Personal Enrichment Classes


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Creative Expression

Everyday Living

Language & Communication

Music & Dance

Technology

Photography


...for Those On the Go

Online Classes (run all year)



Creative Expression

The Joy of Singing

Myth: Some people can’t sing.

Truth:  Singing is a learned skill and our dynamic instructor will help you find your unique voice!

Discover how the human voice works as you practice proper posture and breathing techniques. Explore your vocal range, learn how to project your voice (resonance), and much more in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. You will learn lots of exercises, tips, and techniques and gain confidence to sing out loud and strong. 

Instructor Ronda Paoletti is a teacher of applied voice and professional singer of opera, oratorio, and musical theater. 

15SPEL03     5 Mon     June 1 – 29     6:30 – 8 PM     $99

Location: Regional Center for Continuing Education

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Clay Sculpture: Hand Building & Slab Building

All you need is a ball of clay in your hands to create a beautiful piece of art. Learn the process of slab building as you explore making pinch pots and coil pottery from flat coils. Discover how to use a paper plate as a press mold and make square slab pots with great textures. If you want more instant gratification than you can get from a pottery wheel, slab building is a great way to go!

Special note: Clay and basic tools are provided. Check back for a list of additional supplies.

16APEL01     Thurs/Tus/Thurs     August 13, 18 & 20      6 - 8 PM      $119

Location:  Regional Center for Continuing Education

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Everyday Living

Beat the Heat Gardening

"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are." (Alfred Austin, English poet)

Heat up your creativity in the garden this summer! First learn about the variety of plants that can "take the heat" here in South Georgia and are easy to manage. Next, explore what your plants "say" about your yard.  How does a tree represent where it is placed? How do shrubs and flowers bring out the best in your garden or landscape? Discover how to get creative without turning your yard into a maintenance nightmare.

Meet Your Instructor...Bobby Flowers, VSU Horticulturalist and Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, has over 30 years of experience in horticulture.

15SPEL07     Tues    June 9     6 - 7:30 PM     $15

Location: Regional Center for Continuing Education

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Language & Communication

Currently no classes in this category.

Music &  Dance

Bring a Friend Discount!

Two friends registering and paying together for any dance class below receive $10 off the second registration.

Belly Dance for Beginners

Discover the mystery, creativity, and beauty of belly dance. All you need are comfortable clothes, bare feet or socks, and your adventurous spirit. Learn core movements, how to move individual parts of your body independently (isolations), and basic traveling steps. Put them all together and you are belly dancing! Have fun and get great exercise in a comfortable, relaxed environment. (No sneakers or rubber-soled shoes.) 

Meet Your Instructor...Megan Slator, Senior Secretary in VSU's Department of Math and Computer Science, has been teaching belly dance for 15+ years.

15SPEL05     6 Tues     June 16 - July 21     6:30 - 7:30 PM      $79

Location:  Regional Center for Continuing Education

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Ballroom 101: Swing

Learn the basics of East Coast Swing, a lively and fast-paced dance that is fun, fun, fun! Practice posture, leading, following, and basic dance patterns so you will be ready to hit the dance floor at your next wedding or social event. Singles are welcome but we can't guarantee a partner for you.

Meet Your Instructor...Janice Blanchard, a lifelong dancer, teaches both public and private dance lessons. She is a member of USA Dance - Tallahassee and enjoys sharing her love of this art form with people of all ages.

15SPEL08      4 Thurs       June 4 - 25       6:30 - 7:45 PM       $79

Location:  Regional Center for Continuing Education

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Technology

Currently no classes in this category.

Photography

Photoshop Basics

Learn the basics of image editing with Adobe Photoshop and build skills that will help you go further with the application. Practice using core tools, working with images and selections, resizing, create and modify layers, adjust and retouch images, and more. (.45 CEU)

Meet Your Instructor...Roberto Leal is part of VSU’s Media Services team. He teaches workshops and classes for students and staff in many Adobe programs including Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, and Illustrator.

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Location: Regional Center for Continuing Education

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