Non Credit Community Courses for Adults

Previous and Upcoming Courses

Art and Expression
Jaylene Bengston
Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Draper & Maynard, room 201

Art 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.


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.


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.




Wine and Food Pairings

 April 2016

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