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Personal Enrichment Courses offer fun-filled opportunities to learn a craft or hobby.

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Have you ever thought of starting a backyard beehive?  Or maybe you are just curious about what’s involved with keeping bees and honey production. Then this is a great introductory class for you! The class is designed for absolute beginners so no previous knowledge required. With our demonstration hive, you will see how the honey bee lives, discuss different hive designs, and gain practical information about how to set up your first beehive.

2300010

Start date: 03/15/18

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Poteau Campus Location : 
  Poteau Campus.

Instructor : Travis Hanks 

Total/Filled: 15/8



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Do you need a few extra points on your ACT to win certain scholarships? Or maybe you are a few points away from qualifying to get into college. Then this workshop is for you! This workshop is a practical hands-on instruction session developed by Chad Cargill. Chad recently graduated from Oklahoma State with a degree in Industrial Engineering. While in high school, Chad took the ACT 18 times and raised his score from a 19 to a 32. This workshop is packed full of relevant, practical information on how to increase your ACT score as he did. It shows you that the ACT is beatable and that each test will ask you the same questions just worded differently. The workshop covers what will be on the test and how to master the techniques. The workshop is not a practice test. It covers general ideas about the ACT as a whole and the individual sections of English (including what the test-makers are looking for and the relevant English rules needed for the test), Math (including exactly what formulas and rules you will need to answer virtually every question), Reading (including three strategies on how to best take the reading comprehension section), and Science (including common question types and strategies to understand and beat the science reasoning section).  A test prep workbook is available for separate purchase from Chad Cargill for $20.  It is NOT required.

2050016

Start date: 03/29/18

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Poteau Campus Location : 
  Poteau Campus.

Instructor : Nina Morgan 

Total/Filled: 60/1

Call 918-647-5439 to register


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Back by popular demand, our Date Night class has a new twist this year.  Italian Cooking! You and your partner will enjoy a little “Springtime in Italy.”  Moving beyond pizza and meatballs, our instructor, Chef Tim Nelson, promises to bring the true flavors of Italy to life and leave you saying “delizioso!”

2300005

Start date: 03/03/18

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .

Tuition: $60.00

Location : Poteau Campus Location : 
  Poteau Campus.

Instructor : Tim Nelson 

Total/Filled: 12/3



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Electrical work can be a bit intimidating!  That’s why understanding more about electricity can help you determine what types of electrical projects you'd be comfortable tackling on your own.  In this class, you will learn how to make electrical improvements that are safe and code compliant. You’ll learn about circuits, circuit breakers, and other parts of your home’s wiring system.  Learn how to replace or install a ceiling fan, and update or renovate outlets, light fixtures, and switches. 

2300008

Start date: 03/13/18

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Poteau Campus Location : 
  Poteau Campus.

Instructor : Michael Newnam 

Total/Filled: 15/0



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Learn the basics of Brush Lettering, writing that is commonly known as modern calligraphy! In this 4-hour workshop, you'll learn about the basic tools and proper techniques of brush lettering! The instructor, Lindsey Eidson, creator of LE Calligraphy, will be leading a hands-on class covering basic strokes and flourishes, alphabet practice, and connecting letters to make phrases.  So join us for this fun, no-pressure workshop and learn a new skill, start a fun hobby, or just get lost in creativity for a couple of hours. Perfect for any skill level to participate!  A supplies list will be provided.

2300009

Start date: 03/05/18

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Mon .

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Poteau Campus Location : 
  Poteau Campus.

Instructor : Instructor TBD 

Total/Filled: 10/5



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Kids love to make crafts and springtime is a great time to get them up and moving!   And how better to venture into a craft than to partner in learning with a parent, grandparent, guardian, or other special adult.  This class is designed for kids age 6-10 accompanied by an adult counterpart (no charge for adult).  You will not only enjoy your time together, but have a spring craft to proudly display.  All supplies provided.  

2300004

Start date: 03/10/18

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Poteau Campus Location : 
  Poteau Campus.

Instructor : Janice Lungstrum 

Total/Filled: 10/0



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Get your paint on, grab your brushes and let's do this!  You've thought about it, talked about it, and then put it on the shelf.  But now is your opportunity to put your thoughts into action. It’s time to look at the world around you and record your own personal vision.  Delight yourself and those around you as you explore your inner creativity and start your journey into the world of art, learning to see it like never before! OIL......PASTEL.... or.... WATERCOLOR

2300002

Start date: 03/07/18

12 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Tuition: $90.00

Location : Poteau Campus Location : 
  Poteau Campus.

Instructor : Dana Falkner 

Total/Filled: 15/1



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In 1819, Thomas Nuttall, a field botanist and naturalist from Yorkshire, England, traversed the Poteau River Valley, identifying many indigenous plants and wildlife and recording what he saw in a journal.  As we approach the 200th anniversary of his trip, join us in this workshop where we will trace his steps from Ft. Smith, where the Poteau River enters the Arkansas River, to near Lake Wister, where Nuttall camped one night. Along the way we will view plants, wildlife, and landscapes that he described and which demonstrate the first written evidence of what the area looked like when Ft. Smith was only 16 months old. The day will begin with a brief introductory presentation; most of the day will be spent in the field. A box lunch and bus transportation will be provided.  Even if you joined us last year, come back again as we will include new stops and continue to explore the ecology and history of this beautiful region!  To learn more about Thomas Nuttall’s journey, check out the Facebook group:  Thomas Nuttall Bicentennial.  

2300001

Start date: 04/28/18

Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .

Tuition: $50.00

Location : Poteau Campus Location : 
  Poteau Campus.

Instructor : Steven Patterson 

Total/Filled: 15/1



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Unleash your creativity in this one-day, hands-on chalk paint workshop!  You will learn how to paint and distress your own garage sale finds and turn them into something beautiful.  Bring 3 of your own picture frames (old, garage sale type) and at least 1 glass jar or bottle, and leave with new treasures!  Paint and brushes will be provided.

2300004

Start date: 03/10/18

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Poteau Campus Location : 
  Poteau Campus.

Instructor : Robbie Sloan 

Total/Filled: 10/0



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Have you ever wanted to better understand the Greek behind the English in your Bible?  Or learn to use written as well as free, online dictionaries, lexicons, and other resources, while not being intimidated by the Greek words?  The purpose of his workshop is to better appreciate the beauty and accuracy of the ancient Koine Greek language used by the writers of the New Testament to not only convey the concepts taught by Jesus and His disciples but also to tell the story of Jesus's life and the beginning of the church.  The structure and meaning of words and sentences will be explored as verses undergo translation.  Students begin working with the biblical text immediately and find numerous illustrations of the benefits of Greek that will motivate them for a lifetime of insight and study.

2300003

Start date: 03/10/18

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .

Tuition: $35.00

Location : Poteau Campus Location : 
  Poteau Campus.

Instructor : Burl Spears 

Total/Filled: 10/0



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