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WKCTC community education catalog announces spring offerings

Classes in culinary creation, defense tactics, digital photography, fitness, social media marketing, art and design, and a variety of summer camps are just a few of the many community offerings at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in spring 2016.

WKCTCs spring community education catalog is an easy to follow guide with a full listing of classes in a variety of subject for all ages. Community members can choose a new hobby, learn a new skill, enjoy doing a favorite activity, or even enroll in a college course.

January classes are listed as follows:

Photographic Fundamentals
January 12 - February 9; 6 8 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adult
This class meets on five consecutive Tuesday evenings. Instructor Jim Ethridge will teach participants the basics of making a great photograph. Class will cover topics such as camera types, aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, composition, posing, lighting, and how they work together to produce quality photographs. A local field trip is planned during the course. Bring your own camera; should not be a point and shoot camera. Course cost: $100.

Friday Night Science Cubelets
January 15; 5 7 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Grades 1-5
This course is the first in the spring Friday Night Science series. Instructor Jason Lindsey will teach students to use cubelets, magnetic robot blocks that can be snapped together to make an endless variety of robots. Student engineers will create robots that can have surprisingly lifelike behavior with no programming and no wires. Class cost: $25.

Paducah School of Art and Designs (PSAD) January offerings for the community and Saturday intensive classes for high school students include the following.

Watercolor for Beginners and Beyond
January 16, January 23, and January 30; 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
2D and Graphic Design Building
905 Harrison Street, Paducah
Age: Adult
Have you always wanted to paint in watercolor? Here's your chance to enjoy and explore this versatile painting medium with Anita Rodriguez-Fitch, PSAD adjunct Instructor. Students will learn traditional watercolor basics, as well and more experimental techniques. Class cost: $110; supplies not included. An additional estimated cost of supplies is $25. Supply list is listed below.

watercolor paint - tubes, pans or cakes
watercolor brushes - #12 round, #8 round, 1" flat, #4 detail brush
9x12" Strathmore student watercolor paper block
number 2 writing OR drawing pencil
eraser white, support board IF using loose sheets
painter's tape for masking off large areas and mounting large sheets to board
water containers no glass; clean plastic margarine tubs can be used
paper towels

Introduction to Jewelry Making and Metalsmithing
January 16, January 23, and January 30; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ceramics/Small Metals Building
919 Madison Street, Paducah
Age: Adult
Participants can learn the basics of working with metal and other materials with instructor Shannon Duffy. Projects are designed to cover cold connections, sawing, forming, rolling and soldering techniques. Student will learn to create unique pendants, bracelets, or other forms of wearable art. Tools are supplied. Class cost: $120, which includes $10 for studio supplies. Student supply cost depends on choice of material and metals.

Introduction to Wheel Throwing and Working with Clay
January 20 and January 27; 6:30 9:30 p.m.
Ceramics/Small Metals Building, 919 Madison Street, Paducah
Age: Adult
PSAD Ceramics Studio Technician Nich Daunis will teach the basics of throwing forms on the potters wheel. Finished works will be Raku fired, a technique in which red-hot ceramics are placed in containers of combustible materials, creating beautiful surface effects. From start to finish, this fun-filled course can be habit forming. Class cost: $130, which includes $10 for studio supplies. An additional cost of $12-$24 may be incurred for clay according to use.

Saturday Intensive: Sculpture
January 16, January 23, and January 30; 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Sculpture Building, 919 Madison Street
Age: High School Student Only
Students in the ninth-twelfth grades will join PSAD Sculptor-in-Residence Cody Arnall to expand their experience in sculpture and learn how to:

create large scale inflatable sculptures
use basic 3-D computer modeling software
create 3-D prints using a Makerbot Replicator 2 printer

Class cost: $20, which includes all materials.

Preregistration is required for all classes and early registration is encouraged. The registration deadline is seven days prior to class starting date. Classes may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment. Online registration for spring offerings is now open at http://ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky/category/category.aspx. After January 5, 2016, individuals may also call (270) 534-3335 to register.

The spring community education catalog with a full listing of classes can be viewed and downloaded at http://issuu.com/jblythe0001/docs/communityeducation/1.