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3-D

3D Printing: From Design to Fabrication

Teaching Artist: Emily Sue Laird
$300.00
6-week course
Mondays, 6-9 pm
June 5 – July 10

“The next industrial revolution is all about personal fabrication, and it’s happening now. 3D printing is poised to unlock the potential in every person to create, innovate and fabricate. It’s already transforming manufacturing; soon it will change the world.” -Stratasys

3D Printing: From Design to Fabrication is an introductory course that will teach students the history, current technologies, and application of 3D printing and 3D scanning through hands-on rapid prototyping projects, critiques, and iterations. Students will learn how to design their own 3D models with free CAD software such as TinkerCAD, MeshMixer, Skanect, and GoogleSketchup, then learn how to print their 3D models in plastic on FDM printers. Students will also learn the advantages and limitations of different 3D printing technologies, as well as practice methods for finishing prints, such as sanding, painting, melting, and other sculptural techniques.

 

Introduction to the Art of Embroidery

Teaching Artist: Anna McKeown
$185.00
6-week course
Tuesdays,6-9pm
June 6 – July 18 (no class July 4)

Learn the art of decorative hand stitching in this 6-week introductory class! Students will learn new stitches each week and will create projects that are both challenging and fun for beginners. By the end of the class, students will have completed projects that they can display and wear, and will have the skills to continue their practice on their own.

 

Small, Simple and Sweet: Making a Dovetailed Jewelry Box

Teaching Artist: Stephan Micheletto-Blouin
$275.00
9-week course
Tuesdays, 6-9pm
June 6 – August 8 (no class July 4)

In this class, we will build a jewelry scale box using solid wood and dovetail joinery. We will start from rough lumber and work through hand-cutting dovetails, hinging a lid and outfitting its interior. Our focus will be on reasoned woodshop procedure and an attention to the material and the details that will make our project sing. This fun and open workshop is appropriate for all skill levels, from beginners getting their feet wet to folks who want to hone their skills.

 

Introduction to Felting

Teaching Artist: Wren Whitman
$210.00
6-week course
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
June 7 – July 12

This course will provide opportunities for students to experience and experiment with the capabilities of wool while learning the history, cleaning process, fiber varieties and science behind felting. Students will create four textiles using a variety of felting techniques including needle felting, wet felting, felting with multiple fiber varieties and felting with resists.

 

Faux Taxidermy

Teaching Artist: Wren Whitman
$135.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, June 10, 10am -4pm

In this class, we will needle felt a small soft sculpture of an animal head mount, aka cruelty-free faux taxidermy! The pieces created are perfect for a nursery, a playroom or as whimsical decor for any room. Needle felting is an additive process utilizing a barbed needle to compress whisps of wool fibers into a dense single piece. All skill levels are welcome.

 

Introduction to Body Casting

Teaching Artist: Alexandra Sutton
$130.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, June 17, 10 am – 4 pm

This one-day workshop is an introduction to the basics of life casting with body-safe alginate. The course covers basic mold making terms, casting techniques, and body casting safety. Students will come away from the course with a wax or plaster casting of their own hand or face. Body casting, or “life” casting, is an excellent way to work with the human form in sculptural practices, and mold making knowledge can be applied across a variety of media and materials. Students will learn in a hands-on environment, engaging with the materials, watching in-class demos, and working in the studio under the guidance of the instructor to create their own molds.

 

Wool Painting

Teaching Artist: Wren Whitman
$150.00
2-day workshop
Saturday & Sunday, June 17 – 18, 10am -4pm

In this class, students will learn how to harness dyed wool’s ability to gently melt into surrounding colors creating a watercolor effect. Using this method, students will create a textile, that once dry, will become the “canvas” students will “paint” by using needle felting techniques!

 

Badge of Honor

Teaching Artist: Anna McKeown
$80.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, June 17, 10am-4pm

In this one-day workshop, students will learn a series of basic stitches to create their own own hand-embroidered patch! Students will embroider their initials using the stitches taught during the workshop. This project is a fun way to personalize your favorite jacket or backpack with your very own handmade work of art!

