Courses: Personal Enrichment

 Please note: Students aged 60 and over, must declare they are over 60 (validation to be completed before beginning of first class) to receive 10% discount and must enter coupon code 60mccc at checkout. 

Art & Artistic

Acrylic and Oil Painting - Beginning
Acrylic and Oil painting techniques are introduced through practice and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on choice of materials, depiction of light and shadow, painting techniques, basic color mixing and composition. This course provides students with a foundation for creative expression in oil painting.

8 wks
Cost: $125
Mon 6:30p-8:30p
4/1/2019 – 5/20/2019

Bob Ross Joy of Painting®
You’ve seen him on TV. Now you can learn the Bob Ross method of Oil Painting. All you need is desire, a willingness to learn, and practice. You will create 6 finished paintings. Materials list (approx. $190 for new students) will be provided.

6 wks
Cost: $145
Tue 6:00p-9:30p
9/11/2018 – 10/23/2018
1/15/2019 – 2/19/2019
4/2/2019 – 5/7/2019

Drawing I
Learn to develop a feel for design through the study and use of line in relationship to shape, texture, shade, and form. Supply list provided. Supplies are additional cost.

8 wks
Cost: $125
Wed 6:00p-8:30p
9/12/2018 – 10/31/2018

Pastel Painting- Beginning
To familiarize the beginning student with the tools and materials of pastels and how to use them. Emphasis on mixing color and achieving correct tonal values. Learn a variety of techniques while working towards developing your own style. Instructor demonstrations. Supply list provided and supplies needed are additional cost.

8 wks
Cost: $125
Thu 6:30p-8:30p
4/4/2019 – 5/23/2019

Stained Glass
Join the fun in this hands-on craft class and create stained glass projects such as lamp shades, night lights, 3-D objects and more.  Supply cost NOT included in class fee. Class will be held off-site at Elfin Crafts in Seville.

6 wks
Cost: $115
Wed 7:00p-9:00p
9/12/2018 – 10/17/2018
4/3/2019 – 5/8/2019

Watercolor Painting
Familiarize yourself with the tools and materials of watercolor and how to use them. Mix colors, achieve correct tonal values and develop your own style. Material list provided. Supplies are additional.

8 wks
Cost: $125
Thu 6:30p-8:30p
9/13/2018 – 11/8/2018

Fun & Practical Skills

Basic Dog Grooming
For the beginning dog groomer who wants to learn the principles of dog grooming for fun or profit.  Topics include bathing, handling, parasite control, equipment usage and maintenance.  Do not bring dog first night of class.  Must provide up-to-date shot record.  Class limit of 10.

4 wks
Cost: $120
Mon 7:00p-9:30p
9/10/2018 – 10/01/2018
11/5/2018 – 12/3/2018
2/25/2019 – 3/18/2019
4/8/2019 – 4/29/2019

Canine Massage Therapy
Canine massage can help ease arthritis and soreness, help with anxiety, stimulate blood flow and induce relaxation for your dog.  Please bring your dog and a blanket the first night of class. Must provide up-to-date shot record.  Class limit of 6.

4 wks
Cost: $85
Tue 6:30p-8:30p
10/16/2018 – 11/13/2018
1/8/2019 – 1/29/2019
2/19/2019 – 3/12/2019

Sew It All!
Come and create a variety of useable and practical items using your own sewing machine! This 6-week class includes sewing machine basics and instruction; come for one or come for all:

Week 1: Learn sewing machine basics and begin your first project, a drawstring bag
Week 2: Make a decorative pillowcase and learn to read a pattern
Week 3: Create a pair of lazy pants and insert a pocket
Week 4: Make a tote bag and install a zipper
Week 5: Learn to work with knit fabrics and make a top
Week 6: Project of your choice

6 wks
All Sessions: $115
Individual Classes: $25
Thu 6:00p-9:00p

College 101 for Parents
Parents and teens please join us for a one day seminar and learn the ins and outs of preparing for college.  Learn how to make the most of financial opportunities for grants and scholarships, how to choose a college – public or private, and how to take standardized tests.  Learn about PSEOP, honors classes, and making the most out of college visits.  Also learn how to showcase a student that has an average GPA.

1 wk
Cost: $25
Wed 6:30p-9:00p
9/12/2018
2/20/2019

Decluttering/Staging Your House For Sale
Thinking, even remotely, of selling your house?  It’s not too early to declutter and stage.  Learn how to approach this daunting task and be ready to capitalize the equity hiding in your house now.

2 wks
Cost: $50
Mon 7:00p-9:00p
9/17/2018 – 9/24/2018
2/4/2019 – 2/11/2018
4/15/2019 – 4/22/2019

Drones - Dynamic and Emerging Technology
This 2-part course will focus on introduction to Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) in the first session. The second session will include advanced topics covering operational areas such as Aeronautical Decision Making, Risk Management, and best practices of operation. Discussions will include aviation weather, aircraft performance, signal reliability and other technical subjects.

Cost: $50 per level
Wed 6:00p-8:00p

How to Start a Novel
The opening passage of a novel will either keep the audience reading, or drive the audience away. We’ll see how to keep the audience reading.

2 wks
Cost: $50
Mon 6:30p-8:30p
10/8/2018 – 10/22/2018

Writing Memoirs and Family Stories
Tell your story or your family’s story. As Flannery O’Connor said, “Anybody who has survived childhood has enough information about life to last forever.” So if you’re sixteen or older, you’re set.

