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Community Education Workshop Series

Community Education workshops are open to the general public regardless of educational background. These classes are self-supporting, and the fees collected from Community Education cover all instructional, administrative, and overhead cost of the program.  

All ages are welcome, unless noted.

Community Education workshops do not carry credit applicable toward an Ohio University degree or transferable to other institutions. Classes are scheduled year-round.

Floral arranging? Crocheting? Macramé? Terrariums? Leather Accessories? Do any of these interest you? Are there any types of workshops you would like to see offered at OHIO Chillicothe? Please give us your feedback!

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Refund Policy

Full refunds are given for cancellations made before the registration deadline of each workshop.  Cancellations received after the registration deadline will not receive a refund, as materials have already been purchased and preparations made for the workshop. 

If you are unable to attend, registration can be transferred to another attendee for the same workshop. Send new attendee’s information: name, email, & *date of birth to Ann Holmes

Registrations cannot be transferred to another workshop.

If a workshop is canceled due to low enrollment, registrants will be notified in advance and full refunds will be issued.

*DOB is needed for mixology workshops only.

 

Movie reel

Make Your Own Movie

Instructor: Daniel Griesheimer
Cost: $20/class
Location: Bennett Hall 131

Welcoming all creative minds of any experience level or talent who have an interest in learning what goes on behind the scenes and cameras!   This series has 9 parts that can also be standalone classes.  

More about the instructor: Daniel Griesheimer is a lifelong Chillicothe native and award winning filmmaker best known for his passion to inspire others by fostering a strong collaborative creative community throughout southern Ohio. He is the owner of Ohio Creations LLC, which operates under the same mission to be a perfect start for local artists to network with other artists in the film community. Daniel has spent nearly fifteen years working in the film industry from Ohio to L.A. and has a special talent for film production and networking with Ohio's leading professionals in the industry. Join Daniel as he brings you through the process of constructing an independent film from the drawing board to your film award. 
 

Make Your Own Movie: Recording & Designing Audio That Brings Your Film To Life

Wednesday, April 17
6-8 pm
Register by: April 15

In this class you will learn:
Audio Recording Vs. Audio Design
Different on-set and off-set sound recording techniques
Practical exercises using different microphones
How to create the extra sounds that don’t get picked up by a microphone
What You Get:
Reference guides and resources to help guide you through getting the cleanest audio from start to finish
A digital copy of the soundbites generated by the class you can use to improve mood of your movie
What To Bring:
Your preferred over the ear headphones (optional)
Laptop or notebook to take notes (optional)

Make Your Own Movie: How To Make Your Film Edit Complete The Story

Wednesday, April 24
6-8 pm 
Register by: April 22

In this class you will learn:
-A basic introduction to professional editing software like Davinci & Adobe Premiere
-Introduction to Visual FX that you would need to know as a beginner VFX artist
-How to find alternative editing software that best fits your budget
-Live demonstrations on how to create visual effects and add it to a film clip
What You Get:
-A cheat sheet on operating the basics on various editing software
-A editor’s checklist to make sure you’ve covered everything you need to complete the vision
-A reference guide on where you can find and download various software programs of different budget and skill levels
What To Bring:
-A laptop to take notes or follow along within the software programs (optional)

Make Your Own Movie: How To Make Money As A Filmmaker And Win Awards

Wednesday, May 1
6-8 pm
Register by: April 29

In this class you will learn:
-The best strategies for finding a film festival that works for you
-An in-depth explanation of marketing strategies to get your film noticed
-How to start earning money with your film without needing thousands of dollars upfront
What You Get:
-A checklist of everything you need to start entering your film into festivals and start making revenue from your movies
-Cheat sheets on how to make your movie marketable
-Reference guides on where to find film festivals
What To Bring:
-A laptop or notebook to take notes (optional)

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Pickleball for beginners

Saturday, April 6, 2024
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Saturday, April 27, 2024

11 am - 12:30 pm

Pickleball is a fun and growing sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. It is played with paddles and wiffle balls and requires movements similar to tennis. The first half of class is instructional.  We will cover the basics of gameplay, rules, scoring, skill development, and strategy.  The second half of class will be open play to practice the skills discussed.  
 
Paddles & wiffle balls will be supplied. Wear tennis shoes.

Instructor: Jeanie Dalton
Cost: $45
Location: Cavalier Athletic Center

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herbs

Top 5 Herbs to Have in Your Medicine Cabinet

Monday, April 15
6-8 pm

After covering the most vital herbs to keep in your medicine cabinet, everyone will make a tincture of one herb to take home.

