We offer a variety of General Interest classes open to the public. We also offer gift cards so you can give a friend or family member the gift of learning. There are 3 ways to register:
Online: Click here to register online
By Phone: Simply call 330-669-7070
In Person: Stop in our Adult Education office at 518 W. Prospect St. in Smithville.
PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES
SKETCHING AND SHIRLEY TEMPLES
Create a beautiful pen and/or pencil sketch just right for the season! No special skills required! Supplies and Shirley Temples (regular and sugar-free non alcoholic) are included in the cost of your class. Make a beautiful piece (or more, depending on your individual use of time/complexity of project) of frame-ready seasonal art to take home with you or give as a gift! 2 hours/1 session
Tuition: $30 Call for dates and times. Themes include Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, and Spring
SKETCHING AND SHIRLEY TEMPLES II
Bring a picture or an object that you would like make into a pen and/or ink sketch! The instructor will work with you to express your individual creativity to recreate your idea! Sketching supplies and Shirley Temples (regular and sugar-free non alcoholic) are included in the cost of your class. 2 hours/1 session
T 5:30-7:30pm 4/4/17 GI227A
T 5:30-7:30pm 4/18/17 GI227B
TH 5:30-7:30pm 5/4/17 GI227C
TH 5:30-7:30pm 5/18/17 GI227D
PAINT AND CHOCOLATE
Yes, YOU can create a beautiful painting just right for the season! EVERYONE can have fun expressing their creativity in this easy, step-by-step class – no special skills required! Supplies are included in the cost of your class. You will make a beautiful piece of seasonal art to take home with you or give as a gift! 2 hours/1 session
Tuition: $35 Call for dates and times. Themes include Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, Spring, and Summer
PAINTING FOR THE FUN OF IT
Learn how to paint with acrylics--landscapes, wildlife, the family pet, or whatever you like. Supplies are required --a list will be mailed upon registration. 15 hours/6 sessions
M 7-9:30pm 1/23/17-3/6/17 GI175B
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES
INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
One of our most popular courses! Learn camera settings and features including picture quality, zoom, macro, ISO, depth of field, etc. Course will also cover editing your photos on the computer. Bring your camera and manual to class. Prerequisites: Personal digital camera and basic knowledge of its operation. 6 hours/3 sessions
Tuition: $60 T 6-8pm (Call for 2017 dates and times)
ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Students will take the technical knowledge learned in Intro class and apply it to different types of photography in a practical way. Prerequisite: Intro to Digital Photography or are familiar with basics of digital photography. 6 hours/3 sessions
T 6-8pm (Call for 2017 dates and times)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES
GERMAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
Learn basic language skills with a focus on functioning in a German-speaking society and German culture. 12 hours/8 sessions
Tuition: $120 Call for dates/times
This course teaches beginning vocabulary and grammar for basic conversations. 12 hours/6 sessions
Tuition: $120 Book: $25 Call for dates/times
A continuation of Spanish A, this class will help you improve your vocabulary and grammar to speak more competently with co-workers, clients, in your travels, or just for fun. Textbook from previous level will be used. 12 hours/6 sessions
Tuition: $120 Call for dates/times
FOOD & COOKING CLASSES
CHOCOLATE APPRECIATION 1001 (CALORIES, THAT IS!)
Enjoy an exotic (but, not too crazy) chocolate tasting with other Master Chocolate Lovers. You will even get a certificate calling you just that – you will have certified (or certifiable!) bragging rights. Come and experience a fun night of chocolate delight and camaraderie! 1 1/2 hours/1 sessions
T 6:30-8:00pm 2/7/17 GI213B
T 6:30-8:00pm 2/21/17 GI213C
TH 6:30-8:00pm 4/6/17 GI213D
WILTON CAKE DECORATING SERIES: Take 1 or take them all!
Book and kit will cost an additional $30 - $40 and can be purchased at craft stores. There are also additional optional supply fees for each course. Each course is 8 hours / 4 sessions.
COURSE 1: BUILDING BUTTERCREAM SKILLS
Learn core buttercream decorating techniques that will give you extraordinary results. Plus, you’ll learn how to make 6 different buttercream icing flowers in addition to lettering and borders.
Tuition: $80 T 6-8pm 1/10/17 - 1/31/17 GI138B
COURSE 2: FLOWERS AND CAKE DESIGN
Learn how to select colors, arrange flowers, and work with royal icing, which is the ideal icing for creating decorations in advance.
Tuition: $80 T 6-8pm 2/7/17 - 2/28/17 GI139B
COURSE 3: FONDANT AND GUM PASTE
Develop your skills working with fondant and gum paste. Learn essential techniques such as covering a cake with fondant, cutting shapes, and even painting on fondant.
Tuition: $80 T 6-8pm 3/7/17 - 3/28/17 GI140B
COURSE 4: ADVANCED GUM PASTE FLOWERS
Take your gum paste flower-making skills to an advanced level. Learn how to use gum paste to make detailed, realistic-looking flowers.
Tuition: $80 T 6-8pm 4/4/17 - 4/25/17 GI141B
NATURE & GARDENING CLASSES
IN THE GARDEN WITH DEBORAH
In partnership with Deborah’s Garden Market. All courses held at Deborah’s Garden Market located at 1494 E. Smithville Western Rd. in Wooster. Each course is 2 hours/1 session.
