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Noncredit Continuing Education Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 Courses

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.





Classical Drawing
This class will help you develop your technical skills. After completing it, you will be able to center a composition, render the objects reasonably and in proportion and perspective, and execute the four elements of shading. With still-life as the subject matter and graphite pencils as the media, you will learn how to begin and complete a large finished drawing. Instructor Jennifer Littleton is a graduate of MICA, experienced teacher, founder of the Littleton School of Art, and member of the Charcoal Club of Baltimore. Absolutely no experience needed! The instructor will give a materials list the first day. Estimated cost of supplies is $50. Enroll early, class size is limited to 12. $159** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-9pm, Jan 14-Mar 4
XE-155 6613 #9759 Oakland Mills High School 
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Foundations of Watercolor Painting
Have you always enjoyed the appearance of a realistic transparent watercolor but wondered how to achieve it? In this course, students will learn, through a systematic process, how to execute a detailed line drawing, transfer it to watercolor paper, and practice flat washes with round and flat brushes. In addition, students will learn through discussion and demonstration how to create tints, complementary colors, and the use of color theory. Students can anticipate utilizing numerous practice sheets to gain mastery of techniques to render one monochromatic and one full-color painting. Students will be inspired and revitalized by attending. Jennifer Littleton, founder of the Littleton School of Art, award-winning water colorist and MICA graduate,is the instructor. Materials list will be distributed at the first class. Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $85. $179** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Mon 6:30pm-9pm, Jan 12-Mar 16
XE-224 6596 #9779 Oakland Mills High School
(No class Jan 19 & Feb 16)

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Painting and Collage ★NEW!★
Combine more traditional painting techniques with collage to produce pieces with texture and depth. Working with 300 lb watercolor paper and canvas, your piece will develop richness and texture with the addition of papers, acrylics, inks and other materials. Experiment with collaging onto painted surfaces as well as painting on collaged surfaces. This class is also an excellent opportunity to incorporate realistic elements and imagery and further develop unfinished watercolor or acrylic. You might consider taking Paper Frenzy (listed below) prior to this course, though it is not a requirement. In addition to materials provided by instructor Sharon Robinson, there may be additional materials costing approximately $20. $149** (includes $55 in fees*)
Sat 10am-1pm, Jan 24-Feb 21
   XE-226 J1478 #0726 Laurel College Center

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Paper Frenzy ★NEW!★
Spend a day just making papers for collage and other art projects. Leave with a glorious collection of one-of-a-kind papers using acrylic paint, ink, stamps and other materials. Using art tissue, watercolor and other types of papers, you will create a supply of material composed of various weights, textures and patterns. New techniques to explore and great preparation for Painting and Collage offered later in the month (listed above). Instructor Sharon Robinson brings professional experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to this course. $89** (includes $50 in fees*)
Sat 10am-4pm, Jan 10
   XE-220 J1479 #0727 Laurel College Center

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Glass Fusing: Pins, Pendants and Bracelets ★NEW!★
Create beautiful, wearable works of art using fusible glass, dichroic glass, frit and mosaic pieces. Join Pat Stein, an experienced instructor in all things glass, to make jewelry for yourself and/or to give as a gift. All materials and supplies will be provided and instructor will fire all pieces. Absolutely no experience is needed. $89** (includes $65 in fees*)
Sat 9am-12pm, Jan 24
   XE-252 6533 #0515 Hickory Ridge
Sat 1pm-4pm, Jan 24
   XE-252 6534 #0514 Hickory Ridge

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Let's Wrap It Up! ★NEW!★
Tired of spending too much money on stationery and presents for all occasions? It's time to get crafty! Design your own wrapping paper, note cards, and stamps to put your unique style on your messages and gifts. Bring to class: scissors, glue, card stock in the color of your choice, watercolor paper 8.5" x 11" or larger, markers, pencils, ballpoint pens, ribbon and scotch tape, plastic wrap or large Ziploc bags. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Sat 10am-1pm, Nov 15
  XE-202 M1444 #8911 Laurel College Center
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The Real Way to Learn to Knit
Have you ever seen a scarf or a sweater and thought, "Wow, I wish I could make that?" Now is the time to learn and enjoy a fun, relaxing new hobby. You will learn how to cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and bind off. Find out how to read your stitches, change colors, correct mistakes, and understand a pattern. There will even be a few creative stitches learned along the way. Discover the tools of the trade and how to choose the right supplies for all your projects. After the initial sessions, you will be ready to start your first project. You may choose one that best suits you from a class list. A supply list will be provided prior to the start of your project and you are responsible for obtaining your own materials. Limited enrollment. Register early. Instructor: Carole Ferguson. $99** (includes $55 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-9pm, Feb 4-Feb 25
   XE-401 6605 #9787 Centennial High School

