January and early February Community Programs Through Chesapeake COllege

LEARN TO IRISH DANCE FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Love Irish music?  Have you seen Riverdance or Lord of the Dance and wanted to try Irish dance yourself? Learn the basics of Irish step dancing such as the “1-2-3”, the “7” and the Ceili swing.  Students of all ages and dance backgrounds are welcome!  No prior dance experience is necessary.  Course fee: $55.  Classes held at the Oxford Community Center, Fridays, 1/8 – 1/29/09, 6-8 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.
SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS
Learn basic vocabulary, grammar, culture and common Spanish expressions. Course fee: $174.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Wednesdays 1/20 – 3/10/10, 6:45 – 9:30 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

QUICK SKETCH DESIGN AND PAINTING
Discover your personal style of artistic expression.  Explore traditional and experimental approaches to art.  This course covers quick sketch and design fundamentals, brushwork, palette knife and color palette.  All levels of artists will benefit from the art essentials.  Instructor has over 30 years of experience as an international career artist. Course fee: $175.  Classes held at the Easton High School, Mondays, 2/1- 3/22/10, 6 – 8 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

FOOD ALLERGY TRAINING AND WORKSHOP
Do you, your child, or someone you know have food allergies? The information presented during this training is important and can help you protect your child or those in your care.  Learn what a reaction looks like (some of the symptoms may surprise you), what to do during an allergic reaction, and how to get the help you need.  Discover the ways you can make your home safe for a food allergic individual through the step by step workshop. Course fee: $79.  Classes held on the Wye Mills campus, Tuesday, 2/2/10, 6 – 9:30 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

COME DANCE WITH ME!  Belly Dancing for Fun and Fitness
Strengthen and tone your body while having FUN!  Learn a simple routine inspired by Classic Egyptian Belly Dance.  No prior dance training is required.  Course fee: $120.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Tuesdays 2/2 -3/9/10, 6 pm – 8 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

TAI CHI
Strengthen your body and increase flexibility with gentle yet thorough low impact exercises. Tai Chi is known as a supreme art of self defense, but most practice for the health benefits.  Instructor has studied Tai Chi and Qigong since 1978.  Course fee: $130.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus, Tuesdays, 2/2- 4/27/10, 6-7:30 p.m .  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PROFIT: Make Money with your Photos
Ever dreamed of becoming a published photographer?   Get an insider’s view of what editors are really looking for in a photo.  Learn the process of taking photographs with the intent to publish.  This class is designed to lead you step-by-step into the world of becoming a published photographer.  Course fee: $75.  Classes held on the Wye Mills campus, Tuesdays , 2/2- 3/9/10, 6:30 – 8 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu

CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN
Learn basic vocabulary, grammar, culture that will enhance your Italian travel experience. Course fee: $144.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Thursdays 2/4 – 4/8/10, 6 – 9 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

ACHIEVING BANK TELLER EXCELLENCE
Becoming a bank teller is one of the best entry level positions for opening the door to a world of career opportunities.  Excellent pay, top benefits, career advancement opportunities, and job security make the banking industry a sought after profession.  This comprehensive course is a combination of online modules supported by classroom experiences that will provide you with the knowledge that banks are seeking when hiring new tellers.  Rita Mielke is a former banking professional with over 30 years of experience in all levels of the banking industry.  Course fee: $695.  Classes held on the Wye Mills campus, Monday and Wednesdays, 2/8- 3/3/10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. or Saturdays, 2/13 -2/27/10, 9 am – 2:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE: Learning to See Creatively
Improve your photographs – whether they are related to travel, landscape, family events, portraits or nature. Sharpen your power of observation and learn to translate light, color and ideas into a personal photographic style.  Course fee: $158.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Wednesdays, 2/10-3/17/10, 6 – 9 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS – INTERMEDIATE
Harness the power of Photoshop Elements!  New and experienced users will benefit from this hands on course.
Course fee: $235.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Tuesdays, 2/16-5/11/10, 6 – 8:30 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
Explore the basics of digital camera use and the applicable fundamentals of photography.  This class is for students either new to digital photography or for those making the transition from traditional film to digital photography. Experienced and novice users are welcome. Course fee: $108.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Thursdays, 2/18-4/1/10, 6 – 8:30 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

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