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Valentine's Day may be just 24 hours long, but candles are romantic anytime. The soft light of candles gives everything a warm and special glow. Plus different scents can help sharpen the mind, calm the body, and better the mood. Learn to make your own decorative, scented candles at a fraction of the price you pay in stores. Find out about waxes and molds, adding scent and color, layering, and more. You’ll leave class with about a dozen beautiful, high-quality candles and the know-how to make more at home. Create gifts for any occasion or maybe even start your own candle business! $20 material fee, due at registration, for supplies to make candles you’ll take home with you.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 2/28/2018, ending 2/28/2018

Instructor : Quayum Abdul 

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

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

Start date: 02/28/18

End date: 02/28/18



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Deeper moisturizing, more intense scents, and truly luxurious lather, can make cold process soaps can also be pricey. Save money while getting exactly what you want, by making them from scratch yourself. In this hands-on class, Quayum will take you through cold process soap making from A to Z, so that you can create beautiful handmade soaps right in your kitchen—and choose the natural oils, herbs, and vitamins you want. Whether you are a complete novice or have other soap-making experience, you’ll have a great time and go home with 3-to-4 handmade soaps that will continue to cure at home. Class is hands-on, so dress accordingly. $30 material fee due at registration.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 3/27/2018, ending 3/27/2018

Instructor : Quayum Abdul 

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

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

Start date: 03/27/18

End date: 03/27/18



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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. Please click on Class Supplies link in the menu on the left for class supplies.

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 the magic of one-stroke painting plus other decorative painting techniques to make you feel like a real artist. Not only can you use these techniques on canvases, but also other surfaces such as wood, ceramics, terra cotta, fabric, and more. Even if you never painted before, this is the class for you. April will guide you step by step to complete each project. You’ll make new friends and two projects to take home. All levels are welcome, and all projects are in acrylics. $25 material fee for supplies.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 3/17/2018, ending 4/7/2018 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 3/31/2018)

Instructor : April Numamoto 

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

Class Fee: $75.00

Materials Fee: $25.00

Start date: 03/17/18

End date: 04/07/18



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Turn a Simple Bath into a Luxurious Getaway with customized products you make yourself! Turn bath time into a luxurious event by creating your very own bath fizzies and hair conditioner. Drop a bath fizzy into a hot bath and it will dissolve while releasing a beautiful fragrance! Hair conditioners add strength, smooth damaged follicles and restore the natural moisture levels in hair. Learn to make these products easily with simple and inexpensive ingredients. Once you master the techniques, you can let your imagination run wild and experiment with aromatherapy oils, skincare essential oils, special scents, colors and more—the possibilities are endless!   *$30 material fee, due at registration.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 4/18/2018, ending 4/18/2018

Instructor : Quayum Abdul 

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

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

Start date: 04/18/18

End date: 04/18/18



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Shibori is the old Japanese term and technique for dyeing white fabric. This class will look at different shibori pieces and also at pieces tie-dyed other ways, since cultures and countries use various methods. Students will practice techniques on small silk pieces and then create a large scarf each night with the knowledge obtained. The beautiful results will create constant “wow"s in class and wow your family and friends as well. Please dress in clothes you can get dye on or bring an apron. *$25 material fee, due at registration, for silk scarves and dye supplies. Please click on Class Supplies link in the menu on the left for class supplies list.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 3/13/2018, ending 3/13/2018

Instructor : RoseMary Cohen 

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

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $25.00

Start date: 03/13/18

End date: 03/13/18



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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 Jan. 22 thru May 31, 2018 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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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 Jan. 22 thru May 31, 2018 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 still-life scene on canvas using acrylics and incorporating many different kinds of One-Stroke flowers.

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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