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Machine Piecing and Quilting
Learn to machine piece accurately using quick piecing techniques and to quilt by machine. Several different piecing techniques are incorporated in the two projects you choose for class. Class time will be a combination of demonstrations and student work time. Students should have access to a sewing machine. Supply list provided at first class. Instructor: Pat Brousil. $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Jan 13-Feb 17
   XE-444 6532 #3677 Centennial High School

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Digital Camera Basics Workshop
Start from the very beginning! Learn digital camera operation, photographic principles and get some hands-on experience with your camera. Lunch talk on basic composition principles. Bring your digital camera (charged or with fresh batteries), its manual and a bag lunch with you. Enroll early; class size limited to 16. $89** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sun 9:30am-3:30pm, Nov 16
   XE-448 6408 #5753 Horowitz Arts Center

Sat 9:30am-3:30pm, Jan 24
   XE-448 6593 #9790 Horowitz Arts Center

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iPhone/Android Smart Device Photography
With the onslaught of smart devices such as the iPhone/iPad and Android phones and tablets, there is a whole new photography world out there. You don’t need a fancy camera to take great photos and movies and create something incredible using various apps, many of them free. Learn how to download various camera and editing apps, install them, use them and move photos and movies from the device to your computer, Facebook, Twitter, and much more. $120** (fee based, no waivers)
Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm, Nov 3-Nov 10
#9119   XE 517 8165 Gateway Campus Lab D

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Picture This-Image Transfers 
Create your own abstract art work using photographs and photocopies. This one day workshop, taught by artist Sharon Robinson, will introduce you to techniques, materials and tools that will allow you to incorporate representative imagery into mixed media gems. Make assorted image transfers from copies and enhance old photographs to stand alone or be integrated into a collage. Please bring to class with you several black and white and color laser (not inkjet) photocopies of your favorite images and photographs. Additional photos, copies and materials will be provided. Instructor can be emailed with questions. $69** (includes $50 in fees*)
Sat 10am-3pm, Aug 2
#4905   XE 177 6344 Hickory Ridge 102

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Club Salsa/Merengue 
Have fun learning some of the hottest Latin dances today, dancing to rhythmic Salsa and Merengue music. Raymond Clifton, an experienced instructor has taught all levels of dance, from the beginner to the advanced student, for nearly 30 years. No partner necessary. $75** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 7:30pm-8:30pm, Jan 21-Feb 25
   XE-483 6539 #9792 Fellowship Hall
(For directions to Fellowship Hall, call 443-518-4659)

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Social Dancing: Foxtrot and Rhumba
Learn these basic dance steps and have fun at the same time. Singles and couples alike learn to dance to some very popular music. Instructor Raymond Clifton has taught all levels of dance, from the beginner to the advanced student, for nearly 30 years. No partner necessary. $75** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm, Jan 21-Feb 25
   XE-537 6537 #3687 Fellowship Hall
(For directions to Fellowship Hall, call 443-518-4659)
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West Coast Swing/Cha Cha
Whether you want to swing or sway, you’ll have fun learning these two cool dances. Dress comfortably and come prepared to learn some new and dramatic steps. Raymond Clifton, an experienced instructor has taught all levels of dance, from the beginner to the advanced student, for nearly 30 years. No partner necessary. $75** (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon 7pm-8pm, Jan 26-Mar 2
   XE-458 6541 #9791 Fellowship Hall
(For directions to Fellowship Hall, call 443-518-4659)