Instructor: Angel Altman
Cost: $25
Location: Bennett Hall 131
Registration Deadline: April 12

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prepped meals

Meal Prep Made Simple

Tuesday, April 16
6-8 pm

Tired of trying to figure out what’s for dinner every night? Want to make healthier meals but unsure where to start? Cassidy Lynn wants to teach how to plan your meals so you get the right amount of nutrients while saving money at the grocery store. All attendees will prepare two fresh and healthy meals to take home: Lemon Chicken with Apple Dijon Salad and Italian Sub Protein Pasta Salad

Instructor: Cassidy Lynn
Cost: $40
Location: Chillicothe High School Cafeteria
 

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Hands holding herbs for tea

How to Make Herbal Tea

Tuesday, April 23
6-8 pm

An easy class on how to select and blend herbs for a tea. We will blend an herbal tea and everyone will make and take home a one-ounce pouch of the tea we create.

Instructor: Angel Altman
Cost: $25
Location: Bennett Hall 131
Registration Deadline: April 19

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Plant stand

Woven Plant Basket/Stand

Saturday, April 27
9 am-4 pm

Bring your plants to life with this beautiful 12" plant stand basket! 

Instructor: Melodee Caudill
Cost: $55
Location: Bennett Hall 131
Registration Deadline: April 26

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Henna

Henna 101

Saturday, May 4
11 am-2 pm

Fun for all ages! Learn about an enduring tradition, the timeless art of henna body art and the wonderful artistry of beautiful patterns that comes with practice and control. This course allows students to get in touch with their creative side, and learn the methods required when using natural henna paste to achieve beautiful, flowing pieces of body artwork.  Each student will receive a custom henna design.

Instructor: Alisha Suleiman
Cost: $45
Location: Bennett Hall 131
Registration Deadline: May 1

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waist beads

Adorned Elegance: The Rich History of Waist Beads 

Saturday, May 11
11 am-3 pm

Embark on a transformative journey of self-expression and empowerment in our Waist bead Workshop! Discover the ancient art of adorning your waist with meaning, as we guide you through the intricate craft of waist bead creation. Unleash your creativity, embrace your unique style, and celebrate the beauty within as you create your own waistbeads. Join us for a workshop that goes beyond the beads to explore the essence of self-discovery!

ALLERGY INFORMATION: Cotton string, polyester-cotton blend string and alloy will be used for the creation of Waistbeads. Participants with known allergies to these materials are encouraged to exercise caution or consult with staff beforehand for alternatives.  We prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants, and while taking every precaution we cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment.  If you have any concerns or allergies, please do not hesitate to inform us to ensure a positive and comfortable experience for all.

Instructor: Alea Green
Cost: $48
Location: Bennett Hall 131
Registration Deadline: May 6

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sugar cane and rum

Sugar Cane Distillates: Rum and Beyond

Monday, May 13
6-8 pm

When we hear the word sugar cane, we often think purely of rum. And while that is a vast part, and even the world of rum is so large, we are going to take a deep dive into the world of sugar cane distillates. We will talk about the history of the spirit, distilling techniques, and where the world of sugar cane is going next. This will have a four-spirit sampling as we walk through the different varieties as a class. Feel free to take notes, ask questions, and be prepared to talk about your experiences with each varietal.  Must be at least 21 years old to register and attend.

Instructor: Tara Gillum
Cost: $45
Location: Bennett Hall 131
Registration Deadline: May 10

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woven wine tote

Woven Two-Bottle Wine Tote

Saturday, May 18
9 am-4 pm

Join Melodee as she teaches us traditional weaving to transform this versatile wood base into a chic woven wine tote, securely cradling two bottles for a stylish and convenient carry. Elevate your wine transport! 

Instructor: Melodee Caudill
Cost: $62
Location: Bennett Hall 131
Registration Deadline: May 17

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a woman wearing an apron stands behind a bar

African American Influences on Distilling

Monday, June 17
6-8 pm

Join us as we celebrate the vast influences of African Americans in Distilling. If you took this class last year, there will be new material covered. In addition to the past, present, and future of the topic, we will also be making two cocktails created by two of Tara's favorite mixologists, using products created by African American Distillers.

Must 21 or older to register and attend.

Instructor: Tara Gillum
Cost: $45
Location: Bennett Hall 131
Registration Deadline: June 12

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tropical cocktails topped with pineapple and cherries

Tropical Cocktails

Monday, July 15
6-8 pm

Let's talk Tropical. This class will go into the history of tropical, or tiki cocktails, just like in the past. We will focus on the new wave of the cocktail genre. A new generation of tropical cocktail enthusiasts is rising. Let's talk about them and re-create some of the new cocktails making waves. 

Must be 21 or older to register and attend.

Instructor: Tara Gillum
Cost: $45
Location: Bennett Hall 131
Registration Deadline: July 10

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