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Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center Discover how Continuing Education can help you reach your personal and professional goals. Preview our Winter 2013 programs! Attend free class samplers and information sessions. Find details online.

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D i g i ta l P h o t o g r a p h y CP C e r t i f i c at e The Digital Photography Certificate Program provides a structured photographic curriculum. In order to earn this certificate, three core classes and six electives (minimum of 72 hours) must be completed. Students who wish to gain practical, hands-on knowledge in the field will be able to develop new skills and build on existing skills in a relatively short time. Our program allows students, whether hobbyists, dedicated amatuers or aspiring professionals, to focus on the right techniques for their own personal success. A certificate may be General or awarded with a specialty in Portrait/Wedding, Digital Imaging, or Fine Art.

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FREE information session will tell you everything you need to know about pursuing a certificate in Digital Photography. You will learn more about each of the classes in the curriculum and how to apply for the certificate once you have completed your coursework. Recommended as your first step in pursuing a certificate, but may be completed at any point in the curriculum.

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All Photography Courses are eligible for the general certificate. (Online classes are not applicable.) Contact Kenny Gray at 706.507.8366 for information on specialty certificates.

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Jan 23-Feb 13 W 7-9pm (Class will also meet Sat, Feb 9, 9am-4pm) RAPC $199 Jan 24-Feb 21 Th 7-9pm (Class will also meet Sat, Feb 2, 9am-4pm) RAPC $199

Photography Fundamentals II Instructor: Gary Poole or Richard Dennard This class expands upon topics taught in Photography Fundamentals I and introduces new topics, including white balance techniques, shooting and processing RAW files, intro to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and much more. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Class will break one hour for lunch on Saturday.

Mar 14-Apr 6 Th 7-9pm (Class will also meet Sat, Apr 6, 9am-4pm) RAPC $199

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Jan 15-Feb 5 Tu 7-9pm (Class will also meet Sat, Jan 26, 9am-4pm) RAPC $199

Mar 6-27 W 7-9pm (Class will also meet Sat, Mar 23, 9am-4pm) RAPC $199

Photography Fundamentals I Photography Fundamentals II Adobe Photoshop CS5 Fundamentals or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Fundamentals

“The teaching method for Photography Fundamentals I and knowledge of the instructor was outstanding. The classroom work prepared us for our all-day shoot and it was great to apply what we learned. Awesome course!” ~ Worthington Gibbs

Instructor: Patrick Albright or Kenny Gray Photography has its own language and understanding terms like F-Stop, focal length, depth of field, shutter speed and ISO is essential for all serious photographers. This class will give you more creative control over your camera and drastically improve the quality of your photography. Bring your DSLR camera and manual to the first class. Class will break one hour for lunch on Saturday.

Feb 12-Mar 5 Tu 7-9pm (Class will also meet Sat, Feb 23, 9am-4pm) RAPC $199

Th 6:30-7:30pm EBTC FREE

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Adobe Photoshop CS5: Fundamentals

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Intermediate Instructor: Bill Adams This class expands on the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop CS5, with more advanced selection, masking, retouching and layering techniques. Also learn to use Adobe Camera Raw, the type tool, history panel, history brush and much more, while working on your own image files. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Fundamentals. Feb 27-Apr 3 W 6-9pm

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Creative Lab Instructor: Kenny Gray Bring your own images and ideas to our digital imaging lab. This is an opportunity to practice the skills learned in our Photoshop classes. Although you will learn new advanced techniques, the emphasis in this class is as much “why” and “when” as “how.” Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop CS5: Fundamentals and Adobe Photoshop CS5: Intermediate. (No class 2/4) Jan 28-Feb 25 M

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Instructor: Shawn Fowler Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an essential workflow companion to Adobe Photoshop for serious, prolific digital photographers. Now you can quickly import, process, manage and showcase your images like never before, leaving you more time to shoot (or play in Photoshop!). Feb 12-Mar 5 Tu 6-9pm

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Fundamentals

Instructor: Bill Adams Learn about workspace preferences and setup, the bridge, image size, cropping, layers, selections, image adjustments, basic retouching and much more. Students should know how to navigate files and folders on a computer. Recommended prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Jan 16-Feb 20 W 6-9pm

EBTC $299

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Intermediate Instructor: Shawn Fowler This class expands on the fundamentals and teaches new techniques as you work on editing your own photographs. Learn RAW file editing techniques, portrait enhancements, exporting to Facebook and Flickr and techniques for showcasing your work in slideshows, print layouts and HTML or Flash web galleries. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Fundamentals. Mar 12-Apr 2 Tu 6-9pm

EBTC $199

Studio Photography II Instructor: Joe Dallas This class picks up where Studio I ends. Learn more complex lighting and posing techniques, using the studio in the Rankin Arts Photography Center and the instructor’s professional studio around the corner. Prerequisite: Studio Photography I, private lessons or instructor approval. (No class 2/22) Jan 15-Feb 12 Tu 6:30-9pm

RAPC $135

Instructor: John Helms Our instructor has traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico and other countries on assignment during the last couple of years, and his gear has traveled with him. If you find yourself asking, “What camera, lenses or accessories do I need?” you need this fun, informative class taught by one of our most popular instructors. Th 6-9pm

Share what you love about Columbus State University, Continuing Education in our Bringing CE to Life! Photo Contest. Perhaps you are passionate about painting, serious about sewing or a photography fanatic. Maybe it’s an amazing instructor that you connected with on a personal level. Submit your snapshots to show how you are “Bringing CE to Life” and your winning photo may be featured in an upcoming catalog!

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Turning Pro: The Real Business of Photography Instructor: Joe Dallas Photographers who want to turn their passion into profit usually have lots of questions: What are the legal and financial issues involved? Is my photography good enough to sell? If so, how do I price my work? What are the most effective methods for marketing my work? I hear the word “branding” used a lot–what does it mean, exactly? Our instructor has the answers, gleaned from decades of success as a professional. He is currently the co-owner of one of Columbus’ most successful studios. Feb 19-Mar 12 Tu 7-9pm

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Posing the Portrait Instructor: Richard Dennard Often the success of a portrait depends on the pose the photographer suggests for his or her subjects. Join a Master Photographer for this fun, informative class featuring demo posing sessions with children, adults, couples, families and a bride. Recommended prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Jan 17-24 Th 6:30-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $159

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The Art of Photography: Exploring Light Instructor: Donald Tipton Understanding light is one of the photographer’s most passionate pursuits. In this 8-week class students will pursue a deeper understanding of light and discover a new visual vocabulary. The class, intended for intermediate and advanced photographers, will analyze the use of light by great master photographers and come to terms with the subtleties and control of light. Each class will include lecture, discussion and media presentation. Recommended prerequisites: Photography Fundamentals I and II. Feb 20-Apr 10 W 7-9pm

