Personal Enrichment

A student works on a quilt project.

Arts, Crafts, and Music 

Acrylic Painting
This class is open to beginning and experienced students. Supplies for the first project provided. Supply list discussed and distributed at first class meeting.

Altered-book Journals   NEW!
Create a unique keepsake, a recycled book, suitable for use as a journal, diary, or photo album.  All supplies provided.

Barn Quilts
Design and complete your own framed barn quilt.  Small quilts measure 2'X2'.  Large quilts measure 4'X4'.  Students should wear clothing suitable for a painting project.  All supplies provided.

Basket Making: Four Square  NEW!
Make a handmade woven 12"x10"x9" basket under the direction of a talented basket maker and excellent teacher.  Basket materials are provided; however, students are asked to bring a dozen wooden clothes pins, and old towel, and a light lunch or snack.

Calligraphy   NEW!
Learn to write the lower case letters of the alphabet using the Chauncery Cursive style then use your skill to embellish a small decoartive container.  All supplies provided.

Card Making NEW!
Create an assortment of one-of-a-kind greeting cards.  All supplies provided.

Drawing, Introduction to NEW!
Learn the basic techniques of drawing.  Topics include pencil control, shadows, contour, perspective, and drawing still life objects and people.  Supplies provided for the first project.  Supply list distributed at first class meeting.

Guitar: Beginning
Learn music reading, chords, and simple tunes in this introductory class.  Students supply their own tuner, picks, and acoustic guitar.

One Stroke Painting NEW!
Learn the basic techniques of one stroke painting.  Leave with a finished product.  All supplies provided.

Photography: Basic
Get an introduction to camera care and operation, exposure fundamentals, lighting, and composition.  A film or digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera is required.  Students should bring their camera to each class along with a USB flash drive.  (SLR cameras have manual settings and removable lenses.).

Photography Intermediate
Expand your knowledge in the use of your SLR camera to produce photographs you will treasure.  A film or digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera is required.  Students should bring their camera to each class along with a USB flash drive.  (SLR camera have manual settings and removable lenses.)

Stained Glass, Beginning
Provides instruction in proper glass cutting techniques, soldering, and antiquing in projects.  All levels of experience accepted as space allows.  Glass for first project provided; additional tools and materials to be supplied by the student.

Stained Glass, Advanced
Allows participants to complete projects of their choice with instructor's guidance.  Tools and materials to be supplied by students

Stained Glass:  Fusing and Slumping 
Learn tile making, jewelry making, fusing and slumping, vitrograph, pattern bar making, box casting, and liquid stringers.  For beginning and experienced students.  Knowledge of glass cutting preferred.

Watercolor Painting
Practice composition, perspective, mat cutting, and attaching artwork to the mat.  Participants provide all supplies after the first class.


Culinary, Home and Garden 

Flower Arranging: Spring Flowers
Complete an arrangement of fresh spring flowers under the direction of a talented local floral designer.  All supplies provided.

Home Staging
Interested in selling your home?  Prepare for the prime listing/selling season with advice from a real estate professional. Get your house ready and get it sold!


Health, Dance and Exercise 

Ballet, Introduction to Part 1  NEW!
Learn the fundamentals of ballet and apply the techniques to barre and floor exercises.  Ballet shoes and comfortable clothing required.

Ballet, Introduction to Part 2 NEW!
This class provides a review and continuation of the fundamentals of ballet.  Ballet shoes and comfortable clothing required.

Eat to Optimize Your Health NEW!
Learn more about wise food choices to maximize your health and stretch your grocery dollars.

Tai Chi: Part 1 
This class introduces basic movements in Sun Tai Chi and is open to adults at all levels of experience and physical fitness.  Students should wear loose comfortable clothing and flexible shoes.

Tai Chi: Part 2 
This class completes the twelve basic movements in Sun Tai Chi.  Part 1 class or equivalent experience required.  Students should wear loose comfortable clothing and flexible shoes.

Tai Chi: Practice NEW!
Put your Sun Tai Chi skills to use during these guided practice sessions.   Students should wear loose comfortable clothing and flexible shoes.  Tai Chi parts 1 and 2 or equivalent experience required.



Sewing and Quilting 

Quilting, Beginning
This class is designed for students with no quilting experience.  A sampler quilt wall hanging will be made while learning the basics such as tools/ techniques, color/fabrics, cutting, piecing, pinning, pressing, setting/assembly, and borders/binding.  Supply list available at registration.

Quilting, Intermediate
This class provides instruction in projects of the student's choice.  Quilting, Beginning or prior quilting experience recommended.  Students supply materials of choice.

Sewing, Beginning
In this class, students will complete three small projects and discover three different types of sewing:  quilting, garment construction, and home décor sewing.  A log cabin quilt wall hanging, an apron and a piped envelope backed pillow will be created.  Supply list available at registration.   

Sewing, Intermediate
This class provides instruction in projects of the student's choice.  Sewing, Beginning or prior sewing experience recommended.  Students supply materials of choice.

 

Special Interest Classes 

Drone Pilot Certification NEW!
This course teaches the skills and provides assistance to students who want to become a drone pilot certified by the FAA.

Estate and Long Term Care Planning  NEW!
A local attorney will present the facts on complex topics:  estate planning and long term care options.  Vital information will be given on needed documents and asset protection.
Students are encouraged to attend a presentation by our local clerk of court on estate administration covering the legal procedure, documentation needed, and responsibilities in closing an estate on Tuesday, February 19 at 5:30 p.m. in CEC 8.

Estate Planning: the Female Perspective  NEW!
Join a local attorney for a conversation about estate planning especially for women with minor children.  Learn about planning for yourself and the needs of children to protect their well being and financial/education future.

Finance 101 NEW!
This class is specifically designed for pre-retirement, working adults.  The course content will help students gain more knowledge and control of their personal finances, improve money management skills, and acquire investment strategies to build wealth.

Tax Reform, Understanding of  NEW!
Get answers to your questions concerning recent tax changes from an expert.  Learn how you are impacted, information on new limitations, what you need when you file, and more!