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Indian Bollywood Dance

The global hit of Bollywood Dance, one of the hottest international dance styles, owes its popularity to Indian Hindi movies. Combining modern choreography with modified classical movements, it has evolved into a fun and energetic dance form both aerobic and rich in variety. It is taught with emphasis on basic steps, flexibility, stamina, and ends with a dance that engages the mind and body. This class is for all skill levels and combines footwork, hand and body movement. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing. No partner necessary. $99** (includes $50 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-8:15pm, Jan 28-Mar 4
XE-348 6542 #9784 Oakland Mills High School

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Beginning Guitar ★JUST ADDED!★
Instructor Vic Ganderson's years of experience with HCC will help you discover your hidden talents. Learn to play traditional and contemporary songs using basic strums including flat picking and finger picking techniques as well as complex chords and progressions. Guitar required. $119** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 7pm-9pm, Jan 21-Mar 11
XE-301 6943 #6095 Oakland Mills High School 

Folk Singing in Harmony ★NEW!★
Do you remember Crosby, Stills and Nash? Joni Mitchell? Carole King? Do you love singing along to your favorite recordings, want to learn more tunes and sing with others? Explore your vocal ability and have fun singing in this supportive, all-level course concentrating on folk music. Learn the basics of Solfege (do, re, mi, fa, sol), sing with a group and study the beautiful folk harmonies of the 60s and beyond. Come away with a new appreciation of the music with which you grew up – or wish you had! Instructor Cynthia Marie is a singer, songwriter and composer and brings her training, knowledge and enthusiasm to this course. $69** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-8:30pm, Jan 14-Feb 11
   XE-238 6506 #0397 Oakland Mills High School

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Chorus (Major Ensemble)
Join this vocal ensemble which performs traditional and contemporary choral literature. Also available as a one-credit course (MUSC-131).

Tue 6:30pm-9:20pm, Jan 24-May 15 (No class Mar 31)
   XE-531 6611 #3686 Horowitz Arts Center 140

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Learn to Sing–You Can!
Throughout the ages, song has been used to express ourselves and to connect with one another. We often sing without first establishing the crucial connection between breath, body and voice. Perhaps you have a fear of being unable to sing. Using stretches, physical and vocal exercises and techniques, instructor Izolda Trakhtenberg will teach you to connect the body to the breath, the breath to the voice, the voice to the song and the song to the group. In addition to the classes, students will receive a vocal skills practice CD to help keep the connection with their singing voice long after the course is over. $139** (includes $45 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Jan 13-Mar 3
    XE-109 6599 #9744 Wilde Lake High School

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The Power of Music: Create the Soundtrack of Your Life ★NEW!★
Whether you are a music lover or someone who just likes to “live well,” The Power of Music will inform and inspire you. There is much to learn about the power of music to transform our lives. Science, research and experience demonstrate that music has the power to affect many aspects of who we are: memory, emotion, communication, movement, creativity, cognition and even relationships. Come learn about the “brain-music” connection, why music may give you chills, make you tap your feet, revive a memory. What can be the therapeutic and spiritual powers of music and why is it such a powerful part of the television, film and advertising industries? Most importantly, how can you incorporate more music into your life for all of its many benefits. Through powerful audio-visual, hands-on activities, lectures and discussion groups, create the soundtrack of your life. Instructor: Jeanne Finnegan. $129** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9pm, Feb 10-Mar 17
   XE-234 6503 #0357 Centennial High School

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Kokopelli’s Dance – An Intermediate Class for Students of Native American Flute ★NEW!★
For those students who have enjoyed the Introduction to Native American Flute course, this one-day class is designed to offer a continuation and deepening of study and practice. Taking the skills gained during the Introduction course, students will continue to create original music through connection with nature. Kokopelli, the flute playing character from the Hopi mythology, will be a key inspiration in the class, as will other elements of Native American culture and tradition. Students must bring the Native American Flute in the key of A (from the Intro course), and may bring other flutes as well. Weather permitting, a portion of the class may be held outside. Please wear or bring appropriate clothing for the temperature and a snack, if you like. Prerequisite: Intro to Native American Flute. $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 10am-2pm, Jan 24
   XE-602 6697 #0715 HCC Main Campus

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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.

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