RAPC $199

The Art of Photography: Exploring Your Subject Instructor: Joyce Hethcox Creative photographers who wish to exhibit their work in galleries must learn to create cohesive bodies of work. This class, led by an accomplished fine art photographer, will walk |

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you through an 8-week search to find your own unique expression through photography. Intermediate/advanced photographers will learn to assemble a small group of images that revolve around a particular subject, theme or concept. Recommended prerequisites: Photography Fundamentals I and II. Feb 21-Apr 11 Th 7-9pm

RAPC $199

Creative Compositions: Classroom and Hands-On Instructor: Richard Dennard Even after you are comfortable with your equipment and shooting techniques, you still need the experience necessary to recognize and create good photos. In the first class session, our Master Photographer will illustrate various strategies for good composition with plenty of example shots, and then discuss reasons to break the rules. After a week of implementing what you learn, return to the classroom to (anonymously) share your photos with the class for a critique. Finally, spend a Saturday in the field shooting under the guidance of your instructor. Recommended prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Feb 25-Mar 4 M 7-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $149

Macro Photography: The Close-Up Instructor: Fred Prieto This fun Saturday class features a live macro shoot by the instructor, reviewed later in the classroom, demonstrating different applications for macro and micro photography. You will learn to choose the best equipment and accessories, and get hands-on experience. Class will break one hour for lunch, with the instructor or on your own. Recommended prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Mar 16

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Instructor: John Helms Digital flash photography can be frustrating even for experienced photographers. Learn strategies for getting more consistent exposures and techniques for using your on and off-camera flash as a main, fill and bounce light source. There will be a one hour break for lunch during the Saturday class. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Apr 4-6 Th 6-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $135

Shooting HDSLR Video Instructor: Patrick Albright Get the most out of your camera. If you own a DSLR capable of capturing HD video, you can capture motion instead of moments. Explore techniques for shooting video, stabilizing the shot and lighting/white balance. We will discuss shutter speed and frame rates and its affect on video, recording sound effectively, accessories for your camera and more. Video editing is not covered in this course. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Feb 28-Mar 2 Th 6-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $135

Private Photography Lessons Private lessons are a great way for individuals to learn techniques beyond the courses that are offered through the Rankin Photography Arts Center. We custom-design private lessons in a variety of topics to meet your individual needs. Contact Becky Overby at 706.507.8071 to schedule days and times.

Digital Arts Certificate

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The Digital Arts Online Training Program will help you develop technical skills and creative artistry in digital photography, imaging and illustration. This program covers Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and more. Online Courses: Certification

$5,595

Before you invest in a home studio, consider taking advantage of the prestige and history of the uptown Rankin Arts Photography Center. Your clients will love meeting you in the beautiful Rankin lobby and being escorted to the 2nd floor studio! The 350 square-foot space features 11foot ceilings and a closet filled with accessories, props and clothing to enhance your shoot. The RAPC studio is fully equipped with white lighting studio flash units and accessories (soft boxes, barn doors, booms, stands, etc.), a Quantum Radio Slave Receiver and Transmitter, a flash meter and a variety of backdrops available for your use. Reservations required. Contact Kenny Gray at 706.507.8366. $30/hour with reservation.

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Watercolor Crash Course! Instructor: Brenda Stevens This one-day workshop is for beginners and no drawing or painting skills are required. You will get right to work mixing colors and learning a few of the basic painting techniques on an original drawing created just for this class. Your instructor will lead you step-by-step through the painting process so that you can experience the exciting medium of watercolor in a recreational way that encourages further study. Enjoy the satisfaction of creating a small painting to take home in just four hours. Materials provided. Subject will be Sunflower. Jan 19

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Drawing Crash Course! Instructor: Brenda Stevens Artists do not possess magical powers; they develop a range of skills and then practice those skills until they become second nature. However, an artist does have a special way of seeing. They see light against dark, repeated patterns, shared edges of positive and negative shapes—the relationships of one thing to another. This four hour workshop, for beginners, promises to sharpen your powers of observation while improving your eye-to-hand coordination. You will explore stroke, shape, shading and viewpoint, and learn what it means to construct a drawing. Relax, it’s only paper. Materials provided. Apr 6

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Visual Arts C e r t i f i c at e

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In order to earn a Visual Arts Certificate in Drawing, one must complete four core classes and at least two drawing electives (min. 76 contact hours). To earn a Visual Arts Certificate in Watercolor, one must complete five core classes and at least one watercolor elective (min. 79 contact hours). Upon completion of the Visual Arts Certificate in your choice of media, one should have learned the necessary skills for a solid foundation in art, enabling you to create original works from start to finish.

FREE Information Session–This FREE information session will tell you everything you need to know about pursuing the Visual Arts Certificate. You will get an overview of each of the classes in the curriculum and how to apply for the certificate once you have completed your coursework. Recommended as your first step in pursuing a certificate, but may be completed at any point in the curriculum. Jan 10

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Core Drawing Classes Drawing Fundamentals Intermediate Drawing Composition in Pencil Perspective in Pencil

Drawing Electives Life Drawing Drawing Portraits Drawing Media Exploration Media Spotlight (various) Drawing Crash Course!

Core Watercolor Classes Drawing Fundamentals Intermediate Drawing Beginning Watercolor Intermediate Watercolor Level 1: Techniques Intermediate Watercolor Level 2: Landscapes Composition for the Painter

Watercolor Electives Portraits in Watercolor Autumn Leaves in Watercolor Paint Your House in Watercolor Watercolor Crash Course! Mother Nature in Watercolor

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Perspective in Pencil Instructor: Joe Belt Developed during the Renaissance, perspective was as groundbreaking back then as the Internet is today. Learn how to create the illusion of depth, volume, and three-dimensional space in your drawing using one point and two point perspective, overlapping forms, diminishing sizes, and other techniques. Materials required. Prerequisites: Drawing Fundamentals and Intermediate Drawing or instructor approval. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies. php for supply lists. Mar 13-Apr 3 W 6-9pm

EBTC $125

Beginning Watercolor

Drawing Fundamentals Instructor: Brenda Stevens Learning to see in terms of line, shape and value is the essential skill required to translate our three-dimensional world to any twodimensional surface. Regardless of the medium you ultimately wish to explore, drawing well will provide the foundation. Learn how to see spatial relationships, and the effective use of light and shadow on a subject. Materials provided. (No class 3/16 & 3/23) Jan 15-Feb 5 Tu 6-9pm

EBTC $125

Mar 12-30 Tu 6-9pm, Sat 12-3pm EBTC $125

Intermediate Drawing Instructor: Joe Belt Examine composition in greater depth and use landscapes as your inspiration to play with perspective, movement, and vanishing points. Transform your figure drawings and learn to capture the essence of humanity in each stroke of your pencil. Anyone can learn how to draw, and anyone who can draw can learn how to draw better with this intense course of study. Prerequisite: Drawing Fundamentals or instructor approval. Materials required. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply lists. Feb 6-Mar 6 W 6-9pm

