Take your appreciation and knowledge of wine to the next level. Explore the wine making process, major types of grapes, and the different conditions affecting the world's primary wine regions. Enjoyment of a wine is enhanced by exceptional presentation, so we will also cover essential service skills employed by the pros. Guest speakers will offer fresh perspectives on all aspects of the wine industry. Students will typically taste about 12 different wines each class day. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify key wine characteristics in a blind tasting. Program participants must be at least 21 years of age. Successful completion of Vine to Wine-The Fundamentals will prepare you for the advanced course of study or give you confidence to make informed personal purchase decisions. Discount Available: Take $200 off per person when a group of two or more registers in a single transaction. Call 702-895-3394 to register using a group discount.
Class does not meet Nov 23, Dec 21 or Dec 28. Class sessions will meet at Total Wine in Henderson. Students must be 21 years or order. Bring proper ID for the first day of class. Students do not need the book that was published in the catalog description. All materials will be provided in class.
Does studying humor make it less funny? We think not! Deconstruct different types of humor to figure out what makes people laugh. This class seeks out brave students interested in incorporating humor into their writing. After examining several genres of humor writing, homework assignments offer a chance to take a crack at cracking each other up. Course will cover how to write jokes for stand-up comics, TV situation comedies, greeting cards, and more. This class is for anyone interested in humor, how to be funnier, and how to profit from it.
Examine the elements of a quality short story and practice what you learn by writing your own stories each week. Study terminology, structure, voice, theme, character, plot, and the marketplace for short stories. Many aspects of fiction writing you will learn also apply to novel writing.
Make a positive impression with clear, concise, and grammatically-correct personal or business correspondence. This half-day program will focus on essentials such as content, flow, mechanics, spelling and punctuation. You will leave the workshop with several editing exercises you may use to self-test and practice the skills you have learned.
Take your book from idea to print-ready in just six weeks using only ten steps. Find out how to sell your work to a publisher, self publish, ePublish, or use print on demand (POD) or vanity press. Marketing ideas will be included as time permits. Over 2,000 attendees now have their books in print thanks to this class with California best-selling author, Bobbie Christensen. Instructor offers free consulting for all participants via email at any time.
Screenwriting is an art, a craft, and a business. Learn to balance intimate human emotions with conflicts large enough to justify the big screen. Fundamentals to be covered include format, dialogue, characters, and theme, with special training on how to plot. Writing for the independent film world will be discussed, as will pitching to the Hollywood studio system.
Expand your understanding of novel writing by exploring character development, theme, story structure, scene construction, and plot. Advice will also be offered on practical factors such as page and word count for different genres, the commercial marketplace, literary agents, and the publishing world.