COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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Current Course Descriptions

3-D

MULTI-LEVEL CERAMICS

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 14 – November 9 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $65 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Rob McClurg
Learn the art of hand-building and wheel-throwing in this multi-level class that is great for beginners and experienced students alike. You will create functional and sculptural pieces and leave with an understanding of form, decoration and texture. Pieces will be glazed and kiln-fired. Clay and glazes are included with lab fee. Students should bring their own set of clay tools; a supply list will be provided.

WOOD FURNITURE: POST & RAIL BENCH WITH A WOVEN CLOTH SEAT

Tuesdays, 6:00—9:00 pm
September 13 – November 8 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $65 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Stephan Micheletto-Blouin
Modernity meets Appalachia in this extended bench making workshop. The inspiration for this bench comes from the vernacular post and rail construction style, which is characteristic of Appalachian country chair-makers’ techniques. We will add to that woodworking shop approaches and style choices that make this contemporary bench version immanently buildable and, as a finished piece, lovely in any home. This project offers students a wide array of woodworking experiences as they build their bench frame and weave their cloth seats. Emphasis will be placed on shop safety and good woodshop practices. This class will be accessible and fun for students of all experience levels. All tools and materials included in the lab fee. Students should wear closed-toe shoes.

WOOD FURNITURE: BANDSAW BOXES

Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, both days
$105, plus $65 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Stephan Micheletto-Blouin
Bandsaw box making is a direct and simple way of working that allows us to achieve a wide range of wooden forms— from simple homey containers to complex sculptural objects. Students will take advantage of the versatility of the bandsaw and the strength and simplicity of side grain lamination to build these boxes, with an emphasis on good woodshop practice and the students’ own imagination. This class will cover basic woodworking tools and techniques including the fundamentals of wood properties and machinery use and safety. Students of all experience levels will have several small pieces at the end of this accessible, but challenging workshop. All tools and materials included in the lab fee.  Students should wear closed-toe shoes.

INTRODUCTION TO MOLD MAKING: WASTE MOLDS

Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, both days
$105, plus $45 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Alexandra Sutton
Plaster waste molds are an excellent and efficient way to cast a clay sculpture in plaster. A waste mold is a one-use mold made of plaster and burlap that is relatively easy and inexpensive to create. This workshop will cover all of the necessary steps and techniques to successfully build a plaster waste mold and cast a clay sculpture in plaster. Students will become familiar with mold making concepts and materials and learn how to archive a small clay sculpture through traditional casting processes.

EVERDAY MUG

Saturday, October 8
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$115, plus $65 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Julia Whitney Brown
Learn the techniques and gain the knowledge to make the perfect handmade ceramic mug that is comfortable to hold and easy to drink from!  In this one-day intensive workshop our instructor, Julia Whitney Brown, will demonstrate how to make a variety of mug forms and handles on and off the wheel. Students will learn the basics of ceramic ergonomics, the science of comfortable and effective utility and how well a functional object or device works with the human body. Students will create several mug and cup forms during the course of the workshop and completed pieces will be bisque fired and returned to the maker two to three weeks after the workshop.

WET CARVING CONCRETE

Saturday, October 15, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm AND
Sunday, October 16, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
$115, plus $65 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Susan Jane Hall
Learn the basics of using concrete as an art medium in our two-day wet carving workshop! Students will learn about the process of wet carving form building and carving using sand, water and cement. Students will learn a unique style of carving explicit to the material, using tools designed specifically for wet carving. This technique allows for the student to push the boundaries of the medium, creating a resilient sculpture for either home or garden.

Drawing & Painting

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 13 – November 8 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn
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 re-visit 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.

INTRODUCTION TO FIGURE DRAWING

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 14 – November 9 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Anna DeWitt
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.

ACRYLIC PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS

Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 15 – November 10 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Shawn Krise
Beginning students will gain fundamental knowledge of the handling and theory of acrylics as well as how to artistically view a subject. Students will learn composition, color theory, color mixing, brush technique and painting principles through teacher demos, guided practice, presentations and written handouts. This course is perfect for beginners or intermediate students looking to delve deeper into the medium. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

APPROACHES TO ABSTRACT PAINTING

Mondays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 12 – November 7 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn
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.

