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Facilitating Transformation

at Leadership That Works - Southwest Berkeley 2149 Byron St, Berkeley, California 94702

Our communities, our organizations and even our loved ones desperately need better tools to face the complex challenges of our times. The problem is, we don’t actually have enough well-trained facilitators who can lead groups effectively and hold the space for conversations where true change can occur. Powerful gatherings aren’t just about getting...

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$595

2 sessions

Doula Birth and Postpartum Course

at Childbirth Professionals International - Southwest Berkeley 2703 Seventh St, Berkeley, California 94710

Course provides training to become an international certified birth and postpartum doula. You will understand how to comfort, support, and advocate for pregnant families. Gain the tools to start your doula business. Also, learn the skills to provide postpartum support. Book Required: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin. You can...

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$595

4 sessions

Etching III: Multiple Color Etching

at Kala Art Institute - Southwest Berkeley 1060 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, California 94710

Building on instruction presented in Etching 1 & 2, students will learn how to combine techniques and make multiple plate color etchings. Participants will learn multiple plate intaglio techniques, different combination strategies, and chine colle.

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$370

3 sessions

Bring Your Characters to Life!

at The Writing Salon - Southwest Berkeley 2121 Bonar St Studio D, 2nd Fl, Berkeley, California 94702

In this class, we’ll explore the many available tools for developing believable and interesting characters, focusing not only on external appearance and dialogue, but also on characters’ interiority, authorial intrusion, and filtering through other characters. We’ll explore elements of “flat” and “round” characters, direct and indirect...

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$145

Tiny Kingdoms II

at The Writing Salon - Southwest Berkeley 2121 Bonar St Studio D, 2nd Fl, Berkeley, California 94702

“In this one-day workshop,” says Andy Touhy, “participants will deepen their understanding of just how we fit a full and pleasing narrative into such a tiny space. To reach this end, we’ll be looking at a fresh selection of published flash, from the sharply distilled moment of truth to the extended joke, from the philosophic inquiry in miniature...

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$145

Writing as Healing – Putting One Bead after Another

at The Writing Salon - Southwest Berkeley 2121 Bonar St Studio D, 2nd Fl, Berkeley, California 94702

In this workshop, you will view and create writing as an act of quietly putting one bead on after another. “The healing that emerges from a writing practice may be slow and subdued, but definitely powerful,” says Kathleen McClung. “We’ll discuss excerpts from Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives and in...

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$145

Writing from the Heart

at The Writing Salon - Southwest Berkeley 2121 Bonar St Studio D, 2nd Fl, Berkeley, California 94702

To write our best, we must write from the heart. But finding what subjects mean the most to us can be difficult. Each week, Jay Ridler will lead you through a series of fun, engaging, and effective exercises to help you discover and explore the deep and most compelling themes in your life. “And each week we’ll spend time exploring those themes...

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$295

5 sessions

Intro to Fiction – Laying the Foundation

at The Writing Salon - Southwest Berkeley 2121 Bonar St Studio D, 2nd Fl, Berkeley, California 94702

In this class, you’ll develop concrete skills and narrative techniques through fun writing exercises designed to help you master your craft. At the end of five weeks, you’ll have a better grip on how to use these techniques (for developing character, setting, and plot) as tools for building your story. The class will also analyze other narrative...

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$295

5 sessions

Setting and Backstory

at The Writing Salon - Southwest Berkeley 2121 Bonar St Studio D, 2nd Fl, Berkeley, California 94702

In this class we will address setting and backstory, two tools of fiction writing that are rich in potential but are underutilized. Writers often think of setting as simply the place and time in which events occur, but in this class we will first focus on setting as a way to shape and reveal a character, and we will then discuss the ways that setting...

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$295

5 sessions

Decisions, Decisions

at The Writing Salon - Southwest Berkeley 2121 Bonar St Studio D, 2nd Fl, Berkeley, California 94702

If, like many aspiring authors, you are increasingly overwhelmed by all the publishing options now on offer—you may have even cried aloud, I wish somebody would just tell me what to do!—this is the course for you. Using simple and overt “if yes then A, if no then B” logic, this workshop will walk you through a thorough and comprehensive...

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$145

Journaling – Turn Your Life into Art

at The Writing Salon - Southwest Berkeley 2121 Bonar St Studio D, 2nd Fl, Berkeley, California 94702

“I still have that navy blue hardback journal that my mom gave me for Christmas when I was ten,” says instructor Ben Jackson. “After writing my first few entries, I was hooked. Years later, when I started writing a long sequence poem about my twin brother, I mined through journal entries all the way back to early adolescence in order to...

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$295

5 sessions

Making Poetry out of Our Lives – A Poetry Workshop

at The Writing Salon - Southwest Berkeley 2121 Bonar St Studio D, 2nd Fl, Berkeley, California 94702

In this class, we will journal on topics and poems discussed in the first class meetings as a way to come to poetry as an observer, as well as an aspiring writer. Then we’ll explore how poetic craft informs our autobiographical impulses, looking at the essential roles that word choice, perspective, narrative, and sound play in the making of a poem....

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$295

5 sessions

Intermediate Screenwriting – Hone Your Craft!

at The Writing Salon - Southwest Berkeley 2121 Bonar St Studio D, 2nd Fl, Berkeley, California 94702

In this course, writers who are already familiar with the basics of story structure and screenwriting will be able to take their skills to the next level. “The devil’s in the details,” says instructor Kate Montgomery. “While there’s more demand now for original content, and opportunities abound, the industry is not easy to impress. You get...

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$295

5 sessions

Write from Real Life – Personal Essays & Memoirs

at The Writing Salon - Southwest Berkeley 2121 Bonar St Studio D, 2nd Fl, Berkeley, California 94702

In this class you will plunge into the personal themes that make your real life stories uniquely yours. In the first half of this class, instructor Alison Luterman will give you writing exercises carefully designed to elicit the undertones and overtones that elevate events and anecdotes into the realm of art. In the last half of class, Alison will...

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$475

9 sessions

Color Management for Digital Printing and Photography

at Kala Art Institute - Southwest Berkeley 1060 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, California 94710

Learn how to manage your color! A critical step to achieving consistent, high-quality digital photographs and prints is to master the art of color management. This class will help you gain control over the transition from screen to paper, and camera to screen, providing valuable knowledge for your future print jobs.

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$75
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