LIFE’S A BEACH
Design a summer wreath. Decorate it with seashells, sea oats and more. All materials included.
Tuition: $40 M 6-8pm 7/11/16 GI201A
SAVE THE MONARCHS
Join us for an informative talk on creating a natural habitat for Monarchs.
Tuition: $20 M 6-8pm 8/8/16 GI202A
FAIRY GARDEN “FAIR STYLE”
Have fun making your own little Fair-ie Garden. All supplies included.
Tuition: $40 M 6-8pm 9/12/16 GI203A
FABULOUS FALL IN THE GARDEN
Deborah will talk about what shrubs and flowers give you the best late fall color and tips on pruning. This class includes making an arrangement in a pie pumpkin.
Tuition: $30 M 6-8pm 10/10/16 GI204A
POPULAR PUMPKIN CENTERPIECE
This pumpkin will be the center of attention on your Thanksgiving table. Oh, so cute topped with succulents. A DGM favorite.
Tuition: $40 M 6-8pm 11/14/16 GI205A
BOXWOOD AND BERRY WINTER WREATH
Hand tie your own boxwood wreath that will last most of the winter! You will use this technique again and again to create wreaths for all seasons.
Tuition: $30 M 6-8pm 12/12/16 GI206A
HAPPY, HEALTHY HOUSEPLANTS
We all need a little green in our homes. Deborah will discuss what it takes to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. If you have a plant that needs repotted, bring it along.
Tuition: $20 M 6-8pm 1/9/17 GI207A
TERRA COTTA AND GRAPEVINE WREATH
Assorted clay pots filled with trendy succulents will transform an ordinary grapevine wreath into a unique living wreath.
Tuition: $45 M 6-8pm 2/13/17 GI208A
LET’S GET HUMMING
Make your own hummingbird feeder as Deborah shares what flowers to plant to attract these little beauties to your hummingbird haven.
Tuition: $30 M 6-8pm 3/13/17 GI209A
HAPPY EASTER HERB BASKET
Herbs and spring flowers make a delightful fragrant Easter basket/hostess gifts. Deborah will talk about cooking with fresh herbs.
Tuition: $35 M 6-8pm 4/10/17 GI210A
MOTHER’S DAY MEMORIES
Take a break and get your hands dirty! Join in the fun making a beautiful container garden. Learn the tricks of the trade for successful container gardens.
Tuition: $40 M 6-8pm 5/8/17 GI211A
THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS
Let’s go back to our roots and learn a wealth of information on plants native to Ohio
Tuition: $20 M 6-8pm 6/12/17 GI212A
NEEDLE CRAFT CLASSES
CROCHETING 101: Let’s Start at the Beginning!
Have fun learning a new and relaxing skill as you crochet beautiful and functional cotton wash cloths! No worries about dropped stitches or where to pick up your work with these easy-to-follow instructions! Please bring a size G or H crochet hook and two balls of Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn in the color of your choice. Scrap yarn for practicing will be available for your use. 4 hours/2 sessions
T/Th 5:15-7:15pm 10/18/16 - 10/20/16 GI086B
CROCHETING 201: Let’s Make Something More!
Add to your crocheting skills as you learn to make scarves and afghans. Please bring a size G or H crochet hook and two skeins of Red Heart Super Saver yarn in the color of your choice. Scrap yarn for practicing will be available for your use. 4 hours/2 sessions
(Call for 2017 dates and times)
KNITTING 101 & 201
This class is for beginners who want to learn to knit, experienced knitters who want the company of other knitters, and anyone in between. Bring your own pattern, yarn and needles. Beginners bring size US 8 or 9 needles and yarn, and you can knit a scarf, pattern and ideas provided. If you have any questions or need suggestions or ideas, my email address will be available at registration. 8 hours/4 session
W 6-8pm 1/11/17-2/1/17 GI177B
INTRODUCTION TO QUILTING
Class is designed for the beginner. You will learn the basics of quilting with hands-on application. Learn how to: use a rotary cutter with acrylic ruler and matt; comprehend pattern instructions; choose fabrics; and beginning to end construction knowledge. Bring your portable sewing machine.10 hours/5 sessions
Tuition: $99 Supplies: $10
(Call for 2017 dates and times)
CALLIGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS
Learn calligraphy basics with an easy-to-use felt tip calligraphy pen. Supplies are included in the cost of your class. You will make a beautiful framed piece of art to take home with you! 4 hours/2 sessions
(Call for 2017 dates and times)
CALLIGRAPHY FOR PRECIOUS MOMENTS – WEDDINGS, SHOWERS, AND PIZZAZZ FOR SCRAPBOOKING!
Yes, YOU can create beautiful invitations, place cards, and gift tags! Add pizazz to your scrapbooking and a classic element to your artwork. Supplies are included in the cost of your class. You can bring your own special project to obtain guidance during class. 4 hours/2 sessions
T/Th 5:15-7:15pm 5/9/17-5/11/17 GI190A
T/Th 5:15-7:15pm 5/23/17-5/25/17 GI190B
Learn the basics of home dry walling, light plumbing, and light electrical jobs.
Call for dates/times
SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN
This course will introduce you to the core fundamentals needed for self-defense. It will cover various strikes, blocks and kicks, providing you with the skills and self-confidence necessary to protect yourself, regardless of your age, size, or strength. 2 hours/1 session
M 6:30-8:30pm 2/13/17 GI004C • 5/8/17 GI004D