 

Trays and Ladles: Carving and Shaping Servers in Solid Wood

Teaching Artist: Stephan Micheletto-Blouin
$135.00
2-day workshop
Saturday & Sunday, July 15 – 16, 10am-4pm

This class takes its cue from the wooden objects made by the late Wharton Esherick, early American studio furniture maker. His expressive designs gave life to the ubiquitous objects that frame our everyday life. Students will use carving and shaping techniques found in Esherick’s work to explore an individual approach to design in making trays and ladles, and will gain a firm grasp of wood qualities and shaping strategies while making these objects. We will also have a ton of fun! All skill levels are welcome.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing Fundamentals

Teaching Artist: Gloria Ballard
$210.00
9-week course
Mondays, 6-9pm
June 5 – July 31

Explore techniques for strengthening creative writing in all genres. This class is for writers of all skill levels and will focus on triggers for effective writing, ways to engage the reader, in-class exercises, and feedback on works-in-progress. The class will include short writing assignments at home as well as gentle commentary and critique in a workshop setting.

 

Writing Characters with Personality

Teaching Artist: Keith Potempa
$160.00
6-week course
Mondays, 6-9pm
June 5 – July 10

Writing a dynamic character requires a number of factors. Goals and motivations. Background and upbringing. Inner demons and the journey toward profound positive change. But most importantly, they must behave, think and act in a convincing and consistent enough fashion to appear to be real living people.

This course seeks to break down these components through use of the heuristic Enneagram model of human personality, mythic character archetypes, wisdom and techniques of highly accomplished authors, so that students can create convincing, dynamic characters and set them up for journeys of self discovery and change. The course will include lecture, group discussion, in-class readings, take-home writing prompts, as well as private and small-group exercises. All levels of skill and experience are welcome.

 

Blogging

Teaching Artist: Tamara Scott
$160.00
6-week course
Tuesdays, 6-9pm
June 6 – July 18 (no class July 4)

This course will take blogging beginners through the process of starting and planning for a successful blogging experience. Students will leave with a knowledge of setting up a (free!) WordPress.com blog and what it means to be a content creator. Students will learn the best practices, how to build a community, and where to go after their first post. This course builds on the knowledge gained in each class, so students should plan to attend all sessions.

 

Plot Your Novel

Teaching Artist: Keith Potempa
$160.00
6-week course
Tuesdays, 6-9pm
June 6 – July 18 (no class July 4)

The plot of an entire novel is a daunting thing to chew. Cut that meal into manageable pieces without compromising any of the unique flavors within. In this six week course, students will examine story structures both rooted in mythology and used by accomplished authors and screenwriters. Students will learn the core ingredients of dramatic storytelling and practice developing novel concepts and full plot outlines with those ingredients. This course is open to all levels of experience.

 

Eat Your Heart Out: Effective, Emotional Food Writing Made Easy

Teaching Artist: Timothy Davis
$105.00
4-week course
Thursdays, 6-9pm
June 8 – June 29

Despite the glut of new food media outlets, there still exists a paucity of thoughtful, considered stories about our food and the people — the non-famous people, at least — who prepare it. Why is this? One answer, albeit the most obvious one, may be that great food writing must necessarily also represent just plain great writing in general, something of which there is always a shortage.

In this course, we will discuss strategies and work exercises designed to explore and expand our notions of what food writing can be. We will work on personal style, and talk about how style and structure works in service to a great story. We will also take time to talk about what makes a story, where to find them, and what to do with one once you’ve identified it. Pairs well with Food Photography.

 

The Hidden Lives of Objects

Teaching Artist: Joseph Kane
$80.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, June 24, 10am-4pm

My grandfather lived in a big, old farmhouse. After his kids moved out, he gradually let the upstairs rooms fill with stuff. You never knew what you would find up there: motorcycle helmets, wood tennis rackets, leather jackets from the 70s, a toolbox full of acorns. I used to explore those upstairs rooms and wonder about the stories behind the objects I found. Where did they come from? Who used them? Did the motorcycle helmet zing through the air on a damp summer night? Was the rider racing toward someone or running away?