INTRODUCTION TO COMIC DESIGN

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 14 – October 19 (6 weeks)
$160
Teaching Artist: Billy Martinez
This class is designed to introduce basic anatomy, perspective and storytelling using up-to-date standards in creating your own comic book and/or graphic novel. This class will focus on basic perspective as well as understanding cropping and foreshortening. Students will learn how to layout and design ideas in a storyboard form. This class combines a basic understanding of traditional art with sequential design. All levels welcome. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

BUILDING YOUR ALPHABET

Saturday, October 15
10:00 am- 4:00 pm
$80, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Edwina Shannon
In this hands-on class students will learn letter design principles including the basics of symmetry, proportion, angles, slant and style. Applying these principles, students will create structurally sound alphabets, manually or electronically. Instruction will focus on intelligent development of letterforms from solid principles, while incorporating characteristics that infuse emotions and purpose into the letters: serious, fun, open, or a historic visual message. All materials are provided.

INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAITURE

Saturday, October 29
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$80, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Anna DeWitt
This workshop will cover the basics of drawing a portrait in graphite and pen through both self-portraits and working from a live model. Instruction will cover the structures and measurements of the face. The techniques and tools used in this class will expand skills in drawing, painting, and sculpting, as well as, digital mediums. This course is perfect for artists with some experience drawing who want more focused instruction. All materials are provided.

COMPOSITION STRATEGIES

Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 15 – October 6 (4 weeks)
$105
Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn
This drawing and painting course will emphasize compositional approaches to both realistic and abstract imagery. Students in this class will explore dynamic symmetry and will 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.

COLOR THEORY

Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
October 20 – November 10 (4 weeks)
$105
Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn
Through painting students will learn the phenomenon of how colors gradate from one to the next and work together to affect mood. A comprehensive study of primary, secondary, tertiary values, hues and colors will be examined as well as the full spectrum of complementary color use and temperature. Students will receive direction in mixing techniques, paint handling and brush control as well as a deeper understanding of color and how to use color effectively. Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

ADVANCED DRAWING

Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 12 – October 17 (6 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Ariel Williams
In this class, students will refine their drawings skills by experimenting with different materials and learning to take a conceptual, contemporary approach to making drawings. This class will include class lectures, ample class time to work on individual projects, group critiques, and lots of one-on-one instructor feedback. This class is great for intermediate and advanced artists who want to hone their conceptual skills and break away from their usual style or subject, and for students who have completed our Drawing Fundamentals course who want to gain experience in conceptual process and critique. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

MIXED MEDIA: WATERCOLOR & INK

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 13 – November 8 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Sanford
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.

DRAWING ON YOUR CREATIVITY

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 14 – October 19 (6 weeks)
$160
Teaching Artist: Daniel Arite
This course will focus on discovering a personal way of drawing that is as distinct as your signature. This class will encourage students to tap into their imagination and explore uncommon techniques such as utilizing senses other than sight and communicating with symbols. Skills such as gesture, contour, and modeling will also be developed while applying the principles of design and composition to enhance drawings and create visual impact. Learn to let go of perfection and embrace expressive imagery! Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

ART LICENSING

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 20 – November 15 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Lauren Lowen
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. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

DIGITAL PAINTING

Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 12 – October 17 (6 weeks)
$160, plus $20 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Michael Cribbs
This course covers the basic aspects of drawing and painting using Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn to use of brushes, layers, filters, and multiple avenues of painting within digital media from start to finish. Concepts covered will include compositions, color, light, form and matte painting. Basic experience using Mac computers and Adobe Photoshop is required, and students should bring their own external storage device.

Film

SCREENWRITING FUNDAMENTALS

Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
September 12 – November 7 (9 weeks)
$185
Teaching Artist: Bob Giordano
Get hands-on guidance for developing a great idea into a story that conforms to professional Hollywood standards and discover elements that strengthen or weaken a script. Students will write actual script pages and begin the journey of translating a story from their head to the page.

ADVANCED SCREENWRITING

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
September 13 – November 8 (9 weeks)
$185
Teaching Artist: Bob Giordano
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 hands-on, 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

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
September 14 – October 5 (4 weeks)
$105
Teaching Artist: Bob Giordano
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.

