Personal Enrichment

Art

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. A series of weekly exercises helps you develop the foundational skills you need to continue in more advanced courses. 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

42988 Sat 9/13–11/1 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CEC 611

 

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

42989 Sat 9/13–11/1 1:30–4 p.m. CEC 611

 

NEW! Polymer Clay Mixed Media Art

Learn how to combine polymer clay with acrylic painting to create unique wall art. Other media and techniques of your choice may also be incorporated. Take your painting and polymer clay creations to another level with this exciting combination. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 18 hours. $90.25

42987 Sat 9/6–10/11 9 a.m.–noon OCC

 

Brewing

Introduction to Brewing Beer at Home

Students learn about the ingredients, techniques, and equipment needed to brew beer at home. After brewing, fermenting, and bottling a batch of beer during this course, students can begin their own adventures in home brewing. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $70

43058 Sat 9/13, 9/27 noon–4 p.m. OCC 112

 

Gardening

Starting Your Own Organic Garden

Suitable for gardeners of all levels, this course provides students with research-based, practical methods for gardening organically. Participants learn how to effectively plan a garden, start seeds, improve soil, control weeds, and establish an environment that is naturally resistant to pests and disease. Students also learn methods for no-dig gardening, such as container, soil bag, and straw bale gardening. Hands-on projects include using one of these methods to grow a crop of the student’s choice, as well as planning a full-scale garden. How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons, ISBN 978-1580087964, is the required textbook. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 24 hours. $89

43299 Th 9/4–11/20 6–8 p.m. OCC 105

 

Sewing

Sewing

Save money and dress in style by sewing your own clothes. Students learn how to select patterns; choose an appropriate fabric, pattern layout, and construction; and develop skills to create a flattering garment. No sewing skills required. Students must bring their own sewing machine to the second class. Additional expenses may be incurred in purchasing materials for class projects. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 24 hours. $89

42977 M 8/18–10/13 6–9 p.m. CEC 611
42998 T 8/19–10/7 6–9 p.m. OCC
42999 T 10/14–12/2 6–9 p.m. OCC
43000 M 10/20–12/8 6–9 p.m. CEC 611

 

Sewing Home Decorations

This course covers sewing for the home: window valances, Roman shades, throw pillows, and cushions. Students must have some basic sewing skills and a sewing machine. Cost of supplies depends on the project chosen. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 24 hours. $79

42986 Sat 9/6–10/25 1–4 p.m. OCC

 

Basic Upholstery

This course covers the basics of furniture upholstery for students with basic sewing skills. Students learn about fabrics and how to cover chairs, cushions, footstools, and small sofas. Cost of materials depends on the project chosen. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 24 hours. $74

42976 Sat 8/16–10/4 9 a.m.–noon OCC
42990 Sat 9/13–11/1 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. NDC 205

 

Intermediate Upholstery

This course covers furniture upholstery for more complicated sofas and chairs, and is for students who have already completed the Basic Upholstery course. Students learn how to repair and upholster using channel backs and button tufting. Cost of materials depends on the projects chosen. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 24 hours. $79

42991 Sat 10/11–12/6 9 a.m.–noon OCC

 

Writing

NEW! The Fiction Writer’s Toolbox

Have you always wanted to write fiction but aren’t sure where to start? Maybe you just want to brush up your writing skills and get inspired. This course includes weekly instruction, writing practice, and exercises to spark your creativity to put you on the path to storytelling. No previous experience is necessary, and the course is open to fiction writers of all levels. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 16 hours. $74

42972 T 9/9–10/28 6–8 p.m. CEC 604

 


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