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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 3/14/2018, ending 3/14/2018

Instructor : Randy Martin 

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

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 03/14/18

End date: 03/14/18



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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, its’s a bird! But what species? Sandy will teach you how to identify birds using field marks, songs, and behavior. Also get techniques for selecting binoculars and field guides. More than a hobby, birding is a fun, educational, and inexpensive way to connect with nature whether in your backyard or the great outdoors. It's also a fantastic way to meet other people who appreciate our feathered friends. Plus you'll discover ways you can get more involved in the birding community. Sandy will take you on a birdwatching walking tour of the campus the last part of class. Please wear comfortable shoes. Children (age 8-17) may attend with a parent or guardian for $10 extra.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 3/24/2018, ending 3/24/2018

Instructor : Sandy Masuo 

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

Class Fee: $29.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 03/24/18

End date: 03/24/18



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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 4/14/2018, ending 4/14/2018

Instructor : Scott Spooner 

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

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 04/14/18

End date: 04/14/18



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Drones are being used in a growing number of industries — aerial photography, roofing checks, real estate video, weddings, and more. Just think of all the money you could make if you flew drones commercially and without spending the big bucks getting a “real” commercial pilot license. The FAA now allows you to apply for your commercial drone/UAS (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) license, called a Remote Pilot Certificate, by passing a multiple-choice test and paying a small fee. No experience needed. If you’re flying your drone for fun in your back yard, you do not need a license.  If you wish to make money taking pictures, then you must have a Remote Pilot Certificate. This course will help you prepare to take the Remote Pilot/FAA Test to receive certification. $25 material fee, due at time of registration.   *This course is classroom instruction only.  There will not be any drone flying. You must be at least 16 years old and have a valid government-issued picture ID.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; starting 3/17/2018, ending 3/17/2018

Instructor : Gerry Koehler 

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

Class Fee: $149.00

Materials Fee: $25.00

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Start date: 03/17/18

End date: 03/17/18



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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 2/24/2018, ending 4/7/2018 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 3/31/2018)

Instructor : Michael Wilde 

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

Class Fee: $79.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 02/24/18

End date: 04/07/18



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Typical simple hand-painted silk scarves sell for around $45 a piece, but you can make them yourself for $5 to $7!  Plus you get to choose the design.  There's no end to the uses of painted silk—clothing, pillows and other decorative items, jewelry, and more. Even if you don’t draw or paint, you can use scrunch technique or create your own design working from patterns. Find out how to properly stretch the silk on a frame, apply resist lines, create colors, and use alcohol and salt effects. You’ll take home one 22-inch-square and one 11x16-inch silk scarf each night, plus a stretching frame, bottles with tips, and mixing cups. *$25 material fee due at time of registration. Wear clothes you can get paint on. For class supply list on website, please click on Class Supplies link in the menu on the left.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 3/6/2018, ending 3/6/2018

Instructor : RoseMary Cohen 

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

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $25.00

Start date: 03/06/18

End date: 03/06/18



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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 4/21/2018, ending 4/21/2018

Instructor : Scott Spooner 

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

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 04/21/18

End date: 04/21/18



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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 3/6/2018, ending 3/27/2018

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: 03/06/18

End date: 03/27/18



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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 2/27/2018, ending 3/27/2018

Instructor : Cynthia Ludlow 

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

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 02/27/18

End date: 03/27/18



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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 4/10/2018, ending 5/8/2018

Instructor : Cynthia Ludlow 

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

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 04/10/18

End date: 05/08/18



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Beautiful, long-lasting succulent centerpieces provide style and color with minimal care. They’re inexpensive and easy to make from cuttings—and as they grow, they can be divided to create additional arrangements for your office, home, or patio. They also make great gifts that keep on giving!  The variety of shapes, colors and textures makes for unusual and interesting arrangements, and require minimal water. In this hands-on class, you’ll design your own living arrangement to take home and enjoy. Your instructor will provide potting soil and the succulents, you just bring the container 10" x 10" or smaller, preferably with drainage holes (ceramic pot, teacup, unusual bowls, be creative!). $5 material fee due at registration.

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM; starting 3/17/2018, ending 3/17/2018. 
   Weekly - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 3/17/2018, ending 3/17/2018. <

Instructor : Sandy Masuo 

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

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $5.00

Start date: 03/17/18

End date: 03/17/18



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Create beautiful paintings in the comfort of your own home – or wherever you want, whenever you want! You don’t have to be an artist to use this quick and simple technique, and you can find the supplies at any craft store. The whole project will take just 30-45 minutes, though you can watch it as many times as you like – at home, while waiting at doctor’s offices, soccer practice, etc. Videos will be available August 14 thru December 31, 2017 and your registration confirmation will provide a link to the video. See Class Supplies link on website for project supply list. For this project, you'll create a beautiful Spring scene on canvas using acrylics and water-soluble oils. It's a great starter project for people new to One-Stroke.

Schedule : ; ; Class Skip Dates :Self-Paced

Instructor : April Numamoto 

Location : Online

Class Fee: $29.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start Date: upon registration



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