Personal Enrichment

CANCELLED - CROCHET 2 CLASS .




Code: F21-809
Price: $79.00

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic crochet, chain stitches, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet.
Instructor: Diane Parini, lover of yarn and being creative.
Day/Time: Monday/Wednesday, 6:00-8:00PM
Start Date: CANCELLED - 10/19/20, 10/21/20, & 10/26/20
Fees: $79.00
Number of Class Meetings: 3 Sessions

Course Description:

CROCHET 2 CLASS:

Prerequisites:  Knowledge of basic crochet, and the stitches chain, single crochet, half double crochet,

double crochet, treble crochet

 

I know that as soon as our weather warms up and dries out you will want to be out in the gardens.  But, I can show you how to bring the garden to you with your crochet.  This is a Crochet 2 class. It’s more than our basic crochet class.  If you have been to my crochet basics class, we will go further into crochet, changing colors, and how to create different textures to add to your projects.  You already know how to do those basic stitches but want more?  I have some new stitches to show you.  How about a new light weight summer scarf for fun?  Want a summer bag?    I will make some swatches for you to practice some new stitches and get you started on something summery to finish in 3 weeks.  Come check out some new fun summery items to make and new yarns to try!! I have new handouts for you to check out too!  Have a pattern you need help with bring it along. 

 Class 1 we will do a meet and greet, and check out the summer scarf patterns to choose from.  Get you started on one of the new items.  We will try some new stitches on some swatches, I made for you to work on.

Class 2 we will check out how everyone is progressing on their project!   We will go over how to change colors or yarn, magic knots and magic circles. Let’s look at how to weave in ends and how to do some more new stitches.

Class 3 we will learn how to do edgings and put an edging as a finishing touch to your project. Learn how to attach samples together.  Finish up our projects.  And if you want, we can even talk about what we are making for the upcoming winter season… or maybe not!!  

Bring 2 skeins of cotton yarn and your hooks!

 The size weight of the yarn for you to bring to class should be either #3 or #4.

The hook size you should bring to class is recommended on your yarn label and/or bring an H or I hook.

 The cotton yarns can be found at Walmart, Michaels, A C Moore, Hobby Lobby,  Jo Anns or your local yarn shop or online.  The Cotton yarn names are Peaches and Cream, Lily Sugar and Cream, Premiere, Caron Cotton Cakes, and others.  The Caron Cotton Cakes you need to only get one skein.

 So come for a relaxed evening of yarn, crochet, and a good time!  I can’t wait to see you!!

CANCELLED -LEARN TO CROCHET




Code: W21-810
Price: $79.00

Instructor: Diane Parini, Lover of yarn and being creative.
Day/Time: Wed, 5:30-7:30PM
Start Date: CLASS CANCELLED - 1/27/21, 2/3/21, 2/10/21
Fees: $79.00
Number of Class Meetings: 3 Sessions

Course Description:

Crochet isn't just for winter accessories!!  Let me show you how to crochet.  Not only does it help with relaxation techniques, it is for male and female, you can create beautiful items all year long!

This class is for those for first time crochet, our first class, we will learn crochet in rows and the basic stitches in crochet, by creating a Stitch Sampler Dish or Wash Cloth

In our second class, we will learn crochet in the round, to create a Hat, a Basket or a Market Bag of your choice.

Our third class, we will continue by learning how to read patterns, abbreviations, introduce you to different ways of crochet, crochet lace and Tunisian crochet, and most important the yarns, the differences, the options, and how to read the yarn labels and know what to choose, after you choose a pattern.  What's online, tutorials, you tube and more.

I will give you plenty of handouts and step by steps, but bring a notebook; you might want to jot down more information.

Please bring with you for your first class 2 skeins of worsted weight cotton yarn. (Lily Sugar n Cream or Peaches n Cream or Premier) these are the name brands.  Any color you choose. 

You will need a crochet hook size I/5.5, it can be aluminum, plastic, wood or bamboo. The plastic or aluminum is usually the least expensive for starting out. Many love the bamboo.  It's a personal choice.  These items can be found at Walmart, Michaels, JoAnn, AC Moore or your local yarn shop, or online.  We will discuss more about online in class.

Instructor:  Diane Parini, lover of yarn and being creative.