2 wks
Cost: $50
Mon 6:30p-8:30p
1/28/2019 – 2/11/2019

Writing Nonfiction
The Publishing World is divided into two parts: fiction and non-fiction. Non-fiction can be as creative and imaginative as fiction; however non-fiction has its own set of rules and regulations that are strictly enforced. We’ll see how to get creative while still obeying the rules.

2 wks
Cost: $50
Mon 6:30p-8:30p
4/15/2019 – 4/29/2019

Voiceovers - Now Is Your Time!
YOU’VE HEARD JUSTINE REISS ON COMMERCIALS for Starbucks, Toshiba, and Mitsubishi! Now hear Justine LIVE as she illustrates how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. Justine will show you a unique, outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for! Justine’s voice has been heard on NCIS New Orleans, Private Practice, Leverage and other TV shows, and she has voiced many narrations for documentaries and video games.

1 wk
Cost: $45
Wed 6:30p-8:30p
5/16/2018
10/10/2018
5/15/2019

Language

American Sign Language at Work
This class is for students that have little or no experience With ASL and want to learn to communicate with deaf co-workers, neighbors, friends and colleagues. Topics covered include vocabulary, grammar and cultural information. Textbook not included in the cost of the class. CEUs available.

10 wks
Cost: $295*
6:30p-8:30p
Mon/Wed: 9/10/2018 – 11/14/2018
Tue/Thu: 1/8/2019 – 3/19/2019

Russian Language 1
Even if a trip to Russia isn’t in your immediate future, have fun learning the language – alphabet, vocabulary, stories, jokes and much more –  in theatrical style.  Please bring a notebook.

6 wks
Cost: $100*
Mon 6:30p-8:30p
9/10/2018 – 10/15/2018
1/7/2019 – 2/25/2019

Russian Language 2
This advanced class is for students who have already started to learn the Russian language – are familiar with the alphabet and able to read simple words.

8 wks
Cost: $120*
Mon 6:30p-8:30p
10/22/2018 – 12/17/2018
3/11/2019 – 4/29/2019

History

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A German Theologian who came of age between the two World Wars. His writings reflect the increasing alarm as he watched his fellow Germans believe the lies of the National Socialists, turning to anger and madness. A lone voice that stood up to Hitler. What message do they hold for us today?

7 wks
Cost: $75
Wed 7:30p-8:30p
4/3/2019 – 5/15/2019

Leningrad Siege
Learn the history of the 900 days Leningrad (St. Petersburg) was under siege during the Soviet Union war with Fascist Germany. Taught by a former citizen of St. Petersburg.

1 wk
Cost: $25
Wed 6:30p-8:30p
1/30/2019

Two Russian Geniuses
Alexander Pushkin and Peter Tchaikovsky lived in different parts of the 19th century, but they created two genius operas – Eugene Onegin and Queen of Spades. Enjoy music, plots and stories about the authors.

3 wks
Cost: $75
Wed. 6:30p-8:30p
4/10/2019 – 4/24/2019

Physical Fitness

Asian Exercise
These gentle movements cause muscle tissue to rub against internal pressure points, re-directing circulation and allowing your body’s natural healing ability to balance conditions without negative side effects.

8 wks
Cost: $65
Mon 6:00p-7:00p
1/14/2019 – 3/18/2019
4/1/2019 – 6/3/2019

Chair and Mat Yoga
Relax, reduce stress and enhance your health!  These exercises are performed slowly with emphasis on form, balance and concentration augmented by proper breathing.

7 wks
Cost: $75

Tue 5:30p-7:00p

9/4/2018 – 10/23/2018
11/6/2018 – 12/18/2018
1/15/2019 – 2/26/2019
4/2/2019 – 5/14/2019

Tue 7:00p-8:30p

9/4/2018 – 10/23/2018
11/6/2018 – 12/18/2018
1/15/2019 – 2/26/2019
4/2/2019 – 5/14/2019

Religion

Introduction to the Bible
If you have ever felt lost when opening up a Bible, this introductory course is for you.  Journey into this ancient text to discover what the Bible books are about and how their stories fit into history.

6 wks
Cost: $75
Thu 6:30p-8:30p
9/13/2018 – 10/18/2018

The Bible as Literature
We know the Bible is a theological text, but it also stands a remarkable work of literature.

6 wks
Cost: $75
Thu 6:30p-8:30p
4/4/2019 – 5/16/2019

Women in the Bible: Old Testament
Originally taught at Metropolitan State in Denver. CO as Gender and The Bible, this class works to examine our understandings of women in a biblical context. In the first session, we will examine women that are familiar to us like Eve, as well as women that get mentioned in passing like Dinah and Abigail. The Old Testament will be our base text and additional readings from current theoretical scholars will be provided. The hope is that we will unpack the special place of women in the ancient and modern world and allow for ideas and questions to drive a unique and diverse conversation.

5 wks
Cost: $70*
Thu 6:30p-8:30p
1/17/2019 – 2/21/2019

Women in the Bible: New Testament
This session will examine familiar women from the New Testament like Mary, the mother of Jesus, in addition to others such as Elizabeth. This time we will use the New Testament as our base text supplemented by readings from current theoretical scholars. Hopefully we will continue to learn about the special place of women in the ancient and modern world through readings and discussion.

5 wks
Cost: $70*
Tue 6:30p-8:30p
2/26/2019 – 3/26/2019

World Religions
In this course we will study religions of the world and think critically about the nature of religious beliefs and practices shared around the globe.

8 wks
Cost: $110*
Tue 6:30p-8:30p
10/16/2018 – 12/18/2018

 *Additional Book Fees Required