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Intermediate Watercolor Level 1: Technique Instructor: Brenda Stevens A few techniques will take you a long way in watercolor. Watercolorists routinely use wet-in-wet and dry brushing techniques to paint a wide variety of subjects. These easy techniques include mingling, spattering and glazing. Beginning Watercolor introduced you to the color wheel and how to mix primary colors. In Drawing Fundamentals you explored techniques for creating three dimensional illusions. In this class you will sketch and paint a still life, practicing the skills you’ve learned while building new ones. Prerequisites: Drawing Fundamentals, Beginning Watercolor. Materials required. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply lists. Feb 12-Mar 5 Tu 6-9pm

Instructor: Brenda Stevens Learn to paint mountain ranges, skies, forests, lakes and rural architecture. Create soft backgrounds, convincing reflections and realistic weather. You will begin to use the basic principles of good design by understanding compositional considerations such as selecting a view point, emphasizing the focal point, and setting the mood with color. Prerequisites: Drawing Fundamentals, Beginning Watercolor, Intermediate Watercolor or instructor approval. Materials required. Visit continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply lists. Feb 21-Mar 21 Th 6-9pm

Instructor: Brenda Stevens Make a color wheel and learn how to mix an infinite palette of colors from the three primary colors of red, yellow and blue. Use black paint to make Ansel Adams’s ten point value scale and begin to understand the sculpting effect of light and shadow. Learn simple techniques for creating the soft edges of clouds and foliage, and the hard, dry edges of buildings, tall grasses and hairy animals. Materials provided. 6-8pm

Intermediate Watercolor Level 2: Landscapes

EBTC $159

Mother Nature in Watercolor Instructor: Brenda Stevens Advanced beginners who know how to mix colors and want to learn simple techniques for painting seascapes, trees, sunsets, stormy and clear skies, puffy white clouds, watery reflections and other natural elements will benefit greatly from this class. You can expect plenty of individual attention and helpful demonstrations to teach you exactly what to do. These techniques will be incorporated into your paintings for years to come. Prerequisites: Drawing Fundamentals and Beginning Watercolor. Materials provided. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies. php for supply lists. Feb 23

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Find Your Artistic Passion “Brenda Stevens is a fantastic instructor! She is passionate about art and watercolor, and that carries over into her teaching. Brenda is very encouraging. She is always organized and prepared, and she makes class fun.” ~ Gail King

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Visual & Performing Arts | Paint Your House in Watercolor Instructor: Brenda Stevens Increase the level of your artistic skills by focusing on the home as your subject— your house, an ancestral home or any architectural structure having emotional significance to you. Bring with you to class at least three color photographs of each subject you are considering, taken from different viewpoints. The instructor will help you choose the subject and the best viewpoint of that subject. You will sketch and paint the house with guidance from your instructor, all the while learning about composition, thumbnails, color decisions and value patterns. Prerequisites: Drawing Fundamentals, Intermediate Drawing, Beginning & Intermediate Watercolor. Materials required. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply list. Mar 16-17 Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30pm EBTC $99

Media Spotlight: Pen & Ink Instructor: Joe Belt Whether it be a single bold line or an accumulation of small lines creating different values, pen and ink drawing has been around for centuries. Highly technique-oriented, small changes in your approach to drawing can yield fantastic results in your artwork. Boost your drawing skills with this spotlight course. Prerequisite: Drawing Fundamentals or instructor approval. Materials required. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Apr 10-May 1 W 6-9pm

EBTC $125

Jan 10-Feb 7

Th 7:30-8:30pm EBTC $125/couple

Feb 28-Mar 28 Th 7:30-8:30pm EBTC $125/couple

Ballroom, Beyond the Basics Instructor: Lee Briggs The intermediate level will offer dancers the needed variety and versatility to enjoy social dancing at its best. With over 30 years of experience and thousands of satisfied students, your instructor will present the elements of leading and following in a comfortable and natural way. Take your dancing skills to the next level through continued study of ballroom dance. Couples only. Registration fee covers both participants. Be sure to enter your partner’s name during registration. Prerequisite: Ballroom 101 or instructor approval. Jan 15-Feb 12 Tu 7:30-8:30pm EBTC $125/couple Feb 26-Mar 26 Tu 7:30-8:30pm EBTC $125/couple

Latin Dancing with Pedro Instructor: Pedro Rodriguez Soak up the passion, spirit and rhythm of Latin dancing in this introductory class. Move your body to lively Latin rhythms as you learn how to Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata and Cha Cha. You’ll learn a new dance every week and add grace, confidence and cultural enrichment to your life. Discount for couples! Register together and pay only $125 per couple. Jan 28-Feb 25 M 6:30-7:30pm EBTC

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Mar 11-Apr 8 M 6:30-7:30pm EBTC

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Adult Tap Instructor: CSU Dance Conservatory Staff Looking for an opportunity to brush up on your old tap dance steps? Learn from a fun, knowledgeable and encouraging tap dance teacher. Easily perfect and understand your rhythms in an entertaining and friendly atmosphere. Learn simple and effective new tricks and flash steps, and experience how to dramatically improve your coordination. These Adult Tap dance classes are so addictive, you’ll be hooked. (No class 4/4) Mar 14-Apr 25 Th 6:30-7:15pm

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“I liked how comfortable the instructors made the Swing Dance class. They really cared about whether or not the students mastered the material. They were extremely patient and gave lots of individual attention. They really know how to teach swing!

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Ballroom 101 Instructor: Lee Briggs Learning some basic, fundamental moves can have you dancing the night away in just a few hours. Many of the dances are interrelated, and with only slight adaptations you will learn how to take steps you have learned in one dance and apply them to other, new dances. We will cover the Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Swing, Cha Cha and even a little East Coast Swing. Whether it is a military ball, a vacation cruise, a wedding or a class reunion, you will be dancing and having

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the time of your life. Couples only. Registration fee covers both participants. Be sure to enter your partner’s name during registration. Note: 1/31 and 2/7 classes will be 7:30 -9 pm.

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Instructor: Kenny Livingston Lose yourself in the exciting sounds of big band while you laugh, try something new and enjoy yourself while meeting new people. You will learn how to dance with just about any partner! This free-spirited, relaxed style of dance is great exercise and a fun way to make new friends. Discount for couples! Register together and pay only $125 per couple. Jan 22-Feb 19 Tu 6-7pm

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Sewing Certificate

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In order to earn a Sewing Certificate, eight sewing core classes and four electives (minimum of 115 hours) are required. Upon completion of the certificate, one should have the necessary sewing skills to enter a design school. Keep up with all your sewing news at instructor Sue Simoncini’s sewing blog (sewingwithsue. blogspot.com), where you can find class descriptions, supply lists, current projects and a warm community of support.