WRITING THE FILM ADAPTATION

Saturday, October 8
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$80
Teaching Artist: Gena Ellis
All of us can call to mind a book that we love that was turned into a film, which we loved…or hated. Adaptation is a Hollywood standard with over half of the films, from Casablanca to Harry Potter, adapted from something. In this workshop, we will look at sources of material for films and discuss the process of adaptation from the screenwriter’s perspective.

Graphic Design

INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
September 14 – November 9 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $20 lab fee
Teaching Artist: TBA
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.

INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN & TYPOGRAPHY

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 13 – November 8 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $20 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Katie Gonzalez
Learn the fundamentals of graphic design including composition, the grid system and color theory. This course will also have a strong emphasis on typography, including choosing and pairing fonts, creating images from type, and using typography to communicate. Students will become familiar with Adobe InDesign, an essential program for designers, while working on projects such as calendars, posters and business cards. Through projects, hands-on use of the software program and critiques, participants will leave with a thorough understanding of design and how they can incorporate it into their own lives. Basic experience using Mac computers is required and students should bring their own external storage device.

BUILDING YOUR ALPHABET

Saturday, October 15
10:00 am- 4:00 pm
$80, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Edwina Shannon
In this hands-on class students will learn letter design principles including the basics of symmetry, proportion, angles, slant and style. Applying these principles, students will create structurally sound alphabets, manually or electronically. Instruction will focus on intelligent development of letterforms from solid principles, while incorporating characteristics that infuse emotions and purpose into the letters: serious, fun, open, or a historic visual message. All materials are provided.

DIGITAL PAINTING

Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 12 – October 17 (6 weeks)
$160, plus $20 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Michael Cribbs
In this hands-on class students will learn letter design principles including the basics of symmetry, proportion, angles, slant and style. Applying these principles, students will create structurally sound alphabets, manually or electronically. Instruction will focus on intelligent development of letterforms from solid principles, while incorporating characteristics that infuse emotions and purpose into the letters: serious, fun, open, or a historic visual message. All materials are provided.

ART LICENSING

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 20 – November 15 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Lauren Lowen
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. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

Interior Design

INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN

Introduction to Interior Design
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 14 – November 9 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $20 lab fee
This course introduces students to the language and field of interior design as they learn what is required to design and build interior spaces—from concept to reality. Students will explore and create design solutions by using design principles, elements, space 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. Most tools and supplies included in lab fee.

Photography

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATIONS: CAPTURING IMAGES

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 14 – November 9 (9 weeks)
$210
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.

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Mondays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 12 – October 17 (6 weeks)
$160
Continue your digital exploration of the world with this course focused on intelligent composition, digital editing, shooting and editing in RAW, and printing. Students must have working knowledge of their digital cameras. This course is perfect for those who have already taken Digital Photography Foundations or more experienced photographers who want to delve deeper into intermediate topics. Students should bring their own SLR cameras and instruction manuals.

Print, Paper & Book

INTERMEDIATE BOOK ARTS

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 14 – November 9 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $40 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Katie Gonzalez
Build your bookbinding skills in this class, which focuses on a handful of ambitious bindings that feature exposed stitching along the spines of the books. Over nine weeks, students will go in-depth with a series of binding lessons — learning new techniques and styles while having substantial time to personalize each project. We will explore long stitch and link stitch variations, the four-needle Coptic binding, sewing onto exposed tapes and raised cords, as well as other binding styles. These techniques will allow students to create journals, sketchbooks, and photo albums. You’ll leave this class with an assortment of your own handbound books, and the skills and resources to continue binding at home. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Book Arts, one of Katie’s bookbinding workshops, or comparable book arts experience.

REMAKING THE MULTIPLE: MIXED MEDIA, SCREENPRINTING & COLLAGE

Tuesdays,  6:00 – 9:00 pm
September 13 – October 4 (4 weeks)
$105, plus $40 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Julia Curran
Screenprinting is a stencil-based reproductive process that has been historically used in a variety of different ways from Song Dynasty China to Andy Warhol. This class will be an in-depth, fun, and high-energy investigation into various screenprinting techniques and mixed-media collage applications. Students will learn the basics of screenprinting, multi-color reductive screenprint processes, and will create a unique mixed-media collage from their screenprinted work. All materials are provided, though students are welcome to bring their own collage materials.

