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Furniture Upholstery

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 24 Webster Place, Boston, MA

Are the springs popping out of your favorite armchair? Is the upholstery on those dining room chairs getting shabby? Learn how to strip a piece of furniture to the frame and build it up again. Replace webbing and springs, and stuff, cut, fit, and sew the finished product. Suitable projects may include chairs, ottomans, footstools, dining room chairs, or other small upholstered pieces. Please do not bring in large pieces such as tufted chairs, loveseats,...

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$205

8 sessions

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Creative Darkroom

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 24 Webster Place, Boston, MA

This class is ideal for photographers who have a working knowledge of darkroom processing and printing techniques and who want to expand their black and white darkroom skills. While students will work on their own projects under supervision, there will also be time for class critiques and demonstrations of different printing and toning chemistry.  Class participation, suggestions, and experimentation will be encouraged. We provide enlargers...

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$205

8 sessions

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Introduction to SQL and Databases

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 46 Tappan St, Brookline, MA

Structured Query Language (SQL) is the language of databases. All modern relational databases, such as Access, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle use SQL as their basic building block. An understanding of its capabilities will allow you to retrieve and manipulate data for reports, analyses, and presentation. This course will introduce the history and basic concepts of databases and cover the main commands and functionality of SQL. We will also discuss...

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$232

7 sessions

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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 46 Tappan St, Brookline, MA

Adobe Illustrator is one of the most powerful and popular graphic design programs available. Setting the standard for design software with its drawing and typographic functions, Illustrator is used by graphic designers, layout artists, and desktop publishers. Anyone interested in producing professional quality design and high-resolution output for print. If you're a graphic designer or artist, or are interested in a career in desktop or web publishing,...

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$207

6 sessions

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Painting Nature in Oil

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 24 Webster Place, Boston, MA

In this class, using the organic forms of flowers, fruits, shells, and other natural materials, we will capture the joy of making art with freedom, relaxation, and pleasure.  This course, for both beginning and experienced students, will provide a creative environment to explore the varied challenges of painting natural objects using oil paints.  We will study formal issues such as space composition, color, stroke, scale, observation,...

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$168

8 sessions

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Photography: An Introduction to Darkroom & More

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 24 Webster Place, Boston, MA

Even in this fast electronic age, it is amazingly satisfying to develop your own pictures in a classic black and white photography darkroom. This course will teach the fundamentals of darkroom photography, and for returning students, use of darkroom with guidance.  We will review proper film exposure and development. Students will gain darkroom experience and an increased understanding to produce pictures of high quality and interest. ...

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$185

8 sessions

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Acrylic Painting

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 24 Webster Place, Boston, MA

Acrylic paint, the chosen medium for many amateur and professional artists, is versatile, non-toxic, easy to clean, and offers brilliant color.  This course provides an introduction to the skills and practice of acrylic painting, including paint thinning, surface preparation, and paint application techniques. We will also concentrate on general painting skills such as composition and color mixing.  Students will be encouraged to pursue...

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$160

8 sessions

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The Colored Pencil

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 24 Webster Place, Boston, MA

Discover the broad range of expressive possibilities colored pencils have to offer.  Through class demonstrations, students will learn about the uses of linear strokes, layered tonal effects, color mixing, value relationships, and more.  You'll work with still life arrangements provided by the instructor or objects of your own choosing. Basic drawing skills are recommended.  Please bring a set (36) of Prismacolor pencils, a pencil...

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$160

8 sessions

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Abstract Painting

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 24 Webster Place, Boston, MA

Abstract painting is fascinating and controversial; complicated, and yet remarkably simple.  In this course, we will explore abstract painting by working from our imaginations and still lifes to create vivid and innovative imagery.  We will learn about color, line, form, space, light, and composition, and will look at work by well-known abstract artists to understand the various techniques they employed.  If you've looked at paintings...

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$160

8 sessions

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Introduction to Pastel

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 24 Webster Place, Boston, MA

Whether you like to work in fine detail, or your style is more broad and painterly, pastels will adapt to both of these methods and many more.  In this class, you will work with a wide range of objects and textures (flowers, fruit, vegetables, ceramic, glass, and metal objects) in order to discover the limitless possibilities that pastels offer.  By learning about linear strokes, cross-hatching, scumbling, feathering, and blending, you...