Nail Technician Certification Training




Code: W21-599
Price: $1,376.00

Instructor: Susan English
Day/Time: Monday-Thursday, 5PM-9PM
Start Date: 4/5/21
Fees: $1,376-includes textbook, nail kit and exam book.
Number of Class Meetings: 24 sessions

Course Description:

Turn your interest in nail care into one of the most creative and rewarding professions. In this 100 hour course, you will study everything from nail growth and skin anatomy to equipment maintennce and business practices. Topics include: safety, first aid, sanitation, hygiene, anatomy, basic manicuring with hand and arm massage, artificial nail techniques, gel and wrap techniques, professional ethics, and salon practices from owning a nail salon. Upon completion, students will be eligible to sit for the Massachusetts Nail Technician License Exam. 


Textbook, nail kit and exam prep book is included in the cost of tuition. Students will incur additional fees for all make-up sessions. Students have the option of registering for an optional manicure practical session for an additional fee in order to prepare for the State exam.

Basic Cake Making & Decorating




Code: W21-260
Price: $59.00

Instructor: Chef Phillip Caramello
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:30-8:30pm
Start Date: April 14, 2021
Fees: $59.00 plus $25 materials fee payable to the Instructor
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

Learn how to bake vanilla chiffon cake, as well as make Italian buttercream. You'll learn how to properly frost a cake, also how to use various piping tips to create borders and writing to complete your cake!

Instructor: With over 20 years of expertise in the pastry arts field .  Executive Pastry Chef Phillip Caramello currently works at Cuisine Chez Vous in Boston, Ma. In addition to having a extensive resume has also made tv appearances on Food Network’s Sweet Genius” and recently “Chopped Sweets” as well as featured on “Chronicle”. Chef Caramello will be delighted to shares his passion for baking with you.

Cooking Basics




Code: W21-236
Price: $59.00

Instructor: Chef Colby Rottler, Private Chef and Honor Graduate of Johnson & Wales University Culinary Arts Program.
Day/Time: TUESDAY, 5:30-8:30 pm
Start Date: MARCH 9, 2021
Fees: $59.00 plus $20 materials fee payable to the Instructor
Number of Class Meetings: 1 Session

Course Description:

This class will demonstrate different cooking techniques. (sauteing, grilling, boiling, simmering, baking, and roasting). Learn how to use herbs and spices. Knife skills will be practiced. Prepare appetizers through desserts. There will be all new recipes to define techniques, methods, and tastes for the participants. Bring containers to take home what you have prepared.  FOR SAFETY PURPOSES PLEASE WEAR CLOSED SNEAKERS OR SHOES AND NO OPEN TOE SANDALS IN THE KITCHEN DURING CLASS.  WE DEAL WITH HOT LIQUIDS, HEAVY PANS AND KNIVES.  THANK YOU.

Healthy Cooking




Code: W21-255
Price: $59.00

Instructor: Chef Colby Rottler, Private Chef and Honor Graduate of Johnson & Wales University Culinary Arts Program.
Day/Time: Tuesday, 5:30-8:30
Start Date: March 2, 2021
Fees: 49.00 plus $20.00 cash materials fee payable to the instructor
Number of Class Meetings: 1 Session

Course Description:

This cooking class will introduce the participants to a low calorie, healthy way to cook.  The class will demonstrate cooking methods using local ingredients along with herbs and spices to add great flavors.  You will prepare appetizers, salads, soup, entrees, along with vegetables and a starch.  Them meal will finish with a low calorie, great tasting dessert.  Discussion will be on how to lower calories and retain taste in recipes.  Bring containers to take home great food you prepared.  ALL COOKING CLASSES STUDENTS ARE TO WEAR NO OPEN TOE SANDALS/SHOES PLEASE.

THIS CLASS IF FULL-sign up for second section 2/10- Decadent "Chocolate" Desserts




Code: W21-257
Price: $59.00

Instructor: Chef Phillip Caramello
Day/Time: Thursday, 5:30-8:30pm
Start Date: February 4, 2021 - CLASS IS FULL AS OF 1/27/21
Fees: $59 + $25 material fee made payable to the instructor
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

THIS CLASS will be offered again on February 10th at 5:30-8:30pm.
Please scroll down to the culinary section and it will be the last class W21-257F on the culinary list.

