Bakersfield College

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ART: WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN THE FIELD

This is an on-location, field trip painting class which offers painters of any skill level the opportunity to learn watercolor painting. The class will travel to nearby locations as a group where you will explore the natural beauty of our local green spaces, learn painting and design techniques, and create beautiful landscapes.

Materials: (This list is subject to minor additions and revisions. Do not purchase materials until contacted by the instructor.)

  • Watercolor paints (The highest quality you can afford) Burnt umber, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, light red, lemon yellow, alizarin crimson, raw sienna, Payne's gray, white resist
  • mixing tray
  • graphite pencil
  • sketch book (optional)
  • watercolor brushes - several sizes
  • watercolor paper - cold press 140lb - 11x14"
  • backing board
  • blue painters tape
  • water container
  • paper towels
  • Portfolio for carrying work
  • box for supplies
  • apron
  • wide brimmed hat
  • sunscreen
  • drinking water

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ART26.FALL18
Bakersfield College Main Campus
Fine Arts FA 23
Keene TBD TBD TBD $66.00 View 5

FITNESS AND HEALTH: GENTLE MAT PILATES

Gentle Mat Pilates is a blend of exercises to increase core strength, flexibility, breath control, and correct alignment to improve balance and posture.  Mat Pilates is practiced by people of all ages.  Each class is an hour of exercise around core strength, balance, gentle movement, and relaxation.  Those taking this class should be able to get up and down from the floor safely. Wear loose, comfortable clothing; bring a Yoga/exercise mat and water bottle.

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FIT23.FALL18
Larry E. Reider Education Center
Room 202
Lieske TBD TBD TBD $35.00 View -1

FITNESS AND HEALTH: LOW IMPACT AEROBICS

This is a low impact aerobics class that involves deep stretching, low impact dance moves, stomach and leg floor work.



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FIT38.2.FALL18
Bakersfield College Main Campus
Gymnasium (GYM) 202
Bligh 9/4 - 12/6 Tu Th 05:45 PM - 07:00 PM $10.00 View 22

FITNESS AND HEALTH: SELF DEFENSE-PURPOSE AND PRACTICE

This defense class is unique in that it includes the three P's of self defense: philosophical, psychological, and physical. It is a combination of understanding how  persons should be treated, evaluating situations, and carrying out a physical defense if the situation requires it.You will learn about  the ehtical justification for self defense, the psychological attitutdes and techniques required, and finally, how to perform some of those techniques.

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FIT48
City Centre Building, 1300 17th Street
Room 1B
Curry TBD TBD TBD $66.00 View 12

GEOLOGY: CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKES - TRIP TO THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT

We live in a land of earthquakes. Learn how they work from an expert. This is a survey of California earthquakes and earthquake dynamics.  You will learn about various historical earthquakes, major fault systems throughout California as well as earthquake dynamics and interpretation of seismograms (locating epicenters and calculating magnitude of earthquakes). We will have an 8-hour field tip, within the Carrizo Plain, investigating various geomorphic features along the San Andreas Fault system, ending in the city of Parkfield ---“The  earthquake capitol.”

 

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GEO1.FALL18
Bakersfield College Main Campus
Math and Science 6
Pierce TBD TBD TBD $83.00 View 14

HISTORIC BAKERSFIELD - BUILDINGS AND HERITAGE

Learn about early Bakersfield, from the time of Father Garces. We will emphasize downtown and East Bakersfield, including many buildings that could be eligible for inclusion in the local Historic Perservation Register. You will learn about the effect that natural disasters (earthquakes, floods) have had on our historic buildings, the design motifs that distinguish various architectural styles, and how to identify those styles. The final session will be a guided walking tour of historic Bakersfield buildings by the instructor.

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BAK08
Bakersfield College Southwest Center
Room 205
Pechin TBD TBD TBD $65.00 View 9

PHOTOGRAPHY: INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS
Learn to use Photoshop Elements 15 to bring your images to a whole new level for printing or web display. This powerful, yet simple and inexpensive image editing software can be used for a wide range of tasks resulting in transforming your photos into images that "sing". Information on monitor calibration and the best photo printing labs also will be included. Students should be familiar with use of computers and Windows or Macintosh operating systems.
Materials: Each student should have an external flash drive (2GB or larger) in order to store computer files. Bring it to class for the first session. Class limited to 20 students.


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PHO03.1.FALL18
Bakersfield College Main Campus
Fine Arts 10
Harte 10/25 - 12/6 Th 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $65.00 View 10

PHOTOGRAPHY: LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY-BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE

This is a field trip class in which you will travel to various sites in Kern County to do landscape photography under the guidance of a professional photographer. Composition, proper time of day for photography, and proper use of filters will be discussed. At the last session, the images will be critiqued and reviewed.

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PHO11.FALL18
Bakersfield College Main Campus
Business 5
Kreiser TBD TBD TBD $45.00 View 15


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