Courses

It is summer time and it's beautiful! Join professional photographer Jay Grammond as he leads you on a photographic journey of possibilities that will get you out of the house and into your own yard or local park this summer. Learn to see and compose creatively, how to create or look for great backgrounds, what subjects to focus on, and helpful apps and resources that can help you create your best images yet!


Thursday, September 22, 2022, Online Only
Impress your business organization, friends, and family by enhancing their photos and creating magazine cover-quality enhanced images. This course is included in the Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate course.


July 5-29, 2022, Online Only
October 3-28, 2022, Online Only
Do you have a special talent, skill, or passion that you would love to share with the community? Have you ever thought of becoming a Community Education instructor? Earn extra money doing something you love! Our instructors include art lovers, wellness coaches, fitness instructors, cooking enthusiasts, history buffs and more. If you can create a class, we would love to meet you! Attend our free class to get more information about teaching for Community Education. Pre-registration is required.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022, Online Only
Experience the tactile art of working with clay! Designed for every level of artist, you'll start with a hand building project to learn some basic techniques and progress to throwing on a pottery wheel.


September 12, 2022 to November 28, 2022, HC Art Rm Door 5
September 13, 2022 to November 29, 2022, HC Art Rm Door 5
The Crescendo Music Program provides individual music lessons to students of all ages -- school age through adulthood. For additional program information, click the session dates below.


September 12, 2022 to May 22, 2023, HC Music Room Door 5
September 13, 2022 to May 18, 2023, HC Music Room Door 5
Are you a photographer who wants to take their images to the next level? Or maybe you are just getting started. Discover compositional basics, discuss concepts of building your photographic vision, and take away ideas and concepts that you can put into practice right away.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Online Only
Have you been wanting to make your own chunky knit blanket? Sign up now for this class and learn how! The class includes all materials needed to make a 45x55" or 40x60" throw, and personalized instruction. Food and beverages will be available for purchase before, during, and after the class.


Monday, December 5, 2022, Pour Wine and Bistro
Monday, December 5, 2022, Pour Wine and Bistro
Monday, December 5, 2022, Pour Wine and Bistro
Monday, December 5, 2022, Pour Wine and Bistro
This series of 3 lessons is geared for adults who have little or no golf experience and would like to feel more confident on the course.


July 12-26, 2022, Fox Hollow Golf Club
Rainbows remind us there is magic in the world. Create your rope rainbow to hang as your reminder, decorate a child's room, or to give to someone who needs a special message. Rainbows are approximately 9 inches high. Choose three colors and wrap the rope yourself, brush the tassels, add a hanger, and admire your DIY skills. This class includes using a glue gun.


Thursday, July 14, 2022, ER Rm 202 Door A
Thursday, July 21, 2022, RM Art Rm Door A
It has been said that everyone has a book in them. Do you? Designed specifically for those with little to no fiction-writing experience, this online course will help you find your path toward your fiction-writing goals.


September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
Weave your own wall hanging in a perfect petite size! The finished woven piece is approximately 10 x 6 inches. Thread your loom yourself, choose your colors and create your design. We will cast off the loom and add the hanging to a wooden dowel. You will leave class with a finished product ready to hang.


Thursday, August 4, 2022, ER Rm 202 Door A
Thursday, August 11, 2022, RM Art Rm Door A
Podcasts are like "on-demand radio," and cover all kinds of topics! Do you have a business, hobby or passion you'd like to share? Discover how to get started in podcasting and how you can reach your maximum audience.


September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
Discover the delight of homemade soap for yourself or to share as gifts! Using the cold process method, learn how to make soap through demonstration and participation.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022, ER Rm 352 Door H
Every home needs a touch of terracotta! You'll receive a waterproofed 5.5-inch terracotta clay pot and saucer ready for you to paint. Examples will be available for inspiration or bring your own design to recreate. We'll varnish the pots in class to preserve your artwork.


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Here's your chance to make your very own Chunky Knit Pumpkins, perfect for fall decorating! Join Alicia for a fun night of crafting, socializing, and beer-tasting at Aegir Brewing Company, located in Elk River. You'll assemble 3 Chunky Yarn Pumpkins in various colors and sizes. The class includes all materials needed. Beverages, craft beer, and snacks are available for purchase from Aegir Brewing Company.


Sunday, October 9, 2022, Aegir Brewing Company
Want to make your very own Chunky Knit Pumpkins, but can't make the class? Problem solved! Instructor Alicia has prepared take-home kits for purchase. The kits include all materials necessary to make three various-sized chunky yarn pumpkins in gray, burnt orange, and mustard yellow, plus printed instructions. Kits will be available for pick-up from Handke Center starting October 10th at 8:00am.


October 10-31, 2022, HC Art Rm Door 5
Want to make a holiday gnome but can't make the class? Alicia has prepared take-home kits for purchase. The kits include all materials needed to make your holiday gnome -- no sewing involved! Kits will be available for pick-up from Handke Center.


November 21, 2022 to December 23, 2022, HC Art Rm Door 5
Every home should have a holiday gnome, and here's your chance to make one! Join Alicia for a fun night of crafting and socializing in this unique workshop. No sewing involved, all materials provided. Choose from a variety of patterns and holiday colors to create your personalized gnome. Beverages and food will be available for purchase. Reserve your spot now!


Monday, November 21, 2022, Pour Wine and Bistro
Sunday, December 4, 2022, Aegir Brewing Company