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2018 Summer Experience

COOKING EXPERIENCE

Culinary PhotoHealthy Cooking Fundamentals

(Ages 12 - 16)
This class encompasses basic culinary arts skills. Learn how to plan and make meals while developing basic culianry skills. Also, learn basic nutirtion information on how to eat healthy and the importance of using fresh vegetables when cooking any meals in the kitchen. How To Register

DATES TIME DAYS COST
June 11 - July 13 3:00pm - 5:30pm Mon, Wed, & Fri $165
July 16 - Aug 17 3:00pm - 5:30pm Mon, Wed, & Fri $165

Culinary PhotoCooking for Health Academy

(Ages 17+)

This is the perfect class to learn basic cooking skills. You will also learn what you need to know to successfully get a Food Handler’s Certificate. Each class. Each class covers: nutrition education, basis culinary skills, hands-on food preparation, food safety, and seasonal produce tips. After attending of all classes participants will receive a certificate of completion. The last class will be held from 3pm to 7pm for those that want to take the online training and exam to earn a Food Handler’s Certificate. This class is sponsored by the Alameda County Nutrition Services. How To Register

DATES TIME DAYS COST
June 13 - Aug 8 4:00pm - 7:00pm Wednesdays $145

 

 

GARDENING EXPERIENCE

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Urban Gardening

(Ages 8 - 12)
Be prepared to get your hands dirty, grow fruits and veggies, and learn new things. Participants receive hands-on instruction in organic city farming, including interactive discussions, field trips, and activities such as composting, pruning, seed sprouting, mixing soil, fertilizing, transplanting seedlings, weeding, and harvesting. (The class is co-sponsored by the Rainbow Recreation Center.) How To Register

DATES TIME DAYS COST
June 11 - July 13 1:00pm - 3:00pm Mon, Wed, & Fri $110
July 16 - Aug 14 1:00pm - 3:00pm Mon, Wed, & Fri $110

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Grandma's Hands

(Ages 40+)
This 8-week course will help individuals learn how to interface with existing land/gardens. Working as a team, you will have gain the ability to work the land/gardens under supervised coaching, along with written guidelines. This course will provide hands on experience opportunities to gain skills needed for an entry level gardener/landscaper profession. This course will provide information, educational training on-site instructions; instructions on how to survey the soil, landscape, garden, weeding, planting, replanting, replacing, clip trees/shrubs/bushes whatever is applicable. You will be advised on how to manage, maintain and process foods for your wellbeing towards a healthy lifestyle. No class Wednesday, July 4th. How To Register

DATES TIME DAYS COST
June 13 - Aug 8 11:00am - 1:00pm Wednesdays $0

 


 

MULTI-MEDIA EXPERIENCE

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Video For Social Media

Ages 12 - 16)
Have you always wanted to be behind the camera? Do you have a story to tell or a music video you want to make? This program will introduce participants to video equipment and techniques that will support producing video projects. You will complete a series of exercises and individual projects that will give you a foundation for personal expression through digital media. Upon completion, participants will be able to demonstrate a variety of production skills and techniques including: camera basics, lighting skills, sound recording, storyboarding and editing. No class Wednesday, July 4th. How To Register

DATES TIME DAYS COST
June 11 - July 10 3:00pm - 6:00pm Mon & Tues $110
July 16 - Aug 14 3:00pm - 6:00pm Mon & Tues $110

 

 

MUSIC EXPERIENCE

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Beat Making With Reason

(Ages 12 - 16)
Reason is integrated music production software with a massive collection of sounds and digital instruments included. In this class you will learn how to make and produce songs using synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines. This is a hands on class that will show you the basic fundamentals of creating your own music. Basic piano chords and studio etiquette will also be emphasized. No class Wednesday, July 4th How To Register

DATES TIME DAYS COST
June 13 - July 11 3:00pm - 6:00pm Wed & Thurs $100

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The Art of Songwriting

(Ages 12 - 16)
Learn the craft of professional songwriting. Get a personal approach to songwriting, with individual attention given to lyrics, melody, and other areas of the song creation process. Also, learn recording studio basics. How To Register

 

DATES TIME DAYS COST
July 18 - Aug 15 3:00pm - 6:00pm Wed & Thurs $100

Agreculture PhotoBeginning Guitar

(Ages 12 - 16)
The Beginning Guitar class will help you learn the parts of the acoustic guitar, how to hold a guitar, use a pick, and, tune a guitar. You will also learn some basic chords and a few songs. Come and learn finger and hand exercises, as well as, learn how to properly maintain your guitar so that it lasts for years to come. (This is a FREE class sponsored by Guitars Not Guns, Inc.) How To Register

