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JFF:  If you had more time/money/energy to take a personal interest class, and any/all topics were available, which ones would you take?

I'm compiling my list...



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ballet or tai chi

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steel drums
photography
karate or another martial art
cake decorating
bartending
sign language, spanish & mandrin
political science
a class comparing all the world's religions





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greendiamond wrote:

steel drums
photography
karate or another martial art
cake decorating
bartending
sign language, spanish & mandrin
political science
a class comparing all the world's religions



I took a bartending class a million years ago and it was so hard! You had to memorize something like 100 recipes.  The class was called "mixology."

Learning about other religions is very interesting -- I've done that too, and it was some of the most valuable education I ever received!

 



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D wrote:

I took a bartending class a million years ago and it was so hard! You had to memorize something like 100 recipes.  The class was called "mixology."

Learning about other religions is very interesting -- I've done that too, and it was some of the most valuable education I ever received!



 

That's a lot of recipes! I think it would be fun to learn about a lot of drinks that I haven't heard of or aren't popular any more.

As for the religions class, I'd love to take one that looked at them all side by side through history (like on a timeline) as well as incorporated a little of what was happening politically in the area at the time. I took one class a LONG time ago, and it fell short. Learning about them one at a time didn't bring me the overall picture I was interested in.

 



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Cooking
Lampworking
Metalsmithing
Sewing
Any kind of dance
Sushi making
French

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greendiamond -- the recipes were like a rusty nail and freddy fudpucker -- the ingredients were minimal, and some drinks very similar.  I guess you would get to a point where there would be an aha moment with it.  I never had that happen, and my dreams of tending bar went down the drain wink a comparative religion class does sound interesting.  would allow you to put a new perspective on societal/cultural development.

kenzie -- when you say lampworking, do you mean glass beads?  I really enjoyed my jewelry making/metalsmithing class.  It's not that difficult.  I really wish I had pursued that a little more afterward -- it's really cool to be able to make your own jewelry like that.


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D, yeah, I'd like to know how to make lampwork beads. I think they're so cool! I have a huge collection that I keep meaning to make into jewelry and I just don't have time right now.

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-ballet
-karate

I'd also like to go back to ballroom & swing classes and Latin. In fact today I just bought a computer program for intermediate Latin - I minored in college but I swear I've all but lost it entirely. And that really bugs me.

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Spanish, Italian
Some kind of cooking class
Voice/singing
Interior design
Landscape design
Creative writing
Web design (yawn, but I'd like to be able to do my own website)

And it's less "hobby-like" but I'd probably take a boatload of literature and art history classes if it was free.


-- Edited by Suasoria on Thursday 16th of September 2010 11:10:41 PM

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Painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic)
Drawing
Printmaking/screen printing
Voice
Drums
Guitar (used to take private lessons and classes, want to get back to it)
Baking
Ice skating (took it in college, wanna take it again!)
Spanish and French
Organic gardening
Trampolining! nod.gif

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kenzie wrote:

D, yeah, I'd like to know how to make lampwork beads. I think they're so cool! I have a huge collection that I keep meaning to make into jewelry and I just don't have time right now.



I think my mom is actually signed up for a lampwork/glass something or other jewelry class at HACC. She just finished a couple of adult-ed classes in other glass stuff and wants to continue on.

In terms of classes that I would like to take....I honestly have no idea. It sorta sucks....I get a couple of credits free at the college that I work at and I've looked and looked through thier course catalog and nothing is appealing at freaking all. There's a bunch of health related stuff and some interesting women's studies classes but I've taken all of them at one time or another for my undergrad or master's stuff.

I'm not interested in any sort of dance or voice because well, I can't dance or sing and I know enough about myself to know that taking a class wouldn't improve either of those things. Maybe a ceramics course? I loved that in highschool.

 



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su - I want to take a voice class too. I think it would be fun to do some voice over work, as well as improve my karaoke skills

gd - don't know how I missed it the first time, but steel drums would be so cool!

pj - I too would like to take an oil class. I need to get my easel set up sometime soon so I can can have some canvas time (I use acrylics). it's a very rewarding activity.


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Maybe a ceramics course? I loved that in highschool.

 



me too - I'm bummed I could never get the hang of throwing a pot, though -- both in hs and college classes.  ceramics are great too, because you can use your art.  I have an old ceramic "box" I made in hs that I keep paper napkins in.

 



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relrel wrote:

 

kenzie wrote:

D, yeah, I'd like to know how to make lampwork beads. I think they're so cool! I have a huge collection that I keep meaning to make into jewelry and I just don't have time right now.



I think my mom is actually signed up for a lampwork/glass something or other jewelry class at HACC. She just finished a couple of adult-ed classes in other glass stuff and wants to continue on.




Really? I check there periodically and have never seen lampworking (or metalsmithing, for that matter). They do offer some glass fusing classes, which I took a few years ago. I HATED glass fusing. I think part of it was that I didn't like the instructor, though.



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I take cooking classes and wine classes off and on. Chicago actually has an adult ed program that is subsidized by the city so the cooking classes are only $30 a class (so much better than the $75 at most places.)

If time and money were no object I'd love to take an advanced photography class and a fencing class.

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kenzie wrote:

 

relrel wrote:

 

kenzie wrote:

D, yeah, I'd like to know how to make lampwork beads. I think they're so cool! I have a huge collection that I keep meaning to make into jewelry and I just don't have time right now.



I think my mom is actually signed up for a lampwork/glass something or other jewelry class at HACC. She just finished a couple of adult-ed classes in other glass stuff and wants to continue on.




Really? I check there periodically and have never seen lampworking (or metalsmithing, for that matter). They do offer some glass fusing classes, which I took a few years ago. I HATED glass fusing. I think part of it was that I didn't like the instructor, though.

 



I swear it was at HACC, but I'll check. She did take the glass fusing class there recently and really liked that.

 



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relrel wrote:

 

kenzie wrote:

 

relrel wrote:

 

kenzie wrote:

D, yeah, I'd like to know how to make lampwork beads. I think they're so cool! I have a huge collection that I keep meaning to make into jewelry and I just don't have time right now.



I think my mom is actually signed up for a lampwork/glass something or other jewelry class at HACC. She just finished a couple of adult-ed classes in other glass stuff and wants to continue on.




Really? I check there periodically and have never seen lampworking (or metalsmithing, for that matter). They do offer some glass fusing classes, which I took a few years ago. I HATED glass fusing. I think part of it was that I didn't like the instructor, though.

 



I swear it was at HACC, but I'll check. She did take the glass fusing class there recently and really liked that.

 

 



Cool, maybe they added it! I think the instructor was more my problem than anything else with the glass fusing class. I just didn't mesh with her style.

I think the PA Guild of Craftsman does lampworking classes sometimes, too. They just never suit my schedule.

 



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Photography
Spanish, French, Italian
Baking/Cooking class
Interior design
knitting
Ballet

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photography
jewelry-making
cooking
baking
wine

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