FREE Information Session–This FREE information session will tell you everything you need to know about pursuing the Sewing Certificate. You will learn more about each of the classes in the curriculum and how to apply for the certificate once you have completed your coursework. Recommended as your first step in pursuing a certificate, but may be completed at any point in the curriculum. Jan 10

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Ready, Set, Sew Instructor: Sue Simoncini There is just sew much you can create by learning to sew! For those with little to no experience with a needle, discover the fundamentals of sewing: how to operate your sewing machine, stock and organize your work space, and select the right fabrics, patterns and techniques for beginning construction. Complete two beautiful projects on your own using valuable tips and tricks. Saturday class will break one hour for lunch. Jan 15-29

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Feb 9-16 Sat 10am-5pm EBTC $125 EBTC $125 Feb 27-Mar 13 W 9am-1pm Mar 19-Apr 9 Tu 6:30-9:30pm EBTC $125

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Sew Much More Instructor: Sue Simoncini Build on the foundation set in Ready, Set, Sew and discover the many things your sewing machine can do for you. Develop your skills in pattern-altering, layout and terminology, and more advanced techniques such as darts, zippers, facings, seam finishes and hems to create your own beautiful handmade garment. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies. php for supply list. Feb 5-19 Tu 9am-1pm EBTC $125 Feb 14-Mar 7 Th 6:30-9:30pm EBTC $125

Core Classes Ready, Set, Sew Sew Much More Sewing Like a Pro (Must complete two sessions) Sewing Like a Pro Plus Alterations & Patterns Knit Niche Fashion Design

Electives All sewing courses are eligible as electives for this certificate program.

Mar 20-Apr 3 W 9am-1pm

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Sewing Like A Pro Instructor: Sue Simoncini For skilled sewers who want expert guidance while trying new projects, choose your own level and pace while developing a more individualized approach to design. Express yourself creatively and become more efficient in advanced sewing skills and techniques. This course is for the intermediate to advanced sewer or one who has completed Ready, Set, Sew and Sew Much More. Visit continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Feb 26-Mar 12 Tu 9am-1pm EBTC $125 Mar 21-Apr 11 Th 6:30-9:30pm EBTC $125

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Serging Away Instructor: Sue Simoncini Sergers can be intimidating. Tame the beast by learning simple techniques of threading and other ways to get the most out of this common sewing tool. Bring your serger and manual to class and get ready to make your projects look like they came straight from the designer’s racks. Materials required. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply list. Feb 5

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Home Décor: Window Treatments Instructor: Sue Simoncini Making your home look like a designer’s showroom is easier than you think. You can create elegant Roman shades or valences for your windows with ease. Select and measure the perfect fabric, construct, then mount your personalized window treatments. It’s a simple way to dress up any room. Basic sewing skills required. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply list. Feb 7-14

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Knit Niche Instructor: Sue Simoncini Expand your skill and versatility as a sewer by learning to create beautiful knit garments. It’s actually quite easy once you know the tricks and techniques! You can make attractive and unique knit tops, dresses, swimwear and much more after completing this class. Prerequisites: Ready, Set, Sew and Sew Much More. Visit continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Feb 13-20

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Instructor: Sue Simoncini Every stunning garment starts in the same place: the drawing board. Take your personal fashion concept from paper to the runway with your instructor as your very own design consultant. From idea sketches and fabric swatches to changing a pre-existing pattern to suit your needs, go through the fashion design process and marvel at what you can create, start to finish. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply list.

Instructor: Joyce Hethcox If you’ve never even touched a knitting needle before, this is the class for you. We will learn the absolute basics: casting on, the knit stitch, purl stitch, a simple decrease, binding off and weaving in the ends. By the end of the course you will understand how to read a simple pattern and have a saucy little neck stole that you can show off to all of your friends! Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list.

Feb 19-Mar 12 Tu 6-10pm

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The Perfect Purse

Knitting II

Instructor: Sue Simoncini Tired of the hassle of cleaning out your handbag every time you want to coordinate with your outfit? Sew your own perfect purse that showcases three coordinating fabrics. Features of the purse you’ll love to pieces include a zippered storage pocket and closure, two wrap-around side pockets and a monogrammed front panel. Tuition includes the cost of the purse pattern, which you can keep and use for future projects. Basic sewing skills required. Visit continuinged.columbusstate. edu/supplies.php for supply list.

Instructor: Joyce Hethcox For those who have the basics down and are ready for something more adventurous, this course will introduce you to knitting in the round using circular needles to create a simple hat. We will learn to join work in the round, create color stripes, decrease and create a simple embellishment like a tassel. Visit continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list.

Feb 28-Mar 14 Th 10am-1pm EBTC

Instructor: Joyce Hethcox This class is intended for the complete novice. We will cover the basics of crochet: making a chain, doing single, double and shell crochet stitches, finishing off, and weaving in the ends. By the end of the course, you will have completed a cute skinny scarf. Visit continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list.

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Sewing Expo Field Trip Instructor: Sue Simoncini Looking to reenergize your sewing passions? Let CSU take care of the driving so you can relax and spend all day at the Atlanta Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. Indulge in your sewing and quilting passions while sampling the newest techniques, gadgets, patterns, and classes. Expect to see lots of vendors, free demos and fashion shows. Course fee includes bus transportation to and from the Sewing Expo, admission to Expo, a commemorative pin and shopping bag, and one free ticket to an Expo class. You can purchase meals on site or at neighboring restaurants, or pack your own. For more info about the Sewing Expo visit their website: http://www.sewingexpo.com. Meet in Turner Center parking lot. Bus is scheduled to depart at 6am. Mar 9

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Crochet I

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Personal Trainer Certificate Information Session Get a comprehensive introduction to one of the hottest job fields without even leaving your home. Fortune magazine and ABC news report the fitness and personal training industry as thriving, with the national average pay at $34 an hour. Meet a veteran instructor in this online teleconference hosted via WebEx, who will paint a clearer picture of what to expect in the course and what great rewards await you as a personal trainer. You will be able to participate and ask questions in a live chat with the instructor. WebEx log-in information will be emailed to you prior to the webinar. Feb 9

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“I really enjoyed taking the Personal Trainer Certification course at Columbus State University. Most classes for Personal Trainers only last one weekend, but I learned so much more in the 6-week course at CSU than I could have ever learned in one. Our teacher was knowledgeable in the area of fitness and very approachable, which made it easier to engage in the class. Thank you Continuing Education for your caring staff and for my certification!” ~ Desiree Strickland

Personal Trainer Certification In partnership with W.I.T.S. Get paid to pump iron! Put your passion for fitness to work and become a certified personal trainer. This extended-length, comprehensive course includes topics such as biomechanics and physiology while utilizing a show-tell-do approach to the practical training at a local gym facility. The national certification will be issued after the successful completion of the written & practical skills exams, proof of CPR/AED certification and a 30 hour internship. Textbook required. Class will break one hour for lunch. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ book_lists.php for book lists. (No class 3/30) Feb 23-Apr 6 Sat 9am-4pm

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The CSU Dance Conservatory welcomes all dancers ages two through adult at any time during the year. Available classes include: Move-a-little. Move-a-lot, Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Ballet Levels 1-6, Advanced Jazz/Lyrical, Modern, Adult Ballet and Adult Tap. See schedule details and tuition at www.ColumbusState.edu/Ballet or call 706.507.8367. Classes are held at the Rankin Arts Center located at 1004 Broadway in Uptown Columbus.