POP-UP BOOKS

Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (both days)
$105, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Katie Gonzalez
Spend a weekend exploring pop-up books. We’ll transform flat sheets of paper into surprising three-dimensional forms that burst from the page. Students will learn to create different pop-up structures, including boxes, triangles, platforms, and props. We’ll begin by making a series of pop-up cards to learn the basic folding and cutting techniques. Then students will create a more elaborate pop-up book. These hardcover accordion books will depict either a narrative story or an abstract creation. In addition to your completed pop-up book and your pop-up cards, you will leave this class with the skills and inspiration to create more pop-ups in the future. No previous bookbinding experience required. All tools and materials provided.

HANDMADE PAPER BOXES

Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (both days)
$105, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Claudia Lee
During this workshop students will use handmade paper to create a paper box.  Students will learn to design and create a pattern for their box, learn different ways to construct the box as well as how to embellish with stitching and collage.  The box that students walk away with will not only be a work of art but also sturdy and functional!

COPTIC BINDING

Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (both days)
$105, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Katie Gonzalez
Learn to bind your own blank book — a handmade work of art that’s also practical for sketching, journaling, or displaying photos. This two-day workshop focuses on the traditional Coptic binding style, which features hard covers, decorative stitching across the spine, and pages that lay completely flat when open. Students will personalize their books by choosing from a variety of unique handmade papers and colorful thread. No bookbinding experience required. All tools and materials are provided.

DESIGN, DECORATE & PRINT YOUR HOLIDAY GREETINGS

Saturday, November 5
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$80
Teaching Artist: Edwina Shannon
Create unique, handmade holiday cards in this fun and festival one-day workshop! Students will build upon their own basic or advanced lettering skills and will learn styrofoam block printing, an affordable and accessible printing technique that can be accomplished at home. Whether you are creating a handwritten card or you create a design for a limited run of prints, this workshop will give you the tools to make your holiday greetings one-of-a-kind!

MINI CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT BOOKS

Saturday, November 12
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$80, plus $20 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Katie Gonzalez
Create eye-catching ornaments perfect for the holiday season! Students will complete three types of miniature books while learning basic bookbinding techniques. One ornament will be a traditional hardcover book with blank pages, perfect for collecting holiday memories to reminisce each year. The second book will be bound in a lotus style that can hang on your tree in two different shapes: either opened into a three-dimensional star, or folded closed into a neat diamond. The third ornament will be folded and stitched together to create an accordion book resembling a festive star or snowflake. No previous bookbinding experience required. All tools and materials provided.

Creative Writing

CREATIVE WRITING FUNDAMENTALS

Mondays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 12 – November 7 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Gloria Ballard
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.

TRAVEL WRITING: LET YOURSELF GO!

Saturday, October 15
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$80
Teaching Artist: Gloria Ballard
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.

PLOT YOUR NOVEL

Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
October 8 – November 12 (6 weeks)
$160
Teaching Artist: Keith Potempa
The plot of an entire novel is a daunting thing to chew. In this course students will cut that meal into manageable pieces without compromising any of the unique flavors within. Students will learn the basics of story plotting, and then examine three established story structures used by accomplished authors and screenwriters. Each student will create their own novel concept (or enhance an existing one), develop a full outline of its plot, and have it critiqued by the class using the skills and techniques taught during the course. This course is open to all levels of experience.

LIFE IN 1,000 WORDS OR LESS: WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY

Saturday, October 8
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$80
Teaching Artist: Gloria Ballard
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.

WORKSHOPPING YOUR SONG

Saturday, October 8
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$80
Teaching Artist: Hugh Moffett
In this Master Class workshop for experienced songwriters of any style, students will learn new ways to facilitate their songwriting by sharing and discussing their own work. Students will bring in existing songs and will gain insight on how to merge their own artistic sensibilities with the expectations of a marketplace. Participants should bring a smart phone, laptop, or flash drive to present their songs. Guitars, keyboards, and other instruments are also welcome.

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.