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Spring 2022
Printemps 2022
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Adult Leisure

Creative Arts

Basic Drawing & Watercolour Painting

Explore the basics of drawing and watercolour painting in this introductory class with step-by-step instruction. Each student will complete a minimum of two paintings with mats ready to be framed in standard size frames. All materials included. No experience needed.

Fee: $72 for 5 weeks

Location: St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool

Dates: Thursday, April 7 to May 5
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activity Number: 154982

Landscape & Wildlife Painting & Drawing

Learn how to paint or draw landscapes and/or wildlife. Using any kind of medium that you are comfortable with, you will learn various tips and techniques to create beautiful artwork. This class is for beginners to advanced artists. The instructor will contact participants with class supply list.

Fee: $72 for 5 weeks

Location: St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool

Dates: Wednesday, April 6 to May 4
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activity Number: 154986

Oil Painting

An explanation of materials, colours, theory, composition, perspective and technique with demonstrations and step-by-step instruction. Materials not supplied, supply list will be provided on receipt.

Fee: $180 for 10 weeks

Location: Elmwood/East Kildonan Seniors Centr

Dates: Tuesday, April 5 to June 7
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 150019

Culinary: Hands-on Experiences

Butter Chicken and Basmati Pulao

One of the most famous and great tasting dishes to come out of India. Learn how to make this cuisine step by step into a meal that will impress your friends and family. This royal cuisine will be taught by a seasoned and experienced cook. Prepare both of your dishes using the freshest of spices and herbs for the best aromatic experience. Bring a container to take some home and share with family and friends. Lab fee: $25.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $34

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Sunday, May 15
Times: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Activity Number: 149251

Delicious Indian Full Meal

Learn how to prepare a delicious Indian meal which will satisfy your taste buds. We will use all natural ingredients and prepare popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, lentil soup and roti from scratch. We will share the freshly prepared meal at the end of the class. Please bring a takeaway container in the event of leftovers. Lab fee: $25.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $34

Location: Sergeant Tommy Prince Place

Dates: Saturday, June 4
Times: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Activity Number: 149240

Gluten-Free Indian Cuisine

Learn how to prepare a delicious gluten-free Indian meal which will create balance in your body as per Ayurveda. We will use natural ingredients and prepare the gluten-free Indian meal from scratch. We will prepare chickpeas and/or kidney beans, fresh condiments, and flavoured basmati rice. Please bring a takeaway container in the event of leftovers. Lab fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $34

Location: Sergeant Tommy Prince Place

Dates: Saturday, May 7
Times: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Activity Number: 149090

Heart Healthy Indian Cuisine

Learn how to prepare heart healthy delicious Indian meals which will be nutritious and tasty. We will use all natural ingredients to prepare palak paneer, chickpeas, biriyani and a fresh condiment from scratch in this hands-on class. We will have a meal at the end of the class. Please bring a takeaway container in the event of leftovers. Lab fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $34

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Sunday, April 10
Times: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Activity Number: 149245

Palak Paneer, Chicken Korma and Naan

Learn how to prepare the popular dish of Palak Paneer (spinach cooked with cottage cheese in a flavourful sauce). In addition, creamy Chicken Korma with tender chicken breast pieces in a mildly spiced sauce will be paired with naan. Lab fee: $25.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $34

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Sunday, June 12
Times: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Activity Number: 149255

Vegan Indian Cuisine

This course will teach hands-on delicious Indian vegan meal preparation by a seasoned cook. You will learn to cook dishes which are high in protein and fibre content and are easy to prepare. We will use all natural ingredients and prepare the vegan Indian meal from scratch. Lab fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $34

Location: Sergeant Tommy Prince Place

Dates: Saturday, April 2
Times: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Activity Number: 149066

Fabric Arts

Knitting for You

Learn to knit for you and your family. Starting with a simple project you will learn to read a printed pattern. For the second project you will make a hat or a pair of slippers. Material list for projects will be discussed at first class.

Fee: $101 for 6 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Monday, April 25 to June 6
Times: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 155228

Gardening & Landscapes

Growing Mushrooms at Home & Making Maple Syrup

Learn to grow specialty mushrooms in your backyard and how to make your own maple syrup from local Manitoba maple and birch trees. Hands-on demonstrations will be included for both components. Taps and mushroom grow kits will be available for purchase following the presentation. Instructor: Ken Fosty, Certified Arborist

Fee: $44

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesday, April 6
Times: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 154411

Languages

More Spanish for Travellers

Explore more Spanish language vocabulary, phonetics, structures and essential conversational skills. Prerequisite: Spanish for beginners or equivalent.

Fee: $155 for 8 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Sunday, April 3 to June 5
Times: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activity Number: 155504

Spanish for Beginners & Travellers

Introduction to the Spanish language. Learn basic vocabulary, phonetics, structures and essential conversational skills to use when travelling.

Fee: $155 for 8 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Saturday, April 2 to June 4
Times: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activity Number: 155286

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Friday, April 22 to June 10
Times: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activity Number: 148187

Music

African Drumming

Experience the rhythms of African Djembe drumming. Students will learn basic playing techniques as well as traditional African rhythms. No musical experience necessary. Students may wish to bring a tape/digital recorder. Djembe drums are available for use during class if needed. Instructor Jay Stoller has been working with African drums for over 20 years. He holds a diploma in African music from the University of Ghana and has been teaching and performing in Winnipeg with the Folkorama African Pavilion, Nafro Dance Productions and The Drum Café.Lab fee: $15.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $75 for 4 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Monday, April 11 to May 9
Times: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Activity Number: 155222

Personal Wellness

Animal CPR and First Aid for Pet Owners

This program is designed for all dog and cat owners who want to be best prepared for any situation that might arise. A registered Veterinary Technologist with over 20 years experience in veterinary clinics will teach you the basics of animal First Aid and CPR so that you have the skills to use, should you need it.

