Personal Enrichment Continuing Education

Art

Saturday Morning Drawing

Become a better artist despite having little or no artistic training. 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. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 20 hours. $89

46222 Sat 5/30–7/25 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CEC 611 May 22 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

46221 Sat 5/30–7/25 1:30–4 p.m. CEC 611 May 30 registration deadline

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

43756 Sat 4/25–6/6 9 a.m.–noon OCC April 20 registration deadline

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

46364 Th 5/21–8/6 6–8 p.m. OCC 106 May 14 registration deadline