DATE TIME DAYS COST
June 12 - July 12 2:00pm - 4:00pm Tues & Thurs $0

Culinary PhotoIntermediate Guitar

(Ages 12 - 16)
This class is for those that have completed our Beginning Guitar class, or can display those basic techniques and skills. The focus will be on learning more songs. You will learn the important aspects of song forms (common song structures) and dynamics (playing loud or soft). While expanding your chord vocabulary, you will also learn a few Major scales, all in a simple step-by-step approach. (This is a FREE class sponsored by Guitars Not Guns, Inc.) How To Register

DATE TIME DAYS COST
July 17 - Aug 16 2:00pm - 4:00pm Tues & Thurs $0

Agreculture PhotoBeginning Guitar - Adults

(Ages 17+)
The Beginning Guitar class will help you learn the parts of the acoustic guitar, how to hold a guitar, use a pick, and, tune a guitar. You will also learn some basic chords and a few songs. Come learn finger and hand exercises, as well as, learn how to properly maintain your guitar so that it lasts for years to come.
How To Register

DATE TIME DAYS COST
July 20 - Aug 17 4:00pm - 6:00pm Fridays $75

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Beginning Piano

(Ages 12 - 16)
In this class you will learn the parts of the piano, fingers & hand positioning, to name the notes on the piano, the chromatic scale, major & minor scales, some basic chords, and a few songs. You will also learn some finger and hand exercises...all in a simple step-by-step approach.
How To Register

DATES TIME DAYS COST
June 12 - July 12 12:00pm - 2:00pm Tues & Thurs $105
July 17 - Aug 16 12:00pm - 2:00pm Tues & Thurs $105

Agreculture PhotoBeginning Piano - Adults

(Ages 17+)
In this class you will learn the parts of the piano, fingers & hand positioning, to name the notes on the piano, the chromatic scale, major & minor scales, some basic chords, and a few songs. You will also learn some finger and hand exercises...all in a simple step-by-step approach. How To Register

 

DATE TIME DAYS COST
June 15 - July 13 4:00pm - 6:00pm Fridays $75

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How To Protect Your Music

(Ages 17+)
Gain an understanding of music publishing, learn how to protect your music, and discover the many income sources available. This workshop will guide you through the business world of songwriting and give you the necessary tools to make money from your music. How To Register

 

DATE TIME DAYS COST
June 16 - July 7 12:00pm - 3:00pm Saturdays $75

Agreculture PhotoStudio Training Workshop

(Ages 17+)
This course will help bridge the gap between the academic and professional music worlds by providing singers with hands on experience in the environment of a professional recording studio. Students will learn techniques on proper headphone use, how to blend with others, how to choose the right microphone, protocol for session singers, how to find employment as a session singer, and much more.
How To Register

DATE TIME DAYS COST
July 28 - Aug 18 12:00pm - 3:00pm Saturdays $75

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Kidz Bop Camp

(Ages 8 - 12)
Students will be recorded singing a kid-friendly version of a pop music hit. During this time they will learn the recording process. Students will then have an opportunity to learn the basics of video making by producing a music video of the recorded song as the final project. (The class is co-sponsored by the Rainbow Recreation Center.) No class Tuesday, July 4th. How To Register

DATE TIME DAYS COST
June 11 - June 22 1:00pm - 3:00pm Mon - Fri $80
June 25 - July 6 1:00pm - 3:00pm Mon - Fri $80
July 23 - Aug 3 1:00pm - 3:00pm Mon - Fri $80
Aug 6 - Aug 17 1:00pm - 3:00pm Mon - Fri $80

 


 

WAYS TO REGISTER

via the Oakland Parks and Recreacreation web site (PerfectMind):

You can also go to the Oakland Parks and Recreation Web Site (put "DACA" in the "Search" box). Pick your classes and follow the web instructions to complete your registration.

by Mail, Fax, or In Person

Download and complete our Activity Registration Form. Then either...

• Mail the completed form and payment to:

Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA)
5818 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94621

• FAX the completed form to DACA at (510) 615-5817 (credit card payments only), or

• Turn in the form in person at DACA between the hours of 12pm and 5pm.

For more information please call (510) 615-5807 or email us at info@dacaoakland.com


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The City of Oakland Parks and Recreation (OPR) Department is fully committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please make accommodation requests at least 10 days prior to an event. Direct all inquiries concerning program and disability accommodation to the OPR Inclusive Recreation Coordinator, Erin Burton at (510) 597-5064 or eburton@oaklandnet.com. VRS callers please dial (510) 615-5883.

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