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Zumba Instructor: Kristi Faison Zumba is a dynamic fitness routine that fuses hot Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow dance moves in a high-energy session that will blow you away. You’ll have so much fun, you’ll hardly believe it’s exercise. Ditch the workout and join the party! SAVE: Take two sections of Zumba for just $99. Jan 16-Feb 20 W 6-7pm

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$59

Mar 6-Apr 10 W 6-7pm

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$59

Zumba Toning Instructor: Laura Coleman Now you can dance your way to fit in a whole new way. Zumba Toning incorporates light weights into your Latin-infused workout, sculpting your body with targeted exercises that tighten and tone the arms, abs, glutes and thighs. Adding strength training to your workout routine will increase your calorie-burning potential not only during class, but afterward too. Fire up your

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$59

Mar 7-Apr 11 Th 6-7pm

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$59

Zumba Gold Instructor: Laura Coleman Love the vibe of Zumba, but can’t quite keep up the intensity? Zumba Gold is designed to meet the specific anatomical, physiological and psychological needs of active older adults or unconditioned beginners. This class can also accomodate those with physical limitations. You can even join the party in a chair! SAVE: Take two sections of Zumba Gold for just $99. Jan 28-Mar 4 M 7:30-8:30pm EBTC

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TurboKick Instructor: Candice Person TurboKick® mixes kickboxing and simple dance moves with high-energy music that makes you want to move it! The unique movement patterns, combinations and techniques work together to give you the ultimate full-body cardiovascular workout that will melt fat and reshape your body. Each class consists of a warm-up, higher paced intervals with easy to follow combinations, kickboxing specific strength/endurance training and a mind/body cool-down designed to maximize your efforts. Be sure to bring a bottle of water and a towel to class. SAVE: Take two sections of TurboKick for just $99. Jan 16-Feb 20 W 7:30-8:30pm EBTC

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Mar 6-Apr 10 W 7:30-8:30pm EBTC

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First Aid Certification Instructor: Carmen Evans Expand your skill set and earn First Aid certification as well as CPR/AED certification. This additional time in the classroom will enable you to administer basic, life-saving techniques in the case of injury or medical emergency. This American Heart Association (AHA) course meets all requirements for healthcare providers, childcare specialists, educators, personal trainers and those working in service related fields.

Fit Yoga Instructor: April Laxton Don’t think you can do yoga? Yes, you can! Yoga is an excellent form of exercise that improves strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. You will practice various poses to learn correct alignment, appropriate modifications, benefits of poses and will learn how to link poses together to create flow. This class is geared for all levels of fitness. Be ready to learn, grow, move and laugh! Don’t forget to bring your mat. SAVE: Take two sections of Fit Yoga for just $179.

lengthen and strengthen your muscles to help you achieve a leaner, more graceful body. SAVE: Take two sections of Barre Toning for just $99. Feb 12-Mar 19 Tu 7:30-8:30pm EBTC $59 Feb 16-Mar 23 Sat 10-11am Mar 30-May 4 Sat 10-11am

Instructor: Aylin Harris Pilates is known for its low-impact movements, lengthening of muscles, and stress-busting breathing techniques. Develop your core abdominal strength, decrease lower back pain, and improve overall flexibility while using your own body weight as resistance. You will tone, tighten, and define muscles you didn’t know you had. Don’t forget to bring your mat. SAVE: Take both sections of Pilates Essentials for just $139. EBTC $79 EBTC $79

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Barre Toning Instructor: Janie Sutcliffe Ever wondered how ballerinas build such strong, lean muscles? Target your seat, legs and core in a smooth, seamless workout inspired by ballet’s barre training. This low-impact, highly effective workout for people of all ages is designed to

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Take Basic Life Support Certification (CPR & AED) and First Aid Certification for just $79.

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Jan 29-Feb 21 Tu/Th 6-7pm

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Mar 26-Apr 30 Tu 7:30-8:30pm EBTC $59

Instructor: Carmen Evans Be prepared in case the unthinkable happens to yourself, a loved one or even a stranger. This basic life-saving course will teach you to correctly perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) on adults, children and infants. After demonstrating proficiency in the skills learned in class, you will leave this course as an everyday hero, certified by the American Heart Association (AHA). This course meets all requirements for healthcare providers, childcare specialists, educators, personal trainers and those working in service related fields. Sat 9am-12:30pm EBTC Sat 9am-12:30pm EBTC

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Apr 13

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C a k e D e c o r at i n g C e r t i f i c at e

In order to earn a Certificate in Cake Decorating, you must complete three core courses and three elective classes (36 hours). Upon completion of the courses, students will be comfortable creating various types of beautiful cakes using a broad array of edible media.

information session will tell you everything you need to know about pursuing the Cake Decorating Certificate and is a requirement in earning the certificate. You will learn more about each of the classes in the curriculum and how to apply for the certificate once you have completed your coursework. Recommended as your first step in pursuing a certificate, but may be completed at any point in the curriculum.

Jan 10

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Core Classes Classy Cakes: Fundamentals of Frosting Classy Cakes: Flowers Galore Classy Cakes: Fondant Fancy

Electives All Classy Cakes courses are eligible as electives for this certificate program.

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coloring, cutting and decorating with this fantastic medium. Learn several decorative touches to make any cake drool-worthy and finish the course by covering and decorating a cake in a theme of your choice. Some at-home baking and prep work will be required. Materials required. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Frosting.

Classy Cakes: Fundamentals of Frosting

Feb 25-Mar 18

Instructor: Karla Tompson The most exquisite cake for your next special occasion is one you make yourself. Learn stepby-step techniques to make any cake look upscale and attractive, starting with the basics of covering a cake. Tap your inner culinary artist and have fun while dazzling your friends and family with your new skills. Some at-home baking and prep work will be required. Materials required. Visit continuinged.columbusstate. edu/supplies.php for supply list. Jan 28-Feb 18 M

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Classy Cakes: Fondant Fancy Instructor: Karla Tompson Fondant is one of the most versatile tools in a cake decorator’s arsenal. Get comfortable rolling,

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Classy Cakes: Edible Purse and Shoe Instructor: Karla Tompson Looking for a unique gift or party favor for someone in your life with a closet full of shoes and handbags? Turn any shoe or purse into edible art. Bring in pictures of the actual items; we will sculpt them using fondant and gumpaste to capture all the special details. Some at-home baking and prep work will be required. Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Frosting and Fondant Fancy. Materials required. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies. php for supply list. Mar 25-Apr 1

