Other Courses & Cooking

*Please note that these class times are for the 2018-19 school year. 


Auto Mechanics - BeginningAuto Mechanics

Dave Egolf, Davis Senior High Autoshop, 10 weeks

Spring, First class April 4
Thursdays: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
$150 fee/quarter

Students will learn a broad variety of entry level skills in automotive maintenance including engine washing, oil changing, tune-ups, steering and brake systems, electrical systems, and general engine operating theory. This is the class to take if you are looking for an entry level job in the automotive industry or if you simply want to learn more about cars.

Davis Community Folk OrchestraFolk Orchestra

Judy Leatherman, Martin Luther King High School, 10 weeks

Winter, First class January 9
Spring, First class April 3
Wednesdays: 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.
$70 fee/quarter

“Music of the folks, by the folks, and for the folks!” Do you have a secret desire to play music with others but don't have time for a major commitment to a performance group? Does an untouched instrument lurk in your closet and call out to you? Would you like to improve your music skills in a supportive environment? We are a continuing ensemble group that plays traditional acoustic music from all over the world. The class is friendly and low-key. Musicians at all skill levels are accommodated, and beginners are welcome. Most instruments work well with the group, but if your instrument is louder than most contact the instructor prior to registering for the class.


Ethnic Vegetarian Cooking

Dominique Blanchard, Davis Senior High S-4, 6 weeks

Winter, First class January 24
Thursdays: 6:30  -8:30 p.m.
$130 fee/quarter (includes food fee)

Eating lower on the food chain doesn’t have to be bland or boring. Each week, this class will explore a deliciously different ethnic cuisine, including French, Indian, Thai, Italian, Moroccan, and Greek cuisine. Join this fun demonstration class and broaden your culinary repertoire. Come to class with an appetite and be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get chopping.

Italian Cooking – Classic Italian recipesItalian Cooking

Roberto Proietti, Davis Senior High S-4, 5 weeks

Winter, First class January 9
Spring, First class April 3
Wednesdays: 6:45  -8:45 p.m.
$120 fee/quarter (includes food fee)

If you have never taken any of my classes, this is the right class to join. This class focuses on the classic dishes that make Italian food the best food on Earth. You will learn how to cook the perfect risotto, how to proper cook and serve a spaghetti dish with meat or seafood sauce, how to make real lasagna from scratch, how to prepare eggplant parmigiana, and how to create a perfect Tiramisu’! Vi aspetto.

Italian Cooking – Peasant-inspired recipes from Tuscany

Roberto Proietti, Davis Senior High S-4, 5 weeks

Winter, First class February 13
Spring, First class May 8
Wednesdays: 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.
$120 fee/quarter (includes food fee)

Learn how to cook and “eat” 100% authentic Italian food from Tuscany region. This class will teach only “100% authentic” dishes that you can find in typical trattoria restaurants in Florence, Siena, Livorno, Pisa and the small villages on the Tuscany hills. This class focuses on peasant-inspired recipes like zuppa toscana e ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, pici pasta with different types of sauces, Cacciucco fish stew, zonzelle (fried pizza dough), torta di ceci (garbanzo beans pie), peposo or wildboar stew! A presto!


English Reading & Writing

Kristina Marcy, Davis Senior High, Room O-5, 10 weeks

Winter, First class January 8
Spring, First class April 2
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
$120 fee/quarter

Students often ask for a class that is focused on literacy skills; that is, reading and writing skills. This class will provide students with the opportunity to read, discuss and write. Different styles of writing will be explored. Students will learn how to edit written work.