You’ve heard the expression “if walls could talk.” Well what if bicycles, night stands, or kitchen knives could talk? In this workshop, we’ll discover how extraordinary and everyday objects can inspire us, as well as help us understand ourselves and the characters we write about. We’ll interact with some interesting objects, look at how successful authors make use of objects in their work, and use engaging exercises to start writing our own object-inspired pieces. By the end of the workshop, we’ll all have beginning drafts of several pieces of original poetry and prose. Writers of all experience levels are welcome!

 

Travel Writing: Let Yourself Go!

Teaching Artist: Gloria Ballard
$80.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, July 22, 10am-4pm

Sometimes a trip is more than just a trip, it’s a transformative experience that the traveler must put into words. This workshop is designed to examine different types of travel writing, from basic where-to, how-to stories to creative, first-person essays that reflect on the inner journey that arises from a special trip, location or destination. Students will discuss a variety of contemporary travel writers and their techniques, and begin to transform their own travel experiences into compelling, true stories. Instruction will include generating ideas for travel writing, how to gather information for a travel story, how to prepare for a trip that will provide material for a travel essay, and what travel editors look for in the stories they publish. The workshop is open to all levels of experience.

 

Life in 1,000 Words or Less: Writing the Personal Essay

Teaching Artist: Gloria Ballard
$80.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, July 29, 10am-4pm

Personal essay is a form of creative nonfiction in which we examine our own lives and the ways they reflect the universal truths of the world around us. These short-form essays are found everywhere, from literary journals to blog posts. In this one-day workshop, we will examine short personal essays by contemporary writers and participants will have the opportunity to explore their own topics and ideas in guided writing sessions, working toward a finished draft. Instruction will include how to search your own life for essay topics, where and how to begin, and how to turn your life experiences into compelling stories. The workshop is open to all levels of writing experience.

Drawing & Painting

Figure Drawing

Teaching Artist: Anna deWitt Houghton
$210.00
9-week course
Mondays, 6-9pm
June 5 – July 31

Working from a live model is necessary to succeed in capturing the human form. Students will review basic elements of art including line, shape, and volume while exploring composition, spatial illusions, and linear perspective. Instruction will focus on skeletal and muscular anatomy while students learn the formulas of the masters to achieve correct proportion. Students will explore a wide range of materials and media while developing their personal style. Students should have some drawing experience and bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

 

Drawing Nature

Teaching Artist: Ariel Williams
$160.00
6-week course
Mondays, 6-9pm
Class : June 5, 12, 19, 26
              July 10, 26

In this class, students will explore drawing techniques based on scientific illustration for depicting plants and animals. Using graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor techniques, students will learn to draw natural objects such as bones, flowers, feathers, living plants, and animals. Interesting natural objects will be provided, and students are invited to bring their own. This course is recommended for students with some experience.

 

Drawing Fundamentals

Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn
$210.00
9-week course
Tuesdays, 6-9pm
June 6 – August 8 (no class July 4)

Enhance your view of the world with this comprehensive drawing course, which will sharpen your eye for detail while providing art school level instruction in observational drawing. Perfect for beginners, or professionals who want to revisit the basics, this course offers all of the essential exercises, techniques and approaches to learning the natural way to draw. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

 

Approaches to Abstract Painting

Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn
$210.00
9-week course
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
June 7 – August 2

In this acrylics course, students will employ the composition strategies, paint handling and color mixing techniques of the modern masters, learning how and why these developments evolved from early modern abstraction to the many approaches seen in contemporary abstract painting today. Students will be encouraged to develop their own painting style and direction. This course is good for both beginners and experienced painters, and offers a place to connect and discuss developments in the contemporary art world while engaging in lively classroom discussions about art. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

 

Mixed Media: Watercolor + Ink

Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Sanford
$210.00
9-week course
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
June 7 – August 2

Explore the possibilities of mixed media by combining watercolor and ink. Discover ways to use each medium to enhance the other, and learn effective techniques for adding texture and detail to any subject, from landscape to abstraction. All skill levels are welcome. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

 

Illustrating Stories

Teaching Artist: Ariel Williams
$160.00
6-week course
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
Class: June 7, 14, 21, 28
             July 12, 26

Inspired by fairytales? Moved my magic? Let these tales inspire illustrations of your own by practicing the conceptual design process for illustration. Intermediate and experienced drawing students will learn how to make compelling and unique illustrations using a variety of media including, but not limited to, watercolor, pen and ink, block printing, graphite, and collage.