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$160

9 sessions

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Encaustic Art

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 24 Webster Place, Boston, MA

Encaustic is the ancient art of painting with molten beeswax combined with pigment, producing results that are dimensional, mysterious, deep, and translucent.  In this class, for artists of all levels, you will be instructed in basic methods of layering and manipulating beeswax, as well as an exploration of the many possibilities it invites mixed media, stenciling, collage, transfers and more.  From the basics, we will move on to innovative...

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$180

9 sessions

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Introduction to Woodworking

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 46 Tappan St, Brookline, MA

This course is designed to teach you the basics of woodworking by walking you step-by-step, and machine by machine, through the process of building a small project that lays the foundation for good woodworking technique. Our emphasis will be on the achievement of a solid foundation in the skill and process of the woodworker's craft, rather than on the size and complexity of the product. The proper use of machinery with emphasis on shop safety will...

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Perspective Drawing and Rendering

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 24 Webster Place, Boston, MA

By studying perspective drawing, you can learn the basic concepts that will allow you to accurately and realistically represent the environment around you.  In this class, you will learn the primary concepts behind perspective drawing, such as vanishing points, horizon line, eye level, and relative size. We will layer those basic skills with more universal concepts of light, value, texture, rhythm, and color, so you can begin to develop your...

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$150

7 sessions

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Accent Reduction & Public Speaking

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 115 Greenough St, Boston, MA

This class will give students an opportunity to improve their speaking skills. You'll learn how to hear and articulate American English sounds, stress patterns, and rhythms. We'll also work on public speaking skills and students will receive exercise handouts for practicing at home. You'll leave this class with increased confidence in your ability to communicate clearly. For intermediate and advanced students and those who have a command of the English...

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$155

8 sessions

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Life Drawing

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 24 Webster Place, Boston, MA

This class is designed to provide students at any level with a non-competitive environment in which to develop drawing skills, expand visual perception, and gain familiarity with rendering the human figure. Our emphasis will be on building an intuitive response to the figure while striving to sharpen awareness of proportion, light, and flow throughout the form.  We will discuss both how to accurately render the figure and what gives a figure...

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$150

7 sessions

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Spanish for Travellers

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 115 Greenough St, Boston, MA

Traveling to a Spanish-speaking country? Join us in this introductory level course to meet other travelers and get to know the language you're interested in. You will learn useful phrases for your trip in order to communicate basic information. Learn how to understand cultural customs, introduce yourself, ask for directions, and thank your host. You will develop a basic understanding of weather expressions, cardinal and ordinal numbers, time,...

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$150

7 sessions

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Bass Guitar for Beginners

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 115 Greenough St, Boston, MA

The bass is an integral part of any song or ensemble. In this class we'll go over how to easily navigate the strings and the frets on the instrument as well as a variety of right and left hand fingering techniques. We will also cover song forms and common rhythms that are played to help drive the music. The purpose of this class is to give you a strong start on the instrument or strengthen the foundation you already have. Please bring a bass guitar...

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$153

6 sessions

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Beginning German

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 115 Greenough St, Boston, MA

From the historic Arlington Street Church, completed in 1861 as the first public structure erected on the newly-filled Back Bay, to the recently finished breathtaking renovations at St. Cecelia's Roman Catholic Church, the Back Bay is a treasure trove of rich ecclesiastical art and architecture. On our walking tour, we'll visit representative examples and selected interiors, including the distinguished Victorian work of notable architects Cummings...

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$160

9 sessions

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Spanish 1

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 115 Greenough St, Boston, MA

This course is for those who have little or no previous experience learning Spanish. Emphasis will be placed on simple conversation, including everyday vocabulary. We will cover greetings, the alphabet, the present tense of regular verbs, noun-subject and gender agreement, numbers, and other basic vocabulary. The required textbook, Spanish Now! Level 1 with CDs, is available at the Brookline Booksmith. Take an online placement test.

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$150

7 sessions

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