Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Arts

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Anyone Can Draw

Study contours, space, composition and shading, using a variety of media that may include graphite, pen and ink, charcoal and pastels. Includes still life, landscapes and portraits. Supplies provided by the student; to be determined at first class. 

LSP 5577 / length: 16 hours 

CRN 1239, Fridays
Feb. 20-April 24, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $129
Non-sponsoring: $159

Intro to Life Drawing

Learn basic figure drawing techniques through observation of a live model, emphasizing proportions, gestures and shading. Supplies provided by the student; to be determined at first class. No class 3/19.

LSP 5883/ length: 16 hours

CRN 2179, Wednesdays
Feb. 18-April 15, 7-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $129
Non-sponsoring: $159

Watercolor

Covers brush handling, color mixing, composition and perspective, with step-by-step demonstrations in transparent watercolor for beginners and experienced painters. Supplies provided by the student. Bring sketching materials to the first class. 

CAR 2513 / length: 20 hours 

CRN 1320, Fridays
Feb. 20-May 1, 7-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $129
Non-sponsoring: $159

Acrylic Painting

Learn the basics of acrylics in a studio setting, including care and use of materials, underpainting, light and shadow, color mixing, and paint application. Supplies provided by the student to be determined at first class. Bring sketching materials. 

CAR 3615 / length: 16 hours

CRN 2180, Mondays
Feb. 23-April 20, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $129
Non-sponsoring: $159

Hand-blown Glass Ornaments

Glaskolben glass tubes make it easy for beginners to experience this old-world craft. Learn to heat glass with a small torch and then blow to form a shape. Experiment with shapes and colors to create 10 unique ornaments. Bring safety glasses and a small box to class.

LSP 5672 / Length: 4 hours

Not offered this spring

Intro to Glass Bead Making

Professional jewelry makers and hobbyists learn to create unique glass beads, using a small flame to wrap hot glass around steel rods. Bead shaping and decorative techniques including texture, stripes, polka dots and use of multi colors are covered. materials included. Students must bring safety glasses to class.

LSP 5672 / length: 8 hours

CRN 1261, Saturdays
April 11-18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $159
Non-Sponsoring: $209


Music

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Beginning Piano

Through group instruction in our electronic piano lab you will gain a thorough understanding of basic music concepts and learn to play some of the most familiar compositions. Access to a piano for practice is strongly recommended.

LSP 5463 / length: 20 hours

CRN 390, Mondays
Feb. 23-May 4, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $167
Non-sponsoring: $215

Intermediate Piano

As a continuation of the piano I course you will engage in the art of making music and learning to read new compositions. You will work with popular songs and learn how to analyze music so new scores can be played. Piano I book required.

LSP 5646 / length: 20 hours 

CRN 1370, Tuesdays
Feb. 24-May 5, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $167
Non-sponsoring: $215

Broadway/Rock 'n' Roll

An advanced course for interested Piano III and Piano IV students. No class week of 3/16-3/21.

LSP 5888 / Length: 20 hours

CRN 3143, Wednesdays
Feb. 25-May 6, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $167
Non-Sponsoring $215

Piano III

An advanced course for students who have successfully completed piano I, Intermediate piano (if needed), piano II, and piano III. 

LSP 5691 / length: 20 hours

CRN 3139, Thursdays
Feb. 26-May 7, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $167
Non-sponsoring: $215 

Piano IV-Part 1

An advanced course for students who have successfully completed piano I, Intermediate piano (if needed), piano II, and piano III. 

LSP 5703 / length: 20 hours

Not offered this spring

Collecting Classic Rock

Discover unique and rare “Classic Rock” songs by artists you enjoy form the 60’s-90’s on vinyl and compact disc. Hear songs you’ve never heard before and discuss the artists’ hard to find music. Enjoy songs you might never have heard and decide if music collecting is a fun hobby that you could enjoy.

Not offered this spring

Dance

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Experience the romance of Ballroom and the passion of latin dances. these beginner courses will teach you how to dance, regardless of age or ability. Fun, easy and proven methods will get you on the dance floor the very first night! Educate your body, mind and soul as you unlock your potential. registering with a partner is suggested but not required.

Latin Rhythm

Includes rumba, Salsa and Cha Cha.

LSP 5617 / length: 4 hours

CRN 3062, Tuesdays
April 7-28, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $49
Non-Sponsoring: $69 

Smooth Ballroom

Includes Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango.

LSP 5618 / length: 4 hours

CRN 2183, Tuesdays
April 7-28, 7:35-8:35 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $49
Non-Sponsoring: $69 

Introduction to Argentine Tango

LSP 5717 / length: 10 hours

CRN 2184, Saturdays
April 11-May 9
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $119
Non-Sponsoring: $139


Writing

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Writing Well

Learn the basic principles of composition, rules of usage, and methods and forms of writing, while developing a unique approach to style. Book(s) included.

CAR 5586 / length: 20 hours 

CRN 2185, Wednesdays
Jan. 14-March 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $145
Non-Sponsoring: $175

Creative Writing

Learn to make your fiction or non-fiction writing come alive with creative techniques. Learn to see in new ways, use your senses more accurately, set a mood, use people more effectively, handle conversation and create a point  of view. Does not teach writing basics or English. 

CAR 3080 / length: 16 hours 

CRN 2186, Wednesdays
April 1-May 20, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 1240, Tuesdays
Feb. 17-April 14, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $112
Non-Sponsoring: $164

Writing for Children's Market

Learn to think like a child, find ideas that are just right for children, and write with a child’s point of view. Discover the basics of plot that keep young readers reading, and what makes a good story. Discuss children’s markets and how to access them.

CAR 3440 / length: 8 hours

CRN 2441, Thursdays
Sept. 13-Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $89
Non-Sponsoring: $119

Life Stories

Leaving a written account of your life stories would be a treasured gift to your family and friends. Knowing how to gather information and put it to paper is the challenge! Learn how to work through your stories with assistance from an instructor who can help you capture those beautiful memories and events. No writing experience necessary.

CAR 4321 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 3064, Tuesdays
March 31-May 19, 7-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $119
Non-Sponsoring: $149

Get Published

Explore the advantages and disadvantages of publishing your own book versus finding a publisher. Find out how to get started in self-publishing and how to contact and negotiate with publishers.

CAR 3757 / length: 8 hours

CRN 2187, Tuesdays
May 5-26, 7-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $89
Non-Sponsoring: $119