 

Introduction to Storyboarding and Sequential Art

Teaching Artist: Billy Martinez
$160.00
6-week course
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
June 7 – July 12

This course will guide you through a step by step approach to comic illustration, melding basic anatomy with perspective and storytelling. From dynamic facial expressions to foreshortening techniques, students will learn how to create characters and worlds with depth and intrigue. Final inking and tone techniques enhance the details of the drawings and bring the finished story to life.

 

Drawing on your Creativity

Teaching Artist: Daniel Arite
$160.00
6-week course
Thursdays, 6-9pm
June 8 – July 13

Discover a personal way of drawing that is as distinct as your signature! This class focuses on drawing from your imagination in a way that expresses your unique inner scape. Explore uncommon techniques like drawing with the mind’s eye, using your senses to guide you, and communicating with symbols. Common skills like gesture, contour and modeled drawing will also be developed and used as tools to create drawings inspired from your imagination. You will learn how to apply principles of design and composition to enhance drawings and to create visual impact. Through an ongoing practice of keeping a personal visual journal, you’ll free your imagination and gain more confidence in your abilities. Join us and draw for the sheer enjoyment of expressing yourself through imagery.

 

Color Theory

Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn
$105.00
4-week course
Thursdays, 6-9pm
June 8 – June 29

Artists have been playing with color to affect mood for centuries. Picasso used blue, Van Gogh yellow, and Rothko used red. Through a comprehensive study of primary, secondary, tertiary values, hues and tints, the spectrum of complementary color use, and temperature, students will gain a deeper understanding of color and how to use color effectively. In addition, students will receive direction in mixing techniques, paint handling and brush control. Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided. This class pairs well with Composition Strategies.

 

Composition Strategies

Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn
$105.00
4-week course
Thursdays, 6-9pm
July 6 – July 27

This drawing and painting course will emphasize compositional approaches to both realistic and abstract imagery. Students will explore dynamic symmetry and create simple and complex compositions while learning to accomplish visual rhythm, harmony, and clear spatial relationships. Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

 

Letter YOUR Sign

Teaching Artist: Edwina Shannon
$100.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, June 17, 10am-4pm

Learn the basics of lettering for signs & decoration in your home and garden! Students will be introduced to letter angles, pen angles, and consistency of the alphabet. Learn about prepping, painting and sealing your work for indoor and outdoor use. Skills learned in this class can be used for all lettering projects.

 

Botanical Watercolor Painting

Teaching Artist: Mary Gwyn Bowen

Explore the techniques used for centuries by artists who portrayed, in accurate detail, the flora and fauna of our world. Learn dry brush watercolor, color theory and other methods for rendering nature. Master the art of capturing the intricacies of light and shadow in the complexity of the beauty of growing things. Pencil rendering and color mixing for accuracy will be covered as well as layering and other dry brush techniques of botanical watercolor painting. The botanical watercolor workshops below will focus on particular subject matter, and place emphasis on each individual’s unique skill level, from beginner to experienced artists alike. Click on the titles below to register for each workshop individually.

Exotic Flowers
$125.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, June 10, 10am-4pm
Capture the intrigue of orchids, birds of paradise and other exotic flowers in this botanical watercolor workshop. The unusual color and structure of exotic plants are the perfect focus for developing your skill with color mixing, glazing, botanical form and more.

Fruits & Veggies
$125.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, July 8, 10am-4pm
Fruits and vegetables provide a wealth of rich color and form to perfect botanical watercolor techniques. This workshop will focus on achieving the myriad of colors and the unique shapes found in fruits and veggies. Attention will be paid to creating interesting and fun arrangements in each painting.