Fee: $64

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesday, April 20
Times: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 148511

Dates: Wednesday, May 25
Times: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 148512

Henna Tattoo Cultural Aspects Workshop

Henna is a part of Indian culture, which de-stresses your body and mind. This workshop will show some basic techniques to do your own Henna tattoo. We will have a joyful, healing and meditative workshop. We will make Henna designs and have samosas and tamarind chutney. At the end of the class each participants will have a Henna tattoo cone and a booklet of traditional Henna designs to take home to share with friends and family. Lab fee: $10 cash payable to the instructor

Fee: $35

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Saturday, April 30
Times: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Activity Number: 155516

Dates: Saturday, June 11
Times: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Activity Number: 155517

Mandalas and Meditation Workshop

This workshop invites you to explore your soul through Mandala painting. The practice of painting is meditative, healing, and joyful. Through guided meditations, we contact our inner artist. This workshop will give you the tools to use the Mandala as a way of de-stressing your body, mind, and spirit. At the end of the workshop, you will complete a beautiful and colourful Mandala of your own. No previous experience is necessary. All art supplies will be provided. Lab Fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $35

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Monday, April 25
Times: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 155513

Dates: Saturday, May 28
Times: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Activity Number: 155526

Photography & Computers

Intro to Digital Photography: Compositions

This intro-level course will help you compose better photos by learning about lighting, camera locations and accessories while taking diverse photos such as close-ups, landscapes, portraits and panoramas. This is a very hands-on digital camera class! Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $76 for 3 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Tuesday, April 19 to May 3
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 155510

Intro to DSLR & ILC Photography

First time DSLR & Interchangeable Lens Camera (ICL) users will learn how the controls of your camera create the photo you take. Practice various activities in class. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $76 for 3 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Thursday, April 7 to April 21
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 155512

Dates: Thursday, May 5 to May 19
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 155511

Intro to Lightroom®

Learn to use Lightroom Classic CC to organize, rate, sort, find, process and share your photos in this introduction to great digital imaging workflow software. Learn about the software/hardware requirement and new features to Map or make a Photo Book with your photos. Instructor: Roger Buchanan

Fee: $76 for 3 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Tuesday, May 17 to May 31
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 155533

Intro to Photoshop Elements

Learn how to organize, enhance, edit and present your digital images in this 3 week demonstration based course. Learn effective means of organization and storage. See how photos can best be enhanced and take in a variety of editing tips and tricks. Then see the many ways you can present your images! Please note a camera is required for this class. Visit "thenerdworks.com" for class notes. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $76 for 3 weeks

Location: Bronx Park Community Centre

Dates: Saturday, April 9 to April 23
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Activity Number: 150031

Intro to Photoshop Elements

Learn how to organize, enhance, edit and present your digital images in this 3 week demonstration based course. Learn effective means of organization and storage. See how photos can best be enhanced and take in a variety of editing tips and tricks. Then see the many ways you can present your images! Please note a camera is required for this class. Visit "thenerdworks.com" for class notes. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $76 for 3 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Monday, May 9 to May 30
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 155534

Organize your Digital Photos

Learn to prevent the digital photography equivalent of the shoebox stuffed with photos. This class will help you manage them through naming, sorting, archiving, searching and recovering deleted photos. Please note a camera is required for this class. Visit "thenerdworks.com" for class notes. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $31

Location: Bronx Park Community Centre

Dates: Saturday, April 30
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Activity Number: 150036

Smartphone Photography

Learn to use your smartphone or tablet to take the best photos possible. This class is all about tips and activities to increase your satisfaction with your phone's photos. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $31

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Tuesday, April 5
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 155508

Dates: Tuesday, May 10 to May 10
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activity Number: 155509

Pottery

Introduction to Pottery

Basic hand-building and maybe some wheel work. Dress for a mess!

Fee: $230 for 8 weeks

Location: Fort Garry Lions Outdoor Pool

Dates: Wednesday, April 20 to June 8
Times: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activity Number: 149955

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Tuesday, April 19 to June 7
Times: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activity Number: 149956

Dates: Wednesday, April 20 to June 8
Times: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activity Number: 149957

Pottery Wheel

Learn wheel-throwing skills through instruction, demonstration and lots of practice. All skill levels welcome. Dress for a mess!

Fee: $230 for 8 weeks

Location: Fort Garry Lions Outdoor Pool

Dates: Tuesday, April 19 to June 7
Times: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activity Number: 149965

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Sunday, April 24 to June 19
Times: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Activity Number: 149966

Dates: Sunday, April 24 to June 19
Times: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Activity Number: 149967

Pottery Wheel 2

Continue learning wheel-throwing skills through instruction, demonstration and lots of practice. Dress for a mess!

Fee: $230 for 8 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Saturday, April 16 to June 18
Times: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Activity Number: 149970

Pottery Wheel 2

Continue learning wheel-throwing skills through instruction, demonstration and lots of practice. Dress for a mess!

Fee: $230 for 10 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Saturday, April 16 to June 18
Times: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Activity Number: 156664