|Class Name||Teacher Last Name||TeacherFirst Name||Class Supply List||Class Description||Teacher Bio.|
|Acrylic Painting||Bandish||Drew||Go to instructor’s Google Site Supplies menu. |
View & print two separate Acrylics supplies lists.
Do you find inspiration in representational subjects (trees, rocks, water, sky, people, animals, buildings, flowers, shadows, colors, etc.) but confusion in how to paint them? Learn an elemental approach to artfully depict representational subjects in acrylic paint. We’ll even try an abstract, once in while. Developing control of shape, color, value & texture in acrylic media is what this course is all about.
|Aerobics||Good||Janis||A happy attitude, comfortable cloths and shoes.||This class is geared towards healthy older adults (ages 50-80+). We enjoy a variety of music and choreographed routines. Modifications are welcomed to accommodate various fitness levels. Classes consists of cardio, strength and stretching.||I have been teaching aerobics for over 30 years and love what I do. I enjoy making up new routines so classes don't get boring.|
|Aerobics Stability Ball||Bruce||Susan||Stability ball (check recommended ball for your height)|
yoga mat (to prevent slippage)
hand held weights (2 or 4 pounds)
|This class is designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, stability through core training and balance challenges. Exercises improve agility, flexibility and strength which improves one's ability to maintain an active lifestyle. Exercise tubing is used to create the individual resistance level needed. Routines are fun, easy to follow and the ball adds spinal support.||I have taught fitness classes for over 30 years and am passionate about working with others to help improve health, increase strength and reduce stress through dance and movement. I taught high school classes in Special Education for 35 years and enjoyed working with students in the areas of language arts and biology. I am an ACE certified instructor, an IDEA inspirational medal winner and a personal trainer. I continue to attend World Fitness Conventions to stay current in the fitness field. Currently I am teaching Zumba, Stability Ball and Bosu classes and love the energy the students bring to class! I enjoy being with friends and family and of course, traveling!|
|Calligraphy||Roeder||Patricia||Meet new friends and learn the art of calligraphy in a relaxing atmosphere. All students at all levels are welcome||Patsy Roeder has taught CALLIGRAPHY for Grossmont Adult School for twenty-three years. She began her study of lettering over forty years ago, and is a lifelong member of San Diego Fellow Calligraphers. La Mesa Scribes welcomes beginners always, so if you have wanted to learn calligraphy, come join our class.|
|Drawing||Bandish||Drew||View & print the Drawing Supplies Google Doc:|
With imagination, observation plus a 3 part symbol-making formula, YOU can depict landscapes, objects, animals & figures. Explore freehand and grid - assisted methods to gain accurate proportions & to Triangulate key points in realistic drawings. Learn 3D shading logic & how to suggest The 3 Textures. Try some decorative non-objective projects, as well!
|Enameling on Copper||Ryerson||Pam||All tools are provided. Your $15 (included) lab fee will cover all copper and enamel supplies. If you choose to work in silver that will be an additional expense.||We will texture and shape copper sheet, then using the torch we will color our copper with enamel. Pendants, earrings and pins are possible projects. Open to beginning and advanced students.||Pam Ryerson, married and mother of two girls, has lived in El Cajon for five decades and has twenty-two years experience teaching high school and adult jewelry students. She is a seasoned traveler and is constantly collecting ideas from around the world which shape her art. Pam enjoys teaching both basic jewelry and complex processes. Her reward is when she sees the sparkle in her students’ eyes and they get it.|
|Hiking||Mann||Amy||You will need to have access to a copy of Jerry Schad and Scott Turners " Afoot and Afield in San Diego County". Shoes with good tread and a water bottle or reservoir are mandatory. Hats, sunscreen, hiking poles and a backpack or waist pack are optional.||We use Jerry Schad and Scott Turners book , " Afoot and Afield in San Diego County" for most of our hikes. On Wednesdays , our group hikes are between 2 to 6 miles in length and usually less than 600' in elevation gain. Fridays group hikes are harder and longer, between 4 and 8 miles and usually over 600' in elevation gain. We cover all of San Diego , from the mountains to the coastline.||I have been enjoying leading hikes for 12 years with the Adult School. Recently, I completed the Pacific Crest Trail and have hiked 1000 miles of the Appalachian trail. I am a Wilderness First Responder, a certification I acquired from my 8 years on San Diego Mountain Rescue team. I love nature and San Diego has so many wild places, come explore them with our awesome group!|
|Jewelry Soldering Techniques||Ryerson||Pam||All tools and basic materials will be provided from your included $15 lab fee. If you use silver, you will be responsible for buying that.||Learn how to solder silver jewelry along with other necessary basic jewelry techniques such as shaping, texturing, piercing and bezel stone setting. Your first project will be a silver ring. Advanced students are welcome to come and use the lab for their own projects.||Pam Ryerson, married and mother of two girls, has lived in El Cajon for five decades and has twenty-two years experience teaching high school and adult jewelry students. She is a seasoned traveler and is constantly collecting ideas from around the world which shape her art. Pam enjoys teaching both basic jewelry and complex processes. Her reward is when she sees the sparkle in her students’ eyes and they get it.|
|LLE art classes (9) by Drew Bandish||Bandish||Drew||Gain more pleasure, confidence and skill at creating your own designs in drawing and paint media.||A winner of awards for art teaching and for his paintings, since 1987, Drew Bandish has shared artful insights, helping adult learners gain more pleasure, confidence and skill at drawing and painting. A lifelong learner himself, Drew appreciates that teaching, demonstrating techniques and preparing lessons has accelerated his own art skills and enhanced his visual perception and creativity. He enjoys helping students express all manner of subjects: landscapes, portraits, animals, flowers, from observation, memory and imagination.|
|Painting - All Media||Bandish||Drew||All Media welcome. |
Go to Supplies menu on instructor's Google Site to view and print specific materials lists:
We’ll focus on representing the elemental parts of landscapes and other subjects:
sky, land, water, mood, atmosphere, light - with purposeful composition.
