Community Education

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What are Community Education Classes?

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These classes are provided by West Virginia University at Parkersburg to offer you fun and affordable learning opportunities. Many of these classes are suitable for all ages, offered on evenings and weekends, and you don’t need to be a student of WVUP to register. Whether you want to learn a new hobby, or just have fun among friends, OUR Community Education classes are for YOU!

Registration Information
Call: 304-424-8383
Email: ude.puvwnull@dew
Application: Click Here
Printable Class Schedule: Fall 2017

Can’t make it on campus for classes? Try ed2go!
Visit our online class options at ed2go.

Want to teach and earn $25 per hour?
Do you have a talent, skill or interest that you would like to share with others? We are now accepting applications for part-time instructors to teach Community Education classes in their area of expertise. Creative and innovative classes are encouraged.
Contact: ude.puvwnull@nosliW.elehciM
Proposal Form: Click Here

Community Education Class Policies

Registration

  • Registration is required for all Community Education Classes and should be made at least one week prior to the start of the class.
  • There is a fee to enroll, but you will not receive an invoice until the class is filled.
  • To register, please complete the Registration Form above and mail it to the address provided on the form or email it to ude.puvwnull@dew. You may also call 304-424-8383 with questions or to register.

Payment

  • Students will receive their registration invoice at the email address they’ve provided.
  • The registration fees must be paid at the WVU Parkersburg Business Office unless otherwise noted.

Cancellation

  • Requests to withdraw from a class must be made at least two weeks (14 days) before the first day of class to receive a refund. If a student withdraws less than two weeks before the date a class starts, a refund will not be issued.
  • If classes are canceled due to weather, they will be rescheduled.

Other Important Information

  • If you need to have specific supplies or technology for a class, this information is provided in the class description. Please review these requirements before registering.
  • WVUP retains the right to use photos taken during classes for marketing purposes.
Available Community Education Classes

FALL FUN

Cartoon Creation Class with JD Williamson
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1314
Thursdays on Dec. 7, 14, 21 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00 per session

Learn how to draw comic strip characters, editorial cartoons, single panel cartoons and more! Participants need to bring their own pencils, pens, sharpies, cardstock and/or sketch pad.

Cartoon Portrait Class with JD Williamson
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Wednesdays on Dec. 6, 13, 20 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00 per session

Discover how master caricaturist, JD Williamson creates the perfect cartoon portrait of any subject. Participants need to bring their own pencils, pens, sharpies, cardstock and/or sketch pad.

Super Hero Drawing Class with JD Williamson
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Mondays on Dec. 11, 18 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00 per session

Learn the secrets to creating superhero drawings for comic books and graphic novels. Participants need to bring a sketch pad, pencils, pens or uniball pens, sharpies, cardstock, rulers, erasers, and large paper for comic book layouts.

SELF-ENRICHMENT

Credit Building with Kim Cavanaugh
One 1.5-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
$15.00

Participants will learn their Credit Bureau score, about the importance of credit scores and how to improve them.

ARTS AND CRAFTS FUN

Monoprint Workshop with Monica James
One 3-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 3305 (Art Studio)
Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$30.00 + $25.00 Material Fee

This class is a fun introduction to printmaking and working with color. Participants will learn to paint and draw with rollers, brushes, and palette knives and explore found materials to create new textures. Students will learn the joy of repeating and expanding an image by reusing a print plate or starting fresh each time. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

Painting Party with Mando’s Studio – Christmas Scene
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Tuesday, Dec. 12 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$30.00 + $15.00 Materials Cost

This class provides a basic introduction to using acrylic paints with step by step instructions on a Christmas themed painting project. Students will be able to follow along with instructor’s guidance, allowing air dry time and also learning about brush strokes and different techniques. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

Gingerbread House Basics with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 1-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, on Dec. 11 | 4 to 5 p.m.
$15.00 + $15.00 Materials Cost

This class is a real treat! Participants will construct a holiday-themed gingerbread house. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

DO-IT-YOURSELF: HOME

Cooking: Kids Can Cook! with Steve Roberts
One 1-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, Dec. 11 | 6 to 7 p.m.
$20.00

This class is just right for kids! Participants will learn to make two delicious food items.

Introduction to Essential Oils
One 2-hour session offered on two dates, in two locations
Friday, Nov. 17 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
$15.00

In this class, you will learn about the different types of essential oils and their various uses. You’ll learn about oil types, what combinations can be used, how they can be used, and how to mix them.