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WKCTC Continues February Community Education Offerings

PADUCAH, KY (February 8, 2016) Community education offerings for February continue at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

We are please to have such a wide variety of offerings for the community throughout the month of February, said Kevin ONeill, WKCTC community education director. Its our goal to continue to build a well-rounded catalog with more offerings for those in our region.

February classes are listed as follows.

Culinary Offerings

...And Then There Was Naan!
February 16, 6 p.m.
Anderson Technical Building Culinary Kitchen and Bistro
Age: Adult

Individuals you have ever wanted to travel and experience the cuisines of the world should sign up for this course today. WKCTCs Chef Erik Engelland promises a magical evening of Indian cuisine and culture. On the menu, participants will learn to make family style meals such as Samosas; Butter chicken; and Aloo gobi, a flavorful dish made with potatoes and cauliflower that are cooked in garlic, ginger, turmeric and other spices. Cost: $45.

Winter Soups
February 18, 6 p.m.
Anderson Technical Building Culinary Kitchen and Bistro
Age: Adult

Learn to make delicious soups that will take the chill off your bones this winter. Cajun soups will be the specialty for the evening Instructor Anita Granier teaches participants to prepare Shrimp, Crab and Corn Soup and Andouille and Bean Soup served with jalapeno cornbread. Cost: $45.

Friday Night Science Offerings

Fairy Tales Problem Solving
February 12, 5 p.m. 7 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center, Room 140
Age: Grades 1 5

Instructor Jason Lindsey will teach students to engineer happier endings to fairy tales as they design a house that cant be blown down, construct a bridge that keeps three goats safe rom the troll and build a chair that even Goldilocks cant break. Cost: $25.

Marketing Through Social Media Offerings

The Other Social Media Networks
February 16, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adult

Facebook may consume a large chunk of peoples online time, but what about the other social media networks such as Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest that are growing rapidly in popularity. Learn about these social networks and more. Cost: $20.

Paducah School of Art and Design Community Offerings

Figure Drawing
February 13, 20, and 27, 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
2D and Graphic Design Building, Room 202
905 Harrison Street, Downtown Paducah
Age: Adult

In this class students will draw from the nude model with both short and long poses. Focus will be on gesture drawing and body proportions. Students may use whatever drawing media they wish but charcoal is the recommended choice.
Cost: $130, which includes a $20 modeling fee. An estimated $10-$15 fee will be charged for class supplies.
Supply list:
block and vine charcoal
18 x 24 newsprint pad
kneaded or white eraser

Paducah School of Art and Design High School Offerings

Digital Photography
February 12, 20 and 27, 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
2D and Graphic Design Building, Room 202
905 Harrison Street, Downtown Paducah
Age: High School Students Only

PSAD Dean Paul Aho will teach students to expand their skills to improve their photographs, enhance their portfolios and learn to capture and crop images for best effect and import and optimize their photographs with Adobe software. Cost: $20, which includes all materials.

Computer Offerings
Basic PC
February 23, 1:30 p.m. 8 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adult

Learn quick tips for getting around in a computer environment, file management, smarter ways to surf and shop online and how to share photos via a PC. Class will cover understanding hardware and software, turning a computer on, parts of a computer, measuring memory networks, the Internet and much more. Class meets two sessions in one day for three hours at a time. Cost: $100.

S.T.E.A.M. (Junior Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Offerings

Brick Pi Robotics
February 11 March 17, 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center, Room 223
Age: High School Students

The S.T.E.A.M. Team Club provides students robotic experiences using a Raspberry Pi interface. Students will get a primer in advance programming language so they can provide robotic instructions to the Brick Pi Robot. They will learn to create robotic arms, robotic cars, and use their own imagination to explore the possibilities with the open robotics environment. Sessions meet six consecutive Thursday afternoons. A light snack is provided at each session. Cost: $150.

The Magic of Minecraft
February 22 March 28, 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center, Room 223
Age: Grades 5 6

Minecraft is a web-based education experience that has been compared to a virtual LEGO environment. This offering will cover topics such as computer programming with math and science and will provide a creative outlet for students. Sessions meet six consecutive Monday afternoons. A light snack is provided at each session. Cost: $150.

Registrations for summer camps are now being taken. Download a full listing of summer camps and upcoming community education classes at http://issuu.com/jblythe0001/docs/communityeducation/1.

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. Register online at http://ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky/category/category.aspx or by calling 270-534-3335.

For more information about the Community Education Catalog or upcoming offerings, contact Kevin ONeill at kevin.oneill@kctcs.edu or 270-534-3206.