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American Sign Language


ASL class at 1859 Cider Co. is back!
This 10 week event (last class Dec. 2nd) will be held on Sundays from 5pm-6pm (ish) and will be lead by ASL instructors : Rian Gayle, Kelsey Gilstrap and Nick McCorey!

In this course, we are moving past the mundane (father, mother... etc) and academic signs and are diving right into the social and colorful aspects of ASL!

You will be learning how to translate popular English sayings, use common responses and questions, and even sign to music! That means you are also expected to already know or practice the alphabet and numbers. You can find them here: https://youtu.be/tkMg8g8vVUo 
https://youtu.be/hFCXyB6q2nU

Lesson Over View:

Sept. 30: Lesson 1 - Making Orders at the bar/restaurant. Music Performance with ASL Translation: SyNchro & Jake

Oct. 7: Lesson 2 - Greetings/Introductions. Music Performance with ASL Translation: Rich McCloud 

Oct. 14: Lesson 3 - Compliments. Music Performance: ASL Song/Poetry Performance 

Oct. 21: Lesson 4 - Making Jokes in ASL. Music Performance: ASL Song/Poetry Performance

Oct. 28: Lesson 5 - Halloween Horror. Music Performance: ASL Song/Poetry Performance

Nov. 4: Lesson 6 - Rephrasing English terms/ Idioms. Music Performance with ASL Translation: Heidi Walker and Band

Nov. 11: Lesson 7 - Classifiers - animals. Music Performance: ASL Song/Poetry Performance

Nov. 18: Lesson 8 - Classifiers - activities/body movements. Music Performance: ASL Song/Poetry Performance

Nov. 25: Lesson 9 - Getting Freaky with sign language. Music Performance: ASL Song/Poetry Performance

Dec. 2: Lesson 10 - Lexi Signs. Music Performance: ASL Song/Poetry Performance

If there are certain signs you want to know, just ask Rian after class and he will be happy to show you. 

So grab a glass of cider or local beer and prepare to have some fun with ASL!

** Reminder that Salsa Sunday Lessons begin at 7pm, so hey, just stay and learn it all. 

This course is for students 21+
Outside food is welcome.
(Located in the alley between Court St NE and Chemeketa St)

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Earlier Event: September 30
Yoga + Beer - Cider Edition!
Later Event: September 30
Salsa Sundays!