassia Regional Technical Center      Instructor: Chet Jackson      

Fee: $85 + supply fee to instructor     Ages 16+

This introductory class to woodworking is designed for novice to beginner. The class will cover shop safety, tool safety, and basic knowledge of hand and power tools and well as gaining knowledge of lumber products and measuring; all skills that are needed for woodworking projects at home and in the industry.  Supply fee to the instructor will cover the materials or hardware used for various projects.  Space is limited to 10 participants, so register early!


Please take a moment to read CSI Community Education Policies:

Class Cancellation Policy:

CSI Community Education classes are held based on the number of students enrolled.    The decision to cancel a class, prior to its beginning, is based on the number of persons pre-registered and paid (note: students are expected to pay for their course at the time of registration). Students will be notified 24 hours prior to the first session if a class is cancelled.

Class Payment Policy and Late Fees:

Payment is expected at the time of registration.  Course instructors are not permitted to accept payment for registration fees, with the exception of exam or supply fee.  Students may register for the course and pay online, in person, or over the phone.  If payment is not made within 30 days, a $50 late fee, which cannot be waived, will be assessed to the student account.  By registering, you agree to all of the terms set forth by CSI and the Community Education Center.  Please see the Community Education brochure for a complete disclaimer.

Dropping a Community Education Class:

If you need to drop your registration from a Community Education class, please contact John Paskett 208.678.1400 or jpaskett@csi.edu at least 48 hours prior to the first class session. A refund for any tuition paid will be sent to the Business Office for processing and you will be mailed a check within two weeks.  Students who do not drop their classes 48 hours prior to the first class session will be charged for the class and any additional supply fees.

Supply Fees:

Supply fees must be paid to the instructor directly, during the first class session, please have a check or cash ready for them.  If you do not pay a supply fee to the instructor, you will be invoiced for the amount.


It is the goal of Community Educations for all participants to be satisfied, and we welcome all suggestions.  If you have an idea for a class, or would like to recommend an instructor, please contact John Paskett 208.678.1400 or jpaskett@csi.edu.  We appreciate any input that will improve our program.


Amy Christopherson   208.678.1400  achristopherson@csi.edu
Amy Christopherson
Mini-Cassia Center
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