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Community Education Workshops

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.

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Valentine's Day Candle-making

Candles

Saturday, February 18
12-2 pm  

Grab some friends and join us for a beginner-friendly candle-making class. Emma Martin, owner and operator of B&E Candle Co. will share her favorite Valentine's Candle scents, some history behind Valentine's Day in candle-making, and give you hands-on experience pouring your very own candles. We will be pouring two heart-shaped candles and rolling three pink beeswax candles. 

Instructor: Emma Martin

Cost: $35

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Medium Market/Easter Basket

Market Basket

Saturday, March 4
9 am - 4 pm  

Weave this beautiful medium market basket using flat and round reeds. You will learn plain weave, twining, and lashing techniques to form the base, weave up the sides, and cap off the edge of this traditional basket design. Choose from multiple colors to give it personality! All materials are included in the fee.

Instructor: Melodee Caudill

Cost: $53

Max. Enrollment: 15

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St. Patrick's Day Irish Whiskey and Cocktails

Irish Whiskey

Monday, March 6
6-8 pm  

"May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night."  In this class, you will learn the difference between Irish whisky and American style whiskey with a flight of varying brands while discussing the history behind the holiday.  You will also build two St. Patrick's Day inspired cocktails, just in time to celebrate the holiday.

Instructor: Tara Gillum

Cost: $45

Max. Enrollment: 25

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Beginning Comedy

Stage with microphone

Tuesdays, March 14, 21, 28
6-8 pm  

Work with stand-up comedian, Lori Graves, to learn how to construct and perform a three to five-minute comedy set that you will perform at the end of the sessions.

All material you’ve been working on will be performed as a “show” during the last class!

Instructor: Lori Graves

Cost: $45

Max. Enrollment: 20

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Spring Into Candlemaking

candle

Saturday, March 18
12-2 pm  

Grab some friends and join us for a beginner-friendly candle-making class! Emma Martin, owner and operator of B & E Candle Co. and second-generation candle maker, will be sharing some popular candle scents, how to mix your own custom scent, and how to make your very own candles! You will receive hands-on experience pouring your own scented candles with the best ingredients for the perfect candle-burning experience. We will be pouring two soy wax candles with over 30 scents to mix and match!

Instructor: Emma Martin

Cost: $45

Max. Enrollment: 20

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Woven Cross with God's Eye

woven cross

Thursday, March 23
6-9 pm  

Learn to weave the God's eye and have a beautiful cross just in time for your upcoming Easter holiday.

Instructor: Melodee Caudill

Cost: $42

Max. Enrollment: 15

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Memory Shadow Box

Shadow Box craft

Saturday, March 25
11 am - 12:30 pm  

It’s hard to let go of items that spark memories of loved ones and important events, but over time these things can cause clutter or get shoved in a drawer to be forgotten. Shadow boxes offer a way to honor a person or time and showcase memories in an intentional way. In this workshop each person will receive a shadow box and be guided through how to style and showcase their chosen photos and/or items. Crafting tools will be provided to assist you and make your shadow box extra special. Options for items to bring with you: 1-5 photos, notes/letters, ticket stubs, stickers, stamps, travel documents, poems, quotes, small trinkets, jewelry, recipes, notes about the person /people, place, or time, etc.

Instructor: Cassandra Sharp

Cost: $40

Max. Enrollment: 10

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Exploring Hiking in Ross County

Scenic Vista

Sunday, March 26, April 2, April 16, April 30
3 - 5:30 pm  

Go hiking with confidence and experience the outdoor life in Ross County in new ways.  Whether you’re hitting the trails for the first time or you are an experienced hiker you are bound to navigate something new, gain endurance, and meet new friends.  Participants will learn to prepare for a day hike, what essential items to bring while hiking, and where to explore local trails. We will explore a different trail each meeting in our local area.
Class meets March 26, April 2, April 16, April 23, April 30

