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Special Interest Classes

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

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Pencil Drawing

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Pencil Drawing

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. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate artist, this class will help you explore your creativity. Learn how to design detailed and realistic drawings by using both different grades of drawing pencils and blenders. Explore 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, will help you develop the confidence you need to work towards mastering the skill of drawing. A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Pencil Drawing Supply List


  • Drawing paper (Strathmore Drawing Medium & Mead are two excellent brands, there are also other good brands to use)

  • Size 9x12 or 11x14 80 lb. comes in 12 or 24 sheet tablets

  • Pencils - Prismacolor Sketch Accessory Set. This set includes:

  • 3 Pencils - 8B - HB - 6H

  • Sanding Pad - Vinyl Eraser - Blending Stump

  • 2 Tortillons

  • As with Drawing Paper there are also other fine sets of Drawing Pencils available, such as Staedtler and Lowe Cornell

  • Pencils - Hard - 2H H F HB B 2B 6B - Soft

  • 12" Ruler

  • Note: A blending Stump also known as a Tortillon is a very important tool when doing a drawing in pencil. This allows the student to blend and shade to achieve realistic results.

    These are suggestions for supplies, but any combination of these or other brands will do.

Start: Mar 7 2022

End: Mar 23 2022

6 30 PM to 9 00 PM

15

Mon Wed

$69

Watercolor

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Watercolor

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: Mar 7 2022

End: Mar 23 2022

3 30 PM to 6 00 PM

15

Mon Wed

$69

Developing Your Photographic Eye

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Developing Your Photographic Eye

Develop the critical eye you need to elevate the quality of your photographs! Among areas to be covered- understanding your camera, basics of composition, aperature, depth of field, shutter speed, the 12 commandments of natural lighting, how to take a perfect portrait, how to plan ahead to elevate the quality of your photographs. Students will be required to shoot assignments on their own time, share them with the class each week and provide honest but fair critiques of other students' work. One pick from five categories is required including: Portraits, Weather, Slice of Life Feature, Special Event and Landscape. About the Instructor: Lucy Schaly is an award-winning photojournalist with more than 25 years working at newspapers in Western PA and Ohio. She shoots editorial events, portraits, weddings, engagements, senior portraits, family portraits and sports photos for business and families. With her unique style of capturing those special moments that matter, she wants to help you develop an eye for taking your own amazing photos! Students are required to bring their own DSLR camera and memory card with them to class.

Start: Jan 25 2022

End: Mar 1 2022

6 00 PM to 8 00 PM

14

Tuesdays

$89

Beekeeping Basics

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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 Master Beekeeper from Canfield, Ohio. Credentials: Beekeeping Basics Instructor @ MCCTC Adult Career Center, University of Montana - Master Beekeeping Certification 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: Feb 17 2022

End: Mar 24 2022

6 00 PM to 8 00 PM

12

Thu

$99

Autumn Watercolor Workshop

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Autumn Watercolor Workshop

Celebrate the festive colors of the season by creating your own work of watercolor art! Choose from three different autumn themed pieces. In this workshop you will be 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. Student is responsible for bringing all necessary art supplies to class. A supply list will be emailed to you.

Start: Nov 16 2021

End: Nov 16 2021

5 00 PM to 8 00 PM

3

Tue

$29 + supplies

Winter Watercolor Workshop

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Winter Watercolor Workshop

Gather a few friends and enjoy an evening of creating watercolor art to cherish. Choose between three different winter/holiday 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: Dec 7 2021

End: Dec 7 2021

5 00 PM to 8 00 PM

3

Tue

$29 + supplies

Line Dancing

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Line Dancing

Little to no dance experience needed! Learn fun line dances and enjoy the company of others who like to dance or want to learn to dance. No partner is needed, but please invite a friend to sign up too. Everyone learns at a different pace, and that's okay. This class is meant to be casual and enjoyable as you learn to line dance with different genres of music

Start: Jan 18 2022

End: Feb 22 2022

6 30 PM to 8 00 PM

9

Tue

$$59

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