Learn effective procedures to make descriptive, interesting shapes, expressive color, strong values & specific textures in all media.
|Painting Nature Subjects||Bandish||Drew||All Media welcome.|
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With inspiration from the natural world and purposeful composition, we will tackle flowers, landscapes, animals, and other subjects, including mood, light and atmosphere.
Learn effective procedures to suggest descriptive, interesting shapes, expressive color, strong values & specific textures in all media.
|Parenting the 4&5 year old||Duhala||Suzanne||Please bring a snack and water bottle to every class||Come join your child in their early learning years. Activities are engaging, fun and educational! The Pre-Kindergarten class is designed to prepare your child (and you) for kindergarten academically, emotionally and socially. And we have lots of fun doing it! We also have the parent education component for adults in the class. Discussion topics center around positive parenting and working together to find solutions that work for your family||I have been working in parent participation preschool classes since 1998. I even went through the program with my own children. I love experiencing the excitement of watching children play and learn. I believe in hands on learning. If it's not in their hands, it's not in their heads. I am amazed every day by your children and I am so blessed to be a part of their education.|
|Parenting the 3 & 4 year old||Duhala||Suzanne||Please bring a snack and water bottle to every class||Come be a part of your child's early learning years. The preschool class is designed to introduce your child to early learning concepts through hands on activities and to practice early social interactions. Parent discussion topics help you navigate through the challenges of parenting.||I have been working in Parent Participation Preschool Classes since 1998. I even went through the program with my own children. I love experiencing the excitement of watching children engage while they play and learn. I believe in hands on learning. If it's not in their hands , it's not in their heads. I am amazed every day by your children and I am blessed to be a part of their education .|
|Parenting the 3`-4` year old preschooler||Cutforth||Bernadett||Snack for you and your child, water bottle.||My classes are centered around the children, playbased and taught around themes. My goal is to prepare the students for pre-k with hands-on activities. The play to learn in my class. We discuss everyday parenting questions, build a community and create lifelong friendships.||I taught drop off preschool for several years before I found the amazing field of parent education. I took these classes with my own children and see the countless benefits of spending these precious years with your little ones. |
I am a proud mom of 2 boys, a wife and a teacher. I love seeing the parents connect with their children through learning and play.
