Personal Enrichment

Art

Saturday Morning Drawing

Would you like to be a better artist despite having little or no artistic training? This is the course for you! Each meeting begins with a brief lecture and/or demonstration followed by one-on-one instruction. Topics include line, form, shading, perspective, composition, and other drawing fundamentals. A series of weekly exercises helps you develop the foundational skills you need to continue in more advanced courses. Bring a white all-purpose drawing pad (18”x 24”), graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), a pencil sharpener, and a kneaded eraser to the first session. A list of other necessary materials will be provided. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 20 hours. $89

43839 Sat 2/28–4/25 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CEC 611 February 23 registration deadline

 

Painting for Beginners

This course introduces students to the world of acrylic painting. Explore brushwork, composition, and finishes to create your own style of painting. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 20 hours. $89

43840 Sat 2/28–4/25 1:30–4 p.m. CEC 611 February 23 registration deadline

 

Abstract Painting I

If you like contemporary abstract paintings or prefer design to realism, this course gives you the tools and techniques you need to have fun and create abstractly. This course is perfect for someone who has little or no formal training in painting, but appreciates color and eye-catching compositions. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 18 hours. $90.25

43755 Sat 3/7–4/18 9 a.m.–noon OCC March 2 registration deadline

 

Polymer Clay Jewelry Salon

Students who have completed Polymer Clay Jewelry I can advance to a more challenging course to learn specific techniques. This course is very product-driven and focused, allowing students to have fun creating eight or more advanced pieces of jewelry. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 18 hours. $89

44625 Sat 1/24–2/28 9 a.m.–noon OCC January 16 registration deadline

 

Polymer Clay Mixed Media Art

Learn how to combine polymer clay with acrylic painting to create unique wall art. Other media and techniques of your choice may also be incorporated. Take your painting and polymer clay creations to another level with this exciting combination. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 18 hours. $90.25

43756 Sat 4/25–6/6 9 a.m.–noon OCC April 20 registration deadline

 

Gardening and Sustainability

Landscapes You Can Eat

This edible landscaping class, taught by Bountiful Backyards of Durham, develops your gardening skills or takes them to the next level. Students study permaculture, basic soil science, composting and fertility, organic vegetable gardens, garden design, fruit trees, and storm water management. Students build a simple framework to create or improve gardens at home and in the community. The class also meets on Saturday, February 7, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. for a hands-on project. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 24 hours. $99

45361 TTh
Sat
1/20–2/26
2/7
6–7:30 p.m.
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
NEWT 437 January 12 registration deadline

 

Starting Your Own Organic Garden

Suitable for gardeners of all levels, this course provides students with research-based, practical methods for gardening organically. Participants learn how to effectively plan a garden, start seeds, improve soil, control weeds, and establish an environment that is naturally resistant to pests and disease. Students also learn methods for no-dig gardening, such as container, soil bag, and straw bale gardening. Hands-on projects include using one of these methods to grow a crop of the student’s choice, as well as planning a full-scale garden. How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons, ISBN 978-1580087964, is the required textbook. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 24 hours. $89

45362 Th 2/5–4/23 6–8 p.m. OCC 105 January 29 registration deadline

 

Design with Nature to Live Sustainably

Interested in making your home and yard more productive and sustainable? Students learn how to design and plant edible native landscapes; reduce energy consumption by using alternatives; capture and reuse rainwater; raise chickens and bees; compost; and select nontoxic, healthy materials for your home. Students learn principles that can be applied to their own projects and take field trips to see these principles in practice. This class is held at different locations in Durham and Orange counties. 20 hours. $74

45567 W 3/18–5/6 6–8:30 p.m. OCC 107 March 10 registration deadline

 


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