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Art, history offered at CCUs Waccamaw Center

April 8, 2005

Six art and history noncredit courses are being offered at Coastal Carolina Universitys Waccamaw Higher Education Center beginning Tuesday, April 12 and continuing through June. Registration is still open.

The Waccamaw Higher Education Center is at 140 Willbrook Blvd. west of the Hampton Inn on U.S. 17 in Litchfield. For more information on classes or to register, call 349-4030.

Classes include:

Intermediate Watercolor

Starting from students experience level, the class will focus on watercolors and acrylics. Subjects include working dark to light, blending shades, working with the color wheel, complex color schemes, glazes and the use of different papers for specific subject matter. Each student will receive personal attention from instructor Barnie Slice.

Meets Tuesdays, 8 weeks, Apr. 12 to May 31, 9 a.m. to noon, $100 plus materials.

Beginning Watercolor

An introduction to watercolor as a medium, including how to select and use brushes and different kinds of paper. Demos and in-class projects, as well as home projects, will be critiqued by students and instructor Barnie Slice. New techniques, including washes, glazing, lifting paint and texture exploration will be introduced, as well as the selection of colors and subject matter. Meets Tuesdays, 8 weeks, Apr. 12 to May 31, 1 to 4 p.m., $100 plus materials.

Working in Stained Glass

Learn the basics of glass cutting, grinding, polishing and placement with Kathy Welde, followed by the development of finer skills of design and foil soldering. All levels welcome. Materials extra. Wednesdays, 8 weeks, Apr. 13 to June 1, 9 a.m. to noon, $90 plus materials.

Pastel Portraiture: Pets & People

Using photographs and live models, Bob Johnstons students will learn to draw the human head to create identifiable likenesses. Using photographic source material, theyll also learn to capture expression through the eyes, and head and ear positions. Materials list available. Wednesdays, 8 weeks, Apr. 13 to June 1, 1 to 3 p.m., $90 plus materials.


World Economic History from 1776 to WWII

Adam Smiths 1776 publication Wealth of Nations taught people how to become wealthy. Within 10 years his ideas were adopted in countries around the world. An extraordinary episode in the economic progress of man began immediately and continued until World War I. Both the economic growth and the disaster of the Great Depression that followed were predicted. Study this amazing period of history with John Faissler. Tuesdays, 6 weeks, Apr. 12 to May 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m., $50.

American Civil War VII

Historian and author Al Gambone looks at several significant events and individuals during the Civil War, including the battles of Lookout Mountain, Spotsylvania and Balls Bluff, the burning of Chambersburg, Pa., the submarine Hunley, Confederate diarist Mary Boykin Chestnut, John Brown, Union General George Thomas and Confederate partisan John Mosby. No prior classes or experience required. Thursdays, 6 weeks, Apr. 14 to May 26, 9 to 11:30 a.m., $60.