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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.

  • Drawing the Garden’s Harvest
    • Location: Online Live, Mondays, Sep 13 -  Sep 27 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Instructor: Diana Randolph
    • Class number: 65626
    • Materials: Please have these ready prior to the sessions:
      • For Each Session:
        • number 2 pencil (or an artist HB pencil), eraser, and pencil sharpener
        • All-purpose sketchbook of any size
        • A garden catalog with many images cut out; your own photos of fruits & vegetables or real fruits & vegetable
        • Paper towels
        • A ruler
        • Pen & notebook for taking notes
        • Waterproof ultra-thin drawing pen such as the micron brand
           
        • Additional Supplies For Session One: (explore contour lines and the shape of negative space)
          • A dark watercolor pencil, watercolor small brush, and a cup of water, or a dark regular color pencil.
             
        • Additional Supplies For Session Two: (practice shading/shape)
          • A set of watercolor pencils, a watercolor small brush, and a cup of water or regular color pencils. Optional: a water-soluble drawing pen.
             
        • Additional Supplies For Session Three: (explore color)
          • A set of pan watercolors, a wide watercolor brush, a smaller watercolor brush, and heavy, smooth watercolor paper or the back of a small piece of mat board, around 6 x 9 inches.
    • If you have any questions about the art supplies, please contact the instructor, Diana Randolph, at oiabms@cheqnet.net. The supplies are only recommended. Please use whatever you have from the list above.

  • Pastel Painting: Focal Point
    • Location: Online Live, Thursdays, Oct 14 -  Oct 28 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Instructor: Diana Randolph
    • Class number: 65627
    • Materials: Please have these ready prior to the sessions:
      • Your own landscape photos.
      • A table easel or a heavy box to lean your drawing board against if working upright.
      • Newspapers to cover your workspace and to make a paper gutter under your drawing board to catch pastel dust.
      • A drawing board (smooth Masonite, several inches larger than your paper size).
      • Any size set of dry pastels (the bigger set, the more colors you’ll have to select from). A professional full set of hard 96 Nu-pastels is ideal.
         
      • Optional:
        • pastel pencils, medium or soft pastels to use over hard pastels.
        • A number 2 pencil or three gray-tone brush markers (light, middle gray and black) for making value study sketches to plan your composition.
        • Small pieces of card stock or sketchbook paper for making value study sketches.
        • Pen and notebook for taking notes.
        • Beige masking tape, paper towels, paint smock (optional), and a pair of protective gloves (nitrile or latex) to keep your hands clean.
        • 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: If using U-Art beige sanded pastel paper, if you’d like to stain it to create an under painting,
        • a pan of watercolors
        • a wide flat brush
        • a smaller round brush
        • a small bottle of odorless paint thinner
        • rubbing alcohol and small flat brush.
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    • ​​​If you have any questions about the art supplies, please contact the instructor, Diana Randolph, at oiabms@cheqnet.net.
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