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Classy Cakes: Wedding Wow Instructor: Karla Tompson Jump into the world of weddings with this twoday class. Experiment with a broad variety of styles and materials, and learn how to safely transport and set the cake for display. You will decorate your own two-tiered cake in class with the guidance of your experienced instructor. Some at-home baking and prep work will be required. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Frosting. Materials required, Visit continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Apr 8-15

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Get Your Veggie Garden Growing Instructor: Shirley Whitehead Get your garden started off on the right shoot. All it takes is a little planning ahead now to enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of your labors throughout most of the growing season. From starting seeds to tending tendrils, maximize the results in your garden and share delicious, home-grown vegetables with your family and friends. Take home some starter seeds with this quick and easy prep class. Feb 7-9 Th 6-8pm; Sat 10am-12pm EBTC $59

Travel with CSU Continuing Education! Gibbs Gardens Spring Trip March 23, 2013 • Saturday, 8am-6pm Spring has sprung at Gibbs Gardens! More than five million daffodils and other bright, beautiful blossoms await you in the 16 gardens, 24 ponds, 32 bridge crossings and 19 waterfalls amidst classic European and Japanese architectural accents. Whether you’re a photographer, a gardener, or just someone ready to experience the beauty Georgia has to offer, join us on this day trip to Gibbs Gardens. Lunch is available for purchase at the Arbor Cafe on site. The bus will depart from the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center parking lot at 8am. Call 706.507.8070 for more information. Only $99

Share what you love about Continuing Education at Columbus State University in our Bringing CE to Life! Photo Contest. Submit your snapshots to show how you “Bring CE to Life” and your winning photo may be featured in an upcoming catalog! Find details at ColumbusState.edu/CE.

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Wonderful Winter Landscapes Instructor: Shirley Whitehead Just because your yard is sleeping for the winter does not mean it has to be boring to look at. Create a wonderful winter landscape by varying the size, texture, and color selection of plants for your yard. Your neighbors will envy your gorgeous Yard of the Month as it flourishes throughout the winter. Feb 16

Sat 10am-12pm

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Hungry for Herbs Instructor: Shirley Whitehead Among the first plants to be cultivated by man, herbs have long held a special place in the hearts of gardeners. Fragrant, relatively pest-free and often tasty, herbs are easy to grow in containers or in the ground. Learn the basics of herb gardening and tips for successful harvesting and use of your herbs. You’ll soon know why these plants have remained popular for centuries. Bring an empty, medium-sized container (12 in. dia.) to class with you, and take home three different plants. Mar 16

Sat 9:30-11:30am EBTC

$39

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Organic Beauty By You Instructor: Amanda Hamrick There are many ways to tweak common beauty treatments so that you can take care of yourself naturally and organically, without harsh chemicals and additives. Learn about techniques such as dry brushing and detoxification baths that will help you look and feel your best. Mother Nature is an amazing beauty resource, if you just know what to do! Materials included. Jan 28-Feb 4 M

6:30-8:30pm EBTC

$49

Jan 15-26 Tu

Instructor: Amanda Hamrick Are you tired of spending your hard earned dollars to buy harsh chemicals to use for cleaning your home? In this class you will learn about ingredients to avoid that are found in many common brand name cleaners, and how to make you own healthy alternatives for just pennies on the dollar. Each night you will take home a sample of a cleaning product made in class along with recipes for you to continue making your own cleaners in the future. Materials included.

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Feb 25-Mar 18 M 6:30-8:30pm EBTC $79

Savvy Shopper: Mixes to Make Instructor: Amanda Hamrick Be a savvy shopper and save on pre-made mixes by making them yourself! Discover how to create name brand equivalents for brownie mix, pancake mix, onion soup mix, taco seasoning and more in your own kitchen for a fraction of the retail cost. Not only will you save money on your grocery bill, you will also be eating healthier as your homemade mixes will include less salt, preservatives, and fillers than national brands. Materials included. M

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Instructor: Mayumi Hashiyama Expand your skill and versatility as a floral designer, and learn new tricks and techniques to make your fresh flower arrangements truly the centerpiece of any special event. Under the guidance of a successful professional florist, you will continue your study of the floral design business and what it takes to “make it,” artistically as well as professionally. Materials provided. Prerequisite: Introduction to Floral Design.

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SAVE MORE! Take Questions of Faith I and II for just $175.

Questions of Faith I: Fact and Faith Instructor: Ian Bond Does God exist? If God is all-powerful and all-good why is there suffering? Has science disproved the existence of God? Is there life after death? If you’ve ever contemplated these questions and others, share your thoughts with other inquisitive, open-minded people in a roundtable discussion setting led by a philosopher theologian. Whether there are concrete answers to such tough questions or not, it’s great mental exercise. Jan 15-24 Tu/Th 6:30-8:30pm EBTC

$99

Questions of Faith II: Reason and Religion Instructor: Ian Bond Are science and religion incompatible? If there is an afterlife, what might it be like? Why are there so many religions? What is the nature of religious experience? Faith and reason: how are they related? Share your thoughts with other inquisitive, open-minded people in a roundtable discussion setting led by a philosopher theologian. Whether there are concrete answers to such tough questions or not, it’s great mental exercise. Jan 29-Feb 7 Tu/Th 6:30-8:30pm EBTC $99

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Fiction Writing: Plot and Structure Instructor: Melissa Hanscomb Fiction writers of all experience levels can use specific literary tools to develop a consistent, well-written short story. Learn how to avoid plot holes, contradictory information, and what most consider the kiss of death: endings that fall flat. Students will engage in class exercises, take home writing assignments, and participate in peer review and discussion. By the end of the course, students will develop a strong and detailed outline for a new or previously existing short story. Feb 11-Mar 4 M

6:30-8:30pm EBTC

$79

Fiction Writing: Character Development Instructor: Melissa Hanscomb Do you want your characters to leap from the page to life? Every writer can learn how to develop more realistic, complex characters. Students will engage in class exercises, take home writing assignments, and participate in peer review and discussion. Learn how to audition characters for your stories and sources for inspiration to add depth. Mar 12-Apr 2 Tu 6:30-8:30pm EBTC

$79

Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop

ideas, where to find paying markets, and how to effectively write compelling query letters. By the end of this class, you’ll be ready to launch your new freelance writing career! Laptops welcome. Feb 27-Mar 20 W 6:30-8:30pm EBTC

$79

Grammar Refresher Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct written content and speeches. Online Classes: Teaching and Education

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Instructor: Alison Mills-Long Alternative and complementary therapies have become more mainstream in recent years, paving the way for integration with more traditional methods. Technological advances have provided researchers ways to empirically prove how the mind and spirit can affect our physical health. Learn about the body’s subtle energy systems and how the various therapies work with these systems to restore a state of balance. Resources for self-help and information on local practitioners are provided. Feb 5-12

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Online Travel Tricks for Vacationing on a Budget Instructor: John Wright Planning a getaway? There are plenty of tricks you can utilize to find and book the best destinations at the best prices. Let our savvy traveler show you how to make the most of your vacation time and money. We’ll guide you through organizing a multi-stop itinerary, finding off-the-beatenpath activities at your chosen destinations, and other ideas to make your trip truly memorable. You’ll also learn how to check for and accommodate travel warnings and miscellaneous documentation requirements. Feb 18

Mind, Body, Spirit

Instructor: Molly McVey Non-fiction writing comes in a variety of flavors: instructional, self-help, biography, memoir, and more. In this class, explore techniques for making your own non-fiction writing just as interesting and compelling as fanciful fiction can be. Even when recounting a true story, a good writer will incorporate his or her own authorial voice in the approach and re-telling of specific events and descriptions of the characters involved. You will have plenty of opportunity to write in class, as well as get feedback and critique from your peers. Laptops welcome.

