Continuing Education

Add a Bit of Class to the Season with Holiday Gift Classes

When we give someone handmade items at the holidays, we say volumes about how much we care and appreciate them. There are numerous advantages to making a gift, not the least Imageof which is expense. Consider that when you make a gift for someone at the holidays you are giving something not only unique and personal but you also take away some satisfaction at your own personal accomplishment for a job well done.

In anticipation of that most wonderful time of the year, Continuing Education offers up several classes that are the perfect treat for anyone looking to give out creative, personal gifts and goodies this holiday season.

Homemade Herbal Soap to Keep or Give                                  Starts 10/15                        $65

Tired of paying top dollar for gourmet soap? Discover how to craft luscious soaps the old fashioned way using lye, fats and oils. Learn about ingredient options and various soap-making techniques. Create your own soaps to take home, along with recipes and instructions. Homemade soap makes a perfect gift. Image

The Art of Calligraphy: Creative Holiday Cards                          Starts 10/30                       $99

Have fun learning easy techniques to create unique cards for any occasion. Adding different colors, stencils, pop ups and swirls and flourishes we can transform simple cards that will delight everyone.  Playful, fun letterforms created with markers and pencils will add just the right sparkle for the holiday.

Making Holiday Gifts with Aromatherapy and Essential Oils          Starts 11/4                    $45

Learn to create sumptuous gifts for the holidays:  Sweet Strawberry Sugar Scrub, Eucalyptus and Mint Lip Balm, Holiday Herbal Body Wash, Winter Rescue Skin Serum, Enchanted Forest Perfume and Vanilla Whipped Body Butter.

Cookie Decorating – Holiday Cookies (Two Sessions)                      11/18 or 12/9               $55

Make your holidays magical with custom-decorated cookies that will be remembered long after they’ve been devoured. Whether you’re new to cookie decorating or looking to improve Imageyour skills, learn techniques for using buttercream and royal icing to customize holiday cookies or for any occasion.

Holiday Confections                                                                           Starts 12/3                $49

Creamy caramels, dark chocolate fudge, chocolate bark and cherry cordials! Learn to make these favorite confections from scratch, including your own fondant for the cordials. Confectionary work requires good measurements and proper temperature but technique is truly critical for superior results. Emphasis will be on explaining the how and why of each step in the various confectionary processes. Everyone leaves with a big box of delicious hand-made candies. No experience necessary.

Inspired? Visit CE’s online course catalog for more class offerings.

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