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Adobe InDesign Class
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Adobe InDesign Class

$44

with Anne Mulligan

Calendar Oct 23, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this project-based course, students will learn the menu structure, the tools, and the work space to work on projects designed to teach them to work with type, photos and graphics creating multi-page projects. This is a vocational course for adults who want to learn the basics of the accepted standard tool for professional digital publishing in the advertising and publishing industries. It is ideal for people currently between jobs seeking to learn new skills which potentially make them more attractive to hiring managers in a job search This course is a cooperative offering of the Coastal Arts Guild of CT and Stratford Continuing Education. Prerequisite: Proficiency in basic computers. Limited to 12 students.

Adobe Photoshop Intermediate Class

$44

with Mark Hannon

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class continues the skills learned in Beginner Photoshop. Students will explore some of the more advanced features of the program. This will include: Keeping your file organized, Layer Effects, Layer Masks and masking techniques, Clipping and Vector Masks, Adjustment Layers, The Pen Tool, blending modes, Smart Objects, Recording and playing Actions, and `Transformation Tools. This course is a cooperative offering of the Coastal Arts Guild of CT and Stratford Continuing Education. Prerequisites: students should have a basic proficiency on a computer. Lesson outlines will be emailed to students. The students should be able to download the lesson outline, locate it on their hard drive and copy it to a thumb drive to bring to class. Students should also have access to a printer to print out the outline to bring to class. Materials: thumb drive.

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Digital Photography

$56

with John Hewitt

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 6:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Students in this three-session course will learn to take better photographs, then edit, improve, modify, share, and most important: preserve them for future generations, using the software already on most computers. We'll cover steps to prevent loss of your photos, organizing files, removing red-eye, cropping, improving color and brightness, rotating, flipping, and basic principles common to digital and conventional photography. There will be ample time for individual instruction and improving photos taken by students. If you have a digital camera, bring it to class, but it is not required. The instructor has experience in both photography and computers.  PREREQUISITES: Some familiarity with computers, Introduction to Computers, or Introduction to Windows.

Driver Education 3:45

$130

with Howard Knepler

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This is a comprehensive course in driver education consisting of thirty hours total of interactive classroom experience. Eight hours are devoted to the mandatory Safe Driving Practice covering the drug and alcohol awareness component. During the semester, students will be administered periodic assessments. All applicants must be high school students. Stratford residents receive priority with their applications. All students must be sixteen years of age by the first session. A parent/guardian will be required by State Law to attend one two-hour session on October 19 which cannot be made up. This course does not include on the road instruction. Class size is limited; please register early. Enrollment is on a first-come basis. Materials needed: two subject notebook, pen, highlighter.

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Driver Education 5:45

$130

with Howard Knepler

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 5:45 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This is a comprehensive course in driver education consisting of thirty hours total of interactive classroom experience. Eight hours are devoted to the mandatory Safe Driving Practice covering the drug and alcohol awareness component. During the semester, students will be administered periodic assessments. All applicants must be high school students. Stratford residents receive priority with their applications. All students must be sixteen years of age by the first session. A parent/guardian will be required by State Law to attend one two-hour session on October 19 which cannot be made up. This course does not include on the road instruction. Class size is limited; please register early. Enrollment is on a first-come basis. Materials needed: two subject notebook, pen, highlighter.

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First Aid

$3750

with Karen Marino

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

American Heart Association Heart Saver Infant, Child and Adult CPR/AED and First Aid classes will be offered for certification this fall. First Aid will cover what you can do if someone becomes ill or injured. Some topics that will be covered include: Allergic Reactions, Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Seizures, Strokes, Sprains, Strains and Bleeding Control. The $25 materials fee is due the at the office the night of class.

Introduction to the Internet

$48

with John Hewitt

Calendar Nov 29, 2017 at 6:15 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This two-session course is intended for the beginning internet user who has familiarity with computer basics or has completed Introduction to Computers. Students will learn about Web browsers, search engines such as Google, common terminology, Web cams, maps, types of information available, and the benefits and risks associated with use of the Internet. A hands-on approach is provided with ample personal attention in a modern, well-equipped computer lab. PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Computers of equivalent basic familiarity.

Italian (Beginner)

$80

with Flamur Canaj

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This course introduces the student to common expressions, readings, culture and dialogue for everyday use. It is a generalized course to help the student build a start-up vocabulary and develop a basic appreciation of the language for the student, traveler or businessperson. Ample opportunity for practice is provided through a variety of oral and written exercises and activities. No prior knowledge of Italian is required. Text to be used: ITALIAN, The Easy Way by Marcel Danesi, 3rd edition, Barron’s Educational Series. An Italian/English pocket dictionary is also recommended and is available at Barnes and Noble Book Stores.





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