The Arts

Understanding personality through storytelling, myth, and poetry. In this experiential class we will use the framework of the Enneagram which describes nine core personality types to explore with stories our gifts, challenges, and doorways to growth

Create a layered painting incorporating personal photographs and other items. Demonstrations and a step by step process will reveal a beautiful painting worthy of gifting or hanging in a home.

Do you enjoy taking pictures, but wish that the photos looked more professional and polished? Learning important tips about camera choice, camera settings, and composition can have a dynamic impact on your images.

Learn lead sheet playing on the piano or keyboard in this beginning level class. We will focus on style and performance technique covering chord symbols, bass line, and melody.

Come create a custom design to be printed on bags, T-Shirts and scarves. Learn how to cut and make a stencil to use with a silkscreen. Leave the 3 hour class with two custom made giftable items.

This class is designed for students with advanced knowledge. Workshop format. Each week students will bring finished bonsai. Instructor will critique and advise on care and maintenance tasks.

Instructional class includes basic skills, styles of Bonsai, plant selection, trimming and shaping, wiring, planting, fertilizing, and watering.

This class is for adults who are proficient in sight reading and enjoy playing the big band sounds of the 1930’s and ‘40’s. The musical library of over 600 arrangements are for two Alto, two Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones, four Trumpets, four Trombones, Piano, String Bass, Guitar and Drums. Altos and Tenors who double on Clarinet or Flute are a plus. Vocalists are also welcome to try out.

All art media explored. A self-paced class geared to the student’s own personal level of ability. Areas of instruction include: composition, perspective, color mixing, use of values, use of line and texture.

Come play great music! The Orchestra will perform three concerts during the year, provide outreach to enthuse students in music, and build community support for the performing arts. If you are an intermediate to advanced player, the Orchestra will be a fulfilling musical experience and a fun way to bring great music to the community.

If you love music and play an instrument, come join the Community Band! The band performs concerts and events throughout the Bay Area. The band performs classical music as well as marches, show tunes and pops.

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Castro Valley Adult and Career Education

Serving the community since 1969

4430 Alma Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546
P: 510-886-1000
F: 510-537-8537
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