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Columbus Academy for Lifelong Learning The Columbus Academy of Lifelong Learning (C.A.L.L.) offers interesting classes, field trips, learning lunches, and more. Make new friends, improve your memory, and study in the company of your peers with no homework, tests, or papers to write. Annual and quarterly memberships are available. For more information, visit our website: www.ColumbusCall.org

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How to Make a Living as a Freelance Writer Instructor: Terah Shelton Have you ever dreamed of becoming a freelance writer? Are you looking for an exciting way to generate extra income? Do you dream of working from home? Learn basic freelancing skills from an experienced freelance writer. Discover how to generate salable story

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Retirement Planning Today

Focus on Microsoft Excel: Formulas

Instructor: Marc Frost Avoid the 10 biggest retirement planning mistakes! Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement, learn to plan your future with confidence. You’ll learn how to create a plan to retire early, make informed decisions about your company retirement plan, adjust your estate plan under the new tax laws to your advantage, and more. This course includes a 235-page illustrated textbook and can be utilized as CPE hours for accountants. Bring your spouse at no additional charge.

Instructor: John Wright Formulas turn the workhorse of the Microsoft Office suite, Excel, into a powerhouse. Find out how to harness the power of formulas to make processing large quantities of data a snap. Learn to manipulate data quickly so you can pull the information you need to make competent business decisions, and say goodbye to the old way of doing it all by hand. Prerequisite: Discover Excel 2010 or previous Excel experience. Feb 5-7

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Jan 30-Feb 6 W 6-9pm

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Discover Microsoft Publisher 2010

Jan 31-Feb 7 Th 6-9pm

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Instructor: Felecia Moore Are you interested in learning how to design a high-quality newsletter, brochure, flyer or business card? Want to create your own party invitations, greeting cards, or post cards? Discover how to create and design these publications for immediate use at home or work in this tip-filled course. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers and Windowsbased software; familiarity with Microsoft Office software.

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Computer Basics Instructor: John Wright This introductory course to personal computing will orient you to a Windows-based operating system, the Internet, and word-processing and email applications. You’ll learn basic computer concepts and terminology while exploring the mechanics of accessing and inputting information, as well as file storage, retrieval, securing and sharing. Jan 15-17

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Feb 25-27

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Discover Microsoft Excel 2010 Instructor: John Wright Manage your data accurately with one of the most powerful and versatile software programs ever written. Familiarize yourself with the 2010 version and learn to create spreadsheets and workbooks that do the number-crunching for you. You’ll wonder how you ever kept track of it all without Excel. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers and Windowsbased software. Jan 22-31

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Discover Microsoft Word 2010 Instructor: John Wright Microsoft Word is the foundation of the Microsoft Office suite, and the 2010 version incorporates many revisions to the software. Learn how to navigate the toolbars and customize them with your favorite functions. Make the most of features like templates to create polished-looking documents with ease. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers and Windows-based software. Mar 4-13

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Top Ten Apple Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed Instructor: John Wright There are hundreds of thousands of applications available for your iPhone or iPad, so how do you know which ones are worth downloading and which ones aren’t? Let our iGuru introduce you to ten apps you never knew you needed to make life a little easier and more enjoyable. These apps can be useful to you in many contexts: budgeting, travel, photography... the possibilities are truly endless. Be sure to bring your mobile Apple device to class. Feb 11

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Picasa for the Beginner Instructor: John Wright Learn the basics of managing your digital photo collection and improving less than perfect snapshots. You will learn how to obtain and install the FREE Picasa photo editing software. We’ll teach you how to gather the images you have collected on your camera and move them to your computer, or scan them from old photographs. Removing red eye flaws, basic retouching, and trimming away unwanted areas will be discussed. Feb 13

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Secrets of a Personal Computer Instructor: John Wright Ever wanted to take a tour inside your personal computer? This short course will take the fear out of troubleshooting simple hardware problems, like replacing a hard drive, which only take a few minutes to do but can be very costly if you can’t fix it yourself. You’ll learn how the internal components of your computer work together and how to make small repairs. Feb 20

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Safe Surfing: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family on the Internet

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Instructor: John Wright Don’t waste another dime paying someone to remove a virus and salvage data from your computer. This class will introduce you to free tools you can use to remove a virus and/or spyware from your computer. Find out how to prevent malware from infecting your computer in the future and what to do when you just can’t remove the virus completely. In many cases, you’ll never need to call in the geek brigade again. W 6-8pm

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Learn English! English Language Institute

$89

Accredited English as a Second Language Program • We offer a 4-level ESL program • TOEFL preparation

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PC Maintenance: Preventing and Removing Viruses/Spyware

Mar 20

templates will enable you to provide a basic web presence for your business or personal ventures with minimal effort, and we’ll show you how to start and maintain the website. Small business owners can’t afford to miss this valuable how-to course. Basic understanding of computers, word processing and internet navigation required before enrolling.

GRE Preparation - Part 1 (Verbal and

Instructor: John Wright Are you cyber smart? You can safely shop and work on the internet while protecting your personal information from hackers and thieves. Discover how to protect your children from sites that are not so family-friendly. Topics include adjusting browser settings, comparing internet service providers and what they may offer, file-sharing software, downloading files, chat rooms, instant messaging and privacy issues. We’ll also discuss types of filtering software and monitoring software which can limit content and track where your family surfs. Mar 18

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Create Your Own Website With Google Sites Instructor: John Wright You won’t believe how easy it is to set up a website for your business on your own with little to no cost. Using Google Sites and

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Discover powerful strategies for success with the GRE revised General Test. Online Classes: Certification and Test Prep $109

GMAT Preparation Discover powerful test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score on the GMAT. Online Classes: Certification and Test Prep $109

GED Preparation Want to pass the GED? This course will help you develop the skills you’ll need to succeed. Online Classes: Certification and Test Prep $109

