Non Credit Community Courses for Adults

Previous and Upcoming Courses

Advanced Study of Thrown and/or Hand-built Ceramic Form
Instructor: Penny Huynen
Dates: Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 9 & Saturday, August 6
Times: All Tuesday classes are 3:30 – 9:00 p.m.  Saturday, August 6th is 8 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $645 plus $45 materials fee. ($690)
Draper & Maynard building, Ceramics StudioFunctional and conceptual design in ceramic artwork will be investigated with an emphasis on advanced throwing and/or hand-building techniques, glazing and surface design. Historical and contemporary approaches will be explored in research assignments and applied to personal work. Additional topics include ceramic technology (clay bodies, glaze development, kiln firing) and the chemistry of glazes. Consideration of the principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of the ceramic form, function and craftsmanship will be examined. Students will have access to the studio throughout the duration of the course. (D&M outside doors close at 6p.m.)
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Art and Expression
Jaylene Bengston
Dates: Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1
Times: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $255 plus $45 materials fee ($300)
Draper & Maynard, room 201Art and Expression explores the application of expressive art as it connects to emotional and physical states of being. Intended for art educators, students in the arts and education, counselors, students in counseling programs, and others interested in conveying meaning through symbolic imagery, the course explores the variety of artistic approaches that communicate belief systems and social/emotional issues.To ensure that all participants have a foundational level of experience with which to engage in the creative process, instruction in art methods and materials will be an essential component of the course.
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First Steps in Music™
Instructor: Betsey Greene – Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME)        Endorsed teacher trainer
Dates: Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 1
Times: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $750
Location: Silver Center for the Arts Room 123
First Steps in MusicTM, created by leading music educator, Dr. John Feierabend of the Hartt School, is an early childhood music curriculum for teachers, caregivers, and parents of newborns to age seven (early elementary) and serves as readiness for Conversational SolfegeTM.  Through active participation in both music and movement activities, participants will learn how to further their young students’ musical growth with joy, imagination, and wonder while preparing them for lifelong music learning. Attention will also be given to developing an early childhood music program for parents and their children ages birth to 5 years. The ultimate goal of Conversational Solfege is to create fully engaged, independent musicians who can hear, understand, read, write, compose, and improvise.
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The S.T.E.A.M. Catalyst
Instructor: Kim Bernard
Dates: Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19
Times: 9a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $400 plus $25 materials fee
Location: Draper & Maynard, room 201
In this week long intensive studio course, participants will focus on the A(rt) in S.T.E.A.M. by using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math as catalysts for creating art. This course is suitable for artists who are looking for a rich source of inspiration and educators seeking to combine the creative process with integrative learning in the classroom.        
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Spanish for Beginners
Instructor: Wilson Garcia
Dates: Thursdays, July 7 through August 25
Times: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Cost: $400
Location: Hyde, room 233
This is a course for adults without previous or very basic knowledge of Spanish. Learners will build a foundation for speaking, listen, reading and writing in Spanish. They will also discover cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. After completing the course, learners can look forward to conducting simple conversations in Spanish as well as read advertisements and articles in Spanish.
Required materials:
Open Door to Spanish: A Conversation Course for Beginners, Level 1 (3rd Edition), 2003, by Margarita Madrigal. ISBN-10: 0131116118, ISBN-13: 978-0131116115
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