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Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Paper Crafting: Skills & Techniques
Make your own greeting cards and paper crafts. You will learn the skills and techniques needed to make homemade cards, fancy gift card holders, alter objects, and decorative desk calendars!

LSP 5896 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $149; Non-Sponsoring $179

CRN 2783 Tuesdays
April 9-May 7
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Introduction 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 5697 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $189

CRN 670 Saturdays
March 30-April 6
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple

Glass Bead Making II - Advanced Techniques
Take your bead making to the next level with this course. Learn to pull stringers and twisties and other advanced techniques such as encasing and using silver foil. This is the perfect extension to the introduction class with lots of torch time to practice your technique. Students must bring safety glasses and one canister of MAPP gas to class - gas can be purchased at any hardware store. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Glass Bead Making with this instructor.

LSP 5682 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $169; Non-Sponsoring $199

CRN 2784 Saturdays
April 27-May 4
2-5 p.m. Marple

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
Cost: Sponsoring $129; Non-Sponsoring $159

CRN 602 Tues & Thurs
June 4-27
6-8 p.m. Marple

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
Cost: Sponsoring $129; Non-Sponsoring $159

CRN 601 Tues & Thurs
July 8-August 1
6-8 p.m. Marple


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Beginning Guitar
Learn basic first position chords, basic strums, and basic finger picking while using popular tunes to learn these techniques. In addition, learn various music notation associated with the guitar including tablature, standard music notation and block chord forms. You will be learning new tunes each week and will be playing a song in the very first class. This is a "hands-on" class so bring your guitar to every class.

LSP 5893 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $139; Non-Sponsoring $169

CRN 602 Mondays
July 23-August 27
7-8:30 p.m. Marple



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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
Cost: Sponsoring $49; Non-Sponsoring $69

CRN 1316 Tuesdays
April 2-23
6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple


LSP 5316 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $49; Non-Sponsoring $69

CRN 550 Tuesdays
July 9-30
6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple

Smooth Ballroom
Includes Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango.

LSP 5618 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $49; Non-Sponsoring $69

CRN 1065 Tuesdays
April 2-23
7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple
CRN 551 Tuesdays
July 9-30
7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple


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

CRN 552 Tues & Thurs
August 6-29
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple



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Introduction to Photoshop
Learn this image-editing program used by the pros. Course topics include: cropping and resizing images, selecting image areas, layers, compositing, adjusting color and lighting, retouching photos, adding text, and preparing images for print and the web. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills

COM 1653 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 1947 Mon & Wed
June 10-19
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 371 Thursday
July 18
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Exton
Photoshop Advanced

Learn advanced techniques of this professional image editing program. Course topics include: masking, advanced use of layers, vector shapes and paths, special effects with text layers and blending modes. Prerequisite: COM 1653 or equivalent skills

COM 1657 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 1019 Mon & Wed
April 8-17
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 1947 Tues & Thurs
August 6-15
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple