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Classes for youths at WNCC

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Western Nevada Community College Douglas is offereding several classes for kids.

Babysitters CPR is comoing up Saturday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, March 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Both non-credit classes meet at WNCC Douglas and are for teens aged 11 and older.

Babysitters CPR will teach students emergency preparedness, infant CPR and child CPR.

Students will receive individualized instruction and practice their CPR on infant and child dummies.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a course participation card from the American Heart Association.

Parents are welcome to accompany their student and monitor the class taught by EMT-I/Firefighter David Bourne. Cost is $25, which includes a CPR booklet.

Early registration is recommended as enrollment is limited to 10 students. Registration closes five working days prior to the class. Late registration can not be accepted.

Students should take a sack lunch to class.

Kindermusik is a music and movement class that encourages the development of the whole child through the use of quality instruments, vocal play, singing, creative movement and lots of fun.

The College for Kids program offers three new Kindermusik classes for young children and their parents.

Classes meet on Tuesday mornings, Feb. 6 to May 15. Kindermusik Village meets 9 to 9:45 a.m. and is for infants up to 18 months old and their parents. This class encourages all of baby’s senses and rewards his curiosity with object and instrument exploration, vocal play, singing, creative movement and colorful literature. Multi-level activities encourage baby as he grows from a lap baby to a crawler to a walker.

Kindermusik Our Time meets 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. and is for children 18 months to 3 years old and their parents. Toddlers will learn finger plays, listen to the sounds of the world around them, explore instruments, move to music, sing along and enjoy story time.

Growing with Kindermusik meets 11:15 a.m. to noon and is for ages 3 to 5. Children will sing, move, listen, create and play instruments. This class encourages creative, musical development while building on pre-school learning. Parents and siblings are invited to share in the last 10 to 15 minutes of class.

All classes use materials that are purchased from the instructor and taken home for the child to keep.

Classes meet at WNCC Douglas. Registration closes on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Late registration can not be accepted.

A Drawing Techniques class for students ages 6 to 12 will be offered.

The non-credit class is offered on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Jan. 29 to Feb. 26, at Bently Hall. Class will not meet Feb. 19.

Students will learn drawing techniques such as shading, value and perspective. Drawings will be created in black and white using charcoal pencils and in color using colored pencils. Longtime art instructor Mark Tompkins will teach the class.

Class registration closes Monday, Jan. 22. Parents can register their children at the Douglas Campus of WNCC.

Watercolor For Teens for ages 10 to 16 meets Tuesdays, Feb. 6 to 27, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Bently Hall, WNCC Douglas.

Students will learn beginning watercolor techniques with color mixing, composition, sketching, brush strokes and design components.

Proper use and care of materials will be covered. Each student will complete one or more paintings. The classes are designed for beginning or intermediate students. Students will advance at their pace according to their own skill level.

Janice Shedd has been an art instructor in the public schools and at WNCC and teaches private lessons. Her work can be seen at the East Fork Gallery in Gardnerville.

The fee is $50 and includes all supplies. Parents should pre-register students by Tuesday, Jan. 30, at WNCC Douglas. Late registration will not be accepted.

The college is located at 1680 Bently Parkway South, Minden.

For more information, call the WNCC Douglas Community Services Division, 265-9261.