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Hit or stand? Double down? Press your bet? These are choices that blackjack players face all the time. The casino usually comes out ahead—but Scott says you can win at blackjack if you have the proper knowledge, strategy, bankroll and discipline. In this fun seminar, you'll discuss basic strategy play and how to outwit the casino. Find out how and when to use certain card-counting and money-management strategies. This course is great for beginners and advanced players alike. So don't stand pat - take a hit on this sure-fire winner. Bring a deck of cards and a sack lunch, and get ready to win!

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/21/2017, ending 10/21/2017

Instructor : Scott Spooner 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 10/21/17

End date: 10/21/17



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We offer several Hobby classes, generally two or more times a year.  Our Spring semester opens for registration in mid-January, our Summer in mid-May, and our Fall in mid-August.  We encourage you to add your name to our interest list to receive information on the next offering of classes.  To add your name to our interest list, simply register for this free class (add to your cart and checkout). 

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Instructor : Staff Staff 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start Date: upon registration



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Guitar 1 

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Play along with songs you hear on the radio the very first week! Michael's play-along method is both effective and fun. We won’t promise that you’ll become a guitar master overnight, but you'll learn how to tune your guitar, read lead sheets (lyrics and chords), and create the notes on the instrument. You’ll also learn basic strumming and chords. Bring your guitar to class.

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 9/16/2017, ending 10/21/2017

Instructor : Michael Wilde 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $79.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 09/16/17

End date: 10/21/17

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Feeling stressed, scattered, or strained? Apply the basics of Chinese healing to acupressure massage on yourself or others. Dr. Martin will introduce you to Chinese and holistic medicine, discussing concepts like chi, acupressure meridians, yin and yang, and Chinese tongue diagnosis. You’ll learn approximately 16 acupressure points to use for common problems like low energy, mental clarity, and body aches – as well as a basic head and neck massage technique that works wonders for sore shoulders and even migraine headaches. No partner necessary for this class, but you will be practicing the neck release points on classmates. Bring a small hand mirror and a water soluble-marker to class.

Schedule : Weekly -Wed 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM; starting 10/11/2017, ending 10/11/2017

Instructor : Randy Martin 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 10/11/17

End date: 10/11/17



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Learn how to play the hottest game in the casino. Course topics will include: the table layout, dealers, bets, playing strategies, money management, and more. At the end of this 1-day class, you will be able to play and increase your chance of winning at this fast-paced and exciting game. Great for beginners and advanced players alike. Scott has been playing ,and beating, the game of Craps for more than 20 years. Bring a sack lunch, and get ready to win!

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/28/2017, ending 10/28/2017

Instructor : Scott Spooner 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 10/28/17

End date: 10/28/17



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Find the bold, genuine, confident person inside you! Improv training is a wonderful way to overcome social anxiety and your inner critic. Get comfortable expressing yourself—plus enhance your memory, focus, courage, creativity and spontaneity. We'll use games, exercises, and other activities designed to help you express yourself freely, all in a supportive environment. Learn to think on your feet in any situation. Skills gained are great life skills for leadership, business, social, and family settings. If you're feeling apprehensive or have questions about this class, you may email Matthew at matt@mattgaffneyexperience.com

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 9/26/2017, ending 10/17/2017

Instructor : Matthew Gaffney 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $75.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 09/26/17

End date: 10/17/17



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Originating in China hundreds of years ago, Tai Chi Ch’uan is a gentle, moving meditation that conditions the body and mind, leading to a heightened sense of well-being. In this course, you’ll begin learning the Tai Chi “form,” comprised of poetically-named movements that strengthen muscles and bones, improve circulation and the functioning of internal organs. Relieve stress, and improve your focus and concentration. All courses are suited to both beginning and continuing students. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Schedule : Weekly -Tue 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM; 5 sessions; starting 9/26/2017, ending 10/24/2017

Instructor : Cynthia Ludlow 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 09/26/17

End date: 10/24/17



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Originating in China hundreds of years ago, Tai Chi Ch’uan is a gentle, moving meditation that conditions the body and mind, leading to a heightened sense of well-being. In this course, you’ll begin learning the Tai Chi “form,” comprised of poetically-named movements that strengthen muscles and bones, improve circulation and the functioning of internal organs. Relieve stress, and improve your focus and concentration. All courses are suited to both beginning and continuing students. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Schedule : Weekly -Tue 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM; 5 sessions; starting 11/7/2017, ending 12/5/2017

Instructor : Cynthia Ludlow 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 11/07/17

End date: 12/05/17



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Are you mad for manga? Create your own! Learn to draw monsters, heroes, samurai, pretty girls, cutesy characters, and/or giant robots in the popular Japanese style. Neal will teach you all the basics of the genre known for its ability to bring characters and a story to life. You’ll find out about manga proportions and stylistic facial features, along with character development and inking techniques. Adults welcome in this class. See supply list on website.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 9/27/2017, ending 10/25/2017

Instructor : Neal Yamamoto 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Please read: Ages 13+

Start date: 09/27/17

End date: 10/25/17



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Mat Pilates 

ID:38260
A system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body, Pilates activates the "powerhouse" muscles and conscious breathing to strengthen, lengthen, and tone the abdomen, pelvic cavity, lower back, glutes, hips, and thighs. Learn how to use concentrated movements of your arms and legs to create long, lean muscles and improve your body's alignment, enhance your balance, and increase muscular control. Therapeutically based, Pilates is ideal for rehabilitating selected injuries. Bring a yoga or Pilates mat, as well as a Pilates ball (click on "Class Supplies" tab in left menu for details). Also bring a theraband if you have one.    

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM; 4 sessions; starting 10/5/2017, ending 11/2/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/19/2017)

Instructor : Jackline Daneshrad 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $44.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 10/05/17

End date: 11/02/17



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Mat Pilates 

ID:38261
A system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body, Pilates activates the "powerhouse" muscles and conscious breathing to strengthen, lengthen, and tone the abdomen, pelvic cavity, lower back, glutes, hips, and thighs. Learn how to use concentrated movements of your arms and legs to create long, lean muscles and improve your body's alignment, enhance your balance, and increase muscular control. Therapeutically based, Pilates is ideal for rehabilitating selected injuries. Bring a yoga or Pilates mat, as well as a Pilates ball (click on "Class Supplies" tab in left menu for details). Also bring a theraband if you have one.    

Schedule : Weekly -Thu 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM; 5 sessions; starting 11/9/2017, ending 12/14/2017 & Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/23/2017)

Instructor : Jackline Daneshrad 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $55.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 11/09/17

End date: 12/14/17



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Great for Mothers and Daughters, as well as for the holidays!  Create colorful silk scarves the fast, fun, and easy way! There’s no age limit and no ‘artistic’ talent required for surprising and beautiful results! Each of you will take home three or four silk scarves you made plus dye supplies to make more at home. A great class for mothers and daughters, and a great way to make economical and personal holiday gifts. Everyone loves this class. Please bring plastic gloves, a plastic cup or jar, a hair dryer, and paper towels. *$28 material fee due at registration; wear clothes you don’t mind getting dye on or wear an apron.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM; starting 10/17/2017, ending 10/17/2017

Instructor : RoseMary Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $28.00

Start date: 10/17/17

End date: 10/17/17



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