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Writing classes for the novice to the professional including copy editing.
 
Art journaling combines art-making, diary keeping and journaling into one creative activity. It's a way to explore simple art techniques and document your life.  If you want to explore your creativity, but doubt your artistic ability, you will learn basic art techniques and easy ways to make pages for your art journals. Discover new ways to use paints, pens and other art supplies to express your thoughts and feelings. Work on your art journal in class and later at home.   Once you begin making your art journal, you'll find it's a great stress reliever and very rewarding.  A $29 materials fee is payable to instructor and includes journal. 

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 1/20/2018, ending 2/3/2018

Tuition: $99.00

Materials Cost: $29.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  Library 611

Instructor : Deborah Williams 



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 A brave-new-world of electronic publishing is out there!  What is necessary to set up your manuscript for different eBook platforms?  Become aware of the common pitfalls writers face, especially when formatting for Apple.  Learn what it takes to structure your work or how to subcontract to format editors.  Understand how much money you can make and what you need to do to publicize your eBook via websites and social media.  A materials fee of $5 is payable to the instructor at class.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 2/15/2018, ending 2/15/2018

Tuition: $49.00

Materials Cost: $5.00

Location : Arapahoe Campus Location : 
  Arapahoe Campus.

Room :  368

Instructor : Salvatore Trento 

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Get over your fear of grant writing with advice from an expert! You will learn the skills needed to write a successful grant: identifying fundable projects, researching possible funders, making the case for a new project, compiling support data and building a budget. In the process, students will select and interview staff at a local nonprofit, making connections to develop a network. We'll study similar example grants, explore funder priorities and trends in the field, and workshop our own drafts. You can come with an organization in mind or instructor will have ideas.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 2/13/2018, ending 3/6/2018

Tuition: $139.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Arapahoe Campus Location : 
  Arapahoe Campus.

Room :  368

Instructor : Justine Roberts 



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Blogs (short, informative articles of 350+ words) can be an enjoyable hobby and a way to earn additional income. Creating a personal blog is a great way to share feelings, interests or concerns. You can also blog for a living by helping businesses communicate their in-depth messages. Learn the essential components for creating an optimized blog with rich, engaging, informative content, images and video. We'll discuss social media platforms, how to promote your blog, how to connect with other bloggers and the importance of guest blogging. No writing experience necessary. Bring a laptop if you want to follow along real-time.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 1/29/2018, ending 1/29/2018

Tuition: $65.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Arapahoe Campus Location : 
  Arapahoe Campus.

Room :  235

Instructor : Jules Marie 



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Break into the media world as a paid freelance writer with tips on finding ideas, refining them, pitching them and attaining publication.  We'll identify the right media to pitch your stories to and discuss style guidelines, editor expectations, and routing your query letter. This interactive class allows time for writing a first draft of a query letter, so bring an idea or two. Bring a laptop if you want to work in class.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 2/3/2018, ending 2/3/2018

Tuition: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Arapahoe Campus Location : 
  Arapahoe Campus.

Room :  368

Instructor : Jules Marie 



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Maybe you’ve taken a memoir writing class before and maybe you haven’t. Regardless, there's no experience necessary to come for MORE! This workshop starts with memory-trigger writing and then moves into how to tell your story through dialogue, imagery, characters and themes. The encouraging atmosphere of creative expression, exercises and guidance brings out the best in everyone's writing.  Most importantly, everyone has fun discovering how easy the process is.  Bring a writing utensil and paper or computer to class. A $5 materials fee for a step by step direction booklet is payable to instructor at class.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 12/9/2017, ending 12/16/2017

Tuition: $135.00

Materials Cost: $5.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  Library 611

Instructor : Elizabeth Gold 

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Even fairly knowledgeable editors, proofreaders, and writers can lose their composure when faced with that most confounding of punctuation marks: the comma. If you are confused or unclear about where and when to insert a comma or delete one, join us as we demystify the most talked-about punctuation mark. Enlightening lessons, dozens of memorable examples, sharp pencils, and challenging exercises await you. A $3 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class.   

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 2/6/2018, ending 2/6/2018

Tuition: $45.00

Materials Cost: $3.00

Location : New Vista High School Location : 
  New Vista High School.

Room :  318

Instructor : Alice Levine 

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This four-hour intermediate copyediting class provides participants an opportunity to practice and advance their skills on selections from a nonfiction manuscript. The material will be sent in advance (by email or snail mail if time permits), and students are urged to edit the exercise before class to facilitate the review. As a group, we will discuss the editing challenges and compare our work. Students should have completed introductory copyediting classes or have mastered basic copyediting skills, including the creation and use of a style sheet and querying the author. Students are encouraged to bring a dictionary, a style manual, and other resources of their choice to class.  Students may perform the edit using Track Changes or other online editing systems. No materials fee if material is printed in advance of class; otherwise it is a $3 materials fee payable to instructor.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 1/23/2018, ending 1/25/2018

Tuition: $95.00

Materials Cost: $3.00

Location : New Vista High School Location : 
  New Vista High School.

Room :  318

Instructor : Alice Levine 

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Discover how you can draw on your childhood memories, as well as your experience as parents/teachers, to develop ideas for publishable children's books. Learn about the different forms and genres of children's books -picture books, easy readers, chapter books, middle-grade novels, young adult novels -to determine which is best for your idea and your audience. We will brainstorm ideas and acquire techniques for plotting, character development, effective use of point of view, and the all-important process of revision. You will also have opportunities to have your work-in-progress critiqued by the instructor and the class. Please bring paper and writing utensil to class.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 2/6/2018, ending 2/27/2018

Tuition: $159.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : New Vista High School Location : 
  New Vista High School.

Room :  312/316

Instructor : Claudia Mills 



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