Silverpoint Drawing
$150.00
2-day workshop
Saturday & Sunday, July 29 & 30, 10am-4pm
Silverpoint was the botanical drawing technique practiced by artists of the Renaissance, including Leonardo da Vinci. This workshop will focus on the methods and materials of silverpoint botanical drawing used during the Renaissance, then later by Rembrandt and other old masters.

 

Natural Abstractions in Mixed Media

Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Sanford
$135.00
2-day workshop
Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23, 10 am-4pm

Learn how to use the natural world as your inspiration for painting abstractly. Explore expressive color and textural effects to help you find the right balance between control and spontaneity. Experiment with watercolor, acrylic, ink and more. Discover how versatile paint on paper can be as you explore techniques to create a personal path to abs

 

Film

Screenwriting Fundamentals

Teaching Artist: Bob Giordano
$185.00
9-week course
Mondays, 6:30-9pm
June 5 – July 31

In this class, students will receive hands-on guidance for developing a great idea into a story that conforms to professional Hollywood standards of screenwriting. Students will write actual script pages and begin the journey of translating a story from their head to the page.

 

Advanced Screenwriting

Teaching Artist: Bob Giordano
$185.00
9-week course
Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm
June 6 – August 8 (no class July 4)

This writer’s boot camp will take you through the development process where you will create a professional logline, synopsis, outline, and the first act (25 – 30 pages) of a script. Students will receive one-on-one coaching through an intensive development and writing process. This class is recommended as a follow up course to Screenwriting Fundamentals.

 

Writing the Short Film

Teaching Artist: Bob Giordano
$105.00
4-week course
Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm
June 7 – June 28

The short film is more popular than ever and an affordable way to make an idea a film reality. From how films are funded, produced, and ultimately consumed, short films are paving the future of storytelling. This four week course will teach students how to write an effective short film script that can be shot on a tight budget.

Graphic Design

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Teaching Artist: Zie Campbell
$260.00
9-week course
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
June 7-August 2

Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard program for creating graphics, logos, illustration and much more. Students will work with type effects, color and other tools to create their own digital images. Basic experience using Mac computers is required and students should bring their own external storage device.

 

Building and Dissecting Alphabets

Teaching Artist: Edwina Shannon
$100.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, June 24, 10am-4pm

In this hands-on class, students will learn letter design principles, including the basics of symmetry, proportion, angle and style. By applying these principles, students will learn to develop evocative lettering & calligraphy.

Interior Design

Introduction to Interior Design

Teaching Artist: Reinalisa Santoyo
$260.00
9-week course
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
June 7 – August 2

This course introduces students to the language and field of interior design as they learn what is required to construct interior spaces—from concept to reality. Students will explore and create solutions by using design principles, elements, spacial planning, and finishes to create more complex settings. Professional skills, practices, and industry standards will also be addressed. This course is perfect for those who want to learn the basics of design, sharpen design skills, or explore avenues for professional growth.

Photography

 FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, April 8th (updated 3/27/17)
10:00am- 4:00pm
$105
Teaching Artist: Sam Angel
This one day workshop teaches students the fundamentals of Food Photography for food bloggers, hobbyist and foodies in general! Learn about basic camera techniques, aperture, ISO, and white balance. Gain hands on experience in basic food styling, how to use natural light, and composition. All levels welcome.


 

Historic Photographic Processes

Teaching Artist: Angel Barnett
$185.00
6-week course
Mondays, 6-9pm
June 5 – July 10

Learn how to create a photographic image using historical photographic processes such as Cyanotype and Van Dyke (Brown prints). This class is designed in a way that beginners and experienced photographers can enjoy old historic processes and learn to transform most surfaces into a photographic medium. Students should bring their own film cameras.

 

Digital Photography Foundations: Capturing Images

Teaching Artist: Angel Barnett
$240.00
9-week course
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
June 7 – August 2

Learning how to use their digital SLR cameras, students will develop the necessary technical skills to produce artful and expressive photographs. Through classroom discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on photo assignments, students will learn camera controls while developing an understanding of light, exposure, framing and composition. Students should bring their own digital SLR cameras and instruction manuals.

