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Community Education Fall Classes 8/1/2017
Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM


 Financial Strategies for Retirement

Two Course Options (three meetings)

Wed, Sept. 6, 13, 20                6:30 to 9pm

Thur, Sept. 7, 14, 21                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.


Conversational Spanish/Everyday Spanish Session 1

Mon, Nov. 06 – Dec. 11          6:30 to 9pm

Instructor: Angel Barboza      Fee: $75.00

Location: CSI MC Center, Room B11

Learn to speak Spanish in a relaxed and fun learning environment! Participants will practice grammar and vocabulary that will allow you to engage in everyday conversations in a variety of settings, including work, social setting, and while traveling on vacation.  This class is a perfect starting place for anyone wanting to learn more about the Spanish language and culture.

A book is available for the student to purchase, or they may purchase on their own from Amazon.


Geology of Southern Idaho

Wed, Oct. 11 – Nov. 15              4:30 to 6:30pm

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.


Drawing – Black and White?

Tues, Aug. 22 – Sept. 19            12:30 to 2:30 pm

Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      Fee: $35

Location: CSI MC Center, Room A14

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.   Supplies are required and a list will be provided at the time of registration.


Painting with Acrylics for Beginners I?

Tues, Sept. 26- Oct. 24              12:30 to 2:30 pm

Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      ?Fee: $40

Location: CSI MC Center, Room A14

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. 31 – Nov. 28           12:30 to 2:30 pm

Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      ?Fee: $40

Location: CSI MC Center, Room A14?

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 within. Painting fundamentals will be discussed.


Pottery for Beginners

Thur, Sept. 14 – Dec. 7              6 to 8:30 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.


Farms and Barns in Watercolour

Thurs, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28         6:30 to 8:30pm

Instructor: Leslie Redhead      Fee: $60

Location: CSI MC Center, Room A14

Old barns and rural landscapes are an inspiring subject to many artists.  In this course, we will be painting rustic country scenes with unique barns in watercolour.  Supplies are required.  All levels welcome.


Watercolour – Gritty and Granulating

Thur, Oct. 19 – Nov  30            6:30 to 8:30pm

Instructor: Leslie Redhead      Fee: $90

Location: CSI MC Center, Room A14

Granulating pigments and salt techniques can produce unique textures as well as enhance and alter color, mood, and story line.  Join Leslie Redhead in painting an aged and textured building.  Learn how to paint multiple techniques utilizing exciting variegated colors alone and in combination with other colors.  Supplies required.  All levels welcome.   There will not be a class on Nov 23.


Computer Basics Windows 10?

Tue, Oct. 10 – Oct. 31                9 – 9:50am

Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      ?Fee: $40

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, Nov. 7 – Nov. 28               9 – 9:50am

Instructor: Shirley Stauffer      ?Fee: $40

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.


Servsafe Manager’s Certification

Ages: 16+                            BHS Room 307, enter through NW Doors

Sept 5, 6 &  12                    5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.       

Instructor: Bob Withrow               

Fee:  $110.00 + $40 exam fee.  Learn about foodborne illness, how to prevent it and how to train employees in food sanitation. Choose from several online, classroom and language options. Earn nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association. Class instruction will be given on September 5th and 6th, and testing will be done on September 12th. This class is intended for food service operators to comply with new Idaho code requiring the ServSafe Manager’s Certificate.


How Yoga Works

Tues, Oct. 17 – Nov  28                    5:30 to 6:30pm

Instructor: Shalamar Summers      Fee: $50

Location: CSI MC Center, Room A22

This is a mixed 6 hour introductory yoga course designed to introduce you to he poses of yoga, breathing techniques and Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga.  To successfully help individuals manage stress while obtaining a moderate exercise experience.  Each class will start with a warm up, Sun Salutation A, Sun Salutation B, specific poses for the week, a breathing technic combined with a specific stress intention to help manage stress in our daily lives.  We will touch on the 8 limbs of yoga to eliminate pain, stress, and help build a stronger yoga community in Cassia County.  Please bring a water bottle, yoga mat, and dress comfortably.  

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