Classes for Adults
Upcoming Classes: Please register at least 7 days in advance. A 30% deposit is required to hold your
place and the deposit is non-refundable for cancellations within 10 days
of the class start date. Register by phone at (802) 586-2200, in person
at The Art House, or
Click on titles to register for a class.
Tuesday November 19
2:00pm - 5:00pm OR 6:00pm - 9:00pm (two sessions, please indicate preference on registration form)
Cost: $10 donation to The Art House
Are you curious to know how to get more out of your Macintosh computer? Maybe your computer is running slowly and you don't know why. Perhaps you are unhappy with your current Mac and you're thinking about buying a new one and don't know where to start… Then this is the workshop for you. We'll be going over Mac basics such as:
*What exactly is the "Finder" anyway?
*What is RAM, what does it do, and do I need more of it?
*Why do I keep getting the rainbow ball on my screen?
*What is Flash Player and why do I need to update it all of the time?
*Should I download and install the Software Updates that keep popping up on my computer?
*How do I know if something is SPAM or if it is safe to download?
*What's the best browser to use? Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer?
*Why can't my computer play videos on YouTube?
*What's the best email to use? Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, VTLink, Fairpoint?
*How do I use Mac Mail to receive and send emails?
*Is my computer too old? How do I know when it's time to invest in a new computer or affordably upgrade my current one?
*What kind of Mac is going to meet my needs best? Which one should I buy?
*Should I put my computer to sleep all the time or should I shut it down?
*How do I upgrade my current Operating System?
*My computer keeps saying "Your Startup Disk is nearly full". How can I make more space on my hard drive?
*What is the best way to backup all of my files, photos, videos, and music?
*What is Time Machine?
*My cursor/pointer is so small. How can I make it bigger?
*Can I change my Administrator Password?
*How do I make my Mac automatically log me in whenever it wakes up or is powered on?
*My desktop is so cluttered with files? What's best ways to organize and manage these files?
*How do I burn files, music, or photos onto a CD or DVD?
*What is the Dock and how can I customize it?
*How can I change my background to be a photo or something else of my choosing?
*What is iPhoto?
*How can I make a slideshow of my photos?
*What's an "App"?
This workshop is limited to a maximum of 15 people/class.
If you would like to, feel free to bring your computer with you. We'll have plenty of room for your MacBooks, iMacs, MacMinis, etc… Outlets and power strips will be made available for everyone's computer. There will also be 2 loaner Macs available if people would like to borrow one for the class.
Saturday, November 30
1:00 - 5:00 pm
This workshop will have a station for everyone: beeswax candle dipping, Ukranian egg dying, birchbark heart, and even a paper and glitter station for the kids. You can make four different ornaments, or stay in one place the whole time and focus on one craft. Children under seven must be supervised by their parent at all times. Families are welcome.
Want to make a suggestion? The Art House tries to accommodate students interests and availability. Let us know what you would like to take and when.