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Summer 2011 non-credit community classes

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The University of Montana Western School of Outreach announces its list of summer 2011 non-credit community classes. To register for a class, call the School of Outreach at (406) 683-7537. UMW NEWS BUREAU The University of Montana Western School of Outreach announces its list of summer 2011 non-credit community classes. To register for a class, call the School of Outreach at (406) 683-7537.

Play Golf!

This instructional course is for all skill levels. Taught by Sleepy Hollow golf course owner Phil Taylor, the class will take place on the range, putting green and on the course. Participants may choose a 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. session or a 6 to 7 p.m. session. All classes will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from May 23 through June 13, 2011. The class fee is $35. Classes are limited to 10 students per session.

Drawing

This four-week drawing class will take place on Tuesdays from May 31 through June 21, 2011. Taught by Kelly Woodring, the class will cover the foundations of drawing. Students will develop individual styles by increasing the basic skills all artists need in their repertoire, including shading, line value, proportion and solid compositions. The class will also concentrate on specific content based upon what students desire to learn. Beginner and intermediate skill levels are welcome. All classes will go from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Montana Western's Main Hall Room 119. Class size will be limited to 15 students. Class fee is $65.

Calligraphy

Learn the ancient art of “beautiful writing” with instructor Ann Franke. Create letters, invitations, greeting cards or unique works of original art. The class will take place on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Montana Western’s Main Hall Room 216. The class will be limited to 15 students. Fee is $15.

Mapping Your Retirement

This unique retirement planning class is designed for people who are between five and 10 years from retirement. While retirement planning often focuses on finances, this hands-on seminar guides each participant through creating an individualized plan that covers lifestyle, health and financial aspects. “Mapping Your Retirement” was developed by Bemidji State University and the Northwest Technical College. The class will take place on Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Montana Western’s Main Hall Room 216. The class fee, which includes a workbook, is $99. Student limit is 20.

Photoshop

Students will enter the world of Photoshop CS4/CS5 by learning foundational knowledge of how Photoshop software can help them to create stunning images. The course will illustrate effective workflows for photo retouching and combining multiple images (collage). This course will introduce students to working with the user interface of Photoshop, layers, adjustment layers, blending modes, layer masks and much more. The class, taught by Cory Creighton, will assist students wishing to operate Photoshop CS2 or later versions but is not designed for Photoshop Elements or Photoshop Lightroom. The class will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 7 to 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Student limit is 20 and class fee is $40.

Storytelling

Scotland-based storyteller Linda Bandelier presents two fun sessions of inspirational storytelling. In this interactive introduction to storytelling, students will learn tips for telling, remembering, imagining and making the most of their natural skills. The class is intended to help students learn skills for telling from oral and written sources and for creating and presenting new stories. “Storytelling” will help students in a broad range of communication skills, whether passing on family traditions and history, livening up educational classes, or enhancing memory, listening and speaking skills. The class takes place on Wednesdays, July 6 and 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Montana Western’s Main Hall Room 216. Class fee is $20 and student limit is 25.

Kids Gargoyle Theatre Camp

Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of drama and acting in this creative class. Students will learn the craft of play production with Montana Western Professor Larry Brazill and present a play to a live audience at the end of the week. The class will take place from Monday through Friday, July 11 through 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Montana Western campus. The class fee is $100 and student limit is 30. The class is open to students in third through 12th grades. No experience is necessary. Materials are included but students should bring a sack lunch.

Boiler Operators’ Workshop

Students will gain fundamental knowledge of low or high pressure steam systems in this week-long workshop as they prepare for the Montana State Boiler’s License exam. At the conclusion of the course students will also receive a certificate of completion. Instruction will be provided by Bill Fisher, Montana Department of State Lands Maintenance Supervisor. Fisher is also a third class boiler engineer and a certified water operator. The class will take place from Monday through Friday, July 18 through 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Montana Western’s Main Hall Room 216. Class fee is $185 and student limit is 30. Students are encouraged to make program and room reservations by July 6, 2011. Call the Montana Western School of Outreach at (406) 683-7537.
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