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SAT Prep: Math & Verbal Instructor: Bliss Lucas & Melanie Harmon It is no secret that the SAT has the potential to shape your college career. Our experts are familiar with the SAT test material and can help guide you toward your personal best. Prepare for the SAT by reviewing general testtaking strategies and approaches. You will cover material from verbal, math, and essay portions of the test. Textbook required. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/book_lists. php for book lists. Note: The February class will not meet for the fourth Tuesday class (but WILL meet for the fourth Thursday). The first three Tuesday classes will be extended by 30 minutes. (No class Feb 26) Feb 5-28

Tu/Th 6:30-8:30pm EBTC $149

Apr 9-May 2 Tu/Th 6:30-8:30pm EBTC $149

Writing A Successful College Admissions Essay

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Instructor: Melissa Hanscomb College admissions offices are becoming increasingly selective as more and more applicants apply for a limited number of spaces. Improve your chances of being admitted to the college or university of your choice by writing a stellar personal essay as part of your college application. Discuss strategies for constructing a personal profile and translating yourself into a specific, engaging essay. By the end of the class, you will have written a draft of your personal statement, a major step in preparing for the application process. Jan 23-Feb 6 W 6:30-8:30pm EBTC |

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Move a Little, Move a Lot (2-3 Years) Instructor: Anna Rodriguez Students are introduced to a class structure that is age appropriate, through simple stretching excersices , rhythm, self awareness, imagination, and social skills. Class also includes story time that encourages young children to explore, experiment, and create. Feb 2-Mar 9 Sat 12-1pm

RAC

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Spring B rea k for Ages 4-12

Columbus State University

Spring Break Activ8

Before & After Care is available

Don’t get spring fever. Have a Spring Fling! Spend five fun-filled days with your Activ8 friends during spring break. We will have enrichment programs that will provide plenty to do in a variety of activities. Come prepared to be active, make new friends and just have some plain, ole’ fun! Parents: please plan to escort your children in and out of the Turner Center. Don’t forget to bring your lunch everyday!

Offered every day during Spring Break Activ8. Your child can be dropped off anytime during the stated hours. If you will be dropping your child off before 8:45 or picking up after 4:15pm, your child must be registered for Before or After Care. Please plan on escorting your children into the Turner Center. Parents of students who are not promptly picked up at the end of After Care will be charged $5 for each 5 minutes of lateness.

Apr 1-5 M-F 9am-4pm

Fee: Before Care–$20 per week After Care–$20 per week

EBTC

$159

Come to the Continuing Education

Winter Open House!

Look for your Activ8 SummEr Camp Catalog in the mail February of 2013!

Thursday, January 10 6-8pm Get a taste of an upcoming class with Continuing Education! This try before you buy opportunity will allow you to make sure it is the right class to meet your needs. Enroll during this event and get 10% off tuition (some restrictions apply.)

FREE CLASS SAMPLERS: 6-6:30pm Floral Design with Mayumi Hashiyama Barre Toning with Janie Sutcliffe Zumba with Kristi Faison

6:30-7pm Visual Arts with Brenda Stevens Latin Dancing with Pedro Rodriguez Sewing Sampler with Sue Simoncini

Spring Break Soccer Camp 2013 (Ages 4-14) Instructor: Jay Entlich The Spring Break Soccer Camp is designed to give extra training to both boys and girls who want to improve on the fundamentals of soccer. Skills will be taught according to age and ability with a small sided approach. Each session will focus on various areas of the game including: dribbling, finishing, passing, receiving, possession, and goalkeeping. Classes will run every day during the Muscogee County Spring Break. All campers are required to bring their own soccer ball, water bottle and a snack. All classes will be taught at the CSU Walden Soccer Complex on campus located just off of Algonquin Drive. For additional information please contact Jay Entlich at 706.507.8055. Apr 1-5

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M-F

9am-12pm WSC

$125

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7-7:30pm Top Apple Apps with John Wright TurboKick with Candice Person Zumba Gold with Laura Coleman

7:30-8pm Zumba Toning with Laura Coleman Cake Decorating with Karla Tompson

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C O N TA C T U S SAVE YOUR SPACE. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY! http://ColumbusState.edu/CE

Phone: 706.507.8070

Continuing Education Columbus State University 4225 University Avenue Columbus, GA 31907-5645

Fax: 706.569.3113

I M P O R TA N T I N F O R M AT I O N WHEN TO REGISTER Register EARLY! Registration is now available and should be completed early to guarantee a space in the class. Late registration will be accepted if the class is not full. FEES Course fees are stated at the end of each course description and payment is due at the time of registration. Laws exempting senior citizens from college tuition costs do not apply to these self-supported courses. No cash is available after 4:30 p.m. If you register after 4:30 p.m., please have the exact amount or pay by check, credit card, or company billing (purchase order number and contact person required). Make checks payable to Columbus State University. PAYMENT PLAN POLICY Continuing Education offers payment plans for select Professional Development courses. Eligible courses are taught in-house with a tuition fee of $300 or more. Online courses or courses offered via third-party educational partners do not qualify for this payment plan option. However, some of these programs may be eligible for financial assistanceoffered through the educational partner. The Continuing Education payment plan offers the option of paying tuition in three installments. 50% of the tuition is due at the time of registration. The remaining 50% is divided into two equal installments: the first is due on or before the first day of class; the last installment is due by the mid-point of the class. In order to utilize the Continuing Education payment plan option, you must register for the desired course(s) in person and complete a Payment Plan Agreement. For more information or to inquire about the eligibility of specific classes, please call 706.507.8073. REFUND POLICY As Continuing Education (CE) is a self-supporting branch of Columbus State University, we rely on student registration fees to cover all costs. If you must withdraw from a class, please notify us by 5:00 PM at least three business days before the course begins. A full refund minus a $15 processing fee will be issued. You may also choose to accept a CE credit voucher for the full course amount, in lieu of a refund, and processing fee will be waived. If you withdraw after the 3-day period, but before the class begins, you will receive a 50% refund or credit voucher. No refunds can be given after a class begins.

In the event of class cancellation or changes of times and dates, we will attempt to notify you at least two business days before the course begins. If you cannot attend the course due to these changes, you will receive a CE credit voucher, which is valid for 18 months from the date of issue. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY Columbus State University will not issue refunds for classes which have been postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control. We will make every effort to reschedule such classes. In the event of inclement weather, tune into your local radio or television station for information about closings. PERMANENT RECORDS The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized measurement of noncredit course work. One CEU (1.0) may be awarded for each ten hours of participation in an approved program. We keep a permanent record of participation in selected programs, issue a certificate to acknowledge successful completion of the program, and provide official transcripts to you or your employer. All requests for transcripts must be in writing. FUNDING OPTIONS Many of our certificate courses are approved for VA education benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For information or to inquire about a specific course, call 706.507.8070. Military spouses may also use MyCAA funds for certain courses. For more information regarding MyCAA, go online to https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/ or call 800.342.9647. Get directions to the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center


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Contiuing Education 2013 Winter Catalog  

Catalog of learning resources for adult learners and families. Classes include computer training and personal enrichment.

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