Arts & Hobbies

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Beginning Acoustic Guitar
Learn to play the guitar and become the musician you’ve always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, you’ll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, and your skilled instructor. Learn the basic techniques—chords, rhythm, how to tune the guitar, scales, and music fundamentals—that will give you a solid foundation and be applicable to all styles of guitar music. This class is also great for guitar players needing a refresher and you will learn in a relaxed and fun environment. NOTE: Please bring your acoustic guitar to class.
Tuesdays • 4/13-6/1 • 6-8 pm • $115 • Paul Freeburn • Rm: O-109

Beginning Crochet- ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!
Don’t know how to hold a crochet hook? Don’t worry; this class is the perfect place to get started. You will learn the basics of chain stitch, single, and double crochet techniques. You will complete two small projects as you learn how to start the chain, fasten off, turn chains, and work in both rows and rounds. Please bring a size H crochet hook and a skein of good quality worsted weight cotton yarn in a light color.
Thursdays • 4/22-5/6 • 6-8 pm • Kassie Dunham • Rm: LT-304

Digital Photography Essentials
Are you tired of cutting off the top of your friends’ heads in pictures? Designed for beginning digital photographers, this class is filled with tips and tricks to help you take better photographs. You’ll get the basics of photographic terminology and your instructor, a professional photographer, will share must-know lighting and composition techniques. Learn how to position yourself and your subject so you capture the best photo possible with the camera you have – no additional gear needed. NOTE: This class is for users of DSLR cameras only; please bring your camera to class.
Mondays • 5/3-5/24 • 6-8 pm • $55 • Bailey Scott • Rm: LT-3

Canvas & Coffee- NEW! ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!
Don’t be shy, come have some fun with local artist, Heather, and get your creative juices flowing! Heather will lead you step by step to create this beautiful canvas acrylic impasto painting, but with your unique spin on it. At the end of the class, you will take home a one-of-a-kind painting, while learning new skills in a fun and creative way! All materials are  included in the price of the class.
Thursday • 4/22 • 1-3 pm • $40 • Heather Meyer • Rm: LT-304

Abracadabra: Tricks are NOT Just for Kids! NEW!
Join us to learn some great tricks to fool your friends and children. It’s a fantastic way to liven up any party or event. You’ll learn more than card tricks though – you will learn some time- honored secrets from one of Michigan’s busiest magicians. John Dudley is the instructor for summer camp at The American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan. Celebrating his 5th decade as a “trickster”, you’ll not only see how easy magic can be, but you’re GUARANTEED to have fun learning. A deck of cards will be provided for you to get your tricks started!
Thursday • 5/27 • 10 am-12 pm • $25 • John Dudley • Rm: LT 304

Online Offerings

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Discover Digital Photography

Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

Photographing People with Your Digital Camera

Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera

Secrets of Better Photography

Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer

Genealogy Basics

Online Offerings

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Discover Digital Photography

Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

Photographing People with Your Digital Camera

Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera

Secrets of Better Photography

Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer

Genealogy Basics