Friday, February 20, 2015

CLL Newsletter February 2015

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February 2015
February at the CLL
It’s all happening in February! February may be the shortest month, but its filled with celebrations! All month long we celebrate Black History, as well as Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and Lunar New Year! There may be only a few days left in February, but there’s a lot happening at the CLL.
In this Issue:
  • Welcome, Jeanette! 
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Classes Starting Soon
  • Learn Something New with Look & Learn
  • What Our Students are Saying

Welcome, Jeanette!

We’re pleased to welcome Jeanette as our new Associate Director!
Jeanette grew up in Atlanta and then graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with an engineering degree.
Prior to joining us at the CLL, Jeanette served as the Director of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Santa Barbara for 11 years and was responsible for overseeing all programs and fundraising events for the Central California region. Jeanette also taught English in Beijing, China, and worked in the Technology Department of software company MicroStrategy, Inc. in Virginia.
Try something new at the CLL
Kids at the CLL
Important Dates:
  • Jan. 12 – March 21: Winter Term – classes & workshops start throughout the term!
  • Feb. 20: DEADLINE for Spring Tuition Assistance Applications
  • March 21: Last Day of Winter Term
  • March 3 – April 4: Spring Break
  • March 9: Spring Classes Display Online 

Tuition Assistance Deadline: February 20
Spring Tuition Assistance
The deadline to apply for a $75 CLL Spring Term Tuition Assistance award is this Friday, February 20th, at 4 p.m. 
Click here to apply online, or you can apply in-person at the Wake or the Schott campus front desk.

Classes Starting Soon
We may be halfway through the Winter term, but there are still many classes that have yet to start! Be sure to register early, to ensure your class will run. These classes are starting soon: 
Look & Learn
CLL Video Using a MicrophoneHave you always wondered what the proper technique is when using a microphone? Learn how to properly sing (& speak) into a microphone with CLL instructor, Celeste Tavera in the CLL’s Look & Learn video: Using a Microphone.

Learn something new in just a minute or two with our growing collection of Look & Learn ‘how-to’ videos, featuring the CLL’s expert, professional teachers. View ALL Look & Learn videos on the CLL’s YouTube Channel

What Our Students are Saying
Student Testimonial Ceramics
“The CLL will enhance your life with new experiences.” – Elaine Grinnell, CLL student

Did you have a great experience at the CLL? We'd love to hear from you! Send us an e-mail us at

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What's Happening in Crafts at the CLL?

What's Happening in Crafts at the CLL?

Want to make the world a more beautiful and fascinating place? Let the CLL be “at the center” of all your creative pursuits. 

More crafts classes are starting soon! (These classes fill fast, so be sure to register early.)
            •  Individualized Sewing
            • Glass Fusing
            • Jewelry Making with Silver Precious Metal Clay
            •  And so many more!
5 Wednesdays, beginning February 18th
This class is designed for the student who has a desire to learn to sew and/or improve their sewing skills. Students will be guided through the techniques necessary to construct a project of their choice. Projects will provide the opportunity for creativity, achievement and success through a combination of theory and practical experience. Class Cost: $84 Materials Cost: $5

4 Mondays, beginning February 23rd
1:30 p.m.-4:30p.m.
Students will learn basic skills to create several fused glass pieces. Emphasis will be placed on creating functional, yet artistic pieces, including a small plate or bowl. The class will be taught at a relaxed pace with emphasis on artistry and fun. Students will experience the wonderfully equipped glass studio. Class Cost: $83 Materials Cost: $6

Jewelry Making with Silver Precious Metal Clay
4 Mondays, beginning March 2nd
12:30 p.m.-4:30 pm. 
Take a lump of silver clay, shape it, stamp it, fire it and then wear it with pride. Silver Precious Metal Clay (PMC) to create remarkable jewelry items. PMC is made of fine silver particles suspended in an organic binder. It can be sculpted and formed like clay. It is then fired in a kiln where the silver particles solidify into the object created. A fast and creative way to make silver jewelry quickly and with minimal equipment. Class Cost: $143 Materials Cost: $200

Just looking? “Look & Learn” right now, in less than 60 seconds!

Discover how texture can tell you what technique was used to create a piece of jewelry – in our Look & Learn video with Gary Elkins “on Texture in Jewelry”

Explore all of our Winter Classes! Click here to browse our printed schedule. 

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Friend or Fowl?

Friend or Fowl? 

Chickens have distinct personalities that are both entertaining and educational, while their eggs are just plain delicious!

Come learn the basics of raising and keeping backyard chickens, and how to prepare many delicious recipes with those fresh eggs!

Keeping Backyard Chickens
6 Saturdays, beginning February 7
9 a.m.-12 Noon

Come learn the basics of keeping backyard chickens, and introduce yourself to the myriad of benefits that just begins with fresh organic eggs. With small group projects and class discussions, you’ll quickly understand just how easy and enjoyable it is to keep chickens. Discover which breeds work for you, where to find them, how to keep them safe and healthy, and tips for safe egg handling. Class Cost: $90.00 Materials Cost: $5.00

Register here

2 Tuesdays, beginning March 10
6 p.m.-9p.m.

Chicken and Egg - two of the most versatile ingredients for the simplest of healthy meals to the most elaborate. Save money by learning how to cut up whole chickens and filets, while learning knife skills and cooking techniques; simple home-made Chicken-Soup - for the soul; how to turn one chicken dish to several different meal and eggs beyond the breakfast food. Come learn many delicious recipes including appetizers, entrees and desserts. Class Cost: $62.00 Materials Cost: $24.00

Spaces are still open. Register here