Personal Enrichment Courses


Decorative Metal Wall Art

Do you love the look of decorative metalwork? In this class we explore methods to transform canvas panels, metal sheets, and more into embossed, tooled, and antiqued glimmering wall art. Alcohol ink and acrylic paint may also be applied as accents. This fun exploration provides quick results compared to the complexity the work exhibits. Let’s make metal art! 18 hours. $91

50733 Sat 2/6–3/19 9 a.m.–noon OCC January 30 registration deadline

Saturday Morning Drawing

Would you like to be a better artist despite having little or no artistic training? This is the course for you! Each meeting begins with a brief lecture and/or demonstration followed by one-on-one instruction. Topics include line, form, shading, perspective, composition, and other drawing fundamentals. Bring a white all-purpose drawing pad (18" x 24"), graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), a pencil sharpener, and a kneaded eraser to the first session. A list of other necessary materials will be provided. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 20 hours. $89

50731 Sat 2/20–4/16 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CEC 611 February 13 registration deadline

Painting for Beginners

This course introduces students to the world of acrylic painting. Explore brushwork, composition, and finishes to create your own style of painting. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 20 hours. $89

50732 Sat 2/20–4/16 1:30–4 p.m. CEC 611 February 13 registration deadline

Polymer Clay Mosaics I

This course introduces beginners to the techniques used in polymer clay and/or mosaic art. Students discover the exciting possibilities of using polymer clay to make one-of-a-kind mosaic art! Various mosaic methods are explored, and students have the opportunity to design and produce several pieces. (Because this class is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 18 hours.

50741 Sat 4/2–5/21 9 a.m.–noon OCC March 29 registration deadline

Introduction to Zentangle

The Zentangle art method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over the word across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. With the Zentangle method, anyone can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is easy to learn and easy to do. 18 hours. $148

50739 W 2/3–3/9 9 a.m.–noon CEC 611 January 27 registration deadline