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Adult Education

The creative life is the most rewarding life

The Watkins College of Art offers a refined array of adult personal interest and professional development courses and workshops throughout the year. All program offerings are taught by practicing artists and are offered in the same well-equipped facilities that support our degree-seeking students. Program offerings include 3-D Arts, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Book Arts, Photography, and Graphic Design. Our current course offerings are listed below. 


Ceramics: Multi-Level : Tuesdays, 6-9 pm, Feb 9 - Apr 6

Color Theory & Composition Strategies : Mondays, 6:15-9:15 pm, Feb 8 - Apr 5

Understanding Abstract Painting : Wednesdays, 6:15-9:15 pm, Feb 10 - Apr 7


Design for Entrepreneurs : Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, Feb 9 - Mar 16

Digital Design Foundations : Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm, Feb 11 - Apr 1

Digital Photography Foundations : Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 10 - Mar 31

From Color to Conductive: An Exploration of Sustainable Cloth : Thursdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 11 - Apr 8

Relief Printing in Your Home : Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 9 - Mar 2


Portrait Drawing : Sa/Su, varied times, February 27/28

Experimentation with Monoprints : Sa/Su, varied times, March 13/14

Pet Portraits : Sa/Su, varied times, March 13/14

Intro to Studio Lighting for Portraiture : Sa/Su, varied times, March 13/14

Nature Journaling at Timberland Park : Sa/Su, varied times, April 24/25

Alternative Process Photography : Sa/Su, varied times, April 24/25

COVID-19 Procedures

In order to return to campus safely for on-ground classes, all faculty, staff, students and visitors must learn and embrace new campus safety protocols. Community Education students should be ready to take ownership of these new protocols so that we can stay healthy, together. 

  • Everyone on campus will be required to wear a mask while on campus.
  • We are enforcing social distancing of at least six feet apart. All shared and common spaces are being evaluated for adjustments necessary to maintain proper social distance.
  • Hand sanitation stations are located throughout campus, and frequent handwashing will be encouraged.
  • The touch-free water dispensing stations on campus will remain in operation. The water drinking fountains will be temporarily unavailable by being turned off.
  • All members of the campus community must perform a health self-check each day before reporting to class. If an individual answers yes to any of the following questions, the individual must stay away from campus and follow the directions found in the "Staying Healthy Together" portion of our plan to report your illness. Health self-check questions are:
    1. Do you live with or have had close personal contact with a person who has tested positive or is displaying COVID-like symptoms?
    2. Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle pain or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea?
    3. Have you had a fever in the past 48 hours?
    4. Is your current temperature at or above 100.4?