Instructor: Kim Lafreniere

Cost: $50

Max. Enrollment: 15

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Scaffolding: How To Write a Song in Four Easy and Fun Steps

Guitar and a notepad

Thursday, March 30
7 - 9 pm  

This workshop introduces attendees to the songwriting technique, known as "scaffolding." Attendees will work together as a group to generate topics and a title for a song, then move on to writing lyrics as a group exercise utilizing a familiar melody that everyone knows. Finally, the melody is discarded, and the newly generated lyrics are quickly drafted into a song by instructor Bruce Dalzell, while he also demonstrates how this technique may be done on one's one. The "scaffold" is built using the familiar melody, then discarded once the work is done!

Instructor: Bruce Dalzell

Cost: $25

Max. Enrollment: 30

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Botanical Cocktails and Floral Garnishes

Cocktail in a glass

Monday, April 3
6 -8 pm  

With spring right around the corner, this class will cover the beauty of botanical cocktails. Using fresh florals to create simples, shrubs, and infusions to elevate your spring beverages. We will also discuss trends in the spirit world and how distillers are including botanicals in their products while sampling a few varieties. Along with samples, you will create 2 botanical cocktails, both including beautiful and intricate garnish techniques.

Instructor: Tara Gillum

Cost: $45

Max. Enrollment: 25

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Bunny Wood Panel Painting

Bunny wood panel painting

Tuesday, April 4
6 - 8 pm  

This painting, on a natural stained wood panel, is very simple and cute, a size that is perfect for anywhere in your home. The bunny is full of texture and hints of color. A wonderful piece! The wood surface is repurposed, with bang ups on one corner. This distressed surface just adds to the charm. 

Instructor: Beth Cline

Cost: $45

Max. Enrollment: 30

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Henna 101

Henna on hands

Saturday, April 15
11 am - 2 pm  

Learn about an enduring tradition, timeless art of henna body art and wonderful artistry of beautiful patterns which 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.

Instructor: Alisha Suleiman

Cost: $45

Max. Enrollment: 15

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Harvest/Gathering Basket

Harvest Basket

Saturday, April 22
9 am - 4 pm  

Learn how to weave this colorful, beautiful basket with handles that can hold apples or garden goodies. Choose from multiple colors to make it unique! All materials are included in the fee. Please bring lunch

Instructor: Melodee Caudill

Cost: $57

Max. Enrollment: 15

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Decoupage Flower Pot

Decoupaged flower pot

Saturday, May 6
10 am - 12 pm  

Participants will learn how to decorate a flower pot with the art of decoupage.  A variety of different items will be available to choose from to decoupage and paint pots as desired.   

Instructor: Susan Shea

Cost: $40

Max. Enrollment: 20

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Agave Spirits

Agave beverage

Monday, May 8
6- 8 pm  

This will be the first of its kind. Join Tara Gillum, owner of Steiner's Speakeasy, as we dive into the world of Agave spirits. You will receive an introductory cocktail, I Love You Elote, Cointreau and The Infatuation Magazine's Margarita Nation Top Margarita in the Country, with a discussion on how that margarita came to life. You will also be walked through a tasting of 5 spirits that Tara considers to be excellent examples of this category. We will talk about production, farming, and what to look for on the label of your next bottle of tequila or mezcal.

Instructor: Tara Gillum

Cost: $45

Max. Enrollment: 25

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Country Bouquet Canvas Art

Country Bouquet in Mason Jar

Tuesday, May 9
6 - 9 pm  

Decorate your home for spring with this fun mason jar with flowers canvas painting. Enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by Beth Cline, who will guide you step-by-step!

Instructor: Beth Cline

Cost: $35

Max. Enrollment: 30

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Flag Door Hanger

Flag Door Hanger

Saturday, May 13
9 am - 2 pm  

This beautifully woven door hanger would be a perfect way to show your American pride on Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Fourth of July!

Instructor: Melodee Caudill

Cost: $50

Max. Enrollment: 15

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