|Parenting: Newborn to walking||Jones||Anne||A stroller||Meet other parents/caregivers of newborn to walkers, and to share experiences and opportunities as well as making keepsakes and memories with your little one.||I have been teaching at GUHSD for 27 years. I have loved working with children for over 35 years. I have been married to my engineer husband for 33 years and we have two adult children, one who is an engineer and one who is a teacher.|
|Parenting: Toddler||Jones||Anne||Snack for your child.||This class allows you to share time with other parents/ caregivers in an enjoyable classroom setting, while exposing your children to group experiences and social interactions, preparing them for continuing education.||I have been teaching at GUHSD for 27 years. I have loved working with children for over 35 years. I have been married to my engineer husband for 33 years, and we have two adult children, one who is an engineer and one who is a teacher.|
|Portraiture Painting: People and Animals||Bandish||Drew||All Media welcome.|
Go to Supplies menu on instructor's Google Site to view and print specific materials lists: Recommended - Drawing supplies
|Explore professional methods to gain accurate proportions and shapes; the key to realism in portrait drawing & painting. We’ll work from photos and imagination, using graphite drawing media and painting materials, too. Practice freehand methods and the artistic use of tools, such as grids and proportional dividers. Learn 3D shading techniques to depict light and shadow & descriptive textures.|
|T'ai Chi Qigong||Endres||Chris||This is a slow-movement, meditative exercise for reducing stress, and improving the health of body, mind, and spirit. Easy to learn and do, it is adaptable to any physical condition. You must complete at least one session of the Beginning class to be eligible to take the Intermediate class. (the All Levels Summer class does not count as Beginning).||Chris is a former 30 yr., Special Education teacher with G.U.H.S.D. She is just as passionate about her 2nd career in the Holistic Health and Wellness field! Chris has certifications in T'ai Chi Qigong, Energy Healing, Feng Shui, and is currently working on becoming a certified Nutritionist. Gardening, being in nature, music, reading, and dancing are also among her loves.|
|Toddlers Music & Movement, You & Your 2 & 3 Year Old, and Exploring San Diego||Panzarella||Jo Ellen||What you need to bring to class is any questions need answering about your child's development, a snack for your child, if your child has outgrown a bike trike etc we can add it to the playground, any places you like to visit maybe for a future field trip. I especially would like you to spread the word via Facebook, phone a friend, tell other moms, if you visit a library for a weekly program, belong to a book club, the gym about our wonderful program especially taking classes with Mrs P (Mrs. Panzarella). Thank you||Joining my class gives parents/ grandparents a wonderful opportunity to create special memories with their child. Spending quality time together, enjoy meeting other parents, and providing your child with an early start in developing life long skills will increase success as they grow and develop. |
I hear time and time again from my parents their child asking do we get to go to Mrs P's class today? They love coming to school which begins a love for learning and achieving in their future.
|Being a part of your child's early education years fulfills my life in knowing I can make a positive impact during their pre-k years. This is my twelfth year of teaching Parent Ed classes, and I've enjoyed it every year. Prior to this I had the pleasure working with my mom at her home day care for over 20 years. My mom was also a Parent Ed teacher before opening up her own, so as you can see I have quite an extensive background in early childhood development.|
|Watercolor||Bandish||Andrew||View & print the Watercolor Supplies Google Doc:|
|Join in the fun for a fresh start at creative picture making in watercolor. |
The keys to watercolor success are awareness of moisture content and timing.
Water, colors, paper, brush - and YOU! Professional tips will aid all learners as we mix & match colors, suggest The 3 Textures, explore 4 WC Methods and create effective shapes needed in landscape subjects, faces, flowers, even abstracts.
|Yoga||Davies-Storm||Teri||Yoga mat, and blocks (if needed)||Discover how Yoga benefits your mind and your body, using safe and adaptable yoga poses and postures.||I have been a Certified Personal Trainer for 21 years. I discovered the wonderful benefits of Yoga 10 years ago when I completed Yoga Training. I began teaching Yoga because I wanted to share the benefits with others|
|Yoga/Pilates||Mann||Amy||Just a yoga mat and the willingness to stretch your comfort zone!||You will get stronger and more flexible from practicing yoga and pilates. Your balance will improve and best of all you will understand yourself better. This is a mind / body and spirit connecting experience. Come join the fun!||I have been practicing yoga/pilates as well as teaching 8 classes a week for 15 years. I teach because I want to share my love of yoga and pilates. It has helped me so much and I hope it helps you!|
|Zumba||Good||Janis||A happy attitude, comfortable clothes and shoes.||This fun class is geared towards healthy older adults (ages 50-80+), and every step is cued so you know what to do next. Class consists of cardio, strength and stretch. If you love to move and dance, you'll love this class.||I've taught exercise for over 30 years and love it. I enjoy making up new routines so class doesn't get boring, and I like to use a wide variety of music.|
|Zumba||Bruce||Susan||Zumba toning sticks or hand held weights (not more than 2 lbs. each)||Dance to great music with great people in this fun and effective class. Benefits include *dynamic core workout, *weight loss, *positive self-image, *improved balance & coordination, and *relaxed, non-intimidating learning environment.||I have taught fitness classes for over 30 years and am passionate about working with others to help improve health, increase strength and reduce stress through dance and movement. I taught high school classes in Special Education for 35 years and enjoyed working with students in the areas of language arts and biology. I am an ACE certified instructor, an IDEA inspirational medal winner and|
a personal trainer. I continue to attend World Fitness Conventions to stay current in the fitness field. Currently I am teaching Zumba, Stability Ball and Bosu classes and love the energy the students bring to class! I enjoy being with friends and family and of course, traveling!