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Personal Interest

Jefferson College boasts a wide variety of personal interest courses. We have a little bit of something for everyone. There are dance classes for those who are light
on their feet (or perhaps those who just want to be), watercolor painting for the budding artist, floral arranging for those who are excited about home decor, and so much more!


Beyond the Basics in Watercolor
(ART 960)

Students learn how to take basic watercolor techniques to plan and create finished paintings, using values and a limited palette of colors. Class will cover how to simplify washes, how to control soft and hard edges, how to control wet into wet, and how to plan a pleasing composition. (Drawing skills not required.) Students will be given a supply list at the time of registration.

Section: 0
Day/Date/Time: R, October 16th - October 30th,
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sessions: 3
Instructor: Wendy Martin
Fee: $69
Location: Festus Senior High, Room 229

(ART 969)

Those of you new to this medium will learn the basic principles of watercolor. Completion of one (or more) pictures from start to finish, is the goal for this class. You will learn to mix colors, use color values, and enlarge your photos. Students will also be given many reference notes which may be used later. Class will actually begin their project on the first night, so be sure to bring your supplies with you. NOTE: Brushes will be the most expensive item on your supply list. Please call (636) 481-3144 to receive a copy of the supply list during registration.

Section: 0
Day/Date/Time: T, September 23rd - November 18th,
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sessions: 8
Instructor: Bonnie Blass
Fee: $79
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 200

Pen & Ink
(ART 990)

Like to sketch? Then why not take it to the next level with a Pen & Ink class? Basic sketching techniques and instructions for how to ink the final picture will be covered. Students will be taught how to frame their art with a matt, enlarge a photo, and make greeting cards or stationery to use or give. Call (636) 481-3144 to receive a copy of the required supply list, which will be given at the time of registration. We will begin our projects on the first night, so be sure to bring your supplies!

Section: 0
Day/Date/Time: W, October 15th - November 19th,
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sessions: 6
Instructor: Bonnie Blass
Fee: $59
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 200
CRN# 25691


Floral Design
(ART 905)

Learn to master the basics of floral design in this course. We will be discovering the size, shape, color, texture and structure of floral designs. We will be working with fresh flowers during the first two sessions, and silks for the second two sessions, with the final class culminating in wedding arrangements; including table scapes, bridal bouquets, and large-scale design. Additional personal expense will be incurred with the use of fresh flowers during the first two sessions.

A list of supplies not covered by the course fee will be provided during the first session.

Section: 0
Day/Date/Time: T, September 23rd - October 21st,
6:30pm  - 9:30pm
Sessions: 5
Instructor: Sheryl Bartch
Fee: $75
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 3C

Floral Design for the Holidays
(ART 973)

Learn simple design basics used by master designers to create stunning holiday decorations. Wreaths, swags, garland and centerpieces are just a few of the topics covered in this class. We will be using fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, candles, ribbons, wire, cones, seed pods and much more! Join us, and together we'll put a new light on your holiday decorating.

Section: 0
Day/Date/Time: M, November 3rd - November 24th,
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sessions: 4
Instructor: Sheryl Bartch
Fee: $55
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 3C
CRN# 25675

Note: There are many additional Personal Interest courses listed in the CE Fall 2014 Course Schedule. Please check the schedule for additional listings.


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Jefferson College
1000 Viking Dr.
Hillsboro, MO 63050*
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