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Enrich your life by exploring our Special Interest classes! Watercolor, dancing, cooking, computers and so much more.

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Watercolor for Everyone!


Watercolor for Everyone!

Take time for yourself this year. Learning how to paint with watercolor is a beautiful, fun way to express yourself creatively. Designed for beginner and intermediate artists, this course will help you explore various techniques in watercolor, such as mixing colors, applying glazes, using the dry brush technique, wet on wet application, and lifting of paint from an area to achieve desired effect. Hands-on instruction in a relaxed environment will help you learn foundational skills, explore your artistic side and also teach you to embrace new techniques. Art is an adventure, and you are invited to explore with us as you learn the unique skill of painting with watercolor! A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Watercolor Supply List

  • Watercolor Paper (Size 9x12) 140 lb. weight Cold Press Paper (Strathmore and Cottman by Windsor Newton are two excellent brands). NOTE: Paper to light (90 lbs.) will buckle and not allow students to achieve the desired effect.

  • Watercolor Paint (Tubes only). Colors needed include: Red, Yellow, Green, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre

  • Watercolor paint comes in sets. Sets include:
  • Niji (great for both beginners or advanced students
  • Thomas Kincade Watercolor Paint Set
  • Grumbacher and Windsor Newton

  • Brushes - Either a 1 or 1 1/2 inch Flat Brush

  • Round Brush (#8 or #6 Size), Round Brush (#4 Size), Liner or Detail Brush (Size #1)

  • Brushes also come in sets. (Brushes or very important, so stay away from cheap sets, as the bristles tend to come off while painting).

  • Plastic Pallette or Styrafoam Plate

  • Plastic Container for Water

  • Pencil (No. 2)

  • Eraser and 12 inch Ruler

Start: Sep 21 2021

End: Oct 7 2021

6 30 PM to 9 00 PM





Spring Watercolor Workshop


Spring Watercolor Workshop

Take a breather and learn something new this Spring! Choose between two different spring themed scenes. In this workshop you are given step-by-step instruction in a casual environment. Complete your artwork from start to finish in one evening. Painting will be done on 9x12 watercolor paper. A supply list will be mailed to you.

Start: May 18 2021

End: May 18 2021

4 30 PM to 7 00 PM





Pencil Drawing Workshop


Pencil Drawing Workshop

If you have ever wanted to capture the beauty around you in a drawing, here is your opportunity to learn how to do just that. Spend an evening exploring toning, shading and the use of different pencils to create textures for different subjects. Step-by-step instruction, in a pleasant and relaxed learning environment as you work on one drawing from start to finish. A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Start: May 4 2021

End: May 4 2021

4 30 PM to 7 00 PM




Beekeeping Basics


Beekeeping Basics

Could beekeeping be the hobby for you? If you love nature and have a passion for the environment, this is the perfect fit! Join us for a unique course that is focused on helping you lay a solid foundation in learning how to become a backyard beekeeper. Join us as a local beekeeper teaches you how to understand honey bee behavior and what is going on inside your hives. Learn about the importance of maintaining healthy bees and how to handle common problems and solutions. Class discussion will focus on raising your own queens, honey bee biology, how to obtain and install your bees, managing honey bee colonies, different season of beekeeping, all about honey and the other activities bees do besides making honey. The study of bees is vast and this course is designed to help you get your feet wet and gain an understanding of what you need to do to move forward with maintaining healthy, thriving bees. Instructor Mike Klem is a third year beekeeper from Canfield, Ohio. His credentials include: Beekeeping Basics Instructor @ MCCTC Adult Career Center, University of Montana - Master Beekeeping Student (Journeyman Level - 3rd Year Completed), Member of the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) - Marketing & Membership and Conference Committees, Life Member of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association (OSBA) and Vice President of the Columbiana/Mahoning Beekeepers Association

Start: Sep 30 2021

End: Nov 4 2021

6 00 PM to 8 00 PM




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