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       MO    Beginner's Ukulele -

No experience necessary

 

         M1     Intermediate Ukulele -

Some experience, or M0

          M2   Advanced Ukulele -

Advanced experience, or M1

 

 

All ukulele lessons will include:

  1. Exercises to limber the fingers

  2. Strumming patterns

  3. Music Theory

  4. Repertoire

 

M0 - Beginner's Ukulele

  1. Learn to tune the ukulele

  2. Learn a few things about the ukulele, some history, the parts of the ukulele, including the names of the strings

  3. Learn how to restring your ukulele

  4. Goal:

    1. To learn the basic chords: C, G, D, F.

    2. Learn at least one song each lesson

 

Pre-requisite:  No previous ukulele experience required


Class limit:  Max. 8

Class runs 12:00-1:00 once a week (Friday) for 8 weeks
Cost: $40

Class Notes: $3    

 

What to bring to class:

1. A ukulele in the C6 tuning with preferably a low G

2.  A ukulele tuner


Instructor: Shirley Miller

Start Date:  September 16

 

M1 - Intermediate Ukulele

 

Goal:

A. To learn at least two songs each week

B. Learn some minor chords: am, em, dm, bm. Learn more major chords: including working on the Bb chord.

 

Prerequisites:

A. Know basic chords: C, G, D, F

B. Be able to tune your ukulele: C6 tuning (G C E A)

Class limit:  Max. 8

Class runs 9:30-10:30 once a week (Friday) for 8 weeks
Cost: $40

Class Notes: $3

What to bring to class:

1. A ukulele in the C6 tuning with preferably a low G

2.  A ukulele tuner

 

Instructor:  Shirley Miller

Start date:  September 16

 

M2 - Advanced Ukulele

 

Goal:

 

A: To color your music with 7th chords, diminished chords

B. Work on finger picking

 

Prerequisite:  Know the basic chords and their relative minors

Class limit: Max. 8

Class runs 9:30-10:30 once a week (Friday) for 8 weeks

Cost: $40

Class Notes: $3

What to bring to class:

1. A ukulele in the C6 tuning with preferably a low G

2.  A ukulele tuner

Instructor:  Shirley Miller

Start date:   September 16

 

Fine Arts

A2 Advanced Watercolours

 

Builds on more advanced concepts and ways to apply them. Sessions will include online tutorials, in class demonstrations by instructor, one on one feedback and will cover - composition planning, advanced brush and texture techniques, using pen and ink and chalk pastels with watercolour, etc.

 

Cost: $80

Class Notes: $3

 

Pre-requisite: Experience with watercolour painting or A1
 

Class limit:  8

Class minimum: 1
 

Class days and times: Class runs 11:15-1:15 (Monday) 

What to bring to class: 

  • Watercolour paint - a red, blue and yellow minimum

  • A few watercolour brushes

  • Watercolour paper

 

Materials used by the instructor although that level of quality is not a must for students:

Winsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolour Paint, Arches 140lb Cold Press Watercolour paper

 

Instructor:  Corinne Aelbers

Start Date: Sept 12, 2022

A6  Calligraphy

Over the 10 weeks of the course, one hand (probably "Foundational") will be taught in depth with a variety of easily mastered scripts added for use in cards, on posters, etc.  

 

Pre-requisite:  None    

Class limit: 10
Class runs 11:15 - 1:15 once a week (Thursday) for 10 weeks
Cost: $100

Class Notes: $3

What to bring to class:

8 1/2 x 11 or larger notebook to practice and $5 to purchase a calligraphy pen from the instructor 

Instructor:  Helen Martin

Start Date: September 15th, 2022

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M8 Intermediate Piano

Students will learn techniques (scales, triads) and can choose their own pieces to play. 

 

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of piano, no beginner's please. Need to have a piano at home to practice on.

Class limit: 5

Cost: $80

Class Notes: $3

Instructor: Mary Fraser

Start date: September 20th, 2022

M3a - Beginner's Piano with Sharen

Learn to play simple piano pieces in a warm and friendly atmosphere.  

 

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of piano/ can play a scale. Need to have a piano at home to practice on.

Class limit: 5

Cost: $80

Class Notes: $3

Instructor: Sharen Frewing

Start date: September 13th, 2022

M3b - Beginner's Piano with Janet

Learn how to play piano!

 

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of piano/ can play a scale. Need to have a piano at home to practice on.

Class limit: 5

Cost: $80

Class Notes: $3

Instructor: Janet Filippelli

Start date: September 12th, 2022

A1 Beginner's Watercolours

 

A basic technique will be shown in each session via online tutorials, in class demonstrations by instructor and one on one feedback and will cover - graduated washes, dry brush, lifting, masking, colour mixing, wet on wet, etc. 

 

Cost: $80

Class Notes: $3

 

Pre-requisite: None
 

Class limit:  8

Class minimum: 1
 

Class days and times: Class runs 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Monday) 

What to bring to class: 

  • Watercolour paint - a red, blue and yellow minimum

  • A few watercolour brushes

  • Watercolour paper

 

Materials used by the instructor although that level of quality is not a must for students:

Winsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolour Paint, Arches 140lb Cold Press Watercolour paper

 

Instructor:  Corinne Aelbers

Start Date: September 12th, 2022

M7 Intermediate Piano Appreciation Group

Members will prepare and play pieces for the group.

 

There is no Instructor at present but assistance will be offered in the form of suggestion or example.

 

There is a relaxed atmosphere in the group.

 

Pre-requisite:  Have previous piano experience and be able to play pieces at the level of Alfred's Level 1 Book.

 

Class runs 9:00 - 11:00 once a week (Friday) for 8 weeks

 

Class Limit: 5

Cost: $80

Class Notes: $3

 

Instructor: Group

Start date:  September 30th, 2022