Leisure Classes

The Art of Essential Oils

There’s An Oil for That!

Learn what they are and explore the differences between single oils and oil blends. Find out about benefits they may provide* and how to apply them. Samples and handouts are included. Instructor Kate Smith enjoys sharing her knowledge of essential oils. *The FDA has not established guidelines for the medical or pharmacological efficacy of essential oils.

Wed, Feb 21 • 6 - 8 PM • $35

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There’s A Blended Oil For That!

Take an in-depth look into the safety, blending guidelines & information on how to use essential oil blends for body, mind & spirit. Instructor Kate Smith enjoys sharing her knowledge of essential oils. *The FDA has not established guidelines for the medical or pharmacological efficacy of essential oils.

Wed, Mar 14 • 6 - 8 PM • $42

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Music & Dance

Guitar Basics

Beginners welcome! Bring your acoustic guitar, strung and tuned, and learn basic chords and strumming. Practice with songs perfect for family gatherings, school, around the camp fire, or for your personal enjoyment. Instructor Anita Ondrusek is a retired VSU professor of Library and Information Sciences.

6 Wed, Jan 24 - Feb • 6 - 7:30 PM • $89

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Latin Dance: Cha Cha & Merengue

Learn the steps and patterns of Cha Cha and Merengue so you will be ready to hit the dance floor at your next wedding or other social gathering. Instructor Janice Blanchard is a member of USA Dance - Tallahassee and a lifelong teacher of dance.

6 Thurs, Mar 8 - Apr 19 (No class Mar 29) • 6:30 - 7:45 PM • $99

Couples Discount: Couples or any pairs of friends registering and paying together receive $15 the second registration.

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Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

Forget years of weekly piano lessons! In one fun evening, learn chords, not notes, to play any song, any style, any key. Get lots of insider secrets that professional musicians use and make piano playing part of your life. Some musical knowledge/experience is helpful. Beginners should request a helpful free pamphlet when registering. Please note: Instructor will collect $25 in class for a book and practice CD. Instructor Michael McMillan is a full-time professional musician/teacher.

Mon, May 7 • 6 - 9 PM • $59

Book & practice CD additional $25 paid to instructor in class.

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Food & Beverage

Let’s Talk Wine - Intro to Wine Tasting

Let us help you uncork the mystery of wine-speak! Learn about grape varieties, blends, food pairings and more. Practice proper wine-tasting techniques as you sample a variety of red and white wines. Instructor John Magnasco has attended numerous wine institutes and programs in the U.S. and Europe. Please note: The refreshments provided are intended to cleanse the palate between wines. We strongly recommend eating a meal before attending the class.

Wed, Mar 29 • 6 - 8:30 PM • $35 Per Person, $59 Per Couple

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Cake Decorating Basics

Learn several different techniques for decorating cakes and cupcakes with spring time themes. Cakes, cupcakes, and buttercream frosting will be provided. You will need to purchase a Wilton Course 1, Kit 1 cake decorating kit for use in both sessions. Kits are available at Michael’s for about $35. Coupons are available through Michael’s. Instructor Shelley Potter teaches cake decorating classes in and around the community.

2 Thurs, April 19 & 26 • 6 - 8 PM • $55

Wilton Course 1 Kit not included.

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Visual Arts

Watercolor Landscapes

Learn to paint using color, brush stroke, and texture to capture the emotions behind the landscape. Bring a color photo of a landscape that you took or found online. Be sure it is large and detailed enough to work from. You’ll create several paintings from this photo. Call 229-245-6484 for the list of supplies. Instructor Hunter Pope is an award winning art student at VSU and plans to work as an art therapist.

6 Tues, Mar 6 - Apr 17 (No class Mar 27) • 6 - 8 PM • $109

Supplies not included.

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Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Learn how to manipulate your camera’s features and controls to improve your photography skills and get the shots you want.. Explore the rules of composition, get creative, and develop your eye. SLR digital camera with interchangeable lenses is recommended. An advanced digital camera with a zoom lens and aperture and shutter priorities is acceptable. Instructor Paul Leavy is VSU’s photographer and a past winner of Photo of the Year from the GA Associated Press. Note: This is not an absolute beginner course. Participants must have basic operational skills for their camera.

4 Tues, Mar 20 - Apr 10 • 6 - 8 PM • $119

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