MSU Lifelong Learning Institute

Spring 2023 Workshops

The desire to learn never stops! MSU’s Lifelong Learning Institute has designed a fun and exciting list of classes for all ages.

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Figure Drawing Class

March 21, 28, April 4 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

10 student limit
Undoubtedly one of the most challenging and most enjoyable experiences for the figurative artist, drawing the human form is second to none. For three evening sessions, we will draw from minimally-clothed, live models, working on proportion, sighting techniques, and fluid visual expression. Artists of all levels and ages (10 years-old and up) are welcome.
Participants are free to bring their own supplies, but basic supplies will be provided.

Ages: 10 yrs and up
Location: Swain 314
Cost: $30
Instructors: Micah Bloom

Learn to Frame Workshop

April 22 & 29 | 2-3:30

Have you ever wanted to learn to mat and frame artworks? Learn professional methods for protecting and displaying valuable art and documents. Limited to 10 students.

Ages: 18+
Location: Northwest Art Center
Cost: $30
Instructor: Greg Vettel and Linda Olson

Cartooning for a Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, Dad and Kid!

March 30 | 6:00 – 7:00

DRAW pictures that TICKLE! This introductory CARTOONING lesson will make smiles with this unique tandem adult-child learning experience!

Ages: 5 – 10
Location: Old Main 104
Cost: $20
Instructor: Bill Harbort

Phone Photography Workshop

April 12 | 6:00 – 7:30pm

Do you love capturing and sharing images on your smartphone, but wish you knew insider tricks to make your images stand out? This two-day smartphone photography course will teach you to take high quality professional photos on your smartphone by mastering shooting, lighting, editing, posing, and more! Participants will need a smartphone with a camera and the ability to download free third-party editing apps.

Location: Old Main 104
Cost: $20
Instructors: Aaron Hughes and Ashley Duchsherer from Hint of Whimsy

Pickleball 101

April 4, 6, 11,13, 18, 20 | 10:00 – Noon

Experience for yourself why Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States.

Ages: 18+
Location: MSU Wellness Center
Cost: $50
Instructor: Kevin Yale

Photography Camera Operations

April 18th & 20th | 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what all the buttons and number mean on a camera? Do you sometimes find it difficult to take a photograph of someone during the day and wonder why the sky is white? This two-day camera operations course will explain what the numbers equate to and how they affect the photographic image. The course will demonstrate different basic camera operations and which modes work best in different setting. Participates can bring their DLSR cameras, point and shoot cameras, or their phones.

Ages: 13 yrs and up
Location: Old Main 104
Cost: $30
Instructors: Paul Cerbone

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