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The Level 2 Intermediate Certificate Course requires no previous knowledge and is the ideal starting place for students with limited understanding of wine or those who know something about particular types of wine but lack a breadth of knowledge. This course will enable students to interpret wine and spirits labels, explain the fundamentals of wine tasting, become familiar with the world's major wine regions and their principal wines, and give basic advice on wine selection and service. The course covers the major types, and includes tastings of more than 40 different wines and spirits of the world. Successful completion of a culminating multiple-choice exam earns students the Level 2 Certificate of the WSET. Tuition includes the WSET study pack and exam.

Tuition: $535.00

Member Cost: $510.00

Materials Cost: $295.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 9 sessions; starting 3/28/2017, ending 5/23/2017

Instructor : Adam Chase 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Nothing quite says you're living the high-life like a plate of oysters and a glass of sparkline wine! Meg Tallon is here to get you fluent in not only the language of oysters, but also on various sparkling wines from across the globe. You'll learn everything from shucking your own oysters at home, creating various accompanying condiments plus a few savory oyster dishes that you'll bake, fry and simmer. Your entertaining will never be the same again!

Tuition: $55.00

Member Cost: $47.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 03/30/2017

Instructor : Meg Tallon 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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This class will introduce you to the basics of making cold process soap.  Cold process soaps are created by blending oils (or fat) with a lye mixture.  In turn the soap saponifies over the next twenty-four hours turning the lye-oil mixture into a solid bar of soap!  The class will cover the following:   • Brief history and basic chemistry of soap making • Necessary materials, supplies and equipment • Safety considerations when working with sodium hydroxide • Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures • Coloring your soap (micas, labcolors, herbs, spices & clays) • Scenting your soap (fragrance oils verses essential oils) • Preparing your molds and molding options • Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap   Each student will make their own 1 lb batch of soap that they will get to take home with them (the mold will be theirs to keep as well so they can make future batches of soap).  Students will also leave with very thorough handouts and enough information to make awesome vegetable-based natural soap from scratch on their own as well as a full-sized bar of soap to enjoy. This class uses only vegetable based ingredients.   NOTE: Making soap from scratch involves working with lye (aka sodium hydroxide). For safety reasons please wear or bring a long-sleeved shirt. You'll also need to bring an old towel or blanket to insulate your soap on the way home.    

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $49.00

Materials Cost: $50.00

Schedule : Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 1 session on 03/30/2017

Instructor : Jennifer's Handmade Soaps 

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Build your own website and blog easily. Business or personal sites.  Using Wordpress, you'll learn to build, edit, and customize your own website—without any knowledge of HTML. We'll learn both technical setup and creative customizations, tailoring our efforts to the interests and needs of the class. Students should be comfortable using a computer and the Internet. Students should expect an additional expense if they choose to purchase a website domain and host. Week 1: Setting up free WP site. Choosing a theme. Moving around the dashboard, blogs, planning your site. Week 2: Extend WP with Widgets, Plugins. Linking, Menu’s, Refining your Posts. Week 3: Media –Images, PDF’s, etc. Week 4: Beyond Blogging, making WordPress a fully realized site. Week 5: Search Engine Optimization – SEO. More on WordPress themes, changing the look of your site.  

Tuition: $98.00

Member Cost: $85.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 3/30/2017, ending 4/27/2017

Instructor : Benjamin Vivante 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Barcelona and the surrounding region are well-known for delicious dishes, and you will enjoymaking and eating a variety of them in this hands-on class led by native Spaniard, Luis De Haro.  Consider yourself officially invited to experience the flavors of Catalonia, Valencia, Murcia, and Majorca.  It may not be vacation, but it sure will taste like one! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $49.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 03/31/2017

Instructor : Luis de Haro 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Whether it's an easy weeknight dinner or gourmet fare for a Friday night at home, there is little doubt that pizza and calzone always fit the bill. Satisfy your cravings by learning to prepare these delectable delights -- and ditch your dependence on delivery forever. In this class, you’ll learn to make your own dough and then use it to prepare classic, stuffed, and deep dish pizzas as well as a creative calzone. At the end of class, you’ll sit down to eat and toast your achievement with a glass or two of wine! Come ready to roll up your sleeves! Please bring an apron and dress appropriately.

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 03/31/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Join us for this Friday-night class that will allow you to flex your creative muscles and enjoy a glass or two of wine in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. You'll be led through the process of building realistic paper flowers by artist Jessica Smith. At the end of the evening you won’t believe how real the flowers you take home look, no matter your level of experience. Check out some of Jessica's work here.  

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Fri 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; 1 session on 03/31/2017

Instructor : Jessica Smith 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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 Flex your creative muscle and enjoy some wine by crafting your own succulent garden with artist Janet Harrold of Sip, Dip, and Dabble. All materials will be provided by the instructor and are included in the cost of the class. This is the perfect class to take on your own or with a friend!

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Schedule : Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 03/31/2017

Instructor : Janet Harrold 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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Make your own San Francisco Sourdough in this hands-on class with the guidance of Michael Kalanty, a Master Bread Baker from San Francisco. You’ll see how easy the steps are to making this flavorful, long-lasting bread in your own home.  Learn tricks to getting the most from your oven as you bake sourdough side-by-side with Chef--we’ll enjoy a light snack in class with our fresh-baked breads. The dough you make in class can be taken home to bake later, once it develops its distinctive flavor. You’ll practice your new skills soon after you leave the class--one of the best ways to build muscle memory and master techniques. Included in the price of the class is Chef Michael’s newest book, How To Bake MORE Bread: Modern Bread/Wild Yeast. Plus, take home some of Chef’s 23-year old San Francisco Sourdough Starter.

Tuition: $39.00

Member Cost: $35.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 4/1/2017, ending 4/1/2017

Instructor : Michael Kalanty 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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There are specific powers and limitations attached to the vibrant and versatile art form of graphic novels and comic books. In this course you will learn to use the techniques and skills specific to the medium from author and expert Josh Dahl, founder of Make Better Comics. Whether you are just getting your feet wet or have years of experience with comics, this course will help you develop and focus your ability to craft a detailed plot and script individual scenes.

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM; 1 session on 04/01/2017

Instructor : Joshua Dahl 

Location : BCAE Location : 
  BCAE.

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