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  • 10 Secrets & Tips for Successfully Buying or selling a Home or Investment Property

    Learn how to be more successful when acquiring or selling real estate by understanding the purchase agreement, strategies for getting your offer accepted in multiple offers, and different ways to cover closing costs and mortgage insurance. We explore Twin Cities housing market data, an overview of loan programs- including a loan for escrowing improvements, appraisal issues affecting a home sale, and small things to improve your chances of selling your property. Making updates such as paint, carpet, light fixtures, and de-cluttering. An opportunity for a no obligation price evaluation of your home by the instructor is included with class tuition.
  • 10 Secrets & Tips for Successfully Buying or selling a Home or Investment Property

    Learn how to be more successful when acquiring or selling real estate by understanding the purchase agreement, strategies for getting your offer accepted in multiple offers, and different ways to cover closing costs and mortgage insurance. We explore Twin Cities housing market data, an overview of loan programs- including a loan for escrowing improvements, appraisal issues affecting a home sale, and small things to improve your chances of selling your property. Making updates such as paint, carpet, light fixtures, and de-cluttering. An opportunity for a no obligation price evaluation of your home by the instructor is included with class tuition.
  • 2 Day Clay Sampler

    This is an all day (for two days), workshop. It's a basic introduction to hand built slab, coil and pinch pot projects.Both functional and aesthetic creations will be demonstrated with freedom to develop your own artistic, personal style! Pieces will be bisque fired and can be picked up to take home and paint! Dress for a Mess: wear old clothes, tennis shoes, a hair binder. A snack is optional as we will take short breaks.
  • 3D Printing: Gizmos & Gadgets

    3D Printing is here to stay and learning how it works is as basic as learning how to use a computer! This class is for students who have no or limited experience with 3D printing and is ideal for students who like to draw, design and see their creations come to life. Students will learn the ropes of 3D modeling and printing. Students will use the Engineering Design Process to create their own designs from scratch and choose 2 to print in class to take home. To allow everyone to print their creations, items may have to be scaled down to allow printing during class times. Students must be comfortable with using a laptop and mouse to design their creations.
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  • 3D Printing: Jewelry Design & Fabrication

    Bring your creations to life in this 3D printing class. The ancient craft of jewelry making is brought to the modern world using TinkerCad. Students will learn to build 3D models on the computer using CAD software. They will design a pair of earrings and a ring. Picking one to be printed and mailed home. Technical Requirement: TinkerCad (login information will be provided during class) PC (Windows 7 or later) or Mac (OSX) needed, with at least a 2GHz processor and 4GB of RAM Will not work on Chromebook, tablets, or phones. Internet: Broadband internet Webcam Microphone and Speakers Zoom Installed on computers
  • 7 Steps to Reverse or Prevent Diabesity

    Diabesity is a condition in which too much belly fat leads a person to symptoms ranging from mild blood sugar imbalance to full blown diabetes. Whether you have a little extra weight around the middle, insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, the root cause of ALL these conditions are the same - problems with our diet, lifestyle and exposure to environmental toxins. Most treatments focus on the downstream symptoms (elevated levels of glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides) and never get to WHY your levels are too high and how to change it. The good news is all of this can be reversed. Learn how to work with your doctor to help restore your body to health.
  • A Healing Path to a More Creative Life

    To achieve or maintain a sustainable, thriving creative practice, you will experience a “crooked path”. Many of us have suffered so many disappointments and difficulties along the way —both small and large— that we are left with what we call a “damaged heart” or “inner child” that needs repair. This damaged part of us can generate experiences that range from simple feelings of burn out to a total collapse of productivity. In extreme cases, various forms of self-sabotage can emerge that impact our overall well-being. We may have struggled for years to overcome criticisms, or even outright assaults, to our creative identity, efforts, and outcomes. We may yearn for the significant portion of our artistic desire, inner strength, and creative potency that appears to have been lost or never found. The journey to restore your Creative Potential will mend the “Broken Artist” that dwells inside you. You will renew your hopes and dreams, as well as engage your challenges and shortcomings. It is an inner journey of earnest self-discovery, where you must face fearlessly the heroic tests you find there. Fortunately, there is a holistic process —Holistic Creativity— to follow that will help you heal your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Body and restore you to wholeness. If you undertake this transformational journey with devotion and discipline, you can repair and restore the inner wellspring that fuels your artistic capabilities. Expand your current horizons and reach amazing new possibilities! This live, highly interactive, small-sized class provides ample opportunity for you to receive personalized attention, while learning to engage the universal principles of healing that impact all creative people.
  • A Parent's Guide to TikTok

    Have you heard about the latest new app called TikTok? In this fun class we'll take a look at the fastest growing social media app used by millions each day. Learn how it's used and how parents can also help their kids stay safe while on it. We'll cover everything you need to know as it's paving the future of a new social media. *Please note that the class recording will be sent to all registered students so that they do not have to attend at the exact designated time. Follow-up support is also included from the instructor and students are encouraged to reach out with questions at any time before or after the class has concluded.
  • Action Art

