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Music Production/DJ’ing with Ableton Live

TITLE Music Production/DJ’ing with Ableton Live
DATE January 5 – March 29
DAYS & TIME Monday: 5:00-9:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00-9:00
Friday: 4:00-9:00
Jaguar Room, 3rd Floor
PRICE & AGES $200 for 12 weeks / 21+
$100 for 12 weeks / Under 21
DESCRIPTION Learn to create your own music using Ableton Live! These one-on-one classes cover everything from recording and mixing to sampling, sound design, and DJ’ing. We teach techniques common in Hip-Hop, House, R&B, Trap, and Dubstep. At the end of the semester we make a mix of students’ work for Soundcloud. We also offer students the opportunity to DJ in a professional environment. Many of our students are now working as DJs and Producers in the Bay Area!

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Producción Musical / DJ'ing con Ableton Live Aprende a crear tu propia música con Ableton Live! Estas clases son individuales y cubren todo, desde grabación y mezcla hasta muestras, diseño de sonido y DJ’ing. Enseñamos técnicas comunes en Hip-Hop, House, R&B, Trap, y Dubstep. Al final del semestre se hace una mezcla del trabajo de todos los estudiantes y se pone en Soundcloud. También ofrecemos a los estudiantes la oportunidad de ser DJ en un entorno profesional. Muchos de nuestros estudiantes están trabajando ahora como DJs y productores en el Area de la Bahía!

Fechas: Enero 5 – Marzo 29
Por favor escoja dos horas en los siguientes horarios:
Lunes 5:00-9:00pm
Miércoles: 4:00-9:00pm
Viernes: 4:00pm-9:00pm
Precio/Edad: $200 por 12 semanas / 21+
$100 por 12 semanas / Menores de 21 años

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Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator

CLASS Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator
FACILITATOR Spencer Handley
DATE February 6 – April 23
DAYS & TIME Monday: 5 to 7pm
Tuesday: 5 to 7pm
Wednesday: 2 to 4, 4 to 6pm
Thursday: 5 to 7, 7 to 9pm
Friday: 5 to 7pm
Saturday: 1 to 3, 3 to 5pm
STUDIO Jaguar Room, 3rd Floor
PRICE & AGE Price/Age: $200 for 12 weeks / 21+
$100 for 12 weeks / Under 21
DESCRIPTION Learn to create your own graphics using Adobe Illustrator! These one-on-one classes cover everything from basic tools in Illustrator to creating and designing logos and graphics. Topics covered include image tracing, color theory, layering, and typography. These skills can be applied in designing graphics for the web, making flyers and logos, and personal artwork. Projects include flyers, logos, and album covers.

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Diseño gráfico con Adobe Illustrator Aprende a crear tus propios gráficos con Adobe Illustrator! Estas clases de uno-a-uno cubren todo desde herramientas básicas en Illustrator hasta la creación y el diseño de logotipos y gráficos. Los temas cubiertos incluyen rastreo de imagen, la teoría del color, capas, y la tipografía. Estas habilidades se pueden aplicar en el diseño de gráficos para el web, haciendo folletos y logotipos, y obras de arte personal. Los proyectos incluyen folletos, logotipos y portadas de discos.

Fechas: Febrero 6 – Abril 23
Por favor escoja una hora ó dos horas en el siguiente horario:
Lunes 5:00-9:00pm
Miércoles: 2:00pm-9:00pm
Viernes: 2:00pm-9:00pm
Sábado: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Precio/Edad: $200 por 12 semanas / 21+
$100 por 12 semanas/ Menores de 21 años

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Fogo Na Roupa Kids Carnaval Classes

TITLE Fogo Na Roupa Kids Carnaval Classes
DATE March 5 to Saturday, May 21
DAYS Saturdays
TIME 1:15 – 2:30 PM
AGES 6 - 8 years old
PRICE $120 (12 weeks, must be paid at first class of the month) or $12 drop-in.
Fogo Na Roupa Kids Carnaval Class is an introductory level Carnaval dance and movement class for kids’ ages 6-8yrs old. It is structured to build confidence, strengthen coordination and community while learning basic dance movement, tumbling skills and Afro-Brazilian Carnaval traditions. Each class consists of 30 minutes of high energy Carnaval dance taught by Fogo Na Roupa performing company member, Alexandra Candia and 30 minutes of introductory Capoeira movement and tumbling with Omulu Capoeirista, Kimberly Moore. There will be cultural story telling where kids will learn songs, history and folklore of carnival in Latin America and 15 minutes break/snack time (each parent should provide a snack).

*All students will have the choice to parade with award winning Fogo Na Roupa contingent in Carnaval 2016 but it will require separate registration and costume fee.

Venetian Mask Making Art Workshop
CLASS Venetian Mask Making Art Workshop
FACILITATOR Diego Marcial Rios
DATE May 21
DAYS Saturday
TIME 12:30-2:30
PRICE $16 (2 hour workshop)
CLASS LIMIT 11 students
DESCRIPTION Students will watch and assist in the creation of a Venetian type mask.
● What you will do: Create, paint and hand decorate a Venetian/Carnival style mask.
● What you will learn: A brief historical summary of Venetian masks for a Masquerade Ball and the Carnival tradition.
● Who will teach the class: Internationally acclaimed artist Diego Marcial Rios All art supplies and equipment are supplied by the art instructor.


TITLE Free Drumming Classes For Kids
INSTRUCTOR Jackeline Rago
DATE March 7 – December 12
DAYS Mondays
TIME 5:00pm - 6:15pm
AGES 7-12

This class will be taught by the internationally acclaimed Jackeline Rago. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Rago is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer and educator who specializes in Venezuelan Folk-Music as well as music from other countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Jackeline holds a BA majoring in classical mandolin and a Teaching certification from the Orff-Schulwerk in San Francisco.

“…she has become a recognized “folklorist” and a respected Bay Area musician. Blessed with a superb voice and a melancholic falsetto so important to the rural Joropo style, she’s also a dynamic percussionist with an amazing sense of rhythm…” -Jesse “Chuy” Varela, Desde La Bahia, Latin Beat Magazine

CreativFolkloric for Kids

CLASS CreativFolkloric for Kids
FACILITATOR Instructor: Christine Joy Ferrer
DATE Dates: April 7 – May 12
DAY Thursdays
5-7 YEARS OLD Time: 5:00-6:00 PM
Location: Studio E
Ages: 5-7 years old
DESCRIPTION "CreativFolkloric for Kids," is a 6-week dance workshop for children ages 4-7 years old, inspired by folkloric dances of Haiti, Brazil and other cultural dances from around the world. The class fuses creative movement, exploration and basic gymnastics.

Bio: Christine Joy Ferrer (a.k.a. Tine) is a cultural movement and arts advocate; an eclectic soul inspired by Afro-diasporic/folkloric rhythms, dedicated to youth and community. She explores her relationship and connection to our local cultural arts communities not only as a dancer and educator, but also as writer, designer and editor. Brought up in San Francisco's Ingleside district, she is a San Francisco State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in journalism and dance. For the last five years she has taught preschool gymnastic/dance at AcroSports. She's studied Haitian folkloric, Afro-Brazilian, Cuban, acrobatics conditioning, jazz, modern, Latin American social folk, Horton, Dunham, Philippine folk and more. She is on the Board of Directors for World Dance Fusion and is also a company member. Tine is the arts/culture and design editor for Reimagine's Race, Poverty & the Environment journal and founder of Eyes Opened Media & Design. For more info, visit or email