 

Pinhole Photography

Teaching Artist: Angel Barnett
$150.00
2-day workshop
Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11, 10 am-4pm

Pinhole photography mirrors the way the first cameras were used. This course will show you how to transform a cardboard shoebox into a functioning pinhole camera. Students will learn a brief history on how the pinhole came about and developed into one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Students will learn how to construct and operate a pinhole camera, and how to develop silver gelatin print in a traditional darkroom.

 

Food Photography

Teaching Artist: Sam Angel
$105.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, July 8th, 10am-4pm

This one day workshop teaches students the fundamentals of food photography for food bloggers, hobbyists and foodies in general! Learn about basic camera techniques, aperture, ISO, and white balance. Gain hands on experience in basic food styling, how to use natural light, and composition. Students should bring their own digital SLR cameras and instruction manuals. All levels welcome. Pairs well with Eat Your Heart Out: Effective, Emotional Food Writing Made Easy.

Print, Paper & Book

Altered Books: The Art of Playful Synchronicity

Teaching Artist: Lesley Patterson-Marx
$185.00
4-week course
Thursdays, 6-9pm
June 8 – June 29

In this class, you will create a one-of-a-kind work of art from an old book! Students will work with the images and words that are already there to create their own narrative. They’ll cut through paper to create layered images, build pop-up paper elements, make textured pages, and much more. Students will experiment with a variety of mediums including relief printing, image transfer, drawing, collage, and painting.

Professional Practice

Art Licensing I

Teaching Artist: Lauren Lowen
$210.00
9-week course
Tuesdays, 6-9pm
June 6 – August 8 (no class July 4)

Have you ever imagined your work on journal covers and greeting cards? How about wrapping paper or fabric? More artists are entering the world of licensing, an exciting field where artists allow companies to reproduce their artwork on products for a fee. This course will help you understand trade shows and marketing, what clients are looking for, and how to start a successful portfolio through 3 in-depth projects. Great for both digital and traditional art.

 

Art Licensing II: Advanced Portfolio

Teaching Artist: Lauren Lowen
$210.00
9-week course
Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
June 7 – August 2

Students expand upon their experience from Art Licensing I  by using the semester to create an art licensing collection that thoroughly covers all steps of the process: from trend research and color exploration to digital mock ups and advanced digital techniques. Whether students are interested in art for stationery, home décor, textiles or kid’s products, this course offers a more personal and in-depth experience towards developing art that is ready to be licensed tomorrow.

 

Professional Practice in Graphic Design

Teaching Artist: Sarah Sung
$210.00
9-week course
Thursdays, 6-9pm
June 8 – August 3

This course is an experiential professional practice in Graphic Design for students who already have a basic understanding of the Graphic Design principles (typography, color theory, composition, etc.) and knowledge of software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat). Students will develop what they have learned in the classroom, transition those skills to real-world context, and create habits that will help them succeed. Emphasis in research, exploration, design, collaboration, project management, problem solving, and having fun! Projects will be diverse in concept, content, and media. Basic experience using Mac computers is required.

 

A Guide to Self-Publishing

Teaching Artist: Jennifer Chesak
$80.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, June 10, 10am – 4pm

More and more authors are foregoing traditional publishing methods and taking charge of their work and their royalties. Self-publishing your novel is a way to cut through all the red tape associated with getting your book out to the masses, but you’ve got to take the proper steps for success. Students will learn about the pros and cons of self-publishing, the different DIY platforms, ISBN number and imprint setup, production steps, costs associated with self-publishing, as well as potential return on investment.

Gift CertificatesGift Certificates

Empower your family and friends to embrace their creativity by giving them a gift certificate for a Watkins Community Education class. Great for any occasion and available in any amount! To purchase a gift certificate please contact the Community Education offices at community@watkins.edu or stop by our offices located in Metro Center, 2298 Rosa Parks. Blvd.