WKCTC Community Education September Offerings

Includes New Offerings in Art and Culinary

MEDIA RELEASE: PADUCAH, KY (08/16/2017) PADUCAH, KY (August 16, 2017) - West Kentucky Community and Technical College kicks off September with a variety of community education classes including learning about beekeeping, develop creative culinary and artistic skills and more.

Classes are listed as follows.

Paducah School of Art Offerings

Introduction to Watercolor
September 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
PSAD 2D and Graphic Design Building, 905 Harrison Street, Room 205
Age: Adults
Instructor: Anita Rodriguez-Fitch, PSAD Adjunct Instructor"
Cost: $43

Always wanted to paint in watercolor? Here's your chance to enjoy and explore this versatile painting medium. Students will learn traditional watercolor basics, as well as more experimental techniques.

Supply list for students: Additional estimated $25 estimated student supplies to be purchased locally. Full list of supplies found at ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky, click on Paducah School of Art & Design, Introduction to Watercolor.

Introduction to Wheel Throwing and Working with Clay
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Ceramics/Small Metals Building, 919 Madison Street, Lower Town
Age: Adults
Instructor: TBD
Cost: $119 (includes $10 fee for studio supplies and firing of the pieces)

Students in this introductory class will learn the basics of throwing forms on the potter's wheel. Finished works will be Raku-fired, an exciting and dramatic technique in which red-hot ceramics are placed in containers of combustible materials, creating beautiful surface effects. From start to finish, this is a fun-filled course that can be habit forming. Additional cost of $12 - $24 for clay according to use.

Intermediate and Advanced Weaving NEW
September 9, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PSAD 2D and Graphic Design Building, 905 Harrison Street, Room 205
Age: Adults
Instructor: TBD
Cost: $109 (includes $10 fee for studio supplies)

This project-based workshop focuses on how to prepare the loom and provides students time to create their own scarves, runners or wall hangings. The class meets on one Saturday and provides students access to the looms for the following three weeks to complete their projects. Student supply cost will depend upon choice of materials with which to work.

Digital Painting
September 9, 16, 23, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
PSAD 2D and Graphic Design Building, 905 Harrison Street, Room 111
Age: Adults
Instructor: JP Rhea
$109 (includes $10 for studio supplies)

This class covers the basics of Adobe Photoshop and the Wacom Intuos 4 Tablets to create digital paintings and illustrations. Participants will also create custom brushes and color swatches in Photoshop and learn how to customize and become familiar with the Wacom tablet and pressure sensitive pen as an alternative to a traditional computer mouse when making digital art.

Beekeeping Offering

Beekeeping Course 2
Honeybee Husbandry - A continuance of "Keeping Honeybees, Beginning the Process"
September 5, 12, 19, and 26, 6 - 8 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center, RM-140
Age: Adults
Instructor: Kent Williams
Cost: $100

This course picks up where Course 1 left off. Topics in this course will include: Choosing the type of honeybees for your operation; knowing the enemy Part 1; the need to feed; developing and maintaining a sustainable honeybee business and more. There will be an opportunity to visit Williams' beekeeping business and take part in a "hands-on" lesson in beekeeping. All participation is voluntary, and protective gear will be available if needed. Course meets four consecutive Tuesday evenings.

Culinary Offerings

Italian Night featuring Tri-Stuffed Ravioli
September 7, 6 p.m.
Anderson Technical Building Culinary Kitchen and Bistro
Age: Adults
Instructor: Anita Granier
Cost: $45

Once participants master the simple technique of making ravioli, they can choose numerous food options for the stuffing. Starting with homemade pasta sheets, students will learn to stuff ravioli with three different stuffing and sauces. Menu: Basic Sweet Italian Sausage with creamy vino sauce, Ground Beef and Spinach with marinara sauce, and Sweet Potatoes with brown butter sauce. The side dish will be Southern Italy's famous Arugula, Parmigianino & Prosciutto Salad. Italian bread will be served with herb butter and olive oil, and the students' Italian meal will conclude with easy almond paste cookies.

Go Wild! Cookies NEW
September 7, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center Cyber Cafe
Age: Adults
Instructor: Linda Mayes Cost: $28.50

Students will learn how to make beautiful cookies with giraffe, zebra, and leopard patterns with buttercream icing. Participants can take their decorated cookies home to share with your friends and family. Approximate additional cost of supplies $17.50. Supply list is on the website when registering - ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky, click on Culinary Classes, Go Wild! Cookies.

Cake Decorating - Course 1 Building Buttercream Skills
September 11 and October 2, 6 - 8 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center Cyber Café
Age: Adults
Instructor: Linda Mayes
Cost: $69

Learn how to decorate cakes and sweet treats with basic buttercream techniques and six simple-to-pipe flowers that transform ordinary cakes into extraordinary results. Linda Mayes, Certified Wilton Method Instructor, will help participants pipe classic buttercream decorating techniques to create modern and traditional cake designs. Fee includes student kit and guide. A list of optional supplies (approximately $40) will be provided the first night of class. For lesson plans, visit ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky, click on Cake Decorating.

Appetizers for Entertaining
September 14, 6 p.m.
Anderson Technical Building Culinary Kitchen and Bistro
Age: Adults
Instructor: Anita Granier
Cost: $45

Let's learn how to make four exquisite and easy appetizers that will please any crowd. Menu: Bruschetta, a tasty and tangy topping on toasted French baguette slices; Muffaletta Sandwich, a New Orleans specialty sandwich; Stuffed Bread with creole shrimp; and a Spinach and Artichoke Bake. These hors d'oeuvers can be made for simple house parties, dinners and special events.

Wilton Drizzle, Dip and Mold with Candy Melts
September 14, 6 - 8 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center Cyber Café
Age: Adults
Instructor: Linda Mayes
Cost: $28.50

In this introductory class, discover the magic of candy making with Wilton's complete line of Candy Melts and tools! Learn all the tips and tricks needed to make your own candy treats, including dipping, drizzling and molding; plus so much more. Recommended for all skill levels. This is a demonstration-style class, no supplies necessary.

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 ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky or by calling 270-534-3335.

For more information about the Community Education Catalog or upcoming offerings, contact Tina Carver at tina.carver@kctcs.edu or 270-534-3821.\


West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized four consecutive times by The Aspen Institute as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College and twice as a Finalist with Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.