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Fall Community Education Courses! 8/1/2018
Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM
 
 

 Financial Strategies for Retirement

Thur, Sept. 13, 20, 27              6:30 to 9pm

Instructor: Scott Jamison       Fee: $49 (includes one guest at no charge)

Location: CSI MC Center, Room A12 

Americans will work more than 90,000 hours earning a living and building a nest egg; yet many will spend less than ten hours preparing for a successful retirement.  This class is designed to help you prepare for your retirement years, providing you with valuable information on how to get the most from your investments, social security, and retirement plans.

Geology of Southern Idaho

Wed, Oct. 10 – Nov. 14             5:30 to 7:30pm

Instructor: Tim Gunderson       Fee: $80.00

Location: CSI MC Center, Room B11

You live in one of the most geologically fascinating parts of North America! Why not find out more about what makes the Gem State so amazing? “Geology of Southern Idaho”, a six-week personal enrichment class at CSI’s Mini-Cassia Center in Burley, will give you hands-on experience with the geologic development of southern Idaho.  Students will gain insight into the Yellowstone ‘hot spot’, the 1983 Borah Peak earthquake, the marvelous Snake River Canyon and the Bonneville Flood that sculpted it, and more.  There will be field trips to local areas of geological interest as well.

Beginning American Sign Language

Ages:  10+ (Minors need to be registered with a parent/guardian)

Thur, Oct. 11 – Nov 15    5:00-6:30 PM

Instructor:  Kathy Marker             Fee:  $35.00

Location:  CSI MC Center, Room A12

Learn American Sign Language. Come learn to speak with your hands! As you are introduced to basic sign language and fingerspelling, you will develop powerful skills and understanding that will enable you to communicate with others who may be deaf or hearing impaired. Plus, it’s just plain fun as a new mode of expression! ASL (less commonly known as American) is the dominant sign language of the Deaf community in the United States, in the English-speaking parts of Canada and Mexico. Contact the Mini-Cassia Center to find out if you are eligible for family discounts

Beginning Conversational American Sign Language

Ages:  10+ (Minors need to be registered with a parent/guardian)

Thur, Oct. 11 – Nov 15    6:45-8:00 PM

Instructor:  Kathy Marker             Fee:  $35.00

Location:  CSI MC Center, Room A12

This course is just right for the student who has been introduced to sign language and is ready to practice conversational skills.  You will develop a better understanding of the dominant sign language used throughout the United States and Canada.  Building on the basic words learned in prior beginning courses, additional words will be learned as this course stresses more practice with sentence flow. Students will ask for and learn words that are more specific to their individual needs. Contact the Mini-Cassia Center to find out if you are eligible for family discounts.

 

Unusual Florals in Watercolour

Wed, Sept. 05 – Oct. 24     7:00-9:00 PM

Instructor:  Leslie Redhead          Fee:  $128.00

Location:  CSI MC Center, Room A16

Not your ordinary floral painting class! In this course you will learn how to paint unusual and strange florals, from weeds to pods to thistles. We will design exciting compositions, and master the beauty of these plants through wet-in-wet and glazing techniques.  All levels welcome.  Supplies are required and a supply list will be provided at time of registration.

 

Handcrafted Holiday Cards in Watercolour

Wed, Nov. 07 –14             7:00-9:00 PM

Instructor:  Leslie Redhead          Fee:  $55.00

Location:  CSI MC Center, Room A16

Personalized greeting cards are always a treat to receive!  In this course with Leslie Redhead, you will create some personalized watercolour greeting cards to use for the holidays.  From simple winter landscapes to festive flora and fauna, learn how to paint a unique card for someone special. Supplies are included in this course.

 

Painting with Acrylics for Beginners I

Tues, Sept. 11- Oct. 16             12:30 to 2:30 pm

Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      Fee: $45 

Location: CSI MC Center, Room B14

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.

Painting with Acrylics for Beginners II

Tues, Oct. 23 – Nov. 27            12:30 to 2:30 pm

Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      Fee: $45 

Location: CSI MC Center, Room B14

Building upon the techniques learned in an earlier course, participants will explore more options and methods of using acrylics paints to bring out the great artist within. Painting fundamentals will be discussed.

Pottery for Beginners

Thur, Oct. 18 – Dec. 13              12:30 to 2:30 pm

Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      Fee: $75 + supplies ($20/20 lb. bag of clay)

Location: CSI MC Center, Room A16

While you wait for the holidays to begin, come play with us in the clay! 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.  No class during the Thanksgiving week.

Computer Basics Windows 10

Tue & Thur Sept. 11 – Oct. 11          9 – 9:50am

Instructor: Shirley Stauffer             Fee: $50

Location: CSI MC Center, Room A25

Learn about your computer in an easy-paced, stress-free environment. We will learn everything from how to turn your computer on, setting up an e-mail account, navigating the Internet, and the basics of computer software that came pre-installed on your PC.  This class will focus on basic vocabulary terms, using plain English, with no intimidating technical language.  There is a nominal fee of $5.00 if you need a flash drive for reference materials.

Computer Basics Microsoft 2016

Tue, & Thur Oct. 16 – Nov. 15               9 – 9:50am

Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      Fee: $50

Location: CSI MC Center, Room A25

In this class students will work in a hands-on computer lab, discovering the basic components to using a computer. Acquire knowledge of popular computer programs.  Great for those new to MS Office 2016, this course provides an overview of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  There is a nominal fee of $5.00 if you need a flash drive for reference materials.

 

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