    Your little one will have a blast creating vivid and energetic artwork, with endless chances to smear, splatter, and swipe their way to unique and charming masterpieces. Don't let this thrilling opportunity for your young artist slip away!
  • Activate Your Brain's Creativity Center

    Learn the many things you can do to tap into your brain’s creativity center. We’ll discuss and do ancient breathing patterns to activate the right side of your brain where creativity lives. We’ll do acupressure points that offer instant clarity and calm. You’ll learn the Energy Medicine technique called ‘Thumping’ to activate creative centers as well as how colors play a role in brain function. You’ll leave class with a bunch of new tools to help you be your best before endeavoring on any creative activity.
  • Acupressure Face Lift & Skin Savvy

    Here’s a facelift you can do at home. Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method that works with the energy that flows through your body. Stimulating facial acupressure points can help erase years from your face naturally, bring a healthy glow to your skin; increase forming; even decrease headaches, relieve eye strain, soothe nerves, and increase relaxation. Learn how to make your skin as healthy as possible from the inside out.
  • Acupressure and Other Tools For Women 35 And Older

    Acupressure is an ancient healing art that can offer great relief, with no side effects, from symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, bloating, headaches, irritability, nausea, insomnia, anxiety and even weight gain. Learn which points balance hormone levels naturally, including thyroid hormones. Acupressure is a wonderful self-help tool that will help you feel your best. We will discuss breathing techniques, nutritional musts, and more.
  • Acupressure for Sinus Relief, Headaches, and More!

    Acupressure is an ancient, Eastern healing technique that involves pressing or kneading key points on the body to release energy blockages and simulate energy flow through pathways called meridians. Continual sinus problems have become epidemic in both children and adults. You can find relief by stimulating the many points that relieve sinus blockages, headaches and more.
  • Acupressure to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia & More

    Acupressure is an ancient healing art and self-help tool. It can offer great relief with no side effects and help you feel your best. Along with the specific points to help relieve stress, insomnia, anxiety, irritability and even weight gain, learn the Nine Master Pressure Points which are the most helpful and most frequently prescribed to help and assist every system in your body.
  • Adult

    Choose from both online and in-person classes. Welcome to a fresh new season of adult classes! Hopkins Community Education Summer classes will be open for registration February 1 at 8PM. Try something new or look for your favorites. The Community Education Summer Adult Digital Catalog will be available soon. Until then, please browse our Summer Adult Enrichment offerings here. Click Here for the Community Education Winter/Spring Adult Digital Catalog. Cancellation and Refund Policy: For classes starting January 1st, 2022 and later: We will gladly refund your class registration fee if you cancel and request a refund five business days prior to the first class, minus a $5 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for class fees $5 and under. We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. In that case, we will contact you and make arrangements to refund your class fee. There is no cancellation fee for classes Community Education cancels.
  • Adult Self-Defense Workshop

    Learn kicks, punches, blocks and grab releases. Learn how to turn ordinary objects into a defensive weapon. This is a serious yet fun class. This workshop is open to all adults and is primarily intended to convey information on how to avoid situations that might result in violence and how to deal with them if and when they occur. Topics discussed include but are not limited to carjacking, active shooter, Avoidance strategies for potentially violent situations. At the end of the workshop for those who wish to participate there will be a demonstration on how to release yourself from a grab and some other self-defense techniques. Due to the mature nature of some of the topics discussed participants should be 16 years or older.
  • Advanced Beginning Pottery

    For returning students to the program. This course is geared toward students who are interested in creating bodies of self-proposed work with support from an instructor. Students will be encouraged to develop a plan for their time in the studio and will be supported in fulfilling that plan throughout the session. Additionally, and per the class’ progress, more advanced wheel and handbuilding demonstrations will be provided. Attendance is important.
  • Advanced Beginning Pottery

    For returning students to the program. This course is geared toward students who are interested in creating bodies of self-proposed work with support from an instructor. Students will be encouraged to develop a plan for their time in the studio and will be supported in fulfilling that plan throughout the session. Additionally, and per the class’ progress, more advanced wheel and handbuilding demonstrations will be provided. Attendance is important.
  • Advanced Pottery

    Express your passion for clay as you expand your pottery skills. Fine tune your throwing in areas of your choice while also engaging in artist critiques with peers to reflect and grow in your craft. This is an advanced class -- there will be no instruction in the basics of throwing and glazing. Prerequisite: You must be able to comfortably throw an 6-inch cylinder on the wheel.
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  • Advanced Reiki Training

    Whether you are ready for a new set of skills to enhance your healing work, or if you just want to get back into practice, this class will help you get to the next level of your healing abilities! In this Reiki-style training, we will use the one-on-one healing format to help you learn to work more personally, intuitively and creatively in your healing practice. During class, you will learn how to consciously calibrate the frequency of your palm chakras for specific healing function, work more expansively and creatively within the subtle energy bodies of the aura, and discover how to direct healing energy with only the power of your mind through visualization and kinesthetic sense. You will also receive an expanded healing format by which to guide your clients more powerfully and confidently through a healing session. As your awareness of the flow of energy grows, so too will your ability to be an active and powerful participant in the healing process! *Reiki certification is not necessary to participate.