Course #512, $25/$36/couple, Comm Ed Rm. 2,
Wednesday, 6–9 PM, 1 evening on March 1 (ages 18+)
Are you interested in organic composting? Have you ever wondered about what happens to the outdoor compost piles during cold winter months? Are you curious to know how to compost even if you don’t have access to a backyard? How about the mystical “Compost Tea” which rejuvenates indoor and outdoor plants? Learn how to create and maintain a healthy compost bin that will be fully operational during winter months and beyond. Your compost bin will be virtually odorless and will be very easy to maintain. You will be able to compost many things such as coffee, tea, some junk mail, egg containers, fruit and vegetable peels, and more. You will take home a 1/2 lb. container of a compost starter kit which contains all the micro and macro organisms that are needed to start a perfectly healthy, organic, functioning compost bin. You will also learn how to harvest compost, and how to make compost tea all year long. Your plants will love you, the trees will love you, and our planet will thank you for taking such a Green initiative.
Intructor: Ray Pourali.
Course #511, $10/$15/couple, Comm Ed Meeting Room,
Wednesday, 7–8 PM, 1 evening on February 8 (ages 18 +)
Thanks to the increasing availability of information online, many people can easily conduct a great deal of their research from the comforts of their own home. In this course, I will present tips and strategies for beginning the process of constructing your family tree. In addition to describing the various records and sources available for finding information, I will help you to understand some basic genealogy terms and tools. We will also discuss the steps that you can take to permanently preserve your family’s records and history. Topics covered include: the U.S. Census, vital records, immigration research, military research and a variety of other basic genealogy sources, ways to organize the information yougather, how to start a tree on Ancestry.com, and how to filter between the well sourced trees and the “Junk” trees on line. It is recommended that students bring a pen, paper, and laptop, however it is not required.
Instructor: Kathleen George.
Course #608, $52, CHS Rm. 234,
Tuesday, 6–7 PM, 7 weeks beginning March 7 (ages 5–12), No class 4/18
Course #609, $52, CHS Rm. 234,
Tuesday, 6–7 PM, 7 weeks beginning May 2 (ages 5–12)
Do you love Drawing? Let’s learn to draw in a fun way!!! In this class we will learn through cool, fun projects. Students will learn about basic shapes, proportions and most important of all how to add fun elements! We will cover 6–7 projects. Happy Drawing :) A $25 material fee payable to the instructor will be collected the first day of class.
Instructor: Gopika Luthra.
Course #502, $52, Comm Ed Rm 16,
Monday, 6–7 PM, 7 weeks beginning February 6 (ages 5–12)
Course #503, $52, Comm Ed Rm 16,
Monday, 6–7 PM, 7 weeks beginning April 10 (ages 5–12)
This course is for kids who love to draw and want to learn this skill. In this class we will start with basics. Students will learnabout basic shapes, proportions, depth (perspective) and shading. Students will cover projects that will give them basic understanding of these concepts to go to the next level. A $25 material fee payable to the instructor will be collected the first day of class.
Instructor: Gopika Luthra.
Course #505, $34, Comm Ed Café,
Monday, 6:30–8:30 PM, 3 weeks beginning March 27 (ages 18 +)
Expand your knowledge of gum paste flowers. You will learn how to make 3 types of exquisite wired gum paste flowers: the popular rose, classic hydrangea, and the new tropical hibiscus. This class will provide you with the ability to make gorgeous, life-like flowers. Prerequisite: Wilton Course 3: Fondant and Gum Paste or equivalent. Please visit our website or contact the Comm Ed office for a supplies list.
Instructor: Mary Naploli.
Course #504, $38, Comm Ed Café,
Monday 6:30–8:30 PM, 4 weeks beginning February 6 (ages 18 +)
Come and join us to learn how to work with fondant and gum paste. This is a wonderful medium to use for cakes and cupcakes that will help you achieve professional looking desserts. You will make bows, calalilies, roses, mums, carnations, daisies, ruffles and various borders. You will also learn how to paint on fondant with edible colors. Certificate upon completion. Prerequisite: Wilton Course 1: Building Buttercream Skills or equivalent cake decorating experience is required to take Course 3. Please visit our website or contact the CommEd for a supplies list.
Instructor: Mary Napoli.
Yes, you too can become a great photographer. The basic tool for all photographers is the camera. It helps if you know how to operate it effectively. The basic function of a camera is to control the light entering it and that hasn’t changed in over 100 years. In class I give you “permission” to play and explore many of the features found on today’s electronic marvels. The course is designed around DSLR cameras, but cameras with full manual control will do. Class includes a field trip to a Lowell photography studio. DSLR camera preferred, which students should bring.
Instructor: John Wren.
Course #610, $140, CHS Rm. 109, FULL
Tue. 6:30-9:15 PM, 10 weeks starting March 21 (ages 18 +)
This class is based on your own individual project. Our first class is held at Jo-Ann Fabrics in Westford, where you will be helped in choosing a pattern, fabric, and the notions you will need. In the following classes you will learn how to measure correctly, read, adjust and cut out a pattern, and, finally, put it all together. Please bring your own sewing machine to class. By using your own machine you will become more familiar with all that your machine can do.
Instructor: Therese Quinn.
Course #506, $53, Comm Ed Meeting Room
Mon. 6:30-9 PM, 4 weeks starting February 6 (ages 18 +)
Course #507, $53, Comm Ed Meeting Room
Mon. 6:30-9 PM, 4 weeks starting March 20 (ages 18 +)
Course #508, $53, Comm Ed Meeting Room
Mon. 6:30-9 PM, 4 Weeks starting May 1 (ages 18 +)
Course #606 $102, CHS Rm. 230,
Tuesdays 6:30–8:30 pm, 10 weeks beginning March 7 (Ages 18+)
Learn the basics of drawing. See how form and shading make your pictures look realistic and three dimensional. Students will be taught an exciting technique, using four basic shapes. From the shapes, at least two finished pictures will be created. Students will be responsible for supplies/materials, which will include turpenoid (clear not yellow), drawing pencils (2B, 4B and 6B), colored pencils (Berol, Prismacolor preferred—do not choose “Verithin”), 11"x14" sketchpad (spiral bound is best, smooth surface) and erasers (kneaded rubber and hard rubber). This class is a great opportunity to explore and express your creative side!
Instructor: Joan Turner
Course #607, $ 102, CHS Rm. 230,
Thu. 6:30-6:30 PM, 10 weeks starting March 9 (ages 18 +)
Leam the basics of drawing. See how form and shading make your pictures look realistic and three dimensional. Students will be taught an exciting technique, using four basic shapes. From the shapes, at least two finished pictures will be created. Students will be responsible for supplies/materials, which will include turpenoid (clear not yellow), drawing pencils (28, 48 and 68), colored pencils (Berol, Prismacolor preferred-do not choose "Verithln"), 11 "x14" sketchpad (spiral bound is best, smooth surface) and erasers (kneaded rubber and hard rubber). This class is a great opportunity to explore and express your creative side!
Instructor: Joan Tumer.
Course #500, $52, Comm Ed Cafe, FULL
Wed. 6:00-7:00 PM, 7 weeks starting February 8, No Class 2/22 (ages 5-12)
Course #501, $52, Comm Ed Cafe,
Wed. 6:00-7:00 PM, 7 weeks starting April 26 (ages 5-12)