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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!



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: R, March 23rd - April 22nd,
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sessions: 6
Instructor: Bonnie Blass
Fee: $59
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 3C
CRN# 37004


Felting 101:
The Basics
(ART - 994)

More than 2000 years ago, man discovered wool fibers could be felted into a dense fabric that was both warm and protective. Nowadays, felters have gone a step further, making felt from sheep's wool, alpaca, llamas and many more fibers to create hats, scarves, toys, art, men's boxer shorts, other clothing items, etc... In this class we will start with the basics; cleaning, carding, combing and dyeing our fibers. We will wet felt, 3-D felt, needle felt, and use reclaimed wool fabric and sweaters. A supply list will be provided the first night of class.

Day/Date/Time: T, March 8th - March 29th,
7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Instructor: Sheryl Bartch 
Fee: $59 
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 3C
CRN# 37104


   Floral Design

  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, 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 supplied during the first session. 

Section 0
Day/Date/Time: T, April 3rd - April 24th,
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sessions: 4
Fee: $69 
Instructor: Sheryl Bartch
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 3C
CRN # 37103 






















Gifts for holiday giving and beyond! In this class we will make several gifts ranging from handmade soaps to spicy meat rubs, serving bowl potpourri and too much more to mention. So come join the fun and make homemade holiday gifts for your friends and family.

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

Section: 0
Day/Date/Time: T,
Sessions: 4
Instructor: Sheryl Bartch
Fee: $59
Location: Fine Arts Bldg, 3C


Holiday Design
(ART 993)

Decorate your home for the holidays with homemade decorations. We will be making garlands, ornaments, wreaths, swags, table scapes and much more. We will cover Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In class we will use recycled artificial Christmas trees and lots of things from around the yard and house. A supply list will be given the first night of class!

Day/Date/Time: W, 
Instructor: Sheryl Bartch 
Fee: $59 
Location: Fine Arts, Room 3C 

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

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Jefferson College
1000 Viking Dr.
Hillsboro, MO 63050*
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In Person:
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Continuing Education Office,
Career and Technical Education
(CTE) Building, Room 142
Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm 
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Friday, 8 am - 4 pm
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