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From practical to artistic, Adult School has it all

Theo Buckendorf repairs a bicycle wheel in the shop at King High School where he'll teach a winter quarter class through the Davis Adult and Continuing Education School. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise file photo

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From page A1 | January 03, 2013 |

The new year ushers in several new courses at the Davis Adult and Continuing Education School, where winter quarter classes will get under way on Monday.

“One of our new teachers may be a familiar face,” said Principal Laurel Clumpner. “David Inns, who was the principal at Holmes Junior High and later Harper Junior High, will be teaching a class in household repair on Tuesday evenings, and an open wood shop class on Thursday evenings. Both of those classes will be held at Holmes Junior High.”

The household repair class will cover common tasks like repairing a leaky faucet, as well as basic tasks involving electrical work, outdoor sprinkler systems, small appliances and more. The open wood shop class will cover the use of various woodworking tools for students who are interested in practical or artistic projects.

After serving as a principal in Davis, Inns left in 2008 for a district office job (as head of the human resources department) in the Tahoe-Truckee school district. He has now retired from that post, and is looking forward to stepping back into the classroom to teach these courses for the Adult School, according to Clumpner.

Another new course is the Wednesday night class in vegetarian cooking, taught on the Davis High School campus by Christie Moulton. Moulton hails from the East Coast, and also has lived in Senegal, Thailand, Guatemala and Mexico. She has been teaching food classes at the Davis Food Co-op, and continues to do so.

Moulton said her class for the Davis Adult School will focus on “flavorful, easy recipes with beans, lentils, whole grains and even a protein-filled dessert, as well as a class devoted to vegan ethnic foods.”

Winter quarter also will feature Theo Buckendorf’s bike repair class. “Learn how to save a few bucks by doing your own repairs,” Buckendorf said.

The class will cover proper function and maintenance of common bicycle, including tire and tube repair, wheel truing, brake and gear adjustments, and replacing bearings. The class is offered on the King High School campus, 635 B St., on Tuesday evenings, and the class size is limited to 10 students.

Language classes are a popular part of the Davis Adult School’s lineup, and winter quarter offerings include Arabic (Tuesday evenings), Chinese (Wednesday evenings), French (Tuesday evenings), German (Thursday evenings), Italian for travelers (Tuesday evenings), and Spanish (Wednesdays and Thursdays, depending on level). The language classes meet at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St.

Clumpner said that “Chinese is a particularly valuable language to learn nowadays, both for business and for travel. And with our Chinese class — really, any of our language classes — students learn about the culture as well as how to enjoy a conversation.”

Fitness and health classes include qigong for health and longevity, offered on Tuesday evenings in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High, 1220 Drexel Drive.

“Qigong is a form of Chinese exercise that synchronizes breath, visualization and gentle-flowing movement to improve health and energy,” said instructor Rebecca Pope.

Added Clumpner, “Our qigong class is done standing, in an older-friendly way. There’s no mat, no getting up and down. People of all ages can take the course, but people who are older can particularly enjoy it.”

Other fitness and health classes include Pilates (Wednesday evenings at Davis High), tai chi (Mondays at Holmes), yoga (Tuesdays at Davis High), and Zumba (offered at both Holmes and Emerson Junior High, 2121 Calaveras Ave).

Arts and crafts courses include basic sewing skills (Thursday evenings at Davis High), creative mosaic (Tuesdays at Davis High), drawing (Thursdays at Davis High), mixed media (Monday evenings at Davis High) and painting with acrylics (Wednesdays at Davis High).

There are also coures in computers and photography, including classes in the widely used Access 2010 database program, Adobe InDesign, digital photography with Adobe Photoshop, Excel 2010, Microsoft Publisher and website design.

And folk music fans can sign up for the Davis Community Folk Orchestra, a class that meets Thursday evenings at King High.

“Does an untouched instrument lurk in your closet and call out to you?” asks teacher Sharon McCorkell. “We are a continuing ensemble troupe that plays traditional acoustic music from all over the world. The class is friendly and low-key. Musicians at all skill levels are accommodated, and beginners are welcome.”

Clumpner encouraged prospective students to sign up for courses this week by going online to www.djusd.k12.ca.us/adultschool since the Adult School office won’t reopen until Monday.

“It’s also fine to register on the first day of class, so long as the class isn’t already full,” she said.

Enrolling in an Adult School course involves a fee, ranging from $40 to $85 in most cases. (The bicycle repair course is $120, due to the parts involved.)

For information, visit the Adult School office on the southwest corner of the Davis High School campus at 14th Street and Oak Avenue, or call 530-757-5380. Winter quarter classes continue through March 14, though some meet for only a portion of the quarter.

— Reach Jeff Hudson at [email protected] or 530-747-8055.

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