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Life & Leisure Courses: For the Joy of Learning

Research shows there are many benefits to lifelong learning. As you learn new information or a skill, you're also meeting new people and exploring new ideas. Topics include:

  • Arts
  • Computers & Technology
  • Do It Yourself
  • Healthy Living
  • Home & Leisure
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Safety & Driver Training

For current course offerings, check out the Continuing Education Life & Leisure catalog or search online!


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Learn about herbal and holistic options, including essential oils, that enhance wellness and balance in our lives.

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Discover your artistic talents with drawing, painting, and other hand and fiber art craft classes.

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Explore the outdoors with classes in gardening, animals, mushrooms, hiking and more .



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Continuing Education Course Supply Lists

Taking a class soon? Want to know what to bring? Check below for the course, location and supply list links to find out.

  • Pen and Ink Landscapes
    • Location: Online Live, Mondays, Feb 28 -  Mar 14 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Instructor: Diana Randolph
    • Class number: 25517
    • Materials: Please have these ready prior to the sessions:
      • A number 2 pencil or equivalent artist’s HB drawing pencil, eraser, and pencil sharpener.
      • Two odorless, ultra-thin black permanent drawing pens such as Pigma Micron (that will not bleed on paper).
      • Paper towels
      • A 12-inch ruler
      • Heavy, smooth all-purpose sketchbook paper cut or measured to 5 x 7 inches or 6 x 9 inches. (The smooth side of mat board or illustration board may also be used).
      • Your own landscape photos
      • Additional supplies for the third session:
      • A set of watercolor paints (any type)
      • A large, flat brush for wetting the paper
      • A cup of water
      • A couple of different sizes of round watercolor brushes
      • Newspaper to cover you workspace.
         
    • If you have any questions, please contact Diana Randolph, the instructor, at oiabms@cheqnet.net

       

  • Pastel Painting: Land, Sky, and Water
    • Location: Online Live, Thursdays, Apr 14 -  Apr 28 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Instructor: Diana Randolph
    • Class number: 25518
    • Materials: Please have these ready prior to the sessions:
      • Three separate photos of land, sky, and water A table easel or a heavy box to lean your drawing board against if working upright A drawing board (smooth Masonite, several inches larger than your paper size).
      • Any size set of dry pastels (A professional full set of hard 96 Nu-pastels is ideal).
      • Other optional types include: pastel pencils, Rembrandt (medium), and Sennelier (soft) A number 2 pencil or three gray-tone brush markers (light, medium and
      • dark) for making value study sketch
      • Pen and notebook for taking notes
      • Beige masking tape
      • Paper towels
      • Newspaper to cover your workspace
      • Paint smock (optional)
      • Pair of protective gloves (nitrile or latex) Any type of pastel paper cut to sizes 5 x 7 or 6 x 9 inches such as:
      • Canson Mi-Teintes, La Carte, U-Art sanded, or suede mat board (color toned paper works nicely) Optional items for staining/creating an under painting on beige sanded pastel paper:
      • Odorless paint thinner and a small flat brush; or a pan of watercolors, cup of water and different sizes watercolor brushes.
    • If you have any questions please contact the instructor, Diana Randolph, at oiabms@cheqnet.net.
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