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Life & Leisure Courses: For the Joy of Learning

Research shows there are many benefits to lifelong learning. As you learn new information or a skill, you're also meeting new people and exploring new ideas. Topics include:

  • Arts
  • Computers & Technology
  • Do It Yourself
  • Healthy Living
  • Home & Leisure
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Safety & Driver Training

For current course offerings, check out the Continuing Education Life & Leisure catalog or search online!


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Learn about herbal and holistic options, including essential oils, that enhance wellness and balance in our lives.

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Discover your artistic talents with drawing, painting, and other hand and fiber art craft classes.

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Explore the outdoors with classes in gardening, animals, mushrooms, hiking and more .



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Continuing Education Course Supply Lists

Taking a class soon? Want to know what to bring? Check below for the course, location and supply list links to find out.

  • Wire Wrapped Jewelry, August 6 & 8, Ashland
    • Location: Ashland
      Instructor: Flo Reynolds
      Class number: 41058
      • Jewelry needle nosed pliers
      • Round nose pliers
      • Crimping pliers
      • Wire cutters
      • Stones for wrapping
      • A materials fee of $26.50 will be due to the instructor for the following additional supplies:
        • 22-28 Gauge beading wire spool
        • Cord, .5-.8mm round 1 yard
        • Chain, sterling silver, 2.3 mm flat figure 8, 3 feet
        • 4 magnetic clasps
        • Various semiprecious gemstones for finishing necklace
        • Jump rings, crimp sleeves included
  • Painting Birches and Blue Hills, August 8–9, Rice Lake
    • Location: WITC-Rice Lake
      Instructor: Jeff Nelson
      Class number: 40839
      • Pencil and gum eraser
      • Paint
        • Cool tones: Payne’s gray, ultramarine blue, lamp black*, cerulean blue
        • Warm tones: yellow ocher, lemon yellow, burnt sienna, sap green, lamp black*
      • Paint boards equal to the number of paintings (be sure boards are larger than the intended painting)
      • Push pins and or painters tape (not masking tape)
      • 2-3, 1 cup or larger containers for water
      • Palette to carry paint (2-3, 10” plastic plates work well)
      • Paper towels
      • Hair dryer to speed the drying of washes
      • Extra piece(s) of watercolor paper for brush and technique testing
      • Masking fluid and applicator

        *Lamp black will be used as a method of shortening the painting process. If you have a preferred dark please feel free to use that color.
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