Make rich and delicious dark chocolate molten cake; a real restaurant favorite as well as hand rolled chocolate truffles!

Instructor Bio: With over 20 years of expertise in the pastry arts field .  Executive Pastry Chef Phillip Caramello currently works at Cuisine Chez Vous in Boston, Ma. In addition to having a extensive resume has also made tv appearances on Food Network’s Sweet Genius” and recently “Chopped Sweets” as well as featured on “Chronicle”. Chef Caramello will be delighted to shares his passion for baking with you.

Eclairs & Cream Puffs




Code: W21-258
Price: $59.00

Instructor: Chef Phillip Caramello
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:30-8:30pm
Start Date: February 24, 2021
Fees: $59 + $25 material fee made payable to the instructor
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

In this class you will learn how to make a popular crowd favorite, pate a choux shells, and a delicious pastry cream filling and decadent ganache.

Instructor: With over 20 years of expertise in the pastry arts field .  Executive Pastry Chef Phillip Caramello currently works at Cuisine Chez Vous in Boston, Ma. In addition to having a extensive resume has also made tv appearances on Food Network’s Sweet Genius” and recently “Chopped Sweets” as well as featured on “Chronicle”. Chef Caramello will be delighted to shares his passion for baking with you.

French Macarons




Code: W21-259
Price: $59.00

Instructor: Chef Phillip Caramello
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:30-8:30pm
Start Date: March 3, 2021.
Fees: $59 + $25 material fee made payable to the instructor
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

Learn how to make this French classic. Delectable almond macaron cookies, delicate gluten free cookies with various creams, curds, and jam sandwiched in between.

Instructor: With over 20 years of expertise in the pastry arts field .  Executive Pastry Chef Phillip Caramello currently works at Cuisine Chez Vous in Boston, Ma. In addition to having a extensive resume has also made tv appearances on Food Network’s Sweet Genius” and recently “Chopped Sweets” as well as featured on “Chronicle”. Chef Caramello will be delighted to shares his passion for baking with you.

Fancy Fruit Tarts




Code: W21-261
Price: $59.00

Instructor: Chef Phillip Caramello
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:30-8:30pm
Start Date: March 17, 2021
Fees: $59.00 plus $25 materials fee payable to the Instructor
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

Beautifully arranged fresh fruit tarts are stunning. You'll learn how to make two types of sweet tart dough crusts as well as pastry cream and frangipane almond filling for baked pear tarts.

Instructor: With over 20 years of expertise in the pastry arts field .  Executive Pastry Chef Phillip Caramello currently works at Cuisine Chez Vous in Boston, Ma. In addition to having a extensive resume has also made tv appearances on Food Network’s Sweet Genius” and recently “Chopped Sweets” as well as featured on “Chronicle”. Chef Caramello will be delighted to shares his passion for baking with you.

Italian Pastry




Code: W21-262
Price: $59.00

Instructor: Chef Phillip Caramello
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:30-8:30pm
Start Date: April 7, 2021
Fees: $59 + $25 material fee made payable to the instructor
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

Learn to make Italian favorites like rich and creamy mascarpone based tiramisu as well as biscotti cookies to have with your coffee!

Instructor: With over 20 years of expertise in the pastry arts field .  Executive Pastry Chef Phillip Caramello currently works at Cuisine Chez Vous in Boston, Ma. In addition to having a extensive resume has also made tv appearances on Food Network’s Sweet Genius” and recently “Chopped Sweets” as well as featured on “Chronicle”. Chef Caramello will be delighted to shares his passion for baking with you.

COMFORT FOODS




Code: W21-256
Price: $59.00

Instructor: Chef Colby Rottler, Private Chef and Honor Graduate of Johnson and Wales University Culinary Arts Program.
Day/Time: TUESDAY, 5:30-8:30 pm
Start Date: MARCH 23, 2021.
Fees: $59.00 plus $20 materials fee payable to the Instructor
Number of Class Meetings: 1 Session

Course Description:

COMFORT FOOD - Through participation and demonstration, students will learn to cook several different comfort foods, including chicken nuggets, baked macaroni, appetizers, vegetables and more.  
Enjoy what you  prepare!